Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Love You So Birdy Much ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Hello! I'm sharing a card I made for Craftin Desert Diva's February Social Media Challenge. I was inspired by the red color scheme and hearts so I decided to use the love Birds digi stamp and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I've also used the Stitched in Circle dies to create a framed scene.

I embellished the card with pink droplets and the silver heart sequins from Sweet Sixteen sequin mix. They are both new products that have just been released. 

I finished the card by handwriting my sentiment with Copic Multiliner and also added some shimmer to the heart and birds with the Wink of Stella brush. I hope you'll join our monthly challenge, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Moon Girl ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Today I'm sharing my second card using Craftin Desert Diva's Dreamland set. This is a more CAS card and it's inspired by DreamWorks logo. 

I first heat embossed the "Follow your dreams" sentiment repetitively so it forms a platform for the girl to lay on. Then I colored it with Zig Clean Real Brush Pens. After that I stamped and colored the girl and the star. The moon was handrawn with a black jelly roll pen. I finished the card by adding some shimmer with the Wink of Stella brush. I hope you enjoyed this CAS card, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Happy Little Stampers: Watercolor ATG

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dreamland ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Hello! Are you excited about Craftin Desert Diva's February release? Today I have a card featuring a new set---Dreamland. Aren't the images just adorable?!

I stamped and heat embossed all the images on watercolor cardstock, and colored them with Zig Clean Real Brush Pens.  Then I cut them into different sized hexagons and adhered them to the card front. 
Colors I've used:
Hair: 67, 61   Skin: 71, 69   Blush: 220
Pajamas: 803, 83, (81 shoes)   Background: 302, 36, 31
Fur: 91, 90   Face: 69, 71 Fence: 52, 61, 72   BackgroundL 47, 40
Red: 24   Orange: 52   Yellow: 50   Pink: 25, 200   Coral: 220, 222

Moon: 50   Hat: 22, 47   Stars: 51   Background: 37, 32
Body: 62   Hat: 50, 41   Background: 22, 24

I embellished the card with some sequins and rhinestones and also added some stitched lines with Copic Multi-liner. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creation, have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered:

Happy Little Stampers: Watercolor ATG

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love You More Than Coffee ft. STAMPlorations

Hello there! Have you joined our Love TAGplorations event yet? Here's another card to get you inspired...

I decided to make a more mixed media feel kind of card, so there's embossing, loose watercoloring and ink splattering in the background. The stencil I used is called Rows of Hearts. The coffee image is from Good Books and Coffee set and I white heat embossed it on vellum. I created my sentiment by using Stampin' Up's Labeler Alphabet set, and I've also stamped a complementary greeting on the inside. I hope the pun is obvious enough ;)... and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

STAMPlorations: ATG

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You're My Forever Love ft. STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome! Today's the first day of our Love TAGplorations blog hop over at STAMPlorations! Simply leave a comment along the blogs you visited or join our linky party for a chance to win prizes!

 I love using word dies on my cards and so I decided to make them the focal point of today's card. For the background, I used the Forever word die and die cut it repetitively until it has filled the entire card panel. 

Then I carefully transfer and piece the die cuts together on a sheet of adhesive, so that none of the little pieces will fall apart. (As you can see, I ended up creating a black background for my card, but the process is the same as the one shown here.)

I decorated my tag by applying a thin coat of texture paste over the Zen Hearts stencil. Once it is dry, I applied Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Festive Berries distress inks for the ombre look and spritzed some pearlized water for some shimmer and shine. The love die cut I used here is from the Peace Love Joy word die, but it would probably be more convenient to use the newly released Love word die. I've partially embossed my word die cuts with silver embossing powder so they match the ribbon I tied on the tag. I then stamped "you're my" from the Fond Expressions 2 set on a strip of black cardstock to complete my sentiment.

Finally, I embellished the card with some sequins and that finishes off the card! I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creation and are inspired to join our linky party. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Highlight Stamping Floral Card ft. Winnie & Walter

Participating in Ksenija's Chasing Mojo Challenge.

Inspired by Olgamoss's creation: I love the bright, vibrant colors and how she stamped some of her images off the edge. I decided to incorporate the highlight stamping technique and colored my extended images in gray scale. I hope you enjoy my CASEd version!

Christmas Collage ft. Mama Elephant

I am super excited to share my first entry to Ksenija's Chasing Mojo Challenge.

Inspiration taken from Margarita's adorable card. (view it on her blog here) I loved her idea of framing cute critters (it's brilliant and oh-so-fun!) and the soft look of the blended backgrounds. Also CASEd her black sentiment and her use of small embellishments.

Top Left Bunny: BG10, BG15, BG09 (scarf) RV09, RV19 (Coat)
Top Right Bunny: R27, R38, E09 (bag) YG03, G07 (clothes) Y11, Y13, Y15 (ribbon)
Bottom Left Bunny: Y02, Y21 (banner) RV11 (dress) BG10 (wings)
Bottom Right Bunny: V04, V06, V09 (dress) E33, E15 (antlers)
All bunnies used C1 and C3 for shading
Square Frame: E33, E15, E37
Retangular Frame: E44, E29, E49

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Crayon Melt Art ft. Craftin Desert Divas

It's been raining quite a bit in San Diego lately, so I'm in the mood of creating a rainy scene. I immediately thought about recreating a card version of the artistic crayon melt arts I saw on Pinterest.


Trial One: This is perhaps the most common method, or what you would normally do with a canvas. But nope, it does not work on paper.
 I adhered the crayons temporarily to a piece of card board and placed the cardstock right under the tips of the crayons. Then, holding the cardboard in a standing position, I began melting the crayons with my heat tool. The colors didn't drip the way I've imagined, but instead they just splattered and mixed in the most uncontrollable fashion. Something I noticed right away: as you melt the crayons, wax (?) seeps through the paper leaves marks shown in the right picture.

Trial Two: So then I tried drawing with my crayons and melting the lines afterwards. The result, not so impressive. They don't have the dimension and thickness I was hoping for.  

Trial Three: I ended up melting each crayon one by one by holding a crayon perpendicular to the cardstock and applying heat to the tip of the crayon. You need to move the crayon along the panel as it melts so it will create strokes instead of puddles of colors. 

I colored this Rainy Day Girl image from Craftin Desert Divas with Copics, and the colors I've used are listed below: 
Red: R27, R37, E09
Orange: YR04, YR07, R08
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Green: YG13, G07
Blue: B23
Purple: V04, V06, V09

Then I adhered some rainbow colored sequins and that finishes off the card! This one is definitely a little different and more artsy than my usual creations, but I hope you have enjoyed looking at it as well. Thanks for stopping by!