Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mixed Media Butterfly Tag 2

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share the second mixed media tag I made. The color scheme here is black, white and yellow. The sentiment reads "If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies". 

Synopsis of the process:

On the die cut tag added some color with distress inks then did some stamping with archival ink. 
- Then to create some texture added some gesso through a clock stencil 
- Colored the cherry blossoms with a yellow camlin brush marker
- Used sprays to add color and create drips 
-Created some depth in the clocks with a black zig marker and an aqua brush
- On a snippet of cardstock stamped the butterfly in distress ink and archival ink, fussy cut it and adhered the 2 layers together to make a 3d butterfly, added stitching details to it using a black sharpie and adhered it to the tag
- Darkened the edges of the tag with distress ink
- Adhered this tag to another tag to give additional strength and also attached it slightly off center for interest, distressed the white edges of the tag at the back so the deckled edges can be seen from the front. 
- In the end, tied some twine and organza ribbon to the tag

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
2. Carabelle Studio Stencil- Time Flies
3. Hero Arts Wood Mounted Butterfly stamps
4. Delta Wood Mounted stamps- cherry blossom
5. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- fossilized amber and black soot
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
7. Camlin Brush Markers
8. Organza ribbon and twine
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collections Die Set
10. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
11. Water Sprays Bottle
12. Tim Holtz distress tool
13. Ranger round blending tool and foams
14. Camel Fabric glue
15. Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing and Charcoal 
16. Camlin White Gesso
17. Palette knife
18. Ranger Archival Ink- Jet black
19. Aqua brush
20. Fine point black sharpie

Here are a few pictures of the tag:







I am playing along with the following:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and yellow on this tag.

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (1 clock stencil has been used here)



Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)



HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background)


Simon Says Monday Challenge - Splash it on (the sprays do the work of splashing on)



Butterfly challenge #77- (I have used both the color jasmine in creamish yellow and faux stitching on the butterfly)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your comments.
Stay Blessed!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Mixed Media Butterfly Tag 1

Hi friends :)

First of all, thanks a lot for all your sweet and kind comments and prayers, my mum is feeling better and is on the mend, there are still more results awaited from the hospital but praying to God that everything is okay. Big panda hugs to you all xoxoxo. 

I was free for a while today so thought of indulging in some crafting. Made a couple of mixed media tags. Sharing the first one here. The color scheme is black, white and shades of yellow. The sentiment reads "The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough."

Synopsis of the process:

-Took the die cut tag and colored it in some places with distress inks and sprays then did stenciling with distress ink
- Did background stamping with multiple stamps using distress ink and archival ink. 
-Added some darker details with the stencil and a black marker
-On snippets of cardstock, stamped the sentiment and butterflies with jet black archival ink. The butterflies were fussy cut and the sentiment label was prepared by stamping in the background and distressing the edges and coloring it here and there to give a grungy look. Then the butterflies and sentiment were adhered to the tag. 
-A yellow eyelet was added to the tag using a crop-a-dile 
- Some seam binding was colored with black and yellow colored sprays and tied to the tag.
- Lastly, a darker border was created with inks and faux stitching was added using a black sharpie. 

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
2. Artplorations Stencil- Retro circles 
3. Prima Finnabair Rubber stamp- vintage clock
4. Hampton Art Numbers stamp
5. Impression Obsession Stamps- Silhouette 11
6. Hero Arts Butterfly stamps
7. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- mustard seed, fossilized amber, squeezed lemonade and black soot
8. Seam Binding
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collections Die Set
10. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
11. Black fine point sharpie 
12. Tim Holtz distress tool
13. Ranger round blending tool and foams
14. Camel Fabric glue
15. Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing and Charcoal 
16. Crop-a-dile
17. Eyelet 
18. Ranger Archival Ink- Jet black

Here are a few pictures of the tag:


 








































I am playing along with the following:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and yellow on this tag.

Butterfly Challenge #77 - I have used both themes- the color jasmine - creamish yellow and faux stitching around the tag with a marker. 

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (1 artploration stencil has been used here- retro circles)


Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)


HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background and color the seam binding)


Double D challenges- Silhouettes (One of the stamps used is a silhouette design) 

Thanks for your time :) 
Love reading your comments.
Stay Blessed !

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A little break

Hi folks!

I'm taking a little break from crafting for a few days because my mom isn't well. She had a surgery a couple of days back. She is back home and we are all busy looking after her. I will still be around on and off but due to time constraints will not be here a 100%.

Really hoping she gets well soon :)


Love
Preeti 

Monday, 17 April 2017

CAS Card: Bridal Shower

Hi friends :) 

I'd like to share a CAS bridal shower invitation card today. I've added soft pastel colors to it along with the main colors being white and gold. This is a side folding A2 size card. The process was simple enough involving heat embossing the gold sentiment and the gold strip on the side, some ink blending through a rainbow design stencil and also some ink blending to color the die cut wine glasses.

List of Supplies:

1. Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss Stamp Set 
2. Paper Smooches Free Spirits Icons Dies
3. Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads-  festive berries, peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade 
4. Rainbow design stencil
5. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
6. White cardstock 250 gsm 
7. Gina Marie Designs x stitched rectangle die 
8. Ranger's fine gold embossing powder
9. Ranger's heat tool
10. Homemade emboss buddy
11. Versamark mini inkpad
12. Tombow Mono multi glue 

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:





















(The shine of the gold embossing shows up better in this picture)




I am playing along with the following challenges:

Paper Smooches April 2017 Challenge- Showers (this is a bridal shower invitation and the stencil in the background is a rainbow design one + I have linked the PS supplies to the shop)




Word Art Wednesday Weeks 278-279

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies


AAA CAS game #88- Stencil  (have used a rainbow stencil here)


Happy Little Stampers April CAS challenge


CFC#171 (have used a rainbow design stencil here)


Craftsneed April Challenge


Thanks for your time! 
Love reading your comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Card: Good Times with Music

Hi friends :) 

Thanks a bunch for visiting me. I'd like to share a music themed card today. 

Synopsis of the Process:

Stamped the juke box, music notes and 10 cents in archival ink on the water color panel.  Then created the background on this by doing some water coloring with rainbow colors using zig markers, distress inks and an aqua brush. Then lightly water colored the juke box. This panel was die cut with a wonky stitched rectangle die. The edges of the die cut were then water colored in light blue and this panel was adhered to a grey card base. The sentiment was heat embossed in white and cut into a banner shape and adhered to the top. In the end, some enamel dots and clear sequins were added.


List of Supplies:

1. Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss Stamp Set 
2. Canson Watercolor paper
3. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
4. Aqua Brush
5. Enamel Dots
6. Clear Sequins
7. Ranger's heat tool
8. Homemade emboss buddy
9. Zing Opaque White Embossing Powder
10. Grey Cardstock 250 gsm
11. Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
12. Versamark mini inkpad
13. Glossy Accents
14. Tombow Mono Multi Glue
15. Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
15. Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads- festive berries, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, chipped sapphire, picked raspberry and wilted violet 

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:









































I am playing along with the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge- Hip Hop (The card displays music notes and a juke box)

Paper Smooches April 2017 Challenge- Showers (depicted a rainbow and a shower of music +linked the PS supplies to the shop)




Cutplorations April Challenge (I have included all the colors in the picture and used a cutplorations die here)



Word Art Wednesday Weeks 278-279

Mix It Up Challenge #30 (playing along with the right side, was inspired by the umbrellas and colors so depicted a rainbow here)


CFC#171


Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge


Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge


Thanks for your time! 
Love reading your comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Card: Showers of love

Hi friends :) 

Thanks a bunch for visiting me here today! I hope you had a great weekend. 
Today, I'd like to share a love themed card with a "shower of love". 
This is a side folding A2 size card.

Synopsis of the Process:

Did some ink blending of distress inks to incorporate the rainbow colors. Then did some more light ink blending to color the die cuts. Adhered the die cuts to the panel and stamped the hearts in red ink to look like the cloud of love is raining down hearts onto the couple. The couple is represented by the blue and pink umbrellas in the drink. Stamped the sentiment "love" on the cloud by partially inking one of the light bulb stamps in the PS stamp set. Die cut the ink blended panel with a scalloped stitched rectangle die and then adhered it to the card base with the frame in the opposite direction for interest. Adhered 3 transparent droplets to show water and as embellishments. Also, added red stickle dots to the hearts. 

List of Supplies:

1. Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss Stamp Set 
2. Paper Smooches Free Spirits Icons Dies
3. Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads- festive berries, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, chipped sapphire, picked raspberry and wilted violet 
4. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
5. Glossy Accents
6. Tombow mono multi glue
7. DCAM transparent drops
8. Altenew ruby red dye ink
9. Ranger's arhival ink- jet black
10. Gina Marie Designs stitched scallop frame die 
11. DCAM double stitched clouds die
12. Snippets of white cardstock for die cutting
13. White cardstock 250 gsm 
14. Red Stickles

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:





 I am playing along with the following challenges:

Paper Smooches April 2017 Challenge- Showers (depicted a shower of love plus rainbow+linked the PS supplies to the shop)




Pixie Snippets Playground Weeks 277-278 (used snippets for the die cut elements)

Word Art Wednesday Weeks 278-279

Mix It Up Challenge #30 (playing along with the right side, was inspired by the umbrellas and colors)











Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies


CFC#171


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Spring Color Inspiration (have used all the colors from the moodboard)

Thanks for your time! 
Love reading your comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

CAS card: Hello


Hi friends :) 

Thanks a bunch for visiting me here today! I hope you are having a pleasant weekend. To all my friends who celebrate Easter, happy Easter wishes :) Hope you have fun with your family and loved ones.

Today, I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Card inspired by spring. I wanted the flower to be the focus.

Synopsis of the Process:

I used the beautiful fresh cut peonies stamp set to create the layered flower. I mixed and matched the ink colors I had to get nice pink hues. The stalk and leaf were also stamped and I added some shading with a darker green zig marker to tone the brightness of these down because I wanted the flower to pop. Then I created a little shading at the bottom of the flower with a grey zig marker. Stamped the sentiment in grey ink and adhered the drops with glossy accents. In the end, I adhered the card panel which has x stitched detailing to the grey card base in a titled manner for added interest. 

List of Supplies:

1. The Ton Stamps- Fresh Cut Peonies 
2. Iris and Grey Cardstock 250 gsm
3. Gina Marie Designs x stitched rectangle die 
4. DCAM Transparent Drops
5. Glossy Accents
6. Tombow mono multi glue
7. Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Emerald Green 
8. Stampin Up Classic Inkpads- Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow
9. Ranger's Dye Inkpad- Pink Gumball 
10. Memento Dye Ink- London Fog and 
11. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:




I am playing along with the following challenges:

The Ton Challenge- April (I have used The Ton stamp for all the stamping here) 
april

Craftsneed April Challenge


Less is More #324



Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Spring Color Inspiration (I was inspired by the pinks)

Time Out Challenges #81 (I was inspired by the colors- pink, white and grey in the photo)


Thanks for your time! 
Love reading your comments :)
Stay Blessed.