Wednesday 28 January 2015

I'll keep the light on for you

Hi everyone!
 I had so much fun making today's card.  I combined some of my pattern paper, Label shaped dies, stencil, birds and flower! And my card is based on Inspired By Stamping Sketch IBSIC #90 .

My background was created with an embossing folder which I then stenciling over for sunrays with homemade embossing paste. I tried to create the ombre effect for lighting and before drying, added diamond dust on it for shinning and heat dry it! I distressed the edges before adhering it on my card base.
The Birds are so sweet  and I created them in yellow to match the sun so it is the main focal point of my scene. I started by popping up the background layer on the card base with adhesive foams to add dimension and interest to the all white background.  The popped up stitched frame adds color and another level of dimension to showcase the images. I cut the bird die in green and then cut the birds again in yellow, cut them off and attached them over the green. I love all the bright and happy colors. I attached a banner with a message on it with lots of masking. Highlighted the word "Light" and the background has a wash look. Then I attached a yellow twine and a mulberry flower( which I won in a candy) with few pollens and green colored micro beads. I fairly tried to keep it CAS too.
View from another angle-
Here is the inside view:
Hope you like it!
Supplies used:
Sizzix- Framelits dies Labels & Stitched Frames(new in my stash), Phrase Friends( I used a Heart from this), Banners and borders
Darice-Woodgrain Embossing folder
Impression Obsession-love birds
Itsy Bitsy-Thin cuts Square dies
Tim Holtz stencil-Rays THS003
Penny Black-Thinking with stamps
Wplus9-Guiding Light Sentiments(new in my stash)
Bo Bunny-Bold & Bright double dot Design PP
Crystal Craft Ink pad-Florescent yellow, Ranger-Jet Black Archival Ink
Distress Ink-Squeezed Lemonade
I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges: All are these snippets--The bird die, embossed panel and the floral arrangement inside are the leftover from one of my project   New technique- Stenciling with embossing paste with ombre effect and glitter

Tuesday 20 January 2015

You're Someone Special

 Hi everyone!
 This month Uniko Studios  is sponsoring  TIME OUT Challenges!
 I just love this brilliant Inspirational photo and had to play! I am very much inspired with their talented Designer Team creations!
Say Hello: Perk up your home with a friendly welcome sign. For an added boost, choose a bright, funky color. Source: Instagram user decorame
I  love each and every element in this photo. I am so much inspired by the colors, so pretty, the woodwall back panel with Big & Bold Hello and specially that comfortable couch with beautiful cushions too.
 Here comes my take:
    As you can see - I get very literal when using an inspiration picture!
 I drew the couch on a textured pattern paper, as I didn't have any couch stamp and fussy cut it. Added the pillows to the couch using different felt colors and tried to create some textures on it according to the photos. I gave them depth and dimension using pop dots.

 I used the Weaving Embossing Folder to create the look of the woodwall back panel in the background.  And before embossing I distressed it with vintage photo and adhered it flat. I went with the bold and bright hello against the wood panel. And this was the perfect chance to use my newest 'hello' die !  I die cut the word three times from a snippet of red CS and stacked it.
 And ended it with few sequins!
Here's the inside  view: 

I just love how this one turned out!
Supplies used:
Textured white CS, Snippets of Textured Pattern Paper
WPLUS9-Hand lettered Hello die(new in my stash)
Fiskars-Hexagon sentiments(new)
Spellbinders nestabilities card creators A@ curved matting basics A
Darice Basketweave embossing folder
Distress Ink-Vintage photo, Distress marker
Black jet Archival ink
Snippets of Felt sheets
Sakura Black brush pen
I would like to join some more challenges as they also inspired me: I love the theme of using felt and sequins! - I have never used this textured paper before and lots of new goodies too.

Thursday 15 January 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Card Challenge #2

Hello everybody!
Welcome to my new followers!
 I am casing a Christmas card by a talented designer Pat.
Here it is...

Card by DT member Pat.
I am inspired by the metallic and shinning look of flower, embossing, layering and a fish tail banner. And here is my creation:

My card base panel is a white CS. Then I used a snippet of pink mirri sheet. I embossed my main panel. Recently I won 2 embossing folders in a challenge( A huge Thanks to Di). I embossed the baubles only out of the snippets of metal sheets using the same embossing folder again. Then I applied nail polish remover on the raised parts only using a ear bud' fussy cut it and got this look, Easy peasy! I learnt this great technique by Monica Cruz-Weaver on Add A Little Dazzle . Then adhered it onto the place of baubles. I mist with perfect pearls for shimmer. I die cut a banner, stamped the sentiment. I added a silver cord before adhering the banner at the top. Embellished with few rhinestones and added a big gem on the bow to finished it off.
A closer look:
 I hope you like this creation! 
 Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Come back again soon.
Supplies used:
White CS, Snippet of pink color mirri sheet
Add a little dazzle -Pucker me pink metal sheet
Crafts-Too Swirl Baubles embossing folder
Banners and borders by Sizzix
Sentiment from Inspired by Stamping Big Holiday set
VersaColor ultimate pigment ink- opera pink
Ranger Perfect Pearl-silver, Spray bottle
DCWV Silver cord
 I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges: (used white and pink)
- embossing folder and silver perfect pearls are new in my stash I used pearl mist splatters.  layered embossing


Tuesday 6 January 2015

Rememember the Old Year and Happy for New Year

Hi, I'm back again today with another card. I stored lots of new crafty goodies in my stash:)
      Lot's of textures with a vintage vibe going on...
      It’s a new year, I’d like to kick things off celebrating both old and new.
              I wanted to use butterflies and light spring colors.  This is what I came up with.
I'm a big fan of vintage and shabby papercraft (although I do have a streak of CAS in me as well!) I love textures, muted colors, and an old fashioned feel. I'm happiest creating pieces that are based on just that...such as today's design. Loved to incorporate so many beautiful Stamps on one page with lots of layering. I used Tim Holtz Wallflower paper collection( Thanks to KEVIN for this awesome PP stack won in candy) for the base and inside of the card. And a musical notes and some scripted paper is also used for the LO. Then I started layering some snippets scraps I had lying around on my desk - a doily die cut , chipboard, butterfly out of burlap piece, a musical note.
 I then used the Spellbinder cuckoo clock die and cut the shape from a chipboard for the thickness and another die piece added on it from a snippet of khaki brown paper and created a border around the clock.
Side view:
           I started out with the idea of wanting to rip paper and roll it back.  I cut the slit of the tag for this which already in this beautiful paper.
             I added  grunge effect at the top with adding embossing paste using the stamp. There is a lace border stamped at the right side in cool grey color using gelato on my lace stamp.
                   A close-up of the flower cluster on the layout filled with beautiful Prima rose flowers
I gathered some bits together and placed them on my paper getting the design and layout sorted and then I set about staining the large lily flowers and inking everything, adding golden glitter on it. Those Lily flowers started off as white would you believe? I made spring flowers with Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create-a-Lily dies.

            A blender tool and vintage photo ink ages the edges of almost every element on this card. Adding just a few metal pieces with some transparent yellow crystal flowers, cream color satin ribbon bows, pollens, blings and some lace finishes off the front of the card with room inside to write a personal message to the recipient in the tag.
     Here is the new year massage with inside view:

  I love the vintage feel to it and the simplicity of putting it together. This my first vintage and shabby creation, Hope you like it:)

Supplies used:
Cream color paper, brown PP, Khaki Brown paper, jet black paper, shiny green paper with metallic gold look used for leaves, light green paper(all are Snippets)
SpellbindersCreate A Lily Die D Lites; Cuckoo Clock Shapeabilities(NEW)
Cherry Lynn-Musical Staff Mesh Border(NEW in my stash)
Die-namics Accent it-celebrate die(NEW)
Texture-Victoria from Kaisercraft Clear stamp(NEW)
Penny Black-thinking with stamps -Life's messages(NEW)
Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rubs-Numbers; Wallflower 12'x12' PP
12'x12'Designer paper from Enogreeting(NEW)
Black ebony Wow embossing powder, Vintage photo Distress ink
Laces stamp set;  Grunge Background clear stamp; floral basket stamp set from Itsy Bitsy(NEW)
Banana, Squid ink, Blood orange Gelatoes
 Embossing paste

I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges: L-lace and lily lowers,T-Tim Holtz paper and rub on, S-stamping,C-clock,B-bows'


Thursday 1 January 2015

Let's Party to celebrate New Year!

Hello Everyone!
Wishing All Of You and Your Family A Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2015 filled with joy and peace! I love all my blog followers and thank you all to leave so many inspirational words on my work.
Before I get onto my card I have some exciting news to share with you..............  I'm on the CSCC- Create Something Catchy Challenges blog  2015 Design Team from Feb!! How exciting is that!Yayyyyy!!!. Happy !!!!

I have the sweetest card to share today!! I am using my New Heart Balloons image and the new   "Let's Party" die.
I got  the idea for this card from the amazingly talented Laura Bassen using technique Camouflaging Die Cuts , You can check out the video tutorial here  This is a single layer card.

I stamped the image in barn door firstly on the textured white card and then on another white snippet sheets(which was leftover from my last make) two times, fussy cut them and added glossy accents to the solid ones. I used some foam adhesive to help my balloons  take flight.   Then  I masked off the bottom panel and blended in Barn Door ink to make a little ombre effect.

 Then I  have to make several die-cuts of let's Party Sentiment (I cut at least six times and one from the ombre effect)and glued them together as shown in the video. The result is great  -I love it!
 You can se the texture, depth and dimension on it.
   A few sequins added, and boom!  Complete!
 So what do you think? I think it's lovely :)

Supplies used:
 Stamp from Itsy Bitsy Sweet Baby Stamp set
Distress Ink-Barn door, blending tool
Sizzix Let's Party die
Glossy accent from Ranger

I would like to enter my card into following challenges: the craft goodies are new addition in my stash leaving the card material)