#732 – Thanks

Hello! I made a watercolored card with not line watercoloring after so long! And I still wonder why I can never get the tulips right! 😉

Thanks

The images are all from Winnie & Walter Addie’s Garden stamp set, which I stamped in a light gray and then watercolored using Prima watercolor pencils. For the background, I used Brusho colors. Once the watercolor panel dried, I die cut it using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die, and also die cut the sentiment ‘Thanks’. The thanks die cut was something I got as a freebie from Winnie & Walter on a purchase some time ago. After adhering the die cut sentiment by stacking black cardstock underneath, I also stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday stamp, using black pigment ink. I also added some shimmer, using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, on the sentiment die cut and some strokes on the rest of the images, which is completely invisible in the picture above!

With this card, I am joining a few Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday challenges, those being, Watercoloring with a Twist challenge with Heather H and Die Challenge with Lydia.

I am also joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die cut

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Happy Little Stampers: February Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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#718 – Watercoloring by Dabbing

Hello! I thought of making another submission to the Altenew Inspiration challenge. Love the bright colors in the challenge! So, I thought I would even CASE the card that Erum Tasneem has made in the challenge, but.. I just stamped too many flowers in my card. I do love the effect, but it doesn’t look like I’ve CASEd her card anymore! Nevertheless, here it is –

Watercoloring by Dabbing

I stamped images from Altenew Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day and watercolored it using distress inks. I tried something new to me this time – instead of brushing the colors, I dabbed them with the brush instead. I applied 2-3 layers of colors to each image, and brushed the color only for the lightest color on every image.

Watercoloring by Dabbing

I had stamped the large flowers and the small single one on another watercolors panel, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the main watercolored panel. To assemble, I foam mounted the whole panel on a gray card base along with the sentiment, which is from Altenew Adore You stamp set.

I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #276: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: January Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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A2Z Scrapbooking January challenge: New to Me

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Altenew Inspiration January Challenge

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#717 – Guest Designing for Sovushka Slavia CASEing Challenge

Hello! I am super excited to be joining the Sovushka Slavia CASEing Challenge as a Guest Designer! Its one of the challenges that I am always eager to play, and it is wonderful to be able to join them this time!

For this CASEing challenge, we are CASEing Laurie Willison. Here’s her simple and beautiful card –

Love the kraft base, the clean embossing and the minimal coloring! My CASEd version carries a neutral card base, embossing and the minimal coloring (?) using three colors –

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I used Simon Says Stamp Emma stamp, stamped it on gray cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then clear heat embossed it. I then watercolored portions of the image using red, pink and blue perfect pearls. They are just perfect for watercoloring and getting that beautiful satin shine! Love it!!

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Once that dried, I trimmed the panel, then mounted it on a white card base. I then added a circle of vellum die cut using Mama Elephant Dew Fancy dies. I finally added the sentiment, stacked, die cut using the Memory Box Hello Script die.

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Since the shine of the embossing and the perfect pearls was plenty, I refrained from adding any more embellishments.

I am also joining the following challenges with my card –

Tic Tac Toe challenge #31 (I chose Pink, Red and Light Blue)

Happy Little Stampers: January Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

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Stop over at the Sovushka Slavia blog to see more inspiring projects from the DT! They are just amazing! And take some time to play along too!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#707 – Happy New Year!

PE: Designer Spotlight (Winner) of Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!! Yay!!

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A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge Top 3!

Hello and a very happy new year to everyone! I now I am a day late.. I was out yesterday and didn’t have time to click the snaps and post it yesterday. Well, a day late is still ok, isn’t it? 😛

I am presenting here four cards that I made for my family this year. Its kinda become a tradition for me to make four cards during New Year and Diwali for the family, following a single theme of design/technique/both. (Check out the cards I made for 2017 and 2016 New Year’s)

And here are this year’s cards –

Happy New Year

After making a couple of vintage looking cards, I kinda started liking the look of them, and decided to make that the theme this year. Also, a big reason to make this true were the Prima watercolor pencils I got sometime last month. I had already owned a couple of sets of these pencils and absolutely loved them, and I ordered all the sets I could when they went on sale. I love the soft colors that these pencils give, which is just perfect for making vintage looking cards.

I chose a common design for making all the cards and the envelopes. I used outlined flower and leaf images from various companies, watercolored them using the Prima watercolor pencils. I used Canson watercolor paper. The sentiment on all of them is from the Mama Elephant Calli Letters and Calli Uppercase Letters stamped using Versamark Onyx Black ink. The envelopes are self made.

After trimming the watercolor panels and adhering them on grey cardstock, I added a couple of lines using silver Unibal Signo gel pen, to give the panel a sort of a frame. Since I wasn’t going for any additional embellishment, this would provide my cards a sort of ‘finished’ look.

Now lets go to the details of each card –

Happy New Year

I used Altenew Peony Bouquet and Altenew Beautiful Day stamp sets.

Submitting this card to –

Happy Little Stampers January Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy New Year

On this one, I used Penny Black Flower Cluster stamp set.

Submitting this card to –

Global Design Project challenge #119: Home for the Holidays

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Paru’s Card Making Challenge: January challenge: New

Happy New Year

On this one, I used Summer Garden, Sketch Ranunculus and Look for the Miracles stamp sets, all from Simon Says Stamp.

Submitting this card to –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New

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Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: New Stamp set or Tool

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Happy New Year

On the last card, I used Altenew Adore You, with Summer Garden and Sketch Ranunculus, both from Simon Says Stamp.

And with this card, I am joining –

A2Z Scrapbooking January challenge: New to Me

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Wishing everyone a grand new year! Here’s to all the old crafting friends, lots of new crafting friends and all the wonderful crating times!! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#705 – Merry Christmas (2)

Hello! And welcome! 🙂 I am posting here the second of the two cards I made using the Stamplorations Christmas Flower stamp, which is a very pretty image of a poinsettia. (Scroll down to see the first version!)

On this card, too, I did some watercoloring using Zig Brush pens, just with different colors. Also, I replaced the heat embossing with stamping.

Merry Christmas

I stamped the image twice on a watercolor panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then used my Zig Brush pens for coloring. I went with light pinks and green-grey colors this time, as opposed to the rich reds and greens from last time. I love how varied the effect is! 🙂

Merry Christmas

Once done, I added a few splatters of green-brown Camel drawing ink. I then die cut the sentiment – from Winnie & Walter In a Word: Merry die set – from the panel. I also stamped the ‘Christmas’ from Neat & Tangled Merry Beary stamp set. Then I adhered the panel directly on black cardstock. I stacked the die cut sentiment a few times with a few more die cuts, then mounted it a bit off the negative, to show off the black cardstock underneath (also gives a shadow effect).

Merry Christmas

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: December challenge: Christmas

Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes + XMas

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Happy Little Stampers: December Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge

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#702 – Thinking of You

PE: Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!! Yippie!!!

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So, I just wanted to do some coloring, and it ended up as this card! 😀 And as to why I wanted to color – I had just got a set of Prima watercoloring pencils, and I couldn’t wait to use them in something! 😀 Some flowers seemed to be the right choice! 😉

Thinking of You

I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp on watercolor paper. After stamping it using a light grey ink, I started coloring on it using the Prima watercolor pencils. Once done, I trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set, in a dark grey.

Thinking of You

I really did like these pencils. They give off a soft look as compared to my Gansai Tambi watercolors. So, these will be the colors I’ll reach for whenever I want a softer piece.

Thinking of You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

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CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #250

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #16: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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#691 – Hello Beautiful!

PE: Winner at CAS(E) This Sketch! Yay!!!

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Hello! Back to some more messy watercoloring.. I do enjoy it so!! 😀

Hello Beautiful

I used My Favorite Things Buildable Bouquet, to first stamp the images using Antique Linen, then watercolored the image using distress inks. The sentiment comes from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia, which I stamped on another piece, then fuzzy cut and adhered it on the watercolored piece. I distressed the edges of the watercolored panel before adhering it to the card base.

Hello Beautiful

I am joining these challenges with my card –

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge: with My Favorite Things

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CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #246

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #266: Anything Goes

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