2018/09/16

Card Design Superstar 2018 #2 | My favorite things

Hello again! So for my second entry for the MFT Card Design Superstar challenge 2018 I chose the Coloring Virtuoso category. I am by far not as good as so many talented card makers out there when it comes to coloring and even more - water coloring. However, I had this card idea and I thought I will give it a try :)


I watched the new movie Christopher Robin from Walt Disney because Winnie the Pooh was my absolutely favorite cartoon during my childhood (I blame him for my sweet tooth ;-) ). After that I had this idea in my mind and had to try it.

So I started by diecutting the 'stitched collage frame' die from watercolor paper and adhered the pieces non-permanently to a woodboard. Then I created little scenes for my Pooh with different MFT products. The main character is from 'bitty bears' - it was really hard to decide on which image will make it onto the card.
The clouds, raindrops and the street light is from 'london mouse' (unfortunately a retired set) and last but not least I used the tree from 'modern trees'.


I stamped everything with antique linen distress ink and started by coloring the backgrounds. I mixed differents shades of my brown mijello mission gold watercolors to achieve a sepia kind of look. For the bear(s) I added more yellow and I also made him a red t-shirt. I wanted everything in brownish colors except for the red on the shirt or balloon.


I added the sentiment and heart also included in the bitty bears set and covered the heart with Nuvo jewel drop in strawberry coulis. Last but not least I used a white gel pen for some details.


Thank you for stopping by and have a fun day!

xo
Lisa

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Card Design Superstar 2018 #1 | My favorite things

Hello everyone! Although it was a tough week including a cold and some events I managed to make two cards for the MFT Card Design Superstar Challenge 2018. The first one is for the Clean and Simple Genious Category. I really tried to keep it down and created a feel well card - very appropriate for my cold ;-)


So the first thing I did was diecutting one of the 'stitched basic edges 2' from a white piece of cardstock. However I adhered both pieces together at the back because I just wanted the settle detail.


Then I embossed the sweet tea pot from 'tea party' instead of diecutting it and I also created a "mask" from a piece of white paper and the same dies. Then I added some shading with hickory smoke distress oxide ink to emphasize the tea pot a bit.


I also added tumbled glass distress oxide ink at the very botton of the white cardstock. Then I covered up the images and sprinkled some color droplets (also tumbled glass) for more interest.
I added the sentiment from the 'feel better' stamp set and chose to add a little encouraging cat to my card. I used stamps and dies from 'new best friend' for this and colored it in with Copic markers. 


I wanted a matching card base so I used the hickory smoke distress oxide ink again on a white card base. Last but not least I adhered the card with a piece of white fun foam to the card base.


Thank you for stopping by and have a nice, healthy day!

xo
Lisa 

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2018/09/08

Thank you | Mama Elephant

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the last summer days. I am already in fall mood because it is my fav season of the year. So for this card I chose many Mama Elephant stamps to create a fun scene.


I started with the background. Some DIY stencils with the 'landscape trio' dies helped me with the blending. I added some color drops to the sky let it try.


Then I stamped all the images from 'sunday stroll', 'tandem ride', 'Pix's favorites', 'tea with friends' and 'picnic with friends' with Memento tuxedo black. I colored them in with Copic markers and was glad that I had the coordinating dies ;-)


After adhering everthing to the background I chose the thank you from pix's favorites and added sub-sentiment from 'thank you wishes'.

I mounted the scene on a slightly bigger piece of white cardstock and chose a dark red dard base.


I also created a small video showing the different steps - sharing it on my IG account :)

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

xo
Lisa

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