Sunday, 23 September 2018

Halloween wine tag

Hello everyone, I couldn't resist the new challenge at the Simon Says Monday Challenge: It's a wrap, so I made a Halloween wine tag.




For this, I used the My Favorite Things wine tag die but decorated with Tim Holtz stamps, stencils and inks.

First of all, I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper, the new dot shifter stencil and the Ranger Archival inks (Tiger Lily, Jet Black) and made a dotty background.






Then with diluted Ranger Distress inks (Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy), I gave the tag a vintage look.

When my tag was dry, I stamped the cobwebs (Webs and Damask CMS276) on the tag. After I inked the edges with Ground Espresso and Black Soot inks.

I stamped the witch (Halloween Silhouettes CMS115) on the tag and heat embossed using black embossing powder.

Finally, I stamped the texts on the tag from the Regions Beyond set (CMS274).



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


With this tag, I would like to join the September TIMI challenge of the Craft Stamper Magazine: Anything goes.


Friday, 21 September 2018

Autumn card with scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Last year I made an autumnal canvas with the scarecrow by Tim Holtz. And I was really pleased with the design that I figured out at the time. 

So I decided to make a card with the same design with some slight changes.



As for the background...

Here I chose a 300gsm mixed media paper and I glued wrinkled tissue paper with decoupage glue to the surface.

Then I painted with acrylic paints.

Then I added a layer of Distress Collage Medium Matte. This is good for protection and for me, it makes easier to adhere the elements.

As for the tree...

I cut out twice the tree from thick brown cardstock and I stamped the woodgrains on from the Birch and Pine set with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink.

As for the scarecrow... 

I have good news! I can give you a step by step tutorial about how to give your silhouette scarecrow a personality :-)

1. I cut out the base from kraft paper.


2. I took a patterned paper and cut out the scarecrow. Then I cut the part which was perfect for clothes.


3. I took a cream colour paper and cut out the scarecrow, then cut off the head and the lower hay part. (I always brown inked the edges of the new part before I added to the base.) 


4. I cut out the hat from patterned paper and added orange ink with a sponge.


5. I glued the hat on the basic.


6. For the eyes, I used the middle part of the smallest flowers from the Funky Florals #1 set.


7. From an orange cardstock, I cut out a small triangle. That became the nose.


8. I drew the mouth with a pencil...


9. .. and when I was satisfied with the result, I drew it with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen (F size).


10. Then I changed my mind and I put other clothes on my scarecrow :-)


11. And I added a little flower to the clothes.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Funky Florals #1 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Sentiment Words by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz Die, Branch Tree by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Mini Fasteners

Idea-Ology, Big Chat Stickers

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed)




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

With my card, I would like to join the CropStop Link Party #43: Anything goes


Sunday, 16 September 2018

The real Santa

This is the title of my card. I imagined a scene where a little girl was so lost in the reading of her book, "The real Santa", that she didn't even notice the real Santa appeared in the room. Luckily, the little doggy was alert!

And this is my card for MFT Card Design Superstar contest in the Coloring Virtuoso category.







Supply list:

MFT Birdie Brown, New Best Friend - the dog

MFT Birdie Brown, Santa's Elves - the tree

MFT Birdie Brown, Jingle All The Way - Santa and the packages

MFT Birdie Brown, Our Story - the little girl

MFT, Make Yourself At Home - the pictures on the wall

MFT, Wood Plank background stamp - for the floor

MFT, Proper Pinstripes Pastels, 6x6 paper pad - for the wall

Die-Namics A2 Rectangle dies (Stax1, Stax2)

Die-Namics, Stitched Basic Edges 2

pearls

Copic Sketch markers

Neenah Desert Storm paper 216gsm - for the floor

Tsukineko Memento ink, Desert Sand

Faber-Castell Pitt Artis Pen, XS - for writing the title on the book




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




Saturday, 15 September 2018

White thank you card with rolled roses by MFT

Just white and just die-cuts... This is my card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest in the CAS (Clean and Simple) category.



Supply list:

Die-Namics, Grand Greenery

Die-Namics, Mini Rolled Roses

Die-Namics, Swiss Dots

Die-Namics, Twice The Thanks

Die-Namics, A2 Rectangle, Stax1

pearls

Neenah Solar White paper, 110lb





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


Friday, 14 September 2018

Thank you card with rolled roses by MFT

Hello everyone, here I am with a thank you card that I made for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest. I would like to enter this one for the Innovation Master Category because I used 3D roses and because I made a special vintage look with wooden planks :-)



This card is a remastered version of my earlier vintage card with MFT roses and leaves. There I wrote a long tutorial so here I just want to mention the differences.

As you can see in the picture below, I chose two other DecoArt Americana colours to make the background.



After the stamping, I cut my background paper into 3 pieces and made another background paper.


Then I trim off about 1 millimetre from the tops and the sides of my wood planks.

After I inked the edges of the wood planks and smeared some Brushed Corduroy ink onto the surface of the rectangle panel, then spritzed with water.



I adhered the planks to the rectangle panel.

From kraft paper, I cut out the "Thank You" text.

The roses are leftovers and here I told you how I made them.


For the leaves, I chose the following Ranger Distress inks: Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn.




Supply list:


Die-Namics, Mini rolled roses

Die-Namics, Grand Greenery

Die-Namics, A2 Rectangle dies (Stax1, Stax2)

Die-Namics, Twice the thanks 

Ranger Distress ink pads

Ranger Archival ink, Coffee

DecoArt Americana paints

kraft paper

watercolour paper







Thursday, 13 September 2018

Card - MFT snowman

Here is a clean and simple card or frankly... here is my card which looks like clean and simple but it wasn't that simple to make it :-) 

First I wanted this card to be entered to the MFT Card Design Superstar but I changed my mind and entered another card for the CAS category. I have to tell you that it was a really hard decision because I love this snowman!


I will give you a tutorial if you don't mind...

1. I cut out a stitched rectangle with MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle die from Canson Watercolour paper (300gsm).

2. I placed my card to the MISTI stamping tool and started to stamp the MFT Holiday Hugs Snowman.

3. First I covered the hat, the nose and the wood sticks with washi tape because I wanted to stamp these parts in different colour. 



4. When these parts were covered with washi tape, I inked the snowman with Ranger Archival Cobalt Blue ink. Don't forget to remove the washi tape before stamping!




5. I made this covering and stamping process twice because I wasn't satisfied with the stamped image first.

6. Then I covered the snowman with washi tape and inked the hat and the arms with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink. Again, don't forget to remove the washi tape!




7. The next step was to stamp the nose.

8. When I was ready, I stamped the text with Ranger Archival Cobalt Blue ink from the set of the MFT Snowglobe Sentiments.

9. Then I coloured the image with Ranger Distress inks with watercolour technique.

10. When it was dry I added little white acrylic paint dots with a brush here and there to make a snowfall.

11. With the same white paint, I toned back the snowdrift under the snowman.

12. I emphasized a little the eyes and the buttons with black Sakura gelly roll pen.




13. When it was dry, I smeared Micro Glaze to the surface for protection. 

14. And my CAS card was ready :-)





Thanks for stopping by!!!

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


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Halloween card - haunted house with car

Here I am with the second inspirational project for the September challenge of the Country View Challenges: Planes, trains, automobiles

The first time I created an autumn scene for my vehicles but now a Halloween scene!


Actually, this card is about A5 size because I folded an A4 black cardstock for the base and then I trimmed a thick watercolour paper for creating a few millimetres smaller layer.

Here you can see my background without the glued die-cuts.




For the background, I used DecoArt Americana paints. When it was dry I inked edges with black ink.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Haunted House by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Home For The Holidays by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Sizzlits Strip Die, Halloween Shadows by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz Die, Branch Tree by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Regions Beyond by Tim Holtz (CMS274)

black embossing powder

DecoArt Americana paints

vellum

Ranger Distress ink pads






If you have a crafty project with planes, trains or automobiles, please don't hesitate to join the September challenge of the CVC where you can win a £20 voucher.


Monday, 10 September 2018

Love you a bunch - MFT Pure Innocence girl

Here I am with a card for the current sketch challenge of the MFT Card Challenges blog. The Sketch Challenge 401.



What I used:

MFT Pure Innocence, Love You A Bunch stamp set

MFT Fairy Happy stamp set

Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle dies

Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax1, Stax2 dies

Copic Markers

etc.


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


Have a great week!!!


Thursday, 6 September 2018

MFT witch with spider web background

Hello everyone, I would like to show you my latest Halloween card that I made for the MFT Sketch challenge 401.



I hope you can see that I cut out a rectangle panel from the spider web background then I placed it back and fixed it with a foam adhesive tape.





What I used:

MFT Die-Namics, Spiderweb Cover-up

MFT Die-Namics, Essential fishtail sentiment strips

MFT Birdie Brown, Witch way is the candy? stamp set

Ranger embossing powder, silver

Copic Sketch markers

etc.


With my card, I would like to also join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp on it


Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!




Sunday, 2 September 2018

Thank you card with rolled roses

This is not my first vintage "thank you" card with roses but definitely the first one with My Favorite Things stamps and dies.



If you like it, please stay with me and read my tutorial but be aware, it will be a long story! 

For making this card, I cut out a rectangle base from a thick 140lb/300gsm paper with the Die-Namics A2 rectangle die - I'm not sure I used the Stax1 or Stax2 in the end :-)

I put a layer of DecoArt Americana Winter Blue paint.




When it was totally dry I stamped the woodgrain pattern with the MFT Wood Plank background stamp. For this, I used the Coffee colour, Ranger Archival ink.






Since I found the woodgrain pattern too harsh I smeared diluted Winter Blue paint on the surface. Like this, it was much better.




I inked the edges with the same Coffee ink.


I cut out the roses from white cardstock (200 gsm) with Mini Rolled Roses and coloured both sides with Tombow marker (772).






With a wet brush, I dispersed the colour.




When my cut-outs were dry, I rolled them up and added hot glue to fix them.




A little I bent the upper side of the petals and inked the edges with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy ink.

I cut out the greens with Die-Namics, Grand Greenery and I coloured them with the same watercolour technique. For this, I used Tombow and Ranger Distress markers (Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron). In the end, I inked the edges of the leaves with Brushed Corduroy.




Then I stamped the "Thank you" sentiment from Brushstroke Expressions stamp set with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink. After the first stamping, I used my heat tool to dry the stamping, then I repeated this process two more times because I wanted my text pop out from the background.


I adhered my rectangle woodgrain base to a kraft card and one by one I glued the leaves and the flowers.





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


Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!