Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It's A Boy

Inspired by MFT sketch challenge, I created a card for baby boys. I didn't have anyone specific in my mind to give this to. When I need it, I can either turn it into baby boy card or a boy's birthday card.
 
The background was ink blended with distress inks and bubbles were hand drawn using Copic markers. Drawing the bubbles were the most fun part of the whole process!



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
 
Supplies used in this card:
  • MFT Soak up the fun stamp set (MFT)
  • Mama Elephant All Prettied Up dies (ME)  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Tags

Both of my boys are having teacher appreciation week at school. The school sent home a list of each teacher's favorite color, stationery, snack...etc. It was very nice and convenient for parents, not having to worry about picking the wrong things for teachers. I made 6 tags based off teachers' favorite colors and attached them to the gift bags.




I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • Lawn Fawn fairy friends stamp set (LF)
  • Lawn Fawn critters ever after stamp set (LF)
  • Lawn Fawn puffy cloud borders (LF)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

From The Drawer

Today I'm sharing a card created using Waffle Flower's Popping In stamp set. This stamp set reminded me Doraemon, who is the most unforgettable cartoon character from my childhood memories.
 
 
 
Everything in this stamp set is so heart warming. My main goal for the card is the keep the colors soft and warm, since this is essential a home scene. I stamped the images with grey ink and colored them using zig clean color markers. For the background, I ink blended a piece of smooth card stock with distress scattered straw. An overall very straight forward card.
 
 


 
 
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

Supplies used in this card:
  • Waffle Flower Popping In stamp set (WF)
  • Mama Elephant All Prettied Up dies (ME)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mermaid Day and Night Scenes

I have been keeping an eye on Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero Kits for a long time. While they are always with great values and great designs, it is too much luxury for me to subscribe. This time in May, they released a beautiful kit that I simply couldn't resist. I knew they are usually sold out very quickly, typically on the same day they are released. I ordered them in the middle of work!
 
Here's a glance at all the supplies that come with the kit. 
 
 
For my first cards using the kit, I used Copic markers to create two different scenes for the same mermaid. As always, I loved creating starry night scenes. When I finished one and showed to my husband, he suggested that this mermaid would fit into a sunrise/sunset scene very well. Neither of the scenes I have tried with Copics befgore, I thought it would be a good idea to learn new techniques.
 



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.

 
Supplies used in this card:
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits May 2017 release (HA)
  • MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX die (MFT)
  • MFT Inside and out stitched oval die-namics (MFT)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities deckled rectangular dies (S)