All within an Inchie

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Hello dear friends!

The card I'm going to share today was made for the February Workout Weekend Challenge hosted by Jane Taylor. This interesting challenge required us to create our card only using a 1 by 1 inch square on our cards. Well, I had to participate; it screamed CAS! ;)

For making this one, I used the newly released die from the die/stamp set from Sizzix- Celebration phrases (#663842)
The inchie was first sponged using distress inks. the sentiment is also from the same die/stamp set from Sizzix.

Fun thing is that I could also link it up to the ongoing challenge at AAA Cards:CAS Game#160-- Maxi White Space. I have skipped the optional part this time.

Friendly reminder: Do you know that we have a Women's day blog/insta hop going on with tons of prizes to be won from your favorite sponsors? If you haven't checked it out yet, no worries. You still have time until 22nd March. 
Check out the details in my previous post HERE. I would to have you all participate in this inspiring hop.

Thank you for stopping by!

International Women's Day Bloghop 2020 | You are Enough

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Hello friends,

Wishing you all a very happy Women's Day. I welcome you to our 2nd International Women's day Blog hop.

First things first!  This year, our event is bigger and better with 28 craft companies generously sponsoring this hop. Check out this post to see all the sponsors and the prizes to be won--->

May we always remind ourselves that we have enough, we do enough, and we are enough. The card I have made for today's hop is based on this simple awareness.

For making this card, the floral stamp from Concord & 9th- You are enough, was stamped using a very lightly shaded distress ink (spun sugar) and was watercoloured using distress inks (Festive berries, barn door, scattered straw, etc.) The peach-coloured textured paper is from Sizzix (#663007). For no-line watercolouring, I followed Pooja's colouring technique she shared on her recent video here. I love her gorgeous watercolouring.

Further, we are delighted to have few of our sponsors as the Guest Designers for the Blog Hop. Not only have they generously sponsored our event, they have also created a project for inspiring everyone of us. Thank you so much, our dear sponsors.

Excited to check out what they have made?? I know you all are :)

Let's start hopping......

Our main blog------>

Guest Designers ---->Casual Fridays

                                    Funky Fossils
                                    Jane's Doodles
                                    Kitchen Sink Stamps
                                    Pear blossoms press
                                    Power Poppy 
                                    Time for Tea Designs
                                    Your Next Stamp

Hosting Designers---->Anila 
You are here ------->    Jasleen

Rules : 

1. You have to be a follower of the main blog. Although it is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged to follow all the hosting blogs.
2. Comment on all the stops in the hop list. 
3. Please provide only one comment per person.
4. Sharing about the hop on social media will earn you extra entry. 
5. Comments are open till 22nd March, 12 P.M. IST. 

There are 3 ways you can win:
1. Hop along the blogs.
2. Add a project to the Linky on the main blog, the theme being "Women Empowerment."
3. Hop along the Instagram accounts.

Have you hopped already on Instagram? If not, then please click on the below link to start:

That's all from my end. Please hop over to my talented friend Mugdha's blog.

Have a fantastic day, ladies!


Most wonderful time of the year

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Hello friends!

I'm sharing a card that I made using the die from Impression Obsession- Birds Songbird branch. I had won this beautiful die in one of the card making challenges long ago, but I only got a chance to use it now.

I started by sponging the corner of a card panel using distress inks (tumbled glass and salty ocean) and splattering a few drops of water over the sponged area for some texture. Next, I die cut the branch with the birds multiple times--once using the black card stock and the remaining using a white card stock. I then carefully cut out the birds from the white die cut and adhered these birds over the black die cut after ensuring that the birds are suitably positioned. The birds were sponged using the Fired Brick distress ink. I decided to complete this little scene by adding a "Sun" and a "cloud" to it, both of which are the die cuts created with Sizzix dies. Sentiment is from Your Next Stamp stamp set- Snow Wonderful.

Linking this up to
CASology week 358| Branch

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

No-line watercolouring with distress inks

Monday, 16 December 2019

I tried some no-line watercolouring this weekend. I follow the work of a few crafters who are excellent with this technique (Pooja from Reusing, cards and quilling; Debby Hughes from Limedoodle designs, Kristina Werner from K Werner design, just to name a few) and have been wanting to try this technique myself.
Here's the card I made:

I admit, it look me quite a long time to colour this small image; definitely not easy and requires practice.

To start with, I stamped the image from MFT-Santa's elves, on a cold-pressed watercolour paper using Antique linen distress ink and coloured the image using distress inks. I heat embossed the 'stars' from the same stamp set using clear embossing powder, limiting the stamping to the upper one-third portion of the card panel. Next, I sponged some distress inks (tumbled glass, salty ocean, faded jeans, black soot) over the upper one-third part of the card panel to create a 'starry sky' effect.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, which was heat embossed using clear embossing powder after stamping with Versafine onyx black ink. I mounted this card panel along with the pastel yellow textured card panel, used for the matting, over a 5 by 7 inches card base. Those enamel drops were added in the end to add some interest.

Would love to know what you think about this one! Thanks for stopping by.

Linking the card to
Timeout challenges#150- Merry and cheerful

MFT Color Challenge#131