Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sunflowers For Someone Special

Hello everyone! How are you doing today? Hope your week was good. I'm here with a quick and simple card using the new freebie in today's Inspired By Stamping newsletter.


I printed the image and colored it with Copics. I used Y38, Y35, YR31 for the sunflowers and center of daisies, E59, E57, E53 and E31 for the center of the sunflower, V15, V12 and BV00 for the tiny daisies, G99, YG67, YG63, YG61 and YG03 for the leaves. I'm trying to use some techniques from this past Kit and Clowder monthly class (tulips). In case you have not heard of her, Alyce is a wonderful person and her classes are fabulous, so is her coloring. Do check her website and if you decide to purchase any classes from her, please do let her know that I sent you. 
I cut the panel into 3.75" x 5" and wrapped some brown twine and added a bow. I colored the edges of the card base with E57 and adhered the image panel on to it using Brutus Monroe Glue. Here's another look at the card.


In case you have not signed up yet, please do sign up to the Inspired By Stamping newsletter. You don't want to miss out on all these beautiful freebies. The newsletter is packed with inspiration!!

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Christmas Joy

Hello everyone!! Today, I'm over at the Brutus Monroe blog with my first DT post. I still can't believe I'm part of the amazing team! Here's what I've made to inspire you:


Please visit the Brutus Monroe blog to find more details on how I made it.

Also, in case you haven't seen it yet, here's my Brutus Monroe DT boxvideo. It was huuuge box ;)


Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a great day.


Here are the links to the Brutus Monroe products that  have used.

Mini Surface Ink Pad Collection: Floral
Mini Surface Ink Pad Collection: Floral

BM
Merry & Bright Stamp set
Merry & Bright Stamp set

BM
Sketched Holiday
Sketched Holiday

BM
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink

BM
Glue
Glue

BM
Penny Embossing Powder
Penny Embossing Powder

BM
Natural Elements Paper Pad
Natural Elements Paper Pad

BM

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Teal Butterfly

Hello everyone!! Today I'm sharing some inspiration using Inspired By Stamping digital images. First, let me show you my card:


I wanted to show you how easy and quick it is to make cards with these digital images. I started by printing the digital image on my watercolor paper. I decided to watercolor the butterfly with Distress Ink Peacock Feathers. I have an inkjet printer and the ink is not suitable for watercoloring. So I had to be very careful not to go over the printed image. As always, I smooshed my Peacock Feathers ink pad on to the acrylic block and used wet on wet technique. I wet a segment of the wings with water and applied the teal color with my wet brush. One little trick I like to do is, when I wet the paper first, instead of using plain water, I used a watery mix of the teal color. That way, you have a light color wash already in place. So when you add more color to the already wet paper, it creates a beautiful gradient. Here's my colored butterfly. Trim it to 4" x 5.5".


Now, I took the Peacock Feathers ink pad and inked both the left and right edges of a top folding A2 card base with it.


Then I adhered the watercolored panel on to the card base, leaving a 1/8" border on the left and right, so that the inked edges are visible.


That's it! This is a quick and simple way to make cards. Please make sure to see all the beautiful digital images that are available in the Inspired By Stamping Store. You can see them by clicking here. Also, when you subscribe to the Inspired By Stamping newsletter, you will receive a beautiful digital card front every other Saturday, which will be available for free for sometime for the subscribers. Later, it will be available for purchase in the shop.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you liked this card. Please leave your thoughts and comments.  Hope you have a great day!


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Monday, 9 October 2017

Growing In Unity - Winners

Hello everyone!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog for my Growing In Unity posts. I really had a great time creating those cards and reading your comments. It's time for the most exciting part - picking the winners now! Thanks to Unity for sponsoring the prize always :)

I used random.org to pick the winners.

Day 1-5
Day 3 - 41 comments

Winner - Trina P.



Day 1-5

Day 5 - 31 comments

Winner - Cotnob (Pauline)



Trina P. and Pauline, please send me an email with your mailing address and I will send it to Unity Stamps, so that they can send you the prize of a grab bag of 25 Unity Stamps. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

Friday, 6 October 2017

GIU Day 5 - Thank You

Hello everyone!! Welcome to Day 5 of my Growing in Unity week. Today is my last day.

I thought it was appropriate to thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving me this past week. Here's what I've made.

 I took a piece of white cardstock of size 4.125" x 5.375" and inked it with Distress Ink Antique Linen. I inked the flower in the Unity Stamps {itty bitty} - Relax Renew Restore stamp set using  purple and green markers and stamped repeatedly on the panel to create a kind of pattern paper. I die cut a oval from white cardstock and while the die cut was still in the die, I inked it with Antique Linen. This leaves a nice white border around the edges. I colored the border with the same green marker. I stamped the sentiment "Thank You" from the Unity Stamps - Basically Said stamp set on it. I also colored the edges of a top folding A2 card base with the same green color. Then I adhered the stamped panel on to the card base. I mounted the sentiment panel with foam tape.

How do you like this card? Let me know in the comments. Unity Stamps has generously offered a prize of a grab bag of 25 random stamps to 2 people who comment on my GIU posts. You have until Sunday night to comment on all my GIU posts. I will pick a winner on Monday. In case you have not visited my previous posts, please click here:

I highly recommend you to check out my GIU partner - Crystal O. Minkler's blog. She's very talented and I'm sure she has a wonderful project to inspire us today.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please do visit me on Monday to see if you are one of the winners. Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

GIU Day 4 - Joy To You and Yours

Hello everyone!! Welcome to Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week. I'm so excited to be the Growing In Unity girl this week. This week, Monday through Friday, I will be sharing my cards that I have made with Unity Stamps.

Here's what I've made for Day 4:


I once again decided to use the From Our Hearts To Yours stamp set. It's one of my favorites for Christmas cards. I colored the pine cone with Chameleon marker BR4 and the rest with copics - R59, R29, R37, R35 and R32 for bow and G99, YG67, YG63, YG61 for the pine needles. I inked the surrounding area with DI Antique Linen. I'm kinda obsessed with this color ;) I die cut a oval window on another cardstock and adhered it on top of the image. The sentiment is also from the same set.


 How do you like this card? Let me know in the comments. Unity Stamps has generously offered a prize of a grab bag of 25 random stamps to 2 people who comment on my GIU posts. You have until Sunday night to comment on all my GIU posts. I will pick a winner on Monday. In case you have not visited my previous posts, please click here:

I highly recommend you to check out my GIU partner - Crystal O. Minkler's blog. She's very talented and I'm sure she has a wonderful project to inspire us today.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please do visit me tomorrow to see a new project with Unity Stamps. Hope you have a great day.

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

GIU Day 3 - So Grateful

Hello everyone!! Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week. I'm so excited to be the Growing In Unity girl this week. This week, Monday through Friday, I will be sharing my cards that I have made with Unity Stamps.

Here's what I've made for Day 3:


I used the flower from the Another Name for Love stamp set, which was designed by Gina K for Unity Stamps. I colored it with Copics using V09, V17, V15 and V12. The sentiment is from Basically Said stamp set. I used Memento London Fog ink for stamping.

How do you like this card? Let me know in the comments. Unity Stamps has generously offered a prize of a grab bag of 25 random stamps to 2 people who comment on my GIU posts. You have until Sunday night to comment on all my GIU posts. I will pick a winner on Monday. In case you have not visited my previous posts, please click here:

I highly recommend you to check out my GIU partner - Crystal O. Minkler's blog. She's very talented and I'm sure she has a wonderful project to inspire us today.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please do visit me tomorrow to see a new project with Unity Stamps. Hope you have a great day.

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