02-12-2013

DIY Decoupage Tag – Tutorial

Good Morning, crafters!

Yes, its time for another fun tutorial! ๐Ÿ™‚ This tutorial is a part of PPSโ€™s Tutorial Mondays! Do stay tuned to the PPS blog as this month on weโ€™ll have a lot of new and fun projects coming up with not one.. not two.. but three new designers joining the team!!

So getting on to my project.. I had bought a decoupage medium from an art store not very long ago.. and have been wanting to give it a go! If you wanna know how I used it.. do scroll down and check the tutorial out.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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How pretty is my cute little LOVE tag?!

Now.. lets get started with the tutorial

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I used the Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag for this project. This particular one in the size #8.

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And I’ve used this MME stamp set from Miss Caroline Story collection for this tag. How pretty is this stamp set?!!

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I used my new stamp pad for this project.. the Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Butter Bar mid-tone. I think this color really compliments the soft color of the tag.

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I stamped the flower on to the bottom of the tag overlapping each other using the masking technique. What I did was, I stamped the image onto a masking tape.. cut out the shape.. and then placed it on an already stamped flower…ย  Later.. I went ahead and stamped another flower overlapping it.. Its one of my favorite techniques!

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I then fuzzy cut the bottom of the tag..

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I also randomly stamped little flowers on the tag, from the same stamp set.

Now.. lets get on to the FUN part! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used the Daler and Rowney decoupage medium and some yellow wool felt to create a rough and glossy texture to the tag. This particular medium dries glossy which gives the tag a very pretty finish.

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(sorry for the messy hands!! :P)

I first brushed enough decoupage medium on to the tag and then randomly spread and placed the wool felt on top.. Later I put another coat of the medium on top of the wool. Since the Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag is pretty tough and heavyweight it stands up to all wet techniques and does not leave behind bubbles.. which is why I just love this craft tag! ๐Ÿ™‚

Give it enough time to dry.. I used my heat tool to help the medium dry quick.

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I stamped the same flowers and fussy cut them to give my card a three dimensional effect.

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Howzzat look?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Am liking it so far..

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The swirls again are from the same stamp set that I stamped and fussy cut.

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Add some pearls and a sentiment.. and there you go.. my tag is ready!

Easy peasy, eh! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you like this fun tutorial.. if you do then do drop in some love in the comments below.

Until next time..

Love,

Shruti

Supplies used:

01-14-2013

DIY: Paper Cube Calendar

Sometimes you just got to make something, you know.

And, I wanted that something to have some of my favorite things on it and yet be very useful for me around the house..

  • Blue โ€“ Check
  • Glitter โ€“ Check
  • Washi Tape โ€“ Check
  • Usage โ€“ All around the year! Hell yeah!

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How cute is that?! It also turned out to be a good spot of my little white antler to rest.. ๐Ÿ™‚

It is pretty simple to make. All you gotta need is a template.

cube template

Image Source: Happy Mum

I also have a quick photo tutorial..

I printed out the template.. cut and scored!

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Stuck all the corners using strong adhesive

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I used my favorite decorative tapeโ€ฆ which you can see is almost over.. ๐Ÿ™

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Of course it HAD to have some glitter.. So I cute some glitter paper and stuck them on it.

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The number were hand written and cut.. with some free hand pattern on it..

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I also made a matching base for it and Voila! there you go.. a DIY paper Calendar with the twist!

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Enjoy!

Much love,

– Shruti

01-07-2013

2013: Resolutions

Happy 2013 people!!

Wish you all a very Happy and a Prosperous New Year!

So, how did you all celebrate the new year?

I, as every other year, kick started 2013 by jotting down a list of new year resolutions with a hope to stick by them till the end of the year. Now, I realized writing down these resolutions in my diary NEVER helps. So this year I decided to get my creative brain into action and come up with a better idea to help me execute it.

I wanted the list in front of my eyes everyday so I am constantly reminded of them… and the best place obviously was the fridge in my kitchen!

I used the Maya Road Mini Rectangular Chipboard Accordion for the base and stuck a magnet behind it. The pattern papers used in this project was entirely from Authentique’s – Journey 6×6 paper pad.
The letters ‘TODAY’ is a chipboard sticker from the October Afternoon 9 to 5 collection. The chip n stick set was just perfect for this project.

I forget to drink water. Isnโ€™t that strange?! I can go as many as a day or two without water. Does that make me an alien?! or a Camel maybe.. Disappointed smile I know how bad it is for my health and skin.. considering I have super dry skin! So, I decided this is definitely going to be my first resolution of the year.

I used a little mesh under the doily.. not sure if you can see it clearly in the photograph.

Cool eh?! I propose all you guys to try this out.. I dunno if it would really help a lot but it sure does make you feel all proud seeing this pretty thing adorn your fridge. *wink*

This is a part of PPSโ€™s January Challenge. To know more about the Challenge and to enter click the link below..

PPS Blog

With love,
Shruti

Supplies used:
Maya Road Mini Rectangular Chipboard Accordion
Pattern Paper:
Authentique’s – Journey 6×6 paper pad
Stickers/Alphas/Die Cuts:
October Afternoon 9 to 5 chip n stick
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Lovely Mulberry Foam Rubber Thickers
Amy Tangerine Goodness Slate Printed Chip Thickers
Authentique – Splendid – Petite Type Square Mini Alpha Cardstock Stickers 4″X6″
Crate Paper Little Boy Blue Thickers
Dear Lizzy NEAPOLITAN Thickers Glitter Chipboard Charmed Peapod
Pebbles Crimson Glitter Foam Thickers
Crate Paper – Random Collection – Alpha Labels Cardstock Stickers 12″x12″ Sheet
American Crafts – Pebbles – Country Picnic Collection – Embossed Stickers – Masking Tape
DEAR LIZZY NEAPOLITAN REMARKS STICKERS
Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Bits Die Cut Shapes
American Crafts – Pebbles – Walnut Grove Thickers
Stamp:
American Crafts – Pebbles – New Addition Girl Collection – Clear Acrylic Stamps
Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Jar Clear Acrylic Stamp
Embossing Powder:
Zing Embossing Powder: Opaque: White

12-20-2012

Home Improvement #4 – Frame wall Update!

Iโ€™d been tied up with so many craft/art assignments that Iโ€™d not been getting enough time for my home dรฉcor stuff. So, the other day I sat down to finally work towards filling up frame wall. For those who had missed out on my previous Frame Wall post.. check it out HERE.

Wherever I go these days keep an eye open for beautiful white frames with detailing on them. By far I have collected at least 8-10 of really pretty frames to fill my wall up!! What I need to do now is to sit down and work on them which is also one of my goals for 2013.

Anyhoo.. nuff said! Lets get on to the frame I made.. which I must say am in LOVE with!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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How pretty is that?!!! The frame is from Ikea.

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What I love most about this is the detailing in the bottom of the frame..

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The quote is handwritten and the flowers are readymade ones I bought from Naif Souq and stuck them together using a hot glue gun!

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Now on to how it looks on my wall.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used a double sided tape to stick it on to my wall..

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So, what do you think? Do lemme know..

Until next time!

Love,

Shruti