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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Cat doodles by Dhruv

Hello friends 


We all want to relive our childhood memories!! Currently it is the perfect opportunity to do that so I decided to bring out my inner child and spend my day doodling , having fun, with my son! We enjoyed making this doodle album along with @the_doodle_factory


These albums are called zine. Zines are like magazines or homemade publications and can be about anything you like. This is a 8 page zine made with a single sheet .

pic courtesy google

Dhruv loves cats , the topic was D's favorite hence he agreed. There are many time he has said no to many things like writing a story or doodling and I have respected his decisions. Decision making lies with him. It is helping me respect him and his choices as an individual. And I experience more love, hugs and respect when I don't force choices onto him. 

You can see D's version of the book as he speaks his own mind and creates his own cat doodles. 







Don't forget to check the last page with the cat on the moon , she is my angel billu 😻




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Regards
Sharada Dilip

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Mandala art and Dot mandala magnet

Hello Friends,


Learning a new art is always something on my list but never really took time to seriously give it a try. Today its Mandala art I have given a try as a part of my #100dayproject2020. 
#The100DayProject is a free art project that takes place online. Every spring, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity. Anyone can join. The idea is simple: choose a project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process on Instagram with the hashtag #The100DayProject.

Mandala art is a geometric design that holds a great deal of symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. ... While extraordinary as a standalone work of art, mandalas hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance.I have painted mandala dot art on a slice of wood. You can start with a canvas or flat surface I'm turning this one into a magnet by adding a magnet behind it .Unlike the regular base being colored black I have worked on the natural wood surface with fevicryl pearl color paints directly. I have drawn guidelines using a compass then have used back of the paint brushes, pins and toothpick for making the dots. I enjoyed this process hope you give it a try too.


I have tried our free hand mandala design inside the circle with rainbow colours . I have used staedtler triplus fine liner color pens to create the mandala. I'm trying to confine my creations inside the circles just like how we are blooming inside these days.


I have been using this 21 day lock-down period to craft and create along with my son and hosted a #happymomentzz2020 challenge and super thrilled to see the responses I have received and motivated to create and learn new things !
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, April 6, 2020

Water coloring in circles - 21 days challenge

Hello friends ,

To keep my mind calm and to do something  productive in this lock down period I have taken up to watercolors. Being indoors is not something new to me but I used to get a lot of alone time which I'm not able to get now , my family is with me all the time. I'm happy about it but I need to sneak out some me time so I am spending 10 mins a day coloring inside a circle and totally loving it .
I decided to water color inside circles as they bring s sense of being small space like we are all confined to inside these days.
#21daywatercolourchallenge


In my first creation I have tried to create a night sky with trees here and for the first attempt, I love the blues and i'm totally happy with the outcome and surely there is scope for improvement .
 I'm thrilled to see how so many people have so much of content made available in different platforms to learn and improve . I'm taking one day at a time and working this out for me.



In the second creation , I tried a rainbow bubble and it really gives me some good vibes.


Lastly the third one , this is a road map and hoping we get through this soon......

I'm doing water colors after a long time and I have used camel artists water colour cakes for these creations. I'm coloring outside the lines too and surely trying to get used to the confined space .
I've felt motivated in the morning and completely wiped out by the afternoon at times so hopefully I will keep up with this after all the cleaning , cooking and spending time with my little one .  

This started as 21 days challenge but  I couldn't stop and I'm planning to take this up for as 100 days project so I can see how I improve... hopefully will be able to keep this up and going and hoping to see you all follow my creations and cheer me for this !


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

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Happiness is Homemade

Hello friends ,
India has begun a 21 day lock-down to combat the Corona virus situation from March 24th and a lot of things are changing around. Lock down meant Husband works from home now onward and my sons summer vacations begins early.I have taken up this time in my life to slow down and focus on my family and cook clean and do all that I wanted to do and complained of not having time. Initially I made a list of what all I wanted to do then I chucked it off and I'm taking each day as it comes .


All that's on my mind these days is storing groceries , cooking and making with all that I have and now that's on my cards .


family meals and baking 



cravings for sweets .


I enjoyed coloring with tom bow brush pens and copics coloring combination. I'm totally enjoying this and filling my card stack ! Hope this energy remains through this difficult phase in Life. 

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, March 17, 2020

Forever & Always - 50th Wedding Anniversary Album

Hello friends

Forever and Always - 50th wedding anniversary album . The golden anniversary album is a blend of love and growing up together and the colours and patterns blend in such a way that it touches you in a different manner.
I made this album for my beloved Sudha madam and Sirs 50th wedding anniversary. Sudha madam has always had a special place in our life (mine n my brothers ) , not only she impacted our academic learning she fostered our self esteem. She has impacted us in many ways, she has always inspired and encouraged us to strive for greatness , live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. Cant thank her enough for all that she had done and I'm super thrilled to have made this and sent out to make her day special


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Regards
Sharada Dilip

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Watercolor floral cards

Hi , Good afternoon Peeps...

Going back to basics helps me get out of my old habits and try something different. Here I have worked on watercolour florals with warmer colours than I usually do and this reminds me to slow down and just paint for the fun of it. Would love to hear how you like it !









Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Good Luck and Good Bye Cards

Hello friends ,


Here are few Good Luck cards ( Bonne chance is a French expression that means good luck) that I mass produced last week, these are replicates of Birthday card designs I have made earlier. I typically combine stamping with die cutting and always add dimensions... I'm glad seeing such positive feedback and excited customer's Note.... 


These Good Luck and Good Bye Cards are made using Lawn fawn stamp and die set - Float my boat  and the waves are made using  Ocean Waves Die-namics – MFT Stamps. 

 

The second set of Good Luck and Good Bye Cards designs is made using farm animals from Mudra Stamps - Old Macdonald stamp set . I have hand stamped them, hand coloured using copic markers and fussy cut them all out. For the background I have used tags made using Dress My Craft Rounded Tag Punch.



P.S We love making cards. In the era of e cards, SMS, emails and Whats App I'm trying to retain the love for Handmade and Post cards.

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, February 17, 2020

Home Decor Alcohol ink background creation

Hello Friends ,

Home Decor Alcohol ink background creation


I am here to share a Home decor creation done on 6x6 MDF boards, which means it will likely need to be framed in your choice of frame before displaying. It was total fun creating this. I have used Buddha stencil for the center which is completely done with texture paste. Canvas is ready to be hung or framed...you can absolutely use whatever hanging method works best for your space!



I couldn't stop at one and went ahead with creating these beautiful coasters.


alcohol ink background coasters

The alcohol Ink background coasters are  Set of 6 beautiful 4"x4" coasters in varying colors that you choose. Perfect for your living room, dining room and kitchen. These abstract pieces of art will be a great statement to add to your current design or something to inspire a new one. All pieces have their own unique characteristics. They are eye-catching and will add that something special which will surely be noticed.


They are backed with cork so they can be used on any surface and not scratch it. It is waterproof and heat resistant.





Interested in something very similar to this or something different and unique entirely? Let me know! I would LOVE to start working on a custom piece just for you and your space !

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, January 16, 2020

Love theme Big explosion box

Hello peeps ,
Wish you and your family a very happy new year 2020 ! May the new year bring every happiness and success in your life 😊😊🙏🙏 !!



Love is in the air ❤️  and Happymomentzz is all busy in preparing for the season... sharing a Love theme Big Explosion gift box made for a client on order
You can use it in many ways, as a card to express your feeling, exploding gift box which substitutes a greeting card in a unique form with options to add personalized messages and even a small gift along with photographs. A dimensional piece of pure love and beauty! Once opened the four sides fall delicately to reveal the gorgeous designs with options to write messages along with photographs for the recipient.


Here u can see in this Big Explosion gift box
Heart shaped Helium balloon
Personalized Message written on the Flaps
photographs arranged in different flip and folds
Led Lights arranged in a shape of heart on the flaps
also hidden some nice gifts and flowers to this box as sent to my address and coordinated by the client.



Valentine's day is around the corner..so this valentines surprise your loved ones with this amazing explosion box...

Do watch out for the full reveal video here !!


For more details, kindly inbox at sharadadilip@gmail.com
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Sharada Dilip

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Playing Secret Santa - Traditional Christmas


Hello friends



Are you Santa to a person this year??



I'm playing SECRET SANTA - a person who gives a Christmas present to another anonymously as part of a gift exchange arrangement within a group.


I am one and this goes out to the child , It was decided to be something homemade and handmade so I went with Homemade cookies packed in decorated jar in christmas theme pattern paper and ribbon. I have decorated with ginger bread man on the lid and ginger bread woman to go along the tag with a heartfelt note . The tag is created using dress my craft tag punch and dress my craft border punch



The second gift is a handcrafted gift box that holds a tie for the Santa's Child. I have decorated the front of the gift box with a lovely greeting and ginger bread couple again to match with the jar !











Create your own personalized cards, gifts, and decorations to spread some festive cheer, just waiting to see the secret partners face light up seeing these handmade gifts....


playing along 

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Sharada Dilip

Monday, November 18, 2019

Interactive farm animal Birthday card

Hello friends ,


Sharing an Interactive Birthday card I made using the farm animal stamp set from Mudra stamps and sentiments from the mama elephant make a wish stamp set.


I have coloured the images with copics colours and fussy hand cut them. 


This is sized 7x5 handmade card and an interactive card that allows you to open the 2 layers to reveal the full message.


The card is 3-D textured with a sturdy foam sheet (it can easily be mailed without being crushed).


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, November 11, 2019

Canvas wall art and Cards For the Music Lovers

Hello friends ,
I'm here today to share a few inspirations using Mudra's stencils for Music lovers .These creations are easy to make for DIY enthusiast, these can be used for gifting or decorating your home. I have created 2 canvas wall arts that make perfect gifts for Musicians.


I have used Lest’s sing Stencils for this creation . The are stencils used to create lovely patterns in your projects. Use it with, inks, sprays, texture paste and much more. Easy to clean. They have a hole on the top for easy storage. I have used Distress inks on chalk paints for this creation and given a touch of stamping to complete the look. I have used Magical Music 6″x4″ Stamp set here.


For this project I have used a bigger canvas and Flourish guitar Stencils ,  I have used Magical Music 6″x4″ Stamp set here again to complete the creation .

Keeping in mind gifting for musicians I have created Simple cards using the newly released stencils.


Music background pattern Stencils
I have used 7x5 size card stocks and stenciled the background with distress ink and blending tool. I have added sentiment from Mixed greetings stamp set. I have used handmade roses and flourishes with die cuts to comeplete the card.



Grunge Music effect Stencils - I have used 7x5 size card stocks and stenciled the background with distress ink and blending tool.  I have added sentiment from Mixed greetings stamp set.


Grunge music frame Stencils - I have used 7x5 size card stocks and stenciled the background with distress ink and blending tool.  I have added sentiment from Mixed greetings stamp set.





Music heart Stencils - I have used 7x5 size card stocks and stenciled the background with distress ink and blending tool.  I have added sentiment from Mixed greetings stamp set.


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