Wednesday, April 29, 2015

# 12 - Mother's Day

Another Mother's Day card on its way :-) .... I created this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge - 120  and it came out quite well....

I created a small pocket with patterned paper for the sentiment and for the background I used the Kaisercraft Script stamp and used the Memento Potter's Clay ink.

Following is the sketch based on which I created this card.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

# 11 - Congratulations

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams... Congratulations "

I have punched and embossed the flowers and have used the patterned papers for the background.

# 10 - Inspire Me

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection.To me that is the true essence of beauty.

Gold embossed the image and the sentiment onto the black patterned paper. Used gold gel pen to highlight the background.

Entering this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch #119 Challenge . 

Also, entering this card for the ric#82 - Challenge . 

My inspiration for this card being the use of black and gold to enhance the perfect imperfect beauty of the woman.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

# 9 - Mother's Day

"My mother - is the bones of my spine keeping me straight and true, she is my blood making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart I cannot imagine a life without her"

Created the quilled flower using 3mm strips of 2 pink shades. I created 2 flowers and then layered them. Then quilled the leaves and a little grass. Cut-out the oval shape and gold embossed the sentiment onto it. Completed the card by pasting all the pieces together and adding the pearl lace around the oval cut-out.

Here I have used watercolor pencils to create the background. I used all shades of green and light brown pencils and just scribbled on the paper. Later I spritzed some water and just used the watercolor brush to blend the colors. 
I have used scalloped punch to create the red flowers.

The minute I completed this card, I totally fell in love with it. Didn't expect it to turn out so well. Quilled the 2 flowers with 3mm yellow and brown strips. Quilled just 2 sprigs of grass and added a few pearls. To give the window effect to this card, I used Distress Ink - Wild Honey and the MFT stencil and then stamped the sentiment.

I am definately gonna post this card to my Mum in India :-) ..... I hope she loves this...

Quilled 2 flowers with 3mm red and yellow strips. The smaller flower is quilled using the husking technique and bigger one is done using beehive technique. I absolutely love the effect the beehive technique brings to the flowers.  Quilled the sprigs of leaves using 3mm green strips.

I border punched the yellow cardstock and pasted the quilled creations onto it and stamped the sentiment.

A little something for Grandmom's :-)...
This card is my first take on the gate fold cards and I really liked the way it has turned out as it was the first I have tried this.I have punched and embossed the flowers and leaves. Used patterned paper for the gates and the walls. Finally stamped the sentiment on one of the gates.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

# 8 - For you MOM

"Youth fades; Love droops;the leaves of friendship fall. A mothers secret love outlives them all"

Mothers Day is getting closer, and I am trying all different techniques to make some beautiful cards for the occasion. I had been wanting to use watercolor pencils for a long time and this is where I tried them first.

I have used watercolor pencils to color the birds and grass. For the grass I have also used some green markers. The stamps are from the Hero Arts Mothers Day stamp set. To complete the card, I have used a few clear rhinestones.

Entering this card for the retrosketches #158 challenge