May 26, 2018

Altenew Blog Hop Winner!

Hej everyone, Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Thank you so much all the love and comments on my Altenew Blog Hop post. It felt warm and wonderful reading them all. It is time to announce the winner of my $30 gift certificate.

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Cathy Lillie

Congratulations!

Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 6/10/2018 with the subject line Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Gayatri’s Blog.

Thank you so much once again to everyone. Appreciate you visiting my blog and all your love.

Have a lovely weekend.

May 24, 2018

Sending You Lots of Love!

Hey everyone,

Hej from Copenhagen! Yes. I am in Copenhagen in Denmark now. So this is a scheduled post. I am here for 10 days on a vacation. I am also visiting Sweden. My first time in Europe. So excited. I will definitely share pictures on my Instagram. So follow me on my IG. Link is on my sidebar.

Today I have Winnie & Walter card share with you.

I haven’t used these floral images from Anna’s Flora stamp set from Winnie & Walter. So I decided to stamp and colour them. I started with a white cardstock panel. I used Inkylicious ink duster to dust Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Fossilised Amber and Carved Pumpkin distress oxide inks in a gradient on the panel. I love the soft look because that is what I wanted for the background.

Then I stamped, masked and stamped the floral images from Anna’s Flora stamp set using Simon’s Intense Black ink and MISTI. Using copic markers, I added shading to the images and make them pop from the background. I also added drop shadow to the images.

The sentiment is from Sending You with Evelin T Design stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment on black on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the heart shapes from the stamp set randomly in the same colours of distress oxide inks to add interest to the card.

I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5.25″ in size, roughed the edges with scissors and adhered on a cream card base using foam adhesives. Finally brushed the flowers with clear shimmer pen.

Here are some closeups of the card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

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Hope you got inspired by my card. Thanks so much for stopping by!

May 23, 2018

Winnie & Walter and Chibitronics Collab Blog Hop!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Winnie & Walter and Chibitronics collaboration blog hop.

I am so excited and nervous at the same time because this is my first time working with Chibitronics circuits. I admire the cards made by using them but the fear in me to try it out weighted my desire to use it. But after trying it out for this collaboration, it is not as hard as I thought it would be to use it. Darn! Why didn’t I give it a go earlier? Kicking myself now. Anyhow, I now know it is simple and easy and will use it more often on my projects.

You should have come fromVanessa Amann‘s blog. If not do not worry I will list all the participant in this blog hop towards the end of this post.

Here is my project for the collaboration blog hop.

I used Winnie & Walter’s My Precious stamp set and creative screening Big Bang Sci-Fi Star to create my card. I stamped the multifacted stones from the stamp set using Versafine onyx back ink on kraft cardstock panel using MISTI. I left the stamps in the MISTI because after colouring, I want to re-stamp the images to get a crips outline.

To colour the images, I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I have coloured the images in several layers using three shades of each colour to achieve the shading and depth. Then I put the panel back into MISTI and stamped over the coloured images using the same versafine onyx black ink to get crisp outline. Since the background was a bit plain and empty , I placed the Sci-Fi Star creative screening stencil over the stamped images and sponged white pigment ink on the stencil avoiding the coloured images.  Now the background has more interest and looks fuller. I also used Sakura silver and gold sparkle pen to add dots for more glitter to the background.

I only want three of the jewels around the sentiment to shine. So I used the poky tool to poke holes on the large three jewels. I then placed the the panel on the card base as guide and used a pencil to mark spots through the hole on the card front. Then I used the Chibitronics pack to make circuits and add lights on the marked spots. The battery is held down by foam adhesive around it on the bottom left of the card base. The exact spot where the yellow jewel is on the kraft panel.  I place the kraft panel back on the card base to make sure the light is in right spot and all is working well.

I added double foam adhesives behind the kraft panel to adhered the panel on the card front. On the yellow jewel on the kraft panel, I used copic friendly pen to write “Press Here” so the reciever will know where to press for the light to glow.

The sentiment also from My Precious stamp set is white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered as shown. Finally I added Iridescent Diamonds from Little Things by Lucy on the holes where the light glows and a few scattered. The light through the diamonds are more diffused and glowing. Love it. Here is a small video and a photo of the light glowing in the dark.

Very cool huh! I love it. I cannot wait to something a bit more complicated. Hope you like this idea. All supplies used to make this card are listed below at the end of the post.

Here are all the details of the blog hop. Your next stop is to Heather Hoffman‘s blog. Here are the list of all the designers participating in the hop.

Chibitronics Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Eiko Uchida
Kelly Szafron
Wei Wei Wang
Kelly Griglione
Tiffany Au
Lesley Oman
Maya Isaksson
Vanessa Amann
Gayatri Murali
Heather Hoffman
Jessica Lin
Kate Capper
Keren Baker
Lea Lawson
Lydia Evans
w&w blog

No blog hop is without giveaways. Comment on all the blogs and one random winner will receive a $30 chibitronics start kit and $30 credit to the w&w shop.

Supplies


Thanks so much fro stopping by! Have fun hopping.