Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hello friends, Welcome to my blog!! Last week when I was organizing my craft studio I found my old ipad case. I don't want to throw it away so up-cycled it into a mixed media project ( my latest craze !!)

This is my DT post for CSCC # 14  - Mixed media work. The theme is to create mixed media work inspired by the below picture. Click here to know more about this month's challenge .

This is how my old IPAD case looked like....

And this is how I transformed it....

I covered the case with DCWV pattern paper and sewed the white lace to it. This is the first time am using my sewing machine  for scrapbooking. I applied a coat of gesso . The next step is to work on the background.  For that I have used plaid stencil pack and liquitex modeling paste and created random textures.I decided that my project should be centered around two colours - Red and gold. So I  applied golden pearl paint upon the raised portions of the textures. Next I randomly sprayed red color shine  and did stamping  using black acrylics.

The Eiffel tower is a chipboard painted with a mixture of antique gold and black colour.

The flowers are handmade using punches. I used pearls and golden beads as embellishments. The sentiment is hand-painted using white acrylic paint. 

For the inside of the case I have used pattern paper from recollection floral collections. I have made small pockets using brown cardstock for storing some of my important documents like credit cards, license, insurance details , travel pass etc that I usually forget when I go out. I also have pockets to store some cash and my shopping lists. My case also holds a handy notepad and a pen . Now I need not worry, whether I took all my documents. I just need to slide this case inside my handbag and am all set to go.

This case can also be altered as a travel jewellery pouch/make up pouch that can store eye pencils, chains, bindhi packets and some bands. Hope this gives you a little inspiration . Hop on to the CSCC blog for more inspiration.

Submitting to the following competitions:

Altered eclectics- " Altered an ipad case"
Try it on Tuesdays - " Sewing and buttons" - I have  sewed the white lace to the pattern paper.
Country view challenges - I have created a scene - Spring in Paris...
Beyond grey challenges - " Make your own embellishments" - All the flower embellishments are handmade.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hello Friends, Welcome back!! Today I have an art journal page to share with you all. This is my first attempt in making a mixed media journal page. I would like to thank Shilpa Nagaonkar of neon diary for introducing me to this amazing world of mixed media as well as guiding me about the supplies used.

I made this journal based on the very famous poem "April showers bring may flowers".

Initially I started off by applying a coat of gesso to my page . I randomly created textures using liquitex modeling paste and plaid stencil pack. Then I used blue,yellow and pink sprays respectively.

The next step was to stamp and stencil. I have used tim holtz visual artistry stamp set and Americana alphabet stencils. I dabbed white acrylic paint with my finger. Distressed the edges of the journal using black archival ink.

The umbrella and the butterfly are hand cut from the pattern paper. The flowers are made using recollections six petal punch. I used the first four lines of the poem as quote for my journal.

Hope you all like my project....

Submitting to the following competitions:
The artistic stamper blog - "Journaling your heart out"  - I have created a mixed media journal .
Mixed media monthly challenge blog -" April showers"
Mixed media world challenge blog - " Use bright colours"
Frilly and funkie challenge blog - " Stencil mania"
Inspiration journal - " Everything goes"
The craft place challenge blog - " No cards"

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Hello Friends, Welcome to my blog.... Today's post is very special to me as its my 100th post!!! Its been like yesterday since I started blogging. Days are moving very fast!! Thank you friends for patiently reading all my posts and giving your valuable suggestions and comments.
     Today am back again with a clay craft. I was looking for an agarbathi stand here in US but I wasn't able to find a good one. That's when my father suggested me to make one clay. Since I always love making different kinds of clay crafts I was curious to try it out. 

I feel the presence of the lotus flower at the feet of the god looks very beautiful and gives the feeling of "fulfillment". So I wanted to create the same feel for my puja room by making a clay lotus agarbathi stand.


1. Air dry clay
2. Carving tools
3. Circular lid
4. Strong glue
5. Acrylic paints
6. Varnish


I have used crayola air dry  clay of terracotta colour ( not terracotta clay).
Take a small amount of clay and flatten it by using a cylindrical object. Using a circular lid cut it into a round shape. This is the base of the stand, so make sure its thick enough to hold the lotus flower.

Make a small round at the center. Using carving tools draw sector lines as shown in the picture 6. Then using V shaped carving tool cut off the edges . Join the two edges with the fingers ( pic 8).

Make small sized balls and glue them to the pointed edges. The base is ready. Now for the petals make six medium sized balls. Roll the balls into petal shape.

Flatten them and stick to the base as shown. Now for the center bud take a medium size ball and roll it into a petal shape and glue it to the base.

Make small holes in the bud using the back of agarbathi sticks. Allow it to dry completely and paint them using acrylics. Finally add a coat of varnish .

Hope you all liked my project. Like my facebook page  Kriyative Kaleidoscope - Facebook page for more craft tutorials and ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 20, 2015


Hello Friends, Today am sharing with you a paper handbag which I made for the CSCC DT inspiration post. This month's theme is anything goes with paper crafts. You can check out my post here at CSCC blog. 

Materials needed:

1. Card stock ( 5 nos  of the size 12*12 and 5 of the size 9*9)
2. Pattern paper
3. scissors
4. Glue
5. Embellishments of your choice
6. Velcro or magnet for opening and closing of the bag

This bag measures 9"*7" . I have used Recollections scrap card stock and Recollections embossed paper for this project.

Steps for making:

For the handle I cut out a black card stock measuring 17"*3/4". I embellished the handbag using border punches and pearls. The roses are made using cold porcelain.  I attached a piece of Velcro at the opening of the bag. Decorated the handle using a rhinestone chain.

This is how the bags looks like when it is opened This folder bag can be used for storing tags, gift cards, visiting cards, travel brochures etc.

I got the idea and inspiration for this project from the blog pion design. 

Hope you liked my tutorial!! enjoy making this beautiful bag and gift your loved ones...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Hello Friends, welcome back to my blog!! Imagine how nice it would be to sit on a park bench on a sunny day, enjoying the breeze, listening to the chirping of birds and seeing the trees in full bloom as well as reading your favorite novel with a cup of coffee..... Wow it sounds heavenly right? Well that is the theme of today's project - "Spring into reading". 

 Myself and my husband love reading novels. But since he is busy with his office work he is not getting enough time to read. As they say Spring is the best time to start  something afresh and particularly reading am giving him this gift of stacked books with reading lamp which will motivate him to read more.

How I made them:
Stacked books:
I had a few soap box cartons lying in my stash for a long time . When I saw the idea of recycling soap box cartons into stacked books in the blog tofa I felt it is a wonderful idea and thought of doing the same. With my friend Rupa's  ( of tofa blog) permission I transformed the soap cartons into stacked books. Thank you for permitting me to use your idea Rupa. Visit her blog to see her amazing recycled projects... She is rightly called the queen of recycling in the blog land. 

         The soap boxes are sandwiched between cardboard sheets and covered using DCWV once upon a time pattern paper. At the side of the stacked books I wanted to create a spring garden so adhered some handmade flowers and hand cut leaves.

For the front panel I have used a border punch and handmade daisies. I made the coffee mug using the DCWV pattern paper . The sentiment on the tag is a print out.... 

On the other side you can see I have made drawers for storing some light weight stationary stuffs. 
The coffee mug can be used as a pen stand. 

Night lamp:
For the lamp shade I have used pattern paper lying on my stash. The base of the lamp is made up of empty ribbon spool. I have used an empty tissue roll to connect the lamp shade and the base. Decorated the lamp using spiral roses and black ribbon. The butterfly is printed from the internet. 

The nest:
The nest is made by recycling brown color paper bags. The eggs and the bird are made up of air dry clay and colored using acrylics. 

Mounted the whole thing on a cardboard sheet. The fence is made using card stock and the welcome sentiment at the gate is stamped using distress inks. 
Inside the drawers there are scrolled handwritten messages. 

Hmmm that's the end of the big post.... Thanks for reading it patiently. This post is dedicated to all the book lovers.

. Hope you all liked my post... Do write your comments/suggestions ....

Submitting to

Kraftzone challenge - " altered art"
Shopping our stash - " The earth has music" - I have created a spring garden with flowers and leaves...
lessology challenge - " typeface" - I have used four different fonts in my project... The two printed sentiments are of different fonts, the welcome sentiment is stamped using inks and the scrolled messages are handwritten.
Beyond grey challenge - " Spring green with spring elements" - I have created a garden using elements such as nest, eggs, birds, green grass, leaves and flowers. The pattern paper on the stacked books is vintage green colour.
The corrosive challenge - "hop into spring"
The craft place challenge - easter/spring

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hello Friends, Hope you all are doing great!! I enjoyed my one month vacation with friends and relatives at India after two years. And am back feeling refreshed and recharged to continue my craft journey. 

Today am posting a cold porcelain mural of the theme " Divine love". This painting was inspired from the murals, found in  dolls of India website. 

The base of the mural is a small wooden board which I got as a free sample from home depot. I drew the radhe krishna on a piece of cardstock and glued it to the wooden board. Then I pasted the cold porcelain clay upon the design. Allowed it to dry to for 48 hours and then painted the mural using acrylics. Finally applied a coat of varnish to get the shine. 

Hope you all will like it. See you soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Here is the link to the tutorial on making cold porcelain murals:
Cold porcelain mural tutorial

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Hello friends, today am sharing with you all a romantic quilled  card of CAS style.  Hope you all will like it.

This week's casology challenge theme is "hot". Since this is the month of love decided to incorporate both the themes in my card. 

Submitting to
Casology challenge -cue word for this week " hot"
Addicted to CAS  - " Hugs and kisses"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Hello friends, today am posting a cold porcelain mural with the theme "Lord Ganesha playing musical instruments" . This is my first attempt in making a cod porcelain mural. Hope you all will like it. 


I had some wooden piece samples at home. So decided to use their backside as the base for the mural

Paste the cold porcelain to the design using strong glue. Cold porcelain does'nt have adhesive nature.

After drying I painted the mural using acrylic colours and two coats of varnish. 
Some close up shots:

Other cold porcelain tutorials:
Recipe to make cold porcelain
Cold porcelain miniatures
Cold porcelain jewellery