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.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Mini Art challenge from Craftangles

Hello!
 Welcome to our July challenge! 


You can join in the fun HERE

This months' theme is 'Mini Art'  and I have a few mini notecards to share with you. 
They were super easy and super fun to make. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fun with Craftangles foils

Hello!
I have some fun experiments with Craftangles foils for you today!

For the first card,  I used Craftangles 'Geometric bursts' stencil with icraft deco foil transfer gel. Once the gel was dry, I used Craftangles gold foil and a laminator to foil the card. I used a strip of Craftangles vellum to add a gold outline sticker sentiment to finish the card.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hello!
I have a few cute mini notecards for you today, which I used making floral cutouts from Craftangles 'Elements packs', stencils and stamps for the current
Craftangles 'Anything goes' challenge.




For the first card, I started with a floral element and leaves from the 
Craftangles Colorful Flowers 4 element pack. I created a background panel using Craftangles 'Ornamental Lace' stencil. I added them all to a 3"x3"mini notecard  along with a birthday sentiment. If you look closely you will see the dew drop sequins adhered to the flower.


For the second card, I fussy cut a floral bouquet element from the 'Craftangles Colourful flowers 6' element pack. I die cut a banner and added a birthday sentiment. I adhered this to a dry embossed panel and then to a 3"x4" mini notecard. I also added some dew drop sequins.


For the third card, I stamped this beautiful flower from the Craftangles 'Everyday Sentiments' stamp set using a very light coloured ink, on watercolour paper. I then did the no line watercolour technique using the Craftangles liquid watercolours. Once dry, I fussy cut the flower and adhered it to the embossed background panel using 3D foam tape. I added a stamped birthday sentiment and adhered the panel to a 3"x4" mini notecard. I added some Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.

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

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions



Friday, May 24, 2019

Floral cards using Craftangles elements packs

 Hello!
I have some pretty cards for you today, which I made using Craftangles floral elements packs. These are so beautiful and make the most gorgeous cards with the minimum of effort!

My first card is a mini notecard. I started with an embossed backfround. I fussy cut a floral element from the Craftangles 'Colourful flowers 6' element pack and adhered it to the base using 3D foam tape. I  stamped a sentiment on a die cut panel and added that to the card to finish. I also added some Craftangles clear sequins.

For the second card, I used a panel from the Craftangles  'Vintage rosette 3' element pack and flowers from the 'Colourful flowers 5' element pack. I stamped a sentiment over the panel and adhered it to a card base made with Craftangles 'Earl Grey' cardstock.



For the third card, I fussy cut the floral element from Craftangles 'Watercolour florals 1' elements pack. I then layered it on a plaid stamped and grey cardstock panels. 
I adhered these panels to the bright green card base. 
I gold embossed the sentiment from Craftangles 'Life is pretty amazing' 
stamp set and adhered it with 3D foam tape. I used Craftangles clear sequins to finish the card.


I hope you enjoyed these card and will give the element packs a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.


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!