Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Post 245: Motivational Card (soar)

Hi friends !

I'd like to share a motivational card today. I made this as part of a Guest Design Post, all the details can be found here. Basically, I blended distress inks and distress oxides through a stencil to create the background. I love the sentiment on it :) I added a die cut butterfly to the card and then blended some ink on it. This card is 5 by 7 inches in size. 

List of Supplies:
Stamplorations Stamp- Noteworthy 2 (Shery Russ Designs)
Cutplorations Die- Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies
Icraft Stencil
Distress Mini Inkpads- Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean
Distress Oxides- Cracked Pistachio & Broken China
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Manganese Blue 
Tonic Studios Scalloped Circles Nesting Dies
Pink, Blue, White and Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Ranger's blending tool and foams

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge- Add a sentiment
HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge

Butterfly Challenge #84- used both you choose (used a stencil) + wedgewood blue

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Post 244: Birthday Card- Embossed Roses

Hi friends !

I'd like to share a birthday card today. I made this as part of a Guest Design Post on fb, all the details can be found hereI kept the design clean and simple :) This is an A2 sized top folding card. I did heat embossing through a rose design stencil with sparkly red embossing powder. Then simply stamped the sentiment and added a twine

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Stamp- The Big, the bold & the happy
Icraft Stencil
Ranger's Embossing Powder- Red Tinsel
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Cream and Black cardstock 270 gsm
Twine
Homemade Emboss Buddy
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Lawn Fawn Die- Small Dot Rectangles

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 22 (I was inspired by Kelly's pretty card so I made a birthday card using warm colors) 

Thanks for your time :) 
Love reading your sweet comments. 
Stay Blessed. 

Post 243: Mixed Media Layout- Unforgettable

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout today, it is titled "Unforgettable". I made this as part of a Guest Design post on fb, you can find all the details here

I decided to create the layout around a photo of beautiful eyes. I was inspired by the song Unforgettable by French Montana, I love their video. It is a hip hop song and usually, hip hop songs have women in sexy outfits dancing or some such visuals. In this video, they have shown real people dancing, no plastic surgery also they have filmed it in real surroundings. I really liked that. Those lil ones in the music video are so talented!! I have kept the layout simple, wanted to play with colors and stencils, so have created texture with modelling paste using stencils. Background stamping was done. I used some homemade tatting lace here which my mom made. I've also used some piano washi tape to keep with the musical theme. I have scribbled on the lyrics of the song here and there for interest. Some splatter was done with white gesso.

List of Supplies:

Prima's Modelling paste
Prima Heavy white gesso 
Icraft stencils
Palette knives 
Papericious Spritz Sprays- Ocean Blue, Deep Teal & French Roast
Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing, Lime Splash
Mudra Craft Stamp- Brushed Alphas
Kaisercraft Stamp- Music
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet black 
Piano Washi Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Homemade Tatting Lace
Fine Point Sharpie Pen- Black

Here are some closeup photos of the layout:






Here is a photo of the full layout:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More Than Words- August Main Challenge (harmony+lyrics)- have included song lyrics, song title, music notes stamping and piano washi tape. 
2. Creative Artiste Challenge 29 (Anything MM goes)
3. Creative Embellishments August Challenge (I have used hashtag in the title and was inspired by the girly items and color blue in the moodboard) 

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Post 242: Cute Card (Adorable Elephants)

Hi friends :)


Today, I'd like to share a card I made for a Guest Design Post, all the details can be found here

This is an A2 sized top folding card. For this cute card, I created a customized pink colored modeling paste by mixing some Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint with Prima’s Modelling Paste and then masked off a heart shape using the negative of a heart die cut. Then applied the paste through the honey comb stencil. Colored in the lines between the design with a black alcohol marker and created some faux stitching around the pink dimensional heart with a white gel pen. I water colored the elephant images with zig markers. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways
Icraft stencil- honey comb design
Altenew Stamp- Adore you
Taylored Expressions Cling Stamp- Mama & Me 
Grey and White Cardstock 270 gsm
Dusty Attic Pink Acrylic Paint
Ranger's Archival Ink- Shadow grey
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Prima Modelling Paste
Black Alcohol Marker 
Uniball White Gel Pen 


Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

SDC279- Only Animals 
SSS Wednesday Challenge- For a Child 
Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 293-294 (the grey cardstock is a big snippet and the elephants were stamped on a snippet of white CS)
Word Art Wednesday 294-295
PCM Challenge- August (Anything Goes)


Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Post 241: CAS OLC- Hang in there!

Hi folks!

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple One Layer Card I made today. This is a top folding A2 sized card. I used a never before used stamp which I bought a while back so was happy to finally put it to use. The Funky Monkey by Avery Elle. Did some masking and ink blending and then created some ink blots with distress ink and an aqua brush for an arty look. Wanted it to look like an artsy speech bubble. I like the sentiment which reads, "Its a jungle out there, hang in there". I think it will make for a nice encouragement card for my niece when she needs a bit of cheering up :) (she loves monkeys). I'm sorry the photo looks a bit blurry, the expanded version is fine. Not sure whats wrong there. 

List of Supplies:

Avery Elle Stamp- Funky Monkey
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Fossilized Amber
Distress Mini Inkpad- Spiced Marmalade
Ranger's round blending tool and foams
Sizzix Circle Die (to create mask)
Aqua Brush
Cream Cardstock 270 gsm

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:


Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Post 240: Card- You are Terrific

Hi friends :)

Hope your weekend is going good. I'd like to share a water colored card today. I recently bought my first Casual Fridays Stamp set- Casual Elegance in destash and wanted to make a card with it. I created a loose water colored background using zig clean color real brush markers and a water spray bottle. I love the organic look it gives. Then stamped the floral image and sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Used a Cutplorations wonky stitched rectangle die to die cut the water color panel and then matted it with a black panel. Finally, adhered the panel to the white card base which is A2 in size. 

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

CAS03-July Challenge  (was inspired by the colors in the picture)



Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments 
Stay Blessed.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Post 239: Floral Card- Hello

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a floral card today. This is one of the 11 cards I made for a Guest Design post on stencils, you can check out all the details here.

I had a lot of fun making this since it involved watercoloring. Essentially, I sponged distress oxides through a double layered floral stencil to have 2 flowers and a couple of lil butterflies on my card and then did watercoloring within the flowers and outside them with distress oxides, zig markers and an aqua brush. I wanted it to have a soft, dreamy look. Then, I die cut the water color panel, stamped the sentiment, mounted the panel on a black A2 sized card base and added a little washi tape and pearls for embellishment. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Cutaways
Winnie & Walter Stamp- The Big, the bold & the happy
ICraft Double Layered Floral Stencil 
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Broken China & Cracked Pistachio
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
Canson Watercolor paper 
Black Cardstock 270 gsm
Aqua Brush
Washi Tape 
Adhesive pearls 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Ranger's round blending tool and foams 

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter July Color Combo with Heather H. (was inspired by the blues and greens)
Butterfly Challenge #84- done both: You choose-I have chosen watercoloring and have included wedgewood blue, there are 2 butterflies and 2 blooms on this card. 

Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed.