#691 – Hello Beautiful!

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

CASE This Sketch - Challenge Winner

Hello! Back to some more messy watercoloring.. I do enjoy it so!! πŸ˜€

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

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#690 – Ewe Are The Best

Hello! Finally, I think I am getting a bit better in making cards with critters in them.. oh, I used to suck at making them!! I have so many critter stamps, and it used to make me so sad that I wasn’t able to make those cute things look good in my cards… Sure, I was able to color them satisfactorily, but somehow I was never satisfied with my final card.. But recently, I have been pretty happy with them. So I can now add critters to my repertoire, which has almost exclusively only had flowers until now!! πŸ˜€

So, anyway, coming to the actual card –

Ewe Are The Best

I used My Favorite Things Ewe Are The Best stamp set, watercoloring the critter and the scene using distress inks. The oval is die cut using MFT Zig-Zag Stitched Oval and the gorgeous background stamp is called Geometric Grid.

Ewe Are The Best

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #357

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #266: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#688 – 2 for 1 Cards

Hello and welcome! Its time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme this time is ‘Coloring’!

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Now who doesn’t like coloring!! And you get to choose any medium, as long as your have Neat & Tangled products as the main focus!

Here’s what I made –

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I wanted to do some messy coloring, and I also wanted to use all those little stamps from Beary Merry stamp set. The best way – do some random stamping and start coloring!! πŸ˜€

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I used Versafine black ink for stamping and distress inks for watercoloring. I only used a single watercolor panel, 5″x7″ and then cut it into two to make these two cards. The first piece, I die cut using the Scalloped die, and used it on the grey cardbase. The second, I used directly. The gray striped piece on the second card is a washi tape. The sentiment for both the cards comes from Winter Wishes stamp set.

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I am joining the following challenges with my cards –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #266: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: November challenge: Winter

CAS Watercolor: November challenge: Holiday

I hope you liked my cards! Stop by the Little Tangles blog for some spectacular inspiration from the rest of the DT, and join the challenge with your own coloring project!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#687 – Happy Winter

Hello and welcome!

So I had to use this leftover plaid frame I had from this card. Well, that basically sums up the reason I made this card! πŸ˜€

Happy Winter

For the card base, I used distress inks, then added the MFT Winter Waves background, embossed using Ranger Sea Foam White embossing powder. On top, I added the city scene, which I die cut using MFT Skyline Border die and added the snow using MFT Stitched Snowdrifts die, on which I blended in a bit of blue. The sentiment comes from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler.

Happy Winter

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356 (I’ve turned the sketch upside down)

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My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

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Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#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! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ™‚

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

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

 

Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#672 – Seize the Birthday – Script or Text Background

Hello! A new challenge has started at Seize the Birthday, with the optional topping of ‘Script or Text Background’. To join the fun, you can make a birthday themed project with this topping or, since it is optional, choose ‘Anything Goes’ instead, and just join with any birthday themed project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my inspirational card, I, of course, chose the topping to make a card with a Text/Script background –

Happy Birthday

I’ve really combined a lot of products here, even though the card does look pretty easy and simple, in the end! πŸ˜€ Here’s the list –

My Favorite Things Happy Hedgehogs
Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy (die set)
Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy (the ‘birthday’ sentiment)
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles
Winnie & Walter Wish Big With Evelen T Designs (the background text)
My Favorite Things Hybrid Black ink
distress inks for watercoloring the hedgehogs and distress oxide inks to color the ‘happy’ die cut.
Studio Calico star wood veneers

Happy Birthday

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Addicted to Stamps Challenge 261: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hope you are inspired and join the fun with your own Birthday creation. Check out the the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from you awesome DT nd alsoΒ  where you can also from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#671 – Happy For You

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

So I started to make this card keeping three things in mind – focus on sentiment, autumn colors, window.

Happy For You

I started with embossing and die cutting the hexagon window using Spellbinders Hexagon dies. I then prepared the background using distress oxide inks. Finally came the sentiment. For this I used Nuvo mousse in Lemon Sorbet, Fresh Copper and Cosmic Brown. I used finger dauber to apply these colors on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die cut it. The die comes from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy die set. I also die cut another piece using black cardstock and adhered it behind the other piece. The ‘for you’ comes from My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery, which I heat embossed in gold.

Happy For You

I adhered the colorful background on the card base and then mounted the window panel and the sentiment pieces on. But then, I felt that it was missing a bit of a sparkle that I wanted. So I used a bit of perfect pearls on both the sentiment and the background, just on a few spots, for a bit of sparkle. I also adhered a few sequins to embellish. And that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – using sentiments

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Bastel Traum Challenge #57: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I chose Embossing, Sequins, Clean & Simple card)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16 (I chose Metalllic, Window, free)

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

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CAS On Friday Challenge #117: Dies

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

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Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚