Friday 30 September 2016

Fall coffee lovers blog hop!

Good evening guys!

This is gonna be quick post.

Seeing everyone participating in Fall coffee lovers bloghop, I couldn't resist myself.

Here is my card.. Another CAS...made it in one hour(proud of myself ;))..

Linking this card to..
CASe this sketch

Cute card thursday-CAS

Cardz 4 galz-Fall

DL. ART-Fall

DRS designs blog-Autumn Wonders

Cardz 4 guyz-fall colors

If you liked it do leave some love. They really mean a lot to me. Thank you for dropping by.


Sunday 25 September 2016

Life is wonderful with you!!

Good  morning bloggers!

Before we talk about my new project I would like to thank all of you for appreciating my last card. 
And I would love to welcome Sindhu Kanagavel for joining us.

Coming back to the current project. I loved making it, but this time its neither a card nor a tag. I have tried something new, a LAYOUT.  That is what I like about crafting. Just like Medical Science it has wide horizons. All you have to do is to keep expanding your wings.  Here is a sneak peak of the Layout.
Love Layout

I got inspired by Chirali's moodboard on the Lulupu.
Here it is..

I have tried to incorporate most of the elements of the moodboard i.e. Hearts, stripes, crumpled sheet, flowers with leaves, "I love you"sentiment, feathers(with golden tips), thread, red, pink and craft colours.

To make this LO I first took a craft colored sheet with (golden tinge) from an old wedding card and distressed its edges with scissors and slightly pink and black shades of something..(suspense...learned to create suspence from Pooja from  reusing,cards & quilling ). Attached this sheet to a black one with distressed edges. Then glued black(ish) strips from PP at diagonal ends that I had created long time back following Pooja's pictorial.
Love Layout
Attached a lace again distressed in black and pink shades. Took a black piece of sheet and crumbled it. Uncrumbled it taking care not to tear it and applied gold acrylic paint on the raised area using brush. Attached it over the base and covered it with blackened gauze pieces. Over it added a circle distressed pink, a photo area , sequins, some hand made flowers and drying leaves and feathers from garden.
Love Layout

Two hearts were added using foam tape to give some dimension. One was distressed  and covered with black twine and other covered with pink loose glitter.
Love Layout
Used two sentiments, one was stamped("life is wonderful with you") and other hand written(" I love you"). Distressed its edges too..
(using an old makeup kit no longer in use:Two benefits-1. So many shades..
                               2. Smells good :D)
Love Layout

Finally added golden tinge to everything ..the flowers, the leaves, the gauze..(Hope I haven't overloaded it with gold).

Here is the final LO..
Love Layout
Supplies Used:
●Camel gold acrylic paint
●Black watercolor and gel pen
●Recollections Color Splash Clear Stamps and sequins(Ranganjali win)
●Pink loose glitter(local buy)
●Lace(local buy)More»
●Hand made florals and PP
●Gauze pieces

●Black and golden sheets
●Drying leaves and feathers from garden
●Old Make-up Kit

Attaching it to..

 Addicted to stamps-challenge

 Dragonfly journeys-Shake your tail feathers

 Fussy and fancy challenge-my favourite things(Hearts and flowers)

If you liked the layout do leave some love below.
Thank you for visiting.

P.S.: While handling loose glitter apply some talc powder on hands..the glitter won't stick to your hands.
And if you decide to follow me do leave a comment below so that I can drop by your blog and leave some love. Happy Crafting.

Friday 23 September 2016

Telescoping Image Card

Good afternoon bloggers!

First of all I wanna thank all of you for your lovely comments on my last card.

I also wanna welcome Jessica  and Thank her for the appreciation.

Today I am here with a card using TELESCOPING IMAGE TECHNIQUE . Have also tried some more stamping.

I used this  technique after getting inspired by Shraddha's Tute on ICR Septorials. But the problem was that I didn't have a bigshot..So instead I made it using a metallic ruler and craft knife.

Here is how..
First I took two square sheets of equal size (13 cm)and stamped (with watercolor;)) flowers and sentiment "ENJOY EVERY MOMENT" almost identically. Colored them with Camlin colored pencils. On the back drew 4 squares each .8 cm smaller than the previous one starting from edge (on both the sheets). Cut along 1st and 3rd square on one And 2nd and 4th square on the other stamped sheet. Arranged them one over the other using foam tape. On the inside attached a sheet with  distressed edges(using something know what..check out my next post). The sheet was left blank to be personalised later. Then added two stamped, colored, fussy cut and embossed flowers on the edges.Finally added sequins from Ranganjali win to add some interest.
(If you have any difficulty in understanding, read the tutorial by Shradsha first.)

Here is the final card...
Telescoping Image Card

Telescoping Image Card

Telescoping Image Card

Linking this Card to..

Parus card making challenges
Craft rocket challenges-mostly blue

Crafty boots challenges-All squared up

penny black at all sorts-add a sentiment

If you liked the card do leave some love.
Thanks a lot for dropping by.

 P.S. While cutting foam tape with scissors apply oil on the blades in between..will remove the stickiness. Happy Crafting.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

"YOU Brighten my day"

Good Morning Guys!!

I am back again with another CAS fall card. But before that I wanna thank for your response on my last card ...

Seeing so many challenges based on fall colors I just couldn't resist making one more. Here is a sneak peak..
Fall Card
 Two days back I received my megaprize from Ranganjali . So many lovely stamps and dies. Thanks Archana for all the goodies. They are just wonderful.

Coming to the card, first I took a white watercolour cardstock and and made a rectangle over it. After masking the area outside I created an ombre effect using autumn colours. Then with black acrylic paint drew two birds perched on tree branches. Covered the image with cellophane. Then I did some embossing on the rest of my cardstock. Attached a corrugated frame shaped sheet outside the drawing. Then tied three fall coloured embroidery threads on th side. I have ordered some pigment and distress inks, but they have not arrived yet. But I wanted to use the clear stamps, so I tried watercolour on one of the stamps from Jane's doodles( Will that damage the stamp? I washed it immediately with soap and water). I stamped the sentiment "YOU brighten my day" on another piece of paper(lucky I found a transparent paperweight) and cut it out using craft scissors. Colored the margin black and attached it over the card with foam tape. Finally attached some blings to "brighten" the card and adhered the cardstock on white card base using foam tape to give it some elevation. And tadaa, the card is ready.
Fall Card

Fall Card

Fall Card

Fall Card

P.S. Now I know why everyone is crazy about stamping. I just loved it and am going nuts to try  out some more.

Thursday 15 September 2016

Fall Colors!!

Good Evening Everyone!

I am back again with a new card inspired by AUTUMN COLORS. Here is a sneak peak.
Fall Colors Card
But before that I would love to mention , I got 7 more friends since my last post. And I would like to thank them all for their appreciation.

Now coming to the card. I have already made two shaker cards. This is my third. I just love making them. I got a new leaf punch yesterday. So I decided to make shaker card with leaves.

To make this card I first colored a paper with watercolors using wet on wet technique. I am new with watercolors. I tried to create an ombre effect.Then I cut out a leaf from the middle and attached acetate sheet behind it. I did some doodling on the would be bg and toned down the black color with a sheet of opaque plastic. Punched many leaves in autumn colors and mixed them with some sequins to make the shaker element.Then I attached the colored paper on the doodled one with foam tape making the shaker. Finally attached a handcut "Love" on top along with some blings. I used the cut out leaf inside the card.

Here is the final card..
Fall Colors Card

Fall Colors Card

Fall Colors Card

Fall Colors Card

Fall Colors Card

Linking this card to..
Avenue 613-CHALLENGE #189 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist - The Colors of Fall!

parus card making challenges-focus on words

Unstampabelles challenges-changing seasons

pink and main challenges-Autumn

The paper girls challenge-challenge-112-nature

If you liked the card do leave some love.

P.S. Being new to the crafting world, would love to hear some suggetions on how to improve the cards.

Thank you for dropping by.

Monday 5 September 2016

Masculine Birthday Card with Bokeh Technique Tutorial

Good afternoon everyone!

Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my Tag Birthday Card. They really made my day.

Yesterday was my lucky day because 4 new friends joined my blog. I would love to thank Liz, Seema, Lavina and Patti for the appreciation.

Today's card is also a Birthday Card using Bokeh Technique. The only difference being that I have tried to make it a bit musculine( hope i am successful) and it is nearly CAS. Here is a sneak peak...
Birthday Card

I have made this card for my elder Brother. His 31st Birthday is this is gonna be his birthday present as I am jobless right now ;P .

And I am also attaching a tutorial on Bokeh Technique. Hoping it will entice you towards trying it..

I am CASing this sketch..

So to make this card I first created a Bokeh bg(tute towards the end). Then took a white sheet and did some embossing. To make the embossed corners I used metal scale and for embossing dots I used a homemade embossing page using "bindis"  ("desi jugaad"-will attach a pic). Then glued the bokeh bg to the sheet and attached a corrugated horizontal sheet over them. Added quilled hat and moustache to give it a musculine look. Finally attached hand-written sentiment over the corrugated sheet.

Here is the final card..
Birthday Card

Birthday Card

Homemade embossing folder ;)


Step 1:Attach the watercolor paper to a hard surface using painters tape , so that when you add water the paper doesn't curl.
Bokeh Technique

Step 2: Brush a layer of water over the paper so that when you add colors they clend together easily. Keep in mind that the paper gets wet but not too wet. If the paper gets dry you can also brush some water in between.
Bokeh Technique

Step 3:Add watercolors randomly to the paper and blend them. Try using colors that blend together easily like red and yellow or green and blue. If you find a concentrated patch anywhere you can spray some water with the brush and sponge with a dry clothe.
Bokeh Technique

Step 4: Let it dry. Meanwhile prepare a stencil having three circles of different sizes( if you have stencil like that, no need to worry). You can use acetate sheet and circle punches of 3 different radii. I didn't even have that, so I drew such circles using different caps on a plastic sheet and cut it out. While making the circles make sure they are away from margin as well as from each other.
Bokeh Technique

Step 5:Through the biggest circle apply white paint ok the watercolored paper. You can use sponge for this. But I prefer my finger. Make a few biggest and then bigger circles. While making the smaller ones use a bit concentrated paint so that they appear shining among the bigger ones.
Don't worry about overlapping.
Bokeh Technique

Step 6: Allow it to dry and use it as a bg for your next creation.
Bokeh Technique

Linking this card to

muse card club
 ( I got inspired from the circles the sentiment and the CAS look. )

alphabet challengeblog- N for numbers

glittern sparkle challenge

scrap n challenge


Pearly sparkles challenge- musculine card

 use your stuff-watercolors

craft your passion challenges

Crafty creations challenges

aud sentiments challenge blog

Thank you for bearing with me. I hope I didn't bore you. If you liked the post please do leave some love in the comment section.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

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