July 22, 2014

Watercolor Fun!

Even though I know that the watercolor technique is still very popular, I don't do it so often because I'm too lazy to prepare and put away the watercoloring tools. But, I stumbled upon a set of watercolor brush pens at a stationer's shop the other day and it interested me so much. After I tried some samples at the shop, I decided to buy it!

Here is a card I made using my new watercolor pens.



I used Water Blooms set (Mama Elephant) , which I purchased a few months ago but I didn't have a chance to use until now. First I inked the image with the watercolor brush pens and stamped it onto White CS.  Before it dries I applied some water on the image using a waterbrush pen to make the colors shade off.  The sentiment was stamped in Onyx Black ink (Versa Fine) after the image dried completely.

For the background I stamped a striped pattern directly onto the card base. I trimmed the focal panel and drew some gold lines around the edges using a gel pen.  Several rhinestones were added to finish off the card.

I still need to get into these pens more and more. So you'll see more cards using them in the near future.;)

Thank you for stopping by!

July 20, 2014

Boo!

I finally got a chance to play with the Ghoulfriends set and Halloween Icons Dies (Paper Smooches)!! When I saw this weeks inspiration card by Shari over at the CASE Study Challenge, I got an idea to make a card using these stamps and dies.:)




As you see, I followed the layout of Shari's card. All the circles were die cut using Pierced Circle SATX Die-namics (MFT).


I stamped the ghost image with Versa Mark ink and white embossed. I added a hat which was stamped onto a piece of Simply Chartreuse CS (PTI) and was cut out with scissors. 
The checkerboard pattern I stamped onto the grey strip with Steel Blue Hybrid ink (MFT) is from Borderlicious set (Paper Smooches).  


These tiny spiders were cut out using Halloween Icons Dies (Paper Smooches). I drew white lines with a gel pen


I die cut the "BOO!" three times and stacked them up. I added some shimmer using a Wink Of Stella pen.          

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a great weekend!

July 18, 2014

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

Today I'd like to share a card I made for the current Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge.
First, here is the inspiration photo.


I focused on the stacked boxes with red ribbon on the shelf, and pulled the colors and grid pattern.


I created my own gift boxes with some scraps of CS and background stamps. (The supplies I used are listed below.)


I wrapped some red jute twine around the boxes and tied a bow. I embellished it with a few sequins and rhinestones.


The background panel was stamped Happy Birthday BG (MFT) in Soft Sand ink (Hero Arts). The Kraft banner was cut out using a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics (MFT). I cut out another banner from a piece of vellum and stamped a sentiment from the Celebrate You set (MFT) with Jumbo Java ink (Versa Magic).

As I used twine, I'm also entering this card to the Seize the Birthday - Twine and/or String challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!:)