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Feb 28, 2016

Flowers!!!

Hi Friends!!

Today's post is about a card using my new stampset from Altenew. Its my most favorite stampset - Lacy scrolls. Its my first ever purchase of stampset and of course, first ever entry for their monthly challenge :)


This is the card for the Feb challenge at Altenew - From places abroad, Cyprus.

The inspiration pic below for my card :)



I took inspiration from the colors in the pic.

To interpret the wall with rustic look, i took a cream colored texured cs and smooshed Momento Toffee crunch inkpad directly on the cs vertically. It take the look of what i expected.



 Then for the iron wrought designs on door, i took a royal blue cs, diecut the swirly frame using Marianne designs frame die.

Then for the mid design of the door, took Lacy scrolls stamp set, flowers were stamped using black archival ink on a cream cs and leaves, swirls using momento tuxedo black. Then fussy cut and mounted using foam adhesives on the blue frame.

Just a bit of shimmer needed for which wink of stella clear is used on the whole stamped floral spray. Below pic will show the subtle shimmer on the petals :) (Hard to capture though!)



IBS Sentiment was stamped on a cream cs and fussy cut and mounted on blue frame using foam adhesive.

Hope you like this simple card using my fave stampset :)  

Feb 27, 2016

MHK Designer Feb Inspiration: Sneak peek

Hi Friends!

Am over at MHK Designs today for monthly DT inspiration post.

Sneak Peek!



Be sure to head on over to MHK Designs to view the full post!




Linking this to....   Simon says stamp - Anything goes

Feb 21, 2016

200th post + MHK Feb/March Challenge

Hi Friends,

Officially today, this is my 200th post in 4 yr 4m of crafty blogging and blog hits more than 1 million visits too..  :)

My Heartfelt Thanks to all my blog visitors, readers, blogger pals, who constantly encouraged me by their comments and visits here :)

Today at MHK designs, we have monthly challenge with photo/color inspiration to play along and to win some beautiful digi image and designer papers. MHK Designs Team is showcasing few digi sets from MHK Designs Etsy shop for the inspiration. Do hop into blog to get inspired and play along the challenge.

This month's inspiration:


My take on the inspiration pic :)




I luckily had the exact colors in my stash...as Gelatos Metallic :)
And must say, the Butterfly Wisdom set is one addictive and i cant get enough of it.

Took A2 sized Fog colored card. Watercolored those butterflies with Metallic Gelatos, fussy cut. Heat embossed the beauties, using my trusted UTEE clear Ep :)


Sentiment is diecut and while on die, its sponged with Tumbled glass DI. Splattered few gelato mists by flicking the brush and popped the butterflies on foam adhesive.

The whole idea is , When the skies are grey too (fog cardbase)...Just Keep Faith, spread wings, fly, Sky is limit (Sponged blue bright sky)


One more close shot!

Can you spot all those magical pixie dust on her wings :) She is SO pretty in real.
Feel free to zoom in and see the cutie :)



Hope you like it!!!


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Feb 20, 2016

MHK Designs Feb Release - Easter Blessings

Hello, everyone!  We are excited to welcome you to the first MHKDesigns release of 2016!  
We have some really fun sets for you, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!

Let's check out today's release set...



My take on this set!



These flowers from set caught my eyes :)

I just wanna bring about its beauty and so this 3D effect kind. 
Digital images have one advantage that...it can be resized to any desired limit and sky is the limit in designing the final piece :)




Just took this floral image in different sizes, but accidentally DH took it on a pearlescent glossy sheet. Since i planned to watercolor these images, thought it would be difficult. But to my surprise, it turned out so well when i watercolor these with Zig real brushes. The vibrant colors just made it to stand out against the light green shade embossed cardbase. Being pearlescent sheet, it just gives a pearl sheen to the whole image and it looks great in real. 

I just watercolored and hit with heatgun at intervals, which resulted in shaded look on the petals. Zoom a bit to see the effects. As always, i fussy cut the images and arranged to give a layered floral spray look on a sponged oval scalloped diecut, which is popped up using foam adhesive on the embossed cardbase. Peach pearl centres added to the flowers for that little punch :) 



Must say...its one of my fave set of Feb release. 

Today is the final Feb release and hope you like my experiments with these sets. 

Hop into MHK blog to check more details on the giveaway :)

Happy (Digital) Stamping!



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Feb 19, 2016

MHK Designs Feb Release - Bunny Love


Hello, everyone!  We are excited to welcome you to the first MHKDesigns release of 2016!  
We have some really fun sets for you to check out over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!

Let's check out today's release set...



My take on this set!




This time, a super simple Tag :)

Matted MHK designs Beautiful brocade pp on 2nd largest Sizzix Tag diecut.  Added this cute bunny image with sentiment. Colored the image using Zig color brushes and distressed the edges with Tumbled glass DI. A little twine added to finish off the Tag :)

Hop into MHK blog to check more details on the giveaway :)

Happy (Digital) Stamping!


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Happy Birthday!!!

Today's card is for a dear Crafty soul who is professionally a Physician and Passionately an Artist :) Always in awe with her creativity...

Rhizwana Fathima...

                           "A Very Happpppy Birthday Dear"


 She loved my recent heart shaker cards. So made a super simple CAS kind shaker card for her.
Used a white front panel, stenciled Stamplorations heart all over stencil using Momento Lady bug ink. Added the IO heart shaker pouch with few red heart and mini golden star sequins on front panel.
IBS birthday sentiment on Vellum strip using Black archival ink and added peach heart gemstones to finish off the card. This added onto the red A2 sized cardbase.


Hope she likes this simple card which i loaded with hearts :)

Linking this to

Stamplorations CAS Feb challenge


Stamplorations Anything goes - (Used Stamplorations Hearts all over stamp)



Feb 18, 2016

MHK Designs Feb Release - He is Risen



Hello, everyone!  We are excited to welcome you to the first MHKDesigns release of 2016!  
We have some really fun sets for you to check out over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!

Let's check out today's release set...



My take on this set!



Love this Lily image a lot. Colored using my Zig color brushes and fussy cut and added to the Spellbinders Divine Eloquence 2nd largest diecut in white. Added coral pearl centres to flowers and matted on a light coral Az sized cardbase. 

Hop into MHK blog to check more details on the giveaway :)

Happy (Digital) Stamping!



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Feb 17, 2016

MHK Designs New Release - Purr-Fect

Hello, everyone!  We are excited to welcome you to the first MHKDesigns release of 2016!  

We have some really fun sets for you to check out over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!

Let's check out today's release set...



My take on this set!



The image is matted on the MHK designer paper - Stenciled Roses. Colored using zig real brushes selectively on few places on images, just to highlight the beauty of the cute image. A baby pink satin ribbon and few embellies were used to just to bring focus on the lovely image :) This matted on to the A2 sized pink side fold card.

Hop into MHK blog to check more details on the giveaway :)

Happy (Digital) Stamping!




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Feb 16, 2016

MHK Designs New Release - Birds and Branches

Hello, everyone!  We are excited to welcome you to the first MHKDesigns release of 2016!  We have some really fun sets for you to check out over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!

Let's check out today's release set...



My take on this set




A simple stenciled bg and to give 3D look, popped up images using foam adhesives. Colored using my Zig real brushes.

Hop into MHK blog to check more details on the giveaway :)

Happy Stamping!!




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