AAACards #124 Imagine

Hello There ! Happy Sunday!

I think i read somewhere that Albert Einstein once said : “Logic will take you from point A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere!”

It’s time for out next challenge and the theme is one of my most favorite words – “Imagine”

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Here’s my take, I imagined a fantasy land of mystic and mythical beings up in the sky. By the way, i am a huge fan of the magical world of harry potter and this card was made when my son and i were reading the book – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Sometimes i wish there were a magical land of crafting and scraps were the money. I would be super rich because i have 3 HUGE bins of scraps (Ok, i just realized while writing this blog that i am hoarding scraps…. Who hoards scarps??). Here’s my card…

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img_e4561-e1537069700944.jpgTo make this card I first stamped the images from the  Mythical creatures stamp set by lawn fawn 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. To create the scene in the sky, i also die cut a few clouds from white card stock.

To complete the card I went with some soft ink blending for the sky and then adhered all the elements before i finally stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. I then adhere the whole panel to a black card base.

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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.

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

Also joining us is our talented and amazing  uest designer Izzy  to share some superb inspiration.

Winnie & Walter is our kind sponsor this fortnight and has offered a gift certificate to their shop to the winner.

 

I am also playing with :

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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CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE : SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – ANYTHING GOES

Anything goes is always a fun theme with many possibilities

BROWN SUGAR CHALLENGE : CREATURE – BIG & SMALL

This card with the griffin is a prefect fit for the challenge with creatures as the focal point

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

Hugs

Bharati

 

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.

Åsa
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

AAACards – Use a Stencil

Hello There!

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

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I feel the stencil is one of the products with most versatility. The wide variety of stencils available  in huge ranges make them a crafter’s best buddy.
Here’s my CAS card using a beautiful lace stencil by Simon Says Stamp
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For this card i first placed the stencil in position and inked the card front softly with distress inks. Voila! the card is almost done. All that is left is to adhere the die cut sentiment along with the heat embossed strip.
I am sure you are going to have lots of fun playing with your stencils whether you would ink them up or use embossing paste or glimmer paste or dry emboss them. There are numerous techniques to explore. Just remember to keep your card Clean and Simple.
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.

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

Also joining us is the lovely, talented and kind Shery from STAMPlorations, who is our sponsor this fortnight and has offered a $15 gift certificate to their shop to the winner. We have with us our guest designer Hannelie from desertdiva to share some superb inspiration.

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

Hugs

Bharati

AAA Cards- Somewhere over the Rainbow

Hello There!

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

“Someday, I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dare to
Oh why, oh why can’t I?”
I am from India and we burst out into songs just like that.. Bollywood style …Lol!!

The theme this fortnight is … yup you got that right… Somewhere over the rainbow”

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There is something magical about a rainbow and i wanted to capture that in my card. Here’s my take:

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For my card I first stamped these adorable image of the rainbow with clouds and unicorn from the ‘Be a Unicorn’ stampset by Avery Elle on to nenah solar white cardstock (Copic friendly paper) with black memento ink (Copic friendly ink) and colored with copics lovely rainbow colors. I then die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

bharati nayudu Rainbow2 unicorn CAS Card with avery elle stamps for AAA Cards.jpgI then die cut two windows in a white card front and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. I ink blended a panel with distress inks in such a way that they form the background for the window openings, which i adhered to the card front with foam tape for dimension.

I finally adhered the colored images with foam squared inside the windows. As a finishing touch I added two hearts near the sentiment. I then adhered the whole panel to a white card base.

In case of my card, using the windows helped my maximize the empty space for a CAS look. I love the burst of colors against the white. That’s, i think, is the best part of rainbow theme with a CAS design.

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

The rainbow theme / color scheme, i know is an all time favorite of many card makers and will get the creative juices flowing.

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

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAA Cards Christmas in July

Hello There!

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

The theme this time is “Christmas in July”

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Here ‘s my take:

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For my card I first stamped this adorable image of owls from Happy Owlidays stampset by Winnie & Walter on to nenah solar white paper with black memento ink and colored with copics in red and green for the Christmas . I added a few highlights with the white gel pen before fussy cutting the cute couple.

ciwg3595a.jpgI then stamped the branch and the Christmas ornaments along with the punny Holiday wishes from the same set on the card front and colored with copics before i adhered the image of the owls with foam tape for dimension.

As a finishing touch i inked a stripe of cardstock with red distress ink and adhered on the left side of the card. Just a lil something to add to the design.

I really love how cute the owls look propped up on the branch and how the ornaments hang.

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

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

Hugs

Bharati

 

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

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

Hugs

Bharati

 

AAACards #117 Geometric

Hello There!

First of all thank you to all the love AAACards received for it birthday recently. Our gallery is full is amazing cards and we were thrilled at the overwhelming response. I am sure you all enjoyed playing along with us as well.

Now, I had once read somewhere that life without geometry is just pointless !!! lol!

Well we at AAACards have a point to make so we are back with the next challenge theme which is  – GEOMETRIC

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The moment i saw this cue word the Laura Basen fan inside me got excited. So i went with iank blending using stencils.  Incidentally i was listen to this song ” I am in love with the shape of you…” while making this card and went with the same for the sentiment. Here ‘s my take

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I learnt at AAACards that one of the ways to have a good CAS design is to have a lot of empty white space and crisp clean lines.

Here is another card with the same panel and remember, white space need not be white, as long as its empty and un-patterned.

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I hope my cards inspired 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.

 

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

All the very  best. Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati