Friday, 31 March 2017

Celebrate- card set for Altenew's March inspiration challenge.

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing good.

I'm here with a picture heavy post again. I thought I might not be able to participate in the Altenew's March Inspiration challenge this time. I had no new ideas and to be honest I almost gave it a pass as I couldn't come up with anything worth sharing. 

But last night, I had time to craft as our little one slept earlier than usual. 

The colours in the inspiration picture were so bright and cheerful. 

I decided to use just one stamp and make three cards that looked different from one another. 

Here they are...

 Now for the first card...

I used a stencil to add some embossing paste for texture. I stamped images from 'Painted flowers' stamp set. I used yellow and orange inks on some flowers and orange and red on others. I stamped a sentiment from 'Label love' stamp set. After putting the card together, I added some sparkling clear sequins.

Here is a close up of the texture and flowers...

For the second card, I stamped some outline images from the same stamp set randomly to fill up the whole background.

I also stamped some images separately on white cardstock ans fussy cut them out. On the stamped pattern, with the help of my mirror block stamp, I inked up yellow, orange and red colours one at a time until the desire effect was obtained. I also adhered 3 of the fussy cut images to draw attention to the sentiment.  Used the same sentiment as before and added sequins to finish my card.

If there were to be no sentiment and those fussy cut image this could have been a perfectly flat one-layer- card.  I didn't plan to adhere the fussy cut images but without them, the sentiment looked lost.

The third card is a very simple one. I sponged Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick Distress Inks on TimHoltz watercolor cardstock and spritzed water with Ranger mini mister. I stamped more outline images from the stamp set I had used for the other two cards and fussy cut the images. I also went with the sane sentiment that said 'Celebrate'. Once the inked panel was dry, I put together the card and added clear sequins. I love how simple this card is!

I hope you like the cards...

Supplies used-
Altenew Painted Flowers stamp set,
Altenew Label Love stamp set,
Distress inks,
Dye inks (Altenew and Hero Arts).

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rainbow Mermaids again!

Hello everyone!

Hope you are doing good... I have a fun card to share with you today. I already shared it on Instagram and Facebook.

I have been in love with rainbow colours lately and the theme at Little Tangles happens to be 'rainbow'.

Here is the card... (Sorry about so many pictures but I couldn't help it! :))

I stamped the mermaid multiple times on a water color paper and then mirror stamped more images with the help of my MFT mirror block. I coloured them, outlined all of them with a water resistant tip pen and fussy cut them out.

It is a pop up card which makes it all more fun. After a lot of stamping, coloring and fussy cutting later, this card took shape.

Here is a small clip to show how this card opens...

Here is how the front of the card looks like...
I hand cut those waves and sponged some distress inks over it.

The hand cut waves strip...

Lots of shimmer on the mermaids...

Some silver gel pen highlights...

The inside of the card...

The pop up....

Supplies used-
Distress inks
Zig clean color real brush markers.

I hope you like the card...

Will be back with more soon...


Saturday, 25 March 2017

A blog Named Hero blog hop- 5th Anniversary bash

Hi everyone!

Hello and welcome to the 5th Anniversary celebrations of  'A Blog Named Hero'. I had the pleasure of working with the awesome team a couple of years ago and I'm so thrilled to be a part of the celebrations!

You must have come here from the Newton's Nook blog.  Yay! You are on the right path! :) If you have landed here first, you might want to go to the 'A Blog Named Hero' blog first for the entire hop list.

There are many guests, sponsors and special guests participating in the hop today and tomorrow. Yes, there would be a hop tomorrow too and different prizes to be won on both the days.

I made this cute card for the hop. I used my favorite random stamping technique and in rainbow colors.

Here are the stamp sets I used-
Spring Hello by Lia.

Year round sentiments. 

Now to the prizes...

''A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.''

Today's prizes include the following: 
Now you need to head over to the wonderful Kristina Beagle's blog.

Keep hopping, wonderful people!

Thanks to 'A blog Named Hero' for making me a part of their celebrations and I wish them all the success. Not only that but there is huge amount of effort that needs to be put in order to make this huge blog hop happen. Jessica, Lisa... you rock, girls! 

Hugs to everyone!

Friday, 24 March 2017

You are the bestest!

Hi... super quick post to submit a card to Paru's card making challenges...

Here is my card...

I used Altenew alcohol markers to colour the floral images which were also from Altenew. The three colours on my card are Coral, blue and green.

I hope you like the card.. see you soon..

Friday, 17 March 2017

Piggie off the edge!

Hello everyone!

Wanted to share the card I made last week for MFT sketch challenge and CAS-ual Fridays challenge. But once I finished the card, I realised that it didn't work for the sketch challenge. So, submitting it to just CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

This was the card I made... 

I coloured the cute piggies from MFT stamp set with zig markers. I also used a background stamp from MFT.

I hope you like the card... see you soon..


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Rainbow inking

Hi everyone!

I have a couple of rainbow cards to share with you that I made recently for Little Tangles challenge. 

Here is my card. This is a very easy yet pretty one. I love how the colours blended. I used a stencil from MFT. 

The gorgeous, bold sentiment designed by Danielle Walls (Neat and Tangled's owner) stole my heart as soon as I saw it! I had to get it. Here, I heat embossed it on a rectangular piece of vellum. The stamp set is called 'So lucky'. 

For my next card, I stamped the sentiment in rainbow colours (Not exactly rainbow colours! :)). I took the help of MISTI tool while stamping. I first inked a small upper portion of the stamp in violet. Then I cleaned the inked porrion and inked with the next colour. I made sure that there was an overlap between colours but not completely covering. I repeated till I achieved the look on the card. 

I finished the card by adding some minor details to make it more interesting.

Hope you like the cards...

See you soon!


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Rainbow mermaid!

Hi everyone!

I have a fun card to share with you today. I coloured a cute mermaid image in rainbow colours for the Little Tangles challenge.

Here is the cute little mermaid for you. :) I stamped the image on watercolour cardstock, coloured with Zig markers and fussy cut it.

Since she was so colourful, I kept the rest of the card as simple as possible.

Here is how I made the card...

I sponged lower half of the card base with three shades of blue Distress inks (Broken china, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire). To give it the look of water, I splattered some water drops on it.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock in versamark in and heat embossed in white and cut it out and assembled the card.

I had to splatter some black ink to cover an accident that left an unnecessary black smudge.

I hope you like the card...

See you soon...
Stamp set used was Neat and Tangled's Mermazing.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

You are terrific- one layer card.

Hi everyone! Another quick post to share a card I made for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Here is the card I made...

This is how I made it...

First, I stamped the cute flower and leaf from the Pretty Posies stamp set on a post-it note and fussy cut around it. I cut it in such a way that it had a thin border around it.

Then I laid down the masks on the card exactly where I wanted the images to be.

Once I masked the place for the images, I stamped a solid rectangle as a backdrop for the images. I did this using the mirror image blog from MFT.

After the solid stamping was done, I removed the masks, stamped the flower and leaves and coloured them with Altenew markers.

Stamped the beautiful sentiment and finished the card.


Winnie and Walter birthday challenges.

Hello everyone!

A super quick post to share the three cards I made for the Winnie and Walter Birthday challenges. 

The first card is for the Cute critter challenge by Gayatri.

I usef this cute stamp set...

I also am submitting this card to Pattern making challenge with Mayuri as I made a pattern by randomly and repeatedly stamping image in the bacground for my card.

I made it with the free stamp set that Winnie and walter included in eligible orders. My sweet friend Piyu sent it to me to try it.

This is how I made it.

First, I stamped the big bold heart on a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock in versamark ink. Since there was a lot of solid area, I left it to completely dry.

Note: The 'thanks' and the 'heart' are negative space of the bold heart. So when we stamp, the bold area gets stamped and the negative space remains white (or whatever the colour of the cardstock you choose to stamp on). There are two other separate stamps ('thanks' and 'heart') in the stamp set that let us fill in the negative space in the bold heart with whatever colour we want. 

After stamping the heart, i lined up the 'Thanks' sentiment and closed the door on my MISTI. I didn't need to worry about the stamp shifting any more since I repeatedly stamped in the same area. I inked up the stamp in different colours one after one, dabbing off some of the ink from the previous letters until I got that rainbow effect.

Then I realised that the colours didn't pop up much againstbthe black heart. So, i stamped those sentiments over the rainbow inked sentiments in white pigment ink, dabbed with a tissue paper. Then, I slightly shifted the sentiment stamps to one side to let the white show when stamped with coloured ink. (I saw this technique in one of the videos by Kristina Werner.) I repead the procesd of rainbow inking. Now, the sentiments did pop. I love the end result.

See the awesome dimension?

The rest of the card was finished by doing some ink smooshing in the background.

The last card also has two little cute birds from the set I showed above.

I sponged the card base with some very light brown ink using a stencil called 'Pattetn of the rings' by Winnie and Walter.

I stamped the birds on a piece of watercolour cardstock and fussy cut them. I also hand-drew a branch, some flowers, coloured and fussy cut them too. I assembles them on the cardbase.

Here is a close up....

Submitting this card to Kelly's stencil challenge.

I hope you like the cards. 

See you soon!