Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Blue Christmas Ornaments Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Hello everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Blue Christmas Ornaments Card:o)


To create this card I used stamps from two gorgeous winter themed Jane's Doodles stamp sets: Deck the Halls and Driving Home For Christmas.

 
   
I stamped ornaments on a watercolor paper and colored them in watercolor technique.

This time I used Stabilo fibre-tip pens for watercoloring. I haven't colored with them for a long time. I gave all my Stabilo pens to my niece this summer. Recently I bought new ones and decided to color a bit with them. They are inexpensive and great for coloring directly on paper or for watercoloring. Amazing Julia Altermann of Just One More Card experimented a lot with them and shared various coloring techniques on her blog on YouTube channel. All I know about coloring with Stabilo fibre-tip pens I learned from Julia. :o) Check this great tutorial about how to watercolor using inexpensive Stabilo pens.

After coloring and drying, I fussy cut ornaments and traced edges with black marker.

Then I stamped a sentiment and two ornaments directly on a white top folded card base, colored ornaments with black marker and drew threads with a fine liner using a ruler.

When I paper piece or add dimension to my card, I mostly go with this technique: stamp an image on a card base (or panel), color it with black marker and glue over same colored image. Black background for pieced or pop-up images is perfect, as it hides all those imperfections when fussy cutting or gluing pieces together.

Lastly I glued colored ornaments over black colored ornaments. I glued one ornament directly on the card base. I glued second ornament on a foam sheet piece, fussy cut it out and glued on the card base. Simple way to create different dimension on a card and it adds a bit of interest to CAS design. :o)

Card dimensions: 95 mm x 133 mm (3 3/4" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Deck the Halls' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Driving Home For Christmas' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Stabilo fibre-tip pens (markers)
    • Light Blue 68/57
    • Dark Blue 68/41
    • Dark Grey 68/96
    • Black 68/46
  • Mittsubishi Pencil, Black Fine Liner 03
  • UHU universal glue
  • foam sheet, 1 mm thick
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • paper towels
  • water
  • scissors
  • ruler



I'm linking 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) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: December (An Anything Goes Stamping Challenge)
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, Christmas/Winter Holidays
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

At the end of this post...
Jane has bunch of stamp sets on sale. Be sure to stop by the store and check them out. :o)


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


Milka

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Penguin Winter Wishes Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

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Hi everyone! :o)

On Wednesday, November 29th, was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Penguin Winter Wishes Card. :o) I had an extra busy schedule and I didn't manage to share it here on my blog earlier. I need a vacation...


To make this card I used a super cute Kitty Bee Designs 'Hello There Penguin' digital image and sentiment from Your Next Stamp 'Christmas Critters' stamp set.

I printed the penguin on a watercolor paper and left him dry through the night to prevent ink smearing. I colored the penguin in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the penguin and colored edges with black marker.

Then I blended a white cardstock paper panel with Distress Inks, creating Ombré Effect. When I was satisfied with the color, I splattered the panel with water and after with white acrylic paint. After drying, I heat embossed in white a sentiment directly on the panel.

Lastly I glued the panel on a white top folded card base, glued foam on the back of the penguin and placed him on the card. As a finishing touch, I drew couple more white dots on the panel using white gel pen.


Dimensions: 89 mm x 120 m(3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Hello There Penguin' digital image
  • Your Next Stamp 'Christmas Critters' stamp set (retired set)
  • white cardstock paper
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Black Soot
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • Unibal Signo White
  • Stabilo Black fibre-tip pen 68/46
  • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
  • UHU universal glue
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0 (watercoloring)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #2 (splattering)
  • scissors
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • paper towels 
  • water
  • powder bag


I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight project, last for this year. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)

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


Milka

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Reindeer Chocolate/Candy Dispenser Box (Fairy Tale Challenge #182)


Happy Friday! :o)


I hope you're all great.

This Tuesday, December 5th, a new challenge has started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog. I didn't have time to share my project earlier.

Our theme for this fortnight is #182, Schokolade / Chocolate. Share a chocolate recipe, make pralines, wrap a chocolate, use an image fitting the theme.... ANYTHING!! There must be chocolate. :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this lovely mini flower bouquet stamp set.


And here is my take on the challenge: Happy Reindeer Chocolate/Candy Dispenser Box.


To make this project, I followed a tutorial by Sandie of The Paper Cave, which is shared on Stamping Bella blog. When I saw Sandie's ADORABLE box, I knew I have to make one for myself. :o)

When I finished the box and closed it, a lid didn't fit well, so I had to make a new one, slightly larger than the first one. I cut a piece of cardstock paper measuring 4 5/8" x 4 5/8" and followed steps from the tutorial. I also extended patterned paper cutouts for the lid.

For the door knob I used plastic snowflake and a brad I had in my stash. The snowflake had some glitter on it, which I didn't like, neither it fitted on my project. I tried to scratch glitter off with the scissors... It worked!!! Completely white, no glitter on it. Happiness overload!! :o) I glued the snowflake and the brad together (I used Loctite Super Gel to glue metal and plastic together) and got pretty door knob. :o)

Next up was an image.

I used an ADORABLE reindeer from Mama Elephant 'Reindeer Games' stamp set.

Image is paper pieced. I stamped the reindeer on a watercolor paper, colored him in watercolor technique with Distress Ink. Then I stamped reindeer's collar on the patterned paper, same I used for the box. I fussy cut both pieces, colored edges with black marker and glued them together. Watercolor paper I use is great and I love it, but it's not thick, so I stamped another reindeer on a white cardstock paper. I colored the reindeer completely with black marker and fussy cut him, leaving white border around him. Lastly I glued two pieces together, glued some foam on the back and placed the reindeer on the box. :o)


I wanted to keep my box as simple as possible, so I didn't add any other embellishments. Also, I love the patterned paper I used and for me it's enough. :o)

Lastly I filled the box with chocolate minis. :o)


List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Reindeer Games' stamp set
  • Crafter's Companion Bebunni Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper Pad
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
      • Tea Dye
      • Vintage Photo
      • Walnut Stain
      • Hickory Smoke
      • Black Soot
    • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Markers), Black 68/46
    • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Fastener
    • plastic snowflake
    • UHU universal glue
    • Loctite Super Attak Gel
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • foam sheet scraps 1 mm thick
    • bone folder
    • scissors
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • paper towels
    • water

    I hope you'll like my project for this fortnight and get inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your chocolate projects. :o)



    I'm linking my project 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) Noor! Design U.K., December Challenge: Anything Goes

    2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, Icy Inspiration
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Winter Wonderland Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


    Happy Friday! :o)

    Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Winter Wonderland Card:o)


    To create this card I used stamps from four Jane's Doodles stamp sets: Driving Home For Christmas, Warm Wishes, Winter Wishes and Winter Fun

       

    I heat embossed in white snowflakes on a white carstock paper panel. I blended the panel with Distress Inks. When I was satisfied with the color, I splattered the panel with water and after with white acrylic paint.

    While the panel was drying, I stamped a snowman on a white watercolor paper, colored him in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I stamped one more snowman, as I colored a carrot awfully, so I had to cover it. After coloring, I fussy cut snowman and carrot, traced edges with black marker and softened them with a stylus ball on a soft working mat. This curls image a bit and gives nice dimension. :o)

    When the panel was dry, I stamped another snowman on the panel, glued colored fussy cut pieces over him and glued the panel on a white top folded card base

    As a finishing touch, I drew more white dots on the panel and highlighted snowman's cap and Christmas lights using white gel pen.


    Card dimensions: 92 mm x 124 mm (3 5/8" x 4 7/8")

    List of supplies:



    I'm linking 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) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: December (An Anything Goes Stamping Challenge)
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes with Tim Holtz
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    TOP4 and Winner (I Love Math Challenge #7)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    Sorry I didn't post this earlier today. There was just no time to get to the computer. :o)

    Thank you all for joining I Love Math Challenge #7!

    There were 17 FABULOUS entries!! Valentina, Neha and I enjoyed very much visiting your blogs and seeing your Math creations featuring SEVEN (7). WoW!!! :o) Girls, you've inspired us a lot and gave us a very hard task to pick TOP 4 favorites.

    You can see all entries on main challenge post here and also on Pinterest.
    Note to challenge participants: 
    Entries linked to Instagram couldn't be pinned. 
    If you don't want your card pinned on Pinterest, please leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail. Thank you.


    Here are our TOP 4 favorites
    in order of entering the challenge:


    1. Imke #1
    Valentina: 'Great design and love the idea of using an image of slot machine to present number 7. It's very creative and interesting way to do that. Really beautiful creation!'
    Neha: 'What a fantastic idea of using slot machine and no 7 as a focal point. It is very creative and meaningful!'
    Me: Love graphic design, using slot machine to present number 7 as a focal point and sentiment. Great card!!!


    2. Vinita Jain #8
    Valentina: 'Absolutely magical use of rainbow colours with super adorable little hippo. Love bright colours and some shiny details. Stunning card!'
    Neha: 'You never fail with rainbow right? Love the way you incorporated 7 colors for the theme. Beautiful!'
    Me: Super cuteness overload!! Love the hippo, rainbow colors and splotches of shiny details. Love how number 7 is incorporated in the card: rainbow. Super cool!!


    3. Anila Dk #10
    Valentina: 'Fantastic idea with seven colours, seven syllables of the Xylophone. I already hear the Sound of Music in the background.'
    Neha: 'Absolutely brilliant take on the theme! Love not only the idea but execution, colors everything! Very thoughtful!'
    Me: What an awesome take on the challenge and beautiful card!! Love it!


    4. Anila Dk #11
    Valentina: 'Simply elegant and beautiful card! The sentiment is just perfect for me and I love the idea of seven wonders. The dimension and the choice of black and white colour is brilliant. Love it!
    Neha: 'What an original idea. Love the black and white colors and choice of sentiment. Just awesome!'
    Me: Amazing take on the challenge!! Love CAS design, monochromatic look, seven wonders on the card, sentiment and a whole idea.


    Congratulations Ladies!! Here is a TOP 4 badge for you. Feel free to download it and proudly display it on your blogs.


    The winner of one Jane's Doodles stamp set from the TOP 4 Favorites, 
    chosen by Random.org is

    Congratulations!!! :o)


    Please contact me in next two weeks to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com). If not, another TOP 4 Favorite will be randomly picked.

    Thank you all for wonderful support and participation. I hope you'll be also joining our next challenge which will start on January 7th 2018.

    Big hugs to all!! Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Giveaway on Jane's Doodles Blog

    Hi everyone! :o)

    Jane has a giveaway.

    For all the details, visit Jane's Doodles Blog. To go directly to a giveaway post, just click on a photo below.


    Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Birthday Card for my Mom ♥ (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple) Birthday Card for my Mom who's birthday is today. :o)

    ♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! 


    To create this card I used stamps from two Jane's Doodles stamp sets: Mother's Day and Bloom

     

    These two sets were perfect to create a card for my Mom. I used word MAMA, which is Croatian word for Mother, and gorgeous roses, because they are my Mom's favorite flowers and her name is Ruža, which is Croatian word for Rose. :o)

    I made a background on a white cardstock paper panel. I went with watermark stamping technique using VersaMark Watermark Ink. This is not anything new in a stamping world, but I'm starting to explore it and I love it. 

    I glued a foam sheet on the back of the panel and glued it on a white top folded card base.

    I stamped roses and leaves on a white watercolor paper and colored them in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. My mom's favorite color is violet, so my choice was obvious. :o)

    After coloring, I fussy cut all images, traced edges with black marker and glued them on the card, leaving petals unglued, to add some dimension to my card. To add even more dimension, I used some foam tape to pop up the rose on top.



    Card dimensions: 89 mm x 120 mm (3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

    List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'Mother's Day' stamp set
    • Jane's Doodles 'Bloom' stamp set 
    • white cardstock paper
    • white watercolor paper
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
      • Wilted Violet
      • Twisted Citron
      • Cracked Pistachio
      • Lucky Clover
    • Stabilo Black fibre-tip pen 68/46
    • UHU universal glue
    • foam sheet, 2 mm thick
    • foam tape, 2 mm thick
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • paper towels
    • water
    • scissors


    At the end of this post....
    BLACK FRIDAY SALE has started today over at Jane's Doodles store30% off on all clear stampsincluding stamps sets on sale!! No code needed. The discount is calculated at the checkout. The sale runs whole week and ends on Saturday, November 25thThis is a limited time offer, so be sure to grab this amazing opportunity. :o)




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


    Milka

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Jane's Doodles Black Friday Sale


    Hi everyone! :o)

    It's been quiet here on my blog for three weeks. I was super busy with my school obligations. Meanwhile, I managed to got ill and to injure my left fist. I'm fine now, school obligations are back to normal and I'm back to my crafting table and to the computer. :o)


    Today I won't be sharing a project with you, but some great news form Jane's Doodles store.

    BLACK FRIDAY SALE has started today over at Jane's Doodles store30% off on all clear stampsincluding stamps sets on sale!! No code needed. The discount is calculated at the checkout.

    The sale runs whole week and ends on Saturday, November 25th.



    This is a limited time offer, so be sure to grab this amazing opportunity. :o)

    Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    B&W Haunted House Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


    HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :o)

    Yesterday was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this one layer, Black and White, Haunted House Card.


    To create this card I used stamps from a Jane's Doodles 'Haunted House' stamp set. 


    For a card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper and created my spooky scene directly on the card base.

    First I stamped a haunted house, then I drew Moon with fine liner and handmade circle stencil and lastly stamped bats all over the card. 

    Next up was coloring. I LOOOOVE Black & White photos and love to color B&W. I colored my card in watercolor technique using only Distress Inks Black Soot. After coloring I left the card to dry on air.

    I'm very satisfied with my coloring on this card. :o)


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

    List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'Haunted House' stamp set
    • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot
    • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • paper towels
    • water
    • handmade circle stencil, d =1 1/2"



    I'm linking 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) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, All Creatures Great And Small
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    At the end of this post...
    Jane has a Halloween Sale and is offering 20% off on all clear stamp sets. This offers ends tomorrow, November 1st.



    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Have a SPOOKTACULAR night!! :o)


    Milka
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