Saturday, July 22, 2017

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today, I'm sharing a card that I made for Altenew's July Inspiration Challenge.
Here is the inspiration photo you can see below.
(Click the image to link to the challenge site)

I was inspired by the colors used in the photo which are green, deep red and pale red. This photo also reminded me of pure nature, so I tried to express those inspirations in my card. 
So here goes my card.

I first stamped Adore You on a copic friendly white cardstock, and colored them with Artist Markers Set A.
For flowers : R302, R304, R318, R335
For leaves : G702, G715, G554
Then I fussy cut the images and added some glaze using white gel pen.

To make tags, I die-cut a couple of tags from white card stock. 
I sponged one tag using altenew inks Frosty Pink and Coral Berry, then I stamped dots pattern from Handmade Tags Stamps set using Coral Berry Ink. Then I choose stripe pattern stamped it on another white tag using Frayed leaf and Forest Glades. I then stamped sentiments from the same stamps sets.

I cut A2 sized panel from Woodgrain white card stock, rounded string around it and tied it to the tags I made. Then I foam mounted the panel onto a A2 sized folded deep brown card base.
I arranged flowers and leaves on the upper part of the panel, then I finished off with some sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Colorthrowdown#452 - bear hugs shaker card

Hello and welcome!
Today, I'm sharing a cute shaker card.
I made it using Pretty Pink Posh Bear Hugs Stamps set and other PPP products.
I was inspired by the current colorthrowdown challenge #452, so I incorporated red, yellow, green, and aqua in this card.

Main images were colored with copic markers
Bears : E41~44, R20
Red : R39, R29, R27, E59
Green : YG23, YG17

Then I cut the images using coordinating dies.

Scallop circle was cut to be used as a shaker frame, and was distressed using distress inks : twisted citron, mowed lawn

Sequins are "Sunny Days Mix" from Pretty Pink Posh which are combination of aqua, yellow, and whie sequins.

Sentiment is from "Woodland Critters". 
Other supplies I used are scallop borders2 and polka dots pastel paper pack.

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Hope you enjoyed it.
I'm entering this card to the Color Throwdown #452.
(Click the image below to link to the site)

From Marge

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

One layer card with Pencil coloring on a grey card base

Hello and welcome!
Today, I'm sharing another card for the current less is more #336/337 challenge and AAA Cards challenge#94 where they share the same theme "Colored Cardbase". 

These days, I've been inspired of pencil coloring on a colored card stock from many talented cardmakers, finally I fell in love with what TaeEun Yoo and Debby Hughes made at first sight.
As a result, I almost CASEd Debby's card which was posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog just today.
So here goes mine.

I chose gray colored card base, then I stamped "Bouquet of Thanks" with a gray colored hybrid ink, and colored it with prismacolor pencils.
I tried to follow Debby's Youtube video tutorial, but the video played so fast, so I couldn't catch up with her exactly. So I just colored as my heart led. 

After finishing coloring, I added some highlight with a gel pen, then I stamped a sentiment chosen from Thoughtful Messages from Simon Says Stamp with Versafine ink.
I added some sequins (crystal clear sequins from Studio Katia) and finished off my card.

Here is a closer look at the flowers.

There were some technical errors in making this card, major error was stain from oily materials that were left in my fingers and palm. So I had to trim a little the bottom part of the card. 
 I'm satisfied with the final result though.
Debby's tutorial let me understand more about the essentials of pencil coloring. Thank you so much for the great inspiration!

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Hope you enjoyed it.

< Supplies I used> 

Pencil colors : Prismacolor PC 1086, 919, 1040, 1022, 1101 (Blue), 935(black), 938 (white),  1090,1096,1089 (green)

Stamps : Bouquet of Thanks, Thoughtful Messages from Simon Says Stamp