9 Jul 2018

Birthday Card for her



Hello friends! Today’s card is based on current “Color Throwdown Challenge” which happens to be their 500th challenge! I had the exact patterned paper matching the cue colors.


Card design is simple with gold embossed and water colored flowers with few sequins ,sentiment on a vellum strip. I smooshed some navy blue on white panel to tie the design together.


It turned out rather busy than I had envisioned it! Lesson learnt, need care while using a pattern paper with bold designs!

Supplies used :
Patterned paper:Femina (Papericious)
Stamps: Magnolias for her (Altenew),doodled flowers(PABD)
Inks:versamark watermark ink,Gold Embossing powder(Ranger)
Akashiya sai water color brush pens,
Clear sequins (Studio katia)

Linking it to :
Color Throwdown #500
Water cooler Wednesday Challenge 

Seize the Birthday Challenge:Sequins

All sorts challenge : #475 In my garden(my card has flowers)
4 Crafty Chicks :#410 Birthday 
CropStop : July Link party 

3 Jul 2018

CASEing STAMPlorations Girl once again !


I was inspired by this beautiful card by Helen Gullett .

I created the background by smooshing black & grey ink on the card base and then stamping the text lightly. I choose two circular frames and layered the flowers on them.


How did you like my take on Helen’s card?


Thanks for dropping by my blog today .

Supplies used:
Stamps :  Blossoms Sprays #2-Dee’s Artsy Impressions(STAMPlorations), circles(spellbinders), Hope and Thanks(Poppy stamps)
Inks: Memento London fog, tuxedo black, Jet Black Archival Ink

Linking it to:
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop : CASEing Designers

Crafty Creations Challenge : #369 Anything goes
Incy Wincy Challenge :#flowers challenge

28 Jun 2018

Revisiting a technique


Few years back when I started craft blogging I religiously followed a Challenge blog “Technique Time Tuesday” run by Mynette Kitchen. Each challenge introduced me to a new technique and being a newbie, it benefited me immensely .One of the technique I learned was “Brick wall technique/Brick tile technique”, which I have used for today’s card. My previous card with this technique can be found here .


I also followed the layout of this wonderful card designed by Julie Beech for STAMPlorations. My initial plan of no line coloring went astray as I choose dark color for stamping the sunflowers. That led to even more dark colors for shadows and outlines.


After I was done with water coloring with distress inks and the panel was dry I flipped it and cut into squares, inked the edges and glued them on another panel. It was like solving a jigsaw puzzle!


Finished off the card with a gold embossed sentiment on vellum and supporting one on a strip of cardstock.


Supplies used:
Stamps-  Sketched Sunflower (STAMPlorations), Wising you with Eveline T Designs(Winnie& Walter)
Inks :Mustard seeds, scattered straw, wild honey Distress Inks,Jet black Archival Ink,Versamark watermark ink,
Rangers Gold embossing Powder


Linking it to :
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop : CASEing Designers


Time out Challenges-Warm (Warm colors)


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes
Color Throwdown #499

25 Jun 2018

CASEing Shery


Back to forals ! STAMPlorations is celebrating its 5th Birthday and we have a chance to join in the party by CASEing one of the designers .


I loved many cards shared by the team and was particularly drawn towards this card by Sherry (owner of STAMPlorations).She creates Awesome one layered cards and I love her style.


Mine is neither monochromatic nor one layered. Rather than copying it as it is I have varied it slightly.


I have tried this technique of coloring flowers with grid many times( on thisthis and this card) only difference is that  I have a grid stamp now .
The sentiment is from two different stamp sets.Do tell me me if you like this card .Thanks for the visit.

Supplies used :
Stamps : Classic Calla Lilies(STAMPlorations),Bloom together(Studio Katia),Doodled blooms(Jane’s doodle),pixels (Mudra)
Inks :Jet Black Archival Ink
Water colors : Akashiya watercolor brush pens

Linking it to :
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop : CASEing Designers


The Flower Challenge #21 Use a Previous Challenge (I choose spotlight stamping- Jan 18)




The Twisted Challenges :  #1 Checkered Florals.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : bright and Cheerful
Addicted to Stamps and More : #297 Make your mark