Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mystical water colour backgrounds

Hello!
I've been playing with the brand new liquid watercolours from Craftangles.. Moss green, Mystical waters and Moody Mauve.
I first created these magical backgrounds using Craftangles watercolour paper and the watercolours.
I then tried my hand at painting pine trees..they are not great, but, not bad I think for a first attempt!
I then die cut the background using SSS stitched rectangle dies and added a die cut sentiment from Impression Obsession.
Quick and simple holiday cards!



I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give these colours a try!
Thanks so much  for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Festive Lights

Hello!
Have you seen the brand new stamp set from Craftangles?
It's called 'Festive lights' and had the most adorable string of lights, inside colour stamps and sentiments for Diwali and Christmas!
So, today, I've made a few cards to showcase this set.



For the first card, I stamped and coloured a whole bunch of the little bulbs. I then fussy cut them and arranged them on a simple black background. 
To create the background, I used some distress oxide ink to create a subtle glow on the black card stock. I then splattered some white paint on the same.
I then arranged the light bulbs and added a heat embossed sentiment to finish the card.






For the second card, I stamped the string of lights around the edges of the square piece of card.
I then watercoloured the bulbs and added some multicoloured splatter. 
I painted, fussy cut and adhered the gifts with a piece of 3D foam tape.
I added a simple sentiment to finish the card.


For the third card, I stamped the string of lights twice to create a border at the top of a 6"x4" piece of cardstock. I then watercoloured the bulbs.
I dabbed on Tim Holtz 'Mustard Seed' distress ink all over the card, to create a glow.
I then added some paint splatter and a simple sentiment to finish the card.


As you can see, the possibilities of this stamp set are endless!
I hope you give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Craftangles Monthly Challenge #10 'Festivals'

Hello!!
Welcome to the Craftangles Monthly Challenge #10.
This month we are making cards for festivals.
You will find all the challenge details here...do play along!





For cards one and two, I started with a stencilled background using the Craftangles 'Swirly Circle'
stencil and Tim Holtz distress inks. I then stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the diyas from the Craftangles 'Happy Diwali' stamp set. 
For the first card, I adhered them to two die cut circles (these were left overs from and earlier card, which I had made using the Craftangles 'Rays' stencil and Craftangles white texture paste.)
I then added some self adhesive gem stones to finish the card.



For the second card, I stamped a sentiment from the Craftangles 'Diwali Sentiments' stamp set, adhered the two diyas to the stencilled background and added Craftangles sequins to finish the card.


For cards three and four, I started by creating a background using the Craftangles 'Swirly circle' stencil and Tim Holtz  distress inks.
For the focal image, I used the Craftangles 'Small Ganeshas' stencil and Tim Holtz 'Carved Pumkin' and 'Fiery Brick' distress inks. I adhered it to the background using fun foam. I then finished the card with  silver thread, green metallic sequins and die cut leaves from My Favourite Things.



I loved making these cards...I hope you love them too and will be inspired to play along with our monthly challenge "Festivals".

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Paru Mahtani




Monday, September 30, 2019

Fun with Mandalas

Hello!!
Did you know that Craftangles has the most amazing Mandala stencils?
For my Diwali cards today, I decided to use a their stencils to create some different backgrounds.
The cards are pretty simple and very quick and easy to make so I will list the supplies as I go along. If you have any questions as to my method, please leave me a comment.


Card 1: Stencil: Mandala reloaded, blended with Tim holtz 'Mustard seed' distress ink .



Card 2: Stencil: 4 leaf lace
inks: Tim Holtz 'Carved Pumpkin' and 'Fiery Brick'
The Om die cut is cut from gold mirror cardstock


Card 3 : Stencil: Mandala reloaded 
                                                     Texture paste : Craftangles mixed media essentials
                Stamps : Diwali sentiments
                                 Happily Ever After
Painted with Craftangles Liquid watercolour on Craftangles Watercolour paper.



Card 4 : Stencil: Floral Mandala
                                                     Texture paste : Craftangles mixed media essentials
                Stamps : Diwali sentiments
                                 Happily Ever After
Painted with Craftangles Liquid watercolour on Craftangles Watercolour paper.




Card 5 : Stencil: Mandala reloaded 
                                                         Tim Holtz 'Mustard Seed' distress ink.
                Stamps : 'Shubh Labh'
Painted with Craftangles Liquid watercolour on Craftangles Watercolour paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you liked the cards. 
Do leave me a comment. I'd love to hear what you think.

Have a wonderful day!

Paru Mahtani





Thursday, September 19, 2019

Diwali Diyas

Hello!

I have the first of my 2019 Diwali cards here for you today!
It seems as though, diyas are my theme this year..my hand has been drawn only to the various diyas that I had from my Craftangles stamp sets! 
I have not added any sentiments.. somehow, I didn't feel like doing so.

For the first card, I started out with a die cut square of gold mirror cardstock. I die cut the sunburst (memeory box die) and added the panel to a white card panel with 3D foam tape to give it dimension.
I then stamped and watercoloured the diya from the Craftangles  'diwali wishes' stamp set  
and added it to the centre with 3D foam tape.
I just love how it turned out.



For the second card, I started by inkblending Tim Holtz 'Mustard seed' ink through the Craftangles 'Mandala reloaded' stencil, onto a piece of white cardstock. I left the centre white to create a glow.
I then stamped and watercolored and fussy cut the lotuses (on Craftangles watercolour paper) from 
the Craftangles 'Hello Lovely' stamp set along with a diya from the Craftangles 'Happy Deepavali' stamp set.
I then arranged them on the mandala background to finish the card.


For the third card, I started by ink blending Tim Holtz 'Fired Brick' and 'Carved Pumpkin' onto a square white card stock panel using Craftangles 'Leaf lace' stencil. I love how it sits beautifully on a square panel.
Once coloured, I gold embossed a little diya from the Craftangles 'Diwali Sentiments' stamp set and fussy cut it and adhered it in the centre of the mandala with 3D foam tape.
Its simple, but I think it packs a punch.
What do you think?


I hope you enjoyed these projects and will give these products a try!
I'd love to hear your feedback.

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a nice day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Ink blending with Craftangles stencils

 Hello!
I love making and keeping a stock of simple cards which can be used for any occasion.
So, I made a few quick cards today using Craftangles 'Swirly Lace' and 'Net Lace' stencils and  Tim Holtz Distress inks. 
I started by die cutting 4 panels out of one 12"x12"sheet of the newly released Craftangles smooth white card stock using the Simon Says Stamp stitched squares die. 
I then used the two stencils mentioned above and Tim Holtz distress inks 'Faded jeans', 'Broken china', 'Chipped Sapphire', 'Dusty Concord', 'Carved Pumpkin' and 'Mustard seed' to create these ink blended panels.


I die cut the Winnie and Walter bold 'hugs' using matching colours and adhered them to the card with fun foam to give them some dimension. I finished the cards using Craftangles sequins 'Bumblebee', 'Oxford Blue', and 'Orange'.


Here is a closer look at these cards.







What kind of cards do you like to make? I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Craftangles 'Birthday' Challenge!

Hello!
Welcome to the Craftangles 'Birthday' Challenge for the month of August!


Do play and link up your entries HERE

I have some birthday cards to inspire you to play today.

For the first two cards, I used a technique demonstrated  by Kristina Werner recently.
I used make up brushes (from Amazon) to do the ink blending! Khyati had suggested these brushes, and OMG! they are the best for ink blending!!!


For the first card, I started of by blending Distress inks through the Craftangles 'flower cluster' stencil onto the background panel of Craftangles white cardstock. I then die cut the large numbers in Craftangles earl grey card stock and white cardstock, and layered them. I then stamped and die cut the sentiment panels and adhered them with 3D foam tape. I added some clear Craftangles sequins to finish the card.


For the second card, I first used the newly released Craftangles masking paper to cut out the number 50 and adhered it to the Craftangles white card base. I then  blended the background colours onto the Craftangles white cardstock panel. After blending the colours, I used the same stencil as the card above, to blend more colour onto the card base. This gave it tone on tone look.
Once done, I removed the mask and added a stamped sentiment along with some clear sequins to finish the card.


For the second set of cards, I used simple stencilling and combined it with floral die cuts and liquid watercolours.


For these cards, I started by stencilling (Herrringbone) the background with a light blending of Black soot distress ink. I used Craftangles liquid watercolours to paint a piece of watercolour carstock and then die cut the flowers. I combined the coloured flowers with white diecuts and then sprinkled them with some more watercolour.
I finished the card with some jute twine and some sequins and resin beads and a simple sentiment.



The next card is a simple shaker. I used the Craftangles rays stencil for the background and then cut out the number 50. I made this into a simple shaker and added the 
A bold sentiment and a few sequins adhered to the outside, finished this card.



For the last card, I experimented with the newly released Craftangles alcohol ink paper and Craftangles liquid watercolours.
They work beautifully, but take some time to dry. Once semidry, I added some gold foil to the paper. It stuck to the parts where more ink had collected.
I then die cut this panel and adhered it to a white card base with a floral die cut and a birthday sentiment to finish the card.


I hope you have enjoyed these cards and will be tempted to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.