Monday, December 15, 2014

Winged Beauty

Hey there,

I saw this video  by Dawn Woleslagle and instantly fell in love with this Flora & Fauna2 set. She is extremely talented artist and I got so much  inspired by her water colouring that I bought the set.

 I tried it on water colour paper.....

 ......didn't get that soft transparent look but learned a water colouring little goes long way. Anyway, I am going to try again and again till i get that desired look...:)

And then I made a card my way...:)

It is a side fold card. I drew a line with pencil 1" away from right edge and stamped and emboss butterflies in gold. I fussy cut butterflies and removed that 1"strip. Black strip was added inside of the card to provide contrast. 

Even though it is a single layer card, the partially cut butterflies give it a 3D look. They are coloured with various distress inks. 

I have used the same technique on this card too. Hope you will like it.

See you soon...till then... happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Magic

Hi friends,

I love making Christmas cards. The main reason is the whole spirit of the holidays and other reason is so many supplies are available and blogs are flooded with inspirations. So, I got into the mood and made mine.

 For this card, I created the background with distress inks and stamped those trees with black soot distress ink so that it will bleed a little and will give that little softer look. The die is cityscape die by Memory box. I distressed the edges of die cuts with distress inks & apply little bit of glitter mixed with glue with the help of brush. I stacked the die cuts and adhere on the back of the window panel. Sentiment is from papertrey ink. I added two stripes at the bottom to tie the whole look & foam mounted the panel on base card.

close up ...:)

Shakers cards are so in and i love this polaroid frame die by MFT to make shaker part. I cut three frames and stacked them to give depth for sequins to move around. I stamped and gold embossed the top most frame to mimic candy cane stripes. Poinsettia is coloured with distress inks.   

For this card, I used SSS Kate Snowflake. I covered them with 2 layers for silver, gold & white (with glitter) embossing powder. Background is made with Tim Holtz stencil, Distress inks & PTI stamps.

I am playing along with Virginia's view challenge #10.

Have a great time creating your Christmas Magic. Have fun.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Prism Effect

Hey friends,

Today, I have a simple card. I am one of the participant at 30 day artist challenge - a group on FB. In there, every Sunday we have to create something on given topic. Today's topic was 'shape' - we have to use any single shape to shape our idea & create an art.

I think of love as a prism which refract a simple ray of light and  fills your life with whole spectrum of colours. Love makes our life more brighter &  more colourful, just like prism.

So, I tried to translate this thought into a card. I have used Mamaelephant - Triefecta stamp set to create this card. I did partial stamping with the outline border stamp to create prism (triangle) & embossed it in silver and used single stamp with two shades of grey to fill the outlined image. The spectrum of light is created with a single stamp & different inks. 

Hope you will like it. Thanks for visiting. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Softly - Penny Black

Hey there,

Today, I am sharing three cards made with one stamp - Softly from Penny Black. I just love this slap stick stamp. It is oversized and you can stamp multiple times depending on how dense or scattered you want your branches.

 I have used just one technique for all the cards i.e. making background with distress inks, stamped and embossed the image and add more colours to flowers and leaves to make them stand out.

For first card, I have used Simonsays -Khaki  ink to  stamp the images multiple times & coloured it with distress inks. I just love the soft feel of this card.Sentiment is PTI.


For the second one, I created background with various distress inks, did partial stamping & embossed with silver embossing powder & coloured it with same shades of inks as background to get that tone on tone effect. Sentiment is from PTI.

For the last card, I just swoosh down (is that right word...?)  the distress ink pad from the top of a white CS  creating that amazing textured background. I stamped and embossed in white & coloured with Tombow markers. Sentiment is again  PTI.

Hope you will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them...:)!
Bye for now ..... keep crafting!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ric#71 - In Memory of Oscar de la Renta

This is my second entry for Runway Inspired Challenge #71

There are so many inspirations and colours are black & white - one of my favourite combo.  
So, here i go...

This is the image i use for inspiration.

...and here is my take. I created the lace by stamping PTI stamp on ivory-ish CS and embossed it with white powder. Layers are cut by Lawn Fawn's speech bubble border die. For flower, i die cut 3 flowers from balck CS- with a poinsettia die, and clear embossed to achieve that shine. I mounted layers with foam tape & added sentiment to finish it off.

A close up of that glistering flower embellishment.
 Hope you will like it. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ric#71 - In Memory of Oscar de la Renta

Hey there,

I am learning blogging & playing along challenges. It takes up so much time but at the end of the day it is making me very happy! (Please visit my FB page to see my journey before blogland!).

Today, i am playing along Runway Inspired Challenge. It is in the memory of Oscar de la Renta, an extremely talented and influential designer who passed away recently. The RIC team has decided to use his latest collection for inspiration.

Here is my inspiration image:

...and my take on it!

I tried to recreate that faded floral background by stamping random dots in various inks(i used back of the small stamps for stamping dots). I stamped feathers (PTI) in memento luxe - espresso truffle & added some shading with tombow markers.


...a close up!

 The 'happy' stamp is from pti which i stamped thrice on scrap paper & trimmed it. I touched the edges of panel with black soot distress ink and mounted with foam tape. Added three strips to replicate upper part of dress. I finished it off with a sentiment from Avery Elle's Laurels set - embossed on vellum- coloured with tombow markers .

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you like my interpretation! Please leave a comment it means a lot - A LOT - to me...:). Happy crafting!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ombré Thank You

Hello Friends,

It is a quick post today! A thank you card with lots of embossing & distress inks.

I started with embossing the chevron borders (PTI) in silver on a panel of white card stock. 
Blend various distress inks in blue to get that Ombre effect. Cut two white & 2 black feathers with SSS die. I spattered white feathers with different inks & embossed the tips with gold embossing powder along with aged silver embossing enamel. I embossed sentiment (PTI) on vellum and fussy cut it. I cut the embossed panel length wise and insert silver glitter paper in between to create little drama and mounted it on white card base.

To finish it off, i added metal coin, metal ring charm, silver thread & some enamel dots. 

I had fun making it. I hope you all will enjoy it as well. 

I am linking this to

1.   Virginia's View Challenge : All things Metallic.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Not just another card...

Hi there! Today i am sharing two cards. They are designed based on the  recipient's profession. ( i get lots of such about you?) I tried to use my existing stamps in a different manner so they will help to develop a concept.

First  is a birthday card - made for a marketing executive. So i used elements like arrows, numbers, paper clips, @, graph etc. to develop the concept.  The graph paper is from regular diary cut with Papertrey ink die. I used SSS stamp to make a bar chart. Background is created with hero arts stencil and stamps are from Mamaelephant.

Second card was a thank you card for a poet. I did partial stamping - twice ,using Hero arts background stamp. Drew a line and some shading with chalk to create the illusion of binding. Added a sentiment and it was done.

It is fun to use your supply in a different way. Hope you enjoyed it. 
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Pear - learning something new

Hello Friends,

Today i want to share something different from my regular cards. Recently, I came across an amazing artist Betty Franks of Mystic Tulip Art. She is sharing her process so generously and has many tutorials on her YouTube videos. I love her free style and the way she creates layers of colours.

These are acrylics on paper inspired by  this video HERE.
 Paper is 7" x 10" and colours are camel artist acrylics. 


Few close ups. 

Thank you for visiting me and hope you enjoyed it. Please leave me a comment if you like matters a lot to me! 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Altenew October Challenge : Chocolate Delight

Hello Friends,

As you all know i just started my blog and am ready to take a plunge into challenges. So here i am !
I love the quality of Altenew stamps and decided to play along with their October Challenge.

I used their Hennah elements set for this card. Sentiment is from PTI.

Close up of that gold embossing...:)

........and clear embossing on rich chocolate card stock.


This is the inspiration picture. I also got inspired from Tasnim's card.

Hope you like my take on inspiration. Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Click HERE to see my previous creations.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Altenew Hennah

Hey friends,

I am still learning bogging but thought of sharing this card with you. So please bear with me and give your suggestions on how i can improve my blog design. 

Recently, i got my first stamp Hennah Elements from Altenew. The quality of stamp is superb and the big outline designs make colouring fun. I added some bright colors as i was in Diwali mood...!

I started off with making few masks.

I first stamped various images on scrap paper and fuzzy cut them to create masks. (I save all my masks along with the stamps, so it is easy to use them in future). I took 5"x 5.5" white card and arranged all the elements i wanted on it and took a picture with my phone for easy reference. 

I stamped various images from the set referring the picture i took (changed some arrangements while stamping... ;) ). I used Tombow markers to colour them.

I made 3 banners using white card stock with Memory Box banner die, colour them with Tombow markers and added some glitter glue for sparkle. I also used Papertreyink die to cut "happy" from a golden mirror sheet and glued it on the top of 5 x 5.5 panel. Also added sentiment using versafine black ink.  My base card is 5 x 7", top folding white card on which i glued coloured banners at the top.

I mounted the panel on the base card with foam tape to give extra dimension to it.  Added some enamel dots to finish it.

Hope you will like it! Thanks for visiting.