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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Dad my hero

Hello everyone!
Happy Sunday!

Happy Father's Day!
Making a manly card is always difficult for me. It is very difficult to give life to them with fun and I love that stamp set I am using for it and achieved the good results, so perfect for Father's Day or Masculine projects!

For my card, I started with bending the edges using ombre ink and then stencilling my base panel to make my background as shown in the below pic.

The Dad image is so cool, I really love this silhouette man in pretty good size. I stamped my image using Misti for crisp black image and fussy cut it.
The set has so many cute text phrase sentiments with a frame and some argyle patterns too. I started with a pattern stamping in different soothing colors to create a partial background and then randomly added some sentiments over the pattern. 
Added the DAD sentiment in jet black ink and filled the color in it. Now added the frame at an angle to give it some dimension and more interest.
Adhered the man image on that focal panel and then to my stenciled card base. Finished off the card with some enamel shapes.

The angle panel added a modern touch to this timeless card!
This is definitely a perfect fun set for making DAD cards!

Hope you enjoyed!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Glossy White 300gsm- Bielo 
Stamp: The write stuff; Leave it to Dad from winnie & walter
Stencil: icraft
Ombre ink: Hero Arts Pink to Red
Memento inks: summer sky, dandelion, ladybug
Zig real watercolor brush: Carmine red
Archival ink: Jet Black
Koi coloring brush: Black for outline
Enamel dots: Rose quartz from Peekaboo designs and triangle shape fromWRMK

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Trendy Spring Blooms!

Hello everyone!
Happy Saturday!

Hoping you all are enjoying your weekend!

I started by embossing the white panel with a checkered embossing folder. Die cut some squares out of 3 different colored gingham DP. Cut some scalloped frames out of black gingham DP.  I then used the trendy spring blooms die to cut 3 times out of my that scalloped frames at the centre. Placed the thin flower layer with some matching colored pearls.
Assembled my card on a white base panel with a gingham strip behind my frames. Paired it up with a Birthday sentiment. I love the summery look of this card!

A close-up detail view:

I am CASEing STAMPgirl Julie Beech fabulous creations, she CASEd her own past version. I am inspired by black and white Lo, Incorporated the way of die cut flowers, birthday sentiment, polka dots DP ( I used checked gingham), instead of placing circles in the centre of these blooms I used pearls and white airy space.


Hope you enjoyed with m version and inspired!

Supply list:
Cardstock: White CS 300 gsm
Pattern Papers: Monochrome and Back to Basics from Papericious
Dies: Trendy Spring Blooms from CUTplorations ( STAMPlorations); Square Stitching from Nellie's Multi frame's
Embossing Folder: Basic Shapes from Cuttlebug
Stamp: Sentiment from Flower Frenzy HOTP set
Pearls: from my stash
Big shot

Would love to join the following challenges: of snippets used in different Designer papers


Friday, 15 June 2018

Exploring Nature World Art Journal Page with an announcement!

Hello friends!

Time for an art journal page and an announcement!

This is my first ever DT post for Cut It Up challenge blog! I am so excited and thrilled! The owner  Evelyn Holmberg  is such a sweet person and when she asked me to join how can I say no :)D and feel honoured!

This is my first ever Art Journaling try in mixed media! Hope you all like it and inspire to create yours! A lot of colorful layers of paint, stamping, stencilling, texturing and die-cutting!

One thing I found myself really enjoyed when it comes to creating an art journal page using Inspirational quotes. They are a great way to opening our minds to self-reflect in everyday life!
My page is inspired by all the nature elements, sunshine, summery, bright, full of blooms and let the butterflies exploring the Nature World what lives within it.

Firstly, I started  I to create my background using yellow and copper color ink. I love to mix and match all kinds of mediums.

 I applied a thin coat of gesso all over the page and then created my textured BG mixing these colors. You can see how bright, shiny are they and love the copper color shimmer. On the left side of the page stamped some butterflies in archival ink.

 I mixed the copper color in the texture paste and applied through Tear dots stencil and created a sunbeam at the top right.

And on the right side of the page, this time I created the BG first using bubble wrapper sheet for experiment and then applied the stencil using texture paste, I got the same result as like the first one!

Then stamped the butterflies. I added some gelato colors using lime green, orange and red, Colored my butterflies.

Then stamped the sentiment from the same set and color those lips. In the end, finished it off with a die cut sentiment-explore, some flowers, sticker butterflies and chit chat sentiment stickers!

Hope you all enjoyed my first ever Art Journal page!

Supply List

Cardstock: handmade white sheet
Chalk Paints: Yellow and Bronze from Expressions Craft Stamps
Stamp: Happy Fly from Expressions Craft Stamps
Die: Explore text -Travel world pack decorative die from Kaisercraft
Stencil: Tear Dots from Expressions Craft Stamps
Texture Paste: Ranger
Gelatos: Orange, red, yellow, green and pink
Chitchat Stickers from Tim Holtz
Black fine liner pen and Uni-ball white gel pen
Flowers and butterfly stickers from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Would love to join the following challenges: Blue and green color butterflies, metallic sheen is there

Thursday, 14 June 2018

If Friends were Flowers.......!

Hello everyone!
Happy Thursday!

Aha......... some florals in summery colors do perk me up a little:) with a twist of tiny checkered grid florals!

Started with a white Textured checkered panel CS.
All the stamps image that I used to create a lace border and checkered grid florals are from Itsy Bitsy Ornate Lace clear stamp set. I stamped the lace border in Hero Arts soft pink shadow ink pad and the florals in Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre Inkpad. Added details to flower centres using RB- 6000AT Zig watercolor brush and fussy cut it. 

The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Cherry Blossoms stamp set in ombre ink again. Added a Decorative checkered stamped tape image at the top corner from Kaisercraft Decorative Tape Pieces stamp set
Using a little strip and holograms dots for a little subtle shine! Adhered it on my textured Cardstock panel.
I just love it when an idea turns out better than I pictured it in my head!!!

Would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

One Layer card!

Hello friends!
Happy Monday!

 STAMPlorations is celebrating their 5th Birthday, the entire month of June with the blog hop and lots of prizes. 
I am CASeing a card by one of my favorite artists and queen of one layer cardmaker, the awesome Shery Russ as she showcased 3 of her favorite one layer cards! You can check her card below.

And here is my version with a little twist in it. I choose her black and white card with loose watercoloring technique, layering and bold sentiment.
This is my first ever attempt to create one layer card without using any die cut or embellishment, hardly believe!!! But I am glad that I achieved the good results, all credit goes to her for the inspiration! :)D

I created this card for a friend who is very fashionable and trendy, hoping she will love it, friends are always so special!!! 
I started with stamping and masking flowers using jet black archival ink. Then using Iced spruce DI. I watercolored the blooms and background. At the bottom, while the background is still little wet, I placed my stencil and remove the extra ink to create the pattern for the ground using a paper towel. Then stamped that city+ girl image with second generation stamping. Then added some script texture to her outfit and stamp the sentiment.

I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning, just started playing with my paintbrush, ink, stencilling and in the end got such a cool result!

Hope you enjoyed this one layer card!
My wishlist link:

Supply List

Cardstock: Watercolored texture CS
Stamp: Pocket Blooms and city girl from STAMPlorations and script from Kaisercraft
Stencil: Broken glass from ARTplorations (STAMPlorations)
Distress Ink: Iced spruce
Archival ink: Jet Black

Would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Swirl butterfly with dimension in summery colors!

Hello everyone!
Happy Friday!

Once again I am back with another rainbow color theme project but this time with pastel shades.

 Firstly, I created a colorul watercolor background in summery colors. Using my Distress markers, I spread all the colors on my craft mat and spritz with water (shown in the pic)  and pressed my white sheet on it for the rainbow patch.
Then I used my butterfly die using the "Camouflaging die cut technique" directly from that watercolored BG.

 To add dimension, I die cut the same butterfly die 5 times out of black scraps and made a stack as shown in the pic. Glued the colored one at the top.
I remained the die cut pieces as it is.

I placed my watercolored panel to a black panel and then a white card base. The pop of black really showcased the rainbow colors so well with a butterfly. 

To finish it off, I added some colorful splatters, sequins and placed my butterfly with a tail using a twine under the labelled sentiment.
Love this super simple technique with a cheerful card and a great way to get the die cuts on the focal point!

Hoping you enjoyed this technique!

Supply List

Cardstock: white CS 300gsm, black CS
Stamp: Purely sentiment from Mudra Stamps
Die: Swirl Butterfly from Memory Box
Distress Markers: salty ocean, squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, mowed lawn, ripe persimmon, festive berries, picked raspberry, seedless preserves
Big shot, Tonic Trimmer
Sequins and twine from my stash

Friday, 8 June 2018

Rainbow flower Border Birthday card

Hello friends!
Happy Thursday!

Today I am presenting a CAS Birthday card with rainbow flower border! Anytime when there is a challenge featuring Rainbow theme. It always caught my attention and here is the result!

I started with a piece of white CS and die cut a flower border out of it. Now I went with an embossing folder and dry embossed that white leftover scrap piece for textures and create more interest. I took my Copic Markers and colored all the flowers in rainbow colors and the stem is in green hues. Now placed that embossed panel carefully along with that inlaid rainbow floral border die at the left side.

Added diamond stickles to the centre of flowers. 
A labelled sentiment and finished it off with some black enamel accents.

Hoping your week is going well!

Supply List

Cardstock: White CS 300gsm
Die: Fairytale Flower Border from Memory Box
Stamp: Purely sentiments from Mudra
Embossing Folder: Trellis from Sizzix
Copic Markers: Blender, B01, B02, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38, YG17, YG03, YG99, E02, R11, R27, RV10, RV29, V15
Touch markers: Tender pink and Fluorescent pink
Archival ink: Jet Black
Stickles: Diamond from Rangers
Enamel Accents: Black
Big Shot