5-minute Upcycling Idea

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Hello  !!

Wishing all my fellow Indian bloggers, crafters and readers a very happy Independence Day. Our country has a huge amount of talent, much more than we realize and may we keep striving to build a developed and highly efficient country.

Thanks to the long weekend here, I got a chance to attend to my blog which is being neglected for quite a while now.

I'm sharing a simple and fun up-cycling idea today with the help of Sizzix dies.

I had this brown paper shopping bag in my cupboard which I had saved for reusing it for shopping or gift packaging purposes. But it looked rather dull and plain and I decided to give it a little makeover, just to add a fun, colourful touch to it.



This makeover took me just 5-minutes. Now I'm on a lookout for more stuff at home that need a creative makeover ;)

Products used:-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only(white and gray)(660020)

Sizzix Thinlits Antique Doily (661720) 

Sizzix Thinlits Brush Capital Alphabet(661710)

Will be back with a new post soon.

Watercoloured Greetings

Monday, 24 July 2017

Hello again !
This is my second post for the day. To check out the previous post, please click HERE.

I'm kind of hooked to watercolouring these days. I'm watching a lot of videos on YouTube of various watercolouring artists working on their process and learning along the way. It's so much fun and inspiring too ! I'm still on the intermediate levels as of now and I am truly enjoying exploring this medium and making some cards along the way.

Here are some of the cards I made in the past few days by watercolouring. Hope you like my attempts and  please feel free to drop in any suggestions, tips or any feedback on my work. I'm still new so it would be helpful :)








Here are the links to the video tutorials that I got inspired from - 
 https://youtu.be/psrN-U5ftSk

https://youtu.be/25HwZzMraew

https://youtu.be/Y3S041mj1hk

Thank you for visiting me today. Will be coming up with more watercoloured cards soon. 





Summer-themed Cards With Sizzix Dies and Giveaway Winner

Hello bloggers and friends!

I'm back with a couple of cards I made using the Chapter 3 release die set from Sizzix Lifestyle-- Under the Sea. It's a lovely die set designed by Katie Skilton and it contains a total of 14 dies which can be mixed and matched to create some cute summer-themed or holiday-themed cards.


The colouring and the background building on both the cards is done with the help of Zig clean color marker pens. The sentiment in the above card is from My Favorite Things- Penguins in Paradise stamp set, whereas in the card beow, it's hand-written. I also doodled around the edges of the coloured die cuts to add some interest.


I'm linking this above card to :-

1. Less Is More Challenge - No Stamps (the above card uses no stamps, just dies and some hand doodling)






2. CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge#231-- 



3. CAS on Friday Challenge # 112 - Primary Colours (The card has Red, yellow and blue colours)

For your blog

Products used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only(white and gray)(660020)

Sizzix Thinlits die set 14 pk-- Under the Sea(662099)

Sizzix Thinlits die set- Sticthed Rectangles (661189) 

Zig Clean Colour brush pens-24 set
Iris Sg Card stock
Sakura Micron Pen for doodling and writing the sentiment.

SIZZIX UPDATE :-

 Do you remember  had shared a news about the giveaway that was hosted by sizzix.co.uk last month? Well, the winners have been announced ! 
Please head over to the sizzix page by clicking on the link below to see if the winner is you :-

 https://www.sizzix.co.uk/designer-competition-winners

That's all from my end for today. See you all soon with something new. 
Hugs! 

One die,two ways

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hi friends!

I recently received my newest Chapter 3 dies from Sizzix Lifestyle and I even did an unboxing video giving you a closer look of these new dies. If you wish to see the video, scroll right to the end of the post, but kindly overlook the little technical mistakes you might notice and please be kind. :P .I guess it would take a little more practice to get a hang of making videos and all the technicalities involved in video editing. Hopefully will come up with better and more professional videos in future.

And now, over to my cards that I made using one of my favorite dies from the new release, it's Sizzix Thinlits Little Robin Die set. The first card below also features Sizzix Bigz die- Pretty Climber.
 


 I started off by stamping the French script over one side of a 5 by 7 inch card base.I used Memento London fog ink for the same. I die cut the leafy vine and the little birdie using water colour paper and coloured the bird die cut using Zig brush pens. The diecuts were adhered over the card base and the sentiment(from Impression Obsession stamps) was stamped using Versafine onyx black ink. I also sponged some distress ink(hickory smoke) over the left side edge of the card, to highlight the stamped script. Finished off the card by adding enamel dots.

 And the second card features the same little robin die set, but used in a different way.


The negative portion of the bird die cut was used as a stencil here, with the help of which I sponged some distress inks. I added the sentiment from Cas-ual Fridays stamp- Big Treble using Versafine onyx black ink. This ink dries slower as compared to other pigment inks, and that makes it suitable to use it for heat embossing as well. For my one-layered and CAS cards, I prefer clear embossing my sentiments, especially if the main focus of my card is the sentiment. So after stamping, I clear embossed it and added the pearls to complete my card.

Which one did you like more ? let me know :)

Here's the unboxing video I shared on my YouTube channel -


You can also view it directly on YouTube by clicking HERE
.
Products used :-
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine(grey and white only)
Sizzix Thinlits die set- Little Robin
Sizzix Bigz die set- Pretty Climber

White card stock- Iris sg
Water colour paper- Canson Montval
Inks- Versafine onyx black, memento london fog, distress ink- hickory smoke
Zig Clean color brush pens
enamel dots, pearls
Stamps-- Cas-ual Fridays stamp- Big Treble ; Impression Obsession rubber stamp.


I'm linking the cards to -:

Happy Little Stampers- July Anything Goes with Dies

 

 See you all soon!

Hugs,
Jasleen.
 
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