18 Aug 2019

Guest designing for CraftTreat -Part 1

Hello friends ! Today I am sharing the cards I made for CraftTreat GD Post.Have you checked the latest layered floral stencils released this month ? When Priya said " You won't stop creating once you start using these stencils " little did I realise how true she was ! Believe me you won't need layered stamps if you have these stencils.The Stencil are large enough to add details and very easy to layer.I had blast creating cards with these beautiful floral stencils. I will share the technique used along with cards, lets begin

1. Ink Blending with Stencils


Its the most popular and easiest technique with stencils.


I used Salty Oceans Distress ink and Danube blue memento Ink for these pansies and added few details with brush pens,white gel pen.


I Clear heat embossed the pansies after fussy cutting for extra shine.

2.Ink blending + Pencil Coloring


For this card I started by layering inks through Tulips stencil on textured pink cardstock.



They look beautiful on their own.We can easily give it more dimensional look with pencil coloring like I did with Prisma color pencils.

3.Stencil on Solid colored card stock.


Aren't those peonies beautiful ? The Peony-2 stencil has three layers .Rather than inking the solid layer I used a colored cardstock as base layer and inked other two layers on top of it.


I added I few details with black and white pens for modern look on the peonies. If you are thinking its consuming to fussy cut then let me tell you that these peonies being large are very easy to cut.

4. Watercolouring with stencils 


My favorite technique! I used the stencil as guide for colouring.I gave a very light wash through the solid shape and after it was completely dry painted the next layer.


You have to be careful with the amount of water, as it may seep through the stencil ,if it does gently remove the stencil and lift the excess water with dry brush or tissues.


After painting all the layers using stencil i softened the lines to get more natural look and painted additional details.

How did you like the cards ? I would love to know if you have any favorite technique to use with Stencils.Stay tuned for part -2!

I am very grateful to Priya and CraftTreat team for giving me this opportunity to use the stencils and showcase them on  CrafTreat blog.

15 Aug 2019

Uniko flowers Take 2


Hello friends , I am back with card using same stamp set as  previous post .


This time I have used just the outline image and went for my favorite no-line Watercoloring.


I have used Camelin's Artist watercolor tubes for colouring.I also painted some additional greenery to accompany the flowers.


For the background I did ink blending through a hand cut stencil. The sentiment is from Studio Katia stamp  Set.


Thank you for dropping by :)

Linking it to :
Uniko Challenge-  #54 Flowers


WWC234 (Anniversary card)



26 Jul 2019

A not so perfect match !


It happens when you execute whatever comes to your mind without much thinking! The stenciled background and stamped panel make a very busy pair. I should have opted for a smaller stenciled pattern instead.


This stamp(Uniko ltd) and stencil (Neat & Tangled) have been in my stash for years waiting for good idea. Which never happened, at last decided to use them any how.


Apart from this mismatch, I enjoyed stenciling which I had not done for long time. I had forgotten how easy it is to create backgrounds using them.


Do you use your stencils often?

Linking it to :
Uniko Challenge-  #54 Flowers

 WaterCooler Challenges - WWC231 All about Occasions

Addicted to Stamps and More - #351 Anything goes

Seize the Birthday #170

AAA Birthday Card Challenge- Game #3 For the girls

24 Jun 2019

Ombre Overload !


Everything on this card except the lion is colored in ombre colors, including the sentiment!


I started by stamping the cute lion from Birthday lions set (Heffy doodle) on watercolor paper masked it and drew additional images around it.


It was high time I realize that inks are not just for stamping or colouring but you can blend ink on the card base too! Did some inking on card base before adhering the watercolored panel. I also stamped a punny sentiment inside.


Linking it to :
AAA Birthday Card Challenge : watercolors

CAS Mix up Challenge : Ombre+stamping +watercoloring

Shopping our stash: # 398 You’re so Punny

WaterCooler Wednesday : WWC226  Masculine anything goes

Scrapping for fun : #143 birthday