27 Feb 2016

Colorful Tulips

Colorful Tulips card
 Hello friends ,Sharing a quick CAS card !

Colorful Tulips card
Stamped the tulips from Jane's doodles Stamp set (Spring Blessings) in various light inks  on textured cardstock and then colored them with watercolor pencils.
Tulips colored using watercolor pencils
 Made the background using a hand-cut stencil.Layered the panel on textured cardstock and then adhered it on cardbase.

Stenciled background and some loose watercoloring
Thank you Sucheta for the fresh Green Cardstock .

Linking it to:
Color Q : #330 

Card Concept : #49 Floral Radiance (Layred and CAS Style)

Addicted to Stamps and More : #182 Make your mark (Used watercolor pencils)

Crafty Sentiments Designs : Anything goes
30 Day Coloring Challenge


25 Feb 2016

Altered Packaging Box + tutorial

Altered packaging box
Pleased by the response to shaped card & reusing I am sharing one more project with reusing and a tutorial.

Altered packaging box
 Lets get started!
Step 1. When I saw this box I loved the peach color and decided to alter it into a gift box with soft color scheme,mostly peach & white ! Started by sealing the  top opening and making a opening at side ,Covered the text by adding layer of light colored card stock ,distressed the edges before adhering the cardstock pieces.

Seal the openings and cover the text with cardstock.

Step 2. I wanted the next layer to be white.Just white ?
No.. lets create some texture ,in came a stencil (Lessology win) and gel medium. I used  textured paper from invitation card (ya the same from shaped card). After the gel medium dried I realized it needed some colors !

Resist technique with Gel Medium and LSG spray
Step 3.Used LSG Ramblin rose spray .Color is pretty but does not go with peach ! Now what ?? lets see if yellow can help..light color scheme OUT and bold bright IN ! (as always ,happens with you too ?) Mean while I attached a golden twine with tassel to the box.

More color with Mustard seed Distress Ink
Step 4.Done with the background now time to embellish the box .Doily ,handmade flowers,die-cut flourish,glitter and few pearls.

Altered gift box
Supplies used :
Missed adding Sakura Acrylic Gel Medium !

Thanks to Sathya for doily and flourishes ,Lessology for Stencil and Rainbow Craftykari for gel medium.

Linking it to :
Lessology Challenge: # 55 Pretty Tassel

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge :#21 Glitter

STAMPLoration Mixed media Challenge :Stencil


Altered Eclectics : Anything Mixed Media/Altered Art

22 Feb 2016

Monochromatic Missing you

Monochromatic missing you card
Hello dear Crafty friends ! Thanks a lot for the lovely response to my previous card. Happy to see reusing being appreciated .Today's card is based on  few challenges. I was very much eager to put new script stencil to use ,SO created the card with a simple ghosting technique.
Monochromatic missing you card
This technique is very easy,just mist water through stencil on inked panel allow to distress ink to react with water and then lift the water with tissue ,result is very interesting bg ! I have used textured card stock for the panel and the doodled flowers are from Jane's doodles stamp Set and the stencil is TCW Art is and the vibrant pink is Picked raspberry.

Monochromatic missing you card
Used black marker to create the black n white strips pattern.Hope you like it !

Linking it to :

20 Feb 2016

Shaped card

Circle shaped card
Hello Friends ! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend ,I have a shaped card to share today.

Circle shaped card
 I have used paper from invitation card for this entire card including the layers .Sharing few steps
Step1.Cut the base and layers from invitation card such that one side is plain.

Reusing paper from invitation card
Step2. Colored the edges to cover up the text . I have used distress inks salty oceans,shaded lilac and hand-cut brick stencil to create the background layers.Used scissors to distress the edges of all layers.

Creating background with stencils n Distress inks
Step3. Stamped honeycomb pattern lightly with Bo Bunny Distressed texture stamp 

Step4 .Decorated it  with flowers,die cuts e.t.c .The flowers are handmade using punches,leaves n glitter frame are die-cuts .The wood veneer hello is gift from Sathya !

Embellished with handmade flowers n die-cuts

Linking it to :
 Words and Paintery : February 2016
House of cards :February Challenge shaped cards

613 Avenue Create :#163 Anything goes
Peek -a Boo Designs : # 3 Tic-Tac-Toe ( I played along first row )
Simon Says Monday Challenge : Recycle/Upcycle (recycled paper from invitation card )
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

10 Feb 2016

Sunflower Hello !

Sunflower hello card
 Hello friends ! I have a card to share today .

Sunflower colored using color pens

I had shared this sunflower few days back on Facebook and it has been sitting since then waiting to be used on a card.I struggled a bit on how to use it and finally went for a sketch and some pps.

Sunflower hello card

The sunflower stamp is from STAMPlorations (Sketched sunflower) and I have used Faber castle color pens (Gift from Shalu) for coloring. Hope you liked the card ,Thanks for visiting !

Linking it to:
 30 Day Coloring Challenge


Retro Sketches #210 

STAMPlorations : Never Ending  Anything goes Challenge 

Stamping Sensation : February Challenge Anything goes

8 Feb 2016

Smile - Art Journal page

 When using distress inks for water-coloring what to do of the leftover DIs ??
Use them on Journal pages !!

SMile - Art Journal page
 Did same for these pages . I drew rough outline of the girl and then  created a soft stenciled bg using same DI colors.For the quote I used black marker.Created a border for pages with few more quote on "SMILE".Used watercolor pencils for coloring the girl ,took few snaps while doing so..

  1.colored the eyes
Coloring the eyes

2.Initial Skin tone
Base Skin color

3.Shadows and Highlights
Shadows n highlights
4.Soften the colors with water
Adding water to even out colors
5.Guidelines for drawing hair
Guidelines for hair
6.Some more shading n detailing
Close up
I  hope you enjoyed reading my post Today.

Linking it to :
 30 Day Coloring Challenge


613 Avenue Create : #162 Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow : #122 Anything goes

2 Feb 2016

Shabby chic goes monochrome !

Monochromatic Shabby Chic card
 Does it resembles someone's Style..?? Yes This card is greatly influenced by Pamellia of MyLittle Craft Things .I am sure you must have adored her cards with awesome layering and mixed media if not your are missing something really shabby n pretty stufff ! Thanks for the fabulous inspirations and videos Pamellia !

Monochromatic Shabby Chic card

Coming back to my card ..shabby chic after long time ! Started with a sturdy cardbase cut from an invite used stencil and homemade texture paste to create texture .The pretty pinkness comes from Hottie pattotie LSG Startburst Spray .

Monochromatic Shabby Chic card

 Made the roses using punches .The lovely pearl string is from Yvonne and the die-cuts (shaped panels) from Sindhu.Picked raspberry DI for some more pink :)

Monochromatic Shabby Chic card

 Sentiment comes from Fiskars Simple Expressions. The card opens like this...

Monochromatic Shabby Chic card open

AN OVERLOAD of PINk  !! Did you like it ?

Linking it to :
Simon Says Stamp : Wednesday Challenge Anything goes 
Crafty CardMakers : #156 Punches and or dies (used both )
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog : #142 Monochromatic 
CraftyScrappers : #6 Pretty in Pink  
Peek -a Boo Designs : # 3 Tic-Tac-Toe ( I played along first row & first coloumn)