Saturday, 22 July 2017

Post 233: CAS Card- Sparkle

Hi friends :)

How are you today ? Still recovering from the flu bug but that doesn't keep me away from crafting :) I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Card. This is a standard A2 sized landscape style side folding card. The process was simple enough, I've done some inlaid die cutting. The word sparkle has been made dimensional by adhering 2 black die cuts under the sparkly gold die cut. I've added some gold splatter with perfect pearls and in the end, added a few flat star sequins. The card is quite shiny and sparkly, I'm not sure it shows up in the photos. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Essential Cutaways- Lana Cutaways
Die Cuts & More - Word Die: Sparkle 
Perfect Pearls- gold
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gold Flat Sequins 
White Cardstock 270 gsm
Snippets of Black Cardstock

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

W & W Rerun No. 21 - I didn't have the Kindness stamp set so I chose the alternative, I was inspired by Kate's card. I loved the way she used the shine die cut in gold color across the middle of her card along with the gold splatter, I have done my own version of the same.
CASology #258 - Diamond (When I think of diamonds, I think of their shine and sparkle)

Thanks for your time :) 
Love reading your precious comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Post 232: Mixed Media Layout: Beautiful

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled "beautiful" today. The sketch and colors of my layout are influenced by the Dusty Attic Moodboard for July. I loved those colors :) 




Process:

I found this really beautiful and powerful image of a dancer with fire coming out from her. So decided to make a layout around it.  

I altered the Dusty Attic Chipboards by embossing them, to add color, dimension and shine :) the feathers were attached to the dancer's photo to depict flying, she almost looks like a modern angel to me! The paradise bird chipboard was embossed in multiple colors to add interest. I added thread at some places for texture. At the bottom of the photo, I've added strings of thread and beads, I think it almost looks like a dream catcher :) 

I thought about what secondary sentiments to add and then decided to add words associated with true beauty; #authentic, #amazing by stamping and genuine, artful, soulful and creative with stickers.

I've done stenciling with distress inks and background stamping. Layers of colors were added using acrylic paints and zig markers. In the end, I created some splatter of gesso and ink. 

Here are a few close-up photos of the layout:





Here is a full photo of the layout:


List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps Mini Stamp- Washi Tape
Stamplorations Stamp- Winged Things (Bee's Knees)
Stamplorations Stamp- Bold Sentiments Hashtag Authentic 
Stamplorations Stamp- Art Marks (Sherry Russ Designs)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Aqua Brush
Ranger's Embossing Powders: Black, Tiger Lily and Sky Blue
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad 
Ranger's Heat Tool 
Thread
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gems and beads
Prima's Heavy White Gesso 
Palette Knives 
Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads- spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, black soot
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Manganese Blue 
Prima's Crochet Doily Die 
Black and White cardstock 270 gsm 

I am playing along with the following challenges:
Dusty Attic July 2017 Challenge (I was inspired by the colors and sketch)
Mixed Media Place July Challenge (I was inspired by the quote and the word beautiful)
Mixed Media & Art July Challenge  (I was inspired by the word wings)
Rubber Dance July Theme Challenge (I've added thread)
HLS July MM Challenge (texture added via threads, chipboard, acrylics)
SSS Monday Challenge- Get in shape (used 3d embellishments)
SSS Wednesday Challenge- We're seeing stars (stamped stars)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your precious comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Post 231: Floral Card (Shine)

Hi friends :)

How are you ? Any plans for the weekend ? I'm still under the weather and trying to recover from the flu. A few new supplies got delivered today and I was so excited to play with them. I sat on the bed and crafted there only because I didn't have the energy to get up and work on the craft table. I've got a floral card to share today. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. I enjoyed watercoloring it with zig markers and an aqua brush. The sentiment is a grungy one which I really like, it reads "shine" I thought this will be a nice encouraging card to send to a friend to pep her spirits :) 

List of Supplies:

Stamplorations Stamp- Blossom Sprays 2
Stamplorations Stamp- Art Marks
Stamplorations Stamp- Winged Things
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle Die
Canson Watercolor paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Aqua Brush
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
White & Black Cardstock 270 gsm
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

TIME OUT Challenge #88 (was inspired by the word "shine")
Butterfly Challenge #82 (1 butterfly on the lower edge near the leaves + orange color + matching pairs of leaves and small flowers)
Stamplorations Theme & Sketch Challenge (went with the theme of warm colors)
CAS03-July Challenge (was inspired by the colors in the picture)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Post 230: CAS Engagement Card

Hi folks!

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Engagement card I made. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. I was inspired by the cue word "diamond" and the first thing that popped into my mind was an engagement ring, so I decided to depict that on the card. I have used part of a Cheery Lynn Designs Wedding Vows die cut  here (cut off the ornate frame from it) and then added a gem to depict the diamond ring. I curved the sentiment, "celebrate" from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold & Extras Stamp set and stamped it in a blue ink (Ranger's Dye Ink- Caribbean Coast). 

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

Double D Challenge- Pop of color (the addition of the blue sentiment to the black and white is my pop of color)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed.

Post 229: Floral Birthday Card

Hi folks!

How've you been? I haven't been feeling too good lately, I think it may be the flu. So have less energy to sit and create. Hopefully, it will get better in a couple of days. For now, I'd like to share a floral birthday card I made a couple of days back but wasn't able to blog about. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. This card was my way of salvaging a card panel that I wasn't entirely happy with. I started out thinking it will be a CAS card but as the stamping progressed, I wasn't happy with the design, so I decided to stamp all over the panel and create a flowery themed card instead. I used a mix of blue and green Ranger inkpads I had (sorry don't remember which ones I used exactly), colored in with some pencil colors and in the end added a few details with a couple of zig markers. Added a few watercolored and die cut butterflies as well. The sentiment is stamped on a tag that's been watercolored and tied with some twine. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways
Winnie & Walter Stamp: Eva's Favorite Flowers
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut- Birthday 
Canson Watercolor Paper
Derwent Pencil Colors
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Ranger's Archival Inkpads and Dye Inkpads
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Aqua Brush
Twine
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

3. Butterfly Challenge #82- M (butterflies + pairs of stamped floral images)
4. SSS Monday Challenge- Get in shape (used 3d butterflies here)
Thanks for your time!
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Post 228: Floral Card

Hi friends :)

How are you this saturday afternoon? I hope your weekend is going well. Today, I'd like to share a floral card I created with a new altenew stamp I recently bought. Mum and I were crafting together last night, just for fun and she water colored the floral images with the new gansai tambi colors I bought and then in the morning, I added some details with pencil colors, I do not have the fancy prisma or polychromos pencils, so just used the Derwent ones which I've had for ages but not used. My sister gifted them to me when I was in school :) Fussy cut them and created a background water color wash for the floral arrangement, created some splatter, added some thread for interest and texture and adhered the floral arrangement. In the end, added a few clear drops and some details with a white gel pen. 

List of Supplies:

Altenew Stamp- Adore you
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Derwent Pencil Colors
Thread
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Canson Watercolor Paper
White Cardstock 250 gsm
DCAM clear droplets
Sakura Gelly Roll White Gel Pen

Here are a couple of photographs of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge (I was inspired by the colors)
Addicted to stamps & more #250 (I was inspired by the pinks and greens)
YNS Challenge #68 ( was inspired by the colors: pale pink, dark pink and green)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Post 227: CAS Birthday Card

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Birthday Card today. This is a standard A2 sized top folding card. I seem to need tons of birthday cards so it is always a good idea to make a few extras :) 
Essentially, the background is done by sponging inks through a hexagon stencil. The flower was die cut twice in black and white and adhered slightly off set for a shadowy effect. The smaller negative pieces from the die cut were also lightly colored with distress oxide inks and adhered back into the design. The bee and sentiment were stamped and in the end a few clear drops were added.

List of Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle Die
Ranger's Distress Oxide Inkpads- Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick
Memento Dye Inkpad- Angel Pink
White Cardstock 250 gsm
Ranger's round blending tool and foams
Hexagon Stencil 
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad 
DCAM clear drops 
Glossy Accents 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 

Here are a couple of photographs of the card:



  I am playing along with the following challenges:

Paper Smooches July Challenge- Anything Goes
  

Color Throwdown Challenge#451

I Love Math Challenge #6

CASology #257- Wish
PCM July Challenge- Birthday

HLS July CAS Challenge- Birthday
SSS Monday Challenge- Distress It 
YNS Challenge #68 ( was inspired by the colors: pale pink, dark pink and green)
Double D challenge- Pastel Party
Addicted to stamps & more #250 (I was inspired by the pinks and greens)

Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed.