#691 – Hello Beautiful!

PE: Winner at CAS(E) This Sketch! Yay!!!

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Hello! Back to some more messy watercoloring.. I do enjoy it so!! 😀

Hello Beautiful

I used My Favorite Things Buildable Bouquet, to first stamp the images using Antique Linen, then watercolored the image using distress inks. The sentiment comes from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia, which I stamped on another piece, then fuzzy cut and adhered it on the watercolored piece. I distressed the edges of the watercolored panel before adhering it to the card base.

Hello Beautiful

I am joining these challenges with my card –

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge: with My Favorite Things

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #246

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #266: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

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#686 – Oh Happy Day

Hello and welcome! Like I said in a previous post, I am swooning over distress oxide inks now-a-days. For making this card as well. Here, once again I used the property of the inks to layer colors without ending up with muddy mucky colors.

Oh Happy Day

I initially colored a watercolor panel with yellows and pinks, dried it, embossed on it the sentiment from Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms and the flowers from Mondo Magnolia, which I overlapped with each other, using copper embossing powder. Once done, I added another layer of blues on top.

For coloring the panel this time, I added colored the panel by adding the ink directly on the paper by swiping the ink pad on the paper. Of course, I don’t totally cover the paper, since the ink can color quite a large surface. Once I smoosh all the inks, I use a brush loaded with water to spread it around. If more color is needed, I used ink smooshed on a non-sticky surface.

Oh Happy Day

You might see a bit of yellow here and there, but that’s not the layering, but because I added too much water while sprinkling water to get a bit of texture…yeah, too much water can do that! 😀 Once everything was dry, I added another layer of clear sparkle embossing on top of the sentiment.

I must admit, I am totally loving layering these inks like this – Never known another medium (and I am talking about watercolor mediums or the like) which I could layer, so I am truly happy with this! 🙂

So, anyway.. I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Pin Sights October challenge (inspired by the colors!)

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

Pin-Sights Color Trend October 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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#682 – You Are Incredible

Hello! At times, I feel like bringing out a coloring medium.. and then I keep going with the same thing, until I suddenly realize that its all I’ve been using. Happened this time with my color pencils. I suddenly realized that it’s been some time since I took them out, and started some coloring with them. And then I just kept using them, and no other media for coloring.. and then it hit me that I wasn’t using anything else! It’s a cycle that never fails to repeat.. and I already know what’s on my list next – Zig colro brush pens.. yup, its been a while since I took them out! 😉

Anyway, I digress. This is what I made using my color pencils.. Also, it had been some time since I took out these old favorites of mine – Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set. And it made just the most beautiful combination! 🙂

You Are Incredible

On some scrap cardstock, I stamped the flowers in a light kraft ink, then colored them using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fussy cut them. On a card panel I stamped the a few more images using the same ink, and colored only a few ares with a light grey color. I also stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, using a dark brown ink. I trimmed this layer, and foam mounted it on the card bas and also foam mounted the fussy cut flowers.

You Are Incredible

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge

Ellen Hutson October Mix it Up Challenge with Altenew

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #13: Use Your Favorite Flower. They are celebrating their first birthday – yippie yay yay!! And like Aileen says in her blog, it’s pretty difficult for me too, to choose my favorite flower stamp, but this one is definitely an old favorite! 🙂 (Oh, and I would love to have the Neat & Tangled Bloom stamp & die set, if I win!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#668 – Sending Hugs

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe!!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

Hello! Somehow I’ve been making CAS cards lately, and been happy with the lot of them, especially since CAS comes hard for me.. I always tend to think that the card ‘needs a little more’ and so, nothing ends up CAS! 🙂 Here’s another one I just made last night –

Sending Hugs

I created the background by first stamping the ‘hugs’ using Honey Bee Stamps Hand Written Alpha, then stamped all the other images, from Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral. Keeping this case, I heat embossed in black the flower from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony on watercolor paper and then watercolored it using distress inks, then fussy cut it.

Sending Hugs

Before adhering the flower, I stamped the ‘sending’ part of the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp using Fossilzed Amber distress oxide ink. And that’s my card!

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge: with Honey Bee Stamps

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #12 (I used Embossing, Distress Inks, Sentiment)

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15 (I used Monochrome, Yellow, Get Well)

Addicted to CAS Challenge #120: Florals

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#663 – Say Hey to Coffee

Hello! I made a couple of cards, both of which I made yesterday –

Hey Friend

For my first card, I used Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden stamps set, heat embossing the images in white, then colored the images with Zig brush markers. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Friends and Paper Smooches Hello dies.

Hey Friend

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson August Pinsights Challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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Addicted to Stamps Challenge #257: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Inkspirational Challenge: Designer’s Choice Challenge #142: Olie But Goldie (I’ve used my earliest EH stamp set in this card)

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Onto the second card –

Coffee

My second card carries the coffee cup from My Favorite Things Cool Cup, which I colored using distress oxide inks. The panel in the background is also ink blended distress oxide inks and stamped with My Favorite Things Crosshatch background, which I stamped using white pigment ink. Other supplies include

Studio Calico Circle Graph Mask
My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Coffee
My Favorite Things Hip Clips.

Coffee

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #348

My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge 348 #mftstamps

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #76

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#652 – Dots and Solids

Hello! If you’ve been to my blog before, you’d know that I derive inspiration from a lot of other card makers. Today’s card is also inspired from this card made by Aga. I love how she has created a simple and unique background using simple solid stamps and lots of dots. I knew I wanted to create something similar as soon as I saw it!

So here’s what I made –

Hello

I used stamps from Avery Elle – Petals & Stems and Blossoms & Blooms, and stamped the images using some pastel like colors. I then used a black marker pen to add all the dots. It looks like a lot of work, but it really isn’t – barely took me 5 minutes to finish!

Hello

For the layer above, I thought of going with a simple BnW image, since I didn’t want it to distract the pretty background. I used Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony, stamped it using black ink, fuzzy cut it and foam mounted it on the card. Same for the sentiment, from Avery Elle Laurels stamp set.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Ellen Hutson August Mix It Up Challenge with Avery Elle

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The Flower Challenge #11: Focus on Background Stamping

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Paru’s Card Making challenge: Anything Goes

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#632 – Thank You

Hello! Finally posting a card I’d made and sent to a dear blogging friend.. I somehow missed posting about this card then, so here it is now! 🙂

Thank You

Frankly, when I made this card, I had no idea where I was going – not even what stamp sets I would use – I just built it as it came.

I used Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony stamp set – beautiful large flowers, just perfect for some watercoloring. I wanted to watercolor this using Gansai Tambi colors, so heat embossed it in black, so I wouldn’t have to worry about the pigment washing out the flower’s outline. Like I said, I watercolored them, then trimmed the flowers and leaves, arranging them over a longish watercolor paper panel.. the dimension is not something I measured. I just wanted a longish card, and just went with what pleased my eye. 🙂

Thank You

Once I finished with this, I painted the background, then used Penny Black Trailing Vines stencil with to add some more details to the background. I then adhered the flowers and leaves on top, trimming the excess and adhered the whole thing on a dark grey cardstock.

Then came the sentiment, a combination of Simon Says Stamp You die cut and Reverse Confetti All About You stamp. I added a few drops of Nuvo Drops in Bright Gold and Ebony Black for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson June Pin Sights Challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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The Flower Challenge #9: Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #247: Make You Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Happy Little Stampers: June Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂