Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank you card...

Hi! Recently a good friend got a whole bunch of crafty goodies for me and I decided to make a card for her using some of them.


I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored. I stamped the outline flower from the LJD Circle Scribble Flowers set by My Favorite Things in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I trimmed it to size and mounted it on a dark brown card base.


The sentiment is from the Agapanthus Thank You set by Stampendous and heat embossed in white.


Before mounting the stamped piece, I wrapped shaded brown embroidery floss towards the top a few times. I fussy cut a single flower and two green leaves and placed them over the floss for some added interest.


I also decorated the inside of my card with some simple stamping.

Entering it in the following challenges:

The Paper Players Clean & Simple Challenge #245 - Girly Thanks


Can You Case It Challenge #70 - May Flowers Edition


Love,
Nan

Sunday, May 17, 2015

CSCC #14 - Mixed Media

Hi! The current challenge at Create Something Catchy Challenges is to create a Mixed Media project inspired by the image below.



I was very intimidated when presented with the task of making a mixed media project. My style is very CAS and I have never tried my hand at mixed media! So I turned to Pinterest for help! And ran into hundreds of gorgeous projects, all of which scared me further! So I started researching and trying various techniques that I could incorporate into my card.

Two things really caught my attention - the big, bold, red umbrella and the muted, blurry Eiffel Tower in the background. I decided to focus on them and this is the result.


I started by stamping a script stamp with distress ink on a piece of white card stock. Then covered it with diluted fabric glue and pressed a crumpled piece of tissue paper over it. Once dry, I had a lovely, textured background ready!

The flower was made from the same paper. I die cut around eight circles from the same tissue paper and dyed them in two shades of red using Camlin Photo Inks. While they were still wet, I stacked and stapled them and then crumpled each circle to make a bud. Once the layers were almost dry, I gentle pulled them apart and shaped them a little.


I covered the center with a large, green, glass bead. The leaves were die cut with a Sizzix die.


I added some rope for a more rustic feel. The sentiment is from Altnew's Persian Motifs set. I stamped and heat embossed it in black.

I certainly enjoyed my first attempt at mixed media and learnt many new things in the process!

Please do check out the awesome inspiration projects on the Create Something Catchy Challenge blog presented by my fellow Catchy Girls! And make sure you enter the challenge with your own interpretation of the image in mixed media! You can link your projects for CSCC #14 here.


The winner of this challenge will receive a GV of Rs. 500/- from our lovely sponsor..



RULES

1. New work please
2. You can enter twice
3. You can combine with any number of challenges
4. Your project should scream Mixed Media
5. Last date - 25th May
6. Above all have fun.. ;)


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Beyond Grey Challenges: BGC #68 - Make your own embellishments
I made the flower and also dyed the rope with acrylic paints to make it darker.

Digi Choosday Challenge: wk 19 - Flower Power

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #12 - May flowers
I have been following this blog since its inception. And finally found the courage to participate! The colour of the flower on my card reminds me strongly of the beautiful red gulmohar flowers that blossom in May.



Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge #1 - Vintage Garden
Flower, distressed background, rope.



Craft Cardmakers and more #138 - Make your own background

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your beautiful creations in our gallery!

Love,
Nan