Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lady with Hat

Okay no more procrastination!!  Yup, I finally completed my card for a couple challenges.  First up Playing in Paradise Challenge #11, the theme is  to take any sepia or black and white photo or image and use a POP of color.

And second, the Die Cut Diva's March challenge - Let's Emboss it.

This is what I came up with:

Okay may be I use a few POPs of colours, but I thought this Magenta stamp is perfect for the challenge.  The image is stamped with Tuxedo Black and heat embossed with clear powder.  The  background is created using distress ink spritzed with water on watercolour paper.  The die cut colour butterflies are on their way to join the B&W butterfly on her hat.  ;)

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Monday, March 24, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #69 and CIC#253


A quick post today, I am playing for CAS(E) this Sketch #69.  Here's the sketch:

Here's my take:

Also I want to link up to this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 253.

I masked off the mid section of the white panel, then stamp the floral image on top section with various inks.  As I stamped each image, I stamped again on the bottom without re-inking.  The sentiment is heat embossed with clear powder.  Finally I took green glaze pen and added shine to part of the leaves, and a clear one for the flowers.

Floral image stamp from Technique Tuesday - Two Steppin' Mini
Sentiment from Hero Arts - Say it All

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mint and Navy Blue

Hello  and welcome back!

Today I took part in a 90 minute scramble challenge hosted by Debbie over at the Hero Arts Flickr group.

The challenge theme is to use Mint and Navy Blue.

Okay so all my green inks are warm (has yellow in them), thank goodness I've got a sheet of pattern paper that is "mint" I could use for this challenge.  I pulled out my Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern stencil, lay it on top of the pp and ink it with Ranger Distress Chipped Sapphire ink (closest to Navy Blue that I have).  Then I heat embossed with white the Hero Arts Untitled Post Mark on navy blue card stock, trimmed, cut two slits and thread glittery mint ribbon thru it like a buckle.  I used the same pp for the flower button.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.   A funny story though, I want the panel the other way around (post mark on the bottom), but the card base was place the wrong way when I mount and I didn't check.  So post mark goes on top!!   LOL 

I am linking this card up to the Stencils: Styling with Stencils Challenge over at MFW.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Twingling feathers

Happy Saturday everyone!

I made another card to link up to Virginia's View Challenge #1 - Water Colors

I painted the die feathers with Twingling H2O water colors.


Impression Obsession (Three Feathers) Die
Twingling H2O water colours (Bolivian Blue, Wisteria, Mango Mamba, Pear Blossom, Sunset Glow, Black Orchid, Jasper Red)
Stampin' Up Dye Ink (Bermuda Bay)
Hero Arts (Say it All)
BasicGrey (Picadilly 6x6 paper pad)
Others: white and Aqua Blue card stock

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring card

Hello there,

Nothing speaks Spring to me more than delicate blossoms in soft pink and green.  And of course water colours!! 

Today I share this card (card front/outside):

The floral image I did by painting water colors onto my stamp and then stamped on white card stock.  Butterfly stamped with Crush Olive, sentiment stamped with Raspberry.  The ribbon was dyed in Barn Door and Spun Sugar distress ink diluted with water.

Here's a shot of the inside, I use the same image and method to stamp a top and bottom border in the inside of my card. 

And I will enter it to the following challenges:

Virginia's View Challenge #1 - Water colours

Magenta's March Challenge - Spring is Coming

Little Tangles Challenge#32 - Inside of a card


Floral image from Magenta (C0850-M)
Butterfly from KaiserCraft (CS854)
Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp (Flower Friend Set)

Holbein Artists' Water Colours
Ranger Distress (Crushed Olive, Barn Door, Spun Sugar)
Versa Color (Raspberry)

White silk ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Soft water colours

Hello there,

I have been making card for quite a few years, but never really have a particular style and I am still searching for it.  I usually try different things that's pleasing to my eyes.  For sure water colours is one of them.  Today I made a card for a few challenges.

First my card:

Here are the challenges:

The very first one is a new challenge started by a very talented stamper from Ontario, Canada - Virginia Lu, visit her wonderful blog: Yes, Virginia.  And her new challenge is called Virginia's View Challenge #1.  The first one is to use water-colour.  Here's the inspiration photo:

The second is for CAS(E) this Sketch #66:

The third one is for The Card Concept #4 - use a floral theme, and I think my card could be consider Clean and Layered.

Edited on March 10 to add:  Also entering the current Hero Arts Birthday Challenge, in the Floral Birthday cards category.

Supplies for my card are:

Hero Arts - Delicate Blossoms (CL449)
Hero Arts - Say it All (CL574)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large (S4-133)
Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey)
Ranger Perfect Pearl
Small pearl

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a lovely day!