maandag 1 september 2014

Love to Create - Color Inspired

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Hi all!!

Welcome to a brand new challenge at Love to Create! This week our challenge is a color inspiration, and the colors are just fab!

Our sponsor is Fred She Said, and they are offering a $15 gift certificate to the store. Isn't that generous? Just click on the banner below to visit the shop.
Fred She Said

Fred She Said also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

 I did not use any designer paper on this card, shocking huh? I own a TON of patterned paper, but non of them seemed to match the color scheme, so I decided to pull out my cardstock! I used an embossing folder on the purple piece.
 The image I used is called Tulip Bouquet, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again, they are absolutely my favorite coloring medium. I used the following colors.
Vase: V12, V15, V17
Leaves and Stems: G43, G46
Tulips: Y11, Y15, YR23, YR27
The sentiment I used is from a set from Noor!Design, and says Happy Birthday in Dutch. The orange and purple ribbon are both from my stash, and were perfect for the color inspiration.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

Art by Mi Ran - Star, Pretty Girl

Hi all!

Today is my turn to show you a new project at Art by Mi Ran! Our theme for this month is Dies and/or Punches, and this is what I created! The circles on this project are all cut with my Nestabilities dies, and all edges are rounded with my corner rounder punch.

To create the shape of this card, I used one of the new Dutch Doobadoo templates, and I already think this is my favorite! It is actually a pocket, with an insert. On the insert you can write your message to the recipient.

And a close-up of the insert.
The papers I used for this project are from a paperpad from My Minds Eye, and now this one is completely empty.... No scraps, or sheets, I have used it all! 
The edges of all papers are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
 The image I used is called Star, Pretty girl, and can be found here. Of course I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and E93 for blush.
Hair: E43, E47, E49
Dress: W00, W1, W3, Y15, Y35, Y38, BG000, BG01
Stars: Y02
Dot: BG000
I used a pearlmaker pen to create all the pearls on the card.
 All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment I used is a kraft sticker from Kimya, a Dutch store. The sentiment says: Just because you are special.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it.

I would love to enter the following challenges:
DigiStamps4Joy
Simon Says Stamp
Copic Marker Europe 
Hanna and Friends
Hugs, Sandra

zondag 31 augustus 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #227 - USE A DIGI

Hi all!!

Yes, I can finally say it! Summer is almost over, but I am having summervacation starting today!! Nothing but fun for the next 3 weeks!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, we also have a great new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! Our theme for this week is USE A DIGI, which for me is quite easy. Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a $20 gift certificate to their shop. Isn't that generous? Just click on the banner below to visit their shop!


The Paper Shelter also generously offered some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.
Yes, I am having summervacation, so this image is rather fitting, right? The papers I used are by Fancy Pants, and I just think they are perfect for this season.
The image I used is sponsored by The Paper Shelter, and she is called Summer Holidays. She can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and R20 for blush
Hair: E51, E53, E55
Hat: YR04, YR07, YR09
Bikini: R81, R83, R85
Towel: YG03, YG06, YG09
Eyes and coconut: E71, E77
Shading: W0, W2

The sentiment I used is from a set by AmyR. The ribbon I used is a gift from a colleague at work.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 25 augustus 2014

Love to Create - Plaid

Hi all!

It is Monday again, which means I only have to work this week, and then.... SUMMERVACATION!!!! I am sooo looking forward to it!
Anyway, Monday also means a brand new challenge at Love to Create! This week's theme is Plaid, and we also have an amazing sponsor, Dr. Digi! They are offering 2 images of the winner's choice! Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!
Doctor-Digi

Dr Digi also generously provided some images to the DT to work woth, and this is what I created.
 The papers I used for my project are by Authentique, but I forgot the name of the collection. The gingham ribbon is from my stash, and so are the buttons. The sentiment I used is from a set from AmyR.
The image I used is called Mobility Malcolm, and can be found here. I paperpieced his wheelchair and vest, and I used my Copic Markers on the rest of the image.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and R20
Pants: B91, B93, B95
Shirt: B97, B99

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs,

Sandra

zondag 24 augustus 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #226 - CARDS FOR MEN

Hi all!

It is Sunday again, and that means a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! Our theme for this week is CARDS FOR MEN, and I don't know about you, but I always have a hard time on them...
Our sponsor for this challenge is Oak Pond Creations, and they are offering 3 digital images of the winner's choice. Just click on the banner below to go to their shop.


Oak Pond Creations also generously offered some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

The paper I used for my card is from Papermania, Capsule collection.
The sentiment I used is from a set from Noor!Design and says A well deserved congratulations.
The image I used is called Edgar the Raven, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color him, and I used the following markers.
Feathers: E71, E74, E77, E79
Vest: R24, R37, R59
Monocle: 100
Buttons and pocket: C5, C7
Beak and paws: YR23, YR27

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 18 augustus 2014

Love to Create - Pearls and Dots

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Hi all!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a very busy weekend, so no crafting done at all...
But hey, it is time for a great new challenge at Love to Create! Our theme for this challenge is Pearls and Dots.
We also have a great sponsor for this challenge, Milk Coffee Stamps. They are offering 4 digital images of the winners choice! Just click on the banner below to visit the shop.
Milk Coffee

Milk Coffee Stamps also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.
To create the shape of this card I used a template from Dutch Doobadoo, and I just love them. They are so easy to use! The paper I used is from Authentique.

The image I used is called Lisbeth and Balloon, and is generously sponsored by Milk Coffee Stamps. She can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following markers.
Skin: E00, E11, E13, and R20 for blush.
Hair: E51, E53, E55
Dress and balloons: R24, R37, R59 and a white gelpen for the dots.
Socks and balloon: W00, W0, W2, W5
I used some lace and ribbon from my stash, and the pearl string is some old decoration from my Christmas tree.
I also used a pearlmaker pen to create some pearls around the border.

This was it for today, I hope you like it. Please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

Art by MiRan - Autumn Mindy

Hi all!

Today is my turn to show you another Art by MiRan project! Our monthly theme is Back to School, so I decided to alter a notebook.

 I bought a notebook at our local book shop, because mine was full. The only thing I thought was that it is a boring, plane book. When I saw this months theme at the showcase blog, I thought, hey, that is a great idea! Let's just alter this boring book!
The papers I used to alter it, are from a paper pad from Basic Grey, Serenade collection. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.


The image I used for my new notebook is called Autumn Mindy. She can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color the image, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and R20 for blush.
Hair: E13, E08, E09, E18
Eyes and shirt: BG72. BG75, BG78
Scarf: Y21, YR23, Y28
Leaves: G40, G43, G46
Background: BG0000, BG000, BG10


To finish off my notebook I used some golden ribbon from my stash, and some glitter thickers by American Crafts.

This was it for today, I hope you like it!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 17 augustus 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #225 - CARDS WITH BUGS OR INSECTS ON THEM

Hi all! 

Time for a brand new challenge at Robyn's Fetish today! Our theme for this week is CARDS WITH BUGS OR INSECTS ON THEM, so get those crawlers out of your stash! Our sponsor is Imagine that! ...Digis by Kris, and they are offering 3 digital sets of the winner's choice. Isn't that generous? Just click on the banner below to visit the shop.
IMAGINE THAT!

Imagine That! ...Digis by Kris also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

Since my card involved so much coloring, I decided to keep the rest of my card pretty simple. I embossed the background with one of my ancient embossing folders. I have had them since I first started crafting, and I didn't even had an embossing machine at that time!

The main image is not just 1 image, they are 2 images merged together, and I created a little scene around it. The ladybugs are both from the same set, called Ladybugs, and the set can be found here. Everything is colored with my Copic Markers, except for the sky. I used my Distress Ink Tumbled glass for it.
I used the following Copic Markers
Ladybugs: W0, W2, R20, W5, W7, R24, R37, R59
Swing and flowers: E53, E55, G43, G46, Y15, Y35, Y38, R24, R37
Grass: YG91, YG93, YG85, YG97, YG99
Bushes: G40, G43, G46

To finish off my card I used a yellow ribbon and I tied it in a bow.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

zaterdag 16 augustus 2014

Copic Marker Benelux - Happy Birthday

Hallo allemaal!
Hi all!

Ik ben nogal uit mijn comfortzone gegaan voor deze kaart, maar af en toe is dat ook best leuk. Ik hou erg van bloemetjes, en die zijn ook vrijwel altijd op mijn kaart te vinden, maar deze keer heb ik er geen een opgedaan. Ik heb gekozen om een stoere kaart te maken.
For this card, I went out of my comfort zone. No flowers, no ribbon, no pearls!

Het papier dat ik voor mijn kaart heb gebruikt, komt uit een blokje van My Minds Eye.
Ik heb de randjes van al het papier beïnkt met Distress Ink Walnut Stain. De ster is eigenlijk bedoeld om een label te maken, maar ook zonder papier doet ie het goed! Ik heb er wat stukjes touw om geknoopt. 
The papers I used for this card are by My Minds Eye, and all edges are inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. The star was actually meant to make a tag, but I didn't add the paper to the inside.


De digi die ik heb gebruikt is van Kenny K, en ze heet Boogie Down. Natuurlijk heb ik mijn Copic Markers weer gebruikt om haar te kleuren, en ik heb de volgende markers gebruikt.
The image I used is a digi by Kenny K, called Boogie Down. I used my Copic Markers to color her, and I used the following
Huid/Skin: E00, E11 en E13
Wangen en lippen/Cheeks and lips: R20, R22
Haar/Hair: W3, W5, W7
Muts en broek/Hat and Pants: B93, B95, B97
Jasje en schoenen/Jacket and shoes: YG93, YG95, YG97
Shirt, riem en oorringen/Shirt, belt and earrings: YR20, YR23, YR27
Stereo/Music Box: W3, W5, B93, YR27


Om mijn sentiment te maken, heb ik het lettertype NEXT gedownload, en deze tekst zelf in Word getypt. In de eerste instantie wilde ik de letters wit houden, maar dit paste er toch niet helemaal bij. Daarom heb ik de letters ingekleurd met B95, B97 en B99, maar ik heb maar 1 kleur per letter gebruikt. Er is dus niets geblend.
To create my sentiment, I downloaded a font called NEXT, and I typed my own sentiment. At first, I thought I would keep them blank, but I didn't like the look of it. That is why I colored them with my Copic B95, B97 and B99, but I only used one color per letter. I didn't do any blending with them.

Dit was mijn kaart voor vandaag, ik hoop dat ik jullie weer heb kunnen inspireren.

Tot de volgende keer!

Groetjes,

Sandra

vrijdag 15 augustus 2014

Crea-Sandra's Crafty Tutorial world - Puzzle Piece Resist Technique

Hi all!

Today, I would like to show you a technique called Puzzle Piece Resist.

Supplies:
A piece of card stock the size of your card front.
Border stamp
Acrylic block
Watermark ink (I used Versamark)
Clear embossing powder
Embossing buddy
Heat tool
Distress Ink in 2 different colors ( I used Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord)
Ink Blending tool
Nesting die (Nestabilities Labels 4 die)
Die-cutting machine
Image by Robyn's Fetish called Catherine
Coloring medium of your choice (I used Copic Markers)



 Prepare your card front with an embossing buddy, so the static will go away.



 Ink up your stamp with watermark ink



 Start stamping on the bottom. Make sure you put even pressure on all the parts of the stamp.



Ink up your stamp again, and stamp above the previous stamped section. Repeat this until the full sheet is stamped



Pour embossing powder over the entire card front. 



I alway use a piece of copy paper under it, so I can funnel the embossing powder back in the container. 



 Heat emboss the card front, so all the embossing powder can melt. This might take a few minutes. Meanwhile, make sure you don't burn your fingers!



 It is really hard to see, but now I have the complete front embossed. 



 Tape down your die in the center of the card front, and run it through your die cutting machine.



 Take the frame out of the card front but do not take your frame out of your die. 



 Now the fun part starts! Take your Distress Ink and Ink Blending tool and start inking.



 Always start inking off your paper, and come in with circular motions from the side. 



 This is how the main panel looks once it's completely inked with the Distress Ink. As you can see the embossed parts will stay white, which gives a really lovely effect.
If there is any ink residu on the embossed parts, you can always wipe it clean with a tissue. Do not use a babywipe, because it will effect your Distress Ink.



 Now you can ink your frame, but leave the frame in the die.  I used Dusty Concord for this part.



 When you remove your die, you can see the small white border.  Personally I really like the look of it.



 This is how it looks like when the label is back in the frame. 



Now you can color your main image.  I used Copics to color "Catherine," and I used the following:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and R20 for blush
Shirt: RV91, RV93 amd RV95
Hat and pants: V12, V15, V17



 And here is my finished card!



This was it for today!  I hope you like it and will try it!

Hugs, 

Sandra