April 16, 2017

Cool Birthday ft. Lawn Fawn

I have a quick and short post for you today: It's about the shaker card I made for the new Lawn Fawn challenge! I used the Here's a Scoop set from Lawn Fawn and colored the images with Copic markers. Next I used the square frame image from Winnie & Walter's Framed set to create my shaker window. I decided to write the punny sentiment with a white gel pen. Then I cut the sentiment strip into three segments for a more appealing visual effect, and that completes the card!

Challenges Entered: 

April 7, 2017

Picture Perfect Birthday ft. SugarPea & The Greeting Farm

Hello and good morning! Today I'm mixing images from different stamp sets again. I decided to pair up this charming guy from The Greeting Farm's My Sunshine set with the phone image from Sugar Pea Design's Hashtag Hipster set. Does it look like someone's taking a photo of him? Perhaps at his birthday party? ;)


I colored the image and the background with Copic markers, and the colors I've used are listed below:
Hair: E15, E27, E29 (Light to dark)
Skin: E00, YR00. E04 (shading)
Vest: R37, R39
Background: YR21, YR15  (Top to bottom)

I decided to keep this card rather CAS and finished it with the "Smile" sentiment from Sugar Pea Design's Wanderlust set. What do you think? I rarely make masculine birthday cards but I'm liking this one. I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Inspirations / Addicted to CAS: Smile / 7 Kids: ATG (I used E29, E00, E04 Copic markers)

 Paru's Challenges: ATG

April 5, 2017

Dragonfly Sunset ft. STAMPlorations

Welcome to STAMPlorations Things with Wings blog hop! We have some new products and inspirations we want to share with you, and there are fabulous prizes for you to win, too! Be sure to check out the information here.

I decided to create a CAS card today. I started out by watercoloring the die cut panel with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. The colors I used are 50, 52, 70, 24, 26 (from top to bottom). I also added a generous amount of Wink of Stella to create the shimmering effect.

This dragonfly is created with the new Dragonfly layering dies. I die cut the first layer from gold glitter cardstock and the second layer from regular white cardstock. After adhering the die cuts together, I added Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the open white areas. I then picked several stamps from the Fond Expressions 2 set and pieced a new sentiment. I wanted to keep this card CAS, but I couldn't resist adding a few embellishments. So I adhered some red enamel dots to the card front and that completes the card! I hope you enjoyed this CAS design, and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:
7 Kids: ATG (I used Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock) / Uniko: Spring / Paru's Challenges: ATG

April 1, 2017

Spring Teapot ft. Craftin Desert Divas

EDIT: Honorable Mentions at CASology

Hi and welcome! Lately I've been playing with my digital stamps and thinking of different ways to use them creatively, and I thought I'd share the result with you today. I combined the teapot image from Brewing Coffee with the lilies from Lamb in Basket. Since they are digital, it's easy to erase the face of the tea pot and replace it with the resized lilies. The end result is kind of similar to that of the masking technique.

The color scheme is inspired by this challenge mood board from Cupcake Inspirations.

I colored the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. Then I added a coat of Wink of Stella to some parts of the tea pot to create the shimmery effect.

I was inspired by CASology's "Text" challenge and decided to do something different with the sentiment. Yup, it probably has caught your attention already: This punny sentiment is pouring out of the teapot! I really love how it turned out, and I hope you enjoyed it, too! Thanks for visiting. :)

Challenges Entered: 

March 31, 2017

You Are Tea-rrific! ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Good morning! Here's my second card using this adorable teapot image from Brewing Coffee. I shared a card (shown below) yesterday where I altered the teapot and combined it with lilies from the Lamb in Basket digi. I love how you can create very different projects with digital stamps since you can resize and alter them easily. 

I colored the image with Copics then I used Wink of Stella and a white gel pen to add some finer details. To keep the card CAS, I only used two pieces of washi tape to create the background. I wrote the sentiment with a black pen and that finished off the card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered:

7 Kids: ATG (I used BG10 Copic marker)

Coffe Grinder ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Have you checked Craftin Desert Diva's new digi release yet? A bunch of new coffee themed digis have been added to the store. I snatched the Daily Grinder digi up right away and made this CAS card.

I colored the image with Copics and added glossy accents to some of the details. Then I sponged Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks onto a circle die cut and adhered it to the colored image. I wrote the sentiment with a black pen and that finishes off the card!

Challenges Entered: 

7 Kids: ATG (I used glossy accents and Copic markers)

March 28, 2017

Let's Sail-ebrate! ft. Craftin Desert Divas

EDIT: Top 3 at Addicted to CAS

Good morning! Here is my second entry for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. I was inspired by the beach theme and the colors from Challenge 322's mood board. (Shown below)

I decided to create a small ocean scene and started out by sponging the sunset background. The distress inks I used are Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass. 

Then I distressed Salty Ocean onto 3 wavy die cuts and layered them to create the waves. I also spritzed them with pearlized water so they have the shimmery look you see here in the picture. The images I colored today are digital stamps from Craftin Desert Divas. I used Navy Boy and Surf Boy. After adhering all of the pieces together, I wrote the sentiment with a black pen. I hope you enjoy this CAS and slightly masculine card. Thanks for stopping by! 

Challenges Entered: 
Cupcake Inspirations: Birthday with a Twist / Addicted to CAS: Seaside / 7 Kids: ATG (I used Distress mini inks and Copic Markers)

 Paru's Challenges: ATG

March 27, 2017

Sweet Baker ft. Craftin Desert Divas

EDIT: Top Picks at Cupcake Inspirations 

Hello and welcome! I really love this Sweet Baker digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas so I decided to make a bright and cheerful birthday card using this lovely image. The color scheme and the cake image are inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Challenge mood board. (Shown below) 

For the background, I die cut two white panels with the Fancy Frame dies. Then I masked four different areas from left to right and sponged Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio distress inks respectively. I also spritzed some pearlized water for some shimmer and used water droplets to create the faded effect. 

I colored both of the images with Copic markers. It is my first time trying the flicking technique to color hair and I'm actually quite pleased with the result. I'm still relatively new to these markers and I definitely have a lot more techniques to learn, but I'm slowly getting there. I finished the card by handwriting the sentiment with a black pen and embellishing the card with some sequins, rhinestones and a strip of gold glitter cardstock. I hope you enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day!

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Inspirations: Birthday with a Twist / 7 Kids: ATG (I used Distress minis, Copic markers and glossy accents) / Little Miss Muffet: ATG

Paru's Challenges: ATG
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