August 13, 2018

Thank You!

Hey everyone, I am so glad to be back home and into the routine. Today I have an Altenew card using the new release stamp set and dies. To get my mojo back I simply stamped a few panels using the new Altenew’s Life is Awesome Stamp set. Stamping makes me happy and content. Here is the card I made using the stamped images.

I die cut all the stamped images from Life is Awesome stamp set using the coordinating dies. Then I randomly adhered a few of the flowers and leaves all over the card front. I love the pop of colour from the flowers and a sea of green from the foilage die cuts. To fill in the open spaces, I added a few white Nuvo crystal drops. Then I brush shimmer on the flowers starting from centre of the flower to the outer edge in brush strokes.

Since the background is colourful, I wanted the sentiment to be bold and big. So I used the new Simply Thank You die. I die cut five using the die using Simon’s Slate Grey cardstock. I then stacked glued them all and brush shimmer on the top.  I adhered this stacked die cut sentiment right in the middle of the card front. That’s it all. I just love the colours on the background and big bold sentiment. The layered florals adds to the layers and detail to the card. The Nuvo crystal drops adds texture and the shimmer adds bling. What else do you need, right?

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


Thank you very much fro stopping by today! Have a lovely Day!

August 9, 2018

Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Altenew’s Watercolor Pan Set release blog hop.

If you have arrived from Lydia Evans’s Blog, then you are on the right track. If not don’t worry, I will list all the designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of the post.

I am very excited to be part of the Watercolor Pan Set release. Watercolour is one of my favourite mediums. Here are the details of this new Watercolor 36 Pan Set.

This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors.

The set contains

  • 36 Artist Grade Watercolor Half-Pans

    Pink Diamond, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Paper Bag, Puffy Heart, Frayed Leaf, Mountain Mist, Mocha, Purple Wine, Bamboo, Lagoon, Espresso, Cosmic Berry, Citrus Burst, Emerald, Industrial Diamond, Cotton Candy, Fresh Lemon, Ocean Waves, Moon Rock, Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, Dusk, Jet Black, Rubellite, Sunkissed, Desert Night, Lavender Fields, Grapvine, Orange Cream, Caribbean Sky, Deep Iris, Crimson, Autumn Blaze, Persian Blue, Midnight Violet

  • Plastic Case

  • Water Brush

I have a few projects using the new watercolor pan set. So make a cup of tea or coffee and browse through.

On this card, I have used Parrot Paradise stamp set and coordinating dies along with Tree Ring Die to make this card. I stamped the images from Parrot Paradise stamp set on watercolor paper and coloured the images using the new watercolor pan set. Once dry, I die cut them all using the coordinating dies. The Tree Ring die cut is cut out of woodgrain cardstock and lightly washed with watercolour and sponged with distress ink to give depth and definition. Then I clustered all the die cuts and adhered in the middle of the card front. Sentiment is white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged with Orange Cream Altenew ink. Finally embellished with sparkling clear sequins. Here are some closeups of the card.

I love the pop of colours against the white background. The watercolours are so easy to work with. Love that they come in Altenew colours so they are colour matched with Altenew inks and cardstocks. I will list all the supplies I used to make this card below.


On this card, I used the new watercolor pan set not only to colour the parrot and leaves but also to add a light wash on the background. The watercolor pans are highly pigmented so you can add water to dilute the colour to lighted the colour for light watercolour wash for backgrounds or for adding first layer.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a strip of red cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally embellished with sparkling clear sequins.


I created a watercoloured background for my next card.

The stamp set I used to make the background is called Whimsical Flowers stamp set. I stamped an entire watercolour paper randomly with the images from the stamp set using Altenew Crisp black ink. Then used the new Watercolor Pan Set to colour the flowers, leaves and the background. Once dry, I die cut the paper using a stitched rectangle die and adhered the panel to a kraft card base using foam adhesives.

For the focal point, I stamped the flowers and leaves from Frosted garden stamp set using altenew inks and die cut using the coordinating dies. The clustered glued them for the focal image. The sentiment is from Many Thanks stamp set white heat embossed on strips of black cardstocks. To make the focal sentiment and image pop, I adhered them on top of a vellum panel die cut using a stitched rectangle die. This panel is adhered to the watercoloured background using foam adhesives hidden behind the sentiment and floral cluster. A few clear droplets to finish off the card.

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


Hope you liked all my projects for today. I have a few more cards made using the new Watercolor Pan set. I will share them over the next few days.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.

I am also giving away another $30 gift certificate. Please leave a comment below and I will announce the winner by 8/15/2018.

Limited time offer! Receive a FREE watercolor pan case(value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set for a limited time. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Here is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Kristina Werner

Erum Tasneem

Lisa Spangler

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Fiedler

Kathy Racoosin

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Reiko Tsuchida

Keeway Tsao

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Yoonsun Hur

Nina-Marie Trapani

Rubeena Ianigro

Sanketi M

Joni Nina Andaya

Sandra Dietrich

Kay Miller

Zinia Redo

Suzy Plantamura

Nicole Picadura

Kymona Tracey

Kelly Latevola

Norine Borys

Kristina Pokazanieva

Lydia Evans

Gayatri Murali (that is me)

Terhi Koskinen

Mayline Jung

Virginia Lu

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

Hope you enjoyed my projects today. Your next stop is to Terhi Koskinen‘s blog.

Happy Hopping!

August 8, 2018

Happy Birthday!


Hey friends, I have a quick post to share today. I recently bought this set from the latest Pinkfresh Studio release called A Day in the City stamp set and the Cityscape Die. These two were the two favourites from the release. The Cityscape die is such a cute and clever die. I love how the die coordinates with the A Day in the City as well as Home for the Holidays stamp sets. I had to have them all. When they arrived, I could not wait to ink them up and make atleast one card if not more. Today I am sharing one of the few I made.

All I did with this card is die cut a white panel using the Cityscape Die, then stamped the images from A Day in the City stamp set using Simon’s Black ink and then coloured the images using copic markers. I also stamped the clouds on the fog card base front using the same black ink and copic coloured the clouds as well. Then I adhered panel on the Fog card front using scotch foam adhesives. I did not add any embellishments at all. I did not feel the need for it. The scene is so pretty, the banner has the sentiment nice and bold making the card perfect as is. Sometimes, I enjoy just stamping and colouring to make simple card. Best part is I made multiples of this card just altering the colours on it and I have enough birthday cards in my stash now. Here are some closeups of the card.

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


Thank you very much for stopping by today!