Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin

Yay! Today starts The Daily Marker 30 Days Coloring challenge by Kathy Racoosin. I love her and her creations. Amazing talent. I’m very happy and excited to participate in this challenge. I really enjoy coloring as its therapeutic and fun. A huge thanks to Kathy for hosting this fun coloring challenge. Make sure to stop by her blog and get inspired.

I will try my best to post as often as I can. I will be sharing the sneak peaks in my Instagram (valliamv) Thanks for stopping by and let's get back to the stress free days of childhood :)

Get inspired and color!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Love You Floral Card

Hi There! First day of the month! I have a card to share with you all. This is a simple card using some floral stamps and most of them are from the Simon Says Stamp - Hello Friends stamp set. It's my first attempt in creating a wreath design. It took some time for me to start building the wreath using small stamps. I wanted to try something which is out of my comfort zone. So, here is my card for today. 

I stamped the images and water colored them using distress inks : Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Shaded Lilac. I had no idea how it will turn out as I never tried water coloring on my previous cards. It's a great experience playing with distress inks and it was challenging too! More to learn :)

The sentiment was gold embossed and adhered to the center of the wreath. Overall, water coloring is therapeutic! I enjoyed making this card and love the way it turned out. Hope you like my card. I would love to hear your feedback.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lawn Fawn Smile Card

Hi There! Being a busy mom and wife, it’s pretty hard for me to set a time and jump into my craft world. At the same time, I couldn’t mute my head voice which keeps telling me to go for it!

So, with some time on hand, I created this cute smile card inspired by Lawn Fawn - Love You a Latte stamps set. I’m not a coffee person but I love to have one in the morning to give extra boost. Now, I can’t go a day without having coffee because it’s been a part of my morning routine!

These coffee mugs are adorable and makes me smile. I used distress inks : Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw to create a base for the mugs. Then colored the coffee mugs using Copic markers and adhered them using small foam adhesive. I stamped the little smiley faces on each mug and make them looks like a family. To finish off, I stamped the smile sentiment from the same stamp set.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges : 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Make a Wish Birthday Card

Hi there! I have been doing a lot of things in my craft room. I'm a bit stressed out looking at my room and decided to purge out all the supplies. Today I'm sharing this birthday card featuring cute little mice from the Penny Black - Loads of Love stamps set. I used Copic to color the image and the sentiment I used is from Studio-G stamps set. 

I used distress inks to create the background and made a gold glitter frame using Sizzix circle die cut as a border. Finished off this card by adhering the layer on a kraft cardstock using foam adhesive to give some dimension. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges : 
Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

You're the reason I smile

Hello friends!! Hope you all had a great weekend. I am happy to share my recent work with you all.

This fun little card featuring cute owls from Hero Arts - Lil Hoot Clear stamp set. I colored the image with Copic markers and love how it turned out. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I used red chevron washi tape to create a background for the owls and used yellow cardstock as the base card.

I'm entering this card in the CASology #191 - Washi and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I had so much fun while making this card. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.