Thursday, June 30, 2011

Come rain or come shine


For the last one week I was working on a card for ICRC5... that is to interpret the word RAIN... After long thinking I was sure about the concept and the design but where were the supplies to implement? That was a challenge... And then started the whole process of doodling and coloring... It took a hell lot of me to complete... but I am satisfied with the results... Have a look...

It is a circle shaped card with an umbrella working as a bookmark which can be removed to view the full card. The birdies are made out of patterned papers by doodling over it and then cut it by hand... but the base of the card is white cardstock on which I  doodled everything from flowers to rain and falling hearts and then colored with my Faber Castel watercolor pencils... I made circle shapes by using compass and then cutting it.. used Doily punch (Purchased from Kavitha's craft studio) to give an actual umbrella effect..

On removing you can see the rain falling on the love birds... My main idea was to make a sliding umbrella which you can slide to left or right so as the rain is visible... but I don't have eyelets or brads to implement the idea so I had to make a whole big umbrella as a boomark...

I decked up the inside of the card with a love sentiment and used few puffy stickers to decorate it...

I used glitters to highlight all the main elements of the card.

I hope you like my efforts. This is my favorite creation till now. Please let me know your thoughts on this.
I am entring this card to following challenges:
ICRC5 - Interpret the word "Rain"
CraftyJC Challenge - Digi or Doodle
CES Challenges - Anything but square
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with wings (Look at the birdies!)
Polly Craft Challenge - Challenge #99 - Make A Splash (its raining love card)
Love n wishes,

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Quilling wall hanging


Today I had a fun filled day... My dear friend Priyanka called me at her place for lunch. We sat, ate, played carom, Uno and last but not the least... gossiped too.. ;)

She cooked some yummy dishes for us. Thank you Priyanka, if you are reading this.

She is an awesome friend of mine. I thought of gifting her something as it was my 1st visit to her place. She likes my crafting creations a lot so obviously the gift has to be a handmade one by me.

This is what I made and gifted.... A quilled wall hanging...

I weaved handmade paper strips (from Handpaper Co.) to make the base. They are quite sturdy. Then randomly made swirls by quilling strips, made some quilled flowers, leaves, bells and other shapes, punched few flowers, gave the last finishing touch and VOILA!!! Wall hanging is ready!

Here are few close-ups... Fringed flowers...

Quilled butterfly on a frame (from itsy-bitsy)... with a sentiment "Love..." (Handwritten)

I also made a handmade paper bag to pack the wall hanging but I forgot to take the pic :( ...

Please provide your thoughts on this creation of mine...
I am off to sleep now... Good night and sweet dreams... :)

Love n wishes,

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Window lattice card...

Hi friends...
I am back with another card... Here it is....

This card I have made for Anita's window/frame card challenge. I made this card in 4 days!!! but about 15-20 mins each day... :D.. I usually don;t get time to craft on weekdays as I have a 8-6 job + 3 hours travel time!!! Travelling in B'lore is really pissing...

Let's have a closure look at the lattice.

I used punch art to decorate the lattice. Used pre cut frames purchased from itsy bitsy and used foam tape to give it a 3D effect. The lattice is made by paper weaving technique. I weaved quilling strips.

Here is the look of the card when opened  with printed sentiment as "May each day be happily ever after!" Sorry for the blurry picture.

 And the cordinated envelope. Again weaved the quilling strips on a frame.
The corners and the swirl diecuts are from Kavitha's craft store.
I am entering this card to:
southern girls challenge
Scrapbook Sisters
Deep Ocean Challenge
Ruby's Rainbow Cahallenge
ccee stampers
I hope you all like my creation. Please provide your valuable comments.

Love and wishes,

Thursday, June 23, 2011

1,000 FOLLOWERS CONTEST.... 500$ Prize!!!!

Can you just believe what I wrote... Yes it's true... Help Brynn reach her goal of 1,000 followers and you could win craft tools and goodies worth 500$. Thats not all... There is an additional prize for the person with maximum number of entries...
Look at the prize package!!!

I just wish atleast the prize package comes to India.. we all Indian crafters will be so happy I am sure... ;)

She has already got 942 followers... so hurry up!!!!

and please dont forget to mention my name and this blogpost that I have sent you... Help me win too... :)

 Enter here for the contest...

Monday, June 20, 2011

My First Swop!!!!

Hi Friends,

Today I wanted to share my 1st swop ever... As a part of monthly swop circle at Indian Craft Room, I received some beautiful flowers and buttons from a very talented crafter Jovita...

So here is an eye candy for you...

The colorful flowers...

And the cutest buttons...

The best part is.. not only the flowers but some of the buttons are also handmade... Thanks again Jovita..

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Father's day....!!!

Hi all,

I am so excited to post my 1st art work here. Its a card!!! Since father's day is around the corner, I made a card for my dearest dad..

The card has been inspired from the ICRC4 color splash challenge. The tie is an origami necktie... the pattern on the collar and shirt pocket is doodled by simple gel pen..

I have the habbit of creating coordinating envalope to compliment the card inside.. usually a small embellishment to give a preview of the card inside.

The handkerchief can be pulled out to read the sentiment..

I am also entering this card to following challenges:

Please do comment about my 1st work posted..

Happy crafting..

My own space.. My blog...My 1st post..

Hi all,

From a long time I was dreaming of having my own space on this web where I can share my creative ideas and learn from all the crafters around the world who have already mastered in their respective crafting field. But this blog idea of mine was hitting hard by my fear of not able to maintain it.

Now, I think it is high time to start writing and sharing through this little space of mine. I will keep you posted about my latest creations, creative happenings in my life and other crafting thoughts...

Before starting this wonderful journey, I would like to thank my family and friends who were with me all through my good and the bad times and giving me the strength to not just survive but to live through the toughest time.

As they say "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.... "

Lot more is on the way... Keep watching this space for more... :)