Monday, 7 October 2019

Prika Monthly challenge - Butterfly card

Hello all, sharing my second project for Prika monthly challenge.
Monthly Challenge

I have used a white card base measuring 5x7'' . I used another layer of embossed card stock which measures 1/4th'' smaller on all sides than the card base. Then I lightly shaded the raised part of the embossing with Mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink.
For the focal point element with the butterflies - I first colored a piece of white cardstock with Squeezed lemonade, Lucky clover and Mermaind lagoon distress oxide inks in a rainbow order. Then used cascading butterfly die to cut the butterflies out of it. I also die cut the embossed card stock with the same die by placing it in the arrangement I required.

Then I used the border of the die cut piece from the colored card stock and adhered it to the embossed layered and secured the whole panel to the card base.
Later I applied some Nuvo glimmer paste on the butterflies and adhered 
them randomly around the border die-cut. 
I used a sentiment from one of GinaKDesigns stampset and adhered it to the bottom of the card along with a mat layer. Finished off the card by adding some Nuvo drops.
Supplies used:
* 280gsm,180gsm White card stocks
* Flourish embossing folder
* Cascading butterfly die
* Distress oxide inks - Mermaid lagoon, Lucky clover, Squeezed lemonade.
* Jet Black Archival ink.
* GinaKDesigns - Thinking of you stamp set
* Nuvo - Moonstone glitter paste
* Nuvo drops - Carribean ocean, Bottle green.

Prika Monthly challenge - Birds in the garden!!

Welcome all... I have come up with another round of monthly challenge projects 
for Prika this time.
Monthly Challenge
I have created a shadow box which is 6x6'' using 280gsm white card stock.
I have used the Regal hummingbird set from Heartfelt Creations for this project. 
Layered a mat of  pattern paper inside the box by distressing the edges.

I used the same pattern paper to cut out some borders and distressed the edges with Cactus flower archival ink. I created the flowers using DMC - make a flower dies and leaves using Oakberry lane set from Heartfelt Creations. Used archival inks for coloring all the elements.

I used the Ornamental tag die set from Heartfelt Creations for the sentiment and adhered on the top left of the shadow box. Finished off the project by adding some sparkle using the Rainbow
glitter from DressMyCraft. I loved the way how it ended up with so much of colors and like actual birds in the garden. Hope you all will like it too.

Supplies used:
* 280gsm White cardstock
* Craftangles - Wanderlust paper collection
* Heartfelt Creations - Sweetheart borders die
* Heartfelt Creations - Regal Hummingbird die
* Heartfelt Creations - Ornamental tags die
* Heartfelt Creations - Oakberry lane die
* DressMyCraft - Create a flower die
* DressMyCraft - Foliage and leaf die
* Spellbinders - Grand Vinery die
*DressMyCrafts - Rainbow glitter
* Archival inks - Manganese blue,Vibrant fuchsia,Library green, Leaf green, Chrome  yellow, Paradise teal, Cactus flower.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Altered Embroidery Hoop - PrikaAllAboutCrafts : Craft Enthusiast of the Week Feature.

Hello all, welcome to my blog again... 
Today I would like to share something new and an exiting work. 
This was a project I created for Prika as a feature for the weekly Craft Enthusiast, in their blog. I was so happy and excited that I have received an opportunity to showcase my work along with Prika and inspire all crafters out there. I will always be thankful to Prika and will keep creating and 
inspiring with wonderful projects as like in here..!!
Craft Enthusiast of the Week

Altered Embroidery Hoop

To begin with, I took 2 embroidery hoops (1 large and 1 small), attached a cotton cloth along with thin chipboard sheet to secure everything in place. This will make the base sturdy as well. Then I applied heavy white gesso on both the hoops and let it dry.

I took pattern papers from Craftangels - Wanderlust collection, cut it slightly smaller than the frames to fit inside it and distressed the edges with scissors and sponged all around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. To add texture for the base, I used modelling paste mixed with distress inks and applied it on both the pattern papers.

I also colored the frames with a mixture of white gesso and Peacock feathers distress ink. Once it was dry, I adhered the pattern papers securely to the hoop bases. I then secured the small frame to the larger one on the right hand side by gluing chipboard pieces beneath the small frame along with some thin wire to hold the frame from falling off.

Next I applied one-step crackle medium around the frame border and once that was dry, I applied a coat of color (white gesso + Amethyst metallic paint from Prima) on top of it. Later I used Papericious spritz in the color Baby pink and sprayed over the base to tone it down along with the color of the frame border.

I took some die-cut pieces along with few metal and clay embellishments (primed with white gesso) and distressed the edges of all the elements using Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed and Vintage photo distress inks.

Here are the flowers and leaves I have planned to use in the project. I created them using Arianna blooms set and Delightful daisy set from Heartfelt creations and colored them using Archival inks. The filler flowers are made using Oakberry lane set from Heartfelt Creations along with some other foliage die-cuts.

After arranging and adhering all the elements, I used crystal clear glitter on the flowers and added some mixed colors of micro-beads around the frame. I then applied a coat of Vintage gold wax (Prima) to highlight the texture on the frame. Finally finished off by adding few clear water droplets.
Here are some more close-up looks of the project.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Prika August Challenge - 3

Hello all, sharing my third project I created for the Prika August challenge 
with flowers of light pastel shades in pink and purple.
The background is again another scored and distressed piece I created along with some die-cut pieces using Sweetheart border dies from Heartfelt Creations.

The flowers are from Dress My Craft collection,glittered them using Rainbow glitter and used the leaves from Delightful daisies set from Heartfelt Creations along with some vinery die cut pieces.

I used a small medallion die-cut piece for the sentiment, distressed all the die-cuts with Picked raspberry oxide ink and finished off the card adding some clear droplets from Dress My Crafts.

Prika August Challenge - 2

Hello everyone, this is the second card 
I created for Prika August challenge 
with purple blooms as the focal point.
This is a 6''x6'' white card base with front panel slightly smaller than the base.
I love this card so much as I wanted 3 elements to stand out more - the scored panel on the right, the embossed panel on the left and the flowers in the center.

The flowers and leaves were created using Oakberry lane collection from Heartfelt Creations. I used Petite pocket accents die from Heartfelt Creations for the center band and embossed the left panel using Poppy embossing folder by Anna Griffin. 

I used Victorian velvet and Seedless preserves Distress inks to shade 
on all elements of the card.
Hope you all like it.

Prika August Challenge - 1

Hello all, sharing my new project I created for Prika August month challenge (
Top Pick Batch
I have used a 5''x7'' Ivory card stock layered with a background sheet I created using the distress and scoring technique.
I used medallion die cut pieces to form a round background layer and arranged the flowers that I made using cream color Foamiran and added Frosting glitter on them.
I used some leaf foliage die-cuts and arranged in between the flowers, added a sentiment at the bottom finishing off with adding some cream flat back pearls.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Papericious Monthly Challenge - August challenge #4

Hello all, this is the final project I created for the Papericious monthly challenge 
for the month of August.
The card base measures 5''x6.5'' with an ivory cardstock at the base and acetate sheet on the front.
I have used Bliss paper collection from Papericious along with a background piece I created using scoring and distressing technique.
I created the flowers using Dress My Craft daisy flower dies and colored the center with Archival ink along with some leaves from Heartfelt Creations delightful daisy collection.
The center piece is a die cut with decorative circles die and stamped a sentiment with Archival jet black ink.

Finished the card by using cream color flat back pearls. 

Supplies used :
* 180gsm Ivory card base
* Craftangels - 175gsm acetate sheet
* Papericious - Bliss paper collection
* Heartfelt Creations - Delightful daisies stamp and dies
* Heartfelt Creations - Special birthday sentiments stamp
* Dress My Craft - Daisy flower dies
* Icraft - Boutique border dies
* Archival inks - Leaf green, Fern green, Jet black
* Distress Inks - Peeled paint, Faded jeans
* Get Inspired - Frosted beads in Yellow gold and Leaf green

Prika Monthly challenge - Butterfly card

Hello all, sharing my second project for Prika monthly challenge. I have used a white card base measuring 5x7'' . I used anoth...