Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Blog Hop!

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. August 30th and closes Fri. September 30th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Sat. September 4th 2016. The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

This is no secret that I am obsessed with water colors, mostly because that was my primary medium to express while growing up and I am just excited to see that it has caught up so well in the industry.

I chose to color the Sunflower from the Classic Sunflower Collection using distress inks and indulging in some no line watercoloring. I masked the flowers a couple of times to create the bunch.




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

Here is the Blog Hop order to get you started. 


Monday, August 29, 2016

You are one-of-a-kind Friend | Shaker Card

I love interactive cards and so I really wanted to play along the Lulupu Challenge #64 - Friendship with a twist Challenge which is to make friendship shaker cards.

I have these lovely mermaid and fishy stamps from Impression Obsession and I combined them with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stamp set.




I stamped and water colored the images using distress inks and added some highlights with a white gel pen and glitter pen. The sentiment is heat embossed using zing embossing powder.

Here is a little peek at the shaker action and all the glittery highlights :)

video

I hope you liked this project :) Have a great day!

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!