Monday, October 24, 2016

Floral shaped card

Dear friends,

i am here today to share my DT post for unstampabelles.

The challenge that is set for you is to create anything "Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge".

I hardly try shaped cards like gatefold card, easel cards, box cards etc. I would like to use this opportunity to try gate fold card with a different edge. 

Printed a flower template and created this card by adhering flower shape to the cardstock and added pattern paper,  doily,quilled flowers, pearls. Sentiment is printed one.distressed the inner portion of the doily with distress paints.

Created a flower shaped easel card with diecut butterfly & flower. adhered laces & pearls towards the edge.

Hope you got an idea. winner would get the below prize from Susan. 

Visit unstampabelles for more inspiration from my fellow DTs and link your projects here

Linking this projects to the bellow challenges
House of cards
 Create & makes - ATG with use a die

Crafting with dragonflies - Lets go floral
613 avenue - use green or gold

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Art & Craft as a career

Dear friends,

I am here today to share my thoughts for beginners who would like to choose art & crafts as career.

I am not expert, but thought of sharing my own experience,trials and errors.

 Art & Craft is an heart touching work which makes a customer feel emotional and joyful when they see it. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to make a masterpiece.

As an artist you have to choose what is more important to you - Money or Passion.Sharing some of my works too.


When you are passionate about your art, keep the following points in mind.

1.Create your own-style

2. Decide on what you want to do.

3, Start with the items which you have with you rather than spending much on the craft supplies at the initial stage.

4. Beware of what you are using in the products(images, fonts) you are creating to sell - Check if any copyright restrictions are there.

5. Pay attention to detail and even a small change can bring a major impact.

6. Create samples of your work and take good photographs in day light

7. Grow your network,Put yourself out in social media and spread the word.

8. If you are opting to make business out of your art then learn how to price your work which is more important. Most people forget to account their labour and time. Pls include it.

9. Research your market where you want to put up

10. Visit some art collection centers or online art collection sites like Invaluable's blog  & Indian art gallery for recent updates on art collections & antiques to know the trends in the art world

8. Make invoices upon taking an order and take advance from your client. Do this for even your friend.(I have learnt many lessons on this part)

I hope this post is helpful to initiate some thoughts on choosing art & craft as a career.

Look forward to have your feedback.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Embossing on vellum

Dear Friends,

My experiments with stamping continues. learned embossing on vellum through Jennifer's video and tried embossing with my hands. Here is the outcome. Stamps from Mudrastamps, Embossing powders & Distress inks from Crafterscorner, Vellum sheets from The craftshop.

Sentiment is from Peek-A-boo stamps and adhered pearls and blings. Inside card is watercoloured with distress inks.

Inside card with outlined glitters and bling

Linking my card  to the below challenges
Stamplorations - ATG CAS, HLS CAS - Embossing on vellum, Simon Says Wednesday - totally resistible,  Paru's card making - Hint of gold(gold embossing), Flower challenge - flowers, CWS - sentiment, Mudrastamps - Color palette, TOC - CASE(flowers & colours)  

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Diwali Cards

Dear Friends,

Got these awesome Diwali Stampset from Mudra Stamps. Made these diwali cards for soliders of Indian Army through card drive organised by neha of A1 craft store.
Thank you varshita and Neha

Diya cards with lantern

Was in hurry to send these cards, hence poor photos. 

Linking this to Mudra Challenges - Color Palette #2
Paru's card making challenge - Tint of Gold

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hibiscus Love

Dear Friends,

I am here today to share with you on a special flower which is filled with my childhood memories.

Hibiscus - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(botanical name). This flower played a main role in all the plays during my childhood. 

When Varshita released the hibiscus stamp, i couldn't stop myself in procuring it. 
Here is the thank you card made out specially for Mudra team 

Used No line watercolouring technique

Stamped the image using Antique linen distress inks and watercoloured the image using Camilin Water colours. Sentiment is from Pee-ka-boo design stamps. Outlined the edges with golden glitter pens. 

Challenges Entered
1. Mudra stamp blog  -Colour palette
2. Lulupu - Bling & stamping
3. Paru's Card making Challenge - hint of Gold

4. Addicted to CAS Challenge - Clean & Simple
5. Card mania - Let it shine

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Quilled Birthday Card

Dear Friends,

Floral birthday cards are always special. Made this for IQCG missed to post.

Adhered the DCWV pattern paper to the cardstock and arranged quilled flowers, pearls, glitters. added washi tape to beautify. Sentiment from BoBunny Stamps distressed edges with peacock feathers ink pad. Diecut butterfly coloured with watercolours.
incorporated the second and third column

 Below the bingo grid for the challenge. Link your projects here

Challenges entered:
1. birthdays @ Craftycard makers
2.  ATG @ 4Craftychick
5. Blooming @ The Paper Shelter
6. ATG @ Craft your Passion

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Quilled Mannequin

Dear Friends,

This month at IQCG, the challenge we introduced is Bingo. Choose any grid line vertically, horizontally or diagonally... include three elements from the grid in order.

My project is a handmade mannequin made out of recycled pet water bottle. 

I took the Kinley water bottle and cut it 3/4th and brushed the outer portion with glue. Pasted the tissue over it and painted it with Camilin texture white paint.Allowed it to dry.

Adhered the lace to the bottom,ribbon to the center and wings at the back. Decorated it with quilled flowers, button, pearls and Kungroos.

Here is my final project

Hope you like it.

Look forward to your entries on our Bingo challenge and  link your submissions here

Challenges Entered:
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Friday, September 30, 2016

My Family is my blessing

Dear friends,

I am here today to share my thoughts on family and a related scrapbook layout on family.

My family is my greatest blessing in life. I always thank God that choosing each one of them for my life.

Each one is unique. Even we fight, quarel at times but each one of them is so dear to each at heart.

Wealth will come and go. But family – they love you despite your flaws and mistakes...they are there for you always. 
Spend time with your family. No gift in life can quite compare to that kind of love and heartfelt support.

Based on this thought, i have created a scrapbook layout with my family picture.

Closer view

Sorry for the poor photograph.Used  DCWV fresh floral paper stack & Bobnbetty papers. Stenciled with Crafter's Workshop Template and modelling paste. 

Once the modelling paste was dried, i misted with pink water colours and took a sponge and dabbed the water colours to get a rough heart shape in the center and allowed it to dry.

Adhered the photo to Bobnbetty papers and pasted a heart shaped die-cut on the photo. decorated it with stamped flowers.

For Flowers, I used Linen blooms from Mudra stamps, stamped the images on card stocks and water coloured. I fussy cut them and adhered with foam dots and added some glitter balls to the centers.Outlined the edges and lines with 3D glitter outliners to sparkle it up. On only one flower i did a outline quilling with red quilling strips.For leaves i coloured it using stadetler colour pencils.

Pasted the small heart die-cuts unevenly and added glitters over it.

This is my first experiment with stamped flowers on a layout, hope you liked it.

Challenges entered

 Mudra Craft stamps - ATG
 Craftyscrappers - ATG

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Thanks a bunch

Dear friends,

Inspired by a few challenges, i am here to share a Mixed Media card with Mason Jar.

I couldn't stop myself from buying when i saw the "Flower in a Jar"Stamp collection from The Peek-a-boo Designs. This is first set from them and those roses first attracted here to work on it.

Pasted the distressed pattern paper to the card base. Stenciled on the left side to adhere the sketch challenge release by them. Did masking to get the flower arrangement and water coloured it with staedtler colour pencils. Embellished with pearls.

Linking to below challenge Artistic Inspirations - ATG, Craft Scrappers - ATG, Petallu - ATG,

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Monday, September 19, 2016


Dear friends,

I am here today to share a quilled scrapbook layout as DT inspiration project for Unstampabelles.

The challenge this month is on "Changing Seasons"with a twist to be masculine.

I have created a quilled layout with the photograph of my son when he was two. This photo was treasure to me, when i asked him to pose to the camera to take a click, he inclined side ward to see his photo. 
Now he is twelve, missing his cute naughtiness and gifted this layout as his birthday gift to remind him.

To create this layout, I took an white card base watercoloured, sprinkled and misted it with poster colours. Allowed the card to dry. Then added the quilled square frames, quilled flowers, pattern paper and photo, since the theme was masculine kept the embellishment to minimal.

The number and sentiment are printed

Got some idea. 

Susan has sponsored to gift the winner the below lovely dies.
For more details and inspirations visit Unstampabelles and link your projects

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