Pearly Congratulations

Hello again friends,

I love pearls ... love them! So the pearl challenge at CASology and Geometrics at AAA cards made me think of using my pearl embellishments (spheres/ hemisphere..geometry? )  I thought of a simple design for this Congratulations card. I love to accessorize a saree with just a pearl string. that's it. A plain saree and a string of pearls is as elegant as it can get. Why not the same for a card.. ?

I used a grey cardstock, die cut it with my scalloped rectangle as the base of the card. Then I heat embossed a die cut sentiment with Liquid platinum embossing powder and used a black diecut as a layer under it to get a distinctness from the background. I used two size of pearls at the corners and tadaaa... I love how pretty it looks. This has to be the most feminine card submitted for a geometric challenge :P I hope you like it too!

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Pearly Lily

Hello everyone,

I have been too busy to craft but I thought I'll make a card or two inspired by the Muse card club where Tracey's lovely card made me think how to color kraft cardstock. My regular pencil colours were not very opaque. I also recently got perfect pearls so I thought let me use that, even CASology has pearls as a cue.

I was intimidated by the kraft base of Tracey's card, but then the perfect pearls looked so pretty when I tried on a scrap kraft piece, I decided to do it. This card is my second attempt as earlier I used smaller flowers but the look wasn't as pretty. So I took out this gorgeous Lily stamp by Uniko and embossed it in white and used perfect pearls to fill in the petals.

The pictures don't do the justice to the sheen. I hope you like my attempt!
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Inspired by Loll - CASE 10 - Saturated watercoloring

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This is my last card in the Inspired by Loll series and though it feels just yesterday that I mailed Loll for seeking her permission, am so glad to get the opportunity to learn from the best. And if you want to know how much I have learnt, the best evidence is the amount of wins and recognitions I have had in the last two months.. most of them CASEs of Loll. So I needn't say anything, just that she's the best and the kindest soul I have come across and I feel blessed to get her blessings!

One of the tutorials on this technique I had seen and felt  'oh so easy' that I wanted to give it a try. But I didn't have the required supplies till now. I just received Catherine Pooler inks along with reinkers by Ardyth Percy Robb, for winning a prize at her blog. Yay.. so now I had waterbased reinkers for the saturated watercolouring! I also loved the pearl look Loll gets by her faux mother of pearl look, but I couldn't try the exact technique as I did not…

Time out Challenges- Gentle Reminder

Hello crafty friends,

As a gentle reminder, for the Time out Challenges I have a card for you, with a different take.  The challenge is Holidays with an optional twist of One Layer Card.

To tell you the truth, when I was introduced to the challenges on the blogland and I saw 'Holiday' as a theme, I always thought going on holiday! So this time I thought why not play.. "going on a holiday". Here's my cute couple - off for holiday.. - Happy Holidays guys!

I used a cute stamp by Brutus Monroe, called Love Suitcase for the couple, hand drew the grass and  used flowers from Jane's doodles- retired stamp called - Garden friends.

 I used Zig clean color brush pens for coloring and done some glossy accents for the dude's glasses. No matter how many OLCs I do, they still intimidate me.

Here's my take on the Holidays, what's yours? There is still time to join in, where those who twist with us will get a chance to get in the random draw and one lucky winne…

CIC #448 - Pink lily card

Hello everyone,

There is a new Colour challenge up on Cupcake Inspiration Challenges  for this forthnight. Join us with PINK, YELLOW  and GREEN creations. I  wanted to do a floral card as soon as I got to know the colours of the challenge. The daily marker challenge has made me take concious efforts to try to colour better. I have been watching videos of different artists and one particular video of Yana Smakula, for Altenew stamps, inspired me to CASE the layout/sketch, here's the video link of her tutorial.

 I heat embossed my Uniko - Lily Stamp with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I coloured with Zig markers and did some detailing with pencil colours and a fine point pen. I used the same embossing powder to heat emboss the die cut frame for the background.

Pink lily is said to symbolise lomg lasting love and romance, so I chose Happy Anniversary  as I thought it would be more meaningful.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to make a card with these colours. Hope to see yo…

Inspired by Loll - CASE 9 - Stenciling

Namaste dear friends,

Thank you for stopping by at my Inspired by Loll series post. 9th post?? Omg.. orgs going to be over!! This CASE is of Loll's recent card. Though I have tried this technique before (here), when I saw Loll's recent Christmas card, I just couldn't resist to try it again!

Here's Loll's Card
I used a mandala stencil from an Indian brand Craftangles and Faber Castell glass bead gelfor the dramatic look like Loll's. For a little encouragement I used You wafer die from SSS and the sentiment from All about you from MFT. I put glossy accents on 'You' for added interest.

Here's a close up of the card. The glass beads look like a shining starry sky, the pictures just do not do the justice to the shimmer and beauty of it!

I hope you like my take on Loll's play with glimmer paste. I have lately started loving the drama and the elegance Black card panel creates. Hope you'll play with your stencils too!

Loll learning from You - made …

Recognition 2018