Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

Today is Mother's Day..and I am so glad my cards reached my two moms...Well one is my mom, and the other is my neighbor..who practically wished I was her girl...and has always been there for me....

There's not much to post today....just wanted to show the cards that I had made for them....

The Blue one for my Chetna mom (She loves  Aqua blue...)

This one for my mom...

Its all Hero arts and papertrey ink ..The Butterflies, flourish background is HA and sentiment is Papertrey ink.
This is how my butterflies float in air...used a paint brush to curl the wings...

Sending these cards to Crafty JC's challenge - For A Special Lady

Lawnscaping Challenges - CAS cards

For the love of Crafting- Recipe Challenge-Bow, stamping, and sentiment

I wanted to show that I used Rock Candy Distress stickles (Brought again from Khyati..) on this card..which is not at all visible...and the best way to show a teensy tiny video...or watch it on youtube

Hope you love it as much as I do...Have a great mother's day...and have a great week ahead!!

hugs, Tee

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!

Thank you so so much for celebrating with me...I had a blast reading everyone's comments..and they made me feel super super happy!!!
Since I crossed 50 peeps for my blog candy, I've decided to offer another candy...a second winner who gets their choice of two distress inks too!!!

so Random.Husband picked out two numbers for me today morning...
No. 5 - Piyu!!!! Yipeeeee - Mail me for your choice of two distress I can forward the same to Khyati..(do you even need more distress inks?)

And no. 38...Mansi - Congrats!! Mail me for your choice of two distress inks...

Mail me at Tejal2210 (at) gmail (dot) com. You have two days to get in touch with me, else I pass this on to another person! Thank you again!!

And just a sneak peek of what I've been upto for the past 3 days...

I had a blast coloring these...and if It wasn't for Khush who guided me step by step while coloring them..I wouldn't have been able to do it so well!! I will put up a whole project, plus a tiny video...which will enable you for something else too...
And I do have a set of colors to sell...coz I know they're beyond the scope for me..They're my Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils- set of 24. I'm asking for 900 for it plus let me know if you're interested.  Its in a tin box..and none of the pencils have been sharpened..just barely used.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

300th post blog candy!!

Just thought of sharing some love that I've received from you all.. This is my way of thanking you for encouraging me and standing by me through my ups and downs!

So what can you get from me? Two of my very favorite things! Hero arts and Distress inks! I have many things to and when they come along, I will have some more candies...consider this a mini candy!

These two 2 distress inks....Your choice...will ask my favorite seller to get it for you!!!
 (Khyati has always got me my favorite colors!!)

All you have got to do, is put your name down in the inlinkz below...that's it.

You can always say hello to me on my Facebook page
You can check out my new  store  blog - Where I put up my watermarks, cards, and die cuts and some stamps that I need to get rid of! :)
You can follow this blog...but as I said not necessary! 

Candy will run for a short time...two weeks only!  10th May the winner will be announced.
You will have to email me to claim your prize.
or within 2 days, I shall announce another name.

Good luck and Thank you for being along with me on this journey!! 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Buying your first Distress inks!

These tutorials are a product of extensive reading, researching and lots of time spent on making them. Please do not copy, or share on your page (for promoting your items in your shop) unless I give you permission to do so. Please ask nicely....I won't say no...but you need to ask.... You can link it on your blogs if you have used these tutorials...please share the link with me when you do use these tutorials...I would love to stop by and see what you have done! 

Planning to buy your first distress inks? Confused as to what colors to buy? Don’t know where to start?
Do I sound like one of those telebrand ads? I think I do!!

 It is confusing if you have a limited budget and over 36 colors to buy..  I had this post long time in the making! I had a lot of people come and ask me how to buy or how to choose the distress inks!

So I’ll just break it down for you, as to how I brought them. 

Whenever buying inks or paints that have too many shades of colors…pick the basic ones first..then buy one color lighter and one color darker than the one you have…In distressing, it gives you a perfect blend…and in coloring it gives you fabulous shading! 

So having said that…what will be your basics first 5 colors?…

Distressing isn’t complete without Vintage that’s your first
Then pick one blue, green, pink and yellow. 

So your first ever colors could be (This is how I bought my colors, you may choose to differ…this is just a guide..not a rule)

Vintage Photo
Shabby Shutters (Green)
Broken China (Blue)
Worn Lipstick (Pink)
Wild honey (Yellow orange) 

Then you can pick your next set…adding one shade darker and one shade lighter to each of the above…

Antique linen (Lighter than Vintage Photo) & Walnut stain (Darker – I don’t own nor need this color since I prefer fresher colors..but you can if you are going for dark vintagey projects)

Green family- Peeled Paint (darker than Shabby shutters)  & Bundled Sage/crushed Olive (lighter)..

For Blues family – Tumbled glass (Lighter) and faded Jeans (darker blue)/also Chipped Sapphire

For pink family – Spun sugar (very light pink) and  Barn door (darker- it is  more of red) /victorian velvet (muted pink). 

Yellows -  Mustard seed (pure yellow) and rusty hinge (darker shade of orange)
That brings you to around 15 inks! 

Then you fill in the missing gaps…like purple – Milled lavender and Dusty concord

Reds – Fired brick and Aged Mahogany (Dark reddish brown)

Ranger has new bright colors too now...and I love them. My favorites are Salty ocean (blue),
picked Raspberry (pink)
 mowed Lawn (green)
squeezed lemonade (yellow)
Ripe persimmon (orange)
Festive berries (red)

I seem to think these are enough to start with…I have bought more colors, but haven’t touched them…coz they’re the extras…purples and lightest pinks etc..which aren’t that much used…What I use most are my top 15 colors!!
Always keep a color chart for your reference…You can download and print it off the ranger website…and keep adding the colors you get…
And another tip…store your inkpads upside down..they’ll always be juicy when you get down to using it…Since I store my inkpads sideways..I make sure I keep rotating them..else they would dry out in the 44C heat ! 

As always feel free to ask questions....your questions help me learn more and maybe help others who have the same doubts! 

Hugs! Tee (my new name....psst Khush I love it...and my husband has forgotten my original name ..he calls me Tee now!!)
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