Saturday, 23 May 2020

Totoro

Tomorrow will be my daughter's name-day. I'm sure I've already told you that she is a huge fan of Japanese cartoons. Wolf Children, Ponyo, Pokémon, Fairy Tail and Totoro are some of her favourite cartoons. 

Two years ago I had made a Fairy Tail cake with a blue cat for her birthday but I wasn't satisfied with it hence I'm sure I didn't share it with you here. 


This time she chose Totoro so I've made a Totoro felt ornament, a Totoro keychain and a Totoro cake for her name-day.

Here they are:






I hope she will like it!!! 

For the Totoro felts, I found a pattern on this blog. I didn't use all the elements of his plushie and I changed the sizes too.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Tag with little boy and suitcases

I think we can all agree that it's only a matter of time when this little boy, you and I can travel again. But right now I'm not even sure I can visit my family in Hungary this summer or to travel anywhere else. I also had to cancel my Easter trip to Hungary and Italy and my May trip to Dieppe (France). But I think I'm not alone and we all wait the possibility of safe travelling.

Till then here is my tag.


What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Baggage Claim by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Tag&Bookplates by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Bricked Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology Baseboard Dolls

Idea-Ology, Clipping Stickers

Idea-Ology, Loop Pins

Ranger Distress inks



The suitcases were coloured with Distress inks, original and oxide as well. I spritzed them with water and when they were dry I rubbed them with Micro Glaze.

After the stencilling and when my bricks were completely dry, I painted with acrylic paints, brick by brick. I know it sounds silly, but I love how it turned out. I wanted to create something similar to the wall of the 9 3/4 platform at King's Cross Station (Harry Potter).


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


With my tag, I would like to join the challenge of The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog: Oh Man!







Monday, 18 May 2020

Bookmark with a little boy and his dogs

Today I have brought you a bookmark. We are big bookmark consumers, so when I finish a bookmark immediately someone from my family wants it for himself/herself.


For this bookmark, I used the MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and the Birdie Brown stamp sets, the Little Buddies, Our Story and New Best Friend.

I coloured it with Copic Sketch markers.

With this bookmark, I would like to join the MFT Color Challenge 141.




Sunday, 17 May 2020

Ladies at a birthday party

Hello crafty friends, I'm here with the second inspirational post for the May challenge of the Country View Challenges, called Tea Party but you can do projects with Birthday Party or any Anniversary Party.

Here is mine with a birthday party this time.


And here is my tutorial.

I made a folded card from a light cream cardstock, then I adhered a dark brown panel on it.  Now here comes the creative part.

I took a paper from the Menagerie 8x8" Paper Stash and blended Spun Sugar ink onto the surface. Then inked the edges with Gathered Twigs ink.


Then I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and stamped, then heat embossed with the Lattice background stamp from the Lattice&Flourish stamp set (CMS257). For this, I used the Princess Gold embossing powder.

Then I blended the surface with diluted Antique Linen ink. This is why I needed a watercolour paper. Here I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs as well.


The ladies were in one of the Paper Dolls set and I coloured with Distress Crayons. For this technique, you can find a perfect tutorial at Paula Cheney, I followed her rules too.

The hat was stamped with Hickory Smoke Archival ink and coloured with Distress markers (Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade) and you can find the actual stamp in the Mini Crazy Birds&Things stamp set. In the end, I sealed them with Distress Resist Spray. For this, I spritzed a little amount of Resist Medium onto a plastic sheet, then I tapped them onto the surface with a piece of sponge. 


The text was in the Metallic Stickers Quotations set and I placed a piece of gold paper from the Metallic Kraft Paper Stash.

The flowers were made earlier. But I'm sure, I used the Tiny Tattered Florals for the white part and the Small Tattered Florals for the blue part. I also used the latter die set for the leaves. I added a little gold paint to the edges for making them more elegant. I put a tiny pearl in the middle of my flower.

I used the same gold paint to colour the thin Star Trim paper.


If you have a project related to our May theme, please don't hesitate to join us where you can win a £20 voucher.



Thursday, 14 May 2020

Friendship tag - little boy and his dog

Here is a quick tag which was made today. 


It was quick because I've already had the tag. It was made when I was preparing the background for my steampunk birthday card. I put this one aside because I had found the blue too dark, it seemed it would have suppressed my horse. So I chose the light blue background for the steampunk horse and I kept this one for later use.

This background was stencilled with the Circuit stencil. For this I used the Black Soot Archival ink, then I first spritzed with water, secondly, I splattered with Brushed Pewter paint. The edges were inked with Black Soot Distress ink.

From now on, it was really easy to make, because I used Idea-Ology elements: design taper, baseboard doll, ephemera piece, chit-chat sticker, mirrored star.




With my tag, I would like to join the: 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It's a dog's life
The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog: Oh man!



Sunday, 10 May 2020

Birthday card with a steampunk horse

As you can see, on my card Winifred, the zebra turned into a steampunk horse. Lately, I made many projects with steampunk animals (birds, rabbits) and I wanted to try it with another creature, so I chose Winifred to make a horse.


For making the background, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and blended the Weathered Wood ink onto the surface. Then I chose the Circuit stencil and inked through the stencil with Black Soot Archival ink. 


After this, I blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto the whole surface. Then I spritzed with water. In the end, I splattered with diluted Brushed Pewter paint. The edges were inked with Black Soot Distress ink.


For the horse, I didn't use all the elements of Winifred. But some of her parts were embossed with the Riveted Metal texture fades. I also added some gears from the Gearhead Thinlits die set.



What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Classic Lower by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Wildflower Stems by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Colorize, Winifred by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gearhead by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Texture Fades, Diamond Plate&Riveted Metal by Tim Holtz

Sizzix 3D Impresslits, Star Trim by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Circuit layering stencil by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress inks, paints




With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spritz and Splatter


Friday, 8 May 2020

Bookmark with a dragon

Yesterday I could find some time to go to my craft room, a little me time. I really don't want to complain because in one hand I enjoy that my family is at home but I have more work to serve them, to feed them constantly and to be a teacher, a tutor for my daughter.

So here is my bookmark.


I cut out a tag with the MFT Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags. I used the biggest one. Then I coloured the background with Ranger Distress inks and Distress Oxide inks. Then I spattered the sky part with diluted white acrylic paint.

I stamped the branch from the MFT Owlways stamp set with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, then I coloured with Ranger Distress markers.

The dragon is part of the Birdie Brown Magical Dragons stamp set and was stamped on Neenah Solar White Paper with MFT Chocolate Hybrid ink. Then I coloured with Copic Sketch markers. I fussy cut the image and glued on the tag.


With my tag, I would like to join the MFT current sketch challenge, the Wednesday Sketch Challenge 488.

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


Friday, 1 May 2020

Tea time - tag with tea cups

Hello crafty friends, I'm here to show you my first inspirational project for our May challenge over at Country View Challenges blog. Our theme is Tea Party, Birthday Party and the lovely Miriam will be your hostess.


And here is my tutorial.

I cut out a tag from chipboard with the Tag&Bookplates Sizzix die by Tim Holtz.

Then I added a layer of gesso on both sides.

When it was dry, I painted with PaperArtsy Cheesecake paint.


When the paint was dry, I stencilled the pattern of the Stampers Anonymous Flames stencil by Tim Holtz. For this, I used the Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste.

The cups were cut out from 300gsm watercolour paper with the Sizzix Tea Time Bigz die by Tim Holtz.

I stamped and heat embossed flowers to the middle of the cups. For this, I used the Stampers Anonymous Spring Shadows stamp set and two Ranger embossing powders (Sky Blue, Sage).

I inked the edges with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen Distress inks.

I cut out the word TEA with a retired Sizzix Strip die, the Boardwalk.

I used the Botanical Remnant Rubs to write the time on the paper of the teabag. For this, I used the "timeless" word of this set and of course, I cut off the "less".

The rose was - I think - part of the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ephemera layers, Botanical set.


If you have a project related to our May theme, please don't hesitate to join us where you can win a £20 voucher.

With this tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not a card



Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Beige tag with circles

Lately, I have made a few canvases with circles but sometime before I create a new colour combination I like to do first a tag to see how it looks like. And although I really like this colour combo on my tag I'm not sure to put this on a canvas.


For this tag, I have used the new Ranger embossing glazes by Tim Holtz. The texts were from one of Tim's sticker books too. I inked the edges with the following Ranger Distress Archival inks: first Vintage Photo, then with Ground Espresso and I finished it with Black Soot.


Here you can see my earlier tag with circles.

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

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not a card



Sunday, 26 April 2020

Circles VI. (canvas with circles)

Hello everyone, let me show you my latest creation, a 40x40 cms canvas. You know, when I start a canvas (or any other project) I'm never sure how it will turn out. Of course, I have a conception and an idea but most of the times the finished project differs from the prior idea. But that's just wonderful when I'm still happy with the result. 

This canvas is very close to my heart too.