My Favorite Things is running the 2016 Card Design Superstar contest and I saw the current entries from MFT blog. There’s a lot of amazing card submissions and its so great to see so many ways one can do on a stamp set 🙂 It will be closing in a few days but I’m taking my chance to share my take. I have nothing to lose right? It will always be fun.
I only have 3 stamp sets from MFT. One is the Santa set and the other the Pig and Gnome sets. I also have a very limited dies from MFT so I need to utilize whatever I have to create something fun for the challenge. One of the conditions is of course to use MFT stamps and dies only.
So here’s my contribution. I used a combination of the 2 stamp sets I have (Pig & Gnome) to create a small flower-pot scene. I first partially diecut the 3 gnomes in 2 separate panels, colored them with promarkers then later layered them using dimensional adhesive.
I also stamped other elements like the palette, flower pots, snails and mushrooms. Each and everyone is colored with promarker 🙂 I only have the coordinating dies for the gnomes so for the elements from the pig stamp like the flower pots and palettes, I fussy cut them. I know it will take a bit more time cutting but I love fussy cutting too 🙂
For my border, I used the wonky rectangles to add some accents.
You can click on the images to see them in bigger size 🙂
A closer look at the colored images. Love coloring them 🙂
Another closer look of the layering and partial die cutting I did on this card.
Partial die cutting and panel layers. There are 2 different white panels with the gnomes, one has the 2 gnomes and the other layer with 1 gnome partially die cut with the rest of the flower pots etc.
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.
The spritz color added a soft coloring to the stamped images which I love 🙂
I’m also entering this card to Happy Little Stampers, September CAS challenge, Watercolour spritz.
Also in Stamplorations, September Challenge – Theme and Sketch, Stamps & Monochrome.
Today’s project uses this cute fairy stamps from The Greeting Farm. I recently received this set from my haul and need to color them quickly to make it to The Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 373. I find the colors in the photo image perfect for these fairies to use, soft yet some darker reds underneath.
I used my promarker and copic markers to color the images. These are alcohol based markers that are great to blend. I have a limited markers of this type but they serve me well in coloring small images like these stamps.
The fairies have coordinating dies but I don’t have them so I fussy cut them including the mushrooms 🙂 need to do what I need to do to make them look good when I put dimensional tape to pop them up.
I used a card sketch inspiration from (CAS)E this sketch # 188. I used some fabric ribbons in the sides and also used my new wonky rectangular diecut to the white panel. Love how the texture stitch add interest in a plain paper.
I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge
and 4 Crafty Chick # 314 challenge, Fussy Cutting.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, my favorite things, Simon Says Stamp, Sketch challenges
- Tagged a few of my favorite things, CAS(E) this sketch, coloring, die cutting, hello, promarker, ribbon, simon says stamp, stamping, the greeting farm
Joining in this week at Muse Challenge # 107.
This is the Muse card for the week from Vicki Dutcher, love the papers and bold sentiment
I used most of my patterned paper stash from Lawn Fawn. Those colors make me happy 🙂
I used chipboard letters for my Hello sentiment, just add the right dimension I believe, plus a punched red heart for some additional pop of color.
And my take..
Also, entering this card too at Craft Your Passion, Challenge 251, Always Anything Goes.
I shared a coloring project I did last night in my Instagram and had fun working on this digistamp called Woodsy Mae from Some Odd Girl. I have won this digistamp from SOG’s linky party that I participated previously.
I used two type of markers, for the skin and tree trunk I used copic markers while the rest used promarkers. Comparing the two marker brand, it seems that the copic markers blend well than the latter. This may be different for some users but I’m not really sure. It’s how I find the difference. Copic markers nib is also softer compared to promarkers. I’ll appreciate if you can share some of your experience using these markers if you have tried them both too.
For my background I used hero arts Woodgrain background stamp while the Hello sentiment is from Mama Elephant. I added some Hero Arts flower bling in the grass area for some fun. The scalloped edge is die cut using Lawn Fawn die.
My card layout is from Seize the Sketch # 24.
I’m also sharing this card to Some Odd Girl linky party.
Also to Artistic Inspirations, Anything Goes challenge.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Digistamp, Hero Arts, Mama Elephant, Seize the sketch, Sketch challenges
- Tagged card, copic markers, die cut, digistamp, handmade card, hello, Hero Arts, lawn fawn, mama elephant, promarker, seize the sketch, some odd girl
Popping in quickly to share my take in Sketch N Scrap challenge # 28.
For my main image, the stamps and hello die is from Mama Elephant. I love the Hello script die which I die cut three times for thicker look, more like a chipboard. The twin image is one of the stamps in Cosmic Stars stamp set, colored with promarkers. I fussy cut them then pop them with dimensional foam.
And from my card base, the embossed background is made using Ana Griffin’s Aviary embossing folder.
The sketch inspiration
Also entering this card to Color Me Creative, Friend theme and Crafty Girls Challenge # 21, Anything Goes.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Mama Elephant, Sketch challenges, Sketch-N-Scrap
- Tagged die cutting, embossing, handmade card, hello, mama elephant, promarkers, sequins, stamping
It’s my first time to take the challenge at Deconstructed sketch. I’m joining this week in Deconstructed sketch # 142.
I love doing card sketches as it gives you a starting point in doing your project. You can mix and match papers, stamps and just whatever you have on hand.
Today I finally break my Mama Elephant Love from above stamp set. Love the cute angels in this set.There’s so many stamps and coordinating die at Mama Elephant but for now I can only keep them in my Wish List until the budget permits 🙂
The zigzag pocket bag is from Whisker Graphics. It’s been lying in my crafting table for some time but so glad I’m able to use it in this card. I added an extra note card inside for some notes. The banner is tab is from two different washi tapes that I have on stash. Love their diagonal colors too.
That’s it for now, enjoy the rest of the weekend 🙂
Yesterday was the start of another card challenge at the Sketch n Scrap blog. The first month’s sketch, card sketch # 9 is from the very talented Kelly.
I had to play with Lawn Fawn’s paper pack and just love how everything works together on this card. The wood grain background stamp and Hello sentiment + flower bling are all from Hero Arts but the circle scallop stamp is from Papertrey Ink. All are just some of my favorite craft manufacturers.
Over all, the colors on this card just makes me happy 🙂
You can go over the Sketch N Scrap blog so see what the rest of the team’s take.
I’m entering this card to
Bearly Mine challenges, Challenge #102 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More, Anything Goes challenge
Paper Creator’s Crafts, Challenge # 13 Anything Goes.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Papertreyink, Sketch-N-Scrap
- Tagged card challenge, card sketch, handmade card, hello, hero arts stamp, lawn fawn, papertreyink, sketch n scrap
Inspiration Sketch – Make it Monday # 69
Have participated at Papertreyink’s Inspiration Sketch challenge. There are 6 sketches that can be used as an inspiration and I used this one for my card
I used my stash ribbons for the strips and with PTI border die along with PTI Tag Its #1 stamp for the sentiment.