Thursday 25 February 2016

Altenew and WOW! Blog Hop


Today I'm participating in a collaboration blog hop between Altenew and WOW! Embossing Powder. If you came from Sveta's blog you are in a right place, if not please start at the beginning from Altenew blog. Please hop along and have fun!

EDIT: I made this into a video tutorial. Due a technical problems, I got it uploaded to you Youtube a day late. You can watch it here or in HD in YouTube.


There are prizes to be win - of course. Altenew will draw two $30 gift certificate to their online store and WOW! Embossing Powders will draw also two $30 to their online store. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave a comment before 28th of February and the winners will be announce on the 29th of February on the Altenew and WOW! blogs.


Here's the blog hop order. 

Stamps: Lace up and Way too Sweet by Altenew.
Dies: Dodec Cover Die and Baby Zoo Die by Altenew.
Inks: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Ruby Red , Caramel Toffee and Grapevine Altenew Crisp Inks, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black.
Embossing Powders: Rainbow Black and Opaque Vanilla white Embossing Powders from WOW!
Paper: Black Canson Vivaldi card stock, Neenah Solar White Card Stock

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a beautiful day!


Saturday 20 February 2016

Beautiful Day for your Birthday


I'm at the Altenew blog today to feature a Beautiful Day set. I had fun watercoloring these flowers with distress ink - I should do that more often, it was so relaxing. 

I also made this into a speed colouring video - hopefully you'll find it helpful. You can watch it here or in HD in YouTube.


Stamps: Beautiful Day and Fresh Freesia from Altenew
Inks: Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Green Textured Cards Stock
Wedding Dress irRESISTible Pico Embellisher
White fun foam

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great Saturday. I'm off to work now.


Tuesday 9 February 2016

Way too Sweet


I'm at the Altenew blog today to feature a Way Too Sweet stamp set that is designed by my sweet team mate May! Congrats May on another wonderful set!

I continued to stay out of comfort zone and did a card without colouring.. I used Distress Inks and removed the colour from the images with water. 

I made this into a video tutorial if you're interested. You can watch it in here or in HD in Youtube. 

Stamps: Way Too Sweet 
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Victorian Velvet, Shubby Shutters and Scattered Straw Distress Inks
Superfine Clear Embossing Powder from Ranger
Sparkling Clear Cubbed Sequins and Small Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh
White Twine

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a beautiful day!


Sunday 7 February 2016

Penny Black and More - Guest Designer

Hello my friends,

You may have noticed that I have had less posts in January and there's a reason to it - I went back to work after 5 years home with my girls. Work has cut hours from crafting and more over I've been so exhausted after work so I have not been able to create anything really. I also wanted to let you know, that I really appreciate your sweet and kind comments very much and I try to visit back when even I can. Since the girls went to daycare also, they need my presence more in the evenings as before and by the time I get them to bed I'm asleep as well. I had to leave something undone and I cut the time from social media. Hopefully you understand. But just wanted to let you know that it has been very busy time for me and very stressful to go back to work, so your wonderful encouragement and support over here in blogland has really made me feel so much better. Thank you! You are so wonderful!! 

Today I'm excited to share a card that I've made lately - YaY! I was also asked to join the fun over at Penny Black and More challenge. I entered into their challenge before Christmas and they asked me to Guest Design for February challenge. If you are fond of Penny Black products, go and check out their challenge - it is a lot of fun and they have prizes as well! :)

The theme in February is Stamps and Dies so any stamp or die from Penny Black will do. I was in a need of a new babygirl card and saw an opportunity to use this adorable set called Bundle of Joy from Penny Black. I coloured the image with copic markers and coloured pencils. The "Joy" die cut is from their Holiday die cut set called World of Wishes - I only used "Joy" and it worked well. Then I ran into a problem, I only had holiday and Christmas themed sentiments from Penny Black so I used sentiments from Altenew to finish up my card. I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well to make this even more girly and there is a square piece of vellum behind the image as well! 

And a few words of colouring this image. I created the blue background with a new technique (for me at least), I had never thought it before and was so excited about it and will try this to other images as well. Firstly I added C1 and added little shading with C3 to whole background - just nice even layer of colour. Well the colour is a relative thing and the colour changes a lot due to what is next to that colour that you are using, since cool greys are sort of blue greys the background looked blue already but it was still too "grey" for a happy card like this. Then I went over the whole background with BG000 which is very bright (and cool) but light blue and it gave the background the brighter tint of blue but leaving it to be toned down also. Love the look, hopefully this helps! 

Stamps: Bundle of Joy from Penny Black and Baby Zoo from Altenew.
Dies: World of Wishes from Penny Black, Pierced Square Stax Die from MFT
Inks: Memento Desert Sand and Versafine Onyx Black
Pink Vellum
Lilac Garden Flower Mix Sequins and Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Copic markers: Leaves: YG91 - YG93 - YG95, Fur: E40 - E41 - E42 - E43 - E44, Branch and frame: E23 - E55 - E57, Pink: RV00 - RV11 - R81, Face and tones: RV91 - W1 - W3 - R00. Background: BG000 - C1 - C3

Faber-Castell Polychrome Pencils: May Green (170), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Pink Madder (129), Middle Purple Pink (125), Light Flesh (132), Ivory (103), Burnt Sienna (283), Bistro (179), Raw Umber (180), Van-Dyke Brown (176)

Derwent Colouresoft White (720)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a amazing day!


Tuesday 2 February 2016

Do you wanna build a snowman...


Today I'm sharing a card that is a bit different. I've been watching regularly Lisa's Youtube channel (Lachri Fine Art) and she is so Amazing!! I just wish that I could draw and colour someday a half as good as she does. I've been so inspired by her work and wanted to try to draw something by myself. And since a daughter of my dear friend is turning four soon and since she is crazy about Frozen.. I saw a chance to try and I took it. I couldn't possibly draw Anna or Elsa but Olaf looked easier. There are things that could be better, for instance his eyes are not correct and the head in general could be better, but I was so impressed when I showed this to my girl (2years) AND she recognised it to Olaf!! So it is close enough. :)

I also filmed while I drew and coloured if you are interested. And please, if you liked this, will you let me know so I know if you like to see this kind of stuff in the future too. I still will be mainly focusing stamping and stuff but maybe once in a while I do similar to this too, if that is what you would like to see too.

Stamps: Birthday Greetings by Altenew
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic markers: Shading on the Olaf: 0 - N0 - N1, Mouth: N5 - N7, Buttons: W3 - W5 - W7, Arms: E55 - E23 - E47, Carrot: YR21 - YR23 - YR24 - YR18, Background: 0 - V20 - V22 

Faber-Castell Polychrome Pencils: Dark Cadmium Yellow (108), Sanguine (188)m Burnt Sienna (283), Van-Dyck-Brown (176), Nougat (178), Cold Grey I (230), Cold Grey II (231), Cold Grey III (232), Cold Grey IV (233), Cold Grey V (234), Warm Grey II (272), Warm Grey VI (275)

Thank you so much fro stopping by today! Hopefully your day is beautiful! And thank you Lisa for inspiring us, you are so wonderful!