Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thank You ❤

Hi everyone!

Prior this year is gone, I want to thank you all for all the love, encouragement, lovely comments and support in the year 2019. I hope your year was wonderful and the next will be even better. :o) I'm looking forward to all new adventures in the year 2020. :o)

I also wanted to share my best nine posts on Instagram in 2019. :o)


Hugs!! 


Milka

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Mixed Media Blue Mandala Canvas

Hi everyone!!! :o)

Today I want to share with you this Mixed Media Blue Mandala Canvas. :o)


I made this one a while ago (in spring 2017), but I didn't share it anywhere yet because I forgot about it. It was a gift for my cousin for starting her new business (relaxing and massage center). She loved it. :o)

This month I've started making similar one for my friend and realized I never shared this one.


How I made this canvas...

To make the canvas, I used a GORGEOUS Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp and a Devanāgarī Script stamp that I got from my dear friend Neha of Periwinkle Creations. :o)

I worked on a white stretched canvas.

I heat embossed the Mandala in white directly on the canvas. Using a brayer roller, I spread thick layer of acrylic paints (white and light blue) all over the canvas. Using a wet cloth, I removed paints from the Mandala, as it was not visible at all. The area was lightly painted blue, but all Mandala lines were visible.

After drying, I colored the Mandala with colored pencils.

I added more blue acrylic paint on the canvas corner and lightened the area around the Mandala with a white pigment ink pad. I left the canvas drying on air and repeated the process couple times until I was satisfied with the color.

I masked the Mandala with a paper towel and stamped whole background using the Devanāgarī Script stamp and the white pigment ink.

After drying, I mixed a white acrylic paint with a bit of water and splattered the whole background. I removed the mask from the Mandala and left the canvas drying on air for couple of hours.

Lastly, I traced Mandala's lines with a white gel pen and my canvas was finished. :o)



Canvas measurements: 178 mm x 238 mm (7" x 9 3/8")

List of supplies:
  • Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp
  • Devanāgarī Script stamp
  • white stretched canvas
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Acrylic Paints
    • white
    • light blue
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • TOZ Artist Colors Colored Pencils:
    • white
    • light blue
  • white pigment ink pad (I don't remember a manufacturer)
  • Uniball Signo White gel pen
  • brayer roller
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • wet cloth
  • paper towel
  • water
  • pencil sharpener


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


Milka

Friday, December 27, 2019

14th 30 Day Coloring Challenge Preview



Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying winter holidays. :o)

Today I want to share with you what I've colored during Kathy's Racoosin 14th 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

I'm sure most of you heard about Kathy's Racoosin 30 day coloring challenge. If not, here is a brief introduction.

Kathy of The Daily Marker started super fun challenge 30 Day Coloring Challenge in March 2015 and organizes it couple of times a year. On November 1st the 14th challenge started and ended on November 30th. The goal of the challenge is to color something daily even if it's a few minutes. For more information, jump over to Kathy's blog. :o)

I've participated in each challenge since it started. I participated and colored when I had time, but managed to color every day in 6th, 7th and 12th challenge. In this 14th challenge I skipped coloring for nine days due to a very bad sinusitis and high fever, but I was thinking about coloring. :o)

All my blog posts related to 30 Day Coloring Challenges are (and will be in the future) labeled with #thedailymarker30day. I also shared coloring challenge previews here on my blog in the past when I had time. You can find them by clicking on the links below.



During the last, 14th challenge, there were days I colored only couple of minutes and days I colored for hours. I enjoyed a lot. :o)

I shared my daily coloring's on my Instagram account as the challenge was going on.

Some of my coloring samples are already incorporated into a card and already shared here on my blog as the challenge was going on, but some of them not. Below each photo I added link to a published card/project, if it's already published. For those unfinished and unpublished, I'll update this post and add links after I publish cards/projects. :o)

Here is a day by day preview. :o)

watercoloring
watercolored with Distress Inks on a watercolor paper
card not published yet

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper

watercoloring
watercolored with Distress Inks on a watercolor paper

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper

coloring in Bullet Journal
colored doodled post-it notes with TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
Bullet Journal 2019

watercoloring
watercolored the skin with a Distress Ink Tea Dye on a watercolor paper
coloring continued on DAY 7
CARD made in January 2020 and published on January 5th 2020

watercoloring
watercolored with Distress Inks on a watercolor paper

watercoloring
watercolored with Distress Inks on a watercolor paper
partly colored on DAY 5

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper
images used for 3 cards:

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper
CARD published on November 19th 2019

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper

coloring in Bullet Journal
colored doodled post-it notes with TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
Bullet Journal 2019

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper
no project yet

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper

coloring in Bullet Journal
colored doodled post-it notes with TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
Bullet Journal 2019


coloring in Work Notebook
colored a squirrel in my work notebook with TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
Work Notebook

DAY 19
no coloring

DAY 20
no coloring

monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Ground Espresso on a watercolor paper


monochrome watercoloring
watercolored with a Distress Ink Tumbled Glass on a watercolor paper
no project yet

shading
shaded watercolored image from DAY 22 with blue TOZ Artist Color Colored Pencils
no project yet

DAY 24
no coloring

DAY 25
no coloring

DAY 26
no coloring

DAY 27
no coloring

DAY 28
no coloring

DAY 29
no coloring

DAY 30
no coloring


I kept a daily log of my coloring in my Bullet Journal, but I didn't take photos of finished page. I'll do it tomorrow and upload it here. :o)

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


Milka

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Giveaway Winner from Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane

Hi everyone! :o)

My 2nd post today. If you missed the first one just scroll down or follow a direct link here. I announced my Giveaway Winner. :o)


Thank you all for hopping along with us in a Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane and celebrating her birthday with us. :o) Jane was surprised and very happy. :o)

Winner was picked from all Inlinkz entries, who commented on all blog hop stops, using Random.orgAs Galina's blog post was not online on time, those who didn't left comment on her blog and left on others (7 blog stops) were also entered into a draw. :o)

The prize is given away by me and it's one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice for one lucky winner


And the winner chosen by Random.org is
PRIZE CONFIRMED
Random.org capture deleted.
Winner's name deleted.


Congratulations!!! :o)



Please contact me by Monday, January 6th, 2020, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1) to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com).

I will give my best to reply to your e-mail in shortest possible time. If you don't get a response from me in one week, please resend your e-mail or leave me a comment below. Thank you. :o)

If unconfirmed, the prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on January 7th, 2020, during the day. The prizes will be redrawn until it's given away.

The winner announced in this blog post, will not be considered in a prize re-draw, if there will be any.

Please do not contact Jane's Doodles or Jane, as it's not possible to claim your prize that way.


PRIVACY NOTICE

  • The prize is sponsored by me, Milka Gubo.
  • After winner's name announced here on my blog, winner has to contact me via e-mail to arrange prize delivery details.
  • Winner has to confirm the prize in two weeks, by Monday, January 6th, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).
  • Winner has to send confirmation e-mail from the e-mail entered to the Inlinkz.
  • Winner's name will be permanently deleted from the winner post on this blog as soon as the prize confirmed (or redrawn), as well as correspondence with the winner, latest one month after the giveaway is closed and prize confirmed.
  • Any comment left on this winner blog post which reveal winner's name will be permanently deleted as well, latest one month after the giveaway is closed and prize confirmed.
  • If unconfirmed, the prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on January 8th, 2020, during the day.
  • The prize will be redrawn until it's given away.
  • Winner's post will not be deleted from my blog.
  • No personal data will be kept neither shared with any other party.


And that would be all from me today. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka


Update (December 29th, 2019):
In line with a Privacy Notice (see above) and my Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement, I've deleted winner's name from this post and all comments that would reveal winner's name.
This post will not be deleted from this blog.

Giveaway Winner

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'll be sharing two posts here on my blog. First one today, my Giveaway Winner.

Thank you all for joining my Giveaway. I loved reading your comments and what you want for Christmas. I hope your wishes will come true and that there will be a lot of crafty supplies under the tree. :o)

Anyone who left a comment on the giveaway post by December 21st, 2019, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1) telling me what craft product would he/she wand for Christmas and is a follower of my blog (or became a follower while the giveaway was open) was eligible to win one Jane's Doodles 'Winter Icons' stamp set. One commentator asked not to be added in a draw.

And the winner chosen by Random.org is
PRIZE CONFIRMED
Random.org capture deleted.
Winner's name deleted.

Congratulations!!! :o)


Please contact me by Monday, January 6th, 2020, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1) to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com).

I will give my best to reply to your e-mail in shortest possible time. If you don't get a response from me in one week, please resend your e-mail or leave me a comment below. Thank you. :o)



PRIVACY NOTICE
  • After winner's name announced here on my blog, winner has to contact me via e-mail to arrange prize delivery details.
  • Winner has to confirm prize by Monday, January 6th, 2020, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).
  • If unconfirmed, prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on January 7th, 2020, during the day.
  • Prize will be redrawn until it's given away.
  • Winner's name will be permanently deleted from winner's post on this blog as soon as the prize confirmed (or redrawn), as well as correspondence with the winner, latest one month after the giveaway is closed. 
  • Comments revealing winner's name will be permanently deleted from this post, latest one month after the giveaway is closed.
  • Winner's post will not be deleted from my blog.
  • No data will be kept neither shared with any other party.


Thank you for stopping by. Stop by later this evening. I will announce winner of Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka


Update (December 29th, 2019):
In line with a Privacy Notice (see above) and my Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement, I've deleted winner's name from this post and all comments that would reveal winner's name.
This post will not be deleted from this blog.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Toucan Card (CASology Week #358)


Hi everyone! :o)


This Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, a new challenge started at CASology. This fortnight's cue word is Branch. :o)



I didn't have time to write blog post on time, but there's still time to join the challenge, which ends on Monday, January 6th, 2020, 9 AM, CST (UTC -6)

We also have a sponsor for this challenge: STAMPlorations. Find all details about the prize over at CASology blog.



And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Toucan Card. :o)


Design defined: 
One layer card is great in CAS design.


How I made my card....

To make this card I used super cute toucan from Craftin Desert Divas 'Flew By' 2 x 3 stamp set. Sadly, the shop is closed and the set is not available anymore.

I made this card during Kathy's Racoosin 13th 30 day coloring challenge (in July 2019), but I didn't shared a card anywhere yet, just a sneak peek in a preview post of all my coloring during the challenge (here). At that time I received an invitation to join the CASology Design Team and I worked in advance for our's current challenge theme. :o)

I stamped the toucan and a sentiment directly on a top folded Kraft paper card base.

I colored the toucan with various colored pencils. To add some extra shade, I used Stabilo Fiber Tip Pens (Markers).

When I was satisfied with the color, I colored a shade around the toucan with a grey colored pencil. Lastly, I colored a toucan's eye with a white pigment ink pen and my card was finished. :o)


Card measurements: 89 mm x 121 m(3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Craftin Desert Divas 'Flew By' 2 x 3 stamp set (the shop is closed)
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Artist colored pencils:
    • light yellow
    • dark yellow
    • light orange
    • dark orange
    • light red
    • dark blue
    • light green
    • light brown
    • dark brown
  • TOZ Hlapić colored pencils:
    • dark green
    • black
  • TOZ Fantasy colored pencil, light green
  • Stabilo colored pencils:
    • dark grey
    • black 
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pens (Markers):
    • yellow 68/44
    • orange 68/54
    • mid red 68/48
    • mid blue 68/41
    • mid green 68/43
    • dark green 68/36
    • brown 68/75
    • black 68/46
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • Mitsubishi Uni Pin 0.1
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder


hope you'll like my card for this challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out  cards my Design Teammates and our Guest Designer created. Do join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your CAS creations. :o)


Milka Gubo (you are here)
Sue Symens

Deepti S. (Guest Designer)


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


Milka

Friday, December 20, 2019

Jane's Doodles Free Shipping


Happy Friday! :o)

Jane is offering free shipping worldwide. The offer is ending on December 24th, 2019. No code needed.

For more information jump over to Jane's Doodles blog.

Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane


Hello everyone!! :o)

Welcome to a Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane. We, the Jane's Doodles Design Team, secretly organized this blog hop to surprise our amazing Jane. :o)


Happy birthday, Jane!!! 


My stop is last stop in today's hop. Blog hop starts on Jane's Doodles blog, here.

And here is what I created for today: CAS (clean and simple), Rainbow Paintbrushes Birthday Card. :o)


To make this card I used stamps from two BEAUTIFUL Jane's Doodles stamp sets: a paintbrush stamp from 'Funny Bunny' stamp set and a sentiment from 'All Occasions' stamp set.


How I made my card...

I had colored paintbrushes for a while in my drawer. I colored them this year in June during Kathy's Racoosin 13th 30 Day Coloring Challenge (preview here). I stamped paintbrushes on a white watercolor paper and colored them in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut paintbrushes and traced edges with a black marker.

I pulled out paintbrushes and used them on my today's card.

I stamped paintbrushes on a white side folded card base, colored paintbrushes with the black marker and then glued watercolored paintbrushes over them.

Then I heat embossed in white the sentiment on a black cardstock paper. I cut the sentiment to a desirable stripe size, glued some 3-D foam on the back of the sentiment and glued it on the card.

As a finishing touch, I drew white highlights on paintbrushes using a white pigment ink pen and my card was finished.. :o)


Card measurements: 140 mm x 89 m(5 1/2" x 3 1/2")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Funny Bunny' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'All Occasions' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Festive Berries
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Wilted Violet
    • Spun Sugar
    • Walnut Stain
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/46, Black
    • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
    • UHU liquid glue
    • 3-D foam squares (2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm)
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • scissors
    • paper towels
    • water



    And now to the Blog Hop prize...

    I am giving away one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice to one lucky winner


    For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave a comment on each blog hop stop (8 stops). After commenting, add your name to InLinkz below. Prior you enter the giveaway, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared below InLinkz.

    Here is the Blog Hop order:

    Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

    InLinkz closes on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET. Winner's name will be announced here on my blog on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 during the day.


    Winner has to confirm prizes by Monday, January 6th, 2020, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).

    Unconfirmed prize will be redrawn. Read more at the bottom of this post below Inlinkz (giveaway terms, rules and privacy notice).

    Link to this post will be in a right sidebar until the Blog Hop ends.


    Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed this blog hop and got inspired. :o) Good luck to all!!! :o) 




      Milka




      Inlinkz

      You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
      Click here to enter

      Update (December 29th, 2019):
      In line with Giveaway Terms and Rules and Privacy Notice (see below) and my Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement, I've permanently deleted all Inlinkz entries to this giveaway.






      PLEASE READ PRIOR YOU ENTER GIVEAWAY

      GIVEAWAY TERMS, RULES & PRIVACY NOTICE

      By entering this giveaway you are confirming that you have read these terms, rules and privacy notice and you accept the same.

      These terms, rules and privacy notice are given in line with my Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement.
      All parties joining the hop (designers, sponsors, commentators, giveaway players etc.) are covered by my Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement.
      All commentators on this blog are also covered by Google Privacy Policy.
      No personal data will be used in any other way than to run this Birthday Surprise Blog Hop for Jane.

      This giveaway is sponsored by me, Milka Gubo.

      1 prize will be given away to 1 winner.
      The prize is one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice.

      The prize can't be exchanged for money.

      The prize can't be exchanged for other prize.

      Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

      To enter the giveaway, you have to hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave a comment on each blog hop stop.
      There are 8 blog hop stops in this blog hop, so you have to leave 8 comments along the hop.
      After commenting on each blog hop stop, adadd your name to Inlinkz above.

      Inlinkz entries are covered by an Inlinkz Privacy Policy.
      E-mails are not visible on this blog.
      Add links to your blogs or any other profile (NO PROJECTS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, JUST COMMENTING).
      If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me.

      Only one entry per person!
      Double entries will be removed.
      Entries who don't leave comment on each blog hop stop will be removed and not entered to the random draw.

      PLEASE do not link any disturbing or violent content to this giveaway (Inlinkz). Those will be immediately removed and blocked.

      If you entered your name to the Inlinkz and changed your mind, you can remove your entry by yourself, as the Inlinkz provides that option. If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me and I'll delete your link through my Inlinkz account or contact Inlinkz by yourself.

      Inlinkz opens on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, 6:00 AM CET (UTC +1).
      Inlinkz closes on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).

      I will permanently delete all Inlinkz entries from this posts after the giveaway is closed and a winner's name announced here on my blog one month after the giveaway is closed.
      No data will be kept neither shared with any other party.
      If you want to delete your entry to Inlinkz earlier (before I permanently delete all entries), you can do it by yourself as the Inlinkz provides that option to anyone or contact me and I'll delete your entry through my Inlinkz account or contact Inlinkz by yourself.

      Winner will be randomly picked using Random.org from all entries to Inlinkz.
      Winner's name (he or she provided) will be announced in winner post here on my blog on Monday, December 23rd, 2019, during the day.
      Winner has to confirm the prize in two weeks, by Monday, January 6th, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).

      If unconfirmed, the prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on January 8th, 2020, during the day.
      The prize will be redrawn until it's given away.

      Once you confirm the prize, you can not change it for another prize.
      If you're unsatisfied with your prize, you can not change it for another prize.
      Winner announced in winner blog post on this blog, will not be considered in a prize re-draw, if there will be any.

      After the winner name announced here on my blog, winner has to contact me via e-mail to arrange prize delivery details.
      Winner can confirm the prize only by contacting me and can't confirm the prize by contacting Jane's Doodles.
      Winner has to send me confirmation e-mail from the e-mail entered to the Inlinkz.

      The winner's name will be permanently deleted from winner post on this blog as soon as the prize confirmed (or redrawn), as well as correspondence with the winner, latest one month after the giveaway is closed.
      Any comment left on winners post which reveal winner's name will be permanently deleted as well, latest one month after the giveaway is closed.

      Winner post will not be deleted from my blog.

      This post will not be deleted from my blog.

      No personal data will be kept neither shared with any other party.

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