Tuesday, December 2, 2014

You are awesome!

Hello everyone!
I am back again to share a shabby-chic card with you all. Love this style of card making and can't stay away from it for long. :P
Recently, I have been getting quite involved with the mixed media trend and I guess my card does incorporate a bit of Mixed media this time around! Here's a look at what I have created :

The base of my card has been made using three different patterned papers. The light pink striped pattern paper is from Graphic 45, followed by the blue one from Prima Marketing Cigar Box paper pad and finally the alpha one from Prima Marketing Coffee Break Paper pad.

The small butterflies were paper pieced from Prima Marketing Forever Green paper pad. For the base of my floral arrangement, I have used a Prima Marketing Doily Die #1 and popped it up on foam dots and colored with Distress ink- Tattered Rose.

 I have created a shabby-chic card so to create the look, I have distressed all the papers using a paper distressing tool and have inked all the edges of the papers with Distress ink- Tattered Rose. The flowers are all from my stash and I have Gesso-ed the edges of the flowers using Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Tropicana Teal Mist mixed with Gesso and painted using a paint brush to give that light blue colour to the flowers. The Gesso gives the flower a very nice texture and colour!

The sentiment has been stamped and paper-pieced and popped up on foam dots to give that raised look. I have used a lot of rhinestones on my card to add the bling factor to it. :D

Hope you all like it.

Supplies used :
Base cardstock- Campap and Fabriano Brustro.
Dies- Prima Marketing Doily Die #1.
Patterns papers - Graphic 45 (RAK from Piali), Prima Marketing A4 Cigar Box Secrets paper pad. Prima Marketing Forever Green 6 by 6 paper pad,  Prima Marketing Coffee Break Journaling Notecards - 4 X 6.
Flowers- Stash and few were RAK from Priya.
Stamps- Technique Tuesday Incredible stamp set.
Inks- Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Distress ink- Tattered Rose.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Tropicana Teal Mist, Lindys Stamp Gang Hottie Pattotie Mists. (Used to colour the flowers).
Gesso, Rhinestones, Fillers, Mulberry Leaves.


Challenges entered :
Cardabilities - Sketch challenge
Kraft Zone- Box Bingo (I have chosen the line -Punches/Dies, Flowers and Bling).

Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gifting ideas !!

Hi friends,
I'm posting after a long time! Sorry about that but on the brighter side, I have a gift set to share today instead of a card. Yipee me :).. I had loads of fun creating this and my cousin quickly picked up this set for a upcoming wedding in the family so, I'm happy the way this turned out.

I'm sharing a kraft base gift bag with a matching tag! Here's a look at what I've created :
 The matching tag :

The set together:


To make this gift bag, I have used a kraft paper bag which was a local buy so I had a readymade base to work with but you can always create your own gift bags using Kraft paper.

The yellow pattern paper is from Pebbles Basic paper pad and I have layered die-cuts on it which I have coloured using Heidi Swapp Tropicana Teal Mist and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink(I mean the bluish-green die-cut that you see on the bag). The flowers are handmade and were also colored using the same mist but I added loads of water and Distress Spray Stain- Picket Fence to lighten the colour. The leaves are also die-cut and colored using Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I've added few flower buds and foliage to complete my arrangement and also some tulle for added texture!
The border lace on the kraft bag is the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch. I have colored my oval die-cuts on the bag and the tag using Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Mist to give the added shine!

The tag was made with the left-over paper from the bag and I've kept the arrangement same so that I could create a matching gift set.
You'll notice I have kept the sentiments very general on both my bag and tag so that this could be gifted for any ocassion be it for a birthday, wedding gift, marriage anniversary or any kind of celebration.

Supplies used :
Kraft bag- Local buy.
Pattern papers-  Paper Pad - 5.5'' x 8.5'' - Pebbles Basics.
Dies- Elizabeth Crafts Design 'Best Wishes' die, Cheery Lynn tea Rose Medium die, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Flowers, Branches & Leaves.
Stamps- Inspired by Stamping creative Tags stamp set.
Inks - Distress inks- Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive and Squeezed lemonade, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Heidi Swapp Tropicana Teal Mist, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Viva Inka Gold, Tulle, Fillers and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge -Gift packaging. (Made it to Top 3)
Crafty Sentiment designs- Use die cuts challenge
The Kraft journal-Use leftovers ( I have used leftover diecuts from other projects in my bag and tag).

Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mr. & Mrs.

Hello everyone,
Today, I have another card to share with you all and I have created it for the Runway inspired challenge where we have to create a card based on the designer Oscar De La Renta's designs. He is a fabulous fashion designer and all his designed clothes are so gorgeous! Sadly though, he recently passed away. To honour his memory, the Runway challenge has asked us to choose from one of his Spring collection looks and create a card based on it. My card is inspired from the below picture :-

And here's my take on this inspiration :


Well as you can see, the first thing that attracted me to this look was the gorgeous lacy bottom half and I immediately had to recreate it ...At first my thought was to go for a die cut lace, but then I decided I wanted an stamped element on my card rather than a die cut one. I got out my  Justrite Floral fan Elements stamp set and picked out an border stamp from it and stamped and embossed it on vellum paper using Ranger Super Fine White Embossing powder and then fussy cut it and pleated the paper to create this look .
Then, I pulled out my Antique linen Distress Ink pad and smooshed it on my Craft Sheet and spritzed it with water liberally. I then ran my cream color cardstock in it. This gave a nice base color to my card and I went ahead and layered my embossed lace on the cardstock. On the upper half of the card,  I adhered a black card stock followed by a silver Washi tape. The frame is made from Mod Molds - Ornaments and painted using the Distress Spray Stain- Tarnished Brass and Platinum Stickles and I have adhered a Prima Zephyr paper on the back of it as I wanted to incorporate a little bit of the background from the inspiration picture in my card. I finished off my card with a die cut sentiment.
I'm also entering this card in the Pretty Paper Studio challenge where the theme this month is Embossing!

Here's a look at the stamp set I used for the lace :
 Hope this looong post has not put you to sleep :)

Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano Elle Erre, Paper Accents- Vellum.
Dies- Memory Box Alphabet Soup die.
Stamps- JustRite Floral fan Elements stamp set.
Inks- Versamrk Dazzle Embossing ink pad, Distress ink- Antique Linen.
Ranger Super Fine White Embossing powder,  Prima Zephyr paper pad, Mod Molds - Ornaments, Distress Spray Stain- Tarnished Brass, Silver and Gold Glitter Washi tapes.

 I really hope you like my card ..Do drop in your comments about it ..Would love to hear from you regarding it :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Welcome Baby !!

Hi friends,
So, I am back again to share my inspiration for this fortnight's challenge at Lulupu- Kids play.  I have gone with a new born baby card and kept my sentiment general so that this card would work both for a baby girl or a baby boy.

I have created a layered, embossed card on a kraft color base and used some pretty gold glitter tape to add that bit of shine to my project. The leaves are cut from that glitter tape. What I did was, I adhered the tape on a plain white cardstock and then ran it through my Big Shot with the leaf die. Worked like magic :D

A close-up of the flower clicked in natural daylight. Looks gorgeous in real life!

I have dry embossed the side panel of the card on the right side and sponged in white pigment ink over it to highlight the embossed design and on the left side, I have stuck a DCWV dotted pattern paper and die-cut the flower using watercolor paper and colored it with Peacock Feathers Distress ink by heavily spraying it with water. Even the side die-cut lace has been colored using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and I've created an ombre effect on the lace.
The baby pram is stamped, die-cut and the sentiment has been heat-embossed using Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder.

I'm entering this card in Virgina's View Challenge #9- Metallic. I have used gold embossing powder and glitter tape. Hope this qualifies!

Also, my card has been inspired by this time's Fusion challenge graphic picture. Love the ombre color.

Supplies used :
Kraft cardstock- Darice Core'dinations Collection.
Pattern paper- DCWV  Fresh Florals paper stack.
Embossing folder- Cuttlebug Textile folder.
Dies- PTI Filigree Border die, PTI Bloom Builder #3 die, Spellbinders Make a rose die (for the leaves), Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Frame 2.
Stamps- PTI Polka Dot Parade #4 stamp and die set.
Inks- Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Frost white pigment ink pad, Hero Arts Shadow ink- Tide pool, 
Distress inks- Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo.
Versamark Dazzle embossing ink pad, Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder, Gold glitter tape.

Hope you like my card. Please do leave your comments regarding it. I love to hear from you :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sparkle with Prima Lulupu Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the Lulupu Sparkle with Prima blog hop!
You should have come here from the very talented, Nikita's blog.
If not, here's a link to follow the complete hop list starting from the Lulupu blog.

Today is the Day 8 of the Blog hop and I hope you all have been enjoying all the gorgeous inspiration that the Lulupu team and the Guest Designers have been sharing up to now. We also hope you're hopping along each of the blogs and leaving us some love as they are lot of prizes to be won this month! Not only that, we have a month long challenge this month where we are asking you to use your Prima products to create a 'sparkly' project for this festive season. We not only are giving prize to to the Winner, but also to do the Top 3 this time. You really don't want to miss this opportunity :)

Now, coming to my project, I have an altered MDF box to share with a step-by-step tutorial. 


 The insides of the box which I have covered with a pattern paper from the Prima A4 Cigar Box paper pad.

Now, for the tutorial part :

Step 1- Paint the MDF box with White Gesso entirely. This will help in the paint coverage as Gesso gives tooth to your projects and so it takes colours very well.

 Step 2- Measure and cut the pattern papers you're going to use. I've used Prima A4 Cigar box paper collection entirely for my box right from the base paper to ALL the embellishments as well.
Distress your papers after cutting them either with a Distressing tool or with the help of a small pair of scissors and ink the edges using Distress inks of your choice. I have used Scattered Straw thought it is totally optional.

 Step 3- Before sticking the papers to your box, paint the box using paints of your choice. I have used Acrylic paints from Camlin- Chromium Yellow and Cobalt Blue.
Then, I have done stenciling using modelling paste from Sakura and a art knife and ofcourse a stencil of your choice.Mine is from My Favorite Things.

Step 4 - I've done stenciling on the top and all four sides. Then, added blue splatters using Heidi Swapp- Tropicana Teal mist and Heidi Swapp- Gold Lame mist. (This step is optional)

After these steps, I painted the insides of the box as well with Gesso and Blue paint and layered the Prima pattern paper inside as well. This is from the Prima Cigar Box paper pad too!
To embellish my box on the top, I've paper pieced the flowers from the Cigar Box paper pad again, mounted it on foam and adhered it to the top of the Honeycomb MDF piece.
The butterfly die-cut, the wooden cage and the bow are all from the Prima Epiphany collection- Wood icons and Ephemera pack.
I have used the Prima Coffee Break Crystals on the butterfly and also some gold sequins from the Epiphany Ephemera pack. The sentiment and the small tag n the right hand side are from a discontinued collection of Prima now, called Prima Romance Novel paper pad. I have liberally used Ranger Platinum Stickles on the butterfly and flowers though it does'nt seem to show in the photograph. :(

Hope you like my project. Do leave me your comments and views regarding it. 
You next stop on the hop is another incredible crafter, Mallika Kejriwal

Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pattern Play -You are awesome

Hi friends,
In the series of my WCMD frenzy, here is another card I created based on Pattern play with Shay at the W & W blog. They are running a couple of challenges till Saturday for the WCMD. How fun is that ?
Here's a look at what I have created :
To make this card, I just played around with my Bo Bunny stamp set and my Hero Arts shadow inks.The stamp set  has a lot of geometric shapes and I was leaning more towards creating hexagons and arrows for my background but after trying out various combo's, I finally settled with the black stripes and triangles ..Actually, it was the feather die cut which clinched the deal for me :) It just sat so beautifully against all that stamped triangles ...But I have to confess, it was really hard for me to use this diecut. I have been hoarding it for like ages now  and now finally got a chance to use it ..Sigh !! A few sequins and pearls finished the card. On the bottom of the feather, I did some detailing using Platinum Stickles and I was all done.
Please do forgive my stamping Boo boo's. I am not very good with stamping yet and have quite a bit of shaky hands :( I seem to have messed up my bottom triangle !..Argh !!

View of the card while laying down :

Well that's it from my end ..Hope you like my card and do let me know your views. Would love to have your feed back regarding it.
Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano Elle Erre.
Stamps- Winnie & Walter - The Big, Bold and You, Bo Bunny Stamps -To the Point.
Inks- Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-tone shadow ink, Hero Arts Tide Pool, Soft Blossom and Butter bar Shadow ink pads, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Accessories- Feather die-cut, Ranger Platinum Stickles and Sequins.

Challenges entered :
Crafting when we can- No designer paper Made it to Top 3 )
Sentimental Sundays - Bling it up ( I have used stickles, gemstones on the feather and sequins) Winner!
Addicted to Stamps and More : Anything goes

Monday, October 6, 2014

Peach|Gold|Blush

Hello friends!
I am back again to share my second take for the WCMD challenge at Winnie and Walter. I told you, I was really excited about them, right ? :D
Here's a look at my card, first :
I've played along Gayatri's color combination challenge on W & W blog which was to use the color palette of using Peach, gold and blush. I really loved these colours but it was very challenging to create a card only with these colours. After a lot of false start, I decided to stamp and colour my flowers and leaves using a combination of Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow ink and heat-embossing the leaves and the flower outline with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder. The background I have created using a stencil and Distress ink- Spun Sugar to give that blush touch to my card. 

Th sentiment is a combination of a die and sentiment stamp from Winnie and Walter. I die-cut the 'thanks' die-cut with gold glitter washi tape and it really sparkles in real life. Unfortunately, not able to capture it on camera. :( Those sequins you see scattered around were actually a gift from Winnie and Walter. :)

Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano white cardstock.
Dies- Simon Says Stamp' Thanks' die
Stamps -Penny Black Petal Power stamp set, Winnie and Walter 'The Big, The Bold and You' stamp set.
Inks- Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow ink, Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Versamark stamp pad.
Accessories- Heidi Swapp Polka Dots stencil, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder, Sequins, Gold glitter tape (Used for die-cutting).

Challenges entered :
Addicted to CAS -Stencil
Crafty Boots- Gold
House of Cards- Punches and Dies -I have used the 'Thanks' die from SSS.
Inspired by Stamping- Gold
Stamploration : stamping and Embossing

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you like my card. Would love to hear your views on it.