Friday, 26 June 2015

ATC - June 2015

Here's my ATC for June swap.

The theme was Vintage and I decided to use flowers.

Now, if you have seen my work you will notice that I stay away from 3D flowers...

Why? Simply because the thought of squished flowers in transit is enough to make me squirm, so I never dared to purchase them.

Guess destiny had other plans... I won a big bunch of flowers in a contest earlier this month and when I started working on this, after placing some of the flowers they looked like they were made for this project so I used them. (Keeping a whole lot of bubble wrap to pack the ATC close by of course!)

Here's how I made this :
1. On kraft cardstock used Tim Holtz Gothic stencil with modeling paste. (I used pink ink to add color to modeling paste prior to using it)

2. After the paste dried, I used white ink with Tim Holtz script stamp and stamped the entire ATC.

3. Added pieces of pattern paper, pearls (pale pink and white) and washi tape from my stash.

4. Stamped the sentiment. (From a Wplus9 set)

5. Added flowers and a bright green mulberry leaf.

^__^ Happy to see the way it turned out, because it is also the first time that I used modeling paste.

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful sparkly day!

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Little Fairy

Where is this itty-bitty fairy off to you ask? ^__^

Off to her home with the help of a little flower...

This is exactly what came to my mind when I saw the beautiful picture put up for inspiration at CSCC.

Here's how I made this...
1. Stamped and watercolored the little fairy and matted it onto yellow cardstock.
2. Placed pink and blue punched out hearts around the fairy (my interpretation of that lovely pastel rain picture in the collage).
3. Added green colored die-cuts to two sides. (Altered from a bigger die-cut, see pic #3)
4. The word "Hello" is a die-cut from K & Co.
5. The sentiments on top right are from word phrase pack by itsy bitsy.

P.S. I also added some white sequins among the hearts and glittered up the whole thing. (Glitter and sequins are a local buy.)

Linking this to :
CSCC #15 : CAS Card (I have used the colors yellow, pink and blue from the image alongwith my interpretation of the pastel rain in the form of hearts)
BGC #69 :  Cards Only 

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Giveaway! (By Isha)

Isha Tripathi of Crafting Paradise has organized a MEGA giveaway that I am sure you all would love to be a part of.

Here's the link to her giveaway :  Giveaway Link 

Alternatively, I have uploaded her giveaway image onto my sidebar so just clicking that will also land you to her page.

Do participate and join the fun!!!! ^__^

*Big hugs* & Happy crafting!!!

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Monochromatic Card

Inspiration to an artist comes in many forms, and today it has lead me to the creation of something new...

Here is a monochromatic card that I made to congratulate a beautiful bride... :)

The entire process that led to the making of this is one fun journey, so sit back, relax and welcome to my crazy world.

When I gathered my supplies and sat down to make the card, I didn't know what I was going to make or how it would turn out...

I spotted the black and white challenge at Kraftzone blog and thought why not use just these two colors to make a card... it would be a refreshing break from the usual colorful variety that I make. I saw a few videos to observe layering and card making with black and white and the one that inspired me for this design is this one : Card Video

I saw a beautiful mannequin on the front of the card in the video, and when I saw it, the thought of using my So Suzy stamp "Wedding Dress" immediately came to mind.

I took my So Suzy stamp and stamped it in the center of the black cardstock as I wanted it to be the focal image of the card.

After that, I used a Tim Holtz stamp and stencil (script and gothic stencil) and created the background.
The word 'congratulations' is from a stamp set that I got free with an issue of Do Crafts magazine.

I underlined the sentiment using a white Sakura pen.

I matted it onto a white cardstock on which I had stamped in black ink the Tim Holtz script stamp to a few sides for texture.

Yet, something was missing... ofcourse, it was a congratulations card, it needed some bling!
I added white pearls to the dress and gave the mannequin a pretty pearl necklace with a rhinestone center.

I was still not happy... so I set it aside for sometime and was surfing the net when I spotted this "Butterfly Bride" stamp by So Suzy.

How strange... I used one stamp and got inspired by another one to add more detail to it... both by the same brand, but after I used some butterflies to add to the dress from my Martha Punch, I loved the result! (Pic #3 is Butterfly Bride by So Suzy Stamps)

The card seemed complete... well almost... I wanted to add something to the two corners of the black cardstock but didn't know what to add.... was confused and tried atleast 10 different types of embellishments when I saw a die-cut just lying in my box which I use to store them. (Thank God for transparent storage boxes!) (Picture #4)

I took it out and looked at the design, it was very pretty  but too big for my project.... so I cut it in the size required for my project and stuck the trimmed pieces to the two sides.

Coated the die-cuts and butterflies in white shimmer and thus, my card was complete! ^__^

I had a lot of fun making this, afterall, if you don't experiment, you will never come up with something new! Never thought that just two colors, black and white would lead to this!

I'd love to hear what you think. Have a beautiful, sparkly day!

Linking this to :
Kraftzone Challenge :  Black & White 
So Suzy Stamps Challenge :  Congratulations  
BGC #69 : Cards Only
Rajni's Giveaway :  Happy Giveaway 

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A bittersweet goodbye...

Hello!! ^__^

Here's a card that I made for a friend who is moving to a different country...
Bittersweet because while I am happy for her, I am also upset over the fact that I will not be able to see her as often as I do...

I made this using two Crafter's Workshop stencils, a pink chevron washi tape, distress mini ink kit #1, some locally bought sequins and a couple of brads from kaisercraft.

Oh, and the sentiment, is from a Wplus9 set. :)
p.s. The rectangle that forms the central portion of the card is mounted on foam. (Locally purchased and reinforced with red tacky tape.)

That is it! Till next time dear friends, have a beautiful day!

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