Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Craftreat Guest DT post | Double waterfall Folio

Hello Everyone,

Join me for a post for the Craftreat blog! You can find this post on the Craftreat blog as well.
I am showcasing two paper packs and 2 projects made with those paper packs.

So before we get started, let me say that I am absolutely in love with the papers and I wanted to show you how amazing they are. So along with a project video, I also have a video showing all the papers..

So lets get started.
This is the walk through of the two paper packs. They are Love Birds and Owl Always Love You.

And now to the projects.

I have one Quick Photo Folio which can be done in under an hour. This folio can be done straight with Pattern paper and not even using cardstock. But I am a fanatic for black borders, and so I used cardstock as the base and then matted the pattern paper.
4 sheets of cardstock, 4 sheets of Pattern paper, glue and one ribbon and you are done!

 A peek inside as to how the pages look. Each page is a pocket page and can hold anywhere from one to 4 photographs and journaling cards.This is a tutorial from Amber..LyricLover810  on youtube (..https://youtu.be/Jo6nX6cG1DY )

Now to the bigger project, Double Waterfall Photo Folio.

This was a labor of love but again a quick project. 2 days max is what you need on this!
I loved that this folio allows for vertical as well as horizontal photos. And then I went and made it complicated by adding more photo inserts....it was fun to do that!!
But the hero of the project is definitely the paper, and the cut-aparts! They are fantastic ..and of course, THE OWLS!!

 Here is a peek at the inside of the Double Waterfall photo folio. Did I not tell you the papers are fantastic!

Without any further ado, here's the walk through the next project.
This project is made with a tutorial from Frances Long, well at least when her tutorials were free.

Sorry about the silent walk-through. I havd a bad bad cold and my voice would have scared you all! So silent video it is for today!!

I do hope you enjoyed these two projects.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Twisted Challenges | Valentine's Edition

 Hello Everyone,
Welcome to the Valentine Edition of The Twisted Challenges! This month we have a fun and as always Twisted Challenge for you!!
This month, we want you to create a Valentine's Project! Easy right?? Wait for the twist!
But ..But.. But you are not to use Reds or Pinks! haha! How's that for a twist.

It sure is challenging to think of Valentine's sans reds or pinks!

So here's my inspiration for you ... I have a set of 3 mini note cards. They measure 4x4 in size.
And have my most favorite valentine puns!

These are small enough to be tucked into a lunchbox or your favorite other's bag. Here's a detail view of each of the card below.

There isn't much about the technique as such. Simple stamping, coloring with Copics and matting with some patterned paper.
All stamps are from Lawn Fawn. Bunny and Pearl and its sentiment from My silly Valentine, and the coffee sets is from Thanks a latte
Pattern paper - literally scraps from other projects.
Hope you guys join us for the challenge this month! 

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Twisted Challenges - Mid month inspiration for January

Hey everyone,
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by..

Today I am sharing my mid month inspiration for  The Twisted Challenges - Something Old,Something New, Something Borrowed/Gifted and Something Blue

Something old - Gina Marie Oval stitched dies
Something New - My MFT floral stamp, Flashy florals
Something borrowed - Borrowed Anuja's card idea here
Something blue - Blue inks and cardstock _ Summer sky, Bahama blue memento inks

So this is a very simple card with few steps that can be easily mass produced.
  • I cut black panels, and clear heat embossed them.
  • Stamped the flowers with Misti, so that I would get good ink coverage
  • Fussy cut the flowers and leaves ( Dies would have made the work so easy!)
  • Stamped the sentiment from Clearly besotted 
  • and glued all the elements together! 
Inks used were Summer sky and bahama blue for the flowers
Pear tart - memento and CP grass skirt for the leaves. 

So I loved the design so much, I mass produced it! Here are some of the colors that I used.
Inks are Lawn fawn Sunflower, Catherine pooler - orange twist for the flowers
Pear tart - memento and CP grass skirt for the leaves.

This red beauty uses Memento Lady bug ink and rhubarb stalk inks
Pear tart - memento and CP grass skirt for the leaves.

Here is a bunch of them together! Thank you Anuja for the inspiration! Loved making them!

That's all for now folks!
Till we meet again!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year, New Beginnings! The Twisted Challenge #7

Aloha! Hello and a very very Happy New 2019 to all of you! The last of the 'teen' years is here .. and we begin that with a Challenge celebrating something new!

We love the verse that goes with the Christian weddings..something old, something new...it is something that stays true for the new year too... We bring something old with us..our memories, something new..the 365 days ahead of us, something borrowed..lessons we learn from the previous years...and something blue...a bit of color in your life! So this month, that is our Theme

 Do go to our Challenge post to read how you have to use them! Lets see my inspiration on this theme!

So my inspiration is this card for a friend who just bought a new house! Before I jump into how I  made this card, let me share how it fits into the challenge!

Something old - The swirl background and the cloud dies are my very first purchases when it comes to dies and background stamps. They are almost 10 years old!

Something new - This card is for Celebrating a new house as well, I have used a new house stamp from Jane's doodles!

Something Borrowed/Gifted - I borrowed the idea of this card from another card that Ujjwal had sent me last Christmas!
See the 2nd card from the left! That's the card I borrowed the idea from! (p.s. that's my card display in my craft room)

Something Blue - the sky, the house!

About the card...
  • The background was embossed directly on the card base, while masking the edges! Sponged Tumbled glass Distress oxide and broken china over the white heat embossed background.
  • The house stamps were stamped with Memento black on neenah white 80lbs paper, colored with copics and fussy cut. 
  • Cut a few slopes from white cardstock for the snowy hills...edged them with tumbled glass oxide. Stamped congratulations on it, propped it up on foam tape.
  • Glued the house images, popped up just one on foam tape. 
  • Die cut a few clouds from Papertrey ink's cloud dies, stamped the sentiment on big cloud. Glued them down 
  • Stamped, colored and fussy cut a few heart image, glued them down. added some sparkle with spectrum noir pens.. 
  • and we are done! 
Hope to see you joining us in this new Challenge! Have a fantastic Year ahead everyone! 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mid month Inspiration for TTC#6 - Oak Leaf

Hello everyone,
Back today to share the mid month inspiration for The Twisted Challenge Blog!
This month the theme is Color palette and use an element in multiples of 3

Here's my inspiration for you!
Inspired by the leaf in the image, I wanted a leaf image..but do we ever have what we suddenly want?
Nope! So I borrowed it from my friend and went to town with it!

  • First I heat embossed a few leaves on watercolor paper. The stamp is Oak Leaf from Neat and Tangled.
  • Then I found the relevant distress inks, namely, Mustard seed, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, fired brick and smooshed the embossed images into the inks...sprayed generous amount of water to blend it together.
  • I am not a fan of the soft faded look of watercolors..blame it on my crazy friend who made me love all bright colors!
  • And so I took another heat embossed leaf on Neenah solar white paper, and colored with Copics, like a stained glass piece.
  • I took my panel, flicked some left over colors from the smooshing. Glued the watercolored leaves.
  • I propped up the copic colored leaf on top of the water colored leaves with foam tape.

To bring the colors together, I rummaged through the Craftreat Ombre Basics paper pack and pulled out the red, green, yellow and orange sheets and created a mat for my panel.

You can see the dimension of the copic colored leaf..and the crazy flicking of color!

I have linked the paper packs below..Also you can check out my Store front on Amazon! Yes! I have a page on Amazon that links to all my favorite products you can buy .. all from Amazon!
Disclaimer : The links used are affiliate links..I do get a small percentage if you buy from my link, but that does not affect your cost in any way!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

 Finally!! Posting just under the wire! With one hour to go before the  Fall |  Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! closes! I have wanted to join this Blog hop for such a long time! This time, I was determined to join in!

 So before I cross over the wire, here is my card for the Blog Hop!Its a pretty  much straight forward card without any techniques!

I used my amazing Lawn Fawn, Thanks a latte stamp set and dies to stamp and die cut the image.
Embossing folder is from Stampers Anonymous, and the awesome ombre dotted paper is from Craftreat Ombre Basics pack!
Image colored with my copics!
 So that's it for now!

Will catch up soon!!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Faux Water Colored Sunflowers -TTC#6

Welcome back to my blog! Poor thing awakes when I have a new challenge post to make!
Diwali was a hectic affair and hence there was such a dearth of mojo post Diwali. If I had no Challenge card, I would probably not have crafted at all!

So lets get into the card!!
The theme this month at The Twisted Challenge Blog is Color palette and as a twist, you have to use an element/image in multiples of 3!

For this challenge, I have a Faux Water Color card!
My flowers are in groups of 3.. 
So what does a faux Water Color card mean? Read on below:

I took my favorite Sunflower stamp from Papertrey Ink, and dye inks. Even Distress inks would work amazing in this!

Take Watercolor paper..most important to use. 
I stamped the bigger sunflower with Altenew ink, Warm sunshine
took the smaller flower, and stamped over it with Ruby red ink.
The leaves were stamped with Forest Glades.
Once stamped, I sprayed the life out of that paper with water mister..
Let it dry.
I felt the leaves lost all the color, so I over stamped the leaves back with Forest glades, and didn't bother lining up. It gave a more dreamy look to the card!

The shape die cut is from Spellbinders and Grateful die cut and stamped sentiment are from MFT!

Do drop by our challenge blog and take part in it! We have a fun goody bag sponsored by Me and Saumya for our winner!

Monday, October 1, 2018

TTC#5 - Fairy tales with your twist!

Welcome to my favorite month of the year!! Why you ask? Well it's when the days gets shorter, mornings go colder and it beckons winter. And also because its my birthday montg! So you see, its a magical month for me.
Now, talking about magic brings me to this month's theme for The Twisted Challenges Blog. This month we are jumping into the realm of fairies, dragons, princes and princesses and of course magic!!

This month our theme is Fairytales + add your own twist.

Now you will ask me what is a twist? Twist can be anything. Change the ending of the fairytale, change the characters in the fairy-tale.. eg.. instead of 3 bears in Goldilocks, you could make them 3 pandas! Or you could change, that instead of a prince rescuing a princess, she comes on horseback to rescue him. Let your imagination go wild!!

Here's my inspiration, which may help to make it a bit more clear..

My fairy tale  is inspired a bit from Shrek and bit of Snow White. So here we have a dragon guarding the castle and a Prince ready to slay the dragon and rescue the princess! But where is the princess? That's where my twist comes, inside the card!!

Well, Princess Snow white wasn't waiting for the Prince to rescue her. She was done waiting around. So she took off to go shopping!!  And I love the quote I found on Pinterest, so apt.

So for the card, there isn't much technique to it as much, just die cutting and coloring with my copics.
The castle is a die from MFT( any surprise there?) Cut it from grey cardstock and stenciled the bricks with Hickory smoke Distress ink.
Used the cloud stencil to create a soft sky background with Tumbled glass distress ink.
Grass die again MFT.
The dragon and the knight are from MFT, Magical dragons stamp set.

Here is the Princess, colored in Snow White dress colors. She is Pure Innocence Birthday girl. 

Hope you enjoyed this card and the fun twist. 
Dont forget to check out other inspirations on the main Twisted challenges blog, as well as on Saumya and Neha's blog. 

This month we have a grab bag of fabulous gifts from Mudra. 

Till the next inspiration,
See ya soon! 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

TTC#4- Celebrations and monochrome

Wow, its September already! Pretty soon we will be saying Happy new year! Time really does fly! Well a new month means a new challenge at The Twisted Challenges.

So what twisted challenge do we have for you this month?
This month we are asking for projects with Celebrations (Birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, graduations etc.) as a theme BUT BUT BUT we want you to stick to a monochrome palette of colors. You can use neutrals but minimum use of it! Neutrals like white, black, kraft!! Howzzat!

So this month, I have 2 cards for you. I couldn't decide which to share so I am sharing both with you! Both use the same technique with minor differences.

In this gorgeous blue card, I have used distress oxide lifting technique to get the fabulous monochrome effect.
  • Started by embossing the Wplus9 stamp( finally something other than Mft😂), Kind soul on the Bielo cardstock (from The Craft Shop), with white embossing powder.
  • Then I added Salty ocean and Blueprint sketch oxides generously using blending tools.
  • Once the inks were dry I used water and paint brush to paint with water and dab it off with a tissue to lift off the oxide color. Jennifer Mcguire has a beautiful video on this, you can watch it here.
  • I repeated the process twice to remove more color as I wanted more contrast. Finally I cut the panel to size and glued it to a 5x7 card base from Letz craft.
  • The die cut sentiment is from Mft.

The second card is on the same technique.

  • I used Altenew Beautiful day stamp and heat embossed it in white.
  • Used Fired brick, Candied apple and abandoned coral distress oxides for blending.
  • I did the water lifting but didn't get the results I wanted. So I used Frost white ink from colorbox to paint the flowers. It added just a subtle touch to the card.
  • Added few enamel dots and mounted to card base from letz craft.
  • Die cut shape from spellbinders die, sentiment was stamped from Simon says stamp, Beautiful flowers!
  • And glued the die cut on the card panel with foam tape.

Hope you do check out The Twisted Challenges blog and join us this month! This month we have an exciting Gift from our Sponsor Itsy bitsy!
Do check out blogs of Saumya and Neha for more inspiration!
Till then!!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Hugs across the miles

Hello everyone,
I am back with another inspiration for TTC3.
Still on the MFT kick! :D
I am trying to use all of my MFT stamps that I have been collecting ahem "buying"over the years! My obsession with them will never end.. So for today, I have another card for The Twisted Challenges #3 - Go Bold and Replace an Alphabet

My card is slightly smaller than 5x7. I used Smooth White cardstock from Letz Craft. I am addicted to the thick white cardstock they offer. Used a Simon Says stamp postcard edge die, to cut the blue mat.
On a white cardstock, I drew black border with copic marker (yes, that's a faux layer) .
Cut my sentiment 3 times from Blue cardstock, using MFT hugs die.
Stacked and colored them to give a ombre look. Added shimmer with Spectrum noir shimmer pens.
Stamped and colored my images on Xpress it cardstock, colored with copics and fussy cut it.

Hope you can see the shimmer here..

Also I couldn't stop at one inspiration, since I had a couple of images colored and cut, I decided to make a Tag.

White base again from Letz Craft, tag die from DCAM.
Used MFT sun-rays stencil for the sun, using squeezed lemonade DI.
MFT grass die, colored the green cardstock with dark green copic to give a little contrast on the layer at the back.
MFT you die, cut 3 times and stacked. Added shimmer
Image stamped and colored with copics.
I just added a black cardstock mat to match the black bold words.

Well, I hope you do join in our challenge this month, there is big prize of 1000Rs. voucher from LETZ CRAFT!
Last day is 31st Aug, not too far away!

Till the next challenge,

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