DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #49

15.01.2017

Hi everyone,

today starts a new bastel-traum.ch Challenge and this time it's all about «Friends» :-)
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until February 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I created this scene using some fabulous My Favorite Things products as well as my Distress Inks for a beautiful ink blended night sky.

I stamped the adorable girl and her cute dog from the MFT Birdie Brown «You Have My Heart» set and colored them with Copics. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border and added a bit of sparkle to her blue dress with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen.

For the Distress Ink background, I patiently blended together the gorgeous colors Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and a little bit of MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. When everything was completely dry, I used the MFT «Stars in the Sky - Horizontal» Die-namics right onto my ink blended panel. I also die-cut the stars from golden glitter cardstock and inlaid them into the negative.

The text from the MFT «Essential Sentiments» set (one of my current favorites) was heat embossed in white. Finally, I adhered the image with foam tape and added a red die-cut heart which I covered with Glossy Accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge January

07.01.2017

Hi crafty friends,

I'm finally back to share a card with you. Hope you've enjoyed the holidays and had a pleasant start into the new year. I myself am slowly trying to get back into the swing of things ;-)

The Stempelgarten Challenge already started two days ago– this month's theme is «No-Line Coloring».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

I'm pretty new to this technique but I often admire other cardmakers using it. For Christmas, I received a big pack of Prismacolor Pencils and I couldn't wait to color with them. Although it's pretty cold outside and we also got some snow, I made this floral more spring-themed card.

I love the look of colored pencils on Kraft cardstock, so I stamped the My Favorite Things «Spring Tulips» (I did some Masking to create the bouquet) in Memento «Desert Sand». I really enjoyed the coloring, although it's not perfect.

Since my mojo was still in holiday mode, I followed the current sketch of the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:

I die cut my colored image with the MFT «Stitched Oval Scallop Edge Frames». For the frame I stacked three layers of cardstock to give it some dimension and then inlaid the oval. The patterned paper is from the MFT «Dots & Stripes Neutral 6x6 Paper Pack» and I adhered it to a light pink card base.

Next, I chose a stitched banner from the «Blueprints 28» Die-namics set and cut it from raspberry colored cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment (MFT «Essential Sentiments») and popped up the strip with foam tape. Finally, I added three iridescent sequins.

You will have time until January 31st, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Anja

Poppystamps House in the Woods

22.12.2016

Hi peeps,

it has been a busy time the last couple of days! But before I enjoy the upcoming holidays, I wanted to share a last Christmas card with you.

I just love this gorgeous «House in the Woods» die from Poppystamps. It's perfect to build a simple scene and looks great in combination with a watercolor background. I used Distress Inks («Peacock Feathers», «Mermaid Lagoon», «Blueprint Sketch» and «Seedless Preserves») and added some random splatters of white paint.

Next, I heat embossed the sentiment (which means «Merry Christmas»; Dani Peuss Klartext-Stempel «Fröhliche Weihnachtszeit») with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder. Finally, I popped up my die-cut panel with foam tape.

I'm joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp where one can upload holiday cards celebrating the National Christmas Card Day.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/happy-national-christmas-card-day/

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Merry Christmas

16.12.2016

Hello everyone,

I can't get enough of these new cream Make it Crafty chipboards, so I made another holiday card with them.

The Merry Word Chipboard is available in four sizes and I picked the 3.5 inches one since it is perfect as the focal point on a card. I left the hand lettered word as is and covered the backing layer with WOW! «Metallic Copper» embossing powder. I white heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp «Christmas» sentiment on a strip of Kraft cardstock which I cut into a banner.

For the white-on-white background, I used the Taylored Expressions «Snowflake Cutting Plate» and layered the die-cut on top of a piece of white cardstock. I wrapped some thin Copper string around the die-cut panel and glued it to a Kraft card base. Next, I adhered the sentiment banner, the Merry Word Chipboard and added two of the delicate Star Snowflake Chipboards (0.7 inch and 1 inch).

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


DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #48

15.12.2016

Hi everyone,

it's already time for the last bastel-traum.ch Challenge of the year. The new theme is «Watercolor».
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until January 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

For my card I used a winter scene which I stamped and colored for Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Although I'm still learning to use my ZIGs properly, I enjoyed watercoloring these adorable images from the Hero Arts «Winter Time Fun» set.

I stamped the sentiment in black and two small snowflakes in blue and used a white Sharpie pen to draw the falling snow. Next, I framed my scene using the largest of the My Favorite Things «Single Stitch Line Square Frames» Die-namics. I also hand-cut two banners (from patterned paper and glitter tape) and layered them on top of each other. Finally, I adhered the framed scene with foam tape to a white square card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


DT Stempelgarten Challenge December

05.12.2016

Good morning,

it's time for a new theme over at the Stempelgarten Challenge – this month we invite you to create a project using «Fir tree and/or twigs».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

For my CAS Christmas card I made a little winter scene with dies, a stencil and a sentiment stamp.


To create my background, I took a piece of Stampin' Up! «Indigo Blue» cardstock and sponged «Unicorn» white pigment ink through the Simon Says Stamp «Falling Snow» stencil. Next, I cut the trees from white cardstock using the Impression Obsession «Fir Tree Border» die. I stamped the Memory Box «Merry Christmas» sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed it with «Metallic Copper» powder from WOW!.

To give it some dimension, I popped up the die-cut panel with foam tape. The cute deers were cut from wood veneer paper with the Poppystamps «Playful Fawns» dies. I also added a tiny red heart.

You will have time until December 31st, 2016 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

I'm joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great start into the new week!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Angel Fluffy Cloud

30.11.2016

Hi everyone,

today I have another inspiration card for the Make it Crafty Store Blog. Since I'm still working on my Christmas cards, I've picked this sweet Angel Fluffy Cloud Digi Stamp (which could be used all year round).


I've printed her in grey because I did some soft and light Copic coloring and thought the black outlines would be too harsh. I used two older patterned papers (Authentique and Carta Bella) from my stash and die cut a window with the My Favorite Things «Starry Circle» Die-namics.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Sunny Studio «Holiday Style» stamp set. Next, I popped up the panel with foam tape. The Starry Night Chipboard Set was the perfect match to decorate my card with lots of stars. I just love the look of the plain cream chipboards!

I'm joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


 
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