17 Aug 2018

Watercoloring fever continues


Newest installment in the water colored floral series! These magnolia flowers are best for no-line coloring due to their large size and lot of open spaces.


Started by stamping the flowers and leaves with light distress ink on watercolor paper then drew branches and a half open bud. Then colored them with distress inks, I went overboard with the veins on petals that they looked liked striped petals! I had to blend them with another layer of color. Highlights were all okay but the shadows are what bought the flowers to life! I used water color brush pens for it, they are so concentrated and the brush tip make it easy to apply it in nooks & crannies (Kathy’s term ;))


Backed the watercolored panel with a piece of fun foam and adhered it on card base and stamped the sentiment.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Magnolias for her, Charmed (Altenew)
Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked raspberry, festive berries
Akashiya Sai Brush pens
Versafine onyx black ink

Linking it to : 

10 Aug 2018

Sunny Daffodils !


I am still hooked with water-coloring flowers :) It was on my list to color a daffodil since long. I found it difficult to color, being such a bright color that is yellow how does one add highlights to it? And  shadows brown or grey ?


All the images I searched showed the petals to be very light almost translucent .I used distress inks for watercoloring .My first trial turned out very bad,I used grey for shadow and it didn’t look nice. For this card I went with brown. It is still very far from looking real but at least not very bad!


The flowers are small I think I should have stamped some more of them .what do you think ?
Supplies used :
Stamps : In Bloom -Addie's garden, Wishing you with Eveline T Designs(W & W)
Inks : Distress Inks Mustard seeds, wild honey, Archival jet black ink
Akashiya watercolor brush pens

Linking it to:
Winnie &Walter July Color Combo



Happy Little Stampers August WaterColor Challenge

Simon says Wednesday Challenge: Distress it (I have used distress inks as watercolors)
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #304 CAS

Coloring Contest – Intermediate Level



1 Aug 2018

Guest Designing for The Twisted Challenges #3


Hello friends! Today I am sharing the card I made as Guest designer for The Twisted Challenge #3 Go bold+ Replace me.This month the team has challenged us to create a project with bold sentiment and the twist is to replace an alphabet with an image, Ian’ t that interesting ? I searched my stamps to see if any image fits to replace an alphabet and found not one but many and as usual went for flowers ;) (No surprise!)


Do the tulips look like Os? The words are handwritten taking reference from MS Word. I spent quite some time coloring the tulips and adding details, ended up losing the natural look:(


The white space was too much that the card looked incomplete so made up with few splatters and sequins. Used parquet stencil to create the pattern on card base.
I hope I have inspired you to join this challenge and play along you have entire month to do so ! Get your creative juices flowing :)

Supplies used:
Clear stamps: In Bloom: Addie’s garden (Winnie & Walter)
Stencil: Parquet (Neat & Tangled) 
Distress Inks:  Spun Sugar, festive berries, fired bricks, wild honey

9 Jul 2018

Birthday Card for her



Hello friends! Today’s card is based on current “Color Throwdown Challenge” which happens to be their 500th challenge! I had the exact patterned paper matching the cue colors.


Card design is simple with gold embossed and water colored flowers with few sequins ,sentiment on a vellum strip. I smooshed some navy blue on white panel to tie the design together.


It turned out rather busy than I had envisioned it! Lesson learnt, need care while using a pattern paper with bold designs!

Supplies used :
Patterned paper:Femina (Papericious)
Stamps: Magnolias for her (Altenew),doodled flowers(PABD)
Inks:versamark watermark ink,Gold Embossing powder(Ranger)
Akashiya sai water color brush pens,
Clear sequins (Studio katia)

Linking it to :
Color Throwdown #500
Water cooler Wednesday Challenge 

Seize the Birthday Challenge:Sequins

All sorts challenge : #475 In my garden(my card has flowers)
4 Crafty Chicks :#410 Birthday 
CropStop : July Link party