Saturday, May 11, 2013

Uniko Studio Blog Hop!

Hey everybody,

Welcome to Uniko Studio Blog Hop.

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If you have come from super talented Erika's Blog, then you are on the right track.

Today we are revisiting Pure Florals: Gerbera Clear Stamp Set. Pure Florals are my favourite stamp set because of its gorgeous flowers in both outline and as solid images. They are so versatile and one can do so many techniques using them. These flowers are modern looking as well. Here is the stamp set for you.

Pure Florals: Gerbera

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I made two projects using this stamp set. Here is the first card.



Here I have used two techniques on this card. First I have masked flowers and stamped using grey ink. And then I have coloured the flowers and leaves using watercolour pencil from Stampin Up! I started with lighted colour first and then shaded with a darker colour. I did not blend them using the blender because I wanted the pencil strokes seen to give a sketch like effect.
The sentiment is stamped directly over the coloured flowers using Archival Jet Black Ink. here are the close ups to see the shading and pencil strokes.


Here is my second project.


For my second project, I have gone for more subtle effect using watercolour technique and using vellum. Watercolour technique is the latest trend and I love the soft effect this technique gives. To make my background, I used wet on wet watercolour technique. I first brush wet my card front using water and let it soak a a minute. The water has to soak a little. Then I dabbed a little Juniper and Aqua  sponge dauber paints and  Spun Sugar distress ink on an acrylic block. I diluted them with water separately. Then picked these colours one by one and dropped them on the card front. I let the colour blend and dry by it self. This gave me a pretty subtle background. I then masked and stamped the flowers and leaves using Archival Jet Black Ink. Here is how the finished card front looks.


I could not come to terms with myself to stamp the sentiment on top of this gorgeous image. So I added a vellum layer and stamped the sentiment on the vellum.


I have folded the vellum to the back and adhered using glossy accent. The vellum finishes off the card. Hope you lilke them.

Now Uniko Studio is having a CASE challenge on it blog. You can CASE any of the DT cards and enter your projects in the linky provided to enter a chance to win £20 gift certificate

And there is chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Simply comment on all the DT blog and on Uniko Studio Blog to enter a chance to win your favourite Uniko Studio Stamp Set.

Your next stop is to the gorgeous and talented Nicki

Thanks for stopping by!

Ta!

25 comments:

Kate said...

Such a cool idea to use the velum i love the effect it creates :)
Kate xx

Dawn Turley said...

both are beautiful Gayatri. Love the colouring on the first one.

June K said...

Beautiful cards, Gayatri. Love your coloring on the first card. I want my flowers to look like that.

Shalu said...

beautiful cards both are...n pretty lovely stamp set.

Bev Karolak said...

Lovely cards! I love the colouring. This stamp set is beautiful. I use mine a lot. :)

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely bright colours. I like the vellum in the second card. Thank you.

Pauline said...

Two very beautiful cards, I love the pencil shading on your first,mand the soft vellum overlay on the second, so pretty!

Mary Dolan said...

love the soft look the velum gives..beautiful

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous vellum card.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both!

Amber said...

These are so COOL!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous coloring!

Jackie said...

The pencil strokes are fantastic! Both cards are wonderful Gayatri!

Kathleen said...

Love these colors - and the vellum was icing on the cake! Beautiful

My Paper Epiphany said...

All beautiful! The vellum card is just perfect!

Barb Murphy said...

beautiful coloring! the vellum overlay on the 2nd card is perfect

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards Gayatri I especially love the vellum overlay... So soft :0)
Jenny x

Janis said...

Love your shading on the flowers in the first card!

Deepti said...

Lovely cards :) I personally like the second one more :)

Neets B said...

These are beautiful and so different. Your sketchy colouring is exquisite, and the colours work brilliantly together. I always forget about using vellum but what a fab way of using it, great cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice cards...love the sketchy look of the 1st and the vellum overlay on the 2nd. Thanks for the how to adhere vellum tip.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are both so pretty! I really like the one with the vellum overlay!

Cath said...

Hey Gayatri! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

cards by cara said...

Love the muted shades with the use of vellum! Stunning, as per usual!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I adore all the cards - the vellum is just so pretty and the bright flowers are coloured so well!