Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cow Over the Moon Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

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Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Cow Over the Moon Card.


For my card I used a super fun 'Cow Barely Over the Moon' digital image digital image. So cute and fun!! :o) And there are more cute cow images in the store. :o)

I was inspired with my own card I made last year for KBD, Bat About You Card, and went with same color scheme and similar design. :o)

I made a layout on my computer and printed it on a watercolor paper panel. I left the image dry through the night to prevent ink smearing.

To fill a bit a night sky I was going to create, I stamped couple stars from Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set.

I colored everything in a watercolor technique using Distress Inks (DI). First I colored a blue background, covered images with paper towel pieces and splattered the background with DI Blueprint Sketch and with water. When I was satisfied with background I watercolored the cow and after the Moon and Stars.

After drying, I glued the panel on a white top folded card base and my card was finished. I didn't want to add anything else on the card, such as sentiment or embellishments. It's prettier this way. :o) I could go with one layer card, but I wanted to save a bit on a watercolor paper, as my watercolor paper stash decreased enormously. :o)


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

List of supplies:

I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight card for this month and get inspired. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :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) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, April 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 8th entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog, Challenge #6 - Animals
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


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


Milka

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
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