Oct 7, 2021

Festive Card | Instagram hop

 Hi All,

Joining a Instagram hop today with #craftingwithcraftyfriends.

Made a Festive card for this Festive season.

Simple ink blended bg with a sentiment focused CAS card.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Flat Fall Bouquet | Procreate | Digital Art

 Hi All,

Happy October Guys!

I have done a Flat Fall Bouquet using @everytuesday Teela's tutorial. As always her tutorials are informative and easy peasy for a beginner to follow along. No prior knowledge of Procreate is necessary as every tutorial takes you through a doable pace of learning. Must say, Absolutely enjoying her tutorials. 

I love to add a bit of Lettering with whatever brushes I have in Procreate plus the purchased ones.
Yes!! I started buying Procreate Watercolor brushes instead of Real ones!! 

@Freyas.art sale is going on, Purchased 144 Ultimate Watercolor Brushes set for 29 $, seems a good deal to learn variety of textures and usages.

Below is a Watercolor wreath and Lettering done in 2018.

I love the transition to Digital art using Procreate which I purchased in 2019 and got to use only now :) 

Hope you like it!!

Sep 25, 2021

10th year Blogoversary | Leafy Floral Border | Digital Illustration

Hi Crafty peeps, 

Today marks 10th blogoversary of my Paperie Expressions❤️ Hard to believe that I took my crafty interests for a decade with consistent blogging and crafting along with 2 major relocations!! 

My Heartfelt Thanks to all my blog visitors and fellow bloggers whose visits and comments made me to drive with my passion of mine. 
Special Thanks to my blog buddies who never miss to comment on my blog posts.There were days, I used to wait for their comments when I posted in my blog. Thanks a lot dearies😘 @cardsncolouring @eternallygreetful
Thanks SO much @suganthi_mohan, your love and encouragement made me to create this blog, participate in blog challenges 🤗❤️
Thank you very much @tejalmehtashah, your blog reviews about crafty supplies made me to invest on best supplies in my initial bloggy days. See where your bicolor Fabercastell pencils post has taken me today 🤗💗
@nupurcreatives Thanks so much for the watermark, still am using the one you created for me 8years ago💗
Much Thanks to all who liked, commented and took time to encourage me with your loving and kind words 💖
Procreate tutorial using @everytuesday Leafy floral border

Sep 23, 2021

Layered Illusion | Procreate | Digital illustration

Hiya Friends,

Recently I took a jump into Procreate world of Digital Illustration and attended a Wonderful Workshop for Watercolor illustration by Anjali Rengan of @thelettersofanarchitect

Now took a massive leap and tried a tutorial, which hit my inbox 2 days before from Teela of @everytuesday .

Two years before, DH gifted me a iPad Air (3rd Gen) and we installed Procreate (paid app). But, as am busy with Paper-Paint affair with my Cardmaking and Coloring, couldn't do any justice to the application bought.

Now is the Right Time...As my blog gonna celebrate 10 yr blogoversary sooner.

Must say, I absolutely love the walkthrough of this tutorial. As a newbie too, am able to understand each of the steps shared in Procreate. And tried little bit of Digital lettering too with that.

Hope you like my maiden attempt at Digital Art.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 21, 2021

MFT CAS | Rose Garden

 Hiya Friends!

Am here again today with another card for ongoing MFT Card design superstar Contest for Clean & Simple category.

Am no CAS cardmaker nor genius in CAS, just wanna give it a try with all my heart. It's my first year participating in this MFT contest. Made a super simple floral card focusing No line pencil coloring.

Over to my card,

  • Stamped MFT Rose garden stamp partially over Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper using Antique linen DI to attempt No line pencil coloring.
  • Pencil colored using Prisma colored pencils.
  • Stamped the main sentiment from MFT Fancy floral stamp set and the secondary sentiment from MFT Hand stamped stamp set using black ink pad.
  • Die cut the panel using MFT A2 Rec Stax largest die.
  • Matted the Tan panel over A2 sized Off white top fold cardbase.
Hope you like it!

Sep 20, 2021

MFT Coloring Virtuoso | Rose Garden

Hi Friends, 

It's that time of the year! I have taken a massive leap this time to make a card for MFT Card Design Superstar for the Coloring Virtuoso category. It's my first time participating in this Contest.

Absolutely love pencil colouring and watercoloring. Yet this time focused on my Prisma pencil colouring on Strathmore Toned Gray sketch paper and made a floral card for the contest.

Over to my card,

  • Stamped MFT Rose garden stampset over a Strathmore Toned Gray sketch paper using Versamark ink to attempt a no line pencil colouring.
  • Coloured using Prisma colored pencils.
  • Splashed generously with white acrylic paint after pencil colouring.
  • Stamped Sentiment using black inked from MFT Floral Focus stamp set.
  • Then die cut the panel using MFT A2 Stitched Rec Stax largest die .
  • Foam mounted this panel over a Off white A2 top fold card base.
  • Added a paper pieced butterfly and few clear dew droplets as accents.
Hope you like it!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sep 15, 2021

La Vie en Rose | Power Poppy

 Hi All,

Am here today to share a pencil coloured floral card. The digital stamp is La Vie en Rose from Power Poppy.

Over to my card,

  • Printed the digital stamp onto a white cardstock and colored using Brustro Colored pencils.
  • Diecut the panel using MFT A2 stitched die for a stitched border.
  • Stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy Everything even rosier stamp set.
  • Foam mounted on to a Rose colored A2 sized cardbase.

Sep 14, 2021

Hello Floral card | Altenew

 Hi Craftypeeps,

Made a floral card today using Altenew's Sweet Cluster Stamp & Die set along with the beautiful Diamond Stars 3D Altenew Embossing Folder. These stuffs are new in my stash and was there for more than a month now. Just got time to ink it away today for the current Turquoise challenge over at The Flower Challenge.

Over to my card,

  • Stamped Altenew's Sweet Cluster mini stamp over a watercolor cardstock using Antique Linen DI to do No line watercoloring.
  • Karin brushmakers are used for Watercoloring.
  • Then diecut using co-ordinating die and foam mounted onto a white focal card which is dry embossed using Altenew Diamond stars 3D embossing folder.
  • Sentiment from same stampset is white heat embossed over a black cardstock and cut and foam mounted on dry embossed panel.
  • Then the panel is mounted over a Teal A2 cardbase.
Hope you like it!

Sep 13, 2021

You are Precious : Dainty Bouquet | Altenew

 Hi All,

Am here to share the card that I made especially for Altenew Current Challenge

This time gone for a totally CAS with no pencil coloring or Watercoloring. Altenew's Dainty Bouquet stampset is one of my absolute favorite for its breezy, springy feel. The layering guide is so helpful to play with the Layering stamps. 

Highly inspired by Laurie's Inspiration card and went for a subtle stamping and layered stamped look.

Over to my card,

  • Stamped Altenew Dainty Bouquet onto a white cardstock using Altenew Limestone cube ink.
  • Layered the floral parts using Altenew Coral Berry and Ruby Red cube ink.
  • Layered leafy sprig using Altenew Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Cube Ink.
  • Sentiment is then stamped from Altenew Remember This stampset using Altenew Industrial Diamond Cube ink.
  • Foam mounted the focal panel after die cutting it with A2 stitched die.
Hope you like simple CAS look of my card.

Floral Thank You | Brutus Monroe

 Hiya Friends,

Made a card for Brutus Monroe using their Charlotte's Wreath. This time did a simple subtle partial stencilling with foam flowers using diecuts.

Hope you like it!

Aug 25, 2021

Fluttery Butterflies | Brutus Monroe

 Made a card for Brutus Monroe's monthly inspiration.

For this card, used Dotted Butterflies stamp set and tone on tone stamping.

Over to my card,

Took an aqua blue cardstock and stamped butterflies from Brutus Monroe Dotted Butterfly using similar toned aqua ink pad to give a tone on tone stamping.

Hope you like it!

Aug 19, 2021

You are Amazing | Peony Floral | Uniko

 Hi Friends,

Am here today with a floral card again. This time tried to use some muted tones and kept me away from darker tones a lot.

Am a Mixedmedia artist at heart who loves loads of textures and layering. But here I have kept a clean and simple design using a watercolored floral as a focal point. Noline coloring technique is my only way to color as stamped lines makes me blank always. 

Uniko's Peony florals stampset is my most favorite stampset and I have played several times earlier. Check here, here, here, here.

Over to my card,

  • Stamped Uniko Peony florals onto Arches CP Watercolor paper using Antique Linen DI for Noline watercoloring.
  • Used Prima The classics watercolor pan set for this card.
  • The floral is then fussy cut and kept aside to prepare the loose watercolored bg onto Arches HP using the left over paints.
  • Diecut using MFT stitched Rec Stax die.
  • Stamped the sentiment form Uniko Just because stamp set using Mudra Mai jet black ink pad
  • Liberally splashed white acrylic paint splatters over the fussy cut floral and foam mounted onto the watercolored focal panel.
  • Then its foam mounted onto Cairo cream A2 sized top fold cardbase.
  • Finally few dew droplets are added for interest.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

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