Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank you card...

Hi! Recently a good friend got a whole bunch of crafty goodies for me and I decided to make a card for her using some of them.


I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored. I stamped the outline flower from the LJD Circle Scribble Flowers set by My Favorite Things in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I trimmed it to size and mounted it on a dark brown card base.


The sentiment is from the Agapanthus Thank You set by Stampendous and heat embossed in white.


Before mounting the stamped piece, I wrapped shaded brown embroidery floss towards the top a few times. I fussy cut a single flower and two green leaves and placed them over the floss for some added interest.


I also decorated the inside of my card with some simple stamping.

Entering it in the following challenges:

The Paper Players Clean & Simple Challenge #245 - Girly Thanks


Can You Case It Challenge #70 - May Flowers Edition


Love,
Nan

Sunday, May 17, 2015

CSCC #14 - Mixed Media

Hi! The current challenge at Create Something Catchy Challenges is to create a Mixed Media project inspired by the image below.



I was very intimidated when presented with the task of making a mixed media project. My style is very CAS and I have never tried my hand at mixed media! So I turned to Pinterest for help! And ran into hundreds of gorgeous projects, all of which scared me further! So I started researching and trying various techniques that I could incorporate into my card.

Two things really caught my attention - the big, bold, red umbrella and the muted, blurry Eiffel Tower in the background. I decided to focus on them and this is the result.


I started by stamping a script stamp with distress ink on a piece of white card stock. Then covered it with diluted fabric glue and pressed a crumpled piece of tissue paper over it. Once dry, I had a lovely, textured background ready!

The flower was made from the same paper. I die cut around eight circles from the same tissue paper and dyed them in two shades of red using Camlin Photo Inks. While they were still wet, I stacked and stapled them and then crumpled each circle to make a bud. Once the layers were almost dry, I gentle pulled them apart and shaped them a little.


I covered the center with a large, green, glass bead. The leaves were die cut with a Sizzix die.


I added some rope for a more rustic feel. The sentiment is from Altnew's Persian Motifs set. I stamped and heat embossed it in black.

I certainly enjoyed my first attempt at mixed media and learnt many new things in the process!

Please do check out the awesome inspiration projects on the Create Something Catchy Challenge blog presented by my fellow Catchy Girls! And make sure you enter the challenge with your own interpretation of the image in mixed media! You can link your projects for CSCC #14 here.


The winner of this challenge will receive a GV of Rs. 500/- from our lovely sponsor..



RULES

1. New work please
2. You can enter twice
3. You can combine with any number of challenges
4. Your project should scream Mixed Media
5. Last date - 25th May
6. Above all have fun.. ;)


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Beyond Grey Challenges: BGC #68 - Make your own embellishments
I made the flower and also dyed the rope with acrylic paints to make it darker.

Digi Choosday Challenge: wk 19 - Flower Power

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #12 - May flowers
I have been following this blog since its inception. And finally found the courage to participate! The colour of the flower on my card reminds me strongly of the beautiful red gulmohar flowers that blossom in May.



Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge #1 - Vintage Garden
Flower, distressed background, rope.



Craft Cardmakers and more #138 - Make your own background

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your beautiful creations in our gallery!

Love,
Nan

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A mosaic card...

Hi! A quick card for a challenge.


I used my new Impression Obsession Square Cuts die to make a grid on some white paper. I also cut out a bunch of colour papers. Putting together this card was like working on a puzzle!

The stamp is my own design that I got made from a local stationerywala.

Entering this in the House of Cards April Challenge: Add a Butterfly &/or Colour Inspiration.



My style is CAS and I also love graphics. I tried to put both these elements together to create my card.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Love,
Nandini

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A new technique...

Hi! I am back after a longish break. 

I used a new technique (for me) called Joseph's coat. Thank you Priya, for putting the question in The Craft Shop quizz!


I painted a piece of ivory paper with two shades of yellow Camlin photo inks for an ombre effect. The stamp is Penny Black's Blissful, which I stamped with some Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used black acrylic paint to cover the card and wiped it away while wet. The 'Hello' die is from Wplus9.

Entering this card in the following challenges:






That is all from me for now. Looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Love,
Nandini

PS: My card made it to the top 3 in the Lulupu Challenge #48! So excited! Thanks team Lulupu for appreciating my work!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A quick card...

Hi! I have been experimenting with different background techniques lately. I find it very convenient to make several and keep. I needed a card for my daughter's coach who graduated recently. With the background ready, assembling the card was a snap.


I used water colour paper and Camlin photo inks to create the background. The super talented Tejal Mehta of Creative Expressions was the one who introduced me to these inks and they are just fantastic!

I added some splatters of gold acrylic paint. The sentiment was die cut twice. Once in glittery gold and then in plain cream.

Hope you like this card as much as I do.

Entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches #170.



Love,
Nan

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kraft card with in rotation stamping...

Hi! I always like trying new techniques and the month long challenge at Winnie & Walter on occasion of their 1st birthday bash is the perfect opportunity! One of the challenges is to use in rotation stamping on your card.


I used the tiny sprig stamp from the set A Tree For All Seasons and stamped using Versacraft White pigment ink. The stems are drawn free hand with a white Uniball pen. The little sentiment is from Altenew's Persian Motifs set. I stamped it in Versamark on a strip of red card stock and heat embossed in black. Some small half pearls from my stash added the finishing touch.

Entering the card in the following challenges:

W&W In Rotation Challenge with Kelly:


CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #107:


NBUS Challenge #3

CASology: Week 129 - NBUS
I used the little sprig stamp for the first time. Also used my brand new white pigment ink.


Virginia's View Challenge #11 - A Clean Slate
I used a new stamping technique and new pigment ink.


Love,
Nan

Saturday, January 3, 2015

White on white...

Hi! One of my favourite sources of inspiration is Pinterest. I absolutely loved this great card by Eileen Godwin of Eileen's Crafty Zone and decided to case it. You can check out the original card here.

And this is my card.



I used cream card stock and pulled out my old Cuttlebug dies which I had purchased with my Big Shot. The cute birds are from my latest Wplus9 Folk Art Florals dies. I heat embossed them with some gold embossing powder by Ranger.

A lovely layered CAS card which is perfect for a wedding or anniversary!


Entering it in the following challenges:


Virginia's View Challenge #11 - Clean Slate




I made a white-on-white card.


Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Winter Wonderland




I was inspired by the whites in the photo and the metallic silver kettle. I used gold instead.


AAA Cards Game 31 - Use a little gold




I used gold embossing.


The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #97 - New

Dies R Us Blog Challeneg #17 - New

I used my new Wplus9 Folk Art Florals die set.


Love,

Nandini