Monday, September 22, 2014

More Autumn Colors


With Autumn challenges happening at the moment,  I was inspired to create another autumn theme card.

Here is my card.  Click to see dimension and detail.

Started with stamping the leaves onto white cardstock base card, with wild honey and barn door using the rolling technique in some leaves.  I then stamped the sentiment onto vellum with black ink and colored it in with orange and yellow markers.  I marked lines around the leaves to correspond to the sketch #20 at STAMPlorations Blog.

I wanted to add more to the design, so I started thinking zentangle and create a type of fence outline, I wanted to add dimension so I used a pencil to create shadows.  I wanted to use the white space, so I created some lines and circles.

Inks Used :  Ranger Distress Inks (wild honey, barn door), StazOn (jet black)
Stamps Used : STAMPlorations - grateful, thankful set
Markers Used : Mont Marte - fine tip markers
Colored Pencils Used : Faber Castle watercolor pencils

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :-

STAMPlorations Blog - biweekly sketch #20
The Mixed Media Card - challenge Autumn Colors (with option of leaves)
StempleGarten - challenge #29 Autumn Time
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - challenge #208 Autumn/Fall
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - #4 Color challenge (i used yellow, red, orange from flower)
Crafting for all Seasons - challenge #86 Colors of Autumn

Thanks for stopping by and as always love reading your comments and much appriciated for your thoughts.

seeya next time MOnika

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Autumn Colors


Been a while.  I have been catching up on my crochet project Snoopy and Woodstock graphgan.  Coming along nicely (with few hiccups along the way, but no matter, I keep calm and crochet on).  I am half way finished.

Anyways.  Always checking in to see what new challenges are around and again I found Mixed Media Card Challenge and Stamplorations Bi weekly challenge very interesting, using an autumn color theme and a new sketch.

My favorite colors of Autumn, yellow, red and orange, just gorgeous when you can create with Ranger Distress Inks with barn door and wild honey which blend in to make orange, especially when you use water spritzer.

Anyways, I bought more white 250gsm cardstock for my base cards at Office Works. (That was the main reason why I have not created more cards, I just ran out, who doesn't when one is having so much fun creating cards for all occasions).

Here is my card.


I squished wild honey and barn door on my craft sheet and spritzed with water, smeared a panel of watercolor paper, three times and dried with heat tool.  I stamped the leafs with the same colors all over in random order and cut into five strips.  Arranged them in order on my white cardstock base card and glued them with glue stick.

I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto vellum and colored in the letters with colorful markers to match the background leafs.  I stuck the sentiment on top of the leave panel with glue stick,  Glue stick is excellent for gluing down vellum, dries clear and cannot be noticed under the see through vellum.

I experimented with vellum a bit more, few days ago.   I squished wild honey, barn door and scattered straw onto craft sheet and spritzed with water.  I then smudged a vellum panel through the colors three times, drying with heat gun in between,  The vellum does curl but when you glue it down on paper it is all even.

Turn out excellent, dries and has same effects as if doing it on water color paper.  I then used my leaf die cut and cut out five of them.  I then glued them onto a project I was doing but did not like the outcome, so I cut the leafs out.   And now I am using one of them for this card.  I used pop dots to give the leaf dimension on the card..  I think when you glue the vellum onto white background makes the colors pop more.   On the leaf you see on my card that is the result of using distress inks with water.  Very cool.

I enjoyed making this card, I like when they are simple.  Makes me feel content.

Inks Used :- Ranger Distress inks - wild honey, barn door, scattered straw
Stamps Used :-  STAMPlorations - thankful, grateful set
Die Cut - MPress 3 in 1 nesting dies Leaves

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :-

  • Just Us Girls - trend week - #258 water coloring (mine watercolor with distress inks)

Thank you for stopping by and hope to hear from you soon

cya MOnika

Monday, September 8, 2014

Vellum Flower and Markers


Last time I bought some vellum sheets and have not had a chance to play with much.  I always had in mind to try and stamp on the vellum and heat embossing with powder.  So this is what I have created with my Happy Birthday card.

Here is my on image for detail on lighter shade of color on the vellum image.

I stamped the pretty flower (stamplorations - simple flowers and sentiments) in versamark water mark ink onto a sheet of vellum and heat embossed with black (zing - black opaque) powder.  I then colored the flower with marks (mont marte - fine tip markers) on the back side of the image, giving a subtle color look to the flower.

I then fussy cut the flower and used pop dot on the flower part and glued the bottom to a white cardstock, to give the flower a lift and to see the lighter shade of color, because of the vellum being see through.   I stamped the sentiment, from the same set as the flower in (versafine) onyx black ink under the flower. Also adding three bling jewels to jazz up the card.

Gave the panel a black frame and used pop up dots to adhere the panel to the card front,  The center panel I stuck plasters tape and sponged with distress ink dusty concord and using water brush went over it to give water effect and then peeled of the tape. I was trying to achieve that the flower was sitting on a fence type background.  I ran out of white card stock so I adhered the whole design onto green card.

I like how the vellum gives that see through look when you stamp on it and when adding color from behind gives a subtle look to the image.  Hard to capture that with camera.

Anyways hope you like my card.

I would like to enter into the following challenges :-

STAMPlorations - bi weekly sketch challenge #19
STAMPlorations - September challenge Stamps and Markers

Thanks for stopping by
cya soon