Monday, 21 December 2015

New Challenge @ Craftyscrappers

Hello hello! ^__^

It's time for a brand new challenge at Craftyscrappers!

Theme - Challenge #4 - Black and white with a hint of color.

I made a CAS card for this challenge, using the pretty flower die-cut, Code - DC - FLW - 16.

I wanted a geometric, abstract look and what better to combine it with than a pretty flower?  

Steps :

1. The colors moving from black to grey are actually stenciled (Kaisercraft Quarters Stencil) using 3 different inks by Hero Arts. (Black, Charcoal and Soft Granite.)

2. The Flower Die-cut is by Craftyscrappers, Code - DC -FLW - 16 which I have tinted red and given a holo glitter finish.

3. Did a bit of masking using grey, black and red inks and added a couple of sequins after adhering the flower.

4. Stamped sentiment. (It's actually a larger sentiment, I inked only part of it because I only wanted Congratulations on my card.)
This stamp is called - "Congratulations on becoming a new" by So Suzy Stamps.

5. Lastly, added a white brad for the flower center and black glitter to sentiment!

So, I hope to see you participate, click here for the deets!

Till next time! *Hugs*

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Friday, 18 December 2015

What day is it today?

Seriously ladies, it's a friday, let's not slack!

Remember the Rainbow Challenge over at Craftyscrappers?

Wha... no? Click >>> Here 

It ends soon, so hurry and upload your entries, I am looking forward to seeing you there! ^__^

This is a little inspiration to get you started.

Call it whatever, a tag / bookmark / scrapbook insert, I deliberately made it flat so that it can be multi-functional.

Ah, but yes, there was no rule about sparing the glitter, right?! :D

Steps :

1. Matted white cardstock on red, trimmed and added lace at the bottom. (I think that lace gives the project an added something something, what say?)

2. Punched a hole on top and added sheer red and satin red ribbons. (I did seal the hole with an eyelet.)

3. The lovely sentiment is a die-cut from Craftyscrappers (Code : DC - PS - 42)

Check this picture out!

Yeah this is the die-cut that I used. I only wanted the love bit so I trimmed it! ^__^

4. Then I tinted it in two shades of red gave it a nice coat of glitter and adhered it to cardstock.

5. Punched out some pretty butterflies using my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly paper punch in bright rainbow shades and adhered to cardstock.

6. After that stamped some pretty swirls in red using an old Inkadinkado stamp. (Sorry, I discarded the packing and have forgotten the name but it's a cling stamp.)

Of course I gave the butterflies and the swirls a generous dose of shimmer too!

And that's it! Don't forget to participate, incase you missed, here's the link once again >>>> Here.

Till next time, have an awesome day! *Hugs*

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

December ATCs

Here are some more ATCs that I made!  

A birthday themed one because it was my swap partner's birthday and an inspirational one for my other swap partner!

Kinda in a bit of a rush today so.. quickly, here are the steps :

Birthday ATC

1. Pattern paper top half and the lower half is stenciled background.

2. The stamp is a solid wood block stamp by Momenta cupcake rubber stamp bought from Itsy Bitsy, stamped and matted onto pink pattern paper.

3. Added white sequins to border and around cupcake and mounted that on the ATC base.

4. Added black ribbon and stamped the sentiment. (The sentiment is a So Suzy Stamp)

5. Added clear, black and red glitter to cupcake!

Boom! Done.

Inspirational ATC

1. Stenciled background in gorgeous copper ink by Tsukineko. (Sorry, I tried, but my camera just couldn't capture the subtle coppery shine.)

2. Micro-glazed it and added red rhinestones. (Getting into the Christmassy sprit!) ^__^

3. Added a red glitter border on top and a corner on lower LHS.

4. Stamped sentiment in red. (It's a So Suzy Stamp... yup I use them A LOT!)

5. Glitter coated the sentiment + added some sparkly red butterflies.

And that's it! Till next time dear friends!

P.S. Stencil used in both the ATCs is Tim Holtz - Flourish. (My current favorite stencil, so you probably will be seeing A LOT of that too!) :D

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Monday, 14 December 2015

An unconventional birthday card

Didn't I tell you that the maximum cards I make are Birthday themed? ^__^

Yup, here's another one, made using some of my most loved craft supplies.

Wait... what? You don't see a happy birthday sentiment on the card?

Who decided that there has to be a happy birthday sentiment on the card? Let's do something unconventional!

For this card, I just decided to wrap up all happy thoughts with a whole lotta flowers that will stay the same for years together! (And I micro-glazed the whole thing, so it's archival safe too!) ^__^

How'd I make this?

1. The entire background is hand-stamped, made using the super pretty Peony cling stamp by So Suzy Stamps.
I stamped the flower in 3 shades, pale pink, berry pink and bright red.

(Note : I masked off a portion of the card before stamping because that's where I wanted my sentiment to go.)

2. Stamped sentiment (from a Heidi Swapp clear stamp set) in wine red color.

3. Micro-glazed the whole thing to make it waterproof and after that added a tiny punched out red butterfly and some beads.

4. Also added a thin red glitter strip at the bottom and mounted the piece onto red cardstock.

5. Coated all the flowers (other than the pale pink ones) + the sentiment in fine glitter dust.

I loved working with this stamp so much I went ahead and made a matching envelope too!

I'd love to hear what you think! Here's a cool close-up!

Till next time dear friends! Have a lovely day!

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Rainbow of wishes at Craftyscrappers

Hello hello! ^__^

I have some awesome news to share with you, I will be working with Craftyscrappers as a Guest Designer for the months of December 2015 and January 2016!

Craftyscrappers is the craft shop to visit if you want beautiful custom die-cuts and embellishments. They make the die-cuts in high quality white cardstock so you can jazz them up with the colors you like!

The cool thing is that Craftyscrappers also has a new challenge every week where fantastic prizes are to be won... so, what are you waiting for!??

The challenge this week is... Rainbow!

Here's what I made...  

A birthday card! (Yup, you can never have enough of those!)

Steps :

1. Took a stencil (Tim Holtz - Flourish) and created my background using the colors blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

2. Next, I took a die-cut from Craftyscrappers (Die-cut Code - Happy Birthday - DS - 02) tinted it black with archival ink and glitter coated it.

3. Punched out a purple butterfly using Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch and glitter coated that too.

4. Adhered the die-cut and butterfly to the card and added twine.

5. Finally added a couple of black sequins.

And that's it!

Don't forget, the theme for this challenge is - Rainbow!

To participate, read deets etc. click here.

Also, if you feel stuck and out of ideas, I highly recommend going through the amazing work the other DT members have put up as inspiration for this challenge!

Looking forward to your participation, till next time! *Hugs* 

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Friday, 11 December 2015

My first ever International swap!!!

Yeah I am quite a regular with them exclamation marks but today.... super psyched!!!

I participated in my first ever International Exchange for papercrafters wherein we had to make a Card (minimum 4 inches by 6 inches), an ATC (standard size of 2.5 by 3.5 inches) and an Inchie (a small tile or circle measuring 1 inch by 1 inch).

So now that my swap partner has received it, here is the happy mail that went from India to US! ^__^

The Christmas card.

Steps :

1. Applied a ready-to-use lace on the cardstock.

2. Layered with a damask design pattern paper. (I distressed the edges using a paper cutter)

3. Stenciled a Christmas Tree, using Tim Holtz Flourish stencil with a little home-made mask.

4. Added beads to the tree + golden star and added white and clear sequins to the edge.

5. Added ribbon and a brad on top RHS.

6. Stamped Happy Christmas, cut it into a small tag and adhered it to the card using a jump ring and ribbon. Also added a tiny star charm to it.

Here's the ATC and Inchies... I admit... I got carried away and made multiple inchies because I was having so much fun!

The ATC and inchies are made using the same color scheme and elements that are used for the card.

I did use some rhinestones, beads, snowflake punch outs, mica flakes and glitter dust on these and jazzed them (ATC + inchies) up a bit. ^__^

I'd love to know what you think!

My style is not exactly vintage chic so I did do a fair bit of research before designing this but I am glad the way the projects turned out and absolutely stoked that my swap partner loved them!

Have a lovely day folks! *Hugs*

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Card for a friend

Here's a card I made for a friend using a fancy ribbon, the usual suspect... stamps and.... some mixed pink beads! (Think I am gonna get into a bead obsession phase!)

What's different is that I made a side fold card! After AGES!!!! I opt for top fold cards so often, this side fold was a refreshing change! ^__^

Since this is a CAS card, here are the deets :

1. Stamps are : Mindscapes by Inkadinkado and Strictly Sentiments by Wplus9.

2. Ribbon, white half-pearls (used on ribbon) and beads are from my stash.

3. Inks are by Altenew.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome Sunday!

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

An ATC with Papericious!

Hello and good morning! ^__^

Here's an ATC I made for November using some of my favorite stamps with my favorite paper!

Steps :

1. Took a sheet from Papericious - Vintage Attire paper stack.

2. Stamped branch and flowers from Altenew Vintage Flowers set.

3. Stamped sentiment - Don't Give Up from So Suzy Stamps.

4. Added a tiny sparkly blue butterfly punched out from Vintage Attire paper stack and adhered it to sentiment.

5. Adhered the sentiment to ATC and added glossy accents to flowers and black glitter to branches.

6. Lastly, added a red & white striped washi tape border.

And there you have it!

P.S. I actually did graded stamping on them blooms which got diluted because of the layer of glossy accents, so if you want to give a color gradation, choose extreme colors because glossy accents will dilute the effect. Or use mild colors without glossy accents!

Have a lovely day! *Hugs*

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Some more ATCs!

Here are some more ATCs that I made! ^__^

The second ATC (which is a little artsy and dreamy.... I love that pair of wings.. don't you too?) is made using stamps from Bo Bunny, Tim Holtz and So Suzy Stamps.

The first one features a circular stencil by Penny Black with a So Suzy sentiment stamp.

Inks that I used were Altenew Crisp Inks and Distress Inks by Ranger.

Pretty simple ATCs using plain stamping and stenciling techniques so just giving the basic info on the stuff I used for them.

Embellishments / rhinestones, washi tapes and ribbons were from my stash.

However, incase of any query, don't hesitate to drop me a msg at! ^__^

Have a lovely day! *Hugs*

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Monday, 23 November 2015

November ATC, something to inspire...

What drives us? What inspires and motivates us? Let us take that and pass it on... so that we can brighten someone else's day. ^__^

That was our November ATC theme and this is what I came up with for one amazing lady!

Here's how I made it :

1. Used Tim Holtz Flourish stencil with Shaded lilac and Spun Sugar for background.

2. You will see a LOT of So Suzy Stamp goodness in this one.... Yes, I LOVE that brand of stamps and use them often. Here I have used : Dress Form 4 - Elaborate Swirl, Ornament Lace and Built from Fire.

3. Punched out a few butterflies using my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly paper punch and stuck those on there.

4. Added a tiny metallic red rose embellishment in the Ornament Lace stamped image and added super fine glitter to parts of background and butterflies.

And that's it! I am so so glad I finally found this flourish stencil, had been looking for it for quite some time! It goes beautifully with my So Suzy Stamps!

Till next time folks! *Big Panda Hugs*

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Papericious October Projects!

Oh yeah.. just like I promised... here are my Papericious projects for October all merged up in one cool post, just for you! ^__^

These are some cute paper treat bags I did for Halloween (and also ended up eating a LOT of candy in the process.... :P)

It is a picture tutorial that shows you how to make a bag WITHOUT the use of fancy tools and punch boards!

Check it out here

I also made a pair of funky Door Hangers that feature the EPIC new release of Papericious adhesive buttons (sooo pretty!!!!) along with a written step by step instruction guide over at Papericious with a helpful tip or two, so don't forget to check this out right here!

Hope you liked my projects and they inspired you to create something new today!

Have a lovely day! *HUGS*

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Sunday, 1 November 2015


Super excited! Why? Coz, it's my very first halloween card!

I used the "Scary Bat" stamp from So Suzy Stamps. Not so scary now... is it? ^__^

I love this stamp! I can make it all cutesy by adding eyes with a white Sakura pen or I can stamp it as a silhouette and keep it spooky!

Some details pertaining to the card :

The words "You are" are from a Technique Tuesday retired stamp set and the word "Fangtastic" was created using an old Micia alphabet stamp set!

The moon and clouds were created with a medium size Water Brush.

I did add a little wink of stella  to the moon which the light has not been able to capture in the photograph.

Oh, and I also have a close up pic for you!

Till next time! ^__^ *Hugs*

Linking this to : So Suzy Stamps -  Halloween Challenge 

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Friday, 30 October 2015

You are... Awesome!

Yup, I know... I recently did a project for Papericious and it's not here on my blog yet... well.. in my defense, I am scheduled for another project this month with them so I thought of clubbing them both for you in one post for my blog!

Pretty convenient, what say? ^__^

Okay... moving on, here is a card I made yesterday.

As usual, here are the steps :

1. Stamped Hero Arts background stamp with versafine.

2. Smooshed Salty Ocean distress ink along with a faint hint of Seedless Preserves on the stamped image.

3. Stamped sentiment using Technique Tuesday (retired) stamp set.

4. Added butterflies punched out of Papericious - The Vintage Attire paper stack using my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly paper punch. (See, there is a bit of Papericious here too! ^__^)

5. MicroGlazed the entire design.

6. Added black glitter dust to the word awesome and certain parts of the design + stuck some sequins.

Please Note : While the design of the card is my own, the placement of the sequins in the background is inspired by a card I saw sequins sprinkled on in a similar fashion while I was hopping along the latest Altenew Blog Hop, so I would like to take a moment here for thanking Altenew and the brilliant designer who thought this up!

That's all for today! Have a lovely evening! *BIG HUGS*

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Friday, 16 October 2015

October ATC for a swap!

So, for all those who don't know, we have a cool little ATC club for folks residing in India and we organize one swap every month.

Basically what we do is.. all the participating members are split into pairs. Each month there is fresh registration, and all the participants have to do is make one ATC and send it to their partner of the month. In return they one from their partner!

Really simple rules, a fun environment where we share miniature pieces of art with each other! ^__^ Super fun to collect them!

Each month has a specific theme and the theme of this month was to incorporate a few of your ATC partner's favorite things in your ATC.

My partner said she loves blues, greens and traditional Indian style jewelry so this is what I came up with!

How'd I make this?
1. Stamped background (Stampendous - Bandanas) and smooshed distress inks over it.

2. After that dried, I added a bit of white with a Sakura pen.

3. Also added glitter to some parts.

4. Stamped my favorite So Suzy sentiment stamp, added some sequins and adhered the hand-torn piece to ATC.

If you're in India and you'd like to be a part of our little club, drop me an email at :

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Winter Wonderland


Here is a card with a matching ATC that I made last night.

^__^ The stamp is a So Suzy Stamp and it makes such lovely Christmas cards... it's definitely got the works... a lovely sentiment in a super dreamy font!

If you are wondering what those butterflies are punched out of then I guess you must have missed the posts where I was swooning over Papericious September Release, to be a little specific, their Vintage Attire paper pack.

It's so very beautiful and it makes the most amazing textured butterflies! (I am sure it'd make killer flowers too but for now I am obsessed with the butterflies!)

Here's a better look at the card.

All I did was make swirly lines in the background with a brush, stamped sentiment, adhered mixed clear and white sequins, punched out butterflies + snowflakes and added a ribbon!

Also added glitter to butterflies and snowflakes.... sparkly sparkly!

Used all of these ingredients to make the ATC. (The brad and the washi tape bit in the top right corner are the only two additional items.)

That's it!

Totally enjoyed making these projects, they are fairly simple and take up very little time!

So, go ahead, make some cards and send them to buddies! They will be thrilled!

Have a lovely day!

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

An ATC for a friend

It truly sucks when a member defaults sending out an ATC to their designated partner for a swap.

So, I decided to send an ATC to the person who got left out. ^__^

Asked the lady her favorite color before I sat down to make the ATC....

"PINK!" she said...

So I rummaged through my stamp collection, pulled out the Altenew Inks (Red Cosmos) set and whipped this up!

Here are the steps :

1. Created background with BoBunny - It Is Written stamp set.

2. The heart stamp went on next which is a rubber cling by Penny Black (Love Flourish).

3. That lovely sentiment is a So Suzy Stamp, aptly titled "Be".

4. Shaded some areas of the heart using Neon Pink paint. (Watercolor)

5. Punched out a butterfly from Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch.

6. Punched a hole on top left and added a pink eyelet.

7. Finally looped a pink and white striped ribbon through it, added some glitter to the heart and the butterfly + a couple of sequins. ^__^

Note : Altenew Inks are gorgeous, stamp beautifully, render an evenly inked impression but they are NOT waterproof.
To be able to watercolor and shade the heart I first coated the image border with Micro Glaze.

Total time taken inclusive of drying time : 1 hour.

To know that the receiver loved it : Priceless.

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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Have you seen this yet?

So... I made a couple of projects primarily using the awesome embellishments from Papericious - My Golden Garden Embellishment pack.

This is one of 2 projects, a quick fun card that takes barely 10 - 15 mins to whip up!

The second project is a lovely little wall / room / cupboard / house decor piece that you can make with the help of your kid (yes, it's that easy!)

Hop over here to read all about both the projects AND check out some fun pics!

Incase you were wondering what the second project looks like, here's the picture!

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

You're Super....?! *Chuckles*

Some super fun DT projects I made this week!

I'd love it if you stop by the Papericious blog and check them out.... it has a whole lot more pictures + step by step instructions on how to make them!

Also, if you liked the You're Super card... :D you gotta hop over to Papericious to check it out in detail, I bet you'll be surprised!

I hope you like it! ^__^ Have a lovely day! <3

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

September Sparkle!


Here I am with ATC #2 of 2 for September.

Super sparkly and with my favorite sentiment stamp!

In a bit of a rush today, so very quickly, here are the steps!

1. Stenciled pattern from Kaisercraft quarter stencil with Coral Berry Altenew Ink.

2. Added Butterflies (Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch) covered in golden chunky glitter along with matching sequins.

3. Added a bit of green washi tape to the corner.

4. Also added a golden eyelet (top right corner) through which I looped that beautiful pink ribbon.

5. Lastly, took my So Suzy Stamp and stamped the sentiment!

Hope you liked it! Thank you for stopping by! *Hugs*

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Friday, 18 September 2015

A September Thanks

See what I mean when I say that although I am not too fond of 3D flowers, I do love using and mixing up floral stamps with other craft supplies et al and whip up a card!

^__^ Here's a card that I made for a friend who's helped me out with managing a group for ATC swaps for a few months.

I took quite a few pics for this one... here's a close up. Check it out!

How'd I make this?

1. Stamped flowers and leaves from Altenew vintage flowers set. (Archival from Ranger and Coral Berry from Altenew)

2. Also used a couple of bits from mother's day bouquet set by Wplus9.

3. The sentiment "Thank you" is by So Suzy Stamps. ^__^ Love this font, it's so dreamy!!

4. Stencil to the top right is a Kaisercraft Quarter stencil.

5. Lastly, added a few sequins and glitter to the coral berry stamped and stenciled bit.

That's it!

For all those wondering if I still make co-ordinating envelopes.... hell yeah I do! Just don't get enough time to click pics and post!

Till next time folks!

Linking this to :
 Lulupu Challenge #53 - Sparkle & Shine 

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

September ATC!

Okay... I admit I *might* have Slacked a bit for august ATCs but I made sure the September ones went out well on time.

The theme this month was anything goes without flowers.

It was a bit of a challenge... because although I don't use flowers a lot in my works (now now... don't go looking at the August ATCs, I was just playing with my new stamps! ^__^)

So as I was saying... I don't use flowers a lot but I do love using floral stamps and resin charms and an odd little mulberry flower or two in my projects.

This was thus, a little tough but I managed. ^__^

This is ATC 1 of 2.

Here are the steps :
1. Took blue and green distress inks on acetate and smooshed cardstock over it.

2. Once that dried, used the same blue distress ink (Salty Ocean) alongwith my TCW Labyrinth stencil for background.

3. Stamped the reindeer and sentiment (Stamps by So Suzy Stamps) in black archival ink. (I just love the quality and range of the stamps @So Suzy and use those stamps very often!)

4. Used bits of Blue Chevron and Green Polka dot washi tapes randomly.

5. Added gold chunky metal flakes and some black sequins.

6. Lastly, gave the reindeer a black glitter coat to make him sparkle!

Hope you liked it! Till next time!

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Another ATC ^__^

Here is another ATC that I made for August swap. The theme was monochromatic.

Believe it or not, the entire ATC has been created using just one distress mini ink cube! ^__^

Here are the steps :
1. Created background with Kaisercraft stencil.

2. The floral arrangement is from Mother's Day Bouquet and the sentiment is from Strictly Sentimental 2 set, both by Wplus9.

3. Added sequins and pearls.

4.Added a bit of patterned paper and sparkled it up!

5. Glittered up the roses and a little on the ATC edge! (Yup, I love glitter!)

That is it! Hope you liked it!
*Big Panda Hugs*

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Monochromatic Inspiration

Hello! ^__^

Here is an ATC that I made for August 2015 swap.

It is inspired from a card that I saw on Altenew facebook page by designer Agnieszka Malyszek.

The stamp set that she had used was "Vintage Flowers" by Altenew, and I happened to recently purchase the exact same set and loved her card, so I did my version in black. ^__^

Here is my inspiration :

Isn't it absolutely beautiful? ^__^

However, I didn't just use Vintage Flowers by Altenew.
I have also used :
Strictly Sentiments 2 & Mother's Day Bouquet by Wplus9.

Here's how I made it :
1. Stamped the various images from the respective sets in black archival.

2. Glittered up two roses and a the leaves at the bottom in black glitter.

3. Lastly, added some sequins! ^__^

That's it! Easy peasy!
Have a lovely day.
Till next time!

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

A Journal Page

Here I am burning the midnight oil once again... lol... (pay no attention to the time you see here, I live in India and this is not as per IST!)

This is a page that I created for my Art Journal. :)

Now A LOT of my Art Journal pages are WIP and incomplete so I will share those as and when I get the opportunity to complete them but for now here's one that I made from scratch today.

It is bright, vibrant and has A TON of silhouette-style images!

Those bricks that are to the right signify the hurdles that we face which break down into tiny particles of nothingness as the butterfly progresses. :)

Here's how I made it :

1. Used color pencils + chalk pastels and created my background.

2. Took a Technique Tuesday stamp (the butterfly) along with a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp and stamped them in Archival ink.

3. The background comprises of the following stencils :
Heidi Swapp - Confetti
Tim Holtz - Bricked & Splatters
TCW - Mini Cubist, Fancy Feathers & Texturized

4. After I was content with the stenciling, I used Wink of Stella clear on the butterfly.

5. Used my paper cutter to distress the edges partially.

6. Lastly, added a couple of black sequins.

I'd love to know what you think! Thank you for stopping by! ^__^

Linking this to :  CSCC - August Challenge - Week 4 

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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Watercolor Frenzy

Hello Hello!

I made this birthday card to wish a dear friend who I don't get the opportunity to meet often. (You know who you are girlie, expect this in your happy mail soon! ^__^)

I love stamps and I also love watercolors, so when I saw the challenge at Deepti's Challenge Blog - Catchy Challenges, I had to participate! The best of both worlds! :)

This is titled as watercolor frenzy because :
1. I almost forgot that the challenge ended today.
2. I realized that it was friday and I would have to mail the card tomorrow so that it reaches on time!

Phew... so glad that I managed to finish it and that too just in the nick of time!

So, the inspiration....
I was fascinated by the photograph put up as inspiration (See pic #2) for the challenge at Catchy Challenges, and the hostess Gayatri Murali had also created a beautiful card featuring purple flowers based on the inspiration picture. (See pic #3)

I initially decided that I will pick the bright sunny color scheme to work with but the little voice in my head said... "purple too Halak.. purple too..." lol...

So I did it! ^__^ Combined the Inspiration picture + Gayatri's Card and came up with my version of a watercolor effect card.

How did I make this?
Here are the steps :

1. Took my flower stamp by Hero Arts (it's a rubber cling from a set that I bought long back + discarded packing so I don't remember the name unfortunately... sorry!) and inked it up with pink, purple, blue and green distress inks.

2. Sprayed some water onto the flower stamp and pressed firmly onto a piece of white cardstock.
The spraying of water on stamp is what led to the colors blending to create this pretty effect. :)
Added bits of washi tape to two corners and then kept that piece aside to dry.

3. Took acetate and dabbed yellow, pink and green distress inks (pink and green are super faint).

4. Sprayed some water onto the acetate, took a piece of cardstock and smooshed it on acetate. This is what became my background for the card.

5. After the background dried, I took the following stencils by TCW :
Art Is...
and did a bit of stenciling.

6. Used sentiment stamps by Tim Holtz and the leaf trio + black flower next to it that you see are from Altenew Vintage Flowers set.

7. Adhered the cardstock on which I had stamped the flower, added a few sequins and matted the background onto another piece of white cardstock.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this and I hope you liked the card and that this has inspired you to get crafting too!


Linking this to :  Catchy Challenges - Week 3 


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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Fun Tags / Bookmarks

Here are some tags / bookmarks... (call them whatever, but they sure are fun to make!) that I made using the brand new and very AWESOME Ink Blending tool by Papericious along with some distress inks, stencils and So Suzy stamps! ^__^

I am actually over at the Papericious Blog, reviewing and talking about this awesome new launch, so hop over and check it out right here!

Have a bright and chirpy day! ^__^


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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

My first post as a DT member!

Oh yeah! It is my first post as a design team member for Papericious and I have to say that I am loving it!

Here are the sneak peeks of the two projects that I created.

The first one is an ATC, and the second image features a Card. ^__^

The post has a lot of pictures, written step-by-step instructions along with the detailed list of Papericious products that are used.

Hop over to the Papericious Blog and check it out right here.

What is it that you are asking?
Do the projects made feature the use of stamps?

Hell yeah! Stamping is my jam afterall!

Have an awesome day!!! :D

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