Sunday, 9 April 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge #118 Guest Designer - Watercolor


Hi friends ! I am both excited and honored to be invited by MarkerPOP to guest design for their challenge this month. Theme is Watercolor People & Animals.

Here is my card featuring the bee from the Quirky animals set three (a retired set unfortunately) by Your Next Stamp. I watercolored the whole card using distress inks.


I started off by stamping the image onto a A2 card size watercolor paper and multiple stamped the flower to create a flower garden scene. I lightly colored the images and slowly layered the colors in to create contrast and shadows. I outlined the black stripes of the bee body using Sakura black pigma micron 0.03 pen.


I stamped the sentiments using Versafine Onyx black ink and die cut the completed panel using MFT wonky stitched rectangle die. Then, I embellished the card with some shiny sequins in my stash and adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 size white card base to finish off the card.


Hope you like what you see here.

Thank you all for stopping by. Have a beautiful day everyone !

Cheers
Amy

Hello BABY - Craftin Desert Divas Coloring Contest

Hey crafters !

Over at Craftin Desert Divas, they have a bi-monthly coloring contest where a FREE digi stamp will be offered for download for a limited time and if you join in the fun, you will get a chance to win $20 GC to shop at their online store. How awesome is that!

Today's card features the Hello Little One digital stamp which I had downloaded for FREE and am entering it in the coloring contest over at their facebook page.


CDD has the cutest giraffe images which I truly adore. I mean come on... look at that cutie 😊. How can I resist ?

I've made a simple one layer card on kraft card stock colored in using my Fabercastell polychromos color pencils.

I downloaded the digi image and print it out on regular photocopy paper and transfer the image onto a standard A2 size kraft card base using carbon paper. Then, I colored the image layer by layer using color pencils.

To frame the image, I used white signo gel pen to draw stitched lines and lined border with ruler. To complete the card, I white heat embossed the sentiments onto the card.

I am no expert in coloring so I am unable to give a detailed tutorial on how I color this. However, I would recommend you watching youtube videos of some experienced colorist online. One such youtuber is Julia Altermann of Just one more card whom I enjoy watching.

Until my next card, thank you for stopping by. Have fun coloring everyone !!

xoxo
Amy

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sketch and Color Challenge #60 - Your Next Stamp


Hi friends !

Today is my last day as guest for Your Next Stamp. Time flies by super fast when you were busy having fun. It had been a wonderful time for me and I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity. YNS team - you will be missed ! 😊

Today I am up on their blog for their color and sketch challenge #60. You still have a week to join in the fun and a chance to win gift certificate to shop at YNS store. I will love to see your creations ! If you need more inspirations, be sure to head down to their blog and you will find many fabulous projects done by YNS design team and guests. 

Meanwhile, let's take a look at their awesome color palette and sketch layout. 




My card today features a combination of YNS Stacked with Fun stamp set, All Aboard train carts and Little ledges die set. I love these cute faces and they also remind me of circus animals.


To start off, I stamped all the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto a white card stock and colored them using distress markers. These were fuzzy cut using scissors.


For the card panel, I stenciled red stripes across the card using mama elephant red apple pigment ink. To give the panel a dimensional look, I embossed it using the next level 3D embossing folder - stripes from We R memory keepers.


Following the sketch, I used YNS Stitched square die to cut our a square frame and window using pattern papers in my stash. I also die cut a scallop ledge and rectangle with circle piece using YNS Little Ledges die set. For the sentiment, I stamped onto white card stock and trim it down into a banner strip with fish tail.



To assemble the card, I first adhered the background panel onto a top folding horizontal card base. Next, I used foam tape to stick down the yellow frame followed by the dark brown inner square piece. I then glued down the ledges followed by the grass and flowers patches and stacked on the animals using foam tape. To finish off the card, I adhered the sentiment banner and added glossy accents to the lion's and monkey's nose and the elephant's and donkey's hooves.

Thank you all for stopping by. Have a fun and wild day !

Hugs
Amy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

March Feature Day - Laughter is the Best Medicine - Your Next Stamp

 Hello crafters !

It's feature day at Your Next Stamp ! The theme today is... Laughter is the best medicine ! HAHAHA !! 😁 How fun ! You are going to love this one !!

Here is my take. I used mainly YNS Silly Monsters stampset. This set is always my go to stamp set for a fun and silly card that will surely bring smile to any recipient because it has the cutest monsters bearing the quirkiest and widest smile !! 😁 I've decided to make it interactive and fun !


Using Neenah crest solar white 110lbs card stock as my panel, I positioned where I wanted the action to be and stamped on the sentiments using versamark ink and black heat emboss it. 

Next, I stamped on two monsters each at the bottom left and right and masked them before stamping the middle one. I altered their eyes by drawing a slightly curved line to make them look happier using black Copic multiliner pen. For the fourth monster, I stamped it on a separate piece of white card stock and fuzzy cut it out. All images were colored in using Copic markers.


I masked the monsters on the card panel and ink blended the background using a circle stencil in my stash and MFT premium dye inks - sno cone, grapesicle, banana split, tickled pink, persimmon. 

For the spinner part, I position the third and fourth largest of YNS Circles with Stitching and piercing marks die around the sentiments and cut out a ring. At the same time, I die cut a spinner disc using YNS slider/spinner die set. I adhered the smaller circle onto the center of the larger one using a strong glue and let it dry completely.


To assemble the card, I adhered the front panel onto a top folding vertical card base using foam tape like so.



Next, I taped down the inner ring using my tape runner and placed the spinner disc along the outer ring track and adhered the sentiment circle at the center using foam tape.

Finally, I glued down the red monster onto the spinner disc using strong glue and let it dry completely.

For finishing touches, I sticked on some gum drops and added glossy accents onto the monster eyes for extra dimension and interest. And, the card is DONE ! Hope you like this.


Click here πŸ‘€ to view a short video clip of this fun card in action in my instagram post! 😁

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice !! 

Thank you all for stopping by. Hope you had fun and Be HAPPY always !!

Love,
Amy