6 May 2013

Pink again !

quilled pink/purple card
I know its serious lack of creativity on my part using same pattern n colors  again !( Can you believe I had decided I won't make a pink/purple card for few days and try another colors ). This card looks very similar to my previous card using straw.Only difference is bg and quilling.

royal flowers with multi strip husking

I have used  packaging  as base for making the bg. Achived the patterned look with water colors and plastic.You can get to know more interesting techniques to create bg with water colors here.This is how the bg looks,I used packing that comes with shirts as it is thicker than card-stock.
background created with water colors using plastic





I have stitched butter paper layer on bg.The scalloped oval is hand cut.I have used same card stock for cutting white strips. pink ones are cut from pink chart paper.Used royal flower technique along with  multi - strip husking for quilling flowers.I have used cylindrical plastic beads to make inner oval.
card lying flat


This is thrifty card as the total cost is well below Rs.25
Card-stock :Rs.1 (Got whole sheet for Rs.10)
patterned bg base:up-cycled packaging/filler.
Butter paper - up-cycled from packing.
Quilling strips:Rs.1 (again got big sheets and hardly used 2 strip of 3mm length wise)
beads:Rs.2 (Got full packet of disco beads for Rs.5)
The total cost comes even below Rs.5 !!
Does this makes the card so cheap??
Though the raw materials do not cost much but the  efforts are very costly.Often more efforts n thinking is needed while using up-cycled items for card/project.What do you think ?

Entering this card for:
Adhiraa creations : Blog anniversary contest week 1
Catchy Challenges : The Thrifty Crafter
Fab n Funky : # 169 lots of pink 
My Time To Craft :# 220 Sentiment as main focus
Sister Act Card Challenges : #5

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful card.. Love the royal flower with multi strip husking n background created with water colors using plastic is awesome..

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  3. i just hooked by the bkgrnd n royal flowers...the bg is awesome.ur handwritten sentiment is just adding perfect end to this beautiful card.

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  5. Lovely card, great sentiment, thanks for sharing at My Time to Craft this week.

    Pat xx

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  6. Awesome card. Love the beautiful pink background. Thanks for the link. Beautiful quilling as usual.

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  7. It's sooo true! The time to create & to THINK what you're creating take a lot out of you...but it's such fun & sooo worth it & such a BUZZ when you create something as pretty & unique like this! So, yes materials are only part of the cost!!!!

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  8. Beautiful card pooja,grt idea of using butter paper ,u always come up with such lovely ideas,kudos to u

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  9. Beautiful card...Wonderful idea..

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  10. Pink for pooja, this comes to mind when i saw your project. the bg idea and colour is awesome and the quilled flowers. it is so attractive.Love your project. Thank you for linking it to my challenge Love to see your projects in the following weeks too. Good luck.
    Adhiraacreations

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  11. The BG is beautiful........I like the pink shades you have used here.

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  12. This is so pretty, loved the quilled design and that pink is just right.

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  13. You think you may lack creativity, but I think this is gorgeous! Love the quilling. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  14. Its a Beautiful card Pooja ..you always have such amazing upcycling ideas ..i really like the way you have created the BG paper for this card and your quilling is just lovely too !!..Hey i like the pink shades so what if you are repeating the colors atleast you are using them innovatively :)

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  15. Lovely card Pooja...Bg is very nice and flower too..Love ur creativity as always...

    Sindhu

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  16. Wow, what a pretty pink card, and one would never know you've been thrifty with the upcycling of items found around the home! I love those quilled flowers.

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  17. nothing wrong with pink, lovely card !!!!
    Paula

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  18. lovely card Pooja!! loved the shades of pink you have used and the butter paper idea!!

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  19. Beautiful quilling dear, card looks so beautiful.

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  20. Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  21. Such a gorgeous and tedious art! WOW...beautiful work! Love the color too!

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  22. Really cool background. And your quilling rocks! :)

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  23. Wowieee!! Super fabulous!

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  24. wow, wow and wow......I can't imagine almost everything is up-cycled! your quilled accents are gorgeous!

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  25. thats a beautiful card ....the watercolour bg looks lovely

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  26. Wow - your use of quilling on this card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Sister Act Card Challenge this week.

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  27. This is fabulous! Love the background and quilling. Awesome card :)

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  28. Hi, there :). This is such a SWEET card!. The quilling is amazingly intricate :). I have never tried this art, someday :). Thank you again for your sweet comment on my junk journal @ Yvonne's website recently :). HUGS.

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  29. Wow lovely card Pooja..nice pink BG..Thanks for playing with Catchy Challenges..all the best..

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  30. Very beautiful card design I love the pink and the quilling looks awesome. Have a great weekend!! :)

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  31. Great card there Pooja! Thank you so much for joining us at Catchy Challenges. Good luck.. :)

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  32. love the Quilling Pooja..colors are very soothing.
    Thanks for joining us at Catchy Challenges..All the best !!

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