Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The punches challenge.

Hi everyone!!

Today´s card is for the punches challenge over at Moxie Fab World. When I saw this challenge I had a look at all my punches (my initial crafty investments).I have lots of punches but I realized few of them I´ve hardly used.I had bought some Mosaic square frame punches but never really used them.

Want to see what I came up with my Mosaic square punch.

  I used it to punch 3 mosaic frames.

 Using my 4-inch precision scissor I cut these mosaic punched frames in squares.


with these squares I created these corners to finally create a  "CROSS". Have a look ...hope you like it.

Here goes my card.

I added some punched flowers,border using my favourite border punch from Fiskars.Applied some glitter on the cross.

This card I´m also entering in Cutting and trimming challenge at Moxi fab world.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 147

Hi everyone!!

Today I like to share the card I made, based on card patterns sketch #147. It's a clean and simple sketch.I really like it.

Here goes my card

I created this patterned paper using marbelling technique again.In my last post I have given the tutorial for this technique.You can check here.Stamp and heart embellies are from Rayher.Embossing powder from Knorr Prandell.
I´m also entering this card in the following challenges.
The Paper Players- theme challenge.
Lily Pad Cards- Chipboard challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Guest Designing at ICR

Hi everyone!!

Wish you all a very very  Happy New Year!!I´m back after spending a week in beautiful sunny Canary islands.
My first post for this year and I´m so excited to share that I have been invited as a Guest Designer at ICR( Indian Craft Room) as I was one of the Top 3 in ICR12.
To play at ICR this month you can create a card for any ocassion, any colour combo you want but with a twist that it has to be clean, simple with lot of open space and can be easily mass produced.

I came up with this quick and easy card.

I have used marbling technique directly on the card blank.In order to clearly define the focal point and the open space I did masking on the top and bottom of the card.
Keeping up my promise with Tejal I have tried to come up with the tutorial.

For marbling on paper you require your choice of 3 to 4 marbling colours,Plastic box/ Tray, Water,Paper or card blank.
For this card I have used Gold, Magenta and Ruby Red  from C.Kreul.You can use any brand available in your area.
Photos are not very clear because weather here is very gloomy :(

Fill a deep tray with water

Drop paint onto the surface of the water

 Rake into patterns. Eg.I added few golden paint drops and when it got spread I added Magenta in the centre and then Red.You can create any way you want.

I just wanted a marbling band in the middle of the card blank so I covered the rest of the space using "post  it" This was a challenge for me to do direct on the card blank because I normally do marbeling on white paper to create my own patterned paper.

Then dip a sheet of Paper / Card blank  into the tray and take it out immediately when you are sure that paper and marble paint on the water are in contact .

Allow the marble patterns to dry and then take out the post it .Simple isn´t it?

I added some heart embellishments and sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear comments on it since it was my first try to make the tutorial.
Thanks Tejal for all your encouragement.
I´m also entering this card in this week´s Wee Memories challenge to use any new technique or anything new.
I did masking along with marbling and this was new for me to try.