Friday, January 28, 2011

Dec ATC Swap

Just a short post to show off the gorgeous ATC's I just received. The theme for the month of Dec was "Stamping". I loved ones I received. First off, I'll show you the ones that I made.

I used the only PTI set that I own, to create these. The set is "Little lady" and used memento inks, Bahama blue, Rose bud, Lady bug, Pear Tart and Tuxedo black to create this piece.

Pic from ATC blog(by Asha)
 This beautiful ATC comes from Asha. I love the stamps she used. 

Pic from ATC blog.(by Mansi)
 This gorgeous piece comes from Mansi. Love the distress inks she's used. The ATC's all 3-d. Beautiful. 

Pic from Ujjwal's blog.
And this surprise came from Ujjwal. Thanks soo so much for this gorgeous card, the texture of this CS is beautiful. Thanks for making my day!

I have a small request to all those who participate in the ATC Swap. I want to request all of you to post the ATC's you make as well as the ones you receive. Seeing pics of my ATC's on your blog and knowing that you appreciated my efforts, makes me want to create more. Also I like to know who received my ATC's. Of the 4 swaps that I took part in, I've seen only one ATC being displayed. I have no idea where the rest of my 7 (2 ATC's per swap x 4 swaps ) ATC's ended. That makes me really sad.

So its my humble request, For the sake of everyone who puts so much effort into creating these precious ATC's, appreciate them, share them and shower them with love.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Bro

Sometimes when I think of silly ideas, I go crazy. I wanted to make a crazy crazy card for my brother, but ended up using a silly image. That too, is good in my book. He's a dentist and I wanted to create a funny tooth shaped card for him, but then found this image and that grinning apple/tooth (can't figure out what is it actually) took my heart.
 That's my sweet younger bro and his wife. Happy Birthday sweet bro!!

He used to be like that as a kid, grinning like that... He's still funny, still threatens kids at his clinic with huge injections to make them brush their teeth! so I thought this would be the perfect image for him. And since I was so in love with the sketch from Annabelle stamps, I used it again..its perfect for fast cards.

Isn't that grin awesome? plus the apple/tooth was holding a toothbrush..I fell in love with this image..hope he has a good laugh over it...
Also entering it for the Allsorts challenge this week, to make card for boys.

Card Supplies
PP- Papermania colossal paper pack- Basics Vibrant
Celebrate sentiment - Inkadinkado
Colored with - Derwent Inktense, Sharpies.
HB sentiment - Printed.
Glue n gloss over whole image.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love ya

Welcome to my first project in 2011.Kinda late isn't it? Well better late than never I say!!!

This card turned out better than I had hoped. This image is one from Hearts and soul rubber stamps, and I absolutely love it. Coloring it was a challenge, but I decided to break out my newest purchase, Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils. Oh my gosh! They're the bestest pencils ever...if I could get more colors I would gladly give away my Faber-Castell watercolors. I just didn't find any good skin colors in Derwent. A little color goes a long long way! If you want the best, get these colors..they're no where near Prisma color pencils, but in the watercolor pencils, it can't get better than this. (at least in India).

Isn't this image gorgeous?  When I'd seen this image on Dina's blog 2 yrs ago, I had to have it..though its only the second time that I'm inking it. I used Fabriano Watercolor paper to stamp and color it. This paper holds the water beautifully. There is a learning curve to these colors, and I'm still learning.

I've used a new technique to glue those punched out hearts. I took and embossing stylus, and embossed from the back to create dimension on the hearts. Then added glue and gloss under the hearts so it holds its shape (Thanks for the tip Dina) It doesn't show in this photo but its nice and puffy.

This card uses the sketch from Annabelle Stamps ABSC033 and the colors from Annabelle's Stamps Challenge : Say it In-Red and White.

Also entering it into a couple of more challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers - To use Hearts on your card
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hearts Theme and Ribbon
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Theme is "Love is in the Air"
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge -To use pencils to color

Monday, January 10, 2011

New year cards

I've been MIA for almost a week, what can I DH has way too many holidays in the last 3 months of the year...diwali vacation, then the winter break, thankfully now no more vacations for him till May..which means I can stay at home and not travel around...
I got back from our winter break just yesterday night and what a wonderful sight to see 3 beautiful cards waiting for me on my door-step...Thanks girls you made my day..well night, technically!

 This beauty came all the way from Anita in the layers and so effortless, it would take me 3-4 hours to do so many layers!! Thanks so much for this card girl..

This gorgeous one is from don't even need to think twice before you can know her the felt, {DH kept running his fingers over the felt and asked, did she use cloth on a card? she used a stitching machine on a card...what will you use next? (he keeps hearing that I want the cuttlebug, and now that I want the stitching machine, he's lost it) } You gotta take classes and teach me how to stitch...

And this gem made it all the way from Srilanka, from Michelle...its just sooo the snowflakes and the tiny  dots of sparkles!! Thank you so much Michelle!!

Thank you all for making my start to the new year a wonderful one!! Big hugs to all of you!!
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