Friday, July 21, 2017

Camellia Birthday card

Hello everyone! 
Today I have an almost one layer card to share with you. I was inspired by the inspiration picture and the beautiful inspiration card that Therese shared for Altenew July Inspiration Challenge

I stamped the third layer of the camellia flower and leaves from Build-A-Flower Camellia set by Altenew on the diagonal corners of a A2 sized white cardstock. I used Memento Angel Pink and New Sprout for no-line coloring using alcohol markers. I then colored the image using Altenew Artist Markers set A and a Copic marker (Blush). I made a coloring process video again :). You can watch it below or on my YouTube Channel

I then stamped the happy from Halftone Happy in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. The birthday was stamped in Evening Gray. I trimmed the colored panel, rounded two diagonal corners and foam mounted it onto a dark gray card base. To finish off I added some clear and iridescent sequins. 

And here is my video! I left some parts in real time! Hope this helps, Pat :) !!! I'm coloring very slow... so it could be a little bit boring :)! The colors in my video are slightly muted as I can make the video only at night these days (It's Summer break... you know what I mean :)).

I want to enter this card into Stamp Ink Paper (SIP) Challenge #108: Fabulous Florals and Addicted to Stamps and More #251: Anything Goes as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!! 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Splatter

Hello everyone! 

It's Seize the Birthday Thursday again! The new Toppings option for next fortnight is SPLATTER! 

I used a negative die cut panel from my stash. I needed white greenery die cuts for my previous cards and this negative panel has been sitting since then. 
The greenery die is from Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies by The Ton.

I made a watercolor panel only by splattering Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used sieve and old toothbrush for the fine splatters, and made the bigger droplets by tapping the brush. After the ombre green splatter panel was dry I added gold splatters using Finetec gold watercolor. I then foam mounted the front panel. The sentiment is from Penned Sentiments. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock with a mat in gold which was made by adhering some Adhesive Foil paper gold on some white cardstock. To finish off I added some black and gold enamel dots. I was thinking about adding some blending on the upper edge of the panel but decided to leave it as it is :).

I'm glad I could use this negative die cut panel from my stash! I think it turned out pretty :)

Now its your turn to play along! Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspirations from my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Lindsey from Bashful Blogging!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Black Magic - White Anemone

Hello, everyone! 

Today I have a card to share with you. This was made with the collaboration challenge of Less is More #336 337 and AAA cards #94 in mind. The theme for this special challenge is ONE LAYER CARD ON COLORED CARDBASE. 

I colored a white anemone on black using black magic technique : In this technique you stamp or color the image in white on dark surface and color them using colored pencils. 

I stamped the base layer of an anemone flower and leaves from Fresh Cut Anemones by The Ton in Hampton white pigment ink on black cardstock. I stamped it just before I went to bed, so that it could dry overnight.
On next day I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils. I drew the stem by hand with a white pencil. I've filmed while I was coloring. You can watch my first process video here below or on my YouTube channel :)! It's only the pencil coloring part. Hope I could make a start to finish video some day :)!

After done with pencil coloring I added the stamen using black and purple glaze pens. To brighten the image I colored the outer edge area of the petals with a white gel pen. I smudged the white gel ink with my finger before it dried, so the strokes could blend. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Summer Blooms stamp set by The Ton. To finish off I splattered opaque white watercolor on the panel after covering the image and the sentiment.

Here is my video :)! Hope you like it! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have a happy crafty day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Guest Designing at The Foiled Fox #1

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a special post. The ladies from The Foiled Fox invited me to be a guest on their blog and of course I said yes :)! The Foiled Fox is a one stop shop for crafting, calligraphy and other art projects. I feel so honored to be a guest at The Foiled Fox blog today :)! 

For today's card I played again with my alcohol inks! 

To start off I made a alcohol ink background panel. I sprayed rubbing alcohol on a glossy cardstock first and added the alcohol inks by dripping and blew the colors through a straw. The colors I used are Flamingo, Shell Pink, Limeade, Citrus, Patina, Aqua and Snow Cap. I then gold heat embossed the Full of Glee image on it and colored the flowers using Holbein Artists Gouache. I cut out the bottom part of the panel in an angle. The sentiment is from Extra Special stamp set by Altenew. I stamped it in StazOn black on a strip of glossy cardstock on which I colored with Shell Pink. I adhered it under the bottom edge of the colored panel. I gold heat embossed the Wavy Lines background stamp on my dark gray card base and foam mounted the front panel onto it. To finish off I added some sequins.

That's it for today! Hope you liked my card!  Please don't forget to stop by The Foiled Fox blog for more inspirations!

Thank you so much for visiting my place today!
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge #10 - Embossing Reminder

Hello all!

We arrived the midway point of The Flower Challenge #10! And It's time for a reminder card! 

One of the things that I can do with a flower stamp and heat embossing is alcohol ink coloring :)! The Ton has five big peony stamps with relatively big petals. It is an ideal condition for some alcohol ink coloring!!! This stamp is called Large Peony 5.

I gold heat embossed the peony and the leaves (one from Large Peony 4 as well) on glossy cardstock and started to color them by dripping the alcohol inks on the image. I used Wild Plum, Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell pink for the peony flower and Patina, Limeade and Botanical for the leaves. I die cut them all with coordinating dies and set them aside to make the background panel.

The background panel was created using a technique I've learned from our team mate Karen. She can make the most fabulous backgrounds. And this is one of the techniques she shares on her blog : swiping the colors using a credit card.
I rubbed oxide inks (Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Iced Spruce) on a acetate sheet, spritzed with clear water, dipped the edge of an old credit card into the ink and dragged it across the white panel. I then applied some gold watercolor on the edge of the credit card and made the golden lines onto the panel. I then cut out the rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from the panel and blended Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet on the frame to make it little bit darker. The frame was foam mounted and the rest of the panel was glued flat on the card base. I then arranged the peony flower and leaves and mounted them. The sentiment from Penned Sentiments in Noir was stamped on the banner from Basic Banners set which was gold heat embossed and cut using coordinating die. I blended a little bit of Worn Lipstick on the banner and added gray shade using Copic C1,3,5, and then foam mounted the banner onto the card. Some clear Dew Drops were my finishing touch!

I was surprised how easy to achieve this gorgeous effect on the background! Big thanks to Karen :)!!!

Thank you so much for looking my card today! Hope I could inspire you to play along at The Flower Challenge! Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog to see the creations by my amazing and lovely team mates!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Red, Black and Gold - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

I have two cards to share with you on The Ton's blog today! 
I created them using red, black and gold color scheme.... plus a little bit green :).

Hope you could stop by to see the details.

Thank you so much for your support and love!!!
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Red, White and YOU

Hello and happy Thursday! 

Two weeks fly by like wind :)! It is already time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
The Toppings option for next fortnight is Red, White and YOU(color of your choice)! 

The color of my choice is blue and I made a patriotic birthday shaker card.

I started off by making a cutting file for a star with comet tail and cut it from a white card stock with my Cricut. For the background I colored a watercolor panel using Gansai Tambi watercolor in blue for the star and in red for the comet tail. I splattered blue and red watercolor on the front panel and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts in Parisian Blue and True Navy. I adhered a clear acetate to the shaker window and assembled the shaker card by adding some blue and red star sequins as my shaker elements. I chose a red card base for my card and finished it off by adding a red star sequin.

That's it from my side. Now it's your turn! Choose one color and add to white and red to create your project! Looking forward to seeing your work in the gallery!

Don't forget to stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspirations from my team mates and our new Surprise Party Guest Lindsey from Bashful Blogging!

Thank you for visiting me today!
Have a happy day!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

You are Awesome!

Hello! It's me again :)! 

The sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch #228 for this week has been floating in my head since it was posted at CTS. And the wavy line in the sketch reminds me only of a road or trail. The Stoked stamp set from Avery Elle is in my stash for a while and this sketch is the perfect one for me to ink up this cool boy! 

I stamped the boy on the skate board in Memento black and colored him with Copic markers. I cut it with ScanNcut and set it aside. The panel with the wavy line was created by blending Wilted Violet and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks after masking off the white part. I splattered clear water. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. The boy was foam mounted. To finish off I added Shimmer Pico Embellisher on his goggle.

My daughter Yerin wanted to make a card just like mine. So I had to stamp the boys for her and she colored them using Crayola markers. She preferred fussy cutting to cutting machine, so she cut the boys with her scissors. She blended the background and then..... fell asleep... :).
I must say, in fussy cutting she is way better than me :). 

This is the fun sketch that Chrissy created!

Thank you so much for looking! 
Enjoy your day! 

The Flower Challenge #10 - Embossing

Hello everyone! 

Today I want to share my DT card for the new challenge at The Flower Challenge with you!!! 
Our theme for July is Embossing, heat or dry!!! My son would say, easy peasy lemon squeezy, right :)? 

I gold heat embossed my image and background!

This Anemone cluster is from The Ton and is called Anemone Wishes. I gold heat embossed it on a Canson Bristol paper and colored it using Koi watercolor. I then partially die cut it with coordinating die only the upper edge. I gold heat embossed the Minor Stripes on my card base and blended some DIs in yellow and pink on the area surrounding the Anemone cluster. The sentiment is from Penned Sentiments. I made a strip in pink using watercolor for gold heat embossed "Sending" and foam mounted it and stamped the other sentiment in Noir on the front panel. The front panel was popped up with some foam adhesives. I scattered some sequins from Guava Sparkle and Belle's Dress Couture Mix to finish off the card.

I'm sure you have some pretty floral stamps in your stash, which would look good in heat embossing! Have some relaxing coloring time and link the project up at The Flower Challenge!

Looking forward to seeing your work in the gallery!
Thank you so much for stopping by!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Ton July Challenge - Mood Board

Hello everyone!!! 
It is hard to believe that the half of 2017 has already passed. 
We are in July and it means a new challenge at The Ton Challenge blog has started!!! 

For this month Effie arranged a mood board to inspire you. 

The pictures are so pretty, beautiful and inspiring!!! Several ideas came in my mind and I chose the one inspired by the picture on the right bottom corner; box of macarons surrounded by beautiful flowers.

And this is what I came up with.

First I cut the front panel from a watercolor paper using my cutting machine, an A2 sized panel with a rectangle window in the middle. The rectangle window was sized to make a macaron box, in which 4 small macarons from our Macarons set fit. I then white heat embossed the Peony Terrace on the front panel and watercolored it in pink, yellow and green using Gansai Tambi Pearl colors. I added a bit of Color burst powders to intensify the colors. While I was painting, I tried to represent the flower cluster on the picture. The macarons were stamped and die cut using coordinating die. The colors I used are: for light yellow macaron; Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine/ for yellow macaron; Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Coraline Hybrid/ for pink macaron; Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid/ for purple macaron: Soft Amethyst, Plum Wine, Iris Blooms

I glued the macarons on the gray card base and added some sequins of Glass Slippers round confetti on it. I added a thin shimmer frame on the rectangle window of the front panel,  adhered a clear acetate sheet to the window and rounded the bottom corners of the panel before I foam mounted it on the card base. The sentiment is from Sweet Macarons set, which I stamped in Noir. To finish off I added two more sequins from Glass Slippers round confetti on the front panel. The backdrop of my picture is Bokeh Glow backdrop board.

I hope I was able to inspire you! If you have some of The Ton's stamps or dies, play along!!! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton online shop!
Please stop by The Ton Challenge blog for more inspirations and for details of our challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Wishing you all a good start into July!!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Emboss Resist

Hello and Happy Friday, everyone!!! 

Today I want to share a card with you I made using The Ton's Palm tree and Wave set. The Palm Tree is a new layering stamp set which includes two palm trees in deferent sizes. 

I've created a night scene using emboss resist technique and layered Wave, and added Palm trees in Rose Gold

To start off I blended Cali Blue on the bottom part of my A2 sized white panel and clear heat embossed the third layer of the Wave. I then blended Cobalt Breeze on that and clear heat embossed the second layer of the Wave. Then I blended the darkest colors, Deep Sapphire and Ocean teal and clear heat embossed the first layer stamp. After each blending I washed off the colors on the clear embossing using dry cloth. As I used the lightest color with third layer and the darkest with the first layer, the colors in my Wave image is reversed in their darkness.

I then blended Iris Blooms along with the darkest blues I used for Wave on the sky and splattered white watercolor on it, after I masked the wave off using a mask I made using Coordinating die.
The sentiment is from the Palm tree set. I white heat embossed it above the wave.
The front panel was trimmed down and foam mounted on a white card base.

The Palm tree image I have on my card is the second layer of the bigger tree in the set. I heat embossed it on some black cardstock in Rose Gold. The stem was drawn using an embossing pen.
I fussy cut two trees and mounted it onto the card, some part of the leaves using foam adhesives for some dimension.
To finish off I added too sequins from Glass Slippers sequins mix.

It was very interesting to see how the clear heat embossed layers of my wave looked after each blending! Hope I could inspire you with my card today to do some emboss resist technique :)! 

I want to enter this card into a new-to-me challenge at The Foiled Fox. It is called simply Irresistible! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Enjoy the last day of the June :)! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Guest Designing at Time Out - Reminder

Hello crafty friends! 
Today I want to share a card with you! It is to remind you of the latest Time Out challenge, #86! 

The theme of Time Out #86 is 
Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards

I've chosen the twist option and made one more one layer card for my guest designer spot at Time Out. 

This beautiful image is Anemone Bouquet from The Ton. First I gold heat embossed the banner from Basic Banners stamp set from The Ton as well. I then stamped the bouquet in Antique Linen DI on Canson Watercolor paper after masking off the banner. I googled for some images of anemone flowers and colored my flowers following the color scheme I liked. I used Zig markers to color.  I blended Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry on the bottom of the panel. The sentiment in Noir is from Penned Sentiment stamp set. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Belle's Dress and Wintergreen Frost Couture Mix from The Ton.

Heartfelt thanks to Sandie and the Time Out team for having me as guest!!! I've truly enjoyed making one layer cards, which happens not that often :).

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge #2

Hello everyone! 
Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! 

Today I have my take #2 on Altenew June Inspiration Challenge to share with you. 
I CASEd Debby's inspiration card quite a bit :).

I started by making the Yupo background panel using alcohol ink and rubbing alcohol: first rubbing alcohol spritzed, then dripped the alcohol inks and blew them. The colors I used are Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell Pink and Snow Cap. The flowers from Extra Special set are white heat embossed on some vellum twice and cut using coordinating die. I colored on the back of them in light pink using Tombow markers. I rounded all the corners of my light gray card base and the Yupo panel. I foam mounted the Yupo panel and then glued the vellum flowers, one cluster was glued flat, the second one was popped up using some transparent foam adhesive. The sentiment is from Extra Special set as well. I white heat embossed it on some dark gray cardstock, fussy cut and foam mounted it onto the card. To finish off I added a pink bow to tie the flowers and some pink rhinestones on the flower centers.

I like this card more than my first trial, but it looks too pink-ish :).  Hope it's okay though.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
I'll be back soon with a card I made for my Guest Designer spot at Time Out :)! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

Hello again :)! 

I want to share this card I've made today with you. 
The inspiration picture at Altenew June Inspiration Challenge, which Debby Hughes is hosting, shows a beautiful bouquet. I tried to recreate the bouquet on my card. 

I started by making a watercolor background panel. I smooshed gray, pink, green and purple DIs on a piece of Canson watercolor paper and stamped the flowers from Extra Special stamp set in Memento black. I stamped it twice, once after masking the end part of the stamp and then the whole stamp again under the previously stamped image. I then colored the image with Altenew Artist markers and Copic markers. I then gold heat embossed the roses and leaves from Amazing you stamp set on some Mixed Media paper, watercolored it using Koi watercolor and fussy cut them all.
I foam mounted the colored background panel on a creme card base.
I toned down the background by adding a sheet of vellum with a torn edge on the right side and then arranged the roses on that. I glued the small rose flat and foam mounted the bigger ones. The sentiment is from Amazing you. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and added it on the left edge of the front panel along with a strip of gold glitter paper. To finish off I scattered some clear and iridescent sequins. 

It is not as beautiful as the bouquet in the picture. It was one of those projects which don't work as I planned. Hope you enjoyed it though! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello again!  :)

I'm popping in to share my DT card for Seize the Birthday with you! 
This time we have no Toppings option!!! Anything Goes! But you know already, our gallery is only for birthday cards :).

I've made a simple one.

First I stamped the Macarons from The Ton and die cut them using coordinating die. The colors I used are :  Pink (Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid), Yellow (Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Coraline Hybrid), Light blue (Blue Diamond, Cali Blue, Cobalt Breeze), Red (Coraline Hybrid, Lipstick Red, Pink Derby) and Purple (Soft Amethyst, Plum Wine, Iris Blooms).

I found a mint pattern paper with silver foiling, cut it and foam mounted it on my card base. I added a thin strip of Adhesive glitter paper-Glossy fine Silver on the bottom edge of the panel. I then silver heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a strip of vellum, adhered it on the card and glued the macarons on the bottom edge of the front panel. The tiny flower cluster is from Beautiful Day Bicycle stamp set from The Ton, which I had already colored in my stash. 

That's it from my side! Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog! My team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Cathy from Cathys Card spot have created some gorgeous projects for you!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Hope to see you in the Seize the Birthday gallery!