Saturday, February 19, 2011

I've been inspired

After many days of a major creative block, I received inspiration in the most amazing way! As I was dropping my daughter off to her story writing class, I passed a young girl on the street wearing a t-shirt with colourful tags printed on it.  It was just a glance, but it triggered off a wave of creativity! Here is the result...

Stamps are from Hero Arts "small variety alphabet" stamp set. The stamp '2' is from the Stampendous "calligraphy alphabet" stamp set. The buildings (with the wires connecting them...a common sight in India!), I have doodled, as also the clouds and the little tiny birds(crows...also a common sight in India!)

This following of cards is inspired by Godelieve Tijskens of
The stamps that she used were from Hero Arts, but since I did not have the stamp, I improvised. I used the same peek-a-boo concept....I created  a stencil by punching out a square from a piece of card. I then used it to draw a square. Then using the stencil as a mask I stamped the Hero Arts "Hydrangea" stamp in different ways. Then I coloured it in, cut out the squares and stuck them on a white card. The sentiment is from the  Hero Arts "everyday sayings" stamp set.

Here I've used the same technique, using a stamp from Cherish Stamps. I've made matching envelopes too!


Here I have used the Hero Arts "Antique Brocade" cling stamp to create a background. To follow the pattern, I punched out two cosmos flowers and folded them over to create a carnation. I punched
out a tulip to form the base of the flower. I then stamped the  background on another piece of cardstock and cut out a frame using my Spellbinders Nestabilities scalloped rectangles. To add interest in the flower, I have coloured it a bit with orange and yellow coloured pencils and also
shaded the tulip with darker and lighter green coloured pencils. i finished off the project by adding some green gemstones.

Thanks so much for stopping by....


  1. lovely....
    is the HB2u for me??? :)

  2. Wow, what gorgeous cards you've created! I love the 2 inspired by Godlieve, you've given that design a fresh perspective. Love those decorated envelopes too!

  3. Fantastic cards! Love how you did the cards with the squares and matching envelopes, so beautiful!
    The colorful tags look great on the black and white card. Great idea!

  4. Lovely cards! Especially love the one on top with the tiny little tags and delicate pen drawings!

    (PS: Thanks for adding our blinkie to your blog!)

  5. Tks for stopping by Paru! Appreciate it! :)

    Lovely creations! You obviously are artistic and that comes thru your cards! Beautiful stuff! Will def stop by more often! Cheers to us!! :)

  6. I love your works - very expressive and gorgeous

    This post carries the green card with the carnation flower, whic I love most ~

  7. Found you through Shobana's blog!! You have an amazing blog..loved seeing your creations :)

  8. I stumbled upon your blog by chance n I'm sure glad I did.......what amazing creations!just love love love how you stamp on the envelopes too!

  9. oh you r so talented i liked all the above cards, done with so much elegance, all r so beautiful.


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