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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cards with water coloring technique

Hi friends,

This is a post to show my trial with water coloring technique.

I had been wanting to try cards with water coloring technique. When i saw the month's challenge at create something catchy challenges, i decided to try my hands on it... There were a lot on my list to try, here i am showing three cards i tried among those.

1. Watercolor pencils + Vellum + Dry Embossing

I dry embossed a vellum sheet with an embossing folder, highlighted the flowers and leaves on the reverse side with water color pencils. And here is the result

2. Water color + Vellum + Heat Embossing -Stained Glass Technique

I Stamped an image with Versamark ink, Heat embossed it with black Embossing powder, then colored it with water color on the reverse side.

Entering the above two cards into Imaginations online Blog challenges - All about Embossing

3. Water color + Glue 

Stamped an image with white pigment ink and then outlined it with glue.. Let it dry. And then filled the insides with watercolor.
And, here is the outcome. 

Entering these cards into the following challenges:

1. Create something catchy challenges - Water colors 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Teacher's Day Card (No:1)

This is a simple Teacher's Day card  I did for my daughter's School teacher...

I followed this sketch from Crazy for CAS challenges

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Crazy for CAS - Sketch 52 (Closes 12 Sep)
2. thecuttingedgechallenge  - Inspiration pic

Hope you all like it...


Guest Designer post at LULUPU!!!

 I was so excited when I saw my card as the winner at Lulupu Blog (Inspired by Lulupu logo challenge).  To play along with the latest challenge – Go 3D, I decided to make a MDF frame and a coordinating handmade box on New Baby Boy theme.  

And here are step by step.. 

1. I have taken a Baby theme MDF frame. I like all my MDF items to be painted with acrylic or gesso before I start working on it. Here I painted the frame with blue acrylic paint. 
2. For the Borders, I chose a lovely  yellow pattern paper, cut them according to the measurements and glued them down with Mod Podge .

3. Just to highlight the theme, I decorated the header(BABY) with Pearls.
 4. The baby image is a stamp from Crafter’s companion. Coloured the image using distress inks. Added few sentiment stamps on distressed background and adhered them to the columns
5. There are rooms for two photographs which I have filled with a lattice background.
6. Finally I sprayed a coat of acrylic spray to make it water resistant.

Now, for the Gift Box part, 
1. Take two pieces of heavy gsm cardstocks in white.2. Begin by measuring the size of the frame – the length, width and depth(including the projecting bits). I decided to leave a lil space around the frame when it is inside the box.3. Score the cardstock with the help of the score board. Then snip each corner on the red line. (Refer pic) This creates the glue tabs needed to assemble the box. 

4. Fold the cardstock into a box shape. Be sure the glue tabs are on the inside. Glue the tabs to the sides of the box.
5. Create one more box following the same procedure a few centimetres bigger on all the sides so that it acts as a lid.
 6. Now, decorate this with pattern papers. I have used punched cutouts as borders, added sentiment, flowers, and a Ribbon with a Black circle tag where the sentiment  is heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.

Hope you like my project!!

the link to my GDT post

Catherine Joseph

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Happy Dance- Am guest designing at Lulupu Blog!

Am so happy to share with all you Blogger friends that am Guest Designong at LULUPU blog. This is my first ever GDT post at Lulupu.

Here is a sneak peek of what am sharing in my GDT post.

Can you guess what the theme is.... Keep guessing till I go live on the LULUPU blog tomorrow...

Thank you for all your support and thanks Team Lulupu...


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Birthday card for a lil Boy!!

Hi friends,

Here is a card I created for my friend's son. The stamp is from Simon Says Stamp. Colored it with Distress inks. Added few die cuts. Assembled them over Pattern papers. Finally embellished the card with few pearls and I am done.

Distress Ink used :
Tea Dye (Hair), Spun sugar(Body), Evergreen Bough and Mustard Seed(Boy's outfit), Gathered Twig(Mouse), Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick (Cake)

Hope you all like it. 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Imaginations Online Blog challenge - BINGO 
    Used Pattern papers , Dies and Pearls 
3. Pennys challenges - Anything goes  -Closes 22nd Jul
4. Twisted Tuesday challenge - Layered card with pearls -Closes 20th Jul
5. Crafting from the heart challenge - Anything goes - Closes 20th Jul
6. artisticinspirationschallenges - Anything goes -Closes 20th Jul  

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Birthday card for a Special Friend!!

Hi all,

This is a card I created for a very good friend of mine.

I wanted to use a Prima doll I colored with Distress Inks sometime back. I wanted to use the colors from the lulupu logo.

Those who are with me would be now knowing my obsession towards Distress inks.. I am not feeling like using any pattern papers and I love to create Backgrounds with distress inks. All my diecuts are cut in white and colored with my favorite inks. Cut the colored image and added some diecuts and my card is done.

Here is the final result:

Entering the card into the following challenges:
1. Imaginations online challenges- Anything goes with Distress inks 
    Doll colored with distress inks - Peeled paint and Evergreen Bough
    Background created with Tumbled glass
    Flowers colored with a mix of Dusty concord and Picked raspberry
    Fence diecut colored with Gathered Twigs
    Pippi butterfly colored with Spiced marmalade
    Banners colored with Mustard seed and Picked Raspberry
2. Crafters corner - Stamp-Color-Cut
    Prima Dolls stamped, colored with distress inks, fussy cut and adhered to the card

3. Lulupu challenge - Inspired by new Lulupu logo -Have used the blue in the background and the doll , Yellow and Dark pink in the banner, Orange in the Butterfly

Sunday, 22 June 2014

A Tag with Prima Doll -coloring wit distress inks!

Hey all,

Am back with a tag. I loved the Prima dolls at first sight and I colored a few with distress inks. The coloring is a trial and am still learning with practice. I colored the doll picking up inks from the distress ink pads.. Gave a shimmer to the outfit with some glitter pens. I colored them two months back and I never got a chance to work with it. Finally this morning,  found some time to incorporate the image into a tag.

Took a piece of white cardstock, created the background with Spiced Marmalade and a light mustard seed shade. Stamped a flourish border at the bottom, Cut a piece from the Honey comb diecut and added it on the top as an embellishment. Now, I wanted a bold sentiment n the Kaisercraft one matched perfectly. Used the Memory Box stencil to create a sunshine on the left top and added few embellishments and am done with the tag.

Distress ink used - 
Picked Raspberry, Evergreen Bough, Spun sugar(Skin) and Vintage photo to color the doll
Tumbled glass for the sunshine, Gathered twigs to color the honeycomb diecut and Stazon black to stamp.

Entering this card into the following challenges:

1. Imaginations Online - Anything goes with Distress Inks
2. Little Miss Muffet Challenges -Anything goes