Mar 2, 2015

Creative Blog Hop and a Canvas - First Ever Try :)

Thank You Bhavana for nominating me for this Creative Blog Hop. It helps to know a little more about the artists and their interests.

So...Little about me...

1. What are you working right now ?

Working on a card right now in my craft space and few pending project works going on.

2. How does your work differ from others of your genre?

My card making style much inclined towards pastel shades, shabby chic and vintage kind. I love to make my own handmade florals using various dies and so my cards are florally embellished always :)

3. Why do you create and what you do?

Am an MPhil graduate in Toxicology and have a pulsating desire to do my PhD. Right now, SAHM of a naughty little fella, who keeps me on toes always. Learnt classical dance, veena and carnatic music, but only being in this crafter community, made me to enjoy my life amidst of my regular mundane.

4.How does your creative process work?

To me..inspirations are everywhere and in everything. It depends on the eyes of beholder.
To inspire and to be inspired by.. is my motto always.

Thats all from me!

Love to nominate two other talented crafter pals who excels in their own line. Love to know a bit more about you guys. Hope you love to continue the chain :)

Smita Satish and Rupa Swaninathan

And coming to my First ever Canvas. Done bit of Mixed media kind style. Rest left to you to comment.

Today is my little one's 6th birthday and wanted to add my fave pic which we took on his 10th month at a tour at Macau near Hong Kong at 2010 New year :)

Very Happy Birthday Adithya :)

Its a 5x7 mini canvas and i gessoed down initally. Then took DCWV Luxury stack pp which has a metallic and pearlised sheen on it. Love this stack for its richess and elegance. Took the one with little blue shades and baby pink shades and light brown scrolls.

Then its pasted on the canvas using Modpodge Matt and again gessoed down to tone down the color and to pick up the mists.

Added the handmade blooms which are gessoed down and sprayed with Glimmer mist blue and diamond dust sprinkled on it edges.

The metal embellishments are Prima junkyards and the diecut Bundle of joy is distressed with Tumbled glass DI. My new stash, Tim holtz Elegant florishes are diecut from kraft CS and gessoed down a bit and added near the pic. Few CLD ivy florish leaves are diecut and their edges are distressed with tumbled glass DI . Few ink splatters in black, blue and few blue pearls to finish off.

Hope you like my attempt!

Challenges entered:

IBS #91 - used light blue and kraft

SSS- Anything goes

Feb 28, 2015

Thank You card!

Today's card is my last DT inspiration for Cardabilities blog for the sketch #118.

The sponsor for this time reveal is Flying Unicorn . Come and play along to win exciting prize from the sponsor.

Thank you Karan Gerber for the wonderful opportunity to work with your awesome sketches and talented Design teamies across the world. Absolutely enjoyed this DT term :)

Todays' card

Just stacked the Spellbinder and joycraft diecuts on a kraft CS and matted against a white CS. The bloom is made using joy craft die. 

The leaves are from Spellbinders foliage die. Few pearls and white acrylic ink splatters to finish off the card.

Challenges entered:

IBS customer gallery -  used IBS trendy circles
IBS color sketch  #91 - used kraft, white, green
Simon says stampblog - Anything goes

Feb 25, 2015

Hugs and Kisses!

Hi All,

Today's card is all about crazy inking and collage of stamping :)

Hero Arts Leafy wines are stamped diagonally using Ranger's Archival Sepia ink and the whole card is distressed using Antique Linen, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge DIs for building layers. Kaisercraft Hessian stamp is used for the texture on the corners of card and Heidi swapp script are stamped using Festive berries DI.

Ornate diecut is added as focal point and on it the floral arrangement is made with the crinkled flowers using Cheerylynn Designs Gardenia strip, CLD tropical flourish, CLD olive branches, CLD rose strip. A corrugated heart diecut is added which is distressed with aged Mahogany DI and picket fence DS is used randomly on it.

IBS sentiment is stamped on a Avery Elle tiny tag die. Few rhinestones, stick pollens are added as accents.

Hope you like it!

Challenges entered:

Cheerylynn Designs - Anything goes (used Cheerylynn Designs Gardenia strip, CLD tropical flourish, CLD olive branches, CLD rose strip)

IBS customer gallery (used IBS sweet valentine stamp set)

IBS  used kraft, pink and white colors

Feb 16, 2015

Sending my Love :)

Today's card is with just roses!!! Rose making madness continues!
What better way to express the love other than these roses!

The front panel is a diecut from Spellbinders A2 Devine Eloquence and its matted with its 2nd largest die which is popped up with adhesive foams. The largest diecut is from prima Zephyr paperpad and the roses are made from Joycrafts die and the blue CS used is from DCWV pastel shades.

The leaves are diecut from Spellbinders foliage dies in pale yellow cs, whose edges are distressed with shabby shutters DI.

The IBS sentiment is stamped on heart thinlits die and the edges are distressed using Tumbled glass DI.
Few blue pearls o finish off the card.

Hope you like the card!

CS- Fabriano White, DCWV pastel -blue, 
PP - Prima Zephyr 6x6 paperpad

Spellbinders Foliage die, A2 Devine Eloquence die
Joycrafts floral florishes
Itsybitsy heart thinlits

Inks - Tumbled glass,Shabby shutters DIs
Ranger's Black Archival ink



IBS #91 used color blue, green

IBS customer gallery - Trendy circles stamp used by selectively masking

613 Avenue create - Anything goes with RAK day
ABC cahllenge - D is for diecuts
Sisterhood of crafters - Sweethearts and Roses

Feb 14, 2015

Love You card :)

Wishing You All A Very Happy Valentine's Day :)

Today's card is DT inspiration for Cardabilities. The sponsor for this fortnight is DiesRUs. Play along to win exciting prize from our sponsor :)

Sketch for this time is:

Bit of mixed media kind of card. The panel is a pp from Vintage notes. Stamped kaisercraft heissian stamp and using stencil, applied texture paste on the pp and misted with pearlescent pink mist and stamped Heidi swapp script stamp randomly around the centre of pp.

Made a heart from paper cord and slightly misted with the pearlescent pink mist, Few Prima flowers around the heart with cheerylynn ivy florish leaves, pink grossgrain ribbon and few pearls as accents.

Hope you like it!


pp - Vintage notes
CS- Fabrino kraft cs
Die - Cheerylynn ivy florish leaf die
Flowers - Prima coffe break collection
Pearlescent pink mist
Stamp - Kaisercraft Heisian stamp
Heidi swapp script stamp
Sentiment IBS - Just because
Pearls, Pink gorssgrain ribbon from stash


IBS feb customer gallery - Jus because stampset

Feb 12, 2015

Pink Posies card - CLD DT call !

Today 's card is especially for Cheerylynn Design Team call. Its one of the finest dies, which cuts paper like butter. I love to work with those dies very often and this DT call, urges me to attempt my luck to work among the wonderful designers' team.

Always love to find ways to use my flower dies and this time too attempted to make different flowers. Used only Cheerylynn dies to make this card :)

Diecut the CLD Mexcian tile die from white CS and matted this against a pink CS and layered this panel on a White CS.

The large bloom is made from CLD sunflower die and distressed with Tattered rose and Wornlipstick DIs. The roses are made from CLD Gardenia strip die and this time tried to attempt peony kind flower than usual roses.These are distressed with worn lipstick DI on edged, misted and shaped. Small roses are made from CLD medium rose die and the single petal pollen centered too are from same die. Those are distressed using the Worn lipstick DI.

These flroal cluster are arranged on the CLD tropical florish die with CLD rose leaves and CLD olive branches.

The Sentiment banner is diecut from Itsy bitsy venetian label,and IBS sentiment is stamped using Black Archival ink and mounted using adhesive foam.

Hope you like this!!

CS- White from Fabriano, Pink from DCWV pastels stack

Cheerylynn Designs dies - Mexican tile die,
                                            Olive branches,
                                            Gardenia strip die
                                            Rose leaf strip
                                            Medium rose strip
                                            Tropical florish die
DIs-   Tattered rose, Worn lipstick

IBS Sentiment, Ranger black archival ink,pearls,


Cheerylynn Designs DT Call

Cheerylynn Designs - Tickled pink (CLD Mexican tile die,
                                            Olive branches,
                                            Gardenia strip die
                                            Rose leaf strip
                                            Medium rose strip
                                            Tropical florish die)

Feb 8, 2015

Watercolor card :)

Hi Friends...

Today is my 7th Wedding Anniversary and amidst of all my regular works, squeezed time to do this Watercolor Thank you and my DT inspiration.

Thanks a lot dearies for all your Wishes and Greetings and love to say my thanks through this card. Hope you like it!!

Used TH watercolor card to clear emboss the image and watercolored it using Mustard seed DI, Shabby shutters, Crushed Olive, Black soot, Tumbled glass DIs. Used Mustard seed DI for the petalsm black soot for the pollens, Crushed olive and shabby shutters for the grass blades and Tumbled glass DI finally around the area of flowers and leaves.

Used the tute shared in WHW#152. Since i dont own any markers, used DI pads to color it.

Then its die cut in a scalloped die and mounted on Spellbinders Timeless rectangle larger diecut whose edges are distressed with mustard seed DI.

A small scalloped oval is used as sentiment banner which are distressed with mustard seed DI and IBS trendy circles sentiment is used.

And this card front is mounted on a blank white cs and few pearls added as accents.


Fabriano White CS
TH water color card
IBS friends forever stamp set
IBS trendy circles set
Inks - DIs- Mustard seed, Black soot, Crushed olive, Shabby shutters
Black Archival Ranger's ink
Itsy Bitsy Scalloped oval die
Spellbinders Timeless rectangle die


WHW#152 - Watercoloring (used DIs))

IBS customer gallery - used IBS friends forever and IBS trendy circles stamp set

IBS#90 (used Sketch)