Thursday, 29 May 2014

Flip Flap Thank You Cards

Today I have not one, but five cards to share. Why am I sharing them all together? It's because they were all requested by one girl for five of her friends and they all look exactly the same, except for their colour scheme and the pictures used. In short, it's the same design in different colours. So let me get started.

When we were getting the design details straight, she requested specific colour schemes for each of her friends and when I saw that the colours co-ordinated with the pictures she gave me I was thrilled. Finally, someone who thinks like me!! :P

Anyway, as a flip flap card has a lot of area to cover, I thought why restrict the design to just one patterned paper per card? So I picked out a bunch of them and made a note of other details on a post it and sorted them using binder clips. I also picked put matching washi tapes but didn't end up using them. Here's a glimpse of the papers neatly grouped together with the colourful tapes. :)

Monday, 26 May 2014

Scrapbook - Page #3: Bright on Black!

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See previous pages here...
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This may seem odd but it has kind of become the norm for me. I post ALL my projects late and this one, in particular, has been neglected for far too long. I finished and couriered this scrapbook way back in October first week, last year. I shared two of the pages (out of nine) and then newer projects grabbed my attention.

But a week or so ago, I decided I had to take a stand and I vowed to myself that till I am done editing and watermark-ing ALL my older projects, I wouldn't share a single thing. Now that it's all finally done, I can breathe, so to speak. :)

I may have mentioned this before, but I'll say it again. For this scrapbook, all pages barring one, are from DCWV's Mixed Media Mambi Collection.

I used a black page for this and added some bright and colourful elements for contrast and loved the effect.

I stamped flowers and leaves in Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Peeled Paint - and Fussy Cut them. For the flowers, I have layered three of them to add dimension and added a little pearl in the centre and some stickles on the sides.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Beehive Quilling!!! First try and some Christmas Quilling!

The Quilling bug caught me sometime last year. Quilling has always been at the core of most of my creations as my journey into Crafting began with Quilling, but there was a phase where I was making projects without Quilling and it was mostly because of time constraints. But towards the end of last year, especially after Moumita joined, I began to add Quilling to most of my projects and that led me to experimenting with new techniques. I had done a Micro-Quilled Frame for my friend, so I urged Moumita to try it and she stunned me with her work and while she was grasping the finer details of that, I experimented with the beehive technique.

It is so much fun and the easiest way to fill spaces in lesser time!! I am a fan of this technique.

For my trial, I started with something simple - the word LOVE. I used 3mm paper strips and alternated between red and baby pink for each alphabet. For the outline, I used off white.

Here are glimpses of each alphabet. :)

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 | Project 3 - (My First) Easel Card

Hello everyone!!!

Today I am sharing the third project for this year's Valentine's Day and I am really excited about it because I have tried something new. I tried an Easel Card!! Hurray for me!! :D 

The card measures 6"x 6" and I've used a whole lot of red on this card (I had refrained from using red on the other two cards - Card 1 | Card 2

I've used patterned paper from Crate Paper's DIY Shop paper pad and on the top, I used white Fabric Tape.