Saturday, October 21, 2017

October Leading Lady - Take three

Hello friends!
Welcome to my third post as a Leading lady for October.

Do checkout my first post and second post incase you missed seeing it. At the Winnie and Walter's blog.
Today I am sharing 3 cards made using In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez stamp set and masking technique. I love "Floral" stamps and this stamp set is so versatile. Not just the flowers and leaves but the sentiments too are a must have.
So here is my first card-

I started by stamping the sentiments at the center of  watercolor cardstock.


Then I stamped the flowers and leaves. I used masking to stamp the images as I wanted them to overlap. I  then colored them using Zig markers.



Then I die cut the card panel using largest scalloped rectangle from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways . I adhered it on a black colored card panel to give a thin black border and then finally adhered it to white cardstock.

For my second card, I did a lot of masking and stamping again with the same flowers and leaves.

 I colored these with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut the border and adhered a black cardstock strip at the back to make the images pop.

 Finally I stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday to You stamp set and die cut it with coordinating Happy Birthday to You cutaways.

For y third card, I masked the center with a rectangle and stamped the flowers and leaves around it.
I colored the images with copic markers.
I added the sentiment from the Wish Big with Evelin T Designs stamp set.
Finally I added a border to the center rectangle with black gel pen.
I hope you liked these cards using masking technique.  I am overwhelmed with all the love received on my previous posts. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Do leave me a comment on this post for a chance to win 30$ Gift card.

I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.
Love,
Piyu

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Leading Lady: Take Two

Hey Friends!
I am back here with my 2nd post for October as a leading lady @ Winnie and Walter's. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my post last week. Incase you missed seeing it, you can visit it here on W&W blog.

Today I am sharing a couple of cards using my favorite coloring technique. i.e the no line coloring.
My first card is made with my all time favorite stamp set In Bloom: Anna's flora. This stamp set is closed ro my heart for this is the first W&W stamp I ever purchased.


I stamped the sunflowers and leaves in Antique linen distress ink on watercolor paper. While stamping, I used masking technique to get the flowers and leaves overlapped. Then I colored the images with  Zig markers and added details using prisma colored pencils.
For the sentiment, I cut the word celebrate using In a word: Celebrate cutaway - once in black and once in white card stock. I adhered the white celebrate on black with an offset to give a 3-D effect. Then I fussy cut one side of flowers and leaves and adhered it to White card stock with a foam tape. This gave a pop up effect.


Finally I added the sentiment, Washi tape and some dew drops.

Now moving on to my second card. I have used the Wish Big with Evelin T Designs stamp set.


First, I stamped the cupcake and cherries in Sugar spun distress ink and colored them with Prisma colored pencils.


I stamped the sentiment, again from the same stamp set, at the bottom of the cupcake. Then I cut the largest scalloped rectangle from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways  and adhered the cupcake with sentiment on it.


I distressed the edges of a cardstock using cracked pistachio distress oxide ink and finally mounted the scalloped rectangle on it.



Hope you loved these cards as much as I loved creating them. I would love to hear back from you. Do leave me a comment on this post.

Gift card.
I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.
Love,
Piyu

Friday, October 13, 2017

PABD florals and Pandas

Hello frineds!
Today I am here to share a couple of floral and a couple of panda cards made using PABD stamps. Do visit my post at PABD blog  to see the details-
1. Floral card -1



2. Floral card - 2



3.Pandastic day -1

4.Pandastic day -2



You can buy all the awesome PABD supplies from the PABD store here

That's all for today. 
Thank you for visiting.
Love,

Piyu

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Leading Lady - Take One

Hello Friends,
I have an exciting news today. I am going to be the Leading lady at Winnie and Walter for the month of October. And I am so so thankful to Shay for giving me this opportunity.

It all started with Winnie and Walter's second birthday bash.  I was on a long crafting break and coming back into the world of crafting after maternity and I happened to buy  the lovely W&W stamp set - In Bloom: Addie's Garden. I not just ended up making 7 projects with it for the challenges but also winning a 75$ voucher. Since then I have become a huge fan of W&W products and challenges.

I love using various techniques in my cards and today I am sharing 3 cards with you made using same stamp set (In a word:Happy) but different stamping techniques.
Here is my first card - (Simple Stamping)


 

For this card, I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the word: Happy stamp set onto white card stock in grey ink. Then I added the details on the flower with white and red gel pen.

I created the 3D happy sentiment by stamping the word Happy in gray ink first. Then using In a word: happy coordinating cutaways, I cut 2 "happy", one in red and another in black and adhered it together with an offset.

The black circle and the surrounding inlaid dotted ring is cut using the Big Round Balloon cutaways.

Now my second card - (Shadow stamping)


For this card, I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the word: Happy stamp set onto light grey card stock in white pigment ink. Then I again stamped the same images in dark grey ink with an offset. This created a shadow and light effect. Then I added details with a white gel pen. The happy sentiment is created with using In a word: happy coordinating cutaways.

The circle in the center is cut using  the Big Round Balloon cutaways where I semi cut the balloon and adhered the Birthday sentiment stripe on it.

My third card - (Black Magic)

For this cards I stamped the tiny flowers and leaves from the In the word: Happy stamp set ontoblack card stock in white pigment ink. I added the shading to the flowers and leaves using prisma colored pencils. Then finally I added a bit of interest using golden gel pen.
The happy sentiment is from In the word: Happy stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold and then cut it using In a word: happy coordinating cutaways

And here are all 3 of my cards together-


I hope you liked these cards and I have inspired you to try out these techniques.

Shay has generously donated a $30 gift card for me to give away on my blog.  For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post. I will be posting for the remaining 3 Saturdays of October and this will give you total 4 chances to win. I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.
Love,
Piyu

PS: Did you see the new Header of this blog? Special Thanks to Sindhu for designing it for me.
Special Thanks to my friend Rajesh Nair for helping me photograph my cards.



Inspiration for Paru's challenge

Hey Friends!
Peek a boo designs is sponsoring Paru's card making challenge for October. The theme for this month is touch of gold.
And I have an inspiration card for. Here's it -

Hop on to Paru's card making challenge for October to participate in the challenge and Peek a boo designs blog to see my card and detailed steps.

Love,
Piyu


Sunday, October 1, 2017

PABD october challenge

Hello friends!
I have an exciting news to share. I am selected as a DT of Peek a boo.
I am so happy to be a part of this Indian craft supplies brand.
If you haven't seen PABD's awesome latest release, check it out here.
Today I have 2 cards made for this month's challenge at PABD. This month the theme is to create a  card using any PABD stamp or die and use one emblishment of choice.

So here are my card-


I followed following steps to create these cards -
1) Stamped the cage from the PABD - Floral Cages stamp set and sentiment in black ink. 

2) Colored the flowers and leaves using copic markers.

3) Went over the cage with golden gel pen and fussy-cut it.

4) Adhered the PABD - Monochrome Beauty washi tape on an A2 white card and colored it with gel pen (golden and red) to match the cage.

5) Lastly, adhered the fussy cut cage and sentiment on the card.

Hope you liked these cards. Rush to the Peek a boo blog to see lovely inspiration s from other DT.

Love,
Piyu

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mermaid love

Hey Friends!
This post is for a card that I made for the my favourite things superstar contest.

So here is My card-


I am happy with the card's outcome and I feel even though I won't win, I have already won against myself. I have stretched myself to create a colored background which I had never attempted.
I didn't want to clutter the card top further so stamped the sentiment on the inside.
Here's it -


I have MFT mermazing stamp set for all the images in this card except the castle which is from MFT unicorn.
I first stamped the images on the card in antique linen distress ink. Then I masked all images. I die cut the landscapes from the MFT surf and turf dienamics and used it for masking the mask images to create a layered sand effect. I then colored the layers removing the landscapes mask one by one with distress inks.
After distress inking was Adobe, I did the sunrays. I marked the position with white prismacolor pencil and went over it with wet brush. The water reacted with distress inks giving a beautiful sunrays effect.
Then I colored all the images with zig markers and added some shading using prismacolor pencils. Finally I added some interest with while gel pen.
Hope you liked the card as much as I did.

Love,
Piyu





Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rainbow card 1

Hi Friends,
I had been suffering from a loss of mojo and to boost it I took the online card classes - rainbow maker class. I haven't yet completed it but I did manage to make a couple of cards.
Here is the first card that I made.
I used distress inks on water color paper to create the rainbow background. The stamps are from Winnie and walter.

I hope liked it. Will shortly post my second card.
Love,
Piyu

A Mermaid Hello!

Hey Friends,
It's end of the month and I still have a backlog of cards to post. I usually share my WIP or cards first on my Instagram account. Do visit to take a look.

Today's card is made using the Mermazing stamp set from MFT and I am so in love with the images.

I have colored the mermaids using Zig markers. The background is made using a mix of distress and distress oxide colors.Honestly, I wasn't so impressed with the distress oxides until I used them. The
way they react with water is too good. And they are very good for stamping too.
The waves are made using ocean waves dienamics from MFT again.
The HELLO die is from winnie and walter.

Here are the images that I had colored.


Hopefully, I will convert the remaining ones in cards soon.
Love,
Piyu



Saturday, August 12, 2017

A cool Hello!

Hi Friends!
Today's card is made for Winnie and Walter's July Color Combo challenge.
It's a very cool and soothing combo.
Here's it-








And here is my card-


I have used In bloom: Eva's favorite flowers stamp set and In a Hello cutaway from Winne and Walter.
Submitting this card to July's Color combo challenge by Heather H.

Love,
Piyu

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Blog's 5th Anniversary Celebrations by Sindhu!

Hello Friends!
Today I am Guest designing at Sindhu's blog.  Sindhu is a very dear friend of mine who's well known for her Clean and Simple cards. Sindhu is having her blog's 5th aniversary celebrations and today is her son - Agasthya's birthday too.

Here is a sneak peek of the card I made -

Sindhu is giving away a 20$ gift certificate to Neat & Tangled.
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Head over to her blog here to view my complete card, participate in giveaway and to join the double celebrations.
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Love,
Piyu