Thursday, August 15, 2013

Friend to Friend!

Hi everyone,
I am just dropping by to share a quick card which I have made especially for the BGC challenge which is
Celebrate your friend with a peepy-fruity twist...I had made a card earlier but failed to follow one of the rules which was to make a window and wanted to give it a second try...This is very last moment  and here's a look at My card :-                                                            
To make this card,I have first stamped the flowers,the leaves and then colored them using Distress Inks and a dauber...This was the fastest way to color them and the colors have come out really bright....I have tried out something new here...
 Tip : Do you see the 2 ribbon strips on the bottom...Those are created by coloring cardstock's  with Festive Berries Distress ink and cutting them in thin strips and then I have done Faux Stitching over them to give a Grosgrain kind of look...This idea was inspired by Tejal's card which she had shared over Swap Central India..Thank you so much Tejal  :)

Supplies used :-
Base CS -Campap
Embossing Folder - Provocraft Swiss Dots.
Dies :-
Itsy Bitsy Fancy Classic Panels.
Stamps :-
Lawn Fawn Flutter By
Unity-Sarah Hurley Stamp set.
Inks :-
Distress inks : Fired Brick,Ripe Permisson,Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw.
Memento Pear Tart dew drop ink.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Uniball Signo white gel pen.

Challenges Entered :-
Beyond Grey Challenges - Celebrate your friend with a peepy-fruity twist ! (For the fruit inspiration I have gone for Red Berries,Mango and Banana for the green leaves). ( Winner! :D )
Annabelle Stamps -Color Inspiration..( I have got all these colors on my card including the very tiny orange flowers on the right hand side :)                              
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing.( Shared my top tip above)
Cuttlebug Mania -Anything goes-Embossing (I have used the Provocraft Swiss Dots embossing folder)

Hope you all like my card...Please do leave me your comments/suggestions regarding this..Would love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Wall Hanging done in Mixed Media Style!

Hi friends,
 I am sharing with you a wall-hanging I have made in the mixed media style, which is also my inspiration post at the Crafter's Corner blog for our current challenge which is Anything goes!... I have to tell you all though this is my very first attempt doing a full fledge mixed media work and  I am not sure about the right's and wrongs  in it ..But I did have a lot of fun getting all inking and playing with the mist and various texture's... I have gone with the clustered look and tried to use different mediums to create my overall look !! ..So here's a look at my work :-                                
Another view :-
And a closer look at my handmade flower which shines with the shimmer from the Lindy's Mists :-          
   And a look at the clustering I have done ...Lol as if its not visible on the other full picture ..But I just have to share another picture ..So please bear with me :) 
I really had a lot of fun creating the background for this wall-hanging...First I  cut out two circles using the lid of a biscuit tin as my template and then I have colored the entire surface with white acrylic paint and then used texture white paste to make the base....Then,using the Mini Hexagons template from The Crafter's Workshop I have tried to create some textured background with Gesso ,then used the Lindy Mists 'Hottie Patottie' to color my background....Used some fabric lace from my stash and various small embellies like Buttons,Charms,Can opener tab,Soda bottle cover to create the entire look of my project and then again coated all of these with the texture white(Gesso)...Also,I have done some stamping using Staz on Black ink and used some die-cut flowers,butterflies and frames to complete the overall look.

Supplies Used :-
Base CS- Fabriano Brustro .
Camel Texture White.
Mists :-
Lindy's Stamp Gang -Hottie Pattotie Mists.
Dies :-
Spellbinder's Fluer De Lis Squares.
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.
Cheery Lynn 3 in 1 Exotic Butterflies (Small).
My Favorite Things Layered Rose.
Inks :-
Staz on Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Distress inks : Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains : Mowed lawn ,Picked Raspeberry and Wild honey.
Stamps :-
Fiskars/Teresa Collins Girly Posh Stamp set.
The Crafter's Workshop 6 * 6 Mini Hexagons.
Ranger Perfect Pearls (White).
Itsy Bitsy Glitter Flowers.
Buttons,Charms.,Pearls,Beads and Rhinestones- Stash

Challenges Entered :-
Color Conceptions -Nail it down with textures.
LESSology - Open that bottle.
DCAM Challenges- Anything goes with a Handmade flower using dies! Featured on their blog! )
Simon Says stamp and show -Make the cut.
Imagination Crafts - Flower Power.

Hope you all like my hanging...Do leave me your comments/suggestions...I love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Mixed Media Tag !!

Heya friends:)
So am back again sharing with you all a tag I have made for the inspiration at the Crafter's Corner blog where our current challenge is everyone's favorite theme : "Anything Goes"...So I decided to make a tag this time and its a mixed media style which is quite new to me...  I have done a lot of distressing ,spritzing with the  Lindy stamp gang spays and stamping too ..This is a tag which is layered with different techniques rather than actual layers ..So here's look at what I have created :
And here's a close up of the flowers which I have colored  using the Lindy stamp gang spray ..These sprays have vibrant colors and a very nice shimmer to it ..I have really enjoyed working with it a lot :          
   A little bit about how I have made this tag ..Firstly I distressed the entire tag with the vintage photo distress ink then I have sprayed the Lindy Hottie Patottie spray on the background...  Then I used The Crafter's workshop stencil to create the hexagon background  with  my vintage photo distress inks then I did the stamping of the dress form and the leaf flourish finally finishing off with a punched lace and the floral arrangement .  
I hope you all like my tag..Please do leave me your comments /suggestion's...Would love to hear from you :)
PS : Flowers and Leaves are from a prize package which I won at Archana 's  site ..She has a large collection of paper flowers and various craft supplies at very reasonable rates  ..Do check out her site :)

Supplies Used :
Base CS : Fabriano Elle Erre.
Punch : MS lace doily punch .
DieMagnolia Do hickey Die Leaf and swirl.
Flowers and Leaves are from a prize package which I won at Archana 's  site ..She has a large collection of paper flowers and various craft supplies at very reasonable rates  ..Do check out her site :)
Stencil : The Crafter's Workshop Hexagons.
Stamp : Prima Marketing.
Inks : Distress inks : Vintage photo,Scattered straw,Versafine Onyx Black,Lindy stamp gang mists-Hottie Patottie.
Seam binding ribbon,Rhinestones,Small flower's and filler's from stash.
Charm -Crafter's Corner.

Challenges entered :
For the love of crafting -Make a tag.
Sarah Hurley Challenge blog -Texture and Dimension
Creative Moments : Anything but a card
Dragons Dream : Tag it on : Use Stencil/mask,paint and Ribbon.
Stampotique Designer's Challenge : Tag youre it !!
The stamping chef : No cards allowed .

That's It from me ..Have a nice day everyone :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Best friends -CASEing Deepti!

Hi friends,
So today I am back again to share with you a card I have made for my blogger friend Deepti's celebration challenge...She had challenged us to case any of her card for her celebration challenge and here's my take on her card :-

MY card :-                                                      
And a side view of my card :-                                              
And here is DEEPTI's card below :-                                                           
As soon as I had seen Deepti's this card I have been wanting to case it...There is something about the colors against the black background that really stood out for me...I really really love Deepti's card!
For my card,I have done a lot of paper-piecing using the Lawn fawn stamp sets on plain color cardstock...And the fussy-cutting was the most tedious part...My finger's  are still paining after cutting out those tiny itty-bitty leaves :P...But I am so happy with the end result that it was totally worth the effort !!

Supplies used :-
Black CS- Fabriano Elle Erre!
Stamps :
Lawn Fawn Flutter by,Blissful Botanicals.
TPC All occasions stamp set.
Dies :
I have used the Itsy Bitsy fancy classic die for de-bossing the sentiment panel.
Inks :
Versamark Embossing ink.
Versafine Onyx black.
Embossing powder- Zing!Opaque White.
Ribbon and Charm -Crafter's Corner.
Pealrs and bling.

Challenge Entered :
Catchy Crafts-CASEing Deepti's card.
BGC- Fruity + Twist ( I was inspired by the colors of the watermelon ).
SSS-Anything goes!

Hope you like my card...Do leave your comments/suggestions...I love to hear from you!
Have a nice day everyone!