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.




Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Blessings
Marge



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.








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


Blessings
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!

Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Marge


< 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







Pretty Pink Posh- Box Pop-up Card



Hello and welcome!
I'm sharing a box pop up card made with new release stamps from Pretty Pink Posh.
Once you know how to score and trim papers for box card, the rest are very easy.
For rapid coloring, I water-colored most of images, and I also used some left-over pieces from previous card-making. 



  I first stamped images from Summer Friends, Sea Friends, Fly a kite stamps sets on a watercolor paper with versafine inks. Then I colored them using watercolor paints and fussy cut them all. 




For box card, I scored a piece of white card stock paper using a score board, then trimmed it into a certain size I want to make.
Here, the size of front rectangle is 3.25x2.25 inch, and both sides' rectangles are 2.25x2.25 inch.
For three wings in the upper part of the box, I made 2 inches high for each. 
I also made two inside panels with size of 3.25 (plus 0.75 inch wide wings at both sides) x2.25inch, and blended them with distress inks : salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, and faded jeans.



I cut out a smaller rectangle from a front panel, and adhered an acetate film to the frame to make a clear window, then stamped a sentiment with stazon ink.


After assembling a box card, I adhered colored images to the box. 
I used some blue patterned papers for matting of each surface of the box.




That's it.
I hope you enjoyed it.



Major supplies are linked in the text just for your information.
Thank you and my heartfelt blessings.
Marge

CAS (E) This Sketch 230- Vintage flower card

Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today, I'm sharing a card for the current CTS#230.
This week's sketch is shown below. (Click the image) 


So this is my take on the sketch.


For this card, I used "pretty poppies" stamps set from My Favorite Things.
I firtst cut a 3.75×5 inch panel from a white cardstock, then distressed it with disress oxide ink Antique Linen, and added splatters of water.

(I took this photo during stamping)


I then stamped solid poppy images using multi color stamping with MFT's pigment dye inks and texts with hybrid intense black ink. Then I added some splatter of distress spray (wild honey).




Then I cut the panel into the 3 pieces according to the sketch, and foam mounted each piece onto a A2 card base. I finished off with some sequins on it.

Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Blessings!
Marge.





Monday, July 17, 2017

MFT color challenge and sketch challenge



Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today I'm sharing a card to enter into the current MFT color challenge #73 and MFT sketch challenge #341 at My Favorite Things Blog. 

The key colors and sketch are shown below .
(click the image to link to the challenge post)

MFT Color Challebge #73

MFT Sketch Challenge #341


So here is my card.
I made shaker card following the suggested colors. 
Hippos and birds were colored with copic markers.




Supplies I used are as below:
 "Happy Hippos" stamps & coordinating dies set
Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2, stitched scallop square frame die, 
crush coral ink, and Dots & Stripes Confection paper pack all from My Favorite Things.



Since the hippos and birds are so cute, making this card was such a fun work!
I really enjoyed it :) 


Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.

Blessings
Marge




Sunday, July 16, 2017

CASology 257/Tuesday Throwdown 351-Let your dreams soar


Hello and welcome
I made another card for the current CASology #257 & Tuesday Throwdown challenge #351, simply because the themes "wish" and "one layer card" are both so attractive.
(click the images below to link to the challenge blog)




So, this is my second card.
Here, I wanted to express dynamic dolphin jumping out of the water with the sentiment "Let your dreams soar". 

Dolphin and sentiment are from Pretty Pink Posh, wave stamps are from Simon Says Stamp. 
All images and sentiment are stamped one layer on a white card stock base.



Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Marge.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

CASology 257, TT351- Hippo birthday wish


Hello and welcome!
Today, I'm sharing a birthday card for the current CASoloy257 and Tuesday Throwdown 351
This week's theme is WISH for CASology257, and One Layer Card for TT351.


(Click the image to link to the challenge site)



So, here is my card.
I made a birthday card with "Happy Hippos" stamps set from My Favorite Things.



I used masking to make a one layer card.
Hippo was colored with copic markers, background was colored with distress oxides.







Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.



Blessings!
From Marge

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Guest Designing at Colorthrowdown Challenge - CTD451


Hello and welcom to my blog.
Today I have a happy news that I'm guest designing for this week's Colorthrowdown Challenge, CTD451.
Since I've loved the CTD color combos and beautiful works by talented design team ladies, I feel so honored for this opportunity. 

The current challenge colors are shown in the image below, which are dark pink, pale pink, green, and white.
(Click the image to link to the challenge site)





So this is my card for the colors.





I used "Dearest Peony" stamp from the Ton. 
To do no-line watercoloring, I inked the stamp with distress inks antique linen for flower, shebby shutter for leaves. Then I stamped it onto a watercolor paper, then watercolored using zig clean brush markers. 
Then I added a little bit of shades using some polychromo pencils.



Next, I stamped sentiment from the same stamp set, rounded a string and put the panel onto a white card base. As a final touch, I put some Sparkling clear sequins mix from pretty pink posh here and there.



 Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Please come to the CTD and have fun making cards with these gorgeous colors! :)

Blessings
From Marge



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Multi-color Stamping of Solid Images using pigment dye inks - Dancing Fruit



Hello and Welcome to my blog.
Today I'm going to share three cards made using multi-color stamping of solid images.
I used new Dancing Fruit stamps set which is among the "One of a Kind Release" from Simon Says Stamp.

Here are my cards.




First, I cut 3 tags using stitched dress up tag wafer die from white card stock paper, then stamped each fruit image of Dancing Fruit using various colors of pigment inks, giving some gradient in colors at the same time, which is called multi-color stamping. 
I stamped apple, pineapple and pear on each tag using mini MISTI




Here are inks that I used.




For an apple, I used lemon zest, orange slush, and water melon which are included SSS hybrid ink pad cube set fresh fruit. I fell in love the bright colors that these hybrid cube inks came out with ! The inks set is highly recommendable. 




For the pineapple, I used Altenew's pigment inks : Buttercream, Warm sunshine, and Caramel Toffee Frayed Leaf and Evergreen



For the pear, I used green in Kelly's Fashion Ink set which has very bright color, and Frayed Leaf and Evergreen from altenew.




After finishing stamping, then I put each tag on various patterned papers and card base.
The designs were not predetermined, I just chose and cut patterned papers going after my heart. All the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh



This second card was especially made for entry into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #75, were the theme is  "Black and White with a Splash."
The sentiment is from "See You Soon" that was included in Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit.



For the 3rd, I used green enamel dots for embellishment :)




Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Major supplies are linked in the text just FYI. 
One layer multicolor stamping was so fun, maybe I will try a few more cards with this technique :)

Blessings.
From Marge.