Monday, August 15, 2016

Exciting Announcement...

Hi! I have an exciting announcement to make today. I am now a part of the Make My Monday Challenge Design team! This is a fun blog that hosts bi monthly challenges with really interesting themes and a super talented DT. 

The current challenge #28 is a photo inspiration challenge.

There are so many beautiful elements in this photo that are inspiring! I loved the texture, the pretty colors and the large shell. I was also heavily inspired by Loll Thompson of Stamping With Loll, who creates the most gorgeous CAS cards.

I started with a piece of white card stock that I inked randomly with different distress inks. Then I sprayed it heavily with plain water and sprinkled salt. I let the whole thing air dry overnight. The result was this beautiful swirl of colors. Here is a closeup of the panel.

Rest of the card was super simple. I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Wishes stamp set by Some Odd Girl on black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white EP. I mounted the panel with foam tape on a turquoise colored card base, adhered the sentiment strip and added some shells from my stash as the finishing touch.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful! Please do check out the Make My Monday Challenge Blog for more inspiration from my fabulous teamies. You can link your creations to the Make My Monday Challenge #28 here.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

CAS Mix Up August Challenge



  1. a stunning background!wow!
    hugs and kisses from germany,
    your new team-mate silvi xoxo

  2. Congrats Nandini ! Loved the bg :)

  3. congrats Nandini !!love the water colored card !!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card Nandini!! Love the colours and how they flowed. The salt makes little burst ... so pretty!! And the panel looks amazing with the deep blue card base. Great design and congrats on being on the Make it Monday Design Team!! And thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

    1. Thanks Loll. I am always very inspired by your style. Very happy to receive such sweet words of encouragement from you!

  5. This piece is so pretty it can stand alone, Nandini! I've never used salt on a piece but now I'm anxious to try some. You have created a wonderful pattern and play of colors! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Gorgeous watercolored background Nandini. TFS the close up photo too. Loved your finished CAS design too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  7. Absolutely love your beautiful background Nandini and the colours are gorgeous. Love the simplicity of design too.
    Looking forward to more of your lovely creations and welcome to the team.
    Fliss xx

  8. Wow I love this background! I have got to try this idea. The shells are a perfect addition. Excited to be part of this team!


  9. Beautifully done - I love the background!! Glad to have you as a team member on Make My Monday! Joan