Penny Black

Another neon card!

Hello everyone,
Sharing with you another neon card with you today.
Best Wishes 1
I wanted to use stencil in a different way. Not sponging, no embossing paste, no spraying….. So I ventured into mixed media style. Then again I wanted my background to look bright and fresh. I picked a pattern paper with script on it, then did a light wash of gesso. Once gesso was dry, I sprayed some water first. Followed by pink neon Mr. Huey and let the colour spread around. I dried this layer and repeated another layer of pink neon. Followed by a mix of green and yellow neon Mr. Huey. Again let it dry. Once dry, I spattered some black Mr. Huey.  At this stage, I am loving the fresh colourful look. Now I took the Patina stencil from Penny Blackplaced it on the pattern paper randomly and just drew the outline of the flower petal with a black sharpie. I went with rules of third. I love the black outline of the flowers layered on the pink and green neon colour wash. This became the background for my card.

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I like with the printed acetate sheet from We’re Memory Keepers. This one I have used to layer is white polka dots. This layer tones down the bright neon colours. I then added a white tag. On the tag, I layered die cuts from Penny Black die called Nature’s Song in black and white glitter paper. Finally the sentiment is from Come Rain or Shine stamp set also from Penny Black. 

Best wishes flat

I absolutely love the background. Simple to do and makes an impact.

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AveryElle, Essentials by Ellen

Neon Beautiful!

Hello everyone!
I have a beautiful neon card to share with you today. I have been wanting to play with Essentials By Ellen new release Wild Garden and Be You-Tiful dies. Finally found sometime this morning to play with it. I combined Essentials By Ellen dies with Avery Elle stamp set to play the Mix it Up challenge.
Here is my card for the challenge.
Be Youtiful card
I die cut the flowers, leaves from Wild garden die set using neon cardstock. I love the high contrast of neon colours against white background. Then I stamped the starbust stamp from Avery Elle called Bright Days stamp set on the card front using Memento Lux Flannel Gray pigment ink three times. Then layered and glued the neon die cuts.  I die cut the Be You-Tiful die using black glitter paper and adhered on a rectangle vellum cardstock. I layered this vellum cardstock on the neon cluster. 
Be You tiful closeup
Finally I have used Pretty Pink Posh’s Onyx and Charcoal sequins to add more black to tie with the sentiment colour.
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You know I love high contrast. So I LOVE this card. Just love it! Hope you do too 🙂
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Pretty Pink Posh May Release Blog Hop.

Hiya everyone!
Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh’s May release blog hop.

As you know, there are two new set of dies released beginning of this month. They are called Stitched Banner 2 dies and Stitched Borders 3 dies. And some beautiful sequin mixes called Enchanted Garden mixes and kit. And some really pretty iridescent sequins called Sunshine Glow, Peridot Mist, Lavender Moon and Strawberry Burst.

Today, we are doing a blog hop showcasing the new products.

You should have come from the gorgeous and talented Yuki Yoshioka‘s blog in the hop. But if you are here first, then don’t worry I will give you the list of designers towards the end of the post.
Here is my card using dies from both the sets.
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Here is how my card came about. I chose the colours from the Enchanted Garden sequins mix. Then I wanted a layout for the card. Joni has started a new sketch challenge at Wplus9 and so I picked her sketch as the layout for my card. 
To participate in the sketch challenge, I picked Botanical Bunch stamp set from Wplus9 to use. Then I picked a technique to use. Watercolouring  it was, Of course! Then looking at the Stitched Banner Duo 2 die, there is the banner and the small circle. So I thought if I spotlight the flower cluster image with the circle, it will awesome. So I stamped the flower cluster from Wplus9 stamp set in grey on the banner die cut and white embossed on watercolour paper to watercolour. I then die cut the three flowers out of the cluster using the circle die. I watercoloured the flower shading the colours from the Enchanted Garden sequins mix. Then brushed Wink of Stella shimmer. I then foam mounted this circle on the banner die using foam adhesive. So just the three coloured flowers are spotlighted.
PPP May release closeup
For the background I used the double stitched strip die from the Stitched Borders 3 die set and die cut three different shades of pink and purple. I wanted varied heights for the strips. So I kept some of them as is and trimmed a few others down to two different heights. Then glued down the strips on a white panel which is about 1/2′ smaller than the card front. I mounted the banner on the striped background panel using foam adhesives. Then mounted this entire panel on grey card base using foam adhesive again.
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For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Wplus9 Unforgettable stamp set on one of the purple die cut strip to match and adhered on the tag. Finally I have used Enchanted Garden mix and Strawberry iridescent sequins to bring everything together.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. Hope you do too. 
Now, Paulina is giving away two $25 gift certificates to two lucky winners. So please comment on all the blog in the hop because the winner will be chosen randomly from any of the blogs. Comemnts must be left bu 11.59PM PDT on 5/18/2015. Winner will be announced on Pretty Pink Posh’s Blog.
Here is the list of designers participating in the blog hop.
You next stop in the hop is to the very talented Nicole Gavaldon‘s blog. 
Happy Hopping!
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Winnie & Walter.

Something exciting to share

Hello my dear craft friends,
I have something exciting to share with you today. I am over at Winnie & Walter Blog with a new regular feature called In Focus with Gayatri Murali
This is a fortnightly feature with focus on techniques. It is also a photo tutorial. 
This is a sneak peek of my technique card on Winnie & Walter Blog.
Hugs card dimension
I am so excited about it. Check it out and hope you like it.
Thanks for sharing my excitment 🙂
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A Blog Named Hero, Hero Arts, Wplus9

Clean and Simple Challenge At A Blog Named Hero

It is time for a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero.
This is a Clean and Simple Challenge.

This is my take on the challenge.

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I have used products from both Hero Arts and this month’s collaborative partner Wplus9.
For the background, I have used Stamp Your Own Salad stamp set from Hero Arts. For the leaves of the carrots, beetroots and onions, I stamped with Mowed Lawn distress ink and then watercoloured using waterbrush. For the roots itself, I have used Hero Arts Ombre inks Pink and Orange and Cockleshell dye ink from Wplus9.

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I then added a smaller panel of white striped acetate paper from We’re Memory Keepers. The Hello die is from Wplus9 which I die cut a few out of black cardstock and stacked glued them to get dimension.

The sentiment is from Stamp Your Own Salad stamp set which is stamped on a strip of white cardstock and adhered using foam. 

Veggie good friends closeup
There is a lot of white space and dimensions yet, this is a clean and simple card.
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Taylored Expressions

More new projects for Taylored Expressions

Hello everyone,
Happy weekend! My Saturday is almost coming to an end for me. Weekends always go faster than the weekdays. Not happy!  Anyway, today I am sharing with you more Taylored Expressions projects using the May new release products. These products are now available to purchase from Taylored Expressions Store.
Without any further delay, here are my cards.

Just a gnote
This card uses images from Under the Toadstool stamp set and coordinating die along with scallop frame from Frame to Frame die. I sponged the background with distress inks Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. The stamped, copic coloured the images from Under the Toadstool stamp set and die cut them using their coordinating die. I then added a white scallop frame from Frame to Frame die set using foam adhesives to give dimension. Adhered the coloured die cuts images inside the frame. Stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed and added to the top left of the frame using foam adhesives. Love the colourful background and the images and frame just pop right out of it. Here is a closeup!

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Second card uses Starry Night cutting plate and the fairy form Under the Toadstool stamp set.

Magical Birthday
I sponged Picked Raspberry , Curshed Olive, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire distress inks on a white cardstock then die cut the cardstock using Starry Night cutting plate. To make the stars sparkle, I mounted die cut panel on a white glitter paper.Adhered this panel to the card front.

The fairy from the Under the Toadstool stamp set is copic coloured and die cut using the coordinating die and adhered on the card front using foam adhesive. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, stamped and coloured. Finally embellished with sparkly pink enamel dots form Doodlebug.

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My last card using Downtown border die with Eventful and RSVP stamp sets.

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This is an invitation card for a Bachelorette party This die is awesome in the sense that it does not die cut at the bottom of the die. So when I ran through the top of the card, I only had to trim the scored fold edges. I love the partial die cut the card front. I added some gold mica watercolour on the top of the buildings of the die cut. Then did some gold spatter as well.

The sentiment “you’re Invited” is stamped using neon pink ink and the smaller sentiment also from Evenful stamp set is stamped in Delicata gold pigment ink and gold heat embossed on a strip fo white cardstock. I then cut out fishtails on the sides and adhered on using foam.

Bachelorette party closeup
On the inside, I adhered a pink neon panel, then stamped the rsvp stamp on white cardstock, trimmed and adhered inside.

Bachelerotte party inside
Absolutely LOVE LOVE neon pink, gold and white combination. Just so pretty and trendy.

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 For more inspirations using Taylored Expressions new release products, check out TE Gallery.
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Penny Black, Pretty Pink Posh, Tag You're it Challenge

Tag You’re it Challenge #21

I have a new Tag You’re It Challenge for you today to play.
 The inspiration for this challenge is Erin Thiem’s tag below.

My tag is inspired by the layout of Erin’s tag. So pretty much stuck to the layout but used other elements and colours on my tag.

Surprise tag
I sponged blue and purple distress inks on my tag. And stamped the image from Penny Black’s Sprigs stamp set in black ink for the background of my tag. I added a vellum circle to soften tthe background. The floral die cut is from Penny Black called Playful Posies. I sprayed a cardstock with pink Dylusions ink, the die cut the posies. The senitment die cut is also from Penny Black called Celebrations. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh called Sparkly Clear.
Surprise closeup
Head over to Tag You’re It Challenge Blog for more design team inspiration and linky to enter your tags for the challenge. Cannot wait to see what you make.

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Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Release Day!

Hello everyone,
My first post as Taylored Expressions creative team. Today is the release day! It is here finally. All the new products which you have seen over at TE Blog over the past three days are here for you purchase and enjoy!
Today I have a Father’s Day card using the new Argyle Cutting Plate and My Favorite Dad stamp set.
Father's day card
I have colour washed a panel of watercolour paper with Cracked Pistachio distress ink and then layered with more of the same colour. Once dry, I die cut using the Argyle Cutting plate. I then spattered the die cut with gold colourshine spray.
For the sentiment, I  stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Dad stamp set in black ink then clear heat embossed on white piece of cardstock. I then framed the sentiment panel with the smallest frame from Frame to Frame die in gold foil cardstock. I foam adhered this to the colour washed argyle die cut panel with bunched up thread under the sentiment panel for added dimension.
Father's Day card closeup
Finally adhered this Argyle diecut panel to the white card base again using foam adhesive. I love dimension on my card. You can tell by now lol! 
Finally added some black Doodlebug sparkly enamel dots and gold heart shape enamel dots form My Mind’s Eye Fancy That collection. 
I can imagine this card given to a father by a teen girl. Like it is the best card everrrr!!! 🙂
Taylored Expression Store is now open with all the new goodies.
Card supplies:
Penny Black

Best wishes!

Hiya everyone,
I am sharing with you a colourful spring card using Penny Black stamp set called Sprigs.
Best wishes card
 I just wanted to play with something colourful today. Although Sprigs stamp set is a silhouette stamp set, I decided to give a fresh and colourful feel to it. So I stamped the images from set in rainbow colours using pigment inks from Memento Luxe and Mama Elephant. So pretty and delicate. To soften the colour, I layered the card front with a layer of vellum. For the sentiment, I stamped the banner and sentiment from Come Rain or Shine stamp set also from Penny Black. Then hand cut the banner out and layered on the card front using foam adhesives.
Best wishes closeup
 Finally I have used the new iridescent sequins called Peridot Mist, Sunshine Glow and Strawberry Burst from Pretty Pink Posh.
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Here are the two Penny Black stamp sets I have used on my 
          Sprigs                                                                Come Rain or Shine
 come rain or shine picture
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Runway Inspired Challenge #83

Hello folks,

Welcome to the new Runway Inspired Challenge #83 – Adam Lippes

Very pretty floral dress.Great inspiration for a card. I just took the dress literally to make my card – black background with beautiful and colourful flowers. Here is my take on the challenge.
Hello Beautiful card
Yesterday, I was making these colourful flowers using the watercolours. And the weather was rainy and cold. I was literally watching the paint dry so I can stamp and die cut. I could have used the heat gun but I had to climb stairs to get to it. It was so cold and I was lazy. I thought I had brought all I wanted to make this card with me when I came down but forgot the heat gun lol! It took a long time to dry but it did. I then stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves from Simon Says Stamp called Summer Garden. 

Hello beautiful closeup

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I layered and glued the flowers and leaves on the black card base at diagonally opposite ends. I love how this frames the sentiment. Sentiment is also from the same stamp set which I stamped and hand cut out.

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The black background contrasts the colours of the flowers and leaves and makes it pops.

Hello Beautiful flat

Check out Runway Inspired Challenge Blog for more design team inspiration.

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