04-18-2018

Some art work from 2017

Hello.

I know I have been really inactive here on my blog and one of my resolutions for 2018 is to be more regular.

So before I post any of my latest works here I thought I’ll share some of my favorite artworks from the past two years. If you already follow me on Instagram then you probably have already seen them.

This one with the tiger has been one of my bests from 2016.

And here is another one of my beautiful friend Bipasha. I am so glad she let me do this.

Last year we had seen a lot of cactus and succulent paintings doing the rounds on Instagram so I decided to try my hands on them as well.

Wreaths too have been really popular over the past year and I too couldn’t stop trying my hands at them.

Here is another one with my daughter’s initial.

I made this particular one when I was on a staycation at Vythiri Resort in Wayanad, Kerala. While in India I bought a couple of watercoloring demonstration books by Milind Mulick through Amazon. I love his work and I am glad I could learn some tips and tricks through his books..

This one is for my love for owls.

Tried some still life watercolor paintings as well.

That is all folks!

See you in my next post.

Love,

09-13-2017

DIY Princess Birthday Invite (WARM_Sept 2017 DIY Challenge)

Hello, everyone!

So my little girl, Krisha just turned 4 last week and this time we had a little Frozen themed birthday party arranged for her at home. I’ve posted all the pictures from the party on my Instagram. Do check them out.  Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made

Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made Krisha’s birthday invites. It is an easy handmade party invite that would not require a lot of supplies.

I am posting this tutorial for We Are Real Mom‘s September Challenge’s DIY Game Night to celebrate the birthday month of darling little Laddoo.

If you do not know what this challenge is all about then you can read more about it here.

Now let us get started.

For the base of the card, I took this mildly textured blue A4 cardstock and folded it into half.

I had an outline of a flowy dress drawn on to the cardstock in a way where the puffy sleeves touch the folded edge like shown in the picture below.

I carefully hand cut them and this is how it should look like. (You can avoid these three steps if you have a Silhouette Cameo. Since I have quite a few invites to make the Cameo just made my task easy.)

Now comes the fun part! Jazz it up. You could use absolutely anything to embellish it. Use your creativity to the fullest. I decided to use some lace, ribbons, and rhinestones.

The blue mesh that I used for the dress is from one of Krisha’s old dresses.

I went ahead and customised each one adding the names of each kid on a tag tied around the waist.

Voila! Just like that, the birthday invite is ready. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thanks for stopping by. I really hope I’ve inspired you to try one of these yourself. If you do try them out please don’t forget to share them with me.

Thanks!

 

04-06-2017

Heat Embossed & Vellum Birthday Card

Hello, all!

Today I am back on my blog after almost a year. I had promised myself I will be more regular here and be more active on my social media too.  To be honest, I have done quite a bit of craft and artwork. You could see bits and pieces of it on my Instagram.

Anyway without further ado, here is a simple card I made using minimal supplies.

The yellow cardstock is trimmed and scored at 4×5 inches. The Kraft Cardstock is trimmed at 3.75×4.75 inches. I went ahead and stamped the leaves by Altenew’s Doodle Blooms stamp set on the cardstock randomly with my favorite white embossing powder from Wow! by American Krafts and Rangers Versamark.

The fuzzy cut poppy stuck on top is from the Painted Poppy stamp set by Alternew. The poppy was also stamped and heat embossed and colored using Zig Watercolor Brush pens.

Then I placed the Kraft cardstock on top of the yellow cardstock using Scotch’s double-sided foam tape. I also placed a vellum trimmed at 2.75×3.75 inches. The sentiment on vellum is stamped and embossed similarly as well.

Do check out my very first video tutorial on my Youtube channel. Please do like and subscribe if you like what you see.

Thanks!

04-18-2016

Graphic 45 Mon Amour | Silhouette Cameo | Mini Album Tutorial

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Hello,

I cannot wait to share with you guys a closer look at this mini album that I made using my Silhouette software and Cameo as a DT project for PPS. I cannot tell you enough how easy it is to make an album or any paper project once you own a Cameo. It is a great paper cutting machine!

I used mostly the Graphic 45 Bon Amour 12×12 pattern papers and embellishments for this album.

So, for the pattern papers I chose the Patterned Paper 65lb Silhouette setting.

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Most often than not the machine suggested settings are accurate.

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The Mini Album cutting file is the Lori Whitlock Chipboard Mini Album bought from the Silhouette Design store. It comes with a very easy to follow video tutorial on Lori’s blog.

Here are all the pieces cut and ready.

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It is very easy to put these pieces together into a mini album even without a tutorial.
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This is the accordion spine of the album. I remember earlier how long it took me to measure and score the cardstock while making one of these.. but not anymore!

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This is how it looks when you attach the pages to the spine.

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Once the skeleton is ready you can go ahead and start embellishing it.

Page 1:

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On the inside front and back cover I made a pocket for the tags, journaling cards and photo mats:

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Page 2: Here, I have used some cut-outs with quotes on it to hold my tags and photo mats together.

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Page 3: I also used the band technique on more than a couple of pages to hold mini envelopes with journaling cards and other embellishments in them.

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Page 4:

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Page 5:

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Page 6: I used some acetate sheets too. It can be easily slid on and off the album page.

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That is it! My mini album is ready! All I have left is to fill it up with photos, sweet memories and maybe some more beautiful embellishments.

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I had a blast putting together this mini album from  beginning to end!!

Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.

Love,

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Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12″X12″ Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard Die Cuts – Journaling

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Die-Cuts 6″X12″ – Tags & Pockets

American Crafts Solids KRAFT Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Maggie Holmes Shine Foiled Acetate 12″X12″

Echo Park Paper Lucky In Love Cardstock Stickers 12″X12″

Bazzill Cardstock Bling In the Pink 12×12″ Cardstock

Bazzill Classic Cardstock 12″X12″- Cardinal