Friday, 23 September 2016

Pink & Gold

Hello there,

Keeping this blog alive amidst busy days. I made this card for Teacher's Day for my daughter. Here too i have tried few stuff new to me.... Stenciling & Embossing


First i clear embossed the piece of card stock with script stamp and then i have stenciled randomly with TH honey comb stencil in worn lipstick. I also inked the edges with the same. The centre panel has the same script stamp stamped with Worn lipstick. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold. 

And see those gorgeous butterflies. I stamped and fussy cut the butterfly and gave it a thick coat of glossy accents. And it sure looks Glassy :) The smaller butterflies are punched and embossed in gold. 

Finally mounted it on card base with a golden strip. So how is my card? I enjoyed making it...... with lots of trial & error. See you with another card soon. 

Happy weekend!!!

Monday, 12 September 2016

More Chevron!!!

Hey crafty folks,

Here is one more experimental card from me. For some time now i have been wanting to give mixed media a try, but dint have the guts to do so. I got this Pebeo White gesso a while back and here is my first try with it.

I took a white cardstock and applied the Pebeo Studio Gesso through the Chevron Stencil. I used the scrapper which came along with my cameo. It was pretty good and did the job.

I allowed it to dry naturally (should have used the heat gun) and then distressed the CS with spiced marmalade and worn lipstick. The result was good but a little boring so i cut up the CS in the centre along the zig zag. And against a black CS it was striking.
Just wanted to focus on the bg and sentiment so kept it simple and neat. Stamped the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it in black. And a little golden embroidery floss to add interest.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead


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Thursday, 8 September 2016

My First Water colouring

Hi people..

Glad to be trying some new stuff. Here is my first try on water colouring. Loved doing it. I got some Mudra Stamps recently and i have been colouring like crazy.

For my first try here, i heat embossed it in gold and then coloured the image with DI (worn lipstick and peeled paint). Then fussy cut it and mounted on card base. some glossy accents for the dews. Sentiment is again heat embossed in gold on vellum.

A close up of the water colouring

The card looks grand and glittery IRL. I gifted this to a friend for their house-warming (yeah, another).

Next i wanted to try colouring it without embossing, and here it is

I liked this a little better than the previous one, it has more scope for shading and differentiating the colours. Here i have used worn lipstick and candid apple for the flowers. Same layout again.. 

Next i tried no line colouring. Am soo new to this techniques that i had to do some mistakes. First have a look @ the card.

haha... green flowers!!! very rare :0
For no line colouring i knew u had to stamp the images with a lighter shade colour, and so i stamped it with yellow DI and coloured it with peacock feathers........... so (yellow +blue) became green. I did have a hard time making the leaves look different from the flowers :0 :0 :0
My DI collection is small so i had to adjust with what i had.

Then i stamped the image again with peacock feathers and coloured with the same. Here is the card.

Now this looks a little better i guess. I also used tumbled glass for shading & differentiating. Here is a look at all cards together.

Ok thats it from me today. Any water colouring tips and new techniques would be highly appreciated. Also do comment on which is ur fav watercolouring technique.

Thanks for dropping by,

Linking it to
Mudra #1- Anything goes

SSS wednesday Challenge - Stamp it

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