Friday, March 31, 2017

Hand Lettering #8: Enjoy Mini Card Set, Cursive Style

Hello everyone!!! :o)

My third and last post today... If you missed previous two, just scroll down or follow direct links here and here.


I love mini cards and mini images. Combining both, I made this hand lettered, CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Enjoy Mini Card Set.


I drew a line and wrote word 'enjoy' on two white cardstock paper card bases in cursive handwriting styleI used dip pen nib and black drawing ink.


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. These two also. I hand lettered them on DAY 9 of my challenge and colored it on a DAY 25 of Kathy's challenge. :o)

I had no idea what I want to do with hand lettered samples for days. Tiny image yes, but which one... Same or different image on both cards.... Nothing fit. And then I received an ADORABLE Gerda Steiner Designs 'Hoppiness' stamp set that I won at The Hoppiness Giveaway. I knew immediately I will use super cute birdie on my both cards.

I CASEd my own card, Sing Mini Card II. I went with same design and layout, but with different birds (from different artists), sentiments and colors.

I stamped birds on both card bases and colored them with colored pencils. I trimmed bottoms of both cards, covered birds' beaks and legs with transparent varnish to create glossy accents and left cards dry couple hours. As a finishing touch, I embellished cards with enamel dots.


Cards measurements: 76 mm x 89 mm (3" x 3.5")
List of supplies:



I'm entering my card set 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) Gerda Steiner Designs, Share Your Designs Challenge #31
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 20th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 25


This would be all from me today. Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Snowdrop Card (Uniko Challenge #40 GDT, 2nd project)


Happy Friday! :o)

My second post today... If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here. I've announced my birthday giveaway winners. :o)


Today I'm sharing my 2nd GDT project for ongoing Uniko Challenge #40. My first project was CAS Crocus Card. If you missed it, you can find it here.

The Challenge #40 theme is Spring with an optional theme Easter.


And here is my today's GDT project: CAS (clean and simple), Snowdrop Card.


To make this card, I used a gorgeous Uniko 'Spring Botanicals - Snowdrop' digital image. The image comes in digital collection of 4 images. Whole collection is free and you can find it here. :o)

I printed the image on a watercolor paper and left it dry couple hours to prevent ink smearing. I colored the image in watercolor technique using Distress Inks and added extra shades with colored pencils. I fussy cut the image, colored edges with black marker, glued 1 mm thick foam tape on the back of the image and glued it on a top folded white card base. I trimmed the image a bit at the bottom.

Next up was a sentiment. I heat embossed in white a sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Funny Bunny' stamp set on a black cardstock paper piece, cut it to two rectangle shapes and glued the sentiment on the card with 2 mm thick foam squares.

As a finishing touch, I embellished the card with 3 white enamel dots. :o)


Card dimensions: 102 mm x 146 mm (4" x 5 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Uniko 'Spring Botanicals - Snowdrop' digital stamp (freebie)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Funny Bunny' stamp set (sentiment)
  • white cardstock paper
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • black cardstock paper piece
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Twisted Citron
    • Lucky Clover
    • Hickory Smoke
  • TOZ Artist Color colored pencils:
    • light green
    • dark green
  • TOZ Fantasy colored pencil, light grey
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' enamel stickers (white)
  • foam squares, 2 mm thick 
  • foam tape, 1 mm thick
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • printer
  • scissors
  • eraser
  • crafting needle
  • Marabu rounded fine brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool 
  • water
  • paper towels
  • powder bag

I hope you liked my today's spring themed card and got inspired. :o) Stop by the Uniko and see amazing creations from the Design Team. The challenge ends on April 21stFor more information about the challenge rules and prizes, jump over to challenge post at Uniko blog. :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) Come and Get It Challenge, Spring Time
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Noor! Design U.K., March Challenge - Spring

3) The Cat's Pajamas, TCP Tuesday, Challenge #334: Spring

4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 19th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAYS 29, 30


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be sharing two more cards with you. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Birthday Giveaways Winners

Happy Friday! :o)

Thank you all for joining my Birthday Giveaways, your beautiful birthday wishes and lovely comments. :o)


First giveaway prize for one commentator and follower is Jane's Doodles 'Belated Birthday' stamp set, provided by me.


And the winner chosen by Random.org is


Second giveaway prize for one commentator and follower is a LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Old Billy Goat' digital stamp, kindly provided by BarbaraLittle Miss Muffet Stamps owner. Thank you Barbara!!! 

And the winner chosen by Random.org is


Congratulations to both winners!!! :o)

Please contact me in next two weeks to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com).


Today I'll be posting couple more times. Stop by at 9 AM, when my next post (scheduled) goes live. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hot Air Balloons Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'm sharing four cards with you, all in separate posts through the day. All my posts are scheduled and will go live every full odd hour, from 3 PM to 9 PM. This is my 4th and last post today. If you missed previous posts, just scroll down or follow direct links herehere and here. :o)


You all know I'm addicted to CAS design. I wanted to step a bit out of my comfort zone and made this mixed media, Hot Air Balloons Card. :o)



I love hot air balloons!! A stamp I used is from super adorable Create a Smile 'Uplifting' stamp set.

I stamped hot air balloons on a watercolor paper panel (I did some masking too) and watercolored them with Distress Inks.

I made masks for all hot air balloons, masked them and heat embossed in clear Devanāgarī Script at a background. Last year, my dear friend Neha from Periwinkle Creations sent me gorgeous Devanāgarī Script stamp. I Love it!! I never used it before. I think it looks amazing as the background on this card. :o)


I watercolored the background with Distress Inks. As it was too bluish, I smeared white acrylic paint here and there.

After drying, I glued the panel on a top folded white card base.

Next up was a sentiment. I used Create a Smile Black Alpha Stickers for word 'Hello' and glued letters directly on the card. A word 'friend' is from Jane's Doodles 'Monster Squad' stamp set. I heat embossed word 'friend' on a black cardstock paper piece, glued 1 mm thick foam tape on the back of it and placed it on the card.

I love adding white highlights to images. I highlighted hot air balloons with white gel pen and uppercase block letters as well.

Lastly, I coated balloons and sand bags with Clear Wink of Stella and my card was finished. :o)


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

List of supplies:


  • Create a Smile 'Uplifting' stamp set (hot air balloon)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Monster Squad' stamp set (word 'friend')
  • Devanāgarī Scrip stamp (background)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • black cardstock paper scrap
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder 
    • Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R
    • Clear Gloss, Regular, WA01R
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • Uniball Signo White
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. Clear 999)
  • Create a Smile Alpha Stickers: Black
  • UHU universal glue
  • foam tape 1 mm thick
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • scissors 
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. #0
  • Marabu flat fine paintbrush no. #6
  • crafting needle
  • powder bag
  • paper towels
  • water



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) Create a Smile, March Challenge: Letters
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. (GD)
I used Devanagari script stamp in the background, word friend and black letter stickers.

2) Crafty Creations Challenges, Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 5th entry to this challenge.

4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 18th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 23


This would be all from me for today. Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Colorful Birthday Balloons Card II (LMMS Inspiration)


Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'm sharing four cards with you, all in separate posts through the day. All my posts are scheduled and will go live every full odd hour, from 3 PM to 9 PM. This is my 3rd post today. If you missed previous two, just scroll down or follow direct links here and here. :o)


It's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Week and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Colorful Birthday Balloons Card II. :o)


I made this card for my landlords' son, who will celebrate 3rd birthday next week. :o)

To make this card I used an adorable LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp. :o) Yes, again. I love it!!! :o)

I stamped the image on a Kraft paper panel and colored it with colored pencils. I went with coloring on Kraft with colored pencils again, as I did on my card from last week, but I colored a bit different (less layers of color). I blended colors using paper stumps and baby oil. After couple hours of drying, I colored a shade around the image with a white pencil.

Then I stamped a sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Belated Birthday' stamp set on the panel and shaded letters with white pencil.

Lastly, I drew line frame border with fine tip marker, glued the panel on a white top folded card base and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 90 mm x 123 mm (3 9/16" x 4 7/8")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp
  • Jane's Doodles 'Belated Birthday' stamp set (sentiment)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card (panel)
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
    • white
    • light and dark yellow
    • orange
    • 2 shades of red
    • light and dark green
    • light blue
    • 2 shades of dark blue
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • UHU universal glue
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • ruler
  • pencil sharpener
  • eraser
  • paper stumps
  • Johnson's Baby Oil with Aloe Vera
  • glass cup
  • dry cloth

I hope you liked my project for today and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. There's still time to join us in our current Challenge #159 - 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) Crafty Creations Challenges, Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Less is More, Challenge #321 - Recipe
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 4th entry to this challenge.

4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 17th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAYS 28, 29


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by at 9 PM, when my fourth and last post today goes live. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Hand Lettering #7: Happy Birthday Rainbow Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'm sharing four cards with you, all in separate posts through the day. All my posts are scheduled and will go live every full odd hour, from 3 PM to 9 PM. This is my 2nd post today. If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here. :o)


My second card today is this hand lettered, CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Happy Birthday Rainbow Card.


I wrote a sentiment on a top folded card base in cursive handwriting styleI used dip pen nib and black drawing ink. For a card base I used a Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.


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 hand lettered it on DAY 12 of my challenge and colored it on a DAY 15 of Kathy's challenge. :o)

I loosely watercolored the card in Rainbow color pattern using Distress Inks. I added color by color, drying them between. When I was satisfied with that large color splosh on my card, I splattered the card with same Distress Inks.

As a finishing touch, I highlighted the sentiment with white gel pen.


Card dimensions: 127 mm x 95 mm (5" x 3 3/4")
List of supplies:
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Wilted Violet
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Twisted Citron
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Barn Door
  • Uniball Signo White
  • dip pen nib (mounted on a paint brush)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels



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, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 16th entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

3) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 16th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 15


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by at 7 PM, when my third post goes live. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

You Color the World Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'll be sharing four cards with you, all in separate posts through the day. All my posts are scheduled and will go live every full odd hour, from 3 PM to 9 PM. :o)


First for today is this You Color the World Card.


To make this card, I used a lovely paint brush image from Jane's Doodles 'Funny Bunny' stamp set and The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS) 'From Us' stamp set for a sentiment.

I stamped 7 paint brushes on a watercolor paper panel and watercolored them using Distress Inks. Then I worked on Rainbow colors, also using Distress Inks. 

After drying, I loosely watercolored a background with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke mixed with a lot of water.

Next up was the sentiment. I cut stamps from the TAWS set to create my own sentiment, stamped it in the center of the panel and glued the panel on a white top folded card base.

As a finishing touch, I coated colors on brush tips and colors with a Clear Wink of Stella. Shimmery!! :o)


Card dimensions: 88 mm x 127 mm (3.5" x 5")
List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Funny Bunny' stamp set (paint brush)
  • The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS) 'From Us' Stamp Set (shop is closed)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Wilted Violet
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Twisted Citron
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Barn Door
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Ground Espresso
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Black Soot
  • Uniball Signo White
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
  • UHU universal glue
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels



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, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 15th entry to this challenge.

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

3) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 15th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 11

4) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
This is my 7th entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by at 5 PM, when my second post goes live. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka
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