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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Friday, 7 August 2015

A fun birthday card

Here is a card I made to wish a friend on his birthday. ^__^

I used stickers from Itsy Bitsy to create the background and the super cute dino stamp + sentiment is from So Suzy Stamps.
The washi tape is from Priya's store.

I know you see two identical pictures but in the second picture, did you notice a little paw-print next to the sentiment?

That was a last minute addition to the card. :D

I didn't have a paw print stamp but I had a tiny paper punch, so I punched it out and used the punch out as a stencil!

I think it was what was missing on my card which now seems complete with the paw-print.

Have a lovely day!

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Washi Wishes!

I love working with bright spring happy colors. :)

The inspiration behind this card is.... yup, you guessed that right.. a birthday cake!
I was checking out pictures of birthdays celebrated with family and friends, feeling nostalgic when I glanced at my box of washi tapes and bam!

Here are the steps :
1. Stamped the sentiment "Wish" (by So Suzy Stamps, yes, I do love red rubber stamps and So Suzy Stamps make some really fabulous ones, so do check them out!) in black archival ink.
2. Cut a frame from a piece of pattern paper from my stash alongwith washi tape strips (after matting the washi tapes onto white cardstock).
3. Adhered frame + washi bits and added a piece of ribbon.
4. Using watercolor pencils did the flames and once they dried, I covered them in glossy accents.
5. Added sequins from my stash and super fine glitter dust to washi "candles" + the frame.

That is it! Easy peasy recipe to one pretty, super sparkly card!
Thank you for stopping by and have a happy day friends! *Hugs*

P.S. Here are a few more pics but the lighting is slightly off... ah well, you get the idea!

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