Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jane's DT post

Hey Friends,

It is Jane's Doodles DT post time again.

During my last visit to US I saw this Hero Arts - wood mounted sentiment stamp in Joaan and I knew it will go very well with Jane's lovely stamp set Dogs. As you all know, I love to mix and match sentiments and images from different sets & brands. So, here I go ...

I colored the dogs with copics. Polaroid frames and background stamp is from MFT.
Love love love that hero arts sentiment...:)

See you soon... ! Hugs.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Masculine Card

Hello Friends,

I made today's card for a friend. She requested one for her husband who turned 50! And I took this opportunity to use my new PTI stamp set - Road Signed ! When they released this set, i knew I wanted it. I always struggle for masculine cards and this has quite masculine feel as well as excellent play on words. I love this set as it can be used for multiple occasions and for any age. I also got this Number set which co-ordinates with signs.

Isn't that fun? 
I wanted the tone of card very positive & fun. I wanted to enhance  the beautiful journey which stats after 50. For that , I added few printed sentiments so that all the signs will sing a chorus. For example, I added enjoy the detour under 'stop' , printed 'hesitate to' in between 'do not enter' and it was road to success which I changed  to road to happiness. This is what I love about a product-vesatility. Had a tough time arranging all of them but love the end result. 

My friend's son who is a wanna be chef and an intern at very prestigious hotel in San Francisco. I knew he was not going to be there for his dad's birthday so I made one more card on behalf of him using my MFT stamp set -Recipe for  Happiness - a perfect match.

I have used copics for coloring and spellbinder embossing folder for background.

I had a blast making these two beauties. Hope you will like them too.

Thanks for visiting. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Roses all over!

Hi Friends,

I am here to share a card I made using My Favorite things - Background stamp - Roses all over. I wanted this stamp since very long but it was out of stock everywhere. And then I found it on while I was placing order for other stuff. I love, love, love their collection - a great mix of products. They keep all the latest releases of major brands and offer discounts quite often.  And super sweet Vanessa & her customer service is a bonus....:) !

So here is the card.

I have embossed the background in gold and colored with mission gold water colors. Sentiment die is by PTI. Both the white panes are mounted on craft foam to give dimension. Added some splatter to tie the whole look.

Close Up:

Hope you like it. Have a great weekend. See you soon with two more cards which I just finished...:)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Trying New Mediums - Jane's DT

Hey there,

How are you all!
Today, I am sharing two cards. I have used same floral stamp for both the cards. I wanted to try my new mediums- Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Mission Gold Water Colors. And I find Jane's Doodles Pretty Peonies set a perfect fit to practice colouring.

First card is with pencils.

I am not an experienced person to review the pencils but I am loving these. They are oil base so you can build layers with them which is an experience in itself. The intensity of pigments you can lay on the paper varies with the sharpness of the lead, the angle at you hold the pencil & the pressure you apply to it.  I have used three yellows on a dark grey card stock. Yes, it takes a long time and patience but it pays in the end...:). I am planning to take some online classes to learn more about it. 
I have used MISTI to stamp two exactly identical panels - light oan dark grey. I die cut the dark panel, coloured it with pencils, aligned and mounted it on the light panel with foam adhesive.

For second card, I have use Mission Gold Water colors.

I love distress inks and koi water colors as a water-based mediums but always wanted to try traditional artist water colors and knowing that my son gifted me these on mother's day ...:)! What can I say...they are amazing( my son & colors both)! 
The colors are rich and stays vibrant even after drying. They are very creamy which makes blending very easy. They are very concentrated too so these 15ml tubes will go for years.  Again, I have a long way to go but happy to be well equipped!

I hope you will like my new experiments! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I would love your feedback.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Make a wish - Jane's DT post

Hey Friends,

Welcome back to my blog after a long break. It seems like yesterday that i was planning for this long vacation with my family. Time flies when you are with loved ones and enjoying.

I am sharing a card I made for Jane's Blog.

I have used Cake!  , special delivery, dino-mite & winter wishes (for gifts) and Stripes and dots for balloons ! I used copics for bear and water colors for rest of the images. 

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Have a great day!


Monday, June 13, 2016

Jane's Doodles -Release blog hop

Hello Friends,

At Jane's Doodles  , we are releasing a fun, summary stamp -Simon!


I am in love with those sentiments and that wavy border and our Simon fella! Too adorable!
We are having blog hop so you have a chance to win a stamp set and all clear stamps are 20% off during the hop!

Here are my cards.

This is a big 5x7" card. I stamped that wavy border multiple times and embossed it in white, distress inked & fussy cut! Created a background panel using hand cut cloud stencil and distress inks. All the other elements are water colored and fussy cut. Finally, I mounted everything within a dark blue scalloped frame. On the card base I splattered some gold and brown inks to imitate sand.

For this card, I used stripes & dots  stamp set to stamp some stripes (wplus9 -lake house & ranger blue ribbon dye inks) on the left of card base. On a separate panel, heat embossed waves and added little shading with wplus-9 lakehouse ink. On another circle I embossed waves in silver and added shading with blue ribbon ink. Fish is wate colored and fussy cut. Added sentiment and enamel dots to finish it off.

Close up:

Hope you liked my cards. Now hop on to other DTs blog to see what they have made and leave some comment to win a stamp set of your choice! Winner will be announced on Friday !

Blog Hop Order:

Neha (That's Me!)

That is all for today!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Million Thanks!

Hey friends,

This is my last post before I go for a month long vacation . Yes, I will be going to USA to be with my son. He is graduating next month and I want to be there and  spend some time with him before he resumes his job. It is going to be a totally new experience as I will be staying with him in his apartment. So excited...!

I made few thank you cards as he wanted to give to his professors and mentors! His instructions were clear... no flowers or flourish, no pink. So I ended up with geometric shapes and blues and greens! Here are the cards!

I would like to thank all my friends and followers whose love and appreciation keep me pushing to give my best every time. Your kind words means a lot to me. I am truly thankful from the bottom of my heart! Love you all a lot! Hugs!

See you after 10th July! Till then keep crafting...:)