Jun 18, 2017

Brush Calligraphy Love

Hi Friends,

Happened to attend Brush Calligraphy Workshop in November 2016...
And Watercolor florals Workshop in April 2017...

Shared here few of my projects...which emerged from my trials and errors of the practices am having these days...

Hope you like it!

For the ever first time, tried Copperplate Calligraphy using Oblique Dip pen...Loving it so far.

Have laminated these pieces :) 

The journey continues...

Will soon share here...

Jun 16, 2017

Guest Designing at IBS

Hi Stampers! 

Thrilled to be here as Guest Designer for the month of June, at Inspired by Stamping.

Thank you Joanna, for this awesome opportunity to showcase my talent in your blog using your Gorgeous Stamps. Absolutely enjoyed using those beautiful stampsets.

Am here today to share two cards using Gorgeous floral stamp sets from IBS store.

First card:

Its a simple CAS card, which uses the focal element as cherry blossom cluster, from the Stampset Cherry Blossoms.

  • Took Neenah solar white cardstock in the size 4x5.25".
  • Stamped the cherry blossom using Alcohol marker friendly ink - Memento Tuxedo Black ink here.
  • Colored the image with Chameleon markers carefully inside the periphery of the images.
  • Then the whole image, is highlighted using blue shade of chameleon marker over the outer periphery of whole image so as to pop the image.
  • Finally Fabercastell Polychromos colored pencils are used to bring out shades and shadows to the images.
  • Sentiment is stamped from the same stampset using Memento tuxedo black ink.
  • Few clear dew droplets were added as accents.
  • Then the focal panel is added to the standard A2 sized black card base.

Second card:

For this card, i made use of Gorgeous Magnolia Stampset, giving it a bit of Mixed media touch.

  • Took  12x12cm top fold kraft cardbase.
  • Then took a white focal panel which is bit lesser in size, is distressed around the edges.
  • Bit of stenciling done using TCW- Tile using Prima Light base tinted with Hickery Smoke Distress ink.
  • Colored ornated chipboard using Black soot distress ink
  • Used No line coloring technique for the Magnolia images using Fabercastell polychromes pencils.
  • Fussy cut it and kept aside.
  • Added the ornated chipboard onto the focal panel with fussy cut image on top and white doily as base.
  • Spanish moss, Prima artstone, tinted cheese cloth (Peeled paint distress ink) added along with the colored image, which is popped using Scotch foam adhesive.
  • Sentiment is stamped on vellum using Archival ink and added to the focal panel.
  • The focal panel is then mounted onto the kraft cardbase using foam adhesives.
  • Few enamel dots are added to finish off the card.

Hope you all enjoyed today's projects. I can't wait for you to see my second post.

Thanks much for stopping by!


Stamps used:



Jun 5, 2017

Simply cards!!

Am over at Mudra today with few simple cards using Gorgeous May releases!!

Head over to the blog to see the full reveal.

Sneak peek just for you :)

May 28, 2017

All Chalked up!!

Hi Friends,

Made few chalkboard projects for Mudra few weeks before, thought to share here.

Chalked Bookmarks , Chalked Notecards, Chalked Gift Tags :

Chalked Bookmarks:

  • Took black cs in 2.25"x6" and white heat embossed sentiments from Bookmarks stampset and Hot air ballon from Beachfun Stampset.
  • Then using tissue, buffed white pigment ink over the embossed and surrounding areas to give a chalkboard effect.
  • Bordered the panel with white colored pencil.
  • Went ahead and matted this over a white cs.
  • Then laminated this bookmark and added a black satin ribbon as final touch.
Chalked Notecards:

  • These are 3.5x3.75" notecards which i attempted to do Table art, by showcasing these on mini easels for a daily Inspirational kick at workspace :)
  • I took sentiments from FarewellDare to fly stampsets and white heat embossed it along with feathers from Dreamcatcher and chevron washi from Washis stampset.
  • Buffed white pigment ink over the embossed areas.
  • Highlighted panel by white colored pencil scorings.
  • Matted with White cardstock.
  • Laminated the panels to make sturdy.
Chalked Gift Tags:

  • Was hoarding these thick colored cardboard hearts for a long time now.
  • Went ahead and black gessoed it heavily.
  • White heat embossed the sentiments from Mixed Greetings stampset.
  • To add little extra detailing, stamped flourishes from Vintagey Florishes stampset around the sentiments.
  • Added natural linen ribbon and a teeny tiny ivory Raffia bow as final touch.

Hope you like these inspirations using Chalkboard technique.

May 24, 2017

LZ Design Team call

Lesia Zgharda, manufacturers beautiful clear stamps and the uniqueness of designs, especially florals  made me to apply for their Design Team call today.

Guys, if you love stamping, Do try your luck :)
Visit their store and am sure, you love their designs as much as i love!!

Am an avid blogger, Paper crafter who dabbles with Stamping, Mixed media, Watercoloring and Brush lettering recently.

You can view my artworks in following handles.

FB page : Paperie Expressions

Instagram : @sathyakala.23

Pinterest : SathyaKala Sankaran

Sharing few of my Stamping projects.

Mixed media Canvas: (Stamping+Heat Embossing)

No line Coloring using Colored pencils

Mixed Media Tag (Stamping, Coloring, Heat Embossing)

Floral card (Heat Embossing + Watercoloring)

Floral card (Stamping +Zig coloring)

I have shared the versatility of projects here, to show my strength in using Stamps. Hope you like it!

Thanks for the chance, LZ Team.

May 13, 2017

Simply Chalked Up!! -Mudra DT inspiration

Am over at Mudra blog today with monthly DT inspirations.

Being a lover of colors...This current challenge at our blog - Chalkboard technique made me to come out of my comfort zone truly and enjoy the whole process.

Do vist the blog to check how i have done it and do play along the challenge for a chance to win some mudras products!!

Happy Stamping!

Apr 22, 2017

Its Spring time!!!

Made some floral inspirations using Mudra's wild roses set..and showcasing at Mudra blog today.
Tried Fabercastell polychromos, Zig coloring and a no line coloring with that set.

Hop over to the blog and check them out!

Apr 14, 2017

Happy Tamil New year!

       "உலக  தமிழர் அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துகள்"

Hearty Tamil New year Wishes to all Tamilians across the Globe!!

Made a quick card using Mudra stamps with Tamil font to wish my closest pals, who are celebrating their 1st Tamil New year after their wedding. 

  • Wildhoney and Mustard seed is sponged on the bg and embossed using WRMK weaves bg.
  • The lamps are gold heat embosses, colored using Zig and fussy cut.
  • The sentiment is centrally gold heat embossed on a vellum focal panel to which fussy cut lamps are added.
  • The vellum piece mounted on to the embossed panel and then mounted to the A2 sized gold cardbase
  • Just 2 pieces of peach rhinestones on the lamps added to finish off the card.
Hope you like it!

Apr 12, 2017

Bouquet of Wishes!!

Hi Everyone!!

Just a quick post to share a card which i made last year but forgot to share!
Current Spring season calls it to share!

This was my very first attempt with my Zig clean color real brush pens, an attempt made during last May 2016. Then made a card with this colored bouquet and sent to my sweet crafty friend, Jasleen Kaur in last October 2016.

Not so great coloring yet this piece is close to my heart :)

This card is a complete Inspired by Stamping card...That is the products : stamp sets, pattern papers everything from IBS, my favorite Stamping company.

Hope you like it!!