Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fussy Cutting with stamping + Video Tutorial !

Hello,

I have to share a card and video that posted on the Mudra Blog a couple of days back, bringing you some fresh inspiration and making an attempt to help you get started on stamping and letting the fear go away.

I absolutely love stamping, it's one of my favorite things in the whole wide world of art supplies. I also love using watercolors. If you are new to stamping,you might find it intimidating to stamp directly on the card base, for if you don't get it right, it will be difficult to salvage. Fussy cutting is a technique that can rescue you. It is one of my favorites too. Simply stamp your images on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut them and them figure out the placement on your final card.

Today, I created this card using the same technique and I also have a video, sharing the process.




Watch the video here


Supplies
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Fabriano Elle Erre Cardstock Bianco A4
Mudra Beach Fun Stamp Set (The Craft ShopLulupuCraftAdda)
Mudra Peony Love Stamp Set (LulupuCraftAdda)
Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Brushed Coudroy)
Archival Black Ink
Water brush
Foam Tape
Faber Castell Aquarelle Water color pencils
Acrylic Block
Rangers Heat Gun
Black Pilot Pen
Clean Cham Cloth (to clean stamps)

I hope you enjoyed watching the video and will give this technique a try. Entering this card for the Ranganjali August Challenge - Favorite Technique





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Creating backgrounds with Distress inks (Feat. Impression Obsession Stamps & Dies)

Hello,

I have another card featuring the fabulous Impression Obsession Rubber Stamp and dies to share with you today. I based this card on their new challenge - Squared which is to create square cards or incorporate squares in your projects.

I went with a 6"X6" square card and used this adorable stamp called Sassy Sister. I colored the image with my Faber Castell Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and added some glitter highlights with Flair Glitter Gel Pens.




For the background, I used the Hill Landscape Layers Die and distress inks (crushed olive, mowed lawn, salty ocean). I also sprinkled some water on top to achieve that cool look. The sentiment is from a stamp set called Warm Fuzzies Sentiments and "Sister" is hand-written.



I hope you can catch the glitter in the picture above. I had so much fun coloring in this girl. She is adorable.



I hope you liked this card and I will see you again soon.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello,

This is a very special post for a very special person! Emma Lou is the creative director at Heartfelt Creations and I feel so happy to have worked with her in the past and to know her a little bit better. She is an amazing person, very talented and super sweet. And today we have got together to celebrate her special day through a blog hop.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and a fabulous year ahead! I hope you have a great day with your family and friends!

Here's the card I created for her. I heat embossed the background stamp on vellum and then colored on the backside using Chameleon Pens. A simple vellum card that I hope she will like :)




Also, the Heartfelt Creations team is super sweet and offering a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations for hopping along and leaving a comment on participating blogs. The hop starts at 8 am EST on Thursday 11th August 2016 and closes on Tuesday 16th August at midnight. So hop along for a chance to win.

The winner of the blog hop will be selected randomly and will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

Here's the blog hop order:




Convert Photos into Watercolor Illustrations|Video Tutorial


Hello, I'm on the PPS blog today, bringing you a video tutorial on how I convert photos into watercolor illustrations and create your own art masterpieces. Put them in a frame and adorn your walls. Also, they also make for a great gift too :)

In short, you are gonna love it :)



Watch it here!!


And please don't forget to leave some love and subscribe to the channel so I can keep bringing you more videos!
See you again soon!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Watercolor pencils + pencil highlights!

Hello,

I have a lovely card to share today. I love using my stamps in a different way then they are intended to and I love extending them and come up with fun ideas to use them on cards.

For today's card, I am using Impression Obsession Patterned Circle Cling Stamp and using it as the center of a flower. I will be coloring using Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils and then adding highlights using Staedtler Luna Color Pencils which really lifts up the project.




You can watch the process of how I created this card HERE



I am submitting this card for the Simon Says: Fabulous Floral Challenge and STAMPlorations August Challenge where the theme is to use Markers/Pencils.

*****Supplies*****
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Fabriano Elle Erre Bianco 220 gsm* http://amzn.to/2aMfVga
Water Brush* http://amzn.to/2a9E2bw
Impression Obsession Patterned Circle Stamp
Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils* http://amzn.to/29UsysM
Staedtler Luna Colored Pencils* http://amzn.to/2aAHd9I
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Ranger's Heat Gun
Gansai Tambi Water colors
Clean Cham Cloth* http://amzn.to/29TbaV9
Acrylic Block


* Affiliate links used wherever possible. If you click the link and buy, there would be NO additional cost to you.



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rakhi Cards with Mudra Stamps!

Hello,

A few days back I shared some Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) cards over at the Mudra Blog and I thought I'd pop in here and share them with you. Mudra had the most awesome stamp set release in July and I am totally in love.








You can find the full post HERE. I also shared my favorite tips for mass producing cards :)

I will be back soon again to share something new! Stay Blessed!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Blog Hop! + Video Tutorial

Hello,

It's time for the  monthly HC alumni blog hop!


Remember to leave a comment on as many of our blogs as you can to be in the running to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt CreationsHop starts 8 a.m. EST on Tues. July 26th and closes Fri. July 29th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Sat. July 30th 2016. The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

I decided to create a little happy wall art for my home using my most favorite bicycle stamp from Heartfelt Creations.






And I also recorded the process of how I made it.

Watch the video here:



I love how it turned out and I hope you like it too.

Here is the Blog Hop order to get you started. 


Supplies*
Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy, Salty Ocean, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wilted Violet, Walnut Stain
Table Salt
White Gel Pen

*Affiliate links used wherever possible





Thursday, July 21, 2016

3 Card Ideas Using 1 die | Over at Pretty Paper Studio Blog

Just popping in to let you know that I have a new video tutorial on the Pretty Paper Studio Blog where I am sharing 3 card ideas using 1 die.


I hope you enjoy watching the tutorial!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stippling with Oil Pastels (Feat. Impression Obsession Stamps)

Hey guys,

I am writing a post after a long time here. I was on a wonderful 2 months vacation with family and friends and visited Unites States for the first time and it was totally amazing. Now I am back to work and hopefully will keep the blog alive with posts :)

Before I left for vacation, I got an email from Impression Obsession Stamp Company saying that they like my work and asking if I would like to give their products a try. I was so excited to have a company appreciate my work. They also let me pick out a few of their amazing products and I will have some projects and videos sharing them in the coming days.

Here's the first card I created using one of my favorite stamps from Impression Obsession.  I also explored the technique called stippling with oil pastels on this. I have a video on how I made the card and I hope you feel inspired to create something of your own.



Watch the video here







*****Supplies*****
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Impression Obsession Cling Stamp - Solid tree

Impression Obsession Clear Stamp - Warm fuzzies Sentiments

Fabriano Elle Erre A4 - Bianco*

Canson Fine Arts Natural White Cold Pressed 300 GSM*:

Portfolio Oil Pastels - Pack of 12*

Portfolio Oil Pastels - Pack of 24*

Foam Tape*

Clean Cham Cleaning Cloth*



* Affiliate links used wherever possible. If you click the link and buy, there would be NO additional cost to you.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Building a scene around stamped images - over at Murda Blog!

Here's a sneak peek at the project I am sharing at Mudra Blog today! I love this stamp and I am sure you'll love the project as well.



Do stop by and don't forget to let me know what you think :)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Over at Mudra Blog !

Hello,

Just popping in to let you know that I have a new card and new video tutorial up on the Mudra blog today. Please stop by and let me know what you think. Your thoughts mean a lot to me :)


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Guest Designing at Paru's Card Making Challenge Blog!

Hello,

Welcome to a new month and I am starting this month guest designing at Paru's Card Making Challenges! This challenge blog has been running for a few months now and I absolutely love the challenge themes that Paru picks each month.



This month the challenge theme is SUMMER, of course :)



I have a card and a tag to share with you this month keeping in mind the challenge theme.




It's no secret that I adore Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought "Cruising through life" Stamp set was perfect to create a lovely sunny day in the park. The sun and the clouds are from a Jane's Doodles Seamus Stamp Set and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I white heat embossed all the elements on Canson Watercolor Paper and then colored with distress inks and a waterbrush.



Now what's summer without some lemonade...right??
For the tag, I used another Lawn Fawn mini stamp set called "Make lemonade". I stamped the image on Canson watercolor paper and colored them using Faber Castell Markers. I fussy cut the lemon and popped it up using some foam tape. For the sentiment, I combined two different stamps - Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever and Hero Arts Magical Castle. I also lightly inked the edges using some crushed olive distress ink and a sponge dauber and tied some jute string.


I hope you like the projects I have created and feel inspired to play along!
There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs too :)

                                                                Rs.500 Gift Voucher from

                                                                               and
                                                               25$ gift certificate from


Play along and don't forget to use the tag #PCMCHALLENGES when sharing your projects on social media !

Have a happy month ahead!










Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Over at Mudra Blog!

Hello, I am sharing a step by step tutorial on the Mudra Blog today and I hope you will drop by and leave some love. Here's a little sneak peek for you.


Have a great day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Some Bunny Says... (Feat. Lawn Fawn Stamps)

Hello,

It's almost weekend and I am excited to take sometime off since I have been working non-stop since a past few days. I did however squeeze in the time to play along the current Lawnscaping Challenge and it was such a stress buster :)

The current challenge is Beautiful Florals and so I had to play. Floral images are my most favorite.






I couldn't believe it when I searched among the heaps of Lawn Fawn Stamps that I have collected over the years that I didn't have a single floral one (I think that's a hint that I need to shop some more, ha!) But since I had already made up my mind that I wanted to play along, I searched for any kind of flowers in all the different sets and thankfully I found a few even though itty bitty ones :)

The idea here is to have the little bunny shower in the flowers :)

I used the following Lawn Fawn Sets: Sew Lovely, Critters in the 'burbs, Critters down under, Hello Baby to stamp the little flowers and leaves and the bunny with the umbrella and also the sentiment. The distress ink colors that I used are Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey Crushed Olive and Candied Apple. I also used Salty Ocean Distress Ink to add a little ink to the edge with the blending tool.




I hope you play along as well :) See you soon again! Have a great day!








Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Heartfelt Creations March Alumni Blog Hop!

It's time for the  monthly HC alumni blog hop!

Remember to leave a comment on as many of our blogs as you can to be in the running to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt CreationsHop starts 8 a.m. EST on Tues. March 29th and closes Fri. April 1st at midnight. The winner will be announced on Sat. April 2nd 2016. 


The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

Okay, so I am a teeny tiny bit obsessed with watercolors and Heartfelt Creations stamps are so perfect. This time 


I stamped the image using Lullaby Darlings PreCut Set on Canson Natural White Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper 300 gsm* with Old Paper Distress Ink. I masked the image first using Daler & Rowney Masking fluid and used the wet on wet watercolor technique to build the background. I am using Camel Student Water Color Tube* and Sakura Koi Water Brush*. Once the background was dry, I peeled off the masking fluid and painted the image. I also added some tree branches free hand to add more interest in the background. Next I stamped the sentiment using Chick Retreat Cling Stamp Set using Archival black ink and mounted the panel on a blue Note card base using foam adhesive*. I also added a decorative die cut from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die.

I love how it turned out and I hope you like it too.

*Affiliate links used wherever possible.

Here is the Blog Hop Order to get you started.