Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chevron flowers

I had so much fun with my previous chevron card that I made another one. This crazy idea hit me on Sunday night, and I wanted to see if it really works. So I tried on the piece of paper which was right in of me - Yes a credit card receipt! 

I made it using a single layer white card stock. Drew two flowers and then colored the chevrons, this one was also a tricky one, as I had to switch colors while coloring. both the flowers are colored with a very light hand using light peach and pink, barely visible. Added chevrons at the bottom and stamped the sentiment on a distressed panel.

Used glitter gel pens to color the center of the flowers.
 Linking this one with the Fusion Challenge

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For Uniko

Uniko's color palette was on my mind for a long time, got this cute bloom from Uniko's free images.
Printed and cut out the flower with scissors.
I sponged the flower with yellow ink, and the leaves with green pigment ink.
Used a brown card stock for the base, and a white card for the front. Embossed with the bamboo template.
Added a pale green crochet lace and used foam adhesive for the flower. Finally stamped the sentiment with a brown ink. Glad that I was able to keep it CAS.

linking this with the Uniko challenge

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Colourful Chevron

I made this card after seeing the fusion challenge, the colourful chevrons were eye catching.
I had spent a lot of time on this card, but very happy how fabulous it has turned out. Made it yesterday, but couldn't get a good picture since the weather was really cloudy and gloomy the whole day. Managed some pictures today, so sharing it today before I get caught up in my busy day and upcoming school week.
First I had added two panels, colored in ombre, on the card, since I am following a sketch. Then went on to color the chevrons. If you look closely, the changing colors of the chevrons is visible. I don't know how long it took to color ;)
Stamped the sentiment, and wrote 'mom' using stencil.
Added a tiny butterfly and some tiny hearts. 

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

3D heart pop up card

I made this card a couple of months back(during Valentines time), but I didn't had a blog back then. I started blogging a bit more than 2 months for now. So it was never shared before , but sharing this now since I got a right place to share - at Paperminutes Challenge. I really like this challenge since I make a lot of different types of cards like this blog :) and finally every once in a while I can share a different card.

Posting this to the Paperminutes

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Make a wish ~ balloons

A CAS card using Annabelle digi image and stamp.
Kept the color close to the color palette of Colour Me.
Used different shades of blue paper to create the border.
A few blue rhinestones and added blue string to the balloons. A very simple  card.

Posting this card to 

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Color inspired CAS Card

A simple CAS card for the Simon Wednesday Blog and  ColorQ challenge
Used a purple card stock for base. A white front, with a kraft brown panel with a purple paper lace.
A yellow sheer bloom along with a velvety green leaf.
A few rhinestones to finish off.
That's it. Too simple.

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Star burst card

Made this Star burst card after a long time. I chose a white card stock, and the pattern paper is from the spring collection.
The bloom, I had cut it from another pattern paper, I like this flower's newsprint look.
Couple of leaves, and I had up cycled the twine, it came in a package material. It looked too useful to throw away. It is palm fiber.
Added the sentiment, on the designer paper, and continued along the star burst pattern. It is a card for a friend.
A floral button and two hearts as embellishments to wind up the card. 

A closer look at the bloom, and the palm fiber twine.

The sentiments on the star burst panels.

Posting this card with the 

CASE Study, I like the flower and the sentiments attached with the flower, and all the different shapes in the inspiration card. I added the flower, but added the sentiments on the star burst panel. Added 2 hearts to give the different shapes look in my card. this is my take on the inspiration picture.

I love the flower, and the color orange in here, and of course the twine. These were my inspiration from the above card. So my card is mostly orange, with a flower and of course the twine.

CASE Study just one more casing of one of my favorite artist in the card making world. I am casing
Dawn Olchefske, she is an amazing card maker, I love all her works.
I made the star burst card with her inspiration, but a different look.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

A special card

Today when I sat down to make this card, I set a couple of goals for myself.
Firstly, I wanted to draw my own image.
Secondly, I wanted to write the sentiment,  and finally keep it CAS.
This card has pushed me out of my comfort zone, and surprisingly I like how this card has come out.
I drew and colored the umbrella and the beach chair...yay I managed!
Drew a circle and I cut it with scissors, no big shot used for this.
Sponged light and dark blue ink for the scene, even though it is pretty hard to tell if I had used two inks ;) and distressed the edges with orange ink.
I wrote the sentiment with black fine tip pen, and colored with a turquoise gel pen. 'Enjoy' is the main word of the sentiment, made some sun rays around the dot of 'i', and colored in a tiny drink plus straw in the 'y'. Continued from the 'y' here to the rest of the sentiment.
That's it. Managed to do a card as desired!


Linking this card for the following:


CASE Study, My blog is just over 2 months, and this will be my first time entering for a DT spot, 
I am CASing Valita's work here, it was this card of hers, which got me into sponging, and there is no looking back since then, I am addicted to sponging now.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fantasy garden ~ straw blow painting

My first time doing a straw blow painting, chose trees to experiment since I thought trees are pretty easy, my thoughts before I got started. Of course, trees weren't that easy as I was thinking they would be.
Call me crazy but yes I chose blue and orange to do my trees. These are trees from a fantasy world, like Alice in Wonderland ;)

Used my daughter's Chinese painting  colors for this project

The process of blowing the straw, I surely have a long way to go!

Posting this to the Just Us Girls Challenge
Muse : Challenge #64, I really likes the colors in the inspiration card, but have done trees instead of the flowers.

City Crafter Challenge Blog

This is my take on a garden, bit different type of garden though!

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A funny inspiration

Firstly, I want to tell you about the inspiration behind this card.
Last week while I was teaching, the students scholastic books delivery came in, after giving away everyone's books, at the very bottom of the box were some posters. Too cute and funny to be ignored, when I opened the poster I was laughing pretty hard :D .
I had this crazy idea of altering the sentiment a bit and using it on my cards. So this is how I end up making this card. 

My inspiration poster!

The hanging monkey is a free digi image I got it from pinterest. However, I had to draw the extra length of the vines and some leaves, also the small tiny vine and leaves.

Colored the image in shades of green and brown. Used green marker for the vines, and a brown and peach pencil crayon for the monkey. Sponged blue, green and brown pigment ink to the edges only. Since the sentiment was my main idea, it is printed directly on the card front.

It looks CAS to me but I am hoping that I haven't ruined the CAS look of the card, there is still plenty of white space.

Posting this to Less is More

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