Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shop Your Scraps - Striped Backgrounds

Hello Everyone!!!

Last week while organizing my card-stock and patterned papers, I realized that over the past few years I have accumulated a lot of paper scraps. I have always thought about throwing them away, but I can't come to do that. So I have decided to make cards just using those scraps.

While I was at it, I felt that it would be a good idea to share the process of creating those card ideas with you, thus I will be showcasing a new card idea using just scraps on my blog every month. How is that???

So let see this month's cards.









Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.



I am submitting these cards to :

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - White
Recollections card-stock
Spellbinders Shapeabailities  Dies - Flutters
Spellbinders Shapeabailities  Dies - Les Papillons : https://goo.gl/8NRYLH
Recollections Die- Butterfly
Lil' Inker Designs stamp set - Mehndi : https://goo.gl/hj8sFu
Verve Stamps stamp set - Floral Notes
Stampendous stamp set - Happy Messages : https://goo.gl/4pkFHU
Tsuekineko Memento Dye  inkdrops  - Lilac Posies : https://goo.gl/qZ87mb
Tsuekineko Memento Dye  inkdrops  - Grape Jelly : https://goo.gl/qZ87mb
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Misti original stamping tool
Cuttlebug dieecutting tool
Mini ink blending tools : https://goo.gl/pLeuaP
Mini ink blending foams : https://goo.gl/uJaHU6
Ranger Stickles - Forsted Lace : https://goo.gl/9rmGEf
Fiskars Paper trimmer : https://goo.gl/sWcUWy
Fiskars Tweezers : https://goo.gl/1gGj61
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : https://goo.gl/mrYa5V
Tombow Mono glue  : https://goo.gl/UKmXDV
Foam Tape - Scotch / SSS :  https://goo.gl/psjn6Q   or   https://goo.gl/9Api5P

 
 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sketch Saturday #473

Hello Everyone!
I am back with this week's card for Sketch Saturday Challenge. This week's sketch is mentioned below.
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/

This week's sponsors are Digital  Stamp Boutique
Digi Stamp Boutique

Lets have a look at the card now






I have used Digital Stamp Boutique's Hetty & Cupcake image for this card. I have tried to color the image in Adobe Photoshop using Wacom Intuos and then took a color print. It was a nice experience.    

Do participate in the card challenge to win £10 gift card to Digital  Stamp Boutique. I would love to hear back from you all. I hope you all liked my card. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 


Supplies used: 
Recollection card base - white
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Intuos pro
Patterned paper - generic
Distress ink mini's - Worn Lipstiick, Old paper, Vintage Photo
Stampendous stamp set - Birthday wish 
DCWV - The Maps,Text & Ledgers Stack
Mini ink blending tools
Mini ink blending foams 

Tombow Mono glue   
Recollections - Metallic Iridescent Glitter Shapes

Friday, July 14, 2017

Technique of the Month - Torn Edge Ink Blending

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog!
I am back with "Technique of the Month" for July 2017. This month's technique is "Torn Edge Ink Blending".

I have always face difficulty making CAS and one layered cards. So I am trying to explore more those categories of cards, hence this month I decided to go for it using this technique.

So before we dive into the technique, let's have a look at today's card first, shall we...???




Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.




I am submitting this card to:

hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - white  
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth paper  
Distress ink minis - Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers
Distress oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet 
Pretty Pink Posh - Blissful Butterflies stamp set
Concord & 9th - Happy Day Stamp set 
Concord & 9th - Perfectly Penned Stamp set  
Versafine - Onyx Black inkpad
Mini ink blending tools
Mini ink blending foams
Acrylic blocks
Pretty Pink Posh - Dewdrops  
Tombow Mono glue 
 
 
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Technique of the Month - Textured colored backgrounds



Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog!
I am back with "Technique of the Month" for June 2017.  I missed a couple of months but I am back on track now. This month's technique is "Textured colored backgrounds".

I am a huge fan of adding any kind of texture to my cards. It could either be on the background using embossing folders, embossing paste or it could be using embellishments. I can never make just plain and simple one layered cards. 

So before we dive into the technique, let's have a look at today's card first, shall we...







Close-up of the texture


Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.





So here is a small description how I created this card:
  • Die-cut 2 circles from the background panel created using We R Memory Keepers - Nesting circle dies
  • On an A2 car base, adhered the smaller circle die-cut using glue.
  • Then adhered the larger circle die-cut to the card base using foam tape
  • Stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Concord & 9th Happy Day set using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Ranger embossing powder.
  • Cut out an additional 1/4" strip from the background panel and attached it to one side of the card base using glue.
  • Attached a few embellishments around the sentiment to finish the card. 
  • I also stamped a few coordinating sentiments inside the card (can be seen in video).
  • Finally sponged the envelope flap to match the colors on the card using Memento dye inks.

I am submitting this card to :


 I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - white  
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth paper  
Golden - Modeling paste / Ranger Texture paste

Dylusions Dyan Reaveley stencil 5 x 8 Squares Small
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors 
Concord & 9th stamp set - Happy Day
We R Memory Keepers - Nesting Circle dies
Versamark inkpad
Distress Sprayer 
Ranger embossing powder - silver
Memento dye inks
Recollections sequins 
Ranger Ink - Palette Knife 
Tombow Mono glue 
Foam Tape - Scotch / SSS
 
 

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

For You..

Hello Everyone!!!
As you all know due to personal reasons my crafting mojo was MIA for past couple of months. So I was going through the various challenge blog to get it back and that's when I came across Simon Says Stamp's - Monday Challenge - it said "Touchy Feely". I got right up, went to the craft desk and got working.

So today I am here with a bright and colorful summer themed card for all of you. Lets have a look at the card first.






I always like working with embossing/modeling paste and stencils. This was the absolute correct moment to use them. So here is a small description how I created this card:
I really loved how all the colors mixed on the card panel so I am submitting this card to :
I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:
Recollections A2 card base - white
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth paper
Ranger Ink Texture paste - white
Hero arts stencil - tilework
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors
Concord & 9th die- Blossom
Spellbinders die-  Phrase Set Two
Recolletions sequins
Ranger Ink - Palette Knife
Tombow Mono glue
Foam Tape - Scotch / SSS
 

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Life and Death

Hello Everyone!!!
I am really very sorry for such a prolonged absence without any notice. There is no better way to say it, because the news I am going to share isn't a happy one. 

On 21st March 2017 my Father (Mr. Subhash Parab) passed away due to sudden heart attack. It was very shocking and heart breaking. I had to immediately leave for India to be with my mom and brother. I got the news at 11:30 p.m. and in the span of 8 hours I booked my tickets, packed suitcases, and was at the airport- to fly halfway across the world. 

Once I reached India, things got so hot and hectic!!! So many people to meet, so much to do. People said so many nice things about him. Many rituals were performed. It was very weird to be there and not have his presence around… I was there for 2 months or so. All that time, we all were running around putting things in order after him. 

I had been debating about coming out with this news on my blog, but my dad was a regular follower of my blog, he always emailed me his feedback about my art and so he has a special place here. This has been a very emotional and sad trip for me. My Father, wasn't so old, he was 59 years of age, and I knew he wouldn’t be around for ever, but it wasn't his chance to say a final goodbye to us yet… He was a great man. 

Love You Baba!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Feb 2017 Card Kit

Hello Everyone!!!

I am back with my 5 unique cards which I created using Simon Says Stamp - February 2017 card kit. The contents of the card kit are so cute, "lovey-dove" & beverage related that they are perfect to create love and tea-coffee themed cards.
Here are all the cards I have created using this kit. All the supplies used apart from the kit are mentioned separately below.


 Card 1
Card 2

Card 3
 
Card 4
Card 5

I am submitting these cards cards to:
 
http://casmixup.blogspot.com/2017/03/cas-mix-up-march-challenge.html
I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies used:
Simon Says Stamp - Feb 2017 card kit     (this card kit is now sold out but its contents which can be purchased separately. They are linked below)

Below mentioned are supplies used in all cards:

Card 1:
Card 2:
  • Recollections A2 size card base - white
  • AtrC tag die
  • Recollections rhinestones - black
Card 3:
  • Recollections A2 size card base - blue
  • Darice heart die
Card 4:
  • Recollections A2 size card base - brown
Card 5:
  • Recollections A2 size card base - white

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers - March Anything Goes with Die Challenge

Hello Everyone!!!

From this month I will also be a part of Happy Little Stamper's - Anything Goes with Dies Challenge. As  the name suggests, you are welcome to submit any card with some kind of die usage in it.


http://www.happylittlestampers.com/search/label/Anything%20Goes%20with%20Dies

The challenge is sponsored by :

https://shop.happylittlestampers.com/

 Let's take a look at my card now.





As you all know, I have been on an "Ink Smooshing" frenzy recently, I have used the same technique for this card too. See my previous cards here and here showing the same technique.


Instructions:
  • So I started it with watercolor card panel & Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors
  • Using acetate sheet, Distress water sprayer, I created ink puddles and then placed them on the watercolor panel only on the left bottom corner.
  • Taking the acetate sheet to the paper give you a bit of control as to where you want to place your color. I did not want to color the whole panel.
  • After I had the ink pattern created to my satisfaction, I die cut the Poppy from white card-stock and adhered it to the panel on the colored background.
  • Finally I stamped the sentiment and embellished using some Dew drops.
I am submitting this card to :

 
http://casmixup.blogspot.com/2017/03/cas-mix-up-march-challenge.html


http://casethissketch.blogspot.in/2017/03/case-this-sketch-211.html

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 

 


Supplies used:   Recollection card-white
Canson watercolor paper -140 lbs
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors - 2H, 3H. 5H

Memory Box - Perky Poppy Craft die

Stampendous -Happy Messages stamp set
Versafine inkpad - Onyx Black

Misti stamping tool (Also available in small size, large size)
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue 

Pretty Pink Posh - Clear droplets 
3M  Scotch Double stick Foam tape 
Distress water sprayer
Acetate sheet 

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