Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Nature & Home!

Hello Friends,
I am excited to share a lovely project with you all...A Happy floral art piece measuring 11 by 13 inches & with lots of flowers. This beautiful scene opens outside the window of the house...

It gave me memories of my hometown too because I could enjoy beautiful greenery there with lots of florals, chirping birds and fluttering butterflies. How refreshing nature is! Just brightens you up! 

Wall is made with brick red color crackle paint. Floral bushes are made using decoupage napkin. I thought it would be perfect around the window hence I have used it here. Stenciled leaves represents the fallen leaves on green grass 
This 3D chipboard was painted with Sap green acrylic and then sprayed with alcohol splash "Citron Breeze". Added a piece of Burlap behind the window. Some berries,pollens and tiny flowers were added too to the window. Also tied a metal embellishment to it. 

Roof is made with thick cardboard, created the texture using stencil and texture paste and then followed by a spray of Citron Breeze colour. Some bushes and florals on the top of roof added more life to my project. 

Lastly stamped lots of butterflies to complete this beautiful scene and flicked some white gesso at the base.

I enjoyed making this project and it will be hanging on the wall of my room to lit me up daily!
I hope you liked it, do let me know I would love to read what you say :)

Thanks for all your love and visiting my blog.
Happy Crafting!!
Have a Great Day!!

Linking to following challenges:
Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge #6 - 3D chipboards

Supplies used from Itsy Bitsy store are:
3D chipboard open window
Alcohol Splash- Citron Breeze
Colour Splash- Hot Pink
Natural Burlap sheet
Decoupage Napkin
Clear Stamp set- Hope & Smile
Flowers- Little Birdie Pearl Florettes Coral and Boutique elements
Metal Charm
Leaf Stencil
Pollen Bunch
Distress Crackle Paint fired brick

Friday, 7 July 2017

Center Step Pop up Card - Tutorial

Hello Friends!

Today I am excited to share a tutorial post on center step pop up card, It's not something new but it came out pretty well and I thought of sharing a tut for this! I have prepared it for this month's ICR post

I have done plenty of things here, center step technique, stamping, doodling, die cutting and pencil coloring.

Let's start with the making process,
Things needed: Thick cardstock measuring 5.5 inches by 11 inches, scoreboard, trimmer or cutting knife, any adhesive or glue for paper and scissors.
Additionals: pattern papers, stamp pads, stamp and die cuts, shimmer or diamond dust for decoration.


Line the cardstock on score board with 11" side on top, as shown in the above picture. Score at 1", 2", 6.5" & 10" as shown by arrows in the pic.

Now line the paper with 5.5" side on top, score at 1" from first horizontal line as shown in the picture i.e. leaving a gap of 1" from top. Score from 1" till 6.5" line. Cut the same with the trimmer or cutting knife. flip the paper & repeat the same on other side. So there will be two lines to cut.

Next score between the cut lines at 5.5" as shown in pic above with red arrow.

Fold at the score lines. Blue lines shows mountain fold i.e. raising upwards and red lines shows valley fold i.e. bending downwards.
And the card is done!

Next is embellishing it!

I stamped the images and coloured them with pencil colours. Sides of the paper were inked with stamp pads using foam pad. Hut was stamped on pattern paper. 
Did some doodling with white and black gel pen...triangles, dots and spirals. Fairies were stamped, fussy cut and adhered to the card. Lastly I thought of adding some shimmer to my card so applied some glue using paint brush and sprinkled diamond dust on it. I just did this on edges of the card and on die cuts. Lastly stamped the sentiment, words "Create" & "Your own" were added with foam tape. And it was done!

Hop on to Indian Craft Room to check in the complete details. There shall be another mid month tutorial by DT partner Ash and we shall be choosing two winners and there will be two prizes!
Here is our moodboard

Hope the post was helpful and you enjoyed it!
Until next time Happy Crafting!
Have a Great Day!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Fairy Theme Altered Box

Hello Friends!
We have entered into a new month July and it's mid of the year!! Time is flying and I feel like life is getting more busy or are we getting more overburdened with our daily life that we are not able to pace with this fast moving time...I feel like it's with me or is the same with you? Let's hold on a while and spend some self time... with your creativity,cooking, any hobby or anything; just be YOU or with your loved ones! Talk to your old friends, cherish those past good memories or try something new! 
I have decided to make some gifts for my crafty friends and loved ones for which I have planned several times but it was left incomplete everytime so now working with my full zeal till it is accomplished! And here is my first project..An altered box.
Have a look.....

There is plenty of stuff I have used here...corrugated sheet, texture paste, sparkle dots, flowers, buttons, rub on stickers, 3D stickers, textured foam sheet, die cutting, inks and some beautiful pattern papers...fairy has been fussy cut from one such sheet and yes lots of foam tape to create layers for this beautiful scene.

Turned it into a drawer box...

Hope you liked it and I did not bored you with my thoughts. I just thought of sharing what I was feeling....Enjoy, Be Happy, Be Healthy and Have a Great day!

Until my next project Happy Crafting!

Linking my box to following challenges:

Rhedds Creative Spirit July Challenge- Altered/Mixed Media

Altered Eclectics - Altered Art/ Mixed Media

613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes/ Optional Monochrome
My project is for Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mixed Media Photo Frame with Tutorial

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing a tutorial of making a mixed media photo frame with textured background. I have used chipboards, stencils, pearl metallic colors and other embellishments to make it. 

I am posting a tutorial after a long time so forgive me for any imperfections. 
It's a picture heavy post so sit back and scroll down for step by step procedure......

I started with a 8 by 10 inces MDF photo frame. Next arranged few embellishments to check how it looks

Adhered the die cut and corners to the frame and covered everything with white gesso, slightly dabbing the brush all over so as to get small strokes of gesso to create soft texture.

Stenciled few leaves at the left corner using Leaf stencil from texture paste.
Next gave a coat of pearl black acrylic color all over including the sides of the frame too.
You can also use black gesso directly after stenciling.

Once the frame was completely dry, I gave strokes of metallic arcylic colors using flat brush. Do not dilute the colors, use dry brushing technique to get the strokes.

Then again sponge some black acrylic over the diecuts and corners. 

Next mixed some gold acrylic color and gold dust and rub at the corners and on diecuts using sponge or fingers. Now the background is ready

Took some metal embellishments and added some highlights of Fevicryl pearl metallic green color and Alcohol Splash "Wild Rose" from Itsy Bitsy.

Added few rhinestones to the die cut and all other embellishments to the frame. Flowers, die cut and stencil are also from Itsy Bitsy. I have crunched and fluffed the flowers to make them appear fuller. Then applied 3D outliner gold to their edges.

Left ones are flat and right ones with fluffy look.

Some more pics of flowers...

I hope you all enjoyed the post and liked the tutorial. Share with me if you got inspired and give it a try.

Till then Happy Crafting and Have a Great day!

Linking to following challenges:

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Golden Card

Hello Friends. Hope you all are doing well. Today I have created this golden card using an old wedding invite. Yes recycling old stuff!
Many a times these invites are so gorgeous that you don't feel like throwing them, I try to use them in some way for my art work because they have nice sturdy cardstock, papers, rich colors and textures.
This is my second post for ICR mid month Inspiration where the theme is "Golden Midas" Do join us at ICR for the June Challenge

These gorgeous flowers are from Itsy Bitsy India. I have gessoed them and added some gold color to their edges. Bow is hand made with lovely gold crystal brooch.

Background was already rich so I don't have to work more. Just added some white heat embossing, some splash of colors using Lindy's Yellow Rose of Texas and Itsy Bitsy Gold Alcohol splash Wild Rose and black dots.

This is my second post for ICR mid month Inspiration where the theme is "Golden Midas" Do join us at ICR for the June Challenge.

And don't forget to leave some love...I love to read what you say :)
Have a Great day!!

Linking to following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers June-mixed-media-challenge "GLITTER"

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Touchy Feely

Craft Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with Handmade Bow

Card Mania Challenges- Buttons and / or Bows / "buttons and / or loops"

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Card with Golden Highlights

Hello Friends!
First week of June has flown away and we are almost at mid of this year! Time is passing by so quickly! 
My today's card is inspired by another new theme at ICR, It's "Golden Midas"  where the challenge is to make anything with a glimpse of color Gold.

I have made this layered card, with gold texture paste at edges of the card, some gold highlights on flowers, little birds and golden leaves.

Base of my card is made with cream color handmade sheet. Fluttering butterflies and tag are from  Itsy Bitsy.                                                                                                                                                                                   That was all...Hope you all liked it!  Do share with me :) 
And don't forget to visit ICR to view more inspirations and participate for current month's challenge.

Thanks for Visiting,
Have a Great Day

Linking my card to following challenges:

Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy Summer

Hello Friends,
I am here with my another bright summer card! There is a new challenge on Indian Craft Room and the theme is "Cool Summers"

I just searched my craft stash to find what all can I use for this theme and used my old 3D stickers here.  I have used foam and coloured vellum for die cuts. Dies used are Graceful Lattice from Peek a boo Designs and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Asian Accents from Itsy Bitsy.

Juices and fruits to beat the heat! And the beautiful standing crane bird..

Flip flops...

This part is my favourite...Beautiful scene on orange vellum die cut..

Base of my card is a pretty peach cardstock. For sentiment "Happy" was cut from X cut die set and "summer" was hand written with white gel pen on chalk board cardstock.

Hope you liked it! Do share :)

Thanks for visiting and Have a Great day!

Linking my card to following challenges......
Unstampabelles Challenge - Layering & Borders. Twist: Use a border punch or die.

House Of Cards Challenge - Add sequins and/or colors

Pink and Main challenges - Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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