Happy Day!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Hi there!

Again sharing a card with watercolouring today.  And I wanted a sweet little happy scene on my card. This is how it turned out :-

I have used watercolour paper for the base of the card. The scene has been created using wet-on-wet technique. The sheep is hand drawn, watercoloured , fuzzy cut and popped over the base using adhesive foam. Stuck some pieces of wooden toothpicks to make that fence. Added a punched butterfly, hand drew the trial and finally stamped the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed this sweet and simple card.

Linking it to:
AAA cards--#8 --Inspire-CASeing Vicki Dutcher ( Although I have been following this blog since quite a while, this is the first time I'm entering here.  I'm an admirer of Vicki's work and her card just appealed to me. Love it. I was inspired by the colours of the scene. Hope I have done justice to the card.)

CASology#101-Wood (Fence is made up of wooden toothpicks)

Thanks for visiting and leaving such kind words on my work always. Hugs!

A Card with Watercolouring

Monday, 23 June 2014

Hi dear blogger pals,
Hope you all are doing great.  I'm watching quite a lot of videos on watercolouring these days, right from the beginner ones showing different brush strokes and washes, to some advanced ones. And I'm practising it too. I loved this video where the artist brilliantly  paints some free-hand watercoloured roses. I absolutely loved it and that's how I was inspired to make this card. If you wish to see it too, click here but first have a look at my card because you won't like my card after you see the video :P

closer view

I know I have a long road to travel in the world of watercolouring, but nevertheless, I'm enjoying the journey and wanted to share it with you and get your valuable feedback. :)
And the butterfly was stamped on a piece of vellum followed by heat embossing it using  Lindy's silver EP, fuzzy cutting it and layering it over a black butterfly.

Linking this up to :

And as I write this post, I also want to share a very annoying issue I'm facing with my blogger today. I'm not able to see any new posts from anybody on my dashboard, except the most recent one, that is I can see just one post at a time, which goes away as soon as another one appears. Are you facing this problem too or is it just me?

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week. :)

Shaped Masculine card

Friday, 20 June 2014

Hi Friends,
Quickly sharing a card today inspired by CAS-ual Fridays#132-What a catch, where we had to make a masculine card, but the twist is - no use of the kraft colour and using a ribbon. I'm in a hurry to post because the link-up will be closed within a few hours and I want to slide my card inside before the linky door closes shut.

Here's my card:

Most of the men love sports so this idea of making a sports-shoe shaped card struck  me. 

Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting me today.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hi All,
It's celebration time at one of my favorite CAS challenge blogs, CASology, as they have reached the 100-weeks milestone and since I have learnt a lot about CAS design here(thanks to the excellent DT ,the 'design defined' feature and also from the talented participants), I want to be a part of their celebration by sharing a card I made today inspired by this week's cue word 'Celebrate'.

Also adding this to Darnell's NBUS#1---Friendship Theme, the stamps I have used here are NBUS and so is this hot pink-coloured card stock.Well, friendships are also a good enough reason to celebrate, isn't it? ;)

This fortnight's Inkspirational challenge theme is CAS cards, so linking it up there too.

My take:

This card shows a gift box made from a double sided PP from Alison Kraft Designs shaped and stuck dimensionally over the white panel, and some stamped stars and the sentiment appear to be leaping out of the box. The technique I have used here is second generation stamping technique, which is best when you have to show some movement. 
A tip: Always use the inks with darker shades for second generation stamping. I know it's logical but I initially tried with some soft colours and it didn't turn out good. So, just a small tip.

I would love to know your feedback. Thanks for visiting. :)

Tight-coiled Quilling

Monday, 16 June 2014

Hi Friends,
I'm so relieved that the long-awaited monsoon rains have recently kicked off over this side of the world where I reside, providing the much-needed respite from the heat. And ofcourse a lovely weather brought back the lost mojo, and I feel refreshed and creative again. Yay! :)

That brings me to the card I made for :
1. Indian Quilling Challenges#1

Since I had to make it wedding-themed, I started with a black and white base combination. I scored the black panel using MS scoreboard for giving it a wall-like appearance, before sticking it over the white base.The quilling is done using 1.5 mm quilling strips(3mm strips cut longitudinally) in the different shades of red.I chose to keep the flowers red, because I think black-red-white is a classic combination and you can never go wrong with it :)

Hope you liked it. Thanks so much for visiting and have a great week. :)

Greetings- An Afternoon well-spent

Monday, 9 June 2014

Hello Friends!

Feels great to be posting again after a while. Last few days have been super-busy for me.  I did manage to sneak in to my blogger to see what my friends have been upto, but haven't been able to comment on most of the blogs. Will try catching up soon.

First onto my card:

Today I did try to sqeeze in some 'me' time in the afternoon. Sharing this card I didn't want to miss making after I saw this week's sketch at Cas(e) this sketch-79

 And then came this fortnight's Fusion  inspiration sketch, which looked like a twin to the CTS sketch, and I was happy that I would be able to aim two birds with one arrow. (was inspired by the sequential arrangement of colours in the picture and the sketch)

 Or rather three, the sentiment 'Greetings' is the NBUS, from a stamp set I bought from itsy bitsy but didn't get a chance to use it until now. Definitely wanted to play along Darnell's  NBUS challenge#1, a celebration for reaching the 500-followers mark, where you have to dig out some of the Never Used Before stuff from your stash and well, use it now. If you still haven't come across talented Darnell's blog, well you are really missing the fun. She's one of the most warm and charming ladies I have come across and I'm so glad to have known her. I love reading her posts always.

Just found out that this fortnight's challenge at Inkspirational is about Clean and Simple Projects. So linking it up there too.

My dear friend Kimberly suggested that I also link this up to Paper Crafting Challenges#11 where we are supposed to use stencils in our projects. Thanks, Kimberly, I wouldn't have liked to miss playing along.

And now the making:

Stenciling with some selective masking and sponging

Today I realised that masking tape is such a blessing for us crafters. The making of this involved some stenciling and sponging some Tim Holtz inks( Salty lake,spiced marmalade, mowed lawn,fired brick, peacock feathers, tumbled glass) after sequetial masking using the tape. 
The stencil used here is from the Clear Scraps collection-Swirls.

Closer view of the heat embossed butterfly

The butterfly was stamped on a piece of vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Lindy's silver EP.  And yes, it shines beautifully.

The making of this one was fun, although it did leave me with a dusbin full of discarded trials.  Do let me know how you like it. 

Thanks so much for visiting me. Have a great week. :)