Thursday, 19 April 2018

PaperArtsy flowers on kraft paper

This card was made for the PaperArtsy challenge: Kraft card.

I cut out a rectangle with a Sizzix Framelits die, then I stamped the flowers of PaperArtsy Eclectica EEG16 by Emma Godfrey with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

Then I started to colour them with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

First I added the Light Flesh and the Light Purple Pink.

After I blended darker colours (Fuchsia, Magenta) but I also used the lighter colours.

The text strip was added with foam tape adhesive.

I hope you like! Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Tea time in London

During the Easter holiday, we had been in London for 8 days. And since the weather was awful (rain, rain, rain) we took to drinking tea. We really loved the Whittard of Chelsea Tea Bar at the Covent Garden.

With this card, I would like to remember those lovely moments.

The background paper was painted blue with DecoArt Spa Blue and after drying I toned it down with a little white. 

I stamped the London images with Ranger Archival Shadow Grey. 

With Schmincke ink pen I doodled white border lines onto the grey basic card and onto the blue top.

I added remnant rub-on sticker words on the cups: life, moments.

All the edges were inked with Ranger Distress Ground Expresso.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Monday Challenge: Lets Doodle

I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, 16 April 2018

PaperArtsy on kraft paper

I love using kraft papers so I was very happy when I saw the new challenge of the PaperArtsy: Kraft card

It was just a month ago when I made a kraft paper card with PaperArtsy stamps and I think it was a really great card :-) 

Now this one is a simpler version of that card.

What I used:

PaperArtsy Zinski Art, ZA13

PaperArtsy Zinski Art, ZA09

PaperArtsy Eclectica, Kay Carley EKC02

I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by! xx


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Mother's Day card with 3D roses

On the first Sunday of May, we celebrate the mothers in Hungary. I made this card for my "anyu" (mom in Hungarian).

For the wall, I used a texture paste with big grains. After drying I made the walls dirty with watered grey paint. I inked the card edges with Shadow Grey Archival ink. 

The roses were made in advance.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add some texture

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! xx


Friday, 13 April 2018

Card with little girl by My Favorite Things

Here I am with a card that I made for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 380.

What I used:

MFT Pure Innocence, Blowing Kisses stamp

MFT Pressed Flowers stamp

MFT New Best Friend stamp

MFT Mini Hearts Background stamp

Die-Namics A2 Rectangle STAX

Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flags

Die-Namics Stitched Circle STAX

Copic Sketch markers

Ranger Distress ink pads (Spun Sugar, Antique Linen)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Forget-Me-Not)

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Wedding card with cake by Brenda Walton

After two weeks holiday, I'm home again! First, we went to Hungary by car to be with our family in Hungary. After 3 days we left our dog, Rozi at my parents and we flew to London for 8 days. Despite the horrible weather - every day we had rain and/or shower - we had a lot of fun there. Then we flew back to take back Rozi and to vote on Sunday in the parliamentary election which was a big disappointment for us - I mean the result. 

But life goes on! And for today I have brought here a card to share with you.

My hubby's colleague asked me to make a wedding card one of her friends' wedding. I made two versions and from them, they liked and chose this one:

I used First Edition The Promise papers. The cake was cut out with Sizzix Bigz Die, Layered Cake by Brenda Walton (658357). With X-Cut Corner Punch, I rounded the top of the cakes.

I inked the edges of every cut-out with Ranger Distress Pumice Stone ink.

The text is from the My Favorite Things, Essential Sentiments stamp set and it was heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

I hope you like it! From now on, I will post more often!


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Masculine faux metal box

Yes, it's faux, because originally it's a paper box that I altered for our April challenge: Pimp it up! 

This box was part of the package of an electronic device. It was quite sturdy and quite suitable for storing bits and bobs. But it had wounds where I pulled off the sellotapes.

I cut out a few cogs and hardware pieces with Tim Holtz-Sizzix Bigz dies from chipboard. Then I glued them onto the box along with real metal pieces. When I was ready with the glueing, I put a layer of black gesso everywhere.

After the first coat of gesso, I turned the box upside down and on its side and I realized how many parts (mainly the edges of the cut-outs) were still uncovered. So don't forget to check every part.

Then I smeared DecoArt Red Iron Oxide on the whole surface with a piece of sponge.

When it was dry, I mixed DecoArt Quinacadrion Gold with Rust Paste and with a brush I applied it to the cut-outs and metal pieces. Then with a brush, I blotted the edges with this mix. Then I added a little gold and because it became too shiny a toned back with a tiny black gesso.

If you have an altered project, please join our April challenge where you can win £20 voucher.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Mixed media box

It's 1st of April and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Pimp it up! and the lovely Evelyn is the hostess this month.

For this challenge, I chose a box which was green, white, gold and I still couldn't decide what to do with it. So it was a perfect subject to alter.

I always admired the works of the mixed media artists, mainly Finnabair's style but I never had the courage to make something similar. But as you can see I took a deep breath and decided to give it a go!

So here is my every colour wooden box:

First I took off the self-adhesive laces.Then I painted black with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.

Then I put back the laces and I put on the top too.

I glued cheesecloth on the top. For this, I used decoupage glue. When it was dry I painted black and I did some stencilling in the corners.

Then I cut out some elements with my Big Shot from chipboard and I also chose some metallic elements (wing, screw, key etc.) from my stash.

I used the following dies from Sizzix-Tim Holtz:

Sizzix Bigz Die, Trellis

Sizzix Bigz Die, Caged Bird

Sizzix Bigz Die, Gadget Gears

I painted black the die-cuts.

I arranged the elements and then fixed them one after another. 

Now, it was time to add metallic paints in different colours (pink, purple, green, turquoise).

I spattered with black ink.

I hope you like my box and if you have an altered project, please join our April challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my box, I would like to join the:

- Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Inside the box

- A Vintage Journey: Treasure


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Card with white roses

Hello everyone! I'm here again with a card with 3D white roses. Since I learned how to make 3D roses I can't help making them :-)

This card is a version of my yellow roses card.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gerden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Scroll by Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz, Idea-Ology, Big Chat sticker book

DecoArt Americana Decor, crackle medium

DecoArt Americana paints (Spa Blue,White Wash, Burnt Umber, Glorious Gold)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso)

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Easter card with MFT stamps

Hello everybody, here I am with an Easter card with a few stamps from the MFT latest release.

What I used:

MFT, Hoppy Friends stamps

MFT Pure Innocence, Somebunny Sweet stamps

MFT, Friends Furever stamps - bird/chic

MFT, Once Upon A Time stamps - flowers

Die Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX1

Die Namics, A2 Rectangles

Copic Sketch markers