May 25, 2018

LET'S GET PINSPIRED #4


Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new challenge at Create Something Catchy Challenges. Please Click HERE to know more details.


It's been a while since I painted something happy so I painted the oranges and colored background on Canson Montval Water Color Paper with Camlin Brush Pens. Once it's dry, I added highlights with white paint.


I was very much inspired by the pattern, oranges and colors from the Challenge Moodboard. Finally finished the card by stamping a sentiment from Mudra in Archival Jet Black Ink. I hope you would play along the challenge. Thanks for visiting! :)

May 17, 2018

SIZZIX PERMANENT PENS


'Hello Awin'

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to review the newly launched Sizzix Permanent Pens from Making Essentials section. These pens are currently available at sizzix.co.uk. I'm not sure when they'll hit Sizzix US store. So keep an eye and just keep browsing. I'm not very good at reviewing things since I got so many questions about these pens I decided to make a video. I hope you find it helpful :)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE PENS

1. The pens come in a package with twelve yummy assorted colors.

2. These pens are dual ended with a fine and broad tip.You can easily locate the fine tip with the help of the grey line on the markers.

3. They are alcohol based, permanent, acid free and non-toxic.

4. They blend in very smoothly and easily.


5. An alcohol friendly ink like Memento, Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink, Hero Arts Black ink or any alcohol friendly inks available in the market is a must.

6. The image gets smeared and smudged if alcohol friendly ink is not used.

stamped the image with archival jet black ink, you can see all the bleeding, smearing and smudging!

7. You can combine Sizzix Markers with Copic Markers. I think the end result is good.



8. To blend the pigment you can either apply a lighter shade and then move onto darker shade or simply apply the darker shade and blend it with light color. Both works just fine!

first leaf - dark shade blended with light shade
second leaf - applied light coat first and then added darker shade and then again blended with lighter color.

9. Yes! they bleed through the paper which is the most common thing among alcohol markers.

10. They also work on non-porous surfaces such as ceramics.

And that's it. I think and I hope I've covered almost all the points. If you have any questions kindly leave me a comment below :)

You can find the images I colored with these markers HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

HOW I MADE THIS CARD


I started by stamping all the leaves from Adore You stamp set in Memento London Fog Ink and colored all the images with Sizzix Permanent Pens.


Fussy cut all the images with a pair of scissors and adhered randomly over the A2 top folding card base.


Then added splatters of black paint and finished the card with a sentiment strip. :)

FOR CHALLENGES

Thank you for visiting! :)

May 15, 2018

CONGRATS CARDS | CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS


I have two trendy Congrats Cards featuring the products from catherinepooler.com. These cards are pretty simple to make and yet they look so trendy! I hope you would give them a try!


PRODUCTS USED

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HOW I MADE THESE CARDS

CARD #1


  • I started by folding the main card base into a top folding card.
  • Then I added splatters of black paint with a paint brush and let the card dry.
  • I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it with a pair of scissors.
  • I placed a spool golden thread and adhered it over the main card base, then adhered the sentiment as well.
  • Finally I stuck the leaf in the sentiment.
CARD #2

  • I drew the lines with copic marker on a top folded A2 card base.
  • I took another panel and added splatters of black paint.
  • Adhered all the elements with glue.

I hope you like these cards. Thank you so much for visiting! :)

May 14, 2018

VINTAGE STYLE BEACH CARD | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Hello everyone! Today I have a vintage style beach card for you perfect for this summer! I used the brand new Timholtz thinlit dies called Beach and the newly launched Card Stock and Permanent Pens by Sizzix Lifestyle. These card stocks are textured and add so much depth to your projects. I'm totally in love with it! :D I also used the Multi Tool to distress the edges of the small panel. I'm coming with a video about Sizzix Permanent Pens this Wednesday so stay tuned! :)


PRODUCTS FROM SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


HOW I MADE THIS CARD
  • I started by folding the Grey Colored Card Stock into an A2 side folding card.
  • Then I tore the light blue card stock just to resemble the waves in the beach and also adhered the Straw Colored Card stock to the light blue one.
  • I ran all the thinlit dies through the Big Shot Plus Machine, die-cut them from White Card Stock and colored those die-cuts using Permanent Markers and assembled them with the glue.
  • I ink blended the edges of the whole panel and the card base with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • With the help of Multi Tool, I distressed the edges of the smaller panel.
  • Adhered all the die-cut elements over the smaller panel and added splatters of Vintage Photo Distress Ink for some cool effect.
  • Finally adhered the panel over the main card base and added shimmer to the die-cuts with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
A FEW MORE CLOSE UPS FOR YOU




And that's all for today. I hope you like it. Thank you so much for visiting. :)

May 11, 2018

DREAMY FRIENDS


Hello everyone! I'm more into pastel mode right now! So I'm here with a dreamy card with a dreamy background and dreamy friends! :)


PRODUCTS FROM SIZZIX LIFESTYLE
STAMPS FROM LAWN FAWN
  • Toboggan Together
  • Stuck on You
  • Pizza My Heart
INKS by CATHERINE POOLER

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HOW I MADE THIS CARD
  • I followed the sketch of Lawnfawnatic's current Sketch Challenge. So I trimmed a white panel slightly smaller than the main card base and die-cut a circle out of it using Circle Framelit Dies and Big Shot Plus Machine.
  • I also die-cut the brick wall from Mixed Media #3 out of white card stock.
  • Over the smaller panel I ink blended half of the portion with Sweet Sixteen and the remaining with Bellini inks.
  • To add more depth and interest, I added splatters of water, gold and silver paint to the panel. The background was really shiny and beautiful but the camera couldn't capture it well.
  • Onto the main card base, I applied Pixie Dust ink where the window is present. To create more depth I added splatters of water and blotted the excess with a tissue paper.
  • I stamped all the solid images with Archival Green ink and Party Dress Ink on white card stock. I also stamped the deer and colored them with Permanent Pens fussy cut them and kept aside.
  • I glued the brick wall die-cut over the smaller panel and stacked the animals inside the window and adhered all the solid stamped images forming a wreath.
  • Finally stamped the sentiment on vellum card stock and gold embossed it.
  • To embellish the card I added a few clear sequins from Mudra.
A FEW MORE SHOTS FOR YOU




FOR CHALLENGES


And that's all for today. I hope you like the card. Thank you so much for visiting! :)