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Monday, November 25, 2019

I Love Math Challenge #15

Hello Friends,

It is time for another math challenge.

 I can't believe we are already on 15th challenge. That is some consistent hard work put in by my dear friend, Milka! This her idea and she is the one who has organized this in spite of many hurdles along the way! Unfortunately, she is under the weather so her post is not up yet but she will be with us in a day or two. By the time I will give you a head start on challenge.

Math: Anything Math Goes
Design: AnyTheme: Christmas/Winter

Additional info:

Create Christmas or Winter themed project (card, layout, box, bag etc.). Include something Math (anything you like) and please explain it.

You can start creating your projects and when Milka's post is up with inlinkz, you link your project there.

Now, coming to my card, I have used MFT stencil and few blue and green distress oxides for blending. I have chosen triangle shapes for math part as they represent Christmas trees very well. All the details are hand drawn. I also added some glimmer paste for the snow using sss stencil. The sentiment is by Jane's Doodles.




It is an easy challenge and I had fun making this card. I hope you will play along. You can visit Milka's blog HERE in couple of days for more details, rules and inlinkz to link your project.


The Prize: one Jane's Doodles stamp of winner's choice for one random winner from our TOP 4.

Thank you for being here!
Hugs!





Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Blog Hop - Jane's Doodles

Hello friends,

It is time for Christmas release blog hop @ Jane's Doodles. There are 4 new stamp sets for you all to play with.

Snow Globe - NEW! SALE!Winter Icons - NEW! SALE!Winter Village - NEW! SALE!Winter Words - NEW! SALE!


Lets start with the first card





I have used Winter Village  set for this card. This is the most beautiful winter set I have seen in a while. The houses are adorable and good sized to create a scene. I have used various distress oxides to create shy and copics to color the images. Splatters of chalk paint was added for the snow.


This winter Icon set is so much fun! I have used water color paper circles to stamp and color images . I love the mix of blues and greens. That embossing folder adds nice texture to a simple card. This design is a great example on how to use small stamps and create a larger focal point.


Next set is Snow Glob. It is to create scene within the glob but I thought everyone is going to use it that way so I decided to make few cute tags using it.






THere is a new addition to our design team , Linda van Wely-Zwolle . She is from Netherlands and you can find her amazing work @ Stamping with Liz Desig . She is an amzing crafter and i love her coloring skills. Linda, warm welcome to the team!

You must be here from Milka's blog  But if you are lost, let me give you the hop order



Neha  <<You are here>>
Galina  

Giveaway - One winner will get a stamp set of her/his coice.

 All the stamp sets are 30% off during the hop. The sale will end on Thursday & winner will be announced on Friday!

So start hopping!
Thank you for being here.






Monday, October 21, 2019

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

It is the blog hop time @ Jane's Doodles. We are showcasing the new stamp set 'Cozy Up' . You must have come from Milka's blog here but if you get lost I have a hop order in the end.

The stamp set is beautiful with many images to create a cozy scene.

I have created a scene where you are missing someone and books and coffee are keeping you company...:) quite cozy isn't it?

Here is my card.



For my card, I stamped 2 chair images and a book stack on a white card stock. I used copic to color them and fussy cut all. I added some pattern paper at the bottom of card. I stamped table, cup and lamp directly on the base and colored them. I mounted fussy cut elements and sentiment using 3d foam tape.  

 Jane is  having a 25% off sale on all clear stamps until this Wednesday, she is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. So please comment on all the blogs in the hop and you can be a lucky winner. 

Your next stop is Kaja's blog

Blog Hop Order :

Neha - You are here

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great hop!





Monday, September 30, 2019

World Space Week 2019

Hello Friends,


We are celebrating World Space Week (WSW), an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The UN declared in 1999 that WSW will be held each year from October 4 – 10.

 Find out more on the official WSW page. (http://www.worldspaceweek.org/)

The theme of WSW 2019 is: " The Moon: Gateway to the Stars."

This blog hop is a part of WSW 2019 celebration and is listed as an event on an official WSW 2019 event list (event no 27855).


I made a card to celebrate Indian scientist's efforts for their latest unmanned lunar mission Chandrayan-2 developed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) . 

Chandrayaan-2 mission was a highly complex mission, which comprised an Orbiter, Lander and Rover to explore the unexplored South Pole of the Moon. The mission was designed to expand the lunar scientific knowledge through detailed study of topography, seismography, mineral identification and distribution, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics of top soil and composition of the tenuous lunar atmosphere, leading to a new understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon.

However, the lander deviated from its intended trajectory  and had lost communication when touchdown confirmation was expected, the orbiter, part of the mission with eight scientific instruments, remains operational and is expected to continue its seven-year mission to study the Moon.

The destination is not the only thing that matters but the journey and efforts teach us many things as well! Our dreams are bigger than any successes or failures. 

I love the quote "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." . I have designed my card using that quote to give tribute to all the efforts and hard work put by scientists of ISRO! We are proud of them!






Now, back to blog hop....

We have few generous sponsors supporting our blog hop.
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                     


Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store

Jane’s Doodles: two stamp sets of winner's choice

Lawn Fawn: $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Newton's Nook Designs: $20 Store Credit

Your Next Stamp: $15 YNS e-Gift card

5 prizes will be given away to 5 winners.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop. After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to Inlinkz, but prior you do, please read Giveaway terms, rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below Inlinkz.

Inlinkz closes on October 10th 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on October 14th 2019 during the day.

Following is the blog hop order:


                     

Neha Bhatt (you are here)
                      
                    
        

Milka Gubo  (Inlinkz)

I hope you liked my card and motive behind it...:) ! Please leave some love on this and all other designer's posts. Thank you so much for being here.





        





Saturday, September 7, 2019

CrafTangles water colour paper review


 Hello Friends,

I am back with my experiments with HNDMD water colour paper. It is 300 gsm, thick and heavily textured paper. Honestly, when I started, I wasn’t sure what to do with it as I am more comfortable with smoother papers. As a cardmaker, I need smoother paper to capture details of stamps and coloring small images are easier if there is not much of a texture. So I experimented with more of loose water colours on it and to my surprise, it turned out pretty good!






The flower is painted using Craftangles liquid water colors . I learnt that you need lots of liquid in your brush to glide it smoothly on heavy texture. Paper stay went for a while so you have a small window to drop new colors for wet on wet blending. Please check the close up to see the details. Even a solid color patch shows lots of variation as the pigment seeps deeper into the fibres of rough paper. Their incredible absorbency can deliver some amazing washes and effects for your final piece. It is also the most absorbent and allows pigments to settle into its deeper valleys. It is good to achieve  a textured look without fine details.

I have a tiny video on how i paint loose flowers. Unfortunately, I misplaced the one I am painting in the video but you will have idea on how the colors and brush move on rough paper.













You can create mind boggling texture on this paper.


Because of the texture, you can not draw outlines so you have to work directly with the brush.


The heavy texture and higher weight of the paper makes it highly suitable for mixed media applications.


I have used mix of acrylic inks, acrylics, oil pastels and gold and while markers for details.



Check the amazing textures I got with dry brushing. 

For next one, I tried water color gouache. I love the solid coverage they give. 





Last one is inspired by my recent trip to Switzerland. It is one of the mountains of the Alps, Matterhorn! It’s very typical, pyramidal shape is hard to forget. The painting is 9" x 12".


I have used water colors for the sky and acrylics for the rest of the painting. I used palate knife instead of brush to get the texture of mountain & snow. I love the outcome. 



The acrylics actually shine like snow when sunlight hit it.
I hope you will like the efforts i put in to bring out the unique characters of this product. Please try it for mixed media projects too. I am sure you will love them.

Thank you, Khyati for always trusting me with your products. 

Thank you so much for being here.





Monday, August 12, 2019

I love math challenge #14

Hello there,

I am back...:) ! We had a fantastic 12 days family vacation in Switzerland. This was our first time to Europe and now I want to see every country there. It was beyond words beautiful ! We came back with our hearts full of joy  and our bags full of chocolates...:P .


It is time to get back to crafting! Today, I am sharing my inspiration for I Love Math Challenge #14.



The theme was set by our team mate Valentina ! 


 GRID (Nonograms, known also as Picross or Griddlers,Cross Stitch etc.).


Grid is a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines spaced out at regular intervals, forming squares or rectangles.
Source: Your Dictionary  (https://www.yourdictionary.com/grid)


Nonogram is a puzzle in which cells of a grid must be filled or left blank, according to sets of numbers given at the side of the grid, to reveal a hidden picture.
Source: Your Dictionary  (https://www.yourdictionary.com/nonogram)

Cross Stitch

1. A double stitch forming an X in sewing and embroidery.
2. Needlework made with X-shaped stitches.


It is a brilliant theme  with so many possibilities. 

Let's check how I interpreted it. 

I played simple...:) . 
I printed  grid pattern on a white card stock, stamped, masked and ink blended the background.
I colored the stamped images following the grid pattern, added foam with white gel pen. 
I just highlighted few squares in the background to enhance the theme!
The stamp set is by Verve Stamps ( Sadly, they are not anymore into business!) .

Don't you think the theme is very interesting?
Come along and play with us!


More details about the challenge...

Challenge Starts: August 8th 2019, 10:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge Ends: September 30th 2019, 9:55 PM CEST (UTC +2)


Challenge rules:

  1. Math: grid
  2. Project: anything
  3. Theme: summer
  4. Design: any  
As always, a winner will receive one stamp set Of Jane's Doodles of her choice. 

Please check Milka's blog HERE for more details and other inspirations by our team members. 
I hope you will join the fun!
Thank you for being here!







Friday, July 26, 2019

Alcohol Ink Paper by HNDMD


Hello Friends,

I am back with a review post. This time, it is Alcohol InkPaper by HDMD. It is a great alternate for YUPO. Like YUPO it is a synthetic paper. Alcohol inks works best on nonporous surface. This paper is non-tearable and nonporous which allows great movement of inks. It is thick and can take hair dryer or heat gun very well. Compare to yupo it is 1/3 of the price. Isn’t that great!
There are mainly pictures of the projects i made on this paper. I will list color, brand and tips for each project below the picture.






These two are small approx 2.5 x 3.3 inches.
Colors  : Copic refills YG63 and G19
Gold  - Piñata gold applied with thin brush.
Tips – Use hairdryer to get those lines. The paper is quite thick and will take heat well without warping.




Same colors as above but I used this fan brush to create texture on this one.

I have used Piñata gold along with the inks and isopropyl alcohol.





I would like to call this ‘In the Womb’...:)

Colors : Copic YG63, G19, Ranger- Sailboat blue, piñata-passion purple.
I was going for an infinite ring look for this one but because of humidity in the air, inks won’t co-operate. Yes, alcohol inks work best in dry cool weather.
Check the close ups.




Next one uses the same colors as above but totally different composition.


Tips : use blow dryer to move inks and thin straw for the patches of texture.
Details...


Next is everybody’s favorite ---floral!



Colors : For the background – Copic BG23, Ranger –Turquoise
               For Flower – Ranger – Flamingo, Raspberry
               Steam – Ranger citrus, copic G19


Tip – I use this tiny pallet of medicine strip. Details in the stem is added with that micro brush. Petals are blown with thin straw.




Next one is created using HNDMD masking paper! I have tried many different materials from washi tape to masking paper & tape with alcohol inks but was never successful. Inks always bleed under the mask. But this masking paper is a game changer... no bleeding under the edges. The alcohol ink paper is easy to clean too. Few inks stain the paper but overall you can clean splatters and booboos with a swab of isopropyl alcohol without leaving any trace.



I die cut a butterfly from the masking paper and used the negative to mask alcohol ink paper. Added inks, removed the mask and added few splatters.
Colors – Ranger – Purple twilight & Cool Peri
There are many possibilities with masking. I will try to explore more in my next post.



For this landscape I used Ranger – Turquoise for sky, Caramel, silver metallic and pitch black and also Piñata – gold!


Last one uses only one color!


Color – Ranger Raspberry
Tip – Dilute ink with isopropyl before adding to the paper. This will prevent staining of paper. Use hair dryer to blow the ink back and forth to create crease lines. 




Highlights :
-        Great quality of paper. Ink moves beautifully on it.
-        Because of thickness, you can use hair dryer fearlessly. I tried heat gun too from a distance and it was safe and didn’t wrap the paper.
-        Paper does not stain easily, and clean up is very easy.
-        PRICE – 1/3 than yupo....I am SOLD...:)  

I hope you like the projects. Give these paper a try. I am sure you will fall in love with it. Thank you for being here. Have a great day!