#746 – Birdie Hello

Hello! I had made this card some time ago to send it to another one of my card making friend. She has long since received it, but I hadn’t written about it yet; so here it is –

Hello

I used stamps from Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie, and stamped the images in a light color on a watercolor paper panel. I then watercolored the scene using distress inks, trimmed the panel and stamped the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Whimsical Friends. Finally, I mounted this on a grey card base.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Inspired by the Little Things #83

Timeout Challenge #107: Spring

Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes with the optional choice of Rainbow (this card has all colors of the rainbow!!)

Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂

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#745 – Vibrant Birthday

Hello! It is, once again, time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! As usual, the challenge is to create a birthday project, and you are free to go with or without the topping. And the topping this time is ‘Vibrant Colors’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s what I created for inspiration –

Happy Birthday

I used three stamp sets for the background – WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers, Avery Elle Laurels and Avery Elle Petals and Stems. I stamped them on a card panel, then watercolored on top using Camel Drawing Inks. Once done, I added some more colors in the background using Zig Brush pens. I also added a few splatters of brown and yellow. I also embossed this panel using We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. I also die cut the ‘Birthday’ using My Favorite Things Emmitt Alphabet dies. I die cut the ‘happy’ using Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy die from gold foil adhered cardstock and stacked it along with some four more die cut pieces. I then adhered all the pieces on the card base.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

The Card Concept #90: Sweet Treats

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #287: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Timeout Challenge #107: Spring

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes + optional choice Rainbow

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Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach, and join us with your own birthday project !

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

#744 – Happy Birthday!

PE: A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge Top 3!!

A2ZScrapbooking - Honorable Mention

Winner at Paru’s Card Making challenge!!! Yay!!

Paru's Card Making Challenge - Winner

Hello! I am posting here a card, I sent to my dear blogging friend, Pooja – it was her birthday earlier this month.. and I didn’t send the card on time!!! I somehow messed up the dates in my mind, and ended up sending it later than I wanted, ending in the card reaching her after her birthday. 😦 Sorry about that, my friend!!

But well, now that it has already reached her, and I know she liked it, in spite of me being pretty late.. guess I can publish it! 🙂

Happy Birthday

I used the gorgeous flower dies, Peony Dreams from Altenew. I watercolored the die cuts, using Gansai Tambi watercolors for the base colors, then using Gansai Tambi Starry Nights for some shine. I then adhered the pieces together and left them to dry while I prepared the card base.

Happy Birthday

I used Waffle Flower Layering Marble to create some beautiful marble patterns on the entire one side of the grey card base. Once done, I scored the paper, and adhered the die cut flowers and leaves, leaving enough space for the sentiment. For the sentiment, I used Altenew Label Love, around which I drew an outline using a black pen. I trimmed this, and adhered it with several other pieces of cardstock, to achieve some dimension. For some sparkle and shine, I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk on it. This, I adhered on the card base.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Addicted to Stamps challenge #286: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making challenge: April Challenge: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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A2Z Scrapbooking April challenge: Flower Power

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#743 – A Vintage Hello

Hello! Here’s a card I made to say hello to a dear blogging friend, Pooja. I had already sent it to her.. like six months ago… and totally forgot to post about it..

Vintage Hello

I hadn’t started with any particular idea, just though of doing some no line watercoloring with flowers. I chose a combination of images from a couple of Honey Bee Stamps – Zen Bouquet and Zem Floral. After stamping out the basic design in a light color, I watercolored them using distress inks. The colors inadvertently turned out to be a vintage style.

Once done, I trimmed the panel. It was pretty big, and I didn’t want to trim too much, so I ended up with a piece totally different from the standard size. I also distressed the sides a bit, to enhance the vintage feel.

Vintage Hello

Anyway, I adhered this over an off-white cardstock. The sentiment comes from Memory Box Hello Script die, which I stacked a few times before adhering it on the watercolor panel. I also added a couple of lines in gold using my Uniball gold gel pen, both on the watercolor panel and just outside it, as a sort of a frame and added accent.

I am joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking April challenge: Flower Power

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

#742 – A Tote Bag

Hello! Its been quite some time since I posted about something other than cards. Today, I am posting about my humble attempt at creating a tote bag.

I love stitching, as much as I love making cards. But I seldom find anything to stitch! Purses are something that I can make and enjoy using too, so they seem to be the best choice. I have made a couple of purses earlier, but they were made of cloth without any interfacing, so they haven’t come out that well. I used to love the designs and the cloth, but lament how they never would look like purses, and look totally lame.

Tote Bag

But now, I finally got my hands on some interfacing, and tried to make a simple tote bag. It was also my first time adding a zipper, so I was pretty excited about it. Since my stitching is also not that great, I had to stitch pretty slowly to get the lines straight…but they are still wonky in some places. 😛

Tote Bag

But I am pretty happy with this project. It has given me confidence to try out some more, and since I have a few more pieces of cloth, and my sister, who also wants to join in with lots of wonderful ideas of her own, I hope to make a few more projects in the future! 🙂

I am joining the Simon Says Stamp National Craft Month with this project

Thank you very much for stopping by!

#741 – Seize the Birthday: Birds

Hello! Posting after a long gap – I’ve been a bit busy off line, and haven’t made much during this past week. But, since it is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday, I did take out some time to make a quick card. The topping this time is ‘Birds’. Since the topping is optional, you are completely free to not use it, and make a birthday project with any theme at all, to join us!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Have A Happy Birthday

One of those cards, which turn out quite different from my plan. Of course, when I started, I didn’t have anything in my mind except for which stamp set I was going to use! The idea was to have even more birds in the card, but with the scene around the birds looking so busy, I wasn’t able to add more.

The birds, the tree and clouds came from My Favorite Things Things with Wings stamp set. The little shrubbery in front came from a combination of many stamps from different companies, I just stamped them however I liked. I tried using a water reactive ink to stamp the images in this – I used Adirondack Ginger ink. I then colored everything using Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set. I then tore off the upper and lower edges and mounted it on a dark brown card base, on which I had already stamped a plaid background using the MFT Plaid Background Builder stamp set.

Hop over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our wonderful DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach!

 

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#740 – Seize the Birthday – Teal and White

Hello! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and everyone’s invited! While the challenge is more or less an ‘anything goes with a birthday theme’, we do have an optional topping. And the optional topping this time is ‘Teal or White’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Happy Birthday

I went with an ombre look, with a lighter and darker shade of teal. I first created the background using distress oxide inks, then added a die cut layer of white card stock, which I die cut using Lil Inker Designs Diamond Chevron. The sentiment panel is Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy and the flowers are from Lesia Zgharda Kvity’s Contours and Leaflets stamps.

With this card, I am also joining

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Timeout Challenge #105; where they are celebrating their 4th birthday!!

Stamplorations March Challenge: All About Spring and Faith

I do hope you also stop over the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our talented DT and our amazing Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach! And don’t forget to join the fun – remember you can choose to go with or without the topping, as long as it is a birthday project!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂