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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome Baby Elephant Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #167)


Hi everyone! :o)


Yesterday, a new challenge has started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight is... well better to say are, #167, Mother + Daughter, Father + Son, Mother + Son, Father + Daughter. Pick any theme or themes you like, create something as a couple (with your parent or kid) or create something using matching image. :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this adorable clear stamp.


I went with Mother + Son or Father + Son theme and made this Welcome Baby Elephant Card.


First I made a background paper. I used various baby themed stamps and heart stamps and stamped them randomly on a white watercolor paper panel with Distress Ink Iced Spruce.

Next up was an image. I used ADORABLE Elephants image from Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set. I stamped the image on a thick watercolor paper and colored elephants with Distress Inks in watercolor technique. After drying, I fussy cut elephants leaving white border around them.

Lastly, I worked on a sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the panel in black and shaded letters with grey fine liner.

I love dimension on my cards. I glued 2 mm thick foam square on the back of the panel and glued it on a top folded card base. I also glued foams on the back of elephants and glued them on card.

As a finishing touch I highlighted elephants and the sentiment with white gel pen and embellished the card with blue enamel dots.


Card dimensions: 89 mm x 89 mm (3.5" x 3.5")
List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set (elephants, sentiment)
  • stamps I used for background:
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • thin white watercolor paper 
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Iced Spruce
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Uniball Signo White
  • Stabilo Fine Liner, 0.4 mm, Dark Grey 88/96
  • Create a Smile 'Snow Dance' enamel dots
  • foam sheet and foam sheet scraps 2 mm thick
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • crafting needle
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got 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 projects. :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) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: April, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, April 2017, Anything Goes 
This is my 6th entry to this challenge.
I watercolored the image.

3) Paper Smooches, April 2017 Challenge - Showers (Baby Shower)
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Stamping Sensations, April Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


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


Milka
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