Sunday, January 21, 2018

AAA cards challenge #107: chilled, with video

This fortnight the theme of AAA cards challenges is: chilled. Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays. And you could win a $25 dollar gift certificate.

I am using their set Must love snowflakes, sadly it's discontinued, but now they have snowy sayings and bring on the snowflakes as well as some snowflakes dies.

For the card I cut a kraft base into a panel. I didn't realize it, but it turns out it's not exactly A5 sized...should have measured!

I started by stamping the thank you with Simon  Says Stamp's you  matter set in embossing ink, and then used the Wow metallic silver regular to emboss the sentiment.

Then I placed all the snowflakes from CAS-ual Friday's must love snowflakes on acryllic blocks. I stamped a variety of sizes and colors using Memento inks (gray flannel and Paris dusk and also embossing ink)

The little star is from Simon Says Stamps (birthday balloons) and I used it as an embellishment instead of rhinestones or alike.

Adhered the panel to a cardbase with tape runner and cleaned up the size difference.

For more information or to play along with the AAA cards challenge, see this

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Snowflakes are kisses from Heaven


The Less is More challenge this week is ONE layer and cute.

For my card I used a Digi from Lili of the Valley (polar) and I printed  it on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper.
I added the sentiment in Photoshop.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.
Added some Wink of Stella to the bear's nose and the snowflake.


For more information on the Less is More challenge, see this

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Birds of a feather

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Birds of a feather.

And as I said in my post from yesterday I had two ideas, and this is the second one.

For this card I used the Simon Says Stamp feathers die and the Simon Says Stamp It's your birthday stampset for the sentiment.

I diecut the feathers out of a panel and stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.

then I decided to cut it a little smaller to make a mat.
Then I traced the openings of the feathers so I know where to inkblend.

I used Distress inks: spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, picked raspberry and mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and added some glittery enamel dots/sprinkles.


For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Distress inks recipes #3

I already posted loads  in two different blogposts:
first one : http://cardsbymaaike.blogspot.nl/2016/08/distress-inks-recipes-for-blended.html

and second one http://cardsbymaaike.blogspot.nl/2016/10/more-distress-inks-recipes.html

Now I have develped three more blending recipes I like a lot
first one is: mustard seed, carved pumpkin, picked raspberry and spun sugar,
in the centre: dried marigold, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and picked raspberry,
on the right: wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and twisted citron


I hope you like these too.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tickled pink we're friends

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: birds of a feather.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: use a sentiment, showcasing Clearly Besotted products.

Now I have two ideas, and might make another card to enter tomorrow, if I manage :-D. "They" say the weather will be nasty tomorrow (thursday) but I think the worst has passed,it was quite windy outside today and was almost blown into the canal... otherwise I'm staying inside to color haha.

For now I used the Clearly besotted stamp set Fluffy flamingos and I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper. The cut them out and colored them with my Noir

Spectrum and Illustrator markers.

For the "lake" I swiped Distress inks Mermaid lagoon and Peacock feathers onto the cardbase, masking off the horizon. and then placed them like they're in the water.

There's a ring pattern in the set. but it was too big, or my lake too shallow, but that would reinforce the effect of them in the water.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set with Versafine onyx black ink.
And then added some glittery enamel dots.

For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Patterned paper

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use Patterned paper and showcasing Doodlebug products.

The only Patterned paper from Doodlebug that I have is winter/Christmas themed, so I opted for the sprinkles and a random brand of patterned paper that matched my mermaid and theme.

I diecut a stitched circle from the patterned paper and adhered it to the cardbase.
Then I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's birthday balloons with Versafine onyx black ink.
I stamped the Mermaid from My Favorite Things (mermazing) with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image. To give the signo white gelpen and glittery blue gelpens.
illusion of a glittery tail I used a Uni Ball
Mounted the mermaid with foamtape and adhered her to the cardbase. I thought the glittery purple swirl could be seaweed or kelp, algae, you know underwater stuff and then sprinkled some enamel dots on the panel.

For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

And because it has mainly purple/lilac colors I shall also enter it into the Less is More Challenge: purples for my second entry

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Katzelkraft Escargot de l'espace and les fleur dingues, with haul video

Escargot de l'espace, the snail from outer space, seemed only logical to combine it with les fleur dingues ( crazy flowers) as to  me they could also be alien.

These are unmounted rubber stamps and I don't mount them. the foam in the stamper's friend or Misti have enough give. If you don't have a stamping tool, you can still use them unmounted, just put some craftfoam or a mousepad underneath your paper.

I had started with the "tentacle" flowers in black, was too stark, then I made a mask for the snail and stamped the flowers behind him in grey, still didn't like it.
Then I cut the flowers apart and re stamped them with 2 others from the set in Versafine onyx black ink. I'm going to stick them behind a "hill:. I could have done it in green, but I chose white. It;s a Joy! crafts no end borders (6002/0923) and I cut it from my usual cardbase Canon paper that's a nice and sturdy 140lbs of digital copy paper.
Then I fuzzy cut the snail as I had stamped him on the Crafter's companion Neenah paper and I already had wasted one panel.

Colored the snail with Spectrum Noir markers (BG1-2-3-5). Used waterbased markers for the flowers as I didn't want to alcohol to seep through, of course it's not the right paper to take watercolor markers, but it was OK. I thought the middle plant's flowers looked like eyes with a mohican tuft on the top, so funny. So I put some googly eyes on there.

Mounted the happy birthday panel with foam tape and part of the snail too and his body I mounted with tape runner.