Sunday, June 30, 2013

You bring me joy

 After a long time I made something without any particular challenge in mind.I just wanted to play around with my Spectrum Noir pens today!
Also I remembered to take some stepped out pictures just to show how easy these markers are to them!

 I stamped the image using Memento ink.

 Love the bullet tip on these markers , makes it so easy to get into tight areas!

Once the image was colored, I fussy cut it and mounted it on watercolor paper and went around the image with a wet paintbrush and dropped in some yellow watercolor and let it spread and blend on it's own.

 A closer look at the colored image....

 The  image stamp is by Crafter's Companion - Crisalis classics- gentle moments and the sentiment by WPus9

Spectrum Noir Markers- BT 4/5, PP3/5,GB8,TN8,TN2/7,DG3,BGR1/3

ETA:   Although this card was made impromptu with no particular challenge in mind... looks like it would be perfect for Pinspired Challenge #12- aqua and red

And Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

I sure had fun creating this card hope you like it!
 Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, June 28, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays- arrows

Am back with another CAS-ual Fridays post.....

CFC107: Create a Clean And Simple project that features at least one arrow

We have Simon Says Stamps sponsoring this week so don't forget to join in with your creations !

Stamps-PTI, Inakadinakdo,Tim Holtz

Also sharing with Simon Says Stamp-Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Paperrey Ink June Blog Hop-Take 3

 Am back with another card for PTI June blog hop.

Using some of my new goodies ...I told you I had some lovely floral stamps coming my way and they arrived yesterday and I put it to good use this afternoon!

 I have used  PTI stamps-Sweet Life and sending my love.

ETA: forgot to link it with 10 min Craft Dash #20 
This card came together in 9 mins 22 secs.

 Thanks for stopping by.


Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop-Take 2

My second post for here for PTI blog hop

Using the Vegetable Garden stamp set again for the artichoke and Fancy Folk Art for the gold embossed  sentiment.

 a closer look at the artichoke, the multi layered images, makes shading so easy!

 Thanks for stopping by! to hop now and check out all the lovely creations !


Papertrey Ink June 2013 Blog Hop

Time for PTI Blog hop and this month we are talking gold!
I decided to go the minimalistic way and came up with a simple watercolor with a hint of gold stickles for some sparkle!

 The radish stamp is from the new release- vegetable garden and the sentiment below is from Fancy folk art- both PTI
Stamped using Distress markers and went over and shaded them further using watercolors. added the stickles last.

 love this stamp set ..makes the card look like a botanical print..if I may say so myself!
Thanks PTI, you make stamping and coloring so easy!

 a closer look....

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Berry Sweet!

  A berry sweet card for Simon Says Stamp- Summer Fruits Challenge!

            Stamps-Fiskars-fresh fruit

A super CAS card, I have used a strawberry stamp and colored in using watercolors and applied glossy accents to achieve that moist and shiny look.

The colors used are from 10 min Craft Dash #20-

 This card came together in

I love the added dimension that the glossy accents added to the image , I did use a heat tool to dry it, since I was aiming to finish this card in 10 mins.
Here is closer look.....

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend !


Friday, June 21, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays- Off the edge

                                        Stamps by CAS-ual Fridays - Mum's the word
Time to play and enjoy !
 ......time for CAS-ual Fridays challenge !

This week's challenge is about using panels or elements that go off the edge of  your project. I could not stop at one so I have got two done using the very same stamp set  and technique, just changed the color of the card base .

For both the cards I used the a  technique where I stamped the image using white ink and then colored them in using color pencils, I have used Faber Castell pastel pencils on my project today.

stamps-CAS-ual Fridays- Mum's the word and Only You , K&co

We have the wonderful CAS-ual Fridays stamps sponsoring a prize this week so don't forget to join in!

For more inspiration drop by the CFC blog and check out the rest of the DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by today ..see you at the CFC gallery!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I have been  a bit under the weather, fighting allergies and ended up at the doctor's this morning.... looks like this season has really got me down! With no mojo to get  crafting I thought I would go ahead and show you all a card I made a couple of weeks back for a friend .  was going to be mailed to Italy, so I thought it would be nice to include a scooter  into the design, after all they really love their scooters there, don't they!

The scooter stamp is by The Craft's Meow and the sentiment is by PTI.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks to all those who take the time to leave me a comment, it never fails to bring a smile to my face!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Two small words.....

ETA: Thanks to Papertrey Ink for the shoutout on FB !

 Hello and hope your week has got off to a great start!

I started my day with some painting... started a  watercolor piece and worked on a  colored pencil bristol board .  In fact I think I shall share some  here on the blog during the week.

Then came time for this weeks Make it Monday #121 over at Papertrey Ink and if you have been following my blog then you know how much I love playing along with them and trying out their techniques.

 This week it's about coloring on vellum flowers....hmmnn... .this would be difficult I thought, since I don't have any PTI florals, ....would you believe if I said I own just one floral stamp set and that too was a win over at Jane's doodles! (that's going to change very soon since I have some PTI floral stamps coming my way very soon ....yay!! )

Anyway coming back to my card for today, I used the rose stamp by Jane's Doodles and here is what I came up with. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink-Inside and Out-Thank You.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, June 14, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays-Mapquest

Welcome back everyone to this weeks CAS-ual Fridays post.

This week we have a travel based theme...think maps or things that move...

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by the amazing CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

..don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations. See you at the CFC gallery!

After all the picture heavy posts this week, keeping this post light and short.

Also sharing with Simon Says Stamp-Transport

and 7 or less challenge-4
Stamp sets-3
Ink - 1- black
Cardstock- 1 white 

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guest Hopping with Unity

Welcome back everyone!

 I am so excited today to be guest hopping with  Unity Stamp co!

As winner of Unity Be Inspired May challenge, I was invited to Blog Hop with them this month..yippee!
...thanks Unity for this awesome opportunity!

If you are following the hop then you should have come here from  the  Unity Blog .

 For my  first card, I have used my brand new Unity stamps, in fact 2 different stamp sets to achieve this look. Also used watercolors to color in the images  and sketch in the background trees.
 Stamps used- Beauty around you and Neighbor

Here is yet another card, Except for the sketched green hills, I was able to achieve a folk art style look by just using drawing required! I used multiple stamps sets and masked and layered the images...colorful houses, clothesline and pretty little birds chirping!
I have used a mix of watercolors and Prismacolor pencils to color the images .

Stamps used- Neighbor, So blessed, Easier with you by my side, Line of love

The colors on both the cards were inspired by this month's Be Inspired color inspiration image.
Here it runs month long, giving us enough and more time to join in with our creations.

your next stop is Andrea Murdock -

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. Three random comments from various blogs (including this one) will be chosen to receive a $20 gift certificate to Unity stamps!!!

 and here is the hop list ....

Swarup -
Andrea Murdock -
Jen Erickson -
Karen Maldonado -
Lisa Henke -
Robyn Weatherspoon -
Shemaine Smith -
Thienly Azim -

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



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