Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Album - Page 1

So I am finally getting started on MY honeymoon album (Ohh yeah, after almost 4 years of marriage and an almost 2 year old baby :) )

So the story here is that my husband asked me to make one in our first year of marriage and I said "I am working on paid orders right now and I will start it as soon as I finish with them". So my husband, a sweetie that he is, went ahead and paid me to make our honeymoon album saying "Now this is your paid order too, so you better start on it". But I am guilty of never getting around to start making it.

So one of the TO DO things for me this year is to get this paid order finished and delivered :) I have decided to keep it simple, with less embellishments, keeping it mostly flat and easy to handle and flip through in the long run.

So I chose a Prima Paper Pad called Fairy Rhymes to get started. The papers are pretty and have that mixed media kind of look which I think is great because paper itself does most of the work leaving a little for me to do :)


I used some of my pattern paper scraps, manila tags and a few Kaisecraft embellishments to finish this layout. Pretty simple!

I used the following alphabets
L - Layering
P - Photo, Pattern Paper, Punch, Prima
T - Tags, Torn Edges
C - Cheery Lynn Die

Atleast I started and I hope to finish the album by my fourth wedding anniversary (which isn't too far away really :))

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fun MDF Hangers from Craftslane!

Wondering what happened to my Craftslane inspiration post?? Ohh well long story!

So I have had this super cute and fun MDF hanger from Craftslane for a while now and I have been meaning to finish it and post it here for the longest time but whenever I get around to finishing it, my daughter grabs it and starts painting it and spoils whatever I had with it in the first place :)

Needless to say, she loves this hanger a little too much :) So since no matter how hard I tried I wasn't really able to do what I had planned with it, courtesy my little one, I thought I will show you how it looks like right about now :)

So the first time I took it out and decided on painting it with bright colors, Aadya decided to do this :)


I left it like this for a while and started thinking of what to do now. To take away the distraction Aadya's painting created, I thought I will give it some texture with tissue papers and mod podge.

And so one day when the little girl was sleeping, I made it look something like this.


I gave one coat of blue acrylic paint and before I could finish the second one, Aadya was up. So you can see a few uneven paint areas in the picture above.

Today, when I took it out again to finish, here's what happened :)



And well...... looks like it is going to get a red coat of paint on it now :)

I am not sure, how and when I will be able to finish working on it but without a doubt it has been the cutest project ever :)

Not only are these hangers fun, I think they will be of great utility in your little one's almirah. And I am pretty sure, kids are gonna love it :)

Here is the link to all the different hangers available at Craftslane. Make your pick, or buy them all!

Have a great weekend my friends!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday!

It's Wednesday and that means more Heartfelt Creations inspiration. I have a card today and I am completely in love with it. I love the colors in the March Release - Once Upon a Time collection, peaches and green :)





Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 


HCPC 3591 Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCDP1 241 Once Upon a time Paper Collection
HCD 727   Vintage Floret Die
HCD 731 Decorative Leafy Frame die 

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue,  Jenni Bowlin Ink - Chewing Gum, Brown Sugar, Distress inks(Walnut Stain) , Kaisercraft pearls, ribbon


Start with a A4 size brown card and fold it in half to prepare a card base . Cut a piece of pattern paper to size from the Once Upon a Time Paper collection. Distress the edges, hand-stitch all around and tie a ribbon bow around it. Adhere to card base. Cut a decorative leafy frame from another piece of card stock. Distress the edges and ink lightly with walnut stain distress ink and adhere on top of the pattern paper. Stamp the alarm clock image from the Alarm and Watch PreCut Set using brown sugar ink and fussy cut. Adhere the clock using foam adhesive in the centre of the leafy frame. Die cut flowers using the Vintage Floret die, ink their edges with pink ink, mist with water, mould to shape and assemble them into roses. Adhere to card. Add a pearl to the centre of the clock to finish it off.


Entering this for Lulupu Challenge#27 - Lulupu 2nd Birthday Special
My project uses the following alphabets from the challenge

L  - Leafy Frame die from Heartfelt Creations
P - Pattern paper, pearl, pink & peach colors
C - Card stock, clock image
T - Thread for hand-stitching, Torn edges

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday!

Have you checked out the March release from Heartfelt Creations yet? It is filled with some amazing time related images and pretty papers. I love the part that the new releases coordinate so well with some of the previous releases.

So I picked up different stamps from 3 different releases and went to town stamping and coloring. It was super fun :)







Products Used:
HCPC 3591 Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCPC 3581 Majestic Morning Accents PreCut Set
HCPC 3511 Melodious Songbird PreCut Set

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Tombow Multi Mono Glue, Jenni Bowlin Ink - Brown Sugar, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Distress inks (Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Old paper, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet), Kaisercraft pearls, glitter.
Instructions: Click here to view a larger project image. Start with a white card stock piece measuring 3.75" X 6.25" approximately. Stamp the images from the two sets with brown sugar ink on the card stock. Ink the whole background with old paper ink using a foam blender keeping more ink towards the edges and less in the middle of the card stock. Colour in the images using distress inks and watercolour brush. Add pearls to the small flower centres and glitter to the big flowers centre. Lightly go around the edge of the stamped card stock with walnut stain distress ink to add more definition. Layer this card stock on a black tag measuring 4" X 7" approximately. Add ribbon and twine to finish it off.


Hope you like it! As always, do not forget to visit the HC blog for some awesome inspiration.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Heartfelt Creations March Release - Once upon a time!

We all agree that time is precious, so we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the memorable moments in your life with the debut of the Once Upon a Time Collection.   Deep shades of copper, teal and rose are complimented by neutrals in cream, grey, and beige all artfully layered with sumptuous images of time pieces, clock faces, florals, flourishes and script backgrounds.  Detailed stamps feature clocks, sentiments and collaged images designed to coordinate with the Once Upon a Time die which saves you precious time by cutting 12 clock faces or circle sentiments with one pass through your die cutting machine. You will reach for the timeless images of this versatile collection for special occasions and everyday moments alike. 
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by March 18th to be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $197.00

Here is what I created,




Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 241 Once upon a time Paper Collection

HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set

HCD 744 Once upon a time die
HCD 742 Majestic Morning Die
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die
HDC 743 Raindrops on Roses Die

159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue,  Momento Black Tuxedo Ink, Distress Ink(Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, old Papers), Ribbon



Start by following the tutorial here (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/) to prepare the card base. Cut two card panels from the Once upon a time paper collection and adhere one of the front panel of the card and other on the inside of the card. Die cut decorative element using the Raindrop on Roses die. Snip it into two. Stamp flowers from the Majestic Morning Background PreCut set and die cut using the coordinating Majestic Morning Die. Colour the flowers with old paper distress ink and mold to shape using the molding mat and tool kit. Layer flowers and add beads to their centres. Die cut leaves from the Sweet Juliet Die. Colour with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress ink and mold to shape using the molding mat and tool kit. Stamp the sentiment using the Time Sentiments PreCut Set and die cut using the Once upon a time die. Ink it up with old paper distress ink. Arrange the elements(flowers, leaves, decorative elements, sentiment) on the front and the inside panel of the card. 

Go check out more projects on the HC blog from the amazing design team!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I let my mind wander...

Hello!

I am sharing something totally different than usual. I recently tried my hands at mixed media canvases and I have fallen in love. For long, I have admired mixed media artist, watched tutorials and dreamed of doing it and finally I did.

Here is my first ever mixed media canvas.




And here is how I did it.

1. I covered the whole canvas with some vintage book papers using modge podge, painted over it with acrylics in shades of blue and green.

2. Next I added some script stamping using Heartfelt Creations Stamp. 

3. Then it was time to add some textures, so I used the TCW brick wall stencil and modeling paste to add some on the background. 

4. Leaving the canvas to dry for a while, I started working on the butterfly, which by the way is hand drawn with charcoal pencils over a piece of pattern paper from DCWV. 

5. I also got my sentiment ready using alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn called Smitty's ABC on strips of paper. 

6. Once my canvas was dry, I glued the butterfly and the sentiment down and added more highlighting with charcoal pencils and white paint. 

7. Another coat of mod podge over the whole thing and it was done.

This mixed media Canvas perfectly fits the Challenge#27 - Lulupu 2nd Birthday Special Category 3
I have used the following alphabets from L U P T C

L - Lawn Fawn Alphabet Stamps
P - Paper, paint 
T - Texture, TCW Stencil
C - Canvas, Charcoal pencils

I am also taking the March Challenge with Mou at Design Memory Craft blog. The theme is to showcase our motto in life and this canvas truly reflects mine. This year I have decided to let my mind wander and let life take it's own course, without worrying about things I can't change.


Let me know what you think of my maiden attempt.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday!

Today I'm sharing a mini album I did with all the HC fabulous papers, stamps and dies sometime back. I used Antiquity Paper Collection, Sweet Juliet die and stamps from the Delicate Aster Collection for this one.








I used a lots of tags and card panels to create this beautiful album. And ofcourse there is quite a bit of stamping and little hints of glitter too :)

Do not forget to visit the HC blog today for tons of inspiration and ideas from the Design Team!

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gift tags!

I love making tags, they are like miniature pieces of art and are the quickest way to make your gift personalized and cute :)


Aren't they the cutest? The best part is you can use up your scraps :P


Monday, March 3, 2014

Shadow Box for a Pretty Little girl!

I love projects that involve babies. They are the cutest little things!!

Worked on a shadow box for a pretty little girl last weekend and totally loved how cute and right-to-the-point it turned out :D



 I made those tiny baby booties with felt. They measure 1.5 cm approx and I love them :)



Loved how simple, cute and snap this turned out :)

Have a happy week ahead people!