Monday, 30 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #1: You & I (Cover Page)

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I am so excited to be able to share this new scrapbook with you because with experience, this one has turned out to be waaay better than I expected. Also, I made this when I had just purchased some new craft supplies. Actually, some is an understatement; I had purchased a whole lot, and I used quite a bit of those in this scrapbook.

Here's a glimpse of all the yummy stuff I had bought!!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Quilled Photo Frame #1 - Spray of Flowers!

So I had originally intended to post this on Friday, but other things got in the way... I had to finish a few Thank You cards and as usual, I waited till the last minute and I had to go 32 hours without sleep because after I was done crafting I had a 2 hour lecture that I had to take, not attend (if it were the other way around, I'd have happily skipped it) then I had to go deliver the cards because it was too late to send by courier and by the time I was back home I was too exhausted to start the computer and post. Long story short, I've spent the past two days sleeping away to the point of being comatose. Enough said, let's get on to the project in question.

This one was requested by an old college friend who wanted a picture of her and her daughter to be framed so that her sailor husband could carry it with him when he was away. :) :)

So she sent me a really cute picture of the mother-daughter duo and I picked colours from the picture for the quilled design. Let me point it out here that all the Quilling (except a few scrolls in the end, made while assembling the flowers) was done by Moumita and both my sister and Yogita (My friend) were amazed by Moumita's neatness and perfection in the execution. And I was thrilled to hear that!!

Let us start with a few glimpses of close ups of various flowers and pictures taken from different angles to show you the 3D or raised effect that Quilling has!! :D

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #9: Always & Forever

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Finally, finally!! This is the last post in this series!! I am so excited because I can now start sharing pictures from the next scrapbook :) Okay, but before that, let's talk about this one. The last and final page... Sigh!! I can't believe we're here already... :)

This page is pink too, because of the pictures.. 
and like most of the pages, I did the title of the page using Memory Box's Lower Case Alphabet dies
on white CS so that the white stands out.

For the sub-title, I used alphabet stickers from Echo Park's This & That Graceful Collection.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Box Card | For Birthday - with Quilled Corners

What's up, people? I am back with another box card, also Quilled.. a little bit. This one was made for one of my friends' fiancĂ©e's birthday, with no specific instructions. So I picked a couple of 12x12 sheets that Karuna destashed and got this box started. 

Let's move to the pictures straight away then.. :)

On one of the sides, I cut out a piece of card stock using the large labels die, embossed it and distressed it using Crushed Olive Distress Ink before stamping the sentiment from the Words2color stamp set in Rich Cocoa Ink. And I did not colour the words :P

Friday, 20 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #8: Love Completes Life!

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I am back with the second last page of the scrapbook!! :)

Like most of the pages for this scrapbook, I have used a 12"x12" sheet from DCWV's Mixed Media Mambi Collection for the base. The top of this sheet had some pattern that was irresistible.. as in I could not stop myself from stitching along the lines. So I ran my Sew Easy tool over it and just did a simple stitch all along the entire top section of the page.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Micro-Quilled Henna Designs


You won't believe how excited I am to share this today. This project started for my Mom's 50th birthday (which was in October last year!) and then was finally completed pretty late - a lot of client projects, give-away projects, my laziness and a move from one end of the city to another got in the way. Because this was a personal project, it also got neglected and because my mother didn't know I was making this, she wasn't bothered about the delay.

Anyway, this was my first proper experiment with Micro-Quilling and all other projects that I've shared 
{1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5... There are more that I haven't shared yet} 
were a result of the things I learnt from making mistakes in this one.

I would have loved to show you day-wise updates but then it would be... wait, how many days is seven months... 7 x 30, but some months have 31 days, so.... a lot of days I am guessing. So I am showing you pictures in Phases. Let me elaborate. :)


October 26 - 31, 2013

The outline on the base CS.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #7: Garden of Love!

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Third last page, two more to go!! Woo hoo!! I think we'll be done with this scrap book this week and I can start sharing the next one... :D :D

I picked a pink colour Mixed Media Mambi page for this layout because it matched with the pictures and even though the page was already busy I couldn't not embellish. I used one of my favourite fussy-cut embellishments - butterflies from a 6" x 6" sheet from Jillibean Soup's Blosson Paper Pad and Flowers from one of the 12" x 12" sheets from Echo Park's Sweet Girl collection. Take a look.. :)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Rainbow Mini Album

I made this album way back in December last year. This was a gift for someone's birthday and the whole message could be done in seven pages. Seven pages = Seven colours = Rainbow Colours and that's how the album came to look like a rainbow - One colour each page :D :D

Without further ado, here are the pages..

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #6: A Gorgeous Background and Minimal Embellishments!

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The page I am sharing today was one of the easiest and one of the hardest. Easy because the page, by itself, already has so much going on that it didn't require any embellishment and looked so gorgeous! Hard because picking embellishments that wouldn't make it too much, was tough. So I decided to start simple.

I picked neutrals and light greenish-blue shades of scrap PP (based on the colours on the page) and cut out circles using a circle punch and some banners. I alternated between the banners and half-circle and made a clothesline sort of embellishment and stuck a Studio Calico Wood Veneer Bird on it. I did this in a couple of places.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 | Project - The Last One(s) - Box Cards with Paper Lettering

Alright people,

I am finally sharing the last of my Valentine;'s Day 2014 Collection. After the tweaked card, the accordion card and easel card, I made three identical box cards. As I was leaving for Goa that very evening (as in I packed in the last 30 minutes that I had after my friends from college who requested these, picked them up from my house) I had no time to click pictures and I had to request them to give the cards/boxes back for a day just so that I could click pictures. But these boys took the longest to get the box to me... three and a half months!! And even then, I got only one of three back. Their excuse - they all look the same. Bah!

But I have the pictures now, so that's the silver lining. :D Anyway, this was made when we were still excited about lettering after we made this card and as my friends wanted it in their boxes too, we got to work. 

As the boxes were made for Valentine's Day, we stuck with the red and added some beige for contrast. We used red polka dotted paper from DCWV's My Sunshine Paper Pad on two sides and a beige PP from Echo Park's Paradise Beach 12x12 Collection on the other two. We did the lettering on the beige PP - 'Happy Valentine's Day' (I did this part) on one side and 'I Love You' (Moumita did this) on the other. Here are a few glimpses when we were still making the boxes.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #5: Holiday Fun!

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Yay, another page from the scrapbook!! I am so excited that I am posting frequently now and clearing the backlog... I am so so glad about that!

Anyway, back to the page I am sharing today; this one has pictures from their vacation(s) so we had a nice holiday theme going on and I used a lot of stickers from Echo Park's Paradise Beach collection. For the background, I used a 12x12 sheet from DCWV's My Sunshine collection. It was beige and ruled and there was so much I could do with it.

So on the top, I added border stickers and below that, I added the page title, cut out from alphabet dies on various left over PP cut-outs. I added some more stickers round that... 
a cocktail glasss, a pair of sunglasses and some flip-flops.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Quilled Birthday Card for Mom

I am really really embarrassed to admit when I made this card. It was September last year. I don't know how I forgot about it - like I forgot about countless other projects that I made - but I did. And thanks to this vow that didn't allow me to share any pictures till I edited all of them, I unearthed all of my long forgotten projects and I am ready to share them, even if it means it a (almost) a whole year later.

Anyway, this one was for one of my school friend's mom. He only told me the colours - blue and maroon - and that it had to be quilled. Moumita had just joined and her first assignment was to learn and make Royal flowers and husked petal-ed flowers. And she did amazingly well.

We also tried to make quilled flourishes with multiple strips in various colours and even though it didn't turn out to be quite the way we expected, we liked it! :)

Here are glimpses of the card. :)

Instead of the usual solid coil centres, we decided to add medium sized pearls.
We stamped the sentiment in the centre of the card and adhered one cluster of flowers to the top left (seen below) and the other to the bottom right.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Scrapbook - Page #4: Tulips, Hearts and a lot of Love!

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The next page from the scrapbook is one of my favourites for numerous reasons. This page has pictures from the couple's wedding and reception. The colours in the pictures were so amazing that this blue-green mixed media paper was the best thing that would go along with it. Also, I tried something new with this, so all of those things make this page really special.

Let's start with the glimpses. :)

The page had a lot of white polka dots, so I stamped large hearts in Barn Door Distress Ink  and stitched through the center. It was a slight word play on the page title "Hearts Knit Together."
I couldn't knit, so I stitched. :)
I also stamped little hearts in Memento's Lady Bug. :)