Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Ink Blending using Distress oxides

Hi everyone,

I had been away for the weekend and after this short trip, I feel refreshed and as soon as I came back, I found myself in my craft room. I have a step by step photo tutorial for today's card.

Step 1: I started out with blending 3 colours of distress oxides (Picked Raspberry/Fossilised Amber/Twisted Citron) only in the upper region on my white card stock.

 Step 2: I heat embossed some circular embellishments and a sentiment. But, I had messed it up somewhat, as the word "Merry" was too far off and when I tried to remove it using a brush, it just won't come off properly. So, I chopped off this portion completely.


Step 3: I gave some lines to make the balls look like hanging ornaments. I initially used Micron 02 but later replaced it with green marker. I also added some bows at the top of these ornaments.


Step 4: Using the gold cardbase as reference, I glued the 2 panels on a green pastel paper.


Step 5: It still looked incomplete. So, I introduced some red ribbon. It sort of brought the 2 panels together while giving a more festive look overall to the card.



Step 6: At this point, all that was left to do was to add some colour to the ornaments and I was done.

I hope you like my effort. I do believe that card making gives us an opportunity to go back and correct our mistakes, just like I did here, and make something more beautiful than one had anticipated.

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by
Sweety.

Linking this to AAA Cards: CAS Game #102

Monday, 30 October 2017

Batman | Funny card

Hello everyone,

Let's do something different today- that was the thought with which I began working on this card. I actually tried making this for AAACardChallenge but then entries were closed before I could publish and link this entry. But hey, I still like the card!


 For this I took a white panel 1/4" smaller than my bright yellow card base, and tried to spray water on yellow water colour. It didn't work really. So, I just brushed it into a big splash myself.
Then I added some darker yellow stains through a stencil (Distress oxide).


The sentiment reads, BE YOU, UNLESS YOU CAN BE BATMAN.

I hope you like this card. Wouldn't it be fun to give to a kid on his birthday! Or even an adult who is a batman fan! :)

Thanks for stopping by.
Sweety.

Spooky Birthday card

Hi all,

This weekend I just wanted to work on something quick and easy. So, I made this card:

 I worked for like 5 min to create this background by using several shades of orange, green and purple alcohol markers. Then I muted the colours by brushing some vintage photo distress ink.


I don't celebrate Halloween and couldn't find much use for this die I bought just instinctively!


I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.
Sweety

Linking it to the following challenges:
1. CTD #466


2. As You See it Challenge

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Transparent Christmas shaker tags

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.
Christmas is right around the corner and we ought to be ready for the festival. Today I will show you an easy and quick way to create transparent, fun, shaker tags that you can use as gift tags or even as bookmarks.


These are not bulky at all. I simply created a pocket by taping three sides of a piece of acetate. Then I added some glitter to it and sealed it.

I hope you have fun and if this inspires you, don't forget to subscribe to my blog. Thanks for stopping by. Here's a detailed video tutorial on how I created these tags:

Have fun.
Sweety.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Acetate window card using MFT Magical Dragon

Hi there,

Hope you are having a creative weekend. Today I have a card I made for AAA Sketch Challenge #100. This one is just so cute! I love these super cute dragons by #MFTstamps.


For the background, I used a wooden print stamp with Hero arts purple ink. Honestly, I didn't want the golden to be there at all initially but my paper was small. So, I covered the extra area with golden Washi tape.


And look at that blow! It has magic glitter. :P I also added the same to the dragon's wings.


I hope you enjoyed this card.

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to:
AAA CAS Game #100


Supplies used:
1. MFT Magical dragons stamp
2. Hero Arts Soft Lilac ink
3. Distress ink: Lavender/Spun Sugar
4. Gold glitter wash tape
5. Studio G Lavender glitter glue
6. Archival ink Black

Quick and Easy card with Prima Princess

Hi guys,

Weekend is here and so is the time to post another card. I recently got my hands on Prima Princess stamp, and it's huge and simply gorgeous. So, I had to use it in a card. With fall colours the theme of projects these days, orange was my obvious choice of colour.

I stamped with black Archival ink on ivory card stock. Painted the hair, skin and dress in the same sequence. I am actually bad at deciding which area would fall in shadow region and should be darker etc. And God, I am scared of colouring the skin. But I followed the coloured image given at the back of the stamp and it worked like magic.

 Then, I coloured the flowers and the background circles with very diluted orange water colour. I added darker shades directly with Camlin orange brush pen. And filled in various parts with Sakura Gel roll pen.
 Finally, it was time to hide my colouring mistakes by painting the background black! I did add a sort of black border around the image to frame it. and a few white lines just to add some interest.
Sentiment is from MFT Magical Dragons stamp, which I white embossed. This whole card was done in 15-20 min. I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an amazing day!
Sweety.

Linking this to the following challenges:
1. Color Throwdown (CTD 463)


2. As You See It (Challenge #160)


Supplies used:
1. Prima Princess Charlotte
2. Camlin brush pens
3. Camlin student water colour
4. MFT Magical Dragons
5. Sakura Gelly roll pens
6. Bright White WOW embossing powder

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Art Journal Page | Love life

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. This weekend, I discovered a new technique, yay! It involves creating neat drops of colour on dark paper.
I'll soon be making a video of this technique, so stay tuned.


I used a sunflower stencil and created this dimensional flower using modelling paste. Then coloured all the 3 flowers with alcohol markers. Then, it looked a bit lonely without the leaves, so I added these abstract flowers and coloured them green to give the look of foliage.

And for the quote, I die cut these words and coloured them in similar fashion. And finally, to finish off everything and tie them together, I used the Art is stencil by TCW. And it looks so gorgeous just sitting there.

I hope you liked this page. Thanks for stopping by.
Have an amazing day!
Sweety.

If you have any queries, leave a comment or mail me at sweetygupta1203@gmail.com.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Stamping with acrylics | 4 ways

Hello everyone,

I made 4 cards using 4 different ways to stamp using acrylic paint. Did you know it's way too bright compared to using pigment inks or dye inks. These last a longgggg time, no fading. They may add texture depending on how you stamp. The stamps are easy to clean up after this, no extra cost.

Card 1: For this I stamped the flower with acrylic paint and coloured the flower as well. This gives a no line colouring effect and is so easy to achieve.


Card 2: The flowers in the background have been stamped using acrylic paint on a black cardstock. Notice how vibrant the colour looks even on dark coloured paper.


Card 3: This is probably my favourite among the lot. All the green and orange fall leaves are stamped using acrylic paint.

Card 4: For my last card, I directly stamped using acrylic blocks to get a modern geometric design look.

I hope you like the cards and got some ideas. Here is a link to tutorial video, where I talk about a lot of tips and tricks and you can see the techniques practically done.




Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!
Sweety.

Supplies used:
1. Acrylic colours: Fabrica (gold, pink pearl), Camel (orange, green), Mont Marte (Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine)
2. Altenew Painted Poppy stamp
3. Gold glitter washi tape
4. Stampendous stamp platform
5. Versamark 
6. Rubbing alcohol
7. WRMK Autumn harvest stamp
8. KaiserCraft stamp

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Wedding card 1: Bold Pink

Hello everyone,

I got a commission for making a few wedding invites. Now, this girl is quite feminine and wants her cards to be floral and complex and with lots of details. So, over the next few weeks, I will be posting quite a few cards, as she wants them all different.

Here's a look at my first card:

 It's a shaker card, with gorgeous golden glitter sparkle dots. Indian weddings are incomplete without color and brightness, and this card is all about the same merry and cheerfulness.


 I added quite a few die cuts to give the card a lot of depth and elements. I spray painted the clock with gold acrylic and sealed it with acrylic sealant. The letters are die cut using Sizzix starry alphabets die set. Oh! These were a task to glue. So, here's a tip, use double sided adhesive before you die cut! This will save you so much time.


 I decorated the inside panel very similar to the top one, but the pink that you see here is actually a pocket. So, I will print all the address details and function timings and put it in this.


I spray painted some metal corners as well and used the same. I think I love the rich golden colour, which adds so much elegance to a card.

I hope this inspires you. Stay tuned for more cards.

Thanks for stopping by,
have an awesome day!
-Sweety.

Products used:
1. Handmade flowers, which I stamped with script stamp and splattered white paint on. Also, I treated them with picked raspberry distress ink (it's such a gorgeous pink colour)
2. Doily die
3. DCWV Blossoms paper pack/ All Girl recollections pack (for the black sheet)
4. Lotus Ivory card stock (for die cutting all leaves and clock)
5. Clock die (Unbranded China die)
6. WRMK Flat eyelet
7. Golden Acrylic spray

Video tutorial:


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Rainbow coffee card

Hello folks,

Today I have a rainbow themed card that any coffee lover would love to have. This is a watercolour background.
I heat embossed some cups and coffee stains on a white paper. For the background, I smudged some watercolour pens onto an acrylic block, spritz it with water, prayed to God for the colours to remain separate and pressed my paper onto this mix.

And Voila, I have this pretty result:
The colours are quite intense and I loved the effect. I mounted my focal image (that I drew and coloured) on a red cardstock. BTW just to add something extra to the plain red paper, I used my bone folder to get a sort of embossed corrugated sheet sort of look.

I hope you liked this card and get inspired!

Have an amazing day!
Thanks for stopping by
Sweety.

Supplies used:
1. Coffee stamp (that I bought on Instagram)
2. Kokuyo Camlin brush pens
3. Versacolor brown ink
4. Archival black ink
5. TouchNew alcohol markers
6. WOW embossing powder- pearl violet

Linking this project to Paru's card making challenge for September:

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Thank you card using Altenew stamps

Hello all,

Weekend is here. And so is #thedailymarker30day challenge. I coloured a flower from Altenew Majestic Bloom stamp set. And turned it into this card:


For the stamping, I used various Hero Arts inks and distress inks. The colours varied to enable me to create layers. Yet, I coloured the image using pencil colours.


I hope you like this card. For any doubts/queries on any of the products used, please drop me a comment or reach me at sweetygupta1203@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a wonderful day,
Sweety.