Nov 30, 2015

Vellum Floral card

Back to cardmaking and today its a simple embossed card.

Took a dark brown cs and heat embossed Stampendous Zinnia bold flower in Ranger's White Ep. Yup similar card did in past week but this with a subtle difference though both carries same softness and suppleness :)

Must say, fallen in love with this flower stamp and i cant get enough of it :)

Matted on top with a vellum to soften the overall bold look. Stamped Zinnia using Archival Sepia ink on vellum and colored using Tchibo pencils. It not wet brushed as vellum is non porous.  Used 2 shades of brown to color and fussy cut it.

Stamped Inkadinado music bg stamp on vellum focal piece using Momento tuxedo black and popped Vellum zinnia on it using foam adhesive.

Sentiment from Stamplorations is added on a piece of vellum which is notched at an end for added interest. Few prima sugar dots are used finally as accents.

This again matted on white cs as base using double sided tape :)

Linking this to

Stamplorations - Anything goes (used sentiment stamp of ur store)

IBS #100 used vellum

Nov 29, 2015

Winter Wonderland MM canvas

Hiya Crafters,

Its been a long time, since i posted in my blog. Bit busy with Little one's exams and it just got over today and very soon his winter holidays gonna start.

Made this Winter Mixed media canvas taking inspirations from the gorgeous moodboard below, which screams snowy wintery weather :)

Am linking this to Scrap around the world - November challenge

Its a 8"x10" stretched canvas which i primed with gesso and started to work on. The snow drippings were made using the hot glue gun and its gessoed again to take up inks.

Central focal image is made using the cinnamon sticks from my potpourri collection. The idea is got from the pic inspiration, with varying lengths of sticks and glued down using hot glue gun on a vellum and added a paper pieced star to it. It was further matted with pps from Papermania Christmas collections.

The textures are made using TCW tile stencil using Finnabair Modelling paste and drywall tape and surrounded it added texture paste clear crackle and used back of spatula to create textures to it,

Used heat gun to dry the paste and sprayed LSG - Azure Sea Asters for those gorgeous shine of blue starting from the glue gun drips.

Added the focal element with Cheerylynn Designs Italin florish diecut, few resin pieces, cabocons, Gold heat embossed IBS sentiment on vellum, and few Cheerylynn designs snowflake diecuts on silver cs around it.

At the bottom of the canvas, added glue generously and added White shiny finish popbeads and to which sprinkled perfect pearls for the shiny snowy bank effect and the same applied on the glue gun drips too for the shine with little water.

Hope you like it!

Linking this to

IBS customer gallery - IBS winter wishes stamp set used for sentiment

IBS#100 - used vellum and Gold

Stamplorations - Nov MM challenge (used TCW tile stencil)

Mixed media world challenge - Anything goes

Mixed media monthly challenge - Textures

Nov 19, 2015

Trio Deer Wishes :)

Inky card series again  but this time, its a Tag :)

Am a shabby chic lover whose heart just goes behind mostly for pastel and soothing tones. Love making my own handmade flowers and heavily embellished layered card is my style.

Truly wanna deviate and explore this one layer super quick inky background cards. So the learning continues :) 

Took Sizzix largest tag die (oh yeah new addition to my stash) and diecut Ranger's watercolor cs and used the textured side for my project today. Masked a border around the tag and started working.

Masked an area for moon and started building layers using blue inks and it goes like this - tumbled glass, broken china and Salty ocean DIs. 

Smooshed versamark on a white cs and heat embossed with white opaque  Rangers Ep. The grainy texture was so apt and i have cut snow banks from it and popped it at lower end of card.

Colorbox cream white pigment was smooshed on acrylic sheet and that was smooshed again carefully on the inked edges of the tag, so as to mimic the falling snow. Now you have got it, why i took textured side of the watercolor cs :)

Then to it, added diecut snowflakes from Cheerylynn snowflakes dies and added on the top of the inked bg. Now took off the mask of moon and it was just shining brightly on a snowy wintery night. 

Cut Deer trio diecuts from memory box dies on a white cs and popped on the snow bank at varying levels of depths to show the distance and those deer family are lightly sponged on edges using rich cocoa momento ink to get defined look.

IBS sentiment is stamped on vellum and popped up on top of snow banks.

Hope you like my inky creations' series :) 


Cheerylynn designs - Tag you are it! (used CLD snowflakes dies)

IBS- used ribbon and vellum

IBS customer gallery - used IBS Christmas sentiment

Deep ocean challenge #117 (white and blue)

Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Christmas

Alphabet challenge blog - T is for T'is the season

Nov 18, 2015

Home - a Mixed media card :)

Yet another card in the series of "My inky hands" !!!

Thought to make an ombre in the sunset colors diagonally and hence started with wildhoney DI with very soft sponging and gradually increasing the intensity and ended with a darker tone of the shade with Rusty Hinge DI. Love the way the colors blended and flicked some water droplets straight from hand and left few seconds and wiped with tissue. This creates some interesting depth to the monochromatic background.

At one top corner, used stencil from TCW birds and feathers, sponged with momento tuxedo black and masked the area of the birds with a moon mask and again distressed the area with Rusty hinge to highlight the birds pair.

Then Kaisercraft Loire valley stamp set is used for the bushes, which is stamped again with Momento tuxedo black and the bird's home is stamped with Archival ink sepia.

The sentiment arrangement is different, and so again i masked and stamped according to the sentiment space and just to highlight the word "You". Then fussy cut the vellum sentiment label and bird's home, popped up with foam adhesives.

A teeny tiny wood veneer heart from Freckled fawn is sponged with red colorbox pigment and embossed multiple times with UTEE clear EP. Red embossed mdf heart is placed on the bird's home.

Used inks, stamps, stencils, paper pieced bird's  home, vellum, woodveneer heart, embossing powders and this sums up my mixed media card.

Hope you like it!


Stencil - TCW birds and feathers
UTEE clear embossing powder
Colorbox Pigment ink - crimson red
Freckled fawn - Heart wood veneer
Thick white Vellum
Rusty Hinge DI, Wildhoney DI, Tuxedo black momento ink, Black Archival ink, Sepia Archival ink

Challenges entered:

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Family (Used inks, stamps, stencils, paper pieced bird's  home, vellum, woodveneer heart, embossing powders)

IBS #100 - Vellum (used vellum for sentiment stamping) and Color#3

Nov 17, 2015

Soar High!


Today's card is also with Distress inks goodness :) Oh yeah! Inky hands nowadays me :D

I love to build scenes with silhouette stamps, mainly because DIs are so versatile in blending with colors and magically creates a beautiful scene and finishes half our work :)

Now onto my card :)

Took A2 card and masked an area centrally and started building scene. Made a cloud stencil using acrylic sheet and with tumbled glass DI sponged softly to built the sky.

The dark blue border is made by masking again and distressing with Salty ocean DI. Those cute little hot air balloon are from IBS and had been longing to use these for an year. Did you heard right, me...Yes am a big hoarder :D  .

The balloon is stamped with picked raspberry DI and the basket with Black soot DI. Fussy cut and mounted using foam adhesives.

Soar High sentiment is Dymo label maker generated. Its a new addition to my stash and the little guy making wonders for my little one's project mainly. (Yesss...My little one love that so much, and so now all his stationary items are labelled :D )

Added 2 handdrawn birds at a corner to finish off the card...Oh yeah...its a single layer card :)

Challenges entered:

IBS customer gallery (used hotair balloon stamp set)
IBS - used colors (blue, pink)

Nov 16, 2015

Dream - a Galaxy Background :)

Oh yeah, Watercolor bug bitten me and i just cant stop creating a card today. This time its a galaxy scene. Been dying to try this technique and today managed to get a decent mimic of the galaxy. Hope you like it!

Now onto my card. Its a 5"x7" card and am pretty much comfortable working with this card size only. A watercolor cs is taken and few distress inks were built in layers to get a galaxy kind. My choice of colors here are Tumbled glass, stormy sky, black soot, picked raspberry and shaded liliac.

Then the favorite part is splashing water on the card and enjoying the way the water reacts with DIs. And a generous tiny splash of white acrylic paint on the card. IBS Sentiment is stamped using versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger super fine gold Ep. And few cute teeny tiny stars as accents to finish off the card.

Am not satisfied with the way sentiment being stamped...yet i liked the bg much and so given a space in my blog for it...Hope you like the amateur attempt of my humble galaxy background :)


DIs - Shaded liliac, Picked raspberry, Tumbled glass, stormy sky, black soot
Ep - Ranger superfine Gold Ep
Watercolor Cs, Black CS
Ranger Heat tool, tiny stars, white acrylic paint, versamark inkpad
IBS- Big wishes sentiment

Challenges entered

IBS #100  Used Gold (gold embossing on sentiment, small gold star sequins)

IBS customer gallery (used IBS big wishes sentiment)

13arts - Believe in magic (Galaxy bg is inspired by the colors on moodboard)

Nov 15, 2015

ICR Watercolor Blog Hop & Debut post :)

Hiya Crafty peeps!

With ICR getting back to working, we have for you LINK PARTIES aka BLOG HOPS conducted every month… 

And hereICR kick starts its first, by the month of November for the year 2015…

Below are the details:


WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop starts on November 15th @ 6:00 pm, IST at ICR….. However you have until November  28, 11:59 pm, IST, to accomplish YOUR HOP by following all the rules to the Blog Hop which can be found here

WHY:  To be inspired by a new & a FIRST TIME theme for your project blog post submissions & to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES & surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: The Color Conceptions Sponsored Prize which is a Rs.500 Gift Voucher to their Online Store AND

ICR sponsor prize

And if we have over 50 hoppers every designer would induce a personal CANDY TREAT your way!

You should have arrived from here . Now onto my card :)

A simple watercolored "Thank you" card for the team, who gave me this wonderful opportunity to work along with such lovely ladies :) 

Its a 5"x7" card and big bold Stampendous Zinnia is stamped using Aged Mahogany DI on the bg without masking and its toned down a bit by using a vellum strip at the centre. To which, added a fussy cut Zinnia, which is wet brushed using Tchibo Aquarelle pencils. Flower centres are colored using Mustard seed DI. Sentiment is stamped using Rich cocoa momento ink on vellum. Few pink pearls as accents. 

1)      Starting from ICRFORUM BLOG POST , hop on to all the participating blogs as they unveil their projects on their blog space, each day & leave some love to all including ICR BLOG POST
2)     Once you have hopped & commented on all the blogs including the last reveal you would go back to the ICRFORUM BLOG POST & leave a second comment saying so….
3)     And if you have participated with active crafting {create a card based on any of the water coloring methods opted by the designers on their projects } & have posted your project on your blog space, then kindly link up your name in the inlinkz on ICRFORUM BLOG POST, with a link to your blog post of the project…. 1 entry per person only.
4)     Spread a word to this blog hop all over social media that you access, so that, if the Water Color Blog Hop has over 50 hoppers then the designers would be instigated to offer a personal blog candy on our respective blogs… WIN WIN!!!

ICRCPREWIN01 would continue to run till November 30th as it has turned monthly & is being sponsored by Color Conceptions again… So do not miss on an opportunity to shop your favorites from their store…

And we hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 

Happy Hopping Guys!!

Linking to Artful crafting #8 - Watercoloring

Nov 12, 2015

Butterfly card !

Hiya Crafters,

Hope you had a wonderful Diwali :)

Todays' weather is so lovely and it calls for few butterflies in my card !!!

Made few marbled card with reinkers and sprays with Shave foam technique. As always, my heart went for pastel shades, because of that the beautiful patterns doesnt show up here properly. In real, it was lovely.

The base cs is one of those marbled papers using spun sugar, worn lipstick reinkers. IBS Butterflies are stamped using versamark and heat embossed with Ranger black EP. Those butterflies are fussy cut and added on cuttlebug provocraft square matting in black and white. Just the central portion of butterflies are glued to mimic its flight.

Then IBS sentiment is stamped on a marbled paper and its label diecut using Itsy bitsy scalloped oval. Sentiment label is matted on a black spellbinder banner diecut.

Few pink pearls as accents.

Challenges entered :

IBS customer gallery (butterflies and sentiments from Butterfly wings set)
IBS#99 used sketch, colors

Nov 1, 2015

Quilled Love Floral Frame :)

After a long gap, made a Quilling frame with sheer love for spring colors and the freshness it brings to one's mind :)

Its a 12" frame and the one i submitted for UK Quilling Guild Annual Meet at Sherborne 2015 in September 19-20.

I have tried few color combinations and flower patterns, which i havent done earlier and my main idea is to have a collection of various flowers of different patterns.

As always, after my son's birthday, saved the cake baseboard like last year and cut a 8 " heart from it. Check here for last year cake base board. Wound the pollen sticks around it and pasted a heart diecut inside it to give a trellis look.

My all time favorite technique is fringed flowers which i made out of different sizes paper strips and few used as centres and few used as individual flowers even. The fact i love the most is its hand fringed :)

And all the flowers are made using sewing needle and this makes the central hole less prominent. Its my second big floral frame using needle as quilling tool. 3mm strips were used for the whole project, which includes graduated strips, solid colors, two tone color strips etc., And almost all techniques are included here such as Alternate side looping, Marquise, Tear drop shape, Triangle shape, Heart shape, Open loop coils, Closed loop coils, Tight coils, multistrips scrolls, fringing etc.,

Flowers are stuck on the heart chipboard base using hotglue gun and found it so very convenient to give shaping as i wished for.

Made a Monarch butterfly for second time and its one of my fave color combination to work with for the butterfly. Check here for my earlier version of monarch butterfly.

Hope you like it. As always, i just love all your comments, its a real boost for any artist to pursue their passion :)