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

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

Back to school

Hello there!

I am so glad you are joining me. Today i am playing with the “Pencil in” stampset by Waffl Flowers.  It’s a stampset with a lot of adorable images perfect for school cards.

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I started by stamping all the images from the stamp set on to nenah solar white card stock (Copic friendly paper) with  memento tuxedo black ink (Copic friendly ink) and colored with copics (you may use any alcohol markers). I then fussy cut the images with a scissors.

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5I then used the frame die set by My Favorite things and adhered it on to a white card stock with double layer of foam tape for added dimension. And then adhered all the colored images – some with liquid glue, few with single layer of foam tape and a few with double layer of foam tape to add interest in the card with varied dimension.

I also let a few of the images stick out of the frame a bit for more interest and fun. While coloring i tried to repeat the colors so that everything looks together.

I then matted the card panel on to a black card stock and adhered the matted panel to a white card base.

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I had super fun making this card and am going to enter a couple of challenges.

Photo inspiration Challenge #455 at Just us girls– inspired by the “back to school” theme for my card, usage of kraft, white and black card stocks and the sentiment. inspired by the different sections in the photo i used this frame to divide my card into small sections.

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Challenge #351 Back to school at The Paper Shelter – This challenge inspired the school theme and the sentiment of my card.

Challenge # 56 at Words 2 Craft By – School theme

Will you succeed? You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4% guaranteed.) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

These words inspired the school theme card with all the kids. This Dr. Seuss quote motivates and assures them of success in any field they choose. Inspires the kids to dream big.  Inspired by the quote i added various elements like black board, lab beakers, colors, scales, variety of books etc.. And symbolic to the kids moving mountains, i added the globe is such a way the it seems the kids are on top of the word.. Lol (atleast in my crazy mind) .

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 480 –  Back to School

“back to school” inspires the theme and look of my card. It also inspires the sentiment.

Please do let me know what you think about this card. I love and appreciate your comments and thoroughly enjoy reading those.

Happy crafting !!

Hugs

Bharati

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.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for lifting me up

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Hi there ,

Today i am sharing an interactive gate fold card. Its about being thankful day and night – today and everyday for all the things both big and small in our lives that lift us up and cherish each and every moment of life. Living with the attitude of gratitude is the best way to lead a happy and contended life.

I am so thankful for everyone and everything in my life. I consider myself truly blessed for my family and friends. I am so very thankful for the loving crafting community for all the love and support that they provide. Thank you all for lifting me up and encouraging me to pursue my passion for crafting.

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Picture2.pngTo make with card i stamped the images from My Favorite things – Growing up stampset with memento black ink on neenah solar white card stock and colored those with my copic markers. I added the white highlights with a white gel pen. The images were then cut using the coordinating dies.

Then i made a white gate fold card base ready by scoring a 6 x 10 white cardstock from both edges.  Using the coordinating die for the image of the big hot air balloon, the window aligning both the folds was cut in such a way that it matched the placement of the hot air balloon in the center panel inside the card.

Next I took three white cardstock panels and die cut these with a stitched rectangle die. I inked the first panel to create a scene with a night sky by ink blending distress oxide inks and then adding white splatters with gesso. I cut this night sky panel to match the window and the gate fold cut on the card base and stuck it to the form the front of the cardbase after adding the sentiment and sticking the colored die cut images.

Picture3.pngIn the next step i ink blended some clouds with distress oxide ink on the remaining two panels to create a day scene. One of the panels was cut to match the inside of the window and the gate fold card base and stuck it on inside of both the folds of the card base. The remaining panel will form the center for the inside of the card. On this panel i first black heat embossed the sentiment and then die cut the gap for slider action. I then added the big hot air balloon in the slider panel in such a way that it fit the window that was already cut in the gate fold card and stuck this panel using foam tape. There are many tutorials online on assembling slider cards, you may want to check out those.

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Once the slider was working, I added the grass landscapes that i had made by die cutting ink blended pieces with different green distress oxide inks. To finish the card i added cute little images that i had colored and die cut earlier.

I am playing along with a couple of challenges with this card:

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Paru’s card making challenge – November 2017

Take time out challenge – #97 Inspired by words thankful today and everyday. Hence made the card with thank you sentiment with both day and night scenes.

Cupcake inspirations challenge – #432 Thankful

Always fun challenges – #33 Thanks giving

Use your stuff challenge – #289 Thankful

Cas-ual friday Challenge – #187 Gratitude with  Attitude – My elaborate and interactive card depicting thankfulness day and night shows the attitude of gratitude 

HLS Dies – Anything goes with dies – In addition to using dies for cutting the inking panels with a stitched edge, i have used the coordinating dies for cutting the images as well as the window in the gate card. The coordinating die was used to cut the window in the inked inside and outside panels on both sides. The grass landscape edges were also cut with the dies that add more interest to the scene. The interactive slider was also cut using a die. I really don’t think it would have been so easy to make this card without the dies.

Little miss muffet challenge – #176 Anything goes

Crafty creations Challenge – #355 Anything goes

Creatalicious challenge – #127 Anything goes
I really enjoyed making with fun card and i hope you liked it too.

Thank you for dropping by and do leave me a comment letting me know your views.

Have a great day.

So Thankful

Sharing a card that I made inspired by the sketch at CASE this sketch Challenge. The sentiment is inspired by Just us girls Challenge. I have used many Crafting trends like smooshing with distress oxide inks, emboss resist, gold thread and sequins to play along with the trends Challenge at inkspirational.

To make this card I first heat embossed with white on a water color card stock. The stampset is from simon says stamp, it’s called “look for the miracles”.

To match the design on the sketch I used   ink squooshing technique with distress oxide inks. The emboss resist technique works so well with these inks.

I then added golden thread and sequins before sticking the white heat embossed ‘Thank you’ sentiment on a black card stock with foam squares for dimension. I loved the small detail near the sentiment on the sketch and added one on mine too.

To match the variety of white foliage in the sketch, I added white die cut leaves. I wanted these new additional leaves to be different than the ones already embossed in texture and shape.  I love how the additional leaves tied in with the card.

To finish the card, I stuck my card panel on to a black card base that is slightly bigger so that it will provide a border to the white card front.

I had a great time playing along with the challenges and making this card.

Hope you like it. Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section.

Thanks for dropping by.

Education

The cue card for the current Challenge @ CASology is “Education” and that’s the inspiration for this card dedicated to you all

I have had no formal education in art or anything remotely related to art. Everything that I do is learnt from crafters n artist online n I am so thankful for all the education.

I am thankful to all the Crafters, Artist, crafting strores + companies, IG friends, Bloggers, challenge hosts, You Tubers and Pinteresters around the world who have educated me in this lovely art form.

Love you all. 💖😍

Special mention to the super talented and kind hearted Jennifer McGuire, who has a true inspiration.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Have a great day!