Saturday, January 6, 2018

You're My Love

Hi everyone...
I am glad to be back on Craftin Desert Divas' Blog today sharing my project with Water Coloring Technique with you.

Here is what I made.

Valentine is just around the corner.  I know some of us might not so crazy about Valentine's but I feel that it doesn't necessary to be Valentine's day to tell someone how much you love and care for him/her.  Don't you agree? :)

I made short YouTube vdo showing how I created my hearts background with Heart Of Heart dies with water coloring technique.

Here are some of the photos in close up.

The funky stitched border is from Crazy Stitched Frames dies which you know it's my go to decorative edge die now.  :)

The pink/purple hearts background was made from the Heart Galore stencils with some dye inks.  The sentiment is from Ladybug Garden stamp.  I partially stamped and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on a strip of black card stock.


I stamped and colored the adorable couple from Better Together stamp and colored them with copic markers then fussy cut them out.

Let's take a look at the whole card one more time.

I  hope you like it and I Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs,
Jan

Here are the list of CDD products that I used in this card

http://craftindesertdivas.com/better-together/
Better Together
Ladybug Garden
Crazy Stitched Frames
Heart Of Heart
Hearts Galore
Craft Tweezers
Cutter Bee Scissors
Pick Me Up


Monday, January 1, 2018

Best 2018

Let's Welcome 2018 with Excellent Health and Prosperity Wishes for everyone.

Hi there my crafty friends... I'm here to share my 1st Craftin Desert Divas card for 2018 with you.

I created this card for Craftin Desert Divas January Mood Board Challenge using Water Coloring Technique for the background.

Here is January Mood Board Photo Inspiration.

I hope you can join us at CDD Facebook Gallery for some crafty fun and of course crafty prizes.

Here is how I prepared my card.

Cutting my main panel with Crazy Stitched Frame dies and mountain range die from Scenery dies.  I also embossed the polar bear stamp from Chilly stamp and pretended that he's standing over the cliff.  

I used distress oxide inks as water color medium in iced spruce for the mountain range, lucky clover for the trees and vintage photo for the cliff.  To get the variation of green tones, I mixed lucky clover with abit of vintage photo for darker green.  For the cliff top, after I laid down vintage photo distress oxide ink and let it dried.  I then put thin layer of white paint on top and back again with vintage photo for some variation of brown.  

I did try to color the bear with iced spruce but it's blended too much and I didn't like it so I stamped him again, colored him with copic markers and fuzzy cut him out.

I put the bottom panel on form tape for dimension and adhered the sky down directly onto black card based.  I also cut the mountain snow caps dies from white card stock.  For sentiment, "the best" is from Wishful Thoughts stamp and hand written "2018".  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on black card stock.

I also have a bonus card for you *lol* and I hope you like it :) I created similar scene but I water colored the mountain background with the same distress oxide inks.

And here is the closer look.

I Thank you so much for stopping by today and I wish you all a Wonderful 2018.

Hugs,
Jan

(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used in this card
Chilly
Wishful Thoughts
Crazy Stitched Frames
Scenery Dies
iced spruce
lucky clover
vintage photo

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Wishes - Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Hello there my Crafty Friends,

Merry Christmas to you all! I am super happy to be back on Craftin Desert Divas' blog today sharing with you this little project I made for our December Mood Board Challenge with this week CDD blog new theme -
Alcohol Ink Backgrounds technique.

Here is what I made for you.

Here is our December Mood Board Challenge.

You still have time to join us at CDD Facebook gallery to upload you projects to the folder.  And here is the link to CDD Facebook Gallery.  There will be prizes announcement at the 1st of January.
I hope you're playing along for some crafty fun and prizes.

Back to my project :)

I created this card using one of my alcohol ink backgrounds here to match the mood board colors theme together with Nested Heart dies, Fancy Frame dies, Tis The Season dies, Sending Sentiments stamp and Winter Bliss stamp.

Alcohol Ink Background technique has been around for long time and I have to admit that I was overwhelming with so many crafting techniques and keep on procrastinating to do this fun technique..
Well here is no more *lol*

And here is my YouTube Video sharing how I created these backgrounds with alcohol inks as well as copic various inks with rubbing alcohol on Yupo paper.


I hope you like it and I also have some pictures sharing here with my card project.

I used Fancy frame dies to cut from kraft card stock and trimmed my background panel to fit just slightly smaller than the stitching details from the die.  From vellum paper, I cut the Nested Heart dies and decorated the outer part with Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White and the inner heart I heated embossed with white embossing powder.  The Ice skating shoes and the wreath images are from Winter Bliss stamp.

Underneath the heart shape die is Santa's sleigh dies from Tis The Season dies.  I colored all the pieces with copic markers and popped them up with form tape.

And here is overall look at the card one more time.

I do hope you like it and Thank you for stopping by today.

Hugs,
Jan

(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used in this card
Winter Bliss
Sending Sentiments
Fancy Frame
Nested Hearts
Tis The Season
Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White

Multi Medium Matte





Friday, December 15, 2017

Love Is Better Together

TGIF folks...

Sharing today is my card for Craftin Desert Divas using Better Together stamp.

Here is what I made for you

My prospective from this lovely couple image from Better Together stamp is top viewing.  I can't help but seeing them laying down on the grass.

Here is how I prepared my card

I stamped the images and sentiment onto white card stock and cut my panel with Crazy Stitched Frame dies.  I masked the couple image off for inking background.  I didn't do masking for the bird from Feathered Friends mini stamp and the branch from Birds Of A Feather stamp because I knew that I will color the branch in dark brown and the bird in blue which is all right.


I used distress inks in mowed lawn and twisted citron and distress oxide ink in salty ocean. I colored all images with copic markers.

Here is closer look

I finished it off by sprinkling Love Bug sequins here and there and glossy accent on those cherry and the bird. 

I hope you like it.  Thank you for stopping by and Have a Wonderful weekend ahead.

Hugs,
Jan

(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used
Better Together
Birds Of A Feather
2x3 mini Feathered Friends
Crazy Stitched Frames
salty ocean
Love Bug
glossy accent