Friday, March 24, 2017

Rainbow Striped Birthday Card

Happy Friday! :o)

Today I want to share with you  a birthday card I made for my niece Mia, my cousins daughter, who turned 6 this week. 

I've played again with a CAS(E) this Sketch #160 and made this CAS (clean and simple), Rainbow Striped Birthday Card.


This is my 3rd take on the sketch. You can find my first take on this sketch here and second here.

Here is the CAS(E) this Sketch #160.

How I made the card...

I cut a panel from watercolor paper. I could go with one layer card because watercolor paper I used is thick enough, but I want to be very rational with this one and save on it because it was quite expensive.

I stamped a sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set on the panel and drew thick lines in watercolor technique using Distress Inks, a lot of water and flat brush, following a Rainbow color pattern. After drying, I drew thinner lines using Distress Inks, a bit of water and rounded brush.

When I was satisfied with color of stripes, I dried the panel and glued it on a top folded white card base. I highlighted the sentiment with a white gel pen and coated thin lines with Clear Wink of Stella and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 88 mm x 127 mm (3.5" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Wilted Violet
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Twisted Citron
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Barn Door
    • Festive Berries
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S(superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Uniball Signo White
  • UHU universal glue
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine flat paint brush no.#6
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels



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 #234 - Clean and Simple
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 11th entry to this challenge.

3) STAMPlorations, CAS Card Challenge, March 2017: Anything CAS Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 12th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 11

5) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


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


Milka

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Colorful Birthday Balloons Card (LMMS Challenge #159)


Hi everyone! :o)


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #159, Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Colorful Birthday Balloons Card. :o)


I made this card for my friend's son who will celebrate 3rd birthday next week. :o)

To make this card I used an adorable LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp. :o)

I stamped the image on a Kraft paper panel and colored it with colored pencils. I colored a shade around the image with a white pencil.

I glued the panel on a foam sheet rectangle and glued it on a top folded white card base. As a finishing touch I drew stitches and highlighted the shade with white gel pen.


Card dimensions: 98 mm x 130 mm (3 7/8" x 5 1/8")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp
  • white cardstock paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
    • white
    • light and dark yellow
    • orange
    • light and dark red
    • light and dark green
    • 2 light blues and dark blue
  • Uniball Signo White
  • foam shett, 1 mm thick
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • scissors
  • pencil sharpener
  • eraser

    I hope you liked my card for today and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #159. 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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #234 - Clean and Simple
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, SIP #91 - Andrea's Birthday

    3) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
    This is my 11th entry to this challenge.
    colored: DAY 20

    4) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


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

    Milka

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Hand Lettering #5: Personalized Birthday Magnets

    Hello everyone!!! :o)

    Today I want to share with you two hand lettered personalized birthday magnets I made.


    First I made yellow one for my friend Danijela.



    When my boyfriend saw it, he asked for a same magnet, but in blue, for his friend. :o)



    How I made magnets...

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

    I stamped adorable Pisces from Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set on circle bases, hand lettered word Pisces in block letter handwriting style and friends' birthdays with Roman numerals. I wrote them on different days, but I went with same lettering style on both so I'm sharing them together. :o)



    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. These two also.

    I colored both circles in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks, and left them dry on air.

    A friend gave me bunch of magnet sheets last year to make my own magnets. I cut magnet circles with large scissors and glued them together with colored circles with universal UHU glue. I pressed magnets with a 32 cm x 32 cm, 1 cm thick glass plate and left them pressed for an hour. At this point my magnets were finished.

    I needed that something something as a final touch on the yellow one. I coated yellow Pisces 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
      • Blueprint Sketch
      • 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


    I'm entering my projects 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) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 10th entry to this challenge.

    2) Seven Hills Crafts, March Challenge: Tic Tac Toe Challenge
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.
    I used the top row: animals, watercolour, bold shades
    Products used from the range in Seven Hill Crafts Shop: Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set

    3) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
    This is my 10th entry to this challenge.
    colored: yellow DAY 10, blue DAY 12

    4) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2017, Part 3

    Hello everyone!!! :o)

    Yesterday a Pisces period ended and also my 3rd annual personal challenge, Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces. Goals of my challenges are to improve my skills.

    The challenge took time in the Pisces Period, from February 18th, 12:31 PM until March 20th 11:29 AM (CEST, UTC +2Dubrovnik, Croatia).

    This year I challenged myself to practice hand lettering every day in the Pisces periodGoals of the challenge were to improve my hand lettering skills, to encourage myself to hand letter on my projects and to continue practicing after the challenge ends. More details about this year's challenge in an Intro post.

    I'm so happy that I completed one more personal challenge. I managed to practice my hand lettering every day, I accomplished my goals and had a lot of fun. :o)


    Today I'm sharing with you Part 3 (last one) of my hand lettered uncolored/unfinished samples that I made (wrote) from March 11th until March 20th (10 days). If you missed first two previews or you want to see them again, just follow these links: Part 1 and Part 2.

    I focused on hand lettering and not coloring and finishing projects. I decided they will be my preparation for an ongoing 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker, which started on March 1st. For more info, jump to Kathy's blog.

    I will be coloring all my samples during Kathy's current challenge. Well, that's my plan. :o) After I color my samples and make something out of them, I'll be sharing them here on my blog in separate posts with detailed description. I'll update this post and link photos in this post to finished project posts.

    Here is a day by day preview. :o)
    (Click on the photo and it will take you to the finished project post. If there is no link, my project is not finished and published yet.)












    I hope you enjoyed my today's hand lettered samples preview. :o)

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


    Milka

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Birthday Giveaway no.2

    Hello everyone!! :o)

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend and filled batteries for an upcoming week. :o)

    This week was my birthday. The whole week was awesome!! I received so many lovely cards, mails, phone calls, messages and comments here on my blog, all filled with good wishes and love. Thank you all so much!!! 


    Today I have another birthday giveaway for all my Followers. If you missed the first one, you can find it here.

    A prize for this giveaway is a super fun LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Old Billy Goat' digital stamp, the image I used on one of my birthday projects: Goat Milk Carton Box.

    Note: This project is published on March 16th, 2017


    The prize is kindly provided by Barbara, Little Miss Muffet Stamps owner. Thank you Barbara!!! 



    To be able to win the image, all you have to do is (both are required):
    1. You have to be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect or follow me through e-mailIf you follow my blog through e-mail, please write it in a comment.
    2. Leave a comment on this blog post.

    This giveaway is opened international and it will be open until March 30th, 2017, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +2).

    I'll draw one random winner using Random.org and post winner's name here on my blog on March 31st, 2017.

    Link to this post will be added in a right sidebar (below Featured Post), until the giveaway closes.


    Good luck everyone! Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Chubby Penguin Card (KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #90 Mid Inspiration)

    http://kittybeedesigns.blogspot.com/

    Happy Friday! :o)


    My second post today... If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here.


    Today I'm sharing a mid-inspiration project for an ongoing Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs.

    The challenge for this fortnight is #90 - Living Things with Wings. Birds, penguins, butterflies, bees and other flying insects, fairies, people dressed in costumes with wings...

    We have two sponsors for this challenge: Bugaboo Stamps and Ppinkydolls, so there will be double prizes! :o)

      

    And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), Chubby Penguin Card. :o)



    This is my first Winter/Christmas themed card I created this year. To make my card I used a super cute Kitty Bee Designs 'Hello There Penguin' digital image and sentiment from Uniko 'Most Wonderful' clear stamp set.

    I went with same design, layout and color scheme (CASE?) as on a card I created last year, Happy Birthday Panda Card.

    I printed the penguin on a watercolor paper and left him dry through the night to prevent ink smearing. I colored the penguin in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the penguin, leaving thin border around him.

    I stamped a sentiment on a top folded white card base, glued 3-D foams on the back of the penguin and placed him on a card. As a finishing touch, I embellished the card with blue enamel stars and coated penguin's beak and legs with Clear Wink of Stella.


    Dimensions: 102 mm x 134 m(4" x 5 1/4")


    List of supplies:

    I hope you liked my project for today and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the Kitty Bee Designs blog and check out lovely projects my Design Team mates created. And don't forget to join us in this challenge. We are looking forward to see your projects. :o)

    Would you like to join our design team? We have an open DT call. Find all information over at Kitty Bee Designs blog. :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 #233 - Holiday
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers, Christmas Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes, Optional Twist: Star
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 9th entry to this challenge.

    4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
    This is my 9th entry to this challenge.
    colored: DAY 14


    At the end of this post...
    If you missed it yesterday, I have a birthday giveaway for my followers. The giveaway will be open for two weeks. Find it here. :o)


    That would be all from me for today. Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka
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