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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Two Little Sparrow cards and excited news!!!

Hello friends!
Good Morning!

I am back again after a break!
Today, I have created two cards as a Guest Designer with my first ever own designed stamp set and stencil, Happy me!!!!
I am a stamp designer artist for Peek-a-boo Designs, so excited:))))))
It is an Indian Co. and an awesome owner Vidushi, gave me this great opportunity to design stamps and stencils, feeling so much honored and she helped me to make my dream become a reality........!

My own designed stamp and stencil:
  The Little sparrow and Beaded stencil

For the first card......... Here is my take on the sketch

I stamped the Little sparrow image on Bielo white CS in Pumice stone and little birdie too. I watercolored the whole image with my Zig clean color real brushes first and for more dimension, I added pencil shading on it with some Staedtler Watercolored pencils, fussy cut out the image.
 By masking technique, I again stamped the flower part only and colored them. Fussy cut it and don't forget to color the edges too. I embossed my flowers with the embossing tool and pad, added few pollens inside and adhered them on the main flower image, Look at the depth and dimension on 3 D flowers, I totally love the amazing results!
I die cut a dual stitched rounded rectangle and created a ground scene by adding some grass using zig brush markers and added fussy cut bush too. Now adhered my whole image on it.

I die cut the stitched scalloped border out of the blue glittered sheet and die few holes for more dimension.
Die cut a Fishtail banners out of vellum sheet using the same dual stitched rectangle die by using one of a corner, how easy-peasy:)))) and added some hole using  the stitch hole die. Stamped the sentiment from the same set using Versamark embossing ink , heat embossed it with Primary ebony Wow embossing powder.
For my card base, I die cut a black colored CS by extended the dual stitched die cut from the same set( the biggest one). Now adhered a blue CS sheet and now adhered my main panel with that scalloped border.
And finished off the card by adding some glossy accents and sequins too.
Here is the inside view:

Now for the second card........
                       I started with my dual stitched rounded rectangle die out of a watercolor CS and die cut a window from the same die set. Now masked all 4 sides and applied embossing paste using beaded stencil.I sprayed the panel with water spray bottle and applied Dylusions acrylic paint and misted it water again according to my need, added some splatters too.
       Next, I stamped the little sparrow image on Bielo CS using distress inks. Firstly, I filled the whole image with my white gel pen for texture and then watercolored it with distress inks and left the sparrow image as it is, fussy cut it. You can see the white textures on the leaf:). Now I die cut one more panel for inside with window and adhered the fancy lattice die in between the both panels. Adhered my image with pop dots.
           Die cut the inspire word 4 times and heat embossed it with embossing powder. Added glossy accent on it for more depth and dimension.

Next, I die cut a fancy lattice for my window out of an adhesive white felt sheet and sprinkled fine glitter dust on it and burnished properly it with my finger.

For the inside: I applied distress inks on the panel and misted it with water. Then stamped a little birdie using mermaid lagoon ink on a white sheet and watercolored it with distress colors, added some detailings using the white gel pen and fussy cut it. Partially stamped the bluebell flower branch and watercolored it too and now fussy cut them.  Adhered the flower branch with dimensions and my birdie using pop dots. Stamped the sentiment in dual colors.

Hope you enjoyed my both creations with my own designed stamps! 
Happy crafting!

Other Supplies used:
Dies: YNS stitching holes die; HOTP Fancy Lattice die; Die-namics stitched scalloped edges
Glitter dust sky blue and ice blue from Itsy Bitsy
Studio 490 embossing paste
London blue and fresh lime Dylusions acrylic paint
Distress inks:  blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, lucky clover, twisted citron
Wow embossing powders: Primary Ebony, Earthtone mint

Would love to participate in the following challenges: stencil, blues and greens, texture

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Happy girl!

Hello friends!

         This is my first attempt at making a background with Alcohol inks, I planned to play with them from a long time and today I got the chance.

          I played on a Neenah solar white glossy CS.  Firstly I applied sunshine yellow ink on my card base and blended it properly using my sponge blender. Then I played with various shades of alcohol inks to create the textures at all over the edges. I dabbed some blending solution on my sponge and applied it. Applied this method 3-4 times, till then I was satisfied with the result. I made my own circle stencil. Using  masking technique, created the setting sun in the centre.

I sponged a little line to create the ground. Then sprayed some Picket fence splatters. Then I die cut it using my Rectangles die.
I am so pleased with the effect!

For creating the whole scene I used so many different stamps. At the top and both of the sides, I stamped some leaf branches in Cornflower blue ink.

At the bottom, I stamped some Hollyhock flower branches using my distress markers and stamped with my Misti, Then I stamped some mushrooms and wild leaves too.

I used one of Mudra's beautiful silhouette stamp Happy girl in the centre using my Misti in black pigment ink. Misti made my work so easy peasy for the perfect stamping. Then I heat embossed my image with clear embossing powder to really stand her out.

I stamped my sentiment using embossing pad and heat embossed it in bright opaque white. By happy mistake, a drop of sunshine alcohol ink was spread on my sentiment, so I applied it all over the sentiment! And it is looking more perfect to match with my scene!
Then I added some white dots using my white gel pen.

I really like this creation, so different for my all other creations, pleased with the outcome without using any embellishment!

Supplies used:
Neenah Classic solar white glossy CS, Sunshine yellow, green and orange colored  CS
Stamps: Happy girl from Mudra with sentiment; Leaf branches from Magnolia Grove- Kaisercraft; Hollyhock and wild leaves from Itsy Bitsy- CB4001; Mushrooms from Fairy friends- Lawn Fawn stamp set
Dies: Tattered lace Rectangles; WRMK- Nesting circles
Adirondack Alcohol inks- Sunshine yellow, Sunset orange, citrus, purple twilight, watermelon, Alcohol Blending solution, Sponge blender
Distress markers: mowed lawn, seedless preserves, festive berries, gathered twigs
Distress Spray stain-Picket fence
Archival inks: Cornflower blue
Versacolor Black pigment ink
Wow embossing poders- Clear, Opaque bright white
Versamark embossing pad
Signo white gel pen

I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges:!August-Challenge- Alcohol inks and stamping

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Celebrate with friends

Hello, friends!
Happy Friendship Day!

Every single friendship is dear to me and special in their own way!
Thank you so much, my dear bloggy friends, for visiting often and sharing your sweet comments and emails! Your upliftings and sweet notes always brighten my day and mean so much to me!
So celebrate this moment I tried a Tri-fold card first time which can be decorated as a wall hanging too!

  First of all, I cut a white CS in three panels using Martha Stewart Board. I used beautiful polka dotted PP. For the shaker part, I used a circle flower die out of the colourful polka dot pp. Then created my focal panel. I used a woodgrain card panel die for embossing. You can see in the picture clearly. And adhered it on my polka dotted panel. Tore a vellum sheet randomly to create more dimension and interest and adhered it on the panel. Then I stamped some flowers in different colours and die cut them.  And decorated the panel with flourishes and leaves.
Now die cut the celebrate sentiment and embossed it with black twinkle embossing powder and adhered it on my vellum strip with glossy accents.

 On the 2nd panel, Using ink smooshing technique, I played with my Zig brush pens. applied few colours on my craft mat randomly and misted it with water. Keep my white CS on that place, rubbed it gently and finally achieve the results. Then using my Misti I stamped the sentiment 3 times for perfect result and embossed it with clear powder.

 On the 3rd panel, I decorated my polka dotted circle with floral embellishments, flourishes and we can add a cute pic of our friend here with some personal message!

 Here is the full view of a myTri-fold card!

 A close up again!

Hope you all enjoyed this charming friendly creation!

Supplies used:
Card stock: WhiteCS, Papericious- Pretty basics stack; white foam sheet; vellum sheet; acetate sheet
Stamp: HOTP-Flower frenzy stamp set; Sentiment- Kaisercrafts- Best Friends
Dies: WRMK- Nestabilities circles; HOTP 12 Flower frenzy die set; Waffle flower- Flower circle;; Sizzix- Celebrate; Woodgrain card panel die from Frantic Stamper Inc.
Inks: Versacolor-Opera pink, green, lime, canary, violet, royal blue, black,
Wow embossing powders- clear, black twinkle embossing glitter
ZIG clean colour real brush
Glossy accents
Blue-green sequins, granule beads and Blue-silver glitter powder

I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges:

Friday, 29 July 2016

Mermaid Magic!!!

Hello, friends!
      Today, I am so excited to share my new Mixed Media creation, my favourite now and this is based on the Mini Challenge at More Than words with an amazing theme- "FUN"!!!
       I have always loved the beauty and mystery surrounding the mermaids. I imagined having glamorous chests full of sunken jewellery, swimming all day, bathing in the sun on rocks, fun in the open sea. Journey under the Sea is always magical and fun!!!

And I am very much inspired by a very talented Indian crafter Rajni Ji's Mixed Media creation which is always mind blowing!

I started with my gorgeous mermaid stamp which I recently won from The Greeting Farm stamps. And when I saw Merisa I know how to represent this beauty in my MM creation! I inked my image with Danube blue, then I made a big dough of Modeling clay and pressed my stamp into the clay with little pressure. It was just amazing to see the results on clay first time, really fun :)       

Then I cut the extra clay with my clay tools- knives and shaped it. Then coloured it with different acrylic colours, paint. While painting her eyes, lips and eyebrows I used a toothpick to colour properly. 
After that, I decided to choose some  beautiful PP for backing layers. I toned down the scalloped PP using Gesso.  Then played with London blue acrylic paint, misted with water. Using Bubble stencil I applied embossing paste and randomly stencilled using gesso with Mini specimens. Then distressed the edges. 
 Next, I randomly tore a corrugated sheet and applied acrylic paint on them and covered them with my golden net. Now I assembled my layers on white card base using Pop dots. 
       I gave all my chipboard cut outs a coat of gesso.  Die cut some bamboo sticks as sea weeds and Coloured my big circle, flourishes using MM elements. Now embossed my flourishes and Bamboo sticks using seafoam powder from Wow. 
The next step was to make a shaker for which I embellished with some bamboo sticks, sea shells, cute fish, sparkling dots, transparent beads as shaker elements on a Textured white backing circle which is lightly coloured and perfect to create the sea scene!

Now die cut a double scalloped border to create the waves out of a textured felt sheet.  Fussy hand cut a golden net. And arranged all these layers on my panel.  I embellished my mermaid with some coloured beads and a gorgeous flower. I coloured my anchor, sea shells, dolphin and arranged a cute Sea- scene! Now tied the anchor charm with a golden- white thread to a Believe metal tag and placed my puffy FUN embellishment which has glittered!

I really enjoyed this FUN Mixed Media creation! Hope you also enjoyed!

Supplies used:

Heavy White CS; Papericious PP stacks- Wooden collection and Color celebration ; Textured white sheet, Textured blue coloured felt sheet from Itsy Bitsy; Corrugated sheet 
Stamp: Merisa mermaid from The Greeting farm 
Clay: Sakura Modelling clay from Nirmal stationers
Stencils: TCW- Mini Specimens from Crafter corner; Magenta- Bubbles from The Craft shop
Dies: Nesting circles from WRMK;  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Asian Accents from Itsy Bitsy; Die-namites Bamboo sticks 
Ink- Memento Danube blue
Wow embossing powder- Opaque seafoam white 
Sparkle Dots Asst from Itsy Bitsy
Camel Artists Gesso; Fabrica Acrylic colours
Studio 490 Embossing paste-Dreamweaver
Dylusions acrylic paints-  bubble gum pink, London blue, fresh lime; Art Alchemy acrylic paints- opal magic pink blue, yellow blue; Prima Mica powder- Sunny yellow; Bo Bunny-glitter paste Caribbean  from The Craft shop
Inka Gold- old gold, turquoise
Ranger Glossy accent; Fevicryl Fabric glue
Puffy sticker- Fun word from Embellishment Beach- Itsy Bitsy
Believe Metal tag charm, Cabochon, Anchor charm,  MDF Bubble circles, Flourishes, MDF Big Circle, pearl beaded string from Nirmal Stationers
Golden and white coloured thread, Golden glittered ribbon, Green coloured leaf from local store; Some seashells, metal dolphin charm, cute tiny coloured fish and coloured transparent drop, clear white coloured beads , brown multi coloured polka dots, sequins, white flower from my stash

I would love to enter my creation  in some challenges:

I am inspired by a wooden paper, golden net, sequins, glitters, thread, beads etc
YNSSketch44 YNScolor-44 I am inspired by Add dimension, intricate dies, golden ribbon at the bottom edge I am inspired by circular shapes, distressed, Artsy fartsy experimentation

Monday, 25 July 2016

Black &white card with a splash of color!

Hello everyone!
Happy Monday!

Hope all of you enjoyed your weekend! It's very hot and humid in Delhi.

Today I have to show a card with a classic combo of Black and white with a splash of blue color!
Firstly I have embossed a white sheet using dot frame. Die cuts some Ovals and floral ovals in Black & white CS. Adhered them on my frame panel. Cut out a Polka dot PP for the matting.
Created lots of handmade flowers using a punch, lots of different flowers dies out of white Iris paper, black & white CS. Watercolored them in the centre part of all white flowers, shaped them using my embossing pad, applied silver glitter on both of big flowers. Die cut a Chole flourish in black.
 Stamped the sentiment on a black oval and heat embossed it.
Die cut a Butterfly out of Denim blue Printed PP and one from black paper and applied glitter on the black one. I placed a black and silver coloured polka dots on the flower printed on Denim paper and adhered the black one on it, shaped it. Now for the embellishments, I added a half pearls on my small flowers. Now adhered all the white layers on Black ones. Now arranged all the flowers with a flourish die, Added a gorgeous ribbon and adhered my gorgeous butterfly. I added a transparent flower stone too while arranging my flowers!
So this is the finish look of my card, and I really enjoyed while created it. And I am very much inspired by Mrs. A Butterfly challenge where the theme is using D for Denim with Dimension & of course a butterfly and Pretty paper Studio challenge theme!

Hope you also enjoyed my creation!

Supplies used:
Black CS, white CS;  Denim blue PP from (Itsy Bitsy)-5006-833- Bulk; Dotted PP from Papermania Capsule Collection, white Iris paper
Dot frame Embossing folder from Itsy Bitsy
Dies: Intricutz Die Chole from Couture creation( Itsy Bitsy); Anemone Flower Topper from Spellbinder shapeabilities(crafters corner), Classic Ovals(Itsy Bitsy) and Floral Ovals from Spellbinders Nestabilities(The craft Shop); Floral Flourishes from Noor design(Crafters corner); Fancy Butterfly from IO( Crafters corner)
Stamp: Sentiment from Lotus love set from Stamplorations
White half adhesive pearls, silver glitter glue from Fabrica, flourish print ribbon in black and a flower shaped stone
5 petals small flower punch, smallest circle punch from Jags
 Zig Black watercolored real brush(Crafters corner)
Opaque bright white embossing powder from Wow(Itsy Bitsy)

I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges: Embossing, chalkboard, ribbon