Monday, July 29, 2013

Moxie Fab

Hello Everyone!!! I have just been waiting to share the news with you all. It was so difficult to keep it all to myself :) 
Finally, I can say it loud: I'm the Moxie Fabber of the Week!!! Woohoo :D

When I got the email from Cath, I was soooo super excited and incredibly honored. I always enjoy and look forward to Cath's posts at Moxie Fab World. She brings all the new trends, fun challenges and special blogs to our attention, day after day. You can check my post HEREThank you Cath, for this big honor!

So, here I share a card with you all about chasing and following my dreams:

Thank you all my friends, who support me in different ways. I really appreciate your comments, which motivate me and help me get better :)
Thanks again, Cath, for making one of my dreams come true :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sup? Dude!!!

Here comes my 4th. card for the day!!!
Since, I had the colors and stamps out from my last card, I thought to create another one and this time color the pepper in 3 shades :) As I said before, I just love this  Paper Smooches Sparks inspiration photo. I also love the theme at Simon Says wednesday challenge

Isn't it GORGEOUS!!!
Here is what I created getting inspired by it. Ok!! my first thought was masking and inking but then I oped for the CAS look and something un-usual :) I colored the image using my Copic markers.

Cardstock: () Bazzill card shoppe; Stamps: (Vegtastic, He said, She said) Paper Smooches; Dies: (Stitched Mat rectangle) Lil' Inker Design; Ink: (Memento black, VersaMark) Tsukineko; Color: Copics; Embossing powder: (detail white) Hero Arts, (Rust) WOW 


Can't believe!! I am posting my 3rd. card today and there is one more to go...I hope. So, I really love the colors what Cath has for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger.
This time, I used some Hero Arts stencils and inked them using distress inks. I love the ombre effect.

Here is my card:

I got the supplies from Scraphouse shop. Marjolein has lots of new things in the shop, so anyone from Switzerland...looking for new supplies...just check HERE!!

Supplies: Cardstock: (Hawaiian Shores, White) Papertrey Ink; Stamps: (Oh Yeah) Avery Elle; Stencil: (Borders) Hero Arts; Inks: (Tide Pool, Soft Granite) Hero Arts, (Distress Inks) Ranger Industries

Thanks Bunches

Here comes my 2nd. card for the day!!!
I had this idea as soon as I saw the new Paper Smooches Sparks inspiration photo. Love the colors and CAS look :)

Isn't it GORGEOUS!!!
Here is what I created getting inspired by it. Ok!! my first thought was masking and inking but then I oped for the CAS look and something un-usual :)

It's too hot, so I can't write much now as I still have to post a couple more

Cardstock: () Bazzill card shoppe; Stamps: (Vegtastic) Paper Smooches; Dies: (Stitched Mat square) Lil' Inker Design; Ink: (Memento black, VersaMark) Tsukineko; Color: Copics; Embossing powder: (detail white) Hero Arts

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hello Gorgeous!!

So the hot weather continues and it's gonna be hotter. Anyhow, it's difficult to keep my girls busy inside the house. Finally my younger one got friends to play with today and I could create to my heart's content. I made a few cards.
I played along the challenge at Penny Black “beat the heat.”  The colors are inspired by this yummy color palette at Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.


I used my new Penny Black ink stamps. Love this set with Gorgeous Girls. I also used some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos, PITT big brush pen, Gesso to create this mix media card.

Cardstock: (Licorice) Bazzil Card shoppe, (watercolor) Canson; Stamps: (hello gorgeous) Penny Black; Inks: (Archival Black) Ranger Industries; Color: (Gelato, PITT big brush pen, Gesso) Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft; Stencil: Crafters workshop; Washi tape

Monday, July 22, 2013

Frame It!

Hello Everyone!!!
It's been some time that I posted anything. It's too hot and my craft table is on the top floor so it's like a hot oven. It never use to be so hot here in Switzerland, so we don't have any air-conditioning or

Anyhow, I am here to share a card today, which I created using the wonderful stamps by Art Impressions. This is their watercolor line and I have to tell you, it's amazing. Playing along the challenge, which is to use twine.

Cardstock: (Kraft)PTI, (watercolor paper) Canson; Stamps: (WC Series 6, Foliage set, Flower set) Art Impression; Inks: (Distress Inks) Ranger Industries;  Twine: The Twinery

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thank You

Hello Everyone!!!
Today, I quickly want to share a card using some new My Favorite Things stamps and Dies. I created it for the 5 year celebrations at Color Throwdown blog.

My card:

I used a piece of Vellum onto the white cardbase. It gives such a subtle softness to the card. Love the effect. I used embossed resist to create these washi tape. Since the colors and butterfly calls for Summer to me, I am submitting it for the challenge at WOW embossing powder.

More later!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Watercolor Background Cards

Hello All!!!

Today, I am sharing some tips to create some backgrounds and stamping and coloring using Gelatos and Big brush Markers over at Faber-Castell Design Memory blog. I am pretty sure you will like the CAS cards I created. Check it out HERE.
Today I want to share how to create simple yet beautiful backgrounds and how to stamp and color using Gelatos® and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.
I can say it again: the color code system by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® makes it easy to mix and match various products for the desired effect :)

I created two Clean and Simple cards for today.

Card 1:

This is how I created it:

For the background, I just scribbled some white PITT artist pen and Blue Big Brush Marker directly over my craft mat and misted with water using a mini mister. Then, I mixed the both colors using the back (the wooden tip) of a paint brush.

I then took a piece of watercolor paper and  put it directly over this droplets of color. After that, I just flipped the paper and there I have a beautiful marbled effect background. While I was at it, I created 2 of them (I used the other one for my 2nd card)
Now, I simply stamped the Poppy flower by Penny Black stamps onto my base.

 I then scribbled some of the Big Brush Pen and added a bit of water. Flicked some onto this panel. 

Onto another paper, I embossed the same image. Now I applied 2 shades of gelatos and rubbed them with my fingers to blend from light to dark. Then I used PITT markers add some depth and blended it with my finger just by tapping it a bit. These PITT broad markers blend beautifully over Gelatos. Now to give more life to the flowers, just add a dot of white artist pen over the area to highlight it and tap with the finger (Tip: White artist pen dries quicker than other pens, so always blend each stroke immediately )

  Fussy cut the flowers and adhere it over the stamped panel and stamp the sentiment.

Card: 2

I created the background same as above. Once my background was dry, I simply stamped it repeatedly using this beautiful Ikat stamp by Avery Elle. I used the Big Brush Marker to stamp. Just huff once after applying the ink to the stamp.

To finish just stamp the sentiment using black PITT big brush pen.

Card 1:
Gelatos® (Guava, Blood Orange, Pistachio)
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Greens, Black, Cobalt Turquoise, Pale Geranium Lake, White)
Stamp: Penny Black (Blooming Garden, Edge to Edge)

Card 2:
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black, White, Cobalt Turquoise)
Stamp: Avery Elle (Ikat), Penny Black (Nature's wishes)

I used some stamps by Penny Black and Avery Elle for my creations. Thanks Piali/Anushka for the Ikat stamp. Love it :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy For You

Hello Everyone!!!
Today it's very hot and humid here in this part of the World :) Just want to share my card quickly as my daughter is calling me to play with her. I played along the Mojo Monday's 300 Celebration sketch.

My card:

I used my Lil' Inker designs dies and some new MFT stamps and dies. Love this butterfly set.
More later.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

You're Fintastic

Sure!!! All of my friends are Fintastic :)

I had this scene ever since I saw this stamp by Paper Smooches and when I saw the current challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks. I knew, what I want to do and it came out exactly how I had imagined. It's such a happy feeling. Love my own

Here is the inspiration photo for the ocean scene and I picked the colors from this weeks Runway Inspired Challenge (ocean blue, teal, orange and a bit of purple on white base):

So to create the underwater scene, I used some distress inks and WOW embossing powders. I colored the fishes using Copics and applied some glitter.

PlayiNG along the following challenges:

Paper Smooches Sparks: Ocean
Wow Embossing Powder: Summer (an underwater scene is just perfect)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

It's going to rain tomorrow so I have to finish a few things now :)

Cardstock: (white) Neenah, (watercolor) Canson; Stamps: (Briny Blue, Cutasaures) Paper Smooches; Ink: (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Distress inks) Ranger Industries; Embossing powder: (white, paprika, grape) WOW