27 Jun 2013

Neon card

 I  have used florescent yellow from my water color-box for this card(I hope it qualifies as neon).I never used it before on any of my projects ,thanks to  Let's Get Trendy Now 3-Day 1 Neon  I tried something with very different color.

Used black card-stock for the base and colored the middle layer with florescent yellow.

I made a geometrical pattern with diagonal lines and cut them and folded in half(Donno what this technique is called ,do tell me if you know ). Scored some more lined to make a continuous pattern .Initially I had decided on yellow n black only , it didn't look good so came in pink !! The gorgeous butterfly die-cuts are from Sindhu (Thanks once again! ).

I have tried one more thing ...layering with dimension , picture above will give the idea .

Whats reused ?

Nothing interesting here ..same old invites and a card ( forgot to take pics before cutting ). The printed invite is all white at back so I colored it and used for  middle layer of  the card.

Linking it to :
Lets Get Trendy 3 : Day 1- Neon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More : Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow : Challenge #57 Things with Wings
Beyond Grey Challenges : Challenge #33 Argyle

23 Jun 2013

Cheer up !

Rainbow colored card
Water-color paper is used as base for this card . I have stitched rainbow colored ruffles on the tag .For the clouds I have used gold colored sequins.Clouds are totally inspired by Yvonne's recent ATC with mica flakes clouds (I hope I have not annoyed her by copying so much !!!)

Whats reused here ?
I started with  tea bags and a transparent tag which came with outfits .

Tea bags n transparent plastic Tag
Then I cut strips from tea bags and colored them with water colors.

The base used for clouds is also from packing .
Do tell me if you like this card .

Whats reused ?
Tea bag paper,brand tag, packing paper.

Linking it to :
Catchy Challenges - Rainbow colors without Rainbow
CAS(E) this Sketch -Sketch # 33
Lets Get Trendy Now !3-Day 2 :sequin
All Sorts Challenge :week 212 -Outside the box
A Blog Named Hero : Challenge #26 : #Tag

17 Jun 2013

Sea themed Diorama card

front view
My first attempt at making diorama card.Its based on sea theme.The digi is Cute sailor girl from Milk N Coffee Digital Stamps.I have colored it using water color pencils.

side view
                       I have used jute twine ,flags n banner as embellishments.

side view
                              The sentiment "EXPLORE" is  hand written with acrylic paint .

top view
This top view gives clear idea of three layers .The base layer has hand drawn light house ,clouds,birds n waves.Everything colored with water colors.Second layer has the digi and the front one has embellishments n sentiment.

beads close-up
 I have used two types of beads on this card. First ones are small black beads used at the base of light house to resemble rocks and second ones are cylindrical plastic beads used to highlight waves.When they shine it resembles the light reflected from waves.Banner also has small beads on it.

card back
                     As there is no space to write message. I made a tag for it and a pocket to hold it.

Waves on card were painted but for tag pocket  I have used paper tearing.Do tell me what you think of the card .

Whats reused here?
Not much reusing here.Middle layer of card was made from an old invite.Used packing material as backing for digi and price tag for the making the tag.

Linking it to :
Inkspirational : Challenge #24 


LESSology Challenge #26 : Feel the bead
Simon Says Stamps : TRANSPORT
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge : # 37 must have 3 of something (card has 3 layers)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #23 Digis only

11 Jun 2013

Card with layers n textures

        A card with lots of layering and textures.I have used yellow card stock (RAK from Deepti , Thanks a lot Deepti  )as base for this card layered it with white and melon colored paper from an invite.These papers are lightly embossed and have very nice texture.

The diamond pattern was made using stencil, texture paste along with water colors on water color paper.Ruffles are made with tea bag paper, used a strip of gauze placed a orange handmade paper strip over it and some yellow n pink twine.

 For the butterfly I have used silver glitter paper and tea bag paper.glued some pearls for the center.Its an all purpose card so didn't include any sentiment . Do tell me if you like this card !

Whats reused ?

Invitations used for card

The translucent paper from tea bag,white and melon/pink colored paper from invitation card,gauze from a two wheeler tool-kit,stencil made from a plastic lid.

Linking for :

Inspirational :Challenge 23 -color Inspiration

Let's Get Trendy Now!3 - Day 5: Textured layers
Charisma Cardz Challenge : #22 Tons of Layers
Bearly Mine Challenges: #90 Anything goes

2 Jun 2013

Mixed Media Tag

My first attempt at mix-media project.I had seen so many wonderful mix media projects with texture paste by Yvonne and wanted to try it some day.Recent post by Lizzy just triggered the  urge and here I am with my first experiment with home made texture paste !

This tag has lots of up-cycling .I started with a price tag which comes with outfits ,covered it with thick white paper from both sides and stitched it.

price tag
Then I applied home made gesso(white glue/fevicol + white acrylic paint) on it and layer it with gauze and again coated it with gesso.

Tag with gesso and gauze layer
I made a texture paste with talc + white glue +white acrylic paint .Got this recipe from net(Mix the texture paste mixture well or it will look grainy). I had planned to mix color in it and then apply it with stencil, but in excitement of using texture paste used it without colors.So gave some water-color splats later.I don't have a stencil yet so used a plastic lid which had big holes on it as stencil.

            Done with the background it was time to embellish it.For that I used some silk trims

Made a braid with it .

I wanted to use something other than flowers so used pistachio shell.Colored them with acrylic paint and glued some plastic beads on it.The feathers are from garden.The translucent paper from tea-bag and the rectangular plastic beads from old jewelry.Except white acrylic paint everything used on this tag is more than year old !This is vey different from my earlier project so I need your feedback about it !

Linking for :
Lessology  : Challenge # 25 For the love of  fabric.
Moxie Fab World : Tuesday Trigger - Feather Weather
Inspired by : # 77
Anything But a Card : challenge # 20 Dust off old supplies.