Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Watercolor showers

Hey hey..

How are you all? Missed me? :P Well I missed the blogger world, ALOT. Sometimes I lay on my bed and decide what I want to write on my blog in the morning. And then that morning never came :/ That's how life is, right? You plan, and then you see them changing on their own.
Anyhoo, thanks to Artful Crafting and their continuous challenges. They keep people like me grounded and normal :D
This time round, the challenge is Watercolor. Which is tough medium. I have seen thousands of videos before start working on my entry. But even thouh when I grabbed the paint brush, i was confused to death. I was scared.
Shuker though that I found a veryyy easy tutorial on YT. I forgot the name, but I'll link the vdo once I find the vdo again.
So this is what I have put together. The technique involves rubber stamps and wet on wet technique. Which was a tornado to pass. lol. But i managed somehow, and ended up with these two cards.
Below is the close up of sparkly flowers, thanks to my new wink of stella. I have used that EVERYWHERE now.

 The second card is slightly simple. Well simple is hard to manage. i wanted to give a soft watercolor wash in the background with monochromatic tilda as a highlight. I have added wink of stella on the hearts here. This tilda is the most adorable stamp in my stash. May God give me enough cash to collect all the tildas :D But for now this tilda with hearts, ladies & gents.

Pleaseeee let me know if you like it, or not. I'll be more than happy to get encouragement and healthy criticism.
Jazakillah for visiting.

Monday, 15 June 2015

With love.. From me to you!!

Hello hello.

I'm back with my entry for another challenge over at Artful Crafting. This time, their theme is ANYTHING GOES but that anything should be WITHOUT flowers. Tricky, no?!
We, no matter what, always tend to add one small flower in almost every project. But hats off to the design team of artful crafting, they have created master pieces. You should have a look at the entries, here.
Inspired much, I have made a card using the only Tilda stamp I own :p

Background is inked and heat embossed. I used the partial embossing technique here, where you ink your stamp using Versamark and then wipe some parts of the inked area of your stamp using a baby wipe. And then stamp. That way, you only get some areas of your stamp.
Tilda is colored using Distress inks. I used walnut stain, vintage photo, barn door, black soot and spun sugar. I'm not so good with the shading though. But I have tried my best to keep it simple.
After coloring the Tilda, I fussy cut the image and mount that on my base. Oh and to raise it a little, I added thick chipboard pieces behind the image. I do not use foam tape now, it wont stick for long.
Sentiment is heat embossed on black cardstock using white embossing powder.
I finished this card by layering the base on red and then paste it on black folded card. Inside is slightly embellished, and have a birthday related sentiment.
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Much love,

Products used:
Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Ink blending tool
distress ink
Embossing powder
Hero Arts stamp set
Tilda with hearts (bought from Flair paper creations)

Friday, 17 April 2015

Challenge entry "Stenciling"

Assalam-o-Alaikum everyone!!

I'm back with a post, after almost a year. It has been a roller coaster type of year. I was not well, and then my daughter happened :D *yayy* She's mashallah 4 months old now. So i'm getting some time for myself as well. Well, Sorta! haha. Although she's very sweet. Won't cry much. And sometimes she lets me play some android games while she plays with her fists. :)
Anyhoo, today's post is all about Artful Crafting's 1st Challenge. Which is about Stenciling. Now who doesn't love stenciling, Right?! So do I. I went ahead and create a mixed media wall hanging for this challenge.
I have used around 80% things bought from Artful Crafting.
Below are the photos of some of the material I have used in my project.

I forgot to mention the Sizzix flower die and fanciful flourish die I have used in the project, also bought from Artful Crafting.
After spending almost 4 hours, I ended up with this 12"x12" canvas.
 You can see the stencils used in the background. I went a lil crazy with them, hehe. After applying textured paste through these stencils, I colored my canvas with Deep Teal bloom sprayGold Foil spray and some distress inks(Black soot, vintage photo, salty ocean, walnut stain and Spiced  bought from Artful crafting. I randomly stamped my backgrounds with different background stamps. Tried heat embossing (the messy one :P) in the background too; both clear and black embossing.
 I used two chipboard pieces in my project. A chipboard frame and chipboard word "dream". I heat embossed the frame, and colored my word "Dream" with Gold foil spray. And then applied Glossy accents to that.
The flourish die you are seeing is my all time favorite. And I use this die in almost everything I create. Thanks to Shereen apa for making these things available for us. Seriously, She's a crafter fairy for all us crafters.
That's it for now. Hope you would like what I have created so far. Please leave your comment, and let me know how you like it. And dont forget to subscribeeeeee!!! :D :D :D

Have a great day.
Allah Hafiz.