#1002 – Inspiration Station Challenge #18

PE: Color Throwdown Featured Stamper!! Yippie!!

Welcome to Inspiration Station Challenge #18! It was my sister’s chance to come up with the challenge this time.

She made this Tic Tac Toe board, which turned out to be a little difficult for me. Any line I chose, two were in favour, one, not so much. I then had a flash of inspiration and used the middle column to make my card.

And here’s what I made –

I started with making the mosaic background. Helping me were CrafTreat Arabic Pattern stencil and my trusty Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. After coloring a white card base using them, I set it aside to work on the frame.

The flowers are from Altenew Delicate Clusters and the sentiment is from Concord & 9th Painted Peony. I added gold leaf to a frame cut out using Paper Smooches Frame 4 die and adhered it to a few more pieces of die cuts to get some dimension.

I was going to just adhere the floral frame on the card and maybe add a twine with a bow, but then I had a flash of inspiration – something I had seen a few card makers do – I used the twine to make it look like the frame was hanging like a portrait on a mosaic wall. Loved it instantly! 🙂

I’m joining these challenges as well –

Color Throwdown challenge #694:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #430: Stencils and/or Die cuts (I’ve used both)

And that’s my card! Checkout this gorgeous tag that my sis has created for this challenge! I love how she’s used washi tape to create that gorgeous background (I wanna copy that technique!!) and that glittery flower die is just muah!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#983 – Inspiration Station Challenge #17

Yay!! Finally, finally, challenge #17!!

This time, I was the reason for delay – my sister finished her piece so long ago, but I got into the longest slump! Holidays didn’t cure it, lazing about didn’t cure it, browsing inspirations didn’t cure it. Finally, feeling a little active and ‘in the mood’ than other days, I just started making some backgrounds, and was finally able to complete a card using one of those backgrounds last Sunday.

I digress. It was my turn to choose the challenge this time, and I chose this:

And here’s what I made –

In my card, I’ve used Leaves, Blue, Altenew Adore You, Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split and Carabelle Studio stencils. I had, of course, started with the background. I used a gel plate to apply color and to make the prints. I used both the stencils and the stamps in this process. I don’t remember the specifics, though, since I was just doing whatever I felt like.

When I picked it up again, I thought of this design. I used the leaf stamps from Altenew Adore You with a blue ink, fussy cut them and arranged them to make it look like they were falling on either side of the sentiment. The sentiment die cut is from Simon Says Stamp + CZ Designs Hugs die cut. I added a few silver gemstones to embellish.

And that’s my card. Checkout what my mixed media master sister created here! I love the paper piecing look she has created. 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#961 – Inspiration Station Challenge #16

PE: Inspirational challenge Top Pick!!

Inkspirational - Winner

Watercooler Rocker at Watercooler Wednesday challenge!!

Watercolor Wednesday - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome! And we have another issue of Inspiration Station challenge! Somehow, even though my sister and I got our makes ready, we are a bit late in posting. Somehow. 😛

But here’s the 16th challenge! A Tic Tac Toe challenge given by my sister –

And here’s what I made –

This is actually my second attempt at this challenge. My first is this one, where I got the sequins wrong by using rhinestones instead. And since I already had an image of something like this in my mind, I guess that became a good excuse to work on some watercoloring! 😛

I had this image in mind of sea and a journeying whale jumping from the water in front of a gigantic moon. I thought of somehow adding the stripes in the waves. My image of the waves was a bit different with what I made in the end, but I am still pretty happy. And that whale needed a bit of working on its jaw (but there I disagree with my mother who said it looked like a bat!!!) But I have to admit I am pretty happy and delighted with my work this time! 🙂

I found most of my inspirations from Pinterest. And after drawing a bit using a light touch of a pencil, I used Gansai Tanbi watercolors on CrafTangles water color paper and Sakura white gelly pen to add the shine to the whale’s eye.

Checkout my sister’s creation this time! A simply spectacular usage of a die cut stencil with some skillful doodling. Her art journals are an inspiration! 🙂

I’m joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Summertime Blues

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #321: All Things Masculine

Inkspirational challenge #245: Journey

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#943 – Inspiration Station #15

Hello and welcome! Finally up with the next installment of Inspiration Station!!

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It was my turn to choose a theme for this challenge. I made a collage of pottery this time –

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I did initially think of making a card, or doing some of my experimental watercoloring, bu then I remembered that it had been quite a long time since I added anything to my art book. So, I went about filling another couple of pages. 🙂

I chose a few things from the inspiration – the colors, the leafy plants, and of course, the critter looking at amazement at the plants..wonder if it is a foreigner, deciding upon a new home! 🙂

I started by ripping out pages of an old book. Normally, I’m not a fan of ripping pages off books, but this one I kept especially for art making, so I proceeded without any guilt! 🙂 I then tore the edges to a few different sizes and after deciding their placement, adhered it to my book. I then watercolored around it with that deep blue, using my cheap pan watercolors. I then added those leafy plants and added a light blue/brown to the rest of the exposed background.

At this point, I started feeling like I couldn’t make out that there are multiple ripped out page panels on the page. To make them a bit more prominent, I colored the torn edges with black watercolor.

For the focal points, I die cut a few pieces from Pink Fresh Studio Dainty Blossoms, stacked two pieces together and added them over a few trips of washi tape. For the right side, I watercolored the critter and a few more flowers, adhered them over the same similar strips of washi tape.

For a touch of gold, I die cut a few smaller pieces using My Favorite Things Hip Clips and Lawn Fawn Hearts dies and adhered them to the pages.

Checkout the gorgeous set of coasters that my sister made, inspired by the same collage! Exceptional! And useful!

That’s it from me for now. Till the next installment of of Inspiration Station, ciao!

#918 – Inspiration Station #14

Hello!! And we’re back with the Inspiration challenge! We took a long time this time – what with our long year end break.. we really wanted a break from everything!! 😀

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But the wait is over, and me sister and I both have our projects ready! This time, the below collage, chosen by my sister is the inspiration –

So wonderfully colorful!! 🙂 And that’s what I wanted in my card –

I started with the colorful panel. I chose a couple of colorful washi tape and a gold and a copper foil washi tapes. I then adhered them alternatively and diagonally on the panel. I then trimmed it to size and adhered it on my card base.

I then die cut white cardstock and two pieces of vellum using the Altenew Dog Rose panel dies. Adhered them together over another layer of vellum, which I then cut to size. I foam mounted this over my washi card panel. Finally came the sentiment from Altenew Essential Sentiment Strips, which also I foam mounted.

And that’s my card! Check out what my sister made -a gorgeous bracelet! I think I would choose a dress to wear along with this sparkly one (not choose the bracelet after deciding what to wear), if not for the fact that I have nowhere to go right now!

Thank you so much for stopping by!