Guest designing @ Words to craft by challenge

Hi there!

So happy you are joining me as I share my guest design for the Words to Craft By challenge. Many thanks to Sybrina and the DT members at Words to Craft by for having me over.

What an amazing quote for inspiration:

Listen!
The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.

To make this card I inked the panel using a stencil by newton’s nook and distress inks.

I then tied a bow to the inked panel before adhering it to a card base.

For sentiment I used the thankful word die by Simon Says Stamp . I die cut the word in golden n the shadow in black. To finish the card I added a few sequin.

I hope my card inspires you to play along this wonderful challenge at ‘Words to craft by’. Join us and share your take!

Do tell me what you think about my card in the comments section. I love to read your views and highly appreciate them.

I am also playing along with the following challenges:

Paru’s card making Challenge : The word die has a touch of gold that is apt for the Oct challenge at Paru’s blog.

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Fab and Funky Challenge : # 411 Autumn Colors – The autumn colors on the falling leaves on the card and the bow match with the theme

Crafty calendar challenge #Autumn

Craft-dee bowz # October Challenge – Add a bow : My project has a ribbon bow

crafteezee-shop # October Challenge – Leaves

cards galore challenges # 56 October Challenge

Daisy chain challenge # 24 – Autumn Fall 

Have a great day

Hugs

Bharati

Fall Floral card

Hi There!

I am so happy you are joining me today! Today i am sharing a fall card with floral and leaves theme.

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I actually love quilling in addition to stamping. So these stamps by Newton’s Nook with quilled flowers is like having best of both worlds!! Lol!

 

 

To make this card, i first inked a white card stock with distress inks in fall colors using the leaves stencil by Newton’s Nook. After the distress inks dried completely, keeping the stencil in the same position I then covered the inked area with versamark (transparent) ink. I removed the stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to lock the fall colors on the leaves. I then inked the panel with green distress ink. The whole panel popped with wonderful vibrant fall colors and i loved the results so much. I also stamped the quilled flowers & leaves and colored them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut the images and added finishing touches with Nuvo glitter drops.

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Once all the elements were ready i assembled my card. The i adhered the flowers such that they have some dimension since i wish to hand the card to the recipient myself.

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I hope you liked my card. Do let me know how you like it in the comments. I really appreciate them and love reading them.

I am playing along with a couple of challenges:

Inky paws challenge : The colors are inspired by the Inky paws color challenge #82 and actually the card design is inspired by an older sketch by the same challenge.

Patties creations challenge: # 151 – Autumn Theme

Crafty calendar challenge #Autumn

Craft-dee bowz # October Challenge – Add a bow : My project has a twine bow

crafteezee-shop # October Challenge – Leaves

creative with stamps challenge – Leaves

Daisy chain challenge # 24 – Autumn Fall 

Have a great day!

Happy Crafting & Hugs!

Bharati

Birthday Tweets

Hello There!

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I just got time to play with these lovely birds stamps by MFT that I had gotten a while ago. My card is inspired by the sketch challenge by MFT.

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To make this card first inked a stripe of white card stock with distress inks. I then applied some embossing paste with a stencil to create a bit of interest on the inked panel. For the focal point I stamped and colored the image with copic colors. I added a googly eye and glossy accents on the beak and flowers.

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To finish the card i added the sentiment from the same stampset on black die cut stripe with white embossing powder.

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I really hope you liked my card. Do let me know what you think about it by leaving me a comment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

Always Happy Birthday – # October Challenge – Birthday Card

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a tweet day!

Bharati

Guest Design Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Flowers

Hello There,

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I am very excited and greatly honored to play along with  Paru’s Card Making Challenge as Guest Designer for the month of April with Flower challenge  to welcome spring. Many thanks to Ms. Paru  for having me over.

I have two projects that i want to share with you all – a spring flower theme card & a floral thank you tag.

1st Project : 

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My first project is a card inspired by my dear friend Sanjeevini, who has a very happy and cheerful personality and who loves flowers and bursts of colors.

To make this card I started with heat embossing, in white, the flowers and leaves from the stamp set ‘More spring flowers’ by Simon Says Stamp. I then added distress ink to each image using finger dabbers and fussy cut them. While adding the ink, mixing two of more colors to get a gradient look always works. I then took another white card piece and heat embossed the sentiment in white before ink blending the panel. The white heat embossed sentiment goes with the white outline and the dash line on the images. I then die cut a rectangular white card panel and then cut a oval window through it. I then adhered the leaves and flowers on the white window panel with tape. I also used foam squares in few places for dimension. I then adhered the window panel with the images using foam tape on to the ink blended card stock with the sentiment. I finished the card by adding a few sequen and adhering the whole card front to a deep green card base. 

Apart from the colourful look  I love how a portion of the leaves is inside the window and few leave pop out of the card from the top and bottom of the card.

2nd Project :

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I really had a ton of fun making my second project which is a thank you tag.

I started with smooshing distress oxide inks on my craft mat and spraying some water. I then pressed my tag onto the ink. I repeated this process several times till I was happy with the results. Building layers of colour each time by adding ink, splattering water and drying between the layers. I then added interest by stamping some scripty font in black ink and the stamp i used is by Hero Arts and its called ‘Old French writing’. To add more interest i stamped randomly pattern from Bo Bunny’s  rough-it-up stamp set using spiced marmalade distress ink. I also added an image of a swirly ribbon in black ink from Inbetweenies stamp set by  Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions. To add some texture to the tag i applied some embossing paste using a stencil by Tim Holtz. I was gifting a pack of beautiful flowers by Prima that I was hording since long and finally found place this tag. Before adhering the  flowers and the word die cut in black by Mudra Stamps, i did add few splatters of black ink with a thin brush. Then all that was left to do was to tie a white ribbon on the tag.

As you  can see I played with a lot of crafty goodies while making this tag and therefore enjoyed the whole process.

The theme for the month – Flowers has many beautiful possibilities and I hope my projects inspire you to play along at Paru’s Card Making Challenge. Thank you Ms. Paru for the wonderful opportunity!

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May your spring be filled with colorful flowers and crafts.

Hugs

Bharati

‘Work’ – Guest Designer at Inkspirational

Hi there,

I am very excited and greatly honored to be playing along as Guest Designer at Inkspirational Challenges where the cue word this time is – Work. The various challenges at  Inkspirational are always fun & stimulating, and their DT creations are absolutely inspiring.

I am an HR professional at a Steel Plant and i love giving handmade cards at work. So, here ‘s my take on the word prompt challenge – “WORK”.

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To make this card, I first masked the edges with painter’s tape and then inked the  card front with distress oxide inks using a stencil. I then added a few splatters in black for added interest on the background. After i stamped the images from ‘MFT – Get down to business’ stampset with momento black ink, i colored the images with copic markers. The all that was left was to adhere all the images and the sentiment on to the inked background. Some of the images are adhere on to the card front while a few have been adhered with foam tape for dimension. I then adhered the card front to a black card base to form a frame all around the card.

I have made this card for my husband who recently was recognized with an award for his outstanding and dedicated contributions in his work.

I hope my card inspires you to play along Inkspirational Challenges and gets you crafting to spread handmade happiness around. Do visit Inkspirational Challenges for more inspiration from the super talented Design Team. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at Inkspirational for having me.

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

Hugs

Bharati

 

 

Calling All Sistahs

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Hello There,

Today I am playing along with Calling All Sistahs encouragement challenge n what an awesome challenge it is. Calling All Sistahs is challenge dedicated to creating and promoting breast cancer awareness as well as helping us build our stash of encouragement cards.

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Inspired by the reminder for self examination on their blog “I checked myself for the first time”. I have to confess that although I know about breast cancer and I am aware that I can check myself, I never did it. I don’t know why I ignored it. Perhaps I thought I could never get it, which is imprudent thinking on my part. Early detection n regular check ups are THE KEY.

Also important is to encourage the lovely ladies all around us to self examine themselves and not to miss their appointments with doctors. So the first thing I did after I read the post was to learn about self examination on Google and check myself. Then I made this card to encourage you all to do the same. It’s never too late.

I encourage you all to self examine as well as spread awareness.

Hugs

Bharati

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

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

Wishing you Happy new days and Happy new You!