Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Autumn-themed Slimline Card with MFT

 Hello friends!

I've always wanted to try a slimline card but never got around to actually making one, until yesterday. This month's MFT Slimline Card Challenge is about making fall-themed cards and that gave me a chance to ink one of my favorite stamp sets-- MFT Harvest Mouse. 


Since I'm neck-deep into watercolouring these days (and I'm absolutely enjoying it), I decided to go for a an autumnal watercoloured scenery paired with no-line colouring of the cute images. 

Supplies:

Paper for card panel: Arches cold-pressed, 100% cotton

Paper for card base: Generic

Watercolours used for the background landscape scenery: Whitenights watercolours

Colours for images: Zig brush pens, distress inks

Stamps: MFT Harvest Mouse

Envelope: Handmade from textured paper from Sizzix Pastels collection


I hope you like my first slimline card. Thank you for stopping by.


Linking this one to:

MFT Slimline Challenge -- Feeling Fall

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Few Cards using Colorado Craft Company Stamps

 Hello friends!

Last year, I ordered a few stamps from Colorado Craft Company. I absolutely love their stamps sets, especially the ones illustrated by Anita Jeram and also the ones from the Big and Bold stamp set series. In my previous post, I used Big & Bold~Missing You Peony stamp set. You may view the card here

Today, I'm sharing three more cards I made using CCC's Anita Jeram- Birthday Wishing and Anita Jeram--Better Together.

Card #1


I stamped the images using Versafine Onyx black ink and coloured these using White Nights watercolours. The background over the card base was also made using the same watercolours and a Number 0 brush. 



Card #2


For card #2 as well, I used Whitenights watercolours. I wanted a happy, bright background to go with the happy sentiment and the clean focal image; therefore, I decided to paint some yellow-coloured stripes using the same watercolours.


Card #3



For this one, I decided to create a nice little scenery with no-line watercolouring of the main images. The colours I used for this one were Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, whereas the paper I used was Arches watercolor paper. I like how it has turned out.

Linking card #3 to 




I hope you liked the cards that I shared today. 
Happy crafting! Take care and stay safe.



Monday, 8 March 2021

3rd International Women's Day Blog Hop - 2021

 Hello dear friends!

Here's wishing all the wonderful ladies a very happy women's day. 

I warmly welcome you to the 3rd International Women's Day Blog Hop (2021) at my stop.



You are doing great you've arrived from Ishani's blog. If not, then you may check out the hop list that I have shared below to get yourself back to the hopping order. This is the 3rd year of our hop and it wouldn't have been successful without the hard work and co-ordination of my team members and the support shown by our generous sponsors. Thank you!



To know more about the prizes, please visit the link here.
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And here's my card for the hop




That gorgeous floral stamp is from Colorado Craft Company's Big & Bold~Missing You Peony stamp set. The word "BIG" is also from the same stamp set, whereas the gold-embossed "DREAM" belongs to My Favorite Things- Adorable Elephants stamp set. I coloured the image using Tim Holtz Distress inks as well as Whitenights watercolours. I used Arches cold-pressed watercolour paper for making this one.




I'll leave you with a beautiful quote that inspired me to make this card:

"Dream Big....For if I can dream, I can act; And if I can act, I can become." 

May we all strive to become the best versions of ourselves.

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I'm sure you must be excited to check out the cards made by the rest of the designers. Your next stop is a very talented gentleman Joe Sysavath.

Below is the hop order:

Alberto Gava

Women.beyoutifully.you----------------> Our main and final blog-hop stop





Rules:

1. Please leave a comment on each stop and in the end, please comment as "done" on  women.beyoutifully.you blog

2. Only one comment per person please.

3. When linking a card, add our graphic and a backlink to the blog.

4. Following all accounts is an added bonus, though it's optional.

5. Although sharing about the hop is not mandatory to win, we would highly appreciate it if could you give us a shout-out on your social media.

6. Only Cards linked in the linky tool (which is on our main blog) are considered for prizes.

7. Lastly and most importantly, ENJOY! :)

There are 3 ways you can win:

1. Hop along the blogs.
2. Add your cards (maximum upto 3) to the linky on the main blog, the theme for the cards being "Women Empowerment."
3. Hop along the Instagram accounts.


Please add your cards and comments to the main blog post here by 15th March, 12pm GMT.

Further, if you are on Instagram, you could hop there too, to increase your chances of winning- Women.beyoutifully.you

Linking my card to the following challenge (s) :






Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful and a blessed week ahead!







Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Guest Designing at CASology

 Hello friends!!  

I hope this post finds you well.  I am so excited to share that I am joining along in this fortnight’s CASology challenge as a guest designer!  In the previous challenge, I was selected as the winner with this card here.  As a result, I was invited to be a guest designer for CASology in this week’s challenge.





This week's cue card (Week 376) is DRY. The first thing that came to my mind was to design my card showing some dry leaves as the focal point. After spending some time rootling around my stamps and dies searching for the "right" kind of leaf elements for using on my CAS card, I finally decided to use a couple of leaf dies bunched together as the focal element of my card.



    I started with a folded square card base measuring 6 by 6 inches. I first die-cut the leafy vine from Sizzix Thinlits Elegant Leaf die set (#662603) and decided against adding any colour to it. For the second leaf, I die-cut using Brustro watercolour paper from Sizzix Thinlits Meadow Leaves die set (#661746). I watercoloured it using various warm shades of distress ink such that it resembled a dry, autumnal leaf. 

    I bunched these die cuts together and adhered the bunch over the card base splattered with some black watercolour (using a paint brush) to add interest. I then stamped the sentiment from MFT-Harvest Mouse stamp set and finished off my card using a khaki cord tied up into a small knot and a few enamel dots.

    I hope this card inspires you to play along this fortnight's challenge at CASology blog. Please visit the challenge blog for some more inspiration from the design team.

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