#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™‚

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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! 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™‚

#685 – You Are Wonderful

Hello! I am back with another post today! πŸ™‚

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!

#684 – Brushstrokes with DOX Inks

Hello! I am getting addicted to DOX inks and coloring with pencils.. that’s what I’ve been using these past few days while making cards. (All of them won’t be posted soon, since some are DT projects.. the others too, I’ll have to wait until I snap some good photos πŸ™‚ )

I thought of joining the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge, where they’ve asked us to use the shades of the Concord & 9th banner. And such a cool looking banner it is! I love the cool blues and the brush stroke look, and decided to make my card as such. Of course, the beautiful sentiment in white is not to be ignored!

Thank You

I used the brushstroke stamp from Concord & 9th Painted Thanks stamp set with distress oxide inks. I stamped it with some 3-4 different blues, then applied water using a brush, stroking it in the vertical direction. Now, the images weren’t blending that well, but I didn’t worry. At places, I forced it to blend by using the brush, at places I left it alone. I also added a little more of the lighter colors by smooching the colors. I then left it to dry.

Thank You

Once dry, I added the sentiment and the flowers and leaves, from the same stamp set. I have heat embossed these in white; the sentiment has an extra layer of clear glitter – subtle enough to not show up in the photos (not like I didn’t try to capture it.. but you know how it is.. sparkle and photos just don’t go together! ;)) Finally added a few tiny pearls for embellishing.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #14: Shades of Concord & 9th

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Bastel Traum challenge #58: Thanks

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#676 – Mixed Media Bangle Box

Hello! Couple of months ago, the mixed media bug bit me, and I started craving for some projects I could make. The need for a bangle box came because of this itch! πŸ˜€

I am still a total amateur in mixed media, but i am pretty happy with how this one turned out. I made this bangle box, completely from scratch. Since I wanted the box to be of a specific dimension, and I didn’t have any box of the desired size at hand, I used some cardboard pieces that come from packaging, to create the box.

Bangle Box

I used tissue paper for the base – absolutely loved the texture it provides, and how easy it made the colors spread and blend! I also used stencil and acrylic paints for more texture and coloring.

Bangle Box

Bangle Box

The flowers are both store brought and handmade. I even used my sisters seed beads and scrap polymer clay pieces on this project! That strip of brown lace is something I have with me from such a long time ago – I had wanted to use it in some sewing project, but it has ended up here! πŸ˜€

Bangle Box

Bangle Box

Since I wanted the project to be as flat as possible, I didn’t use too many pieces that would give dimension. It’s now just perfect to store all my bangles, till the time comes to wear some of them! πŸ™‚

I am joining these challenges with this amateur project of mine –

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Not a Card

SSS - Monday Challenge

Stamplorations October Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes (+ stencil)

Stamplorations - Mixed Media Challenge

Mixed Media Palace: September Challenge

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#673 – Cold Nose Warm Heart

PE: Top at Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon Stage 4!!

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Hello! Presenting another CAS card from me.. don’t know how long I can last with these CAS cards, but I am definitely glad I am able to make them! So, no complaining and no jinxing from me!! πŸ˜€

Cold Nose Warm Heart

This card is a CASE of Lindsey’s card. It is such a simple and beautiful card, using the concept of ‘coloring only one element’ which I really like in a CAS card.

I used My Favorite Things Top Dog for my cute puppies and Stamplorations Houses stamp set to create the background scene (the trees are from My Favorite Things Ewe Are the Best stamp set). When stamping on the card base, I didn’t use any masking, since I knew I would use another piece to add on the colored puppies later. So, the background scene remains one layered, and ridiculously easy to create.

Cold Nose Warm Heart

I stamped and watercolored the two puppies and the large heart on watercolor paper using distress inks, fuzzy cut them, then adhered them directly on the card base. Somehow the puppies look kinda 3D in real life, and I ended up really loving how the card came out! πŸ™‚

Sharing my card on the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon: Stage 4: creating a scene

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #261: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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™‚