Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pink, Orange & White

Hi everybody! Today I'm gonna share a card with an image of Tilda being happy.  Last week, I got my first (2) TOP #3 for my cards.  As a beginner, that's a big thing for me. And exactly a week ago today, I had the same emotion as Tilda (on this card).  

I received an email from Lena, the editor of Magnolia Ink, telling me that 

I won the "Make a Card for a Bridal Couple" Contest. 

And I literally jumped out of bed! LOL  I was sooo excited and overwhelmed at the same time. It was my first time to enter the Magnolia Ink contest...and my card was chosen as the winner!
Beginners luck? Pretty much!

I have to admit that until now, my excitement it still at it's peak! Especially that I have not seen the Magnolia Ink CherryBlossoms & Lilacs yet.
 The magazines are still on pre-order on the webshops that I go to...so until I see my card in the magazine...I'm still waiting for things to sink in!

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After reading Lena's email (over and over and over  LOL), I colored a few of this same image as my coloring practice for the week.  I usually stamp an image several times and use them for practice and when I find one that I like, I set it aside for a project.

Here, I used Distress Ink Reinkers.  I've been mixing some colors to get a certain shade but so far I haven't come up with a new color combo yet.  When I do, I will share it you.

I'm entering this card here:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #135: Colour Combo Pink Orange and White


 I didn't have any orange flowers so I just colored some ivory hybrid tea roses and an ivory cherry blossom from WOC with Wild Honey Distress Ink.
 I also used Worn Lipstick for the white aster daisies and another cherry blossom.

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 The Magnolia Doohickey I used: Mini Doily, Vintage Leaves, Vintage Tag
Punches: Martha Stewart  Branch Punch, Border Heart Punch (I'm not sure of the name)


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Lastly, I used some orange ribbon and twine, some orange and pink sticky gems. I also stained the edges of the paper and the doily with Vintage photo. The paper is from MME Gertie Paper. 

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Thanks for stopping by!




Friday, February 24, 2012

Frog Prince

Happy Friday everyone! Time really flies! First of all, I would like to THANK YOU for all the sweet comments. You guys are such an inspiration. Big hugs to you!!!

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My card for today is a Fairy Tale card. I didn't have the stamp  that says "Kiss me I'm a Prince" from Magnolia, so I just printed it from my computer, cut it, stained it and there it is! 
I used Distress Ink Reinkers to color Tilda. I mixed Tattered Rose and Vontage Photo for the skin. I tried to do the colors by layering them one after another but just can't get it right.  So far, this mixture works for me (for now).

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I'm entering this card here: 
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: My Fairytale







 I used a Quickutz Alphabet die for the "mwah". I forgot the name of the cookie cutter die.

 I used the following for this card:
Stamp: Tilda with Frog, Mini Mushrooms
Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee
Arches Watercolor Paper HP 140lbs
Magnolia Doohickeys: Lovely Fence, Vintage Flower, Bloomy Tag
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Memory Box Flurish Die
MFT Flourish Die
Flowers: WOC
Paper and Brads: Basic Grey Olivia
Vellum Paper for the  Blossom Tree
Ribbons & charms from  my stash

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Have a great weekend!

Mae




Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A beautiful friend

 Hello! Today I'd like to share a card I made last night.  I had abdominal cramps and but it was  bearable. Usually, while I wait for the medication to kick in, I would try to divert my attention to something else and not focus on the cramps.  So what I did was, color a couple of Tilda images. I enjoyed coloring (as always) and the cramps just didn't seem to bother me at all!

Anyway, I was trying to mix up some reinkers to get a certain color for the hair.  This is the closest I got to the shade I had in mind using the color I have on hand. Hopefully when I get the other reinker colors that I ordered, I can mix and play around with the color.

I am entering this card here:
TOMIC: Friend/Friendship + Doohickey Die





Supplies I used:
Stamps: Tilda with Daffodil
Hero Arts (sentiment)
Arches WC HP 140lb Natural White
Distress Ink Reinkers
Prismacolor Pencil: Sepia
Gamsol
MME 6x6: A Beautiful Life
Flowers & Stamens: WOC
Doohickey Dies: Heart Swirl & Bloomy Tag
Ribbon and Twine
Spellbinders Circles & Scalloped Circles

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Have a great day!

Mae

Monday, February 20, 2012

Nurse Tilda

Hi there.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today, I'd like to share with you this card. This is one of my favorite Tilda stamps and I don't have to tell you why. In the recent Nurse Licensure Exam in the Philippines, the one who topped the exam (Top #1) was a graduate of Mountain View College -- my school! (Whoohoo for MVCians!!!) ...and that's why I was inspired to make this card.

I had so much fun making this card even though I was trying to keep my colors in one family.  I used Distress Ink Reinkers and Albrecth Durer watercolor pencils to color the image. 
The flowers were stained with vintage photo DI.

I am entering my card here:
Wild Orchid Challenge: White Plus 1
Magnolia Down Under Challenge: Sketch #134

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 Supplies I used:

Arches Watercolor Paper Hot Press 140lbs
Distress Ink Reinkers
Rangers Archival Ink: Jet Black
Albrecht Durer WC Pencils: Cool Grey II and Warm Grey II
MME Patterned Paper: Fly a Kite
Bazzill CS: London Fog
White Cardstock for card base
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts 
Spellbinder Die: Picot Edge circles
ribbons, hem tape, twine, charm and tag from my stash
sentiment: AmyR Spring Sentiments

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Have a nice day!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red/Pink and White

Finally, I'm ready post this card before the day ends.  The image reminds me of Darla in The Little Rascals movie when she was singing with Waldo and she had a line...
"take my heart, but please don't break it..."  I worked all night with this image.  It took me almost an hour just to make her dress (yes, just the red part of her dress) to look like that. 



Supplies used:
Magnolia Stamp: Tilda with Wrapped Heart
Medium: Distress Ink (Reinkers)
Echo Park Yours Truly 6X6 pad
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinders Die: Label #18
Magnolia Doohickey Dies: Romantic Border, Bloomy Tag, Heart Swirls
White lace ribbon, Red/white Twine, charms from my stash
Flowers are from WOC 
(I spray colored the red roses using Fired Brick and water)
Stamens: Wilton
Bazzill Cardstock: Red & white
dimensionals
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I am entering this card here:
Simply Magnolia: Red and/or Pink and White Challenge
Wild Orchid Challenge: Love is


Happy Valentines!

Hugs,
Mae



Monday, February 13, 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Valentines Sketch

Hi. I finished this card last night....yes, I didn't watch the Grammy's last night...nor do I watch TV for more than 30 minutes.  I just don't have that much patience.  I'd rather sink myself in my desk and play with paper and ink.  This image is from LOTV and one my faves.  I colored 6 of this images (practiced on 5 of them LOL)  and so far this is one I finally placed on this card.



I used the following for this card:
The image is from Lili of the Valley
Distress Inks
MSE Love Me 6X6 Paper Pad
Spellbinder Dies: Circle, Scalloped Circle, Heart
Magnolia Doohickey Dies
Ribbon, charm, cheese clothe
White Cardstock
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts 
(All the pink flowers, except for the small rose buds, I colored them by praying Tattered Rose mixed with water)
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I am entering the card here:
Lili's Little Fairies Valentine's Challenge

Have a great day!
Mae



Sunday, February 12, 2012

Edwin

 This is my 6th post. I have not made any card for a while because I have been practicing how to color with Distress Inks.  I just love how the DTs out there color their images with Distress Inks.  I actually have colored A LOT of images (I'll post them next time) but haven't made a card with them. My aim at the moment is "getting the hang of it" when coloring with DIs. Copics is still my fave but I really have to take the Copics Class.  This summer the CHA will be held here in Chicago and I am hoping that there will be Copic Classes offered during that time. (The last CHA held in Anaheim, CA...there were classes held during that time in venues near by.) Ok, so back to my card...and here it is!




I used some WOC Hip bud Roses to cover the original rose in the image.
Distress Ink Reinkers used for the following:
Skin: Tattered Rose
Hair: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Shirt: Pumice Stone
Pants: Faded Jeans
Shoes: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dark Areas: Walnut Stain
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MME 6x6 Lost and Found Portobello Road
Kraft Paper
Jutte Ribbon
Buttons
Brown Twine
Tims Holtz Brads & Paper clip
Whimsy Stamps Ticket Die
Sentiment:  I printed from computer
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I'm entering this card here:

Have a great day!
Mae

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rain or Shine

Hi. I made this card a couple days ago but I just got to post it now.  I've been busy with my son's classes (I'm homeschooling him) and I have also been practicing on my coloring. I fell in love with Copic Sketch Markers the moment I saw images colored with it.  But I also got interested in watercolor pencils and coloring with distress inks. 
But for now, I'd like to share this card I made.


I paper pieced the umbrella using one of the papers in the collection.


Supplies Used:
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Watercolor Pencils
Unity Stamp: Rain or Shine
Dies: Spellbinder Label Die , Whimsy Ticket Die, MFT Clouds die
Memento Pen: Tuxedo Black (for the ticket edges)
Echo Park Truly Yours 6X6 pad
Distress inks pads:  Stormy Sky, Fired Brick
Spica Clear pen 
dimenssionals
black pearls, ribbon and heart buttons (from my stash)

Thanks for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Mae