Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School!

Hi!! I made this card for this week's back-to-school challenge at Simon Says Stamp. I used the sketch from Friday Mashup challenge. It just happens to be that both the challenges I'm participating in are based on school theme :)

I drew the 'pencils' using Uni Ball black pen to give a stamped image look. Then, I colored them using ColorBox inks with my Pentel Aquash brush. I must say that this brush is just an outstanding tool! It's so helpful for beginners like me to try some simple and basic coloring while making card. I definitely need a lot of practice but it's fun so far! Overall, it was very interesting to work on this card.

I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

You're Some Kind of Wonderful

Hi everyone!! It's weekend and finally I had time to make a card. Here is my entry for this week Freshly Made Sketches. They are celebrating their 100th sketch and I'm so happy to participate in this week challenge. It's so exciting to play with their very first sketch and a big thanks to Cindy for choosing this sketch! The color inspiration for this card came from Color Throwdown challenge.

Okie! That's all for today. Have a great week ahead!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Hello! Here is a card I made for the first sketch challenge at Seize the Sketch. I'm so excited since the day one they posted this sketch at their blog. The diagonal lines made me think a lot! :P I'm so glad to play along with this week's sketch!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Celebrate with Cupcake!

Hello everyone!! Here is a quick card I made for my friend. I don't remember when was the last time I had cupcake! :P I adore this cute cupcake stamp from Recollections. I used some of my very favorite colors. Too much of stitch lines! I can't seem to resist adding stitch lines to all my cards. I'm linking up this card at Simon Says Stamp challenge - "Triangles". 

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Get Well

Hi! I made this card today to get some creative mojo flowing. It's been a while since I touched my quilling kit. I was little confused whether to use quilled elements or buttons... but for some reason I ended up using both. It's not exactly what I had pictured in my head. Well, this sometimes happens! The reason is because I desperately wanted to use the leaf stamp because it's just so cute. So, I used buttons to pop out like flower buds and stamped the flower image on the background. Then I made a small quilled butterfly and attached above the sentiment. Little messed up though! But, I'm still happy with what I have done :) I used Freshly Made Sketches sketch and the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge. Here is my card!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Miss You Like Crazy

Hi all! I'm back with a Miss You card. Not only miss you...It's "Miss You Like Crazy"! Such a fun and cute sentiment. I was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown challenge. So here is my take...

I inked my base card using distress ink with two different blue/turquoise tones and allowed it to dry. Then, I pulled out some lovely grid patterned papers from the Simple Stories Snap! Life Basics paper pad to ink up the sentiment. I'm a big patterned paper lover and I'm so attracted to the bold and bright colors of this paper pad. There are also lots of other cool, trendy and vibrant patterned papers from Snap! Life collection such as dots, stripes, mini calenders and etc. Totally awesome!

Next, I simply stamped the sentiment on three different colors of grid patterned papers. Then, I cut the letters out and adhered them nicely on a piece of gray colored grid paper.
 I made a small arrow with a little heart shape on it and placed it on top of the card. I thought it would be cool to use a paper clip to hold the layers together. So I tried that and it looks so perfect!. As a final touch, I added glossy accent to the cute little hearts and some white gel pen stitch lines to frame the sentiment.

I'm also linking up my card at the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is "Anything Goes".

Thanks for stopping and have a nice weekend!