Monday, 31 October 2016

Thinking of you card


So today in the wee hours of the morning inspiration struck me and I felt like trying my hands at the shabby chic style of card making. I decided to make a thinking of you card for my niece who turned 13 this June and is becoming a young lady. She will always be our lil munchkin but as she is growing up, we can see all those teenage habits of dressing up, wanting to look good, essentially adolescent vanity :) I guess we have all been there and done that!! (lol) so this is my card dedicated to my niece because we all think of her as a baby but she is turning into a young girl, so I tried to incorporate the things that I know she likes. The rose is a perfect background for this card because symbolically thats our lil girl :) I took 2 of her childhood pictures for this card (didn't have any others, these were the ones I carry in my purse).  The color scheme is hues of pink because that's her favorite color.

Here are a few pictures of the card:

Pictures of some of the Supplies Used:

Applying white gesso on the Blue Fern Studios Chipboard- Rose Wreath

List of Supplies used:

1. Rose Wreath Chipboard- Blue Fern Studios 
2. Wedding Collection Paper Pack and Pattern Paper Pack (vol 2) by Papericious
3. Laces and Net fabric
4. White Gesso by Camlin
5. Ranger's Distress Ink- victorian velvet
6. Tim holtz paper distressor
7. Ranger's Round Ink blending tool and foam
8. Texture Paste by Mont Marte
9. Stencil 
10. Spatula
11. Mulberry Flowers
12. Cameo of a lady
13. Metal Charms - Looking Glass, Comb and white metal brad
14. Wink of Stella - Clear
15. Ranger Heat Tool
16. Zing White Embossing Powder
17. Ranger Embossing Pen- Clear
18. White Half Pearls 
19. Silicone Glue and Fevicol 
20. Artzone pearlized metallic paint- blush 

Summary of Procedure:

The sentiment is handwritten and heat embossed. 
The panel and mats are distressed and to create texture, texture paste was applied through a stencil. 
A multi-layered look was what I was going for and a couple of scraps from the papericious collection were used for one of the mats and also for the sentiment. 
A piece of the rose wreath chipboard was cut up and I applied gesso on it and then blush metallic paint.
The card base is baby pink colored 250 gsm cardstock, 6 by 6 size. 

Thanks for your time! Please do leave a comment, reading them makes my day :)

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. Blue Fern Studios October Challenge  - I have interpreted the sketch in my own way and added BFS rose wreath chipboard to the card.

2. Papericious October Challenge- Add some fabric- I have added lace and net fabric and used the wedding paper pack and the pattern collection vol. 2 for this card

3. Paru's Card Making Challenges- November - This is a card made for my niece who is an adolescent and I suppose all young girls in their teens (children but also kind of learning to be grown ups) 

Simple Diwali Card


So I decided to create a simple diwali card :) with all the festivities still continuing!
This is to wish a happy diwali and a happy new year to everyone!!
I kept the color scheme traditional with red, white and gold and just a bit of yellow.

Here are a few pictures of the card:

Picture of the supplies used:

Since it is a small sized card (little smaller than A2) , I was able to use up some of my scrap paper (white and red). 

List of Supplies Used:

1. Peek-a-boo designs abstract triangle stencil and the all occasions-hindi stamp set 
2. Ranger's Archival Ink- Carnation red
3. Ranger's Distress ink- mustard seed and festive berries
4. Round Ink blending tool
5. Ranger's heat tool
6. Ranger's gold fine embossing powder
7. Ranger's embossing pen
8. Gold swirl sticker sheets
9. Scissors
10.Silicone glue
11. Ganeshji foam stamp
12. Homemade anti-static tool 
13. Scrap of white and red CS as the panel

Thanks for your time! Stay blessed! 

I am playing along with the following challenges

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Mixed Media Layout (Embrace the Change)

Hi :)

Good morning!!
So today is the start of the New Year after Diwali (in India), here is wishing everyone a very happy new year filled with loads of happiness, good health, success, fortune and contentment.

In the early hours of the morning today I woke up at 5 am and felt like trying my hands at mixed media, so here is my very first take on a mixed media layout. I tried to include many different elements in the layout dusty attic chipboard, metal charms, buttons, fabric, paper and give the layout a multi-layered, textured effect. 

As I was playing along with the Dusty Attic October Challenge, I was inspired by the "home" which I incorporated in my layout as the textured brick background. I was also inspired by the yellow and black colors in the moodboard and included those in my layout. I have used the Dusty Attic bubbles chipboard in this layout (the chipboard and also the round negatives in it.) 

I was also playing along with the More than Words Main Challenge, so I kept the color palette such as to give an ombre effect so there are shades of yellow, orange, brown and black. The message of "embrace the change" includes the word change but I also chose butterflies in my project because I think they depict change in a great way, it is nature's way of telling us that change can be good and that embracing change and going after our dreams is a good thing. I think the color palette is very autumn inspired so that also is a depiction of change- a seasonal change

For the Papericious October Challenge I have used the Vintage Attire Premium Collection papers and included fabric in the form of dyed laces and net fabric. The papers I chose from the papericious pack had the perfect ombre effect and colors so it gave me a great backdrop to build layers and textures on!! 

Process and Supplies Used:

(Some of the supplies used)

(Applying white gesso to on the Dusty Attic Bubbles Chipboard)

(Coloring the laces and net fabric to give an ombre effect)

(All the elements collected and made ready before adhering to the page)

Thanks for your time!! Stay Blessed :)

I am linking this layout to the following challenges:

1. Dusty Attic October Challenge

2. More Than Words Main Challenge- October 

4. Lulupu challenge #66- Bling a ding with a stamping twist - I have stamped all the butterflies and the vintage wall (displayed on the top left) and also created the aged look in the background and the layers of paper used for matting by randomly stamping small bits and parts of the prima wall. The bling element is added with the pearlized metallic paint and also the small yellow/cream round bling gems on the bottom right. 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Thank You card


Today I created a thank you card which was inspired by the autumn theme. I incorporated the purple hues to support the hop to stop which is an initiative to create awareness about domestic violence.

Here are a few pictures of my card:

(Using the Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Renee's Leaves Stamp set)

I was playing along with the Winnie & Walter Rerun #15 and since I did not have the It's a Wonderful Pennant Stamp set I decided to do my take on one of the projects made by the DT. So I was inspired by the card made by Heather Hoffman. Here is a picture of her beautiful creation.

Process and Supplies Used:

I was inspired by the general design of Heather's card so I tried to replicate it by having patterns on the two sides and a panel in the middle with the focal image(s) and sentiment, also the use of the twine. I replaced Heather's tree with a leaf (they both look kind of triangular). I used a white A2 sized card base and stamped one of the leaves from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Renee's Leaves Stamp set on the 2 sides of the card base. I colored the stamp (with colors of autumn) using distress ink pads (mustard seed, vintage photo, spiced marmalade, evergreen bough and forest moss). I stamped and colored one of the leaves from the same stamp set using zig brush markers and koi water brush. I splattered it with some black ink from a black marker. Then I fussy cut the image. The central panel was made using a white CS trimmed to the apt size and then distressed with Wilted Violet ink. This panel was pasted onto a slightly larger piece of purple CS. The Thank You sentiment is a die cut from the Sizzix Celebration Script Words Die set which is colored with mustard seed and wilted violet distress ink. In the end I tied the baker's twine and added the glittery cat for the pizzazz! Other supplies and tools used include silicone glue, ranger's round blending tool and foams, sizzix big shot plus, scissors, spray bottle and kraft mat.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Birthday Card


So here is a birthday card I created. I had to really rack my brains on this one to figure out how to use the Winnie and Walter Renee's Leaves Stamp Set in an apt way. I added hues of purple in the card to support the hop to stop 2016 which is a great initiative to create awareness about domestic violence.

For my creation I was inspired by the birthday card designed by 
Vanessa Menhorn for the Rerun 15 
Here is her wonderful creation:

Here are a few pictures of my card:

Process and Supplies Used:

(Using the Winnie and Walter Renee's Leaves Stamp to create a colorful pattern for the banner)

(The Triangles Banner was cut out from this colorful stamped paper)

So I was inspired by Vanessa's beautiful card and I decided to use elements of her design like the muted color of the card base, the colorful banner, the bird on the banner so instead of the bird I added a cat. I really liked the banner in her card so I made my own version of the banner. In order to incorporate the Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Renee's Leaves Stamp into the card I first stamped it with various colors of ink onto a scrap piece of white CS and then cut it into triangles of 2 different sizes to make the banner. The Happy Birthday is from the Sizzix Celebration Script Words Die which I colored using the Ranger's Distress Ink- Wilted Violet. I added the glittery kitty sticker (and she's playing with a cotton yarn ball, isn't that cute?) to add the element of fun, joy and playfulness into the birthday card. I decided to keep it simple and clean and go with the CAS style. I have incorporated triangles into the card with the help of the banner. Other supplies used are baker's twine, silicone glue, scissors, Ranger's archival ink (Manganese Blue, Emerald Green, Carnation Red and Chrome Yellow) and Ranger's Distress ink (spiced marmalade).

Thanks for your time! Stay Blessed and Happy Crafting.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. W & W Rerun No. 15 | Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant  - Since I did not have the It's a Wonderful Pennant Stamp Set I used the In Bloom Renee's Leaves Stamp Set and did my take on the rerun card made by Vanessa.

2. Cat Lovers Hop 2016

3. I Love Math Challenge #3- Triangles Birthday Card

4. The Hop to Stop 2016