#838 – Birthday Hedgehugs!!

Hello and welcome!! Its been such a looooong time since I made a card to join challenges…too long! So, I finally finished all my DT duties, and after recovering from my week-long fever, having a couple of holidays, I thought of making something to make me happy! 🙂 A couple of cards are the results of this, the first one being this –

Birthday Hedgehugs!

I took out some stamps from My Favorite Things, one of the companies that I have a lot of stamps from. I used Geometric Greenery, Happy Hedgehogs and a ladybug from Things with Wings. I colored them all using Zig Brush marker pends, fussy cut them. On my cardstock, I stamped a gray gradient of Etched Tribal, cut out two pieces of Pinking Edge Square, foam mounted them, and adhered all my fussy cut pieces. Stamped the sentiment, a combination of sentiments from Happy Hedgehogs and Top Dog, trimmed it and foam mounted it too.

Birthday Hedgehugs! (closeip)

Something that took a bit more time than normal, but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process!!

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #128

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #461

AAA Birthday card challenge #6: Color Palette

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#798 – Bunny Thanks

Hello and welcome!

In a previous post, I mentioned using a cardstock for watercoloring, which gave out results pretty different from the traditional watercolor paper. The colors were dulled, and softened by a great deal. But thankfully, since the cardstock was holding up pretty well against a medium amount of water, I didn’t want to give up. And with the encouragement I received from my sis and everyone’s comments then, I decided to give it another go.

I had tried distress inks then, so I thought of giving Zig brush pens, which hold some nice and bright colors, a try this time. And here’s what I made –

Bunny Thanks

I used stamps from My Favorite Some Bunny and Geometric Greenery, stamped the bunnies in Vintage Linen distress ink and the Greenery in Shabby Shutters distress ink. I then proceeded with no line coloring using the Zig brush pens. And, just as expected, the colors did lose a lot of brightness, and ended up softer than what would have been on watercolor paper – or any other cardstock.

Bunny Thanks (closeup 1)

I did add another coat of color on the bunnies – they were so faded after they dried, I thought they might become invisible by the time I took the photos!! Once everything was dry, I used a handmade stencil to add the clouds. I also colored in the ground.

Bunny Thanks (closeup 2)

I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch challenge #403 (the diagonal in the background is using the leaves)

My Favorite Things Color challenge #101 (sorry, the colors are only on the bunnies dresses and the clouds.. but the colors are mostly masked by the abundance of browns)

Just Us Girls challenge #459

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 🙂

 

#761 – Smile!

Hello and welcome! Ok…so I got a lil too motivated with the MFT challenges. I made another card. A third card was on its way, but I thought that would be one too many and that it might be better to save it for another challenge! 😉 So anyway, here is the second card I made –

Smile

I started with making fringes out of a few thin sheets I had. These sheets came in between OHP sheets/transparent plastic sheets that we generally use to make those shaker cards. I had saved those hoping to put those thin translucent sheets to use. Came in handy! 🙂

So anyway, I used some distress and other water reactive inks to color these, applying the ink, then the paper on top and then misting it with water to get the color on. They dried fairly quickly, and I die cut them in layers, since they were thin enough. I then layered and adhered them on a white card piece of cardstock, then die cut the piece using MFT Pinking Edge Rectangle.

Smile (closeup)

I also cut out a few flowers, which I misted, stamped and fuzzy using the images from MFT Pretty Posies, and adhered them on the fringed panel using glue. I then added foam tape below, and adhered it on the card base, on which I had already adhered another panel with trimmed edges and one rounded corner.

The sentiment is die cut using MFT Emmitt Alphabet and the stamped portion is from MFT Things with Wings.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #388

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #94

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Summer Inspired Projects

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#760 – Spring Butterflies

Hello and welcome! Since it has been quite some time, I wanted to play along the MFT challenges. My card here combines the two challenges from MFT – the sketch and color challenges –

Bright Spot

I started with the butterflies. I first picked a light yellow cardstock, blended in a peach color on the bottom and die cut the butterflies. I did the same with a few pieces of vellum. I used MFT Flutter of Butterflies, both the Lace and solid dies. I then adhered the pieces using double sided tape in the center.

For the background, I used MFT Bold Blooms, trimmed the card panel and rounded of two corners. I foam mounted this on the card base. The sentiment comes from MFT Cup of Tea. I stamped this on a white strip, cut off one side at an angle, added two black lines and foam mounted it, along with the butterflies, on the card. I also embellished the card with a few white pearls.

Bright Spot (closeup)

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #388

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #94

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: All Things Bright & Beautiful

SSS - Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Summer Inspired Projects

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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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!! 😀

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! 🙂

#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! 😀

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! 🙂

#685 – You Are Wonderful

Hello! I am back with another post today! 🙂

You Are Wonderful

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things Sketch challenge and the colors from My Favorite Things Color challenge. I used color pencils to color the flowers and leaves, and also the dark pink pencil to draw the lines amidst the plaid pattern.

You Are Wonderful

Here’s what I used –

My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Plaid Background Builders
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangles
My Favorite Things Slanted Sentiment Strips
Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #185: Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by!