Monday, 27 February 2017

Going down the memory lane - Old book page tag

Hello there,

If you want to give an antique look to any of your projects, just use old book papers as one of the design elements and using them to create tags seems to be my current favourite. So here I am sharing my latest creation. I hope to share many more in this series very soon.

I started by sticking two pages using mod podge to make the base durable. I also distressed the edges using a pair of scissors. Then I applied texture paste using a clock stencil and then used another stencil with brown archival ink to create more interest in the background.

I carried on to stamp two fairies and then fussy cut both of them. I used golden glitter to colour the wings and dark pink glitter to make the flower stand out on one of the fairies.

The flowers are also made of old book papers. I have used heartfelt creations botanical rose stamp and die to create these vintage flowers. I have used thin cut dies from Itsy Bitsy for the leaves and the ornamental doily. I have used small crystals and fibres to add appeal to the doily and have also distressed the edges lightly with walnut stain.

I have used more fibres and a piece of golden coloured net to tie a string on the tag. But most importantly, I wanted to incorporate one of my favourite sentiments "Make your own magic" in this tag which also served as the theme for this tag. I printed the sentiment on my printer and backed it with black CS. The tag is mounted on a black CS which has been embossed using an A4 size damask embossing folder and then distressed with antique gold inka gold.

Hope you like this antique, very vintage and motivational tag. Thanks for stopping by. Do share your feedback in the comments section below.

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In these moments time stood still - Wall Clock

Hello amigos!

Today's post focused on this mixed media wall clock that I created recently. I wanted to use multiple techniques for this one with lots of texture, crackle, decoupage and vibrant play of colours. So I started by applying light coat of gesso to prep the canvas. Then I covered the whole canvas with tissue paper with th help of mod podge and then applied another coat of gesso. Then to create more interest, I applied texture with a flower and checkered stencils.

Then I sprayed blue and pink sprays followed with dabbing of acrylic paints in darker and lighter shades of blue and pink.

The flowers are handmade and I have used distress inks with lot of water to give the faded effect. I have creased the petals by placing them on a thick pen and pinching using my thumb and index finger. I have layered multiple sizes to give a fuller look to the flowers with a pearl as the flower centre.

But I wasn't satisfied with just placing the plain wooden piece with numbers serving as a clock base so I went ahead and decoupaged the number clock embellishment with a tissue paper with butterfly print. Then I applied Deco Art media crackle paste and left it to dry naturally to get beautiful tiny cracks. I distressed the piece lightly with vintage photo to enhance the cracks. Then, I also stamped a chain design randomly using the jet black archival ink. This completed the clock base.

Lastly, I embossed the main sentiment. Once, I was satisfied with the over all placement of flowers and clock, I finished the layout with a few tiny pink and blue punched butterflies and a vintage lady cabochon.

Sharing few more close ups of the layout. Hope you like this creation and do share your views in the comments below.

Entering this creation in the following challenges -

Happy crafting!!

Name plate with rose flowers

Hello crafty friends,

In this post I am sharing with you a name plate that I created for my new work desk. 

I am entering the following challenges with this creation-

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Vintage Notepad Holder

Hello crafting folks!!

Today I am sharing with you guys a chic vintage notepad holder. And guess what....I have used a paper carry bag for this one. This is a great giveaway for any occasion, however, this one I am going to keep for myself :)

I love using tea and coffee stained paper and have used the same for this project also. I stuck coffee stained cardstock (CS) on the front and back of the paper bag to make it sturdier. I distressed the edges using walnut stain distress ink.

I have embossed the CS to make two pockets for the inside. The ribbon used for the closure has also been distressed. I have distressed two doilies for the front cover placement. I have layered the vintage lady picture on a green polka dot pattern paper and distressed the edges. The picture has been framed by using tiny flat back pearls.

I have used the 'love life' tag and stamped another sentiment on the top maroon tag. I have used golden net to tie a string to the tag. I have also used a fussy cut yellow flower with leaves around the picture.

This is all for this post. I had a lot of fun making this and looking forward to see some of you vintage work.  Do leave a link to your work and share your feedback on this notepad holder.........

Hugs and blessings!!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Burlap Love - No Sew Pouch

Hello All,

Carrying forward my love for burlap, I am sharing a burlap pouch that I had been wanting to create for quite some time. This pouch is simple, pretty and can be used in so many ways - use it as a clutch to match that favourite party dress, as a money pouch or as a mobile slip case -  you are sure to make a style statement.

For the front, I used the Prima texture paste (Paltinum crackle) and the Itsy Bitsy Irregular Dots stencils to create interest. I used sepia coloured crystals on both sides of the pouch that were sealed using a hot glue gun. The single rose on the right hand side is handmade. The leaves are embossed with gold embossing powder- love they way light is reflected from them.

Front of burlap pouch
I wanted to add some chic to the pouch so added a piece of lace on the back side. I have used velcro in the centre as closure for the pouch. Last but not the least, I decorated the flap with rows of crystal and some flat base pearls and VOILA!....I was ready to flaunt my glitzy dazzling pouch :).
Back of burlap pouch
This is all for this post. Do share your views below and link to similar creations that you would crafted using burlap.

I would like to take this pouch to the Anything Goes using the Itsy Bitsy STENCILS challenge.

I will be back soon to share some more handcrafted goodness.

Until then.....happy crafting!!

Burlap Love - Home Decor Wall Clock

Hello Crafting Peeps,

I am going to make this much awaited end of the week even more fun filled for you all craft lovers out there.

Welcome to my first crafting blog!

To say that I have been crafting for the last one and half years would be untrue as I used to create handmade cards, gift articles and other decorative items even as a 5 year old kid. But the bewildering array of both affordable and easily accessible crafting supplies has opened a whole new world of possibilities for people like me who find crafting therapeutic :).

I am looking forward to using this platform to share my handmade creations and also to get inspired by your valuable feedback.

Let's get the creative juices flowing!

For today's post, I am sharing with you this home decor item - a wall clock made of one of the most loved crafting fabric Burlap.

Home decor wall clock made using burlap

I started by adhering 2 pieces of A4 sheets of burlap to create the background on a 12X12 canvas . Thereafter, I used irregular dots and script stencils to create some texture.

I used flower dies to cut burlap the sheets and then created burlap roses using a hot glue gun. For the white flowers, i stamped on white card stock and used a flower die to cut the flowers, embossed them and used a single pollen and glitter as flower centre. I have layered tow flowers to give a fuller look and distressed the edges with Tea Dye distress ink.

The filler flowers and leaves have been die cut using card stock stained with tea leaves. 

Cardstock stained with tea leaves

The clock as the focal point of the canvas has been embossed using white shabby chic embossing powder. The word 'Happiness' has been given the same treatment. I have used gesso on the resin embellishment and distressed using tea dye distress ink. 

Roses made from burlap and second flower made by stamping on cardstock with distressed edges

The burlap butterflies add to the overall rustic charm of the piece. Here are a few more close up shots for your viewing pleasure. 

Flower arrangement with leaves

Flower arrangement

resin cupid playing violin

Hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear your views below.......

I would like to take this home decor piece to the Anything Goes using the Itsy Bitsy STENCILS challenge. 

Happy crafting!!