Thursday, 15 November 2018

Black Romance Mixed Media Scrapbook

Hello guys
I am so excited to share this project with you all......a mixed media scrapbook album where there are layers, textures and embellishments on every page.....ohhhh SUPER FUN!!!!
This scrapbook is 12" x 12" in size and 3" in thickness. The scrapbook had 6 beautifully decorated mixed media pages and each can hold 1 to 2 pictures an few secret message tags. This project is a custom order for a special client who asked me to do what I love but include black in my creation with more focus on the pictures.....so I built this Black Beauty....YUM YUM YUM!!!
This is a romance album and I wanted to give it this futuristic feel......as she wanted to put pictures from her married life from the coming important events in the FUTURE.....thats good planning I must say. Here is a video walkthrough of this album.
I have used Eno Greetings Retro Series paper pack  along with plain black cardstock to build this album. Every page holds 1 or 2 5" x 7" pictures and I have also added secret message tags on few pages. This album holds a total of 18 pictures...but a lot more can be accommodated if few interactive elements be added to pages....but my client wanted only 1 or 2 pictures per page and to keep all the focus on the pictures.

I have used a lot of embellishments from ItsyBitsy and Prima Marketing to decorate my cover. The colors used are from Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical Shakers and Tinted Metallic paints from ItsyBitsy. To give it more shine, I used art alchemy waxes from Finnabair......supplies are listed below.
Each page has a lot of texture and dimension created using splattering, stamping, stenciling, heat embossing and embellishing.....a lot of effort had gone into making this album....and i hope you all like it. Here are a few pictures of the pages.
I am putting my album up at the following challenges -
  1. More Than Words November 2018 Challenge - Future and Stars.- My album cover has starts and the overall cover has a futuristic appeal to it. I also feel that scrapbooks hold pictures we take in the future and then they become memories of yesterday......I see Future and Nostalgia in this one project.
  2. More Mixed Media challenge - Anything Goes Black - My album has a lot of black used in it in form of stamping, embossing , splattering , embellishing and coloring.
  3. Lindy's Stamp Gang November Challenge - I have used similar colors on my album cover page. Supplies mentioned below.
Supplies used:
  1. Eno greetings Retro Series Paper pack
  2. Black Cardstock - 220 gsm
  3. Chipboard 900gsm
  4. Binder rings -75mm
  5. Door Knob Charm
  6. Metal chain
  7. Finnabair Art alchemy wax - Vintage gold, Copper 
  8. Pima Marketing Doily die
  9. Itsybitsy - stencils, modelling paste, stamps etc
  10. IOD Moulds
  11. tinted metallic paints - ItsyBitsy
  12. Lindys Stamp Gang - Magical shakers 
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Beautiful Memories - Gift Box

Hello guys
Today I have a Big beautiful gift box to share with you all today. This box is custom made for a client who wanted to fit in some beautiful gifts for her beau. This box is huge and measures 15" by 13" by 8" and weights 2kgs as the lid is pretty heavily embellished.
The box is made from scratch using 1500gsm chipboard and handmade paper from ItsyBitsy craft store. I built my entire box using white handmade paper and chipboard and then decorated with the floral linen paper and colorful cardstock (Lilac and Turquoise). To further enhance the look, I gave it all a quarter inch border of gold glitter paper.
To add texture to the box, I did some senticlling using modelling paste and script stencil on all the sides, base as well as the top. I embellished the lid using a lot of handmade flowers, doilies, diecuts, sequins and glitter, cardstock banners, pearls, mdf birdcage and more.
I love embellishing such boxes because it gives me an opportunity to recycle and use a lot of stuff that I hoard. The pearls used are a part of home decor " TORAN " (Hindi: तोरण) (origin: Sanskrit. torana, from tor, pass), which is a decorative door hanging in Hinduism, usually decorated with marigolds and mango leaves, or a string that is tied on the door with the flower on it as a part of traditional Hindu culture which is for decoration and beautification.  They can be made of fabrics, pearls, beads or metals or any other embellishments.
 The MDF bird cage I used here is actually part of a tag which adorned a fancy birdcage lamp I purchased.....it was too good to throw away. A few flowers used here were actually reused from few of the gift boxes I got this year for DIWALI. I hoard a lot of beautiful elements that I get and reuse them.There is some thing amazing when you see the random pieces you use coming together and becoming like they always belonged together....MAGIC!!!!!!
Here is a video clip to see the box upclose..I hope you guys enjoy watching it.
I am putting this box up the following challenges:-
  1. UnstampaBelles November Challenge #85 launched: Boxes, parcels or bag.
  2. Rhedd's Creative Spirit November Challenge
  3. HLS November Mixed Media Challenge - Birds
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Happy Birthday - Handmade card | Watercolor | CAS

Hello guys
A new day and a new project...I have a simple card to share with you all. I made this card to celebrate my own birthday a few days back.....and so I have used all my fav colors and elements. I love Pinks and Blacks and gold glitter is just my goto fix for everything and I love flowers....so I mixed it all up and came up with this card.
This is a standard A2 size card and I have used 250gsm Baby Pink cardstock as the base. I layered matted it with Black and White cardstock panels which are 51/4" x 4" and 5" x 3 3/4" respectively. I have added foam tape to mount the white panel to add some dimension to my card.I stamped and gold heat embossed my geometric flower which is from Geometric Nature Stamp set - Mudra Craft Stamps and then watercolored it with ombre shades of pink. Since, there inst a coordinating die I fussy cut the image out....which I feel is just therapeutic. Using Orange curvy leaf die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and gold glitter sheets from IstyBitsy, I diecut some leaves.

To further enhance my card, I added foam dimension to the flower and some black embroidery thread on my card front. I arranged all the elements and finished off with enamel dots in similar colors. The Birthday sentiment is from ItsyBitsy which I gold heat embossed on vellum and adhered onto the flower using Craft Glue from ItsyBitsy.
I also decorated my envelope using strips of matching cardstock...love it when it all looks like a set.
That's all from me today...thank you for stopping by and I hope you liked my card.
I am putting my card up at the following challenges:
  1. HLS October Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes : Optional Twist Gold
  2. The Flower Challenge #25 - Sparkle
  3. Craft stamper magazine - Take It Make It October - Anything Goes
  4. HLS October CAS Challenge -  Vellum.
  5. Creative With Stamps - Halloween or Leaves
  6. HLS October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge -  I have included leaf diecuts on my card

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Simple Exploding box for Baby Shower / Baby Announcement

Hello guys
I have a cute little exploding box to share with you all today. This box is perfect for baby showers or baby announcement to write blessings for the baby or the mother to be and fill it up with some sweets.

The exploding box is 5" by 5" by 5" on all sides and when it opens it holds a box in the center which is 4" by 4" by 4" and can hold 250gms of sweets and treats. The exploding box opens to reveal 4 sides on the inside. 2 of these are decorated with flowers and baby embellishments like bib, bottle and onesie which are gold heat embossed to add more shimmer and shine. on the other 2 sides...a message or a blessing can be written for  the mother or the baby.


The lid of the inside box is decorated with gold heat embossed stroller and some pretty flower arrangement on a Prima doily diecut. The outside box is also decorated with a gold heat embossed stork with a baby bundle and beautiful flower arrangement. I have used a lot of diecuts from Spellbinders Nested labels die. I embossed a few of them and then layered them to get a more dimensional effect. I also dry embossed a few of these diecuts and rubbed a little cotton cany distress ink to highlight the raised part to add more interest. I created this fun quilt like effect on the lids of the boxes whihc is by far my most fav part of the project and I hope you all like it too.


I have used Pebbles Basics stack pattern paper to decorate the box and matching cardstock from Fabriano Elle Erre. The box is made using 270gsm Iris cardstock and red tacky tape as adhesive to hold it all together. I have a small video showing you the box better and i hope you will enjoy the video.

Here is a list of supplies used to make this project:-
  1. Iris cardstock - 270gsm
  2. Fabriano Cardstock - Fuscia, Rosa, Ciela, Celesto
  3. Gold glitter cardstock
  4. Mdf baby embellishments - Bottle, bid, onesie and stroller
  5. Wycinanka Chipboard stork and bundle
  6. Ranger Tinsel Gold heat embossing powder
  7. Versamark watermark embossing pad
  8. Pebbles Basics paper stack
  9. Red tacky tape
  10. White adhesive
  11. Mulberry roses, poppies and fillers
  12. Pink Fabric flowers
  13. Prima Doily die
  14. Spellbinders Nested Labels Die
  15. Foam tape
  16. Cotton Candy Distress ink
  17. Dots sizzix Embossing Folder
  18. Sizzix Big Shot