Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #250

Hello  :)! 
I hope you don't mind I'm here again... After I saw the beautiful sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #250 last week. I had some design ideas and made several cards. But I had no time to take pictures of them. Yesterday I spent all day taking pictures and editing them. So here they are (not all of them, I have a few more for another post).

I used Holiday Love Poinsettia from The Ton to stamp them on two diagonal corners of A2 sized mixed media panel in Versafine onyx black ink for watercoloring. I tried to mimic YoonSun's loose watercoloring :). I love her watercoloring style but it's so hard for me to achieve that look. A long way to go...

For the first card I colored the image in coral and red and added some light pink on the background. On the second and third card I colored the images in purple and cobalt turquoise and colored the background in cobalt turquoise. 

Here I cut the panel slightly smaller than A2 using a Double Stitched rectangle die. The large Brushed Merry sentiment from The Ton was gold heat embossed on it and the panel was glued flat on a dark red cardbase. I added the small 'Christmas' sentiment from Holiday Ornaments set, white heat embossed on a strip of dark red cardstock. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Santa's Sneezes Couture Mix from The Ton.

To make this card I cut the colored panel using Double Stitched rectangle die in A2 size and mounted it flat on a light blue cardbase. The Holiday Word die was used to cut the sentiment. I cut it once from a cardstock on which I adhered Glossy fine silver adhesive glitter paper (The Ton), and three more times from a white cardstock to stack them together. Finishing touch was some turquoise and purple sequins from Royal Garden Party, Violet Sprinkle and Blue Ice Couture Mix (The Ton).

On the next card I used a negative die cut panel to cover the background and splatters as I thought the former cards are not CAS enough to enter into CAS(E) this Sketch #250  :).

I cut the Holiday Love Poinsettia outline from a white woodgrain panel using coordinating die and foam mounted it onto the card. The sentiment is from Holiday Ballet stamp set by The Ton. I white heat embossed it on a strip of purple cardstock and foam mounted it.

Here is one more close up pic to show you the beautiful woodgrain texture!

I added yellow Pico embellisher onto the center of all poinsettias.

I'll enter the last one into CAS(E) this Sketch #250.

Thank you again! I'll share more cards I made using this sketch later today! 

Tulip, Daffodil and Rose - EunJi's digital stamps

Hello again!

I'm popping in to share three floral cards I made last week with you. These floral images are digital stamps designed by EunJi which she has on her Etsy Shop DotBStamp. I colored them during the latest 30 day coloring challenge in September. And last week I finally could turn them into cards :).

The first card is showing the Botanical Parrot Tulip stamp. Parrot tulips are famous for their beautiful folds on petals. I tried to focus on the folds while coloring my red tulip :). I watercolored the tulip and the background.

The sentiment is from Happy Wishes set by Penny Black. I cut a rectangle frame from the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from The Ton. The main panel was glued flat on the white cardbase and the frame was foam mounted. To finish off I added some clear sequins. 

Next card is featuring botanical-daffodil set. 

I colored this with Copic markers and added a little bit more details using Polychromos colored pencils. To show the yellow cardbase I narrowed the panel down. I cut the chevron pattern with a MFT border die and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted was white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock which I colored in green with Copic markers. 

The rose on the last card is from Bouquet Rose Fussy Cut set. 

I colored this cute bouquet with Koi watercolor and cut the panel with a Double Stitched Square Die from The Ton. I cut a corner of the panel, adhered a thin strip of gold glitter paper and mounted the panel on a square cardbase on which I stamped Minor Stripes (The Ton) in Soft Garden. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I gold heat embossed it on a circle panel on which I blended Soft Garden dye ink. 

Hope you liked looking my cards!  I love EunJi's floral digital stamps!

I want to enter the tulip card into CAS Watercolor challenge which is Anything Goes this month.

And I'll link up the daffodil card at Addicted to Stamps and More #272: Make your Mark.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
I have still a few cards to post. It's possible I pop in again :)!

Have a happy day!

Monochromatic Floral Cards - The Ton

Hello all!!!
Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two floral cards! Yes, I'm taking a break from making Christmas cards :).

Both cards are in a monochromatic style. I used Fresh Cut Carnations and Large Florals: Carnation set from our Fall 2017 Release as the main flowers and placed them on watercolored background panel in the same color.

Thank you for coming today!
Hope you could stop by  The Ton's blog for more details!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge #15 - Anything but a Card

Hello everyone!

Today I have not a card but a Christmas shaker ornament to share with you.
The new theme for the month of December over at The Flower Challenge says


Anything but a card ... hmm at first I could only think about a tag :). And I started to make one. But after I colored and cut the poinsettia cluster, a new idea popped in my mind. An ornament for our Christmas tree!!! 

As I said, I white heat embossed the poinsettia cluster from Holiday Love Poinsettia set by The Ton, watercolored it in soft aqua color and cut it using coordinating die. I then prepared the round shaker part. I cut a circle frame using Double stitched circle dies by The Ton from a white cardstock. I cut two more frames from a white and light blue fun foam as well to make the border for the shaker body. The background panel was cut from a light blue cardstock. I blended Bright Emerald dye ink on it in ombre look and white heat embossed some snowflakes from Crystal Flurries set from The Ton on the panel. To fill the shaker I used some shaker mix which a lovely blog friend Jenny once sent to me. That was perfect with some snowlakes and aqua sequins!!!

After I finished assembling the shaker part I adhered the poinsettia cluster on it and tied the string and an aqua ribbon. And as we have the Christmas tree standing, here is one more picture of the ornament in action :)! 

Thank you so much for looking! I hope I was able to inspire you.
Please hop over to  The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration!
Looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with:)!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Ton December Challenge - Mood Board

Hello everyone! 
Hope your December started off well :)! 

Time flies by and we are in the last month of 2017 already... saying it every year :). 

A new challenge has started at The Ton Challenge blog! Effie has created a festive mood board to play with for you.

I wanted represent the aurora borealis in one of the pictures using alcohol inks. After four Yupo panels landed into my stash box, I've got this panel. 

To create the background I colored a Yupo panel in Amethyst, Eggplant, Patina and Limeade alcohol ink and added a bit of Pearl Turquoise metallic acryl. After the Yupo panel was dry I stamped the tree silhouettes from Mountains on the panel using alcohol based black ink.  I cut the front panel with the shaker window using my cutting machine. I cut it once from a panel which I made with white cardstock and Adhesive Glitter paper (glossy fine transparent) and again from some purple fun foam. Before assembling the shaker card together, I heat embossed the sentiment from Folk Art Christmas Tree set in Rose gold embossing powder on vellum and cut it in a curved strip. I glued the sentiment strip on Yupo panel and assembled the shaker card. I used flower sequins from Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix to fill the shaker. 

The ballerina from Holiday Ballet  was heat embossed in Rose gold, colored using Zig brush markers and cut with the coordinating die. I added crystal Stickles here and there for some sparkle on her. I adhered a strip of rose gold glitter tape onto the card front and mounted the ballerina. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hop over to  The Ton Challenge blog for more inspirations and challenge details! There is as always one $50 gift certificate to win!!! 

Have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Altenew November Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone!

It is the last day of November! I have a card for Altenew November Inspiration Challenge to share with you. Last minute, I know :).

I love the color combination Sveta has picked for this challenge. Maybe it is too late for an autumnal card. But I think it could make an elegant mix for all occasions.

I started off by heat embossing the long greenery from Floral Frame in Gold Pearl EP on dark brown cardstock. I then colored the leaves using Prismacolor pencils in yellow and orange. I sprinkled FineTec gold paint on it and cut it in the shape as shown in the picture using Double Stitched Rectangle die from The Ton.

The floral cluster is also from Floral Frame set. I first stamped it in embossing ink on a beige cardtock, colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I then heat embossed it in Gold Pearl EP with the help of MISTI and fussy cut it. To add some sparkly gold to the card I adhered gold glitter tape from Altenew's New Day Card Kit  on the kraft cardbase and foam mounted the brown panel on it. I picked the sentiment from Persian Motifs set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the same dark brown cardstock as the front panel and matted it with a strip of white cardstock on which I added the gold glitter tape. I added the sentiment strip and the floral cluster onto the card. I finished off the card with a few sequins from Medallion Gold mix from The Ton.

Thank you so much for looking!
Wishing you a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CAS Christmas Cards - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

I'm on The Ton's blog today with a few :) Christmas cards! I used Folk Art Christmas Tree set to embellish my front panel and added three different focal elements on it. 

Hope you could stop by The Ton's blog!

Thank you so much everyone!!!