Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beautiful days

Dear Friends,

Today I have a card to share with you which I made out of Papericious Teal collection paperpad and with Altenew beautiful days stamp set
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Took the teal collection paper and distressed the edges and adhered to the cardstock in a slightly tilted manner. Stencilled the background with DCAM peacock stencils and adhered diecut and stamped flowers over it.The flowers was made with the Beautiful Day stamp from Altenew. I stamped the outline image and the second layer stamp using various Distress inks and colored them with a water colour pencils.Sentiment is a free digi. embellished with pearls in the corner.

Linking this card to the below challenges
http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/11/hls-november-anything-goes-with-dies.html


http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.in/2016/11/the-flower-challenge-2-theme-occasion.html


http://altenewblog.com/2016/11/01/november-2016-inspiration-challenge/

Papericious - Fall or love

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stars love

Dear Friends,

My today's post is on mixed media card with diecuts.

This is the first time i am trying my hands with such colour combination.

Painted the card base with white gesso and then painted with fabric paints and allowed it to dry. used heidi swap stencil for those stars. Stamped the background with peekaboo designs stamps thanks a bunch stamp collection. Adhered diecuts and brings.

Thanks to Sonia for the diecuts and Cathie - followed your tutorial

Linking this project to Peeka boo designs , Lulupu, & Simon says Monday challenge three colours

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Birthdays are special

Dear Friends,

I am here to share today a birthday card with hibiscus flower stamp from Mudra Stamps. As i have shared the story behind for my love towards hibiscus in my earlier post

Here is another card with the same stamp.


Stamped the background with versafine onyx black pigment ink. Embossed on vellum with Gold and black embossing powders. used fabric colours to colour the center flower.

Linking this to Mudrastamp challenges,
Time out challenge - inspired flowers, Neat & Tangled - CAS, Flower Challenge - Occasion,  craft your passion - ATG, CAS mix up - stamping + masking + your choice


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Embossing resist @ Unstampabelles

Dear Friends,
I am lucky enough to have many craft friends who are generous to share RAK then and there.
This card is made out of the diecuts provided by Dr sonia. Since i don't have any die-cutting machine the diecuts which she shares helps me a lot to beautify my work and this card is dedicated to her.

This card created as my  DT inspiration for Unstampabelles.
Challenge - Resistance TWIST use  resistance technique and explain it in your blog


I have used the lattice diecut for embossing resist technique. It is very easy.

Here are steps for resist embossing with diecut which i followed
1. Place the diecut over the cardstock on which you want to emboss and apply versamark embossing pad directly over the stencil.Remove the stencil and add embossing powder over it and then emboss it using a heating tool.
2. Upon embossing, no distress it with distressinks with dauber.
3. Your embossing resist technique is over
4. Decorate or embellish the card the way you wanted.

Hope you find it easy to make

Look forward to your submission to Unstampabelles.

Winner will get the below prize from Susan

 For more inspirations visit us at Unstampabelles

Sharing this project to the challenges - HLS - ATG with Dies, SSSWC - Thanks , Craft your Passion - ATG, Artistic inspiration - ATG,ATCAS - Ombre, IDIC - Thanksgiving


 

Happy crafting !

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Plants love @ IQCG

Dear friends,

This month at IQCG, we have a new challenge. It is show your love toward plants in quilling. 
You can create anything with plant/ plant parts in it.

Here is what i have done for inspiration. 
A 3d quilled miniature daffodil plant


IQCG challenge No.32




Click the above link to know more details about the challenge and inspiration from our DTs.

Happy Quilling!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Floral shaped card

Dear friends,

i am here today to share my DT post for unstampabelles.

The challenge that is set for you is to create anything "Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge".

I hardly try shaped cards like gatefold card, easel cards, box cards etc. I would like to use this opportunity to try gate fold card with a different edge. 

Printed a flower template and created this card by adhering flower shape to the cardstock and added pattern paper,  doily,quilled flowers, pearls. Sentiment is printed one.distressed the inner portion of the doily with distress paints.



Created a flower shaped easel card with diecut butterfly & flower. adhered laces & pearls towards the edge.

Hope you got an idea. winner would get the below prize from Susan. 


Visit unstampabelles for more inspiration from my fellow DTs and link your projects here

Linking this projects to the bellow challenges
House of cards
 Create & makes - ATG with use a die
http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/10/hls-october-anything-goes-with-dies.html

Crafting with dragonflies - Lets go floral
613 avenue - use green or gold

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/10/hls-october-mixed-media-challenge.html

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.in/2016/10/the-flower-challenge-1-theme-anything.html

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Art & Craft as a career

Dear friends,

I am here today to share my thoughts for beginners who would like to choose art & crafts as career.

I am not expert, but thought of sharing my own experience,trials and errors.

 Art & Craft is an heart touching work which makes a customer feel emotional and joyful when they see it. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to make a masterpiece.

As an artist you have to choose what is more important to you - Money or Passion.Sharing some of my works too.
 


 


When you are passionate about your art, keep the following points in mind.

1.Create your own-style

2. Decide on what you want to do.

3, Start with the items which you have with you rather than spending much on the craft supplies at the initial stage.

4. Beware of what you are using in the products(images, fonts) you are creating to sell - Check if any copyright restrictions are there.

5. Pay attention to detail and even a small change can bring a major impact.

6. Create samples of your work and take good photographs in day light

7. Grow your network,Put yourself out in social media and spread the word.

8. If you are opting to make business out of your art then learn how to price your work which is more important. Most people forget to account their labour and time. Pls include it.

9. Research your market where you want to put up

10. Visit some art collection centers or online art collection sites like Invaluable's blog  & Indian art gallery for recent updates on art collections & antiques to know the trends in the art world

8. Make invoices upon taking an order and take advance from your client. Do this for even your friend.(I have learnt many lessons on this part)

I hope this post is helpful to initiate some thoughts on choosing art & craft as a career.

Look forward to have your feedback.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Embossing on vellum

Dear Friends,

My experiments with stamping continues. learned embossing on vellum through Jennifer's video and tried embossing with my hands. Here is the outcome. Stamps from Mudrastamps, Embossing powders & Distress inks from Crafterscorner, Vellum sheets from The craftshop.

Sentiment is from Peek-A-boo stamps and adhered pearls and blings. Inside card is watercoloured with distress inks.


Inside card with outlined glitters and bling

Linking my card  to the below challenges
Stamplorations - ATG CAS, HLS CAS - Embossing on vellum, Simon Says Wednesday - totally resistible,  Paru's card making - Hint of gold(gold embossing), Flower challenge - flowers, CWS - sentiment, Mudrastamps - Color palette, TOC - CASE(flowers & colours)  



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Monday, October 10, 2016

Diwali Cards

Dear Friends,

Got these awesome Diwali Stampset from Mudra Stamps. Made these diwali cards for soliders of Indian Army through card drive organised by neha of A1 craft store.
Thank you varshita and Neha

Diya cards with lantern







Was in hurry to send these cards, hence poor photos. 

Linking this to Mudra Challenges - Color Palette #2
Paru's card making challenge - Tint of Gold
http://www.ranganjali.com/single-post/2016/10/07/October-Challenge

http://stamplorations.blogspot.in/2016/10/cas-challenge-october.html

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