jeudi 1 mars 2018

Beary Sweet

..... or how to color on dark paper :)

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at House of Cards and for the month of March, we are going to color on dark cardstock. 
.... don't be afraid, you can also take your usual paper and just use the colors of the palette on our inspiration photo. (see below)

I did not immediately dare to cover a large area and so I simply colored my bears on a small piece of black cardstock, which I then stuck to a white card.

To create a bright background for coloring, I first stamped the shape of the bears on the black area with white pigment ink.
After the prints had dried well, I started coloring the bears and I quickly realized that I had to press the pencils pretty hard to get a good visible color  ..... but it worked well! 
After coloring I stamped the outlines and the faces of the bears with black Stazon ink - now they look like Gummy Bears, ha ha! I cut the paper into the right size and stuck it on the card. 
Finally I added the sentiment, and three hearts coated with Glossy.

This was also a challenge for me, because coloring on a dark card was really new to me - but finally it was pretty easy, so don't be afraid to try it yourself!

.... and so you can see exactly how to do it, I invite you to watch this little tutorial.

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Use Colored Pencils on Dark Card and/or Colors

Happy coloring!

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Cloud White (VersaMagic), Jet Black (StazOn), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Colored Pencils, Glossy

mercredi 28 février 2018

...on the dance floor

Hello everyone!
February is over, but you still have until March 15th to join our current challenge at the Dream Factory!

This month's movie is Grease and you can use the following key words: 
Music, Dance, Cars, 50s, High School, Love .....

I did two ATC for this reminder.

This one is made with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and colored with Twinmarkers (Alcohol Markers).
It is set on three more layers of paper - turquoise, black and checkerboard.
 The background of the image and the checkerboard are colored with black felt-tip pen.
The tiny sentiment is written by hand.

I found this image on internet and copied it by hand. It is also colored with Twinmarkers and has a narrow strip of washi tape at the bottom. It is set on three more layers of paper - black, yellow and checkerboard.

Nice to see you here and I hope to see you also at the Dream Factory 😉

dimanche 18 février 2018

Colorful Christmas Card

Hello everyone!
I do not know what happened today but I needed colors. - It must be said that time is so bad since weeks, that we beginn to need colorful things .....!

I was inspired by Cornelia's card at Muse Christmas Visions - I really flashed on her colorful creations!

I used a Scrap Plaisir stamp for the firs and felt-tip pens for coloring them. 
I trimmed the image to a small rectangle and glued a piece of black paper underneath. 
I embossed the card, added a tiny sentiment and then stuck the firs.

... and I'm pretty happy with the result!

Thank you for stopping by!

Linked up with:
Muse Christmas Vision - Muse Cornelia
Jingle Belles - any type of coloring medium (I used felt-tip pens)

   Muse: ChristmasVisions

Stamps: Firs (Scrap Plaisir), Sentiment (Lora Bailora)
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Felt-tip pens

jeudi 15 février 2018

Good old times!

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is

Music, Dance, Cars, 50s, High School, Love.....

I made a trip to the fifties! 

Outfits, cars, music, to have fun --- I just love those years! 
.... and I loved making this card!

There is no stamp on this card! The image is a mix of several images (found on Google and Pinterest) that I copied as well as the sentiment (a Dafont font) by hand. The checkerboard which serves as a background is drawn by hand. The sentiment is colored and fussy cut, then fixed with foam pads.
The vinyl is cut from black cardstock and sponged with white ink to evoke a slight glow of light. 
I used my alcohol inks for coloring.

Maybe you like the 50's too - I can not wait to see what you're going to do!
See you soon!

Font: Doplestyle (Dafont) 

mardi 6 février 2018

Nail Polish Marbling

Hello everyone!
In the last days I had fun trying something new (for me)  -- Nail Polish Marbling!
... I only can show you the finished cards because in my euphoria, I completely forgot to take photos. 😏

Voilà the result!

I used three nail polish for marbling: Copper, pearly pink and turquoise. 
The pearly pink is barely visible because it was very transparent, but I must say that for a first try, 
I am very satisfied!

.....15 cards for a New Year's card swap!

I really had fun to do this and if you want to try too, look at this tutorial, it explains very well how to do!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Smoky Slate (Stampin'Up)
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Dies: Kesi'art
Gold and Silver markers

lundi 5 février 2018


Hello everyone!
Hard to believe that January is already over!  ... do not know where time flies!

Today I used stamps from Scrap Plaisir and my Brand New Alcohol Markers that I got from my niece Karola for Christmas!
It's my second try with these markers and I have to say I enjoy it! 
Ok, I'm still very timid with them but with more practice I'll get that out for sure! 
....Do not look so closely for today 😉

The striped part at the bottom of the card is made with a stencil (Heidi Swapp) that I have moved several times to make some sort of carpet or something similar to it.
Baubles, stars and glasses are embellished with Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by

Linked up with:
Allsort Challenge Blog - Spots and/or Stripes

jeudi 1 février 2018


Hello everyone!
There is a new challenge at House of Cards and for the month of Love 
we have lips and/or pink for you.  (see the inspiration photo below)

Guess how I created this card! 

Having no adequate stamps and no special ideas, I thought: 
there are lips on the photo - what if I used my lips to create my card??
I did a test on a small piece of paper having previously inked my lips with water-based ink and 
......did not find it too bad!
So I went to the full-scale test and kissed my paper several times with different inks - and voilà the result!
.....but imagine the state of my mouth - it looked like I had fallen into a pot of paint! hahaha.
I added a tiny heart in the lower right corner and I wrote XOXO by hand.

Now it's your turn - we look forward to your creations for Valentine's Day!

Our inspiration photo
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Create a Valentine Background and/or Colors

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!💗 

Linked up with:
Naughty or Nice - All Loved Up

mardi 30 janvier 2018

....some more horses!

Hello everyone!
Just a quick reminder and some more horses for our current challenge at the Dream Factory.

This month's movie is 

The Horse Whisperer

I did two ATCs with pictures I found on the net.

Mane, ears, tail and the pattern on his butt are colored with very light pink and the background with light blue watercolor.
I added some leaves in the corners and a very small sentiment. 

This horse is colored with brown and yellow watercolor - for the pattern on his head I used orange felt-tip pen.
For the background I used again blue watercolor and then added splashes of black ink.

I also added Wink of Stella but it's so hard to photograph can not see it! 😢
On the white horse, I used it on the mane and the tail and on the other horse only for the orange pattern.

You have two whole weeks left to create something - we look forward to your creations!

See you soon!

lundi 22 janvier 2018

Christmas Magic

Hello everyone!
Today I have a little fairy for you!

My little niece offered me the full range of Twinmarkers for Christmas - what a great gift! 😘
...and this is my very first image colored with these alcohol markers! 
I added Wink of Stella on wings, stars and Christmas balls and then 
I embossed the area around the fairy - just with the pressure of my fingers.
For a first attempt it is not so bad .... what do you think?

Thank you for visiting!
See you soon...

Linked up with:

Stamps: Wendy Burns - All dressed Up Digi Stamp
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Twinmarkers, Wink of Stella

lundi 15 janvier 2018

If you love horses...

....this challenge is for you!

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is

The Horse Whisperer
Der Pferdeflüsterer
L'Homme qui murmurait à l'oreille des chevaux

Some keywords: Horses, Love, Country Life, Friendship.

I love horses but as strange as it may seem, I have no stamp for this topic! 
....hope you are better off than me! 😉
This time, I did not have the patience, nor the time to draw myself and I printed this image that I found on Pinterest.
(See the link at the bottom of this page) 
As usual, my printer did not want to print correctly - I had a pink horse ha ha ha 
...and I had to retrace the image by hand!
I purposely left the horse without color and 
I just added green paper and dry-embossed white paper to give some contrast and texture.

Thanks for stopping by
See ya...

Horse coloring page - illustration by Keiti
Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Embossing: Stampin'Up

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