22 Apr 2013

Guest Designing at Hamster Challenge

card using straw

Sharing a card create as GD contribution for Hamster Challenge.The theme for challenge is to use cocktail straws on our projects .It's an all-crafts challenge, so you can make a card, a layout or any off the page project: toys, jewelry, baskets, absolutely anything .Here is the challenge pad.


Now on to my card.I have used white card stock for base and covered it with tissue to add some texture. center panels are made using straw.

For the bigger one I cut the frame from packaging material(wanted a sturdy one to hold the straw properly) glued the straw on it and then covered it with tissue paper.And then colored it slightly.It looks like corrugated material.For the smaller one just glued the straws and tried (??) to distress the edges with color.Added a layer of colored gauze between panels n card stock. If the card look beautiful all the credit goes to the gorgeous flowers which are from Sindhu's give away (Thanks a lot Sindhu !). Made some swirls and leaves and added some pearls to finish off.The sentiment is handwritten. Did you like my attempt to use straw on card ? Do tell me.

17 Apr 2013

Acetate card n tag with water stamping

Acetate card and tag set
Made a set of card n a tag using acetate sheet as base.

Acetate card front

 I have used die-cut from Sindhu's give away as template to cut white card-stock.It  is colored with blue n green water colors using sponge.For water stamping I have used a versatile stamp which is easily available ( you guessed it right !!)Bubble Wrap !! I followed the tutorial at Technique Time Tuesday  for stamping .The lovely twine is again from Sindhu's give away.(This Pretty lady has generously added so many goodies along with the give away.Thanks a lot Sindhu ! !)

Acetate card back

rear side of the card.. and now the interesting inside of card ..

(Sorry for the shadows )I have glued the letter on acetate strips and used a simple pop-up technique.Embellished with some flowers  and butterfly.To make it more interesting made some dots using blue n green glitter pens and drew a faux-stitched border. Now the tag.
Acetate tag

All details are similar to the card except the colored gauze bandage strip at top.Everything on card and tag flowers,leaves,swirls,letters n butterfly are hand cut.Hope you liked it .Do tell me .

Entering for :
Technique Time Tuesday : Water Stamping
Itsy Bitsy Logo Color Challenge

Charisma Cardz : challenge # 14 Tags 
Glitter n Sparkle :  Challenge 28 Stitching faux or real 
Stamp n doodle: Challenge Anything goes
Simon says stamp and show: Background
Addicted to Stamps : Challenge 41 Anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner : Challenge 58 Spring has sprung
365 Cards:Day 106 :Welcome Spring

10 Apr 2013

Warli again ...!

Its warli again ..this time its not quilled or drawn/painted but paper pieced on an envelop ! The red and cream handmade papers are up-cycled from a wedding invite.The gold and red thread too from same invite.

Cutting and gluing such tiny pieces was time consuming and tiring too, specially the hands and legs...have a look..

I decorated back side  too.

Do tell me if you like it ..

Linking it to :
Unstampabelles: Challenge # 22 Anything but card
Pin and Tack : Challenge # 8 Anything goes
INKY IMPRESSIONS : ICC #105 Paper piecing  
Bearly mine Challenges: # 81 Anything goes

1 Apr 2013

One more bird card

One more card with water colored birds ! He..he..since I got the water color paper all card ideas I get have water-coloring in it :) ! Inspiration for bird picture is a desktop Wallpaper. The nest n bird,s shading looks very nice in real,details are not that clear in picture.And now the twist....

Yes I have used transparency/OHP sheet as front part of the card.Drew the picture in semicircular part and glued it to the clear sheet.The card looked incomplete so drew n painted on inner side of card too.

      I wanted a sentiment which had nest in it..so made one .Its handwritten.Finished off with a faux sticthing.

Entering for:

Inkspirational: Challenge #13 Sketch Inspiration

Hamster Challenge: Nest

Simon Say Stamp :Anything goes
Simon says Stamp and show :Anything goes 
Challenge 4 Everybody: Anything goes