Wednesday 28 August 2013

Texture over-dose

Hi All,

I know I know I have been MIA but I have valid reasons for it...I am getting married and I am so neck deep in prep... Bahh I miss crafting so much but thanks to DT projects I get to craft atleast twice a month... (Bless you Color Conceptions Challenge Blog).

Now the current challenge at Color Conceptions is all about textures.. I am focusing on the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.. It gives such an amazing crackled finish I cannot even begin to tell you...I made an 8x8 photo page layout...

This is the complete layout... The oval is to be used for the picture.. For convenience basis I have just covered it using crackle paint...

Can you see the gorgeous crackled texture...???

Even the butterflies have crackle paint on them.. Looks like textures skin...

the textured center die-cut.. You can clearly see the cracks on this one...

the gorgeous blooms made using spell binders rose creations die and colored using stains... OMG the colors are so vibrant and to die for...

My niece posing with the layout... :D

Supplies used:-
card stock=> Locally purchased
PP=> Local Find
Dies=> Spell binders floral ovals and rose creations (Jovi)
Stamps=> kaiser craft bubble wrap (Maninder) and the other one is also a Kaiser craft stamp from thecraftshop, MFT love from thecraftshop
Inks=> Memento rich coca and Archival from Crafter corner, hero arts pale tomatoes mid-tone shadow ink from the craftshop.
Brads, bling and pearls from stash
MS butterfly punch from crafter corner
Distress crackle paint=>broken china and vintage photo from the craft shop
picked raspberry distress stain from the craftshop
distress inks=> broken china and vintage photo.

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Crafters corner=> Anything goes
DCAM=> Anything goes with handmade flowers
For the love of crafting=> expressions of love
Craft Room Challenge=> Something new (New distress stains, new PP pack)

Thanks for dropping by... I hope to see you a bit more often now,... Atleast for another couple of months...


Friday 2 August 2013

Nail it down


yes Yes I know I am MIA but I have valid reasons for it... I am genuinely going through a Low Mojo phase and had it not been for my DT projects, I am sure I would not have been crafting.. ( Thanks Color Conceptions for this)

Our latest challenge at color conceptions is all about hangings.. It can be anything as long as it can be hanged and the twist being you need to add textures to it... To know everything about the challenge and the details, you can check here.

I made a house warming gift for one of my friends which I am going to get framed.. I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints for the very first time and I have a long way to go with them and experiment some more...

I will not ramble much.. Check the pics and will follow up with details...

the entire scene

not too sure if you can see the crackled effect on the cloud

distress crackled fence

right-hand side

Fairly easy but took me ages to come up with something like this and so out of my comfort zone.. Eh!

Supplies sued:-
Card stock=> 300 gsm brustro
Distress inks=> Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint ( CraftAdda and thecraftshop)
Inks=> memento rich cocoa, Archival jet black and Hero Arts pale tomato mid-tone shadow ink(Crafters corner and the craft shop)
Distress crackle paint in broken china and vintage photo (the craft shop)
Bling from stash
Stamp=> hero Arts Right at home and Kaisercraft Humming bird( Crafters corner and the craft shop)
Bling and Pearls from stash
Bakers Twine(The craft shop)

Entering this for the following challenges:-
Crafters Corner #11=> Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz=> up int he clouds

Thanks for dropping by... 


Tuesday 16 July 2013

recycled Tin


I am back after a mini vacation.. Went to attend my cousin's wedding and had a blast.. it was so much fun catching up with all my cousins after ages..

Back to work for me now.. So our second challenge at color conceptions is all about recycling and using washi tape.. Now you guys know how much I love my washi tape and Priya send me some cool neon colors which I went ga-ga over..

I recycled a barley seeds tin into a trinket holder for the many tiny hair accessories my niece seems to have... So take a look...

the bloom was a cream colored itsy bitsy flower which I have turned into a sparkly pink using the memento fireworks spray.. They are so awesome with a subtle sheen to them... This is the front...

the backside

There is still time to play along with the second challenge at color conceptions. For details click here.

Thanks so much for dropping by... Have a great week...


Wednesday 10 July 2013

Fridge Magnets


Back with another post.. Sharing my magnets which I made for the fridge magnet swap at Swap Central... My very first attempt and it was good fun...

Magnets are a great way to personalize gifts and send... Very versatile and something really long lasting..

I concentrated mainly on stamping well for the simple reason I had lack of time and I was really pushing it..

This is a trellis I tries.. I have seen Hussena do some of the most gorgeous trellis cards ever and really really neat.. I still have to work on the neatness...

Simple distressing and voila I am done.. This is one of my favorites because of the brightness... Cheers me up no end..

Some pattern paper and and some die-cuts and I am done...

Tried the double emboss resist technique.. it did not quite come out the way it was supposed to but still looks cool...

Simple stamping..

 Simple start burst

Some embossing and some sanding and a giant bloom...

Some tone on tone stamping...

Another double emboss resist attempt but love the grainy look of this one...

Water color pencil colored background...

 consolidated pic of my swap

Thanks for dropping by... Will see you soon with another post...
Till then,


Tuesday 9 July 2013

My first DT card for Color Conceptions Challenge


I know I have been MIA for over a month now what with my holiday and then the internet not working and me leaving for a short wedding trip again.. Missed blogging and apologies to everyone whose blogs I have not visited in ages.. I intend to start that soon.. Life is really hectic at the moment and have tons of things happening all at once..

Anyways enough of jabbering.. Just showing you the card I made for the first challenge at color conceptions.. The challenge was new beginnings using bakers twine.. Most of you know I hate anything to do with knots and anything that enables it is not my best friend.. So the challenge was a HUGE challenge for me too but I managed to make something...I have gone really CAS in my style all of a sudden and loving it..!!

So here is my card...

Focus on the butterfly and it's trail... Bakers twine is quite versatile.. check out the color conceptions blog for some fabulous inspiration...

Supplies used:-
card stock=> locally purchased and brustro
stamps=> HA friend definition and Antique engravings
Hero arts tide pool shadow Ink
Bakers twine
Alpha stickers from echo park
Glossy accents to stick the twine.

Thanks for dropping by.. I have a lot of things to share... Till Then..


Saturday 1 June 2013

Color Conceptions New Challenge Blog Hop

          Color Conceptions , your favourite craft store in India ,upgraded the store to a website last month . This would be your place to go for, when it comes to craft supplies!! Interested in learning crafts /Beginner / Experienced, we are sure, you would find something to cater to your creative desires!! Most items are imported and they are so pretty in their own way – which will help you make gorgeous projects!!

             We are happy to announce the launch of our new Challenges .We will be having a monthly challenge beginning from the month of June. With our new Design Team in, you are going to enjoy this space as much as we do!!  We have got the most talented designers in the block, who will be rocking your senses with their amazing DT works and their most fabulous tutorials and product reviews. This space will ignite your crafting passion or rekindle it to bring the best out of you!!There are loads of fun lined up this month! So keep checking the challenge blog often.
 My association with the store is quite recent but really really amazing. Completely impressed by the professional way in which priya deals with her customers and ensures safe delivery of the supplies. Another plus which really makes me a bit bent towards the store are the prices.. She has some super cool products up on sale at very affordable prices.  We crafters are always on the lookout for the best deals and I would definitely recommend peeking into the store.
This blog hop is designed for you to hop on all DT member’s blogs and end in the challenge blog. If you did not come here from Poornima"s blog, pelase click here. To begin the blog hop from priya's blog, pelase click here.
  This would be fresh and new start to you and to us . Would it not be apt to have a related theme for this month? So here we go!

                      Challenge 1 : A new Beginning and use Bakers Twine.

 Here is a sneak peak of my inspiration for the challenge. Full view of the project in Challenge blog!

So when I first got to know we had to use Bakers Twine I was like dude, no way.. Wanna know why.. I am a bakers twine virgin.. I don't like things knotty for they scare me.. ( Now you understand my not so enthusiastic approach to using ribbons on projects).. I have gone CAS on my project.. You can see the butterfly and the twine.. Well, now build up your imagination... :D.. I shall give the full details later.. Just want to say this.. I had a ball making this card.. from the conceptualization to the execution... 

TIP: Glossy accents work really well for sticking bakers twine.. You got to be careful and not mess up your hands with glue else it would dirty your twine.

Rules to  the bloghop:

·         Like our Facebook Page here.

·         Follow our Challenge blog.

·         Leave a comment on all the 6 DT blogs.

·         Leave a comment in the Challenge blog saying you have done all the above.

One lucky winner is entitled to win a pack of Making Memories 5th Avenue Elizabeth Die cuts 112 pieces.

Blog Hop Order


To visit next blog in the blog hop, click here.

Thanks for taking time to celebrate with us. Have Fun!! All the best!