Thursday, July 27, 2017

Soft Floral Cards - The Ton

Hello friends! Hope you are having a great week so far! 

Today I'm on The Ton' blog with these two floral cards. 
Hope you could come over to see how I made them :) !!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by !

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Large Peony 4 - Coloring

Hello everyone! 
Today I have two cards to share with you on which I colored the same Large Peony flower in two different ways. The stamp I used is by The Ton and is called Large Peony 4.

On my first card I colored the peony using gray and black colored pencils.

To start off I stamped the image in Noir. I masked off the flower and stamped the leaves as well. I then colored them using Payne's Grey, Cold Grey V and Black Polychromos colored pencils. I then splattered some gold watercolor from FineTec. The frame was cut using Deckled Rectangles die from Spellbinders from some white cardstock. I gold heat embossed it and foam mounted it on the front panel. The word hugs was cut and gold heat embossed. I cut it once again from some black fun foam to give the sentiment some dimension. 

On my second card I watercolored the image using Zig Brush markers. 

I wanted to do no-line coloring. So I started by stamping the peony in Ballet Slippers and the leaves in Soft Garden. Unfortunately the peony stamp wasn't clean and it was stamped in gray mixed with pink color...  I colored the image using Zig Brush markers.

After done with coloring I cut a L-shaped piece from a panel on which I blended green and blue inks. To put it underneath the flower image I cut the outline of the lower part of my peony. After I adhered the L-shaped piece on the colored panel, I mounted it flat on my cardbase. For some dimension I added foam adhesives under the bottom part of my image. The sentiment is from Large Peony 4 as well. I stamped it in Noir. To finish off I added some clear and glitter droplets using Nuvo Drops.

I've made a coloring video. You can watch it below or on my YouTube Channel. It's hard to explain how I color, as I have no systematic approach while I'm coloring. Usually I pick a picture or drawing on google or pinterest as my reference and try to recreate what I see. Here I took my first card for my reference to color the folds of the petals. I'm using a black velvet silver brush 4.

I have one more coloring video to share. My 5yo daughter Yerin wanted to have a video of her coloring process like mom and like other cardmakers on YouTube :). So we made this! I've shared a short version of it on Instagram. Yerin was so happy and proud of herself, as she've got so many positive comments. Thank you so much, if you watched this on Instagram !!! 

Hope you enjoyed my cards and video today!

I want to enter my first card into Addicted to Stamps and More #252: Make your Mark and the second one into this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for looking :)!
Have a happy crafty day!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Guest Designing at The Foiled Fox #2

Hello everyone! Hope you had a good start into a new week!  

This is my second guest designer post for The Foiled Fox blog! If you missed my first card, please click here. The Foiled Fox is a one stop shop for crafting, calligraphy and other art projects. The lovely ladies at Foiled Fox are theirselves crafters and know what we want and need :)! 

Today I have a monochromatic card to share with you.

I started by stamping the Full of Glee in light gray on a gray cardstock. I arranged the flowers on the lower half of my panel along with masking when needed. I then colored the flowers using a white Prismacolor pencil. I focused on the outlines and fine lines on the petals. I colored the leaves using light cool gray pencils and added shades around the image in gray as well. To add some bling I covered the flowers with Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. I can't explain but the clear glitter gave the flowers that subtle pink tone. This is something I should remember...  I die cut the colored panel using a stitched rectangle die and cut the wavy edge of the bottom part by hand. I added a thin strip of white card stock to the wavy edge and stamped the sentiment from Happy Wishes stamp set from Penny Black in Versafine black which I clear heat embossed. I blended Black Soot DI on my black card base and brushed Perfect Pearl Biscotti over it for more shine. I foam mounted the front panel on the black card base and added some clear sequins to finish the card.

Hope you liked my monochromatic take on a great friendship :)! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please head on over to The Foiled Fox blog for more inspiration! 

Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Camellia Birthday card

Hello everyone! 
Today I have an almost one layer card to share with you. I was inspired by the inspiration picture and the beautiful inspiration card that Therese shared for Altenew July Inspiration Challenge

I stamped the third layer of the camellia flower and leaves from Build-A-Flower Camellia set by Altenew on the diagonal corners of a A2 sized white cardstock. I used Memento Angel Pink and New Sprout for no-line coloring using alcohol markers. I then colored the image using Altenew Artist Markers set A and a Copic marker (Blush). I made a coloring process video again :). You can watch it below or on my YouTube Channel

I then stamped the happy from Halftone Happy in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. The birthday was stamped in Evening Gray. I trimmed the colored panel, rounded two diagonal corners and foam mounted it onto a dark gray card base. To finish off I added some clear and iridescent sequins. 

And here is my video! I left some parts in real time! Hope this helps, Pat :) !!! I'm coloring very slow... so it could be a little bit boring :)! The colors in my video are slightly muted as I can make the video only at night these days (It's Summer break... you know what I mean :)).

I want to enter this card into Stamp Ink Paper (SIP) Challenge #108: Fabulous Florals and Addicted to Stamps and More #251: Anything Goes as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!! 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Splatter

Hello everyone! 

It's Seize the Birthday Thursday again! The new Toppings option for next fortnight is SPLATTER! 

I used a negative die cut panel from my stash. I needed white greenery die cuts for my previous cards and this negative panel has been sitting since then. 
The greenery die is from Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies by The Ton.

I made a watercolor panel only by splattering Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used sieve and old toothbrush for the fine splatters, and made the bigger droplets by tapping the brush. After the ombre green splatter panel was dry I added gold splatters using Finetec gold watercolor. I then foam mounted the front panel. The sentiment is from Penned Sentiments. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock with a mat in gold which was made by adhering some Adhesive Foil paper gold on some white cardstock. To finish off I added some black and gold enamel dots. I was thinking about adding some blending on the upper edge of the panel but decided to leave it as it is :).

I'm glad I could use this negative die cut panel from my stash! I think it turned out pretty :)

Now its your turn to play along! Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspirations from my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Lindsey from Bashful Blogging!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Black Magic - White Anemone

Hello, everyone! 

Today I have a card to share with you. This was made with the collaboration challenge of Less is More #336 337 and AAA cards #94 in mind. The theme for this special challenge is ONE LAYER CARD ON COLORED CARDBASE. 

I colored a white anemone on black using black magic technique : In this technique you stamp or color the image in white on dark surface and color them using colored pencils. 

I stamped the base layer of an anemone flower and leaves from Fresh Cut Anemones by The Ton in Hampton white pigment ink on black cardstock. I stamped it just before I went to bed, so that it could dry overnight.
On next day I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils. I drew the stem by hand with a white pencil. I've filmed while I was coloring. You can watch my first process video here below or on my YouTube channel :)! It's only the pencil coloring part. Hope I could make a start to finish video some day :)!

After done with pencil coloring I added the stamen using black and purple glaze pens. To brighten the image I colored the outer edge area of the petals with a white gel pen. I smudged the white gel ink with my finger before it dried, so the strokes could blend. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Summer Blooms stamp set by The Ton. To finish off I splattered opaque white watercolor on the panel after covering the image and the sentiment.

Here is my video :)! Hope you like it! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have a happy crafty day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Guest Designing at The Foiled Fox #1

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a special post. The ladies from The Foiled Fox invited me to be a guest on their blog and of course I said yes :)! The Foiled Fox is a one stop shop for crafting, calligraphy and other art projects. I feel so honored to be a guest at The Foiled Fox blog today :)! 

For today's card I played again with my alcohol inks! 

To start off I made a alcohol ink background panel. I sprayed rubbing alcohol on a glossy cardstock first and added the alcohol inks by dripping and blew the colors through a straw. The colors I used are Flamingo, Shell Pink, Limeade, Citrus, Patina, Aqua and Snow Cap. I then gold heat embossed the Full of Glee image on it and colored the flowers using Holbein Artists Gouache. I cut out the bottom part of the panel in an angle. The sentiment is from Extra Special stamp set by Altenew. I stamped it in StazOn black on a strip of glossy cardstock on which I colored with Shell Pink. I adhered it under the bottom edge of the colored panel. I gold heat embossed the Wavy Lines background stamp on my dark gray card base and foam mounted the front panel onto it. To finish off I added some sequins.

That's it for today! Hope you liked my card!  Please don't forget to stop by The Foiled Fox blog for more inspirations!

Thank you so much for visiting my place today!
Have a wonderful week!