Saturday, August 11, 2018

Guest Designer - Ishani

Hello my dear crafty friends! Welcome back! Today we have another lovely guest designer joining us today with her beautiful water color card. Whenever I see her work, I feel very proud. And she is

Hello everyone,

I am Ishani also known as Quillish and am so glad to be here to share my card with you. Thank you Deepti for inviting me, it's an honour. I have been a part of the Indian Air Force till this June and now a happy stay-at-home-mom to my toddler. I have had a crafty gene but it was dormant till two years back. Quilling opened this new world of cardmaking to me and now I feel blessed to be a part of  such a loving community.

I love coloring, building scenes and love to learn and experiment new techniques but I think I’m slightly bent towards CAS style of card making. This month we get to play with water colours for the August - Watercolour challenge. I am quite a newbie to the different mediums of colouring and I feel that rather than getting wooed by the cool products we must get better in understanding the mediums we have at hand.  I think one of the products one usually buys when they start this hobby, is distress inks. I don't have many but I used the ones I had to create this card.

Do you know that Hydrangea is a flower that changes colour depending on the soils pH level. So my distress inks decided my soil to be slightly acidic and my flower turned into a mix of blue and pink. I went for a One layer card, did some masking for the leaves to go behind the flowers and then coloured each petal a little differently.

To colour a flower, I usually google the real flower. The color and the shadows play a very important role and water colours are so good at giving a natural movement to the pigment and achieve the stunning effects. I went with the lightest shade and got some variations as I coloured. 

I hope you like my card. I am not a pro at watercolouring, but you'll get better only if you try. I believe in - Doing what scares you, until it doesn't! So, get your brushes out and play along. 

Happy creating something catchy!

That was a very beautiful card. Thank you so much, Ishani for sharing your talent with us. Please don't forget to play along with the Water Color Challenge, guys! :)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Guest Designer - Sindhu Jay

Hello everyone! Today we have a very special guest, a very good friend of mine, a CAS perfectionist and a very sweet personality..

Hello everyone! Sindhu here. I'm so happy to be Guest Designing for the current Water Color Challenge. Thank you so much for inviting me over, Deepti.

Now, a little bit about me. I'm a Stay-At-Home-Mom to our 3 year old son who constantly keeps me on my toes. I have been paper crafting for over 6 years and I’m totally addicted to card making. I am a Clean and Simple (CAS) lover but also like make layered and interactive cards. I also like reading fiction when I find time. 

For my card, I started by painting some circles on the background. I used my Zig markers and water for the purpose. The images were also water coloured using Zig markers. I fussy cut out the images, adhered them on the water coloured background, added the sentiment strip and some clear sparkle sequins. Mounted the panel on the card base to finish the card.

I hope you like my card. You can follow me on Instagram if you like my work. I'm @sindhu_trappedincraft there.

Best wishes,

Thank you so much Sindhu for accepting my invitation and for sharing your beautiful talent with us. Guys! Don't forget to play along the current Water Color Challenge. See you again! :)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August Challenge - Watercolor

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another challenge here at CSCC and this is your Deepti. This month's challenge is going to be a fun and easy one..


NOTE : you can water color the background, images, paint flowers or just anything you like..

  • Only CARDS please.
  • You can water color the background, images, paint flowers or just anything you like and wish for..
  • You can combine with other challenges and enter as many times as you like.
  • Please turn off word verification.
  • Be creative and Have fun.
  • Last date - 25th August, 2018.
And the lucky winner will be getting something crafty from me ;)

Here is my card!

I started by water coloring the galaxy background with Koi Water Colors and painted the ground as well. Also added splatters of white paint and let the panel dry completely.

Meanwhile, I stamped the animals from Forest Friends by a.muse studio, water colored and fuzzy cut them as well.

Finally stamped the sentiment from Hello Baby by crafTangles on a white card stock and made the fish tail banner and adhered over the card front. Finally adhered everything together with Tacky Glue.

I hope you like it. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you would play along. Come back again on 5th of August for more inspiration from our Guest Designer. ;)