Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Virgos!

Hi everyone! It has been a productive week in my craft room! So much so that i had extra time to make a card for a challenge! Yes, as per the picture above, it's the Mama Elephant And Me August Challenge and i will be using the following card to enter it!

Since i was already in a watercoloring spirit when i made a card i posted a few days ago, i took the chance to make an additional watercolor background for the challenge card. And like i had mentioned earlier, i learnt my technique from a youtube video called "Bokeh Made Easy by Wplus9 Design". Instead of using watercolor palette, i used my Derwent Inktense Pencils which can be used for watercoloring too! So i used Teal Green, Apple Green and Sun Yellow for my background! I diecut a few circles onto a acetate sheet to create a DIY stencil for my Bokeh effect. Using a ink dauber and Colorbox Frost White Pigment ink to create the white spots, also known as the Bokeh spots. I also sprinkled a few drops of Hedi Swap Gold Color Shine on the background to create some fun!

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Proud to say that for this challenge, all the stamps that were used are from Mama Elephant! The shop/house is from the Mama Elephant "Toy Shop" stamp set. The sentiment is also found in that stamp set.

The balloons are are from the "Up and Away" stamp set and i popped it up with foam squares to let it appear to be "flying". Adding white lines to create the round reflection.

The girl is the Virgo from "Cosmic Stars". It is the Virgo birthdays now!! I am a Virgo too! ;) i mask of the star on her hand to make it appear that she is holding the balloons instead.

Lastly, to ground her, i stamped the flowers from the "Love from Above" stamp set.

All images are colored using copic markers and the shop/house was the hardest to color! But i am happier now because the card turn out to be just fine! 

Anyway, hope you enjoyed and visit back soon!


What a fabulous card (that background is amazing)! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

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