Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome Baby Elephant Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #167)


Hi everyone! :o)


Yesterday, a new challenge has started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight is... well better to say are, #167, Mother + Daughter, Father + Son, Mother + Son, Father + Daughter. Pick any theme or themes you like, create something as a couple (with your parent or kid) or create something using matching image. :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this adorable clear stamp.


I went with Mother + Son or Father + Son theme and made this Welcome Baby Elephant Card.


First I made a background paper. I used various baby themed stamps and heart stamps and stamped them randomly on a white watercolor paper panel with Distress Ink Iced Spruce.

Next up was an image. I used ADORABLE Elephants image from Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set. I stamped the image on a thick watercolor paper and colored elephants with Distress Inks in watercolor technique. After drying, I fussy cut elephants leaving white border around them.

Lastly, I worked on a sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the panel in black and shaded letters with grey fine liner.

I love dimension on my cards. I glued 2 mm thick foam square on the back of the panel and glued it on a top folded card base. I also glued foams on the back of elephants and glued them on card.

As a finishing touch I highlighted elephants and the sentiment with white gel pen and embellished the card with blue enamel dots.


Card dimensions: 89 mm x 89 mm (3.5" x 3.5")
List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set (elephants, sentiment)
  • stamps I used for background:
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • thin white watercolor paper 
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Iced Spruce
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Uniball Signo White
  • Stabilo Fine Liner, 0.4 mm, Dark Grey 88/96
  • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' enamel dots
  • foam sheet and foam sheet scraps 2 mm thick
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • crafting needle
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)



I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: April, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, April 2017, Anything Goes 
This is my 6th entry to this challenge.
I watercolored the image.

3) Paper Smooches, April 2017 Challenge - Showers (Baby Shower)
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Stamping Sensations, April Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shoot for the Moon Card II (LMMS Challenge #161)


Hi everyone! :o)


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #161, Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Shoot for the Moon Card II. :o)


For my card I used beautiful LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Shoot for the Moon Sentiment' digital stamp. I love it!! :o)

This is my second take on this digi. I went with same layout, size and similar design as on my first card I made using this digi. You can find my first card here.

I already had a layout template saved on my computer. I printed it out directly on a card base, for which I used a white cardstock paper. To prevent ink smearing, I left the image dry couple hours. 

I mixed a Distress Ink Hickory Smoke with a lot of water and used that for shading. When I was satisfied with shades, I masked the Moon and splattered card front with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke mixed with water. I dried splatters using Heat It Tool. Then I watercolored the Moon. I used Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.

Lastly, I glued two black star stickers on the card, which look same as stars on the image, and my card was finished. :o)

I like this "negative" night sky look. I will definitely use this design again using other stars and Moon images I have. :o)

Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:

    I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #161. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)


    I'm entering my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Crafting By Designs, April Anything Goes Challenge
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    2) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge, Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    3) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, Simon Says: Splash It On
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Stamping Sensations, April Challenge, Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    P.S. I'm spending my Spring Holidays in Šibenik with my parents and nieces. I'm offline. My today's post is scheduled. :o)
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