Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

 It's time for Papertrey Ink June blog hop and I have a watercolored piece today. I almost always forget to make something ahead of time, despite the fact that Nichole always puts up the inspiration picture as soon as the new release is done!

This month I had decided to play along ..come rain or shine ! The shoes in the inspiration picture are just so adorable and I almost went for a literal translation ..paint some shoes with a flower..but then I decided to challenge myself a bit and read between the to say..and here is what I came up with.

A negative painting of sorts, I splashed some color to start with and as it dried, added more glazes and started to carve the flower by adding more darks. I do have a video on negative painting which explains this technique a little more in detail. Here is the link..negative painting.

I was inspired primarily by the orange flower and decided to keep the stripes pretty subtle. Here is a closer look...

The Sentiment stamp is by PTI -Half and Half and the subtle flowers in the background are from PTI- Year of flowers.

Also sharing with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge- anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015


If you are wondering if I have vanished from the blog world.... still here!

After having spent a long winter indoors,  I have been trying to take advantage of the glorious weather and been spending a lot more time outside..planting some annuals and herbs and  enjoying the sun as much as possible... which leaves me with very little time to craft and paint!

But today I had to make time and paint a piece for Debra.....who celebrated her blogversary- one year anniversary of blogging . I don't remember when and how we crossed each other's path, but I have known her for a while now and all I can say is she is one of the most encouraging people I have  known !

Congrats Debra!

The sentiment is by Unity stamps-Empowered words.

..a closer look....

.....oops..just realized is the 20th and her blogversary was on the 19th....well's never too late to wish someone ......better late than never!

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice week!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Last month my local craft store had a Paris themed contest where we had to submit artwork with Paris and spring as our focal point. The day it was announced, I knew what I wanted to paint and got totally excited about it and even told my husband to keep his bags packed and ready ....we are heading to Paris..yes, the grand prize was a trip to Paris for two with lots of frills thrown in. But then happened and I forgot about this contest or was forced to forget by the flu !

Not one to give up so easily, at the nth hour I painted and trashed and painted and trashed get the flow...finally I got these two ready and asked my husband to pick one . He chose the framed piece and I went ahead and uploaded it. I received no confirmation in particular and my work never showed up on their submission page. I thought it had never gone through and perhaps I was too late, although I was within the given time frame. This morning I received an email thanking me for my submission and the list of winners!

I was disappointed to say the least.

Well, at least I tried and now have a beautiful painting reminding me of  Paris !

                                8x10, watercolor

 a closer look....

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Believe In Miracles

 Hello everyone,

It's been a month, a long month.... which has changed the way I think and all that I take for granted. My grandmother would always say, "whatever happens ..happens for our good" I shall believe ..always...

Feb 26th...a grey icy winter day, a day I shall never forget as long as I husband was in a car accident. It was a long seven hour drive before I could see him . The rest is nothing short of a miracle. By the grace of God, he has slowly recovered and is now back to work, albeit with certain setbacks that usually come with such an incident which only time can heal. This event has taught us a lot and shown us what mental strength and will power can do. It brought to light a side of me that I thought never existed and most importantly it reiterated my belief in miracles..... because anything can happen!

Just two days after he got home, I started to feel under the weather and unfortunately am yet to get out of it completely, but then  I thought it was time I posted an update.

 I had made this card right before all of this happened and had not gotten a chance to share it here, there is no better day than today to post this card. I would like to thank all of you who sent me wishes and emails...they were deeply appreciated.

This card was supposed to be a tutorial with stepped out pictures, which I, unfortunately, am not in a position to share today. If anyone is interested, do leave me a comment and I will add those pics later this week. It has been colored using Spectrum Aqua, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Spectrum Noir colored pencils. The sentiment is gold embossed.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to get back to my regular posting soon!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will be back shortly.......

Due to a personal emergency, I will be taking a short break from blogging....hope to be back soon. In the meantime you will still be seeing some scheduled posts on the blog, just that I might not be able to post anything new or do any videos for sometime.

Thanks for your patience.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

 It's been such a long time since I played along Papertrey Ink challenges or joined their blog hop! I used to be a regular  for about a year or two and then became a part of design teams and now I find it so hard to complete my assignments on time, let alone play challenges!

But whenever they have watercolor as inspiration, I try to play along and today's hop has a beautiful watercolor piece as inspiration.

 And here is my take ....

 I started by applying a wash of watercolor for the background and then stamped the images and colored them . A simple but effective sentiment was enough to complete this piece.

 Stamps- Papertrey Ink, Clearly Besotted.

Sharing with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


A couple of weeks backs I had mentioned in this post about my work being on TV during CHA and promised to post a close up of each card . Here is another one from that set of favorite!

The stamps and sentiments are by Crafter's Companion and I have used Spectrum Aqua to color this piece.

I am going to keep this post short since I am running way behind with my DT assignments and this computer is to blame...have to get off it !

Have a great week friends..bye for now!



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