29 Jul 2014

Game Anyone ?

front view

 Hey girlz..Whatzz up ??

Nothing  much to explain.Its stands 7cm tall n max width 3cm.I have used 4mm quilling strips in shades of blue !Thats all. Do tell me how you like it :)

Linking it to :
Indian Quilling Challenge : #4 Anything Quilled goes with blue
Lulupu : #  35 Go 3D 

27 Jul 2014

Home Sweet Home

kirigami pop-up

Hello friends !!  It has been long seen I created a pop-up card , current challenges made me try some new to me pop-up technique - KIRIGAMI ! I was amazed when I saw Dr.Sonia's taj mahal card and I wanted to know more about it ,that lead me to Google then to Robert Sabuda's site and then to popupology .I came across a house with slanting roof on this site.Something interesting n looked difficult I want to try this..
Top view

I did some thinking and  started cutting ,the roof was pretty slant but didn't fold properly..next try card folded proper but roof not slanting ..then again googling..I didn't wanted a ready made template just the technique for roof and finally found this video.I was soo  excited n started my third attempt straight away ..Oops I had cut  a part instead of scoring..Final n fourth attempt ! Very cautious this time as I had already wasted  3 cards .
Side View

House turned ok but it needed some color.So water-colored n fussy cut some plants ,flowers n fence and two tiny birds to bring in some life .Sponged memento inks for sky n grass.

Side View

Done with inside now the front..Kept it pretty simple (truth I was too satisfied with pop-up that didn't think much about front !),cut out the words n used small bead to create shaker ! how is it ?

Shaker with sentiment

Linking it to :
Beyond Grey Challenges : # 55 Welcome Home
613 Avenue Create : #82 Anything goes/ Use sentiment
AAA cards - #13 Make a shaker card  
Sister Act card Challenge # 67

16 Jul 2014

Altered Diary Cover

Altered Diary Cover

Finally managed to finish this altered project Today ! It different from all the projects/cards I have shared on my blog.Its an altered diary cover  with Mix media !

Side View
Started with this dairy,covered it with a paper from wedding invite.Used layers of scrunched packaging tissue to create the texture.

Initially I had planned to stamp beautiful girl from LaBlanche stamp ,make an oval vintage frame around her and tie a bunch of beaded chains between pen holder n the frame.Then..
I realized it's not a card..Its a dairy !! The cover should be related to it ,not just pretty..hmm..Stamped the girl on a fabric piece (left over) layered few more fabric pieces to give it some weight and stitched them together.Then started a loop of thoughts.. rainbow of dreams..tiny winy ideas..golden memories..


Glued the stamped fabric on cover and used a cord from earphone (which I had already pulled apart to repair but  left them irreparable ;) ) to create the loop( tricky to glue it using white glue)a coat of white acrylic paint on cord,glued pieces of colorful trims from sarees between the loops(DREAMS) n small black beads( ideas)..loop of golden embroidery thread around the stamped image(Memories)..

The colorless lady looked very pale so colored her with fabric colors. I have coated a small die-cut with loose glitter and used it as frame.As the steps photo shows I have used empty thread spool to create pen holder .

kept the back very simple with hand-drawn ink pot ,feather and colored lace.I hope this post made some sense ;) Do tell me how you like it ?

Supplies :
Stamp : LaBlanche stamp
Ink  : Memento Dew Drop Dye Inkpad-Tuxedo Black
Die-cut : RAK from Sindhu 
Martha Stewart Glitter 

Linking it to :

Lessology challenge : #38 Sew Lovely (up-cycled earphone cord,cloth pieces,invite,thread spool,packaging tissue)
PPS : July Challenge Rainbow colors 
Anything but a card : # 37 Anything goes
Lulupu : #  35 Go 3D 
Altered Eclectics  : July Challenge

14 Jul 2014

'Getting to know me!

Hello friends ! I don't have a card to share Today but  my process of card making .Yes I was tagged for this  different Blog hop which was 'Getting to know me  by Jaya ! I love her style and its inspiring to see how her crafting style has evolved over time.If you haven't visited her blog My Craft World  then you are surely missing something very beautiful Its a must visit ! Can you imagine my surprise when I was tagged along with Dr.Sonia  and Hussena ?? They are my inspirations and I always look forward to their work and learn from it.Thanks Jaya for this Honor :) Lets get  on with the  hop..

1.What I am working on ?

To tell the truth I didn't get to craft much this month, I have started a new project  which is something I haven't done before..Its yet to be completed..here is a sneak peek.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
It is difficult to tell,as I have learned a lot from fellow crafters.Techniques n projects shared on various blog have inspired me so, my work may resemble it  in some or other way.But yes I do prefer DIYs more rather then getting ready made stuffs.Be it flowers,embellishments,mists, stencils or texture pa.ste I try to create them with what ever material I have( reusing ! ) If not possible only then I think of buying them.Talking of buying stuff..I buy craft supplies rarely ( when I get a Gift Voucher :D !!)

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Because I love it ! I have enjoyed doing crafts n making cards since childhood.Seeing the joy on ones face when gifted with handmade card encouraged me to keep creating.Its a different world when creating something , just you and your ideas ! Which refreshes you and gives immense satisfaction !

4.How do I become inspired or stay inspired?
 There is no single answer to it, can be a challenge,a sketch, an advertisement, a print on clothing,flowers in garden anything ! Our blog  world is itself  greatest source of Inspiration.I learned lot about crafting from projects  shared by fellow bloggers new products,styles,techniques !

5. How does your writing/creating process work?
The process..not same always ! Its starts with an idea , an inspiration which can be anything a challenge,a sketch,colors scheme or a new Technique.I start creating only when I have the complete idea ready in my head like which papers to use ,what colors ,what embellishments.

6. How long does it take to create a project?

 Depends on the type of card.
For CAS cards I can create it within 15-30 mins.For these cards I had the base ready . 

 all I had to do was cut the watercolor paper n paint all done in 20 mins !!

For detailed card like this. If I have time I complete it the same day,Which is hardly possible as I get only 15-20 mins to craft in a day.So I break the process in parts.Started with cutting papers n stitching envelope ,did the misting next time and finally assembled all the embellishment and completed it, 3 Days !

      One more interesting thing I would like to share about my creative process I don't like clutter on my desk even when crafting.Once I know what I need and how much, I take out only that much and rest goes inside.I have a empty folder and a small tray if the cards take more than a day the paper of that card go into folder n embellishments in the tray .so next time I will need only these.I just cannot think with things spread around me ! Even before I complete a card All the suppies are inside their respective containers :) Weird ??

7. What are my favourite things I love to create with at the moment?
My all time favorite is reusing stuff  lying around the house to create something useful out of it.Right now I am in love with textures and trying out bright bold color schemes and Glitter !

 8.What is my signature style?
 Not sure as I  like trying out different styles and don't want to stick to just one Style !

I hope you enjoyed reading this long post  and now its my turn to tag the crafters I want to know about :) here I go ..

Tanvi Shah - A busy working lady, a microbiology researcher, turned to education, then to the lab ! I wonder how she manages her lab ,family ,active blog along with GD responsibilities ! She is always upto something new.Just look the range of her project styles starting from CAS ,Shabby chic,layered,pop-ups,special folds, 3D projects hush..n still going ! I still remember her cards with crayon resist technique .I have never seen such Awesome use of this techniques !Her blog Paper Fantasee has Awesome inspirations !

Jasleen- A Dentist by profession when she is not mending patient's teeth or taking care of her cute daughter she is busy creating clever CAS cards.I am fan of her Style,Though she does different styles n project but enjoys CAS style more .She has created  some LO for her daughter and they as pretty as her :) Jasleen is a wonderful person to know !  Her blog Happily Ever Crafter  is full of CAS goodness !

Sachi-A software engineer with a career in IT industry Sachi is a full time homemaker and a mother now. Visiting her blog Crafting and More is a feast to eyes.Her cards have lovely layering of dies along with gorgeous flowers and beautiful color scheme.Shabby lovers you will fall in love with her work !

I am looking forward to next Monday when these ladies will share their posts ! Thanks for taking part in this blog hop !