1/15/2018

Playing With Colored Pencils

Hi! At the moment, I like playing with my colored pencils. Today's card is for the current MFT Sketch Challenge using this sketch:


When my girl was younger, one of her favorite characters from a book was a little forest witch called Frida. She is a funny, red-haired, confused little witch. We have decided that the MFT witch has to be altered to become Frida:


It was so fun to create her :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Vanessa

1/05/2018

Watercolored Butterflies

Hi everyone! I was about to play with my watercolors and a newly purchased MFT stamp set when I saw that the new MFT Sketch Challenge would work perfectly for my idea. So I made a card using the Beautiful Butterflies set. What's even better, this card fits the current SSS Wednesday Challenge and the Work It Wednesday Challenge. Phew, all good things come in threes. Maybe :)

This is the sketch:


And my butterfly card:


Oh, how I loved coloring these! I started with a panel of watercolor paper and stamped the black portions of the butterflies with waterproof ink. Now I stamped the solid parts with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Using Peerless Watercolors, I colored the wings with a brush and added tiny paint splatters to the background.
After everything was dried, I adhered the panel to the card. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of blue cardstock, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder and notched the edge. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape and added clear droplets to finish off the card.


I tried various watercolor types like the Inktense Pencils and solid watercolor boxes, but I have to say that the Peerless Watercolors looked best - they are the most vibrant.

I hope you like my take on the sketch! Thanks for stopping by!

Vanessa

12/29/2017

Showering You With Love {or vellum hearts}

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones! I am here with a last card for this year. After the christmas hustle and bustle, I finally had some time to play with a new (to me) stamp set from MFT. I made this card to enter the current SSS Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the Work It Wednesday Challenge:


The background was created with watercolors, I found instructions on how to make clouds on YouTube, so this is a new technique I used. The cute girl was stamped on cardstock and colored with Copics, then I paper-pieced her clothes and the umbrella with various patterned papers from MFT. After I had fussy-cut the image, I adhered it to the card with foam tape. I wanted the raining hearts to be translucent, so I die-cut them from colored vellum.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Vanessa