#682 – You Are Incredible

Hello! At times, I feel like bringing out a coloring medium.. and then I keep going with the same thing, until I suddenly realize that its all I’ve been using. Happened this time with my color pencils. I suddenly realized that it’s been some time since I took them out, and started some coloring with them. And then I just kept using them, and no other media for coloring.. and then it hit me that I wasn’t using anything else! It’s a cycle that never fails to repeat.. and I already know what’s on my list next – Zig colro brush pens.. yup, its been a while since I took them out! 😉

Anyway, I digress. This is what I made using my color pencils.. Also, it had been some time since I took out these old favorites of mine – Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set. And it made just the most beautiful combination! 🙂

You Are Incredible

On some scrap cardstock, I stamped the flowers in a light kraft ink, then colored them using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fussy cut them. On a card panel I stamped the a few more images using the same ink, and colored only a few ares with a light grey color. I also stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, using a dark brown ink. I trimmed this layer, and foam mounted it on the card bas and also foam mounted the fussy cut flowers.

You Are Incredible

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge

Ellen Hutson October Mix it Up Challenge with Altenew

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #13: Use Your Favorite Flower. They are celebrating their first birthday – yippie yay yay!! And like Aileen says in her blog, it’s pretty difficult for me too, to choose my favorite flower stamp, but this one is definitely an old favorite! 🙂 (Oh, and I would love to have the Neat & Tangled Bloom stamp & die set, if I win!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#681 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations (4)

Hello! And here’s the last of the cards I made for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2017

I made this card when I was making the cards here, and thought of making use of the beautiful layering effect that distress oxide inks can bring about.

Birthday Wishes

I first created a layer of yellow-orange using distress oxide inks and ink smooshing technique. When this dried, I embossed the flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet. I then added another layer of color using distress inks of teal-blue colors this time. Finally came the layer of sentiment – I used gold embossing, with the stamps from The Big, The Bold and Party. I also added a few details on the flowers and leaves, and a few scattered dots here and there, and also heat embossed those.

I then trimmed the panel, and mounted it on the card base, on which I had already adhered Brustro Iridescent gold metallic paper, for a little shiny gold – a good compliment to the gold embossing.

I am joining the following challenges – Lovely Layers challenge with Keren and Smooshing challenge with Lydia.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#680 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations (3)

Hello! The third post with another card I made for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2017

This time I have a card, inspired by thissketchy‘ card I had made for when I was the Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter.

Hello There

When I had made the card earlier, I used drawing paper. But here, I used normal cardstock. Now, I dunno whether its the paper, or the pencil or something else, I could see that the sketch would smudge and spread like anything. So, I was really careful while sketching. And when I finished, I thought I would seal it with something, so that it wouldn’t smudge anymore. I don’t have any proper sealing product for this purpose, so I used Modge Podge. Imagine my horror when the first stroke ended up with a giant streak on my beloved sketch! I didn’t move for a second..and then decided that I would made the streaks a part of the project. I tried adding even more strokes and smudges when I brushed more of the Modge Podge on, and this is how it ended up looking.

Hello There

While I am happy to have saved the card, I am sure I need to find another sealant – I don’t want to have another heart attack, thanks, I’ve learnt my lesson!! 😀

Oh, and before I forget – I’ve used the same stamp set as I did use in that earlier ‘sketchy’ card – In Bloom: Addie’s Garden – like I said earlier, its just the perfect stamp set for adding ‘sketchy’ images! 😀 Also accompanying is the sentiment from Sketchy Thoughts; the sketched panel die cut using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways.

Hello There

And with this card, I am joining the Background Building challenge with Mayuri.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#679 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations (2)

Hello! This is the second post with the cards made for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2017

This time too, I have two cards –

Celebrate in Orange

I was completely inspired by this card by Vika Salmina! Love the colors she has used in her beautiful card, and the beautiful sentiment in black, forming a fantastic contrast with the flowers – just beautiful!

I used the same set of colors in my card, using the Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet stamp set. The variation is – one is a CAS, one layered card, the other one is filled with a repeating pattern to make the background.

Celebrate in Orange

Keeping both the cards simple, I added the sentiments – I used a black die cut, using In a Word: Celebrate die, along with a stamped sentiment strip from The Big, The Bold & Party in this card…

Celebrate in Orange

…and here I used the sentiments from In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals along with Sentimental: Birthday stamp sets.

And the challenges I am joining are – CAS Challenge with Heather H, Background Building/Pattern Building Challenge with Mayuri and Variations Challenge with Shay.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#678 – Winnie & Walter WCMD Celebrations

Hello! I am back with a non-scheduled post! 🙂 I am joining the Winnie & Walter WCMD Challenges! 🙂

I really appreciate the Winnie & Walter team for having these wonderful set of challenges every year for World Card Making Day – such an amazing bunch of people! Thank you!! 🙂

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2017

I really enjoy joining these challenges every year, but I’ve been a bit busy lately, so my entries are becoming last minute! But I do have a bunch of cards, which I will be posting in different posts, all coming out today.. so please check them all out! 🙂

Here’s the first set of cards –

W&W WCMD Christmas wih Owl

I’ve made a couple of “Christmas with Owl” cards 🙂 featuring the scene in day and night versions. I’ve used Winnie & Walter Scenery: Into the Woods stencil to create the background, with the owl and the rest of the elements in the scene from Winnie & Walter Happy Owlidays stamp set.

W&W WCMD Christmas wih Owl

For the night version of the card, I used distress oxide inks. Since these inks can easily be layered, I had no problems using darker colors, and simply adding the inks, to create the night sky and then the trees using the stencil. No masking, nothing. Just ink layering.

Once the layer was dry, I added the snow using white acrylic paint, splattering the paint on the surface.

W&W WCMD Christmas wih Owl

For the day version, I used the stencil with three different pink-ish distress inks to create the trees. I then used the Scenery: Spotted stencil to add the snow. I used a white gel pen and colored each spot on.. well, just wanted to do it like this once! 😀

For both the versions, I’ve used color pencil to color the owl, the branch and the Christmas ornaments, fuzzy cut it, then adhered it on the card using foam tape. The sentiment is stamped using black versamark ink.

I am joining the Stencilled Challenge by Kate, Lovely Layers Challenge by Keren and Variations Challenge by Shay

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#677 – Seize the Birthday – No Toppings

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we are having a ‘No Toppings’ or anything goes challenge, that means that you can choose to just join us with any Birthday project of your choice!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Wishing You a Happy Birthday

I had this leftover piece of galaxy background from a previous card, and thought of using it along with the bunnies from WPlus9 Wishing You stamp set. I first set out to create the background. I die cut the galaxy piece along with a white card stock to a rectangle shape and after heat embossing the sentiment and a few stars in gold, adhered it to the white cardstock.

Wishing You a Happy Birthday

Then came the bunnies. These, I stamped using MFT Hybrid black ink, then lightly watercolored using Zig brush markers, and fuzzy cut. I then foam mounted the background over a grey card base and adhered the bunnies on top.

I hope you join us with a birthday project of your own. For more inspiration, hop over to Seize the Birthday blog, where there’s plenty of projects from our amazing DT and also our Surprise Party Guest, Becca Cruger!

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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#675 – Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon – Final

Hello! As part of the final round of the Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon, we are required to post a general post with cards we have created, to all 4 stages in our blog. This is what this post is about! 🙂

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Here are all the submissions I made to the various stages of the challenge –

Stage 1: Stamp and Flowers

Celebrate Your Day

Stage 2: Using Animated Heroes – People, Animals, Fairy Tale Chars (Entry 1 and Entry 2)

Birthday Wishes

Just A Little Hello

Stage 3: using sentiments

Happy For You

Stage 4: creating a scene

Cold Nose Warm Heart

Click on the links above if you want to see the details on each card.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂