Sunday, June 10, 2018

Love Is In The Air

I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Challenge this weekend and made a wedding/anniversay theme card. I started out by stamping the heart constellation using black ink. Then I started ink blending from center of heart towards outside. I used distress ink squeenze lemonade, spiced marmalade, fired brick and seedless preserve. To finish off I splattered some big water dropplets to break up the blended colors.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Lawn Fawn upon a star stamp set (LF)
  • Waffle Flower Popping In stamp set (WF)

Monday, June 4, 2018

An Ocean Full Of Thanks

I'm sharing a card today that's a little out of my comfort zone primarily because the color theme is darker than I normally use. Also I used quite a few die cut shapes that I normally don't use.

I first die cut the cover-up window frame with white cardstock. The background pattern paper came as a part of the Hero Arts card kit along with the mermaid stamp set. Similarly the card kit came with coral die and different kinds of sea weed dies. I die cut these ocean elements first on watercolor paper then colored them with Daniel Smith watercolor. I also colored the mermaid with watercolor. For the shaker components, I used mostly clear beads with a little bit of sparkle sequins. Finally I assembled all the shaker frames and background, and adhered them to a piece of grey cardstock.

 
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits May 2017 release (HA)
  • MFT Gift box cover-up die-namics (MFT)

Monday, May 28, 2018

Birthday Amigos

Hola! I made a watercolor birthday card with the Three Amigos stamp set from Mama Elephant. It was a rather simple card. For the background, I used wide brush strokes with four different colors from Daniel Smith watercolor. They are more on the muted tune side. For the images, I watercolored them with distress ink markers. I adhered them with foam adhesive to add dimensions to the images.



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Three amigos stamp set (ME)
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched hexagons dies (PPP)

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thank You Gift Tags

It's teacher appreciation week! As usual, the school sends home a list of each teacher's favorite colors/snacks/stationary. Based on the list, we prepared a small gift for 7 techers. It was my good opportunity to make tags (otherwise they are not needed as often). Tag background colors are of course based off teacher's favorite colors as well.




I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
Word Art Wednesday #336-337 - Anything Goes
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Page huggers stamp set (ME)
  • MFT Tag Builder blueprint die-namics (MFT)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunny Day with Dragon

Dragon often relates to mystery. In this card I'm sharing today, I wanted to create a sunny and cheerful look. To start off, I applied distress ink using the wet on wet technique for the background. I added a few more watercolor layers with random strokes of different blue/green shades just to create textures. I also used distress ink to watercolor the stamped images. In the end, I added more shadings using color pencils.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Me and my dragon stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Dragon wishes stamp set (ME)