08-26-2015

Silhouette Sketch Card – Step by step tutorial

Hello everyone!

This time I am back with a card exclusively made using Silhouette Cameo’s Sketch feature. I tried to incorporate the sketch marker in almost every element of the card.

IMG_9638I started off by scoring a 12″ x 4″ cream cardstock into half. I went for this light black glitter sketch marker pen to sketch the backgound. The vellum I’ve used here too is a shimmery one.

IMG_9557The background sketched on the cardstock is the file Tiles Square Sketch from the silhouette design store. The two tags that I have used for the card too is edited and cut from the background image. I also went ahead and sketched the Flower Sketch bought from the Silhouette Design store. The vellum is measured and cut at 3.5″x5.5.

IMG_9559Out with my Copic markers to color the flower image. The colors here used are Y06, Y13, Y15, YR04

IMG_9567 The green hues used for the leaves are YG03, YG13, G07

IMG_9573I decided my flower needed some dimension so I sketched, cut and colored yet another flower but this time without the leaves.

IMG_9592This is how it looks stuck on top of each other using a double sided foam tape.

IMG_9599This sentiment was a random ‘thanks’ font image I found online that I edited and sketched using the Sketch feature with the same black glitter marker and later went ahead and cut it. I also cut out two more of it but this time with just the outline of the sentiment.

IMG_9609This is how it looks stacked and stuck on top of each other. This just made the sentiment sturdy, thick and gave it a chipboard look. I later decided to color it all black and top it with some glossy accent.

IMG_9611I put them all together. I glued down the vellum using a transparent double sided acrylic foam tape. I punched some green eyelets into the tags. I also added some sequins to the background.

Here is the final outcome!

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I hope you liked it!

Love,

sig

 

Challenges Entered: Create Catchy Challanges – Create your own background. Pretty Paper studio – Coloring Challenge. Crafty Card Makers – No Pattern papers

 

08-05-2015

My interview with Smart Indian Women

Good morning!

I have a superb news for you guys today. I was approached by The Smart Indian Women website few days ago for an interview with them. I felt very humbled and elated at the same time when they approached me. It really was a wonderful experience!

SIW is basically a website dedicated to women enterprenures, bloggers, and achievers of India. You get to read success stories of many Indian women who have made their mark.

It is really nice to read how a these women started off with their business/blog, what inspired them and what helped them move forward.

If you are interested in reading my interview with them then click the link below.

http://www.smartindianwomen.com/an-interview-with-blogger-shruti-menon-of-shrootzies/

Thank you.

See you in my next post.

Love,

sig

07-20-2015

Butterfly Wings Card using Silhouette Cameo

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Hello everyone!

Hope you all are having a crafty weekend.

Just a quick post to share a card I made featuring yet another a no line coloring technique. I had this free digital butterfly image forever and I thought it would work just perfect for this technique.

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I used my Cameo to sketch the butterfly image with Silhouette sketch pens.

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I used a bunch of blue Copic shades to color it up.

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The sentiment is from a stamp set I got free with the latest Simply Cards and Paper Crafts magazine.

What do you guys think of it? Please do leave a bit of love if you did like it.

Until next time,

Love,

sig

Challenges entered: Create Something Catchy – No line Coloring, Pretty Paper Studio – Die CuttingCardz For Guys – No designer paper,

 

07-13-2015

No Line Coloring Technique

How are you all today?

A lot has happened over the past month. My mom came over to stay with us for few weeks. It was fun times with her around, both Krisha and I got pampered to the fullest. And everybody knows the advent of mom in the household can only mean spoilt, pampered taste-buds and an expanded waistline. Sigh! But I miss her already..

Here is a quick selfie we took with her just the morning before she left.

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Krisha is obsessed with ‘bindis’; ‘pottu’ (in Malayalam) as she calls them. She always steals it off her grandmom’s forehead to place it on her forehead and/or all over her body. So mom gave away all her ‘bindi’ packets to her before she left. You can only imagine K’s glee on receiving them. She just loves to play with them all the time.

Moms are the best!

We also made an unexpected trip to India due to some medical emergency within the family. Thankfully, everything went well and we got back home just last week; which explains my absence on the blog.

Okay, now on to the card I finished just last night.

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I got this free image from azcoloring.com. You can find a lot of beautiful images to color on the website. Do check it out if you are looking for some.

This is my first try at no line coloring and heck it took me more than an hour to finish. I do need a lot more of practice to perfect it but I liked the finished product anyway. I used Silhouette sketch pens to outline the image later filled it with copic markers.

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What do you guys think about my first try at no line coloring? Do let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,

Love,

sig

 

Challenge entered: Create Something Catchy – No line coloring