And More Layering

PE: Colour Connoisseur at Colour Me…! and Just Add Ink Honorable Mention!

Colour Connoisseur for challenge #83

Hello! I am back with three more cards!

Firstly, a card with simple stencil coloring for the background –

Stencil LoveI colored the card panel using Memory Box Texture Rhapsody and ColorBox Lilac, Eggplant inks. I stamped the sentiments from Winnie & Walter Big Bold You and The Big, The Bold & The Happy, fuzzy cut the ‘love’ and foam mounted them all on the card panel. Finally embellished them using sequins and rhinestones.

Submitting this to Colour Me #83

Colour Me #83: Monochrome - Wisteria WonderFor my second card, I went with handmade pattern paper and many layers.

Hello!I first cut out the card panels using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics. I made the pattern paper by stamping the tiny triangles from Winnie & Walter Scenery: Its A Wonderful Pennant and Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey and Faded Jeans distress inks. I die cut the sentiment from the foremost panel using Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs and stamped the sentiment fromΒ Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler on a vellum strip and stapled it to he card panel on one end and glued it on the other. For the dotted background, I used all three inks and Technique Tuesday Lots of Dots.

Submitting this to CAS Colors & Sketches #136, Freshly Made Sketches #198 and Timeout Challenge #37: Friendship is Golden

CAS Colors & Sketches #136 (Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Wisteria WonderFor my third card – I finally have used pattern papers from a single set!! Its an achievement for me, trust me – not that its difficult to do so, but because its difficult for me to churn out a card with many pattern papers! πŸ™‚

Wooden PlanksThe papers are all from Fancy Pants Country Boutique. I cut them out using Itsy Bitsy Square dies and after adhering them on the card base, I cut out another smaller piece and colored it using Hero Arts Soft Pool ink and adhered it beside. I then marked and cut out another panel to stamp the sentiment on – Micia Butterflies in Spring stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I die cut the leaves from a die fro Sizzix Die Flowers from black card stock and adhered it using half glue and half foam dots.

Submitting this card to Just Add Ink #274

Just Add Ink #274: Inspiration ImageThanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Of Colors and Coloring

PE: CAS(E) This Sketch Honorable Mention!!

CAS Colors & Sketches Winner!! πŸ˜€

Hello! I am back after almost a week’s break πŸ™‚ And I have a multitude of cards lined up in posts! πŸ™‚ FeathersVery simple card involving double stamping, stamp kissing and a bit of watercoloring πŸ™‚ I used die-cut foam stamps for the feathers – used Spellbinders Feathers dies. I stamped the feathers using ColorBox Turquoise and Cyan and stamped the pattern using Hero Arts Tweed Pattern stamp and ColorBox Teal and Memento Teal Zeal inks. I then watercolored using ColorBox Turquoise and Cyan. The sentiment is from Just Rite Bokeh Time stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then added some small pearls as embellishment. Submitting this card to the following challenges: Colour Me Challenge #79 Colour Me Challenge #79CAS(E) This Sketch #131 CAS(E) This Sketch #131Less Is More #232: One Layer with Masculine theme Now, for the second card – Three flowersFor this card, I first drew the lines using Copic Markers and a black marker. I then stamped the flowers from Micia Butterflies In Spring, colored them using the same set of Copics. Finally stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Black Soot distress ink and added some pearls as embellishment. Submitting this card to the following challenges – Time Out Challenge #35: Nature with the Optional Twist of Animals (no animals here, thought :P) CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge #132 CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge #132Color Throwdown Challenge #350 Color Throwdown Challenge #350Love the fact that both are so simple cards with one layer. Love the color flow in the first and the color difference and impact in the second. πŸ™‚ Please tell me if you liked the cards, and what you liked in them! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Watercoloring on Card Stock

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CAS Colours & Sketches #130 Winner


I’ve tried watercoloing on watercolor paper a lot of times, but till date, I’ve not created a successful watercolored card using card stock. I’ve tried it earlier, of course, and stopped, not liking the results. Each type of card stock reacts very differently to water and to different inks. The one I use absorbs the ink and water very quickly, not allowing color to spread very well, hence the difficulty in normal watercoloing. And what do you do when the cardstock does not respond to your need? Change you need to work with the cardstock! πŸ˜€ Here’s the result –

Watercoloring on Card StockI stamped the flowers from Floral Invitation stamp set by Micia in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then chose Barn Door and Tumbled Glass distress inks and Memento Dandelion ink for coloring. I didn’t have to try very hard for the partial watercolored look you can see in the images, it worked by itself. Even the ink is unevenly spread, giving dark and light areas! The only downside to this technique was that I had to increase the number of times I picked color in the brush by more than twofold.

Watercoloring on Card Stock (close up)When I was done, and the card panel dried, I added the black string, adhered it directly to a black card stock panel, to flatten out the warping and stamped the sentiment from Bo Bunny Captured in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally, I adhered this to the card base and added a few black rhinestones to the bigger flowers.

So, how do you like the results? I think this technique needs a little more working from my side, but I do really like the effects. I am definitely gonna try this more! πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to CAS Colours and Sketches #130 and Color Throwdown #348
CAS Colours and Sketches #130Color Throwdown #348Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Watercolors, Washi and Die Cuts

PE: Male Room Challenge Winner!! (Sue T, thanks for telling me about this challenge!!)

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Hello! Back with my third card for the day! This time, I tried out a watercolors, washi tapes and die cuts on my card –

Watercolors, Washi and Die CutsI started by applying watercolors – gray and a peach-ish color.I then embossed it using the Grate Effect die from Spellbinders. But after the embossing, I felt that the colors were not showing enough, so added some more! πŸ™‚ I then chose a couple of washi tape, adhered them on the watercolor piece and also cut out a couple of cardstock strips and adhered it on them too.

Watercolors, Washi and Die Cuts (close up)I then die cut the birds using Birds On A Wire from Spellbinders from a brown cardstock and added green using Copic marker. I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches using Charcoal ink and traced ‘there’ using a Copic Multiliner since it hadn’t stamped properly. I then arranged the whole thing, foam mounted the washi tapes and the sentiment piece and adhered the bird die on. Finally mounted this on the card base, whose sides I had colored with the same peach-ish watercolor.

And that finished my card! I am submitting this to the following challenges –

CAS(E) ThisΒ  Sketch #122

CAS(E) This Sketch #122CAS Colors & Sketches #123

CAS Colors & Sketches #123Happy Little Stampers: May CAS Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: May CAS ChallengeMale Room Challenge #9 (Thanks Sue for telling me!)Thanks 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!! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚