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Feb 12, 2016

Floral Love card

Hi ya Friends!

Recently watched this technique and wanna give it a try - "White pencil highlighting" by Jennifer Mcguire! Not followed as such, and just given few twists to suit my taste.



 Took a piece of dark chocolate brown cs and stamped the Hero Arts large blossom stamp in Color box White frost pigment ink. This stamp set has a bold bg and open floral patterns. I just pounced the pigment ink at certain areas of stampset, to give a mottled effect.



The floral patterns are highlighted using white pencil and to add interest, added wink of stella clear over it. You can see faint shimmer on the pic below, pic couldn't capture much of shimmer though :( 



A2 sized side fold lavendar card is taken and Hero Arts florish is stamped around the corners using Momento rich cocoa. Then the floral panel added on card. IBS sweet valentine stamp set is used for sentiment, which is stamped using Black archival ink.
Few white pearls and heart peals for added interest.

Hope you like the card :)

Linking it for the following challenges:

Hero Arts - Fabulous flowers (used Hero arts - Large blossom, Florishes stamp sets) 



CAS on sunday - Valentine

Feb 8, 2016

Love...Cherish...Adore - An Altered Hoop

Hi Peeps,

Today is my 8th year of "Togetherness" and what better way to express my heart!
Hence, this little handmade gift :)


If you are following me on IG, would have seen sneak peeks by now :D

Its a mini hoop of 8" inch width across.
Primed with Prima Chalk board paint - Sand.

Took 300gsm watercolor paper, mounted on a thick chipboard and measured the outer circumference of hoop and cut it.

Primed the watercolor paper with gesso, then used Prima Grunge grid stencils with Prima modelling paste.

Used cockleberry coral, Gold LSG sprays and misted liberally and heatsetting it at every interval.




Couple silhouette from Cheerylynn designs were taken on a white cs, lightly sponged with tea dye DI, and clear embossed it using UTEE clear Ep.

Kaisercraft cherish stamp is stamped randomly on the surface using Black archival ink and Prima texture clear stamp is used for all the black stamped textures on the edges of the surface.

A crocheted lace on the hoop is glued using hotglue gun and floral spray is made using few large roses, hip roses, stick pollens, cherrylynn ivy florish die leaves. A large paper pieced butterfly is added near it.

A pink tulle added on the surface with the couple silhouette on top.

Spellbinder vines of passion heart diecut taken and modelling paste is applied liberally. Misted with Ruby red mistries spray. Then clear embossed using UTEE Ep. Few pearls are added on top of it.This added near to the couple silhouette.



IBS sweet valentine sentiment is stamped on vellum, adhered to white cs and then added to the surface. A resin cabochon and an organza white ribbon added to the hoop for the added interest.

Hope you like it!

Simon says stamp -Wednesday challenge - Have a heart

Feb 1, 2016

Subtle Shimmery Love :)

Hi Friends!

Today at ICR, our Hostess, Gopi has come up with new challenge for Coaster ride this month, Tic Tac Toe, a fun challenge, of course with a twist :) And we have come with first set of inspirations!




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I took the left top diagonal Sparkle/Bling -  Love Sentiment/Quote - Stitching

Now onto card :)



Took fog cs, stamped doilies in Frost white, Pigment ink from colorbox.

Stamped the doilies on the kraft cs with black archival ink and punched the centres with 1 inch circle punch. (For Mandala twist --any repeated patterns in concentric fashion -- Medallion, doily, Mandala can be stamped, stencilled, hand drawn)

Popped these centres on the doilies with foam tapes to bring about some dimension...to otherwise plain card. A big black rhinestone for the centres and generous wink of stella clear for all the subtle shimmery highlights.



Added a stitched black ribbon, which notched at one end for added interest.
IBS Sentiment stamped using Archival ink and added on top of the ribbon. A wood veneer heart is sponged at edges with rich cocoa momento ink and peach rhinestone added to it for all the final touch.

Mounted this on the A2 top fold black card using double sided tape. Am in love with fog, white, black with a pop of kraft color...Never used such color combos before, purely a sweet experiment :)

(Tip: Here haven't used liquid glue to stick vellum on ribbon, as its always a failure. Rather i used a tacky tape twine just under the vellum banner and made it as unnoticeable. Its simple, take a double sided tape, take off the backing liner paper and simultaneously roll it tight to the needed length. This twine can be used just under those much needed non paper/fabric - vellum adhesive times..Important is to have non inky fingers when rolling, as the twine would be stained during rolling. )

Hope you like the card!

Do play along and this time our Sponsor is Meetu Agarwal's Krafter's cart store and its offering Rs 500 GC as winner's prize.



Happy Crafting!

Jan 27, 2016

MHK DT Intro :)

Though i have shared Inspiration pic for challenge a week back, Today is my official intro post MHK Designs and am so very excited to be part of this lovely team.

Thank u so much Mynn for the wonderful opportunity.





This lovely digi image and sentiment as well from Blossoming set of MHK designs.

MHK designs Etsy shop has such lovely vintage images with retro sentiments and Gorgeous patterned papers. I would be much more happier, if Mynn makes this as Physical stamps and pps. Mynn ...Try working on it!!! I love to purchase! Am waiting for the day!



Sentiment is diecut using labels frame. Flowers are framed around the sentiment. Those are colored using my new Zig color brush pens, fussy cut and layered on a embossed (Florish embossing folder), sponged (mustard sees DI) at edges. This matted on a deckled A2 cream card base.



Hope you like the designs as much as i do. Join us for this month challenge at MHK and win yourself beautiful digis and pps :)

Happy Stamping!!


Product supplies:


Jan 24, 2016

Be You!!

"Find the Stuff that makes your Soul sing and Be your own Uniquely Beautiful Self"

A floral monochromatic Tag today!



Took Sizzix Largest and next smaller Tag die. First on a corrugated packaging, next 2 on beautiful shabby chic pps. And on the smaller diecut from the same collection.

2 large pps were made to sandwich the corrugated packaging Tag and the smaller one was matted on it using foam tapes.

2 strips of Doily punch strips were taken on a pp and added on the sides.



The smaller tag diecut is distressed and sponged with momento rich cocoa and the larger tag, is just sponged with the same ink.

A portion of Cheerylynn French doily diecut is added in black cs to one side of the smaller tag, and its stenciled using mini quadrefoil stencil using Colorbox frost white ink. Cream shade Lace is added below the smaller tag.



MFT fancy florish is diecut on white cs and sponged slightly with rich cocoa momento ink And a Long fern diecut is added for leaves (New in my stash)
Then Large purple heart cabochon is added and a floral spray is made using 6 flowers and few buds. A raffia bow, Prima rhinestone swirl, TH word band, butterfly from a pp are added.

Stamplorations Bold Sentiment - "Be You" stamped on a white cs and edges are sponged with rich cocoa momento ink.



Few heart pearls to finish off the card.

Hope you like this simple monochromatic floral tag :)

Linking to

Stamplorations Stencil sunday


Stamplorations anything goes (used Bold sentiments from ur store)

Jan 22, 2016

Be Mine!

Another card for today!

Straight away to pic :)



This is such special stamp set to me, as this is designed by a sweet crafty soul, Rhizwana Fathima, of creativ cauldron, who professionally a Physician, passionately an artist :) Am awestruck at every inch of her talent. This is such a dream come true which i witnessed and so this joy!!! This stampset is also from Varna's creation, a proud Indian make.




I love to build background scenes using various DIs. Here i used, Tumbled glass, Salty ocean, Shaded liliac, Iced spruce DI from mid of card and moved up, masking a portion for moon.

For the snow, i smooshed the versamark directly on the down part of the card, and heat embossed with Zing White opaque Ep.

And for the snowy night effect, without using anti static pouch, stamped snow stamps from same stamp set and sprinkled little bit of Zing white opaque and heat embossed.

The cuties - boy and girl were stamped using Archival black and colored using my Zig brush pens and fussy cut.


For the heart, a Freckledfawn wood veneer is smooshed on Colorbox red pigment and heat embossed with UTEE clear Ep twice. This added on the top of the heart image.

Sentiment is stamped on black Cs  using versamark, heat embossed using Zing white opaque Ep and  notched at ends.

Hope you like it!

Linking to following challenges:

Paru's card making challenges: New (Be mine stamp set is new in my stash)


Be my Valentine :)

Hi Friends!

Weekend here but my biological clock woke me up so early!

Oh yeah...made some early Valentine cards :)

Watercolors and mixed media are my recent crush, if you follow my blog, you won't be surprised about it!!

Two watercolor cards i made today with "Be my Valentine" sentiment stamp set from Varna's creations, an Indian make, high quality photo polymer stamps, crisp and clear images and more so...very pocket friendly :)




For this card, took a wc card, with a wet brush randomly brushed at the centre.
Then took LSG -cocklebells coral and misted on a acrylic block, and with brush dropped in the wet area of the card.
Mist beautifully spread around where water moved on and job done :)
Hit with the heat gun and the sentiment is stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Ranger's super fine Gold Ep.
Matted with A2 sized baby pink cs and added few pink sequins to finish off the card.

Second card :)





This sentiment stamp is also from same stamp set.
On a Wc card, with wet brush drew a heart.
Then on acrylic block, smooshed the Worn lipstick DI and took the color on brush and dropped on the wet area.
Beautifully the spread happens.
Hit the heat gun when am satisfied and added Spellbinders Vines of passion Heart Diecut (new in my stash).
Few peach pearls on the hearts and generously topped the diecut area with Wink of stella clear glitter for that subtle shimmer.
Stamped the sentiment using Ranger's black archival ink and as final touched added Rose gold heart rhinestones.
Matted this with A2 sized pink cs and finished the card.

Hope you like it!!

Linking to following challenges:

Paru's cardmaking challenge : New (Stampset, Spellbinders- Vines of Passion die are new in my stash)