Sunday, January 15, 2017

Challenge #49 by Bastel-Traum: Friendship / Love

Hi guys!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far and found some time to get crafty! Today there is a good reason to get crafty, because a new challenge at Bastel-Traum's blog starts today! It is all about friendship and love - what a lovely theme to play with!!

For my inspiration card I colored those two cuties with my copics. They are from C.C. Designs but it is an older red rubber stamp and I am not sure if they are longer available... Anyway, you may find here some of the C.C. Designs collection, too.

For the background I used a stencil by Create a smile and sponged some distress ink (vilted violet) over it. Then I took off the stencil and blended some more ink over the whole panel. Towards the upper part of the panel, I slightly faded out the color.

The "love" sentiment is from the newest release by lawn fawn. I combined it with a word stamp (sending) by My Favorite things and added a tiny envelope stamp to add a bit more of interest to the whole design. That is it! :-)

I hope you got inspired and will play along with us!

Have a relaxing Sunday!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Challgene #48 by bastel-traum: It is all about watercolor!

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to a new challenge hosted by bastel-traum! Edition no. 46 is all about watercolors. I love this medium - it is so forgiving and versatile!

That cutie is a stamp from CC Designs and the series is called "Swiss Pixies". This was an express order for a baby shower party, so I thought this fits perfectly - a cute little girl sitting in an umbrella :-)

I colored the image with a whole bunch of different water soluble colors - a bit of ZIG real brush pens, Tombow markers, pebeo watercolors and for some details colored pencils, too! That is what I love about watercoloring - you can mix and match every medium you like - as long as it is water soluble :-)

The background panel is made with distress inks (cracked pistachio and blueprint sketch). I just smooshed it with a piece of acetate onto my card panel and let it dry by air (drying with a heat tool works as well, but you will get a different look on the paper).

For more fun going on I created a shaker card, filled with bits an pieces of glittery stars, hearts and some beads for a nice sound while shaking it :-) I always save the acetate pieces of packaging; they are mostly very sturdy and nice for shaker windows!

The sentiment on the black cardstock is heat embossed. And that is it already! :-D

I hope you got inspired and I would love to see you playing along with us!

Hugs and have an awesome day!

Used materials:

- White cardstock (300g)
- Black cardstock (300g)
- Tape runner (for the shaker window)

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© Papierlisi. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.