Friday, November 14, 2014

AUTUMN GARDEN LAYOUT

Hello , Welcome back !! Today am going to share with you all a fall layout. So come on friends , have a look at my  Autumn garden ...


Since its just 12 days to go for thanksgiving and so many challenges theme being "AUTUMN" I am here with an Autumn garden LO. For this LO I have used DCWV paper as the base , upon which I sprayed blue and yellow colour inks.. Then I applied orange distress inks randomly over the paper. 




The window and the pumpkin are handmade using cardstock and acrylic paints. All the flowers are handmade using Recollections six petal punch. The small blue flowers and leaves are handcut and distressed using inks.The butterfly is printed from internet. 


I pasted a yellow foam border to the windows and added a lace at the bottom. Then I pasted the entire LO on a brown cardstock. Finally added a blue satin bow.


I din't have much space to write sentiment on my LO. So created a tag and added a small poem of "Fall thanks"


I used floral wire to join the LO and tag. Here is the pic of my fall wall hanging.


Below are some of the pics of fall season in California....




Happy thanksgiving.... Have a crafty weekend....

Submitting to
beyond grey challenges - " Fall challenge" - created a fall layout
Swat scrap warriors - "Cozy fall mood board" -


I was inspired by the colours , pumpkin , fall leaves and sunflower from the mood board that I have created a layout using all of these.
Colour q challenge -267 -

I have used chocolate chip colour for outer background, dusty durango  for some flowers and butterfly, only orange for the layout background and flowers , Kiwi kiss for the leaves and  I have added white lace and a white clay bird.
creative embellishments - November challenge


I am inspired by the colours, daisies and the pumpkins.
Gloriadesign challenges - Create a thank you gift or a layout - for  all that you do thank you
Craft my life / all craft challenge - " Anything but a card"



Thursday, November 6, 2014

STARFISH CAS CARD

Hello friends, It has been a very long time since I did CAS cards. So decided to make one for casology challenge. This week's cue word is "Sea" . I created a card using white cardstock as the base and pasted a glitter foam starfish.  The sentiment is handwritten. 


Hope you all like my card... Keep visiting my blog...

Submitting to
Casology challenge - " sea"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GRUNGY MASCULINE LAYOUT AND BLOG ANNIVERSARY

Hello friends, first of all I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement given to my blog. It has been ONE year since I started this blog and in this journey I have learnt lots of new crafts from my fellow bloggers and artists. Have a look at the new appearance of my blog customized based on the peacock theme. I hope you will continue your support. Your comments/ suggestions/feedback are always welcome. Keep visiting my blog.

Now moving onto today's post....Today am sharing with you all a grungy masculine layout made using pattern papers, distress inks, newspapers and stamps. 


I took a brown pattern paper from "once upon a time" paper stack and pasted it on a cardstock. I stamped the pattern paper using tim holtz visual artistry stamps. I added two layers of vintage newspaper upon this ( Handmade by distressing ordinary newspaper). Then I started adding "masculine elements" for eg camera roll, gear etc. Everything is hand- cut from cardstock. 


Then I cut the cardstock into small tags and stamped each one on them and glued it to my layout.


To give it a grungy look distressed the edges using black ink. 




Hope you all liked my grungy masculine layout.

Submitting to
All sorts challenge  - "Masculine"
craftycatz challenge - " Anything goes"
The Mixed media challenge - "Stamps" - This layout is created by using tim holtz clear stamps.
Craft my life - "Anything but a card"
Sentimental sundays Challenge - " Anything goes"
imaginations craft challenge blog - " Anything goes"





Monday, October 27, 2014

MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT USING RECYCLED MATERIALS

Friends, Today am sharing with you all a mixed media layout inspired by gabrielle pollaco's "imagine" LO. I followed her step by step but slightly modified the LO.  Since I dint have many materials for mixed media I used recycled materials to create this LO.


STEP BY STEP:



Initially I cut a piece from packaging cardboard and covered it with canvas paper.


I randomly stuck some pieces of advertisement papers. 


Diluted alcohol inks with water and sprayed them using mini mister. Applied homemade texture paste using a stencil cut out from an old basket. 

All the above embellishments are cut from cereal boxes. 
Then made the under water creatures using white air dry clay and coloured them using pearl paints.

Glued all the embellishments and distressed the edges using red and black inks. The blue stone like embellishments are using hot glue gun and blue paints. I wrote the title using black marker. 

References :


Submitting to

Lessology challenge - Created an under -water scenery . The items recycled are cardboard from packaging boxes, advertisement papers, embellishments made from cereal box , recycled a strawberry basket as a stencil , twine from an old jewellery. 

Craft room challenge - Make your own background - I made my background using dylusion sprays, texture paste and bits of paper. 

The mirror crack'd - Human body - Mermaid - has a human body , human hair


Sunday, October 26, 2014

DIYA PLATTER USING GLITTER FOAM SHEETS

Hello friends, Today am posting the pics of diya platter made by me for this diwali.This diwali I was busy making sweets, snacks and jewellery matching my dress. As a result I had very little time to make diwali crafts. I bought diyas long back and I want to make it into a platter. Luckily this tutorial from youtube helped me and I finished this craft in 30 min.


 I bought a pack of 10 different colour glitter foam sheets from walmart . I started off by cutting the edges of a paper plate , turned the plate upside down and glued the spiral foam roses.




Submitting to

Imaginations challenge - " festivals" - Made this platter for diwali
country view challenge - " Sparkle and shine - I have used glitter foam sheets and diyas





Thursday, October 23, 2014

TERRACOTTA JHUMKAS

Hi all, today am sharing the pics of terracotta jhumkas made by me.

BLACK AND GOLD JHUMKA:


BLUE AND PINK JHUMKA:



This earring I made for diwali matching my dress.

Friday, October 17, 2014

KALASH CLAY MURAL BY RECYCLING CARDBOARD

Hello friends, hope you all are busy with your diwali preparations!! Today am sharing with you all my first attempt, in making a clay mural. I got introduced to this clay mural through the fb page fevicryl hobby ideas. I wanted to try it out  and it was pending in my wish list for a long time. Since the Diwali is approaching I decided to make a clay art of Kalash and here it is.



I used white air dry clay for my project.


Here goes the procedure:

Draw kalash in a cardboard  and cut it out. ( I used cardboard from an old packaging box). Cover the cardboard with a primer like gesso. ( I used white acrylic paint).

Draw the design of your choice . Here I have drawn a swasthik design. Roll the clay and paste it onto the design.

To make the leaves:
Take a small cmount of clay and roll it into a tear drop shape. Press it gently to get the shape of the leaf. Draw veins on the leaf using knife.

To make the coconut:
Take more clay and make a bigger tear drop shape. Press it to get the shape of a coconut. Cut a small sector down and draw lines using a knife.

To make the flower:

Cover the sides with golden ribbon and paint the kalash using the colours of your choice.



Apply 2 coats of varnish or glue and gloss to get the shine.


Hope you all liked my clay mural work.... Have a crafty weekend .... 

Submitting to
Imaginations Challenge - " festivals






Monday, October 6, 2014

VINTAGE CARD USING ONE STAMP SET

Hello friends , today am going to share a card which I made for CSCC-#8  - " One card , one stampset ". Click here to participate in the challenge.

This is my card:
Actually I dont have any clear stamp set with me and I have'nt tried stamping with clear stamp so far. This is the biggest  advantage of being a DT. I had to come out of my comfort zone and try something new and exciting.I bought a tim holtz clear stamp set. Since the stamps are best suitable for vintage themed cards I  created the same. 


My stamp set had more stamps than that can be accommodated in a card so I created a small tag too. 
I started off by taking a white card stock and applied homemade texture paste over alphabet stencil. Then applied watercolours to get the brown colour. Distressed the edges black ink. I stamped each one on a separate cardstock and glued them to my card. The blooms are handmade.  

I had so much fun creating this card and am very happy with the way the card turned out. So you too have fun by playing with us along CSCC #8.
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

HANDMADE CHETTIAR DOLLS FOR NAVARATHRI

Hello friends, Today am posting the handmade chettiar dolls made by me for navarathri kolu. I made these dolls using air dry terracotta clay. 


I love navarathri kolu , but here in US we dont get much dolls and the dolls we get are too expensive. So decided to try my hands on sculpting a doll which is totally new for me. 


 I love chettiar dolls and I thought they would be easy to make compared to other dolls. But when I started, I realized that they are not that easy as I had thought.  I was very nervous as this is my first sculpting work. But finally was very happy with the way the dolls turned out.


I have used acrylics for colouring and varnish for the glossy effect.


 Hope you all will like it too...