19 August 2017

Spotlight Technique using Mudra stencils and stamps

Hi Everyone,

I have been missing in action for a bit longer than planned, and I'm afraid that it will still be quiet here for another week or two, but I'll be back, I promise ;o)

Today I'm just sharing a quick post to advise you that it's my turn over at Mudra Craft Stamps again, and this month we're featuring the Spotlight Technique --> again, it's a new one for me, but I had a lot of fun exploring the different available options. 

For those of you who missed it, here is a card I made at the beginning of the month, showcasing the spotlight with a die-cut sentiment. 

This time, I had fun with inks and stencils! A small sneak peek (do note that I have more cards than these two over at Mudra's blog):




I will be back soon, more regularly! 

Mirella

29 June 2017

Stencil extravaganza with Mudra

Good morning Everyone,

Here's a little peek at my latest creations for Mudra - this time, it's all about their stencils. I hope you pop by and say hello - this is my last post for them for this half of the year. As you know, I'm taking a break in July, but don't worry - I'll be back in August! :o)






Have a great summer,

Mirella

20 June 2017

Triple Time Stamping with Mudra Craft Stamps

Hi Everyone,

I'm sorry I have been quiet for a while now - I am afraid I needed a bit of a break from social media. I didn't take a complete break from crafting, but I didn't craft an awful lot either. I am going to be away for the whole month of July, so it'll be another small hiatus here & in the craftroom, but I promise I'll be back (and hopefully so will my mojo!) in August!

Pop over to the Mudra blog to see a Triple Time Stamping tutorial I prepared, and a few cards I made with their recently released  cute stamp sets. 

Here's a little peek:




Have a great day,

M.

29 May 2017

You make my life so sweet

Hi Everyone,

Have you had a good weekend? I sure did! I only hope that the nicer higher temperatures will be back, but as long as it stays sunny - I won't complain much!

Today I am sharing a CAS card with you - YES, I managed to pull off another CAS! I felt like I needed to add more and more to this design, but I decided to leave it as is, and I am glad I did! The beauty of these designs is that they're relatively quick to make. The kind of drawback is that you need to be really neat about all the elements you include, as there isn't much space for hiding errors!

I decided to make the design a bit playful by adhering the frame at an angle - I think it's fun! And aren't the images by Love Cynthia absolutely adorable?!



I believe that every girly card needs to have some sparkle and shimmer, hence the frame has been cut out of glitter paper, and the image is covered with Wink of Stella & some Glossy Accents here ant there:


I am entering the card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Girls birthday

 Have a great week,

Mirella

 SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Stamp: Love Cynthia, Find a reason to smile 



Glitter paper - DCWV Glitzy Glitter 6x6 pad


Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets NH80LB40 Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink Pad DE-000-191 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Ranger Inkssentials MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Adhesive .5oz GAC27898 Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085

26 May 2017

For boys and girls

Hi Everyone,

I'm over at Mudra Craft Stamps again, this time sharing some cards for boys and girls. 


I do hope you pop by and say hello!

Mirella

22 May 2017

Watercoloured Dahlia

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all doing well. We had a wonderful sunny weekend here in Helsinki, and I sincerely hope that spring/summer are here to stay now!

Today I am sharing a thank you card with you - I watercoloured it with my Distress Inks. The colours were inspired by the Seven Hills Crafts challenge, and I think it turned out pretty nicely. I embellished the card with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and added a bit of shimmer with Wink of Stella. I think the image is lovely enough that it doesn't need much more! 




I am entering the card into the following competitions:
Seven Hills Crafts - Photo Inspiration (photo 3)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - A bit of sparkle
SSS Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers

Wishing you a great week,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Thank you stamp - from my stash, unknown brand
Watercolour paper - from my stash

Wplus9 BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET DAHLIA Clear Stamps CLWP9BBD Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TIM34995 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE Ranger TIM27126 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TDP47360 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Pretty Pink Posh SWEET PEA MIX Sequins Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085

17 May 2017

CASometry Challenge 3 - Final 5th Stage

Hi Everyone,

I have a sick baba at home, hence will need to keep this post rather short. I was worried that I wouldn't manage to enter the final 5th stage of Anna Kossakovskaya's CASometry challenge, but thankfully working on the card at night was sufficient... talk about sacrifice ;o)

This time, the challenge was to use the same stamps, dies and stencils that have been used on one of the previous 4 cards. I knew straight away that I would like to challenge myself with my card from stage 4 - I used a lot of dies and stamp sets there, so I wanted to see what else I could make out of these same supplies. I am not sure, maybe if I had a little bit more time, I would have come up with something a bit more original, but I am still quite happy with the result.





I am entering the card into the following challenges:
CASometry Challenge 3 - Final Stage
I Love ProMarkers - Girl's Birthday (this is a card for a friend whose bday I forgot)

As you can see, this time I did lots of fussy cutting (birdie & fence), and instead of making my background with stencils made out of my dies & acetate, I decided to use the dies directly on my panel. The grass is die cut, and the clouds were embossed onto the panel, with the use of the die. I also sponged the coloured cardstock with my Distress Inks here and there, to add a little bit of dimension and variety to the scene - plain coloured cardstock on its own can be quite "flat" looking. Unfortunately, the photos didn't capture the depth of colour too nicely (apart from maybe the 2nd photo where you can kind of see it) - it's very gloomy here today, I'm afraid. 

The sentiment is from the WPlus9 stamp set I used the balloon from last time. And yes, the birdie has a googly eye again, but that's mostly because a) I find them funny & cute and b) he looks really scared & worried that he forgot, LOL!

And here are all the cards I made for Anna's challenge. I had so much fun with these, and I'm so happy that I managed to participate in all of the stages! 






Have a great day,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Jane's Doodles DOUBLE TROUBLE Clear Stamp Set 742880 Wplus9 UNFORGETTABLE Clear Stamps CL-WP9UN Mama Elephant LANDSCAPE TRIO Creative Cuts Steel Dies Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies My Favorite Things GRASSY EDGES Die-Namics MFT Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085
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