Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #120)

Happy Friday everyone :-D 

It´s time for a new challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

The theme for this fortnight is #120, Flip Flops

You can create whatever you like (card, scrapbook layout, 3-D project etc.), using any technique you like. We just want to see flip-flops or some other summer shoes on your project. :-D 

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Summer Card.

I used adorable Mo's Manning digital stamp 'Summer Girl'.

Image is paper pieced. I used two same images for this card.

I printed the image on a white paper (160 grams), colored it with colored pencils and blended colors with paper stumps and baby oil.
TIP: When blending colors with a baby oil and paper stumps, make sure your paper stump isn't too wet. If so, your paper will be oily and you'll not be able to see the results immediately. 

After drying, I fussy cut the image and colored edges with black permanent marker.
TIP: When fussy cutting, first cut away large pieces of paper and then cut on the lines. Rotate paper, it will be much easier to cut around tiny details. 

I printed one more image on a white cardstock paper (white panel), colored girl's pigtails and glued colored image over it.
TIP: Color edges of fussy cut image with black pen or marker. This way you'll hide white edges and any white space you didn't cut off. Your paper pieced image will look much better. 

I covered sunglasses, rubber bands, popsicle and flip-flops with gloss resin to create glossy accents.
TIP: You can create glossy accents on your cards not only with Ranger's product Glossy Accents. I use gloss resin super-clear or transparent varnish with gloss. I pour medium on a piece of paper and add it on the parts I want with crafting needle. You can also use toothpicks, sewing needle etc. 

I used scraps from various papers, glued them and white panel with image on the card base and embellished card with polyresin starfish.
TIP: Don't throw away any paper. Even the smallest pieces can be used for something. 

Card dimensions are 100 mm x 139 mm (4" x 5 1/2").

List of supplies: 
  • Mo's Manning digital stamp 'Summer Girl'
  • white cardstock paper
  • white paper (160 grams) 
  • Kraft packing paper
  • Florence cardstock paper, Canvas Texture (brown) 
  • Graphic 45 paper collection 'French Country', 6 x 6, Patterns and Solids (scrap)
  • Rayher's polyresin decoration starfish 
  • colored pencils (skin color, pink, light and dark blue, browns) 
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen M (fmedium) 1.0 mm
  • gloss resin super-clear
  • transparent low temperature glue stick 
  • UHU universal glue
  • white water based glue 
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer
  • scissors
  • crafting needle 
  • Dremel 920 glue gun, low temperature 
  • paper blending stump no. #1
  • paper blending stump no. #2
  • paper blending stump no. #3 
  • Johnson's baby oil with Aloe Vera 

Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous projects my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us in this challenge, we can´t wait to see your projects. We also have a great prize. This time one lucky winner will receive this CD-Rom with digital images, papers and sentiments. 

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #149: Clean and Simple 

2) CASology, Week 151: Kids

3) Crafting by Designs, Monthly Challenge: June Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

4) Crafting by Designs, Summertime Fun

5) Craft Your Passion Challenges, Challenge #266 - Always Anything Goes

6) Mo´s DP2 Challenge Blog, Challenge #252 - Anything Goes with MO Image

7) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product 
Favorite Technique: Coloring, Fussy Cutting, Paper Piecing 
Favorite Products: Mo's Manning Digital Stamps, Colored Pencils, Graphic 45 papers, Gloss Resin 

8) That Craft Place Challenge, Anything Goes

9) Top Tip Tuesday, Cut It Out Challenge 

10) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD Challenge from June 16th to June 22nd, Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today. I have another project to share with you. Enjoy and smile! :-D 

Crafty Milka


  1. This is such a cute image! Great coloring and I love the paper treatment at the bottom!

  2. Volim jednostavne čestitke, a ova tvoja mi je super. Ilustracija mi je genijalna. :)

  3. Your card is adorable and your beach looks fab! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

  4. Adorable card! Such a sweet image and I love the bottom of the card!! Very cool!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face! That image is just priceless, Milka! Your coloring is fantastic and I love the little starfish...perfect embellishment! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  6. Oh just reminded me that it has been way too long since I've checked out Mo's adorable images! This one is a spitting image of my DD! Eeek!
    What an adorable card!!! Your coloring is fantastic and the addition of the glossy accents is just perfect for this!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  7. Very clever using paper for the sand! Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining us over at that craft place. Hugs, Erin xx

  8. Well, isn't she just the cutest! What a great image and what beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  9. I love this image and you've done a fab job coloring it. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful tips with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

  10. Your cute girl makes me smile, Milka! Love the glossy look on her sunglasses! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! Hugs, May

  11. Gorgeous CAS Card! I love your coloring and the way you added the layers to the floor. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with TTCRD this week and please come and join us for the new "Anything Goes" Challenge starting tomorrow. I love visitors to my blog at

  12. Hey Milka!! Your card is down right cute!! I love the little girls stanza!! Super cut glasses!!Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  13. Adorable!! Love her classes! Hehe!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  14. Such a fun image and your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  15. Oh! What a smart idea with the sand!!!!
    LOVE!! love your CAS card! Very stylish!

    Thanks so much for joining us for this month's challenge at Mo's!

  16. aww socute and I love her glasses
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on DP2
    hugs Lou xx



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