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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A new beginning

Hello friends,
I am excited to join Let'z Craft team as a DT member. I have two cards for the first post. Here are the sneak peeks. Please vist the bolg HERE for more details.




Thank you for visiting me here. 
Have a happy crafty time.



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pinkfresh love continues...

Hi Friends,

Once again, I am here to share the cards I made using few Pinkfresh studio stamps. The soft, delicate and whimsical feel of it is something new for me to work with. I am really enjoying playing with them.


I used Itty Bitty elements stamp set for this card. Beautiful set with bunch of different themed images to create cards for various occasions. I have used SSS - irregular dots stencil with oxides to make various circles. Images are stamped using black archival ink and colored with tombow markers. Sentiment is from Jane's Doodles set and flower branch die is from lawn fawn.


This is a retired set but I am lucky to get it before it was gone. Sentiment is from their new release
Word Series : Believe set. If you are as crazy for good sentiments as I am, You gotta have them all.






This one again is a retired set but man...how I love it!

Hope you enjoyed the post and feeling inspired. 
You can expect few more posts in future as I have quite a few sets on my wish-list.
Thank you for being here.
Hugs!



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cactus




This is the card I made for Jane's Doodles blog! I love this stamp set and I am looking for more sentiments to go with these beautiful plants. Coloring succulents is always fun as every time you can try some new combinations. I stamped and colored images on little larger that a2 size and cropped to desired smaller size. Images are colored using copics.

  



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Altenew 3D peony dream dies

Hello Friends,

Today, I am sharing some fun ways to use Altenew 3D peony dream dies. I was reluctant buying it because of its very high price but couldn't resist much and got one anyway! I tried something fun, other than regular die cutting too. let's start with the obvious one.


I cut multiple layers in different colors and build the flowers. I use altenew's Sohcahtoa stamp set to make my background. It is quite flexible die set. you can use all or some layers to build the flowers. In pink flower i cut the petals to separate them and even shaped them to make it dimensional.





Now comes the fun experiment. I diecut smaller flower and the inner layer from acetate and used them as stencils to build flowers.



I used various oxides and distress inks for both layers. Isn't that fun? 

For the third card, i even used third layer stencil to emboss it.



I have used Altenew's golden peach and ranger's platinum embossing powder to emboss the third outlined layer. 
Check the close up below. It looks gorgeous in person.



I hope you feel inspired to stretch your supply & new ways to use them.

Thanks for spending some time with me here. Happy crafting!








Wednesday, February 21, 2018

little things

Be mindful of the smaller details of your moment, 
let them amaze you 
because
 they gradually paint the masterpiece 
that is life.

Jane's stamps painted with mission gold water colors. Simple, pure joy!



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Magic



Hello my crafty friends,

Last year I got few stamp sets by  Pinkfresh Studio . I loved their designs the moment I saw the stamps. They have this dreamy, airy, whimsical feel to it which is so fresh and new to me! I love their papers too. Today, I am sharing few cards I made using their 2 stamps sets.

I used their Magic set to create these 4 cards. I am a sucker for good sentiments and this set has plenty...:) Love the fonts too.

There isn't much technique or process to explain as i kept it simple so that the stamps can shine.


For above card, I used oxides to stamp the castle and kept cloud background monochromatic. 


I used ranger and altenew embossing powders to emboss castle .

Here is the close up




I did reverse of first card. It was fun making rainbow clouds.


Yes, that much I love those sentiments...:P



Isn't that a gorgeous set?


 Next, I used Party animals  set to make tags and a card. Actually, I made this set last year . You can check card on my FB page HERE



Such a playful images! I totally adore them. I made birthday party invitations too using this set but can't find the pictures. I will update this post if I am able to get it from  the client. 
I have one more card using their paper pack Indigo Hill but it is for one of the DT post so will be sharing soon.

Do you have any pinkfresh stamps on your wishlist? Please share in the comment. Their last year's Christmas stamps are on mine along with few from new release. I hope you like my efforts. 
Thanks for being here. Hugs!






Friday, February 9, 2018

Sunflowers and alcohol inks


Hello friends,

I am sharing a card made for Jane's Doodles blog . I have used alcohol inks on yupo paper. This technique is so much in trends right now but not new for me. I have experimented with this mediums 2 years back and loved it since then. I will share few old post and pics in the end.




I have use ranger alcohol inks in yellow and brown with blending solution. Sunflowers are embossed in white on vellum and colored from the back with copics to give depth. 

You can see the close up of inky background below.




Pretty artsy , isn't it?


You can check 2 posts i did in 2016 HERE and HERE. It has few videos of process too!


Below are few art work I did for an exhibition. They are not proper but at least I remembered to take photos of few before they were sold out.











I hope you enjoyed the post. Thank you for being here.






Thursday, February 8, 2018

I Love Math Challenge#8

Hello friends,




I am so happy to post my first post  of  I love math challenge for 2018 ! A math wizard and awesome crafter Kaja is also joining the team. I am excited to welcome her on board and looking forward to work with her!

It is challenge no 8 and theme is ' use numbers on your project". It can be any number and card can be for any occasion. Just have a number on it and you are all set to play!

I have used no 8 as this is challenge # 8 . Here is my take on the theme.


It is a congratulation card for someone who passed the driving test. I remember, years back when i applied for driving licence, this was the test I feared the most! I still remember the joy of  passing it. It is a different story that I don't drive 4 wheeler yet...:P !

So I interpreted that track which is in shape of '8' and used it as number 8 on the card. I printed no 8 on a panel. Inked it with distress ink, hand drew the arrow and dotted white line. 'Pass' is a print out and rest of the two sentiment and congrats die is by PTI. the black and white striped paper is again by PTI. I colored one edge with yellow ink to mimic the road crossing sign!

I hope you like my idea! Please hop over to challenge blog HERE
to learn more  about numbers & challenge and more inspiration. 
You can win a stamp set of  your choice by Jane's Doodles.

Thank you for being here !









Tuesday, January 30, 2018

I love you this much

Hey there,

I am here with a cute card I made for Jane's Doodles blog! I love this Seamus stamp set by her which is on sale right now!



I just bend the sentiment stamp while sticking on acrylic block so it can make a little banner shape. The back drop of clouds is from Love stamp set which is retiring soon!
I hope you like my card! Thank you for being here.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Love Notes Valentine Kit

Hi Friends,

Last week I received this Love Notes Valentine Kit  by Dadarkar Arts. And I was awe stuck ! It is a humongous...:O  and very thoughtfully put together kit. It has plenty of really good quality double sided pattern papers, sticker sheet, stamp sets, inks, card stock and much more. You can check the things included in it on their site.   There are so many things you can do with it. But unfortunately i got it too late so i couldn't make everything I wanted to.

I am sharing all the projects I manged to make and ideas of what else I wanted to make. I tried to use all the supply from the kit only except dies.

I will start with the cards.


I have used Art Impression stamp, colored with copics, matted with pattern paper and mounted on red cs from the kit.


This one was very quick to put together. I cut one of the printed card from pattern paper and made a shaker card using shaker mix from the kit.



I just love the color of this cs. I die cut a heart from a printed pattern and mounted it with 3d tape on slightly misted with clear shimmer card base. Embossed sentiment in white and created line texture using score board.  There are 2 sheets of these speech bubble pattern with lots of valentine related words and images. I fussy cut one of them and mounted on red speech bubble die cut. Used button and bling to embellish the card.

  



Here, I have used image from Art Impression and sentiment from Hampton Art stamp set. This is the perfect example how you can mix and match the supply from kit....possibilities are endless. I could have made many more cards but wanted to try something different. 



Next project is a mini book with 8 tags and pockets created using single sheet of 12x12 pattern paper. Totally out of my comfort zone but I love to challenge myself plus it is a perfect project to showcase this beautiful, double sided paper. 
The book measures 3x4 inches and has 8 pockets and tags (2.5 x 3.5 inches).


for the focal point, I have used one of the sticker matted with golden mirror cs.







I also stamped each tag with Versacolor inks from the kit. To make it little more interesting I used 'Heart' shape insted of word 'Love' .  Honestly, I love love love this. It looks so cute and has enough space to write tons of messages and tiny pictures.

The last project/s are just adorable and literally out of the box. I made 6 match box cards.... ha...ha are you shocked? Yes, i did and they are adorable. 


Don't you love them? 
I used speech bubbles and sticker sheets for sentiments. Deciding on outside sentiments and inside elements was the toughest part as I wanted a kind of continuation form outside to inside. They measure 2.75" x 2.2 "

 U is a die cut .






Fill it with small candies.




 



 




These make cute valentines for kids too!

Other things which can be made using this kit

- Scrapbook/lay out
- Shaker jar tags
- explosion boxes
- pop up box card would be great
- Mini 3x3 inches note card with envelope (card can have any sticker as focal point and tiny envelopes will look cute with these double sided papers)

There are endless possibilities with this generous kit. I hope I inspired you to give the kit a try.  Please feel free to ask if you have any queries. Thank you so much for being here. Have a great day!