Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BGC#57 - Watercolor cards with PJ

Hello my lovely readers !
I am loving all the creations you are giving us so far in our challenges!
aren't you enjoying our new theme ?
Well i totally did ! :) lets check out the guidelines again 

Challenge Guidelines : 

Make a card , LO or a 3D project (strictly paper crafts )

You must use Watercolours in the project ! 

Go CAS, fully layered, color an image or create a completely new design of your own with watercolors! Just have fun. ... with watercolors! 

Dates :  16th Aug - 31st Aug.

So ok :) here is what i made 
 There are many ways to go about this challenge . 
I am demonstrating two , Stamped image coloring and freehand watercolour painting !

 In the above card i have stamped the floral image on watercolor paper . 
Then i went ahead and colored it using watercolors and added a wash of blue all around the image. once it was dry i stamped my sentiment and the arrow stamp in the corners.

 For this card i just went free hand ! i did some colored circles and random shapes to make my flowers and created some green spaces in between to make my leaves. once it was dry i went over the whole thing forming leaves and flowers with my waterproof black pen. It then formed this bouquet . Its not perfect but i think i like this one better than the perfectly stamped image card. :)

What are your thoughts ? I would love to hear them :)  

 You can join the challenge HERE 
  
See u next month ! :) with more

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BGC#57 - Watercolors


Hello there! It's great to be a host again. :-)
Thank you for amazing entries to our last challenge. You are really creative! 
I hope, that you will play along with us this time, too! We want to see your projects with using watercolors. What and how? Follow our guidelines to know more...



Challenge Guidelines 
Make a card , LO or a 3D project (strictly paper crafts )

You must use Watercolours in the project ! 

Go CAS, fully layered, color an image or create a completly new design of your own with watercolors! Just have fun. ... with watercolors! 

Dates :  16th Aug - 31st Aug.
This time we have great prizes sponsored by



This time I have two inspirations for you: two card with this same image, which I colored with watercolors.
First card is more blue, with blue Tilda's skirt, blue butterfly and the dark blue sentiment.


The second one has more pink details: Tilda's flower, adhesive gems, ribbon and delicate patterned paper.




I used: white cardstock, patterned paper, Magnolia's stamp, chipboards by I-Kropka and CraftFun, butterfly - UHK Gallery, paper flowers, pigment ink by Latarnia Morska, watercolored pencils.

As usually, we are looking forward to see your projects!
Please enter your links below. 



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BGC#56- Nautical Card with zubmomi!


       Hello friends!  Welcome to another post for the BGC# 56- Nautical Challenge.
Our lovely DT member, Karen has given us this amazing theme and we are loving the 
awesome entries submitted by you so far :)

Challenge Guidelines : 
  • Make a Card , LO or paper crafted project with the Nautical theme .
  • By Nautical we mean - something concerning navigation in the sea , sailors, maritime, or the sea. Go for elements like anchors , lifebuoys , ships , lighthouses , fishing nets , navigation gear , compass etc.
  • Dates : 1st - 15th Aug 
We would like to thank our generous sponsors:

Sponsors 2014 



Here is my nautical themed card for the challenge:



I made the background by embossing and inking the cardstock and layering patterned paper on it. 
The main focus of my card is the circular window/ porthole.

I have tried to create a small scene inside the window by gluing the colored sand for the beach and waves. Between the waves is a small ship which can also be moved. 
The sentiment is stamped. 


Hope you like my inspiration.


Please link your projects here.



Take care :)

zubmomi



Saturday, August 9, 2014

BGC#56 - Nautical Easel Card with Jovita

Hello and welcome to a new day!! 

Today I am here to share my inspiration for the Nautical Theme Challenge. 

Challenge Guidelines : 
  • Make a Card , LO or paper crafted project with the Nautical theme .
  • By Nautical we mean - something concerning navigation in the sea , sailors, maritime, or the sea. Go for elements like anchors , lifebuoys , ships , lighthouses , fishing nets , navigation gear , compass etc.
  • Dates : 1st - 15th Aug 

I have never made a card with this theme and somehow it never struck me that a simple challenge would get me thinking and drive me crazy. I jotted down different sentiments to work around but some how I could not get it together... I even made paper boats to get my self to make something but that also did not set together.

Thats when I came across this sentiment... and I just loved it.... From then on I enjoyed every bit of making this card. 




I have made a simple easel card giving more emphasis on the sentiment.
The background paper is a PP from Echo Park - Little Boy collection...


The Lifebuoy is cut using the Spellbinders Circle die and coloured with sketch pens... A little bit of Bakers twine and that completes it.


The Lifebuoy and the Circle with the "Good Luck" Sentiment are given a raised effect with foam tape which when seen in real gives a floating effect.

Oh here I should mention something new that I have tried out . The sentiment Good Luck from the TPC Sentiments stamp set is a single stamp  and I wanted the words one below the other. So in Jennifer McGuire Style.... I cut my stamp in two and placed the exactly how I wanted and stamped. Now its back save in its packaging. So no worries there...



However I don't think I could ever do that to any of my other sets... But yes you can do a lot more with your stamps this way... You just need to think creative.

So I leave you with this wonderful sentiment... 


Do leave some love if you have enjoyed this post and also do join in the challenge

Have a great day!!!

Hugs
Jovita



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Winners day -BGC#54 & July celebrations

Hello everyone !
Welcome back to another Winners post !
Today we are going to look back at our favourites from Bgc#54-lets-get-kiddish
Some of the entries really blew our mind! 
Here are the Toppers !

With this sweet little swing card ! she a lovely tute for it on her blog too !! check it out !

With this microquilling in a watch !!! what !!!!!!! welll that was my reaction to it when i saw it !
leave alone quilling i could never fit anything inside that watch myself !!! so bravo !! 


Well don't judge a book by its cover for sure !!! This album is so simple yet so much of hard work !
Love that :) great going !

We also have an Honorable mention badge to give out this time ! 
which goes to 
 Sujana
 I really loved this pop up ! such a nice invitation ! 

Sujana please email lightbox.c(at)gmail(dot)com for your badge.


The random winner for this challenge is- 
8. Dharshana   
with this card 
Thats wonderful !!! congrats Dharshana you have won 
 please check the end of the post for more details. 


Now coming to the July celebrations
first of all thank you so much for flooding our mail box with so many entries and so many thoughtful comments for BGC. we love u all so much for giving us so much love ! 

Here is the Key - 

The brand names were - 
Avery Elle
Viva 
Ranger 
Sakura 
Xyron
WOW
Sizzix
Joy crafts 
May Arts
Maya road
Fiskars
DCWV
carta bella
Bo bunny
Prima
lawn fawn   


Now the qualifying question - 

From left to right - 
Zubaida , Shafaq , Kalindi , Bipasha 

The quickest person to mail us the correct answers is - 
Congratulations Hussena ! You had all the answers right and you were among 
the first few people to email us ! 
You have won 
Prima Something Blue ATC Cards 3X4 - 15 Designs/3 Each
 DYLUSIONS CALYPSO TEAL INK SPRAY

Winners please email your full Indian address and phone to lightbox.c(at)gmail(dot)com.
With the subject line being - Winner BGC#54  or Winner June celebrations

Thanks for joining us today!

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