Thursday, 11 April 2019

Interactive robot card

Hello everyone, let me show you my second card with a jumping robot which can jump higher than the earlier one as the sliding channel is longer here, on this card.



What I used:

Idea-Ology Paper Stash, Dapper 12x12" 

Core'Dinations Kraft Core paper 12x12" - I chose a blue

Sizzix Bigz die, Crescent Moon&Stars - I used the stars

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label - for the text

Sizzix Thinlits die, Witchcraft - for the tiniest star

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gearheads - for one of the eyes and the gear on the body

Idea-Ology, Mini Gears

Idea-Ology, Game Spinners

Ranger Distress ink pads (Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap) - for inking the edges

Ranger Distress spray stain (Walnut Stain) - for spattering

acrylic paints - for painting the robot

etc.




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


Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Creative Chemistry 101 - Day 5

Last year a started a Tim Holtz Online Class, the Creative Chemistry 101. After reaching day 5, I got stuck because I needed a Kraft Resist cardstock which was a discontinued product. These papers are very hard to find or buy, mainly in Europe. But luckily I could purchase - I think - the very last 12x12" pad from Germany. Happy dance!

And here are my makes of day 5.


I love the tags!



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Easter box with a bunny

This Easter box is my second inspirational project for the April challenge of the Country View Challenges where I'm your hostess this month. I chose a quite obvious theme - I hope you like it - Easter and/or Spring.

 

To begin with, I took an oval-shaped poplar box and painted them with DecoArt Americana paints. For the top, I mixed Ligh Buttermilk with a tiny drop of Pineapple. I put two coat of paints, but of course, I let the paint dry between the coats.

I cut out the bunny with Sizzix Bigz die, Cottontail by Tim Holtz (664167) from grey chipboard. And for the dots, I used the Sizzix Bigz Die, Gadget Gears 1 and the middle of the smallest gear. I cut them out from chipboard as well.

I put an even coat of DecoArt gesso on the cutouts.


After drying I painted them white. I let them dry, then with sandpaper, I sanded the edges of the die-cuts.

The bottom was painted with DecoArt Americana, Dove Grey colour. Here I also applied two coats.

Now the next process was made with the top and the bottom as well: After drying I sanded the edges and inked with Ranger Archival Coffee ink. Then with a sponge, I tapped diluted white paint onto the surface to achieve a look like this.


I glued the cut outs to the lid and my box was ready.




I hope you like it!!! And if you have a project in the theme of Easter and/or Spring, please don't hesitate to join our April challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

Thank you for stopping by!!!


Monday, 1 April 2019

Easter card with a bunny

Hello everyone, it's April and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges and this time I will be your hostess. The theme is - what else? - Easter and/or Spring. I hope you like it!

My first inspirational project is a card with the brand new die by Tim Holtz, the Cottontail.



For the background, I cut out a 300gsm watercolour paper, then I coloured a blue part for the sky and a green for the grass.



I used the following DecoArt Americana paints: Blue Chiffon, Winter Blue, Foliage Green, Green Mist.

Then I added Mint Julep Green to soften the green part.



The fence was painted with Pebble.



When the fence was dry, I embossed it with the Lumber embossing folder. 

The sky was embossed with the Swirls embossing folder of the Burlap&Swirls set.

The grass cut out was painted with the same colours than the green part of the card, then I glued it on the card. When the glue was dry I embossed it with the Burlap embossing folder.

After the embossing, I smeared Picket Fence Distress crayon onto the surface.


I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

The bunny was coloured with Grey Sky.



And I used one of the dies of the Robotic die set to make an eye for the bunny. 




What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Cottontail by Tim Holtz

Sizzix On The Edge die, On The Fence by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Sizzlits die, Tapered Fringe by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Sizzlits die, Butterfly Frenzy by Tim Holtz

Sizzix embossing folder, Swirls&Burlap by Tim Holtz

Sizzix 3D embossing folder, Lumber by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress crayons, markers, inks

Ranger Archival inks (Watering Can, Potting Soil)


tiny half pearls


I hope you like it!!! And if you have a project in the theme Easter and/or Spring, please don't hesitate to join our April challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

With my card, I would like to join the:
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Play with paint
- Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


Sunday, 31 March 2019

Fresh-Cut Flowers by My Favorite Things

Here is the 4th version of the Fresh-Cut Flowers by me. In my earlier blogposts, you can find them. This one is made for the current Color Challenge of MFT, the 114th


This time I chose the watercolour technique and the Distress markers, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron. After colouring, I adhered diluted Antique Linen ink to the flowers using a brush. And I also spattered the card with diluted Antique Linen ink. I inked the edges with the same ink using a sponge.


The text is from the Essential Sentiments and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes.

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



Friday, 29 March 2019

Easter card with Cottontail

Hello crafty friends, let me show you my version with Tim Holtz Cottontail Sizzix Bigz die. This is my first project with this beautiful bunny but not the last, soon I will come with more creations in scheduled posts.


The first rectangle layer was coloured with PaperArtsy Cheesecake Fresco paint. Then I embossed with Tim Holtz 3D Botanical embossing folder.



Then I smudged Picket Fence Distress crayon to the embossed parts.



The second rectangle was coloured with DecoArt Americana Dove Grey paint. I inked the edges of both layers with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

The bunny was cut out from chipboard. First, I put a layer of gesso, then two coats of white paint. The edges were inked with Gathered Twigs.

To the bottom, I used a strip from a premade background that I didn't use so far. For this background, I used Tim Holtz 3D Lumber embossing folder and I think I coloured the same way as Tim Holtz when he was making the Village Manor in a youtube video. From 22.50 you can find that part.


For the flowers, I used the Sizzix Wildflowers 1 and the Funky Florals 1 and cut them out from coloured cardstocks. Then I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and smeared some Picket Fence crayon to tone them back.

The text is part of the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk set and was stamped with Ranger Coffe Archival ink.



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


With my card, I would like to join the:
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Play with paint
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Pencil coloured flowers on blue background

I just love these Fresh-Cut Flowers by MFT (My Favorite Things). This is my third card with this stamp in a very short time. The first one was watercoloured, the second was pencil coloured on kraft paper and this one is pencil coloured again but on blue cardstock.



The flowers were heat embossed with Ranger Silver embossing powder then I coloured them with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I used the following colours: White, Light Red Violet, Light Magenta, Dark Cadmium Yellow, Light Green, May Green, Earth Green Yellowish.

The text is part of the Essential Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed with the same silver embossing powder.

I cut it out with Die-Namics Fishtail Sentiment Strip.




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




Monday, 25 March 2019

Card with pencil coloured flowers

I'm still playing with my new MFT Fresh-Cut Flowers. The last time I coloured them with Schmincke Horadam Aquarelle colours (you can see it here), but on this card, I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.


I stamped the image with MFT Hybrid ink (Latte) on Neenah Desert Storm (110lb) paper. The paper was cut out with Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangle.


Then I coloured the following Polychromos pencils: Walnut Brown, Cadmium Yellow, May Green, Earth Green Yellowish, Permanent Green Olive, Light Flesh, Medium Flesh, Rose Carmine, Alizarin Crimson, Dark Red, Magenta.


The text is part of the Essential Sentiments set and was stamped with Chocolate Hybrid ink and cut out with Die-Namics Fishtail Sentiment Strip.

In the end, I sprayed the card with a fixative.


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

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


P.S. Woohoo!!! My card was spotted on the MFT Challenge Blog!!! Thank you so much, MFT!!!


Saturday, 23 March 2019

Card with MFT Fresh-Cut Flowers

Hello everyone, here is my latest card that I made for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 113.



The flower and the text were stamped and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum.

Then I coloured the flowers with watercolour technique using the Schmincke Horadam Aquarell pans and a fine brush.

I spattered them with diluted Natural and Kraft ink.

The edges were inked with Ranger Distress Antique Linen and MFT Kraft inks.

The sequins were attached with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Easter tag with a bunny and flowers

And as I promised, I show you the blue version of my earlier tag. If you click on this post, you can find a tutorial.




For this tag, I used the following Distress crayons: Mermaid Lagoons, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers. 


And instead of the Princess Gold embossing powder, here I used the Liquid Platinum.



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