Friday, 19 January 2018

Mosaic Valentine's Day card

Hello Everyone, Here I am with the second inspirational post for the January challenge of the Country View Challenges: Anything goes. 

This is a Valentine's Day card because that special day will be soon here, so it's time to prepare.  



I used a piece of mixed media paper (300g) and my Sizzix Bigz Die, Mosaic by Tim Holtz (661194) and I ran it through the Sizzix Machine. 




Then I gave a rectangle shape for the paper with the windows using a Sizzix Framelits Rectangle Die.




Then I cut out another rectangle (the same size) but without the windows. I painted it with Whispering Turquoise then I smeared the card with Blue Chiffon.




Unfortunately, I wasn't satisfied with the result, so I spritzed with water a little dab from the same colours and I tapped the paints onto the surface here and there with a sponge.





After drying I spattered with white paint the blue card.



I tapped white paint onto the mosaic card. 

The next step was to spatter with brown paint (Burnt Umber) both cards.



I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and since the blue card was too clean for me, I smeared some watered Vintage Photo ink onto the surface.




Here are some pics of the hearts:



Here you can see that I painted with two different pink paints.



I inked the edges of the hearts.



With a brush, I put a layer of medium onto the hearts and sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy Stickles. I let them dry.

The text was printed by me.











The leftovers from these sugar candy hearts were used for this Silly Monsters card.


If you have a project which fits our Anything goes challenge, please feel free to join in because a randomly chosen entrant can win a £20 voucher!

Thanks for visiting!!! Happy crafting!!!



Thursday, 18 January 2018

Silly monster in love

One week ago I have posted a funny Valentine's day card with the Sizzix Silly Monsters by Tim Holtz. Now, this is another version.




What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Silly Monsters by Tim Holtz (662374)

Sizzix Bigz Die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz (660233)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Sentiment Words by Tim Holtz (661807)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Stripes&Holiday by Tim Holtz (CMS281)

Ranger Archival ink (Vermillion, Jet Black)

DecoArt Americana (Indian Turquoise)

Schmincke Acrylic Medium Fluid






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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Birthday card with a Viking and a dragon

Now, this is supposed to be a scene from the movie, How to train your dragon (LOL). When Stoick the Viking chief is ready to fight with a dragon but unfortunately it seems too cute to fight with. And anyway, Hiccup wouldn't agree too.




For this card, I used the following MFT stamps and dies:

MFT, BB Viking

MFT Town Bear stamp set

MFT BB, Magical Dragons stamp set

MFT More Essentials Sentiments stamp set

MFT Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles, STAX 1

MFT Die-Namics, Slanted Sentiments Strips (but I cut off the edges)


I coloured my images with Zig Clean and Ranger Distress markers. 






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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Birthday card - girl with cats

A few days ago I posted a birthday card with MFT Furever Friends stamps that was made for my daughter. Now this card is made for my daughter's friend.





Let me share you some interesting details about this friendship: my daughter's name is Eszter and her friend is Estelle. Estelle was born on 15 January and my daughter on 16 January. And I love coincidences like these!


What I used:

MFT Furever Friends

MFT Once Upon a Time

MFT Farm Friends

MFT Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles, STAX 1

Zig Clean and Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black)


Since I used the colours that were recommended in the Color Challenge 85 of the MFT Card Challenges, I would like to join this challenge.






I hope you like it! Happy crafting!




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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Creative Chemistry 101 - Day 3

Here are the results of the Day 3 of the Creative Chemistry 101. 





For the first tag, I used the following alcohol inks: Botanical, Limeade, Aqua, Denim, Silver Mixative, Blending Solution.


For the second tag, here is the photo:




For the third tag, I used the following Distress inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron.


I'm very excited what's next!


Friday, 12 January 2018

Valentine's Day card with monsters

Now this card is obviously not a traditional Valentine's Day card! But when I saw Tim's silly monsters and the text of the Art Impressions I knew immediately that it would be a perfect match.



The sarcastic green (Twisted Citron) monster says this to the enthusiastic turquoise (Peacock Feathers) monster.





With my card, I would like to join the Simon Say Stamp challenge: Winter Blues



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To be a student - Creative Chemistry 101

I live in Luxembourg, so frankly I have zero possibility to take part in a live crafting workshop. Never mind! So I watch a lot of YouTube videos instead and I about a week ago I decided to be a student of Tim Holt online course. I signed up for the Creative Chemistry 101.

I finished the Day 1 and the Day 2.





I only took pictures of the first twos when I was making them. 










I have to tell you that I really enjoy the course and actually  I  learn a lot! Now, the next step is the Day 3.



Thursday, 11 January 2018

PaperArtsy ATC - affirmation card

The ATC is a quite small thing :-) But we know that "Small is Beautiful" (from E.F. Schumacher) and I really wanted to join the ATC challenge of the PaperArtsy so I used the dimensions of the ATC to make the best I can do. 





For having the exact size I cut out my ATC shape from chipboard with Tim Holtz ATC die.



What I used:

Sizzix Bigz Die, ATC&Corners by Tim Holtz (657184)

PaperArtsy stamp set, Eclectica by Emma Godfrey EEG24 (FLY)

PaperArtsy stamp set, Eclectica by Emma Godfrey EEG18 (DREAM)

sheet music

Copic Sketch markers (for the dragonfly)

DecoArt crackle paste

gesso

white, blue acrylic paint

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink 

Ranger clear embossing powder




I use this ATC as an affirmation card, so I stamped another positive affirmation from the Fly set on the back with some butterflies.





I punched a hole in the left top corner so I can bind it with other affirmation cards using a cord or a binder ring. (I have seen this idea among the PaperArtsy inspirations by Stephenie Ackerman).



With my ATC I would like to also join the following challenges:

- Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Winter Blues

- That's Crafty: Feeling Blue


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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Birthday card with blue cat

Hello everybody, here I am again with another MFT card that was made for my daughter's birthday. Eszter (my daughter) is a huge manga fan, and she also loves the Japanese cartoons. So the blue cat (and the white too) is one of the heroes of the Fairy Tail manga cartoon, this is why I had to colour the cat blue.





What I used:

My Favorite Things stamp set, BB New Best Friend

My Favorite Things stamp set, Once Upon A Time 

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics die, A2 Stitched Rectangles

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics die, Puffy Clouds

Copic Sketch markers

Tsukineko Memento ink, Tuxedo Black





With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Winter Blues




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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Card with a French chef

At the MFT Card Challenges blog, there is a new sketch challenge, the Sketch 366. I followed the recommended sketch with a little twist and I created a card with the cook stamp of the MFT (MFT Birdie Brown, Recipe For Happiness).




For the background, I used a page from a French cookbook (Recettes express - or something else, LOL). I smeared white acrylic paint onto the surface of the page to tone down the text.

I also inked the edges with Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil) and with a sponge I tapped white paint on the kraft paper behind the cookbook page.




And since I've never used this stamp and I've never used this sketch too, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New.




Thank you for visiting me!!! Happy crafting!!!


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