Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Less is more #342 - Perfect Holiday!

Hi, there!
Today I made a one layer card for the current less is more challenge#342.
The theme is "Perfect Holiday".


And here's my card.
I used Adventure clear stamp from Flora Fauna Clear Stamps. 



Wouldn't it be wonderful if you're camping with such pretty camping car and tent? !




Instruction > 

1. Prepare white card base with copic friendly 120lb white cardstock from Simon Says Stamp
2. Stamp imagea using memento black ink.
3. Color them using copic markers
Van : R89-R37-R14, BG13-BG9-BG5, Y17
Tent : E44/E47-YR18-YR9-YR7-YR4
Tree : BG96-YG67-YG17-YG03
Ground : E31, E51, E33, E35
4. Stamp sentiment using versafine onyx black ink
5. Stamp star imagea using blue pigment dye ink (I used altenew pigment dye ink)
6. Round a string.

That's it. 
Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it :) 
Marge.





Saturday, August 19, 2017

CASE This Sketch #235

Hello, there
Today I'm sharing some cards I made using Simon Says Stamp's August Card Kit.

I've been a little bit busy since the early this month as I had to make several cards for guest designing here and there. All were great experience to me and I really enjoyed the whole process . Those cards will be posted in September.

So, I finally had some free time today,  I took out Simon Says Stamps' card kit. The SSS kit is always so wonderful that it makes your cardmaking easy and speedy!
Thanks to the kit, I could make 8 cards at one sitting today.
Each paper sheet, stamp, and stickers were just too pretty, I couldn't stop playing. 


First, I'm showing a card for entry into the current Case This Sketch #235.


This is my take on the sketch .


All the stripes and hearts patterns are stamped images from SSS Card Kit using hybrid inks . 



I also added various colors of Nuvo Jewel drops . 




Making patterned papers using stamps was so fun to do. 




Here, I'm showing other cards I made from SSS card kit. 




I'm also entering three cards below to the current SSS Flickr Challenge #78 where the theme is "Stripes and/or Dots" .







My craft room corner this afternoon....





Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Marge



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Less is More #341 Guest Design - Wishing harvest blessing

Hello, there!
 I'm so honored to be guest designing at Less is More #341 this week, as I was a winner at previous Less is More challenge (#336&337)

The theme for this week is "Vehicle" . 
Since this is the 2nd week of the month, I needed to make a one layer card as per the challenge monthly rotation schedule. 
How exciting to make a one layer card again! 

Click the image below to link to the challenge post.



In the previous challenge, I made a one layer card using pencil coloring, so this time I wanted use copic markers, which are my most favorite coloring media, I'm not any special on them though. 

So, here is my card.







Since autumn is coming around, I decided to make an autumn or harvest themed card using vehicle. 
Among my stamps stash, Little Pickup from Honey Bee Stamps looked perfect for the purpose.




I cut a A2 sized white card base from a copic friendly paper, then stamped the images using memento black ink, then colored them with copic markers.
After coloring was done, I stamped the sentiment from Harvest Mouse by My Favorite Things using Versafine black ink.

Copic markers I used are :
Car : E59, R39, R29, R27, C3,C5,C7, BG000
Ground : YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E59
Pumpkins : YR07, YR04, Y17

Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it. 

Thank you for inviting me as a guest designer, Less is More Team.
It was my great honor to be working with you, so much talented ladies.

Marge


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Simon Says Stamp New Release - Encouraging Words

Hello and welcome !
Today, I'm sharing three cards I made with the new release product from Simon Says Stamp. The brand new releases are "Encouraging Words" collection, and I'm showcasing "Stitched Alphabet" stamps set.




For the first card, I die cut a copic friendly white cardstock paper using stitched dress-up tag dies, stamped stitched alphabet, and colored with copic markers. Colors I used are BG96, YG95, and YG93 for letters. Then I stamped "Forest Friends (SSS101678)" on a copic friendly card stock and colored them using copic markers. 
For an owl, I used E41,E42,E43,E44, for a mushroom, I used R39,R29,R27. 
Sentiment "are a great friend" is from You + Me stamps set
The patterned paper is from SSS August kit


For second card, I stamped ENJOY and also colored with various copic markers
I diecut SSS roler coaster diess and then sponged with distress inks. Background was distressed with fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  Sentiment "your dreams" is from Believe stamps set




All stamps I used are from Simon Says Stamp Exclusive lines. 





Here is my 3rd card. 
I wanted to make a coffee themed card as COFFEE is my favorite :) 
In this card "You + Me=" is from You + Me stamps set which is included in SSS August Card Kit. 
For COFFEE, I used E59, E57, E55, E31 copic markers.

I also stamped coffee cup images from Coffee and Tea stamps set and colored using copic markers - R39/R29/R27 for red and BG96/YG95/YG93 for olive green. For interest, I added some colored enamel dots from Echo Park products. 








To give it a CAS look, I left the other parts of images uncolored, and I love how it came out. 





As you can see, the Stitched Alphabet Stamps set is so versatile. You can just choose any words that you like, and then you can easily make gorgeous cards using this stamps set.

I have listed many words that I like so far, like "JOY", "PEACE", "HAPPY", "SEND", "TALK"...too many to write down all. 
So, what is your cue word that you want to make from this stamp set ? :) 

Thank you for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Major supplies I used are linked in the text.

Marge




Monday, July 31, 2017

Watercolor stencil using metalic shimmer sprays and watercoloring using pigment dye inks from Altenew

Hello and welcome!
I made another card to enter into the current July Inspiration Challenge at Altenew Blog.
Click the inspiration photo below .



In today's card I used two somewhat new coloring methods to me which are watercolor stenciling using altenew metalic spray and watercoloring using altenew pigment dye inks.

So here's my card.

First, I prepared watetcolor paper into A2 size, then put Sketched Lines stencil onto it and then brushed using metalic shimmer ink sprays- Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.

I thought brushing ink sprays instead of just spraying is a good way to minimalize bleeding and make clear stencil.





Second, I stamped Garden Treasure floral images with versafine black ink , then watercolored them using Altenew pigment dye inks. I mainly used Ruby Red and Velvet. To color leaves, I used metalic ink sprays that were left on my watercolor palette from previous stenciling.
Then I fussy cut all the images.





Third, I stamped sentiment from "Smile More" set and then rounded natural string around the lower part of the panel, then foam mounted the panel onto a brown card base. 
Then I put floral images onto the panel using foam tapes and glue. 
Finally I applied clear wink of stella to the flowers (because green stenciled background and leaves had shimmer due to metalic shimmer sprays, I wanted the same shimmering effect in the red flowers), then I put some sparkling clear sequins. 



That's it for today.
Using somewhat different coloring medium was so fun and exciting. I also love the results.

Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Marge






Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Ton July Challenge - Second Card

Hello!
Today I'm sharing another card I made for entry into the Tons July Challenge where the cue is "Mood Board".
For detailed information about the challenge, you can read my previous post or click the image below.





I expressed pink & purple, flowery, girlish mood in my card. So here is my take on the challenge.




I used "Haute Stacks", "Sending Peonies", "Marvelous Perfumes" stamps sets in this card.



Background was watercolored and main images were colored with copic markers.

That's it.
Hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for reading this.
Marge.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Ton July Challenge - Mood Board



Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today I'm sharing a card to submit to The Ton July Challenge.
This month's theme is to get inspiration from a mood board shown below.
(Click the image to link to the challenge) 




So, here is my take on the theme.
Since I was so moved by the inspiration mood board, I decided to make my own mood board in this card.



Among lots of inspiration I get from the mood board, I chose several objets which are girlish, balloons, heart, flowers, shoes, stacks, and pink.





I stamped each image on a copic friendly card stock, color them using copic markers, cut squares or rectangles around the images. 

I then prepared A2 sized panel, distressed it with distress inks, added splatters of water, then I foam mounted pieces onto the panel and then foam mounted again onto a white card base.
Final touch was putting some sparkling sequins.





Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Blessigs
Marge

(@marge.crafts on Instagram)



Stamps I used are :
City Girls-Retail Therapy
Haute Stacks
Sending Peonies
Marvelous perfumes
Pretty mail

All from The Ton Products



Monday, July 24, 2017

CASology#258 & AAA#95 - Diamond & Rainbow

Hello !
Today I'm sharing a CAS card themed with Diamond and Rainbow.


I first stamped solid images from Gemstone Waffle Flower using pigment dye inks, then cut them all. 
I used rainbow colors and gave each image a little bit of color gradation. 



Then I cut a 4×5.5 inch white panel, placed diamond cuts on it, and then stamped a sentiment. 
Then I put the panel on a A2 sized card base with black and white stripe pattern paper strip placed on the left.




I really enjoyed making this card cause I love the delightful rainbow colors and simplicity of black sentiment on a white background. 

Hope you enjoyed this too.
Thanks for reading .
I'm entering this card into two CAS challenges below!
(Click the images to link to the challenge post.)




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Less is more #338 & SSS Flickr challenge #76

Hello!
Today, I'm sharing a CAS card using only die-cuts.


I die cut some images from white card stock and distressed them using Tim holtz distress inks and added splatters of water. For sentiment, I also die cut blocked message from navy cardstock. Then I arranged all the pieces on a white card base using foam tapes, and finished off with some sequins.





I'm entering this into the Less is More Challenge #338 and Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge#76.



Dies I used are Summer Greetings, Set Sail, and Splashy Waves all from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for reading this post.
Blessings.
Marge.




Saturday, July 22, 2017

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge


Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today, I'm sharing a card that I made for Altenew's July Inspiration Challenge.
Here is the inspiration photo you can see below.
(Click the image to link to the challenge site)



I was inspired by the colors used in the photo which are green, deep red and pale red. This photo also reminded me of pure nature, so I tried to express those inspirations in my card. 
So here goes my card.




I first stamped Adore You on a copic friendly white cardstock, and colored them with Artist Markers Set A.
For flowers : R302, R304, R318, R335
For leaves : G702, G715, G554
Then I fussy cut the images and added some glaze using white gel pen.




To make tags, I die-cut a couple of tags from white card stock. 
I sponged one tag using altenew inks Frosty Pink and Coral Berry, then I stamped dots pattern from Handmade Tags Stamps set using Coral Berry Ink. Then I choose stripe pattern stamped it on another white tag using Frayed leaf and Forest Glades. I then stamped sentiments from the same stamps sets.


I cut A2 sized panel from Woodgrain white card stock, rounded string around it and tied it to the tags I made. Then I foam mounted the panel onto a A2 sized folded deep brown card base.
I arranged flowers and leaves on the upper part of the panel, then I finished off with some sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.




Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.
Blessings
Marge