Mar 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Am SO excited and happy to be part of Altenew's Build-A-Flower: Semi- Double Chrysanthemum Release Bloghop! 

Am a sucker for flowers and Absolutely love Altenew's varied range of products right from their brand launch. I feel so honoured and humbled by this Awesome opportunity.

You should have arrived from talented, Rachael Shedeed's blog. Else if you are starting from here, I have a full blog hop list at the end of my post.

I have created a card today using Altenew Semi Double Chrysanthemum set.

Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Product Description: 

Love and flowers don't need to be perfect, but these gorgeous florals come very close to perfection!

This layering stamp set features a beautiful 4-layer chrysanthemum and three 3-layer leaves to add to your handmade cards, scrapbook layouts, bullet journal pages, and other DIY paper crafting projects. 

The Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6" x 8" clear photopolymer stamp set (16 individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (4 dies).

To create my card, I first stamped solid image of flowers followed by using second and third images, which are detailed layers. I used the Summer Afternoon mini ink cube set for the flowers. And then they were die cut using co-ordinating dies.

I did two such flowers and diecut using their co-ordinating dies and kept aside.

The green leaves are also from Semi-Double Chrysanthemum set, which were stamped onto white cardstock using Green Fields mini dye ink cube collections. They were also die cut using  co-ordinating dies.

The sentiment 'Love' is gold heat embossed on black cardstock and fussy cut it to give a defined look. The second part of sentiment is gold heat embossed onto a black cardstock strip. 

Finally for the background, took Altenew Classy strips stencil and embossing paste and created a partial stencilling to give a subtle texture to the card.

Then added Brusho - Lime green color pigment onto a watercolor cardstock, to create the organic styled background on the stenciled areas. Left to air dry and trimmed the focal panel.

Matted this focal panel onto A2 sized black Top fold cardbase using foam adhesives.. Then arranged the flowers and leaves to get a desired look. Popped the fussy cut sentiment and sentiment strip as shown above using foam adhesives.

Finally added some black enamel dots to finish off the card.

And now for the most exciting part : Giveaway!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2021.


Blog Hop List

The next hop in this blog hop is the Talented, Seeka

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Laurie Willison

Amanda Baldwin

Carol Hintermeier

Dana Joy 

Jenny Colacicco

Katrina Howe

Keren Baker


Michelle Short

Rachael Shedeed

SathyaKala Sankaran (You are here)


Terri Koszler

Verity Biddlecombe

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you were inspired by my work and will try out Semi Double Chrysanthemum set.

Have a great week everyone!

Feb 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Card : Stamplorations

Hiya Crafters,

Made a floral birthday card for today. Used a brand new Brustro Colored pencils,  from Creative Hands. These are proudly Made in India Wax based pencils. 

I started my coloring with Bi colored pencils from Faber castell, then upgraded to 24 pencils of Polychromos. I felt so fortunate when my DH gifted me Polychromos 120 set + Prisma colored pencils 132 set for my 2017 Birthday. And then there is no looking back :) My experiments with it are still continuing.

With regard to this new in town Brustro Colored pencils, it convinced me so much with it's wide range of colors especially with Greens. The soft core wax based pencils gives rich color tones and work wonderfully for shading and blending. If you are yet to own Poly or Prisma, this 75 pencils set can be a great investment in testing Wax based pencils and can grow your coloring interest with this.

And...Over to my card for today :)

  • Stamped Stamplorations Blossoms Sprays#3 from Dee's Artsy Impressions using Antique Linen onto a white cardstock.
  • Colored using New Brustro Colored pencils from Creative Hands .
  • Sentiment from IBS (a retired stamp )company using Mudra Jet black ink.
  • Trimmed and mounted this focal panel onto a Cairo Cream Top Fold A2 cardbase.
  • Few clear dew droplets are added as accents.
Hope you like it!

Happy Stamping!

Linking this to following challenges:

Time out challenge                      "Happy Birthday TO Team"

Feb 17, 2021

Forever in Love - Altenew - Floral card

 Hi Friends,

Am here with a floral card and tried Negative Painting for the first time. Yesterday, Emily Midgett 's Altenew blogpost inspired me a lot. She generously shared her knowledge and immensely inspired me to give it a go today, as I was too intimidated to try this technique.

She focused on Negative painting and a contrast paler/muted/ floral spray. But I tried this with current Altenew challenge colors .

Over to my card,

  • Stamped roses from Altenew Forever in Love stampset onto watercolor paper using Antique Linen.
  • Watercolored the whole painting using Bright palette of Jane Davenport Watercolors.
  • Splashed generously white acrylic paint.
  • Stamped the sentiment from Altenew Beautiful day stampset.
  • Trimmed and matted over a A2 sized top fold Black cardbase.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to 

Uniko Challenge:

Feb 11, 2021

Hugs & Kisses : Uniko Floral card

 Hiya Friends!

Am loaded with Guest Designing projects for next month and so squeezed in a bit of time for my personal project to play along few challenges in Blogland.

Over to my project,

Absolutely love pencil coloring as much as I love watercoloring. I love to experiment with different mediums and this peony bud was one of my favorite from Uniko stamps. I was using the large peony floral many a times and neglecting this small peony and today was the perfect time to do Pencil coloring with Prisma colored pencils.

  • Stamped on a fine grain watercolor cardstock using Antique Linen to do a online coloring using prisma colored pencils.
  • Colored using various shades of pinks and greens of Prisma colored pencils.
  • Splattered white acrylics over the floral liberally.
  • Stamped the sentiment from same stampset using Mudra Mai Jet black ink pad.
  • Matted over a black cardstock and then to a kraft A2 cardbase.
  • Few clear dew droplets and paper pieced butterflies to finish off the card.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Linking this to

Uniko Birthday challenge 

Uniko Challenge: #63

Feb 4, 2021

Bloom in Love : Guest Designer : The Flower Challenge

 Hi Crafty peeps,

Am excited to be Guest Designer today at The Flower Challenge

Thanks SO much Viv and TFC Team for giving me this lovely opportunity.

The theme for this month is "Use your latest Stamps or Dies" with Flowers as Focus. 

Over to my card for today!

Got my first ever MFT stamps during last year end sale. Used here is the MFT Fresh cut florals cling rubber stamp.

  • Stamped using DI Antique Linen onto Canson Montval 300gsm watercolor paper.
  • Colored using Daniel smith Watercolor dot cards.
  • Fussy cut and generously splashed white acrylic paint.
  • Mounted this fussy cut floral on the diecut panel.
  • Matted this over Grey A2 sized cardbase.
  • Stamped the sentiment.
  • Added few grey enamel dots for the added interest.
Hope you are inspired enough to play along the challenge. Check the TFC blog for the Designers' inspirations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Linking this to following challenge: