18 Mar 2019

Exploring Liquid watercolors –GD Post for Craftangles

Hello friend,Sharing fresh inspirations using Liquid watercolors by Craftangles ! They have released 7 more colors in February .Take a look at all 14 colors.

Don’t they look beautiful in rainbow order? They are so bright and vibrant even after drying! And it goes without saying that you can mix them to create new colors. If you are thinking
I am not into water-coloring much, they are not for me”.
Then let me tell you these colors are excellent for coloring but that’s not the only way to use them. You must check this and this Posts by Neha bhatt. Taking inspiration from her I tried to use these liquid watercolors for different techniques. I had so much fun I ended up making 6 cards !! I started by creating some cool backgrounds using Liquid watercolors.

Sharing few techniques you can use with liquid watercolors

1.Stencil Monoprinting
It is an interesting technique to create backgrounds in no time. All you have to do is drop some color on the stencil, spray some water (so the color moves easily) and press your cardstock over it. Depending on the amount of color, water and type of paper you get different results. As these colors are very saturated you can get many prints with just single application of colors, I got 4 prints with just one drop of Victorian rose, Autumn blaze, Red paprika and Floral Pattern stencil.

I used one of the bg for this card I sprayed to much water and the color seeped through the stencil but I still loved the vibrant color mix!

 I just tore off a part of the paper and drew a cupcake easy peasy! I have used black berry liquid watercolor for shadow.

Next card has bg made with same technique using Limelight, Ocean breeze and Dots stencil. I made a shaker card by cutting out few alphabets with paper knife.

The camera stamp is from Stampers Anonymous

2.Stamping with Liquid Watercolors
For this technique you apply liquid watercolors to the stamp with brush, spray water and stamp! You get very cool watercolor look, varying the amount of color and water the image can be light or dark.

For this card I went a step ahead and sprayed the stamped image with water allowing the colors to spread and then again stamped over it using same colors.

The colors used are Limelight, Ocean breeze and Poolside.

For this card I used Victorian Rose, Moroccan spice, Limelight and Evergreen liquid watercolors with Happily Every Stamp set. I also painted few details to fill the background.

Just like with distress ink it can be done using liquid watercolors. Just few drops of liquid watercolor on acetate sheet, spray water and press cardstock over it repeat till you are satisfied ! You get cool texture as the colors pool on the cardstock!

This card has hand cut numbers from smooshed bg created using Ocean breeze and limelight Liquid watercolors.

I could not let the negatives just go made another card with them!

Painted some free hand lines with Blackberry liquid watercolor.

I wrote the words on black.paper strips with while gel pen and finished off with few enamel dots.More than stamping i am enjoying drawing and writing in my cards ,its easy ;)
If you are still here you have successfully made to the end of the post! Do you have a favorite among cards shared today?

13 Mar 2019

Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends I am so excited to be part of Altenew March Release Hop as Guest designer! I am still pinching myself that I actually get to share my cards along with such talented designers. 
Altenew has amazing stamps designs and this release is no exception ! If you haven’t already checked the March release,you can check it here. You must have arrived from Ashlea Cornell's blog if not, no worries you can find the complete blog hop list at the end of this post .
I know you have a long list to hop let's get started straight with the cards.

First is my favorite set "Wallpaper Art".Those big blooms just scream watercolors and I had to oblige.

I stamped and fussy cut a bloom and made a CAS cards,the sentiment is from Renee Rose set.

Next up is a chalkboard style card made using Pretty pomander stamp set.

I stamped the pomander and fussy cut it and the sentiment from same set is heat embossed. Drew some details with white gel pen for the chalkboard look to finish off the card.

Next set of cards are made using Renee Rose Stamp set.Ths set is perfect to make quick and easy cards.I got carried away and made 3 !

Gold heat embossing followed by pencil coloring on vellum.Swiped ink pads on card base for BG.

Stamping with die inks followed by pencil coloring.

Stamping and no-line colouring. 
I just love the Beautifully illustrated image from Book Club Stamp set. I made two bookmarks using this set.

Can you tell how much I enjoyed creating with this beautiful stamps from Altenew;) I would love to know if you like my cards and if any of them is your favorite. Your next stop is Zinia Redo

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/19/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/23/2019.

Additional Giveaway
Altenew is also drawing a winner from each stop on the blog hop list to receive $20 gift certificate winners will be announced on 3/23/2019 on Altenew Blog.
Here are the stamps from March release that have used : 


11 Mar 2019

Be your kind of Beautiful !

My regular blog followers must have guessed it !! I am sharing the card I made for Women's Day Instagram hop. I went with a bit quirky intrepretation of the tag line " Be your kind of Beautiful " .As each one of us isis unique then why should we attempted to fit in stereotypes..let's embrace our uniqueness and be what we are !
Went withmy favorite Chalkboard look.Every thing is hand-drawn with sakura gel pens and used Prisma Color pencil to add colors.

Linking it to :
CASology :# 334 Funky 

Time out challenges

8 Mar 2019

Women's day Instagram Hop

"The Empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description."
Let us all come together and lift each other up!
Wishing you all Creative Souls a very Happy Women's Day !
Today as we celebrate the International Women's day, we are having a three-day insta hop to celebrate such Empowered women.
There are 13 generous sponsors giving out awesome prizes.

A1 craft - INR1000
Craftyscrappers - Goodies worth INR1500
Crazy Crafter - Goodie bag
Dadarkar arts - Goodie bag
Dress my craft - Goodies worth INR2000
Itsy Bitsy - INR 1000
Letz craft INR1000
Mudra Stamps INR2000
Ranganjali - INR1000
The Craft shop Goodie bag
Tubby craft - INR1000 GV

All you have to do is hop on to Instagram here and leave comments on all the stops. Winners will be randomly selected from the comments left on all the stops. You have until 10th March, Sunday to leave a comment. Winners will be announced shortly after that.

Hop on to my account for full view and more details .