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. :)









28 comments:

  1. Like it ?? I am loving it.....stenciling n very neat sponging ..pearls n butterfly add to its beauty !

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  2. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  3. ooh... very pretty!! love this!!
    Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  4. Jasleen I like how you masked and then stenciled - very unique. Also great color selection.

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  5. Beautiful card dear..love the layout. .pop of colors and those gorgeous buttefflies. .nice use of stencil..

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  6. Love what you did here with the stencil and the many colors!! So cool looking and so well done!!

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  7. Love what you did here with color and that stencil - very well done and so clever!!

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  8. I wondered how you got all of the colors on that Jasleen! thanks for sharing your technique! love the bright colors and fun pattern! thanks so much for joining us at the Fusion challenge!

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  9. I have to do a Happy Dance for this card Jasleen, the butterfly sure does shine x

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  10. Very pretty card Jasleen. Love those beautiful mix of colours. Lovely! :)

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  11. what to say about this card.Its so beautiful. Love the stencil work and the butterfly is just perfect.

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  12. It's always a delight when you get a chance to create one of your works of art and post it for us, Jas! This one is extraordinary! Thank you so much for showing how you did that masking and sponging so perfectly! And that silver ep butterfly is brilliant! I love everything about this bright and happy card!!

    Thank you, too, for all your sweet words of praise, for linking up to my NBUS challenge, and spreading the word about it! It is very much appreciated!! Enjoy the day and I hope you are able to get crafty again soon!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Beautiful stencil work.Ilove all ur creations u have posted uptill now.

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  14. Beautiful card Jasleen. Love the colors in your carda and am nuts over butterflies.

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  15. I saw this on Darnell's challenge and the beautiful colours just leapt out at me.. wonderful work, Shaz in oz.x

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  16. Amazing card Jasleen ..love the masking and bright colors :)

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  17. Fabulous rainbow stencilling and a beautiful butterfly xx

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  18. Great stenciling and great take on the sketch!

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  19. LOVE this Jasleen!!!! So happy to see your bright vivid loveliness at FUSION!!! ALSO you really need to link up to Paper Crafting Challenges, they are sponsored by Online Card Classes - and to win a chance at a free class your choice, The current challenge is STENCILS, and you have done this here, masking and stenciling at ones, GREAT job!!!! I hope to see you there sweet Jasleen!!!
    -Hugs Kimberly

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  20. Great look with the rainbow colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational challenges. Hope you will join us again next time.
    Pia

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  21. thanks so mcuh Jasleen for popping over and joining my blog :D and making my day! .. have a post ready to go next Wednesday for the butterfly challenge and will welcome you on that, all being well!! Shaz in Oz.x

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  22. So vibrant and bright and downright happy, Jasleen ... what great stencilling and the butterflies are such a lovely touch! Thanks so much for your visits to my blog ... and for your always encouraging comments .. it's so appreciated! Anita :)

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  23. Gorgeous! So glad you found some time to craft because this card is totally worth it. The colours are so summery and you stenciled it perfectly. Hope you find time to craft soon!!

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  24. What a beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing how you created it! I love the bold colors WOW !! beautiful

    Patti

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  25. Such a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have so much NBUS I just had to enter this challenge too. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/2014/06/nbus-friendship-challenge-card.html

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  26. WOW you are so good at using inks and paints Jasleen!!

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  27. This is gorgeous Jasleen :) Love the stenciling u did, Thank you for sharing with Fusion!

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  28. Love the shimmer of your butterfly. Great card. Thanks for playing along at FUSION and CAS(E) this sketch.

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