Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Guest Designer at Peek-A-Boo designs India

Hello Crafty People,

Today, I have got the opportunity to design for Peek-a-Boo designs for this month.

Today I am going to show some of the projects that I did with the set that I received as my happy mail from Peek A Boo. The set- Flower in a Jar, is one such stamp set I have come across that has endless possibility to work with. Looking at the set only, gives you so many ideas. With this one set, you can assemble all the elements and even the smallest cute bee in one card but also you can use each and every element separately; I have tried to do the latter.


For the first card that I have incorporated some painting skills of mine *grin* as the set gave me a beautiful picture to frame. I started with the Jar (the most beautiful element of the set). I stamped the Jar on a Water color Paper with two colors of distress inks viz. Gathered twigs from Tim Holtz distress inks and Green Garland from Artistry inks. First I stamped the Green on the stems and then the Brown on the rims of the jar to avoid merging these.

I loved the crisp image of the Jar and the stems. Then I took some water and a brush to wash the edges (but not too much) also by adding Broken china distress ink (to give a glass effect). I shaded the portion below the Jar with the same inks but this time the brown color on a greater proportion to get the dark shade.
Then I stamped all the flowers with Festive Berries Distress inks (to get the blotted effect) and shaded twice with the same ink to get some layers and finished it off with Gathered Twigs color for the last dark layer. For the leaves Green Garland again with the same technique as I did with flowers. Fussy cut all the flowers and the leaves and arranged it on the Jar simply by sticking it with glue.
I made some extensions to the bunch with the same used colors before to complete the picture. Lastly, the sentiment with some Archival Ink Black. And it’s done!!!!
With only Five colors the whole picture is complete :)


For the second project I chose for a Tag. I took a cardstock, stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it Black. I used a stencil and blended some Green Garland on it and again I stamped the Messy lines by Peek-a-Boo designs on it with the same color. I stamped the bunch of flowers separately and embossed it white. 

After that, I colored it with Peacock Feathers and Shaded Liliac distress inks and finished it with some sketching with dark blue, fussy cut them, and pasted it on the tags. And here it goes…


My third project is again a card and again florals, as there are so many varieties of flowers to stamp, can’t get enough of one! I randomly stamped the roses with the leaves on a card stock. I colored it with Festive berries and Picked Raspberries, leaves with Mustard seed and Green Garland distress inks, and finished it off with some sketch pens (as they add the darkest shade I need all the times). The sentiment is embossed with white and here it looks like this…


My last project is with the tiniest stamp of the set, yes the BEE. The bee is too cute to ignore and I decided to make a whole card with the bee. I stamped, fussy cut, colored and pasted on a brown card stock. Made the edges on green with one of the designs from Its Plaid time by Peek-a-Boo. Some Mulberry flowers and a ribbon complete the Card.

 Stamps used:

I hope you liked all my projects. Pardon me for making the post long :P

Happy Crafting and enjoy all the Peek-a-Boo stamps!



  1. lovely cards riya.. i have become fan of your water colouring..

    1. I am literally overwhelmed to hear such wonderful words from u <3 I am a fan of your CAS designs <3 thank you so much :)

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  3. wonderful cards.Thanks for joining my party x

  4. Great to see you at Sandies party at TIME OUT! Great background for the beautiful flowers!

  5. This is a stunningly beautiful image. The water stain on the desk is superb. Thank you so much for posting this lovely creative art in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #230-#231 - Anything Goes.
    Blessings, Carole

  6. Such great projects - all of them!! Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!
    ~Michele, DT

  7. A lovely collection of creations in lovely colours Ria, I especially like the first in those vibrant pinks and reds, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges this month.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  8. All of your projects are stunning and your coloring out of this world! Thanks for sharing!

    Stamplorations DT

  9. Absolutely beautiful each one. Love the layered flowers and coloring behind the jar and your striking green stencil work! Brilliant!

  10. Stunning projects - thanks so much for joining as over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog.

  11. Hello Ria,such lovely bright cards. Thanks for entering your 2nd one into our May "use a stencil" challenge, the green stenciling makes a great background for the sweet blue flowers.
    Jane DT

  12. Where do I start, what an amazing collection of cards. So stunning, love them all.

  13. Wow, such a lot of work gone into these, and the results are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


  14. Great project ! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  15. Wow, all the cards you made out of that one set of stamp are all gorgeous! Such a talent. We are blessed that you linked with our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and inviting you to join us again in our current challenge. Leaving you with the encouragement from God's Word in Romans 15:5-6 which tells us, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

    JO ANN

    1. Thanks so much Jo for your wonderful and inspirational words :)

  16. Beautiful work, love the jar and flowers card so pretty.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's May challenge and good luck x Susan x

  17. What can I say ..... simply stunning! Love the jar of flowers, you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

  18. Oh my goodness - such a treat to come over and see your works of art. I am in awe of your coloring/painting skills. I think your first card is a masterpiece. Beautifully done. Thanks for gracing our CASEplorations gallery this month, Ria.

  19. Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CASEplorations. Good Look!