Gorgeous Watercolor big blooms with Natasha

Hi everyone I am excited to be back Guest Designing Crafty Meraki blog. Today I am sharing a bright, bold,...
Hi everyone I am excited to be back Guest Designing Crafty Meraki blog. Today I am sharing a bright, bold, and colorful card using the Hero Arts & Altenew collaboration set called Bloom and Grow. I started with a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper. To create the background I used an ink smooshing technique using a piece of acetate. I chose several ink pads from my stash in a variety of colors, pinks, blues, yellow, and purple. One at a...
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Safari fun with Samantha

This Savanna Safari stamp set from Sunny Studio makes me think of the Madagascar movies (I really should have found...
This Savanna Safari stamp set from Sunny Studio makes me think of the Madagascar movies (I really should have found a spot for the hippo!). Quick Tips: Adding some faint ink blending gives the hint of scene while still keeping the card light and bright. I chose to mask the lion for this scene but you could also use the coordinating dies to add an extra layer of dimension. Try turning the border stamp from the Sunny Studio Tropical Scenes...
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Gorgeous Watercolor Bouquet with Sindhu

Hi everyone! Sindhu here. I hope everyone is doing good.  Today I have a floral card to share with you. I...
Hi everyone! Sindhu here. I hope everyone is doing good.  Today I have a floral card to share with you. I used Waffle Flower Bouquet builder 7 combo for my card. Here is the cardI started by stamping the images on a piece of watercolour cardstock. I coloured the images using my Daniel Smith watercolors. I used coordinating dies to cut out the painted images. I took another piece of watercolour cardstock measuring 4"×5.25" and painted a wash of watercolour in grey. It looks a...
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Deepti creates with the Crafty Meraki Special Editio...

Hello friends! I am super excited to share my very first post as a Design Team Member for Crafty Meraki....
Hello friends! I am super excited to share my very first post as a Design Team Member for Crafty Meraki. I will be sharing loads of inspiration in coming months featuring products available at the Crafty Meraki store, check it out HERE. Today's post is even more special as I am sharing a card I made using the products from Crafty Meraki "Special Edition Watercolor kit" Crafty Meraki Kit has goodness of 8 brands all in one box. This kit, is more...
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Sandhya makes a Statement with Statement flower Stam...

Hello friends! Welcome back to a new post. Today I am sharing a card I made with one for my...
Hello friends! Welcome back to a new post. Today I am sharing a card I made with one for my favorite stamps from Altenew. I chased after the Statement Flowers set for a while and it was always sold out, until I recently got it from the Crafty Meraki store and had to color it right away! If you have been eyeing this set like me, you should snag it right now, as my readers get a 20% discount on...
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Mansi weaves abstract art magic with a MINI Stamp!

Hi everyone, Mansi here on the blog again today with a negative watercolor painting! I am using my favorite distress...
Hi everyone, Mansi here on the blog again today with a negative watercolor painting! I am using my favorite distress ink reinkers again today and I'm excited to share how simple it is to make this kind of lost and found effect. All you need is a lot of water and some drops of ink. The colors are so vibrant and so intense that you don't need a whole lot of them -- a little goes a long way. I...
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Watercolor Wonder Magnolias with Juhi

Hello everyone, it's Juhi. Magnolias are one of my favorite things about summer ever since we moved to California. The large, creamy white...
Hello everyone, it's Juhi. Magnolias are one of my favorite things about summer ever since we moved to California. The large, creamy white southern magnolia flowers are my favorite variety.  I land up getting all Magnolia stamps out there and the latest ones by MFT Stamps are my preferred Magnolia stamps these days. For my first card, I 've tried to create the dense green foliage effect of the Southern Magnolia Trees. I colored in the stamped images with watercolors and added details...
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Sealicious cards with Samantha!

I’m so pleased to welcome Samantha to the Crafty Meraki Design Team! Head on in and check out what she has on the blog today! 

Hello! This is Samantha welcoming you to my very first blog post as a member of the Crafty Meraki design team! Today's card is created with some incredibly cute products from Sunny Studios available on the Crafty Meraki website: Quick Tips: I started by blending the background using a DIY stencil made from thin plastic sheets (check the art supply section at your local craft store or Amazon) and an oval die. You could also use masking paper or one...
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Introducing the Crafty Meraki Special Edition Waterc...

Hey Crafty Friends! Bindu here!  In case you missed the exciting announcement I made on Instagram yesterday, here it is:   Here are...
Hey Crafty Friends! Bindu here!  In case you missed the exciting announcement I made on Instagram yesterday, here it is:   Here are the contents of the kit:   Introducing the Crafty Meraki Kit with crafty goodies from 8 brands all in one box. Bouquet Builder Stamp Set 7 by Waffle Flower Crafts  Wonderfully Woven Stencil by Heffy Doodle and Adorable Iridescent Butterfly Sequins by Studio katia Fadeout/ Noline ink by Inkon3 3 Distress Ink Reinkers by Tim Holtz & Ranger Ink and watercolor...
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Altenew Daffodils with Brenda

Hello there!!This is Brenda from www.mypapercutcreations.com here with you today!! I am super excited to be a guest on the...
Hello there!!This is Brenda from www.mypapercutcreations.com here with you today!! I am super excited to be a guest on the Crafty Meraki Blog this month!!! I have a couple of cards to share with you today, both featuring the Altenew Paint-A Flower: Daffodil!! Let's get started!! I absolutely adore painting or coloring flowers, so I couldn't resist making two cards!!     For this first one, I gold heat embossed the daffodils onto Bristol smooth cardstock and watercolored it with...
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Peony Perfection with Natasha

Hi everyone I am super excited to be back on the Crafty Meraki blog today as a guest designer. Today...
Hi everyone I am super excited to be back on the Crafty Meraki blog today as a guest designer. Today I am sharing a beautiful stamp set by MFT called Peony Perfection. The stamp is so beautiful. I created a CAS design using this set.... Let’s get started. I started by stamping the image on Bristol smooth card stock using clear embossing ink. I then heat set it using Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold embossing powder. I colored in the stamped...
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Adorable Best Friends with Sindhu!

Hi everyone!Sindhu here. Today I have a couple of fun birthday cards to share with you. I used My Favorite Things...
Hi everyone!Sindhu here. Today I have a couple of fun birthday cards to share with you. I used My Favorite Things 'Best friends in the universe' stamp set and watercoloured the images. I created a collage style card and a cute scene on another. I had done the collage style card in the past once and enjoyed making it. So I wanted to do it again. Here is the card I started by dividing the watercolor cardstock panel into four parts. I...
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