Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Easel Drawer Card

Today's project was supposed to a recycling one but it became a semi-recycled craft (I don't know if this is a proper word!). I was hoarding a drawer box since many years and wanted to upcycle it into a easel drawer card but unfortunately I almost broke the drawer and could not use it. Had to make a new drawer and only used the box, hence the semi-recycle  term :) .

Here is the picture from top.

I have used a gold oval die-cut and put a hand-drawn lady silhouette with pearls as jewelry. Added black pearls on the border, some flowers and hearts.

Drawer is made of cardstock and covered with PP (Papericious- Orange Fall). Bordered with golden pearls and added a red button using wire.

The top and the sides are covered with PP(Papericious- Orange Fall). Added the message "Rise and Shine" with flower bouquet sticker and lined with some tiny gemstone.

There is a video too.

Thanks for spending some time here. Have a great day!

I am submitting this project at

HLS May Anything Goes with Dies

HLS May Mixed Media Challenge

Papericious May Challenge - Make Something Feminine

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Trio of Cards

Hey Friends,
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I am sharing trio of cards made using same technique but different design.

First, I heat embossed the specific stamps on one side. I then masked that corner of the card and the design and blended some DI. Once I was happy with the color, I splattered some water over it. Then I used different sentiment on each one of them.

I liked the dolphin one the most, let me know your favorite.

Have a great weekend!

I am playing along following challenges

For the Dolphin card

TIMEOUT Challenge #109

Inspired by the word "Friends". I think dolphins are one of the most friendlier and cute sea animals.

AAA Cards CAS Game#115 - Inspired by Nature

For the Seahorse

HLS May CAS Challenge

CAS on Friday challenge # 133 Birthday card

CAS on Sunday

For the Starfish

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #292 Make your Mark

Fusion - The Harbour

Inspired by the sea

Monday, 7 May 2018

Freehand Watercolor Florals

Hi friends,
Start of a new week and I am up with a new card. Nowadays I am in love with water coloring and today's card is hugely inspired by two of the ladies I keenly follow for coloring, Sandy and Kelly. I simply love their work!

Here is the card.

I used DI for coloring the free hand flower bunch and I intended to keep it just water colored card, but I was not too happy with the effect I got, so ended up adding some touch up and detailing with brush pens. While using the brush pens my hands got a little messy and I managed to get some color on few parts of the card! So in came the gold jewels to hide those :)

I did like the card but I still wish to make only water color card with no touch ups. Hopefully next time :)

Wish you have a great week and thanks for spending some time here!

Playing along

AAA CAS Game#114

Playing for first column - Gold, Water colors and Flowers

CFC 198 - April Showers bring May Flowers

HLS May 2018 Water Color Challenge

Playing with the twist

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Fluttering butterflies for Birthday Wishes

Hope you are having a great Sunday. I was off to my hometown for a break, since my son has summer vacation currently. I was completely on Eat-Sleep-Repeat mode :) So that will explain as to why I did not visit many of the blogs. Lot of catching up to do now.

Coming back to my card. On a light blue cardstock I stamped butterflies(Mudra-Beautiful Butterflies) using London Fog Momento Ink and then colored it using color pencils(Faber Castell). Then I stamped the bold sentiment(SSS) at the center. It's a simple one layer with no embellishments.

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting and have a happy day!!!

I am playing along following challenges

HLS CAS May Challenge

Going with color-Denim Blue

Grab the Badge

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Chrysanthemum Bloom

Popping up today to share a colorful card.

I used a stencil of the bloom (chrysanthemum) to color it. The stencil has sparse petals so I layered petals in different colors(water color pencils) by offsetting the stencil each time making sure they overlap. Kept repeating it till I was happy with the volume of the petals. Added some shading and details using white gel pen.

I did botch up a little while adding the grey shade around the flower, it did not come out smooth. Finally added the embossed sentiment at one side and added a border all around using black gel pen.

I hope you like it and share your thoughts on same. Have a great day!

I am playing along following challenges

Paru's Card Making Challenges - April 2018

CAS-ual Friday #196

Happy Little Stampers - April 2018

AAA CAS Game#112 A favourite technique

My favourite is water coloring, this time using water color pencils