#629 – Sketches and Colors

Hello! I made these two cards a couple of days ago, intending to join a couple of color and sketch challenges.

Thank You

Here’s what I used –
My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Simply Circles
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banners
Gansai Tambi watercolors

I am joining the MFT Sketch Challenge #337 and MFT Color Challenge #71 with this card.

Sketch Challenge 337 #mftstamps

For my second card –

Celebrate

Here’s what I used –
Reverse Confetti Buds n Blooms
Die-versions Celebrate die
Itsy Bitsy Scalloped Circles die
Basically Essential Remember and Thanks stencil
We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder

With this card, I am joining the Reverse Confetti June Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown Challenge #447.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#505 – Summer Lovin’

PE: Winner at Reverse Confetti!! 😀

Reverse Confetti - Fetti Fan

Hello!

Got these new stamps from Reverse Confetti just a couple of days back, and I just couldn’t wait to try them! 🙂 Now, Reverse Confetti has sketch challenges every month – and for me, it is one of the most difficult ones. Not the sketch – but the fact that I usually want to use pattern papers – which I am bad at, and then I also fail miserably in layering. I tried using the same pattern papers this time too, but changes my tracks in between and tried some thing else instead! 😉

Summer Lovin

For this card, I tried embossing with watercoloring – something I haven’t tried before. I first added embossing paste though Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, let it dry partially, then watercolored it using PTI Tropic Teal ink.

Leaving it to dry, I stamped the beautiful pineapples from Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty using Memento Dandelion, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Hero Arts Neon Sunshine and then Memento Pear Tart and Memento Cottage Ivy inks. I then fussy cut them. I also die cut a strip of kraft card stock using Tim Holtz Decorative Strip – Washer Border, and trimmed a bit further to leave only a part of the die cut.

Summer Lovin

I then trimmed the watercolor panel and added the decorative strip, added washi and the sentiment from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy using Memento Rich Cocoa and then added the pineapples using foam tape. I then added white Enamel Accents for some embellishing.

Submitting this to the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti June Sketch Challenge

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Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #367

Addicted to Stamps #203: Holiday

House of Cards Challenge: July Challenge: Fruit, Drink or Colors

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#475 – A Couple of Sketch Challenges

Hello!

I made a couple of cards for two sketch challenges.

The first card is for the Reverse Confetti May Sketch Challenge. I am also submitting this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenge: May Challenge: Summer

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I used Reverse Confetti Love & Ice Cream die and stamp sets and pattern papers from Best of American Crafts and Best of Heidi Swapp.

Oh Yum!

The ice cream is colored using Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen distress inks and the cherry using Zig Brush pen. I then added Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in silver on the ice cream and also added Wink of Stella clear glitter over both. For the colorful confetti background, I used JustRite Bokeh Time stamp set with Memento Dandelion, PTI Melon Berry, PTI Classic Kraft and Hero Arts Bubble Gum inks. The sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Oh Yum!

The second card is for the My Favorite Things: Wednesday Sketch Challenge #180

My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge

My inital idea was the use feathers from MFT Feathers and Arrows dies, but I changed tracks and used the critter instead.:)

Purr

I used My Favorite Things Lacy Background on scrap card stock, trimming it with My Favorite Things Fringe and then with WPlus9 Scalloped Border for the bottom, and along with pattern paper from Fancy Pants Country Boutique for the top piece. I actually stamped and colored the kitty, the fish and the sentiment after I mounted the panel on the card base – I am glad I used plenty of foam tape beneath! 🙂

Purr

The stamping is done using Memento Tuxedo Black and all the images and sentiment is from My Favorite Things I Knead You stamp set. I colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

#458 – A Few More Challenges

PE: Noticed at Neat & Tangled!! Yay! Yay! Yay!!

Noticed by Neat & Tangled

Hello!

Made a few cards to submit to various challenges.

My first card is using Ellen Hutson stamps and dies –

Miss You

I started with the background – I repeat stamped the flower from Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden and heat embossed it gold. I then colored a few random flowers using Weathered Wood distress ink. I then die cut the flower and leaves from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden and colored them using Broken China + Weathered Wood and Pine Needles distress inks. The sentiment is from Altenew Painted Greetings. Submitting this to Essentials by Ellen March Pin Sights Challenge and CAS(E) This Sketch #165

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My second one using Neat & Tangled stamps –

One of a Kind

I started by randomly stamping all the images with outlines on watercolor paper and heat embossed them clear. I then watercolored them using distress inks – Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Festive Berries. For the sentiment, I die cut another watercolor panel using Sizzix Phrases, and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and watercolored it using Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed.

One of a Kind

After adhering the base watercolored piece on the card base at an angle, I added the sentiment panel too, along with some buttons for embellishment. Submitting this to Little Tangles Challenge #66: Ombre

My third using lots of pattern papers and Reverse Confetti stamps and dies –

Wild About You

I really wanted to start using some pattern papers from my stash. I recently purchased some more – and I couldn’t wait to use these beauties in my cards. Agreed, I am not the best in using them yet, but hoarding them will get me nowhere!! Ok, I really didn’t keep track of which paper pads they are from (:(), but I am just glad I used them! 😉 By the way, the lion and the sentiments are from Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the lion using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. The stars are wood veneers from Studio Calico. Submitting this to Reverse Confetti March Sketch

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