Wednesday, May 25, 2011

my little eccentric card

so this is a new technique i discovered by accident, you know how much i love gesso, so i gessoed the heart and spilled some alcohol inks on it… do't you just love the color…

here is a close up…

"you are always, always in my mind, as my own being - my soul"
don't you just love that saying

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Red and Gold IT IS!

So its another challenge day, today its all about red and gold over at the Gingersnap Creations- here is my card with some of my new stamps… check out my bow, can you believe it took me 2 hours to get it right lol, yep! there is a first time for every thing…

Here is a close up

Update: The quote is from John Lennon, the stamp is from Tim Holtz collection - Good Thoughts

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My little tin soldiers

i recently purchased paper from Graphic 45 - playtime collection and the moment i received them i fell in love with these tin soldiers tags, so here is my creation with them, focusing on adding them to my father's day collection.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our blessed holiday - Vesak

Today is a very special full moon - its known as the Vesak Poya for us Sri Lankans. what is it? Vesak is the day we celebrate Lord Buddha's Birthday (much like Christmas)… over 75% of Sri Lankan are Buddhists and we celebrate it Vesak with style, with lanterns and light festivals and pandols.

so today after 6 pm we light out our lanterns, here is how my house looks;

then i just went around the neighborhood to see what they have done… here is what i found...

this is the most common type of lanterns.. they come in all kinds of sizes and colors..

i love this lantern; it's a moving one, it goes round and round...

here is a close up, they have even added glitter

another design, sorry about the blurriness, it was moving to the wind…

some vibrant ones!!!

isn't this cool!!

love this one, take a look at the close up below, it has great detailing...

look at the hand holding the lotus flower!!!

Hope you enjoyed this post, i'm really enjoying this blessed holiday out here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fan Challenge

For Gingersnap Creations - Random Red Head Challenge is all about fans, the fan i have done is with doilies, which have become one of my favorite embellishment… it has soooooo many uses, other than for its normal use… so as a start i took out a round doily and misted it with vintage pink and honey dew mist from the tattered angle mist collection, then embossed with gold and cut out pieces to fit like a fan… and voila!!! i'v got me a fan!

A close up

don't you just love the cameos piece!!!

A Musical!!!

Another great challenge by Studio L3 and Simon Says Stamp, i haven't been able to participate for some time now, so i thought today is as good day as any…

For Studio L3, its our favorite Lord of Distress - t!m's 12 tags of christmas - 2007, day 8
And for Simon Says Stamp and Show - the theme is Anything Goes.
I have decided to combine both challenges.

the frame was based on t!m's day 8 tag, and from there i developed my version
stamps are from both t!m's collection and Graphic 45 - Curtain Call 3. (i just added this to my collection with some more new stamps and papers… i'll be showing off in the near future)

Close ups!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Celebrate life

Celebrate the joy that has been given…

See the wonder, the marvel

And share the happiness

Make memories of each step you take

All the laughter, even the tears

Celebrate life

May you have a wonderful day…

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mists 2

Here is the 2nd submission for the Mists challenge for the Gingersnap Creations, i kept a doily as a mask to create the background. do you remember t!m's frosted fragments from the 12 tags of christmas? well i used that technique for my fragments (don't know if you can see… i took this photo in the night and the lighting is not very good). Anyways, here it is…

Happy Mother's Day!!!

For all love and care,
For all the patience,
For all the blessings,
For all the sacrifices they made...

I dedicate this post to Mothers!!!

Also to my friends in the world of art, those who manage home, work and hobby
May you find this a blessing, I applaud you for your courage and dedication…

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


So this is for the mists for the Gingersnap Creations, ok i know its not much… i've caved this with all the work.. so here goes!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Embossed Flower

Hi all, this is another flower card i did, more than the card i wanted to show off the flower that i made, the flower was die cut, then i stamped it with a script stamp and inked with distress inks, then the wonderful UTTE came to play… so here is a close up...

tell me what you think...