#477 – A Couple of Color Challenges


I made a couple of cards based on two color challenges.

The first card is for Waffle Flower May Challenge. I used the leftover piece from another card, that I had made for the same challenge, in this card –

A Note of Thanks

I stamped a couple of more flowers using Waffle Flower In Every Way using Memento Summer Sky, Memento Grape Jelly and Memento Cottage Ivy and fuzzy cut the flowers.

A Note of Thanks

For the background, I used pattern paper from Best of Heidi Swapp. I topped it with a panel of card stock I die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I then added a vertical stripe of washi tape, then the flowery stripe, a piece of vellum and then adhered the flowers on top. The sentiment is from WPlus9 Basic Banners, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The card is also adorned with a few small pearls.


I am also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge: Flowers and Timeout Challenge #57: May all your weeds be wild flowers

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My second card is for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #45

Hearfelt Wishes

I first water-colored a watercolor paper panel using PTI Hibiscus Burst, Spiced Marmalade DI, Mowed Lawn DI and Mermaid Lagoon DI. Once it was dry, I stamped it with My Favorite Things Lacy Background and heat embossed it in white. I also die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. I then die cut My Favorite Things Pierced Fancy Flourish from black card stock and adhered it to the card along with the sentiment, from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages.

Hearfelt Wishes

For embellishing, I added loads of glitter on the flourish and the sentiment label using my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen – that looks gorgeous, pity I couldn’t capture it in the photos – and also a few black rhinestones.

Also submitting this to Can You Case It #120: Sketch Challenge and Pinterest Inspired Challenge: May

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

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#473 – Waffle Flower May Challenge


I have a card today that is inspired by the Waffle Flower May Challenge


I don’t know about you, but what I saw in the image, is lots and lots of florals and colors – a ton of them! I used about every color in the image, not just the ones in the side. I would have preferred getting some closely placed flowers and leaves, but that didn’t work for me, so I used some overlapping flowers instead.

You're Awesome

I used my pigment inks for making the pattern paper. I rarely use my pigment inks, and for no good reason.. so, since I saw that I have pigment inks for most of the colors, I decided to go ahead and put them to good use. I used inks from ColorBox and Versamark. The flowers and leaves are from A Bunch, In Every Way and Leafy stamp sets.

You're Awesome

Once the panel was dry, I cut off a piece of it (used in another card, which I haven’t made yet :P) and adhered it over the card base, after adding a piece of grid washi tape on it.

I then stamped the sentiment, from In Every Way, using more pigment inks and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (yeah, I don’t have a good black pigment ink :)) along with the single flower from A Bunch. While fuzzy cutting them I felt that the paper I used was different, thicker than what I usually use, and so, you see a some wrinkles from it. Nevertheless, they look pretty. πŸ™‚ Once done, I adhered them using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

You're Awesome

Submitting this to Waffle Flower May Challenge, SSS Work It Wednesday: Flowers and Pinterest Inspired Challenge May

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

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#460 – Color Challenges


The first is a sort of mixed media card – the first of its kind I’ve made πŸ™‚ –

With Love

I started with first stamping Penny Black Dazzler using Colobox Lime pigment ink, which I then clear heat embossed. I then smooshed Salty Ocean and Crushed Olive distress inks on the piece, added more ink with a brush wherever I thought I needed it. Once dry, I stamped some patterns on using the same ink and Cloud 9 Borders stamps. I then trimmed the piece, adhered it at an angle on a white card base and adhered the sentiment, from Spellbinders Sentiments 3 and the butterfly, from Tattered Lace Butterflies. And that finished my card.

Submitting this to Color Throwdown Challenge #386

My second card is using a typical layout – using a frame and a bunch of flowers surrounding the sentiment –

Have an Amazing Day

The background – I really don’t remember what I have used; I made it quite some time ago, using at least 4 inks (probably Paper Trey Ink Tropical Teal, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio distress inks and Hero Arts Soft Pool and Tide Pool inks – I know that makes it 5, but I did say ‘at least’! :P). So, I trimmed the piece using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die and also cut out a frame from it.

Have an Amazing Day

I then stamped the flowers, from Waffle Flower In Every Way, using Versamark Orange, Paper Trey Ink Melon Berry and the leaves from Paper Smooches Calico using Hero Arts Tide Pool and Faber Castell Green inks. I then fuzzy cut them. After arranging them, I also stamped and fuzzy cut the sentiment from the same Waffle Flower set – I used Versamark Orange, Paper Trey Ink Melon BerryΒ  and Memento Tuxedo Black inks. I also stamped a few more leaves on the background. I then adhered the background using double sided tape and the rest using foam tape and foam dots.

Submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #25: Anything Goes, Bastel Traum Challenge #39: Nature/ Garden/Rainbow, Lesia Zgharda: Use A Floral Stamp, ColourQ Challenge #334 and Pinterest Inspired Challenge: April

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge


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#434 – A Wash of Color

PE: Stamplorations February Theme & Sketch Challenge Winner!!!

Stamplorations - Challenge Winner


Like a few of the products I have bought, I had difficulty to determine what to do with Camel Drawing inks – I had initially bought them thinking I could do some watercoloring with them. But I wasn’t able to do so very well. One reason might be that I am but a novice in watercoloring – I felt the inks dry too quickly, and I wasn’t able to give them a proper spread, even while using a wet-on-wet technique. On the other hand I just love the vibrancy of these inks. They might have fit calligraphy perfectly, only if I was actually going for it! Since I am not, I found, for the time being, one use of these inks.


I first applied a coat of gesso on normal card stock and then applied these inks like I was watercoloring. After it dried (I had to heat it a bit too, the inks were coming off a bit) it gave a beautiful marbled look. Loved it! Wish I had taken a photo too, but I went with the die cutting before I realized it.. 😦

So anyway, I used Paper Trey Ink Triangles cover plate to get these tiny triangles. I chose Paper Trey Ink Soft Stone card stock and arranged them and adhered each using foam dots. The sentiment, from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint is stacked, with the die cut from black cardstock forming a shadow effect with the die cut from a white cardstock. I then added white Ranger Enamel Accents. Although the technique is very simple, it took a lot of time to finish this card. And even though the triangles are not exactly arranged very neatly, I still love the card! πŸ™‚

Submitting this to Pinterest Inspired Challenge (February) and 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Kathy Racoosin - The Daily Marker - Color Challenge

My second card too uses the same technique. Except, I only added the color to a corner of my gesso-ed cardstock.

Thank You

Once the colors were dry, I stamped the flowers and leaves from Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden and Bold Blooms using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Of course, they didn’t stamp well (and I don’t own archival ink) so I traced over them again with my Uniball Signo black gel pen. And when even this wasn’t sticking, I heated the whole thing with my heat gun – and it finally stuck! πŸ˜€ I also stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Flower Sparks in the same way.

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders Grate Effect. I then adhered the pieces together, on the card base, selectively not adhering a few pieces. There’s so much going on in this card, I decided not to add any embellishments. And that’s my card..

The You

Submitting this to Stamplorations February Challenge: Stamps & Triplets (3 of anything), ColourQ Challenge #329 and Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #44

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#378 – Pinterest Inspired Challenge

PE: DT Favorite in Pinterest Inspired Challenge!!!

Pinterest Inspired Challenge - Honorable Mention

Hello! I am back after a week of lack of mojo! πŸ™‚ Been a little sick also, so I couldn’t wait to make some cards as soon as I got better! πŸ˜€

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

I first stamped a card panel using MFT Lace Background in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out the segments using my Quickutz Nesting Circle dies. I then colored each piece using a different distress ink – Ripe Persimmon, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive. Once I was done, I just adhered the pieces on another panel, added the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Faceted, mounted the panel on a white card base and added some gold glitter stickles, emulating enamel dots for some ‘dazzle’ πŸ˜‰

This card is inspired from the current Pinterest Inspired Challenge

I love the doodles in the dress, but I was quite dizzy when I first saw it. As I do now-a-days when I face a difficult challenge, I just left it aside. That was until I came up with a very simple, easy to make idea last night! I basically wanted to replicate the circular effect of the dress, the color arrangement and, to an extent, the doodle-y look. Hope I’ve achieved that to an extent! πŸ™‚

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#339 – More Leaves

Hello! Back with another set of cards!

I never realized until now how versatile leaf stamps can be – until I made these two cards, that is –

Leafy VinesThe inspiration for this card is the image from the latest Pinterest Inspired Challenge.

For making the card, I selected the leaf stamps from Avery Elle Laurels to make a vine-like look, with the grey colored leaves forming the backdrop for the blue ones. So, I first make an outline for stamping (that would mark the height/base of each vine) and started stamping. For the greys, I chose Memento London Fog and Memento Grey Flannel and for the blues, I chose Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks and Memento Danube Blue. I misted them quite before stamping. After everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then trimmed the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die, but I didn’t like the white behind it, so I ended up stamping the background the same way. πŸ˜› But in the end, I love how it looks! πŸ˜€

For my second card, I wanted to try making something with leaves and the color pink –

ThanksThis time, I first stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords in Memento Tuxedo Black and then stamped the leaves – I picked the largest leaf from Avery Elle Petals & Stems. I stamped the leaf using Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry distress inks. I also stamped the same with and off-set and heat embossed it with some clear sparkling embossing powder. That’s it! Clean and simple. I just didn’t want to add anything more to it! πŸ˜€

Submitting this to the following challenges –

AEIβ™₯U Challenge #29: Think Pink

Challenge 29

Time Out Challenge #41: Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile

Bastel-traum #33: Thanks

Less Is More #245: Autumn (One Layer)

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Nature and Geometry

PE: Virginia’s Challenge Winner!! πŸ˜€

Top pick at Sovushka Slavia

Honorable Mention at Color Throwdown!

…you wouldn’t think they would go well, but they amazingly do! πŸ™‚ The contrast of the elements actually ends up highlighting the features.. These cards might not be the perfect example, but just an idea.. πŸ™‚ Stripes & LeavesMy first card is a mixture, inspired by the colors and the stripes and blending a little of nature πŸ™‚ I used My Favorite Things Plaid Background Builder and Winnie & Walter Scenery: Stripes to make the stripes with Hero Arts Soft Pool & Soft Granite, VersaColor Orange, Memento Danube Blue inks. The leaves are die cut from vellum using Simon Says Stamp Clusters Leaves. The sentiment is from Spellbinders Sentiments 3. I added a little glitter dots for embellishment (I just can’t leave it alone! πŸ˜‰ ) Submitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #140, Addicted to CAS #72: Leaves and Color Throwdown #359My second card is inspired by this card by Laura Bassen. Although, in my card, I had to do a bit of masking and add the frame lines myself, I feel it was really worth it – mostly because I used my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens!!! πŸ˜€ Flowers in a windowFor this card, I first stamped the flowers from Technique Tuesday Budding Poppies and after coloring them, I went over the lines again using a black pen. Of course, I had to draw those leaves myself (I actually searched on how poppy leaves look :P). After drawing the frame, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint and Wet Paint 3 using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. No embellishment required!! I am submitting this to a lot of challenges –

Less Is More: One Layer: Wishing

Inkspirational Challenge: Colour Challenge: Orange & Green Happy Little Stampers: Coloring Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes And for my final card – pure geometry! πŸ™‚ GeometryI used My Favorite Things Trendy Triangles to stamp with Hero Arts Soft Pool and Victorian Velvet distress ink. I drew the gold ones and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder along with the sentiment. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 – I stamped the other half in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The background is also stamped with the same stamps and added another diagonal panel on top of it before foam mounting it on top. Submitting this one to Virginia’s View Challenge #18: Geometric Patterns, Sovushka Slavia: Autumn CAS Marathon: Phase II: Algebra and Geometry and Pinterest Inspired Challenge #28f76f-25d025bc25d025b025d1258025d025b025d1258425d025be25d025bdThanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚