June 10, 2019

You Bring Color to My Life!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a housebound weekend mostly except for couple of hours at a friend’s place for a pooja. That is because of wild wet weather. This is the fourth day of wind gusts, massive downpour, very cold and dark days. Couple of more days of the same weather predicted. We want to the rain but the wind is just too windy. So the feel temperature is colder than actual temperature. Makes things worse. I don’t do well in cold weather. My nails are blue at the moment. Very cold! Brrrrr!

Hei, I am Gayatri and welcome to my blog. I am sharing a card I made using Taylored Expressions June release products. I used the Wild Flower stamp to make this card. I also did some masking and ink blending techniques.

Gayatri Wednesday Card #2

I masked a white panel three times in various sizes. Then sponged TE dye inks in Candy Corn, Lollipop and Plum Punch colours. Then I removed the mask and stamped the Wildflower image in Te Oreo Hybrid ink. I used MISTI to get good even coverage.

Then using copic marker in the same colours as the dye ink but slightly darker shade, I coloured the flowers and leaves inside the sponged areas only. This makes the flowers pop against the ink blending background. I trimmed this panel and adhered on a Sugar Cube card base using craft foam.

For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Complementary stamp set on Oreo cardstock. I used the Petite Scallop Rectangle die to trim the cardstock. I adhered this on the bottom centre of the panel using foam adhesive. A few TE enamel shapes to finish off the card.

Gayatri Wednesday Card #2 closeup

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How do you like my project for today? This layout is very versatile. You can change colours to cool colours to make a cool tone card. Do rainbow colours and the card is totally different. Add more masked areas or vary the sizes of the masks and you get a different card. The possibilities are endless. If you make a project inspired by mine, please share and tag. I love to see them 🙂

Have a lovely Monday and I will see you tomorrow!

June 8, 2019

Sending Hugs!

Winter has truly arrived in my neck of the woods. It has been cold, cloudy, dark, rainy, windy and miserable. So not much outdoor activity at all this weekend. So I did some crafting. I took Altenew’s Polychromatic class for the certification program. And I made my project for the class.

Hello, Welcome back to my blog. I am Gayatri, a papercraft. Today’s project is a floral card. And I did some faux no line colouring using copic markers. I am so surprised that I, I mean I can do no line colouring! I cannot describe how stoked I am. Lol! I have never been able to do no line colouring. So you know how stoked I am when you actually see it.

ACEP Level 2 Polychromatic class #2

Can you see what I mean? The flowers and leaves are coloured using copic markers. They look like I did no line colouring, right? Actually it is faux no line colouring. I stamped the flowers using Altenew’s Iceberg ink and coloured the flowers using B91, B93, B95, and B97 markers. The centre of the flowers are coloured using Y06, YR14 and E07. The leaves are stamped using Firefly ink and coloured using YG05, YG06, YG07 and YG17 markers. Then I die cut using the coordinating dies.

For the background, I used Spring Garden stencil and sponged inks from Lapis Lazuli ink set in ombre. This colours ties in with the colours of the flowers. I arranged the flowers and leaves in a cluster on the faded side of the background panel using foam adhesive as well as glue. The sentiment is from Painted Encouragement stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered below the cluster. A few white Nuvo crystal drops to finish off the panel. The panel is adhered to white card base using craft foam to finish off the card.

ACEP Level 2 Polychromatic class clsoeup2

ACEP Level 2 Polychromatic class closeup1


Now you know how thrilled I am. I am now motivated to do more of this faux no line colouring and get more better at it. 🙂 Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a lovely weekend!

June 7, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Release Blog Hop Day #1

I am very excited to be part of Simon Says Stamp new release this month. This collection is called Rest and Refresh. Gorgeous release as always. I played with three new products from the release. A stencil, a background stamp and a large stamp set. I have two projects to share and both the projects used the same large stamp set for the sentiment. Let’s get started.


Hello and I am Gayatri. I am a papercrafter. For today’s blog hop you should have come from the talented gorgeous Heather Hoffman‘s blog. If this is your first stop, then do not worry, I will list all the designers participating in today’s blog hop later in the post.

So I have two projects to share with you today. Here is my first one. I used the new Nautical Stencil along with the Say It All stamp set. The Say it all stamp set is a large sentiment stamp with lots and lots of thank you sentiments both big and small. I used the Nautical stencil and sponged a rainbow of colours and stamp the sentiment to make a one layer card.

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This is a simple card. I used spray adhesive on my stencil to adhere to the card panel so the thin strips don’t move. Then used distress inks to sponge rainbow of colours in ombre in the middle of the panel where they meet.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Say It All stamp set in versafine Onyx Black to stamp in the centre of the panel. I love the contrast of the sentiment against the colourful nautical background. I trimmed the panel to 4″x 5.25″ in size but then there was white space on top and bottom of the panel which did not sit well against white card base. So I trimmed the white spaces on top and bottom and adhered a strip of black glitter cardstock to tie un the black sentiment. A few jewels to finish off the card.

SSS Girlfriend card

SSS Girlfriend card closeup


For the second card, I used the new Round and Round background stamp on my background to make another rainbow coloured card.

SSS Rest and refresh card

So I heat embossed the Round and Round background stamp using white embossing powder and sponged distress inks in rainbow of colour to create the background. A few water splatters to add texture to the background panel.

Then I simply white heat embossed the sentiment from Say It All stamp set on black cardstock, trimmed and adhered to the top centre of the panel. The panel is adhered to the white card base using craft foam. A few Moonshine sequins to finish off the card.

SSS Rest and refresh card closeup1

SSS Rest and refresh card closeup


Hope you liked both my cards today. You next stop is to the talented and gorgeous Ankita Gupta‘s blog.

Rest and Refresh Collection:

Blog Hop Information:

Simon Says Stamp is giving away $25 gift certificate on every stop of the hop. So make sure you leave your love in the comment section of every designer in the hop to enter a chance to win the gift certificate.

Simon is also giving a code for free Coral Reef ink pad with every order while supply lasts. Check the graphics below

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Here are all the designers participating in today’s blog hop.

That is it from me. If you want to see all the inspirations from Rest and Refresh collection release, check out the Rest and Refresh gallery.

So happy hopping and weekend! Until next time…