Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spotlight on...Hussena Calcuttawala!

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We are proud to bring you our next Spotlight On...Hussena Calcuttawala!  Hussena's projects are so feminine, elegant and lovely that we really wanted to see more from her.  Her use of patterns and color is fresh, bright and cheerful.  Just look at THESE CARDS she made for our 1st Birthday Bash Challenges!

Wait until you see what she's made today...you will see Hussena shine!       

>>>ABOUT HUSSENA<<<

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Hi everyone!

This is Hussena here. I’m from India and I’m a SAHM to two lovely kids. I have always been into Arts & Crafts for as long as I can remember, but seriously took up cardmaking as a hobby since 5 years now. I also love to create 3D projects and work on altered items, but my first love will always be cardmaking. You can view more of my work on my blog Quill and Punch Works. I have quite recently taken up stamping as till date I was into making layered, shabby cards using dies as my main focal. I recently came across Winnie and Walter products and I totally fell in love with their bold sentiments which are so unique and can dress up any card very beautifully.

I can't tell you how thrilled I was to have received a mail from Shay, inviting me for this spotlight feature. Definitely did a little happy dance. :)

>>>HUSSENA'S PROJECTS<<<

Today I have two cards and a tag to share. As this month's them is 'In Bloom', I really had a lot of fun playing with the beautiful flower stamps. I think my all time favorite of all the Winnie and Walter stamp sets has to be 'The Big, the Bold and Extras'. The possibilities with this stamp set are endless and I'm so happy W & W has come out with its matching Cutaways, and Creative Screening as well.

My first card uses three stamp sets from W & W. I have stamped and clear embossed the flowers and leaves from The Big, the Bold and Extras then have watercolored the flowers using Picked Raspberry Distress ink and the leaves using Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive Distress inks. The circle frame that you see was created from the oval frame stamp from the The WriteStuff: Leave it to Mom stamp set. I just altered the shape of the frame from oval to circle. It's pretty easy to do this with these high quality, photopolymer stamps. I stamped and embossed it using Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.The silhouette figure also was stamped and fussy cut and placed on the banner which is from The Big, the Bold and Extras. The sentiment is from The Big, Bold and Party stamp set.I finished off the card using some pretty sequins from the W & W Birthday Bash Sequins Mix from PPP.

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For my second card, I have created my background using the Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings by blending different shades of Distress inks to create a soft background and then added a few black paint spatters. The sentiment has been stamped and cut from The Big, Bold and Party stamp set and mounted on the card base using foam dots. The flowers and the leaves have been stamped using different pigment inks and fussy cut then, stuck on the card using some foam dots and they're from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom stamp set. This set has some really pretty small stamps included besides the silhouette and the frame. I have added tiny rhinestones in the centre of the flowers and added a strip cut from some gold glitter paper. I finished off the card by adding a black diagonal stamped strip.

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For my tag, I have stamped the flower and the leaves from The Big, the Bold and Extras. The foliage leaves are from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom stamp set. The little heart has been stamped and cut  from the Sugar Rush set and given a coat of Clear Wink of Stella brush pen. This tag came together in no time and I was happy with the end result.

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Thank you so much once again Julie & Shay for giving me this opportunity. I had a blast creating with W & W goodies :D

I loved working on my cards and tag I hope you all like my work. I would love to know your views on it.

39 comments:

  1. Hussena your cards are gorgeous, and the little tag is, too! So nice to see more! Congrats!
    =] Michele

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  2. Awesome awesome cards, hussena! Love your color palate.

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  3. Such gorgeous cards...love all the details and the colors...PRETTY!

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  4. Love your work Hussena.You have great taste and these projects are a testament to that.Very proud of you for the feature.

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  5. Love your work Hussena.You have great taste and these projects are a testament to that.Very proud of you for the feature.

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  6. Totally rocking and beautiful card Hussena ...many congrats for spotlight feature ...feeling so proud of you ....n love you n your creations to the core :)

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  7. Amazing projects Hussena! :) I love how you tied a little piece of ribbon to the twine on the tag! Very innovative.

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  8. Woohoo!! Congratulations Hussena for the feature! Brilliant cards ...l-o-v-e the colors and composition!!
    Now I need to get some W&W products :)

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  9. Congratulations for this feature, Hussena. Your cards and the tag are totally fabulous. You have done complete justice to w & w products here :)

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  10. Congratulations Hussena beautiful cards and great tag.

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  11. Congrats Hussena ! I loved your cards ans tag, pretty colors and lovely arrangement !

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  12. congrats Hussena :) the card is absolutely gorgeous!! love it!! nice coloring... the tag is very beautiful..

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  13. Congratulations Hussena!!! Gorgeous cards and beautiful colors :))

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  14. Lovely, each one of your projects. You certainly have an artistic eye, Hussena.

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  15. Lovely, each one of your projects. You certainly have an artistic eye, Hussena.

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  16. Very beautiful cards. I really like the tag too!

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  17. Fabulous makes Hussena :)
    Kate xx

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  18. Congratulations Hussena !!Gorgeous cards and colors !!

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  19. Yay, Hussena! Wonderful cards with those fabulous roses.

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  20. Congratulations.... Hussena! Pretty cards and tag... Love it!!!

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  21. These are all gorgeous, Hussena, well done!

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  22. Hussena, your cards and tag here, as well as those for the birthday Bash, make abundantly clear why the spotlight is on you: amazing talent, fabulous creativity and absolutely gorgeous creations! So impressive!! Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us!
    ~c

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  23. Stunning work Hussena - love the Celebrate card!

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  24. Hi Hussena. Its nice to get to know you! Your cards are really lovely. I am a lover of tags and yours is VERY nice. I enjoyed seeing your work. TFS!

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  25. Congratulations!! Your cards are stunning!!

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  26. Beautiful cards! Congrats on well deserved spotlight!

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  27. Loved your cards Hussena. Your work is always so admirable. So proud of you. Am so glad to see your work getting appreciated all over the world!!

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  28. Thank you so so much for all the love and appreciation friends ..I am so happy you all liked my work:): ..And Thank you so much Julie and Shay once again for this spotlight feature .

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  29. Wonderful cards, Hussena! The celebrate card is my fave ♥ I like to see more of your work!

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  30. Congratulations ;beautiful work as always ;you are the best sweetie,wish you many more accolades and wins for the future !!!

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  31. Love that card with the triangle images!

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  32. Beautiful cards...they are so feminine and pretty!

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  33. I love your cards! They feel very feminine and fresh. Really beautiful designs!

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  34. Lovely work - classy and just so full of softness and sweet colors!! Enjoyed very much seeing your work!!

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  35. Super summery cards n tag, love the fresh and vibrant feel of your projects Hussena..... They are awesome !!!!
    Congratulations n celebrations..... :-D

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  36. Great to see you wonderful craft work recognised, congrats.
    Julie x

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