Friday, December 8, 2017

Altenew December 2017 Release Blog Hop



Hello friends!
You are here from Isha Gupta's blog.
If you just happen to stop by, there is a complete hop list at the end of this post for you to take part in Altenew's December Release Blog Hop.
Apart from the dies and stamps, Altenew is releasing their NEW Mini Blossom Die cut machine!
It is the cutest and prettiest machine ever!
My first card features the Wild About You Stamp and Die set.



Altenew Wild About You Stamp and Die set | My Family Scrapbook Collection | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
For my background I used one of the papers from My Family Scrapbook Collection.

Altenew Wild About You Stamp and Die set | My Family Scrapbook Collection | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I stamped the leaves using Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades. For the flowers I used Cherry Blossom Crisp Inks, Shades of Purple and Pocketful of Sunshine.

Altenew Wild About You Stamp and Die set | My Family Scrapbook Collection | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 

My second card features the newly released Parrot Paradise Die set and Brushed Alphabet dies.
 
It makes me SO happy that the coordinating dies for Parrot Paradise and Totally Tropical are here!
Though I am only using the former on my card today but you will soon see a Totally Tropical card from my side. 

Altenew Brushed Alpha die set and Parrot Paradise | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I started off by making clouds with Ocean Waves Crisp Ink. This colour is beautiful for sky too!

Altenew Brushed Alpha die set and Parrot Paradise | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I then stamped my parrot onto Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and coloured him with Artist Markers in Frayed Leaf, Forest Green, Buttercream and Warm Sunshine. For the beak I used Paper Bag Artist Marker. These colours are from Set A and Set B.

Altenew Brushed Alpha die set and Parrot Paradise | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I then Die cut "Fly High" from my new favourite alpha dies, the Brushed Alphas in white and black because I didn't know which colour I should go with.

Altenew Brushed Alpha die set and Parrot Paradise | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

In the end it all worked out since I used the black ones as an offset to my white alphas.

Now on to the good part!

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blogand Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.


ADDITIONAL PRIZE
I will also be picking out a winner for $30 gift certificate. Please leave comments here by 12/15 and I will announce the winner in a separate blog post on 12/16.



I hope you had fun hopping. It's not over yet!

The next stop on the hop is Nichol Spohr


That is all from my side.
See you soon!


Erum Tasneem (this is me)






Saturday, December 2, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone!
This is my third time being a guest for the abofreakinlutely rad event "The" Advent Calendar Extravaganza hosted by the amazeballs Taheerah Atchia. The sponsor today is the amazing company we all love; Altenew. The only new thing this year is that now I am part of this awesome team! YAY!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I heat embossed the Build A Flower Poinsettia from Altenew with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder onto watercolour paper. I used distress inks as watercolours.

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I have shown how to layer this Poinsettia flower to make it look more fuller in THIS post.
I did the same technique again for this card. 

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

There is tons of dimension on my card. The leaves and flowers (and some petals) are all on different levels. 

Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia watercoloured with distress inks + Antique Gold crisp embossing powder | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I hope you liked it!


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Altenew so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Studio Katia: A Bit of Gold

Studio Katia Together We Bloom Stamp Set | Watercoloured with Distress Inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I have a new card to share over at Studio Katia blog.
Hope on over and leave me a bit of love :)
xx
Erum

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Altenew Anemone Bouquet and WINNER Altenew Marker Release


Altenew Build-A-Flower Anemone coloured with Artist markers Set B | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Hello friends!
I have a new post on the Altenew blog featuring the newest Artist Markers Set B and the gorgeous Anemones.
Also, I have a winner to announce for the Altenew Marker Release.
Are you ready!
DRUM ROLL


CONGRATULATIONS!
Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com to avail your $30 gift certificate by December 15th with the subject "Altenew 11/20/2017 winner from Erum's blog".


WINNER Spellbinders November 2017 Blog Hop


Hello lovelies!
Here to announce the winner for $25 gift certificate.
The winner is


Many congratulations!
 Please contact Spellbinders at socialmedia@spellbinders.us by 11/30/2017 with the subject line Spellbinders November 2017 Blog Hop Winner from Erum's Blog.
Happy shopping!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Guest Designing at Spellbinders - Trio of Cards Using Sunflower Cool Vibes


Hello everyone! I am honoured to be guesting for one of my favourite companies, Spellbinders. Today I have three cards to share with you using just Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low. I will be showing you three ways to use this stamp set.


Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

As you can see I kept the colours same on all three cards so that it doesn’t distract you from the design. Bonus that they look nice in the photo J

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

First and foremost, I have to say how beautiful this stamp set is! The intricate details all stamped perfectly and crisp. I used both stamps from this set several times with Versamark on watercolour paper. I then used Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Then, my most favourite part, I ink smooshed the background using Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. When the background was still a bit wet, I went in to drop some more of the same colours in a few places to add a bit more interest.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To add a little sparkle I rolled up some silver string, glued it on to my card front. I stamped the sentiment and popped it over the string with foam tape. I really wanted to add yellow enamel dots to my card instead of silver sequins but I ran out of them. I think the enamel dots would have looked so much better here and would’ve complimented the other two cards beautifully.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my second card, I stamped the Sunflower twice on watercolour paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then watercoloured the petals using Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The flower center was coloured with a variety of yellows and greens from the distress ink family. I do love to watercolour with distress inks, they flow effortlessly. After the images were dry, I fussy cut them out and started working on my card front.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Again, I stamped the Sunflower repeatedly on to watercolour paper with Veramark and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder then heat set it. I already knew what the placement of my flowers and stamp would be, keeping that in mind I added grey watercolour to my background with varied concentration. By varied concentration I mean that the grey would appear dark in some places and light in others.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

After my card front was dry, I popped my sunflowers on foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock added a little more foam tape on this label so that it was on a higher level than the flowers.
I played around with the placement of all three elements till I found the perfect position.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I then covered my stamped images and sentiment label with my hand (you can even use a piece of cardstock or do this step before adding the images) and added black and grey paint splatters. In the end I added a few silver sequins for the bling.
Now onto my final card.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

This one too has white heat embossed images and watercolouring! I stamped both the images from this stamp set on to watercolour paper with versamark in a way that it would make a corner border. Apart from this I stamped both the images again to add to the opposite corner.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Then I watercoloured the sunflower petals with Peacock Feathers only, the center with Spiced Marmalade and the outer design with Chipped Sapphire. For the smaller medallion, I used a mix of colours. This image reminds of ceramic tiles.
After the images were dry, I fussy cut the design leaving a white border along the design.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and added paint splatters to my card front. I then popped up the two pieces I fussy cut on each corner and added a few sequins.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

There you have it! A trio of cards using just one stamp set!
That is all from my side! 
Erum

Altenew: WINNER Build-A-Flower Gardenia


Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0


Hello everyone!
I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner!
The winner is 

CONGRATULATIONS
Please email winner@altenew.com with the subject title "Winner BAF Gardenia from Erum's blog" by 12/15/2017.



Monday, November 20, 2017

Spellbinders November 2017 Blog Hop

SECOND POST of the day. Scroll down for Altenew Marker Release post or click HERE



Hello friends!
You must be here from Simon Hurley's blog.

I am SO EXCITED to be part of this hop with Spellbinders.
If you have known me for a while, you'd know I run a small business by the name of Glitter & Swirls where I take on commission work (custom orders for cards etc). 90% of the work I do there has a Spellbinders die on it! That is how much I love and use Spellbinders dies.

As you know Spellbinders has released the following collections this month:


Today I picked out three dies from the Chantilly Paper Lace collection by Becca Feeken who I adore immensely.

I have three cards to share with you that uses a mix of three die sets from this collection.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my first card, I used dies from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame and Hannah Elise Layering Frame.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The frames are so gorgeous that you really don't have to do much on your card.
After die cutting the frames, I popped them on the card base with foam tapes to add dimension.
I don't know if it's visible or not but I added pearls around the smallest oval frame and four on each corner of the largest frame.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To make the layer that is behind the Hannah Elise frame a bit darker, I inked it with Antique Linen.

I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts and added it in a banner style with an arch. I also added two pearls on both ends of this banner.
I am always blown away by how intricate these designs are!

Next up is a similar card, I just changed the colours and added a bow plus flowers.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I made this one in white! Doesn't the card look absolutely different by changing just a couple of things?

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Here I coloured the layer behind Hannah Elise frame with a mix of Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet distress inks. I did not add the small oval die but instead added a large sentiment stamp by Wplus9.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I tied a double looped bow and added a small bunch of flowers to add a more feminine touch.

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

This card features the Tallulah Frill Layering Frame. This is such a beautiful die set!

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added pearls on the rectangle floral frame on every flower. It looked so pretty!
The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers.

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I inked the frames with Tattered Rose distress ink.

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added a double looped bow on this card as well along with a bunch of small flowers and one bigger flower which I coloured with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

That is all from my side.

On to the good stuff now.


Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, November 26th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.


Additional Giveaway

I will be giving out $25 gift certificate to one of you! Leave a comment on this post by November 26th and I will announce the winner the following day.

Now the next stop on the hop is Laurie Schmidlin.


Erum Tasneem  (you are here)



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