Saturday, 18 February 2017

So Sweet - Garden Notes Hydrangea from Susan's Garden

Wishing all my friends and fellow crafters a very good day.

Where I live the spring season is in full bloom, marking the end of a hard winter season and the beginning of fresh sunny weather ahead. The spring season brings vibrantly colored flowers that dot the fields and gardens. Flowers brighten our lives with their beauty. One such flower is the hydrangea – also known as the water flower. Hydrangeas signify heartfelt emotions, gratitude and thanksgiving to one you care for, as well as abundance and prosperity. With these emotions in mind I have created this card with the hydrangea as the central theme.
1. Create a side-fold card base from White Soft Finish Carddstock. Add a pink Postage Stamp Rectangle. Use the Flower Stage it Stencil  on Soft Finish Cardstock for the next layer. Highlight the petal background using modeling paste topped with Cool Diamond Glitter Silk Microfine Glitter to celebrate the season.
2. Create the Hydrangea flowers with the Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set. Shape and complete them, following Susan Tierney-Cockburn's video tutorial. Soften and age the petals with Rose Madder Archival Ink and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Color the leaves with Fern Green Archival Ink and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Note: Add a single Prill or a dot of dimensional paint to the center of each individual floret. (Some of the hydrangeas are full multi-floret 'heads' while some single florets will be glued along the leaves and on top of the ivy vines in step 4.)
3. Use the Garden Notes Ivy Vine die set to cut the ivy leaves. Shape them, then shade and color with Fern Green Archival Ink and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
4. Refer to the photos for placement of all elements. Layer and glue in place as shown or as you prefer. Spatter with Lindy's Magicals or other pigments, paints, inks or spray mists of choice for additional sparkle, to create an added vintage effect, and to visually tie things together.
5. Finish the card with a stamped sentiment like “You’re so sweet” from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps set.
6. Present the card to someone special, someone who's with you through thick and thin.

I hope you all like this creation of mine. Wishing all of you a Happy Spring Season.
Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for the dies I used and many other wonderful products.
Have a great day!!!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Other supplies:
Modelling paste
Lindy's Magicals pigments
Archival Ink - Rose Madder, Fern Green, Black (for sentiment)
Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany


Dear Friends,
On this Valentine day I wish you all a life full of love and contentment. May you spread and get love from everyone around you.

Today, I express my LOVE for all of you through this creation of mine which I have called a “BOX OF LOVE”.

Using the latest pattern paper from Papericious “BLUSH” and it include cut and create embellishment sheet also, I have made a box which houses an album. The album have seven leafs to immortalize the special moments of your life. It was pull-out tags and space for your pics and special notes for those special moments.

I hope you all will love this work and would love to hear your words.

And don't forget to participate at the 

Papericious Products Used:

Have A Nice Day!!!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Garden Notes Tulip 2-Susan's Garden Club

A famous American social reformer, Henry Ward, once said “Every person should be reborn on 1st January – start with a fresh page”. This famous quote of his seems to come true almost 150 years later in my crafting life.

January 2017, I begin a fresh crafting innings with “Susan's Garden Club-Elizabeth Craft Designs……”. And I am so excited today to submit my first creation as a DT member. I have tried to keep my first creation minimalistic in design but rich and vibrant - almost reflecting my mood - excitement coupled with responsibilities.. Hope you would like my first creation. 
I worked on Garden Notes Tulip 2 which is going to be releasing soon. Check here.

Products Used from ECD store:

Would love to hear your comments.
Have A Great Day!!!

Do Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Store for the Supplies and Latest Release.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Shaker Tags Die Booklet

Hello Dear Friends,

Once in a while… Right in the middle of an Ordinary Life…
Love gives us… A Tale to tell…

All of us have a story of our own… with our love; our spouse; our brother or sister; a special friend or with a special person in our life… The Tale of this special bond is so unique that it cannot be expressed in words…

So paint that special tale in a special way --- on this special crafty collection of TAG BOOK. This album can hold some of your very special moment pics, your special notes to each other or just that reminiscence of that special evening you spent together – something that you won’t forget and would like to preserve it till your last breadth. So come – lets create our unique TALE through this special and unique tag book… “TALES OF US”
Here's the pix below

Hope you all like it.

Products Used

 Tales of you and me

Distress Ink-Aged Mahogony

Challenge entered

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Art Journal -First Video Tutorial

Hello Dear Friends,
Today i'll be sharing my very first attempt on art journal page using
DCAM stencil floral delight with video tutorial.
I started it by using white Gesso on the base and
then used Floral delight stencil with modelling paste.
Once it dried i started painting them with Dusty Attics acrylic paint and
final touches were done with Distress marker.
Then i made some texture ground on top of the page with art stones
and used peacock stencil also on the background.
After this i applied the acrylic colours and sprinkle some Lindy's magicals
sprayed with water and distress ink was used on the edges to give some depth.
For sentiment stamp i used stampoholic and the result was very crisp. Pix below

Here's a video tutorial


I hope you all will love this art journal page video tutorial
and would love to hear your comments.

Have A Nice Day!!!
Products Used:

Art stones