Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nysaa : Revisited!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

Another month gone by, wow, I just seems yesterday when the PABD release happened and with a brand new month, another release is soon gonna hit the markets!! Aren't you all excited for the new release? We definitely are, so mark your calender's for tomorrow and be on a lookout for this space!!!

Before that lets revisit Nysaa!! 'NYSAA' is my favorite one till date from PABD and really I, just cant stop looking at this lovely lady!! Before checking out my rendezvous with Nysaa, do not forget to enter into our March month challenge , which is all about making a set!!! Read all about it here!
Challenge #3 

Here's what I made for the challenge. It was all about making a co-ordinating set!! So I made a lovely card and a tag!!!

I love the card and this came out pretty well!!! Those pink colors stand nice against the black background of the card!!!

Here's another look!! 

I kept the tag simple to have more focus around the card, but standalone, the tags gets a lot of priority too!! I liked the way this one turned out to be!

another view of the set!

Here's a little how these were made!!!
Cardstock: Fabriano
Washi tape! 

Stamped the nysaa onto a white fabriano with the versamark ink. Sprinkled Golden ranger embossing powder and heat set it. Worked with Faber castle color pencils to do the coloring around! Stuck the Washi tape on the card base and adhered the fuzzy cut Nysaa! Stamped the sentiment on the Vellum paper and heat set it! 

The details of the tag are very simple and self explanatory!!

I hope you all liked my creations!! Do drop me some love and if there's any query, do get it out in the comments section and I will reply back asap!!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

3 Cards with Stringy Sentiment Stamp !!

Hello folks ...Its Vijaylaxmi (Shalu) here..!! 
Hope you are having fun with our Current Challenge # 4 : Rainbow with clouds !! 
Today i am going to share 3 CAS cards using one Stamp set - " Stringy Sentiments " !!
I totally loved this stamp set as it have almost all general sayings we use for our cards most. Also the stringy font gives it a lot more interest & make a card extraordinary !! :)
So lets start -

Card No - 1 

Stamps Used -
1) Stringy Sentiments
2) Lotus Delight

Steps -

1) Took a white card stock piece of  3*3" size.
2) Stamped lotus delight with pink pigment ink first then again stamped with the red pigment ink by wiping off the inks from the sides n let it be only in centered part so that it can give a shaded effect .
3) Sprinkle clear embossing power on the stamped image n heat emboss it !!
4) Repeated the same steps with other two smaller  sized lotus !!
5) Now as all three lotus are heat embossed so they can resist i use distress the whole back ground using 2 different Distress inks.
6) Assemble the whole arrangement  and then Stamped the sentiment from Stringy Sentiment. 
7) See its done ..easy peasy !!

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Card No - 2 

Stamps Used -
1) Stringy Sentiments

 Steps -

1) Took a white card stock piece of  standard card size.
2) Stamped Stringy Sentiment with pink pigment ink first then stamped the same stamp with the Black ink at different intervals.
3) Put a Candle die cut to add some more interest & some rhinestones too !!
4) Its done !! Simple ..Quick n pretty !!

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Card No - 3

Stamps Used -
1) Stringy Sentiments
2) Holi Hai Stamp (For Balloons)

Steps -

1) Took a white card stock piece of  standard card size.
2) Distressed the upper side of CS with 4-5 colors of DI.
3) Sprayed some water from mister for water-colored effect !!
4) Stamped balloon on pattern paper n fuzzy cut them.
5) Adhere them using foam tape for dimension & added twine for their Strings !!
6) Stamped the Sentiment & some star shaped sequins for finishing touch.
7) Viola ..Its done !! 

I Hope you enjoyed today's post & Please don't forget to join us in our Current Challenge # 4 for exciting prizes & more over that , for so much fun !!

Happy Crafting !!

Hugs ..
Vijaylaxmi (Shalu)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lily is so pretty !!

Hi peeps !! 
A very bright and sunny afternoon to all you guys!! 

Hope you guys are enjoying all our releases!!  If you think that our range is lacking any particular theme do let us know we would try our best to add that. 

Now to my project I tried my hands on my second mixed media project !! Hope to have done justice with the same !! 

Without any further wait this is how the project looks like. 

I used an a4 sized blank canvas to do the project. I created the main texturesusing pieces  of chipboard , normal thread that we use at home for sewing and a thicker twine and texture paste here and there .. This is how it looked like .. 

I applied a coat of heavy black gesso on this and used silk paints to add colour .. 

I added splatters of white gesso on the dark part and black on the lighter parts .. 

I used Peek-a-boo Designs stamp Lily hope and Be Good in my project 

Here are a few close ups of the project !! 

I loved the texture the thread created .. Super subtle and gorgeous. 

Apart from this I created one more project using Lily hope to showcase the versatility of this stamp set . It can be used in so many project !! 

I stamped the lily from the set to create a background on a Peek-a-boo Designs cardstock .. I stamped the lily on water colour paper And coloured it and later fussy cut it. 
I created a subtle red colour using primary elements pigment powder and coloured a part of the card stock used previously to stamp the sentiment. I used String text for the sentiment. 

Hope you liked both my creations :) 

Happy crafting till the time I meet you guys once again. 

Vidushi !! 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Peek-a-tute with Nysaa!

Hello and good afternoon! ^__^
I'm Halak and today I'm going to be taking you through a tutorial for the card you see in the image above.
Before I begin, a reminder : Our current ongoing challenge is to have a colorful project in a set, that is two or more things in a project but it cannot be two cards.
This tutorial has been created keeping in mind the ongoing challenge guidelines.
This means, your entry to the challenge can be a card with a matching tag, a card and a matching envelope, an album and a tag... etc.
Two or more projects in a set which have to have 4 or more colors from a rainbow. There's still time to play along so I hope you participate! ^__^
Okay so now that the reminder is done with, let's get to the project!
I made this card with a matching envelope using the following stamp sets : 
2.  Nysaa 

Steps :
First, I stamped Nysaa onto white cardstock twice. Kept one image as-is and fussy cut the second image.
Then on the cardstock where I kept Nysaa as-is, I placed a sentiment from Stringy Text to position and stamp.
Note : I masked the lower portion below Nysaa's dress using a small piece of scrap paper. I was not actually bothered about the dress itself because I had decided early on that I would be paper piecing.
Once my sentiment was stamped, I took the fussy-cut Nysaa and masked the Nysaa on the cardstock with masking tape.
After I masked Nysaa, I took a stencil and stenciled pattern using Orange (Spiced Marmalade) and Yellow (Mustard Seed) distress inks.
Tip : When you stencil, exert the lightest pressure you can and then build up on color. Remember, transition from light to dark with building up on colors is easy, but a transition from dark to light is not possible in stenciling.
For the dress I stamped Nysaa partially onto pattern paper.
Note : A great way to add a personalized touch to pattern paper is to stencil a design on top of it like I did using distress inks.
It gives projects added dimension and depth.

Tip : It is also helpful if you know what color blends will give what results, example : 
Pink + Yellow = Orange 
Blue + Yellow = Green
Pink + Blue = Purple etc. 
It is easily available online with a chart so when you have the time, do look it up, it will benefit you greatly because you will be able to achieve more from less.

Positioned the dress that I paper-pieced onto Nysaa and decided on the embellishments I was going to use.
Tip : If you are a lazy colorist like me (lol) or coloring is not your thing but you want a beautiful outcome while using a doll image, an option like Nysaa is great because once the dress is paper-pieced, there is very little coloring required!
Once the dress was adhered, I colored Nysaa using color pencils (Staedtler Luna, 48 color set).
Finally added some pearls + rhinestones, matted the white cardstock onto purple cardstock and added a tiny black felt flourish on the top left hand side.
So that's how I did it!
The matching envelope was super simple, just stenciled the same design that was on card background using yellow and orange distress inks, stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Stringy Text and added a couple of embellishments.
Hope you enjoyed the project and learnt something new!
Thank you for stopping by! *Hugs*

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Be Good Creations

Hello Friends , 

Im Sharada Dilip here , with a new creation with our lovely stamps collection ! 

I have recycled crafts for the day 
I have made desktop organizers using the cardboard packaging boxes and given them a makeover ! 

I have decoupaged the boxes with lovely pattern papers and added die cuts and stamped images !
These lovely sentiment stamps are the perfect choice for such famine creations and I couldn't resist but use them as highlights of the creation !

Currently I am using these as my stamp holders :)

Now the Reveal time 

Journey from a Gillette Packaging box to a  famine creation

what say !!

I have one more creation to go with ,

I went ahead to make a tag along with Nysaa 

I have created a Recycled CD tag by giving  layers with 3D decoupage technique , this is how it goes ....

1. Stamp Nysaa doll on your watercolour white cardstock and colour her with water colours

2. Stamp one more  Nysaa doll  image , this time on a pattern paper 

Since I needed only the dress I stamped  and cut it out only what was required known  as paper piercing technique 

3. I covered the CD with pattern papers at both ends 

4. Adhered double sided foam tape and layered Nysaa dress over her watercoloured image 
Nysaa gets the much needed attention !

To complete the tag I used " Be Good Mini Stamp Set " and stamped on a princess theme post it note and added it to the back of the Cd Tag

Finally added the flowers and  made a hole on the CD with a local eyelet punch to have a  ribbon to go with the theme ! 

The stamp sets used here 


I totally enjoyed creating and hope to have inspired you all to create :) 
get crafting and hope to see you soon with your awesome creations 
participate in this Month's Challenge - Rainbow With Cloud : Create a Set !! 


Sharada Dilip

Friday, March 18, 2016

Do It Yourself @ Peek - a - Tute

Hello Everyone,

Hope this finds you all in good crafty place. Its been a while I have been around and so today I have some cute projects to share which is not only easy to make however with less supplies and great for gifts.

Project 1: Fridge Magnets: | East to create | Less Supplies

Project 2 : Nysaa Tag: By now you must have been introduced to Nysa, yes she is someone new to the PABD family. And it is a beautiful feeling when you can create something equally beautiful project like her.

Hope you like and also give an attempt to make one for yourself. As I always say PABD stamps are not only unique but versatile.

Also we would love to see your take on this month's challenge.

Supplies Used:

Thanks for stopping!
Would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Guest Designer Post

Hello Friends ! Pooja here I am very excited to share my projects as Guest Designer for Peek a Boo Designs.I would like to Thank  Vidushi  Saraf  and the entire DesignTeam for giving me this opportunity . I was very happy to receive these wonderful made in India clear Stamps from PABD .

Clear stamps from PABD Stringy sentiments Happy holi,DMask
They have excellent  quality I can tell you as I have used them with pigment inks, dye inks ,Distress inks and embossing inks too .Each time the result was clear crisp image.
I made a bunch of cards using them. Sharing the Holi cards first. I loved the bold happy holi sentiment no need to add much on cards.

Happy Holi card
Did you recognize the flowers ? Yes "Palash " also aptly called Flame of Forest .It is said that nature plays holi through them .I am Lucky to have seen palash trees in full bloom so many times. Hand drew and watercolored the flowers and stamped the sentiment.Some ink smooshing in the background after all is a holi card !
Next  is One layered CAS card . Stamped happy holi with multiple inks ,masked it and literally played holi with watercolors on the card.Stamped few leaves n flourishes for interest.

Happy Holi card with mutli ink stamping & masking
Now the cards with Damask Stamp set, This stamp set has wonderful patterns and so many possibilities of using them on projects we can create beautiful patterns, backgrounds,embellishments ,flourishes and even labels for sentiments.

2 tone stamping with pigment Inks
  For this card I created the background by 2 tone stamping with pigment inks.I have used the smallest image from this set to create the pattern and the sentiment is from Stringy Sentiments.
Background created by heat embossing damask pattern
Coming to last card, heat embossed the pattern and then sponged Salty oceans Distress ink. Embellished with readymade flower (Gift from Shalu ) ,the leaves are from this stamp set and I also used the small flourish designs to create the label .

Now the Final project an Altered box.I have altered black packaging box. 

Altered box
Stamped the damask pattern with versamark  ink and then brushed loose metallic powder on it .
Pattern created with small flourish stamp
Got a nice vintage gold pattern which made the box look elegant ,No need of any additional embellishments just added few pearls.I hope you all loved the card and box and are inspired to try out this wonderful stamps.(I will be sharing few more pictures of the projects on my Blog) My Heartfelt Thanks to PABD Team for the amazing stamps and a chance to share my project on the blog !