AAA Cards #123 Sketch Challenge

Hello There ! Happy Sunday!

It’s time for the next challenge and my first Sketch challenge at AAACards.

Here’s the sketch for you to play with

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And here’s my card based on the Sketch

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The fun thing about a sketch challenge is that, half the work is already done. One already has a blueprint for a CAS Design. And for this card the other half of the work was also already done. I had colored this cute frogs, flowers, leaves and grass from the stamp set “Frog” by Sunny Studios during the daily marker 30 day coloring challenge.

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xgmd1551.jpgSo following the sketch I die cut a circular window on my white card front. I then took a separate card stock and created an evening sky by ink blending with distress inks. I also created the water for the pond with distress ink using the waves stencil by Simon Says Stamp before I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on the inked card stock. I adhered the inked card stock with foam tape like shown in the image. Finally i adhered all the colored images, few with glue and a few with foam squares to create a cute scene.

I made this card for two of my friends who are twins and are totally awesome.

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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).

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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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Bharati (you are here!)

I think we are going to get some amazing CAS Cards for this challenge and i am so looking forward to your take.

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

Addicted to stamp : Challenge #307 – Make Your Mark

I used the copic markers for coloring the images and distress inks for the background. I also used a stencil with the distress inks for creating the water in the background. The coloring is the highlight of the card.

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Avenue 613 : Challenge #213 – Anything Goes -Optional Twist CAS

Keeping the scene inside the window leaves a lot of empty white space keeping the card Clean and Simple which is the optional twist

Crafty friends challenge : Challenge 91- Animals / Birds

The frogs in the card are perfect for the animal theme of the challenge as they are the focal point of the card. The sentiment also refers to the animals.

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2craftycrittercrazies : Challenge #18 September Challenge

The images of the frogs and the word toad in the sentiment is the focal point of the card. As the critters are the center of attention in the card, this is perfect for the theme of critters.

Paru’s Card Making Challenge : September Challenge – Anything Goes

Anything goes is always a fun theme with many possibilities. I always love playing along with Paru’s challenge.

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a2z Scrapbooking September 2018 Challenge : CAS

The Clean And Simple look goes well with the theme of the month

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

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

Hugs

Bharati

I love you deeply

bharati nayudu nuvo blu glimmer paste avery elle whale valentines CAS card

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

 

Swimming in Oceans of Love

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Hi,

downloadI am sharing a card that my sister and i created together for the Time Out ‘Home Sweet Home’ photo challenge. Their inspiration  photo “Anythingology” is really awesome.

What inspired us was the contrast between the striking white of the seahorse/shells and the vibrant orange of pumpkin. The twigs and glass bottle added to the beauty. We tried to incorporate these elements in our card as well.

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To make this, we took a white card that had a jar shape per-cut in it (this one was by Jillibean for shaker cards).

After masking the edges with a masking tape and ink blending the card front with  distress inks (Carved Pumpkin & Spiced Marmalade), we added few flicks of water and lifted the same. Once the masking tape was off, we were delighted with the contrast that the crisp white edges and jar shape provided against the bright and vivid inked card front. We then stamped the schools of cute fish inside the jar with light and dark browns to reflect the  color from the twigs in the inspiration photo.

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For the Seahorse we first white heat embossed the image on a white card stock. Then we re-heat embossed only certain details on the image with light orange embossing powder for added interest. To create further dimension we again heat embossed the entire image of the seahorse with clear embossing powder. I was quite thrilled with the outcome of our experiment to color emboss just a few details on the image. We then fussy cut the image of the sea horse and also some white corals. I had had this star fish embellishment for quite sometime, which finally found its home on this card. All the elements were then stuck on the card after we heat embossed the lovely sentiment to finish.

Today, while I was making this card in a hurry before i left for office; I realized that i was swimming in Oceans of Love, just as the card read and visualized the elements of this card personify infront of my eyes (I am a bit of a crazy romantic and yes, i know i am weird that way).

While i was making this card as quickly as i could (pl read –  while i was swimming in oceans of love):

  1. Our son like the lil cute fish got ready for school all by himself without any help from me (which the sweet lil fellow actually does everyday).
  2. My house help took care of everything in the kitchen, leaving me worry free to concentrate on my card, like the white corals that give support.
  3. My talented sister helped me in all the ways possible. Who like the star fish on the card is the actual star. It was mostly her design and idea that we executed.
  4. My husband had actually left home early in the morning to drop his parents at the airport. But instead of heading to office or asking me to drop our son at school, he drove all the way back home to drop our son at school, so that i could finish my card on time. He like the seahorse carried the load.

IMG-20171025-WA0027All these lovely people in my life actually know how much i love to craft and encourage/support me to take part in challenges with all their heart.

I am truly blessed and very thankful to each one of them. More so because i have seen quite a few crafters, especially women, who don’t get encouraged so much. Most of the times, people think its just a hobby and don’t appreciate how keen & passionate a crafter could be.

I want to give a huge shout out to my family as well as all the people who help crafters/ artists like me to pursue their passion and follow their heart.

Three Cheers to all those who create Oceans of Love!

Thanks for dropping by and hope you liked my card. Do let me know what you think through the comments.

Have a great day, make someone happy today!