January 28, 2015

Orange blossom - Anniversary.

Hey, it's time I catch up with RIC # 76 challenge this fortnight. Below is my take on the challenge

The colours on this card and the entire scene is inspired from the outfit in the inspiration image below. I loved these bright colour. Perhaps I needed these bright colours to treat my eyes as all I see after the snowstorm is white and black in shades :-)

Another view at the card closely. I love the orange. Its mostly Orange Zest from PTI. and the rest are some copic markers. The trunk of the tree is painted with a bamboo skew, with dark chocolate PTI dye ink.

Hope you liked the card. Thanks for stopping by.
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January 26, 2015

Easy Colour Swatch Tutorial

Hi all. Colour swatches are a must have for an artist. You do not want to pull out all the stamp pads and keep trying all the shades and tones of a colour, until you find the desired colour for your project. Labels on the stamp pads can be deceiving at times, as the actual ink on paper may actually turn out to be dark or lighter than the label on stamp pad. 

One way to get a colour swatch is to download and print those that the manufacturers sell. But again, you do not want to buy all the swatches from all the manufacturers, though you may own only half of all those colours. Also these colour swatches keep getting updated with time.

So I created by own colour swatch to address all the above issues. A simple but very functional cute little swatch.

Making the Colour Swatch

 Step 1. Gather all the supplies. The supplies that we are gonna need are listed below.
1. Hole Punch
2. Binder ring
3. Pen/ label maker
4. Scissors
5. Stamp block
6. A stamp of your choice
7. Stamp pads, which you want to add to the swatch.
8. Index cards / Card stock - White

Step 2. Cut Index cards into half, to get uniform sized swatch papers. If you are using a card stock here, make sure that you are cutting all the swatches of same size. A white colour card stock or index card must be used, for obvious reasons :-)

Step 3. Stamp each colour on to a single leaf of swatch paper. Don't forget to label the make and Colour Name of that stamp pad on the swatch.

 Step 4. Once all the swatches are ready, then punch holes to a corner of the swatches in batches,

Step 5. Arrange all the swatches colour wise / make wise, as per your interest. Slip through the binder ring to secure them all in place together.

The handy colour swatch is ready-to-use !

Tip-  Whenever you buy a new stamp pad, create a swatch and slip it through the binder ring into appropriate position. So easy to maintain!

Thanks for stopping by
Ta- Ta.
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January 2, 2015

Peacock With Felt. - CFC # 135

Hi all. Happy New Year. Hope you had a blast on New Year's Eve. Cas-ual Fridays is back with a challenge after a break, today. Finally...right ? :-)

This first challenge for the year, requires you to make a card using felt and sequins. Below is my take on the challenge.

I had used various coloured felts, for making the body of the peacock, which I had die cut using Loving Blooms Fri-Dies. I have used sequins to add interest to the peacock. I have hand cut the body of the peacock and used twine to make the legs.  I had done some white embossing and mist to form the back ground, on a water colour paper. For the sentiment I have used the Calm and Gentle stamp set.

Stamps and Dies used.

Click on the challenge graphic below to join the fun.

Hope you liked my card. Your opinions are most welcome. 
Thanks for stopping by.
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December 28, 2014

RIC # 74 - Escada

Hi all. After like a really really long time , I got to make a card for a challenge and it had to be the Runway Inspired Challenge. Below is my take on the challenge.
For this card I had used the PTI inks Lemon Tart and Sunburst. I mixed these inks in with some water and used it them as water colours to form the pattern. The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die cut.
The inspiration for this card is clearly the colours and pattern from the inspiration picture below.
Hope you liked the card. Your opinion about the card matters. 
Thanks you.
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December 21, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Mystery blog hop

Welcome to The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop! 

Twelve amazingly talented designers are joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Team! We have been sworn to secrecy for the past few months, and today we finally get to spill our beans! 

Yaay !!!! I yelled, jumped and danced when I saw the acceptance email into the DT.

Let me introduce myself, for those visiting my blog for the first time. I'm Eesha Kolli, a mixed media artist. My design style is Clean and Simple. To begin the fun, here is a small Gift box and tag that I have made for this Christmas.

I have used the following CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Fri-Dies for making this gift box. 
Bold Wishes
Oval Tag Fri-Dies. Isn't the shape of this tag too cute.

I have made the gift box by stamping a white card stock with a bold wishes stamp in grey, to create the print. The sentiment is white heat embossed on a night snow backdrop paper, which I had created with some blue-black ink and white mist.

Well, we could just make a regular old team announcement, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun as a mystery blog hop filled with awesome creative inspiration, clues and prizes...would it? 
To join the fun, you'll need to start at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blogwhere you will be given the link to meet the first Girl Friday and collect your first clue. Then continue through our mystery blog hop, meeting the team, gathering clues and leaving comments along the way for your chance to win prizes! 

Yes, prizes!! 
Each new Girl Friday has a prize up for grabs!
At the last stop on the hop, you'll have one more chance to win a prize by using the clues you've gathered to solve the mystery. The hop ends at noon on December 27th.

You could leave a comment here on my blog for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Wink !! Wink !!
Below is my clue for you all readers.

To goto the starting point of this blog hop visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.

The winners will be announced on the CFC blog on December 28th, 2014. 
Thanks for stopping by and all the best guys.

For your next clue and to continue the blog hop click here. 

Ta- Ta !!
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