Friday, 28 April 2017

Thinking of you | ItsyBitsy April challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I have here a new card I made and this one is just so happy and merry and bright. This is for ItsyBitsy challenge for this month, the theme for which is Anything Goes using burlap. I did not have itsybitsy Burlap and this month, despite a huge sale going on at itsybitsy, I am short on cash. But but but, I have card that uses most of the products from itsybitsy craft store:

 And here is a close up:

This burlap is from a packaging of some Diwali gift (Yes, I am a hoarder! :P ). Who knew I'd end up using it here!

The butterfly is from a Portacraft sticker set I have had in my stash forever.

This is for ItsyBitsy challenge:

Rest of the products used:
Dbl sided foam tape
Camel vermillion acrylic colour

Palette knife

Brick Stencil
Camel Ultramarine
Modelling paste

Monday, 17 April 2017

Art Journal | April Mission Inspiration | Joker

Hello everyone!

Today I have a funky art journal LO for you. This follows stepwise instructions for this month on Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration. Here's a look at the steps:

I started out with a very simple elegant page with dark stamp designs and followed the steps almost exactly as given. Here's a final look at the art journal page:
 The main focus as you can see is on the quote but the focal image, because of being the only clear image on the page adds character to the page. You do not need to be an artist to draw the joker or to write this quote! This is just some basic calligraphy I did for the first time!!! One simple trick is to do thin gentle upper strokes and heavier brush strokes when you are going down.

I hope you like it! Here's a video link for the super-quick tutorial:

I hope this gave you some ideas and you'd try them out! Don't forget to subscribe if you liked this project and want to see more!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

Supplies used:

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Altenew card | You make me happy


I hope this Sunday is going well for you. And you get a lot of creative ideas and crafty missions.

Today, I have a card I made for Altenew monthly challenge, which goes like this:


These are some stepwise pictures on how I made my card:

Step 1: I took a textured watercolour paper and applied a thin layer of water on it. I then brushed some usual royal blue ink on this. It creates such a wonderful effect:

Step 2: What project is complete without splatters! So, I added splatters using the colours that are this month's theme:
I had to interpret the yellow as sparkly yellow! Glitter adds an extra element on anything handmade, isn't it?

Step 3: I stamped the flowers and leaves multiple times and coloured them with these very colours. except the blue one, for which I used Staedler colour pencils.

Step 4: Finally I took all the elements, added a lace and arranged them all to make this pretty card!
I hope you like this card.
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Scrapbook | Brother | Pages 5 and 6


I hope you are having a great day! Here is a close up look at the next 2 pages of a scrapbook I made. This page is my favourite, because of the pop up die cut "Hello" and also because waterfall technique combined with that intricate flourish makes the page look so vibrant. The page on the right is a pocket page, and contains a never ending card.

Materials used:
1. Sizzix pop n cut Hello die
2. Tim Holtz alterations regal crest
3. DCWV paper pack
4. Itsybitsy alphas

And here's the last page, with a telescope sort of element on the left and a multi pocket fold on the right.
Materials used:
1. DCWV nextgen stack pack
2. Silver craft stickers

Multiple pockets add such depth and dimension to any project. I hope I gave you some ideas and you would try some of these.

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Scrapbook | Brother | Pages 3 and 4


Here's a look at the next few pages of the scrapbook "Brother":
This one I wanted to keep simple, so I added some chipboard elements and altered them to suit the overall theme of the scrapbook. Also, the page on the right has a magnetic lock to keep the flap in place. To ensure that the magnet is not visible per se, I covered it with a thin matching blue pattern paper.
 Materials used:
1. Porta Craft chipboard alphas
2. DCWV tech generation paper
3. Wermemorykeepers stamp and die: Moments
4. Magnets

I think this next page turned out really well, specially the page on the left. I just arranged the bits and pieces of various pattern papers, die cut some of them and arranged them to create this page. I used some plain brads to keep the vellum quote in place. The blue pearls you see on the left solves the same purpose.
And that small page in the middle is just a shaker element.

I hope you got inspired. To get a full video, click here.

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Scrapbook | Brother | Cover page

Hi there!

I had been away for a weekend and realised that I am yet to share a fantastic scrapbook I made for a friend. The main book is an upcyled cake cardboard box that I trimmed to almost 8X8 and covered with black cartridge sheet. I ensured that the joints were well covered with scotch tape.

Products used:
1. Tim Holtz Old jalopy die
2. Little Birdie flowers
3. Sizzix swirly die
4. Wermemorykeepers stamp and die: Moments
5. DCWV inc Shack Stack paper

I used several techniques in this one. The faux metal you see on the old jalopy is actually aluminium foil.

Since this one is for a guy, I thought I will keep the flowery stuff to a minimal! Doesn't it look like a pleasant combination of contemporary and vintage?

I hope this inspires you. Have an awesome day!

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