May 24, 2020

Be Brave!

Hey Hi All,

Am still sticking and challenging myself onto making of some non-floral cards...Yay bit away from my pencil coloring, watercoloring of florals.

And for today, it's a Butterfly card.

To me, Butterfly symbolises a "Free spirit". And it goes wherever it pleases and pleases wherever it goes.

  • Took a watercolor paper and trimmed a bit to fit a 4x6" Top fold cardbase.
  • Mixed HNDMD paper texture paste and Brusho -Limegreen to get a beautiful shade of green.
  • Applied this prepared paste over the panel using TCW 'Art is' stencil diagonally and applied plain paper paste to rest of the areas.
  • Love this texture paste as it just mimics a handmade paper texture.
  • Centrally splashed Smooch-Spritz golden yellow for a warm glow.
  • Stamplorations -Trendy butterflies2 large butterfly is gold heat embossed, fussy-cut and topped over die-cut leaves to create a focal element.
  • Sentiment from same stamp set is stamped using Memento black ink on to a strip of paper and added to the focal panel.
  • Matted this over cardbase and added few green enamel dots to finish off the card.
Hope you like it!

Linking this to,

TOC  : Free 

May 20, 2020

Life's Little things : Kaisercraft

Hi Friends,

As an Introvert my daily routine hasn't changed much! Working in isolation and maintaining a social distance has been a Lifestyle. It can be overwhelming for some to stay home during this Covid-19 Pandemic. Go back to what you love to do. Rearrange your interiors. Spend time with your Family and learn new art.

Idea of this CAS card born when am shifting my Pothos plants from balcony today, as our part of India is experiencing peak summer.

My Mom is a Plant Nerd and she maintained a huge garden in our Home. I grew up seeing her do rose stem grafting, collecting and sowing seeds, preparing soil beds for our Rose plants. My deep interest on Gardening is what my Momma sow in me and it continues to grow well here.

Over to my card for Today,

  • Took watercolor cardstock and sponged Antique Linen DI around leaving a central portion.
  • Then stamped a text stamp from HNDMD Old Newspaper stamp on the background on the edges randomly to give a subtle texture using Antique linen DI.
  • Stamped the sentiment from Kaisercraft Blue Bay (new in my stashusing Memento Tuxedo black ink.
  • Started to stamp the leaf twig from Uniko Just because stampset (new in my stash) using Peeled Paint DO on the lower half of the panel around the sentiment.
  • Liberally splashed same waterdowned DO splatters on the card over the leaves.
  • Added three clear dew droplets for the visual interest.
  • Trimmed a bit and added this to A2 sized top fold black card base.
Hope you like this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to

Time out challenges: The Arts

CASology: Plant

NBUS challenge 14 (Kaisercraft and Uniko stamps are brand new in my stash)

May 18, 2020

CAS card : Canvas

Hi All,

Am back here with a non-floral card for today. CAS : Clean and Simple cards are not my forte as this heart loves all layered, textured stuffs more. I admire CAS artists a lot and their aesthetic way of playing with stamps, stencils, dies yet making the card look Fabulous with loads of white spaces.

My Mom is an Oil painting artist and my second half of name 'Kala" refers to 'Art' in my Indian regional language. Learnt Music and Dance from my childhood yet 'Art' always reminds me of the colorful splatters of inks, paints, brushes.

Over to my card,

  • Took a 4x6" white cardbase and using Mudra World stencil, dry embossed it.
  • Love the subtle embossed bg of world map.
  • Using Kaisercraft stains stamps, (Brand new in my stash) stamped the splatters using various Altenew inks.
  • In a canvas sheet, stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations 'Art is' stampset using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
  • Cut the sheet around the sentiment and frayed the edges for an added interest. 
  • No embellishments added to keep the focus on dry embossed bg and the sentiment.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to following challenges:

NBUS : Used Kaisercraft stains stampset for the first time

May Stamplorations Stencil challenge (World map stencil is dry embossed on bg)

Word Art Wednesday : Anything goes

Stamplorations : Never ending Anything goes

May 13, 2020

Hello Sunshine!

Hi Everyone,

For today's card, tried noline coloring on critters. Watercolored a spring scene using Gansai Tambi watercolors.

  • Stamped the cute scene from Mudra craftstamps onto watercolor cardstock using DI Antique Linen for online coloring.
  • Watercolored using Gansai Tambi watercolors and used Prisma pencil colors for all detailing.
  • Sentiment is white heat embossed over a black cardstock.
  • Die cut the spring scene using a stitched circle die.
  • Sentiment is trimmed and added to the focal panel.
  • This focal panel is foam mounted onto a beige top fold cardbase of A2 size.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to

SSS Wednesday challenge: Animal Fun

May 8, 2020

Floral Thank you Card

Hi Crafty peeps,

Colored a floral digital stamp from Make it crafty(retired  company). Started yesterday to color using prisma colored pencils for the last day of Kathyrac's daily marker coloring challenge.

  • Printed digi from Make it crafty onto a white cardstock.
  • Colored using Prisma colored pencils.
  • Round the edges and trimmed it to the size of 6x4"
  • Matted this to a customized textured green cardbase  of 6.25x4.25"
  • No embellies added so as to bring focus on to the florals and coloring.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

May 6, 2020

Pencil colored Roses Card

Hey Hi All,

Floral mood is still on here. And it calls for pencil coloring. This time, on Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper. The subtle textures of paper gives the much needed tooth for the prisma colored pencils to color on. Absolutely love the way the colors blend in here to do several layers.

  • Took Strathmore Toned Tan and stamped Mudra Freshcut roses using Antique Linen DI for a no line pencil coloring.
  • Used Prisma colored pencils for coloring.
  • Die-cut the panel using Spellbinders frame die.
  • Stamped the sentiment from IBS Tulip Bouquet stampset (Retired company)
  • Matted over a black cardstock.
  • Mounted this panel over the 4x6 white top fold cardbase.
  • Added few clear dew droplets for the interest.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to following challenge

Take it Make it May challenge: Anything goes

May 4, 2020

Bouquet for you : Stampendous

Hi Craftypeeps,

It's still Spring in my blog. Oh Yeah, It's again a floral card here.

Absolutely love to click umpteen pictures of my projects as much as I love doing the projects. Its's hard to settle on few to share here :)

  • Stamped the floral bouquet from Stampendous.
  • Used Antique linen DI for stamping to attempt no line watercoloring using Gansai Tambi watercolors.
  • Prisma colored pencils are used to deepen those shadows.
  • Fussy cut and set aside.
  • Took a white cardstock and die-cut using MFT brackets duo small die.
  • Used one portion to emboss it with Sizzix 3D Botanicals embossing folder.
  • Another portion used to stamp the sentiment from Inspired from Stamping (Retired company).
  • Both portions are matted on to 4x6 white card base.
  • Foam mounted the fussy cut florals.
  • Added few enamel dots as final touches.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!