Monday, June 15, 2015

CSCC #15 - CAS Cards

Hi! The theme for this months Create Something Catchy #15 is CAS cards based on the following image.



You can take inspiration from the colors, elements etc of the image.

I was very inspired by the flowers and the soft color palette.



I used ivory card stock as the base and stamped the flowers with black Versamark ink. The stamp set is the Flowers set from Itsy Bitsy. You can check out another card I made with this stamp set here.



I colored it using distress inks, a first for me. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to achieve a good look with these inks!



Both the sentiment stamps are custom made. I designed them and then got a local guy to make them.

I hope you found this card inspiring! Hope you will join the fun at Create Something Catchy challenges! Do also check out the awesome inspiration by my fellow Catchy Girls!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

30 Day Coloring Challenge:



Virginia's View Challenge #15 - Ombre or Monochromatic



Inkspirational Challenge #84 - Photo inspiration



Looking forward to hearing from you!

Love,
Nan

New Technique...

Hi! I am back with a card which I made as part of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Though I have been painting almost everyday, I have managed to do very few complete cards. This is one of them.



I used some red handmade paper as the card base and stamped some butterflies with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed with black EP. I used some household bleach to 'paint' the flowers with a regular paint brush. The sentiment is from Bo Bunny and stamped on a piece of cream paper.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

30 Day Coloring Challenge:




Addicted to CAS Challenge #65 - Butterfly



Creatalicious Challenges #75 - Butterflies

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Love,
Nan

PS: Also entering my card into The Card Concept #37 - Butterfly Effect


I would describe my style as Clean & Graphic. I was very inspired by the collage of butterflies and the embossed outlines.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 5

Hi! Tried a new technique today and it worked beautifully!



I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed with clear and gold embossing poeders. Then I simply colored the images with some household bleach! The tutorial is available at the Stamp TV site. You can check it out here.

Love,
Nandini

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 4

Hi! Still managing to keep up with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Though my coloring mojo was seriously missing today! Just managed to do three backgrounds, which I will use for cards later.



All are done using the Camlin Photo inks.

Love,
Nandini

Thursday, June 4, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 3

Hi! Another busy day. But managed to find some time, again at night.


Used the Altenew Striped Florals set, stamped with black Versamark ink. Coloring is with Camlin Photo Inks. Love these inks. They are very intense and blend beautifully!

Now off to bed.

Love,
Nandini

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 2

Hi! Almost didn't make it! The whole day was busy, busy, busy! But finally sat up late and colored for a little while.


Used my Heidi Swapp mini stencils and colored on dark brown card stock. The left and right are with gold and silver gel pens. And the central one is with Artline watercolor pencil. Actually I am quite happy with the results!

Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day One

Hi! The 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by the super talented Kathy Racoosin is back! And this time I am determined to finish it.

The idea behind this challenge is great! Set a goal to color something everyday. Doesn't matter if it is only for 5 minutes.

This is what I managed to do on the first day.



I decided to use the smooshing technique that Laura Bassen of Doublestick Heaven has made so popular! I also tried printing on water color paper for the first time. And it worked!

Now I am off to do my homework for the second day!

Love,
Nandini