Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rakhi cards with Mama Elephant In my heart

Hello Friends 

Raksha Bandhan means celebrating the unique bond between a brother and a sister... Rakhi is a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day of celebration is known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. It falls on 26th august this year.

I have a great connection with my brothers and  the celebration of this day is no less festive occasion for me . Hence I gear up a month before to prepare for this event. I even have a group of friends who live abroad and want me to send rakhis for their brothers in India and I take up to do that for them as well. 

 Here are my Rakhi cards for this year and I have played with Mama Elephant In my heart stamp set  to recreate few of my old creations or as the crafty world says Im CASING my old cards here .

This stamp set is a perfect to share the sentiment of missing the brother on this great occasion . This year I decided to add the boy image along with the girl unlike the last time....

I have finally overcome my fears of using the distress inks that I have been hoarding and not using !!
I am glad to see how I have improved on my colouring from then to now and finally using more and doing more with my stash !

The last card is a perfect example of stretching my stamps , as I have used many different sentiments from different stamp sets and created a perfect card for the brother.

I'm glad that I didn't go out to find more new stamp sets rather I made the best use of what I have and created such lovely cards with them , that go perfect for this occasion .

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Watercooler Wednesday WWC179 - Masculine Anything Goes:

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Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Box Making Workshop

Hello Friends , 

I have been taking up workshops lately and this one was not the regular one and it turned out interesting so I decided to blog about it . 
This was a box making workshop with introduction to die cutting and flower making in the process of decorating the boxes . Here are the glimpses into what was made....

My workshops are mostly one on one workshops at my Home studio and I customise them as per the requirement of the student . In my workshops , I usually teach Card Making , Scrapbook album making , Stamping and Much more.... Teaching art and conducting workshops gives me immense satisfaction and inspiration to explore new subjects.

On this day we made boxes with my student ,  8x8 inch boxes were made and decorated with die cut flowers . 

 we also made an explosion box  card 

I even got to show her the various uses of the we are memory keepers box making tool or wrmk 1-2-3 punch and how handy it is . 

Here are few Workshops that I have conducted over earlier 

Mini album making Workshop at Happymomentzz Home studio
Hobby Ideas Bangalore 2 days Workshop on Card making , Handmade photo frame magnets and recycled Carton bags .
Summer Camp at Kristal beryl on Dough crafts , Origami and Quilling for Kids projects 

Thanks to all the participants for being a part of this endeavor. I hope to come up with many more fun, creative & interesting workshops in the future.


Sharada Dilip

Friday, July 13, 2018

Rakhi Cards 2018

Hello friends ,

 I'm over at the Mudra blog today to share inspirations for this month Mudra Challenge23,  theme of the challenge is "Stretch your Stamps". 

Rakhi is a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. It falls on 26th august this year.  I have used an non festive themed stamp set to create a festive card . This goes out as a Rakhi card for my brother !

 I have tried to play with complementary colours here ... all this and more at the Mudra Blog 

Do not forget to participate in Mudra Challenge #23 Theme of the challenge : "Stretch Your Stamps!"

Supplies used:


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Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia (Exclusively for International Customers)

Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Baby girl 8x8 sized - Princess Album

Hello friends ,

Today I'm sharing a Birthday guest books or mini scrapbook sized 8x8. This is a book of blessing, for a very special day to hold memories for a lifetime......It goes on the wish corner as a part of the Birthday party concept !

I design scrapbooks of any theme to capture beautiful memories in style! 
This is a Baby girl first year book and the Page by page description are shown here

That's it from my side for today. Thanks for dropping in would love to know if you enjoyed my work too!! Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Beach Scene Ocean Blue Shadow Box

Hello friends , 

8x8 Beach Scene Ocean Blue Shadow Box

I absolutely love the beaches and the mangalorean in me makes it more like Home . I can relax in the sun, watching and listening to the gorgeous ocean while my son is entertained with sand, water, and all the fun those entail. Mangalore (My home town) is a picturesque city situated between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Mangalore stands in the vicinity of some of the most scenic beaches of the country. If you are planning a trip to this coastal city and want to enjoy the beauty of the seashores, a visit to the wonderful beaches near Mangalore is a must. Most of our summer vacations are in Mangalore where we connect with our roots and  get pampered. Our family trips to the beaches add up to our collection of shells over the years ! 

8x8 shadow box without the cover 

Finally I decided to go ahead and make something to treasure these memories and my son was all happy to share his collection for this creation. I can say that - Every shell has a story  here . They come from our travels to Goa , Pondicherry and Mangalore .

Here are easy-to-follow instructions for you to make your own beach shadow box with all sand, shells and pictures if you want to add. 

Diorama Beach Scene Ocean Blue Shadow Box a 8" by 8" hand painted little bit of the beach.


  • shadow box
  • gesso to prime the box
  • texture paste 
  • embossing paste for the water froth creation
  • stencil
  • chalk paints shades of blue
  • sand from Diy Kit - Sand Art, Aqua
  • shells from our collection 
  • gold foil stickers
  • craft bond foam mounting circles or squares
  • super glue

This creation is created along with my 8 year old so it was more fun involving him in the process of making this Memory box . He said he wanted to paint the shadow box and I let him do it . 
He first layered the brown box with white gesso and waited for it to dry completely . 

After drying , I created  textures using  Mudra Geometric Stories 6x4" stencil and texture paste to create the dimensions on the corners of the shadow box cover . Then we chose to paint it with blue /aqua chalk paint and covered the whole box except the back end. 

Inside the shadow box we drew the waves with a pencil to mark the places where the shells will be glued and the the sand part and waves will be created . We choose the smaller shells that we will stick and bigger heavier ones would rest on the base .

I have created beach wave texture with Little birdie Embossing texture paste - Frosty fizz. Little birdie Embossing texture paste is a Thick heat embossing paste perfect for adding textures and dimensions to projects and it Dries to a matt finish. The embossing texture paste is amazing and very easy to use. It can be easily applied through the stencils .This texture paste needs heating after application and on heating it creates bubble like texture.The resultant texture can be controlled by using controlled use of heat. The more you heat, the more bubbles start appearing.

To keep the design easily seen I have heat set this till the point the bubbles start appearing. I have used a palette knife to create this texture on the curvy background .

The sand area was first coloured with driftwood shade chalk paint  and then the sand was filled in . 
The sand was created with 2 different shades of sand that came in as a part of a Diy Kit - Sand Art, Aqua . This was a birthday gift my son had received and he had not used this shades while he used that kit .

The shells were glued on the sant texture and some big ones were rested on the base . The shadow box cover was decorated finally with the gold glitter foil sentiments . I wanted to add a picture inside the shadow box but didn't find a suitable one or where we all three were there...[something we need to click when we are at the beach the next time ] So we decided to go with stickers inside for this too.

For one side of the shadow box cover  my son decided to have the anchor chipboard embellishment and on the other side some lovely shells . My son even added his favourite Star fish which is a little one and broken but  he found on this on a  beach, so it had to go with the "memories" sentiment 

. He remembered one of his favorite  book  "How to catch a star " while he completed this creation !

Now this decorative box, painted with soft shades of ocean blue and creamy sand, 
seashells embellished becomes a part of our Beach loving family !!

Linking to  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Work It Wednesday June 2018: The Great Outdoors!

Alphabet Challenge - G is for Great Outdoors

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback.

Have a crafty day!
Sharada Dilip

Rainy Day Inspiration

Hello Crafty peeps ,
I'm all excited to share a few of my crafty experiments. I still can't get over the chipzeb collection that Mudra has newly launched . Have you checked it ? If not please do...  You can see a few of my favourites in today's post .

Mixed media wall art - A rainy day inspires this moody, neutral color palette with a hint of feminine shades. Here’s how to precipitously add it to your home decor . I am sharing a 8x8 mini Mixed media wall art which will be framed and used as a wall decor . I started creating this keeping in mind I needed something inspiring using the New chipzeb releases.

I have recycled a price tag and repurposed it as the base of my creation . I started the creation with applying gesso to the background so that the colors flow easily on the surface or the base . After the gesso is completely dry I have used texture paste and  Leafy Peeks 6"x6" stencil and created this texture on the base.  I chose to go with darker background and hence used alcohol inks to colour them. I have created a moss colour background as inspired by all the little things around me. These are the  rainy season colour palette !! 

I wanted to go with bright and lovely colours over the dark background so I have used the Brick chipzeb kept them uncoloured. I have cut it into two halves and used them on the corners to give a nice visibility .

The highlight of the wall art as per my designing was to be the sentiment so keeping that in mind I  have filled  the center part using  Gears chipzeb and Victorian Circle Frame Chipzeb . I have painted them blue and splashed gold on it to create texture . I have decorated it further with flowers and Spring Foliage chipzeb bringing in a feminine touch.

I have added glass beads in between to create more textures . The creation is completed with a sentiment from Supergirl stamp set .

This creation is all in all an inspiration for our ongoing  Mudra Challenge #22 "Stamps,Stencils & Something new" ."Something new" refers to anything from Techniques, tools or embellishments so please do mention what "New" you have used in your creation !

Here's the challenge link. Do not forget to participate in challenge #22.

Finally I have a vintage card to share , it is  made using my scrap stash ! Sometimes it's fun to play along leftovers and adding some chipzebs totally converts the look of it as you see here .

I have used very few supplies here and brought out an striking vintage card just using Scribble Circle Chipzeb and sentiment from Supergirl stamp set . Here again the colour pallette is rainy day one and the blue shades of flowers stand out with it !!

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Starbox, Chennai


The Craft Store, Srilanka

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia (Exclusively for International Customers)

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback.

Have a crafty day!


Sharada Dilip