Kraft and Butterflies

Hello!

This week has been so long! It felt like forever!! More so cuz I haven’t been able to make even a single card!! 😉 So, I spent a few hours today, in the weekend, exploring my creative side..

Here’s my first card –

ColorQ Challenge #271

I started with selecting a scrap piece of kraft cardboard I had – I think this was something that came with some clothes’ packaging. I trimmed it so the leftover piece would be nice and plane without any tape or anything. I then punched out a few butterflies from some texture paper I had and kept it aside.

ColorQ Challenge #271 (close up 1)

I then selected the sentiment from JustRite Bokeh Time stamp set and heat embossed it in white. After adhering the butterflies facing different sides, I felt something was missing – there wasn’t enough white on the kraft – so I drew the a couple of lines beside the sentiment using Uniball Signo white gel pen. I also added some on the sentiment since it was kinda blotchy (maybe because of the unique kraft paper! ;))

ColorQ Challenge #271 (close up 2)I then added the tiny pearls on the butterflies, and a couple more near the sentiment. I finally foam mounted the piece on the card base and trimmed the extra off the sides. This finished my clean and simple card!

I am submitting this to the ColorQ Challenge #271 and to CAS(E) This Sketch #103

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Card Inspiration #3

This time is another card inspiration I found in Pinterest here

I have used some pattern paper and some tags I found in some clothes I bought some time ago. I used some of my star-shaped wood veneer and colored them with Copic markers and used them as embellishments.

Card Inspirations

Card Inspirations (close-up 1)

Card Inspirations (close-up 2)

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Scrapbook Page?

This time’s journal has become something like a scrapbook page!

I really love creating scrapbook pages, but mostly find that I lack the patience to complete an entire page – not that I have the budget to buy all that stuff I would like to have if I was making one either! 😦 So, I found an alternative! 🙂 –

Scrapbook Art Journal

I have used, again, some tags that came with the clothes I bought – I’ve been wanting to use them on some cards, but somehow, unable to come up with a good idea, they had been just lying around. And so, I thought of using them here. 🙂

Scrapbook Art Journal (close-up #1)

I created the background by using some shades of distress inks, and stamping some splotches of distress inks again to create that ‘old and shabby’ paper with some coffee stains look.

Scrapbook Art Journal (close-up #2)

While adding the details around the tags, I tried to match up the colors – going for mainly black, brown and red. And I also tried to uniformly distribute the colors around the page.

Scrapbook Art Journal (close-up #3)

The rest of the embellishments are pretty simple – mostly punched butterflies and flowers, cut out of the same textured paper. 🙂 The one sticker embellishment came from one of my pattern paper sets, I wish I had more stickers…But, since this is one of those ‘one off’ cases, guess its ok 🙂

Thanks for looking!

For the three Rs – Here’s reuse!

I used to watch ‘Captain Planet’ when I was a kid – and still remember the three R’s preached in the show. And we try our best in my family to reuse as much as possible. So, when we do it in all the other places, why not try recycling in a card too!? 😀

Here’s a card I made using some tags that were came with some clothes we bought yesterday –

The 3 Rs - Card with Reused material

The peacock figures came in as is – the two sides of the tag had opposing colors – I cut off some prints off them and added the eyelets. I had cut the stripes of blue pattern for another card, but didn’t use – so I used it here.

The 3 Rs - Card with Reused material (Close-up)

I particularly liked the fact that two clashing colors – red and the smoky blue are working together well in this card – I hadn’t expected them to go so well. Turned out to be a simple yet unique card! 😀

Thanks for looking!

A New Challenge – CASE Study Challenge #198

Since it appeared, I have been wanting to participate in the CASE Study Challenge this time.

The guest is Shari Carroll! I have always loved her card, and have wanted to create one myself, using one of hers as an inspiration. But, I have always found that extremely difficult. Her style is so, completely different! I somehow have never been able to come up with any idea!

Until today – I really pushed myself to come up with something, to create something for this challenge.

I first tried to co-ordinate some scrapes that I have been saving. Unsuccessful. Then I picked up this set of pretty pink flowers I had received. I thought about making something that in which I could use these flowers. And picked up my stash of stuff to see if I could come up with something.

Thankfully, something clicked (and breathed a sigh of relief :P)

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A mixture of scraps, pattern paper, reusable items, punches, stickers, embroider threads were used in this project, along with silver glitter as embellishment. Whew! That, I think, is my biggest list of stuff used in a card till date! 😉

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The card, amazingly, does not have any stamps involved – this is a first for me! And I am delighted!

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The smaller flowers are punched from scrap card stock, which I crushed before use.

The half circle at top? You’ll never guess – its from the packaging of  a popular product – guess which one?! I’ll give you a clue – its stamping ink packaging. Now?….

Well, there is my card submission. I really hope I will be able to make some more of its kind – maybe something which does not use flowers? 😀

Thanks for looking!