Sunday, June 16, 2019

Guest Designing at CAS Watercolor Challenge - Reminder

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share a card I made for the current CAS Watercolor June Challenge where I'm luckily guest designing this month!  The theme for this month is Something Blue and you have time to enter till June. 24th. 

For the reminder GD card I used the Circle of Leaves die by SSS to make a quite simple CAS card.

I started off by creating the blue background panel. I sprinkled various blue shades of Brusho powders on some Canson Mixed Media paper panel and spritzed pearlized water on it. After the panel was dry I added clear water splatters, dabbed them off with a paper towel to add some texture to the background. I also splattered white opaque ink and let it dry. 

I cut Circle of Leaves from a textured white cardstock panel, stamped the sentiment from Special Sentiments (30-574) by Penny Black in Sapphire (Altenew) on it and foam mounted the panel on the cardbase on which I adhered the blue background panel. 

That's it from my side. Please hop over to CAS Watercolor Challenge blog for more inspiration from the amazing DT members!

Thanks to CAS Watercolor challenge team for the chance to be guest designing!
Thanks for looking!
Have a great one!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #33 - Focus on Background Stamping - Reminder


It's time for a reminder post for the latest Flower Challenge #33 - Focus on Background Stamping!
We have a prize for a lucky winner this month! Please check it out at The Flower Challenge blog!

I've created a panel using floral elements from Happy Florals stamp set by The Ton. 

I started off by stamping the big flowers in Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink hybrid ink. I then stamped the orange flowers in Peach Blossom and Coraline hybrid. The leaves of the flowers were stamped in Crystal Pewter. I stamped the berries in Plum Wine and some extra leaves in Soft Garden.

After the stamping was done I cut the panel using the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die to add some finishing touch and cut the sentiment "hugs" using Love and Hugs word plate die (The Ton) from the panel. I cut hugs once more from some white fun foam. I mounted the panel on a white cardbase and added the sentiment raised with the fun foam layer into the place. 

"sending" was cut using Love and Hugs word plate die as well from some Adhesive Glitter Paper glossy fine silver and some white cardstock. I stacked them together and added it on "hugs"
To finish off I added a silver glitter strip to both sides of "hugs" and some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please don't forget to visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our special guest Deepti from Dee's Art Utopia!

I'd love to see your floral background projects in our gallery!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Seize the Birthday #167 - No Topping

Hello everyone!

Hope you're having a great week so far! 
Today I have a birthday card to share with you. It's Seize the Birthday Thursday today :)! We have no Toppings option for next fortnight. You may enter any birthday themed projects into our gallery! 

I've made a one layer card using a cute critter stamp set by Penny Black. It is called Be Happy(30-583) and includes five cute critters with pretty plants on their back :)! I also used a floral stamp from Flower Fantasy set (30-565) by Penny Black to give the giraffe something cheery. 

I started off by stamping the giraffe and the floral branch on a white panel in orange and pink archival ink respectively. I then masked the border of the panel and the giraffe to ink blend in the background.
I used Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick DOX. I splattered clear water on the panel and dab it off. I also added white splatters.

After removing the masks I started coloring the images using Copic Markers. At that point I thought the orange outline of the giraffe is too light, so I drew the outline using a brown fine liner. I added some accents using a white gel pen and gold heat embossed the sentiment from Special Sentiments set (30-574) by Penny Black.

That's it from my side.

Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog to get some more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Linda from Lin's Craft Corner.

I'd love to see your creations in the gallery!
Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Flower Challenge #33 - Focus on Background Stamping

Hello and welcome to my blog today! 
Today I'm sharing my DT card for the new challenge at The Flower Challenge!

FOCUS ON BACKGROUND STAMPING is our theme for June! 

We have a new Guest Designer joining us for June, Deepti Malik. She is such a talented card designer and also has her own stamp range, Dee's Artsy ImpressionsDeepti has also kindly said she will give us one of her amazing floral stamp sets worth $15 as a PRIZE for our winner this time too!!! 

I've created a floral background using Smile set which Deepti has designed. 

I stamped the calla lilies in Twisted Citron DI on a watercolor paper panel repeatedly to create a background. I watercolored the panel and added some shades using colored pencils. I also added some green and yellow dots in the background using Copic markers.

After the coloring was done I cut a frame from the panel using Double Stitched Rectangles dies (The Ton). I ink blended the frame in Twisted Citron DI to make it darker. I mounted the colored panel on a white cardbase. The frame was foam mounted on its place.

The sentiment was cut using Mod Scripty Sentiments SVG cut file from The Ton's digital category. I cut it two times, stacked them and then gold heat embossed it. I added the sentiment to the card using some foam adhesives. My finishing touch was the yellow and green sequins from Winter thaw, Cinderella's ride Couture Mix and Lemon Chiffon sequins by The Ton.

That's it from my side. Hope you like my card and join us in the fun challenge!
Please stop by  The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our guest designer Deepti from Dee's Art Utopia! 

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Coverplate SVG Cut Files - The Ton

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a couple of floral cards. I made them using some of the gorgeous coverplate SVG cut files from The Ton.

Hope you could stop by The Ton's blog for more details!

Have a wonderful an crafty week!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Guest Designing at CAS Watercolor Challenge

Hello everyone!!! Hope June has started off great for you all!

Today I have a special card to share with you. I had the pleasure and honor to be picked as a winner at April CAS Watercolor challenge. And lovely Loll who hosted the challenge has invited me to this current CAS watercolor June challenge with the theme Something Blue as a guest designer!!!

I used to make many CAS cards as I started making cards but it changed with the time and now my cards are rarely CAS. So I was a bit concerned if I could make a card which is CAS enough for the challenge. I tried and hope my card for today meets the rules of the challenge.

Here is my card!

I started off by stamping the Love's Glow (40-685) by Penny Black on a Ranger watercolor cardstock in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peacock Feather DI. I used Peacock Feather for the leaves and other two blue shades for the gorgeous flower. Love's Glow (40-685) is a cling stamp in the brushstroke style. So after stamping it looked already like finished with all the shades. But I went in with a waterbrush and the same DIs to add more details.

After the coloring was done I cut the bottom part of the panel along a line I drew and the outline of the image and set it aside.  I then ink blended the lower part of the cardbase in Salty Ocean, Broken China, Peacock Feather and Blueprint Sketch DIs. I added clear water splatter to add some texture. I also colored some thin strip of white cardstock in the same colors and added it to the bottom border of the front panel with the stamped flower.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Dahlias set (30-159) on the cardbase and foam mounted the front panel and the card was finished!

Please don't forget to stop by CAS Watercolor Challenge blog to get more inspiration from the talented DT members!

Huge Thanks to Loll and CAS Watercolor team for having me as a guest!
Thank you all for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Ton May 2019 Release Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! We are celebrating The Ton's May 2019 Release with a Instagram Hop ! There's a ton of inspiration on this hop today and some free stamp giveaways to be won! 

If you didn't hop along yet, please start hopping at The Ton on Instagram

I'm sharing this card on the Instagram Hop today. But I want to share this on my blog as well with more detailed description. 

This card is featuring Peony Dreams Cluster set from this release. It is a 6 x 6 inch clear stamp and have two gorgeous large peonies. I worked with the corresponding digital image, as I didn't get the stamp set in time. 

I have the image printed on Canson Mixed Media Paper and colored using Color Burst powders along with other watercolors. I used Alizarin Crimson and Merlot for the peonies. The leaves were colored in gray and the little flowers in violet. I colored the background in Payne's gray and Violet.

After the coloring was done I added white splatters all over the panel and let it dry. I then cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it on a white cardbase.

The sentiment was cut using Fabulous word die from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver and from some white cardstock and stacked together. The " YOU ARE " from Basic Labels set was stamped in Iris Blooms and added to the card with foam adhesives.

To finish off I scattered some sequins from Lilac Blossoms Couture Mix and drew the stamen using a black glaze pen. I love how this turned out! This stamp set is just so lovely!

Hope you are now inspired and ready for the Instagram Hop :) !!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!