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!!!


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Easter tag with a bunny and flowers - warm colours

This tag is a rethought and a remade version of my 2016 tag. That time I participated in a Tim Holtz challenge, the 12 tags of 2016. This was the March tag and you can find Tim's original tag here.

Unfortunately, my Butterfly Frenzy Sizzlits die doesn't cut nicely anymore, so here I used the Mini Tattered Flowers instead.



I cut out a tag with Sizzix Bigz die from corrugated cardboard. Then I cut out the rabbit with Sizzix Bigz die, Easter elements.



I cut out a tag with the same die from watercolour paper, then I put the corrugated cardboard on its top and I drew the outline of the bunny with a pencil.

I placed the flower dies to the watercolour tag.



I fixed them with washi tape.



I glued my tag to a page of a book that I found in the recycling center. 



The further steps (applying gesso, blending distress crayons) were the same you can find in Tim's instruction.

For my bunny and for the flowers as well, I used the following colours: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed.



Instead of foil sheets, I melted embossing powder (Princess Gold) to my tag. I also spattered my tag with Walnut Stain Spray Stain.



But then I realized that these colours are not really my favourite, so as soon as I finished this tag, I started to make another one, a blue version. I will show you that soon.







Friday, 15 March 2019

Interactive card with a robot

Hello everyone, I'm so excited again to show you my second interactive card! At the end of February, I showed you my interactive dino card, and now, here is my robot who can jump up!

Actually, I made this card as a second inspirational piece for the March challenge: Numbers and/or Letters of the Country View Challenges.


At the dinosaur card, I explained how I made my card interactive and I can also suggest an MFT youtube video where this process is shown.

What I used:

Idea-Ology Paper Stash, Dapper 12x12" 

Idea-Ology, Metallic Kraft Stock 8x8"

Idea-Ology, Design Tape, Butterfly

Idea-Ology, Mini Gears

Idea-Ology, Game Spinners

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic

Sizzix Thinlits die, Witchcraft 

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric 3/4"

Ranger Distress ink pads (Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap)



And here is a little video to show you how this works:




I hope you like it and if you have a project with letters and/or numbers, please don't hesitate to join our March challenge.



Sunday, 10 March 2019

Card with superhero girl

My superhero girl is strong, brave, ready to help and comes from Venus. 



The girl is from the You're Super, Birdie Brown stamp set by MFT (My Favorite Things) and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.

The planet was cut out from 300gsm watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks (Old Paper, Scattered Straw) then spritzed with Distress reinkers (Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin) a little water.

The background is coloured with acrylic paints and spattered with silver paint.

Behind my scene, I put a silver cardstock.

The text was in the Essential Sentiments stamp set by MFT and stamped with Distress ink and then heat embossed with Ranger embossing powder (silver). For the text, I also used the Die-Namics Fishtail Flag Frames set.



With my card, I would like to join the:

MFT Sketch Challenge: Sketch 427

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Create a scene



Thursday, 7 March 2019

Birthday card with MFT stamps

I'm so excited to share with you the very first card that I coloured with Copic Sketch markers. I've already made before one layer scenes with watercolour technique but never using only Copic markers. 



What I used:


MFT, Fairy Happy stamp set - for the flowers and the butterfly


MFT, In Paris stamp set - for the hot air balloon

MFT mini Hybrid ink, Chocolate

Copic Sketch markers

Neenah Solar White paper 110lbs





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

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Create a Scene



Sunday, 3 March 2019

Card with globe and Eiffel-tower

One of my friends has seen the text, " together is the best place to be" on my robot card. And I was asked to make a card with the same text for her husband for their wedding anniversary. So after a lot of consultations with my friend I made this card.



For the edge of the second layer and for the globe, I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.

The Eiffel tower was heat embossed with Ranger Vintage Photo (Rust Effect) embossing powder. I repeated the process, so in the end, there are two layers of embossing powder on the Eiffel tower.

Behind the globe, I put a kraft paper which was inked first with Hickory Smoke, then with Black Soot.




I glued the globe on this inked kraft paper then I cut off the excess.

The background paper of the first layer and the little vintage New York picture were in the Graphic 45 Cityscape 8x8" paper pad.

The hearts were cut out from watercolour paper with the Sizzix Bigz Heartfelt die and I added diluted acrylic paints to the surface then spritzed with more water. When it was dry I smeared Antique Linen ink onto the surface. 

I inked the edges of the hearts, the text and the New York picture with Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap.





What else? Oh yes, I smeared a little Titan Buff DecoArt Media paint to the edges of the Graphic 45 paper.

The first layer and the second layer were mounted on a blue card base, then I attached all the other elements, one by one. 

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

With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Vintage/Past times
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes


Friday, 1 March 2019

Masculine birthday card with a robot

It's already March and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges, called Number and/or Letters. So I decided to show you a birthday card that I made for my dad who became 70 years old on February 22.



I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper and with a brayer, I applied white (White Wash) and grey acrylic paints (Dove Grey, Grey Sky) to the surface.

When it was dry, I glued numbers onto the surface as a repeating pattern. 



I also added some design tape pieces (Butterfly) and since I found the numbers and the design tape too harsh, I toned them back with a little grey paint. I also inked the edges of the card with Vintage Photo.




From different colour papers, I cut out the pieces of the robot and assembled them.

For the text, I used the Crazy Talk stamp set and stamped with Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black).

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gearheads by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric (3/4") by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Design Tape (Butterfly)

Ranger, Multi Medium (Matte)

Raner Distress ink (Vintage Photo)

Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black)

DecoArt Americana paints (White Wash, Dove Grey, Grey Sky)






If you have a project with numbers or letters (or both), please don't hesitate to join our March challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.


With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Vintage/Past times - because the recipient of this card is quite vintage :-)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes