ATSM – Make Your Mark Challenge #377

Hi.. Swapna here with my take on the current challenge at Addicted To Stamps and More. Its MAKE YOUR MARK challenge, to know more about the challenge and what the fellow design team members have to share click here.

Now coming to my take on the challenge.
This Calendar year I have decided to use my colour pencils more and more. I have been hoarding them for 3 long years. I was never confident about my blending and never had the push to break my myth. This challenge will sure improve my confidence in pencil colouring.

To start with I chose a simple image from Birch press designs.

  • I stamped the image on a coloured card base with black ink.
  • Used my prisma colour pencils in green shade to colour.
  • I wanted to use other colours but thought to try “What I am confident in”.
  • Stamped sentiment from same set.
  • I frame the design I drew lines around with same colour pencils.

Here is closer look at the blending. If you have suggestions for me to improve my colouring then you are welcome.

Such simple lines give so much interest to the simple design.

Please do join us and share your take on the challenge. Dont forget to visit the challenge post for more details.

Thank you

ATSM #373 Holiday card – Dt post

Hi.. Swapna here after a very very long time. With new year I am taking my crafty carrier to next step. I will be part of Addicted to Stamps and More team member for next tenure.

This week challenge is Holiday. You can find the post HERE

Here is my take for the challenge theme. I made a simple one layer card using My Favourite Things Bitty Bears stamp set. I stamped sentiment repeatedly towards the bottom of card base using Altenew inks. Then stamped the image and coloured the image with my steadtler pencils.

Here is full card

Please do join our challenge and share your holiday theme cards at Addicted To Stamps And More.

Thank you for visiting

Heartfelt Thanks – A Blog Named Hero

Hi.. Friends.. Today is the Part 2 of Inspiration post for A Blog Named Hero. This month our sponsor is CASual fridays and the challenge is One layer. Create a one layer card and you are eligible to enter. Head here for the Part 1 of Dt inspiration, click here for Part 2 of inspiration.

Coming to my card now..

I used distress oxide inks for my card. I taped a top folding black card base in my misti. Then i stamped small border from a stamp set using various distress oxide inks. Then i stamped sentiment from Hero arts with Unicorn pigment ink.

So here is my simple one layer card.

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

CAS with Inspired by stamping

I have a CAS card with Inspired by standing stamps.

  • I took out all stamps which I planned to used on the card.
  • Prepared the card base, its a one layered card.
  • I used various Altenew inks to stamp the flowers and leaves.
  • I stamped the sentiment with black ink.
  • Added few sequins for sparkle.
  • I made matching envelope too.

Thank you so much for your visit.


Love sentiment bundle – Inspired by stamping
You are – Inspired by stamping
Altenew ink cubes
White card stock

I am entering this card to

Less is more – #332

Addicted to CAS – #113

Kraft+white (texture paste)

Here I am with one more simple one layer card. I am so happy that I am able to make one layer cards.
Its a 5*7″ top folding card base. 
Used Tim holtz stencil and embossing paste towards the bottom portion of the card base. 
After the paste dried for 3-4 hours i stamped the solid strip on both sides and sentiment with white pigment ink.
I am entering this card 
(the stamp, stencil n SSS white pigment ink were new addition to my stash)

and to 
One layer card is something which is new to me always as I struggle alot to create one.
Thank you for stopping by…
Swapna Patil

Kraft card stock + White pigment ink

Here I am with simple and quick cards. I made these cards for Muse challenge .

The inspiration card so fun that I ended up doing two cards with same layout.
 For first card I used SSS stamp set. I stamped the half image with Khaki ink and the other half with white pigment ink. Stamped sentiment with memento ink.

I got inspired by the layout of the inspiration card. The inspiration card had pop of red colour so I used black to pop as my card base was kraft.
The white and khaki colours were subtle so to add another colour I stamped sentiment with black which could stand out yet is in harmony with other colours.
Made the other card with same design. I used clearly besotted stamp for this.
Thank you for stopping by,…
Swapna patil

Ink blending – One layer card

I always struggled to make one layer card.
 When ever i tried due to some mistakes I had to make them layered instead of One layer. 
But off lately i am making one layer card though I start with a plan of layered card.
This simple card I made by clear heat embossing and over that blending inks.
I used snowflakes stamp foe the background, and used 4 distress inks. Stamped sentiment with versafine black ink. Finished card with few sequins.
** Please suggest me how to position sequins, I always struggle with sequins placement.
I am entering this card to CAS(E) this sketch 143
Also entering the card to Crafty sentiment designs
Suggestions are always welcome…
Thank you for stopping by…
Swapna Patil

One layer card – Stencil love

Today I have a one layer card. Its a simple card with stencils. 
I used distress inks for hearts and hero arts stencils. Added few sequins for some sparkle.
 Hope you like it.
I am entering this card to Freshly made sketch 206
Suggestions are always welcome.
Thank you for stopping by
Swapna patil

One layer card

Today I am with one layer card. I struggle alot to make one layer card but i did it. I liked it.
The sketch is inspired by CAS(E) this sketch 141
I inked and stamped the sentiment repeatedly to get rainbow colours. Then masked the sentiment and to stamp circle dots. Then stamped few heart and added glossy accents.
Here is the card
Inspired by 
Entering this card to Addicted to CASE #73 Dream
Suggestions are welcome.
Thank you for stopping by
Swapna Patil