Thursday, 19 September 2019

Poppies in a frame!


Good Monday to you! I have a flower card to share with you today........!
This is one of my favorite and famous prim poppy die cut from Memory box. 
This is so glamorous!

I had a vision of what I wanted to do, so I went through some of my premade alcohol ink background scraps, I created. You can't just make one you just keep creating and creating until your literally out of Yupo paper, so addictive!
I pulled out my red and gold mixative base background and die cut these glamorous pair of poppies and colored the thin stems in green.

Now started with my card base which is in square shape and die cut some dual stitched circle frames out of another 4 white squared panels from the centre to make dimensional circular frames.
Then I made the upper part to match with my poppies using the same alcohol inks randomly, it was so much fun to play again!
Now placed my poppied in the circular frames with a little dimension using foam dots.

Die cut Happy Birthday sentiment and heat embossed it in gold and popped it up.
Added some gold alcohol ink dots for more texture and interest using a thin pointed brush.

Super fun dies to create with! Hope you're enjoying your card making supplies too!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Supply List
Cardstock: Glossy white CS
Foam sheet: white
Dies: Prim Poppy from Memory Box; Double stitched circles from Peekaboo Designs
Alcohol inks: Watermelon and Gold mixative
Blending solution
Embossing powder: Antique gold from Expressions craft
Dye-based shimmer spray: Bitter lemon from Craftyscrappers
Foam dots

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Hello friends!

Once again back with another Typography creation!
This time a simple CAS card focusing on the sentiment!

White space doesn't have to be white....... it just needs to be a clear area!

So here it is!

I only wanted to focus on the sentiment, so I considered a bright, bold color for my base card like yellow! They bring a feeling of excitement and create a lasting impact.
I chose a large type of sentiment and kept other elements like props and accents, to a minimum as not to distract from the messaging!

For showcasing the sentiment I stamped it on a clear plastic sheet and highlighted on black background with a yellow color base card combo.

I love the contrasting combo on it!

Supply list

Cardstocks: Chrome yellow and black CS
OHP sheet: Transparent sheet from Itsy bitsy
Stamp: Typografia Romantique from Stamplorations
Dies: Crazy Double running stitch rectangles from Cutplorations
Staz on Ink: Opaque cotton white
Clear dots

I am entering here:

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Beauty is a joy

Hello to all!
Happy Tuesday!

Time for another challenge at LIM and the theme is Typography!

For today's card, I used Beauty is a joy for my Typography element and combined it with one of the images from the New beginning stamp set.
A simple text overlayed on the image!

I die cut a white panel using double stitched rectangles and stamped the image. Colored it using ZIG real brushes. Placed the panel on my card base and stamped the typography sentiment.

I did a little doodling in the banner and highlighted the word beauty with my black pen and did some false stitching at all around the card base panel. Now adhered the image using foam dots.

Hoping you like it!

Supply list
Cardstock: Heavy white CS
Stamps: Beauty is a joy  from Unity; New Beginnings from Stamplrations
Dies: Crazy double running stitch rectangles from Cutplorations
ZIG real brushes
Archival ink: Jet black
Foam dots
Black pen

Interested to participate in my fave challenges:

Friday, 13 September 2019

Metallic royal peacock!

Are you a peacock fan, I am......!
I am excited to participate once again at Less is More challenge where the theme is metallics!

That metal brooch in peacock style was sat in my work desk for too long and I finally found a moment to use it on a card and want to show you what I came up with such fun! I tried to keep it as simple as possiblešŸ˜‰

Front pic

back pic

I used detailed leaves die to create the peacock feathers image out of a silver metal sheet. Die-cut a stitched circle out of a metal sheet.
Die-cut an embossed sheet an adhered in the centre of the white card panel with an awesome word. Now placed my circle panel on it.

 I think the results were fairly dramatic and magical featuring that pretty peacock in CAS style! Love the creative pleasure on this!
Do you like the details on it!

Happy crafting!

Supply list

Cardstock: White card stock
Foam sheet: white
Metal sheet: Silver and from Add a little dazzle
Metal object: A brooch
Dies: Dual leaf from Peekaboo; Dual stitched circles from Peekaboo; Awesome from Stamplorations
Embossing folder: circles and dots set from Sizzix I recycled a metallic brooch and gave it a new life

Golden moment!

Hello friends!

I made a quick card using metallic gold as my inspiration. Combined with polka dots, black and gold really make for a timeless look!

I left the top open with white space and add stencilling with gold glitz sparkle for a metallic look.
Then stamped some arrows and sentiment This is the Life. Die-cut Wow moment two times once from metallic gold sheet and one from the black sheet and adhered the moment word on the metallic one. Die-cut an arrow for showing the happy moments through bubbles!

 Adhered the vellum stars using some clear glue drops.

I think it looks fabulous, don't you!
Happy crafting!

Supply list

Cardstock: white CS
Heavy vellum sheet
Pattern Paper: Monochrome from Papericious; Mariposa Metallic glitter DCWV stack
Stamp: Arrow and sentiment both are from Calendar stamp set Kaisecraft
Die:  Wow moment die, Arrow from Heart card die set both are from Technique Tuesday; Pierced stars from Spellbinders
Stencil: Bubbles from Magenta
Sparkle paste: Gold glitz from Itsy Bitsy
Archival Ink: jet black 
glue drops: Fevicol

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Acrylic Pouring Art Canvases!

Hello friends!
Happy Tuesday!

 I would love to show you how to create easy art using basic acrylic paint pouring techniques in two styles! An easy wat to create abstract art through this medium! My DT post for Itsy Bitsy!

Have you seen those crafty paint pouring videos popping up at Itsy Bitsy Instagram and Itsy Bitsy Crafter Cafe FB page? I 've been seeing them everywhere and I can bet Acrylic Pouring Art is just so much fun!
If you are yet to try it, you are in for a real treat!  Let's get started, shall we?

First, you will need to collect all the supplies and prepare your workspace.

Acrylic Pouring can be a messy process and paint will run off the canvas so take precaution to protect your work surface and floor. I used some newspapers, plastic sheet, and also used a circular stand to catch the bulk of the paint runoff and it was also helpful to lift my canvas.

Workspace supplies
  • Newspapers, paper towels, plastic sheet 
  • plastic cups/glasses to pour your acrylic colors
  • Gloves
  • any type of stand to lift up your canvas
  • icecream sticks or any other type of sticks to mix up the colors and medium
Painting Supplies
  • Canvas
  • Acrylic pour paint
  • Acrylic Pouring Medium
  • A Thin Plastic sheet for the technique
Now let's mix our paint!
Tip and technique: Successful fluid art is all about paint consistency. The pouring recipe I prefer 1 part acrylic paint and 2 parts acrylic pouring medium mean 1:2 ratio. You can go ahead and experiment according to your choice. It doesn't matter whether you add the paint first or the medium first, but it does matter how well you mix it. It is also important when you mix your paint to stir and not whip. Whipping created air bubbles. And let the mix stir sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes for better results.
Now the paint is free of air bubbles. Its time to load the cup. 

Flip the cup Technique No. 1

My first technique will be flip the cup.
 There are no rules when layering your colors in the cup but typically white go in first since it pulls down through other colors. 
I would suggest starting with only 2 or 3 colors for the newbies.

 While you wait for the color to sink to the bottom, add a thin layer of white paint mix to the canvas all around the cup as shown in the pic. Spread it using a brush or spatula. This will help the colors flow and spread on the canvas after the cup is lifted.

Once the cup is loaded, set the canvas on top and flip over the cup and canvas together.

It's always a surprise to see what pattern is going to form when the cup is pulled away and the paint begins to spread.

At this point, you can pick up the canvas and gently tilt the canvas to help the paint spread. 

                          Be careful though, if you tilt it too fast the paint might fall off.

 Once the paint has covered the canvas to your liking, set the painting on a level surface to dry. It takes between 1 to 3 days for a painting to be dry to the touch. When the painting is fully cured, the resin can be used to bring the colors out and gave the painting a beautiful glossy finish!

Here is my final outcome! I am pleased to see a magical creature appear in my painting...... Can you find it????

Yes!!!! It's a Unicorn!

Now time for another canvas, I could not stop myself for another experiment!

Reverse Flower Dip with Circles Technique No. 2

It means you can easily convert the circles to flower using a thin plastic sheet!
Let me show the steps.
First I covered my entire canvas with black Acrylic paint. Start from the middle point of the canvas.

In the excitement, I forgot to take a pic of my pouring colors in the cups.
For this technique, it is essential that the colours are of a thicker tendency.

I poured the colors one by one in a circular shape as shown in the pics.

Now carefully cover the canvas with a plastic sheet without creating air bubbles.
And spread the circles slowly with the help of your finger in circular shape to merge the colors properly.
Now slowly lift all the corners of the plastic sheet one by one towards the centre and then completely remove it from the centre carefully.

I was so surprised to see those circles converting into a beautiful flower just with the help of a plastic sheet. It is called Reverse flower dip technique, so easy! And every time you will get a different pattern!

And then with the help of 0 no. paintbrush, I gave it more definition of a flower to create more clear petals.

Have a close look at the middle part of the flower in yellow with blue petals!

I totally love this black beauty,  love the beautiful cells, don't you! I think I could play with these pouring art all day just to experience the different outcomes and color combos.

I really do hope you' ll give pouring art a try, it's crazy fun and inspired you to take part in our ongoing month challenge!

For more fun watch me on Youtube channel!

Have a messy pouring day!

All Supply Listed from Itsy Bitsy

Artistic Canvas PanelsCanvas
Acrylic Pouring Paints: Pearl white, timeless Teal, pearl white, pastel pink, pineapple crush, rainforest, grassy green, plum orchid,
Wooden craft soon, plastic cups,
Paint Pouring Medium

Participating in these challenges:

Monday, 9 September 2019

Less is more - Metallic butterfly!

Hello friends!

A little something with a pattern builder!
 I have created a clean and simple card focussing a pattern builder set. The butterfly..........!

First up I started with stamping a label frame with a sentiment using my Misti and heat embossed it in metallic gold and fussy cut it.
Then I created a border strip across a white card front again in metallic gold using same pattern builder stamp set.
Embellished the corner of the label using same pattern builder, inked it and made a pretty butterfly, attached a shimmery butterfly sequin and finished it off with some splatters using Inka gold.

I love the metallic results on it!
I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today!

Supply List

Cardstock: Textured white CS
Stamps: Pattern builders from Mudra; from Kaiserkraft
Altenew Inks: cotton candy, frosty pink
Embossing powders: Metallic gold rich pale from Wow
Sequin: Metallic shimmery Butterfly
Inka gold: old gold

I am inspired by these challenges: