Watercoloured Dahlias For Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

I am always blown away by all the cards created by Erum Tasneem(Vibgyor Cards)..if you have seen her work, then you will agree that they are the most beautiful works of art….and I’ve made today’s card for this month’s Altenew Inspiration Challenge after being inspired by watching a video tutorial by her….

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This is the image provided for the challenge and I chose the three colours highlighted from the picture…
I started by stamping the Altenew Dahlia flowers and leaves on watercolour cardstock using watermark ink and heat embossing all of  them with Altenew antique gold embossing powder…I coloured these images with a lot of water and some Peerlesss watercolours(bubble gum,amethyst,cobalt blue and grass green) as well as some Gansai Tambi blue gold watercolour for all that extra shimmer…

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I added a gold foil front panel to my plain white card base and then die cut a smaller top panel from watercolour cardstock…I applied some amethyst Peerleess watercolour randomly to add some colour to the background and once dry,I splatter some black watercolour before adhering this panel to the card front..
Next,I placed all the coloured in flowers and leaves on my card and used foam squares under a few of them for a bit of dimension…I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock and added a thin gold strip below it before placing it on my card as well…and to embellish my card,I have added some black Nuvo drops here and there…

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I need to practise my watercolouring quite a lot so I can get better results…it is on the top of my ‘to do’ list for this year…and I’ll be so happy if my watercolouring improves even a bit…
I’m glad you stopped by to take a look at my card….Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…!!
Pri

Heart Card For The Flower Challenge #19

It has been a while since I made a shaped card,so I was quite happy to participate in ‘The Flower Challenge #19 in which the theme is ‘shaped cards’…although I have made a heart shaped card for this challenge,I did not use red colour for the heart card base and/or top layer since I thought it would take the focus away from the softly coloured die cut flowers…

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I did spend quite a lot of time figuring out the layout of flowers for my card but was quite happy with the end result…I think I will try out a few more shaped cards later sometime…
I started by die cutting two large hearts to create the heart shaped card base and then covered one of them with mermaid lagoon oxide ink…this was the card front…I also applied some Distress glaze on this panel so that the ink does not rub off or get smudged…I scored 1/2″ from the top on the second heart and adhered it behind this  one and my card base was ready..

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Next,I die cut a smaller heart for the front panel and sponged some cracked pistachio oxide ink…I die cut some flowers and leaves and then coloured them in with various oxide inks – twisted citron,wild honey,picked raspberry,shaded lilac,salty ocean and squeezed lemonade…I also sprinkled some water for effect and then placed them on the top layer….I used adhesive foam squares under some of the flowers for a bit of dimension…I then used some craft foam underneath this front panel before adhering it to the card base…

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I stamped the sentiment label using red ink and die cut that with the coordinating die and placed it on my card and then used some clear confetti sequins to embellish my card…
Thank you so much for your visit today…I’m glad you stopped by my blog…Hope you will have a happy and wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri

With A Grateful Heart – Altenew Carnations For Timeout Challenge #107

I have used the stamps for my no.1 favourite flowers for making today’s card for the current timeout challenge…it took me a while to get my hands on this Altenew Carnation stamp set but  when I finally did,I stamped the very first flowers in shades of red which was just perfect for the yellow and teal stripy stencilled background….

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My card is created for the theme of spring for this challenge but I wasn’t able to incorporate the optional twist of the one layer card this time…
I started by die cutting the front panel using a dotted rectangle die and then used the Altenew classy stripes stencil and Distress Inks to create the background…I have used squeezed lemonade and peacock feather shades here and also splattered some water for effect….I then adhered this panel to a plain white top fold card base..

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I stamped the layering Carnation flowers and leaves on a separate piece of white cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating dies..I have used various Altenew crisp dye inks for these….I also  stamped a few other flowery images from this stamp set using black ink and coloured them in with my markers before die cutting them as well…once I was happy with the layout of the flowers and leaves,I adhered them to my card…I have used some foam squares under one of the flowers for a bit of dimension…
I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip and adhered it to my card as well…and finally I have added some black Nuvo drops to embellish my card…

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Hope my colourful flowery card cheered you up a bit…thank you so much for stopping by my blog today…have a wonderful and blessed day ahead…!!
Pri

Colourful Hot Air Balloons For Scrapbook Boutique April Challenge

The challenge mood board for Scrapbook Boutique had a lot of monochrome images this time…but what caught my eye was the only colourful one on the board which it seems to me like a hot air balloon and that’s the one that inspired me to create this card…

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Here is the mood board for this month’s challenge at Scrapbook Boutique..
I started by stamping one of the hot air balloon images on the die cut front panel using Versafine black ink and then clear heat embossed it…I coloured in the image with my Spectrum Aqua markers and a water brush….I then masked this image and sponged in some Distress Inks  to create the background…I have used the following shades – tumbled glass,salty ocean,mustard seed,squeezed lemonade,twisted citron and mowed lawn…I also used a cloud stencil to create some clouds in the middle of the panel before adhering it to a plain white card base….
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On a separate piece of watercolour cardstock, I stamped the larger hot air balloon and clear heat embossed it as well…I then coloured this hot air balloon with Aqua markers as well and once dry I cut it out and adhered it to my card front using some craft foam for a bit of dimension…
I die cut the sentiment and some confetti from a piece of bright orange foil paper and adhered it below the balloons and my colourful card was ready..

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Thank you so much for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Hope you will have a wonderful day ahead…Happy crafting..!!
Pri

Cute Dragons Birthday Wishes

The dragon wishes stamp set by Mama Elephant has really cute tiny dragon images and some awesome sentiments…I wanted to make this one a birthday card so used the sentiment stamp from another set but I plan to use those sentiments with their other dragon stamp set soon…

I created the background panel first…I started by stamping the starry background stamp on the white panel using watermark ink and then heat embossing it with clear embossing powder…I then sponged in Distress Oxide inks to cover the whole panel…I have used hickory smoke,black soot and seedless preserves here…
I stamped the sentiment using onyx  black Versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder as well..I adhered this panel to a plain white card base.. 

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Once the dragon images were stamped,coloured in and die cut,I placed them on my card front…and to embellish my card,I die cut some starts from silver foil cardstock and adhered them to the card front…

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!
Pri

Thanks

I loved this paper from Lawn Fawn and immediately wanted to use it for my card background….but I had to make the right choice in terms of stamps,embellishments, etc. so that I didn’t end up with a card in which the background or the images look out of place or mismatched…so I took a good amount of time to choose carefully,but after that,the card came together pretty quickly..

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I used the large cross stitched rectangle die to die cut the front panel and adhered it to a plain white card base…then on a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped the leaf images using Versamark ink and heat embossed them using some gold embossing powder…I coloured these embossed images with some Gansai Tambi gold watercolour and once dry,I die cut them with the coordinating dies…

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I die cut the word ‘thanks’ using the big scripty word die from some white glitter cardstock as well as  twice from some white cardstock and layered them before adhering them to the card front…I then arranged the die cut leaves just above the sentiment..and finally to embellish my card I have added just three gold Nuvo drops…

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I’m so glad you stopped by to take a look at my card today….Hope you will have a beautiful and happy day ahead…!!

Pri

You Brighten My Day

I’m sharing a simple watercoloured card today…I have been practicing with my Aqua markers these days and I feel that I can water colour in smaller images better with these markers and a water brush rather than colouring directly with a paint brush…also I was quite happy that I was able to keep my front panel clean and smudge free… 🙂

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I started by stamping and heat embossing the large image on a watercolour cardstock front panel..I then coloured it in with the Spectrum Aqua markers and a water brush and once dry,I embossed  the edges using the double stitched rectangle die….I stamped the sentiment on using Altenew tide blue crisp ink and then adhered this panel onto a plain white card base…

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On a separate piece of watercolour cardstock,I stamped and heat embossed the two butterfly images and coloured these with Aqua markers as well and then cut them out and placed them on my card using some adhesive dots…and finally I used my clear sparkle pen to add a bit of shimmer to the images…

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Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my card today…Hope you will have a wonderful day ahead…Happy crafting…!!

Pri

Something To Make You Smile

When I made a shaker card few days ago,I was left with the die cut word ‘smile’…had I kept the die cut somewhere ‘safe’ to ‘use later’, I really would’ve never got around to using it…and it was perfect for this card so I was quite happy I was able to use the die cut word…

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Firstly,I stamped the dotted background using Distress Oxide inks and the polka dot turnabout stamp…I have used blueprint sketch,evergreen bough,picked raspberry and seedless preserves shades here…I then die cut the front panel from the stamped piece using a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a pink textured card base..

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On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped and gold heat embossed the flowers and leaf images and coloured them in using a water brush and the same colours of Oxide inks that I used to create the polka dot pattern…I die cut them using the coordinating dies and placed them on my card,making sure to leave the right amount of space for the sentiment…
I sponged in some mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch Oxide inks on the die cut word before adhering it near the base of the panel…I stamped the rest of the sentiment on a white die cut banner and adhered it above the die cut word…

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I applied some shimmer to the flowers and added some clear sequins to embellish it…

I’m glad you stopped by my blog today….Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…Happy crafting..!!

Pri

Forever And Always – Time Out Challenge #106

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This is the image provided for the challenge and I have been able to incorporate the yellow,green and aqua colours from this image…and to add a touch of gold (the forks in the table setting), I added some gold splatters in the background..

On a piece of watercolor cardstock cut to size for the front panel,I stamped the image using Versafine black onyx ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder….I then used Spectrum Aqua markers to watercolour the image…I have used bud green,meadow green and aquamarine shades of markers with a water brush for colouring…

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I covered the painted image with some scrap paper and splattered some Nuvo gold mousse mixed with water…once dry,I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment as well and adhered the front panel to a plain white card base…
To embellish my card I have used some sea breeze Nuvo jewel drops and to add some shimmer to the flower image,I applied some Nuvo sparkle pen all over it…

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Thank you so much for your visit…I’m glad you stopped by my blog today…Have a wonderful and happy day ahead…!!
Pri