Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Guest Designing today. :D

Hey heyyy..

How are you all??
I'm back again with another card to share with you all. Too soon, right? Thanks to Artful Crafting's wonderful wonderful guest designing offer. :D
I won the Challenge 8, and got the chance to post as a GDT. *happy dance* :D

This is what I came up with.

This card is so close to my heart. Mainly because I have used all my favorite techniques/products on this card. I have been planning to try one bold on black card for long. So glad i got the chance.
I heat embossed the background stamp on the black cardstock, then applied gesso randomly in the centre portion. And then the fun part: I used Mica powder mixed in gesso to add colors. Obviously the colors were light and I had to add red acrylic color later. But the golden and yellow showing through are sooooo pretty to resist. hehe.

Then I added some white thread behind my resin frame(new found love *wink*). For the main flower, this particular thing is a BEAUTY. Its by the Altenew, (Thanks to a friend for ordering this for me). I colored it using distress inks, fussy cut the flower and leaves and stacked them one over another.

Main idea behind this card is to spread LOVE. I made this for someone very very dear to me, and I have been looking for a chance to thank her. For listening to me, and for making me feel better when the time was tough.
Thats it, folks.
Dont forget to check out the new challenge going on. its about Love.
Hope this post will inspire you. Dont forget to create, and spread happiness. Oh and mainly, DONT FORGET TO TAKE PART IN THE CHALLENGE. ;)
Much love.
Allah Hafiz. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Love kinda thing..

Assalam o Alaikum, readers!

Hope you all are having a great week, so far. First and foremost, thanks to everyone who voted for my last card. I won that challenge *grin* .. Had a great time shopping with my winning voucher.
When you win something, you automatically get motivated. That's what happened with me too. Hence, I'm sharing another entry for the next challenge.
This time round, i have combined two challenges. First is Artful Crafting Challenge 10, and second is the Unity's weekly challenge. You can find the details over on the facebook group of Unity (Show & Tell).

This is my card for the Artful Crafting challenge 10, which is all about Love. February, really is a month of love for me. My hubby's birthday is in February, and this card is basically for him. Just hoping that he finds it good enough to keep in his drawer :p Thats where all my prev cards are kept.

About the card, I started off by smooshing distress inks on a watercolor paper by Rangers. I have used Picked raspberry, spiced marmlade, spun sugar and mustard seed. After the inks were dried, I added embossing paste through the tim holtz dot fade layering stencil. I then added some more splatters of distress sprays, to give my background more detail. The fussy cut butterflies and the couple under umbrella are the heat embossed stamps by Unity Stamps. I have lightly stamped my background using the same butterfly stamp by Unity.

I have coated the resin frame with gel medium and then generously sprinkled glass glitter on that. Trust me, it was a hard decision to do that. I am so in love with the simplicity of these resin frames by Prima, that it was really a TASK for me to cover this beauty. But Alhamdulillah it turned out into another sparkling beauty. I have added guaze/cheesecloth in the back of the frame and butterflies to give it a lil texture.
I have colored the couple, using distress inks. And for girl's dress, which is supposed to be golden; I used prima bloom spray in golden color. I added wink of stella on the umbrella to give my image more of a dreamy look. I'm in LOVE with the look, like seriously!!!!!!

I heat embossed the sentiment, and layer it on top of the glittered frame. The flowers are by Prima, as well. I have added a golden washi tape on the card base to finish off the look, and adhered my panel on the base.
I have got almost all the supplies from Artful Crafting shop.
Can you see the layering and depth? I'm excited to share this with my husband, cant wait to see his expressions. :)
This is it for now.
Dont forget to leave your comments and feedback. That helps me grow as a card-maker.