Wednesday, September 30, 2015

All in Suede & Creams Birthday Card


My this week's project for PCW is a Birthday Card. I have used a Happy Birthday sentiment from PCW. It went really well with the layout I chose to make. This sentiment comes in about 6 colors and I have used a file with the 'black' color font on it. 

List of all supplies used is below!

Happy Birthday Word Art by PCW
DCWV 'Old World Stack' Paper Pad
Sizzix Frame, Oval w/Ornate Edges - Framelits Die Set 3PK
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 8PK - Butterflies, Intricate
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Metal Corners
Recollections Floral Embellishments 
Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls 
Beads and Nylon

Till next time.. Toddles!

Gardenia 'Good Luck' Card

Here comes another DT Project for Scribbles Designs. It's a 'good luck' card. I have used a 'Fresh Floral Stack' by DCWV. I adore this paper pad! It comes in 12x12" and has 180 sheets. Another important thing that it's a pretty thin paper.

Word Art is of course by SD. You can get the file HERE.

Circle scallop in dull gold and cream is die-cut from Sizzix. 

For bringing out the cute factor, I have added a lime green twine.  

Hope you like it!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Indigo Ecstasy Mini Album

Howdy Folks!

It's almost the end of September! I hope it went well for all. 

Today I am posting a fun mini album cover I did few days ago. It was fun making this and due to shortage of time I wasn't able to click inside pictures. It was an urgent order! It was a vintage looking album. I used DCWV 'Old World Stack' paper pad for this. Btw it's my second buy! I am totally in love with the paper. It's so beautiful!

Dies used are by Sizzix, of course! Perks of being a distributor! I end up buying a lot of dies. Sigh!

On 30th I would be posting again for PCW. Just giving you heads up! Don't miss out the post!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pastel & Grey Blooms Altered Box


Hope you all are doing fab! I come with another altered box. This time I have used pastel blue with grey and I liked how it turned out. 

Firstly I covered the whole box with 'Pewter' Distress Paint and covered the cover with DCWV 'Old World Stack' paper. Then I embellished it using Sizzix dies and few flowers. Silver rose is from Recollections and other two I got from a local store in Riyadh. 

They're perfect for gifting and storing little items! Let me know what you think of it.

Victorian Era Canvas

Hey there!

GUESS WHAT?!?! I have recently started using Distress Paints by Tim Holtz and I am so in love with them. I have been using them on canvas and wood boxes lately and I am so liking the end-result. It's gives a super neat matte finish. I would be reviewing the product soon! 

Anyway! Let's go back to what I really want to talk about. I did this canvas last week for a client who wanted to have a anniversary wish on it for her brother and sister-in-law. So, for the background I used a Distress Paint. REPEATING AGAIN, it gave such a even and clean look (COMPLETELY OBSESSED!). Yet again, I have embellished with few flowers, leaves, butterfly and so on. 

List of all the supplies used is below!

Tim Holtz 'Old Paper' Distress Paint
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Metal Corners
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Typed Tokens
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps - Wedding Expressions 
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 8PK - Butterflies, Intricate
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery
Sizzix Paper Punch - Leaf, Medium
Paper Flowers
Beads and Nylon

Leave me your valuable feedback and let me know what do you think about it.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Euphoric Dreams Tag

Hello folks!

First of all, Eid Mubarak to all Muslims all over the world! 

Another TAG! For this particular one layout is quite different from the regular ones I make. Of course flowers are used as usual along with few other things and most importantly I liked the mini jar concept which I did in here. I was trying to do something out of line and this is what I ended up making. 

Firstly, I distressed the whole tag and embossed with Perfect Pearls. Then put up the embellishments that is label, flowers and everything else. I had a white lace which I painted it with Distress Paints. 

List of all the supplies used is below!

Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink
Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink
Tim Holtz 'Black Soot' Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Embossing Distress Ink
Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo' Distress Paint
Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps - Attic Teasures #CMS123
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Nature Adornments #TH93128
Ranger Perfect Pearls - Pewter #PPP21858
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Tag Collection #658784
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps - Wedding Expressions #658939 
Recollections Floral Embellishments 
Prima Marketing Flowers
White Lace
Mini Glass Jar

I have been trying out new things lately, so you will be seeing more interesting projects soon.

I hope you like it!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Congratulations Wedding Card


Here comes another project - It's a CARD! In case you're wondering what does the card says, it's 'Shaadi Mubarak' which is written in Roman Urdu and it means 'Congratulations on your Wedding'. My client wanted to have something more festive! 

List of all the supplies used is below! 

DCWV 'The Lace & Linen Stack' Paper Pad [Green Base]
DCWV 'Old World Stack' Paper Pad [Purple Oval Frame]
Sizzix Frame, Oval w/Ornate Edges - Framelits Die Set 3PK
Sizzix Paper Punch - Leaf, Medium
Purple & Yellow Paper Flowers
Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls 
Beads and Nylon

See you next time!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Floral Days Canvas

&&& here comes another floral canvas. I have used pretty much same products like in the previous one. Papers flowers are from a local store except the flat grey one is from Prima Marketing. 

Destiny tag is from Tim Holtz idea-ology collection which I have tied using a twine and bottom-left stamped image is by Stamper Anonymous. I have stamped it using Distress Embossing Ink and Perfect Pearls in Pewter. I am totally in love with the product! It gives a perfect pearly effect to the image.   

Butterfly die-cut and label framelit is by Sizzix! 

I hope you like it!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Brightest Hue Altered Box

Here's another altered box which I did recently! I have covered lid with a 'Old World Stack' DCWV cardstock and distressed and stenciled the rest of the box.

I have put an oval frame in creamy color. I have recently purchased this framelit set and I have been using on every other project I have been making nowadays. OBSESSED! Next I have arranged few silver leave stems and dull gold butterfly die-cuts and paper flowers on to the lid. I felt something was missing so added a rusty looking vintage key. I loved how it completed the whole thing!

Embellishments are by Tim Holtz and Recollection and die-cuts of leave stems and butterfly are of course by Sizzix.  

Till next time! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tangerine Blown Altered Box


I am super excited to share my first post for PCW Blog today with all of you. I chose Roses Two Double cutting file but as I don't own a electronic cutting machine. I have used my Sizzix BigShot which is a manual cutting machine to die-cut the image in oval. Just to let you know the files listed on PCW website can not only be used as a cutting file but you can even cut them by scissors or use a manual cutting machine and you can still create amazing products.

I have distressed the whole box in a single tone and then stenciled with the a bit darker shade. I have added an oval die-cut in the middle and embellished the two round corners with some paper flowers.

Butterflies and label die-cuts are by Sizzix. I have used 'Wild Honey' for distressing the butterflies.  

To add some bling, I have added silver rhinestones on the edge of the box cover.

For coloring the image I have used the following Distress Markers.. 
  • Aged Mahogany
  • Victorian Velvet
  • Peeled Paint
  • Shabby Shutters
  • Wild Honey
  • Scattered Straw
Did you like the end-result? Let me know in your comments!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tribal Mosaic Card

Here is my first project for Scribbles Designs DT Blog and I am super excited to share with you all. This month's challenge is 'Good Luck' and I have chosen a 'Flower Doodle' file to go with it. I wanted to create something bright so I went on using rich colors of Distress Markers.

If you're into doodle images like me don't forget to visit Scribbles Designs Store. They have pretty cool doodle images!

Here is a close up!

Distress Markers which I have used in here are Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Barn Door and Peeled Paint.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Summer Sunshine Canvas

Hi there!

I'm here with my new post and this time it's small sized canvas. This was the very first time I tried doing the background of a canvas by distress inks. I think it turned out pretty great! What do you think?

Firstly, I covered it with the lighter shade of distress ink and on the top of it I did a bit of a stenciling by blue and red shades of distress inks to give a bright summer look. 

Leaves, butterfly and the frame are thinlits from Sizzix.

I recently bought these flowers in various colors from a local store in Riyadh and I simply can't get over them. Just giving you a heads up you would be seeing a lot of them in my future posts. 

'Sunshine' is again a thinlit from Sizzix. 

This project hardly took 20 minutes and the end-result was pretty cool. Hope you like it!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Hey there! 

I hope everyone is well. Today I am reviewing Distress Markers which I have been using for almost a week. I ordered the set of 49 markers. 

When I first opened and started using them, I almost ruined 6 images. YES! 6!!! Thankfully once I started doing the 7th one, I was pretty clear on how to use them. The thing I liked about them the most is that they coordinate with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads

What is basically a Distress Marker?
Distress Marker is a water based marker. It has a dual-tip, one side it has a brush tip and other end is a very fine tip. Brush tip is used for coloring and shading and fine tip can be used for jorunaling and drawing. 

Aren't the colors yummy?

You can color them directly on rubber stamps, so now there is no used to get different colors of stamping pads. Get the markers and use it for multi-purposes!

Another thing I would like to mention is that as I have mentioned these are water based markers but I have also tried using them without using any water and the projects turned out pretty great. In few more days I will be sharing those projects on the blog.

Can't get over them! The colors are so darn gorgeous!

An important note that you have to store Distress Markers horizontally to keep ink following at both tips.

Happy Coloring!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads

Hello there!

Since couple of days I was thinking to post few 'Product Reviews' of my ever F-A-V products. So here I am with the first one and it's Tim Holtz Mini Distress Pads. They are total of 52 distress colors. They come in a pack of 4 and if you need only few of them then you can buy them separately. Anyway, I have bought them as kits and I have all 13 of them. Call me crazy!!! But I am huge fan of these. Why? Keep reading and you will get to know! 

First the basics, they are about 1x1" and have a raised felt surface which makes it super easy to use directly on a crafting surface without even using a blending tool. Another great thing about them is they are stackable so they are very easy to store. In case you don't want to stack them up, you can get storage tin by Tim Holtz (that's what I did), they are specifically made for the minis. As you can see in the picture below, each tin can hold up to 12 mini distress pads and you can easily store a mini blending foam under each pad easily. They are absolutely perfect if you less storage space or if you aren't able to get the regular ones because of the price. You can get these with the re-inkers and you're good to go.    

One main thing if anyone of you is confused between the regular distress pads and the minis. Let me tell you that there is no difference at all. They're just smaller in size and quite cuter! If you're a newbie here is what you need to know distress inks comes in all colors and shades. For dark to light and from bright to pastel. They are perfect to use on a paper, canvas and any wood item. I totally love these! I have been using since a year and I haven't re-inked them yet. 

If you're into making your own custom backgrounds, give them a try! You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Scribbles Designs DT Member


I know I haven't been posting some much lately that is because I am busy with few big projects. By next week you would be seeing a lot of me - through blogging OF COURSE!

Anyway, you probably have guessed it by reading the post title that I have been selected AGAIN. YAY! This time by Scribbles Designs. I am excited to be a part their team!

Kindly check out their blog!

Friday, September 4, 2015

PCW DT Member


I have an exciting news to share with you all and it's that I have been chosen as one of the Design Team Member of Paper Crafting World. WOOT WOOT! I'm super excited! 

My very first post comes out on 16th September. Make sure to check that out on their blog.

Hope you all enjoy it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Boulevard of Shades Tag

Hello September! 

Here I am sharing details of my all time favorite tag and guess what this was actually made out of boredom. I didn't know who to give, so I finally decided to ship it to Canada to my lovely cousin. Hope she likes it! 

List of all the supplies used is below! 

Tim Holtz 'Spiced Marmalade' Distress Ink
Tim Holtz 'Peacock Feathers' Distress Ink
Tim Holtz 'Seedless Preserves' Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Embossing Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps - Attic Teasures #CMS123
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Nature Adornments #TH93128
Ranger Perfect Pearls - Pewter #PPP21858
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Tag Collection #658784
Recollections Floral Embellishments #190374
Recollections Floral Embellishments #319112
Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls #174984
EK Tools Paper Punch, Retro Flower, Medium
Beads and Nylon Wire

Love that bird metal piece! #TimHoltz

I truly fell in love with the end product! I hope you guys love it as much as I do!