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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A cup of climate change!

Hello friends!
Happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to share an eco-friendly coffee cup card- A cup of climate change!!
We all love coffee and the truth is, it tastes even better when it's guilt free!

Global climate change presents a very large problem for coffee growers. Coffee is a fragile plant requiring a specific climate in which to thrive; even a slight change of temperature or rain can decrease coffee yields, quality or even threaten an entire country's crop.
And when large native forests are cut down to provide more area for sun-grown coffee, the deforestation causes carbon emissions and destroys natural carbon sinks decreasing our ability to stop climate change.
In the end, nothing's better than waking up and knowing that your daily cup of coffee fights climate change, provides habitat for birds, help people all over the world earn a decent wage and wasn't produced using harmful chemicals.....
Finally, to be the most eco-friendly, you should find the source of coffee beans that are closet to where you live and where the beans were originally grown, so look out for carbon-neutral coffee!

So here is my card on this theme coffee/tea and rains!


On this, I started with a tear dots stencil. I mixed the new release creamy yellow chalk paint in the embossing paste just by touching my brush and voila, what a great result I got impact as a big raindrop!


The colour is so shiny and bright, love the sunshine result!
I tied this panel with Tim Holtz black jute twine. Adhered this panel with a black CS and then on my buttercup card base at a tilted angle to create more interest.



Now added hello sunshine sentiment with a gorgeous adhesive lace and a cotton ribbon lace! Added a cute recycled tag with a coffee cup and hot flames with a designer paper with an eco life message! I added glossy accents and some sequins to my cup for more dimensions.



I feel so happy with the final output! Hope you enjoyed this project!

Supply list
Cardstocks: White, black and buttercup CS
Stamp: Latte love from Fiskars
Stencil: Tear dots from Expressions Craft Stamps
Chalk paint: Creamy Yellow from Expressions Craft Stamp( Immix)
Texture Paste: Ranger
Dies: Sunshine from SSS and Hello from WPlus9
Distress inks: fired brick and vintage photo
Adhesive embroidery ribbon in brown and adhesive black lace
Jute twine: Black from Tim Holtz Twine pack
Glossy accents
sequins
Yellow jute twine from my stash

Would love to enter my project in the following challenges:
http://thetwistedchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/07/ttc2-coffeetea-rains.html
https://expressionscraft.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenge-2-stencil-it.html
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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Special wishes!

Hello friends!
Happy Monday!

Today I am featuring an adorable baby elephant image with stripes in summer cool colors! I also paired it with swirl & floral stamp set to create a little summer garden for this sweet baby elephant to sit in and enjoy the beauty of nature!


I started with a white panel and created a striped background using DI and die cut it with stitched Basic Edges. I stamped the image on watercolored sheet and color it with my new Polychromos pencils, fussy cut it.


Now stamped some flowers and using Zig brushes colored them, fussy cut them. Now created the scene using foam dots with dimension and added a swirl at the top corner with flower sand sentiment along with stripes.

I made this card for a baby birthday! And as an animal lover, I sure love this cute baby animal stamp!
Well, that's all from me today!


Supply used:
Cardstocks: Watercolor sheet, White CS 300gsm
Stamps: Baby elephant and Swirls and florals both from Tubby Craft
Dies: Stitched Basic Edges from Die-namics, Rectangles from Tattered Lace
Stencil: Stripes & star set of 3 from Heidi Swapp
Polychromos pencils
Zig clean clear real color brushes
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress ink: Mermaid lagoon
Finger dauber

Would love to enter my card in the following challenges:


Friday, 27 July 2018

Jolly Good Christmas

Hello friends!
Good Morning!

Today I have a cute and jolly card as my DT post for Cut It Up challenge where the theme is Christmas in July!
Yup, time to start working on your Christmas cards so you won't be stressed out come December!!


 I started by stamping stripes with tone on tone background on a light green CS. Then highlighted it with shimmer using Wink of Stella brush. As visible clearly in the below pic.


I added some dimensional stars with the confetti star stencil using silver glitter paste.

I colored the cute penguins with Zig watercolor brushes and added some shimmer and details with a white gel pen. Fussy cut them. Die cut a heart-shaped balloon, colored it and gave dimension by applying shimmer to it!
Now adhered them all with foam adhesive to my card panel.


The sentiment is heat embossed in opaque bright white EP.


And added a double shade twine to my balloon holding by a cute penguin and enjoying the day with a friend! 
Hoping you enjoyed this beautiful Christmas fun scene!

Supply list:
Cardstocks: Mint green CS, white CS, dark green CS
Stamps: Scenery: Stripes from Winnie & Walter; Santas helpers from YNS
Stencil: Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil
Die: Balloon Mania from Peekaboo designs
Dye Ink: Scuba from SSS
Zig Clean clear real brush markers
Wow embossing powder: Opaque bright white
Wink of Stella: Clear brush
Archival ink: Jet Black
Glitter Paste: Silver from Bo Bunny
Double shade twine

Would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

3 cards using one die!!!

Hello to all!
Happy Tuesday!

Today I am feeling so happy and thrilled to use a new die launch sent by sweet Anitha Mallesh from Itsy Bitsy, Little Birdie brand to create some projects and showcased it! Feeling honoured!          Thank u so much Rashmi Harish!!!!




I just love trees. I like watching the leaves turn and like the look of the snow and ice on the branches. They last for generations and almost seem wise with all of the changes they have seen over the years. There is so much to love. They also have growth and changes we can see in the leaves and branches as well as what we can't see underground. Let me show you some of the cool cards I have created with one of nature's awesome wonders! And I love the huge size of the tree die with so many possibilities!!!

So here are these cards using one die only!!!



It's called 3D "Flowering Tree". Let me say how pretty this set is- it's one of the best set that I've seen for a while coordinating with some flowers and leaves die attached. It would work for so many occasions, perfect for all four seasons,  plus feminine and masculine cards and even it has so many possibilities to create your own cover die background for cards:), so many ideas floating in my mind right now!!!!

Card 1 Details

I started with a  sheltering tree card to celebrate the summer season. It is definitely summer here with a pair of lovebird, the tree full of leaves, green grass.


Die cut a tree out of watercolored white CS. I didn't take out the die out of the sheet. I spritzed with water on this die sheet to let the colors blend and move.


Using my color bursts the trunk was watercolored in the shades of brown and orange crystals, branches and leaves with yellow and green crystals, now carefully took out my watercolored tree out of the sheet.


Using My Marta Stewart scoring board I added some stripes with a bone folder on a white panel and adhered the tree on it. I created a ground for my tree. There is a bit of layer of dirt with faded impression using Mowed lawn at the top of grass..... dirt, you know. The sentiment is from Here & now stamp set, fussy cut it and adhered with a black strip on an angel.


The pair of lovebirds is from Melodic Chirp stamp set, fussy cut it and adhered it to the tree branch enjoying the season. Now added my focal panel to a green panel and then a turquoise blue card base. Added a black jute bow as an embellishment. ended it up with some green splatters.
I really like the way this card turned out! Don't you!



Card 2 Details

When I saw the leaf panel die an idea blink in my mind to create a textured background panel using this.


On a piece of square white sheet, I draw a grid and roughly drew some lines using the leaf die for symmetry.


Now die cut that panel where I drew the lines using the leaf die. Don't forget to rub those lines.
 Voila, what a great result I achieved totally with a unique look!
I stamped an adorable Llama on the textured white sheet, I never used this image before. So it was a happy discovery to use with it!


  Watercolored it using Distress ink, added textures to the fur and fussy cut it. Paired it up with a succulent pot and a banner with a birthday sentiment on it.
I think it's a perfect match with textured BG and reminding me of those old windows( Jharoka) An Arabic architect with full of holes while walking in sand ground houses and enjoying walking with Llama.
I adhered this Panel on a textured Kraft CS peeking from the leaves holes and adhered it to the base panel.


Card 3 Details
The last one is with night sky background. I love how different the looks is with the same die! 


I started working on this card by creating a nighttime sky background. I used Memento dye and Distress Inks. I added a bit of Blueprint sketch to darken the purple look at the top part of my sky. I also splattered some white chalk paint to mimic stars and I can say I am so happy with the result:)


I cut the tree and flowers out of a white sheet. Used those scrap of leaves which I used to create a BG in card 2.


I colored my tree with ZIG markers and detailing with Polychromos pencils.



 I added some distress inks on my mat and applied ink on all those die cut leaves and flowers as shown in the pic.



On all individual leaves and flowers, I shaped them to fit on the tree die and embossed with my tiniest golf tool using embossing pad.
Now placed my tree on my blended panel. Attached those flowers and leaves to cover the tree.


While adding a sentiment, unfortunately, it slipped off from my stamping block as it didn't stick well to the block, so I darken the sentiment little bit with my black pen and added some detailing dots in black and white both! I think its totally matched now!!!


 I love how the 3D look on the tree with blended night sky added depth and interest to the scene!

Thanks so much for checking out my cards today! I hope you are having a great week!

Supply list for Card 1
Cardstocks: White, Turquoise blue, leaf green and black color CS
Stamps: Melodic Chirp and Here & Now stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
Die: 3D Flower Tree Die from Little Birdie (Itsy Bitsy)
Score Board: Martha Stewart
Color Burst: Sepia, orange, Lemon yellow, green from Ken Olivers Crafts
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress inks: Mawed Lawn, twisted citron
Jute twine: Black from Tim Holtz IdeaologyCraft glue
White Gel pen: Sakura
Big Shot: from Itsy Bitsy
Double-sided Adhesive Foam sheet

Supply List for Card 2
Cardstocks: White heavy CS 300gsm, Kraft textured sheet
Textured sheet: White Fleece from Itsy Bitsy
Designer Paper: Succulent Garden from Little Birdie
Stamp: Llama Birthday stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
 Die: 3D flower tree die from Little Birdie
Distress Inks: Vintage photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Craft glue: from Itsy Bitsy

Supply List for Card 3
Cardstocks: White heavy CS 300 gsm, watercolored sheet
Stamp: Dream Catcher stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
Die: 3D flower tree die from Little Birdie
Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Candied apple, twisted citron, mowed lawn
Memento inks: Sweet plum, Grape jelly, Lilac roses
Archival ink: Jet black
Chalk Paint: Natural white from Papericious
Zig Clean clear real brushes: Brown, green
Polychromos pencils: Faber Castell
Craft Glue: from Itsy Bitsy
White Gel pen: Sakura
Calligraphy pen: 3.0 mm from Stylo
Golf tool: a small one from Crafters Corner
Embossing Pad

Happy Birthday!

Hello!

Once again back with the last card using the same Tree die but this time I featuring how to use only the Leaves elements die to create a background and you got amazing results!

When I saw the leaf panel die, an idea blink in my mind to create a textured background panel using this.


On a piece of square white sheet, I draw a grid and roughly drew some lines using the leaf die for symmetry.


Now die cut that panel where I drew the lines using the leaf die. Don't forget to rub those lines.
 Voila, what a great result I achieved totally with a unique look!
I stamped an adorable Llama on the textured white sheet, I never used this image before. So it was a happy discovery to use with it!


  Watercolored it using Distress ink, added textures to the fur and fussy cut it. Paired it up with a succulent pot and a banner with a birthday sentiment on it.
I think it's a perfect match with textured BG and reminding me of those old windows( Jharoka) An Arabic architect with full of holes while walking in sand ground houses and enjoying walking with Llama.
I adhered this Panel on a textured Kraft CS peeking from the leaves holes and adhered it to the base panel.

Hope you enjoyed this creation!

Supply used:
Cardstocks: White heavy CS 300gsm, Kraft textured sheet
Textured sheet: White Fleece from Itsy Bitsy
Designer Paper: Succulent Garden from Little Birdie
Stamp: Llama Birthday stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
 Die: 3D flower tree die from Little Birdie
Distress Inks: Vintage photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Craft glue: from Itsy Bitsy

Dream Big

Hi to all!

I am back again with another card using the same tree die!
 I love how different the looks is with the same die! 


I started working on this card by creating a nighttime sky background. I used Memento dye and Distress Inks. I added a bit of Blueprint sketch to darken the purple look at the top part of my sky. I also splattered some white chalk paint to mimic stars and I can say I am so happy with the result:)


I cut the tree and flowers out of a white sheet. Used those scrap of leaves which I used to create a BG in card 2.


I colored my tree with ZIG markers and detailing with Polychromos pencils.



 I added some distress inks on my mat and applied ink on all those die cut leaves and flowers as shown in the pic.



On all individual leaves and flowers, I shaped them to fit on the tree die and embossed with my tiniest golf tool using embossing pad.
Now placed my tree on my blended panel. Attached those flowers and leaves to cover the tree.


While adding a sentiment, unfortunately, it slipped off from my stamping block as it didn't stick well to the block, so I darken the sentiment little bit with my black pen and added some detailing dots in black and white both! I think its totally matched now!!!


 I love how the 3D look on the tree with blended night sky added depth and interest to the scene!

Thanks so much for checking out my cards today! I hope you are having a great week!

Supply used:


Cardstocks: White heavy CS 300 gsm, watercolored sheet
Stamp: Dream Catcher stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
Die: 3D flower tree die from Little Birdie
Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Candied apple, twisted citron, mowed lawn
Memento inks: Sweet plum, Grape jelly, Lilac roses
Archival ink: Jet black
Chalk Paint: Natural white from Papericious
Zig Clean clear real brushes: Brown, green
Polychromos pencils: Faber Castell
Craft Glue: from Itsy Bitsy
White Gel pen: Sakura
Calligraphy pen: 3.0 mm from Stylo
Golf tool: a small one from Crafters Corner
Embossing Pad

Would love to enter my card in the following challenges:
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com/2018/06/july-challenge.html
http://www.ellibellescorner.com/2018/07/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-july.html
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-2018-in-summer-garden.html
http://www.kreativscrappingblogg.no/2018/06/utfordring-6-og-7-blomster.html
https://kreativtanten-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/19-alles-geht.html
http://scrapfromyourheart.blogspot.com/2018/07/utfordring-23-alt-er-lov-anything-goes.html
http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com/2018/07/julys-creative-challenge-distress-it.html
http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2018/07/hls-july-anything-goes-with-dies.html