Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birthday Hugs

Hi Friends,

Lately, I am super busy with workshops and custom orders and not getting enough time to create something without any reason. That bugs me a lot. Long list of orders is good for pocket but I feel, it kills the soul of creativity. Hopefully it will be over soon!

Today, I am sharing a card which I made using PTI products. I bought this - Peonies On Parade set along with dies, long back but inked it for the first time. I have embossed them in gold and colored with mission gold water colors!



For the background, I have used embossing paste through MFT stencil. Sentiment is also from PTI. Added a strip of hand torn and embossed velum to soften the big bold black stripe. Those clear drops from PTI are so sparkly....:) Can't have them enough!

I am entering this card for Darnell's NBUS #7


Are you playing along? If you are new to the challenge, check it out. It is the most fun challenge!
Signing off with that ....Have a wonderful day!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Coffee Time

Hey friends,

Today, I am sharing a card I made for Jane's DT post. I have used one of my favorite stamp set Coffee Time. Lately, I am collecting all the tea & coffee sets. Looks like I got addicted to them...;) .




I stamped and masked and stamped images with archival black ink and colored with peerless water colors. 


Check the hand made mask through which I stamped that mesh background in Delicata gold pigment ink. The best golden ink I have used ever.



Coffee beans were embossed in gold ,colored with instant coffee decoction and fussy cut. I also painted the shadow beneath percolator and saucer with the same liquid. So the card smells good too...:). Actually, wanted to mix instant coffee with clear embossing powder and emboss with it. But the weather is very humid so coffee powder turned in to a lumps while i was mixing it with embossing powder. Have to try with ground beans ...:) 

That is all for today! Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jane's DT post

Hey Friends,

It is Jane's Doodles DT post time again.

During my last visit to US I saw this Hero Arts - wood mounted sentiment stamp in Joaan and I knew it will go very well with Jane's lovely stamp set Dogs. As you all know, I love to mix and match sentiments and images from different sets & brands. So, here I go ...



I colored the dogs with copics. Polaroid frames and background stamp is from MFT.
Love love love that hero arts sentiment...:)

See you soon... ! Hugs.




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Masculine Card

Hello Friends,

I made today's card for a friend. She requested one for her husband who turned 50! And I took this opportunity to use my new PTI stamp set - Road Signed ! When they released this set, i knew I wanted it. I always struggle for masculine cards and this has quite masculine feel as well as excellent play on words. I love this set as it can be used for multiple occasions and for any age. I also got this Number set which co-ordinates with signs.


Isn't that fun? 
I wanted the tone of card very positive & fun. I wanted to enhance  the beautiful journey which stats after 50. For that , I added few printed sentiments so that all the signs will sing a chorus. For example, I added enjoy the detour under 'stop' , printed 'hesitate to' in between 'do not enter' and it was road to success which I changed  to road to happiness. This is what I love about a product-vesatility. Had a tough time arranging all of them but love the end result. 


My friend's son who is a wanna be chef and an intern at very prestigious hotel in San Francisco. I knew he was not going to be there for his dad's birthday so I made one more card on behalf of him using my MFT stamp set -Recipe for  Happiness - a perfect match.




I have used copics for coloring and spellbinder embossing folder for background.

I had a blast making these two beauties. Hope you will like them too.

Thanks for visiting.