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)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pirate and Treasure

This is my second entry to MFT super star card contest.
 
The card itself was very simple, but to decide what color theme, I pondered for a long time. In one idea, I wanted to use blue for ocean. In another idea, I wanted to use brown for treasure map. I couldn't decide which colors so I tried out both of them just to see which one looks better. But it turned out even after finishing both of them, I still couldn't decide which one looked better! I then seek advice from my husbands and sons - 3 people, and guess what? It was a tie (one vote for each and the third one couldn't decide)!
 
So I decided to post both of them. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you think is better.
 



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT Party like a pirate stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT soak up the fun stamp set (MFT)

Monday, September 18, 2017

All Seasons 3D Decorative Card

I made a fun 3D decorative card today using MFT stamps. It has 4 sides and I designed it in theme of four seasons.
 
To begin, all of backgrounds were ink blended with distress inks on a single piece of bristol paper (9''x9''), while the paper is still flat. It got really messy during the process and I almost decided to give up. After I folded the paper and formed the 3D shape, I continued with the hopes that I can use images to cover up the ink stains. Luckily I decided to continue. For most of the images, I attached them using folded acetates so that it looks like they sit up or float in the air/water. Finally I put sentiments at the bottom.








I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT soak up the fun stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT harvest buddies stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT cool cat stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT happy hippos stamp set (MFT)
  • MFT Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set (retired)
  • MFT merry christmoose stamp set (retired)