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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Miniature plants in Hexagon shelves!

Hello, friends!

Last week I was searching Pinterest and came across with some Hexagon shelves. And turning one of the ideas to my Hexagon wall art card! I wanted something that would add texture, warmth and angles with 3D dimensional art pieces. So here it is:

I always looking for new ways to work and this time I tried stamping on acetate sheet!

To stamp the image on acetate I used StazOn Black ink (as it dries quickly and won't rub off) and used the Misti for perfect stamping. Then I colored my image using acrylic pearl colors as they also dry quickly and colored them from back side(as shown in small pot pic)

I fussy cut both the image and with my heat tool start to make my plastic little shrink for textures. It will twist and curl on all directions.... but don't panic!


Die cut lot of hexagons in different sizes out of white, black cardstocks and foam sheets.
Continue glueing and layering like this until your Hexagon shelf is a deep as you would like it to be! I added 3 layers of white foam and 4 layers of white CS and like this, all steps are done for other two.

Now filled my shelves with miniature plants and tiny books using pop dots (books are also handmade using the smallest rectangle die and added every page inside with Tacky tape) added washi tape to bind the cover, Less is more!  Added Sakura Gelly Roll pen in gold along the book side edges. Added a strip of clear scoring tape at the bottom and burnished the steel gray glitter on it!

And here is the finished card, To me, the combination of larger shelf and two smaller looks like a perfect little family on the wall! And stamped the sentiment with a little shadow of grey lines!

Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful creation!

Supply list:
Cardstocks: Supreme white and Textured black in 300 gsm
Foam sheets: White and black; Acetate sheet
Stamp: Plants from Jane's Doodles
Dies: Rectangles from Tattered Lace; Stitched Hexagons from Gina Marie designs
Inks: Black Staz On, Archival black ink, Fevicryl Pearl acrylic colors- pearl metallic green, sparkling pearl golden green, pearl metallic copper, pearl metallic silver, Gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Other products: Pop dots, Grey washi tape, glitter dust steel grey from Itsy Bitsy, Craft glue, Double sided clear scoring tape, Misti

Would love to participate in the following challenges: summer plants

Friday, 14 July 2017

Magical Mer-maid friends in action!!!

Hello, all!

 Are you all ready for the fun style interactive magnetic card in action!!!!!!
Who doesn't love the technique that seems magical? Today I will show you how I created my moving Mer-maid friends!!!

"Make a wish and hold on tight
There's  magic in the air tonight
And anything can happen........!"

I made a Birthday card for a very special friend and she is fond of Mermaids. So I decided to play with Mudra's latest fun Mermaid stamp set having such cute sentiments, pretty images and some more cute sea creatures, plants too!

I stamped the mermaid images and all other sea images in Black Archival ink on a white Bielo smooth white watercolor CS. Then used my Zig markers to watercolor them all. Fussy cut them all and I decorated the mermaid body and tail with some different colors and sizes sequins Isn't the mermaids looking gorgeous!!!

I showed in a pic how I placed my magnet at the backside.

Now for my card base panel, I used my Tonic trimmer and cut a heavy white CS.   Embossed the edges of my card base. Using Big Splash Border and stitched scallop edges, die cut more panels to create the scene. My base is blended with some distress inks. The middle layer is also blended with distress inks and then misted with water. And the top layer is blended with Copics and Promarkers to create the underwater scene. I die cut some sea grass too using ink smooshing technique. Die cut the sun too!

I popped up the middle layer using 3 layers of white foam because I wanted more depth and then adhered the first layer.

Now for the interactive magic mermaids, I wanted their movement to look like 3D effects. So I went with magnetic technique. I placed a magnet on all my 3 mermaids at their backside and placed one magnet under the shell too. You can move the magnet around inside the card easily to play with those pretty mermaids in action!

Now I stamped the fun sentiments using black archival ink. For more fun and textures I embellished my underwater scene with some real sea shells, plastic starfishes!
I created the matching scene inside too to play with my fun mermaid friends!

Here are my you tube link ups:

Hope you all enjoyed the magical movement of mermaids!!!

Crafty Hugs!

Supply list:
Cardstocks: White Bielo CS, Heavy white CS 300gsm, white foam sheet
Copics and Promarkers: B01, B02, B66, R11, blender pen and Cinnamon, Aegean
Zig Clean color-Set of 12
Kuretaker Water brush pens
Distress inks: Fossilized amber, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, cracked Pistachio
Perfect Pearls: Silver
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Stamp: Mermaid from Mudra
Dies: Double stitched nesting dies from Peek-a-boo; Bamboo sticks from die-namites Stiched scalloped edges from Die-namics(MFT); Big splash border from Memory Box; Fence &hills die from Die cuts and more
Sequins: MS1002 gold and Couture sequins from Mudra; Tiny sequins in pistachio green and yellow from Teaching Aids
Other supplies:
Magnets from Nirmal stationers; Seashells, Clear Tacky glue; Craft Glue, Foam dots

Would love to enter my creation in the following challenges:

Monday, 10 July 2017

Hexagon delight!

Happy Monday Friends!
Oh, Trendy Hexagon delights!

Today I am sharing a card, Crafty Milka is hosting such a fun challenge inspired with geometric shapes and this time the theme is Hexagon(s)!
I was immediately drawn to the beautiful masking and inking idea. I pulled out the gorgeous Hexagon stamp set, such a fun mix of solid, outlined, patterned, sentiment hexagons!
To start my card, I die cut the biggest Hexagon shape and created a mask as shown in the pic.

I inked my stamp with various rainbow pattern colors. I have to say I love how this turned out:) Then die cut a stitched hexagon shape to create the outline.  Added a sentiment celebrate out of a die and heat embossed it 5 times with clear embossing powder for more texture.

And finished it off with cute wooden hexagon embellishments which I heat embossed in various embossing glitter powders to match my pattern!

Here is the inside view:

Hope you are having a good weekend and sneaking in a little crafty time! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supply list:
Cardstock: Heavy white 300gsm
Stamp: Hexagon sentiments from Fiskars
Memento inks:
Dies: Rectangles from Tattered Lace, Stitched hexagons from Gina Marie Designs, Accent it-Celebrate from MFT Dienamics
Inks: Tangelo, Lady Bug, lilac posies, grape jelly, Danube Blue, Dandelion, cottage ivy from Memento dew drops
Versamark watermark stamp pad
Wow embossing powders: clear embossing powder, earthtone mint, nice ice blue, magenta twinkle, metallic platinum sparkle and magical mauve glitter powders
Wooden Embellishment: Hexagons from Wycinanka

I am happy to join my card in these challenges:

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Altered glass!

Hello friends!
Happy Tuesday!

I am back after one month break. There is a reason behind it!

While working on some project last month Firstly my Bigshot machine handle got free, so sent it for the repairing and after few days when I got it back, my laptop hard disc was damaged with the blank ๐Ÿ˜Ÿscreen , so was not able to post anything. And Yesterday I got a great and happy relief when I got my baby back!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

I did a GDT post for Rainbowcraftykari! Thank u so much Maninder for the great faith in me and the opportunity, feeling honoured!
I created two mixed media projects. And this is very long post with steps so I made an another post for the other project.
In this project, I altered a glass container which has a lid and converted them into this beautiful home decor piece!!!

Now let me show the steps how I created this MM altered art!

Step 1.
Take any plastic container, clean it properly from any stains or dust particles and dry it. Now apply spray paint on it. But for precaution keep the container in any box/carton and cover the glass with the spray paint. You can wear gloves too. Now let it dry for half an hour or little more.

Step 2:
I used different types of embellishments in this creation. In a picture frame, silicon mold using clear glue sticks and heat glue gun filled this mold.
Let it dry, hardly took 15 minutes. If you don't have glue gun and sticks you can also use dry clay which can be easily molded into any shape you wanted. Here I used it for a 3D baby mold, cover the space tightly as shown in the picture. Let it dry in the air, took one hour to dry properly.

Now take out these embellishments from the mold carefully. Time to color them I used some alcohol inks, Fevicryl Pearl colors, some Inka gold from Viva in different colors.

Step 4.
The Inka Gold colors are so versatile you can apply them on any embellishment, it can even be diluted in water too. Here as shown in the pic, I first applied Gesso on all these embellishments using sponge, then the impact of color will be more bright and if you use black Gesso, it will create different textures. On the metal embellishments, I used a spray, Inka Gold, alcohol inks and burnished them with gold color for detailing work after drying. Even I applied Gesso to my trims to make them little thicker and applied different inks.
I applied Gesso on bamboo sticks and one of the pencil too.

Step 5:
On the glass container to create textures, I give it a coat of gesso and using a comb created a wood panel look. Now burnished the different mediums to highlight the details as shown in the pic.

Step 6:
Now start embellishing it. Using my glue gun I attached all the embellishments easily.

I added lots of different paper flowers, blings, jewel stones, fillers and added a sentiment too which I covered it with Inka Gold mediums. Now using tacky glue gel I spread crystal clear sparkle too.

This is the top, I covered it with a lace, pearl string, a beautiful trim butterfly and other embellishments.

Here is the Final pic!

I made a little video, here is the link:

Hope you all enjoyed this project!

Crafty hugs!

Supply list:

Chipboards: Pattern chippies from Papericious
Laces &Trims: Leaves, Butterfly from Papericious
Gesso: Sakura Acrylic
Molds: Picture frame and 3D baby from The Craft Shop
Sculpt dry clay
Inka Gold: Turquoise, Haematite, Platinum, old gold
Alcohol inks: Sailboat Blue and Raspberry
Spray Paint: Shifeng Blue from ABRO
Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Sparkling pearl colors: Golden Green, Turquoise blue, light pink, Pearl Blue
Tacky Clear Gel glue
Hot glue gun and clear melt sticks
Big Shot
Other embellishments: Pearl string, lace border, blings, jewel stone, crystal clear sparkle, fillers, metal roses, MDF sentiment, different flowers, a bow

Would love to participate in the following challenges: The paper flowers are handmade

Altered frame

 Hello everyone!

 I am delighted to be back with my new GDT post for Rainbowcraftykari!
This time, I altered a photo frame, giving it a uniqueness and make great gifts!

I love Mixed Media art....Throwing on the layers, textures and just having fun! Blue is my favorite color and I added some gold with lots of blue hues! You will see some of the metal embellishments, chippies, handmade flowers, doilies and stencilling peeking through!

The first thing I covered the chipboard frame with a coat of white gesso. After drying, I applied cheese cloth all over using Mod Podge.


Here what it looks like before adding gesso and sprays.  I roughly set up all the things on this frame and took a photo. Now added texture paste using some stencils for textures, Arranged all the embellishments, charms, different flowers, MDF flourishes and many more things according to my need and again applied a layer of gesso.

Now applied lots of layer of different inks, spray, Viva gold, glitters etc. At the bottom layer, I pasted a sequins lace too. For more textures and interest, I added microbeads in two varieties randomly, added a cute tiny heart, jewelled stone at the lamp post. Added a string of pearls inside the edges of photo panel.

Some close ups:

Now Added this frame to another covered frame with black CS with an acetate sheet.
I hope you all enjoyed this beautiful photo frame creation!

Thanks for attention. Enjoy your creativity! Hugs!

Supply List:

Chipboard for base, Shiny Black CS
Stencils- Art is from The Crafters workshop; 655350-2010-09 from Prima Marketing
Prima doily die-crochet doily
Abro Spray Paint: Shifting blue
Inka Gold- old gold( Crafter corner) and Turquoise
Bo Bunny- silver glitter paste( The craft shop)
Mod Podge Matte
Studio 490 Embossing paste
Metal brads, charms from Nirmal Stationers
Bond-Tite-Amrow UPVC Weider
Sakura Acrylic Gesso
Glossy accents, craft glue
Black soot Distress ink
 Purple and gold Alcohol ink from Tim Holtz
Fabrica Acrylic colors ultra- White and blue
Chipboard shape embellishment- Lamp post from Itsy Bitsy- ISBC14203
Monucles( microbeads) from Itsy Bitsy- gold
MDF embellishments,  metal charms, metal brads and white pearl lace from Nirmal Stationers- Clock, key, metal handle, Love, YOU & ME sentiment, flourishes, metal flowers
Small blue flowers from Lulupu store
Other supplies- crochet flowers, metal charms- Butterflies, heart, metal flowers, Prima flowers, handmade flowers, White small pearls, cheesecloth, plastic flower, tiny jewelled stones, tiny enamel heart, lid

Would love to participate in the following challenges:  I used chipboard and cover the back with black cardstock, hope it will count!