Saturday, May 18, 2013

Take Joy In The Little Things

ETA: This card was chosen as the winning entry over at  Northridge Publishing -CARDS blog..here





Confession/sharing time......
If you have been following my blog closely, you would have observed that lately, I have been showcasing more of my watercolor cards, by watercolor I mean not just as a medium of coloring  but as my focal point.I did do a series of them during the holidays but of late I have been trying to use it more in my everyday cards. 
Ever since I started blogging and sharing my cards last year, I have tried to explore different mediums and textures and realised I was drawn towards watercolor the most and almost always ended up giving a painted look and feel to my cards. I loved to use stamps as my jumping off point but always built a  watercolor background around it and seriously, I loved the way it took  a stamped image to a whole different level, almost turning my card into a miniature piece of art!

Having said that, I also began to wonder if my cards were a bit out of the ordinary, given that I  rarely ever use the latest products on my cards, no designer paper nor embellies and although my viewership was satisfactory... comments were few and followership slow..... I asked around and delved into it myself......I know....I know.. we have to do what we love to do and not worry about all of this..I agree, but once you are on a public space, I think it just becomes natural to wonder if people are liking what you are showcasing.

And then suddenly this week, a couple of 'important to me' challenge wins answered all my questions at once. The very same kind of cards that I was doubting were highlighted..not that my work had not been appreciated in the past, but this week just put a closure to my second guessing!

It also meant that, yes, there are people out there who love my kind of work and a sudden surge of new followers  just confirmed that they would like to see more!

Whew! that was longer than I expected!..my high's and low's almost equals the weather around me!

Are you still there..?
..ok  good!
......beacause after this boring monologue I do  have a card for you !!


The colors were inspired by the May Cards Blog Challenge.  I chose  the bowl of cherries stamp by Unity stamps and colored in using a blender pen and ink. Then added the watercolor background to compete the scene and finally added a few yellow splatters  randomly all over .

sentiment stamp-Wplus9

Sorry about the long post and  thanks for listening!

ETA: totally forgot to link this with Unity Be Inspired challenge-May / June.so here I go!
 the bowl of cherries is an Itty Bitty stamp.




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22 comments :

  1. I love your cards!! :) ... and I love the watercolor look your cards often take, they really do appear to be pieces of art. You have me rethinking how to use my existing stamps and so something similar ... thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  2. Wow water colors seem to be the best medium especially when u use them and create such awesome cards :)

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  3. Your cards are beautiful! And don't worry about your post being too long. It was just fine!

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  4. I always enjoy seeing your cards. I love watercolor. I really like the direction card and scrapbooking is going, with mixed media added. Beautiful card. I'm glad you listened to your inner voice.

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  5. Your cards are.......ABSOULUTELY.....beautiful,inspiring, & telling a STORY'teller! As a new follower, thank you! Gina from Sunny Cali..

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring! A true piece of art. Anyone receiving this would treasure it forever!

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  7. I love your work, every one of your cards is a piece of art, I'm sure there are many people out there that agrees with me. Way to go girl!

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  8. Sanketi, your work is adorable and outstanding and you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful work!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your watercoloring! I think you don't need to add the latest and greatest dp or other "cool" and "trendy" stuff to your cards, because they are gorgeous, the way they are!!!
    Sorry, I'm one of these people admiring your work, but not commenting often (because of the lack of time), but be sure I really LOVE what you do and I constantly feel inspired by your beautiful work!
    Sylvia xx

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  9. Thank you so much for the encouraging comments..am glad I shared!

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  10. I am at awe with each and every card of yours. There are 'n' number of blogs which use embellishments, pattern paper, die cuts etc. Your's I think are truly handmade and are so rare to find!!

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  11. Another beautiful, Sanketi original ;)

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  12. I love your cards and your water colouring technique is just great! I wish I can own your card! They are so pretty!

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  13. STUNNING! Your watercolours are so unique and beautiful! I love what you do when using stamps (you know how much I loved the MFW win card), but this card is showcases your amazing talent.
    Ps: what paper do you use?

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  14. wow! this is amazing and beautiful. Don't ever wonder....your work is great! thanks for playing along.

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  15. love your bowl of cherries! beautiful colors!

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  16. Thanks to each and everyone of you who left me such encouraging comments..appreciate it!

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  17. WOW! Saw this on the CREATE blog - congrats on your win, this card is such a piece of art. I would really love to see a video tutorial if possible!!!!! Wow.. pat yourself on the back! :)

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  18. I saw your card on the Create and congrats on your win! Your watercolor card is beyond amazing!!!! So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and now I'm following your blog. Hugs, May

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  19. Saw your card on Create and my jaw dropped! WOW! Your artwork is exquisite! It looks like a print you would purchase in a store!

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