Saturday, October 27, 2012

Diwali Hop {Day 2}

Hello Everyone,
Today I welcome you to the Day 2 of this special Diwali blog hop. You should have come here from Piali's blog.


Today we are showcasing home d├ęcor. I decided to make a painting using watercolors and twinkling H2O. I hand-drew everything and embossed my images.




Chaitali has a linky tool on her blog, if anyone would like to participate. And also there are some cut files for the Silhouette on her blog

Hop order:
Smriti
Gayatri
Pooja
Piali
Isha- That's me:)
Sanketi 

Happy Diwali to you all and your family.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Diwali Blog Hop {Day 1}

Hello Everyone,
Today I welcome you to a special Diwali blog hop. Some of us Indian crafters from around the world decided to share our love of paper crafting and create something special for the festival. Its a 2 day hop. You should have come here from the talented and sweet Piali's blog.


Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights". It is one of the most important festivals of the year for Hindus and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. I explain it to my Swiss friends as Our Christmas...lol....and they understand what it means to me and actually now a few wait every year to celebrate with us and enjoy the home made sweets and snacks.

Today is the day dedicated to cards

For my first card I used a Diya as my focal image. This is made of clay and we light it in the evening. Actually we decorate the whole outside and inside of the house with it. But here I just hand drew it, embossed and colored using some watercolors. For the background I used the stamp from my favorite company Hero Arts.



For my second card, I used the image of our God "Ganesha". Ganesha's elephant head makes him different...there is a long story behind it. Ganesha is widely known as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings.
I took inspiration from the web. Hand drew him and then embossed on a hand made paper which has some gold flecks in it. The background is various Distress inks and Hero Arts background stamp.


Thanks Chaitali for organizing the hop. She also has a linky tool on her blog, if anyone would like to participate. Oh!! before I leave, there are some cut files for the Silhouette on her blog too. I could not use any because my Cameo is still in transit...lol.

I hand drew my focal images and used embossing pen with some embossing glitter (2nd. card) to emboss them. So I am submitting this card for the challenge at WOW Embossing powder blog

Now its time for you to hop over to see the gorgeous creation by Sanketi !!!
Hop order:
Smriti
Gayatri
Pooja
Piali
Isha- That's me:)
Sanketi 

See you all tomorrow with a Home Decor project:)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unity: WCMD (Color)

This is the last challenge for the WCMD contest, it was so much fun seeing the wonderful inspirational cards on the blog every hour. The theme of challenge#8  is color. We have to use Cream, Brown, Olive and Pumpkin on the card.


I somehow could not capture all the glitter on this card. It look so pretty in real life. Love the effect.

Unity: WCMD (Coloring)

The Challenge#7 for the Unity WCMD challenge is to color. As you know I love colors and coloring, so it was perfect to take an image and my copics...lol.


I used some color core CS and rubbed the edges, it certainly gives a nice effect to the over all look of the card.

Unity: WCMD (Border)

Here we go to the Unity WCMD challenge#6, which is to use some non border stamp to create border. For my card, I took a flower image, stamped and cut it from the center and placed it to use as border.



I like this color combo very much...I will be making more cards using this :)
Thanks for dropping by.

Unity: WCMD (Autumn)

This is challenge no. 5 for the Unity WCMD contest and theme is to create a fall theme card. I used the fall colors for my card, which were inspired by this picture at The Ribbon Girl blog (I like the white with slight wood texture and the colors)







First I embossed the flower using white embossing powder and then I used some distress inks and perfect pearls to create my background. I see all these shades in the leaves around me so nature around me is perfect inspiration for these colors :)

Also playing along the Amusing challenges: Fall colors
and the challenge at WOW embossing Powder blog: Thanks

Unity: WCMD #4

So moving to Unity WCMD challenges, I am onto my 4th. challenge, which is to create a card using the sketch. Love the end result somehow.



I embossed the image using black embossing powder and colored it using some twinkling H2O...love the colors on Kraft CS.
A few more cards to come:)

Unity: WCMD # 3

The 3rd. challenge for the Unity WCMD event was to create a card using embossing. I embossed my image using black embossing powder and colored the stars using yellow twinkling H2O.






Love the slight shine. It looks very nice in real life.

Unity: WCMD

Here is my card for the Unity WCMD challenge #2, which is to use texture. I used dry embossing to give some texture to my cardbase. I also added some twine and embossed the image.


This card was so much fun to create. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Unity: WCMD

Hello everyone!!!

Here I am sharing with you all my one of many cards, which I made for the Unity WCMD contest. The first challenge was to make a shaped card.


Love this flower image from the March KOM. Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, October 12, 2012

You are Fabulous

Happy friday everyone!!! Well its a special day for me today...its my Anniversary. Hubby is busy so we are staying home and while he is working on his project, I want to say Thank you to all my friends, who sent me lots of good wishes. And hence the Title....You are Fabulous my friends:)

I made this card using my new stamps from Unity. I like how they stamp. I am submitting this card to the Friends with Flair at Unity blog.


Hope you like my creation. Off to finish some work and have a nice weekend!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Merry Christmas (WCMD)

My final card for today. This card started as something very different but I had a image in my head. Since I love techniques, one lead to the other and I looove the final result.

What technique you would think :) Well to start with, I embossed on Acetate using 2 shades of green embossing powders, even thou it didnt turn out to be Acetate meant to heat emboss, I had to be extra careful. Then there are leaves with stamping on watercolor paper with bleeding effect. Finally the flower inked with distress inks and spritzt with pearl water.
I used my first love of Hero Arts stamps!!!I used the sketch and theme from Hero Arts October contest.

Here is the card:




Submitting this card to the challenge at 
The Young Crafters Blog : Learning is fun (I tried this stamping and embossing on Acetate technique. Love the effect)


Hope you like my creation.
Thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Miss You (WCMD card)

My final card for today, unless I can make something else. Happy WCMD to all once again.

I used one more card using the Paper Smooches stamps.


Love these tiny Paw print stamp from the Chubby Chums set. I like when these teeny tiny images become the focus of the card :)

Submitting it for the WCMD challenge at the Paper Smooches blog.

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Neenah; Stamps: (Chubby Chums, Vogue Abode) Paper Smooches; Ink: (Black) Memento, (Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise) Stampin! Up

Thank You (WCMD)

Happy WCMD everyone!!! I am back again with one more card.

I used this cute Sparkle creation stamp for this one.


Submitting this card for the challenges at:
Sparkle Creations Challenge Blog
Simon Says WCMD challenge

Happy WCMD

Happy World Card Making Day to all the Card makers out there!! I am so excited as this is my first WCMD event where, I kind of understand a bit about it. I was not here last year and year before that, did not know about it...lol



So here is my card to say Hello to everyone, all around the World :)



Love this cutie ;) Hope hubby doesnt read this...lol.
I colored the Hamster using my Copics. I used 4 stamp sets to create this little card. Hope you like it.


I am submitting thisto the following challenges:
Paper Smooches WCMD contest
Moxie Fab World: WCMD (Hello)

See you soon with another card :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Neenah; Stamps: (Hang ups, Party Posse, My Peeps, Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches; Embossing Powder: (Silver super fine) Ranger; Ink: (Black) Memento; Coloring: Copics

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hello October

Yay!!! Its 1st. of October already!!! I love this month, actually there are many reasons for it. I love Fall...the fall colors gives me a great feeling and today I even noticed the colors of the leaves of Trees changing around me :)

So what makes October so special...well this is the month, I got married, my Anniversary month ...lol

Now, since its the first of the month, its the time for a new Challenge at the Scraphouse Inspirational Blog. This month the theme is Halloween/Purple. I played with the color. Its been some time that I didnt use my distress inks to color my background, so I took out the Spring distress ink in Lilac and created the tone on tone background. Love it in Real. I used this cute image from Stamping Bella called Wasabi....she is so cute.



The colors look more towards blue in the picture thou.
I am playing along the challenge at Anni's blog as she is celebrating and its all about CAS creations.

All the supplies are available in the Scraphouse Store and Marjolein has lots of new things for Christmas too. Start shopping girls:)

Supplies: Casrdstock: White (Holtz); Stamp: Stamping Bella (Wasabi), Sentiment (Sentiment); Dies: PTI (Tag); Inks: Ranger Distress Ink (Shaded Lilac: Spring Collection), Memento (Black); Ribbon: May Arts (Sheer white); Colors: Copics; Rhinestones