#406 – The Doodle Look


The card this time is inspired by this card I found. I loved the doodled look and the simple coloring in this card, giving it a very ‘handmade’ look. And I tried to replicate that look here –

With Love - The doodle look

I used Memory Box Texture Rhapsody stencil and outlined whatever I could using my Uniball Signo black gel pen. Since this stencil doesn’t actually cover a whole (standard) card panel, I had to trim quite a bit from the sides. Anyway, I just loved the doodle look I got from this stencil – really beautiful1 🙂

I then colored the panel using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I didn’t try to get a perfect coloring, as such, its a little blotched, not neatly colored, but that’s just what I wanted – a fuzzy look! 😀 I then die cut a circle from scrap cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and adhered it directly over the card panel. For the sentiment, I used Spellbinders Sentiments 3, die cut it from black card stock and foam, adhered them and a couple of hearts wood veneers from Studio Calico. I then adhered this on the white card base.

Submitting this to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #43 and Color Throwdown Challenge #377 (The background has yellow and bluish-grey and the kraft is the wood veneer hearts)-

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Watercolor on Stencil

Hello! Back with yet another card – I just finished making this, and couldn’t wait to post it! 😀

I followed this technique that I saw in one of the cards Wei Wei in this card. I absolutely loved the way the card looked, and I immediately proceeded to check my stash for a suitable stencil! 😀

Card Inspiration - Watercolor + Stencil Card Inspiration - Watercolor + Stencil (close up)

Here’s what the thin watercolor paper I used looked like after using the stencil + watercolor twice. Really warped, but the image looks nice and abstract with a vague shape of the flower defined. Trust me, I would never have been able to do something like this without the stencil! I am so in love with this technique, I am gonna try some more! And did I mention how quick and easy it was – I was finished with the card within the hour, taking into account the fact that I heat dried the image between different uses of the stencil.
Card Inspiration - Watercolor + Stencil - The Card

Enough praising! 😛 So, to keep the panel flat, I added lots of glue and adhered it directly to the card base. The stencil I used is Prima Daisies and the sentiment is from Penny Black Eloquence stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used a Copic Multi-liner for outlining.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Time Out Challenge #33: Word inspiration “Happy is the Bride that the Sun Shines on”. I used sunflower for this card with a nice and bright colors! Makes me happy (atleast :P)!

Uniko Studio Challenge #22: Anything Goes

AAA Cards Challenge #42: Paste and/or Stencil

Less Is More Week 229: Stencilling

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Am back with another card! I was inspired by this fabulous card by Kara at K and R Designs. I loved the way the simple patterned geometric shapes provide such a soft background for those simple die cut flowers. Hmm…seems like I am getting obsessed with geometry now-a-days! 😛 So, anyway, I decided to CASE it then and there! 🙂

Hugs!I picked up the striped triangle from the Trendy Triangles stamp set from My Favorite Things – both the big and the small ones, and stamped the background using Memento inks Pear Tart, Tangelo, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Sweet Plum. I then adhered the leaves which I had die cut from Daisy and Leaves from Marianne Design. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Hugs! (close up)I just love how simple and beautiful it has come out! Thanks Kara for the fantastic idea! 🙂

I am submitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #125

CAS(E) This Sketch #125Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


I made this card inspired by Ardyth’s card here. I loved the flowers, the coloring and the combination with black in her card. 🙂 So, here’s my interpretation of it –

HelloI first made the background. I first scribbled a few dots using white crayon. Then colored it using normal watercolors, and spritzing water through a mister. The crayon resisted the watercoloring and added little splotches of white in between. Its very subtle, I liked the effect than plain watercoloring (ask me how I know! ;))

Hello! (close up)Setting it aside to dry, I colored another watercolor paper panel with distress inks Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Salty Ocean and punched out the flowers. I then stamped the sentiment from Bo Bunny Captured stamp set using Orange pigment ink Color Box. I also watercolored over it using the same ink.

Finally I mounted everything using foam dots and foam tapes on a black card base, and added some clear rhinestones as embellishment. And that finished my card! 🙂

Submitting this to CAS(E) This Sketch #125 and Colour Me Challenge #73

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CASology #143: Ombre

PE: Honorable Addict at Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

Addicted To Stamps #141: Anything Goes: Honorable AddictHello! I made a card last night for the CASology challenge. The theme was ombre, which got me thinking – there are so many techniques and methods that can be applied to get an ombre look on a card – what could make mine different? The answer came in the form of a card from Tasnim here. I love the way she has used small square blocks as the main focal background. And then the black flower vine on it just brings everything together so beautifully. Couldn’t resist CASEing it! 🙂

I made two cards using the same method –

CASology (1)I cut 1 inch squares of watercolor paper and painted on them to get an ombre effect and adhered them on the card base using foam dots. For the first card I used shades of brown, red, orange and yellow. Then used Honey Blossom Sprig from Memory Box and Hello from Memory Box dies.

CASology (2)For the second card, I used ombre shades of blue, green and purple, reducing the watercolor pigment concentrating for each square. I used Flutter Vine from Memory Box and the sentiment is from All Occasion Messages from Hero Arts stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

I just love the way these turned out – simple, but so full of color and life!! 🙂

CASology Week #143: Ombre

Also submitting this to Addicted To Stamps Challenge #141: Anything Goes

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CAS(E) This Sketch #119


The Card Concept Winner!

The Card Concept Winner!!CAS(E) This Sketch Favorite! CAS(E) This Sketch #119: Favorite ….attempt 2 (here’s the first one)! This card is inspired by one of Chupa’s cards here. I just loved the way she silver, partially covering the bottom of the card. I just wanted to make one just like it, absolutely! And what do you know – I have the exact same stencil! 😀 CAS(E) This Sketch #119So, I started with, of course the Texture Rhapsody stencil from Memory Box. And since I don’t have that beautiful Wendy Wecchi Metallic Silver Embossing Paste, I created my own! I mixed some Silver acrylic powder from Fevicryl Hobby Ideas to some modelling paste from Mont Morte – the mixing took some time, but it blended beautifully. And it dried pretty quickly too – quicker than usual – maybe because of the acrylic in it – or maybe it was just because I took so much time mixing it! 😛 Anyway, the dried paste gave a very slight glittery look – beautiful!! 🙂 CAS(E) This Sketch #119 (close up)So anyway, once I applied the left side of the card panel with this paste, I proceeded to the leaves. I punched out these maple leaves and used distress inks to color them, heat setting in between different washes. I used Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone, Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood. Then, as everything finished drying, I picked a piece of thin white ribbon and a pearl for embellishment and adhered everything in place, after stamping the sentiment from Hello/Thank You from Sizzix using Hero Arts Black ink. Finally adhered it to a black card base. CAS(E) This Sketch #119Also submitting this to The Card Concept #33, where I used the colors as my inspiration – The Card Concept #33Thanks for stopping by!

Trailing Vines

Hello! I am back with another post! And this time I am CASEing the genius, Aga’s card here. When I saw this card for the first time (and that was quite sHelloome time ago!) I wanted to make my own version of it, but somehow, I haven’t done that till now!


In fact, I so loved this card, that I had to make two cards!! 😀 Here’s card 1 of my version –

Trailing Vines #1I used the Garden Fronds stencil from Memory Box and inked in Black Soot distress ink, using all the three vines in the stencil, masking and joining ends whenever necessary. I then splattered a bit of black acrylic ink diagonally across the card panel. I then distressed the edges and adhered this on a black card base.

Trailing Vines #1 (close up)I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches on a black card stock using Hero Arts Unicorn White ink (I had to go over it again with my Uniball Signo white gel pen because it wasn’t white enough for me :() I then cut out a bigger piece of vellum and adhered it behind this piece and stuck a length of thin yellow-gold ribbon between this and the card panel.

And that finished card 1! 🙂

Trailing Vines #2For card two, which I made horizontal, I used various shades of distress inks, making gradients. I also made the vines a little random, than making them parallel.

Coming to the sentiment, I used the same as the card before, this time stamping it in Hero Arts Field Greens ink. I die cut the vellum using a die from Hello/Thank You from Sizzix dies. Finally I added rhinestones of a couple of shades as embellishment. 🙂

Trailing Vines #2 (close up)So, how do you think they came out? 🙂

I am submitting the first card to Less Is More Challenge #218: Predominantly Black and the second one to CAS Colors & Sketches #118: Monochromatic Shades Of Green, CASology Week #140: Spring and Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Beginnings.

CAS Colors & Sketches #118: Monochromatic Shades Of GreenCASology Week #140: SpringCurtain Call Inspiration Challenge: BeginningsThanks for stopping by! 🙂