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Fun with florals – Oct 2020 Challenge Inspiration 2

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we welcome one of our new design team members – she is someone whom I have admired for a long time. She wasn’t able to join earlier due to some personal reasons, but this month onwards she is able to do so and I could not be more excited! Today she is here sharing a gorgeous project for our monthly challenge – Fun with Florals. I will let her take it away from here :-)

I’m Raga Senthil from Perky Raga. I’m so glad to announce that I have joined Varada Sharma Design Team from this month onwards(October). Though I couldn’t able to join the team earlier due to some personal situations, I’m happy to go good in line half-way. Thank you Varada for having me on board. I love making Clean and Simple and Interactive Cards. You can find more about me details on my Instagram page or my YouTube Channel.

As a Kickstart, I have my first inspiration post to welcome you all to take part in our first monthly Challenge and a chance to win store credit.

The theme for this month’s Challenge is Fun with Florals (optional anything goes).

Rules for the challenge:

  1. Use of Varada Sharma image is a must.

  2. Freebies are allowed too. (Go grab the freebie from the shop or better still join our Silver Membership to get new free digital stamps every month..)

  3. Use of Challenge graphic on your post is a must.

  4. Link up HERE as many times as you want.

  5. You can link up from your blog/ Facebook/ Instagram. When posting from Instagram, please use the hashtag #vschallenge.

  6. Challenge starts on 1st of every month and ends on 28th of the month and winners will be announced on last date of the month.

For my inspiration post, I have used the digital stamp set APPLE BLOSSOM from this month new release OCTOBER FEST

I love fall and I adore this new release. You can find plethora of ideas running in your head as soon as you have a look at this beautiful release.

Without further ado, let’s have a look at my card.

Key Ingredients:

2. White Cardstock

3. Oil Pastels and Q- tips for blending


1. Using PowerPoint, I flipped the blossom image, and added apple image to it( from APPLE BLOSSOM stamp set ). Once I’m satisfied with my composition and size, I took print out on a white card stock.

2. I coloured the image using Oil Pastels and blend the colours using Q-tips.

Usually water colouring would be my go-to medium, but this time I tried my hands on Oil Pastels to colour my focal image.

3. To keep the apple blossom natural, I chose to play white and pink colour combo.

4. I fuzzy cut my focal image and adhere it on an ink-smooshed background panel with a bold computer generated sentiment ‘So Sweet’ to balance the big bold apple.

5. Mount the front panel to the card base. Voila!

I hope you are inspired to take part in the challenge. More inspirations coming along your way. So subscribe and Stay Tuned.

Thank you for stopping!

Happy Crafting!



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