CASology #314 Gratitute

Hello There!

Thank you for joining me for the next CASology challenge. This beautiful quote i read a couple years ago really changed how i looked at my life and conducted it:

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around”

Week 315 - Gratitude

“The more you are thankful, the more you attract things to be thankful for”

Here’s my card

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I saw many card makers using big bold sentiments, especially on a CAS design and i was really inspired to try it myself. This big “Thank you” stamp is by Altnew Stamps. I colored it using copic markers and fussy cut the sentiment. I added a coat of glossy accents on the colored image for dimension and interest. It looks so cool. It’s a shame i was not able to capture the same on camera. Before, I adhered the sentiment with dimensional foam squares, i tucked in a bunch of water colored flowers. Finally, i adhered the card front to a black card base.

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I hope my card inspires you to get crafting and play along with us at  CASology . Just remember to keep it CAS by following the guidelines on the CASology blog.

Do check out the awesome CAS cards that the talented design team members made to inspire you

Anna Uhras

Bharati Nayudu (you are here)

Deidre Payne

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Karen Haman

Marcie Sharp

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel

Sue Symens

Can’t wait to see your creative take on this cue word.

I am also playing along with the following challenges :

classic designteam challenge # October – CAS DESIGN

Hope you liked my card. let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them and appreciate the time you spend on my blog. Happy Crafting.

Hugs

Bharati

Cards with Feathers – Two for one stamp

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Hello There !

JanuaryThere’s a new challenge in town and an awesome one! It’s Twofer Card Challenge. I have always loved making multiple styles, using cards out of the supplies that are already on my craft table. So i am sure many are going to enjoy this challenge as it gets the creative juices flowing  . Today i am excited to play along with their very first challenge with the theme – Feathers.

I am using the feather stamp from the Happy Dreams set by Altenew for both my cards.

My first card is a dream catcher with the feathers and is an encouragement / motivational one.

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I am playing along with less is more purple color challenge as well. Thanks to the challenge i used purple for the dreamy looks.

My second card is a pet sympathy card for someone who lost a dear bird. I think this can used as a general sympathy as well.

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I hope you like the cards. I really appreciate your comments and love reading them.

In case you are interested, here are a few links to previous posts with variety of cards from same stamp set :

  1. Space Explorer
  2. Christmas cards with leaves and ferns
  3. Let’s Chill and Stay cool

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day!

Happy New You!

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Hello There!

Butterflies have always fascinated me. I fondly cherish my childhood memories of happily running after butterflies in the parks, being completely mesmerized to watch them land on flowers and spread their colorful wings. I was completely awe stuck when i learnt for the first time as a child that caterpillars turned into beautiful butterflies. How did those pretty wings mysteriously appear, i would ask myself! Well, that’s the magic of self transformation, isn’t it.

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I am on one of my own metamorphic journeys as well. I have always been on the chubby side since childhood, which later grow into obesity, and now this seems to be weighing me down in life, even effecting me mentally. I have pledged to change this and am working towards a healthier me.  One day i too will fly 🙂

I am dedicating this card to all those who are on their journey towards a happier you! A shout out for all the efforts and struggles. For bouncing back after every failure.

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And now let me tell you about my card.

Its a new year and i wanted to try something new. This is one of my first cards with alcohol inks . I used Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks & mixatives. By the way, I made a DIY alcohol blender by mixing surgical spirit with just few drops of glycerin. This seems to be working well for me. The inks are addictive to play with as the results are very unique each time and the process is super fun.

I die cut the butterflies from an alcohol ink panel. I tried a splatter of silver mixative on black card stock – I have to tell you, it felt good doing it (please note that the mixative takes quite some time to dry). I then adhered only the body of butterflies, leaving their wings free for dimension, before adding with foam tape the white heat embossed sentiment on match black card stock strips. To finish the card, I adhered the card panel at angle for added interest and just to try out something new.

 

Playing along with :

Time out challenge #99 – New Beginnings

Always Fun Challenges – something new

The male craftroom challege #76 – New Beginnings

Simon says stamp Monday Challenge – Something new

Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something new

a2zscrapbooking challenge – New to me

Animal friends challenge – New Beginnings

Die-cut-divas – Something new

Dies R Us Challenge #88 – Anything goes

heart2heartchallenges – Something new

thehousethatstampsbuilt – Things with wings

Paru’s cardmaking challenge # Jan 2018- New

jan 2018 challenge

Do let me know what you think about the card by leaving me comments.

Wishing you Happy new days and Happy new You!

Kindness – Guest Designer at CASology

Hi there,

I am playing along as the Guest Designer at CASology Challenge this week and I am on cloud nine. CASology is one of the challenges where my work has been acknowledged on several occasions by the talented DT members and i am forever grateful for their constant encouragement and support.

Week 280 - Kindness

The cue word this week is Kindness. The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the CAS guidelines from their website.

So here’s my take on the cue word – A bit of dimension, glitter and gloss make a CAS card extra beautiful against the white space. I feel being kind is supper cool and hence i went with cool colors. Also to match the word difference in the sentiment i went with a  unique die cut pieces.

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The clean and simple way of making a card always highlights the message and the feeling of happiness / kindness that we show each other by giving handmade cards and items.  This is the perfect opportunity to spread some kindness around.  Thank and acknowledge others for their kindness.

 

I hope my card inspires you to play along CASology challenge and gets you crafting to spread kindness around. Do visit their blog for more inspiration from the super talented Design Team. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at CASology for the honor.

Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them.

 

 

 

 

Watercolors – CAS Flower card

Tried my hands on watercolors with one of my favorite flower stamps. This stamp is from altenew beautiful day stampset.

To make this card I first stamped the flower n leaves on a water color card stock with versafine onyx black ink. I then colored the images with water colors. After the images dried I die cut the images with coordinating dies and stuck them on my card front. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a black card stock n stuck in place. To finish the card I added the black, blue and violet mats and stuck everything on a card base.

Hope you like this clean n simple water colored flower card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Entering this card into :

Always fun challenges- #31 water colors

That’s crafty challenge – Forever more Floral

Cupcakes inspiration challenge # 430

The flower Challenge #CAS Flowers

Crafty Creations challenge #353