Thursday, August 22, 2013

Many Thanks

For my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Penny Black Stamps hop check HERE

Now onto my card which I created using my newest stamps and a new to me company Clearly Besotted Stamps. Firstly I want to thank Stephanie for sending me these amazing gifts. Now, I have to tell you that these stamps, stamp beautifully and the dies are just perfect too, really great quality stamps. I love the designs also.
I was inspired by this lovely color combo from the Challenge at Clearly Besotted and the Floral theme is inspired by the Tuesday Trigger photo at The Moxie Fab World.

My card:

Cardstock: ( Solar White) Neenah; Pattern Paper: (Love You Madly) Glitz; Stamps: (Fancy Florals) Clearly Besotted; Dies:  (Fancy Florals) Clearly Besotted; Inks: (Green Hills, Soft Granite) Hero Arts, (Real Red, Regal Rose) Stampin' Up!, (Lavender Sachet) Jenni Bowlin, (Black Memento) Tsukineko; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Blings

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Penny Black Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!! The artistry of Penny Black stamps and Creative Dies along with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's colorful Mix and Match mediums take the mystery out of the oh-so-trendy mixed media look! All this week the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team will be sharing projects using Penny Black stamps. Check out Penny Black crafts HERE and leave them some comment love for a chance to win three stamps from their newest release, Colorful Christmas. Also, leave a comment on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog for a chance to win a $50 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft prize pack!

So today, I'd like to share a project featuring few of my favorite products from Faber-Castell - Gelatos®  and Stamper's Big Brush Pens. This fun image I used is from Penny Black as soon as my daughter saw it, she asked me to make a mermaid for her. So I tried to give a effect as if a mermaid is coming out of . Here is my mixed media Canvas and some quick steps to show you how I created it!

Here's a photo of the finished project:

This is how I created it:

  I applied Gesso to the canvas and let it dry. Now I visually marked the area to make a frame around my image.Then, I rubbed Gelatos® all over it and blended it using my fingers.

  Once, I was happy with the effect, I just applied a bit of gesso to soften it. Apply some more Gelatos®  where you want. Now I applied some Gelatos® on the frame area, blended it.

I then, masked the center part and stamped the Hair part of the image repeatedly using black Big Brush Marker onto the frame.

I then stamped the images on tissue paper using Black Big Brush Marker.

 The I applied some Gel medium to the canvas and adhered the stamped images.

 Once dry, I colored in using Big Brush Markers.

  For the depth around the frame, I applied some brown Big Brush Marker and blended using my finger. These markers blend beautifully over Gelatos®
Lastly to finish, I just applied a bit of Golden ink from my inkpad.

AND!!! The finished canvas is ready to be decorated in my daughter's wall. Hope you give some of these products and techniques a try :)

For more inspiration, please hop over to Heidi's Blog


Gelatos® (Designer Colors-Tropical, Banana, Red Cherry, Blood orange, Mango)
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black, Deep Naples Ochre, Cobalt Turquoise, Walnut Brown, Pale Geranium Lake, Scarlet Red, White)
PITT Artist Pen (Black)
Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso
Faber- Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium
Stamp: Penny Black (Wistful 40-193, Go With Your Heart 40-043 )

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wishing you Joy

So, using my distress inks again, I color this GORGEOUS stamp by Unity. I took the inspiration colors from  the challenge at Unity.
I am also submitting this card for the CAS-ual friday.


Once, I finished coloring, I made some tiny splatters and also put some Glitter on the dress, which really looks pretty cool in real.

Hope the glitter is visible in the close up.

Supplies: Cardstock: (Teal) DCWV, (Watercolor) Canson; Stamps: (Face the Sunshine, Wishing you Joy) Unity Stamp Co.; Inks: (Archival Black, Distress inks) Ranger Industries; Glitter: (Wink of Stella) Zig


Hello Again!!!

Since I had my distress inks out, I created this CAS one layered card using some Hero Arts stamps. The inspiration comes from the Tuesday Trigger  photo at Moxie Fab World :) I love the soft florals, crisp white open space.

For my card, I stamped it using distress inks and just gave a washed soft look and some splatters!

I am submitting it for the following challenges too:
Hero Arts Stamp your story 
Papertakeweekly: Flower Power

Cardstock: (Watercolor) Canson; Stamps: (Flower Sketch, Frame and Feathers) Hero Arts; Inks; (Black Archival, Distress inks) Ranger Industries

Hope your day is Awesome

Hello All!! So today was kind of a productive day for me. I saw a few challenges which really gave me a start :), I could create a few cards.

First up is a card, I created this card for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World (I was inspired by the curves, flowers, ceramic. I tried to give the ceramic look to the pot) Now there is another photo which inspired me to use these specific flowers. That is the Runway inspired Challenge photo. I was inspired by the bunch of tiny flowers blending into each other, the colors and that tiny touch of pink on the top of her dress.

I used some stamps by Art Impression watercolor line and stamped using distress inks.

Love these stamps, so easy to work with and the result is awesome!

Cardstock: Bazzill Card shoppe, (watercolor paper) Canson; Stamps:  (WC project series 9, Flower set, Foliage set) Art Impression, (Tilted Banner sayings) Simon Says Stamp; Dies: (Tilted Banner sayings) Simon Says Stamp; Inks: (Distress inks) Ranger Industries

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hello All!!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog, if not do check HERE.

Today, I am playing along the birthday celebration at Neat and Tangled (Little Tangles) and also 10 minutes Craft Dash (my card took 9 minutes 55 sec.! ) I quickly colored the cute cupcake, clear embossed the bottom part using holographic embossing powder, on the top I applied some clear glitter.I didn't have much time to let the color flicks dry but I like the mix effect. Isn't it fun.
Huge congratulations Danielle!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Card using Gelato and Stamper’s Big Brush Pen

Hello Everyone!!! Today it's my turn to create and post at Faber-Castell Design Memory blog. I created a Card using Gelato and Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

Here is a peek of my creation and if you would like to see how I created it, just check Here.

Here is how I created it!

First, I scribbled some Gelatos® onto the craft sheet and misted some water. Then, I put a watercolor paper onto the color and pressed it. Now, let it dry.

This is how it will look.

Now, I just stamped the woodgrain background stamp using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen onto this piece. After applying the ink, I took a baby wipe and removed some of the ink from here and there.

This is how it looks after stamping. You can see where I removed the ink.

I then scribbled some green Gelatos®, misted with water and colored the leaf die cut.

Finally, I inked the flower using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen, huffed it 3 times before stamping. If you huff more than once, it gives a nice watercolor look.

To finish off, I just stamped the sentiment using the black Big Brush Pen.

I hope I could inspire you to mix and match of whatever products you have at hand.


Gelatos® (Cotton Candy, Aqua Dolce, Banana)
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Cobalt Turquoise, Scarlet Red, Naples Ochre )

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lil' Inker Designs 3rd. Birthday Bash

Hello and Welcome All to celebrate the Lil' Inker Designs 3rd. Birthday Bash. There is lots of inspiration, challenge, giveaways, sale to celebrate the occasion. So hop in and have fun.

You should have come here from Debby's blog, if not then start over from Laura's blog and start over. To inspire you, we have this wonderful inspiration picture.

My card for you:

I just love the clear blue sky with Balloons floating :) So I created my sky background using some distress inks. Then I die-cut different sized balloons using vellum and put it in this frame created by the stitched mat Rectangles. Oh!!! this sentiment is from a new set, which we are releasing today. It is pure fun my friends. Check all by

Your next stop on the hop is Jen's blog and she has some wonderful creations for you all!!! Now some details about the challenge:
We are once again going to have a $50 grand prize (chosen randomly) and one free Snarky Sentiment stamp set will be given out as a prize for every 10 participants that play along (also chosen randomly). We will also have two $10 store credit honorable mention winners!

How to Play:
Hop participation will be via Linky Tools. Participants are eligible to win by creating a project inspired by the graphic posted above, posting the graphic and a link to our challenge in their blog post, talking about how they were inspired in their post and direct linking to our linky tool. Focal images must use LID goodies but LID goodies do not have to be used exclusively to be eligible.  Link your project(s) up at: Lil' Inker Designs blog. The deadline is 25th. August!

I am playing along the challenge at A Blog Named Hero since my balloons are all vellum.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Simply The Best

Hello All!!! So happy to get to my craft desk Sharing here a card with you all, which I got inspired by the Runway Inspired challenge. Added motivation, one of my favorite company is sponsoring this time Penny Black. Love the stamps.

Here is the inspired by photo:

Isn't this unusual and amazing, luxurious shimmer :) So mesmerized by this I used pearl cardstock. I wanted to play with colors but didn't wanted to create the usual background or color an image....WHY??? cos this dress is unusual :) so I created these splashes of colors using Twinkling H2O. Love the effect. I used the sentiment by Penny Black.

Dont forget to join the hop and the challenge we have tomorrow as we are going to celebrate 
Lil' Inker Designs 3rd. Birthday!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Will be back soon!!!

Hello Everyone!!! Just want to apologize for being so quiet. I was away on holidays and now the schools started here. I will be back to my normal routine in a day or so!!! See you soon with some wonderful posts. We also are going to celebrate Lil' Inker Designs 3rd. Birthday on the 15th. so be ready for the fun :)

Till later!!