Oct 8, 2015

Bouquet of Wishes!!

Hi Friends!

Yes after a long time, crafting and blogging today. It just gives such a therapeutic feel. Medical emergencies and family business took all my time during my vacation time and its a month back here to UAE, mojo missing...Atlast, made a card.

Embossed the base cs using the embossing folder. The flowers are heat embossed on vellum and dry colored using Faber castell bicolor pencils. The leaves are just heat embosses using leaf -green Ep.

Centres are colored using colorbox pigment ink and the sentiment is stamped using the pink Colorbox pigment ink and after which is heat embossed using Utee clear Ep.

Hope you like the card!


Stamps - Flowers- Stampendous Cosmos
Sentiment - IBS Tulip bouquet
Eps - On flower - Ranger Opaque Ep
         On stems+leaves - Leaf Wow Ep
         Sentiment- Utee clear Ep
Colorbox pigments
Darice Embossing folder
Fabriano white CS
Fabercastell bicolor pencils
pearls, satin from stash

Challenges entered:

Lulupu - Embossing magic
IBS - customer gallery (IBS tulip bouquet sentiment)

May 26, 2015

Celebrate - MM Canvas

Exactly a month later, back to blogging!

Ya...been into Quilling and have just submitted my entries for UK Quilling Guild Accreditation. Hope will pass the standards as its gonna be judged by eminent panel of Quillers, who are into this art for more than 20 years.

Back again to MM canvas. Oh yeah,bitten by MM bug and slowly ...learning the basics of it.

The colors and the quote from the Scrap around the world's moodboard, is the inspiration for today's work.

Took primed 8"x12" canvas. Used spun sugar DI and TCW stencils- swirls and butterlfies for background.

The pic is actually a selfie, cropped and used as focal element here. Its matted with few prima pps. TH bubble stencil is used for the central portion and various mists ( Emerald purple, Crushed strawberry, Electric blue misteries) were sprayed liberally and heat set at every spray.

Few crochet flowers, foam flowers, TH swirl flourishes, cream lace, and a sentiment from simple stories paper pad.

Few stamping using kaisercraft chickenwire stamp and few random flicks of inks in black soot, crushed stawberry and few pearls as accents to finish off. Distresses the edges using rich cocoa momento.

Challenges entered:

Scrap around the world

Mixedmedia mojo (gesso, stencil, chipboard)

Sassy Scrappers - May moodboard

Lulupu - Emphasised on feminine and used butterflies as stencilled bg and wood veneer butterfly)

Apr 26, 2015

Spring Mood MM Canvas

Here again with a 8x8 Canvas, depicting my current mood..."Happy ".

Oh yeah, Spring is one such season which brings such happiness to our mind and soul. Though am residing in an arab country, must say, best days are 4 years of my new wedded life at Taiwan, a wonderful country in Pacific ocean, those memories are still etched in heart. The pic is from a photoshoot taken there.

Took a primed canvas, misted liberally with Gorguss green, sunny yellow, emerald green mists - Mistries brand of Diecuts and more. And i heat set at every application to fix the color.

After misting, took TCW mini stencil of birds and feather and using texture paste applied at top corner. Then i stamped trellis kind IBS background stamp using archival ink Sepia randomly on corners. Then using TCW microbial stencil applied texture paste and misted again with topaz yellow mist. Doily frame and on top of it pic is matted on cardstocks.

Made a floral spray, using all store bought flowers here, which i was hoarding for many months. It incudes teeny tiny acrylic flowers which i pollen centred and used as an infloresence here, few prima flowers too with Cheerylynn designs ivy florish diecut leaves.

Used mdf birds, primarily gessoed and followed by that misted with pearlescent topaz yellow mist. Few paperpieced butterflies and a IBS butterfly stamped using teal colorbox pigment ink.

Few ink splatters in white and black inks to create interest and a Happy diecut is added to finish off the canvas.

Hope you like it! Thanks much for all the encouraging comments for my previous canvas and it drives me to improvise well :)


8x8 primed canvas
Misteries - emerald green, sunny yellow, topaz yellow, pearlescent of topaz yellow, emerald green, gorguss green mists
CS, paper pieced butterflies-  DCWV Mariposa matstack
Flowers, swirls, tendrils are store bought
Happy Die from Mama elephant, CLD ivy florish die
Stencil - TCW - birds and feathers, microbial

Challenges entered:

BGC - Spring color with spring elements - (used color green, birds, flowers, butterflies)
CheerLynnDesigns - Anything goes (used CLD ivy florish die)
Artful crafting - #1 Stenciling (used TCW birds of feather and microbial stencils)

Apr 23, 2015

Beachy Theme Canvas

After almost a month, am back to crafting and blogging today.

Today's post is about a Beachy theme Mixed media canvas of size 9"x12". Its my 3rd canvas and this is the larger one so far of what i did. Am just a newbie in this area of art and all your comments are much appreciated to improvise me :)

This is created using a wonderful moodboard at Scrap Around The World blog. Its my ever first time participating in their challenge :)

Its filled with such mesmerising colors and elements.

The things which caught my heart is the lovely shades of blue colors, rope, natural elements, and the quote. And so made Lost in Love canvas.

Following moodboard from 13arts is also my inspiration for the canvas, Teal, Turquoise are my fav colors and roses, dewdrops, beads are my elements in moodbaord, which caught my eyes. First time participating here :)

Took a primed canvas and applied texture paste using TimHoltz Bubble stencil and misted generously with Electric blue Mist and heat set it. Stamped the waves from Kaisercraft Offshore stamp set on to a thick white cardstock and fussy cut out that. Matted these on the stenciled area and so the focal point is the pic of us taken in Amping Beach, Taiwan. Made a Raffia knotted heart and kept in the pic to add little focus.

Added MDF flourishes which are primed with acrylic white and few flowers and swirls for bit interest.Sprayed Glimmer Mist Blue sheen around the focal image. Added a bottle cap filled with teeny tiny natural elements and sealed it with glossy accents.

Added blue microbeads at few places and flicked black soot distress ink. Added a wood veneer on a heart diceut at a corner of the canvas.

Finally a computer generated quote - Lost in Love added.

Hope you like it! Leave some comments as it means a lot to me.

Challenges entered:

Scrap around the world  - Moodboard

13arts - Moodboard - Challenge #29 Favorite color

Mar 26, 2015

Floral Layout, Desktop Calendar with Post it notes holder !

Today's post is not about cards or canvas, rather few gifts with handmade flowers.

Made these for my little one's teachers and KG supervisior as tomorrow is Open house and we would be meeting all staff and get his progress report, New school uniforms and Books :) He is way more excited to meet his teachers and friends :)

This is the picture taken with the class teacher and friends on his 6th birthday and so i felt this would be apt to be framed with some handmade flowers using Spellbinder dies for large blooms and blue flowers are from Cheerylynn Medium Rose die. Leaves are form Spellbinders foliage die and all these are stuck on 8x8 mariposa pp and then mounted to Fabriano Brown CS.

The red blooms are distressed with Worn lipstick DI, Orange blooms from Spiced Marmalade DI, Blue blooms from Tumbled glass DI. There are misted with water, distressed and then shaped.
Now i got it framed too and all set to gift away tomorrow :)

Next is the Easel desktop calendars with Post it notes holders.

There are 4.5" square Easel cards with Spellbinder die Majesty matted for focal panel with few handmade blooms using Cheerylynn Designs Medium rose die and Ivy florish die.

Except the blues, rest of them are made from CLD Medium rose dies and sponged with Colorbox pigment inks.

Hope you like this !!

Cheerylynn Designs - Anything goes ( Easel Calendars with Post it holders - Used CLD  Medium rose die and Ivy Florish die)

SSS wednesday - Anything goes

Mar 24, 2015

Mixed Media Love Canvas

Hi All,

Hubby left to US for presenting his Research paper and Little one is in Annual exam holidays, what better way to spend some quality time...Its always craft with endless music set on :)

This time, its with Mixed media canvas with my most favorite pic, taken on 2012 New year in Taiwan before our relocation to UAE. It was a surprise Professional outdoor Photoshoot arranged by our Chinese Friends and we had a great gala time posing at few lovely places at Tainan, that day.

Took a primed canvas of 8x12 size. Took tissue paper and stamped Kaisercraft's cherish stamp in Archival ink and crumbled it and added the single ply using modpodge, on the background diagonally on the canvas creating a texture.

Then applied honeycomb stencil using texture paste on either side of canvas to create texture followed by stamping honeycomb stencil using Archival ink.

Then took lime green mist and sprayed liberally around the edges and made it to spread and then followed emerald green and heat set it. On the sides of canvas too, tissue papers are added to create textures.

The central composition is made of a picture matted under that is pearlescent pink misted cheesecloth with a heart doily diecut. All are storebought florals with the mdf chipboard florals, leaves, flowers, butterfly which are primarily gessoed and misted with strawberry pink mists. Every spray is heat set before adding more color.

The quote is a computer generated which is highlighted using black gelatos around the edges. The title is also mdf diecut which is colored using lime green chalk ink and heat set it.
Finally added few prima sugardots, Freckled fawn heart wood veneers colored with pink chalk ink. Finished the canvas using some pink mist splashes and stamping black stain stamps in archival ink.

Hope you like my second try at canvas on this month.


Canvas - 8"x12" locally bought
Stencil - TH honeycomb stencil
Stamps - Kaisercraft Cherish stamp, honeycomb stamp, stains stamp
Flowers, Swirls - Locally bought
Mist-ries  from Diecuts and more - Limegreen, Emerald green,Pink pearlescent, Strawberry pink
Chalk ink - Lime green, pink
Prima sugar dots, Junkyard findings
Faber castell - black gelatos

Challenges entered :

BGC - Mixed media  (used mists, texture paste, gesso,gelatos)

Mar 2, 2015

Creative Blog Hop and a Canvas - First Ever Try :)

Thank You Bhavana for nominating me for this Creative Blog Hop. It helps to know a little more about the artists and their interests.

So...Little about me...

1. What are you working right now ?

Working on a card right now in my craft space and few pending project works going on.

2. How does your work differ from others of your genre?

My card making style much inclined towards pastel shades, shabby chic and vintage kind. I love to make my own handmade florals using various dies and so my cards are florally embellished always :)

3. Why do you create and what you do?

Am an MPhil graduate in Toxicology and have a pulsating desire to do my PhD. Right now, SAHM of a naughty little fella, who keeps me on toes always. Learnt classical dance, veena and carnatic music, but only being in this crafter community, made me to enjoy my life amidst of my regular mundane.

4.How does your creative process work?

To me..inspirations are everywhere and in everything. It depends on the eyes of beholder.
To inspire and to be inspired by.. is my motto always.

Thats all from me!

Love to nominate two other talented crafter pals who excels in their own line. Love to know a bit more about you guys. Hope you love to continue the chain :)

Smita Satish and Rupa Swaninathan

And coming to my First ever Canvas. Done bit of Mixed media kind style. Rest left to you to comment.

Today is my little one's 6th birthday and wanted to add my fave pic which we took on his 10th month at a tour at Macau near Hong Kong at 2010 New year :)

Very Happy Birthday Adithya :)

Its a 5x7 mini canvas and i gessoed down initally. Then took DCWV Luxury stack pp which has a metallic and pearlised sheen on it. Love this stack for its richess and elegance. Took the one with little blue shades and baby pink shades and light brown scrolls.

Then its pasted on the canvas using Modpodge Matt and again gessoed down to tone down the color and to pick up the mists.

Added the handmade blooms which are gessoed down and sprayed with Glimmer mist blue and diamond dust sprinkled on it edges.

The metal embellishments are Prima junkyards and the diecut Bundle of joy is distressed with Tumbled glass DI. My new stash, Tim holtz Elegant florishes are diecut from kraft CS and gessoed down a bit and added near the pic. Few CLD ivy florish leaves are diecut and their edges are distressed with tumbled glass DI . Few ink splatters in black, blue and few blue pearls to finish off.

Hope you like my attempt!

Challenges entered:

IBS #91 - used light blue and kraft

SSS- Anything goes