Congratulations – For the one out with flying colours.

Hi all. This week’s CTS # 52 is up with a simple sketch, looking at which I knew what I’ll be doing right away. Here is my take on it.

I have painted the wide strip of paper in patches with 4 PTI inks, diluted in water – Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian shores, and Lemon Tart. These colours smudged off so well. Then I have used a memory box die cut for the circles background and for the ‘Congratulations’ banner I have used tilted banners die cut from Simon Says Stamp.Do join the fun and play along here @ CTS # 52

Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thanks for peeking in. ETA This card has been choosen as CTS Favourite for the week 🙂 Refer the post here post signature

A floral inspiration.

Hi all. After a while I am taking part in Pinspired challenge # 16 this week.

I first stamped the entire card with various floral stamps from PTI and Wplus9 in different inks. I then die cut the front of the card. The sentiment that you see on the card is stamped on the inside leaf of the card. Here is a closer peek at the sentiment.


The theme and the colours used on this card are totally inspired by the pin picture of the Pinspired challenge #16

Update——–
This card was a winner @ Pinspired Challenges. Check the post here.
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Love birds.

Hi all. I made this cute card after like what seemed an eon.   

  Those love birds are made from the Pista shells, which I coloured with copic markers. The sentiment is from my favourite things. The heart is punched out and the rest is all hand drawn and coloured. I’m submitting this card for the CTS Challenge # 42. 

Update
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This card is the winner of CTS Challenge #42 for the week.
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Congratulations – Banners

Hi all. I simply couldn’t resist the CFC Challenge # 104 this Friday, as its about banners and flags, which happens to be my favourite. So here is another card for today.
Obviously my card is submitted for the CFC 104 challenge.
I saw the challenge and I instantly hopped in to make this card. I simple cut out multiple banners from various pattern papers, of various sizes. I had to arrange them all and adhere them around the tooth picks, which is my flag-post. Then I stamped the sentiment, designs and did some doodling to add more interest.

Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

Update
This card won the VIP – CFC #104 favourite spot for the week here.

Dazzle

Hi all. I love the weather here in New Jersey today. Also today is my parents anniversary and they are here with me. The drizzles, fog  and the occasion have set my mood for the day. So here is the card for today. 

Inspiration

Thanks to the electrifying runway picture @ RIC # 36 challenge this week. The colours used on the flower are all obviously influenced by the picture. Also the shape of the flower is sort of triangular, which is again inspired by the triangles on the outfit. I had inked a textured white card stock with red and purple to match the BG in the inspirational picture. Then with baby pink and light purple for the inner petals. I teased the edges of the flower with scissors for effect.

Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

Update
This card won me the Fabulos Fashionisita @ RIC challenge# 36 for the week here.

Just stamping !

Hi all. I am a great mood to make cards today. So here is a card I created with just stamping! It’s a one layer card obviously. I love those 3 gems on this card. 

This card is inspired from the Case this sketch # 28. So I am submitting this card for the challenge this week.

Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

Update
This card is chosen as a CTS Fav for the week here.

Neon Bright – Paper piecing

Hi all. Here is the card for today that I made using techniques which I seldom use often.

This week @ 365 cards we need to create a card which is frame-able – i.e Create a card (a work of art) that you would consider worthy of framing and hanging on the wall. Do join the fun @ 365 cards this week. This is completely subjective, so it’s totally up to you.

Coming to my take on the challenge, I thought of birds perched on tree, coloured subjects but din’t trigger the idea for a such a card. Then I was surfing through the challenges when I came across Pinspired Challenge #9“. And their inspiration photo (below) immediately stemmed a  flower inside my mind.

How I made the card?
I hand-sketched flowers of different sizes on pink and orange neon papers, which I had cut in layers (paper piecing) to make the big flower. I simply stamped the background with birthday song lyrics, polkadots, leaves and added crystals around the flower. I had inked the edges of the base with distress ink and then teased the edges a bit, which added depth to the border.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges.
Hope you liked my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

Update
This card is the Pinspired challenge # 9 runner up here.

Metal+URGEy

Here is my card for today.

 I am submitting this card for the ICR challenge # 21 Sketch + Metal-‘URGE’y. I must say it is one of a kind challenge. I had to think hard to include appropriate design to suit the kind of metal I use on the card. And even the layout is restricted to one of the two sketches (Thank god I had a choice). I went with the sketch 1.

Here are a few close up where I had used metal on my card. I had used a safety pin and a few metal beads and a leaf I had to finish that tiny embellishment hanging below the sentiment.

I love this typical embellishment of an ancient coin design. I totally loved it and saved it to use on one of my best projects, which inspires me the most.

Here is their challenge pad. If you want to participate in the challenge too, then go ahead and click here.

I am also submitting this card for the following challenges:
 Anything goes challenge @ My Heart Pieces here.
Inspired by Stamping Challenge IBSC#26 here. They have posted the following sketch for the challenge this week.

Hope you enjoyed my card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.

— Update–

This card made it to Top 3 @ ICRC Challenge here.