Sunday, May 16, 2010

Little things

Just a few days back, I had seen a kid play with a ballon...while the rest of the kids around him were busy with their video games and internet, this one was blissfully unaware of anyone but him and the ballon..The sight of that kid still fills me with joy and I just wanted to capture that on paper...having no balloon stamp wasn't going to deter me...I've got this beautiful stamp from Michele...she is one generous and wonderful person...she sent me a box ful of stamps she wasn't using and it was a huge box...Thanks Michele.

And also having the perfect sentiment stamp was just a bonus...since my brain was fixated on Susan's challenges..I decided to go with it. This is for the OLW#4, to use one ribbon, on your one layer card. 

There isn't much to describe in this card..Since it was a solid stamp,I used my water color crayons directly on the stamp, spritzed some water and stamped it. The ribbon was glitterified just a bit...and the sentiment is from Stampin Up! delight in life.
 I also took my Sharpie and drew around the heart image.

Once I was done with this card, I knew I wanted to do one more...I had seen this beautiful way of folding ribbon on many blogs, but the one that made want to really do it, was this card on Ayana's blog..First of all, I love her name, and her blog is such an explosion of color...colors that I wouldn't dream of using, she uses in such a wonderful way...

So I thought of using ribbon as the stalk and then adding the flower, problem! I didn't have a large flower, or a smaller ribbon. So in the card, the stalk looks ginormous and the flower, tiny! I'm a perfectionist. Its all about giving a finishing touch or proportion to the card. But for this once, I let it slide.

I made it at night, and waited to take pics in the morning. When I get up, my DH tells me, that brown trunk thingy on your card has opened up...uh! oh... well, so much so for all the effort. Fortunately, I was able to put it together again..
Colored it with watercolor pencils and outlined with grey pencil. 

So that's it from me now. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Cast of character:
Heart stamp by Posh impressions
Watercolor crayons
Stampin Up! Delight in life
Brilliance graphite black ink

Flower stamp by Autum leaves
Fabercastell watercolor pencil
Signo uniball silver glitter pen
Just a note- Stamping bella stamp.


  1. wow!!.. awesome!!.. loving ur cards!! :D

  2. Beautiful CAS cards! You're so creative to turn that heart into a balloon. Love the faux-stitching with perfect sentiment. The fancy stem on the flower is beautiful, too!

  3. Love the watercoloured heart balloon and like you, I stand on the side of CAS - I love using the basics and having fun creating.

    Other than some craft punches, I don't own any special cutting and embossing machines and rarely use designer papers unless I'm doing a special card for someone who prefers that ...

    I've heard that Memento inks are some of the best but as yet I only have one tiny container as the rest are chalk inks which I got before I even knew what my style was and 2 blacks - a dye ink and a black Stazon ink for watercolouring.

    Have a great crafting week ahead :o)

  4. Wonderful cards, and very creative ribbon treatments for the challenge! Bravo!

  5. Fun and colorful and really unique uses for your ribbon!

  6. Ahh! Tejal!!! You are so super sweet!!!
    I really appreciate you mentioning me! Your cards came out adorable! What a clever way to use the ribbon as the stem of the flower! And your coloring looks great too!
    Fantastic Work!!! I Love It!!!! :) :) :) :)

  7. lovely cards Tejal... specially love the 2nd one:)

  8. i really love the baloon card...the colors look so nice and vibrant..

  9. Nice!! The heart is colored beautifully...
    As for the ribbon - tell me about it! This happened to me too... And I guess it was because of the hopeless double-sided tape :-( How did you fix this?


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