Thursday, 12 July 2018

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here with a DT reminder card for our current challenge at TIME OUT:

This challenge is sponsored by Sarah Gray from Funky Fossil Designs. She sells wonderful stencils in her folksy shop HERE and I had great joy to work with one of her stencils in my card! 

Our guest designer this time is the talented Amanda. Don't miss her card or any other inspiration by our DT, click HERE!

I created the background of this card with stencil, brushos and water. My Less is More DT friend Anita used this technique in one of her cards lately and I wanted to give it a try! It's very easy: you simply sprinkle brushos on top of your stencil, spray water on top, and then remove the stencil. I used too much water and it pooled quite a bit but I do like the end result anyway. The flowers are from PTI and are colored in with Copics and white gel pen. For these I owe thanks to my Time Out DT buddy Anita who has sent me the die cut card stock pieces to stamp the flowers on! So this card is inspired by not one Anita, but two! :) 

With this card I'd like to join:
Stamping Sensations July: In my garden (my second entry)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Guest Designing for STAMPlorations!

Hi friends!
I have a great joy to be part of STAMPlorations design team for a three months term in July-October. Me and two other ladies, Gloria  and Lee Ann, are creating cards for your inspiration with STAMPlorations products and lots of coloring. This post is extremely photo heavy so I'll go straight to the 3 cards I have for you today! Click HERE for the main post at STAMPlorations blog. 

Card 1
My first card is created using Bloomtangled ATC #2 stamp and Crazy Double Running Stitched Nesting Dies along with a discontinued sentiment stamp. Coloring with Copics + gel pens.

Below is a close up or the front panel. I used dark colors for all the smaller details and spared the bigger images, like flowers, for the brighter colors to make them pop. List of Copics and pens used:

Greens: YG000, YG01, YG03, YG05 (lighter green)
G40, G43, G46 (darker green)
Yellow: Y01, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Dark Red: R37, R59
Pink: RV 23, RV25
Grey: W1, W3, W5, W7
Purple: BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Blue: B14, B16, B18

In addition to Copics I used black, white, golden and sheer glittery gel pens. 

Card 2 
This card created with Darling Dog Roses stamp and Stained Glass Stencil + discountinued sentiment. Coloring with Copics.

Close up of the Copic colored flower image before masking it and creating the background with yellow Distress ink and splattered pearl water color: 

Click photo larger to see the numbers on Copics.

Card 3
My third and final card is created with Heartfelt Thanks-rose stamp, Luggage Tags Nesting Dies + again the same discontinued sentiment stamp. I've colored my tag with Copics, white gel pen and Wink of Stella. I attached the tag to a card base I had covered with patterned paper. 

Close up of the tag before adding the extra details with white gel pen and Wink of Stella glitter pen: 

Click the photo larger to see the numbers on Copics.
And close up of the tag with the added pen details:

With this card I'd like to join:

There! :) I hope you've enjoyed having a look at all three cards. I'd love you to follow my blog if you don't already! Thanks for popping by! 

Saturday, 7 July 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi guys!
We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More for the next fortnight! This time it's a color combo:

Very beautiful color combination, I hope you'll agree! Can't wait to see what you'll create. Lots of more DT inspiration HERE. In the challenge blog your also find out all the details on how to play and how to get a chance to win a prize from our monthly sponsor Seven Hills Crafts. Our guest designer this time is Lynne and I love the artsy card she created for us. Don't miss it!

I needed to create my card a bit in a hurry so I ended up using dies. I hadn't played with this Echo Park flower die yet so decided it's time it came out to play... It's so delicate and pretty but a bit oddly shaped, I had real trouble finding a nice layout! I cut the flower cluster from patterned paper that has a watercolor look -love how the different shades of color add interest to the die cut without me needing to do anything extra to it! :) I finished the card with a couple of sequins and a simple white heat embossed sentiment. 

Thanks for popping by and i hope to see you playing along!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here to show you my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational Challenges. Sorry this post is one day late but here I am now! The next fortnight we are inspired by this photo:

I chose to color in sun flowers due to the sun in the photo... And also the orange circle I used for my background is inspired by the photo. The background is created with brushos and white paint and the leaves are created with ink sprays -I had leftovers of both of these self made sheets in my "scraps" box. The flowers are colored in with Copics. I also added details with white gel pen and black fine liner. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT made, click HERE. Happy crafting! 

I'd like to join: 
Lawn Fanatics Challenge: Flowers + foliage 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi guys!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sponsors us in this challenge with a $25 voucher to their store, woo hoo! Play along for a chance to win! 

I remembered this W+9 Christmas set I had with warm clothing and a warm greeting... And decided to make a Christmas card! I just counted and I've only made 8 Christmas cards this year... It's not too many considering I tend to send around 50. I have to step up my game!!! My cars is very simple: I simply Copic colored the image, covered a card base with patterned paper and used a die cut Penny Black rectangle to mount my main image. I sponged a  snowbank and a light blue sky behind the image for extra interest.

Our GD this time is the talented Marieke, don't miss her fab card and the inspirational work of our DT, click HERE!

I'd like to join:
ABC Christmas Challenge: L is for Love

Saturday, 23 June 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

We have a new fun challenge for you at Less Is More:

I had a bit more time on my hands finally and got to create two cards for your inspiration... Hopefully you'll like them! For more ideas by our fabulous design team, click HERE. This time Skye is our guest designer and I love the die cuts she used in her card! Great to have you joining in, Skye! Uniko continues as our June sponsor. 

Card 1, Christmas (above)
In my first card all the W+9 die cuts are from my "bits" box... And so is the die cut white rectangle, already pre-stamped with a Finnish "Merry Christmas"-sentiment! All I did was adding some Wink of Stella to the pinecones and berries, glued everything together and assembled the card... Very fast and easy!

With this card I'd like to enter:
Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge: Inspiration photo (I chose the colors red, green and brown + branches)

Spring has been so busy I've completely forgot about this challenge... Thank you Trina for reminding me!!

Card 2, Ocean (below)
In my second card I used some pre-made Brusho water colored card + pre- Copic colored and pre-die cut starfish, all from the "bits" box. I die cut the Brusho card with my favorite edge die (Lil'Inker) and assembled the card. The sentiment is from a set I got from my crafting buddy Jill when she visited Finland about a month ago! I love the simplicity of the sentiments in this set.

With this card I'd like to join:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Bright and Cheerful

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you joining us! 

Saturday, 16 June 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational and I'm really excited about this one... I got to chose the topic and I chose "small stamps". I think so often we forget the smaller stamps in our sets and just use the big ones! I hope you'll enjoy this topic and will play along. More DT inspiration from our design team members and a fabulous cactus card from our GD Valerie HERE

My card is inspired by the sketch and CASE This Sketch and the colors of Color Throwdown. I just stamped small PTI flowers with pastel ink colors, following the sketch, super simple! I did want some extra detail so I die cut a curve with a Lil'Inker die. The sentiment is actually a sticker that I've popped up with fun foam. I finished off the card with a couple of rhinestones. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!