Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Education, Quotation Card no. #2 (CRAFT-alnica #193, August GDT)


Hi everyone! :o)

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at CRAFT-alnica, Slovenian challenge blog, for month of AugustTwo weeks ago I shared my first GDT project and today I'm sharing my second project as GDT at CRAFT-alnica.

The challenge for this fortnight is #193 - Okvir / Frame. Use a frame on your project, make or decorate a frame.


I love hand drawn frames, so I decided to go with a hand drawn frameAnd this is my take on the challenge: Education, Quotation Card.


This is a decoration magnet (it has a magnetic sheet on the back). I made it for myself (actually for a refrigerator, as magnets can't stick on me LOL).

To make this one, I was inspired with a Quotation Card I made last year (find it here). I quoted one of my favorite philosophers, Jiddu Krishnamurti. :o)


How I made my quotation card/magnet...

I cut a white watercolor paper panel and typed quotation on a typewriter and drew line frame with superfine permanent marker (0.4 mm).

Images are layered. I stamped pile of books from Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set  directly on the panel and once more on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I colored books in watercolor technique using Distress Inks.

I colored a background in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch (DIBS). I added several layers of color and dried them between. When I was satisfied with the color, I splattered whole panel with water and DIBS.

After drying, I fussy cut colored books, colored edges with a black marker and glued them over stamped images on the panel. I added white highlights on books and the panel was finished.

The watercolor paper I used was thick and you could kind of see black color of the magnetic sheet through it. To solve this "problem", I cut a white cardstock base, same size as the watercolor paper, and glued colored panel on it. At the end I glued whole card on the magnetic sheet and my quotation card /magnet was finished.

Dimensions:  88 mm x 126 mm (3 1/2" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' Stamp Set
  • white watercolor paper
  • white cardstock paper
  • magnetic sheet
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Wilted Violet
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker) Black 68/46
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Uniball Signo White
  • UHU universal glue
  • UNIS tbm de Luxe Typewriter
  • scissors
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine brush no. 0
  • Marabu rounded fine brush no. 2
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you'll like my framed project and get inspired. :o) Stop by the CRAFT-alnica and see amazing creations from the Design Team made for this challenge. The challenge ends on September 5th, 23:55 (11:55 PM) CEST, so there is plenty time to share your Frame(d) projects with us. :o) For more information about the challenge rules and prizes, jump over to challenge post at CRAFT-alnica. :o)



I'm linking my project to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

(will be updated)


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

You Are Magical Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), shaker, You Are Magical Card.


I made this card for my niece Tea who's 7th birthday is tomorrow. 

This shaker card was so easy to create. I used stamps from an ADORABLE Jane's Doodles 'Magical' stamp set. LOVE!!! :o)

I was inspired with colors from a photo below shared on Addicted to Stamps and More blog for the challenge #255 - Photo inspiration. :o)

I stamped a dragon on a thick watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the dragon and colored edges with black marker. As a finishing touch I added white highlights and dots on the dragon and set it aside.

I mixed various sequins to get my own mix. :o)

Then I worked on shaker construction. 

I cut a white carstock panel, a bit smaller than a card base, and cut out circle window on it. I stamped a sentiment below the window and glued a piece of acetate on the back of the panel to close the window. I glued foam sheet square with a circle window on it on the back of the panel, filled the window with shaker mix and glued it on the card base.

Lastly, I glued 3-D foams on the dragon and placed it on the card. To make the card sturdier, I glued a white cardstock paper panel inside the card. :o)


Short video....
video

Card dimensions: 102 mm x 133 mm (4" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Magical' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
    • Crafter's Companion Acetate Sheet
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
      • Tumbled Glass
      • Mermaid Lagoon
      • Wilted Violet
    • Uniball Signo White
    • Stabilo Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
    • UHU universal glue
    • double sided strong adhesive tape
    • foam sheet square, 3 mm thick
    • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
    • various sequins (violet sequins + some from CAS sequin mix from 'Beach Party' kit + some from CAS sequin mix from 'Frosty Fun' kit)
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • EK Success Circle Cutter
    • scissors
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • paper towels
    • water



    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Crafty Creations Challenges, #348 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, August 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Add a Sentiment
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday, July 2017: Add Sparkle!
    Glitter, sequinsglittery paper, etc. Just add some BLING!
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Jane's Doodles Summer Sale


    Hi everyone! :o)

    Jane is back from her vacation and and is offering 30% off on all clear stamps. No code needed. The discount is calculated at the checkout. 

    Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Striped 40th Birthday Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #174)


    Hi everyone! :o)


    It's time for a new challenge over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

    Our theme for this fortnight is #174, Zahlen / Numbers. Use numbers on your handmade projects.

    This time our lucky winner will win this lovely embossing folder.


    And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), Striped 40th Birthday Card.


    I made this card for my partner's brother who's 40th birthday was yesterday.

    To make this card I tried an awesome Jennifer's McGuire Masked Stripe Inlay technique. What an awesome technique and a great way to use paper scraps. I love the result!! :o)

    To make striped panel, I used 4 various blue colored cardstock paper scraps, cut them to various size stripes and glued them as shown and described on Jennifer's blog. Check her blog post and video for more details and how to make striped panel. :o)

    When I glued all stripes, I trimmed the panel and heat embossed in white number 40 on it. I used numbers form Happy Little Stampers 'Big Bold Numbers' stamp set.

    Lastly, I glued the panel on a white top folded square card base and my card was finished.

    Card dimensions: 102 mm x 102 mm (4" x 4")

    List of supplies:
    • Happy Little Stampers 'Big Bold Numbers' stamp set
    • white cardstock paper
    • blue cardstock paper scraps (4 colors)
    • sticker paper sheet
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
    • UHU universal glue
    • Uniball Signo White
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • powder bag
    • scissors

    I hope you'll like my project for this fortnight and get inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)



    I'm linking my card to following challenge:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Crafting By Desings, August Anything Goes Challenge
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Sending You Salty Kisses Card (LMMS Challenge #169)


    Hi everyone! :o)


    Today a new challenge starts at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #169, Anything Goes Challenge.


    For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Sending You Salty Kisses Card.


    I made this card for my nieces, Tea (6) and Nika (3). I had so much fun with them last weekend, while I was visiting my family in Bilice near Šibenik, where they are on a vacation. :o)

    For my card I used a SUPER CUTE LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Wendi' digital stamp.

    For a card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

    I printed Wendi on the card base and left her aside for two weeks, as I didn't have time to color her earlier. Usually, I leave printed images drying one day before coloring them.

    I colored her in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After coloring and drying, I stamped a sentiment on the card base.

    As a finishing touch, I added white highlights using white gel pen and covered beach toys with a clear gloss resin to create glossy accents. They look like real plastic. :o)


    Card dimensions: 127 mm x 89 mm (5" x 3.5")

    List of supplies:
    • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Wendi' digital stamp
    • Jane's Doodles 'Simon' stamp set (sentiment)
    • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
    • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
      • Mustard Seed
      • Fossilized Amber
      • Barn Door
      • Twisted Citron
      • Cracked Pistachio
      • Lucky Clover
      • Blueprint Sketch
      • Tea Dye
      • Vintage Photo
      • Walnut Stain
    • Uniball Signo White
    • Gloss Resin Super Clear
    • printer
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool (for drying)
    • crafting needle
    • water
    • paper towels
    • paper scraps

    I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #169. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)



    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) AAA Cards, CAS Game #96 - Summer Fun

    2) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #254 - Clean and Simple (CAS)
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Crafting By Desings, August Anything Goes Challenge
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    4) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, August 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    5) Noor! Design U.K., August Challenge: Anything Goes

    6) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, For a Child
    I made this card for my nieces.
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    B&W Glittery Snowflakes Card (CRAFT-alnica #192, August GDT)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at CRAFT-alnica, Slovenian challenge blog, for month of August. I'll share my challenge projects twice this month as GDT at CRAFT-alnica.

    First challenge I'm guesting this month is a challenge #192 - Bleščeč Božič v avgustu / Glittery Christmas in August. The theme is picked by DT Lili. Use glitter, glittery material or glittery embossing powder on your Christmas cards.

    It was quite a challenge for me to create a card for this challenge, as glitter and glittery stuff are not something I like. After long time thinking and combining this and that, I decided to go with B&W color combo and super simple design. Here is my take on the challenge: Black & White Glittery Snowflakes Card Card.


    To make this card, I used GORGEOUS Create a Smile snowflake stencil from 'Frosty Fun' kit.

    I mixed a structure paste with white glitter on an acrylic block. I spread the paste through the stencil on a black cardstock paper panel, removed the stencil and left the panel dry for half an hour. Then I sprinkled whole surface with white glitter, so the surface of snowflakes would be even more glittery. I left the panel dry over the night. :o)

    Next day I glued the panel on a foam sheet square, 3 mm thick, and glued the panel on a black cardstock base. To make my card sturdier and stable while standing, I glued another black cardstock paper panel inside the card and my card was finished.

    Card dimensions: 153 mm x 101 mm (6" x 4")

    List of supplies:
    • black cardstock paper
    • Snowflakes stencil from Create a Smile 'Frosty Fun' kit
    • Marabu Light Structure Paste (805)
    • white glitter
    • foam sheet, 3 mm thick
    • UHU liquid glue
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • scissors
    • palette knife (spatula) no. #1
    • acrylic block
    • microfiber cloth (for cleaning) 

    I hope you'll like my glittery card and get inspired. :o) Stop by the CRAFT-alnica and see amazing creations from the Design Team made for this challenge. The challenge ends on August 22nd, 23:55 (11:55 PM) CEST, so there is plenty time to share your Glittery Christmas cards with us. :o) For more information about the challenge rules and prizes, jump over to challenge post at CRAFT-alnica. :o)


    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Crafting By Desings, August Anything Goes Challenge
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers, Christmas Challenge, August 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday, July 2017: Add Sparkle!
    Glitter, sequins, glittery paper, etc. Just add some BLING!
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    LMMS news


    Hi everyone! :o)

    It's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Week. I don't have a finished project to share with you today. Instead, here are some LMM's shop news.


    New images have been released to the store last week.

    Two super adorable rubber stamps, Sunbonnet Strawberry Wagon and Sunbonnet Strawberry Watering Can, and two adorable PDP images, Polka Dot Pals Gada and Polka Dot Pals Alina.


    Looking for summer themed stamps?? Check out summery Polka Dot Pals 'Wikoli' and 'Wendi' from the previous release. LOVE!!!! :o)


    Would you like to win some LMMS store credit? 

    There's still time to join us in our current Challenge #168 - Anything Goes. There is a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)


    At the end of this post....
    I'll be offline until Monday, August 7th. In couple hours I'm traveling to Šibenik to spend a weekend with my parents, my brother and his family. :o)


    I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka
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