Friday, 14 June 2019

Love card with seahorses

Hello everyone, let me show you my love card which can be perfect for a wedding as a congratulations card or for an anniversary. The summer is the period of weddings and wedding anniversaries, for us as well, so maybe I will give it to my hubby. 



For the background, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and inked with Distress inks (Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio) then I made the whole surface vintage with watered Antique Linen ink. After I spattered with diluted white acrylic paint. The edges were inked with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs ink.

The seahorses were cut out from chipboard and painted with DecoArt Americana paints. The blue with Primary Blue, White Wash and Indian Turquoise, the pink one with Melon, White Wash and Bright Orange. The edges were inked with Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil).


What I used:

Sizzix Bigz XL die, Deco by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Sand&Sea by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Seashells by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Hex Fasteners

Idea-Ology, Baubles

Ranger Distress ink pads

DecoArt Americana paints

gold glitter paper




With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Wedding/Anniversary



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



Thursday, 13 June 2019

Mixed media wooden box with seahorses

Hello everyone, here I am again but this time I would like to show you a box. I often stamp on wooden boxes and sometimes I make mistakes with the stamping and if I can't correct it properly then I just wrinkle and glue a tissue paper to the surface. And the mistake is completely covered, completely disappeared :-)

With this box, I did the same.



Here you can see the top of the box with a wrinkled tissue paper which was painted with white acrylic paint later.



I coloured my box with DecoArt Americana paints. The bottom with Buttermilk, the top with Bahama Blue. Then I tapped White Wash acrylic paint with a sponge to the edges. After this, I spattered the top and the bottom with diluted Burnt Umber paint, then with White Wash.



The seahorses were painted with DecoArt Americana paints. The big one with a mixture of Bahama Blue and Primary Blue, the little ones with Banana Cream and White Wash. I inked them a little bit with Distress ink, I think it was Gathered Twigs, then I put an even layer of Ranger Crackle Accents. I let it dry then I smeared white acrylic paint into the crackles.



For protection, I put a thin layer of satin matt varnish to the top and the bottom as well.

In the end, I glued some clear drops (Prima Marketing Melange Pebbles) for more interest.

With my box, I would like to join the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey: Tissue Paper
Simon Says Stamp: Vacation (since we often visited aquariums during our holidays and our favourites were always the seahorses)
Creative Artist Challenge Blog: 50th challenge

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



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Card with dragonfly

Here is my second project for our June challenge at the Country View Challenges: It's a bug's life. This time I chose a dragonfly as a focal point of my card.



I started my project of creating a blue background. For this, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper, painted blue with DecoArt Spa Blue paint, then with a toothbrush I adhered diluted white paint to the surface.



Then I stamped circles with white paint, using one of the stamps from the PaperArtsy EEG24 stamp set. When it was dry, I stencilled white dots using Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste.

I also spattered the surface with diluted DecoArt Burnt Umber paint.

For my blue background, I made a frame. For this, I cut out a frame, using two rectangle dies of different sizes.


I embossed it with Tim Holtz Lumber embossing folder, painted brown, then I blotted with Frayed Burlap Distress crayon.


I'm sorry but when I made the dragonfly I forgot to take pictures and I forgot what I used exactly. But I'm sure that I used some blue and turquoise acrylic paint, then a tiny silver or pearl metallic paint, then some brown ink. In the end, I cut out another dragonfly from transparent plastic and when I embossed it, I attached it with tiny fasteners to the first dragonfly.



The text is from the Stampers Anonymous, Nature's Wonder set (CMS343).



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


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Card - vintage Paris wedding

Who has never dreamed of a Paris wedding? If you are a woman and romantic (like me), I bet this thought crossed your mind at least once in your lifetime. 

So I imagined a romantic Paris wedding in the 1930' with gold and roses and hearts and Eiffel tower...



What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Reflections by Tim Holtz (CMS111)

Stampers Anonymous, Paris Memoirs by Tim Holtz (CMS159)

Stampers Anonymous, Lady Rose by Tim Holtz (CMS255)

Stampers Anonymous, Papillon by Tim Holtz (CMS106)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Love by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Framelits die, Crazy Things by Tim Holtz (the tiny heart)

Idea-Ology, Butterfly Design Tape

Idea-Ology, Paper Dolls

Idea-Ology, Small Talk sticker book

Ranger Distress marker (Spun Sugar)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)

Ranger embossing powder, gold

Ranger Crackle Accents (for the hearts)

etc.




With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Wedding/Anniversary



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


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Entomology card

Hello dear crafters, it's June so a new challenge started at the Country View Challenges, It's a bug's life and the lovely Jane will be your hostess this month. 

But before I show you my project, I would like to announce a little change here, on my blog, again I changed my name :-) A few years ago I changed the Decoration to Designs but now I decided to leave the third part. From now on, this blog is just Mistletoe Home. (If you don't know why Mistletoe, and you are curious, please read my CV here.) 



Now let's start the tutorial! 

I cut out the bug from black cardstock, using the Sizzix Thinlits die, Geo Insects by Tim Holtz (664180).

I took a Yupo paper, some greenish, blueish alcohol inks and a bottle of Blending Solution and made a colour melange.

I placed my bug to the coloured paper and I glued it on. After drying, I cut off the excess.


I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper and cut out a rectangle with Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Deckle (662694).

I covered it with diluted Antique Linen ink, then spattered with Vintage Photo ink. After drying, I spritzed with water, so the spattered stains became blurry, more vintage for me. I inked the edges of the paper with a sponge, using Vintage Photo ink.

Then I cut out a rectangle with Sizzix Thinlits die, Stitched Rectangle by Tim Holtz from brown cardstock for making an underlayer.

With a Sizzix Framelits die, I cut out a large rectangle from one piece of the Idea-Ology, Dapper Paper Stash (12x12).


For the word, Entomology, I used the Sizzix Thinlits die, Sentiment Words by Tim Holtz (661799).


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

With my card, I would like to join the:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Frame it!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


Wednesday, 29 May 2019

I love seahorses - card with seahorse

Hello everyone, let me show you my latest make a card with a seahorse. This card was started with the metallic background which was a leftover from another project. 


So the metallic background was made in this way. I cut out a rectangle from cardstock and I adhered aluminium foil (from my kitchen) to this cardstock. I embossed it with the Swirls embossing folder. Then I blotted with light blue acrylic paint and wiped off the excess.



What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Ornate Frame 1 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Mini Sand and Sea by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Texture Fades, Burlap&Swirls by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Framelits die, Bird Crazy Things by Tim Holtz - the tiniest heart

Ranger Distress inks and Oxide inks

DecoArt Media, Crackle Glaze

Idea-Ology, Long Fasteners

Prima Marketing Art Pebbles (Mélange)

kraft paper

double-sided foam adhesive

etc.



With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Frame it!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


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


Sunday, 19 May 2019

Advertising board with ice cream

On the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog there is a new challenge that I didn't want to miss. It's called: Happy Hour. To be able to participate, I decided to create a card which looks like a vintage wooden advertising board with ice cream. And right now, there is a promotion: 2 for 25 cents!


To begin with, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper, I cut out a rectangle from it and added a layer of light blue paint (DecoArt Spa Blue). When it was dry, I stamped the wood grains with Ranger Archival, Shadow Grey ink using the Stampers Anonymous Craze and Planks stamp set (CMs344).

With a sponge, I smeared diluted white paint all over on the surface but I put more to the edges.

Then I inked the edges with different brown inks.

I cut out the letters from the same 300gsm paper using the Sizzix Alphanumeric 3/4". I inked the edges with Distress ink (Gathered Twigs).

For the top layer, I cut out a smaller rectangle with Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits die. 
I stamped the ice cream from Treats Blueprints (CMS195) with Potting Soil Archival ink.
With Antique Linen Distress ink, I aged the paper and coloured the ice cream with Distress markers (Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo).

I put three brads to the corners and I added a piece from one of the Tim Holtz Ephemera packs and I toned it down with a little diluted white paint. 



With this card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitches.

I would like to join also the Frilly and Funkie Challenge: I love it because - as you can see it's not a card for any occasion, it just a card with a summer vibe and ice cream that I love :-)

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

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Bookmark with a super dog

I had two reasons to make another Superhero dog tag. First of all, my hubby was looking for a bookmark this morning and second, I wanted to participate in the MFT Color Challenge 117. So this tag has a little bit different colours.



And with this tag, I also join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitches



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


Friday, 17 May 2019

Bookmark with owls

For this bookmark, I used one of the latest dies of the My Favorite Things, the Photo Booth Strip die.


I cut out a photo booth strip from 300gsm kraft cardstock, then a bookmark strip from Neenah Solar White paper. I cut off the stitched part from the sides of the Neenah paper -like this, the Neenah was just a little bit smaller than the kraft die-cut. I put the Neenah paper behind the photo booth kraft paper to draw the lines of the openings.

Then I stamped the owls to the squares.


For the stamping, I used Chocolate Brown Hybrid ink and for the colouring, I used Copic Sketch markers.

Before colouring the sky, I erased the pencil lines.


I put glue on the back of the kraft paper and placed it on the stamped Neenah paper. 

It was not finished yet, because I needed a cover for the back, so I adhered this to a kraft paper and with a trimmer I just cut off the excess.

I punched a hole in the middle of the top part.


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



P.S. With exactly the same technique, I have made another one with the Harvest Mouse stamp set.






Monday, 13 May 2019

Simple comic strip card - opposites

This is my second project for the May challenge of the Country View Challenges, called Opposites. This time I chose a comic book style with colour and character opposites.



Don't you think that these monsters are the perfect choice to show different characters? I love them and I used them a lot before.

I created for them a kind of comic book page with two opposite colours (red and green). I stamped dots and stripes on them.

The colours of the monsters are also colour opposites (blue and orange).

And I think that I found the perfect texts too.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Silly Monsters by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Dots&Floral by Tim Holtz (CMS220)

Stampers Anonymous, Hipster by Tim Holtz (CMS288)

My Favorite Things, Super Dog stamp set - for the speech bubbles

My Favorite Things, Pinstripe Background stamp




If you have a project which fits our May challenge, please don't hesitate to link your project to the Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher.