Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Celebrate!



Altenew Inspiration Challenge, using Hennah Elements and Label Love. Colored using Faber Castell Classic pencils.


Hey everyone!
When I saw the inspiration palette for this month's Altenew challenge I was a bit hesitant. 
These colours, together, are a bit out of my comfort zone.
This card is my second try. The first try was a total failure.


Altenew Inspiration Challenge, using Hennah Elements and Label Love. Colored using Faber Castell Classic pencils.

I hope you like this, I made this for a friend. I tried to keep it simple and have a lot of white space to balance the vibrant colours, but of course I HAD to add paint splatters. Added a lot of dimension to the flowers, looks like this one will have to mailed out in a box!
I have used Hennah Elements plus Label Love.
Coloured the stamp using Faber Castell classic pencils. Added a bit of glossy accent on the flower centers, a few enamel dots and sequins to add the bling factor.

Thats it from my side! 
Stop by my Instagram, I post quite regularly there!
love and hugs,
Erum










Friday, August 12, 2016

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge



Hello everyone!
I hope you already saw my cards over at Ruby's blog. I was invited last week to be part of "Guesting with Ruby Naz".
These cards are based on Altenew's August inspiration challenge.


altenew magnolias for her plus golden garden stamp set pencil colored. Die by Papertrey Ink

altenew magnolias for her plus golden garden stamp set pencil colored. Die by Papertrey Ink

altenew magnolias for her plus golden garden stamp set pencil colored. Die by Papertrey Ink

Details on how I made them are over at Ruby's blog!


 






Guesting with Ruby



How cool is this?
I am over Ruby's blog today - what an honour to be invited by the super talented Ruby herself.
I have a little interview there and a couple of cards to share with you.
I hope you will leave me some love there!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rustic



Sentiment by Altenew, Dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs, Stencil by Tim Holtz

Helllloo!!
I saw this gorgeous moodboard over at Artful Crafting and thought I'd play along.
The colours are SO not up my alley. I would've just used a couple of shades provided (preferably the greys and blue) and created a monochromatic card. BUT I wanted to challenge myself and stuck to the colours shown.


Sentiment by Altenew, Dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs,Stencil by Tim Holtz

The big rose is handmade. The other three roses I dyed using distress inks.
The moodboard photo is so rustic and grungy, I wanted my card to have the same look
Applied tons of gesso and texture paste, also used Tim Holtz layering stencil to add design.
I also added a lot of stamping on the background but you cant really see that in photos because of the splatters.
Sentiment by Altenew, dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs.
Tons of sparkle on this card, closeup below.

Sentiment by Altenew, Dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs, Stencil by Tim Holtz

Added a couple of sequins and I was done. 
I hope you like it. I was very apprehensive, I didn't want to add the rusty lattice, I was itching to add a white one instead but I stopped myself. I think it doesn't look too bad, it actually works, separates the floral arrangement from the background!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Up!





It's been a while! Thought I'd play along this week's Retro Sketch.
Coloured this image a while back using Faber Castell classic pencils.
I am loving the happy feel of this shaker card!
Hope you guys are well.
Thats it from my side.
xx
Erum




Friday, April 29, 2016

Shades of Blue, Touch of Gold



April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

Hello everyone!
I really wanted to link up at Virginia's linky party so I decided to combine a couple of challenges together. My inspiration comes from the fabulous card by Joyce Mehrberg, caseing her card (linked at the bottom of this post) for Happy Little Stampers CASE the designer challenge.
And this is my first time playing the Altenew Inspiration Challenge!
You should definitely check out the gorgeous entries!



Here are my cards separately.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

This is a one layer card. I waterclored the flowers from the Altenew Wild Hibiscus set. I glued the fussy cut flowers and leaves giving different dimension to all pieces , added some stamping on the background using Golden Garden set, the sentiment is from the Painted Butterflies set. 
My flower centers are very tiny sequins.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

For this card, I followed the last week sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and followed the same pattern as in the previous card, as in fussy cut flowers and stamping on the base.
Stamps used here are from Altenew's Wild Hibiscus, Golden Garden and Label Love.
I don't know if it's visible but there is a gold foil cardstock strip right above the black and white diagonal strip (which I created myself using a black marker).

Here are a couple of closeups.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies


April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies

Here is the BTS pic I shared on my Instagram a couple of days back.

April Inspiration Challenge - Altenew Wild Hibiscus watercolored using distress inks. Other stamps used; Label Love, Golden Garden and Painted Butterflies


That's all from my side. I hope you like both the cards!
Thank you for inquiring about my mum folks, she is doing better now - not 100% but better.
Love and hugs everyone!

- Erum


 


Challenges: Altenew inspiration challenge, Simon says stamp, Virgina's View, Case the designer

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bright Florals



Newton's Nook Designs sunflower, colored using Faber castell pencils and Crayola markers. Stamp by Simon Says Stamp.


Hello everyone!
It's pretty hot here and I have been sitting in one place and coloring tons of images.
For my card today I followed the theme at Simon Says Flickr challenge "Ink Blending" and used Newton's Nook Designs sunflower digi for my card.


Newton's Nook Designs sunflower, colored using Faber castell pencils and Crayola markers. Stamp by Simon Says Stamp.


I wanted an ombre background and really bright flowers on my card. For the background I used distress ink and to color the flowers I used Faber Castell pencils and Crayola markers.
I drew the leaves myself, the card was looking very bare without them. Applied some glossy accent on the ladybug, added a few sequins and I was done!
The sentiment stamp is by Simon Says Stamp.






Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hello again!



heat embossed Altenew painted flowers, colored using faber castell pencils. Die by Papertry Ink


Hello everyone!
It's been a few months since I last posted. My mom wasn't very well and it was just very messy at my end.
I stepped down from one of my DTs, the other, Lia Stampz, discontinued the challenges and Sentimental Sundays is on a long hiatus till Calypso finishes her studies (you go girl!)
This is the first time in years I am not part of a design team and gosh it feels very weird. I took some time off but I am trying to get back to blogging regularly. 
So here is what I made, just for the sake of creating SOMETHING! 


heat embossed Altenew painted flowers, colored using faber castell pencils. Die by Papertry Ink

The die is by Papertrey Ink, I wanted it to look bold and super black so used glossy accent on it.
The background (on pink) is created using Altenew's Painted Flowers stamp set. I heat embossed the flowers and then colored them with Faber Castell pencils.
Added some splatter and a few sequins for the bling.
Thats it for now.
I will be back soon (hopefully) and will definitely stop by your blog!
Ciao!


Challenges:




Monday, January 11, 2016

RE-Inspired and a GIVEAWAY



Hey all! 
Just a little update.
I am being featured at Lollyrot Scrapbooking by the awesome Maria Sabina Raita. 
She has started this new series called RE-Inspired. I won't give you the details here but I will tell you this that THIS is a BRILLIANT idea!! 
Plus there is a giveaway too! She will be picking out one name from the comments and I will send that person a surprise card!
 Please do stop by Maria's blog and leave a bit of love.

Thanks!
- Erum

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lia Stampz: Dimension


Lia Stampz boy hug shaker card, distress ink watercolor background

Hello everyone!!
Happy new year!! How are you guys doing?!
I have a shaker card to share with you today for the challenge over at Lia Stampz.
The theme is

DIMENSION

It's the very last challenge for Lia Stampz, sadly the challenge blog is closing down.
I have been part of their awesome team since the start and this has been such an amazing amazing group of people!
Saying goodbye is hard but we have had such a fabulous time and I have met very very awesome crafters along the way and made many friends too.

Lia Stampz boy hug shaker card, distress ink watercolor background

I have colored "Boy Hug" using Classic Faber Castell pencils. I watercolored the background using distress inks. 
I designed the sentiment myself on Photoshop.


Lia Stampz boy hug shaker card, distress ink watercolor background

I hope you liked it! 
Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to join us! Please know it's not necessary to use a Lia Stampz image to play!
hugs and love,
Erum




Sunday, December 20, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia



Hello hello hello!
Welcome everyone!
Super stoked to be a part of Advent Calendar Extravaganza. How amazing the past 19 days have been eh?!
A BIG thanks to Taheerah for putting this together.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!


And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!



Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!


Altenew Peony Scrolls watercolored using distress inks.

I planned to use my new Altenew stamps since they are our sponsor today but sadly the package is still in transit (hoping it will reach me safely). I know all my friends LOVE Altenew so DO NOT miss this chance and DO leave a comment if you want to win a lil something something from Altenew!

I had the Peony Scrolls stamp set by Altenew on hand, 
I thought of using them a bit differently this time, so I added stems to the flowers! 
And to make it look a bit festive and sparkly, I used gold heat embossing and Tim Holtz distress glitter.

I watercolored the flowers and the background using distress inks. 
Wrapped some gold thread, added a few sequins and I was done!


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! 
Today’s prize is generously supplied Altenew so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
ETA: Just saw the awesome prompt at Runway Inspired Challenge and I thought I'd play along.



That's it from my side today!
hugs,
Erum


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Lia Stampz: Anything Goes and Hop WINNER!



Hello!
I have a new card to share with you guys today for the Lia Stampz Anything Goes challenge
and also winner of the blog hop!
First here is my card.



I used Simon Says stencil for the background. 
The panda is colored using Faber Castell pencils. 
Heart is from Mama Elephant die. 
The sentiment stamp and die set is also a Simon Says exclusive product. 
You should check out the rest of the DT blogs including Lia's in case you were the winner on theirs.

Rest of the DT
Ellen | Lynda | Tracy | Maria


and now the winner of the hop
DRUM ROLL

 Doudou 

Please contact me to claim your prize!


That's all from my side.
Have a great day!



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Runway Inspired



Altenew Peony Scrolls colored using Faber Castell pencils

Hello everyone!
I just saw an awesome inspiration prompt over at Runway Inspired Challenge and I had to make something. 



Here is what I made.


Altenew Peony Scrolls colored using Faber Castell pencils

I used Altenew's Peony Scrolls and Label love stamp sets.
Colored the flowers with Faber Castell classic pencils. The grayish blue panel was created using Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.
Added a few paint splatters and sequins for the sparkle.
That's it from my side.
Have a great day!
- Erum




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