Saturday, 17 April 2021

Hope

 

 stamp: rainbow and family
others: Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, Memory Box 'Alphabet Soup' dies

Stamped the image on white cardstock and coloured with Mijello watercolour. Wanted to create 'watercolour style' colouring but I failed miserably here. Adhere the white cardstock on kraft cardstock and add on the die-cut sentiment. 

In this trying times of the Covid pandemic, remind myself not to forget to look up the beautiful blue sky outside and there is hope at the end of the rainbow. 

Challenges:
  1. Double 'D' Challenges - anything with rainbow/mermaid/unicorn
  2. Memory Box Challenge #71 - paint
  3. Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - #194 use stamp


    Wednesday, 14 April 2021

    Cheers

     

    Materials: Marianne Design (Wedding Sentiment 'Cheers' stamp C50999, Creatables wine bottle & glass LR0481, Swirls CA3103), Spellbinder Classic Circle and Scallop Circle die, diy heart crochet

    First time using this die to make this round shape card. I searched the internet for ideas on how to match the bottle and wine glass die-cuts in order to look realistic. I should have use a piece of vellum instead of white cardstock for the glass to make it more real.

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    Sunday, 11 April 2021

    A lattice frame card

     



    stamp: Clearly Besotted Snowdrops stamp & die set
    Lattice background die, Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, patterned paper


    Stamped this image on a snippet of watercolour paper from my stash and coloured with Mijello watercolour. My first time using this brand. Die-cut the snowdrop flower with the die and the lattice background from a white cardstock. I inked the white cardstock with soft pastel before adhered to the lilac patterned paper.

    Challenges:

    1. Butterfly Challenge #155 - L for lantern (mine is Lattice work for theme, lilac for colour and a butterfly)
    2. Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge #400
    3. We Love Chocolate Baroque - springtime
    4. Craftthazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April, anything with patterned paper
    5. Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - use stamp

    Thursday, 1 April 2021

    Faux Stitched Christmas Card

     

    Coloured the digital image Xmas tree with Copic. The tiny tag was punched out and add on bling and a stamped sentiment. Faux-stitched the border of the red cardstock with white pen. 

    Challenges:

    Tuesday, 30 March 2021

    It is spring

     

    Materials: Chinese Lanter die, sakura, tiny daisy and butterfly punch, stencil, Tim Holz distress ink pad 'Broken China', blending brush

    Made this card using using stencil, dies and punch. The lantern with the intricate longevity knot is an auspicious symbol for the Chinese during Chinese New Year which falls on spring month in Chinese Calendar. The die-cut word is 'Chun' which means spring. 

    The background was inked using stencil and Tim Holz Broken China distress ink with a blending brush. Oh..so easy peasy with this technique. The colour was smooth and not blotchy. I was struggling previously using Ranger distress foam tool which was always patchy.

    Next, punched sakura and tiny daisy flower, inked the edges of the sakura petals with pink colour pencil. The small butterfly was punched out from snippet of glitter patterned paper.

    Challenges:

    1. Butterfly Challenge #154 - theme knot, colour kilimanjaro and kobi 
    2. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge #399

    Sunday, 14 March 2021

    Sending Love

     

    Stamp: House-Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends' 
    Others: soft pastel, Copic, Sending Love die, Recollections black and white cardstock

    Another background inking using soft pastel. Such an easy technique for smooth and great result compare to using other mediums. The image was coloured with Copic and fussy cut manually. Die-cut the sentiment from a black cardstock for better contrast of colour against the pastel background.

    Challenges:

    Be Happy


    Stamp: House-Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends' 
    others : soft pastel, Hunkydory Moonstone 'Be Happy dies', Copic, Recollections black cardstock

    Another cute mouse stamp from the House-Mouse Designs. I coloured it with Copic and fussy cut manually after that. Inked the background of a white cardstock with soft pastel. I love this colour combo. The sentiment is a Hunkydory Moonstone Rustic Lace collection die, die-cut it from a snippet of black cardstock  which I kept in a ziplock bag.

     Challenges: