Mar 25, 2014

Altered Wooden Ladle - A Wall Hanging :)

Hey Hello!!!

This time have come up with an altered wooden ladle....into a wall hanging :)

New wooden ladle was taken and painted in white acrylic paint and after drying,  distressed with Rich cocoa momento and sanded with sanding block to give a shabby chic look.


To level the depth of the ladle, added some packaging cardboard as strips and hot glued it. Then on top of it, added 2 English Tea Party Doily Angel wings is diecut from IBS vintage florals pp as base. The focal element - Butterfly is a diecut and distressed with Danube momento ink and added just below the sentiment diecut,which is also distressed with rich cocoa momento. A scallop border sticker is added as a trim under doilies on the baby pink tulle.

Handmade blooms :)

Tried making some crinkled flowers with pearl centers and added with florishes. Those leaves are from Ivy florish diecuts. Flowers are distressed with rich cocoa momento and Tumbled glass DI and misted with water to get shapes.

Wrapped the handle with pink grossgrain ribbon and added MS butterfly stamp and punch butterflies in series and a big butterfly diecut is added on a sentiment diecut saying "Spread your wings and Fly". Few trims on the handle with blue grossgrain ribbon as loop for hanging :)

Love those sentiments and now only had time to create apt project for that :)
Hope you like it!!


Diecut - IO butterfly
MFT florishes die
Joy crafts florishes die for flowers
Itsy bitsy Scallop die,
Itsy Bitsy Venetian label frame die
CLD English tea party doily with wings
CLD ivy strips

Pattern papers- Vintage floral

Stamps- Butterfly wings from  IBS

Grossgrain ribbon, pearls, MS butterfly stamp and punch,momento danube, momento rich cocoa, Tumbled glass DI.

Challenges Entered:

BGC - Altered Dinnerware (Altered wooden ladle - Shabby chic style)
IBS - Customer gallery (vintage floral paperpad and Butterfly wings stamps set used)
Lulupu- 2nd bday celebration - Everything else - (used P- Pattern papers, pearls,pink
                                                                                    L - Ladle, Lavender,
                                                                                     T- Trim, Tulle,
                                                                                     C-Cardstock, Cheerylynn dies)
IBS- Gift ideas (Wall hanging - Its a perfect gift idea to gift dear ones)

Mar 21, 2014

Treat boxes and Post-It Notes Holders :)

Hi All!

Today's post is not a card, but a quick attempt to make treat boxes and post-it notes holder. Its for my son's class teacher and teacher assistant. Today we went to receive his progress report and admission card for KG-II. Oh ya...He successfully completed his KG-I :) Feeling accomplished....

Seen many tutes in net and its my version of those using my own measurements. Used Patterned papers from Papermania and for Post it notes, layered Digital freebie on top of White CS.

Wanted to keep it simple and sweet, so added single flower on each, punched border, pearl centres and red grossgrain ribbon. Added Venetian frame label as banners for sentiment which is sponged using Wild honey Distress ink and Lady bug momento ink. For closure of those treat boxes and post-it notes, used partial diecutting of the same die used for sentiment banner and velcro added inside. Added sentiment - Best wishes on the punched border on Post it notes.

As a final touch, added a distressed banner with my little one's handwriting saying " Love U Mam, Adithya" and candies in Treat boxes :)


White CS - Fabriano Brusto
Pattern papers - Digital freebie, Papermania
Dies - Venetian Label Frame -Itsy Bitsy
Sentiment - Used "Thank U" sentiment  from Small labels and "Best Wishes" from Butterfly wings
Wild Honey Distress ink , Lady Bug momento ink
MS Deco shell punched border, pearls, white mulberry flowers, red grossgrain ribbon,velcro

Hope you like it!

Lulupu - 2nd year celebration (Everything else Used P - Pattern papers, Pearls, Post-it notes, punched         border, partial diecutting, lady bug momento ink
                                                                                     L - Layers, Love
                                                                                      C- Cardstock
                                                                                       T - Treat boxes, Thank U sentiment

IBS - Customer gallery - Used "Thank U" sentiment  from Small labels and "Best Wishes" from Butterfly wings

Mar 18, 2014

Hello Spring!!

Spring is here!
Spring is here!
How do u think i know?
I just saw a butterfly/bee/blue bird 
And that is how i know....

This is the first rhyme taught to my little one when he joined KG1, in last Spring. His favorite one too.

And today's card is about the Spring mood...Handmade Blooms in pastel shades to welcome the lovely season :) Made this card with just Cheery Lynn Designs Die only!

Used patterned papers from Zephyr paperpad and these are matted on the White CS. The front panel edges are jagged with scissors and on it mounted the Teal blue panel to which handmade blooms are added. To CLD Tropical Fluorish die, a baby pink Tulle is spread and on top of it all handmade blooms are added.

The big roses are made from peach duplex papers using the CLD Gardenia die, and those rose buds (white, yellow, peach) are made using the same die. Duplex paper gave a nice texture to the rose and rose buds. The yellow flaky kind flowers are made using the stamen kind patterns in CLD embellishments (B256) die and sepals of rose buds are made from same die.

Close up shot of Floral spray:

CLD olive branches and CLD rose strips die is used to make the floral cluster. CLD small exotic butterfly with wings die is used to made the butterflies and few pearls,tendrils added as final touch.

Blooms :)

Sentiment is added on a banner and placed near the floral spray. Used tracing wheel to make the faux stitches.
This is all for today...Hope you like it!


Dies: CLD tropical die, CLD gardenia die, CLD olive branches, CLD rose strips die, CLD embellishments B256 die, CLD small exotic butterfly die
White CS - Fabriano brusto
Green CS - Fabriano
Sentiment - Fiskars All occasion stamp set
Duplex papers, pearls,Rangers's Archival black ink, Tumbled glass DI.

Challenges entered:

CLD - Think Spring (Dies used: CLD tropical die, CLD gardenia die, CLD olive branches, CLD rose strips die, CLD embellishments B256 die, CLD small exotic butterfly die)

Lulupu - 2nd year celebration - Card (Used P - patternpapers, pearls,pink
                                                                   C- Cardstock,Cheerylynn dies
                                                                     T - Tealblue, Tulle, Tracing wheel
                                                                      L - Layers)
613 Avenue create - Anything goes with flowers (All flowers are handmade using various dies)

IBSIC #81 (Inspired from Colors from pictures)

Cardabilities - Sketch

Mar 16, 2014

Love LayOut :)

Its my first ever LO of my 'L'ittle'O'ne :)

Made this keeping few challenges in mind. These challenges made me to come out of my comfort zone and attempt this layout.

Took pattern papers from Handmade memories for base and layered by distressing the edges and at few places, paper jagged and inserted the doily pieces. Its a LO sketch from Dubai Scrapbooking Blog . Added 3 pictures of my little one and for journaling and subtitle, used the fabulous stampsets from IBS. Matted pictures on pink pp and distressed the edges. Added on a panel whose edges are punched with MS decoshell punch.

Journaling is done on a pp from Vintage floral paperpad from IBS and is matted on brown pp. Added few flowers, button diecuts, heart diecuts,Raffia bow, pearls, Alpha diecuts, border stickers, doilies, Candi polka dots, MS monarch butterflies and MS stamp and punch butterfly as embellies.

Hope you like it!! Your visits and comments are much appreciated.


Handmade Memories 12/12 paperpad
Vintage Floral 6x6 paperpad
Itsy Bitsy Border stickers, Itsy Bitsy heart thinlets,
Mulberry white flowers, Doily, pearls,button diecut, heart diecut, Alpha diecuts


Lulupu 2nd birthday celebration - Layout
                                                   ( Used L- Layers, Love,
                                                               P - Pattern papers, pearls,punches,pink color
                                                               T - Teal color)

Dubai Scrapbooking Blog -Sketch
                                          (Used doily, pearls, teal and pink color,butterfly, journaling)

IBS customer gallery  ( used Vintage floral pp, stampsets - Trendy circles, I Love u because..)

IBS - Use buttons  (used diecut buttons)


Mar 7, 2014

Spring Love - Mixed Media Frame :)

This is my first frame in mixed media style. Am completely unknown of intricacies of this art, just enjoyed the fun playing with different mediums and colors and getting inky fingers :) Wanted to bring spring mood with cheerful blooms and fluttering butterflies is the basic idea and hope i have done some decent job :) Now onto my work...

Another view

Last week, we enjoyed Chocolate Truffle cake for little one's birthday and i couldnt throw the cakeboard in trash. Instead wanted to turn this to be a keepsake artpiece :)

This altered / upcycled work is done from scratch. The glossy layer was torn off and on the thick cardboard, i made the base using the white acrylic paint and Homemade Gesso. And to that pps were added from Handmade memories paperstack and formed the base. Here Teal layer is added as if pink layer was torn off and showing the underlying layer. And few other places too, Teal pp were added as layers at corners. A portion of mint green pp were paper pieced and added to the pink pp and all glued and layered down with Homemade Modpodge.

Homemade Textured paste is used to give those textures at background, using Tessatina border diecut. And on sides, comb were used to bring about the semicircular concentric patterns with same Homemade texture paste.

Homemade mists were prepared using acrylic colors, pearlescent, metallic acrylic colors and sprayed using mini mister. At few places, i washed down the frame with mists and muted the colors using Homemade gesso layers.

See the clustered floral spray. Those blooms are all handmade roses and muted with layer of gesso. Blue flowers were first white ones and then misted with blue acrylic paint and toned down again gesso. Diecut florishes, leaves were all layered with on top with gesso.

Baby pink Tulle pieces are tucked under few roses to give soft shade. The shiny glossiness of the glittered diecut hearts are due to UTEE clear embossing. Done stamping using Ranger Black Archival ink. Diecut butterfly , few pearls, florishes diecut and Glittered Alpha diecuts LOVE were added to get this overall effect.

Must thank Shilpa of Neon Diary for the wonderful kickstart about the mixed media, which she shared on Lulupu, which made me to make an attempt at this. And of course, special thanks to Pooja, Reusing with Quilling for generous sharing of the links for preparing DIY mists/sprays.

Being first time, i let my heart to work on more and just followed it!! All your comments and views are much appreciated.


Handmade memories - 12/12 paperstack
Dies- CheeryLynn Tropical florishes, Cherry Lynn Rose strip, Joy crafts Floral florishes, Nellie Snellen Doily frame, IO Butterfly die
Itsy Bitsy Boutique elements - Diecut hearts, Florishes, Polka dot stickers,
Itsy Bitsy Glittered Alpha stickers
Stamps - Itsy Bitsy Love birds
               Butterflies from IBS Butterfly wings
Acrylic paints, Homemade Modpodge, Homemade Gesso, Homemade Texture Paste,Mini Mister,pearls,

Challenges Entered:

Lulupu #27 - Everything else -
             Project consists of all letters - L - Layers, Leaves, Love, Lavender shades
                                                           U - UTEE clear,Upcycled frame
                                                           P - Patterned papers, pearls,paints, Pink
                                                           T - Texture paste, Teal color, Tulle
                                                            C - Cardstock (flowers), CheeryLynn dies

Itsy Bitsy - Say it with roses (All are handmade roses using diecuts)

BGC- Torn and Floral full ( Added torn portions of pps, torn tulle tucked under flowers and Roses cluster as focal point)

Kraftzone - Celebrate Spring with Mixed media ( Mine is 10" frame)

Avenue 613 - Use stash ( Mine is Cakeboard used as base for mixed media work here)