Sunday, 17 February 2019

Black and white sympathy card

When I was thinking about a design for my second project of the Black and White challenge, a simple but elegant sympathy card came into my mind. So I took Tim's Vines and Roses stamp set, a white cardstock, an antistatic pouch, a stamping platform, a black ink pad and a black embossing powder and I heat embossed these beautiful roses on the card.




The text is from the My Favorite Things, More Essential Sentiments stamp set.

I placed my floral card onto a black card base and it was ready.



If you have a black and white (plus one colour) project, please don't hesitate to join our challenge over at Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher!

Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the Craft Stamper Magazine February TIMI challenge: Anything goes


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Robot car for my nephew

On February 24 we will celebrate my nephew's name-day. If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you may know that I'm Hungarian and the Hungarians celebrate the name-days, not just the birthdays. So this card is for the 7 years old Mátyás, aka Matyi.



For the background, I ripped out a page from my daughter's old "cahier". She got this reprinted old notebook when she was one of the students of the École Francaise and I'm sure it was that time when she was a fan of the Frozen Disney movie :-)



I glued the school paper onto a 300 gsm watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Collage Medium. When it was dry, I applied a tiny amount of diluted gesso over the entire surface. When it was dry, I repeated this process. I didn't want to overdo the gessoing at first.



Then I applied diluted Mowed Lawn ink (from the reinker bottle) to the surface. And because I found the green too harsh, I toned back with diluted white paint and when it was dry, I spattered the surface with diluted brown and white acrylic paints.


The letters were cut out from chipboard and painted it white, then inked with Watering Can Archival ink.

And every piece of my robot was handpainted with acrylic paints.

What I used:






Gesso

Ranger Distress Collage Medium

Ranger Distress ink (Mawed Lawn, Frayed Burlap)

Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil, Watering Can)

DecoArt Americana paints



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Typography


Sunday, 10 February 2019

Unusual Valentine's Day card with robots

Luckily, after one month waiting, my robots arrived from the US. So I couldn't resist playing with them and when I had a little time I went to my crafting place immediately.

And again, I made an unusual Valentine's Day card.


I really enjoyed assembling them and I tried to create a little different design that I saw from other crafters. 

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz

Idea-ology, Butterfly Design tape set

Idea-ology, Small Talk stickers

Kraft-Core papers and other cardstocks



With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add some red

I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Black and white monster card with sarcastic text

In February at the Country View Challenges there's a challenge called Black and White (plus one). I hesitated a lot about the second design and in the end I made two totally different cards. I decided to use the other one as a second project and you can see that on February 17. 


But here is my monster card.



The first layer is a black folded card.

For the second, layer I took a white cardstock and with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, I stencilled these cute dots using the Stampers Anonymous Polkadot (THS068) layering stancil by Tim Holtz.

For the third layer, again I took a white cardstock and with the Jet Black ink and Tim's Stripes and Holiday stamp set  (CMS281) and stamped the stripe pattern.

I inked the edges of both cards with Ranger Distress Black Soot ink.

The frame was cut with the Sizzix Bigz Ornate Frame die from black cardstock but I heat embossed with Ranger Distress Black Soot embossing powder. 

The monster was cut out from green cardstock with Sizzix Thinlits Silly Monsters die.

I also used two brads (Long Fasteners) and one text from the Big Talk Snarky sticker book: I don't know where all this crap about me being a "difficult person" is coming from. 
I'm sure this crumpy monster has really no idea :-)

I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Friday, 8 February 2019

Card with gold embossed flowers

Here I am again with another gold embossed floral card but this time the flower images give me the possibility of watercolouring. Actually, I had a lot of work with this card, mostly with the masking. I had to mask when I heat embossed the flowers and leaves, and since the adhesive destroyed during the heating, I had to cut out the flowers again before I started to blend distress inks to the background. The only exceptions were the leaves because I used masking fluid for covering and protecting them.




What I used:

MFT Brilliant Blooms stamp set
MFT Brushstroke Expressions stamp set
Ranger embossing powder (Princess Gold)
Ranger Distress ink pads (Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans)
Ranger Distress markers (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold)
Masking paper
Schmincke masking fluid




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the Craft Stamper Magazine February TIMI challenge: Anything goes



Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Red card for the Chinese New Year

For making this card I had two inspirations. First of all, at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge there's a challenge called: Add some red. And secondly, yesterday when I made this card there was the day of the Chinese New Year. Red and gold are lucky colours in the Chinese culture and you can often see them on New Year's decorations and cards. 


So I wanted to make a vintage card with a background like a Chinese silk fabric and with a text for wishing good luck,  happiness, joy, richness etc. Actually, my chosen colours symbolize the foregoing things. 

For the background, I used one of the background stamps of the Vines and Roses set (CMS298). Using the stamping platform, I stamped the images with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw ink and heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. 

Then I coloured the background first with Ranger Distress Abandoned Corals and Worn Lipstick but I realised I want stronger red, so I added Festive Berries too. I also added Aged Mahagony around the edges. The very edges were inked with Gathered Twigs and I also spattered the background with diluted Gathered Twigs.

The edges of the second layer were heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold.

The text is from Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate set and I heat embossed with Princess Gold too.

For the baroque panel, I used the Stacked Baroque Thinlits dies. I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and spritzed with the same diluted ink.


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!! And happy new year to you!!! As to myself, I hope the year of the pig will be luckier than the dog year :-) 



Friday, 1 February 2019

Black and white Valentine's day card with colour-pop

Hello everyone, it's February 1st and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Black and white (plus one additional colour if you need) and the lovely Sue will be your hostess.

For this challenge, I made a black and white Valentine's day card adding the red colour as a plus. 


The first layer of this card was stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink using Stampers Anonymous Dots&Floral stamp set by Tim Holtz (CMS220).

I inked the edges with Black Soot ink and placed on a black rectangle cutout.

The gentleman was cut out from black textured cardstock with Sizzix Bigz die, Festive Gent by Tim Holtz.

For the third layer, I used one of the pattern paper from the Christmas Paper Stash by Tim Holtz.

The little hearts were cut out from red textured cardstock using the Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz.

For the flowers, I used the Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz.

The text is part of the Crazy Talk stamp set (CMS236) and was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink.

I also used four brads from the Idea-Ology Long Fasteners. 



If you have a black and white project, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher of the Country View Crafts.


With my card, I would like to join the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by!!!






Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Sending you lots of love

Last year I made a card which was quite similar to this one. I really love that design, this is why I insisted on many elements from that card. But let me show you the new one:



What I used:

MFT Pure Innocence, Blowing Kisses stamp

MFT Birdie Brown, New Best Friend stamp

MFT Mini Hearts Background stamp

Die-Namics A2 Rectangle STAX 2

Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flags

Die-Namics Stitched Circle STAX

Die-Namics, Grand Greenery

Die-Namics, Mini Rolled Roses

Copic Sketch markers

Ranger Archival ink pad (Forget-Me-Not, Cobalt)

etc.


With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a heart



Thursday, 24 January 2019

Wooden box with stamped fish

Here's my latest make, a wooden box that I stamped with fish from the Gill Friends stamp set by My Favorite Things. 




First I painted the lid white with acrylic paint, then I sanded with fine sandpaper. I wiped off the dust and put another layer of white paint on. 

I stamped the fish with Ranger Distress ink then I heat embossed using the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.



The next step was to colour the images with acrylic paints and with a fine brush.


I added diluted blue paint around the images. When it was dry I inked the edges with Ranger Archival ink Hydrangea and after with Coffee. I also tapped Hydrangea onto the parts among the fish. 

With this, I wasn't ready, I masked the fish and spattered the lid with diluted white paint.

I have a favourite medium (Schmincke Fluid Medium) that I use as a final coat, it gives silky shine to my projects. But this time I put two drops from the Ranger Distress Antique Linen reinker to make my medium vintage.



I hope you like it!!! Happy crafting!!!


Monday, 21 January 2019

Card - coffee break

Colouring the elements of this card was a relaxing and enjoyable activity. I also loved the process of creating the scene. 



I wanted to make a patisserie where this lovely lady popped in for a coffee. 


What I used:

MFT Birdie Brown, Friends at first sip stamp set

MFT Birdie Brown, Happy Hippos stamp set

MFT, Small brick background stamp

MFT Die-Namics, Boutique die

MFT Die-Namics, Puffy Clouds die

Copic Sketch markers

MFT Hybrid inks (Grout Grey, Kraft, Chocolate)

Neenah Desert Storm paper

tiny half pearl

double-sided foam adhesive tape

double-sided adhesive tape





I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!