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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