Watercolor picture frame.

Made this watercolor picture frame inspired by canvas tutorial by Betsy Veldman.


I pretty much followed Betsy’s technique to the T, except that that first wet my entire base with a waterbrush to achieve nice blending(A tip I learnt from Jennifer Mcguire).

The base is Daler Rowney waltercolor cardstock. The frame was cut using MFT chalkboard border dies. It has 5 layers of 300 gsm ivory cardstock to give it sufficient depth.

I stamped the background using Gracious vases stamp set. One of the stems was manipulated into a curve to give more width to the image. I used Tim Holtz distress inks and Hero Arts neon yellow for the stamping purpose. I then ran a wet paint brush over the entire image to give it a watercolor look.

I then filled in the empty space with a diluted version of peacock feathers DI.

I then added some sequins in blue and silver, and closed the frame with a piece of acetate. I used tacky tape to secure the top most panels to the acetate and then the acetate to the bottom panels.

Hope you like what you see. I plan to make many more of these during the next weekend as friendship day gifts! :)


RIC – Bottega Veneta Resort

Hey! I’ve been busy crafting this weekend, making all sorts of things including baby scrapbook album trial(yes, I’m making a trial before my actual album), a watercolor picture frame, and the below card.

The current challenge at runway inspired has a gorgeous dress as inspiration. Check it out. Click on the image to redirect to the challenge


This card took me almost 6 hours!! But, I absolutely love the results. It’s been a while since I’ve been this much happy about a card that I’ve made :)

First I chose the base card from my stash. I’ve hoarded this color for a while, but I’ve never used it. When I saw the inspiration, I knew right away that this was the card base that I wanted. It’s subtle just like the model’s dress.

I then cut the butterflies from Hero Arts Punch Cardstock, and Vellum using my Silhouette Potrait. (Cutting the vellum was quite a learning curve and that’s what took me loads of time. That and choosing whether I wanted two layers of vellum or one) I chose to layer vellum over the die cut butterflies to symbolize the wrapped layers of the model’s dress.

The flourish is cut from PTI Simply Chartreuse (Have I mentioned that I love this colour?), with a Cheery Lynn die.
The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, and then Versamark, and then embossed with Hero Arts Clear embossing powder. The whole panel, and then the sentiment is mounted using foam tape.

I finished off the card with a few enamel dots from Prima. For those looking for cheap enamel dots when compared to MME, these are spectacular. I got a sheet of 97 for $3.

Hope you like the card. Thank you for dropping by.

Also, linking this up to the curtain call inspiration challenge : Anything goes

P.S. Sorry about the timestamp. The cam just came back from service, and I’ve not set the proper date.


RIC#63 Just Cavalli

I made a card after a very long time :) for the current runway inspired challenge.

I’ve linked my card up for the same.

I took watercolor cardstock, and embossed a flower/butterfly pattern with Zing Glitter Black embossing powder. I created the bottom of the background using Hero Arts Blossom Art and Stampendous butterfly stamp. I created masks out of white cardstock(i don’t have masking tape/sheet) and created the intricate pattern. I did not want the background to be too crowded so I then hand-drew the top leafy pattern with an embossing pen.

I then added color to the background using Hero Arts Neon daubers, and misting with water. I did not want to colors to be muddled too much so I tried to keep them as separate as possible.So I had to swipe random patterns multiple times on my craft mat, and lay the paper on top and lift it without moving it around too much.

I added two strips of Hero Arts Black Cardstock, and finished off the card with a sentiment from Mama Elephant.


Linking my card to the challenge at A Blog named Hero: Color it in

Neelgagan White Cardstock
Hero Hues Black CS
Daler Rowney watercolor cardstock
Hero Arts Neon Daubers – Yellow, Pink and Blue
Hero Arts Blossom Art Stamp Set, Stampendous Butterfly Stamp, Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp set.
Zing Glitter Black Embossing Powder
Ranger embossing pen
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Hope you will like what you see! Thanks for visiting my blog.