Thankful

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It seems like the weather is changing already from summer to a more friendlier temperature. I can tell as its also around this time that I get a cold 😦 Not really a cool thing but that will not keep me do another card today.

I used a card sketch from Pals Paper Arts, Sketch # 318.

My main image, farmer is from Paper Smooches. I colored him with promarker following some autumn colors. I used another stamp set to stamp the autumn leaves in the bigger panel and Thankful sentiment just to complement the season.

I also stamped the card base background with woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts.

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I’m also entering this card to  Just Keep on Creating September Challenge, Anything Goes.

Sketch Challenge

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Just popping in quickly to share my take in this week’s Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things, Sketch Challenge # 298.

I used the stamps from You Gnome Me and die cut the images too with their coordinating dies. For coloring, I used my promarker and a bit of copics. I also used the square scallop dies also from My Favorite Things.

I’m into MFT stamps lately and I’m building my collection slowly when I get the chance to get new supplies online.

There’s a stamp sale currently at Ellen Hutson and bought new stamps from where else, MFT stamps 🙂

So here’s my take

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I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and more, Anything Goes.

New “Love Cynthia” stamps

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Today I received my first set of stamps from Love Cynthia. I have been waiting for about forever to get hold of these stamps as all of the ones I really like are always out of stock. I finally got the chance when they went back on stock last month and took the opportunity to buy some goodies.

So what better way to make of today than to use one of the set into a card 🙂

My card sketch inspiration is from Sketch N Scrap, Sketch # 81.

I first stamped the two doilies in the background in two different colors, then colored my images using promarkers and copics. I also diecut the frame from Mama Elephant dies and added some sequins and ribbon for texture.

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I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Clean and Simple.

 

CAS coloring and die cuts

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A clean and simple card using my new stamps from WPlus 9, Get Well Gang.

So many cute images in the set but for today I used the dog image. I colored him with copic and promarker then diecut him along with the mouse and a medicine bottle.

I also run an embossed wonky stitches though it doesn’t show much in the paper. I need to add another paper next time to emphasize the embossing.

For some color, I also added some colored dots and distress inks in the background.

I used a sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches, Challenge #190 Sketch. I flip the sketch with the curved on top rather than to the left.

I’m also entering this card to CASology,  cue card-Bark.

Also in Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge# 211- Anything Goes.

And Simon Says Stamp Challenge, Clean and Simple.

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Spritz fun

Happy Saturday!

I’ve been looking for some card challenges different from the ones I usually join in and got this one from Virginia’s View Challenge, Challenge # 23.  The challenge is to use Spray, Mist or Splatter so I looked at my supplies to use.

I found this mini mist Mr Huey’s from Studio Calico that I got from a box haul long time ago. I only  have one color  called Jubilee so I decided to make a monochromatic card instead. It would be nice to have more colors but since I seldom use mini mist and I need the supply now, why not work on what I have and see what I can get out of it?

So I sprayed the mini mist to a white cardstock, then let them dry for sometime. I haven’t played a lot using this technique but it was fun 🙂

then I selected parts of the sprayed paper to stamp my fishes from Avery Elle. I love them 🙂 Since the eyes were also colored with the mist, I stamped the eye part of the fish in a clean white cardstock and fussy cut them to put on top of the sprayed ones. A nice clean pair of eyes would be good right?

I used a sprayed watercolor paper with the same Jubilee color for my background piece. I also added a framed die cut to placed the fishes. An additional sequins would be good also, with the same color scheme of green.

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The spritz color added a soft coloring to the stamped images which I love 🙂

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I’m also entering this card to Happy Little Stampers, September CAS challenge, Watercolour spritz.

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Also in Stamplorations, September Challenge – Theme and Sketch, Stamps & Monochrome.

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Coloring, Embossing, Die cutting

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I had some extra time and what better way to use that than to create  a card right?

I dig some of my patterned papers and older stamp set from Mama Elephant to make this card. It’s nice to make use of older supplies just because they are and will always be great to play with.

I did some rectangular shapes die cut and embossed the mid-sentiment with white embossing powder. For my image I colored them all with promarker and die cut them also with their coordinating dies.

My card sketch inspiration is from Sketch Saturday # 427.

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a closer look on the details

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I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

And Marker Pop Challenge # 102, Encouragement.

Also in Crafting by designs, September Anything Goes challenge.

Shine Bright

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Just checking in quickly to share my take in Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 371, Shine Bright.

I used a diamond diecut from Ellen Hutson to represent the bright theme. I also used a perfume packaging that has this cool shiny finish to diecut the diamond. I think that both reflects the theme eh? I also added a vellum behind the diecut to show some see-through feel in its sparkle 🙂

For my cupcake I colored it using watercolor. Then I added a striped vellum on the sides and some sequins for some more shine & brightness.

My card sketch inspiration is from CAS on Sunday: Challenge # 89.

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A closer look at this diamond diecut sparkle

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Also entering this challenge to Tuesday Throwdown, Challenge # 307, Anything Goes.

Watercolor

Happy Friday!

I have been playing with simple watercoloring for this stamped imaged from Some Odd Girl.

I have a very small collection of distress ink pads and I used them to do the watercoloring. I’m excited though to get more of those inks soon in the mail 🙂 There was a recent sale online and got the chance to grab additional ink pads for coloring.

For this card, I used the card sketch from Sketch N Scrap Sketch # 79.

For my background, I embossed the lighter cardstock  with circle design, it also mimics the pattern in the washi tape I used in the strip which was coincidental. Love that when it happens.

I also stamped a tiny part of the kraft card base with doily design, very small part shows in the left but the design almost looks like the same as the flower pattern in the washi tape.

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I’m also entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and more, Challenge #206, Anything Goes.

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Also in Through the Purple Haze, Challenge# 106 Anything Goes.

 

Birthday wishes

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I’m joining in this week’s card sketch at Match the Sketch # 136. Just perfect to use some of my patterned papers.

I used the panda stamp from Mama Elephant while the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I added some sequins too to add some texture and pop of gold and magenta colors. A quick and easy birthday card 🙂

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I’m entering this card also to Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes.

And Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge # 343 Birthday Wishes.

Sketch and new stamp

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Just a quick log to share my take in Match the Sketch #134 challenge.

I used my new stamp from My Favorite Things BB You Gnome Me.  How cute is that gnome? 🙂 Always makes me smile. I colored him with  promarkers, and added some sequins for some more fun.

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Also entering this card to Little Claire’s Designs: Challenge # 71-Anything Goes.

And Through the Craft Room Door Challenge, Anything Goes.