Sunday, January 22, 2017

NBUS Challenge #8

Hello Friend,

My crafty friend Darnell is celebrating 5th birthaversary of her blog along with 1000+ followers as well as posts. My today's card is for NBUS Challenge #8. The theme is color pencil on kraft. A while back I got the altenew-peony bouquet stamp set to practice pencil coloring with just out lined image while using the layered stamped image as guide line. But never got chance to start with it. So when I saw the theme of challenge, I knew what I wanted to do...:) Here is the card!


I stamped the outline flower with versafine ink using MISTI on kraft cs. I left the stamp in its place in MISTI. I colored the flower and leaves with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. A zillion and some strokes after, once you are happy with the coloring, put the cs back in the MISTI and stamp with versafine once again to reinforce the black outline for a crisp image. These pencils are very creamy and you can build layers very efficiently with them.


Please visit her blog if you haven't done that already. There are many prices to win and it is always a pleasure to read her posts. Her wit makes me smile...always! 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Much Love!

Hello friends,

I am sharing a fun slider card which I made for my DT post for Jane's blog. I have used Life is Good & Seamus stampset and hearts from various other sets.

I love the Life is good stampset. It is so versatile. I made a little garden in a jar using it before...you can check it HERE!

And, here is today's card!


Here is the video to see the sliding hearts.




I wanted to give that transparent effect to the jar so I have use acetate . 
Here is the step by step pictorial.


Take 2 white card stock (bielo) panels measuring 4.5 X 6.5 inches and a 4x3.5 inches piece of acetate. 
Stamp the jar using MISTI in exact same position on both the panel with memento tuxedo black ink. On acetate stamp the jar with archival - jet black ink.
Cut out a window (inner part of jar) form second panel.



Cut the slider channel using MFT's surf and turf die . Adhere the acetate on the back of the second panel (with window) . Aline well so the outline of jar matches the one on acetate. Now cut the channel in same place on acetate too.

Now come the slider part. You need some kind of thick disc like this one by MFT  . But unfortunately, It was always out of stock whenever I ordered from MFT. 



My crafting buddy Paru Mahtani sent me these wooden beads to use for the same purpose. You can check her blog HERE! She is an amazing crafter and a kind soul!



They are so lightweight and easy to glue and best part is they are very affordable. I am so thankful to her. To make sliding element, take a slightly wider circle die cut than the channel , glue the bead on it,insert the beads from the back into the channel, glue the hearts on beads. 

Stamp various hearts in the jar ( on first panel) and in a corner of second panel with matching inks as your heart diecuts. Glue the second panel on top of first using foam tape to give space for hearts to slide.

Added some golden splatter, sentiment and metal embellishment to finish off the card.

That is all for today! Hope you will enjoy the process and tips. See you soon!







Thursday, January 5, 2017

Love you snow much

Hey there,

I am starting the 2017 with a shaker card I made for Jane's blog! I have used the Winter Wishes stamp set (which is on sale right now). I love this set because it is about winter but not Christmas. Isn't that interesting? You can use it through out the winter for other than Christmas cards!



I have used MFT stamp for back ground, all the images are water colored. I experimented different colors for sky as I wanted to show the warmth of morning son in winter. For the snow, I have used 
Dress My Craft's sparkling dust as a shaker element!. I love the super sparkly and white shimmer. 

Perfect for snow!Thank you for being on my blog! Wishing you all a very happy new year! 




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Mixed media my way


Hello friends,
I am on The Craft Shop blog today with mixed media! Yes, you read it right... Mixed Media! LOL! They have launched mini canvas panels in three different sizes which are excellent for miniature painting, mixed media, magnets etc.  

I have created these three panels using not so fancy supply. I feel mixed media is about expressing your self rather than using tons of embellishments, mediums and all fancy paints. Of course they all have a huge impact on final product but if you don't have enough supply, don't be disheartened. Just look around - you will find many things to work with. Check out The Craft Shop Blog to see what I used and how i made these minis!



Thanks a lot for stopping by ! Keep crafting ...be happy!




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Jazz up your envelopes

Hello friend,

Recently Letz Craft launched these beautiful envelopes in rainbow colors. There are brights and pastels and neutral shades. Jovi was kind enough to send me these.


There are two sizes - for 5" x 7" cards and for A2 (4.25 x 5.5") cards. They are made from 120 gsm paper . Very neatly made and they have matching cardstocks too. Amazing ...amazing stuff.

I am sharing some pics to show how you can jazz up your envelopes and how to mix and match. When you are making your card it is so easy to decorate the envelope too as all the supply is already out. 







You can use similar stamp, diecut or pattern paper to co-ordinate them. I like bottom left corner and flap to add my elements. You can use any side or corner as far as you keep space for address.


Easy isn't it! It is loads of fun plus add so much to your card. Try them...you will love them.

Thanks for being here.





Birthday wishes

Hello friends,

I am on Jane's blog with a birthday card.




I have used Birthday Wishes & Cakes stamp sets. The black and grey stripes are done directly on the base using Zig clean brush pens. Cake is water colored and added few clear stones and white embossed sentiment to finish off my card.

Here is the close up!


Thank you so much for being here.




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Winter wishes

Hello friends,

I am sorry to be MIA for the last one month. I was busy supervising my home renovation and repair project. Civil work, plumbing, paint job...uff... tiring!  I hope to post regularly now on.

Today's card is for Jane's Doodles blog. It is a Holiday card made using Winter Wishes & Christmas blessings stamp sets.


I have used pine branch from Christmas blessings set to stamp a piece of white CS cut in triangle using altenew inks. Gifts and bear are from winter wishes stamp set colored with copics. Some grounding eith water color, sentiment and silver glittery star. Done.

Hope to see you soon. Keep crafting!
Love