Monday, 28 December 2015

all about flowers_ Paper smooches challenge

hello everyone!

Happy Monday morning! :)

A very quick post to share a card I made for Paper Smooches Monthly challenge...

The theme is 'flowers' and their inspiration picture really got me going.

I used their Blossoming Buds stamp set and the sentiment was stamped from the same set. I used the no line water coloring technique to color these images and I must say it was super fun doing it. I adhered  the panel on a card base where i inked up some bold black stripes. Added some washi tape to finish the card.

Hope you like it..

Have a nice day..


Friday, 11 December 2015

Just a note! for RIC #97

Hello everyone!

I can't believe I'm finally doing this post! I thought I would never make it. :)

The card that I'm going to share made me quite happy as it turned out like I wanted it to.. But my original idea was to use four flowers and a lace trim which didn't happen. They just didn't fit in there.

 I made this card for Runway Inspired Challenge. I just couldn't ignore the picture inspiration as the colors were so striking.

I used my new 'Lacy Scrolls' stamp set from Altenew. At first, I wasn't sure about it as I was not good with solid image stamps. But I tried and loved how the card turned out...

I stamped the images in distress inks and then went over the images with a shade darker inks. bI fussy cut the flowers. Then came the real challenge- the leaves. I couldn't make green leaves as there is no green color in the inspiration picture. I had to incorporate some color that's present in the picture and make sure those colors don't dominate the flowers. So I used gray from the floor and the sky blue from the backdrop.

The sentiment is from Altenew's Fresh Freesia stamp set. Finished the card with some pretty Pretty Pink Posh's sequins.

I hope you like the card...

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, 30 November 2015

Altenew goodness!

Hello everyone!

Oh how I missed this happy little place!

I have so much to say but I will postpone the talking stuff for my next post.

I have been away for almost an year, I haven't been visiting your blogs... I'm very sorry! I have a strong reason for not being able to do so and most of you know it by now. I delivered my beautiful baby boy in August and he was the reason for my absence. I'm able to type this as he is asleep right now :)

I made a couple of cards and a neckpiece and earring set for the Altenew's November challenge. I just love their 'from the craft room' challenges!

Since I'm in a hurry to submit these for the challenge, I will edit the post later to include all the steps done to make these projects.

For both my cards, I used Fresh Freesia stamp set. I simply adore the stamp set and the thing that it has got a coordinating die. I didn't use the die though. I fussy cut the image.

I used Prisma colored pencils and gamsol to color my image. Then I didn't know how to incorporate navy blue in my card. Then I found an awesome Hero Arts stencil in my stash which I had not used. But inking that would dominate the flower image. So I placed the stencil on the base, took a navy blue pencil and randomly traced out the pattern which looks similar to the one on the envelope on the inspiration picture.

 For the next card, I tried no line stamping and I have to say there is lot of practice needed to master it. It's not at all easy and hats off to those who make it look real simple.

I used distress inks to color the image. To incorporate navy, I found this pretty patterned paper from....sorry don't remember! The flowers on the navy blue colored paper had yellow centers. I didn't like the way the card looked once I finished it. So I took the navy blue colored pencil again and over did the yellow centers. I liked the result! :) The gorgeous sentiment is from the same stamp set- Fresh Freesia

Since I got into jewellery making these days, I wanted to use my dear stamps in the jewellery project. Henna elements stamp set was perfect for the cause. This is what I made. The base of the pendant and earrings is paper and thanks to Pritesh for the awesome video tutorial that explains how to arrange an eye pin in the paper pendant. Will link the tutorial later.

So that is all for now. See you soon... 

Keep an eye on the blog, there is going to be a giveaway.. :)
Thanks for dropping by...

Take care.