A slice of happiness

Happy Friday!

Newton’s Nook Designs is running an Inky Paws challenge # 11 , a fun and bright Color challenge and I’m definitely joining in.

I used the Sweet Summer stamp set and used the citrus slice as my main image. I colored the two slices with promarkers, fussy cut them and pop them up with dimensional.

For my card base, I stamped the slice randomly keeping the color scheme needed in the challenge. Noticed that I also stamped the small hearts in the yellow pattern paper? I used the heart from the same stamp set. Oh and I also did some background stamping of the slice in green paper, just because ūüôā ¬†The flag stamp is part of the Sweet Summer stamp set too.

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I used my card layout inspiration from The Paper Players Challenge # 201.

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I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge¬†and

Hobbybook Designer Challenge, Summer challenge.

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DIY Notecards

Hello there!

I’m excited to share this DIY Notecards using Newton’s Nook Design Sweet Stamp that’s recently been released last week at Newton’s Nook.

I used minimal supplies on this project that I’m sure are available in your stash. I did two sets of notecards, one using washi¬†tapes and paper piecing, and the other set using promarkers.

I have a number of small sized pattern papers in my stash and paper piecing is just a great way to use  them.

Here I added a strip of washi¬†tape for additional color. Well apparently, I also have a selection of washi¬†tapes that I also adore. I added different sentiment for each notecard¬†for variety. You can also use a strip of pattern paper if you don’t have washi tape.

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Here, I simply stamped the fruits and scribbled a touch of color in each card using promarkers, easy peasy. A colored pencil, a light dab of watercolor or copic marker is also fine. You can try other coloring medium in here.

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I then packed each of the notecard set with twine, great gift pack for friends and family. You can a dozen or more as you like.

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Here’s the other paper pieced set tied with twine. I just added a random strip of washi tape in front of the pack for some fun colors too.

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I have a box that fits perfectly the two-set notecards, just a quick gift set.  I made also a tag that compliments the pack.

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That’s it for today, I hope you try this easy DIY gift project.

 

 

New stamps

I got this new Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set from Newton’s Nook¬†blog win.

What will be the great way to use it than to make my take in their Inky Paws Challenge #8 – Sketch challenge.

I’m seeing a lot of colored pencil coloring with gamsol and I would like to try them myself.¬†Sadly, there’s no gamsol available in Doha that I could find. I have looked at the biggest craft and arts shop locally but to no avail.

When I saw some amazing coloring with this technique (using gamsol) from¬†Nichol Magouirk, I asked her what is the alternative for gamsol. She said she heard about baby oil but haven’t tried it herself.

Over the weekend. I did try using baby oil and it seems to blend too with the colored pencil grains. So in my card, I colored Newton  with colored pencils including the gift boxes.

I think the color seems pale and need to be darkened for some intensity. This is my first attempt to use this technique so a lot of improvement ahead right?

For the birthday sentiment, I followed the curved shape of the circle when I stamped. One good thing of using a clear stamp is the flexibility to manipulate the shape, curved, rounded or just straight.

For the hat, I stamped it in a patterned paper and fuzzy cut both my main image and the party hat. I just added a fun ribbon for the diagonal strip.

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I’m also entering this card to Seize the birthday, Anything goes birthday challenge.

Also in Simon Says Stamp, Happy Birthday Challenge.