Monday, 14 August 2017

"Happy Moments" Photo frame

Hello Friends, I made this frame few days gifting journey is going on and I am happy to share my creativity with others! The packets are on my table ready for dispatch..I wish I could give them personally and feel that expression of happiness! 

It's a small MDF frame. I coloured it with a deep magenta colour shade after a coat of gesso. Then went about to get the crackle effect. Top coat was a light baby pink shade but I did some random inking everywhere to get these dual shades of orange and pink. Edges were sponged with blue ink shade which also matched with my pattern paper. 

Next did some random stamping and colouring. Created small white colour dots using gel pen. Added some gold paste to add more texture

Here is a small shaker element with handwritten sentiment and a jute twine peeking from behind. Pattern paper, sequins & twine are from Papericious. Butterfly stamp is from Itsy Bitsy and tiny flowers are from Mudra craft stamps. Die cuts are from Eno greetings.

I hope you liked share your thoughts :)
Have a Great Day!!

Linking my creation to following challenges:

Butterfly Spot Challenge - Butterflies + Y is for You Choose and/or Wedgewood Blue

The Heart Desires Challenge #15
My inspirations are beautiful colours from this mood board

Rhedds Creative Spirit August Challenge- Altered Art or Mixed Media

Altered Eclectics - Altered Art or Mixed Media

Eclectic Ellapu August Challenge - Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge-63 Anything Goes

Saturday, 29 July 2017


Hello Friends,
I am back here with a bright card made in warm shades of summer. It was an easy card but as usual I started with some idea & then ended with some twist in between...
Have a look.....

After inking the background and stamping I thought of dividing the panel into 2 parts and this was what I have not planned earlier!
The lovely flowers were stamped and heat embossed on coloured vellum sheet. I was happy to see this orange shade vellum as it perfectly mached my card.

I hope you liked it, do share with me :)
Happy crafting and Happy weekend! 

Linking to
Stamplorations - Theme & Sketch Challenge

All Sorts Challenge- Photo Inspiration 
I have chosen the bright sunny colours- shades of red, orange and yellow.

Eclectic Ellapu July Challenge - Sea side or Summer colours
I have used summer colours

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 garden 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:
Rhedds Creative Spirit- Anything Goes Mixed Media or Altered art

Altered Eclectics Challenge - Anything Goes Altered Art & Mixed media - No card challenge

Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo - July Challenge - Beauty

Studio 75 Challenge - Home Decor

My Time to Craft Challenge - In the Garden

Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge #6 - 3D chipboards

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:

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