Thursday, April 28, 2016

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

altenew beautiful day
I made this just in time for Altenew's April Inspiration Challenge: From Places Abroad – Thailand
Also playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes.
Nothing path breaking about this card but I just can't get enough of the Beautiful Day Altenew Stamp set!
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone! I played with a new stamp set by Concord and 9th to make 2 cards.
Stamped Birthday CAS card, with emboss resist background. Stamps by Concord and 9th
I tried the emboss resist technique with distress inks on water color paper, even though it's a really old technique I don't think it can ever go out fashion!
Stamped Birthday CAS card, with emboss resist background. Stamps by Concord and 9th

The background turned out to be too overpowering so I die-cut it and used it on 2 cards. The cake is colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and fussy cut.
Playing along:
Paru's Card Making Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamplorations April CAS Card Challenge
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #9 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 16, 2016

April showers bring May flowers......

...well not really in Singapore, where we have similar weather all year round!! Anyway on the up side, flowers are in bloom all the year round and some of those are the most beautiful orchids I've set my eyes on.
watercolor card with Jane's Doodles stamps
This card is inspired by Color Throwdown #388
I wanted to make a one layered card, I stamped the boots and masked them with Windsor and Newton masking fluid to create the watercolored background. I did a really bad job of coloring the boots so I had to stamp and fussy cut another set...I do love the layered look. 
watercolor card with Jane's Doodles stamps
All stamps are from Jane's Doodles, I absolutely love all her stamps, they make me so happy :)
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You are fabulous

Watercolor floral card. Peonies from the Peonies on Parade set by PTI and sentiment by Honeybee Stamps
Hello everyone!Sharing a card I made for the ColourQ challenge #336
and Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge: April, the theme is spring flowers.
The peonies are from the Peonies on Parade set by PTI. I am not too pleased with the watercoloring, I used low quality watercolor paper, but that's no excuse for my bad job :)
The sentiment is from the Honeybee Stamps set called Beautiful Life, I love this set, it has lots of beautiful sentiments.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Thinking of You!

CAS card, stamps by Stamper's Anonymous and Altenew, butterfly by Concord and 9th
Happy Monday everyone! Sharing a card I made inspired by the Color Throwdown #387 

and CAS(E) this Sketch #167

I had some difficulty adding aqua with the warm reds and oranges, but I love how the card turned out, what do you think?
CAS card, stamps by Stamper's Anonymous and Altenew, butterfly by Concord and 9th
The heart stamp is Stamper's Anonymous, the sentiment from Altenew and the butterfly die cut from Concord and 9th
Have a great week!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

HLS April Mixed Media Challenge

Hello everyone! I am back with this month's Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. April's theme is Wings
It's Happy Little Stamper's Birthday Month Celebration and the prize for this month is $30 gift certificate to the winner$10 gift certificate to each of our Favourites
Mixed Media Card with Crafter's Workshop stencils and Happy Little Stampers stamps

Here's my card. I made the background with stencils and inking with a lot of distress inks. The larger butterfly is stenciled (The Crafter's Workshop Layered Butterflies), I added some dimension to the wings with Faber Castell Gold Texture Luxe. Stamped another butterfly and the sentiment, both from the Butterfly Birthday Happy Little Stampers set and outlined the large butterfly and card edges with a black gelato.
mixed media card
I really enjoyed making this card, do visit the challenge blog to check out some amazing inspiration by the rest of the Design Team, and don't forget to participate :)!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Freehand Chevron

Hello everyone! I made a couple to freehand watercolor chevron backgrounds while I was taking the Watercolor for Cardmakers online card class. While I used the first one to make a card at that time, I didn't use the second till now. You can check out the first card here.
Handmade card with a handpainted watercolor chevron background and tim holtz stamps
I've used the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2015 release stamps for the focal image.
Playing along -
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Wishing You Happiness!

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a great Sunday! I spent an awesome Sunday morning crafting and now we're off to attend a birthday party......oh the joys of being a toddler's mum ;)
Stamped handmade cards with Watercolor background. Stamps by Paper Trey Ink and Stamplorations
This is the card I made this morning. I created the watercolor background with Gansai Tambi and Windsor and Newton watercolors. I splattered some paint once the colors dried and then daubed them with a tissue. The flowers are from PTI and the sentiment is from Stamplorations.
The colors are inspired by
ColourQ Challenge #335
Stamped handmade cards with Watercolor background. Stamps by Paper Trey Ink and Stamplorations