Dec 31, 2018

Favorite Projects of 2018 : Coloring, Mixedmedia , Brush Calligraphy

Hi Craftypeeps,

Heading towards 2019 and i take up this moment to thank all the souls who took out time to like, comment on my projects over my blog here and in my other social media links.

Your words means a lot to me and that is the driving force into my crafty passion.

Sharing here few of my projects in three different interests as favorite 9s in collages.

First collage showcasing my Coloring interest :)

Next is my Favorite 9 projects in MixedMedia / Altered art. This includes Tag, Canvases, MDF, Layouts, Stryofoam, Grapevine wreath and Embroidery hoop

Final 9 projects showcase my Brush calligraphy and Tamil Lettering.

Hope you enjoy as much as i love doing these.

Thanks for stopping by!


Dec 24, 2018

Christmas cards : Mudra DT projects

Hi Friends,

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas!! May the Joy of this season be with you always!

Am on MUDRA blog today showcasing newly launched Christmas stencils, chipzebs, stamp sets.

Hop over to the blog to view the projects!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking these to following challenge:

Paru's cardmaking challenges

Oct 23, 2018

Happy Birthday Card: Pencil colored Dahlia

Hi Friends!

Wishing a very Happiest Birthday to the ones, who share this date with me :)

A special birthday wishes to Jasnoor Kaur, my dear crafty friend Jasleen's little princess and also to my sub-junior friend! Am so lucky to know these souls and its always absolute joy in wishing them "Happy Birthday" on my birthday :) I especially make cards to fill my blog space with birthday note!

And for today,

Made a card using PowerPoppy Dahlia digital stamp. As always, am one big fan of Marcella's artistic illustrations. Her digis + pencil coloring is my fave go to!

  • Pencil colored this power poppy digi by printing it onto a white cs.
  • After coloring, fussy cut and colored its white edges using Black soot distress marker.
  • The bg is made using Yupo translucent sheet + 3 shades of Alcohol inks - Mermaid, Citrus, Lemonade.
  • The sentiment is directly printed onto vellum and diecut using stitched rectangle dies.
  • Yupo paper is also diecut using same stitched rectangle dies.
  • Its then matted onto white A2 top fold card.
  • The vellum focal panel is topped over the yupo paper in such a way that the organic design of alcohol inks were showing up around the focal image.
  • Few clear dew droplets added as finishing touches.
Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting!

Am linking this to following challenges:

Made this organic look by using alcohol inks on yupo paper.

Diwali cards: Mudra DT Project

Hi Friends,

Am on Mudra for monthly projects. Made some Diwali cards for today's post using their newer launches of Diwali dieset, Diya dieset and Diwali stampset.  Paired with earlier Diwali releases too.

Check them out at their blog. Hope you like it!

Play along our current challenge as well as Diwali card making contest too to win awesome Mudra goodies!!

Happy Crafting!

Oct 17, 2018

Harvest Blessings Card : Graciellie Designs

Hi Friends!

Made a mixedmedia Tag today using the digital stamps: Harvest Blessings from Graciellie Designs.

I so loved the free style illustrations and the accompanying beautiful quotes. It screams Autumn!

  • Used a XL chipboard tag for the base.
  • Used geometric stencil and embossing paste for the bg texture.
  • Added White crackle paste randomly for added textures.
  • Misted with blue, brow gray LSG sprays for the base colors.
  • Printed the floral digis in varying sizes, colored them using Prisma colored pencils and fussy cut.
  • The base of the floral clusters made using tinted cheesecloth, black sisal fibers., lace bits.
  • The floral images are mounted around the focal point as the sentiment, which is printed and matted onto black cs and distressed n edges using brown moments ink.
  • For further interests, sequins, art stones, dew droplets, enamel dots were added.
Hope you like it!

Supplies used:

Oct 10, 2018

It's Giveaway Time!!


Hi Craftypeeps!

Yay!! Its a giveaway time. Yup! You heard it right. Recently my blog turned 7 yrs and this is my Birthday month...This is one best moment to put a giveaway to the wonderful people out there, who are constantly supporting by their loving likes and comments in my blog and social media networks as well.

Follow the prompts to avail the Giveaway*:
  • Follow my blog.
  • Like my FB page: Paperie Expressions
  • Follow my Instagram : @sathyakala.23
  • Tag your friends whom you think would be interested. (1 tag per comment)
  • Repost (optional) for extra entries in FB/IG with a hashtag (#Paperie_expressionsgiveaway) 
  • Like and Follow my fave brands: LSG, Kit and Clowder, Mudra  (optional)
 4 Winners will be randomly chosen totally on 3.11.2018 and shared via blogpost and Instagram feed.

* Not a sponsored giveaway. Open Internationally.

To my non-crafty friends:

  • A Mixedmedia canvas will be sent along your way :) 
 You can jazz up your living room with this as Wall Art/ Home Decor. Comment below and its considered as your entry :)  

To my Crafty friends:

  • 25US$ Gift Card from Lindy's Stamp gang.

  • 1000 INR Gift Card from Mudra, India

  • 15 AUD Gift card from Kit and Clowder

Coloring Challenge:

 This is especially to those who play by linking your card here. Card should focus your coloring skill and to be made freshly for this challenge. If you have not much into coloring, try this as a chance and take out your favorite coloring supplies : Alcohol markers, Watercolor markers, colored pencils and color your heart away.

1 winner will be chosen randomly. You can choose a class of your choice with your GC. Isn't that awesome...What are you waiting for...Linkz closes by 31st Oct at 12am MET
Create and Link it up here :)
Good Luck Guys!

Oct 6, 2018

Sending Good Thoughts : CAS card

Hi Friends!

Happy WCMD! 

Colored this image 2 days before and squeezed some time today to make a base for this florals.

  • Beautiful camellias are Digital images from Powerpoppy and the sentiment is from their clear stamp Rosie's your way. 
  • Colored the images using prisma colored pencils. Fussy cut and kept aside. Then the focal panel is distressed using Broken china and Fossilized amber Distress oxides and water splashed onto surface for those molting effects. 
  • Sentiment is then stamped using Black archival ink.
  • Colored image then mounted onto focal panel using foam adhesives, matted with a black cs  and then to a white A2 card base. 
  • Few clear droplets used as accents to add interests to the background.

Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting!


Linking this to Power poppy Creative confetti challenge: Background check

Oct 1, 2018

Bloom: CAS card with Noline coloring

Hi Friends,

Happy October!

New CAS card for today!

Used Stamplorations Bloom's spray stampset for the flower bunch.
Sentiment from IBS.
Stamped using Glacier white on kraft cs for achieving Noline coloring look.
Colored using Primsa colored pencils.
Matted onto a black cs and added to the beige colored cardbase.

Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting!

Sep 28, 2018

MixedMedia Layout: PPS DT inspiration

Hi Friends,

Am on Pretty paper studio blog today for monthly DT inspiration.

Recently been to Bangalore during my India vacation time and happened to visit my FB friends for the first time ever. Had great crafty time and chat time with Girls gang. Just to treasure that memory, made this layout using a picture clicked on that moment.

Leaving a sneak peek here for you all here and hop over to PPS blog for complete look and pictorial.

Happy Crafting!

Linking this to Altenew Scrapbook challenge #11 

Used altenew inks, Altenew crafty friends Stampset, Beautiful day stampset

Sep 25, 2018

CAS card: Keep Climbing

Hi Craftypeeps!

Today my 'happy place' aka Blog is celebrating 7th blogoversary.

Its great to look back the journey. All started with Quilling, then cardmaking, and then it led me to where am today.

Mixedmedia, Altered art, Brush Calligraphy, Watercolor florals and Pencil coloring are my current interests and am absolutely enjoying every bit of this journey.

Keep Climbing! Made this card as a reminder to myself using a beautiful digital image.

  • Printed the beautiful climbing clematis digital image from Powerpoppy onto a white cs.
  • Colored using Fabercastell polychromos during Kathyrac's June coloring contest time. 
  • Matted with Black cs and mounted onto lavender cs.
  • Added few purple enamel dots as accents.
Hope you like it!

Sep 22, 2018

Layered Floral Projects : Mudra DT inspiration

Hi Friends!

Today am on Mudra blog with monthly DT inspiration.

Made 3 layered floral projects: Cards and Canvas.

Hope you like it!

Hop over to Mudra blog to view all projects in full and with stepwise instructions.

Linking to following challenges:

Mixedmedia canvas: Linking this to current LSG challenge

Used Lindys's Spray: Danny Zuko's Denim (for bg)
Plumeria Pink (misted cheesecloth)
Dauber: Gregarious Grey (for bg)

Sep 13, 2018

Quick CAS card

Hi Friends!

Back to blogging after a long time. Truly miss this space..Yet enjoyed my vacation a lot at my Home country India and a mini vacation too to SriLanka.

  • Colored this Mudra's Ganesha stamp using prisma colored pencils and fussy cut it.
  • Took Mudra's Indian ornate chipboard and gold heat embossed it.
  • Took a A2 sized kraft cardbase.
  • Topped with an orange-gold hand marbled paper.
  • Added the chipboard using glue, and fussy cut element popped up using foam adhesive.
  • Stamped the sentiment directly on to card panel using black archival ink.
A quick card to wish you all "Happy Ganesh Chathurthi"

May this special day bring you loads of Happiness and Prosperity!!

Jun 26, 2018

Mixedmedia Wall art: PowerPoppy GDT

Hi Crafty peeps,

Am SO stoked to guest design at Powerpoppy blog today.

Truly humbled and honored. Such a dream come true moment for me!

Am always a big fan of Marcella's soulful illustrations...It makes anyone to color so instantly.

Though the coloring took a long time, loved every inch of layering and making this into a mixedmedia artwork by altering a round chopping board.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 14, 2018

MixedMedia Altered Wooden Lantern : PPS DT Project

Hi Friends,

Am here today with monthly DT project for PPS blog.

Being "Anything Festive" is the challenge theme, i could only think about the Decorative lanterns during this Ramadan Season here in UAE.

Altered a wooden lantern and have given it a Mixedmedia makeover.

Hop over to blog to check the full view and a pictorial is shared to follow.

Thanks for stopping by!

May 31, 2018

Textured Tag

Hi Crafty peeps,

Am here today with a  Mixedmedia Tag. Attempted for a textured base, which mimiced a galaxy look a bit, at the end of the make.

Straight away to the pics..

  • Took a standard sized chipboard tag
  • Applied Prima Finnabair Stone effect paste- Pumice randomly followed by Prima white crackle paste through Timholtz speckles stencil.
  • Air dry and applied Black gesso over the tag.
  • Used LSG magicals Tiffany's blue, Cotton candy pink and Creme Brulee cream one after another at intervals and misted with water to run down and blend.
  • Finally applied Finnabair vintage gold over the textured surface.
  • Then generously splashed with Finnabair Art Alchemy paints Sparks: Dragon'e eyes.
  • Centrally added a golden thread, to it added Finnabair mechanicals Wings and Tin heart which were black gessoed and waxed with Vintage gold and Rose gold respectively.
  • Golden microbeads were added to the thread around wings.
  • Timholtz chitchat sticker is foam mounted to finish off.
Hope you like it!


Prima/Finnabair Stoneeffect paste: Pumice
Prima/Finnabair White crackle paste
Prima/Finnabair Black Gesso
Prima/Finnabair waxes
Prima/Finnabair Mechanicals : Tinhearts
                     "                   Winged
Prima/Finnabair Art alchemy paint: Sparks: Dragon's eye
Gold microbeads
Gold thread
Timholtz Chitchat stickers
Burlap ribbon
Mixedmedia Place : May 2018 challenge (Inspired by colors mainly and elements such as rusty metals, hazy puffy clouds, balloons)