#613 – MFT Sketch and Color Challenges

Hello! I was rearranging some MFT related Pinterest boards the other day and got super inspired by all the cards I had pinned there.. I mean, their DT has always created the most adorable, beautiful and charming cards – how could one not get inspired. More reason to make them – the MFT Sketch and Color Challenges!

I usually make a single card for both the challenges. But this time, I thought of separating the two.. more cards to make, right?! 😀 Here’s what my inspired self created –

You Are Amazing

For my first card, the inspiration comes from three sources, actually – thee sketch from Stamplorations, the colors from MFT Color Challenge and the layout from The Flower Challenge. I chose distress inks to stamp and color the flowers from MFT Modern Blooms stamp set, using a brush to lightly spread the colors to show off the texture of the paper also. I used normal inks for the leaves, and distress inks again for the stencilled background.

Here’s the supply list –

My Favorite Things Modern Blooms stamps
My Favorite Things Flashy Florals stamps
My Favorite Things Wonky Chevrons stencil
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamp (partial sentiment)
Stamplorations Amazing die
clear rhinestones

You Are Amazing

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

MFT Color Challenge #68

Stamplorations May Challenge (I used the sketch and stamping)

The Flower Challenge #8: CASE The DT Member – I chose Karren’s card. I love the stencil background.. partially done, and then the flowers stamped on top. Such a simple beauty!

And here’s my second card –

Friend, Sending you Hugs

For my second card, I used a bit of no line watercoloring. I must say, the image for this card came pretty immediately as soon as I saw the sketch. I’ve completely used distress inks on this card, including the background stamping and the sentiment.

Supply list –

My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamps
My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass die
My Favorite Things Friend die
My Favorite Things Scattered Surface background stamp

distress inks

Friend, Sending you Hugs

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

MFT Sketch Challenge #331

Sketch Challenge 331 #mftstamps

CAS-aul Fridays #173: Birtday Card + 6 of the same item (I used 6 of the small flowers…he he.. )

Stempel Garten Challenge #61: Wildlife

Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#597 – A Beautiful Day

PE: Winner at Addicted to Stamps & More challenge!!

Addicted to Stamps - Winner

Winner at The Flower Challenge!! Yay!

The Flower Challenge - Winner

Happy Little Stampers Winner!!! Triple yay!!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Winner Badge

Hello! I made this card to send to my crafty friend Helen Gullet quite some time ago, and now that she has received it, I thought of publishing the details in my blog! 🙂


I wanted a sort of messy, sort of vague look for this card. Since the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set had a great combination of both solid and layer stamp (to give the suggestion of flowers), I used that. Of course, there are lots of other stamps like these, but this stamp set had the biggest flowers of them all in my stash. And I wanted to do lots of coloring too! 🙂


So, I started with stamping the flowers, first with distress ink, since I wanted a splotchy look, and then with Versamark Watermark ink and then heat embossed them clear. Same for leaves. I then watercolored them using Zig brush markers. Once dry, I added a few splatters using my Camel Drawing inks.


The sentiments are from Avery Elle Laurels and Altenew Beautiful Day. I used the same stamp sets for my handmade envelope too.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #232: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge: Love and/or Friendship

Timeout challenge is celebrating their third year of running! A BIG Congrats!! 🙂

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  🙂




#573 – Coloring with Color Pencils

Hello! Its been some time.. I’ve been a bit busy with work and such.. and even coloring took such a long time – I’ve been coloring just these two cards for two weeks now!! But finally I had some time, and I was able to finish these –

Just Saying Hello

For this card, I stamped the flowers from Hero Arts Night & Day flowers using Memento Dandelion ink, then colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. I also added lots of dots between the flowers, it was looking too plain otherwise.

The sentiment is die cut using Paper Smooches Thanks die, after which I just trimmed it along the sides and adhered it. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages using Potter’s Clay, trimmed and adhered it. I then mounted the whole thing on kraft card base. For embellishing, I used some pretty yellow and blue flower sequins.

By the way, both this card and the next one have a bit different dimension – the front panel is a bit less than 4″x 5.25″, the base being a bit more than 4″x 5.5″. So, the top panel overhangs just a bit from the base.

Just Saying Hello

I am submitting this card to The Flower Challenge #4: Blue and Yellow and A2Z Scrapbooking January Challenge: Anything Goes


For my next card, I chose kraft card stock and white embossing for my pencil coloring –


I combined stamps from Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers and Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles – I just knew as soon as I saw them that these two stamps would work wonderfully together! So, I stamped them on a lighter kraft cardstock and then heat embossed them with Wow! white embossing powder, and then colored them.

The sentiment comes from Stamplorations Celebrate die cut, for which I used a darker cardstock. I used another piece of black foam to mount it on the panel, and then mounted the panel on the same dark kraft card base. I added a few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold around the sentiment for embellishing.


I am submitting this card to Stamplorations: Anything Goes Challenge (not sure of using only the sentiment die cut counts for this challenge; if not, please delete the entry!), Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes Challenge and SSS Work It Wednesday: Something new with a new product (The SSS Stamp and the sentiment die are new in my stash!)

Stamplorations - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Badge

SSS - Work It Wednesday

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂



#561 – Using Zig Brush Markers for Coloring

PE: Top 5 at Addicted to CAS!!

Hello! I posted yesterday about my Paper Smooches Guest Designing (yay! 😀 ) And today I am posting the same cards in my blog – with a few details attached! 😉

Season's Greetings

For my first card, I used watercolor panel, masked off the edges. I then added the sentiment and some snowflakes and heat embossed them silver. I then scribbled blues and greys on the embossing using my Zig brush markers. I then misted it well using some water mixed with Perfect Pearls and left it aside to dry. Easy one layered CAS card all ready!

Season's Greetings

For my second card, I first drew a light circle using a circle die and pencil and stamped my flowers and leaves using lighter inks. I then colored them using my Zig pens… and finally added the sentiment.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor December Challenge: Watercolor Resist

Happy Little Stampers: December CAS Challenge: Favorite Technique or Product (I’ve used Masking and Watercolor Spritz) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #223: Holiday

And for the second card –

Happy Everything

After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white c After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white card base.ard base.

Happy Everything

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #3: Older Stamp/Die or Stencil

Addicted to CAS #102: Congratulations

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#555 – Thanks..with One Layer and Flowers

PE: Noticed by Neat & Tangled!!

Noticed by Neat and Tangled

So I finally got out of my black and gold cycle! I really love one layer cards, though I make very less of them…since I am not that good with them. But this one was easy to keep as a one layered, CAS card! Super easy! 🙂

Thank You

I used Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers with Memento inks Grape Jelly, Danube Blue and Rhubarb Stalk. Since my inks were a bit dry, I used MISTI for stamping, otherwise, alignment is eye-balled. Once done, I added the dots using gel pens and sketch pens.

Thank You

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Little Tangles Challenge #74: CAS

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #161: Be Thankful

Stamplorations: November CAS Challenge: Purple

The Flower Challenge Challenge #2: A Special Occasion

Thanks you for stopping by! 🙂


#542 – Penny Black Cascade

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

Honorable Mention at The Flower Challenge!!

The Flower Challenge - Honorable Mention

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp that I wanted it! Its super beautiful, I love the mix of flowers, all clustered – just perfect for a bunch of techniques! I just wanted to get a good chance to use it! I made this card, mainly as another submission to the Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon, but another reason, the Flower Challenge – just perfect two reasons!! 😉

Thank You

I used my MISTI for this, since I required to stamp multiple times – I first used three inks – PTI Sweet Blush, PTI Melon Berry and PTI Fine Linen, stamped them in ombre, then stamped it again in Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed it clear. I then colored it using Zig brush markers, and then added some splatters with water and brown ink.

Thank You

I then die cut the panel above, using SSS Wavy Scallop Stitches (I actually had to do partial die cutting, passing it twice to get the panel cut, since the direction of the wave is actually different in the die cut). I then stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Flower Sparks in Memento Tuxedo Black and mounted it using foam tape.

Submitting this card to –

Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon: Stage 4: Embossing

Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon

The Flower Challenge #1: Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge - Blog

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Totally Resistible

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂




#537 – Coloring One Layered Flowers

PE: Winner at One Layer Simplicity Challenge!!

Hello! I really wanted to try a one layer card, where coloring was the main focus. And here’s what I created –

Happiest Birthday Wishes

I love how this turned out!!! I colored everything using Zig Brush markers – never thought could be this easy!! Seriously! All I did was add color so very vaguely – just like i would add highlights on lines in text book, and then spread the color using a brush – that’s it!!

Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ok, coming back – I’ve mostly used Winnie & Walter products here. I first marked and masked out the center area. I then stamped the images from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, then a borrowed leaf from In Bloom Addie’s Garden, using Antique Linen distress ink, masking the images wherever needed –  then colored all the images using Zig brush markers, spreading the color using a normal brush wet with water.

Once done, I added some extra details, adding the lines on the leaves and redefining flowers, using the same markers. I then added the frame using scale and sketch pens – one had even half dried up, but it gave a nice wooden look, so I used it. 🙂 Finally stamped the sentiment from The Big, The Bold and Party stamp set using Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe ink.

I even added a few gold dots on the flowers and leaves and the sentiment – it has left a little sheen, but I couldn’t capture it in the images 😦

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Uniko Studio Challenge #36: Autumn

One Layer Simplicity Challenge #32: Red, Orange & Yellow: Red, Orange & Yellow (somehow, in the image, the orange has become red..those littlest roses are orange, while the bigger ones are red)

The Flower Challenge #1: Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge - Blog

CAS Watercolor Challenge: Autumn

Addicted to CAS #98: Watercolor

SSS Work it Wednesday: Red, Orange, Yellow and/or Brown

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you for stopping by!! 🙂