Monday, 30 December 2013

Stamping technique- Stamping on acetate

The last few days for the New Year to come! Hope you all are having a great time holidaying. Its way too cold here and the temperatures are freezing at times in the night..burrrr...well  today I am here to share a new technique I fact two techniques...because they both involve acetate stamping..I grouped them in one post...enough of m blah are the pics..

This first one is stamped used timber brown staz-on ink and sprinkled some diamond dust to give a shimmer effect .The punched lace border is from fiskars. I also used distress inks in vintage photo, walnut stain and worn lipstick to colour the edges and give depth to the card.

the next card is a window card with thank you sentiment ,butterfly and flower images all stamped on acetate using dove grey ink. what I did was..after stamping I sprinkled pearl powder on them... you can use really bright colours from the rangers perfect pearls collection.. and left it for some time. then use sponge daubers to wipe off the extra. do all them over a craft sheet so as to collect the leftovers for re-use.i stamped using silver powder and this is what I got... it is an awesome replacement to the silver metallic staz-on kit that you get.
Entering this to-
colour conceptions challenges- stamping technique
loves rubber stamp-anything goes
Inkspirational challenges-challenge-46-anything-inkspirational
that craft placeblog-anything goes

I thought it was fun... do let me know what you think about the technique...
Bbye till then
Happy New Year to all!!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone!
Hope you all had a great Chrissy!
Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas in shabby chic style..
used lots of pattern papers ,rhinestones beads, corrugated sheet punched out cherry blossom flowers, crochet lace ,corner flourish in brass metal etc ..
and Gesso!(my hot favourite right now)

The background you see is from DCWV gilded orchard collection!! its fabulous! I brought these 2 paper packs- DCWV Gilded Orchard and Four Season stack of 48 sheets each ..just imagine at what price and from where... Itsy Bitsy sale at Lajpath, New Delhi... and at jaw dropping price of only rs 1200 for both combined.!!!!! 

 this last pic that I shared is just because of the effect!! I was so in love with the way the light from the gold of the paper dispersed on the entire canvas!!
submitting it to the following challenges:
 lulupu-blog hop-cook it up challenge- anything goes category -used pattern papers from glitz and cresta la vie, embellishments and punches and diecuts.
Hope you liked it. Would love to hear your comments
Have a great day!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Stamping with Gesso and triple layer stamping

Hi dear blogger friends!
 Merry Christmas to all of you  hope you all are having a great time..
today I am sharing with you all a technique of stamping...which uses gesso.. in all these cards I used gesso to stamp...and also used the triple layer stamping...gesso works better with background stamps but since I do not possess any.. I did it with what I had..
Used the Micia wood mounted butterfly stamp and gesso for stamping. The textured look of the image is lovely. Filled in the inside with black colour, liquid glitter and glossy accents. Did the stamping in the triple layer stamping technique.

For this card I mixes gesso with a little dye ink and then stamped using triple layer stamping technique

here I used the hero arts stamps and gesso  and triple layer stamping again
submitting this card to shoppingourstash-one-color

 Hope you liked my experiment. I do not have any embossing products and so I wanted to try something that totally bypasses it  since most of the methods involve embossing somehow or the other .I was really happy after seeing the results. The stamped image is so looks beautiful in real..

submitting these cards to the following challenges-
colour conceptions challenge- stamping techniques
IBS- December blog hop-anything goes
Inkspirational challenges-challenge 46-anything inkspirational
sweetstampsblog-anything goes
thatcraftplaceblog-the-last-challenge 2013-anything goes
Have a great evening

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Black and white Mini album

I'm winding a lot of projects these days and this is one of them...finally I'm posting it:)
Here I have made a mini album in black and white. The pattern papers are from Papermania.

Here are the pictures..

the cover page-decorated with handmade fabric flowers

The first two pages. Made the journaling cards and a few tags and booklets to hold the photographs. Used rub-ons as well. The stamps are from prima and Tim Holtz visual artistry. There is a side pocket on one page and an envelope shaped pocket on the other
this is the envelope page with the photo booklets and journaling tag
the inserts and the photo mats
The pages are all envelope pages and I inserted a big photo mat in each. This page has a rectangular envelope on the page with photo mat booklet ,a tag, a journaling frame and a date and year tag as well. The page on the right has a folded envelope to hold 6 photo mats in it. Have a look at the edge of the right page. Here is the large photo mat .Used some black lace to make the edges more sturdy.

this is the mini album insert with square tag inside

The pages on the left are more or less the same with little variations in the placement and orientation of the journaling frame and date and year tag. On he right is a photo mat book embellished with kaiserkraft heart rhinestones.

the left page has a corner diecut and the right has a mini album insert with few photo mats and journaling tag

the left page has the flower rhinestone from kaiserkraft and the right has a few photo mats and journaling spots


All the pages with envelope on them have inserts like this. The border punch is Fiskars Sunburst used both on the photo mat in the large envelope page and the small photo booklet.


the last page with the photo booklet the photo mat and the journaling...coz I have to write a lot..:P

and finally the back cover! made the pearl flourish myself!:)

Hope you all will like it. I know a number of pictures in this post but I really wanted to share this one as I had been thinking to make something in black and white...and this is really special to me..

linking it to the following:
Lulupu challenge- anything goes category-1. used papermania pattern papers,2. embellishments (pearls,fabric flowers, kaiserkraft rhinestones, and charms) 3.diecuts and punches

Beyond Grey Challenges-3D gifts- made an album...Listen to your Heart!! Made this one for the most special person in my life:)

IBS- December blog hop-anything goes

Inkspirationalchallenges-challenge 46-anything inkspirational


lovesrubberstampschallenges-challenge 83-holiday blitz-anything goes

P.S- Lulupu is celebrating with a mega blog hop 2013!!! Hope you all join in the fun as there is still some time to join... there are great prises too. Click here and see for yourself:)

Thank you everyone for visiting..
please do leave comments . I would love to know what to think about it..

Lots of love

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thinking of You card

This is a card I made recently...there isn't much in this to tell. Used fabric tape and inked it using spun sugar distress ink

Used an eyelet to attach the two frames so that one rotates over the other. The inner one has the sentiment
The perfume bottle stamp is from kaiserkraft and the sentiment is from inkadinkado .The frame stamp is from prima. The pattern papers are from websters pages
linking this to"
Lulupu blog hop challenge-cards only category- used pattern paper, punches, image stamp,
hope you like it
please leave your comment

Monday, 16 December 2013

CAS Card in mint and peach

Hello friends!
I have been crafting a bit off lately and making a few simple cards and layout...will be posting a few today and rest later. Since I'm not so much efficient a blogger:(
Here is the card..

A simple card in mint and peach colour with a few pearls and flower as embellishment...the sentiment is from inkadinkado stamp set ...
hope you like it

submitting it to the following challenges:

Lulupu- cook it up challenge- Category 1 cards only- I used pattern papers, embellishments(flowers, rhinestone and pearls) and punches(fiskars sunburst punch)

IBS-December blog hop- anything goes
DCAM- CAS cards

Hope you like it...
Thanks for visiting...


Card in pink and grey

Here is a card in pink and grey I wanted to share with you all...

For this I used the heart diecut on k and company pp and used the parchment paper to tone down the pink pattern paper a embellishments I used some pearls and lace and the stamp is again inkadinkado stamp set.

 submitting it to the following:
 Inspired by stamping-colour challenge (IBSIC#70) - I used cream pink and grey

Lulupu challenge-category 1 cards only-used k and company pp for the heart diecut, lace and flowers to embellish ,and heart and labels diecuts.

IBS-december blog hop-anything-goes

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Z- fold card and Faux silk look


Today I'm sharing with you this awesome technique I saw at IBS blog by Leah...the faux silk technique. Here is my Z fold card using this technique..

Isn’t this gorgeous...this technique makes even the most bright pattern papers so pleasant to look at..I just loved it...I distressed the edges of paper as well..

I made this as a z fold card...keeping in mind the challenge at Masnsi’s blog diecuts and more...I so wanted to take part in one of her challenges since long...but things kept me busy...finally I'm am!!
 I still have to add a picture left it blank for the time being...will update soon..
I also stamped on images and script on the paper to give that extra edge...the technique adds so much depth and texture to your paper. Its definitely worth the effort!!
I also used the gorgeous crochet trim to add texture
Adding this card to-
DCAM challenges- interactive cards  - I made a z fold card
Beyond grey challenges-shaped projects with garden twist- I used the roses theme here...with white Victorian look as I have a garden just like this one...roses and inspiration is the roses and I have incorporated it in the designs as well as the pattern paper...also the  white and Victorian look...
 Hope you like it..

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thinking Of You...


Hello friends!
Here is a card I made these colours together so gave it a try..
( updated the post today with new pics..sorry for the bad pictures I had earlier.)

I used a lot of glitter balls and liquid glitter with pearl paint... also used some diamond dust but I don't think its visible in the pics...

 The embossed paper is distressed on the reverse side. I also used the beautiful crochet trim and a ribbon...the crochet trim was white originally and I used some tea water to die it...

 Linking the card to following challenges
Beyond Grey challenges-All that glitters - Glitter balls.diamond dust,liquid glitter

IBS november blog hop-use ribbon or crochet
charisma cardz challenge-45-vintage
crafty creations challenges-dies punches
challenges 4 everybody-anything goes


Saturday, 29 June 2013


Hi all!!

This is just a short post... wanted to share a tag I made recently. Here it is..

The background texture was created using the bandage and some acrylic paint dabbed on it... removed the bandage in some time and reused it as the tag holder...the flowers are handmade using pattern paper... the wooden beads are recycled from an old friendship band ..

submitting it to the following challenges..
lessology- feel  the bead.. recycled the  beads and the bandage..
lets get trendy now!3- textured layers
lets get trendy now- neon
lets get trendy now!3-handmade embellishment

hope you like it...please leave comments


Gift box with a tag

Hi everyone !
Here is a gift box and a co-coordinating tag with it.. This was a box that came with a watch.. used it to create a button box to gift it to my mom.. and she loved it:)
Here are the pics

 Its a very shabby chic sort of box ...used really soft colours in it..the pics aren't doing justice to the actual outcome though :(


Gift box

 Used lots of paper tissue ...wet it first and then adhered it all using white glue..embellished it using just few flowers ...some beads ..some bandage ..pollen ..fabric tape and scrap of papers..

Submitting it to the following challenges:
lets get trendy now!3- texture
lessology-feel the bead... used beads and the recycled product is the watch box
for the love of crafting- shabby chic
Crafters corner- gift galore
Lets get trendy now!3- neon

Hope you like it...please leave comments..would love to hear your views:)


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Accessorize Card

 Hi !!!
This is a card I made for the accessorize challenge in Beyond grey challenges..

I used an old button as a base for the handmade flowers...aren't they tiny:) cut out a dress from a paper scrap and the heels you see are cut out from magazine...the button on the clutch is a broken ear ring...Also used some doilies at the background of the accessories


submitting it to the following challenges:
Beyond grey challenges-accessorize
lessology- feel the bead- beads used in dress
Lets get trendy now!3- the dress is hand drawn and cut the clutch bag , the flowers are handmade and the heels are from a magazine which has been made as a sticker.
PPS-Less than 30 mins... it took me 20 mins to make this

hope you like it
please leave comments


Gift box with a tag

Hi all!!

Here is a tag and a gift box i made recently...have added girly elements to both of them like the necklace mirror and the hat to the tag and a dress and a few other stuff to the box ...hope you like it... 

I used old cards as my base ...the roses you can see were on that card itself ...used some acrylic paint and painted the card ..then rubbed off the acrylic paint from the bud area to give this look...and i just loved the outcome...the flowers are handmade and also the calla lilies..and old earing in pastel green as a charm..necklace is made of of wire and just added a rhinestone to it..also added some sequence and a hatpin with beads to the


i am submitting it to the following challenges:
for the love of crafting-shabby chic.. I chose the theme -shabby chic
lessology-feel the bead- recycled the box(laptop charger box),the background pattern pare- an old card,broken earring,wire for the necklace.beads in the earring charm and the hatpin in the box
lets get trendy now!3-handmade embellishment- the pink flowers are handmade

Hope you like it..

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Shabby Chic Desktop calendar

One more post to go... this one is the last for the day :P..

 this is for the crafters corner  summer sundae...
diecut: scallop circle diecut
2 patter papers- DCWV and Kaisercraft- rose collection
3 embellishments: photo frame, flowers, and pearl swirls and butterfly
hint of glitter - on the  butterfly
 also submitting it to -
Lessology - for the love of fabric: upcycled- an old spiral hardbound book cover to make a desktop calendar..the photo frame is from a wedding card ..i painted it with white pearl paint
used fabric flowers, buttons from stash , calendar is a printout ..
also to-
crafts and me challenges- shabby chic
pile it on challenges- put a bird on it- used the bird charm in the corner
simon says stamps challenge-anything-goes
for the love of crafting
Hope you like it...


Card in Pink and White

here is another project for the day a card
this has been made keeping in mind the current challenge at crafters corner and the lessology challenge...

I have used the pink and the white and skin toned here...
submitting it to
Crafters Corner challenge : summer sundae+ recipe
one diecut/ punch- scallop circle and fiskars sunburst punch
2 pattern papers: one DCWV and the other i don't know the name of the paper pack..
3 embellishments : butterfly,metal swirl with pearls, flowers
glitter- on the butterfly
 Lessology - for the love of fabric: fabric flowers+ up cycled metal spring from a glue tape runner... took it out and stretched it...
also to-
challenges4everybody- anything goes
simon says stamps challenge-anything-goes_29
For the love of crafting

Hope you like it
please leave comments