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! :)


  1. Congrats on your GD post Ishani !! Loved your CAS water colored card :) thank you for the info about hydrangea,I didn't knew their color depends on soil :)

  2. Am so thankful to you Deepti, what an absolute honour to be your guest. And you are so kind with your words. Thank you so much!

  3. Loved the Coloring & info on Hydrangeas ... congratulations dear 😃

  4. Congratulations Ishani on your Gd spot. Your colouring is amazing. And thanks so much for the information on hydrangeas. 😊😍

  5. Ishani, there are few flowers that I love more than Hydrangea... I even them, and hang them upside down to dry to keep them for a very long time. Now, their color diminishes while drying, which saddens me... but you know how much I love neutrals, right?
    Next time we chat, I'll take you indoors to see them.
    You conquered your fear of water coloring, and that one-layer nemesis, too! A gorgeous card, and I adore the purples! xx
    =] Michele

  6. This is lovely. I like the darker colors. Usually when I do hydrangeas I go pastel and I think I like yours better. I will have to try it. Did you use the Mondo Hydrangea stamp from Ellen Hutson?

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