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!

05-14-2016

Stencils using Silhouette Cameo | Photo Tutorial | Mixed Media Canvas |

Buddha Mixed Media18

Hello!

I am back with yet another tutorial featuring  Silhouette Cameo. This time I show you how to make your own stencils using vinyl and acetate sheet.

So without further ado, lets get started with the tutorial.

I first started with making a vinyl stencil. Here I am using Silhouette’s Premium Vinyl in the color white.

Buddha Mixed Media1

While using Vinyl make sure you always choose the option ‘load media’ on the Cameo.

Buddha Mixed Media2

Buddha Canvas

Buddha Mixed Media3

I decided to cut out this really pretty pebble background stencil.

I adhered this pebble vinyl stencil on to a canvas,

Buddha Mixed Media4

Here I am using the Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture paste all over the stencil to create an embossed effect.

Buddha Mixed Media5

This is how it looks once the stencil is peeled and dried. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Buddha Mixed Media6

I repeated the steps on an another canvas of the same size and went ahead and painted both of them in a color of my choice. You can see how the dry brush technique gives a really pretty look to the dried texture paste.

Buddha Mixed Media7

I left the canvas to dry and hopped on to the next step. I cut out a silhouette image of Lord Buddha, using my Silhouette Cameo, onto a really thick cardstock as well as a wood-grain pattern paper.

Buddha Mixed Media8

I glued them together using a really strong glue and distressed the edges of the cut out image using a Distress ink in the color Vintage Photo

Buddha Mixed Media10

My next step was to cut out yet another stencil but this time using an acetate sheet. Here I am using Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets.

Buddha Mixed Media9

Here is a closer look at the shape I chose to cut on the acetate sheet with the help of Cameo

Buddha Mixed Media11

Here is how it looks when I used it on the pattern paper using the same texture paste. If you are wondering about the color, I just mixed it with some Gold acrylic pain before smearing it through the stencil.

Buddha Mixed Media12

I cut out a round shape on burlap and painted it gold.

Buddha Mixed Media14

I also added some fine gold glitter powder in the center of it using Mod Podge. It takes a while to dry.

Buddha Mixed Media15

Now going back to the cut cut out Lord Buddha image. I backed it with lots and lots of foam tape so it has a bit of a risen effect when stuck on to the canvas.

Buddha Mixed Media16

Finally, I put them all together for the final look.

Buddha Mixed Media26

Buddha Mixed Media17

I decided to keep it simple like always.

Buddha Mixed Media23

Buddha Mixed Media19

Buddha Mixed Media25

Before I end this post I have to say that Silhouette Cameo truly is a versatile product. There are numerous ways you can use it depending on your creativity. It is definitely a must have for any one who loves to craft!

Supplies Used:

Silhouette Cameo

Canvas

Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste

Silhouette Premium Adhesive Vinyl 9″ White

Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets

My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline – Living Everyday 12×12″ Patterned Paper

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique Gold Rush

Burlap Page 100% Jute 12″X12″ – Natural

Mod Podge

Challenges Entered:

mixedmediachallenge

That is all from me for today.

Ciao!

sig