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 )