Thursday, January 28, 2016

You + me = awesome

handmade card with watercolor chevron background with jane's doodles stamps
Hello everyone!I am taking the Water Color for Card Makers online card class.
It's already into day 3 but I am still on Day 1 :) I want to take it slow and try out all the techniques taught in each session before moving onto the next lesson. It is by far the most informative online class I have ever taking!
handmade card with watercolor chevron background with jane's doodles stamps. Practice card for online card classes
In this card I have tried out brush strokes with my 1/4th" flat brush and created a free hand chevron pattern. I need a lot to practice to get it right, but I like this imperfect version too :)
The sentiment is from the "Love" stamp set from Jane's Doodles
Playing along:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Challenge #70
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
handmade card with watercolor chevron background with jane's doodles stamps. Practice card for online card classes

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I love mew

Hello everyone!After months of contemplation I finally got myself a Molotow masking pen. I am so happy I got it :) It's so much fun to use!! This is the first card I created using it and I am so, so happy with the results. I did have a failed attempt yesterday, it ended in a total mess because I didn't let the water-coloring dry completely before adding the masking fluid on top.
For this card, I first colored the cats which are from the "I knead you" set from My Favorite Things with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and covered them with masking fluid once they were completely. Colored the background with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors once the mask dried.
Here's a closer look the mask after coloring the background.
Getting the mask off was easy, I just erased it with a pencil eraser.
Finished off the card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment, also from the same set, and mounting it with double sided foam tape. Thank you so much for stopping here today!
Playing along Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Create with Critters

Monday, January 18, 2016

Persian Motifs

Hello everyone! This is my second post of the day. I've used Altenew's Persian Motifs stampset, I had been admiring projects created using this set by fellow crafters and finally bought it last month....I first stamped and heat embossed the images and then colored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Added some silver and teal paint splatters and silver sequins to finish the card. The sentiment is from Jane's Doodles "Doodle Flowers" set.
Can you make out from the photos that I reversed the colors of the motifs in the top panel as compared to the bottom panel?

Playing along:
ColourQ Challenge #324

CAS(E) this Sketch #155

You're Amazing!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Sharing my third card for Ellen Hutson's January Mix it up Challenge, you can see the other two here and here. I've used MFT stamps Diagonal Stripes stencil to create the background, the sentiment is from the "Written in watercolor" MFT stampset. The blooms are diecut with the "Bold Bloom" die by Ellen Hutson.
Also playing along the CASEplorations January Challenge. I was inspired by beautiful colors and stenciled background of this gorgeous card by Laura Bassen.

And also the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencil it
and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Ombre
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day :)

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing my second card making video for Happy Little Stampers video crew. It is a CAS card with a masked heart background.
Don't you just love those cute flourishes on the birds' heads? The birds are from the "Whimsical Friends" set by Happy Little Stampers
Here's the link to the video

Playing along:
Less is More - Week 258 - One Layer + Flourish
In the Pink - Challenge #85 - Anything Goes (with pink as the focus)
Through the purple haze - #93 Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lots of triangles

Happy Wednesday everyone! Mine is not so happy with a bad sinus headache :(
Sharing another card for the Essentials by Ellen Mix it up January Challenge. I've used the Patterned Triangle  Background Stamp from MFT and the Be-you-tiful die from Essentials by Ellen.
I first stamped and heat embossed the background and then colored it with distress inks. I then die-cut the sentiment on the background and also with some black cardstock and inlayed the black die-cut into the background to create a one layer card. I finished my card by adding some clear sequins by pretty pink posh.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bokeh Dots Flowers

Hello everyone, happy Tuesday! Sharing a happy thank you watercolor card today.
I used the "Bokeh Dots" stamps from Ellen Hutson to stamp some whimsical flowers around the sentiment. The sentiment is from the "Written in Watercolor" set from MFT stamps. I used my new Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the flowers, this was my first attempt with them and there is a lot to learn but I love the result.

Playing along:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Miss you

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend, I had a great weekend, made some new friends from craftland!

Today I'm sharing a really quick one layer CAS card, this must be the quickest card I have ever made! These cute birds and the sentiment are from the Whimsical Friends stampset by Happy Little Sampers. Don't you just love all the cute and fun images on the set?

Playing along:
CASology week 179 - Simple

Less is More - Week 258 - One Layer

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My First Video for "Happy Little Stampers"

Hello Everyone! I have some exciting news to share, I've been selected for the Video Tutorial and Mixed Media Challenge blog teams for Happy Little Stampers. I'm over the moon and so grateful to Kylie for giving me this opportunity.
Here's the first card I made for Happy Little Stampers. I've used the "Butterfly Birthday" stamp set, these stamps are very high quality and stamp really well with crisp images. I stamped the butterflies randomly in gold and heat embossed them to create the background. I colored the butterflies with Lindy's Stamp Gang Shimmer Sprays using a paint brush, the result was gorgeous shimmery butterflies :)
The sentiment is from the "Mix Mash" set also from Happy Little Stampers.
You can watch how I made this card at the Happy Little Stamper Channel or here

Playing along:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New
Paru's Card Making Challenges - New
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Something New

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Doodle Flowers watercoloring

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing another card I made with the Jane' Doodles "Doodle Flowers" stamp set. The first card I made with this set can be found here. Playing with this set uplifts my mood, it is so happy :).
I love coloring the blooms with bright colors. I water colored the flowers with some inexpensive local Indian watercolors called "Nirmal Watercolors"; I tried these for the first time, they are a gift from one of my favorite crafty friends Tejal.....thank you so much girl....I'm having so much fun with these! These are similar to Peerless Watercolors and also come in concentrated color sheets, the colors are vivid and extremely water soluble.
Playing along:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Something New
Paru's Card Making Challenge - New
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Something New (stash or event)

Kite Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone, here's a peek at a Mixed Media Canvas I did for the Vilyoo blog.....
I'm just started out in mixed media, there is so much to learn. I recorded a video on how I made canvas.......I would love your feedback, so please visit the Vilyoo blog and check out the full reveal.
Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Winnie and Walter "Thanks"

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I'm starting the year with a card using Winnie and Walter stamps and dies. I created the background by randomly stamping a leaf stalk from the "In Bloom: Renee's Leaves" stamp set on bright yellow textured card stock and coloring with Derwent Inktence Color pencils. Since these are watercolor pencils, I added a little water to the colored image to create a vivid, translucent effect. I also added some shadows around the leaves with a grey Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker; and finally spread and mixed all the colors a bit by going over the entire background with a wet brush. I added the die cut sentiment, also from Winnie and Walter over vellum to finish the card.
Playing along:
2 Creative Chicks - Monthly Showcase - Anything Goes #6
The ABC Challenge - Y is your choice
Lia Stampz - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes