10 Sep 2018

Upside down or downside up?

Can you guess the flowers?
Lillies? No! They are snowdrops!! Deepti had gifted me this stamp set designed by her (very) long ago and I was feeling guilty for not putting it to use. When I saw it last week I was determined to use it and started stamping at once on a small watercolor paper piece.

Only when I searched them for coloring reference on internet I realized that I had stamped them upside down! I didn’t want to
discard it so thought of coloring them as a trial.
Another supply from my stash that has been neglected for long, the connector coloring pens. Gifted by Vijaylakshmi , more than a year ago and I had no idea till date that I can water color with them !They are so easy to use on watercolor paper, so vibrant and come in a set of 24.I colored the background first as the flowers were going to be white. I could also create texture in the bg with water droplets.

Now that I knew the snowdrops are upside down I made another card with correct version .

For both the cards I made the background on card base by applying mixture of gloss gel and rainbow glitter through stencils.

Which one do you like more ?

Supplies used:
Just because stamp set (Stamplorations),doodled bloom(Jane's doodles)
Rain drops Stencil (Craft Tangles)
Tribal Swirls Stencil (Artplorations)
Sakura Gloss gel
Rainbow Glitter (Dress My Craft)
Faber Castle connector color pens
Brustro Watercolor paper

Linking it to :
The flower Challenge : #24 Anything goes

Watercooler Wedneday Challenge : WWC186

Shopping Our Stash:#370Crazy for Coloring

CAS on Sunday #141 Flowers 
Paru’s Card Making Challenge :Anything goes

28 Aug 2018

Tulips, Tulips and more tulips!

Coloring just two tulips was not enough for me ;) I wanted to color them again, lots of them! I made this card for one of my crafty pals Ashwini, I am fan of her card making style and we enjoy crafty chats through our emails. I have been lucky to have her handmade cards in real !

 Coming to my card I started by stamping tulips from two different stamp sets on watercolor paper and set about coloring them using distress inks. I avoided doing mistakes I commited on my previous card and did new ones ;)..The leaves, need lot of practice. (I could definitely paint some more again to get them correct! It is addictive)

I kept the card front smaller than the inside to add some interest to the card design. Stamped a pattern using a small triangle stamp at the bottom and finished off the card.

Supplies used:
Stamps: In Bloom-Addie's garden, Scenery-Rectangled & Triangled (W&W), Spring Blessings, Doodle Flowers (Jane's Doodles)
Distress inks: Spun sugar, festive berries, fired bricks, wild honey, mustard seeds
Akashiya watercolor brush pens
Memento dye ink bamboo leaves, Archival Black ink.

Linking it to:
Happy Little Stampers August WaterColor Challenge

Coloring Contest – Intermediate Level

August color combo with Heather - Anything goes

24 Aug 2018

Brush pens to recue

Hooked to magnolias !!
I found this lightly textured cream colored cardstock in my local paper mart and (being in watercolor zone) I instantly thought of coloring flowers on it. I did not even  wait to check if it is good for water colors and started stamping magnolias on it.I was inspired by this card designed by Mayra.

I scribbled red gelato stick on acetate and stared to color…and I could neither blend nor move the color!! I was not letting it go soo soon, to make it work I started applying the color with flickering strokes hmm looks stripy but can work .Till I was done with all the flowers the color had faded!

Okay , lets add one more layer, which faded again! Then I used brush pens ..voila does not fade !! These brush pens are Awesome they bought the flowers to life! Can’t thank Sathya enough for gifting me these. I layered 4 colors for the flowers. Did the same with greens and browns and used acrylic paint for the highlights on some areas.Finished off the card by stamping the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Magnolias for her,Charmed (Altenew),Tim holtz(part of the sentiment)
Ink:spun sugar distress ink
Faber Castle gelato-red
Akashiya Sai Brush pens

The Flower Challenge : #23 One Layered Card

Penny black and More : August Challenge  I spy (B for blooms)

21 Aug 2018

Quick and Simple card

A break from no-line watercoloring !

I had this piece of cardstock with yellow & orange distress ink smooshed on it . Sketched a sunflower on it (taking reference from net) and colored it lightly,Just adding shadows. Cut it into 4 squares and foam mounted on a embossed panel( Gifted by Dr.Sonia). Finished off by adding a gold embossed sentiment ,which continues inside.

A matching envelope.

Supplies used :
Stamps: Wishing you with Eveline T Designs(W&W)
Distress Ink :Mustard seeds,wild honey

Linking it to:
Less is More: #378 Sketch

CAS Watercolour August Challenge :Sunflower

Time Out Challenges : #116 Bright

4 crafty chicks : #416 sunflowers