29 Jul 2016

Simple Spinner Card

Spinner Birthday card
Sharing a simple spinner card Today.I have stamped the sentiment from Tim holtz stamp repeatedly to create the background (I finally gathered enough courage to cut the words on stamp apart).

Spinner Birthday card

Stamped the muffins on watercolor paper and did no-line coloring.Did mirror stamping to get the reverse  image.Added few sequins to add some color to the neutral bg .

Spinner Birthday card
Do tell me if you liked this CAS Birthday card .

Linking it to :
#30 Days Coloring Challenge
this one

Addicted to Stamps and More : # 204 CAS   
https://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.in/2016/07/challenge-204-cas.html
Sieze the birthday : Anything Birthday 
https://seizethebirthday.blogspot.in/2016/07/pink-and-brown.html
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes

26 Jul 2016

Shabby Chic Birthday Card


Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Hello friends ! Today I welcome you with a Shabby chic Birthday card.Lots of layers on this one.The base layer has embossed resist technique using dmask pattern stamp (from PABD). Mixed distress ink and pearl acrylic color to get pearly shine on it.On the upper layer I applied texture paste through a stencil (Art is from TCW) and painted with diluted pearl color.

Shabby Chic Birthday Card
The oval frames are hand-cut from thick card-stock and coated with decoArt crackle paint.Decorated the card with tulle handmade flowers (except the smaller rose),pearls and butterflies.The sentiment is stamped on vellum.

Shabby Chic Birthday Card

I also made a matching box envelope.

Shabby Chic Birthday Card with matching box envelope
80 percent of the papers used on this card are from wedding invite including the base which is a sturdy handmade paper .
 
Linking it to:
Peek A Boo Challenge : # 8 Only Layers


Simon Says Monday Challenge : Add some Texture
613 Avenue Create : #186 Anything goes 

19 Jul 2016

Maculine Card


Masculine Bright n bold card

I went crazy with stencils on this one. Was Aiming for a Retro look so started by creating the sunburst pattern by masking and sponging pigment inks.The bg needed something so sponged some more ink through chevron stencil,still something was missing one more stencil and black gel pen.I should have stopped but went on drawing .Now the fun part.

Slider pop-up card

A slider pop-up card (technique from my list of " to try techniques" ) ! Stamped the image from Visible Stamps with Archival ink and clear heat embossed it.This card is very much different from my previous cards ,Is it too loud ? what do you think ?

Linking it to :
A Blog named Hero : Masculine 
https://ablognamedhero.blogspot.in/2016/07/matey.html
Penny Black and More  : Anything goes with Stamp
613 Avenue create : #185 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Color Challenge
Becca 's 30th Birthday Bash : Inspired by mood board (I went for party theme and bold colors)
https://damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.in/2016/07/its-my-30th-birthday-and-im-partying.html
 Seize the Birthday : Bold and Bright 
https://seizethebirthday.blogspot.in/2016/07/bold-and-bright.html

16 Jul 2016

Simple Birthday Wishes


Clean and Simple Birthday card
Hello blogger pals ! A quick post to share a Clean and Simple Birthday card .The highlight of this card, the flower is digi from STAMPlorations,watercolored with Akashiya sai watercolor brush pen.

Coloring with Akashiya sai watercolor brush pen

 Wanted a simple background so painted some grey strips and popped the watercolored panel with foam tape along with thin glitter foam strips.

Clean and Simple Birthday card
The sentiment is from Tim holtz stamp set.Splattered diluted black paint to finish off the card.

Linking it to :
#30 Days Coloring Challenge
this one

STAMPloration July CAS Challenge: Orange

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge : CAS
Crafty Creations Challenges : CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More : #202 Make your Mark(Used Color brush pens)

12 Jul 2016

Make a Wish

Mixed Media Birthday card




 Hello Friends ! I  am back with a card ,this one too with a background from my stash.Started with a textured cardstock piece which had left over colors from some other card mostly yellow ,teal,blue n green .Applied texture paste through dots stencil and made a rays pattern by masking.Stamped text with Faded jeans DI on alternate rays and sponged Mustard seeds on remaining ones.

recycled packaging
I have cut the star from some glossy n sturdy packaging which had some grey on it.Tried a technique shared by Pamellia Jonhson to create a weathered wood look ,got the effect only on some parts . Made a shaker and added more colors to background ,splatters and finshed of with handwritten sentiment and tiny stars cut from silver glitter paper.
Mixed Media Birthday card
Not much planning for this card ,did what every came to my mind .It will be good as masculine card what do you think ?

Linking it to :
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Photo Inspiration
july-inspiration-board
STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Challenge : Stamps n Stars

The Mixed Media Card Challenge : Sparkle (Sequins and glitter)

Monthly Mixed media card Challenge : #26 Reach for Stars
http://mixedmediamc.blogspot.in/2016/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-26-reach.html
Happy Little Stamper July Mixed Media Challenge

9 Jul 2016

Clear Birthday card


Clear Birthday card
Hello friends !  Sharing a clear card today.


Clear Birthday card
The dahlias and leaves are digital images from SNS  and I have colored them using color pencils.
Digital mages with color pencils and fussy cut
 Made the circle frame from a thick card-stock and  covered it with Martha Stewart loose glitter.

Glitter frame using loose glitter
Stamped the sentiment from Mudra Craft stamps: Special Birthday with archival ink. I have glued everything on the acetate using tacky tape and covered it from inside with similar shapes.
Clear Birthday card
The upper part of circle looked empty , it needed something so added the delicate pearl sticker (Thanks Suchi )

Linking it to :
 Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge
 http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.in/2016/07/july-2016-challenge.html
Color Throwdown  # 400
https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.in/2016/07/color-throwdown-400.html
#30 Days Coloring Challenge
this one


STAMPlorations : Sherry's Birthday Linky Party

Addicted to stamps ans More : #201 Anything goes 
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.in/2016/07/challenge-201-anything-goes.html

6 Jul 2016

Tall mixed media card

Mixed Media Anniversary card
 Hello blogger friends ! Hope you are enjoying the weather were your are ,We finally received rains after a harsh summer and severe drought.Such a relief ,everything is so fresh n green now ! Coming to the card ,Its a tall (4x7) mixed media card.

Mixed Media Anniversary card
Sharing the steps .

Background piece with texture paste applied through stencil over it.
 I started with a old background piece from my stash.Its a thin cardboard sheet (shirt packaging) with left over paints from Shaving Foam technique(Its 2 year old piece !!).I didn't like the color combo much so,Applied Rangers Texture paste through a floral stencil to cover it and add texture.


Gave a coat of Gesso and glued gauze bandage strip ,lace and few handmade flowers.


Time to add some color.I used a pigment powder that is used to make colored water for playing holi (festival of colors for my non Indian friends) ! Mixed the powder in plain water and applied on the card.



Applied gesso to tone down the colors in some areas.Added few hand cut leaves to the floral spray.Splattered the left over colors,white paint.Layered the piece on colored paper and adhered it to the card base. The sentiment is print out .

Mixed Media Anniversary card
  Made a matching box envelope for the card.

Matching box envelope

Different color combo ..did you like it ?

Linking it to :
Crafty Sentiment Designs : Flower challenge 
613 Avenue Create : Anything goes /use a rose
Craft card makers : #167 Shabby chic
Ruby's rainbow : ch #133 Make your own background

1 Jul 2016

Gift Wrapping Idea

Gift packing for kids
 Hello Friends ! Continuing the kids theme from my previous post I am sharing a gift wrapping idea today.I got a request to gift wrap these 3 paint packs together.

Paint packs for gift wrapping

The boxes are of different size ,stacking them and then packing didn't seem good idea.I tried different arrangement and settled for one which looked like a table.Wrapped the boxes in a Black chart paper.This gifts were for a small girl who loves to draw and paint ,I had a perfect digi for it.This cute digital image is from Whiff of joy (Sadly they are out of business).Printed on glossy paper and colored with Faber castle color pens (Thanks Shalu).I made an easel card using sturdy paper from an old invitation card and covered it with pattern paper.

Created an easel card using old invitation card

Arranged the boxes and tied them with a ribbon so that they can be separated easily.My table (rather long) was ready ,but it needed a table cloth :)

Made a Table cloth using post it notes and old gift wrapping paper

Made one using black chart paper adhered on pink gift wrapping paper(its from a gift I received long back)Did patchwork with neon post-it notes .Too give it a finished look did faux-stitching with gel pens.Now time to assemble everything together.

Used a brand tag inside the easel card
I have used a black brand tag inside the card.

Easel card closed








"Happy " is cut from same post it note and for "birthday " used remaining strips of post-it notes.


Upcycled a brown paper bag to create a matching gift bag .


Matching gift bag

DO tell me if you like it !

Linking it to :
LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired 
 photo Challenge-59-Neon-inspired_zps8uk8ggu3.jpg 

4CraftyChicks : # 305 Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes
Decorate to celebrate : #13 Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs : Anything goes