Sunday, 30 June 2013

All that glitters

Hi all,
Its been a busy busy month for me and I have just not put my creative cells to work much.But I can never miss out on the ITSY BITSY contest which is quite close to my heart.
Now without wasting much of time let me show you what I created.

The glitter element I have used here is the entire Glitter paper from ItsyBitsy. The side hanging frame with our pic is on a Black glitter paper, again from Itsybitsy and not to forget the glitter on the sentiments, laast but not the least the pearls adorning the black flowers.

I take pride in informing that the butterflies are stamped and coloured with water- soluble, pencil colours and the roses are handmade using the balloon punch.

I hope you all like it and leave suggestions if any :)

Trying my talent at;

Friday, 31 May 2013

White on white House warming Gift box

Evening everyone,
Huffff, finally managed to complete my entry for ItsyBitsy's Pristine Sparkle Challenge. It was quite a challenge. I have never really worked with only white before. I wasted the first 15 days in just planning on what to create but all in vain.
Finally my saviour was a friends house warming party. This house warming gift box goodie bag is made using only White and silver, the sentiments are also stamped using silver.Ok enough of blabbering, let me give you a look of it !!

The goodies include a gift box in the shape of a house, a card to match with the box and has the same transparent cut windows, an envelope to match the card and lastly a bag with the same cut, transparent window.

Making the box was quite a task for me as I am bad at making my own measurements. I have always made gift boxes with the help of ready measurements available on the net. The gift box is 6"-6" and 9" in length. I have used the thick white ivory sheet for the box. I wanted to give it a glass window look so I have cut out the windows on both sides and used OHP sheets to give it the glass look.

As plain white looks pretty dull and boring, I embossed few white sheets in 2 different designes. 2 sides of the box has cut windows and the other 2 opposite sides have embossed sheets to give it a textured wall look. I have also used embossed paper sheets for the sloping roof. I have used two-way tape to stick the sheets to give it a raised look.

Now comes my favourite part of making parchment curtains for the glass windows, I love the tissue curtains in my room so wanted to give the same look and hence the parchment :)

As its for a housewarming occasion I wanted to add few elements for good luck.I have added a paper-wreath , a floral horse shoe made from silver foam sheet and a glitter cross on the doors of the house.

Few more embellishments using Memory-box dies.

Few close-clicks of my window :) Dont forget to check out the pot tray below the windows. Idea from all the pretty houses in Switzerland with the  flower-pot baskets below the windows!!

My house from all the four-sides!!

Time for something that I am really proud of myself (Donkey that I am , I cant stay away from praising myself).I wanted the box to be re-usable and so I wanted to avoid using glue to stick the sides after packing the gift and make it useless after using it once and for that I have flicked the idea from my mom's bun clip.She uses a bun stick which she slides and fixes her bun to keep it intact and the same idea I have used to hold the sides of the box to close it.

Now comes the card, just like the box I have embossed the roof in the card too, the glass windows, cross on the door and the flower-pot trays below the windows and a matching envelope to go.

I dint not want to take pains of folding a bag myself so i used a cosmetic bag for the same and made a cut window to match the box and the card and embellished a corner with flourishes and flowers to match.This was the longest project and post till now :) Thanx for your patience.

Trying my talent at-

Friday, 24 May 2013

Paisley Quilled Earrings!!

Evening all,
Started quilling jewellery recently and I must say its addictive.

The above earrings are approximately 4.5"-3"and are made from strips cut from metallic papers. I like the glittery bling in earrings.Following are few steps showing how I created them.

The Paisley shape gets  bit tricky as I have not filled the whole thing, and to retain the shape once I got the desired shape I applied Modpodge over it and it did help. I experimented with beehive technique for the first time and it was fun.

Finally came the part of fixing the hoop and the jumkhas, and i confess it took a lot of time for setting it right. Last but not the least i coated the whole thing with Modpodge.

Trying my talent with-Adhiraacreations
                             Pin and Tack

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Quilled Earrings

Hello girls,
Here I am with my Quilled Earrings project for Adhiraa Creations, I have always experimented a lot with quilling but this is my first time playing with jewellery. I have hoarded those metal earring loops and a lot of designs since quite some time and I finally got some courage to put them to use for Use it Tuesday !!

Here i have used purple and blue tinted papers to cut the strips. I was pleasantly surprised that it dint take more thn 4 purple and 2 blue strips per earring.The earrings are about 4.5"-2" in size.

Few steps to it:

What I noticed is, initially the outer shape can be tricky to maintain, but once the filling is done it does retain the desired shape.I wanted to give it a traditional look, hence the spiral filigree!!

I want to thank Adiraa Creations for my attempt in Quilled jewellery !!
Trying my talent at-

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Quilled Shreenathji frame

Hey girls,
I am super excited today as i won my first candy today :) Never been so lucky, thanx to Colour Conceptions for the yummy candy !!
I am gonna showcase my entry for 2nd week at Adhiraacreations.
This is a Shreenathji frame I have made for my mom.

I sketched it myself and coloured it using dry crayons.The main technique I have used here is paper quilling as required by the contest. I prefer cutting quilling strips on my own from the tinted papers as it has more colour variations and they are thick and stiff to use, which helps in retaining the shapes.

I tried using golden glitter paper for the jewellery but somehow it gave a gaudy look to the whole mate finish so replaced it with golden brown. I have given quite a lot of detailing to  the border as well as u can see in the picture. The jewellery has a very delicate and intricate design.

The Saffan (head cover) of the portrait has paisley designs which gives it an Indian look.

Few close ups. I really love making a peacock feather with paper quilling,,i have kept it a little simple here.

The close up of the necklace. 

Trying my talent at ADHIRAACREATIONS WEEK2

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Fairy fridge magnet !!

Hello gals,
Hope u all are enjoying the summer sun..its really hot and humid in my part of the world, but mangoes are sure fun.
I am here to showcase a new quilling project and here it is,

I prefer cutting paper stripes from the tinted papers, I like working with stiff paper as it retains the shape.
This is a fridge magnet I have made using handcut paper stripes, for the wand I have used a tooth pick.

Trying my talent with:

Monday, 29 April 2013

Altered Trinket box!!

Good evening girls,
Here I am finally, done with the tedious box I have been working on since past 2 weeks. Had a wooden chocolate box lying around which i wanted to use since quite some time . As Mother's Day is approaching and so is the deadline for ItsyBitsy logo challenge, I wanted to create something which I can showcase in all the challenges. Working with hand molding can be tricky at times plus it needs a lot of time to dry..
Let me show you the first step to it--

After rubbing the box with sandpaper, I applied a layer of Plaster of Paris and glue on it to give it a rough texture. After letting it dry overnight the next step is to colour it. I used glass colours for the same as i like the transparent glass look it gives. Used green and blue colours from the ItsyBitsy logo. Again let it dry overnight.
Next step is making the flowers, I use white Mseal for flowers because it is quite sturdy.

Once the flowers are shaped the next step is to arrange and fix them using the hot glue gun.

Placed all the blooms flat on the box but I wanted the butterfly to be a lil elevated so stuck it on a wire and fixed it at a hight, love the way it flutters everytime it moves.

Once the flowers are placed next comes the part of colouring it, this was quite challenging as the colour options were few.

My favourite flutter bug from different angles.

Some more close-ups.

The full view.

This adorns my Corner table for few days till i gift it to my MOM who COLOURS MY WORLD.

The last and the final one :) 
Just cant get enough of it..Hope you all like it..

Trying my talent at:

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Blue and Green !!

The heat is on and its super hot in my part of the world..But cant do much about it, can we??
Tried to beat the heat with using the fresh colours from the Itsy Bitsy's new Logo. I really love playing with snaps and adding elements to them :)
Hope you like what I came up with !!

Here I have recycled a Card that my hubby gave me during our courtship-*Blush Blush*
It was a beautiful card with a picture of a couple riding a bike,,had to clip them off so that I could fix us on the bike :)
Its a part of a 20 layout scrapbook i have designed for him. Decorated it with some itsybitsy stickers to make it bright !!

Trying my talent at:
PanPastel Dreams
Penny's Paper
Hands to Hearts-

Monday, 22 April 2013

You Colour My World

Good morning,
I hope this Monday morning is treating you all great.
I personally dont like Monday's ;)  and so to subside the Monday blues I thought of posting this layout which I made for Hands to Heart challenges.

The theme for the challenge is "You Colour My World" and the first person that comes to my mind is my better half. He truly colours my world in all aspects and this layout is totally dedicated to him.

I have used Black and White pictures for this layout because i wanted the colour elements to get highlighted.
It might look simple to create but sticking the metal wires and the colour stickels was quite tricky.
I have used the golden wire to shape the frame around the pictures and to make the letters at the corner of the frame.

Trying my talent at :
(1) Hands to Hearts -You colour my world
(2)Unstampabelles -Anything but a card
(3)Sparkels monthly challenge-Hearts

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Corner Bookmark

Good evening girls,,
The weekend flew real quick. Did not put my creative cells to work a bit throughout the week. 
Got some time today to play around with paper and this is what I cam up with...

These corner bookmarks are super quick and easy. Punched out a scallop circle and folded it twice- stuck the sides and  used Martha Stewarts corner punch to punch out the hearts :)

Watermarked my pic for the first time as suggested by Dr. Sonia,, Thanx so much !!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Window B'day card !!

Hello girls,
Still in the celebration mode after winning my first award from ItsyBitsy. Feels really good.
Life is really really busy these days and I  dont get much time to sit and craft and unfortunately the next 2 weeks are gonna be equally hectic. But between all the hustle and bustle i sneaked away a lil time to make this B'day card.
I have made the heart  window using the Nestabilities dies. Used a red glitter brad to hang the Birthday sentiments on it and embellished it with colourful punched balloons and polka dotted washi tape and the satin ribbon. As this card is for a boy wanted to give it a touch of blue !!!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Ties that Bind !!

Good evening ladies,
I wanted to create  a layout using my wedding pics since quite some time now. And here it is.
I have tried and recycled most of it. Used a copy of my Wedding invitation to doodle "Ties that bind".
Used all the studs , laces and rhinestones from the Trousseau packing.
The right top corner is  made using patterned paper scrap, and last but not the least the golden embossed part below the sentiments is also made using the wedding invitation cover.

    I have always enjoyed working with Indian traditional colors and embellishments.

Used Martha Stewart Border and Corner punch to make the lovely lace around the picture.Highlighted the same with Red Rhinestones.

A close up of the pattern paper i used to create the design.
Used Sizzix to cut out the circles.

So in love with this pic :)) 
I have coloured a chipboard corner with gold spray paint and used it to fix the snap.

Like I  said I love using embellishments with an Indian touch !!! Paisley has always been my favourite.

Last but not the least "Ties that Bind". Used Sizzix to cut the shape.

Trying my talent at
Crafters Corner -Bingo
CRAFT Challenge -Recycle
Try it on Tuesday
Eureka Stamps- Circles and Stripes
Lexi's Creations
The ABC Challenge (using brown )

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Felt clutch

Good evening,,
Here I am with my new love :)
Love for felt,,never knew it would be so easy to work with. Its fun playing with Felt.
I made this clutch for a very close friend who has always been a great support to me. Its time to let her know how much she means to me !!

Materials used: Felt sheet-  Black, blue, lavender, purple, green.
Blue glass beads,
Needle and thread.

It took me around 2 hrs to complete the whole thing.
Its a quick fix for last minute rush :)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Feeling Blue!!

This card is made for a colleague at work whose been fighting odds since some time and finally some sunshine after the rain. She was always an inspiration to me .
Blue and brown has always been one of  my favourite combos.

All dies and embossing folders used are from Sizzix.
Love the beads on the butterfly and the flower :)