Thursday, May 28, 2015

'You do amazing things'

Hi friends,
Hope you all are having a great time this summer vacation. I have been busy with my kids, too but, I did find time to play along with this time's Altenew May challenge which is From Places Abroad- Tunisia. Here's my take on this challenge.

The inspiration picture :

I have taken inspiration from the above picture quite literally, as you can see. I have not only tried to include the colours but kind of tried to create the design from the ceiling as well.
To make this card, I embossed a piece of watercolor paper which I had painted very lightly using Salty Ocean Distress Stain with lots of water. I used the Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug embossing folder- Foundry, then I distressed a piece of watercolor paper with Distress inks- Chipped Sapphire and Peacock feathers and used this paper to die cut my frame.
I, then die cut the Memory Box Amira Flourish die from a piece of white scrap paper and covered it entirely with Inka Gold. This creates the backdrop for my flowers.
The flowers are from the Altenew Doddle Flower set which I have stamped and heat embossed on a light blue paper using Super Fine Gold embossing powder. The leaves are heat embossed on vellum and fussy cut.
The sentiment 'You' has been die cut from a SSS die and I have stamped the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set. Have splattered some drops on my card base using Chipped Sapphire, Peacock feathers and Heidi Swapp- Gold Lame mist using a water brush.

Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano Elle Erre Black ,Fabriano Brustro Watercolor paper.
Stamps- Altenew Doodle flower, SSS Expressions for you stamp.
Dies- Itsy Bitsy Venetian Label die, Memory Box Amira Flourish, SSS Expressions for you die.
Inks- Distress inks- Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Distress Stain- Salty Ocean, Versamark Dazzle embossing ink, Versafine Onyx black ink pad.
Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug Foundry embossing folder, Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder,  Heidi Swapp Gold Lame mist, Gems, Inka Gold.

I am entering my card in the SSS- Anything Goes challenge, Crafting When We Can- Bling it up

Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spotlight Feature at Winnie and Walter- Part Two

Hello friends,
I'm back again to share the second post that I created for my spotlight feature at the Winnie and Walter blog. You can check my earlier post, at their blog HERE.

Today is my second and last post for my feature and I am sharing two cards and a tag. Here is a look at them :
I am entering this card in the AAA Challenge- Birthday Extravaganza Party as its their first birthday bash :) I have used Winnie and Walter's Sugar Rush stamp and Leave it to Mom Stamp to create this card.

Please pop over the Winnie and Walter blog to know in full detail how I created my projects and do leave me your feedback. :) Would love to know what you think about it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spotlight Feature at Winnie & Walter blog

Hi friends,
I'm sharing few projects at the Winnie and Walter blog where I was invited to do a spotlight feature by Julie and Shay. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to receive the mail inviting me over for this feature! :D *Happy dancing all around*.

So I have a few cards and a tag to share with you all. You can also check out the details about my card on the Winnie and Walter blog. Would love for you to drop by their blog and leave me some encouragement :)

Here are my cards and tag :

To create the circle frame in this card, I have used the TWS: Leave it to Mom set. The original stamp is an oval but I just adjusted the shape of the stamp into a circle. It was pretty easy to do as these are high quality photopolymer stamps.I have heat embossed the design using ranger's platinum embossing powder ...The flowers and leaves are also heat embossed.
I am entering this card in the Layers and Dimension challenge at Virginia's View Challenge, City Crafter ChallengeJust Us girls (Embossing )

The second card :
The flowers in this card are also from the TWS: Leave it to Mom set. I have stamped, fussy cut and mounted them on foam dots.

Final share.. A tag!

To know more about how I created my cards and tag, please drop by the Winnie and Walter blog.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

'Congrats' card

Hello friends!
This is my second card share for all the fun challenges going on over at the W & W blog along with Pink Fresh Studio for iNSD challenges.
Here's a look at my card :
My card was inspired by the Moodboard and Sequin challenges at the W & W blog.
Also entering  for Simon Says Stamp -Let's get Sentimental challenge.

Here's a look at the mood board :
iNSD 2015 Mood Board Challenge
I was inspired by the geometric wall and the patches of neon tapes. I was also inspired by the soft watercolored look.

To recreate it, I first stenciled my background using  the Winnie and Walter Creative Screening: Triangled  and different Distress inks- Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick, but I found the background to be a bit dark, so to tone it down I painted a layer of Gesso over it. I then did some spattering with black acrylic paint, stamped my sentiment which is from the Winnie and Walter- The Big, the Bold and You set and popped it on foam dots, and did the same with the flowers and leaves too which are from my very favorite Altenew set, Lacy Scrolls. For the finishing touches, I added some sequins and gold spatters using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Gold Lame mist.

Supplies used :
Campap White paper, Fabriano Brustro Watercolor paper.
Stamps- Winnie and Walter- The Big, the Bold and You, Altenew set, Lacy Scrolls.
Inks- Hero Arts Butter Bar ink, Avery Elle Lemongrass ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick.
Winnie and Walter Creative Screenings: Triangled, Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Gold Lame mist, Black Acrylic paint, Sequins.

I hope you like my card. I would love to hear your feedback on it. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Celebrate with W & W

Hi friends,
I am blogging after a long break since my mojo had gone for a break as well..But the iNSD day challenges hosted at the W & W blog in collaboration with the Pink Fresh Studio really got me going and I have a card to share today !! YAY !!

Here is the card which I made for the Sketch challenge.

And here's a look at the sketch on which it is based :

iNSD 2015 Card Sketch Challenge

I'm also entering this card in the 'Make your own background' challenge at Winnie and Walter &

To make this card, I first mixed and matched my sentiments from the W & W 'Party' stamp set and lined it up diagonally on my block, inked it with various shades of HA inks and did repeated stamping. I stamped and embossed the cake from the W & W 'Sugar Rush' set and did some loose watercoloring on the background as well as on the cake. I wanted to have a soft look to it, rather than proper shading so I just swiped a brush with clean water over the watercolor paper and then dropped it my different colors. I have used Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters Distress inks. Then, I die cut the cake image using a circle die and mounted it on foam dots. Scattered a few die cut stars and stamped in my main sentiment to finish off my card.

Supplies used :
Paper- Fabriano Watercolor Brustro, Campap White, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Matstack.
Dies- Mama Elephant Confetti die, Spellbinders Standard Circles die, Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes border dies.
Stamps- Winnie and Walter It's a Party stamp, Winnie and Walter Sugar Rush stamp, Hero Arts Find Joy set.
Inks- Hero Arts Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Hero Arts Mid Tone Fresh Peach Shadow ink, Hero Arts Soft Apricot Shadow ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress inks -Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters.
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing powder.

I hope you like my card. Please leave me your feedback as I love to hear from you!!
Have a nice day everyone.!