Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Liquid watercolours and no line colouring!

Hello! 
Have you seen the fabulous new release from HNDMD yesterday!!
I'm here to showcase some of their fabulous new products.

To begin with, I have used the new liquid watercolour "Oh Fudge" to create a watercolour background.
I then stamped the new 'Dad' mini stamp. The dad image is from an older set from Craftangles "Dad my superhero" . I adhered the two panels and die cut them using a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a Craftangles brown card base.


For the second card, I started with a Craftangles Black card base. I stamped the books stamp in grey and die cut a background panel using stitched rectangle die. I then stamped the sentiment...the new Craftangles mini stamp Books. I stamped fussy cut and coloured the pile of books and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape.


For the third card, I used an old heart button stamp to create a background which I then die cut using a stitched rectangle die. I stamped and fussy cut a few heart buttons and coloured them using Craftangles liquid watercolours. I threaded them onto black embroidery floss and adhered them to the background panel. I then stamped the new Craftangles mini stamp 'Mom' and die cut the panel to adhere it to the background.
I finished the card by adhering the background to a black card base from Craftangles.

Here are the beautiful liquid watercolours released this month...They are so vibrant and bright.
You can combine colours to make the most gorgeous combinations.


For the first card, I used a combination of Rosewood and Pretty Peony and Pumpkin Orange and Pretty Peony for the beautiful flowers (Craftangles 'Happily Ever After' stamp)
I tried the no line watercolour technique... I stamped the flowers on watercolour paper  using Tim Holtz distress ink and then coloured them in.
To get a darker green, I combined Poison Ivy and Rosewood
I then heat embossed the sentiment (Craftangles Hello Lovely) in white and adhered it with 3D tape to the centre of the floral panel.
I adhered the panel to a 5"x7" red card base and added a sentiment (Craftangles Everyday sentiments) and some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.



For the second card, I stamped the flowers from the brand new Hello Lovely stamp set and painted them using "Rosewood" liquid watercolour. I then fussy cut the same and adhered them to the a stencilled card base. The stencil used is the newly released 'Geometric bursts' stencil. I finished the card with some Craftangles clear sequins.


I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I loved making them.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.








Thursday, April 4, 2019

Watercolour challenge at Craftangles

Hello!!!

Welcome to the April Challenge at Craftangles! The theme this month is Watercolours!



I have used the newly released Craftangles liquid watercolours to make the cards below!!
These watercolours are so amazing...they are beautifully vibrant and just don't fade!!
For the cards below I have used them in three different ways and they look just beautiful!


For the first card, I stamped the floral image from the Craftangles 'Happily Ever After' stamp set on Craftangles white card stock. I then used Craftangles liquid watercolours (Autumn blaze and Red paprika) to colour the image. I then smooshed some Craftangles 'Lemon tart' liquid watercolour onto the background.
I then die cut the Cross in the middle of the floral image, added 4 layers of coloured die cuts to create dimension and inlaid the die cuts back into the negative space to create an eclipse card. I added a sentiment and some sequins and finished the card.


For the second card, I used a beautiful die from Stampin'up to die cut this filigree cross out of gold mirror cardstock. I die cut the wreath using a Lawn Fawn die and then smooshed some Craftangles 'Evergreen' liquid watercolour on the wreath. I love how it is partially coloured but still creates so much pop!
I created a background using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. 


For the third card, I used the Craftangles 'Poolside' and 'Evergreen' liquid watercolours to create a watercolour wash panel. I then die cut and dry embossed a white panel and adhered it to the watercolour panel using 3D foam tape. I then added some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.


I hope you have been inspired to give these liquid watercolours a try. Do join in and play the Craftangles watercolour challenge. You will find all the details HERE.

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



Friday, March 15, 2019

Floral cards using patterned papers and printed elements

Hello!

I have some more floral cards for you today!
I have used craftangles 'Countryside' patterned paper and background panels from Craftangles element packs. I can't tell you how much I am enjoying these floral element packs...They make such beautiful cards and so quick too!


For the first card, I die cut a background panel from 
Craftangles 'Watercolour Florals 2' elements pack, and paired it with patterned paper from the 
I heat embossed a bold sentiment in gold and fussy cut a little butterfly from the element pack and adhered it with 3D foam tape for interest.
I added a sentiment from Altenew to finish the card.


For the second card, I've used supplies from the same packs mentioned above.
Here too, I die cut the panels and adhered them to purple card base.
Here too, I gold embossed a sentiment and added a fussy cut butterfly with 3D foam tape.


For my third card, I die cut panels from the Craftangles 'Countryside' paper pack and from the 
I gold embossed a sentiment and added a bit of jute ribbon and some 
Craftangles sequins to finish the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I hope you will give these amazing products a try!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Playing the Craftangles March 'Flowers' challenge.

Hello!
I have used Craftangles Element packs and Craftangles Art sprays to create these cards. I hope you are inspired to  play along and try out these products.


For the first card, I started with a card base made with Craftangles "Hickory Brown" cardstock.
I used Craftangles 'Victorian Pink' art spray to create a background which I then die cut to fit the card base. I then fussy cut the floral element from the Craftangles 'Watercolour florals 1 elements pack' and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape. I also added some Craftangles 'Cupcake pink' sequins to add some shine to the card.


For my second card, I started out with the same coloured card base, and adhered a panel of DCWV glitter white card stock to it. I then created a background using Craftangles 'Trendy Teal' art spray and die cut a panel to adhere to the glitter card stock. I then fussy cut the floral element from Craftangles element pack and adhered it with 3D foam tape to finish the card.


For the last card, I again created a background panel using Craftangles 'Bamboo brown' art spray and fussy cut and adhered a floral panel from Craftangles 'Vintage rosette 2' element pack. I added some Craftangles 'Clear sequins' to finish the card and add some shine.



I really enjoyed making these cards with these new products from Craftangles. I hope you will give them a try and play along.
You can link up to the challenge HERE.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Shaker cards using Wanderlust patterned papers and elements pack

 Hello!
Have you seen the gorgeous new release from Craftangles!
I just love the 6"x6" patterned paper pack "Wanderlust".
I made a couple of simple shaker cards to showcase these papers as well as 
the super fun Craftangles sequin mixes.
I used the beautiful illustrations in this paper pack to make the first shaker card. 
I used the Craftangles sequins mix 'Candy blue" to represent the ocean, in the shaker.
I also fussy cut some images from the 
'Wanderlust' elements pack and added them to create some interest.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Hero Arts.



For the second card,
I used an image from the Wanderlust elements pack as the background for the shaker card.
I then added the rest of the images, also from the 'Wanderlust' elements pack and a sentiment from CAS-ual Friday stamps.



I hope you will these fun supplies a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Playing the Color Throwdown challenge and ink smooshing with Craftangles liquid watercolour.

Hello! I am playing a challenge after years!
I came across this challenge from 'Color Throwdown #529'
which seemed perfect!



I played with the newly released Craftangles  liquid watercolours to create this background. It is amazing how vibrant they are and how bright they stay even after drying.
I first die cut a panel using the Altenew canvas die. 
I found it too big for my card base so I further die cut it using 
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.
I then smooshed liquid watercolours with the help of a piece of acetate, onto the background.
While it dried, I die cut the different layers of the Altenew 'Fantasy Floral' die set. 
I decided not to use the bottom layer of the flower to add some interest. 
I added a touch of colour to the leaves and adhered them all to the background panel 
using 3D foam tape.
Once done, I adhered this panel to a black card base. 
I love doing this as it really makes the card pop!
The card looked so pretty, I didn't want to add anything to it, not even a sentiment.


I hope you enjoyed this card. I'd love to hear from you so do leave me a comment.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Valentine cards using only patterned paper and Craftangles element pack Giveaway.

Hello!
Welcome!
I have for you today, three cards which I made using only the newly released Craftangles patterned papers and element packs.
I also have a couple of element packs to GIVEAWAY on my Instagram page today!!
So do visit https://www.instagram.com/parusperceptions/ to enter into the giveaway!
I will choose a winner via Random.org and announce the winner on Friday 8th February.
This Giveaway is open to Indian participants only.

For my first card, I used scraps left over from earlier cards that I made last week.
I adhered them together using double sided tape and then die cut them into a panel to fit the front of an 4.25 x 5.5 inch cardbase.
I then die cut the focal image from the  Craftangles 'Watercolour love' element pack and adhered it with double sided foam tape to finish the card.


For the second card, I layered patterned paper from the Craftangles 'Sweet Love paper paper pack' and the 'Vintage rosette paper pack'. I then fussy cut an focal image from the 'Watercolour love' element pack and adhered it to the card with 3D foam tape to finish it.


For the third card, I used another sheet from the Craftangles 'Sweet Love' paper pack as the background for this 5"x5" card.
I added a sheet of vellum across the the background to diffuse it and added the focal image.. a fussy cut image from the 'Watercolour love' elements pack. I added a couple of die cut elephants to add some interest.



                                         

And here are the two elements packs that I have to give away on my Instagram page.
I will choose two winners on Friday 8th February.
https://www.instagram.com/parusperceptions/




Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give these supplies a try!

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Play the HNDMD 'Love' Challenge.

Hello!
Welcome to the 'Love is in the Air ' Challenge at HNDMD! Follow this link to read all the details and play along!




 Here is my take on the challenge..I hope you are inspired to play along!
 I made a few mini notecards and a couple of gift tags using the newly released Craftangles 'Hug Me' stamp set,  patterned papers from the 'Vintage Rosette' 6"x6"paper pack' and the newly released Craftangles stencils 'Heart mesh''Chit chat' and 'Quilted hearts'


Monday, January 28, 2019

Quick valentine cards using Craftangles elements pack.

Hello!

I am having so much fun playing with the newly released Craftangles Valentine printed element packs! I could easily combine a couple of packs along with  Craftangles patterned paper to make some gorgeous cards! 

For the first card, I cut out a panel from the Craftangles Watercolour florals 2 Elements pack and added the sentiment heart  from Craftangles 'All for love 2' elements pack with double sided foam tape to the centre. I inked the edges of a precut cardstock panel with Tim Holtz 'Worn Lipstick' distress ink and matted the floral panel before adhering it to the card base. I finished the card with some Craftangles pink sequins.


For the second card, I used another panel, with the cutest birds, from the Craftangles 'Watercolour Florals 2' Elements pack and added another heart sentiment from the Craftangles 'All for Love 2'     elements pack with 3D foam tape. I inked another cardstock panel, just like above and matted the printed panel. 
I finished the card with pink sequins from Craftangles


For the third card, I inked the card base directly with Tim Holtz 'Carved Pumpkin' distress ink. I then adhered the printed card panel and adhered the sentiment with 3D foam tape. I added some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.



For the next three cards, I used patterned papers from the new Craftangles 'Sweet Love' 6"x6" paper pack to act as a base for the super cute elements from the 
I left the cards super simple so that I could add sentiments in the future or use them as they are.





I hope you will be inspired to make some of your own valentine cards and will give these beautiful patterned papers and printed element packs a try!

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

Paru Mahtani



Monday, January 14, 2019

Quick love cards using patterned papers

Hello!
Today I have some quick and easy love cards  which I made using 

For the first card, I die cut a sheet of black and white patterned paper  using Simon Says Stamp square stitched dies and adhered it to a white card stock panel. I then die cut a heart using a sheet of red patterned paper and adhered this to the panel using 3D foam tape. I added a mini wooden clip and some resin dots for interest. 
The sentiment is from the Craftangles 'Will You Be Mine' stamp set. I cut apart the words of the stamp in order to make them fit in the space that I wanted to stamp them in.


For the second card, I started by adhering a patterned paper panel to the 6"x4" card base.
I then cut out two elements from the Craftangles 'Be my Valentine' elements pack and adhered them to the card. I added some Craftangles 'clear shimmer' sequins to add some interest.


For the third card, I used patterned paper to adhered to the card base. I then die cut the dancers using the red patterned paper from the paper pack. I then adhered a printed element from 
the Craftangles 'Be My Valentine' elements pack as well as some Craftangles 'ruby' sequins  to finish the card.


For the final card, I started by adhering the die cut patterned paper panel to the card base. I then stamped and fussy cut the cute image from the Craftangles 'You and Me' stamp set. I watercoloured just the hearts so as to make the image pop.
I used 3D foam tape to adhere the image to the card.
I stamped the sentiment (Paper Smooches) onto the patterned paper and added some 


I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give them a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by>
Have a wonderful day!

Paru Mahtani


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Craftangles 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Hello and welcome to the first Craftangles monthly Challenge. 
The theme for this month is 
Anything Goes.


CrafTangles Monthly Challenges are a creative way to not only get inspired by our fabulous design team members, but also an opportunity to don your crafty hats and inspire others.

We would be hosting a new Challenge on 1st of every month with inspirations from our design team.
It would run for the complete month and post that our Design Team members would Pick up three winners and 3 honorary mentions.

The 1st winner would get a Goodie Bag from CrafTangles worth Rs. 500 and the two runner-ups (2nd and 3rd winner) would receive a goodie bag worth Rs. 250. (Shipping is Free for Indian Address). International winners can choose to pay for International shipping or they would be provided with a Voucher / Coupon worth Rs. 500 / Rs.250 which can be redeemed against CrafTangles products at www.hndmd.in .Apart from the goodie bags, each winner would also receive a surprise coupon code that they can redeem at www.hndmd.in against CrafTangles products. 

In order to participate follow the below guidelines

  1. Like CrafTangles and HNDMD Facebook pages
  2. Follow us on Instagram  - CrafTangles and HNDMD
  3. We would be using Inlinkz to add your projects to the challenge.
  4. Projects can be made using any brand craft supplies. You would get extra brownie points if you submit a project made using at least one CrafTangles product. Products may vary according to each challenge's theme.
  5. Only projects/posts made after the challenge has gone live would be eligible for the challenge. Predated posts and projects would not be allowed.
  6. Link to actual project page only. Link to the main blog would not be considered. 
  7. In case you do not have a blog, share the project via your social media channels - Instagram or Facebook. Mention the products used in the description. Do not link to albums in Facebook, only to a specific image.
  8. All type of Craft, Art and Home decor projects are eligible for the challenge, based on the current month's theme.
  9. Maximum of 3 entries are allowed per participant per challenge.
  10. Winners would be provided with badges/blinkies to share on the blog and social media
Here is my inspiration for this brand new challenge.




I have played with the newly released Craftangles 'All year round- Calender stamp'.
Oh its  so much fun and has so many possiblities...I will share more in the days to come on social media so do keep a look out!
I will also share a tutorial soon.

To create this card, I checked the dates for the month of January on a calender and masked off the rest of the stamp, before applying ink to it.
I then removed the masks and stamped the dates. 
I then added the days of the week and the month. 
I wanted to highlight the 5th of the month so I stamped it on another piece of card stock with red ink and punched it out with a circle punch.
I then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink and adhered it the the calender using #D foam tape, in order to make it stand out.
I then stamped, coloured and added the aquarius image from Mama Elephant.
I layered the calender with red cardstock and and then adhered it to a beige card base.
I stamped a birthday sentiment and a die cut from Craftangles to finish the card
I also added some paint splatters to create some interest.



I hope this card has inspired you to play with this stamp and play along in our challenge.
Do read the rules carefully as given above.

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

Paru Mahtani