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Spellbinders | Large Die of the month kit Feb 2019 | Colorful Canvas Art

After a long time I played with a little bit of multi media. I so want 2019 to be my year of doing more multi media, more watercolor, more loose form of art instead of very structured things. And this is one of my attempts at it.. I started by painting on a canvas with… Read More Spellbinders | Large Die of the month kit Feb 2019 | Colorful Canvas Art

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Spellbinders | Large Die of the month kit Feb 2019 | Card Idea 2 and 3

Still playing with Spellbinders Large Die of the month kit Feb 2019, friends! Glad you could drop by. So, here are my cards for today: I had the toughest time photographing this first card – it has beautiful foiled details on the patterned paper. It also has the shiny silver butterfly on top – both together… Read More Spellbinders | Large Die of the month kit Feb 2019 | Card Idea 2 and 3

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Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 2

Hi friends, happy Sunday! I am here with another card idea using something I sketched and colored by myself. :-) This Christmas Santa (wink wink) gave me a book that teaches sketching for florals – “In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals ” by Rachel Reinrt. I am so in love with this book.… Read More Hand drawn flowers and Ooku watercolors – card idea 2

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Spellbinders + FSJ – Stamp of the month club – card idea 3

Hello friends, ready for one more idea using the SOTM club from Spellbinders + FSJ? (Here are couple more ideas that I shared earlier.) Today’s card is special though – it did not turn out as per my first thought, but I absolutely love it. Love the color scheme, love the delicate accents and everything… Read More Spellbinders + FSJ – Stamp of the month club – card idea 3

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Spellbinders + FSJ – Stamp of the month club – card idea 1

Hello friends! Wish you all a very happy new year 2019!! Hope all your crafty dreams come true this year :-) Today Spellbinders + FSJ is coming up with a Stamp of the Month club kit. I will be sharing several card ideas through out this month using stamps from this month’s kit and today… Read More Spellbinders + FSJ – Stamp of the month club – card idea 1

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Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 2

Alright friends, another card in this series today. I am so in love with the pretty foliage dies from Good Vibes collection from Spellbinders. So for today’s card I kinda went crazy with these pretty leaves. I used one of the leaves and its outlines and cut each one out twice. I used some maroon… Read More Spellbinders – Good Vibes – Card idea 2

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Two more cards using Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 die

Hi friends, did you like the idea of customizing die cuts created with cover dies? You can check out the earlier cards here. I have a couple more cards using the same die and same idea – this time I used a patterned paper as background for one card and watercolored background for second one.… Read More Two more cards using Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 die

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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + watercoloring with distress inks + stamping with colored markers

Hi friends, I have one more card to share with you that uses Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I started out this design planning to do no-line watercoloring but somewhere along the way I ended up doing something different. I liked the result, so decided to share this idea with you all too :-)… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + watercoloring with distress inks + stamping with colored markers

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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Distress Ink Squishing

Okay, I totally went to town with distress inks and the SSS Beautiful Flowers for today’s card. I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from Canson cold press watercolor paper. Next I used Black Archival ink and stamped the main floral image as well as the sentiment – “you are so” along with the… Read More Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers + Distress Ink Squishing

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Simple Galaxy Wall under $20

Hi everyone, today I have another really simple home decor project for you. A simple, graphic 2×3 gallery wall under $20 – including the frames. For this, I found a 12×12 patterned paper pad “Color washed” from Paper House on sale at my local Joann store. This was for $9.99. I combined the gorgeous papers… Read More Simple Galaxy Wall under $20

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Layering Paper Shapes – Positive Vibes Only

Hello my lovely friends, ready for one more card? This one uses the leftover heart banner / border from this card. I only layered a few flower images / ephemera, a sentiment sticker / ephemera “positive vibes” and a few enamel dots to go with the leftover gold heart border piece :-) Here are some… Read More Layering Paper Shapes – Positive Vibes Only

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Spellbinders November Kit + Simon Says Stamp – Card Inspiration 2

Hi friends, I have one more card using the same technique as last card – I am combining supplies from Spellbinders November Kit and stamps from Simon Says Stamp to create this card. I added a fun twist to the technique of adding background stamping. Here the focal point is on a rectangle panel of… Read More Spellbinders November Kit + Simon Says Stamp – Card Inspiration 2

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Spellbinders November Kit + Simon Says Stamp – Card Inspiration

Hi friends, another happy day with another happy card – and this one really says “Choose Happy” :-) The focal point on this card – the big mandala circle – came as an embellishment in Spellbinders Nov 2017 card kit. I let that design drive rest of the elements on this card.  Simon Says Stamp… Read More Spellbinders November Kit + Simon Says Stamp – Card Inspiration

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Just Add H2O – Spotlight water-coloring with inktense pencils

Hello my crafty friends!! Today I have another post in the Just Add H2O series. For this one, I explored a new technique and a new medium.  The technique of spotlight coloring is really simple to understand – stamp a large continuous image and color only part of it, leaving the rest uncolored. To make… Read More Just Add H2O – Spotlight water-coloring with inktense pencils

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