Saturday, 18 November 2017

Thanks (Fall inspired thank you card)

Hello guys
I have a card to share with you all today....this is a Thank you card keeping the upcoming Thanksgiving in mind. I have made this card as a DT inspiration for Lets Craft and Create Blog where the theme this month is ANYTHING GOES + option FALL COLOURS/THANKFUL. Below is my take on this fun theme...... To participate in the on going challenge, please click HERE
I am putting my card up at following challenges:
  1. HLS November anything goes with dies challenge  - Used Curvy Leaf dies from Elizabeth Craft designs 
  2. Scrapy Land Challenge #78 - Anything goes - Used Elizabeth craft design Curvy leaves die
  3. The Ribbon girl November Card challenge- Anything Goes
  4. The Sisterhood of crafters -Let the Sparkles Fly- I have used the frosting powder with loads of sparkle in it from Papericious - Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder
  5. Word Art Wednesday - Week 308 - 309 - Anything Goes
  6. Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 442- Glitter - I have used the frosting powder with loads of sparkle in it from Papericious - Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder

I started with a watercolor cardstock cut to A2 size panel and did some distress ink blending to achieve a seamless background. I have used Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo and Abandoned Coral distress inks. I spritzed it with some water and then lifted some color off the panel.
The leaves were randomly placed an diecut using the Curvy leaves dies from Elizabeth Craft designs on my bigshot. Then...was the fun part......using versamark, I added some Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder on the diecut leaves as well as the front panel....randomly and heat set it. It is so much fun to achieve the frosting and all the shimmer and shine in just one step......love it. I also applied glossy accents to few of the leaf diecuts.
I then added my front panel to a white textured cardstock from ItsyBitsy and trimmed the panel 1/8"from all the sides. I mounted this panel on my A2 size white cardbase using some white craft foam to give the card some dimension.
The leaves were shaped and added back to the panel from where they were diecut. Finished my card with the Thanks sentiment from Die namics and some Mudra Craft sequins. I diecut the sentiment 4 times from the same white cardstock and piled them on each other to obtain a dimensional sentiment. 
On the inside, I added the 1/8' sliver I cut initially from the panel...to add a little interest to the inside.
That finishes my card for today...I hope you liked it. Here is a small video clip to see the magic of the frosting powder on this card....



List of Supplies:-
  • Distress inks - Abandoned Coral, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Crushed Olive
  • Round foam blending tool
  • Glossy Accents
  • White Adhesive
  • Textured White cardstock
  • water spritzer
  • Mudra craft sequins
  • Die namics Thanks die
  • Elizabethe craft designs - Curvy Leaves
  • watercolor cardstock
  • Big Shot
  • Heat gun
  • Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder
  • White craft foam sheet

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Lippan Kaam...... Mixed Media My style (DT Post for ItsyBitsy)

Hello all you wonderful people
Today I have a mixed media canvas for you all...... its Lippan Kaam in my style. For all of you who do not know about Lippan Kaam, here is a little introduction....
Lippan Kaam or Chittar Kaam or Mud Relief work is a traditional mural art from the salt desert of Kutch. Its something the locals have been doing since ages to decorate the walls of their huts on the exterior as well as interior.
So, here is my take on this art form...to read the full post along with a video tutorial, please visit the ItsyBitsy blog by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by.... I would be happy to see you all on the Itsybitsy blog as well....do not forget to come by......Have a nice day ahead.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Gaddi Boxes/ Money Boxes/ Gift Boxes

Hello guys
Today I have few boxes for you. I made 60 of these as a custom order for a wedding ceremony. Though the original purpose of this was to accommodate money bundles.....I however feel it will be an apt gift box or chocolate box. Here are the 3 designs I made...I took the pictures at the very end when only few boxed were left to be packed.
To make these boxes, I have used 300 gsm white cardstock. The beautiful printed papers are from ItsyBitsy from L'Amour collection.
The the ribbons, chipboard embellishments and few flowers are from Itsybitsy as well. I have gold heat embossed the chipboard embellishments using Ranger Gold embossing powder. The big roses and poppies, rose buds and micro roses are from Crafters Corner.I have also added diecut leaves using Curvy Leaves Die from Elizabeth craft designs.

The box has ribbon as well as magnetic closures at the sides...because it was a money box...I added extra closure.


That is it from me today....I hope you all liked it. Thank you for visiting me and have a great week ahead.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Shaker Window Wind chime/ Baby Mobile/ Balcony decor

Hey guys
Welcome back to my blog...today I have a wind chime/ baby mobile/ balcony decor piece for you which I made a a DT inspiration post for ItsyBitsy blog. I incorporated the fun shaker windows into my project to make it more fun and interesting. I hope you all will like this...I also have a detailed tutorial for this and you can visit me HERE to know more.
here are a few sneak peeks of this project.



Thank you for stopping by...have a fab day ahead.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Snuggle bug - unisex Mini Album with a Box and 12 onesie tags featuring K & Kompany papers.

Hello guys
Happy Diwali to all...I hope you guys are enjoying this Divine Festival of Lights.....May Goddess Laxmi bless you all with wealth and prosperity. 
Today, I have a very special project for you all...This is is my very first Unisex Mini Album. I have made this very bright and colorful album as a custom order using the K & Company Snuggle Bug paper pack. Like all my baby albums, this album is also accompanies with 12 onesie tags and a custom made box to hold everything snugly inside.
The album measures 9" x 9" x 43/4" in size and has 6 very interactive pages. so including the front and back covers, there are 14 sides in this album. Each page is decorated and has many pockets and flipouts...I feel all in all it should hold atleast 120 to 150 pictures in here. I also have give 12 big collage photo mats so you can even add collages....12 collages if added on one side. I have decorated my cover with flowers, butterflies and a shaker window in the center filled with cute sequins, i also have diecuts from Imaginisce to embellish my cover.
The box made to house this chunky album and 12 tags is made from scratch using heavyweight chipboard. This box measures 12" by 15" by 6" and has a partition to hold the tags. Also I added a pocket on the inside of the lid to hold more ephemera and pictures. I have used handmade papers to cover the inside as well as outside of the box and the lid is decorated with colorful polka dots from the scraps of the cardstock. To give it a more finished look, I added satin ribbon tot he box and tied it intoa neat bow....looks like a cool gift box.
The 12 onesie tags are very colorful and made to co ordinate with the paper pack. The numers used are foam numbers and are all glittered. A cute charm and ribbons completes the look. There is journalling space at the back...for every month.
I have a video walkthrough of this album...I encourage you to watch it to see the interactive elements in action. However, I am adding a few pics here also.








That's my album...I hope you guys will like it. Thank you for reading this very long picture heavy post...have a great day ahead.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Happy Diwali - Handmade cards

Hey guys
Firstly I would like to wish you all a very HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DEEPAVALI or DIWALI. I know its just around the corner and so I couldn't hold myself back and want to show you some of the cards I made this year for my crafty friends. I have been busy since August with work and could only make so little of them......next year i am planning to start a month in advance so I can make a lot of such card..maybe send out a few to orphanages and elder homes.
I m putting my cards at the following blog challenges:-

  1. Scrapy Land Challenge #75- Anything Goes with dies Scrapy Land sells -I have used Spellbinders die for diecutting.
  2. Addicted to stamp and more Challenge#263 - Holiday - Diwali is an Indian festival and its a big holiday for us. Children get a month vacation from schools and colleges and the festival is on for 4 to 5 days. I have made a money envelope for gifting in Diwali.
  3. HLS October Challenge- anything goes with dies- I have used Spellbinders die for diecutting the ornate design.
  4. Inky chicks Challenge #89 - Anything but square
  5. Word Art Wednesday Week #304-305 - Anything Goes
  6. The Ribbon girl- october card challenge 

For me Diwali is all about colors and sparkle and that is what I have tried to represent through my cards.....couldn't hold back and made an entire array of colors this time. I hope you guys like it...because everytime I see these babies...I feel happy.

 
So all the cards are made in the same fashion...I started with an A2 size cardbase of all the colors I could find in my stash. Then I went ahead and added a sparkly gold glitter paper over it which was 1/4"smaller than the base. I took white cardstock cut to 3 3/4"by 5" and diecut an ornate frame using Spellbinders DIE D-LITES GRATE WORKS ETCHED DIE. Then I adhered satin ribbon on the bottom of this diecut piece and then adhered this on my card front. I used 1 gold sequin to embellish my card that too on the center of the satin ribbon bow.


The sentiment I used is a local brand and I do not know the name. I stamped it with versamark and gold heat embossed it on a matching cardstock. I matted it on vellum and then added it to the corner of my card.


I also made matching envelopes for these pretty card. I have used white gold pearl cardstock and decorated it strips of matching cardstocks and gold sequins. I added a sentiment on the envelope from Mudra Craft stamps using Black Archival Ink. Simple and very easy....I hope you all like these beauties....Thank you for reading this post and have a great day ahead.

Supplies:-
  1. Satin ribbons - ItsyBitsy
  2. Cardstock - Different colors from different brands and stores - ItsyBitsy, Fabriano, A1 craft
  3. White cardstock - A1 Craft 
  4. Gold sequins - Mudra craft stamps
  5. Spellbinders Grate Works die -The Crafters corner
  6. Gold glitter paper - ItsyBitsy
  7. Vellum - ItsyBitsy.