Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crafty JC Challenge- Simplicity!

When I saw the theme for this month's challenge at Crafty JC, I was so happy! It was something pretty close to my heart...Simplicity.
Jaya and I both are ardent fans of Susan Rahila ... and both of us have had our styles influence a lot from her...With Susan providing an inspiration on day one I was keen to take part....and out of the blue Jaya called me and asked if I would provide an inspiration for the Challenge...I knew I couldn't say no.
I set aside all my other commitments and jumped to create not one, but two cards....Well, when the brain works, its works!!!

This image is by Jane Beljo. I'd won it a long time back and till today..I've never used it... But as I said, when the brain works....I wanted to make it snazzy as well as picked all the glitter elements that I own...Glitter strips, Glitter balls and pixie dust glitter in gold...All Pie Lane products. The flower is popped up on dimensionals.
The sentiment is a Rub-on..a Rak saved up for 3 yrs!!The image was colored with Bic markers in pale lavender and red.
To keep the pixie dust glitter from smearing everywhere...I spray it with a fixative. and then no more glitter dust in odd places!! (The fixative is the Arfina Artist's Fixative for setting Charcoal, pencil sketches)

I wanted to show that CAS doesn't have to be one layered....It can be multi-layered and yet retain that CAS element.
I've matted the main panel on Black CS and popped it on the card with foam tape. For this, I wanted the glitter to be subtle, so use a red line of pixie dust glitter...random sprinkling of glitter balls, and a frame around the main image..with a Sakura 0.25 mm pen.. Sentiment is from Flower Fusion#1 from PTI.

So there you have two inspirations for you for Crafty JC's Simplicity challenge. I hope you will give it a try....Thank you Jaya for asking, I'm truly honored!! Big big hugs!! (Babes, Aim for the 20th Nov please)

And for a sweet sweet beginning on this auspicious day, I would love to direct you to the newly created
Pie Lane Blog...and the new Design Team that will be working for them. And yours truly...i.e. one of the DT members...The blog is in its initial stages...We'll get it running in a few days...but today was the best day to announce it....Wishing all of you a very Happy Dusshera and happy beginnings to all...


  1. :P.. Love them... Like I could not like CAs cards from you.. CAS is soo YOU..!!

  2. love the cards Tejal... both of them... though i like the 2nd one more ;p...

    and super congrats to Pie Lane for the new new blog... bt hey, cant access it yet???

  3. like i said in crafty jc i love both your card so beautiful,your cas style is one of a kind and i always look to you for inspiration ,you always have some fab ideas!!!

  4. Commented on Crafty JC... here again... I loved ur cards!!!
    and congratulations for Pie Lane... I cant wait to see wht u guys come up with... Fab job!

  5. And yeah.. Happy Dusshera to u too sweety!

  6. Its such a beautiful card!.. LOVE it.. The simplicity! :D

  7. GOODNESS!!! I loooooooove the first one more! a lottt in fact! Those glitter strips look yum! I dont have those, are they like the glitter butterflies and tulips?
    awesome red flower. I will have to CASE this.
    Love the dimension and again, the flower colour on the second one. Gorgeous work Tejal!

  8. Tejal I am not a fan of CAS but sure am a fan of what you have created!! If this is CAS I sure would like to give it a try-- You are a master of techniques and do tell me what fixative you used.

  9. Wow beautiful creations. Luv the simplicity.
    Congrats dear being selected as DT.


  10. Very nice cards. So elegant! So you hoard as well... I have been hoarding stuff for 10 years and more.

    xxx Monica

  11. 1. WHAT IS A CAS ? phew ...I feel ill-equipped in the blog world :P thanks to you all ...craft geniuses
    2. The cards are gorgeous .. simplicity does say a lot ! is that a poinsettia stamp ? or you drew it on your own ?

    XOXO :P

  12. i had never seriously thought about a CAS card but with the Crafty JC challenge I did try to make an effort.... ur card is fab and thanks for the tip that CAS cards need not be single layered....

  13. The cards are SIMPLY beautiful ?Tejal.............

  14. Fab cards Tejal!:)..The flowers are totally amazing!esp the red one!:) Congrats on your DT win!

  15. Nice card.. I love the flower :)

  16. Both cards are beautiful, but I especially love the second one. Great layout and great colours!

  17. awwwww... This is so adorable!! :D Am so loving that flower.. I loved both of them! I especially loved how you cut that flower in the first one and how you've colored the flowers.. awesome!! You are the best! :D


  18. Beautiful cards. love the diwali card. and please do checkout my cards at


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