Saturday, 22 July 2017

Post 233: CAS Card- Sparkle

Hi friends :)

How are you today ? Still recovering from the flu bug but that doesn't keep me away from crafting :) I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Card. This is a standard A2 sized landscape style side folding card. The process was simple enough, I've done some inlaid die cutting. The word sparkle has been made dimensional by adhering 2 black die cuts under the sparkly gold die cut. I've added some gold splatter with perfect pearls and in the end, added a few flat star sequins. The card is quite shiny and sparkly, I'm not sure it shows up in the photos. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Essential Cutaways- Lana Cutaways
Die Cuts & More - Word Die: Sparkle 
Perfect Pearls- gold
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gold Flat Sequins 
White Cardstock 270 gsm
Snippets of Black Cardstock

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

W & W Rerun No. 21 - I didn't have the Kindness stamp set so I chose the alternative, I was inspired by Kate's card. I loved the way she used the shine die cut in gold color across the middle of her card along with the gold splatter, I have done my own version of the same.
CASology #258 - Diamond (When I think of diamonds, I think of their shine and sparkle)

Thanks for your time :) 
Love reading your precious comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Post 232: Mixed Media Layout: Beautiful

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled "beautiful" today. The sketch and colors of my layout are influenced by the Dusty Attic Moodboard for July. I loved those colors :) 




Process:

I found this really beautiful and powerful image of a dancer with fire coming out from her. So decided to make a layout around it.  

I altered the Dusty Attic Chipboards by embossing them, to add color, dimension and shine :) the feathers were attached to the dancer's photo to depict flying, she almost looks like a modern angel to me! The paradise bird chipboard was embossed in multiple colors to add interest. I added thread at some places for texture. At the bottom of the photo, I've added strings of thread and beads, I think it almost looks like a dream catcher :) 

I thought about what secondary sentiments to add and then decided to add words associated with true beauty; #authentic, #amazing by stamping and genuine, artful, soulful and creative with stickers.

I've done stenciling with distress inks and background stamping. Layers of colors were added using acrylic paints and zig markers. In the end, I created some splatter of gesso and ink. 

Here are a few close-up photos of the layout:





Here is a full photo of the layout:


List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps Mini Stamp- Washi Tape
Stamplorations Stamp- Winged Things (Bee's Knees)
Stamplorations Stamp- Bold Sentiments Hashtag Authentic 
Stamplorations Stamp- Art Marks (Sherry Russ Designs)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Aqua Brush
Ranger's Embossing Powders: Black, Tiger Lily and Sky Blue
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad 
Ranger's Heat Tool 
Thread
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gems and beads
Prima's Heavy White Gesso 
Palette Knives 
Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads- spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, black soot
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Manganese Blue 
Prima's Crochet Doily Die 
Black and White cardstock 270 gsm 

I am playing along with the following challenges:
Dusty Attic July 2017 Challenge (I was inspired by the colors and sketch)
Mixed Media Place July Challenge (I was inspired by the quote and the word beautiful)
Mixed Media & Art July Challenge  (I was inspired by the word wings)
Rubber Dance July Theme Challenge (I've added thread)
HLS July MM Challenge (texture added via threads, chipboard, acrylics)
SSS Monday Challenge- Get in shape (used 3d embellishments)
SSS Wednesday Challenge- We're seeing stars (stamped stars)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your precious comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Post 231: Floral Card (Shine)

Hi friends :)

How are you ? Any plans for the weekend ? I'm still under the weather and trying to recover from the flu. A few new supplies got delivered today and I was so excited to play with them. I sat on the bed and crafted there only because I didn't have the energy to get up and work on the craft table. I've got a floral card to share today. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. I enjoyed watercoloring it with zig markers and an aqua brush. The sentiment is a grungy one which I really like, it reads "shine" I thought this will be a nice encouraging card to send to a friend to pep her spirits :) 

List of Supplies:

Stamplorations Stamp- Blossom Sprays 2
Stamplorations Stamp- Art Marks
Stamplorations Stamp- Winged Things
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle Die
Canson Watercolor paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Aqua Brush
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
White & Black Cardstock 270 gsm
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

TIME OUT Challenge #88 (was inspired by the word "shine")
Butterfly Challenge #82 (1 butterfly on the lower edge near the leaves + orange color + matching pairs of leaves and small flowers)
Stamplorations Theme & Sketch Challenge (went with the theme of warm colors)
CAS03-July Challenge (was inspired by the colors in the picture)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Post 230: CAS Engagement Card

Hi folks!

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Engagement card I made. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. I was inspired by the cue word "diamond" and the first thing that popped into my mind was an engagement ring, so I decided to depict that on the card. I have used part of a Cheery Lynn Designs Wedding Vows die cut  here (cut off the ornate frame from it) and then added a gem to depict the diamond ring. I curved the sentiment, "celebrate" from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold & Extras Stamp set and stamped it in a blue ink (Ranger's Dye Ink- Caribbean Coast). 

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

Double D Challenge- Pop of color (the addition of the blue sentiment to the black and white is my pop of color)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed.

Post 229: Floral Birthday Card

Hi folks!

How've you been? I haven't been feeling too good lately, I think it may be the flu. So have less energy to sit and create. Hopefully, it will get better in a couple of days. For now, I'd like to share a floral birthday card I made a couple of days back but wasn't able to blog about. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. This card was my way of salvaging a card panel that I wasn't entirely happy with. I started out thinking it will be a CAS card but as the stamping progressed, I wasn't happy with the design, so I decided to stamp all over the panel and create a flowery themed card instead. I used a mix of blue and green Ranger inkpads I had (sorry don't remember which ones I used exactly), colored in with some pencil colors and in the end added a few details with a couple of zig markers. Added a few watercolored and die cut butterflies as well. The sentiment is stamped on a tag that's been watercolored and tied with some twine. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways
Winnie & Walter Stamp: Eva's Favorite Flowers
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut- Birthday 
Canson Watercolor Paper
Derwent Pencil Colors
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Ranger's Archival Inkpads and Dye Inkpads
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Aqua Brush
Twine
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

3. Butterfly Challenge #82- M (butterflies + pairs of stamped floral images)
4. SSS Monday Challenge- Get in shape (used 3d butterflies here)
Thanks for your time!
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Post 228: Floral Card

Hi friends :)

How are you this saturday afternoon? I hope your weekend is going well. Today, I'd like to share a floral card I created with a new altenew stamp I recently bought. Mum and I were crafting together last night, just for fun and she water colored the floral images with the new gansai tambi colors I bought and then in the morning, I added some details with pencil colors, I do not have the fancy prisma or polychromos pencils, so just used the Derwent ones which I've had for ages but not used. My sister gifted them to me when I was in school :) Fussy cut them and created a background water color wash for the floral arrangement, created some splatter, added some thread for interest and texture and adhered the floral arrangement. In the end, added a few clear drops and some details with a white gel pen. 

List of Supplies:

Altenew Stamp- Adore you
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Derwent Pencil Colors
Thread
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Canson Watercolor Paper
White Cardstock 250 gsm
DCAM clear droplets
Sakura Gelly Roll White Gel Pen

Here are a couple of photographs of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge (I was inspired by the colors)
Addicted to stamps & more #250 (I was inspired by the pinks and greens)
YNS Challenge #68 ( was inspired by the colors: pale pink, dark pink and green)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Post 227: CAS Birthday Card

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Birthday Card today. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. I seem to need tons of birthday cards so it is always a good idea to make a few extras :) 
Essentially, the background is done by sponging inks through a hexagon stencil. The flower was die cut twice in black and white and adhered slightly off set for a shadowy effect. The smaller negative pieces from the die cut were also lightly colored with distress oxide inks and adhered back into the design. The bee and sentiment were stamped and in the end a few clear drops were added.

List of Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle Die
Ranger's Distress Oxide Inkpads- Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick
Memento Dye Inkpad- Angel Pink
White Cardstock 250 gsm
Ranger's round blending tool and foams
Hexagon Stencil 
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad 
DCAM clear drops 
Glossy Accents 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 

Here are a couple of photographs of the card:



  I am playing along with the following challenges:

Paper Smooches July Challenge- Anything Goes
  

Color Throwdown Challenge#451

I Love Math Challenge #6

CASology #257- Wish
PCM July Challenge- Birthday

HLS July CAS Challenge- Birthday
SSS Monday Challenge- Distress It 
YNS Challenge #68 ( was inspired by the colors: pale pink, dark pink and green)
Double D challenge- Pastel Party
Addicted to stamps & more #250 (I was inspired by the pinks and greens)

Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed.

Post 226: Mixed Media Layout- Friends

Hi folks!

How are you doing ?
Today, I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled Friends.
This is 12 by 12 inches in size.
I was inspired by the photo of the 2 little ones walking hand and hand and decided to make a layout with it. It signifies friendship and a beautiful happy day spent with friends.
There are mostly butterflies and flowers on this layout with the color scheme: white, black and lavender.
The base is white cardstock on which I have done watercoloring with gansai tambi colors and stencil work with distress oxides.
Then, did some background stamping for interest.
Further, added stamped (on canson watercolor paper), watercolored and fussy cut images in layers.
I've tried to create texture with multiple layers and patterns.
In the end, few splatters were created with watered down white gesso and inks.
I've used the following Altenew stamps here: Bamboo Rose, Floral Frame and Fresh Freesia


Here are a few photographs of the layout:

(Closeups)





(full photo)


I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. White with 1 July Challenge- Lavender Lane (I was inspired by the color and flowers)
2. Altenew Sketch Challenge #3 (I was inspired by the sketch)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Post 225 - Mixed Media Card: Celebrate

Hi folks!

How are you this fine morning? I'm a little exhausted from a lot of work lately, looking forward to relaxing over the weekend. 

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Style Card today. This is a 5 by 7 inches side folding card.  I played with my gelatos after a while today and it was fun. Basically blended colors on top of a card panel on which white gesso was applied then did some stencil work with yellow, black and white acrylics, also did some background stamping. Further, stamped and water colored floral images and fussy cut them. Then arranged the floral images on the card panel (Whose edges were distressed for a worn out torn look) and adhered them. Added few splashes of white and black ink. Finished off, by adhering a die cut sentiment "celebrate" which was die cut in black and white and layered slightly off set and then adhered on top of the card panel. In the end, the card panel was adhered to a black card base. 

List of Supplies:

Rubber Dance Stamps: Textured flowers, Textured Spring and Something Wonderful
Winnie & Walter Cutaways- The Big, the bold and party 
Canson Watercolor Paper 300 gsm
Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Camlin Watercolors 
Faber Castell Gelatos
Camlin White Gesso
Stencil- honey combo (small and big) and circles
Mont Marte Acrylics- cadmium yellow, black
Aqua brush 
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Fine Point Black Sharpie

Here are a few photographs of the card:




I am playing along with the following challenges:

2. SSS Monday Challenge- Distress It (distressed the edges to give a torn look)
4. HLS July Watercolour Challenge- (Water colored the floral images)
5. HLS July Mixed Media Challenge (Added texture with stencils and acrylics and layered flowers)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Post 224: CAS Birthday Card

Hi friends :)

How's your week going? I hope all is well in your part of the world. Here in India, we have had a terrorist attack on innocent people and hearing the news was very disturbing. I wish we could all live in harmony, stop the intolerance and just get along. 

Onto nicer things now, I'd like to share a Clean and Simple card today. This is side folding and 5 by 7 inches in size. I did some water coloring on it with zig markers. I stamped the sentiments from various stamps.  

List of Supplies:

Stampers Anonymous Cling Stamp- Tim Holtz: Crazy Birds
Verve Stamp- Poppy Birthday (Happy Birthday sentiment)
Winnie & Walter stamp-The Big, the bold and the extras (celebrate sentiment)
Altenew Stamp- Floral Frame (Birthday Wishes)
Mudra Mini Stamp- Hexagon
Cutplorations- Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die 
Enamel Dots
Canson Watercolor paper
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Ranger's Archival Ink- Magenta Hue
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Here are a couple of photographs of the card:
(close up)


(full photo)

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Calling All Sistahs CAS02 June Challenge (I was inspired by the colors in the moodboard)
Time Out Challenges #87- CASe with your own twist (I was inspired by the bird and the use of multiple sentiments in Cornelia's beautiful card) 
I Love Math Challenge #6 (used a hexagon stamp)
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (used a cutplorations die here)
Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments!
Stay Blessed.