Sunday, November 12, 2017

Xmas Gift Tags With Foreset Friends

Lately I have seen videos of people making cards/tags as gifts and I thought it was a really good idea. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I decided to make some tags as Thanksgiving gifts.

I first stamped the animals on the tags and covered them up with masking papers. I then ink blended the snow banks and skys with distress inks. After peeling off the masking papers, I colored the animals with Copic markers. Finally, I sprinkled some water as well as white acrylic paints to create snow effects.

I really enjoyed the process but I have to say, mass producing these tags were more time consuming than I initially thought.



I'm submitting this tag project to the following challenges.
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Whimsical winter stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant City sidewalks stamp set (ME)
  • MFT Tag builder blueprint 6 (MFT)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ready For Christmas

Today I'm using another one of my favorite stamp sets from Mama Elephant 2017 October release. I wanted to create soft colors with these stamps. I picked winter ink from Mama Elephant and wild rose ink from Lawn Fawn to stamp stripes on the front panels. For inner panel, I used Copic markers to color the images and applied very light shades of distress ink to the background. In the end, I put very generous amount of Stampendous shaved ice as shaker element inside the window.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant A Beary Christmas stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant All Prettied Up dies (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Basic Borders stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Merry Greetings stamp set (ME)
  • Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes dies (LF)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Holiday Card With Color Pencil

I've been wanting to try color pencil for a long time and I finally did it. The skill is different from water color or Copic coloring and need lots of patience. I defintely need some more practices. But it was really fun. After finishing coloring, I used white gel pen to add fur texture on the hat and applied white ink + snow stencil to the background. Hopefully it's not looking too boring.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Wplus9 Holiday Hugs stamp set (WP9)
  • Simon Says Stamp Falling snow stencil (SSS)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Whale Birthday Card

This card was inspired by MFT sketch challenge. For the background, I hand drew the waves with glue pen and heat embossed them white. Then I used ink smooshing technique to apply various blue disktress ink colors. For the whale, I colored it with distress markers on a separate piece of watercolor paper and fussy cut it out. For finishing details, I covered the entire wave area with iridescent sequin. Unfortunately it didn't show well on the picture.

 
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT Soak up the fun stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT inside and out stitched circle die-namics (MFT)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Yeti New Year

Another card with this cute yeti from Mama Elephant!

Lots of heat embossing in this card and very little Copic coloring. Overall a very easy card to make, although I did spend quite a bit of time experimenting a new color combination for Xmas night sky. Out of all the ones that I have explored, I liked this color combination the most. It doesn't look like a night sky as I wanted in the first place, but I still love it. In this combination, I applied 5 distress ink colors: chipped sapphire, seedless preserve, anitique linen, shabby shutters, peeled paint.

 
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Me and my yeti stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Sentiments from a yeti stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant City sidewalks stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Merry mantle stamp set (ME) - the cup
  • Lawn Fawn upon a star stamp set (LF)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Yeti For Christmas

I've never made a Xmas card in Sept/Oct. Only because I saw this super cute yeti from Mama Elephant and ordered on the day they were released!

I colored everything with Copic markers. For the mountains on the back, I ink blended with distress ink ice spruce. For the mountains in the front, I ink blend with distress ink mermaid lagoon first then ice spruce to make it less bright. For both mountains, I splattered some water, dabbed them off with paper towel, then again splattered some white acrylic paint. I usually only do either water or paint. The effect of combining two really amazed me. For caps and hills, I also lightly applied distress ink ice spruce to add some shades.

 
 


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Me and my yeti stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Sentiments from a yeti stamp set (ME)
  • Lawn Fawn scalloped box card pop-up die (LF)
  • Lawn Fawn stitched mountain borders (LF)
  • Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders (LF)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

No-line Watercoloring Hippos

This is my final card to 2017 MFT super star constest in the coloring virtuoso category. Coloring is defintely not my thing and seeing so many good works submitted, it also takes courage to participate!

I stamped the images with distress ink and colored them with a mix of Daniel Smith watercolor and Zig clean color real brush (just for the hippos).


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT happy hippos stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set (retired)