Guest Designer -Muse Card Club

Hi There!

Thanks for joining me. Today I am super excited to be the ‘Muse of the Week’ for the Muse Card Club. I want to thank  Ardyth and the DT members at the Muse Card Club for this honor and privilege.

The creations from the DT members and Guest Designers at this challenge have always  been an inspiration as well as an education for me. The best thing that I love about this challenge is that, the format encourages creative learning and sharing. It also promotes love and support among the participants.

Here’s my Card for this week

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The first rule of Muse Card Club is: You  talk a lot about Muse Card Club.                    The second rule of Muse Card Club is: You TALK A LOT ABOUT MUSE CARD CLUB!

Jokes apart, Here are the 3 simple rules, that is found on their blog:

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow members’ submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow members’ submissions that you find inspiring.

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I wanted to create a card to inspire numerous ways for interpretation and a lot of opportunities for different takes on the card.

Here’s how i made the card:

bharati nayudu MFT Hedgehogs copic colors rainbow stencil background handmade card 3.JPGFor my card I first stamped these adorable images hedgehogs and the log from the ‘Happy Hedgehogs’ stampset by MFT on to nenah solar white card stock (Copic friendly paper) with black memento ink (Copic friendly ink) and colored with copics (you may use any alcohol markers). I then fussy cut the images with a scissors. I also heat embossed, the punny sentiment from the same stamp set, with white embossing powder on the image of the log.

Next, I took white Bristol Strathmore card stock (this is card stock is excellent for ink blending and water colors) in standard size (A2). I then placed the ‘Star Grid’ stencil by MFT on the card front and inked the panel with distress inks in lovely rainbow colors. I will be honest here, i really wanted to ink blend only in the central part and let it fade it into white towards the outside edges.  But, once is started ink blending I just couldn’t stop my self and covered the whole paper. Lol!!! Oh! inking is so therapeutic, isn’t it.

I finally adhered the colored images with foam squared on to the inked panel. As a finishing touch I added a few Nuvo Clear drops and a stripe of black and white patter paper. I then adhered the whole panel to a white card base.

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I hope my cards inspires you to play along with the Muse Card Challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. I can’t wait to see your creative take.

Happy Crafting & HedgeHugs

Bharati Nayudu

AAA Cards #118 Frames

Hello There !

Happy Sunday and i am so glad your joining me today for the next AAA Cards Challenge!

The theme this time is FRAMES.

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Isn’t it just perfect to inspire a Clean and Simple design. Here are a few ideas to help you start – frame your focal point using die cuts, stamping around the focal point, use the stamp of a frame, stamp your sentiment inside a frame, create a scene inside a window or frame your image with the sentiment. Whatever be the technique you use, keeping the design framed and contained will surely enhance the CAS look and maximize the white space. So join us with your creative take on the theme FRAMES.

Here’s my take on the challenge:

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Bharati Nayudu Lawn Fawn stamps Frames and seasons tweetings AAA Cards CAS CardFor my card I first stamped and colored this adorable frame from the Flirty frames stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Then I stamped the tiny branch and the cute lil birdie from the Season’s Tweetings stamp set by Lawn Fawn. This sweet lil bird reminded me of one of my favorite childhood cartoon characters – Tweety. So I colored it yellow and gave it a blue cap. I wanted to make the branch appear as if it was somewhere high and so I masked the bird and the branch to ink a few clouds in the background of the frame. I finished the card by stamping a few pretty flowers and the sentiment in scripty font from the Flirty frames stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to KEEP IT CAS (Clean And Simple).

Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

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

 

 

I love you deeply

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Hello There,

I am just back from office and i could not stop myself from playing along with the CASology glimmer challenge.

bharati nayudu nuvo blu glimmer paste avery elle whale valentines CAS card 1 To make this card i first stamped this adorable orca image by Avery Elle stamps and colored it with Zig real brush markers before fussy cutting it.

I them applied blue glimmer paste by Nuvo using the stencil to make the ocean for my whale to swim in.

I wanted to make a masculine valentine’s day card and so i stayed clear from the usual reds and pinks. Also I picked rectangles and squares over the usual waves for the water.

Once the glimmer  paste dried, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the whale. I slightly bent the image of the whale to give it some dimension and interest.

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Once the card is was made i felt, it can be used for not just valentine’s day but for all occasions. I really love the texture and the subtle shine that glimmer paste adds to this card.

Although quick, this card was very enjoyable to make. Hope you liked it too. I really appreciate your comments and cherish them.

Have a great week ahead

Hugs

Bharati

 

Sending Hugs

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Hi There!

Sharing a card that i made with my son. He always loves to help.  So we colored this cute lil piggy with copics and masked before we stenciled with distress inks. We really loved the way this cutie was hugging the heart and thought the sentiment ‘sending hugs’ matched.

My son is actually recovering from cold and this crafting time helped him distract and feel better for sometime. I strongly believe that crafting has a very calming effect and is one of the best way to bond with kids.

We are playing along with CASology – Hugs challenge

I hope you liked the card as much as we enjoyed making it.

Hugs from both of us! Have a great day.

 

Have a musical day

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Hi There,

Today i am super excited to share this card because i love musical themes and these instruments – tabla and sitar are really awesome Indian musical instruments.

I am playing along with the sketch challenge at Craftyscrappers and i have used their products – Rays stencil and No music no life stamp set.

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Ok back to the card. I followed the sketch given in the challenge and made a Gate Fold Card.

To create a gate fold card a 5  1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of white cardstock was used as a card base. The short side was scored at 2 1/8 from both edges on both sides and folded. Both the sides were matted with black card stock, leaving a slight white border all around.

Following the sketch, for the left side a stenciled panel was made using the rays stencil and ink blending with distress oxide inks. While the stencil was still in place sparkle was sprayed for added interest. The stenciled panel was then stuck on the left fold. The right fold was stuck with a plain white card stock for contrast. The black matting works as a border for both sides.

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The rectangular panel on the center was made by ink blending distress oxide inks and flicking and lifting some water.  For the focal points the images of tablas and sitar from No Music, No Life stamp set were stamped with memento black ink and colored with copic markers before being fussy cut. The cut images were then stuck on the center panel with foam squares for some dimension. The ink blended panel was then matted on to a black card stock and stuck only on the left fold of the card.

To finish the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on to a black card stock strip, that has a fish tail cut on one end, and was added as per the sketch.

When ever i use products designed by Indian designers and made by Indian crafting companies, i feel very great. Honestly, there is so much talent in India and handicrafts are part of very household. So this card is extra special.

Hope you liked the card. Do let me know what you think of it by leaving me a comment.

Have a great day!