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Friday, April 9, 2021

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop

 Hello friends,

I am so excited to share this post, today! We are celebrating the release of 3 new stamp sets by Jane's Doodles - Hope, Road trip and Old id Gold. Post covid, getting my stamps is a huge problem. It is taking more than a month to receive them. So many a times I have to use digital version which is not that fun. But today, I tried foiling with the printed images. After a long time, I made quite a few cards in one stretch.


 Hope Road Trip Old Is Gold - COMING SOON!

Let's start with the Old is Gold. This is such a fun stamp and love those sentiments. Here is my card.


The card is totally inspired by a quote I saw online. "Big or small, bold or italics ...you are my type."  I used various alphabet dies to form the words. Typewriter is printed and gold foiled using laminator. 



Isn't it gorgeous? The set is so well designed!

Next few cards use Hope stamp set. I love the cluster of flowers in it. It is well sized to color. 


Once again, I went with the foiling. I printed it on some colored card stocks and foiled it. I kept it simple to let the foiling shine.

That cluster of flowers is so pretty that I couldn't resist myself and made 3 more cards...:)




I tried Yana Smakula's coloring technique for that red rose. 

That is all for today. I so wanted to use Roadtrip set but I will wait for the physical stamp to arrive. I hope you like the cards I made and feel inspired. 

Blog Hop Order

Kaja

Marion

Neha (you are here)

Claudia

Bobbi

Daniel

Wanda 

Laura (guest)

JD blog (Katerina's card)


 There is a 25% off sale going through weekend (Friday - Sunday). Please comment on all the stops

 of hop to enter to win a stamp set of your choice. Winner will be announced on Monday.

Thank you so much for being here and taking out time to post a comment! I can't wait to read how 

you feel about my cards!

Hugs!





Friday, January 22, 2021

Jane's Doodles blog hop

 Hello friends,

We are having a blog hop for the two sets sweater weather and weird released recently at @jane'sdoodles . I am using digital version of weird set , today!


It is a beautiful set with 3 sloths and  some amazing sentiments.  I printed the images, colored with copics and fussy cut them out. I used a piece of acetate, some distress inks and water to create the background .


Please visit all the designers' blogs for inspiration and leave some love on each post to enter to win a stamp set of your choice. Winner will be announced on Monday! so happy hoping!

There is 30% off on all clear stamps during the hop  (Friday - Sunday).


Blog Hop Order

Kaja

Milka

Marion

Neha

Claudia

Bobbi

Laura (guest)

JD blog (Katerina's card)


I hope you are inspired to try these sets! 

Thank you for being here!








Friday, December 18, 2020

Jane's Birthday Blog Hop

 Hello friends,

Today, I am here to celebrate Jane's (Jane's Doodles) Birthday! She is turning 46 (shhhhhh.... 😊) . We are having a blog hop where all of us will feature our favorite stamp set.

Speaking of favorite, I have many! I love her stamps as they are very cute, simple and many a times very unique. Today, I am choosing Free As A Bird  stamp set to work with. I love the whimsical, unique, happy, chirpy birds in this set. there are multiple images of flying, standing, dancing birds. They are fun to color and easy to use to create a scene or story on the card. 

Here is a card and tags I made with it.



Aren't they cute? The design clearly says that there are many birds out there but you are the best. The variation in images i.e. flying and standing birds made it easy to create the narrative. Those tiny stamps of clouds and heart help to add to the scene and enhance the meaning of sentiment. 
Gosh, I never realized how much thinking goes in making a card until I reflected upon my thought process. 


While coloring an image is the first and the most common use of a stamp, these tags show how you can use those cuties without coloring. 


Check that stamp set! you can see how loved it is! Those yellow cutouts are masks created from post it notes which i store with the set.








Tags are double layered ! For two of the tags, I cut the upper tag and stamp that tiny leaves on lower tag to add interest .

I hope you can see why I like this set so much.

Following are 2 more cards which I created in the past using the same stamp set. 


The sentiment is from other stamp set of Jane's Doodles but it reflects the attitude of these happy, dancing birds. Don't you think so?



Giveaway & Discount

There is 24 hrs sale where all the stamps are 46% off. Now, that is huge, isn't it?
She will also choose a winner from all the blog comments who will get a stamp set of her choice.

Blog hop Order



Neha



Please visit all the artists and leave some love for the chance to win a stamp set.


I hope you are inspired by my cards. Grab the stamps before it goes out of stock! 
Thank you for being here! Hugs!










 

Friday, October 16, 2020

CrafTangles - Liquid Glaze Review

 Hello friends,

Today, I am sharing my experiments using Craftangles' Liquid glaze. It is an acrylic medium which can be used as it is as a top coat for any ink, decoupage or acrylic painting. You can mix it with regular acrylic paints and make it work as pouring medium. once it is dry, it is super glossy like resin  and hard enough to protect your work. 

Lets start with the projects.

I was super curious to see if it works to coat my alcohol ink art. I tried directly on a sample piece but glaze fades the ink. I use this Kamar Varnish By Kylon to seal all my ink art. I had this ink work done on a coaster which I sealed with Kamar varnish, let it dry and added a coat of Craftangle liquid glaze.


I poured  enough glaze so that it will cover the whole coaster uniformly but will not drip from the sides. I allowed it to dry over night. It was looking fantastic in the morning. all leveled up and shiny. 


Isn't it gorgeous??

I always struggle with resin. I find it to messy and don't like the smell too. This liquid glaze has no smell and no need to measure & mix resin and clean up the after mess. It is very convenient.

For second project, I used golden acrylic inks on Yupo paper. 


I applied various colors on yupo, allowed it to dry.


Cut few petal shapes and a pot shape. Adhere all in a collage on a coaster with glue. 









I applied 2 coats of glaze with a brush. Allow first coat dry totally before applying 2nd coat. Unlike alcohol inks, acrylic inks don't need sealing with Kamar varnish. Bingo!

I used Golden high flow inks but you can use Daler Rowney inks too. They stay vibrant as they do not react with the glaze. A coat of glaze add so much of depth to the colors.

Third project is quite similar to above one.


I took a round coaster and applied light blue ink for sky on 2/3 part of it.






Cut and adhere different green and yellow pieces for hills. Added some details with white gel pen. Golden pen for some more details and sun.


This is how I elevate the art work before pouring coat of glaze





Cover it with a lid so no dust particles will settle on it while drying.









 

Check the depth and shine.

For the last project, I tried to use it as pouring medium. I took a dollop of regular acrylic paint from a tube in a small cup and add double amount of glaze to it. Mix it well and use it as pour paint on any surface. One thing I have to point it out that the glaze  is heat sensitive so you can not use heat tool to move the paint around. I used straw and a wooden skewer to create ripple effect.





I am not super happy with this one. I needed more color but it was late and i was tired so spread the color little too thin. I have to try this again. I will share soon.

I hope you got an idea of the glaze. Try it out. It is an amazing product. See you soon with some pouring. 

Thank you so much for being here.

Neha



Friday, October 9, 2020

Jane's Doodles blog hop

 Hello friends,


I am super excited to share three newly released stamp sets from Jane's Doodles. 

     Grateful                                           Hot Cocoa                                    Pumpkin Patch

Grateful - NEW!  Hot Cocoa - NEW! Pumpkin Patch - NEW!


These are beautiful sets for fall  and winter. 

Let's check out my cards.



This set is so beautiful. I spent 3 and a half hours coloring it but it is totally worth it. Don't you think so? I used colored pencils for coloring. 

Next card is easy and simple.



I tried to create misty forest look. Done some ink blending on the bottom of the panel and stamped the tree stamp with various green inks. Sentiment is heat embossed in silver. 




Feel inspired enough? If so go get the stamps as they are 35% off through the weekend. 
  
Please hop on all the blogs and leave a comment on each one. One lucky winner will be announced on Moday who will get one stamp set free.

Blog Order



  Neha (You are here)




Thank you for being here!
Hugs










 


Thursday, October 8, 2020

World Space Week 2020

 Hello there,

As every year, 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 2020 is: "Satellites improve Life".

We will be showcasing projects featuring Space and/or Satellites in this year’s blog hop.

This blog hop is a part of WSW 2020 celebration and is listed as an event on an official WSW 2020 event list (event no 37514).



I have created a project with  galaxy  back ground and and alien die cut.



I made galaxy background using alcohol inks. the die is by Impression Obsession.






And what a celebration without a giveaway? 
We have not one but 4 companies sponsoring the prizes.

Giveaway

Fantastic artists and companies are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. These are the prizes they have sponsored:

Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Coupon Code to the Store

Jane’s Doodles: $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Lawn Fawn: $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Newton's Nook Designs: $20 Store Credit


Image may contain: text that says 'World Space Week (WSW) Blog Hop SPONSORS Jane's Deedles GERDA STENER DESIGNS lawn fawn newtons nook designs'

4 prizes will be given away to 4 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 15th 2020, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on October 18th 2020 during the day.


Blog hop list:

Milka Gubo

 Ishani

Larissa Walgemoed

Neha Bhatt (you are here)

Valentina Bizjak

Milka Gubo (Inlinkz)


Please hop along and leave some love. Thank you for being here.