Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hey GILL Friend Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #161)


Hi everyone! :o)


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


Our theme for this fortnight is #161, Karten mit Humor / Cards with humor/fun. Funny images and sentiments, smiles, Smileys.... Anything you find humorous/funny/comic. :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this lovely stamp. :o)



And here is my take on this week's theme: Hey GILL Friend Card. :o)



For my card I used an adorable Paper Smooches 'Surf and Turf' stamp set. I have this set for a while and never used it before. Hmmmm.... I love tinny and funny images, wordplay and humorous sentiments. The set has that all, so it was finally time to open it and play with it. :o)

gill (English) - die Kieme (German) - škrga (Croatian)

"Gill... an organ (as of a fish) for taking oxygen from water.'
I stamped a fish on a watercolor paper panel and heat embossed bubbles in clear. I masked the fish and blended the panel with Distress Inks. I splattered the panel with water and Distress Ink Faded Jeans. I dried the panel with Heat It Tool.

After drying, I removed the mask, colored the fish in watercolor technique using Distress Inks and glued the panel on a white top folded card base.

Next up was a sentiment. I heat embossed in white the sentiment from the set on a black cardstock paper, cut it to preferable size, glued foam stripe on the back of it and glued it on the card.

At this point I didn't like "clear" bubbles at all. They were too pale, so I traced them with white gel pen. As a finishing touch I coated the fish and bubbles with Wink of Stella. Look how it shines!


Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 m(3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'Surf and Turf' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • white watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper scrap
  • post-it paper (for masking)
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Clear Gloss, Regular, WA01R)
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
      • Mustard Seed
      • Fossilized Amber
      • Broken China
      • Mermaid Lagoon
      • Blueprint Sketch
      • Faded Jeans
      • Hickory Smoke
    • Uniball Signo White
    • UHU universal glue
    • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • scissors
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • powder bag
    • paper towels
    • dry cloth
    • water

    I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got 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 entering 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.

    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    2) Penny Black And More Challenge, January - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    Year of the Rooster Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

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    Hi everyone! :o)

    Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs, my first spotlight this year, and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Year of the Rooster Card.


    Two days ago, on January 28th, new Lunar year begun, Year of the Rooster, so it was not hard to decide which image to use and what theme to go with on this card. :o)


    For my card layout I followed a current challenge sketch CTS#206 from CAS(E) this Sketch.

    Image is paper pieced. I used two images for paper piecing.
    I printed the Rooster on a white cardstock paper scrap, colored him with black marker and fussy cut him out, leaving white border around him.
    Then I printed one more Rooster on a watercolor paper and colored him in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I shaded red colored parts with red colored pencil, fussy cut the Rooster, traced edges with black marker and softened him using stylus ball.
    I glued colored Rooster over "the black one", drew white highlights with white pen and the Rooster was finished.
    This is super easy paper piecing. It gives a bit of an extra dimension to images. :o)

    Next up was working on the sketch layout...
    I masked a bottom part of a top folded white card base with a washi tape and blended it with Distress Inks. I started with Abandoned Coral, but it was "not enough red" so I blended over it with Barn Door. Better!! :o)
    I splattered the blended part with water, dried it and repeated the whole process (blending, splattering) three times, until I was satisfied with a pattern. Lastly, I splattered the blended part with Distress Ink Barn Door mixed with a bit of water, dried it, removed the washi tape and trimmed the card a bit.

    For a sentiment I used two different fonts.
    Word 'happy' is from a Create a Smile 'Make a Wish' stamp set and I stamped it directly on a card base. I got the set in November 2016 and finally used it now.
    I wrote second part of the sentiment, 'New Year', on my computer using Impact Label Font, printed it on the white cardstock paper scrap, cut it out, traced edges with black marker and got a lovely label, as if I had label maker. :o) 

    Lastly, I assembled all pieces together. I glued 3-D foam tape on the label and foam sheet scraps on the image and glued them on the card. Red enamel dots as a finishing touch and my card was finished. :o)


    Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

    List of supplies:
    • Kitty Bee Designs '2017 Year of the Rooster' Zodiac digital stamp
    • Create a Smile 'Make a Wish' stamp set
    • Impact Label Font (Important: Read licences before downloading.)
    • white cardstock paper
    • watercolor paper
    • printer
    • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
    • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
      • Mustard Seed
      • Fossilized Amber
      • Abandoned Coral
      • Barn Door
      • Hickory Smoke
    • TOZ Artist Color colored pencil (dark red)
    • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
    • Unibal Signo White
    • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' enamel stickers (red)
    • UHU universal glue
    • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
    • foam tape, 1 mm thick
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
    • scissors
    • stylus ball
    • soft working mat
    • crafting needle
    • bone folder
    • water
    • paper towels
    • washi tape (for masking)

    I hope you enjoyed my KBD spotlight card for this month. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)





    I'm entering 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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #226 - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    At the end of this post...
    I'm a Design Team Member for Kitty Bee Designs since January 2015. TWO YEARS!! :o) I'm so happy to be a part of the amazing, talented and super friendly team. :o)
    In the two years period time I made many projects, you can find them on my DT projects preview pages, here and here. :o)


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


    Milka

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Robot Birthday Card (LMMS Challenge #155)


    Hi everyone! :o)


    It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #155, Anything Goes Challenge.


    For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple)Robot Birthday Card.



    I made this card for my nephew Patrik, my cousins son, who celebrated his 9th birthday this week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRIK!!!  

    For my card I used a super cute C. C. Designs 'Rusty' rubber stamp available in LMMS shop here.

    I stamped the robot on a thick white watercolor paper, colored him in watercolor technique using Distress Inks and fussy cut him out, leaving thin border around the robot. Then I glued the robot on a 2 mm thick foam sheet and fussy cut him out again.

    Then I stamped a sentiment on a white top folded card base, for which I used Create a Smile 'Mini Birthday' stamp set.

    drew a line frame with black fine liner to make my CAS card more interesting. To do so, I was inspired with robot's eyebrows and AMAZING work by Faye Wynn-Jones of Stampin Fluffnstuff. Be sure to visit her blog, her coloring skills and stunning CAS designs will blow you away. Thank you for the inspiration Faye!! :o)

    Lastly, I glued the robot on the card, embellished the card with enamel arrow stickers and my card was finished. :o)

    Card dimensions: 139 mm x 89 mm (5 1/2" x 3 1/2")

    List of supplies:

    I hope you liked my card for today and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #155. 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 entering 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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #226 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Penny Black And More Challenge, January - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    5) Seize the Birthday, Dashes and/or Doodling
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

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

    Milka

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Coffee Time 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 one layer, Coffee Time Card.





    To make this card I used a Jane's Doodles 'Coffee Time' stamp set. 

    For a card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper. I randomly stamped images on the card base, watercolored them using Distress Ink Colors and my card was finished. :o)


    Card dimensions: 92 mm x 133 mm (3 5/8" x 5 1/4")

    List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'Coffee Time' stamp set
    • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
    • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
    • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
      • Mustard Seed
      • Fossilized Amber
      • Festive Berries
      • Lucky Clover
      • Mermaid Lagoon
      • Ground Espresso
      • Hickory Smoke
      • Black Soot
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no.#0
    • water
    • paper towels




    I'm entering 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) Country View Challenges, January 2017 - Anything Goes
    This is my 14th entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, January 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    3) Paru's Card Making Challenges, 1st anniversary Challenge: Anything Goes
    This is my 15th entry to this challenge.


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



    Milka

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Aquarius Card

    Hello everyone! :o)

    Today I want to share with you this watercolored, one layer, Aquarius Card.



    I used an adorable Aquarius stamp from Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set. I've used before this stamp set, but the Aquarius I used for the first time.

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

    stamped the image directly on the card base and colored it with Distress Inks in watercolor technique. I also watercolored a background with Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, my favorite Distress Ink color.

    Then I stamped one more image on a scrap paper and fussy cut it out. I made a mask to cover and protect the image, as my next step was splattering the background. I splattered it with water, Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch and white acrylic paint.

    After drying, I highlighted some white acrylic splatters with white gel pen and drew more white dots. As a finishing touch I added a Clear Wink of Stella on the Aquarius's outfit and amphora. I'm not a fan of glitter and shimmer, but I'm so glad I bought the Wink of  Stella! Look how lovely it shines!!! :o)


    Dimensions of card: 127 mm x 95 mm (5" x 3 3/4")

    List of supplies:
    • Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set
      • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
      • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
      • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
        • Tea Dye
        • Vintage Photo
        • Walnut Stain
        • Hickory Smoke
        • Blueprint Sketch
      • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
      • Uniball Signo White
      • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
      • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
      • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
      • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
      • bone folder
      • scissors
      • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #2
      • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
      • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. 5/0
      • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
      • water
      • paper towels
      • scrap paper (for masking)



      I'm entering 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) Country View Challenges, January 2017 - Anything Goes
      This is my 13th entry to this challenge.

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

      3) Paru's Card Making Challenges, 1st anniversary Challenge: Anything Goes
      This is my 14th entry to this challenge.

      4) Sugar Pea Designs, Mix It Up Challenge 27

      5) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #193 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Totally Technical (create a project that features your favorite technique)
      Featuring one of my favorite techniques: watercoloring
      This is my 8th entry to this challenge.


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


      Milka

      Sunday, January 22, 2017

      deLIGHTful Birthday Card

      Hello everyone! :o)

      Today I want to share with you this CAS (clean and simple), deLIGHTful Birthday Card.



      To make this card I followed current NBUS challenge #8 by my crafty friend Darnell of djkardkreations.

      Darnell is celebrating 5th birthaversary, 1000 subscribers, 1000th post... CONGRATULATIONS DARNELL!! :o)

      Idea and main rule of the challenge is to use NBUS (never before used stuff).
      Darnell added optional theme for this challenge this time: Use Colored Pencils on Kraft.
      For more information about the challenge, jump over to Darnell's blog.

      NBUS I used to make this card is a super fun Your Next Stamp 'Perfect Chemistry' stamp set. I got this stamp set in November 2016.:o)

      I went with optional theme and used colored pencils on Kraft. I tried coloring with colored pencils on various Kraft papers before (see here). I like it and enjoy coloring with colored pencils, but my favorite coloring technique is watercolor technique. :o)


      How I made my card...

      I stamped a light bulb from the set on a Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft paper panel and colored it with colored pencils (white parts with white gel pen). I blended colors with paper stump (except white parts).

      I stamped a sentiment from the set on the panel, glued black and design paper stripes on a white top folded card base, trimmed the panel and glued it on the card base and my card was finished.


      Dimensions of card: 101 mm x 133 mm (4" x 5 1/4")

      List of supplies:
      • Your Next Stamp 'Perfect Chemistry' stamp set
        • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
        • white cardstock paper (card base)
        • black cardstock paper scrap
        • design paper scrap from Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' kit
        • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
        • TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
          • light & dark yellow
          • orange
          • light & dark red
        • TOZ Fantasy colored pencil (light grey)
        • Stabilo colored pencil (dark grey)
        • Uniball Signo White
        • double-sided adhesive tape
        • UHU universal glue 
        • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
        • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
        • bone folder
        • Paper Stump no. #5
        • pencil sharpener
        • eraser



          I'm entering 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.


          2) Paru's Card Making Challenges, 1st anniversary Challenge: Anything Goes
          This is my 13th entry to this challenge.

          3) Stempelküche, Challenge #61 - Kolorieren auf Kraft / Color on Kraft


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


          Milka
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