Thursday, September 15, 2016

GD Gayatri Murali, take a bow!

Hello and welcome back!! As promised, here is some more inspiration for you from the simply fabulous Gayatri Murali! I am honoured that she took time in her extremely busy schedule to write this post for Paru's Card Making Challenges!
Here is what she has to say!

Our Guest Designer

Gayatri Murali

Hello everyone,
My name is Gayatri Murali also known as scrapawayg3 at various galleries.  I am a therapist by profession but chose to be a stay at home mom to my children.  I live in Perth, Australia with my husband, two teen children and my dog.  I have been papercrafting for past 10 years. I started with being a scrapbooker but now I am a full time card maker. My style is clean simple, bold and bright with a technique or two. Trends inspire me a lot. You can see a lot of trendy stuff on my cards. 
I design for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, Taylored Expressions, Winnie & Walter and Dirty Dozens at My Blog is called Handmade by G3.   My inspirations come from visiting blogs, going through magazine and Aha! Pinterest. I love Pinterest. I spend hours pinning and a great source of inspiration for colours. I am also active in social media links to which are there on my blog right side bar:)  I am a big fan challenges and I cannot wait to share my project for this month's challenge. 

I am so happy to share that I am Guest Designing for Paru's Card Making Challenge Blog this month.

This month's challenge focuses on words.

And this is my take on the challenge. And I made both the card and coordinating tag.

Merry Christmas

I have made Christmas card and tag with focus on the sentiment. My card base is white and I stamped Christmas image from Winnie & Walter's In Bloom: Elsa's Flora stamp set using Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp only on the top of the card front. Then I die cut the In a Word: Merry from Winnie & Walter on Fog cardstock panel. I saved the Merry die cut for the tag. On the negative of the panel, I trimmed the panel from half of the negative Merry to the top. Then I inlaid the die cut Merry die cut using red cardstock. I wrapped red twine around this panel and tied a bow. I adhered this panel on the card front using foam adhesives. 

Merry Christmas closeup

The secondary sentiment are from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on green card stock strip and adhered as shown in the picture. Rose gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh completes the card.

Merry Christmas flat

I used the saved up fog coloured Merry die cut to make coordinating tag for the card.

Focus on words tag

The tag is die cut using fog and red cardstocks. The tag die is from Winnie & Walter's Essentials: Katharine Cutaway. I stamped the same image I stamped on the card on the fog tag using Lipstick Red ink from Simon Says Stamp. I layered the red tag over the fog tag and used a green twine to tie them together. I adhered the fog coloured Merry die cut saved from the making of the card on the red tag at an angle. The secondary sentiments are again from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set. I simply stamped them on fog cardstock strips in black ink and adhered as shown in the picture. Finally, the Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh completes the tag. Here is both the card and tag together.

Focus on words challenge

So this is my take on the challenge: Focus on Words!  The words and colours make this card a Perfect Christmas card in spite of not have a Christmas themed focal image on the card.

Hope you are inspired by my card. Now its your turn to play along. For more details on how to play the challenge, please visit Paru's Card Making Challenge Blog.

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