Summer series July inspiration | Hello Sunny!

Hello everyone ..
I hope you're having a good warm sunny days where so ever you are!
Let me share something on my blog today, and I am hoping so much you'll like it as much as I do, my big wish that you will read until the very end because I would love to hear your thoughts.
 
 
On this month, the month of July where the Sunny and Sunlight overwhelming most of us, I still believe in a balance within the mind and the surroundings, otherwise we start to feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable, as if there is no relief.
and within so many hings in my mind, I am so inspired by an old Swedish proverb, it says;
Fear less, hope more
Whine less, breath more
Talk less, say more
Hate less, love more;
and all good things are yours
 

When you have one day on a beach, do you ever hear the wave sound from a seashell ?
can you hear it ... echoing the wave ..
I have a favorite quote about the seashells, it from  Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
she says ..
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.


When you miss somebody, so far away ...
write something, express your mind and feel your own wave :)

I made my card for today with lots of inspiration from the sea, the wave, it breeze and those beautiful seashells.
I use some DooHickey dies from various collection to cut out the paper, while the main image is Sunny days Tilda from Magnolia latest release ; Pool Party
Until this point, I hope you'll find a little something from here to inspire you.
Have a Sunny day!

Summer series - Pool Party with Hello Weekend Tilda

Hi everyone!

I am back with another blog post, it has been such a whirlwind of a month with so many busy days over the June but overall it's been a good one, and I hope that you had a great one too!
 This weekend, I’m sharing yet another card for Summer! Magnolia has a brand new series named "Pool Party" and it's all about Summer!
    

I constantly feel inspired by Sonia Gandhi, she says:
 Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.




Card Details;
I started to make this project by picking out an image from the Pool Party Collection - Hello Weekend Tilda along with the word "Hello Weekend" from the same collection.
Stamping them with Ranger dye ink - black tie onto Canson ilustration paper and water coloring her, I also paint a beach background with watercolor. I cut a Polaroid shape out with the help of Pretty Pink Posh dies The idea for this card was to imitate a beach scene with the trendy Instax photo and some monstera leaves for more interesting, those leaves cut with DooHickey dies.


Thank you so much for reading,
Have a great day!


I appreciate you more than just words can say | June Inspiration

Hello everyone ..
I hope you're having a good weather and warm where so ever you are.

In the few weeks, the spring will be go by and soon we'll arriving the border of the summer as we are already hop right into June.
This month particularly a happy month for me because my sons get their holiday, that mean we can have a time to be nestle together.

You may be knowing me, that I am so love with beautiful quotes, and they are always being my good boosters,
I pick the words from Hans Christian Anderson for today; he says ..
"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
  
while Gerard De Nerval says;
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

Before I go back to my real activity, let me share a little something with you and hope you will find some inspiration from this post;


I made a card featuring an image from Magnolia stamp company; Flower Shop Tilda is one of the latest release Le Fleur and she is adorable all the way she is!




Card Details :
First, I started working on all of my cards by stamping the image on Canson Illustration paper and coloring it with my most favorite medium; watercolor. I use both Distress ink and Winsor and Newton watercolor to color the image.
I die cut the frame and all flourish decoration with DooHickey Magnolia dies. For the focal panel I did a manual stitching around the image, and I combine the image with the word from Pretty Pink Posh. Around the image I stamped some beautiful vintage flourish word also from the Le Fleur collection with Dessert sand Memento ink.
For an extra interest, I embossed a tiny word "roses" on the cute little sign with white embossing powder (tiny word and sign also from Le Fleur collection)


Thank you so much fro reading,
Wish you the most beautiful month too!


May inspiration from the theme park | Magnolia new release set Tilda 's Class Trip

Hello friends ..
I hope that you were able to accomplish a few milestone and have new adventures this past May just as I have!
yeah, May is coming so close and June is right around the corner, so it's time to set up a new goal :)


I am featuring a mini stamp set from Magnolia - Class Trip 
this set have 4 stamps that you sure couldn't pick just one as they all are super cute!

Life is a roller coaster.
There are ups; there are downs. There are hills; there are valleys, peaks, and so on.
~ Martin Landau ~

This quote / words inspired me so much!
I can't find any sentiment that fit with this image according my mood and the inspirational word but suddenly I think how the roller coaster move quickly through rails, up and down
but will definitely return to where it started ..
That like the life ... 

Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.
 ~ Avril Lavigne ~




Card Details :

I started working on this card by stamping the images on Canson Illustration paper and coloring them using watercolor paint.
I cut the frame using Magnolia DooHickey as well as the other decoration.
I used a layer of white fun foam to mount my main Tilda image onto the center of my card, I do double layers for the view finder and the ticket.
Wording by Mama Elephant while the ticket stamp is from Wintertime craft.



Hope you'll get little something from here that inspired you.
Thanks for reading.
Stay Happy everyone!



New image from Le Fleur Collection | Hearted words episode 3

Hi everyone!
I hope you're having a wonderful month so far, I am actually want to have five episodes about this series but I have another plan so I will wrap it out with this post.

This month of May seems like a beautiful month, the month of blossoms .. literally and metaphorically...
I found a good beautiful quote by Epictetus;
He says,
Nothing great is created suddenly, anymore than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it blossom, than bear fruit the ripen. 

that quote sums up my mood :)

Back to the mean focus on my card today, that I create inspired with that words :


The image I used here is coming from the latest Magnolia release - Le Fleur




Card Details :
 
First, I started working on all of my cards by stamping the image on Canson Illustration paper and coloring it with my most favorite medium; watercolor. I use both Distress ink and Winsor and Newton watercolor to color the image.
I die cut the frame and all flourish decoration with DooHickey Magnolia dies. and for the focal panel I did a manual stitching around the Tilda with DMC dark silver color, while the word is a Penny Black sentiment from back years ago.
 
 
Thank you for reading,
Have a good day that means something!

Stamp image on motivational pages | Hearted words episode 2

Hello everyone!
 How's going lately ?
I hope you're having a wonderful week ..

Let me share something for you today,
When I saw my kit from Magnolia and I found a cute images (Tilda) using a watermelon dress .. this is what I need to decorate my pages about being positive in real life :)

So, I hope you will read patiently and I would love to be with you until the end of this post;


Have you ever tried using the stamp images to decorated your notes, diary or daily journal ?
You can try if you haven't done so, sometimes I feel sorry when we lose the idea, but we have to much stamps in our stock. Why don't we find a way so it can be more useful.



I used a same image but I color them whit different color, a red watermelon and a yellow watermelon.
Isn't they are cute ?

and I collect some quotes that I love to keep for my personal motivation, and here they are;



Stay Positive!

my favorite quote is :
Don't let the seeds stop you from enjoying Watermelon




I hope you'll get some inspiration,
Have a wonderful day with something mean a lot!



Watercolor painting on cardmaking | Hearted words episode 1

Hi everyone!
I hope you're enjoying spring so far and having a good month.

It's a been a little busy on my end but I miss focusing on sharing/posting some inspiration work here, so here I have something for you to enjoy ..
I have both card making and journaling for today, so hopefully you will read until the very end because I would love to hear your thoughts on everything.


I have a story behind this scene ( only in my imagination, of course )

Once upon a time, there was a strawberry kingdom ..
The royal king has a daughter, Princess Strawberry :)
She loves to play in the strawberry garden owned by the kingdom, where the strawberries grow very big and fertile .. she is a kind daughter, and she has a wonderful dream .. if someday she will meet a kind, smart prince that love farming so that the royal people will still enjoy the sweetness of strawberry fruit without being disturbed by the enemy ... very peaceful ..


I use an image from Magnolia - Tilda with strawberry costume (I don't know her name yet, but the collection will release soon and the title is Fruit Salad Collection)
along with the image, I also use some dies (cloud and grass) from various volume of DooHickey Box.
and the big 3D Strawberry also cut from DooHickey dies that I believe you will love it as much as I do! I can put some perfume gel inside and I choose a strawberry scent.
I use watercolor to paint the big strawberry as well as all the scene


I do LOVE the peaceful scene of that strawberry garden, but it is hard to find the idea at the beginning, really ..
I found a quote that boost me, a quote that wholeheartedly by William Golding, he says:
" The greatest ideas are the simplest "
it does take courage to think simply and to not overthink and when we are able to muster up that courage, I believe that we can accomplish great things.
I am so grateful to find this word!




I am adding some Instax photos on my notes and they make a big different for my mood,
I think I find the mood of the month of May : 
Simplicity


I hope you'll find a little something from here to inspire you.
Have a beautiful day!





Just listen to your inner ... | Another clean and simple design

Hello everyone!
 Today I am sharing a card with dearly world, I use oldie but goodie dies from DooHickey box that released back years ago along with a stamp from the Sun Beam collection as well.

I hope I can enjoy this April, and find the happy side on each day on this month :)
Stay positive!


I thought today I’d share my recent experiences of thinking more about a design for my card that I can focus on the images it self yet can combine it with the fit ambience to get a good look at the end, yeah this is still too far from the perfect but anyway I try it and I still want to explore more about my passion and learn on design a card with my own style.




Card Details :

First, I stamped the picked images on a piece of watercolor paper (Canson Illustration paper) and colored them with Distress ink. Next, I created my background using Winsor & Newton watercolor paint. I also die-cut a cute tag and heart using the dies from DooHickey Box Vol.3
The base card was cutting using a frame from DooHickey Box and I stitched the image panel edges manually.
Adding beautiful word from Stempelglade and finally a texture touch came from DMC thread.
 
I hope you enjoyed! Have a wonderful week! 

 

Bunny Parade #5 | It's a spring card inspiration (last of bunny series)

Hi friends!

This is my last post about the bunny, and Spring Smile wrap Bunnies series out!
The clocks changed , so how about some cute bunny action at the end of March ?
I bet they are starting happy to welcome the Spring!


I have a bunny here :)
This is a spring idea or inspiration card featuring Tilda with Little Bunny from Magnolia Spring Collection - Sun Beam 2018




Card Details :

I started working on all of my cards by stamping the image and coloring it with my most favorite medium; watercolor. I use both Distress ink and Winsor and Newton watercolor to color the image.
I die cut the coaster and all the floral with DooHickey Magnolia dies. and for the focal panel I did a manual stitching around the Tilda while the word is a Stampin'Up! sentiment from back years ago.

I wish .. for the beautiful spring!
and here some of my favorite quote about the spring breeze ..

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
Pablo Neruda

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. 
Robert H. Schuller




The winner of Magnolia DT Sun Beam Blog Hop

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It is time to reveal the winners of the Magnolia DT Sun Beam BLOG HOP!!




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may be you are among the lucky winners!
if you find your name here,
you must visit the blog you won in, and there the Designer will ask you to send her an email with your full name and address,

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Congratulation to all the winners!!


And a huge thank you to all of you who participated in
our Sun Beam Blog Hop!!

A special congratulations to Laura who won in my blog!
Will you please send your full name and address
to : yulis_kartika@yahoo.com.sg

With love,
Yulis

Let's play under the Sun beam! | Magnolia Designer team Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I am so happy to see you again on my special post :)

Big Welcome to the Magnolia BLOG HOP
sponsored by Magnolia rubber stamps in Sweden! 
With the Sun Beam collection!
I’m delighted to be part of a blog hop from the Magnolia designer team (more about the hop and giveaways below).

If you came here from Maria Irene you are on the right track.
However if you've just happen upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Erika's blog

Today I have a Spring card featuring the top of my favorite on this collection : Tilda with Foxy 
in fact I can't choose just one from this collection because all of them is way too cute to skip.


I decided to focus on the images it self for my card today and do some free watercolor painting for the background using watercolor paint.


I wanted to create a simple card with a whimsical story, Tilda and Foxy will be the main focus along with the word also from the Sun Beam collection that I think it was really beautiful to go together.
I took some photos when I paint the pine tress and share with you here;


To begin, I stamped the image using Ranger Dye ink and color her with several kind of watercolor mediums like distress ink (Vintage photo) for her skin, Faber Castell watercolor pencil for the hair and other was coloring using watercolor paint.
I didn't use any masking fluid to cover the image but instead I use a brush with good sharp point to paint the background.
I mix Sap Green with Dioxazine Violet to get the the natural color of the soil that I want.


Next, I lightly painting the sky  and the color I use are Turquoise, Prussian blue and the color of Indigo.


Once the sky is completely dry I start to paint the pine trees, I paint the distant pine trees first and I am using several color of blue and green ( Prussian, Peacock green) with generous amount of  water.


The closer pine trees, I paint with a mixture of green and sepia. I added a dark color to show depth and to give more interest on the painting.

To finish, I stamp the sentiment, added some foam  just under the focal panel so they have some dimension, layering with a designed paper from Magnolia and now it's a wrap!


Now it is tie to hop over to my wonderful team mate Camilla H 's blog and enjoy her fabulous creation!

As with all good hops, there are bundle of prizes! You will have a chance to win a secret prize sending directly from Magnolia in every stop on the hop!
So, ensure you leave a comment below before you move on :)
Keep on hopping guys and leave some LOVE!
The Blog Hop will end this Sunday, March 18th

Thank you so much and GOOD LUCK!

If you want to hop a bit here and there, here is the whole blog hop list ;