Jun 27, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration: SathyaSankaran

Hi Friends!!

Its my turn today to post Monthly Inspirations at MHKDesigns.

I made this card using Sunflower sampler digi set. I just colored the printed digis with Faber castell bicolor pencils , fussy and mounted on a Beautifully brocade digi paper, which was matted on a ivory A2 cardbase.

Butterfly image from Butterfly wisdom is colored and fussy cut, mounted near the flower. Sentiment is matted with Sunflower sampler digi paper and tucked under satin ribbons.

This finishes off the card. Hope you like it!

Jun 21, 2016

MHK Challenge and Birthday Bloghop :)

Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha!  You should have arrived here from Rocky's blog.  If not, start at the MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop for more chances to WIN!  We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating birthday cards to wish her many happy returns!

"Very Happy Birthday Asha Martins"

  • The cardbase is distressed using Mustard seed DI
  • Its matted with Beautifully brocade designer paper.
  • The florals and blooms are from Blossoming Digital set
  • The florals are printed, colored using color pencils and sentiment is distressed using Mustard seed DI
  • Mini butterflies are from Butterfly wisdom set.
  • All are assembled as shown. 

Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is  Shawna's blog!  

Jun 20, 2016

MHK June Release : Butterfly Elements

Am excited to welcome you to the June 2016 MHK Designs release. We have some really fun sets to check over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!.

Butterfly elements is the digi on focus :

My take on this is:

Took image and sentiment of focal panel and colored images with Faber castell bicolor pencils
Fussy cut butterflies alone from similar design and colored and mounted on the focal panel and embellished with few baby pink pearls.This then matted on a black cardbase. Hope you like it!

Project supplies:

Jun 19, 2016

MHK June Release: I've Been Framed

Am excited to welcome you to the June 2016 MHK Designs release. We have some really beautiful sets to check over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!.

Digi on focus today: I've been framed

My take on this digi :)

Somehow this plain image given me several ideas to work with. Shall work on it in forthcoming inspirations.

Wanna make a sunset scene. Loads of distress inks - Scattered straw, Wildhoney, Rusty hinge by masking the base layer with a circle mask for sun and went ahead by darker tones by building colors one by one.

The ground was made by distressing with Toffee crunch and Rich cocoa Momento inks. Revealed sun by removing masks and draw few birds amidst of those branches to mimic the distant flying birds.

Thus the focal panel s made ready and matted on a black cs for little more focus to the panel and mounted on to light yellow A2 cardbase.

Sentiment is fussy cut in portions and distressed slightly with scattered straw and toffee crunch and mounted using foam tapes on the centre portion of the focal scene. 

Lot of series of distressing made this super simple card. Hope you like it!

Project supplies

Jun 17, 2016

MHK June Release - Open Bloom

Am excited to welcome you to the June 2016 MHK Designs release. We have some really fun sets to check over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!.

Open bloom is the focus digi design today :)

My take on this design:

Flowers are printed in different sizes and colored using Faber castell bicolor pencils. Sentiment directly printed on the focal panel and distressed at one end with Mustard Seed DI and arranged these flowers.

Then matted the focal panel on Beautiful brocade brown paper and then to A2 ivory card base.
This finishes off this simple card.
Hope you like it!

Project supplies:

Jun 16, 2016

Mudra's May Release Inspirations - II

Today am at Mudra showcasing May Release stamps and also way to mix and match with other sets.
An humble attempt at it...Do check Mudra blog and be inspired :)

Leaving a sneak peek here for you all...Head over to Mudra to have full reveal. Hope you love as much as i love doing these.

Its my last post for Mudra as am gonna have a crafty break for next 2 months and will be back in action on last week of August. From now on, all of my posts are scheduled ones...
Will be heading to Chennai, India in next few days for vacation.

See ya Friends!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Crafting!

Linking the following to the challenges:

Mixed media Door hanger

(Stamped, watercolored using Zig brush pens and UTEE clear heat embossed the floral and grasses)


Stamplorations - Mixedmedia challenge (used Stamploration criss cross stencil)

Stamplorations - Anything goes (used Stamploration criss cross stencil)

Stamps&Stencils - Floral frenzy

WOW embossing June challenge (used UTEE clear heat embossing)

Penny Black and More - Flowers power

Creativeartist Mixed media - Anything goes

Mixed media place : Linking Mixed media Door hanger and Mixed media ATC for the challenge


Cardmania challenge : Mixed media ATC

Jun 8, 2016

Mixed Media Baby Canvas+Altered Box :)

Hi Crafty Peeps!!

Catching you all with  a New born MM canvas.
This project has all my heart...being my 1st MM Baby project with most of Prima products:)

It took me straight 3 hours for the canvas and 1 hr for the altered box to house this canvas.
I had no prior idea about how am gonna do this...but at the end of the whole process, i really fell in love with this absolutely.

Its a RAK sent to my past DT team ICR teamie Shraddha Patel. Oh yeah, she delivered a baby boy 3 weeks bac and i sent out this project after a week to USA and it handed over yesterday in person to her by my hubby's friend in Georgia :)

Lets jump into the process ...

Took 5x7 inches canvas,, which is my most fave size to handle canvas.

  •  Primed with Prima Egg blue all over the canvas. 
  • Mudra Vintage florishes are stamped on tissue paper and decoupaged using Ranger multimediu matte on the back of canvas and sides and applied Prima egg blue on it.
  • Then on the front side, Stamplorations Hearts all over stencil is used to apply Prima Modelling paste and sprinkled heavily with Prima heart stones. Love the way those cling to hearts :)
  • Then took pieces of gauze strips and start to adhere in layers.
  • And Few designer papers , did stenciling using Stamplorations shutters stencil (which are not visible due to embellishments) and distress ink Tumbled glass.
  • Sprayed with Prima Color bloom frost mist...am totally amazed by this product. it gave such life to the project.
  • Then came embellishment part with resins, mdf scrolls which are white heat embossed with Ranger Embossing powders, crochet laces, Kaisercraft Pittypatters diecuts, flowers misted with LSG azure sea asters, Prima Metal Zipper, Prima Junkyard words.

  • Was hoarding a ipad sturdy box for more than 3 years and put to good use now.
  • Top and inner sides were heavily primed with Prima egg blue. 
  • Then stenciled using MFT moraccan stencils and misted with LSG Azure sea aster spray
  • Few designer papers and cheesecloth with Kaisercraft pitty paper diecuts as embellies.
  • Sides of the box lid was completely decorated with rows  of pretty crocheted laces...My fave one was hoarding for 2 years now.
  • The bottom of box was red and i left as such except outer bottom layer which was covered up with a designer paper.
  • The MMcanvas was wrapped in bubble wrap and tied with grossgrain ribbon.
  • Handmade with love is the newest ribbon addition in my stash...I love it a lot!!!

Hope you like this :)

Happy Crafting!

Linking to following challenges

Stamplorations June challenge - Used Hearts all over & Shutters stencils

Stamplorations Anything goes (Used Hearts all over & Shutters stencils)

Wow embossing June challenge - Mdf scrolls which are white heat embossed with Ranger Embossing powders

Lulupu June Baby Challenge - Altered box has Twinkle Twinkle Little star diecut (Kaisercraft Pitter patter Baby boy diecut)