January 29, 2016

Quilted tote bag


I made this bag for my friend and was very happy with how it turned out. It was also super simple! It took me probably 2 hours or so to get it done.

I used the tutorial from Make it and love it. Instead of using a heavy fabric, I used the double sided quilted fabric (I got mine from Joann) and for the lining I used regular cotton fabric. Also I added a magnetic snap on button so that the bug could be shut close. I prefer to be able to close my bags – that way I know things won’t just fall off. You can leave that off.

Fabric required:

  1. For the outer fabric: 27”
  2. For the lining: 19”
  3. One package double fold binding (for the handles)
  4. One magnetic snap on button

As far as cutting and sewing is concerned I followed the tutorial exactly. With few exceptions:

  1. Since my fabric was a quilted fabric, I only cut two strips for the handle (unlike 4 in the tutorial. Then attached the binding to it.
  2. I needed to attach the snap on button. So once I’d sewn the lining pieces together, I kept them right sides together making sure all they were aligned. Then marked a point on the two lining pieces – 2-3 inches from the top and at the center of the width of the bag. Then added my button at this point. Continue with the tutorial after that and ta-da! Your bag is ready!

July 27, 2015

You’re out of this world!

Technique tuesday Out of this world, Impression obsession Herringbone stamp

I’m always in the mood of making backgrounds especially by doing some sponging. So during one such moment I created this ombre background by embossing the background stamp in silver and then sponging on top of it. Once I’d the background I wasn’t sure what to do. Then I realized that it would make for a nice whimsical space scene! Hence was born my card!

The images are colored in copics. This is the first shaker card I’ve created. I used foam tape to create the cavity and added some martha stewart glitter (which I’ve plenty of!) to it.

Technique tuesday Out of this world, Impression obsession Herringbone stamp

Pleased with my idea Smile

  • Stamps: Technique tuesday Out of this world, Impression obsession Herringbone stamp
  • Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Copics, glitter, silver embossing powder

July 20, 2015

Thanks card set

impression obsession damask cover-a-card, Waltzingmouse stamps say it loud

Made a set of notecards. It was very simple but a lot of fun! Stamped a background. Die cut an oval. Embossed the sentiment in white. Swiped the oval with the same ink.

impression obsession damask cover-a-card, Waltzingmouse stamps say it loud

Used a gold gel pen above to do some doodling.

impression obsession damask cover-a-card, Waltzingmouse stamps say it loud

Used a silver gel pen to add some interest to the pattern.

  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Cover-a-card damask, Waltzingmouse Stamps Say it loud
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, memento inks, Zing white embossing powder, gold and silver gel pen

July 13, 2015


lawn fawn admit one

I was going for a retro circus look and feel here and I think I quite succeeded at that. really like how this card turned out! Wasn’t sure what sentiment I wanted to add so left it blank.

I created an oval mask from contact paper. Adhered it to cardstock. Sponged mustard seed distress ink. Then stamped the polka dot background using memento blue ink. Removed the mask. Stamped the carousel. Colored it with prismacolor pencils. Stamped the horses on other cardstock, colored and then cut out. Adhered them with foam tape. My prismacolor pencils are getting the love again!

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Admit One, Polka dot background
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, prismacolor pencils, memento tuxedo black ink

July 6, 2015

Have a whale of a time!

lawn fawn critters in the sea

I wanted to make a really clean and simple card – just one image, one layer and one sentiment. This is what I came up with. Not exactly what I had in mind but I’ll take it. The coloring is done using prismacolor pencils. I like the shading that I did.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the sea
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, prismacolor pencils, memnto tuxedo black ink

June 29, 2015

Dancing dolphins

lawn fawn critters of the sea

When I saw this card (video) on the Lawn Fawn youtube channel, I wanted to do something similar. Flipping through my stamp sets I found the Critters in the sea and thought to myself how beautiful would it be to have dancing dolphins in the moonlight! I searched the internet for some images as my inspiration. I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to execute my idea but definitely wanted to give it a try; and let’s just say I’m so pleased with my work Smile

I used the idea from the video to use a contact paper as the mask. So I cut out a circle using my nestabilities. Adhered it to watercolor cardstock. Also ut out a rectangle and masked the water. Then went to town with Broken China, Faded jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. Sponged them to create the night sky. After the sky, removed the mask for water and now masked the sky. Using distress inks to watercolor created the water. The inks used were chipped sapphire and dusty concord. Some of the color seeped through the mask (yes the video mentions that the contact paper is not a good enough mask for water coloring). So I created some tree silhouettes to cover that up. Once the water was done, removed the mask for the moon. Using weathered wood watercolored here and there for the moon. The dolphins were stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using weathered wood. Created the splashes and the stars using a white gel pen. Must say that the gel pen doesn’t do a very good job on a watercolor paper. Or maybe mine is just too old.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the sea
  • Watercolor paper, Distress inks, White gel pen, memento tuxedo black ink

June 8, 2015

Flip flop till you drop

Lawn Fawn Life is good

Oh when this stamp set was released and I saw the samples I was drooling over it! So when I got the first chance to buy a stamp set  purchased this and you know what? Every time I wanted to make a card using this set, I would be totally stumped. Just didn’t know what to do with it. Finally a few months later I resolved that I must use this set and I’m glad that I did. For I really like this card!

I sponged the base cardstock with tumbled glass. On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the castle. Then I masked the castle and stamped the dunes. Colored the castle and the dunes. Cut it out and glued it to the base. The pail, flip flops and shells were acolored, cut out and then glued. The sentiment is printed on the cardstock. I wanted to make a birthday card using this set but none of the sentiments in the set were what I was looking for so I made my own. The castle and the dunes are sponged using distress inks – since I didn’t have copics in this color. The rest are colored in copic. Added some stickles to the castle.

Lawn fawn life is good

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Life is Good
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Crafter’s companion
  • Copic Ciao markers, Stickles, Distress Inks.