22 Aug 2013

Enjoy the ride...

Front view
Hello friends..How r you ? Enjoying the weather ? No...
No probs just hop on to my bicycle..n Enjoy the ride to Spring Season...
what ? You don't believe me ..Hey the bike actually moves check this out...

Slider bicycle in action

 I got it..you want to have a closer look at the bicycle..to check if its strong enough...:(

close up of bicycle/bike
See the bicycle can even fly..its SUPer bicycle and Its very sturdy..I have used bottle caps for the wheels, colored them with bright neon green,placed a circle cut from black chart paper and a flat wooden bead in the center of cap.Tied a thread around the cap to make spikes.Made the rods and handle with rolls of black chart paper and used a tight coil for seat.The bike is 3 dimensional.

card lying flat
You can see clearly in above snap.did you spot the safety pin used ? Its between the rear wheel and paddles.May be this photo of incomplete bicycle will give an idea ..

incomplete bike arrangement
The wooden beads over the wheel was after thought as it looked unfinished.Done with checking the strength of bicycle?? then lets move on with our ride..

card inside
Isn't is a very cheerful scene ?

spring scene
Everything hand-drawn n painted with water colors.If you are wondering why the birds are siting on ground and not on trees? they are searching for food.(or may be discussing how to hide the slider mechanism ;) )

news paper grass

The grass was cut from news paper and colored with water colors..if you have stayed this long reading my blabbering then.I am sure you can bear some more :D .Forgot to mention  about the weird flowers made using mirror and jute twine colored with water colors.

Whats reused ?
Bottle caps,wooden beads from old hair accessory ,news paper,twine and acetate from an invite.

DO tell me if enjoyed the ride or not ?

Linking it to :
Lessology :  challenge #28 Open that bottle
Catchy challenges : Bingo (I have followed three rows[acetate,mirror,news paper],[mirror ,wooden beads,saftey pins],[acetate,saftypin,natural twine] ).
Lulupu- Challenge #15 Weather or not..
Itsy Bitsy - For kids Challenge

17 Aug 2013

Thank you card

Front View
Hello friends..I am still here.. n still stuck with soft pastels...

Side View
Thankfully not pink n cream this time..The card is based on sketch from Mojo Monday and colors are from Inspired by IBSIC # 61 .Its pretty much similar to monochromatic card  that I made earlier..n that's the reason..I didn't post anything for long..getting similar ideas..with same color schemes..

Side view 2
Stitching is done on sewing machine.Diamond bg  made with texture paste n stencil.Added a hand cut doily and some muslin cloth for textures .

lying flat

Made some tissue paper flowers and colored its edges with water color.leaves are also cut from tissue paper.Added some swirls.Finished off with some pearls n corsage pins.DO tell me how you like it ..Suggestions are always welcome.

Whats reused here ?
Invite (plane side) to make the green panels , muslin from an envelop,beads to make corsage pins are from old bracelet.

Linking it to :
Mojo Monday : 306

 Inspired by Stamping : challenge # 61
For the Love of Crafting : Challenge #18 Expressions
Sister Act Card Challenge : Challenge # 20

P.S : As I haven't posted anything quilled for long time and posting mostly cards So, I have changed my blog title to "Reusing with Cards n Quilling".

7 Aug 2013

Textured Tag + Tutorial

Made this this tag for few of challenges combining their themes.I will share some steps of how I created various textures on this tag.

1. I started with a brand tag (Reuse) and tissue .

2.Then I gave a coat of white acrylic paint,did not cover it completely as I wanted some blue to be visible and then giving a coat of white glue covered it with white tissue paper.This is how the tag looked.

3.Then made some pattern with home made texture paste (recipe here).I don't have a stencil so to make the patterns I made a  cone with plastic sheet,very similar to the one we Indian girls use to apply henna on palms.(See.. my jugadu dimag at work !!)

4.Then I added some beads to the patterns while the texture paste was still wet ,If you are wondering where did I get this idea..Lizzy from Lizzy's Happy Scrap Place...is the answer..I love the textures she creates with tiny seed beads..

Why didn't i trim off the extra tissue.?? bcoz every thing on tag is still wet and didn't want it to tear it ..

6.When the tag was completely dry and extra tissue trimmed.I glued a half doily,muslin cloth to add some more texture ,got this cloth from a parcel envelop(Reusing..at work).Its the lining of the envelope.So next time when you discard those envelop check if it has lining and pull it off..and you get a nice element to add delicate texture to your projects !

 The butterflies are cut from a home made texture paper(tutorial here). And finally some golden thread..and my tag was ready...

How is it ? DO tell me if you found this tutorial helpful ..

Whats reused here ?
A brand tag,muslin from envelop,invite for textured paper butterflies,tea-bag for rosette.

Linking it to

1 Aug 2013

Cased Pop-up card

One more card with soft colors..would you believe that I had decided to make a masculine card when starting ?

Ya I wanted to case  deepti 's this card.

Deepti's card

I had loved the use and placement of tag on it  plus a pop-up element inside,I decided I will make a masculine card.Tried many things..but did not turn out proper so back to usual girly,flowery card.For the bg I smeared the glue n color mixture(leftover from my texture paper tutorial)I didn't use a brush or smooth it,spread it using finger to get coarse texture.

Up-cycled a price tag,it already had script ,gave a thin coat of color.Glued a pompom lace and made some rosettes.

The pop-up is really very simple.

Used a die-cuts from Sindhu's RAK as template for the label and butterflies both

This card has stitching all over.

 Finished off with hand written sentiment and pop-pom lace. Do tell me what you think of the cased card .

Whats reused here ?
A brand tag , rosettes are made from old gift envelope and finally invite (plane side) for textured panels.

Linking it to :
Catchy Crafts: Celebration + Case
Unstampabelles :Challenge # 25 Birthday
Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes
Crafters corner:Challenge # 11 Anything goes
Inkspirational : Challenge # 31 Anything goes 
C.R.A.F.T Challenge :Challenge #218 Monochromatic