Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Challenges - Week #1

Hi! We, at Create Something Catchy, are celebrating the month of August with something special! For the next month, only the next month, we will have weekly challenges, each hosted and sponsored by some Amazing and Talented card makers.

Week #1 is hosted by the amazing Priya Sivaraj who owns The Craft Shop! The challenge is simple - create anything, inspired by The Craft Shop banner.


1. Create any project inspired by 'the craft shop' banner
2. Only new work please
3. You can enter twice
4. You can combine with other challenges (as many as you like)
5. This challenge will run for a week i.e from 01-08-2015 to 07-08-2015

And the winners will receive a gift voucher of Rs.500/- from The Craft Shop

This is my inspiration card for the challenge:

I concentrated on the colorful butterflies fluttering around the banner. I randomly dabbed acrylic paint in two shades on my DIY background stamp, sprayed some water and stamped on white handmade paper. (You can check out more cards with DIY stamps here & here.) I actually got three backgrounds by repeated spraying and stamping! Here is a close up of the background.

Rest of the card came together very fast. I used the Text Block: Birthday die by Papertrey Ink to cut a piece of white cardstock and colored it with distress inks to get the matching shade of purple. I then heat embossed it twice with clear EP. Some translucent paper and a bit of yellow ribbon completed the card.

Hope you liked this card. Please do check out the amazing inspiration by my fellow Catchy Girls at the Create Something Catchy blog and hope you will participate in this fun challenge!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A new challenge...

Hi! A quick post today, for a card I made inspired by the mood board put together by my friend Deepti Stephens.

She is hosting a new challenge on her personal blog, Catchy Design called Let's Get Pinspired. I loved the mood board. And the top right image really stuck in my mind. So here is my entry for Let's Get Pinspired #1!

I started with a piece of white card stock on which I had heat embossed the Large Petal background stamp by Hero Arts in white. I colored it with distress inks in the rainbow order. Then I die cut the letters with Lawn Fawn's Quinn's ABCs and the hearts with the Stitched Journaling Card set. Here is a close up of the die cuts.

The Happy sentiment is part of Bo Bunny Stamp's Sentiments set. Since I didn't want a very bulky card, I die cut two more sets of letters from black paper and layered everything together. I mounted the letters on black card stock, added the little hearts and my card was done!

Also entering this in the Lawnscaping Challenge: COLOR Inspired by the Rainbow

Hope you liked this CAS card.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Challenge entries...

Hi! I tried no line coloring as a part of DT for the Create Something Catchy Challenge.

Supplies used are white card stock and distress inks. The pink EP is from WOW and the sentiment is part of the PTI Phrase Play #11 mini stamp set.

Linking this card to the following challenges:

Virginia's View Challenge #16 - 100% Stamped

Happy Little Stampers July CAS Challenge

STAMPlorations Blog July Challenge - Stamps & Distressing


CSCC #16 - No Line Coloring

Hi! I am back with my DT post for the Create Something Catchy Challenge. This month the challenge is

(You can use any medium to color your images!)
You can check these videos on No Line Coloring for your reference!


1.Create a card highlighting 'No -Line Coloring'
2. New work please
3. You can enter twice
4. You can combine with any number of challenges
5. Last date - 25th of July
6. Have fun.. ;)

The winner of this challenge will receive goodies from 

I was quite foxed when the challenge was announced, since I have never tried this technique before! I went to through several video tutorials, and this is what I came up with.

I started with a piece of white card stock and stamped the flower from Fiskars - Petals from Scratch set with distress ink Scattered Straw. I colored the background with Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint and Amazon Trail which is part of the new Artistry distress inks by Shilpi Crafts. 

Then I came in with Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge for the flowers. I distressed it further with some water and had my very own DP!

I loved it so much that I didn't want to waste even a small bit. So I decided to make two cards.

For the first card, I simply cut a small strip and adhered it to white card stock. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter - A Tree for All Seasons set. I stamped it with the Amazon Trail distress ink. Some stitching lines with a white gel pen finished the card.

For the second card, I trimmed the remaining piece of my DP and adhered it to the card. I also cut a thin strip of paper and heat embossed it with some pale pink EP by Wow. The sentiment is from PTI Phrase Play #11 mini stamp set, again stamped with Amazon Trail.

I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to create. Don't forget to link your creations to CSCC #16 by 25th of July! Looking forward to hearing from you!


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!


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.


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.