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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Diwali 2019 Handmade cards

Hello friends ,


As the countdown for Diwali has begun and I have geared up to make Diwali cards to be sent out to friends and family.


For those who do not know about Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn and One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance".


I have used old wedding invitations I dint feel like throwing away and converted them into lovely Diwali cards ! What say ? 


I have used card stocks 6x4 as the base and worked on with the scraps to create these beautiful cards. I have die cut the diyas and layered them along with sentiments . The diya die cut and sentiments are from Mudra stampa. I have even heat embossed the sentiments here.



I make sure I have loads of activities planned over the week for my kid as a Diwali tradition and you can read them all in the following blog posts HERE and HERE
That is all for today :)
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Have a crafty day!
Regards
Sharada Dilip

Monday, October 21, 2019

Quick Diwali cards


Hello friends ,
As the countdown for Diwali has begun and I have geared up to make Diwali cards to be sent out to friends and family. What happens when the recycler in me beats the crafter in me !


I have used old wedding invitations I dint feel like throwing away and converted them into lovely Diwali cards ! What say ?


I have used the most attractive parts from the invitation cards and cut them down to adhere them on a 6x4 cardstock. I have planned the layout in such a way that it enhances the tradition and the blend of western card making. I have used stickers of the diya in few places and added stamped sentiments.


In few cards I have used punch art to give borders or make it look like a diya .


I have used ganesha cutouts from different invites and added them to my creation to bring out the traditional look in the Diwali cards.


For those who do not know about Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn and One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance".


I have made sure I have stamped the diwali sentiments right on the card surfaces. So these creations are a blend of die cutting, punch art and stamping giving the old invitation cards a new life .


I make sure I have loads of activities planned over the week for my kid as a Diwali tradition and you can read them all in the following blog posts HERE and HERE


That is all for today :)


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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Decoupage Bangalore Workshops

Hello friends ,

I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. They taught me the importance of teaching to a student – and not to a test. – Erin Gruwell
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Teaching art and conducting workshops gives me immense satisfaction and inspiration to explore new subjects. I have been taking up Workshops...
Do you wish to learn ? If yes then do mail me at Sharadadilip@gmail for enquiries or registration for workshops.
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Glimpses from today's crafty party


Doing something creative really lifts your spirits and calms your busy mind. Unwind at Happymomentzz_by_sharadadilip , If you wish to learn something beautiful and at the same time functional....join this unique workshops customized as per your needs.I'm sure you'll be addicted to this wonderful craft in no time.



Learn the fundamentals of decoupage as you make beautiful and gorgeous glass bottles. Ideal for a first timer, a long-time enthusiast, or a decoupage who wants to try new mediums or styles, this workshop is a perfect way to DE-stress, make new friends or spend time with old ones.












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That is all for today :)
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, September 24, 2019

Coffee themed coaster set

Hello friends ,

Currently Decoupage is so much on my mind as well as my table , Loving what I am making to add so much decor DIY's to my home !


Today's Decoupage is a little different because I have recycled chocolate wrapper for the coasters main two cards. 


Coffee themed coaster set- Made with combination of decoupage, stenciling and stamping.Now you can enjoy your coffee without staining your coffee table.


Set of six coasters with holder.Each coaster contains a different design themed on coffee. I have used Altenew coffee talk stamp set along with tim holtz distress inks for these coasters creation.



For the coaster holder I have used Metallic wax in copper blaze along with Mudra stencils.



That is all for today :)
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, September 3, 2019

Thank you cards for Teachers day

Hello Friends ,


Today I have creations on theme for Teacher's day ."Teacher's Day" is intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, September 5, the birthday of Independent India's second President, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India since 1962. Radhakrishnan believed that teachers should be the best minds in the country. 


Our teachers are always very special. They make learning a wonderful experience for us. But it is not often that we thank these wonderful people who help in building us....

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right words to say to someone who means so much to you. I am sharing few creations today that I made as a Thank you note for my mentors using which felt perfect way I wanted to convey my regards. 


Do browse down for all the cards we made this season 




























I am grateful to all my Teacher's - Thank you for instilling in me a passion for learning.
Happy Teachers Day!

That is all for today :)
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

Monday, August 26, 2019

Living room entrance / foyer | INDIAN home decor | DIY

Hello friends ,

Here is one more recycled project for Living room entrance / foyer .


This is a beautiful decoupaged painting of an Indian prince and  princess with gold embossing on them, at an window overlooking a tree . I wanted to make something like tree of life . I had this cut out from an wedding invitation which I did not want to through away for long but wasn't very sure what I wanted to do with it. I decided to create a scenic painting with this piece as well as other stuffs I had hoarded planning to give them a new life .


The base  used here is a MDF from the Birthday cake base . The MDF base is 12x18 inches and looked perfect to go at my entry way. I have again used wedding invites pictures of the Indian prince and princess cutout here and decoupaged on the Mdf board. The MDF board was primed with Gesso and then painted with chalk paints and acrylics creating a beautiful scene. Gesso is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It dries hard, making the surface more stiff. Gesso prepares (or "primes") the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint. Without gesso, the paint would soak into the weave of the canvas.

I have tried to create an picture of an window overlooking an tree.



I'm on an recycling spree in the last few days and if you have been following my blogs you might have already got a glimpse of it all HERE.These projects are all the long pending ones , when I made sure I stored stuffs for recycling basically everything thinking I will do this or that. That's all for today I'm totally happy giving this makeover to my Foyer or adding an Indian touch to my front door decor by recycling the stuffs easily found at our homes. 

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Krishna janmashtami home decor | Recycle DIY

Hello friends ,

I'm on an recycling spree in the last few days and if you have been following my blogs you might have already got a glimpse of it all HERE. These projects are all the long pending ones , when I made sure I stored stuffs for recycling basically everything thinking I will do this or that. Giving it a thought now just reminds me that is why I started or how I started my blogging journey !


I'm trying Marie Kondo's Konmari method. The KonMari method is a system of simplifying and organizing your home by getting rid of physical items that do not bring joy into your life. It was created by organizing consultant Marie Kondo and described in detail in her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Hence I am giving away stuffs recklessly and whatever I'm keeping I'm making sure its a finished project or else It will not happen.


Krishna Janmashtami Home Decor DIY

Krishna Janmashtami, An annual festival that celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna, It is also known as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is observed on the eighth day ashtami of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan. Usually celebrated sometime in the month of August or September, this year Krishna Janmashtami has fallen on Auguts 24, Saturday.



Its time for Krishna Janmashtami home decor and hence went ahead with this simple DIY. I have used old cardboard sweet box and old invitations to make this creation. I have seen such wall decor from ages been done at my native places and this gave me a push to create this wall decor.


How I made it?

I started with an 12x12 sweet box which is totally sturdy. The box was golden and shiny on which I have adhered the chipboard negative. I have had the chipboard negative stored to be used for a big project some day and the day finally arrived almost after 5 years I guess !! yes that long , don't ask me what I was doing sitting with all these. 

The Krishna and Radhe print also is an savior from some wedding invitation that took my heart the time I laid my eyes on it .The lovely painting of Krishna and Radhe on butter paper or parchment paper looks lovely like an coffee painting isn't it ! I have layered the butter paper on a brown wedding invite and then layered on an red invitation which is little longer giving it a border look.

To give it more festive look I have added corner chipboard embellishments , the smaller ones in the below the painting are again from some invitations. The above chipboard embellishments are bought from Itsy bitsy and painted golden , were added as they gave a complete look to this picture frame I'm trying to create. I have used silicon glue to stick them all down.

That's all for today I'm totally happy giving this makeover to my Foyer or adding an Indian festive touch to my front door decor by recycling the stuffs easily found at our homes. 

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, August 20, 2019

Music Lover Brothers | Rakhi cards

Hello friends , 

Last week went out to be awesome with mailing my Rakhi cards to brothers far away and meeting the ones in Bangalore. Today I'm sharing two cards I sent out to my Music Lover Brothers.


These cards are made using 7x5 sized white card-stocks and stencils. I have used non rakhi sentiments to for this Rakhi card and in the true sense doing more with less. I have used the same stencil from Mudra craft stamps on both the cards but in different way. Im loving happy to be putting to use my distress inks and stamps for these creations.


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

Monday, August 12, 2019

DIY wall decor | wall art with up cycled sweet box

Hello peeps,

Im here today to share an recycled creation, I tried some upcyling with an sweet box.
I have used beautiful handmade paper in 2 colours orange and gold from Itsy Bitsy store and wooden block stamps that I picked up from our travel to Jaipur. I have used these block stamps long back to make cards but haven't been using it lately so gave it an makeover.


The size of the box is 3 .5 inches into 12 inches and perfectly love that it is very sturdy.
It turned out to be an lovely canvas wall art decor for my home .

I have made it look festive adding the punched EK Success Slim Edger Punch Flower Burst border and flower centers . I have added center stone and hanging tassel pieces that were parts or pieces of scraps to be discarded I have been hoarding to use it for something like this !


Hope you like the DIY wall decor | wall art with up cycled sweet box as much as I do.

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

Friday, August 9, 2019

My Famous Rakhi card | Rakhi cards with Mama Elephant In my heart

Hello friends 

Rakhi cards with Mama Elephant In my heart creations is my famous Rakhi card creation ever since I started making them. They are my most pinned creation on pinterest and highly on demand during Rakhi for commissioned work. I love repeating this work and This stamp set is perfect to share the sentiment of missing the brother on this great occasion. 


This year I again I have  add the boy image along with the girl, unlike the First time...


This year I have tried dry embossing and Ink blending backgrounds . I have used We R Memory Keepers next level embossing folder - Gemstone to create the background of this card. They create a three-dimensional look compared to other embossing folders. It’s so cool when you hold it in your hand and see the light and shadows on the surface :). I have done Ink blending with dry embossing here and totally love the turn out !!


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Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Super Awesome Bro Rakhi Card

Hello friends,

Im still hung over with rakhi cards and creations and here is something cute that I went up to make for a super hero loving brother.

In case you want to see more of my Rakhi creations this year do check Here 



I have used We R Memory Keepers next level embossing folder - Gemstone to create the background of this card. They create a three-dimensional look compared to other embossing folders. It’s so cool when you hold it in your hand and see the light and shadows on the surface :). I have done Ink blending with dry embossing here and totally love the turn out !!


I have stamped and coloured the super hero image from a stamp set sent out to me from my dear crafter friend Neha Bhatt from Periwinkle creations . I have coloured the image wito copics and love how it stands out !!


I have added the sentiments from Mudra stamp set and the BRO is die cut from letter dies I got from Letszcraft. The card is completed with a rakhi on the outside and Raksha badhan wishes inside. 

I have even created an Birthday card with the stamp set will be sharing pretty soon on my blog ! Let me know how you like this creation for Rakhi and share what you are making for this special day ! 
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