Friday, April 28, 2017

Hand Lettering #10: Personalized Birthday Magnet, Gemini

Happy Friday!!! :o)

Today I want to share with you a hand lettered personalized birthday magnet I made for a friend crafter/blogger. She is an amazing person, very creative and supportive. :o)


How I made the magnet...

I cut a 2" diameter circle base from a Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I stamped adorable Gemini from Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set on the circle base, hand lettered word Gemini in block letter handwriting style and friend's birthday date with Roman numerals.


I prepared various hand lettered samples during my personal challenge Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2017 to color during a 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. This one also. I still have a lot of unfinished samples from my personal challenge and still didn't write a wrap up post... Well, I have the whole time in the world. :o)

I colored the sample in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks.

A friend gave me bunch of magnet sheets last year to make my own magnets. I cut a magnet circle with large scissors and glued it together with the colored circle using universal UHU glue. I pressed the magnet with a 32 cm x 32 cm, 1 cm thick glass plate and left it pressed for an hour.

As a finishing touch, I coated Gemini's outfits with Clear Wink of Stella. Love the shimmer and my friend too!!! :o)


Dimensions: d = 51 mm (d = 2")
List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Ranger's Arcihval Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Spun Sugar
    • Tea Dye
    • Vintage Photo
    • Ground Espresso
    • Hickory Smoke
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. Clear 999)
  • UHU universal glue
  • magnet sheet
  • EK Success Circle Cutter
  • dip pen nib (mounted on a paint brush)
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • 32 cm x 32 cm x 1 cm glass plate
  • water
  • paper towels


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Birthday Balloons Card II (LMMS Inspiration)


Hi everyone! :o)

It's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Week and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Birthday Balloons Card II. :o)


I was a bit uninspired and had no idea what to make, so I decided to use again an adorable LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp, that is now available as digital image. How awesome is that!! I'll surely use digi too in my future projects, as it can be resized. :o)

This card is 6th card I made using the 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp. This is my most used stamp. :o) You can find my previous cards using this stamp here, here, here, here and here. :o)

I went with similar design as on my previous cards using this stamp, so it's kind of a CASE. For a color combination I decided to use same colors as on my last week's LMMS card (find it here): black-grey-yellow-white. Love this color combo!!! :o)

I stamped the image on a thick watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I stamped the image one more time on a top folded white card base and colored it with black marker. Then I fussy cut watercolored image, traced edges with black marker, glued foam scraps on each piece of the image and glued them over the black image.

Lastly, I heat embossed in white a sentiment on a black cardstock paper stripe, glued foam scraps on each piece of the sentiment, glued them on card and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 89 mm x 127 mm (3.5" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp (now available in digital format)
  • Mama Elephant 'Starry Night' stamp set (sentiment)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • black cardstock paper stripe
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Black Soot
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/46, Black
  • foam sheet scraps, 2 mm thick
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • scissors
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • water
  • paper towels
  • powder bag

I hope you liked my today's card and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. There's still time to join us in our current Challenge #161 - Anything Goes. There is a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)


I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #239 - Clean and Simple
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, April 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 7th entry to this challenge.

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome Baby Elephant Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #167)


Hi everyone! :o)


Yesterday, a new challenge has started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight is... well better to say are, #167, Mother + Daughter, Father + Son, Mother + Son, Father + Daughter. Pick any theme or themes you like, create something as a couple (with your parent or kid) or create something using matching image. :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this adorable clear stamp.


I went with Mother + Son or Father + Son theme and made this Welcome Baby Elephant Card.


First I made a background paper. I used various baby themed stamps and heart stamps and stamped them randomly on a white watercolor paper panel with Distress Ink Iced Spruce.

Next up was an image. I used ADORABLE Elephants image from Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set. I stamped the image on a thick watercolor paper and colored elephants with Distress Inks in watercolor technique. After drying, I fussy cut elephants leaving white border around them.

Lastly, I worked on a sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the panel in black and shaded letters with grey fine liner.

I love dimension on my cards. I glued 2 mm thick foam square on the back of the panel and glued it on a top folded card base. I also glued foams on the back of elephants and glued them on card.

As a finishing touch I highlighted elephants and the sentiment with white gel pen and embellished the card with blue enamel dots.


Card dimensions: 89 mm x 89 mm (3.5" x 3.5")
List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set (elephants, sentiment)
  • stamps I used for background:
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • thin white watercolor paper 
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Iced Spruce
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Uniball Signo White
  • Stabilo Fine Liner, 0.4 mm, Dark Grey 88/96
  • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' enamel dots
  • foam sheet and foam sheet scraps 2 mm thick
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • crafting needle
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)



I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: April, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, April 2017, Anything Goes 
This is my 6th entry to this challenge.
I watercolored the image.

3) Paper Smooches, April 2017 Challenge - Showers (Baby Shower)
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Stamping Sensations, April Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shoot for the Moon Card II (LMMS Challenge #161)


Hi everyone! :o)


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #161, Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Shoot for the Moon Card II. :o)


For my card I used beautiful LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Shoot for the Moon Sentiment' digital stamp. I love it!! :o)

This is my second take on this digi. I went with same layout, size and similar design as on my first card I made using this digi. You can find my first card here.

I already had a layout template saved on my computer. I printed it out directly on a card base, for which I used a white cardstock paper. To prevent ink smearing, I left the image dry couple hours. 

I mixed a Distress Ink Hickory Smoke with a lot of water and used that for shading. When I was satisfied with shades, I masked the Moon and splattered card front with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke mixed with water. I dried splatters using Heat It Tool. Then I watercolored the Moon. I used Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.

Lastly, I glued two black star stickers on the card, which look same as stars on the image, and my card was finished. :o)

I like this "negative" night sky look. I will definitely use this design again using other stars and Moon images I have. :o)

Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:

    I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #161. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)


    I'm entering my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Crafting By Designs, April Anything Goes Challenge
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    2) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge, Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    3) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, Simon Says: Splash It On
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Stamping Sensations, April Challenge, Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    P.S. I'm spending my Spring Holidays in Šibenik with my parents and nieces. I'm offline. My today's post is scheduled. :o)

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Geometrical Birthday Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Geometrical Birthday Card.


    To make this card, I used three beautiful Jane's Doodles stamp sets'Plants', 'Cactus' and 'Geometric Patterns' (stamp set is discontinued from Jane's store).

    First I made a background panel/patterned panel. I used a triangle stripe pattern from the 'Geometric Patterns' stamp set, inked the stripe with Distress Ink Iced Spruce and stamped it on a watercolor paper panel couple times to create a pattern. I also used a tiny triangle stamp from the 'Cactus' stamp set to create the pattern. I stamped tiny triangles overlapping larger triangles. I followed the same pattern and got beautiful geometrical background/paper/panel. I trimmed the panel, glued it on a grey cardstock paper panel and glued everything on a top folded white card base.

    Next up was an image. I stamped a plant from the 'Plants' stamp set on a thick watercolor paper, colored the plant in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Iced Spruce and Green aquarel colored pencils. After drying, I added extra shades on leaves with Green colored pencils and drew white highlights. I fussy cut the plant, leaving thin white border around her.

    I heat embossed in white a sentiment from the 'Plants' set on the grey cardstock paper stripe, glued foam squares on the back of it and placed it on the card.

    I glued foam squares on the back of the plant and placed her on the card. I like dimension difference, so I used 1 mm thicker foam squares for the plant than for the sentiment.

    As a finishing touch, I embellished the card with light and dark grey enamel dots.


    Card dimensions: 92 mm x 122 mm (3 5/8" x 4 13/16")
    List of supplies:
    • white cardstock paper (card base)
    • dark grey cardstock paper (panel, sentiment)
    • thin white watercolor paper 
    • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
    • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Iced Spruce
    • Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth Mondeluz aquarel colored pencils 3710
      • Light Green 25
      • Dark Green 26
    • TOZ Artist Colored Pencils
      • Light Green
      • Dark Green
    • Stabilo Fine Liner (fine 0.4), Black 88/46
      • Uniball Signo White
      • Create a Smile 'Neat & Neutrall' enamel dots
      • UHU universal glue
      • foam squares 3 mm thick
      • foam squares 2 mm thick
      • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
      • ruler
      • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
      • bone folder
      • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
      • Ranger Heat It Tool
      • crafting needle
      • scissors
      • paper towels
      • water
      • powder bag
      • dry cloth

      I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the Jane's Doodles Blog and my DT mates' blogs.



      I'm entering my card to following challenges:
      Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

      1) Crafting By Designs, April Anything Goes Challenge
      This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

      2) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: April, Anything Goes
      This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

      3) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, April 2017, Anything Goes 
      This is my 5th entry to this challenge.
      I watercolored the image.

      4) Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge, Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
      This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

      5) Stamping Sensations, April Challenge, Anything Goes
      This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


      Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


      Milka

      P.S. I'm spending my Spring Holidays in Šibenik with my parents and nieces. I'm offline. My today's post is scheduled. :o)

      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      Spring Holidays + Jane's Doodles Earth Digi Freebie, New Clear Stamps and More

      Hi everyone! :o)

      I hope you're all doing great. I'm on Spring Holidays and it's great. The weather is not really friendly,  it's changing all the time, most time it's raining, but I don't mind. :o) Tomorrow I'm traveling to Šibenik, to spend couple days with my parents and nieces. Can't wait to see them. It's been a while since we've been together. :o)

      Due my stay in Šibenik I'll be offline. All my posts through this week will be scheduled. I won't be able to respond to your queries or e-mails until Sunday.

      On Saturday, April 22nd, it's Earth's Day. I'll probably travel back home that day and spend it in a bus. If the weather will be good, I'll take photos on my route (it's beautiful route) and share it here after I return home.

      I printed couple beautiful 'Earth' digital image drawn by Jane, which I plan to color with my nieces and leave them on bus stops when I'll be returning home, as a part of #Smilespotting art-project. :o)

      Jane shared her GORGEOUS 'Earth' image for free on Jane's Doodles blog four years ago (find the image on a provided link/s). Be kind and respect Jane's artwork. Give her proper credits and share only the link to the image with others not the image. You know how that works. :o)

      Did you see a new Jane's Doodles sentiment stamp set? It's 'Mother's Day' stamp set. GORGEOUS!!! ♥ The stamp set can be pre ordered. :o)

      Also, Jane is having these ADORABLE Spring/Easter themed stamp sets on sale. :o)
        


      That would be all from me for today and this week. I wish you all beautiful week. Enjoy and smile! :o)


      Milka
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