Saturday, December 28, 2013

MDF Square Tray!

Hello lovelies and Happy weekend!

I finished making this fabulous square MDF tray from Craftslane yesterday. I am new to decoupage and still discovering the dos and don'ts of it but it was so much fun experimenting.




This was so easy to do and that fact it looks like its hand painted is the icing on the cake :D

And here is how it all came together (I followed the tutorial here) :)

1.  Start with the MDF square tray and give a coat of Acrylic Paints. I tried to match the inside color with the background on the decoupage napkin that I planned on using, just so everything looks like one at the end.

2. Let it dry. Use more coats of paint if needed. I did 2 coats here.

3. Using a sand paper, sand the tray edges a little for a worn off look. If you look closely, you will be able to spot the highlights peeking behind from the paint because of sanding. 

3. Use your favorite decoupage napkin (which by the way are available at Craftslane at awesome prices), carefully separate the napkin plys(the thinner the paper, the better the decoupage). Using a wet brush, very carefully tear the image you want to use from the napkin. 

4. Cover the Tray with mod podge using a foam brush and lay your image from the napkin in place and smooth it out on the tray, making sure it's bubble free and wrinkle free. Let dry and then top it up with another layer of mod podge.

5. After it is dry, sand the tray a little bit again to keep the worn off look going. And then layer the butterflies from the napkin on to the flowers on the tray using mod podge.

6. It looked a little plain to me at this stage so I added some paint dots to fill in the enpty space and bring the design together.

7. Let dry and seal the decoupage with 2-3 layers of mod podge on top. Let air dry in between coats.


And so here it is, I am still learning decoupaging and figuring it out. One thing for sure, it requires patience :)

Share your decoupage insights, projects  and tips if you have any!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration!

A day after Christmas, I hope you had a good festive holiday and enjoyed this time of the year with your loved ones.

I have an altered bag to share with you today for the Heartfelt Creations weekly inspiration. I had so much fun turning this ordinary paper bag into a thing of beauty with gorgeous products from Heartfelt creations :)





Don't you just love those flowers? I have plans of making a lot more of these in the coming days :)

There are a whole lot of gorgeous projects on the HC Blog today. Go check !


Sunday, December 22, 2013

We click together!

Hello !

I am guest designing at Color Conceptions Challenge blog today for their monthly theme of "Stamping Techniques"

Here is the card I created using the Paper Tole technique (Find all the details and tutorial links on the color conception blog)



Hop on the Color Conception blog and play along and while you are there, don't forget to leave me some love :)

Enjoy your Sunday pretties !

Friday, December 20, 2013

MDF Chest of drawers!

Today is a happy day because today I am back to sharing the fabulous Craftslane products with you after a long break. I am even more excited because Craftslane has launched some fabulous new products in the past month, things you are going to love for sure :)

And one of the things I love, I mean absolutely love from the new range of products is the chest of drawers. These chest of drawers are available in 2 sizes and are not only great to decorate but have utility too.

When I saw the beautiful Kaisercraft Papers from the Tea Break collection, I knew I had to attempt a vintage look for the drawers :)





Craftslane also stocks these fabulous paper flowers and they were perfect for my vintage theme :) I also added some rhinestone swirls by Prima on the top and Craftslane has a lot of variety of swirls from Kaisercraft to choose from.

Oh and before I forget, Craftslane has a whole range of fabulous dies and embossing folder too. The one I am using here is a corner die from JoyCrafts which I love :)

I sealed everything with Mod Podge (Satin) finish which is a great varnish to seal projects like this for durability.

I love how it turned out and I hope you will give some of these products a try :)

Have a fabulous weekend ahead my friends!



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday!

It's Wednesday and that means lot of fabulous inspiration at HC blog.

I have a beautiful card to share today or rather a card with beautiful flowers. I loved making these gorgeous roses using Vintage Floret Die from Heartfelt Creations. It is such a versatile die and makes some amazing flowers in no time :)




Don't you just love those roses?
To see complete instructions and supply list of how I created this card, please visit the HC blog and while you are there, enjoy all the wonderful creations by the design team.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Floral Key Tags with Heartfelt Creations !

Time for some Heartfelt Creations Inspiration and the HC blog is full of beautiful projects today. So don't forget to check it out.

I have some cute and simple tags today from the beautiful and recently released Floral Key Collection.



Putting these together was so easy with the amazing papers, journaling cards and stamps from this collection.

To see the complete instructions on how I completed this project, please visit the HC blog. Oh and by the way, there is storewide discount on HC website for a few days, you might want to check out the deal :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Floral Key Collection !

We are pleased to present the Floral Key Collection.This collection contains a neutral color palette with card panels, papers, stamps and dies that will enable you to create quick cards while achieving the "wow" factor. The Floral Key Collection is a set of key and lock stamps and dies with a paper pack that contains a variety of card fronts, 6" x 6" pieces and 12" x 12" layouts with borders and frames. It's a creative, fun exploration of the vintage spirit. The Floral Key Collection will unlock your imagination to creating incredibly beautiful, "fine art" cards. Take advantage of extra savings when shopping with Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday.


Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by December 3rd to be eligible to win the entire Floral Key Collection valued at $200. The winner will be announced on December 4th on the Heartfelt Creations blog.


To see how I created this card, please visit the HC blog and you will find the complete supply list and instructions.

Thank you so much for stopping by, make sure to visit the HC Blog for tons of beautiful projects by our DT members.