Wednesday, 31 May 2017

CAS Birthday Card: The Letter Press Look

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share something new I tried today. This is an A2 size top folding CAS birthday card
I went for the typography/letter press look in it.
The artist whose work I was inspired by is Alan Kitching. One google search on the name reveals so many gorgeous examples of very unique and interesting work. But I must say, I found it very challenging to convert that into a card, for the longest time I did not know what to do or how to do it. So I experimented with a new techniques for me Gelli Printing and used that to create this look. I also used the word dies I had in a different way by using alphabets from different words to create varied sizes

I loved the number of bright and bold orange and yellow color combinations that I saw in Alan Kitching's work like in "why are the arts so white", "nuclear meltdown" and "stars" so went with that color scheme with some blacks thrown in. So basically, I created some gelli print papers (A4 size) using a Gelli Arts Gelli Plate and acrylic paints. Then die cut words from these gelli print papers then cut apart the letters and pieced them together to create the words. Finally. stamped 2 of the words to complete the sentiment (partially inking the birthday so the die cut "y" could act as the y for birthday). 

The sentiment reads, "Hi Wish You A Happy Birthday" I pieced the alphabets inspired by Alan K.'s work in how he makes them into a puzzle and plays with horizontal and vertical positioning of the alphabets like for example in "cross rail".

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Wishes 
Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Baby
Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Hugs
Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Happy 
Winnie & Walter Stamp: The Big, the bold and the happy
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Iris White Cardstock 250 gsm
Gelli Arts Print Plate 8 by 10
Camlin Brayer
Camlin Artists' Acrylic Paints
Copy Paper 

Here is a photograph of the card:

























I am playing along with the following challenges:

Stamplorations May Theme & Sketch Challenge (I went with the theme of alphabets)


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

Floral Card with Distress Oxides

Hi friends :)

I tried out my new distress oxide inkpads on this card and I must say I love the fact that one can stamp with them. I used the wonderful technique shared by Kelly G.  in which she used a die to create a stencil :) I did the same by using a circle die and creating a stencil out of it. My card design was inspired by her one layer card for W & W's Rerun No. 19. I loved her use of the die cut as a stencil, the distress ink blending around the stencilled area, the positioning of the sentiments and I did my own version of the same since I didn't have the parentville sets. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Stamp- In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya (for the flowers)
Winnie & Walter Stamp- Wishing You with Evelin T Designs (Sentiment)
Sizzix Framelits Die- Circles
Gina K Designs Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Ranger's Archival Ink- Watering Can (for stamping the sentiment)
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio (for ink blending and stamping the flowers)
Mudra Clear Sequins
Glossy Accents
Cardstock 250 gsm

Here are a couple of pictures of the card: 









































I am playing along with the following challenges:

W & W Rerun No. 19- Parentville (I didn't have these stamps so I was inspired by Kelly's one layer card to try out the stencil technique and also the design. I made my own version of it.) 
W & W May Color Combo with Heather H.  (I used the colors closest to the ones in the moodboard which were available to me and in the distress oxides) 


Time Out Challenge #84- (Flowers)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- we're going around in circles (circle die cut stencil used plus small circles in the flower designs)
Simon Says Work It Wednesday May 2017 (2nd entry here)- "the sentiment reads sunshiny day"

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

Floral Birthday Card

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a floral birthday card today. 
This is inspired by the design of the beautiful mother's day card made by Heather Hoffman for Winnie & Walter's Rerun 19. I loved the idea of using a floral pattern paper and having the sentiment in the middle. Also, the addition of the twine. I tweaked the card design a bit and also made it into a birthday card because I usually need a lot of birthday cards :) I've added the sentiment on a vellum die cut and colored the die cut with some distress oxide. Embellished the card with dew droplets in light pink color. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Cutaways- Wishes (die cut)
Winnie & Walter Stamp- The Big, the bold and the happy (birthday)
Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Ovals Die
DCWV 12 by 12 papers - Teenage Dream Stack
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Distress Oxide- Broken China (to color the die cut wishes)
Iris White and black cardstock 250 gsm
Twine
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Glossy Accents
Dew Drops (Orchid)- The Robin's Nest
Vellum

Here is a picture of the card:





I am playing along with the following challenges:

W & W Rerun No. 19- Parentville (I didn't have these stamps so I was inspired by Heather's Mother's day card in the use of the floral background, the use of twine and the central placement of the sentiments and the blue color of the sentiment)

DCWV May Stackaholic Challenge (facebook)
Time Out Challenge #84- (friends)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

Thanks for your time.
Love reading your precious comments!
Stay Blessed. 

Mixed Media ATCs: Water

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a set of Media Media Artist Trading Cards I created on the theme of water/sea/beach.
These are 5 and they were made on recycled cardboard.
I really love the look of corrugated cardboard so I let the texture show through in some places.
I created texture with gesso and texture paste, created a grungy look by tearing the paper and added colors using sprays, wax and acrylic colors. Then to embellish the project used metal charms, gauze, burlap cord and marbles. Added more texture with mini beads and glass glitter. Colored the dusty attic chipboard pebbles with Picket fence distress inkpad. In the end, finished with white splatter.

List of Supplies:

Dusty Attic Chipboard- Bubbles and Page Pebbles #3
DCWV Project Paper- Cool Ombre
Prima Heavy White Gesso
Prima Modelling Paste
Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Ocean Mist and Mocha
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays- Peacock
Distress Inkpad- Picket Fence
Art Anthology Dimensional Paint - Blue
Prima Mica Powder- Blue
Inka Gold- Steel Blue
Prima Glass Glitter- Sterling
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Marbles
Metal Charms
Mini Beads
Gauze
Burlap Thread
Sea Shells
Brushes
Aqua Brush
Recycled Cardboard

Here are a few pictures of the ATCs:












I am playing along with the following challenges:

Dusty Attic May Challenge (I was inspired by the theme of beach/water and the colors)


DCWV May Stackaholic Challenge (facebook)
Mixed Media & Art May Challenge (was inspired by the blue and brown colors)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- we're going around in circles (sentiments are in circle design chipboard, bubble design chipboard is circular and the marbles are also circular)
Mixed Media Place May Challenge (was inspired by the image of the water)
Mixed Media Warriors #16 (was inspired by the color blue)
Mixed Media World #25 (gone with the twist of beach/water)

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

Monday, 29 May 2017

CAS Floral Card: Let the Good Times Roll

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Card here. 
This is an A2 sized top folding card. 
I made it by using some of the stamps I had in a different way :) I had the Perpetual Bliss stamp by Paper Smooches, there was a circular design in it so I used that design to create the multi-colored flowers by first stamping the circular center and then repeatedly stamping around it to create the petals. Then for the fillers I used the heart design stamp and to add more circles I inked up the eraser on the back of a pencil (thats a little tip from Jennifer Mcguire and it worked!!) 
The little flower on the top right is a die cut from Cutplorations and I added a pearl to it. In the end, I finished off with 3 silver sequins and also added some white dots to the flower centers.

List of Supplies:

Ranger's Dye Inkpad- Pink Gumball
Lawn Fawn Ink Cubes- mermaid, sunflower and hippo
Iris White Cardstock 250 gsm
Pencil with a round eraser on the back
Half Pearl
Mudra- Silver Sequins
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Sakura White Gel Pen

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:






Cutplorations May Challenge (was inspired by the color pink and the flowers, have used 1 cutplorations die to create one of the flowers) 


Simon Says Monday Challenge- We're going around in circles (used a circular stamp to make the flowers and also added circle fillers on the card with an eraser)

Time Out Challenge #84 (flowers)

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

Fun and Whimsical CAS birthday Card

Hi Folks!

I'd like to share a fun, chirpy and whimsical birthday CAS card :)
The color scheme of this one is quite loud with the contrast between black and yellow. 
I created a hand drawn black border around the card panel and card base to give a haphazard whimsical look.
This is an A2 sized side folding card.
That happy little flying dog is very cute I think :)
I added shimmer to the project with clear wink of stella by going over the parachute and sun rays with it.

List of Supplies:

Art Impressions Stamp- His & Hers Flying
Iris White and Yellow 250 gsm Cardstock
Black Sharpie Marker
Ranger's Archival Jet Black Inkpad
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Aqua Brush
Tim Holtz Stencil- Rays
Mudra Sequins
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Wink of Stella- Clear

Here is a picture of the card:







































I am playing along with the following challenges:

AAA cards Challenge- The 3rd big birthday bash 

CASology- Loud (used a loud color yellow and loud contrast here with yellow and black)


Art Impressions Challenge 209- white space is nice space (here the yellow area is the white space of the cas design also used an AI stamp)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Furry Friends (dog)

Addicted to Stamps #149- Animals 

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #409 


Simon Says Monday Challenge- Little Critters

Simon Says Work It Wednesday May 2017  (sunshine)

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

Sunday, 28 May 2017

CAS Christmas Card

Hi friends :)

Hope you had a good weekend and have a great week ahead.
It is very hot in Delhi. Despite that, I think I prefer summers to winters.

Onto crafting, I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Christmas Card today.
This is a 5 by 7 inches side folding card.
I did masking, ink blending, embossing through a stencil, splattering and stamping on this project.
I had this christmas tree stencil for more than a month now and really wanted to try it, I'm glad I got a chance to work with it. It's a beautiful design.
I think the little splatter dots look like snow in the night sky :) The splatter was created using watered down perfect pearls
I stamped on the glittery washi tape with black staz on ink and it worked pretty well.
I've added 3 silver sequins to the right of the sentiment to finish off the project.

List of Supplies:

Paper Sweeties Stamp- Homespun Holidays
Artplorations Stencil- Christmas Trees
DCAM Stitched Ovals Nesting Dies
Iris White Cardstock 250 gsm
Snippet of Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Versamark Mini Inkpad
Wow Metalline Green Embossing Powder
Wow Metallic Glitter Silver Embossing Powder
Distress Oxide- Broken China
Sponge Dauber
Star Shaped Sequins
Silver Glitter Washi Tape (snippet, had some left over from an earlier project)
StazOn Inkpad- Jet Black
Perfect Pearls
Brush

Here is a picture of the card:







































I am playing along with the following challenges:

Rudolph Days Challenge- May

HLS May Christmas Challenge (I've gone with the twist and masked off and done some blending outside the oval)


Addicted to Stamps & More #243- Holiday


CASe this sketch #223


Word Art Wednesday 284-285

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge


Cutplorations May Challenge (I was inspired by the greens in the photo)


Pixie's Snippets Playground 283-284

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

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Mixed Media ATCs- "She"

Hi folks :)

Hows your weekend been so far? I've been crafting a fair bit over the weekend :) I made a set of ATCs for the first time today. ATCs in case you don't know are Artist Trading Cards, these are small 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size and basically a snippet of an artist/crafter's style. The theme of today's ATCs is women, I wanted them to have an encouraging and motivating feel so I kept the titles open ended, "she is", "she can" and "she will". I recycled some sturdy packaging cardboard  to make the base of the ATCs.  I have used gelli printingstamping, stenciling, doodling and splatter on these. 

List of Supplies:

Stamping:
RubberDance Stamp (background flowers)
Inkadinkado Fairies Clear Stamp (Fairy)
Craftyscrappers- Being Traditional (Woman in saree)
So Suzy Stamps- Martini Lady (Lady with martini glass)
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Acrylic Block

Media:
Camlin White Gesso
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Acrylic Colors by Folkarts (Plaid)
Camel Acrylic Colors

Texture and Embellishments:
Gauze
Vintage Butterfly buttons

Tools and other Supplies:
Fevicol Glue
GelliArts Gelli Print Plate
Sharpie Fine Tip Marker
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers
Aqua Brush
Fan Brush
Packaging Cardboard
Harlequinn Design Stencil
Palette Design

Here are a couple of pictures of the process: 


















Here are a few pictures of the ATCs:














































I am playing along with the following challenges:

More Than Words- May Mini Challenge (she)

Artplorations May Mixed Media Challenge (used Harlequinn stencil here)


RubberDance May Theme Challenge (made three ATCs, used 3 buttons, 3 images of women)


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- (Butterflies)

HLS May Mixed Media Challenge (White Splats)


Butterfly Challenge 79- (The gauze used for texture is cream colored and there are many layers here)

Addicted to Stamps 148- (Used Butterfly Buttons on all 3 ATCs)

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

Friday, 26 May 2017

Mixed Media Mini Canvas: Be You

Hi folks!

Hows the weekend looking for you? I look forward to getting started on some new supplies and experimenting :) Today, I'd like to share a mixed media mini canvas titled "Be You", this was my first try at working on a canvas and also at using crackle texture paste and I must say I love the cracked effect. I enjoyed it a lot and hope to make more canvases in the future :)

There are many layers in the canvas i.e. gesso, texture paste, layers of color added using sprays, inks and brush pens. Stencil work was done using a brick design stencil. For added texture, I'd added some small beads and gauze. The project is embellished with a stamped butterfly, gems, flowers, buds and tendrils. There is copper colored shine and shimmer on the project due to embossingSplashes of white gesso were added at the end. 

I really love the stamped sentiment that reads, "Don't let people discourage you. Just fluff your tutu and dance away." I think I will hang this canvas in my room to look at it and help me stay encouraged. 

List of Supplies:

Stamping: 
So Suzy Stamps- fluff your tutu
Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Ranger's Distress Inkpad- Black Soot

Colors and Media:
Little Birdie-Color Splash Ink Sprays- Mocha and Berry Blast
Camlin Brush Pens
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Aqua Brush
Prima Finnabair Texture Paste- White Crackle
Camlin White Gesso
Zing Copper Glitter Embossing Powder

Tools and Other Supplies:
Little Birdie- Brick Stencil
Palette Knife
Scissors
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
5 by 7 Canvas panel by Mont Marte 
250 gsm iris cardstock (snippet)
Ranger's Blending tool and foam
Black Sharpie
Brushtro Thin Tip Technical Marker 
Brushes

Embellishments:
Mini blue beads
Gauze
Gems
Flowers, buds and tendrils from the Paper Crafting Medley (aurora) by Little Birde
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers

Here are a few pictures of the process :




















Here are a few pictures of the canvas:





































































I am playing along with the following challenges:


Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (used stamplorations butterfly stamp here)


Butterfly Challenge #79 (many layers here and also gauze is cream colored) 

Mixed Media & Art Challenge- May (I was inspired by the blues, browns and bricks)

Mixed Media World- May Challenge (was inspired by the blues)

Mixed Media Warriors Challenge 16 (was inspired by the blue stones and flowers)
Wyzwanie MMW #16 - MayMoodboard | MMW Challenge #16 Majowy Moodboard


HLS May Mixed Media Challenge (There is splatter of gesso on the page)


Power Poppy Frame it Up challenge (I've used the ornate frame chipboard to frame the sentiments and butterfly)

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