Monday, April 24, 2017

Paper Smooches April Challenge - Showers

Here is Paper Smooches April Challenge - Showers, below is the challenge photo:



And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the sheep and rain drops on a piece of Bristol paper and watercolor them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush and cut them out. On the rain drops, I brushed the clear Wink of the Stella pen and put Glossy Accent to make them shiny and dimensional. On the background, I stamped rainbow and greetings with Versafine smoky gray ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I masked the cloud and rainbow and blended the Distress Oxide inks on the background. After removing the mask, I colored the cloud and rainbow with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush and brush the clear Wink of the Stella pen on the rainbow. Finish the card by attaching the sheep and raindrops on the background with foam tapes. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, watercolor paper, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Luminous Spring & Courteous Cuties)
Ink Pads: Distress Oxide, Versafine
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, Wink of the Stella pen, Glossy Accent, clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Here is Rubbernecker challenge #7 - April showers bring May flowers, below is the challenge photo:


And here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers, below is the challenge photo:


Below is the card I made for these two challenges:


I stamped two different shades of orange for the poppy flowers and colored the flower center stamp with Fintec Artist gold watercolor, then stamped it as the flower center. For the flower outline, I stamped black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I shaded the images with light gray watercolor and speckled the Fintec gold watercolor on the background. Finish the card by attaching some clear sequins on the card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Ink Pads: Versafine, Memento
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, Fintec Artist gold watercolor, clear embossing powder, sequins

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A Blog Named Hero April Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is A Blog Named Hero April challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the jar (from Hero Arts CL673 Love Jar) on the vellum with gray ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Cut it out. I stamped the mushrooms (from Hero Arts CM158 You're a fungi) on a piece of Bristol paper and masked them to make a connect mushroom stacking. I colored these mushrooms with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush. I made the background with Distress Oxide ink pads on the watercolor paper. Finish the card by glued down mushrooms and the vellum jars, stamp the greetings, and sprinkled some black watercolor on the background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, watercolor paper, PTI, MFT
Stamps: Hero Arts 
Ink Pads: Distress Oxide, Versafine, Versamark
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, clear embossing powder, vellum, foam tapes

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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Ton April Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is The Ton April Challenge - Anything Goes. Below is the challenge photo:


I snapped some dahlia photos last summer when we had a trip to Eureka, there is a little garden next to the zoo and planted assorted colors of dahlia. Below are two photos I love the most:



Based on the inspiration of the above dahlia photos, here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the Dahlia Close Up cling background stamp from The Ton on the watercolor paper and embossed with rose gold embossing powder. Then, I applied watercolor on flower petals to create the first layer of colors. Once the watercolor completely dry, I applied prisma color pencils on the flowers to create the second layer of colors and make more depth of the flower image. Finish the card by embossing the rose gold embossing powder on a stripe of vellum with the greeting "You have a heart of gold" (from MFT). Below is the finished card:


And below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Canson watercolor paper, MFT
Stamps: The Ton, MFT
Ink Pads: Versamark
Others: rose gold embossing powder, vellum, ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Prisma color pencils

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ellen Hutson April Mix It Up Challenge: Waffle Flower Crafts

Here is Ellen Hutson April Mix It Up challenge: Waffle Flower Crafts, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I stamped the images from Waffle Flower's "Enveloper Birthday" and "Enveloper Little Birdie" sets with black Versafine ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder on Bristol paper. Then, I watercolored the images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and cut it out. I applied Distress Oxide ink pads on the watercolor paper to make the background. Once the background dry, I stamped "oh happy day!" from Essentials by Ellen's "Bold Blooms" set and embossed it. Finish the card by attaching foam tapes under the cut out panel on the background and embellishing the background with Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol, watercolor paper
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts, Essentials by Ellen
Ink Pads: Versafine, Distress Oxide
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, clear embossing powder, foam tapes, Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

Here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the jars on the kraft cardstock with white pigment ink and my MISTI tool. Then, I shaded each jar with white prisma color pencil. I stamped the butterflies with white pigment ink and applied color pencils on top of the white ink. Finish the card by white embossing the greetings to make this birthday card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah kraft cardstock, MFT
Stamps: Paper Smooches, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up, Versamark
Others: Prisma color pencils

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Paper Artsy 2017 Challenge #5 - Blue and Ochre

Here is Paper Artsy 2017 Challenge #5 - Blue and Ochre. I was inspired by this below photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


The background was made by Infusions and I brushed the border with Distress ink (Salty Ocean). I stamped the flowers and leaves on Bristol paper and watercolored with Distress inks. I black embossed the flower stems on the background and attached the cut out leaves on it. For flowers, I glued the center down and attached foam dots on each petals to make them dimensional. I black and white embossed "hugs" with shifting the stamp a little bit to create the shadow look. Finish the card by attaching dew drops (blue and ochre colors) on the background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: watercolor paper, Bristol paper, MFT
Stamps: Paper Artsy, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Versafine, Distress ink pads
Others: Infusions, clear & white embossing powders, foam tapes

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Here is the card I made to attend the following two challenges:

1) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:


2) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277: Anything Goes, below is the word art:


And below is the finished card:


I used the vase die cut to cut 3 vellum vases and colored them with Inktense watercolor pencils and blended with Dove blender pen. I die cut a stitched rectangle white cardstock and stamped a flower stem on it. Put some Nuvo glitter drops on the flowers. Then I attached the colored vellum vases onto the background. Stamped the "heartfelt thanks" and embossed with clear embossing powder. Finish the card by attaching the white background on a purple cardstock, then on a celery color card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Paper Artsy, Simon Says Stamp
Dies: PTI, MFT
Ink Pads: Memento Luxe, Stampin' Up
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, Dove blender pen, clear embossing powder, Tonic Studios Nuvo glitter drops

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #1 - Happy Birthday

Here is Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #1 - Happy Birthday, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I free-hand to draw the waves with ZIG Clean Color Real Brushes and watercolor with my water brush pen. I stamped the sea otter and the gift (from Year Five set) on the white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I cut out both otter and gift and tuck the gift in the sea otter. I sprinkled the blue watercolor drops on the background and black embossed the greeting. I used the foam tapes to attach the sea otter on top of the waves. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, Stampin' Up, MFT, Neenah
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink Pads: MFT, Versafine
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, Copic markers, clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Altenew March Inspiration Challenge & The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Here are the challenges from Altenew March Inspiration Challenge and The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Below are the challenge photos:



And below is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:


I used Altenew "Adore You" stamp set to make this card. I used Prisma color pencils to color all of the flowers and leaves. Finish the card by heat embossing the greetings and attaching the glitter drops on the background. Below is another look of the card:


And here is a closer look of the coloring:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Distress ink pad, Versamark, Memento
Others: Prisma color pencils, white gel pen, clear embossing powder, Tonic Nuvo glitter drops

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Neat & Tangled Challenge #78 - Rainbow

Here is the Neat & Tangled Challenge #78 - Rainbow, below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I gold embossed the heart from Heart of Gold set on white Bristol cardstock. Then I brushed ZIG Clean Color Real Brush to make a rainbow color of heart. I also brushed the clear Wink of Stella pen on top of the watercolors. I used a stencil and brush Fintec gold watercolors on the black cardstock. After cutting the gold heart and attaching it with foam tape on the black cardstock, I gold embossed the "You Have a Heart of Gold" at bottom of the background to finish the card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol, Stampin' Up, MFT
Stamps: Neat and Tangled
Ink Pads: Versamark
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, clear Wink of Stella pen, gold embossing powder, Fintec gold watercolors

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Monday, March 13, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Bling It Up Challenge

Here is A Blog Named Hero Bling It Up Challenge with Studio Katia, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I applied iridescent Gelatos directly on Hero Arts' peacock stamp (CG184), sprinkled with water, and stamped on the watercolor paper. I also applied the iridescent Gelatos on the peacock die cut and brushed the clear Wink of the Stella on top. I attached the die cut peacock besides the stamped peacock. I also applied Tonic Studios Nuvo's crystal drops, glitter drops, and jewel drops on these two peacocks. Finish the card by stamping "Hello, Beautiful" on top and "You're not along" at the bottom. I love the iridescent shine of the whole card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies: 
Cardstock: MFT, watercolor paper
Stamps: Hero Arts, MFT
Ink Pads: Memento, Stampin' Up
Others: Gelatos, Nuvo by Tonic Studios, clear embossing powder, clear Wink of the Stella pen

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Peas, Love, Happiness

Here is Paper Smooches March 2017 Challenge - Pantone 2017 Color: Greenery. Below is the challenge photo:



And here is Ellen Huston March Mix it Up Challenge: Paper Smooches. Below is the challenge photo:


Below is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:


I used Essentials by Ellen's Stitches cover plate die to emboss the white cardstock background. Then, I attached the masking tapes and applied the different green Distress ink pads to make the green shade background. I stamped the peas (from Paper Smooches' Vegtastic set) on an oval die cut white cardstock and colored it with Inktense watercolor pencils. I also stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a stripe of black cardstock. Finish the card by attaching the black stripe with foam tapes onto the background and adding three green dew drops to embellish. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, Bristol paper, PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Die: Essentials by Ellen
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Archival ink pad, Versamark
Others: white embossing powder, Inktense watercolor pencils, foam tapes, dew drops

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thinking Of You Card With Infusions

I love Paper Artys's Infusions - a water reactive dye stain with brown walnut crystals in there. Infusions creates a distress and vintage look. Here is the card I made with Paper Artsy Infusions for the background and flowers:


I white embossed the flowers on the watercolor paper (Paper Artsy's Eclectica's Kay Carley 02 set), and masked the flowers. Then, I applied 4 different colors of Infusions on the watercolor paper - Royal Blood, Violet Storms, The Sage, and Lemoncello, sprinkled water and made this background. Remove the masks on the flowers and sprinkle Royal Blood and Are you Cerise Infusions on the large flower, Black Currant Infusions on the small flower, and I used a wet water brush to spread the colors. Stamped the butterflies on another piece of white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. Cut out the butterflies and attached them on the background. Finish the card by white embossed "thinking of you" on the background. Below is another look of the card:


I would like to have this card to attend the following 3 challenges:

1) Paper Artys' 2017 Topic #3 Paints with Infusions challenge - below is the challenge photo:


2) Simon Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background - below is the challenge photo:

 3) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272-273 - Anything Goes. Below is the word art:


Supplies:
Cardstock: watercolor paper, MFT
Stamps: Paper Artsy
Ink Pads: Versamark, MFT
Others: Paper Artsy Infusions, water mist, Copic markers, white embossing powder

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