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Mar 29, 2016

Flowers!!!

Oh yeah...Officially Spring has sprung is many parts of world :)

Am still cherishing the wonderful Spring season, which i had experienced in Taiwan...Oh yeah! My love wedded life started there in 2008 March...with a perfect Spring start :) So those memories are etched in heart with cherry blossoms and apple blossoms and their sweet aromas.

Its a happy custom from my end, to gift my Son's class teacher with a handmade gift every year at Final Open House Meeting...This time too, made a Floral LO (gone for framing) and a small post it note holder. You can check my previous year handmade gifts here and here .




Mam has sent me few pics last year and i made those as a collage. I just wanted to make this a sweet remembrance. Am forever grateful to her and blessed beyond words to have her as my son's class teacher. She has 45+ years of experience in teaching and she is one great asset to the whole school.



8x8 pp used for the floral layout. Floral spray is made completely handmade. Am missing these quite a while. I love to do handmade florals and atlast used this opportunity to do handmade blooms. Cheerylynn Tearose medium die used to make the small blooms. MFT petal party is used to make the yellow flowers. Joycraft dies are used for big roses. Flowers sponged,dry embossed, shaped to make Roses.



All leaves are from cheerylynn ivy florish. They are colored using Distress ink - peeled paint and versafine pearlescent olive chalk inks. 



3x3 inch post it note is used for the post it note holder. Its decorated with a cherrylynn italian doily and topped with handmade florals.



Am yet to gift her. Hope she likes it :)

ETA:

Jus Framed and Gifted!!! She loved it :)



Hope you like it!

Linking to

Artful crafting #11 Flowers



Mar 28, 2016

MHK Designer March Inspiration

Hi Friends!

Am over at MHK Designs today for monthly DT inspiration post.

Sneak Peek!



Be sure to head on over to MHK Designs to view the full post!




Mar 21, 2016

MHK March/April Challenge

Today at MHK designs, we have monthly challenge with photo/color inspiration to play along and to win some beautiful digi image and designer papers. MHK Designs Team is showcasing few digi sets from MHK Designs Etsy shop for the inspiration. Do hop into blog to get inspired and play along the challenge.

This month's inspiration:







My take on this :)



Took 6" square white cardbase, matted with Stenciled roses pink dp. Love to keep the Tulip as focal element. Colored the base image with Zigcleancolor brush pens. 




Stenciled the surrounding using Ranger pigment ink in pink and rounded the corners. Colored the petal portion alone from another set, fussy cut and added using foam adhesives. 





Wink of stella clear applied liberally and glossy accents touches to finish off the card. Sentiment from the same set is used.


Project Supplies


Mar 20, 2016

Debut Post at Mudra!!!

Am Debuting today as Creative Team Member at Mudra, a newly launched Indian Craft stamp company.

For the launch, there are some awesome 15 Awesome stampsets designed by young talented Stamp Designers Dr.Pon malar & Dr. Rhizwana Fathima. Both are Physicians,  pouring their loads of Artistic awesomeness with another Stamp Designer Aishwarya :) Oh yeah, Team is loaded with young talents much!!

Mudra -These stamps are made in High Quality Photopolymer, which gives crisp, clean images with almost all types of inks. Its such a pocket -friendly ones.

Am leaving a sneak peek for you, here. Head over to Mudra blog, to see full reveal and some close shots too!!








Project Supplies :



Hope i have inspired you well enough, to try out these stampsets :)

Mar 15, 2016

ICR - Bloghop - Celebration of colors!

Hiya Crafters!

Holi is around the corner and we at ICR made it special with a Bloghop touch!!
Hope you will play along to have fun :)

My inspiration


Made a ombre effect on a white cs using red, yellow, orange colors and made thin strips. Mounted these on a black cardstock using foam adhesives, matted on cream colored card base. Few sequins added to finish off the card :)


Theme : Celebration of Colors
Use more than 2 colors other than neutrals (white, black, kraft)

Twist
Sparkle/ Shine (should be obviously visible)
Use sequins, Glitter balls, Glitter embossing, Glitter flakes, Glitter glue, Glitter foam, Glitter tapes.

CARDS only allowed!


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: All MEMBERS OF ICR ONLY!

WHEN & WHERE: The Blog Hop starts on March15th , Linky closes by March 28, 11:59 pm, IST, to accomplish YOUR HOP by following all the rules to the Blog Hop.

WHY: To be inspired by a new & a FIRST TIME theme for your project blog post submissions & to stand a chance to WIN PRIZES & surprises by the end of the fortnight fun…

PRIZE: 


AND HERE WE ARE ROLLING UP THE ORDER FOR THE BLOG HOP.....



Sathya (Me)

And we hope you are all excited as we are, about this hop! 

Happy Hopping, Gals!!

Floral Wreath :)

Hi Friends!

Today ICR coaster ride DT inspiration - second dose for the current challenge - Anything goes with Flowers but with a Twist of NO to cards :)




This time, my take on Story board is a Floral wreath using 4" stryofoam ring which i was hoarding for almost 5 yrs :) Oh yeah! Big hoarder here !!



Poked 2 holes in the stryofoam ring and inserted a white organza ribbon, knotted and sealed at the open ends using hot glue gun, and this acts as the hanger.

Then wrapped polka dotted yellow and olive green ribbon around the stryofoam ring using minimal use of hot glue gun.
Made few roses and flowers using Cheerylynn dies, Joycraft dies and Memory box dies. Sponged, Misted, shaped to form the flowers.



Few Cheerylynn ivy florishes are diecut and sponged using Peeled paint DI, Evergreen bough DI. Few MFT fancy florishes in green were used. Yellow Stick pollens are wrapped around the ring and flowers, florsihes, leaves are topped on that using Hot glue gun.

A big Fancy butterfly from IO used for final touch.

Hope you like it!

Mar 8, 2016

PPS GDT : "Follow your Dreams"

Am excited to Guest Design at Pretty Paper Studio, an awesome online craftstore at Dubai, UAE

Its been 3.5 yrs here in UAE, after my relocation from Taiwan, and this opportunity is one such special to me in this crafting journey!

Thank you SO much PPS for the chance to showcase my talent.

And there is this person, who inspired me in 2014 Dec 24th, by a Mixed Media demo at ever 1st Prima Class at Chennai, India. Thanks a ton, Bipasha, Designer/Educator for Prima Marketing Inc., for giving me wings and to explore me in this artform :)

Exactly an year before i started my first MM canvas for my little one's birthday, and now am guest designing here. Am happy with the way of my journey.

Am leaving a sneak peek here,for you all. Head over to PPS to have full reveal and a little tute on Mini Mixed Media Canvas.





Hope to inspire you all with my novice attempt at Mixed media :)


Linking this to

Stamplorations March Stencil challenge (used Prima grunge grid stencil on canvas, TCW tile stencil on heart )



Mixed media warriors  - Shalini's color challenge  (Have added all colors from moodboard)


Mixed media monthly challenge  Inspired by colors, textures on eggs and the glitters


Mar 1, 2016

Floral Tag :)

Hi Friends!!

Monthly inspiration at ICR for today with the theme Anything goes with Flowers!!! Does it feel like Spring!!! The twist is "No cards", We invite all entries with tags, 3 D projects, envelopes etc.,

My take on this time Storyboard is a Tag creation !






 
Made 4 diecuts using TH largest tag dies, one with a thick chipboard and other 3 in patterned papers. Took 2 green pps and pasted on either side of the chipboard tags and trimmed a little, in yellow tag diecut, so as to layer the green tag diecut.



Big blooms are made using cheerylynn designs Gardenia die, and rest are store bought ones. Spellbinders leaf foliage dies are used for the leaves which are sponged with crushed olive and peeled DIs and shaped using wet embossing technique. A biege color ribbon added to the bottom end of the tag and the top end of it is stencilled using TCW stencil with momento rich cocoa ink.

Floral spray is mounted on a Spellbinders a2 divine eloquence diecut which is sponged with momento toffee crunch at the edges. Near to it a red diecut from cheerylynn designs added in red. A pale green raffia bow and a stamped, clear embossed IBS butterfly is added near it.



IBS sweet valentine sentiment is added to a small banner which is sponged with momento toffee crunch at edges and random pale green tiny ink splotches.

Hope you like it!

Do play along the challenge and win exciting prize from our sponsor, Krafter's cart 500 Rs GC.