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!

 

05-07-2017

Easy Watercolor Background Floral ‘Miss You’ Card

Happy Wednesday!

I am back with yet another video tutorial! I received so much of love and motivation from a lot of my friends and well-wishers on my very first video that I had to make another one. I have in fact much more lined up and am only excited to share them with all of you here.

Today I have made this really simple watercolor card. The background is a two layered wash of white and black color mixed from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I’ve used the Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor paper which is one of my favorite. I’ll be doing a review on it shortly. So stay tuned for that.

The floral stamp is from Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set. Its stamped and heat embossed using Versamark and Black embossing powder from Stampin’ Up. I filled it up using Kuratake Zig Watercolor Brush pens.

The size of the card is 4″x5″.

So, without further ado, here is a quick tutorial on this clean and simple watercolor background card.

Thanks!

-Shruti

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!