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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Travel diary - Dubai 2018 scrapbook

Hello Friends 

I am big fan of scrapbooking and I keep making travel albums as and when possible . I journalise and document my personal life too but when it comes to clicking pictures and sharing on the blog the laziness sets in ! It is like I prefer wordless wednesdays and want the pictures to do the talking.... so preferably I end up sharing it on instagram and forget about it . 


Todays creation is one such forgotten creation , The creation started with journalising our trip to Dubai this Jan 2018 ... so I call it Travel diary - Dubai 2018 scrapbook 

I celebrated my Birthday in Dubai and wanted this to be documented as soon as possible . My Mom's Birthday also falls in the end of Jan , since she was a part of this trip I wanted to gift this album to her on her Birthday.


I choose to go with a map theme patterned paper and layered picture on the cover page . 
The flowers are stamped and fussy cut . These were made for a colouring challenge and fit in well on this album cover . After a long time I have used Alphabet tiles from DCWV chipboards collection .


This is a 8x8 creation with pretty much flat lying details as they could be easily carried around for my Mom to share stories of this travel . It's always special to make something for your parents rt as they take so much pride in it ! I'm glad I did make it on time for her this time !!



Thanks for dropping in would love to know if you enjoyed my work too!
regards


Sharada

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cards with chipboard elements

Hello friends , 
Im sharing 2 cards I have created with Mudra's chipboard elements !


Card Details
I have used a watercolored card stock as the base here
I have played along two different watercolour sprays and Mandala stencil to create this background
Once it dried I have adhered the Pretty butterfly chipzeb  to add dimensions along with the sentiment from Butterfly flutters stamp set .
Finally the card is completed with Yellow – Couture Sequins.

Im playing along  Simon Says: Stencil It


Now moving on to the second creation of the day 


Here is a tall card I made . I started off with the scraps of pattern papers in my stash and followed up layers till I was happy with background created .


Next step was the easy one with the spring floral chipzeb and the Leaf circle chipzeb . I placed them after a lot of permutations and combinations . Now they fell in place perfectly .


Finally completed this tall card with roses bouquet in the same shade as the base . Im happy experimenting with this look !

Im playing along 

Thanks for dropping in would love to know if you enjoyed my work too!
regards


Sharada


Monday, May 21, 2018

Mother's day Creation

Hello Crafty Peeps , 

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. India celebrates Mother's day on  2nd sunday of May  ie 13th May this year , on this occasion I created this card for my Mom.

Details of the card 
  • I have used a watercolor cardstock as the white base here 
  • I have used Geo angles stencil and texture paste to create the background 
  • I have splashed water colours green and blue to create a mixed media background.
  • Once the base is  dry I have adhered the Geometrical heart chipzeb  on it.
  • I have stamped and shabby watercolored the rose bud stamp set . 
  • Adhered the fussy cut stamp design to the  Geometrical heart chipzeb  after trying out various combination .
  • I have used small heart chipzebs from Mini hearts set and finished the look with the sentiment .
  • I finally adhered the creation to a navy blue cardstock to complete the look.

Mother's day Layout 


I wanted to create a layout to document this creation and didn't find any other way than add the Mother's day card on to my layout ! Interesting isn't it ?


I have used my lil bits of scraps on the corner most end to start the layout with !


I have used the smaller heart from the  Geometrical heart chipzeb  here as the base and once again used shabby watercolored rose bud stamped image and fussy cut to create a layer here . I have added sentiments like love you mom and you are my sunshine to go with the picture !


Here I have layered the layout with fancy flourish chipzebs and rose bud stamped and fussy cut images .


I have layered the card and the picture side by side to complete the layout . I totally love how this creation turned out , with plenty of space to write my heart out inside the card !

Thanks for dropping in would love to know if you enjoyed my work too!
regards


Sharada


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Embossing texture on alterations tick-tock

Hello Friends,

I have an interesting makeover today at my Blog , I am talking about the empty brown tape which I have used here as the base . This is an improvised version of my creation done few years back HERE .

Supplies used -
Empty Brown glue tape base
Itsy Bitsy Pearlised metallic paint 
Sizzix Tim holtz alterations tick-tock die (BIGZ DIE-TICK TOCK) to cut Chipboard
Itsy Bitsy Decoupage paper - Timeless Beauty is cut in circle shape 
Itsy Bitsy Wild Rose - Coral Blend flowers and Handmade Florets
Itsy Bitsy 2mm Chipboard 
Itsy Bitsy Pearlised metallic paint 
Little Birdie Crackle Medium 
Little birdie colour splash- Mocha
Little birdie Embossing texture paste - Frosty fizz
Stencil - Baroque Design
palette knife 


I have painted the Brown tape ring in and out with acrylic colours - Itsy Bitsy Pearlised metallic paint. For the inside backdrop I have added the circle cut Itsy Bitsy Decoupage paper - Timeless Beauty as the base to make it like a spool ! 


For the centre I have created texture with Little birdie Embossing texture paste - Frosty fizz and Stencil - Baroque Design. 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 .


For both the ends I have cut chipboard 2mm the Tick tock die cut which is sturdy to make it stand like a clock! I have painted it with Itsy Bitsy Pearlised metallic paint and layered it with Little Birdie Crackle Medium . I have used Little birdie colour splash- Mocha to create the rust texture on the clock .


To embellish the Clock I have used Itsy Bitsy Wild Rose - Coral Blend flowers and Handmade Florets. Finally added a metal embellishment of the eiffel tower !!

This goes to my creative corner as a home decor !!

Im playing along 

Thanks for dropping in would love to know if you enjoyed my work too!
regards


Sharada

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Baby girl 12x12 Fairytale layout

Hello friends,

It's been quite sometime that I have posted here , April month has been awesome and I have been on a vacation mode visiting my friends and family. This month there's a lot to document and share !! Yuppie :) 




Today Im sharing a Baby girl 12x12 Fairytale layout made for a birthday girl turning 3 , I haven't added the picture as I will be doing so after the Birthday event :)





I have chosen the colours as per the mood board and love how they have come out !



Im playing along 


Thank you for dropping in !

Regards
Sharada Dilip

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mixed media creations for spring

Hello Crafty peeps ,

Im at the Mudra blog with a blog post to share some inspirations with Mixed media creations . 


Today I'm here to share my trial with textures and colours on a piece of cardboard that was a Cake base ! Interesting piece isn't it , we crafters keep hoarding things like these and much more packaging stuffs thinking of putting them to use some day , and sometime we do :P use them ....


This is how I went about creating on this Cake base
  • Prime the cake base with coating of gesso to cover the whole base 
  • Once it is perfectly dried top a coat of chalk paint , I chose the baby pink shade 
  • Dried the paint with the heat gun 
  • Added the sparrow couple on one end and shaded it to match the background 
  • I have created texture with Mudra's Stencil
  • In the meantime I have  made ready the Flowers with Mudra Cut3 Gardenia Die set


  • The flowers are made with papers from Beary Hugs pattern papers 
  • To shape all the flowers in this project I have used embossing tools. This helps in giving beautiful creases to the flower petals. 
  • But because of the thickness they need to be moistened by either misting or dipping in water to allow you to shape and emboss them easily. 
  • Finally completed the flower by adding gold shaded mist over them and by adding pearls to the centre.


  • I have added leafy chipzebs which I have coloured with green mist along with it given some shading and textures .


  • The creation is completed with chipzeb Words#1 wordings which I have coloured with distress ink  
  • The butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies chipzeb is shaded with pink and gold mist to complete the whole look . 

I'm all satisfied with the outcome and totally love how Im getting into flower making spree with these !!

2. Rangoli Textured Card
 

I made a very simple card. I really wanted to highlight the beautiful pattern of the stencil, so I decided to use texture paste and glitter. 



Card Details
  • I spread the texture paste and then sprinkled glitter heavily all over. 
  • Once it was dry, I have added the handmade Mudra Cut3 Gardenia flower.
  • I also added a bit of copper colour string behind the Flower .
  • To complete the look I have added sentiment from Mixed greetings stamp set .


3. ATC Mixed media creation


Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.

I have worked with  Grunge fx 6”x6” Stencil for this Atc and paper scraps from Beary Hugs paper pack for this creation !

  • I have spread the texture paste and created the background with Grunge fx 6”x6” Stencil .
  • I have used brown and red mist to colour 
  • I have adhered the mandala piece after the background dried
  • Further added handmade flowers made using Mudra Cut3 Gardenia flower die set.
  • I have used leafy chipzeb and words chipzeb to create this layout
  • Finally sprinkled sequins 
Im playing along 
 That's all from me today , hope to have inspired you all to try these stuffs !

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!



Regards
Sharada Dilip

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Background Techniques for Cards

Hello Friends 

Im bringing more inspirations using Mudra's products for this brand new month. 


Cheers - Masculine Birthday Card - Random stamping background



April is considered the Beer month in USA and hence I decided to create something for the Beer lovers !
  • For this card I decided to create my own background paper by randomly stamping the beer image from "Cheers" stamp set  onto a piece of white cardstock and leaving it uncoloured. 
  • Here's a little behind the scenes on how my cards come together when I'm creating a stamped background. I usually practice stamping the design several times until I get the look I'm going for or a design that pleases my eye. Typically, I try to avoid stamping the same image next to itself. I also try not to stamp images in straight lines to help give the design a more random and free flowing feel. 
  • After I finished creating my background, I cut a rectangle shape from black cardstock and stamped the sentiment onto it using Versamark Watermark Ink. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder and added a mini wordings to follow . All the sentiment are from the Cheers stamp set .
  • I have added one beer stamped, coloured and fussy cut over the banner to complete the card .
Playing along 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

Thinking of you - Watercolour background with shadow stamping 


  • I have started with a A2 sized teal card base on which I have adhered the layers.
  • I have created second Card background on a watercolour panel with watercolours - yellow and pink giving me this lovely orange sheen.
  • Then I have randomly stamped flowers with black ink from a set of stamps "Persian Elements".
  • I have added Leaves from Leafy Swirls chipzeb as it is on the card 
  • The sentiment is from "purely sentiments " stamp set .
  • To complete the card I have added pearls in teal to match the card base .



Fairytale tri fold card 


I have created a fairyland with pattern papers and chipzebs here .

  • This is a 4"x4" Tri Fold card 
  • For the cover I have used Tag chipzeb ,Fairy Tales chipzebs  and Words along with Beary Hugs pattern paper.
  • The  Fairy Tales chipzebs  is coloured and adhered here with double sized glue foam to create dimension.






That's all from me today , hope to have inspired you all to try these stuffs !

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!

warm regards

Friday, March 30, 2018

Cards with Copic Colouring

Hello Friends , 
I made these quick cards ie in 20 mins for my last minute Birthday parties . These images were coloured during the Daily Marker 30 day challenge and I was storing them for this hour .


Details of the Card
  • The card base is 6"x4" with Top fold 
  • I have layered a second card stock with watercolor background 
  • I have adhered stamped and copics coloured image of the girl as the third and final layer of the card 
  • The card is decorated with die cuts and buttons 
  • Completed the card with the Birthday sentiment 

Details of the Card
  • The card base is A2 size card 
  • I have layered a second card stock with watercolor background 
  • I have adhered stamped and copics coloured image of the boy as the third and final layer of the card 
  • The card is decorated with die cuts and a Button
  • Completed the card with the Birthday sentiment 

Details of the Card
  • The card base is 6"x4" with Top fold 
  • I have layered a second card stock with watercolor background 
  • I have adhered stamped and Copics coloured image of the girl as the third and final layer of the card 
  • The card is decorated with handmade small Gardenia flowers and Mudra Chipzeb- Leafy Swirls 
  • Completed the card with the Birthday sentiment 
That's it from my side for today. I would love to hear! Thank you for stopping by!


Regards
Sharada Dilip