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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Travel Folio - Papericious

Hello friends,

I am on Papericious Blog , today! Yes, I have created few things using their Gilded Onyx and Bliss paper pads. If you haven't used them already, you are missing on something. I am a card maker and to make anything other than cards is too difficult for me. But these papers inspire me to go beyond my boundaries.  I am sharing all the projects in 2 parts. So you can expect another post around next week.

The Papers :

              Bliss                                  Gilded Onyx


    

The Project :











Please Check their blog HERE  for more info on how I made it!

I really hope that you like it! Let me know....:P

Thank You! Have a great day!




Monday, May 20, 2019

Too bee or not to bee 2019

Hello Friends,

Today, we are celebrating 2nd World Bee day with a blog hop which is organized by Milka Gubo. The main purpose of the hop is to spread awareness of the significance of bees for our survival. You can find a lot of educational information on official World Bee Day pages, here: https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/

There are 22 crafters from all over the world are joining for the hop. We all are  sharing something handmade featuring bee/bees, honey or apicultural products. 

Here is my card


We all know that bees are the most hard working insects. A bee visits 50 to 100 flowers per trip to take nectar and pollen to the hive. Apart from making honey they work as nursemaids, caretakers, cleaners, honeycomb builders, nectar ripeners, pollen packers and hive repairers. When they are older, they will begin the public work of collecting water, pollen, nectar and propolis , then working with the house bees to appropriately store and utilize their goods. 

So, the sentiment on my card suggests what we can learn from this incredible insect. I have used alcohol inks on yupo to make hexagons in the background. Here is the close up.






Sponsors and Giveaways :

There are 19 sponsors so 19 prizes to win. There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.

Following are the sponsors who made this hop possible. 





Giveaway:

Bugaboo Stamps, $12 Gift Certificate to the Store
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Create a Smile, 50€ Gift Certificate to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Honey Bee Stamps, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, $50 Gift Certificate to the Store
Kitty Bee Designs, 1 Digital Image of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Mo’s Digital Pencil, $5 Store Credit
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Power Poppy, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Pretty Pink Posh, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Certificate to the Store
Uniko, Clear Stamp Set (in stock) of winner’s choice

Milka is also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set to one lucky winner.

19 prizes will be given away to 19 winners. 


How to Enter :

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (21 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on May 31st 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd 2019 during the day.

Here is the full blog hop list:


Blog hop list:
1.      Milka Gubo
2.      Alexandra Suta
3.      Alice Huang
4.      Amy Tsuruta
5.      Donna Mikasa  
6.      Kathy Curry
8.      Larissa Walgemoed        
9.      Neha Bhatt
11.   Samantha Mann
12.   Sonja Kerkhoffs
13.   Tina Pavlovic                   
15.   Gerda Steiner Designs (sponsor)
16.   Honey Bee Stamps (sponsor)
17.   Lawn Fawn (sponsor)
18.   Newton’s Nook Designs (sponsor)
19.   Paper Smooches (sponsor)
20.   Pretty Pink Posh (sponsor)
21.   Uniko (sponsor)
22.   Your Next Stamp (sponsor)
Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Please visit all the designers and leave some love on their creations. In the end, do not forget to add your name to Inlinkz.

Thank you , Milka for this wonderful hop!

Happy Hoping! 










Wednesday, May 8, 2019

I Love Math Challenge #13

Hello friends,

How are you today! We are late this time but Challenge#13 is on! If you are familiar with math challenges then you know they are super fun and If you are first timer please visit Milka's blog HERE for details & rules.

This time the topic is little tricky but that means more imagination and more creativity, right?

                                                                 Math : Infinity
                                                                 Project : Card
                                                                 Theme : Any

I struggled a little to work on this theme but was happy with the outcome. I feel nothing is more infinite than love. 



I used memory box heart die to create infinite sign. For the top part of panel, I just swipe orange and aqua ink pads from the top down. When it was dry, I swipe versamark ink pad and embossed it with golden embossing powder. Stamped sentiment in black to finish it off .



Love the texture!

The challenge will end on June 4th, 2019 - 9:55pm CEST.

Prize : One Jane's Doodles stamp set of winners choice. Željka, Kaja, Milka, Valentina and I will select four favorite projects (TOP 4), which will be featured on Milka's blog on June 30th 2019.
Among TOP 4, there will be a random draw (using Random.org) for one lucky winner who will then receive the prize.

Please refer Milka's blog HERE to meet our Guest Designer Željka Jurković-Grižić and to link your project.


I hope you will play along. Can't wait to see what you create.

THanks for stopping by. Hugs!











Monday, May 6, 2019

Penny Black : Perspective stamp and die

Hello Friends,

After a long time I made few cards just because I loved the stamp set so much that I couldn't stop myself making all of them at once. The set is Perspective by Penny Black (and glasses die too) . It is a mix of some wonderful sentiments and I tried to use them as creatively as I could.

Lets start with first card.



Honestly, I bought the set for this one single sentiment. It is all about perspective... as Dr . Dyre said...If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. The Card design is very simple. I have used their glasses die too to cut the specs. I kept the clouds grey except the one which are showing through specs to show the change in perspective.




For second card I had to use this owl stamp by MFT because it is super adorable. I may add googly eyes or tiny hearts inside the small specs.  


I have stamped owl on pattern paper and added little bit of shading with copics.  



I have used bunch of different brand stamps for this card. Geometric background is by MFT, text background on panel is by Heroarts and fox and greenery is by Pinkfresh Studio.


I cut through both the layers - card base & panel with glasses die. 


The inside of card which is visible thru glasses. Interesting...isn't it?

For the next card, I again used MFT set for focal point with neat & tangled background die.



I used these make-up brushes to blend oxide inks for the back drop.  As the backdrop is colorful, I decided to keep images very subtle. 


The next card I made for my Ophthalmologist. It was so fun. 


Again, I used multiple stamps and dies to create background layers.

Last card uses just Magnifying glass from the stamp set.


Sentiment is computer generated which goes well with this mama elephant set.

I hope you like these  one set wonders. I totally enjoyed it. 
Thanks for being here. Have a great day!
























Thursday, May 2, 2019

You are hot!

Hello friends,

I am on Jane's Doodles blog whit a HOT card...:P


I used Jane's Doodles Food on the go stamp set to create focal point. The Images are colored with Copics. For the backgound I did partial ink blending with a circle mask & embossed the panel with Kaisercraft embossing folder!


Love the balance of simple design and enough interest in background. 

Thanks for being here ! Have a lovely day!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Liquid water colors by CrafTangles part 2

Hello friends,

I am back with more projects created with new release of CrafTangles Liquid Water Colors. It is a picture heavy post with tones of projects.

I tried to play more with the transparent quality of these colors. If you are familiar with traditional pigment based water colors, you might know that they are quite prone to create blooms when you try to introduce wet color on dry one. Blooms  are irregular splotches and marks where very wet paint has been introduced into an area that is quite a bit dryer, but not Bone Dry. As the Wet liquid moves in, it begins to creep into and over the other area that wasn’t perfectly dry, displacing the pigments from the first color and giving dark, harsh edges. Many artists use it for their advantage but you have to be an 'Artist' to do so...:) . So the good news is these are dye based colors which gives an ease to build the layers with smooth blending. 

I made the galaxy background for this card with them.



I applied several layers of colors from light to dark and kept on drying it with heat gun  in between each application. See how smooth the blend is. I have used Jane's Doodles stamp and colored them with CrafTangles water colors.

For next card, I painted some abstract flowers with wet on wet technique. For this, you just paint a shape you want with water and drop liquid colors while it is still wet. The water will work as a carrier and spread and blend the colors beautifully. 


I added few details with black and white posco pen. The colors blend so well and love the organic look of it.

Next project is my try with loose flowers using these colors. You need to dilute them a lot for this technique. I am not an artist so this panel took me quite long . Once it was done, I did not have courage to chop it and make into card so i left it for now.


Next one was even more fun...



It was just a plain tissue paper. It is gorgeous but couldn't figure out how to adhere this on anything. As these are water colors, it will smear with any glue. Well while writing this, thought of ironing it lightly and  use double sided adhesive sheet/label sheet to stick this onto a card stock and can turn into card or just frame it....:)

Next is a set of note cards. They are just 3.25 inches square.

First one is just 3 brush strokes. Second one is again loose, abstract rose. Third one, i tried to make some blooms by varying water content in base layer and black detail. In Fourth one I just added 91% alcohol for that bleached effect. Last one is just playing with that turquoise color which is blend of poolside and evergreen. That brownish yellow is lemon tart and coffee mocha.




Few bookmarks...as you can see I couldn't stop myself. These colors are magical. 

1st, 2nd and last use the same technique... paint top most hill/wave, dry it and repeat. Use tiny amount of diluted color . 
Last one is similar to 1st one but here I did not dry the panel completely inbetween two layers so it will bleed a little and give that softer look for waves. it all depends on the amount of water on the paper and in the brush. 

2nd one is my favorite. Believe it or not it only uses newly released black berry color. Yes, black... it breaks down into blues and purples...just amazing. 
3rd one is just a simple rainbow. 

4th is a perfect example of how you can create different texture/look from well defined (mountain) to very fluid(water) by just adjusting the amount of water you use to paint. 

5th one, I just drew few waves with a masking pen and added different colors for the abstract sea. Once everything was dry, i rubbed off the masking fluid to reveal those white lines. 

I hope you are still with me.. :P


Next few are mini, abstract, minimalist art. They are so easy to create.
You can frame them  with over-sized mounts to give that trendy, modern look. I haven't framed them but used 5"x5" mounts. The art is 3.25" x 3.25".










I used Arabic gold from FineTec. As you can see in the picture, the tool i have used to paint these textured strokes is very unusual....yes, wooden key( you get it with stretched canvas) and Popsicle stick. As they are pours they absorb liquid color and act as a very hard brush giving interesting textures.

 Last one is the best. I have used just black berry color but it turned out so stunning. I am really proud of myself as I have no prior experience of using water colors in such a free form.



thing made with just black berry...


That is for all today! I hope you are not bored with my obsession with these colors but let me tell you one thing...they are addictive..:)  If you have any questions, please let me know in comment below.

Thank you for being here. 
- Neha











Monday, March 4, 2019

Plumeria - Blog hop

It is blog hop time again at @Jane's Doodles. There are 2 new stamp sets Plumeria and kind. Plumeria is a perfect set for all your spring time cards.

Kind Plumeria

Both the sets are so out of the box. Love the plumeria because they are fun to color and cluster plus individual flowers gives you flexibility to use it in many ways. The sentiments are wonderful too. Instead of just plain thank you, such sentiments add pop on the cards. 

Here is my cards with Plumeria. I took a different route then usual (i.e. stamping and coloring the flowers) to use the floral stamps. 


I used few scrap of colored card stock to construct my panel. Flowers are heat embossed in white and added white details with pencil. 






For the second card also I used same card stock but used copper embossing powder and thanks die cut from a metallic, copper card stock.

The next two cards are perfect examples for mass production.




I used Misti to stamp the images and heat embossed them in white & gold. The White is actually pearlescent card stock but in oicture it liiks like textured one. Check the image below to see it. 


I hope you like my not-so-usual approach for floral cards.


During the blog hop, all the sets are 20% off ! The sale will run till Wednesday! There will be one random winner from all designers blog who will get a stamp set of her choice. So please visit all my co-dts blog and enjoy their creations and leave some love on all the posts to win a stamp set.


Here is the blog hop order :
Kaja
Marion 
Milka
Vika
Janine
Neha ( that's me... 😊 )
Galina 
Norine
Jane's Doodles  


Thank you for being here!