Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Merry Moose in love

Well, for our January challenge - Cityscape or Landscape - as a second inspirational project I chose the landscape instead of the cityscape and I made a wintry card with Merry Moose by Tim Holtz which turned into a Valentine's Day card.

In December I created a Christmas card with Merry Moose that I really loved (and that was loved by you too) so I decided to use that design with slight changes. First of all, this one is colourless, because I wanted to make a black and white picture.

And because the Valentine's Day is approaching, somehow I wanted to customize it for the upcoming celebration.

On my linked blogpost, you can find a detailed tutorial about how you can make a landscape like this. The only difference is that here I chose Grey Sky, Slate Grey and White Wash DecoArt Americana paints for the background.

I was thinking a lot where to put the only red tiny heart and I, in the end, chose the rump part instead of the shoulder to make my card more playful. 

You can find this tiny heart in the Sizzix Thinlits Crazy Things die set.

I hope you like my card with these cute moose!!!

And if you have a project with landscape or cityscape, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Friday, 4 January 2019

Card with Beautiful Flowers by Simon Says Stamp

For making this card, I used my brand new watercolour set of Schmincke Horadam. At the end of last year, I gathered a few pans of Horadam Aquarel colours in a container. And now it was time to try them out.

I stamped then gold embossed the Beautiful Flowers stamps by Simon Says Stamp on a 300gsm watercolour paper. Then I coloured with Schmincke Horadam colours.

The text is one of the MFT More Essential Sentiments stamp set and it was also gold embossed.

When I was ready with this, I inked the card edges with Ranger Distress Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy inks, then I sprayed the whole card with a Fixative.

The last thing was to adhere it to a kraft paper folded card and I added 3 sequins for more interest.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Something New - as my watercolour set is brand new

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

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Winter wonderland with houses

Hello everyone and happy new year to you!!!

Today it's not just the start of the new year but the start of a new challenge at the Country View Challenges called: Landscape or Cityscape. As you see, I made a card with a wintry cityscape or rather a townscape.

To make this card, I cut out a rectangle and coloured them with Ranger Distress inks.

Then with the snowflake background die I created a snowfall on my card. For this, I used the Winder Wonderland Sizzix Thinlits die.

Then I adhered this on a white card base with glue.

From white cardstock, I cut out the houses with the Sizzix Townscape die and the snowdrift with the Sizzix Home For The Holidays Thinlits die.

I arranged them on the card, I took a photo that I used when I attached them to the card permanently. 

I put a layer of DecoArt Snow-tex on the snowdrift but you can use Ranger Grittpaste as well.

I adhered grey cardstock pieces behind the houses with glue and from the same grey cardstock I cut out the birds using the Sizzix Scarecrow die set.

I inked the edges of the houses with Antique Linen and with Gathered Twigs the card edges.

I spattered the whole card with white acrylic paint.

What I used:

Sizzix On-The-Edge die, Townscape by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Home For The Holiday by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Winter Wonderland by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Small Talk Sticker Book, Occasions

Ranger Distress ink pads (Antique Linen, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Frayed Burlap)

DecoArt Snow-Tex paste


Kraft paper


If you have a project with cityscape or landscape, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #71

With this beautiful vintage Santa card, I would like to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

This card was printed in Italy and posted in 1948 but I suppose it was an earlier card which was postally unused until 1948.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #70

Although the sender of this card wished happy new year for the recipient, I'm sure this is definitely a Christmas card.

This card is from 1901 this is why the sender had to write on the front of the card.

You can find my other vintage postcard if you click on the  'old Christmas cards' label on the sidebar.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #69

Here is a beautiful, romantic card that I purchased from France. It had some ink stains that I removed with some retouching. 

This card was sent from Budapest to Couiza (Aude) in 1908.

And here you can see the original with the stains:

You can find my other vintage card if you click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the sidebar.

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wooden box with MFT flowers

Here is my latest make, a wooden box with the MFT Brilliant Blooms stamp set. 

The box lid was painted white, then after drying, I stamped the flowers with Old Paper Distress ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

The next step was to colour them with diluted DecoArt Americana paints (Royal Fuchsia, Mistletoe). Then I added some extra colours with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

In the end, I smeared some diluted Pebble (DecoArt Americana) paint to the white parts and when it was dry I added some spatters with the remaining paint.

For protection, I put two very thin layers of Schmincke Fluid Acrylic Medium.

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

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #68

Christmas postcards featuring Santa are the most wanted for the collectors but cards with car, or airplane, or train, or any transportation are very popular too.

This is why, this postcard with an airplane is very special.

The card was posted in 1937.

You can find my other vintage postcard, if you click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the sidebar.

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #67

Here is my today card, a beautiful vintage postcard from 1929.

You can find my other vintage Christmas cards if you click on the "old Christmas cards" label on the right sidebar.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas banner with PaperArtsy stamps

Hello Everyone, I'm here with the second inspirational project for our December challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is: Christmas

This is a quite big, an 18x24 cm banner without the tinsel. For making this big banner, I had to use the Sizzix Plus Banners Framelits dies.

For creating this banner, I stamped the Christmas image onto a Neenah Solar White paper with Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then following an original Thomas Nast illustration I started to colour my image with Copic Sketch markers. The stamp I used was Hot Pick Xmas 04.

Then I stamped the Merry Christmas text to a watercolour paper with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink. I cut the text out with scissors and with a brush I adhered watered Antique Linen ink. For this, I used an Antique Linen reinker. The text was part of the Eclectica Scrapcosy 08 set.

The first layer of this card was a watercolour paper and I stamped the snowflakes randomly for creating a background for my Santa. For this, I used the Noel Plate 4 stamp set and to be able to stamp the snowflakes randomly, I cut the snowflakes stamp apart to get 12 individual snowflake stamps. I stamped the snowflakes with Ranger Archival Watering Can ink.

When I was ready with this, again I aged the paper by adding diluted Antique Linen ink on the surface.

For more ageing, I distressed the edges with a knife and inked the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

Then I toned back the snowflakes and the Antique Linen colour with a little white paint. For this, I always use the Amsterdam White acrylic paint because there's not too much pigment in the paint, so it doesn't cover and make disappear the image underneath. So it's perfect for fading. 

I spattered the banner with diluted Vintage Photo ink, I dried the ink with my heat tool, then I adhered the images to this banner. 

Then I cut out a second layer from green cardstock and aged the edges.

The next layer was a red cardstock and I stamped the snowflakes randomly around the edges with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

I put the banner together, punched two holes for the tinsel twine and added four mirrored stars to the corners of the banner.

Then, for protection, I covered the whole banner with Micro Glaze.

Do you know that this Santa image by Thomas Nast was the first drawing which portrays Santa as a fat, jolly man in a red suit?

If you still have a Christmas project, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

Thank you for stopping by and merry Christmas to you!!!

With my banner, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Warm Winter Wishes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas

Craft Stamper Magazine: December TIMI challenge