Thursday, 12 February 2015

MIA And Request

Hello everyone!! I've been missing from blogland or some time and will be so atleast for another 2 months. I came to India and will be staying here or another 2 months. I've come here almost after a year now. I will not be posting much for the next 2 months.

Also, I have a request. I had created a red colored earring for The Beading Wire's Magnificient Marsala contest. Mine has been selected as 1 o the top 10 finalists. Please check all the finalists here. If you like my earring which is Entry # 2, please vote or it by 'liking' it here.

I will be visiting your blogs now and then.

See you soon. Take care!!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Moments to Treasure

Hello everyone!! I'm sharing a altered wooden plaques that I made quite recently. I've been meaning to alter this wooden plaque that I had bought almost a year back, but never got to it. So finally, I dived into it last week and I'm quite satisfied with the outcome.

Here it is.

I covered it with white acrylic paint using the Adriondack white paint dabber. Then I gave a few coats of blue acrylic paint (I really was not sure if the white coat was necesary. But since this is my first project, I was nervous about the outcome. I'm really not that good at painting. I sprayed water, applied blue paint and continued doing this until I was frustrated ;) ). I then used 2 small Studio G stamps and part of a stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' Decorative Frame Toppers Clear Stamp Set to create a beautiful background with silver ink pad. I used my heat tool to dry it.

Then I stamped the chandelier and the sentiment "Moments to Treasure" from Whimsy Stamps' A Touch of Elegant Furniture and embossed it with white embossing powder.

I punched out a butterfly using my MS punch and used hot glue to stick it. I bought this glue gun quite a while back and was really scared to use it. But finally I opened the package and I used tweezers to hold the butterfly while sticking it :) But after using it once, I really love it!!!

I punched out a few pine leaves using the MS punch and added a few white flowers from my stash. I used hot glue for this also.

Do let me know your thoughts and comments.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Thank You Shaker Card

Hello everyone!! I've been MIA for some time now. My daughter poured water on my laptop and I was without a laptop for almost 2 weeks :)

Anyway, I wanted to share my first shaker cards that I made last week.

I used a dark pink handmade paper for the tag. The acetate is from some packaging. The pattern paper behind the shaker element is from my stash. The pink crystal flower is from Dollar Tree the brown crystal flower and beads are also from my stash.

The flowers, leaves and the curly banner are from Winnie & Walter - The Big, the Bold and Extras. I stamped them and embossed them with white embossing powder and colored using watercolors and fuzzy cut them. I used foam tape to layer the flowers. So the arrangement has some dimension. The words 'thank' & 'you' are from Winnie & Walter - The Big, the Bold and You.

Do let me know your thoughts and comments.

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Friday, 26 December 2014

Star Paper Lantern

Hello everyone!! I'm here to share a Star paper lantern that I made for Christmas. I'm a little late in posting it. In India it is a tradition to hang stars for Christmas. This is my first Christmas here in the US.

I was inspired by the Stars I saw in Debbie's blog. She has shared the SVG files for the basic star template in her blog for free.

Here is pic of the star with light at night.

I modified the SVG file to cut the triangle on each side. I have learnt a little bit on how to use the Cricut software. I used poster board for the frame and tissue paper for the triangular cut on each side.

I really love how it came out.

Hope you all had a good celebration for Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year :)
Do let me know your thoughts and comments. Thanks for visiting me today.

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Wire Christmas Tree

Hi everyone.. A quick post today with the wire Christmas tree with a crystal star topper that I made.

I used a plated aluminium wire for the tree. I made the star topper with crystals with a golden bead in the center.

Here it is on our window.

Thanks for visiting me today. Please let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

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Christmas Tree

Hello everyone!! I apologize for being MIA for sometime. My daughter turned 1 on November 28 and we had the party on Dec 7. Also now that she has started walking, I'm busy running behind her :) But I made a few things for christmas decoration. I will be sharing them soon.

So off to the card.

Here is the front view of the card.

I created a window. Initially I thought of using acetate, but later I decided I wanted a 'frosted' look and hence I used tissue paper (I didn't have any vellum at the time). I added a few punched pine leaves and the poinsettia is a stamp from Joanna Sheen's "Make A Wish" set. I embossed it with gold embossing powder and colored it with sketch pen. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' Christmas Penguins Clear Stamp Set. I drew the serial lights with black pen and sketch pens.

 I decided to add a little bit of snow on the leaves. So I embossed a few spots on the leaves with white embossing powder.

This is a top opening card. Now onto the inside of the card.

I made a christmas tree with punched out pine leaves. I took a triangle piece of paper and covered it unevenly with scrap pieces of green paper (same one that I used for leaves). Then I glued the leaves on top of it. I used a golden color glitter foam star as my topper. I used some crystals and sequins for my ornaments. I wrapped a golden twine around the tree. I mounted the tree on foam tape.

Here's a side view on the tree.

I guess you can see the twine in this pic.

The window view when the card is closed.

The green color and the bling is visible through the window though not very clearly.

Please let me know your thoughts and comments.
Thank you for visiting me today. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Silent Night

Hello everyone!! I made a simple tag today with some inks and stamps.

Here it is:

I inked the background with VersaMagic Sea Breeze and a blue ink that I had bought from Target sometime back. The "Silent Night" stamp is from Unity Stamps' Silent Night Stamp set. I stamped it using gray ink and embossed it using clear powder. The snow(in the background) and the ornaments are actually the leaf stamp from Winnie and Walter's The Big, the Bold and Extras. I love it when I'm able to use a stamp for something it was not originally intended to. I stamped the snow using silver ink from Hero Arts and the ornaments using the Forever green and Royal Red inks from Hero Arts. I drew the string using silver glitter. The 'to' and 'from' are from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and You stamp set.

Hope you like it. Sorry for the bad photo. I have to improve my photographing skills.

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