Wednesday, August 31, 2016

#63- Flowers on Vellum


I have been seeing so many cards using vellum especially heat embossing on vellum. I wanted try that and so I did. Here is a card where I heat embossed the flowers and fussy cut and colored lightly before using them on my card.
The stamped flowers are from Penny Black's Blooming Garden stamp set. Used pattern paper and some sequins. Finished off with the sentiment from MFT sentiment stamps.

 Thank You!!

#62 - Friendship card with a twist

Good Morning,

I am here today with my very first Shaker card. Absolutely enjoyed making this card, it was so much fun.

I used the Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set for the sentiment and the other elements on the card are from the Lawn Fawn Year 4 stamp set. Added a few sequins within the frame.

Entering this card for the

Thank You!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

#61 - Christmas with peel-offs


I am really enjoying blogging back to back... Feels so good.. Well, I created this card for the 'Less is More' Recipe challenge. Peel-off's have been lying in my stash for too long and I absolutely love making cards using them.

Here is my chance, I created a simple card with a plain background from the Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray and the peel-off elements are the silver snowflakes.

I first cut a watercolor paper into three panels. Stuck a silver washi tape on the cardstock at places in between the panels after which I glued the snowflake peel-off's onto the three panels and sprayed the Cracked Pistachio distress spray. Once the panel were dried I glued the peel-off sentiment and finally put it all togather with foam tape.

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Thank You!!

#60 - Happy Holidays

Hey there,

When I first heard of distress inks I didnt know anything about them. How to use, what are the techniques but the most impressive and effective that I absolutely loved was the Distress ink blending. I am no pro in this, but try my best to get some cool effects with this technique.

In this card, I have done some distress ink blending. Well, I tried my best to get good effects here but lets see what everyone feels.

Here is the card,

Used Dusty Concord, Pickled Raspberry and Salty Ocean distress inks for the background. The stamp and dies are from the Lawn Fawn 'Trim the Tree' .The christmas tree is watercolored and the little chrismas goodies on the tree are colored using glitter pens and sharpies. Few snowflakes are het embossed on the background. Used white glitter cardstock on the side panels and the central panel is stuck using foam tape.

Entering the card for 

Thank you!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

#59 - Fun with Balloons

Hello friends,

Back with a cute and simple little fun card.  CASology cue word this week in FUN and when I saw this cue word all I could think of was balloons. Nobody could be uncheered with a balloon. And for me, seeing colorful balloons float in sky is a great pleasure. As a child, I enjoyed releasing balloons in the air but I never let the last one go ;-)

Here comes my card,

Stamped and die-cut the balloons and the little birdie from the Lawn Fawn Year 4 stamp set. I have also stamped a few balloons on the cardstock. For this card, I have used only the primary colors - Red, Yellow and Blue. Used Salty Ocean distress ink on the background to represent the sky. Stamped the 'yippee' sentiment as I believe anyone releasing the balloons would feel this.

Entering this card for 

Have a fun day!! Thank you!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

#58 - Madhubani


A new card, a new idea. The current 'Exotic' theme at the 'Less is More' challenge got me thinking. No stamps that would fit the theme were in my stash. An idea crossed my mind, think 'home'. Although I am settled in Perth, Australia I actually come from India. So, just thought what is exotic about India - its diverse culture, food, variety of art forms. I could do something with that. Thats when I thought of Madhubani art.

Madhubani art is practised in Nepal and Bihar(state in India).Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes using natural dyes and pigments and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. I tried a showcase it a little in my card here

Everything on this card is hand drawn and colored. I used the stamp only for the sentiment.

Entering this card for the 
I hope my card is exotic enough to qualify.

Thank You!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

#57 - Rainbow


Back with a new card to share. This time thought of trying my hand at mixed media and art journaling. Everytime I watch a mixed media video I get so excited and just want to go ahead and create something. But it's always the first time nerves getting to me.That feeling of 'Will it look good' sometimes gets to me.
Well, this time I just went ahead and made my hands dirty in the watercolors, the gesso, soft gel mediums and the perfect pearls. And, I don't mind saying its a job well done :-)
Here's the card

Started off with some watercolors on a watercolor paper. I used all the 7 colors of the rainbow. Once the colors dried up, I used the MFT fishnet stencil and applied some texture paste and soft gel medium and let it dry. Once the pastes were dry, I did some watercoloring again till I was happy . I then stamped the house image and the sentiment on a sheet of paper from a old book. The stam and sentiment is from the Stampendous Family Time stamp set. My latest buy and I love it. Fussy cut the image and sentiment and outlined it with a black Sharpie. I felt something was missing, just thought if a little shine would do and so mixed some perfect pearls in water and flicked it on the card before gluing the image and sentiment. Punched little hearts and colored them and stuck here and there on the card. Also, outlined the image and sentiment with a little gesso and the stenciled fistnets with some black and glitter markers.

I hope its a good attempt and all you crafty people out there like it.

Entering this card for 

Thank You!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

#56 - Dream


'Dream until your dreams come true'... Yes, I keep dreaming of making my own little beautiful home and that has been my dream since I don't know when :-)

So, when I saw the Casology cue word I could not think of anything else and to my good luck I had a beautiful Stampendous Family time stamp set lying among my set of stamps.

Here is my card, simple and sweet

Entering this card for the 

Hope everyone like my interpretation of the cue word.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

#55 - Merci


I created this card for this week's 'Less is More' challenge.

I used the Urban Stamps Chronology stamp. I did some masking on the white cardstock and then stamped the image (with all french vintg-y goodies) on it using the Vintage Photo distress ink. I wanted to give a little vintage look to this card. Stamped the sentiment using Kaisercraft alphabet stamps.

Entering this card for the 
Less is More - Week #289 - One Layer Card and the one layer theme being 'Something French'

Thank You!!

#54 - Galaxy


I had always wanted to try my hand at making galaxies using watercolors. I adore such backgrounds. They are so dreamy and magical. Not just on papers or canvas, I  totally get lost when looking at the stars on beautiful night. Its like losing yourself to to the amazing power of universe.

And so, finally tried my hand at something that I was longing to do since a long long time. Here it is...

I did some watercoloring to get the background, kept on doing it until I was happy. I then stuck some silver snowflake peel-off's and flicked some white color for the stars. Finished off with the sentiment peel-off.

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I have tried to make my mark with watercolours and brushes.

Time Out Challenges - Challenge # 63 - Theme with n optional twist
Theme being 'Holidays with an optional twist of no Stamping'

Hope everyone like this... Thank you!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

#53 - Dizzy


I created this card for the Casology challenge with the cue 'Dizzy'. Couldn't think of what could be done with this cue but in the end came up with this card.

I used the Avery Elle Sending You stamp set for this card. Gold embossed the sentiment in the center.

Entering the card for Casology week #210


Friday, August 12, 2016

#52 - Blues and Browns


I made this card for the 'Less is More' challenge whose theme was blue and brown. I had got the WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamp set and thought of using it here.

I made a triangular panel on the white cardstock and stamped the images from the stamp set randomly on the base cardstock using Memento inks Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa(for the browns) and Teal Zeal and Hero Arts Soft Pool shadow ink(for the blues). Also, added some stamped die-cuts from the same set and finished off with the sentiment.

Entering this card for the 

Thank you!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

#51 - 3D Christmas


I had gone  little craft crazy this weekend and got some nice little things. Yes, just little things with big impact. And one of them is used here in this card - 3d sheets. It really takes ages to cut those tiny pieces. But the final effect is worth all the work :-) . Here it is

I used the pattern papers from the Kaisercraft Twig and Berry paper pads. All the matting is done using paper from this kit. The focal image is from 3d sheet.

Entering this card for the 
The theme being - Holidays with an optional twist of no stamping 

Thank you!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

#50 - Cakes and more cakes


Got this cute Lawn Fawn stamp set sometime back just to make a few birthday cards. And here is my first card with this stamp and die-set.

Used the Lawn Fawn Year Three stamp and die set along with the Avery Elle dotted border dies and a cute pink polka dots patterned paper.

Entering this card for the 

Thank you!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

#49 - Watercolored Florals


I am back again with a few watercolored florals. Absolutely loved these flowers.

Stamped the image with Penny Black Scented Storkes and watercolored it with Pickled Raspberry, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks.The sentiment is from MFT Label Maker Sentiment. Finished it off with a few enamel dots.

Entering this card for the 

Thank you!!

Incredible India

The Indian National Pledge talks about unity in diversity and its rich and varied heritage which has been possible, only due to the struggle of many a freedom fighters. Nothing inspires patriotism more than the tricolor flag. The sacrifice and the bloodshed, in varying proportions, spanned the length and breadth of the country.

I have tried to depict this through a collage of the greatest leader this wonderful nation has had. A collage in warm tones finished off with quilled curls. An homage to the patriotism of an era gone by.

This is my DT inspiration for this month's IQCG #29 - Incredible India.


Friday, August 5, 2016

#48 - Quilled Florals


Long time since I did a quilled card. So, here it is. Its quite a simple card.

Recipe - Use Something Tactile

The tactile element in this card are the quilled malaysian flowers and leaves. Embossed the background using an embossing folder. Finished off the card with the sentiment from MFT label maker sentiments stamp set.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

#47 - Watercolored Sunset


Watching sunset is something I absolutely love. As my home is very close to a river, I get to experience the sunset in the midst of nature. And thats what I tried to bring about in this simple card.
I just did some watercoloring here.

Entering this card for the 

Thank you!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

#46 - Congrats with Watercolors

Hey friends,

I did water coloring with distress inks for this card and I am very happy with the way it turned out.A beautiful red flower and lovely blue border made this card.

I used the Penny Black 'Allure' flower stamp and it using distress inks Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. Basically, I watercolored the flower with these distress inks till I was happy with it. Used the ravishing blue pattern paper and die-cut it with the Avery Elle Dotted Border dies foam taped on the card. Finished off with some black enamel dots and the sentiment from the MFT Label Maker Sentiments stamp set.

Entering this card for the 

Elements in my card are the diagonal ones - enamel dots, patterned paper and die-cut


#45 - Get Well Soon card

Hey friends,

Here I am with yet another Get Well Soon card. I am really enjoying playing with this Lawn Fawn stamp set.

I created this card with the sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch # 183

Stamped and die cut the images from the Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon stamp set and colored them with my markers. Finished off with the sentiment from the same set.

Also, entering this card for the Simon Says:Anything Goes Challenge

Hope everyone likes this card!!