Monday, October 20, 2014

Sparkle with Prima Lulupu Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the Lulupu Sparkle with Prima blog hop!
You should have come here from the very talented, Nikita's blog.
If not, here's a link to follow the complete hop list starting from the Lulupu blog.

Today is the Day 8 of the Blog hop and I hope you all have been enjoying all the gorgeous inspiration that the Lulupu team and the Guest Designers have been sharing up to now. We also hope you're hopping along each of the blogs and leaving us some love as they are lot of prizes to be won this month! Not only that, we have a month long challenge this month where we are asking you to use your Prima products to create a 'sparkly' project for this festive season. We not only are giving prize to to the Winner, but also to do the Top 3 this time. You really don't want to miss this opportunity :)

Now, coming to my project, I have an altered MDF box to share with a step-by-step tutorial. 

 The insides of the box which I have covered with a pattern paper from the Prima A4 Cigar Box paper pad.

Now, for the tutorial part :

Step 1- Paint the MDF box with White Gesso entirely. This will help in the paint coverage as Gesso gives tooth to your projects and so it takes colours very well.

 Step 2- Measure and cut the pattern papers you're going to use. I've used Prima A4 Cigar box paper collection entirely for my box right from the base paper to ALL the embellishments as well.
Distress your papers after cutting them either with a Distressing tool or with the help of a small pair of scissors and ink the edges using Distress inks of your choice. I have used Scattered Straw thought it is totally optional.

 Step 3- Before sticking the papers to your box, paint the box using paints of your choice. I have used Acrylic paints from Camlin- Chromium Yellow and Cobalt Blue.
Then, I have done stenciling using modelling paste from Sakura and a art knife and ofcourse a stencil of your choice.Mine is from My Favorite Things.

Step 4 - I've done stenciling on the top and all four sides. Then, added blue splatters using Heidi Swapp- Tropicana Teal mist and Heidi Swapp- Gold Lame mist. (This step is optional)

After these steps, I painted the insides of the box as well with Gesso and Blue paint and layered the Prima pattern paper inside as well. This is from the Prima Cigar Box paper pad too!
To embellish my box on the top, I've paper pieced the flowers from the Cigar Box paper pad again, mounted it on foam and adhered it to the top of the Honeycomb MDF piece.
The butterfly die-cut, the wooden cage and the bow are all from the Prima Epiphany collection- Wood icons and Ephemera pack.
I have used the Prima Coffee Break Crystals on the butterfly and also some gold sequins from the Epiphany Ephemera pack. The sentiment and the small tag n the right hand side are from a discontinued collection of Prima now, called Prima Romance Novel paper pad. I have liberally used Ranger Platinum Stickles on the butterfly and flowers though it does'nt seem to show in the photograph. :(

Hope you like my project. Do leave me your comments and views regarding it. 
You next stop on the hop is another incredible crafter, Mallika Kejriwal

Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pattern Play -You are awesome

Hi friends,
In the series of my WCMD frenzy, here is another card I created based on Pattern play with Shay at the W & W blog. They are running a couple of challenges till Saturday for the WCMD. How fun is that ?
Here's a look at what I have created :
To make this card, I just played around with my Bo Bunny stamp set and my Hero Arts shadow inks.The stamp set  has a lot of geometric shapes and I was leaning more towards creating hexagons and arrows for my background but after trying out various combo's, I finally settled with the black stripes and triangles ..Actually, it was the feather die cut which clinched the deal for me :) It just sat so beautifully against all that stamped triangles ...But I have to confess, it was really hard for me to use this diecut. I have been hoarding it for like ages now  and now finally got a chance to use it ..Sigh !! A few sequins and pearls finished the card. On the bottom of the feather, I did some detailing using Platinum Stickles and I was all done.
Please do forgive my stamping Boo boo's. I am not very good with stamping yet and have quite a bit of shaky hands :( I seem to have messed up my bottom triangle !..Argh !!

View of the card while laying down :

Well that's it from my end ..Hope you like my card and do let me know your views. Would love to have your feed back regarding it.
Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano Elle Erre.
Stamps- Winnie & Walter - The Big, Bold and You, Bo Bunny Stamps -To the Point.
Inks- Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-tone shadow ink, Hero Arts Tide Pool, Soft Blossom and Butter bar Shadow ink pads, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Accessories- Feather die-cut, Ranger Platinum Stickles and Sequins.

Challenges entered :
Crafting when we can- No designer paper Made it to Top 3 )
Sentimental Sundays - Bling it up ( I have used stickles, gemstones on the feather and sequins)
Addicted to Stamps and More : Anything goes

Monday, October 6, 2014


Hello friends!
I am back again to share my second take for the WCMD challenge at Winnie and Walter. I told you, I was really excited about them, right ? :D
Here's a look at my card, first :
I've played along Gayatri's color combination challenge on W & W blog which was to use the color palette of using Peach, gold and blush. I really loved these colours but it was very challenging to create a card only with these colours. After a lot of false start, I decided to stamp and colour my flowers and leaves using a combination of Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow ink and heat-embossing the leaves and the flower outline with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder. The background I have created using a stencil and Distress ink- Spun Sugar to give that blush touch to my card. 

Th sentiment is a combination of a die and sentiment stamp from Winnie and Walter. I die-cut the 'thanks' die-cut with gold glitter washi tape and it really sparkles in real life. Unfortunately, not able to capture it on camera. :( Those sequins you see scattered around were actually a gift from Winnie and Walter. :)

Supplies used :
Cardstock- Fabriano white cardstock.
Dies- Simon Says Stamp' Thanks' die
Stamps -Penny Black Petal Power stamp set, Winnie and Walter 'The Big, The Bold and You' stamp set.
Inks- Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow ink, Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Versamark stamp pad.
Accessories- Heidi Swapp Polka Dots stencil, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder, Sequins, Gold glitter tape (Used for die-cutting).

Challenges entered :
Addicted to CAS -Stencil
Crafty Boots- Gold
House of Cards- Punches and Dies -I have used the 'Thanks' die from SSS.
Inspired by Stamping- Gold
Stamploration : stamping and Embossing

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you like my card. Would love to hear your views on it.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day - Camera trend !

Hi Friends,
Wishing you all a very happy card making day. I know I am a day late but hey, it's  still 4th of October somewhere in the globe :)
My whole dashboard is filled with WCMD fun and exciting challenges and activities.and I just HAD to participate in a few of those challenges. :D
Winnie & Walter are hosting a set of six challenges which will run throughout the week and I have picked up the camera trend challenge hosted by the incredibly talented, Lea Lawson to play along.
Here's a look at my take on the challenge :

I found a totally fabulous tutorial on Pinterest on how to create a camera using the WRMK Envelope Punch Board and using the basic premise of that, I created this camera embellishment on my card. Then, using some Hero Arts Shadow Inks- Butter Bar and Soft Granite, I stamped the Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine camera from the set to create my border background. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC stamp set. I have used some Studio Calico Stars Wood Veneers which have been coated with some Platinum Stickles and some black thread to create the loop.

Supplies used :
Card base- Fabriano Elle Erre.
Pattern papers- My Minds Eye On the Bright side paper pad.
Stamps -Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine stamp and die set, Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC stamp set.
Inks- Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Hero Arts Shadow Inks- Butter Bar and Soft Granite.
Punches- Various sizes of circle punches and 3 in 1 heart punch. These are all from a company called Jef.
Splatters are created using dark blue acrylic paint, Studio Calico Stars Wood Veneers.

Challenge entered :
Thats Crafty! Challenge blog -Keep it simple
The Crafter's Cafe -Uses punches/die cuts. I have used three different sizes of circle punches to make the camera and the hearts are punch outs too.
Little Red Wagon -In stitches ( I have used faux stitching) - Featured fave!
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- Use Camera/ Spotlighting- Made it to the Top 3 !

Well that's it from me ...Hope you like my card ..Do let me know your views regarding it :)
Have a nice day everyone !!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Coffee Lover's blog hop !!

Hello everyone! :)
Today, I am participating in a very fun blog hop called the Coffeee Lover's Blog Hop hosted by Chaitali of Cuts, Crops & Creativity. It's for all the coffee lover's out there as today is celebrated as National Coffee day!
I am an ardent fan of coffee and truly addicted to it. In India especially the southern part, coffee is a staple beverage and I have been born and brought there. So my love for coffee really originated from there. I love love love the South Indian Filter coffee, the aroma and the taste is something one just has to experience to appreciate it ..Truly !!

Okay besides my ramblings about coffeee there is a fun Q & A added to make this hop more fun and it goes like this :-
1. When did you start drinking coffee?? 
A. I guess at quite an young age probably as a teenager.

2. What is your favorite brand ?
A. I have two brands that I am crazy about one is from South India and its called BRU and the other is Nescafe.

3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when? 
Like I have said already, my best memories of good coffee all originate from South India so it has to be filter coffee. :)

4. If I don't drink my needed coffee...
A. Well, my day is miserable and I turn completely morose and anti social :D

Ahh ! After this long post, here's a look at what I have created for this hop :

My card is pretty simple!  I have used my very new Fiskars Latte Love stamp set to create  this card. For my background, the upper dots background is done with a Heidi Swapp stencil. I have sponged in Tumbled glass Distress ink through the dot stencil and for the lower part of my background, I stamped a gingham pattern using the Kaisercraft texture stamp using Hero Arts Fresh Peach Mid-tone shadow ink. The coffee cups ate stamped, colored and fussy cut then mounted on foam bits. The sentiment is stamped on a diecut which I have cut off from one side then colored a white cardstock using Fired brick Distress ink and punched them out using a small three in one heart punch.

To finish off my card, I have added a bit of  Platinum Stickles and Glossy accents to my steam and the hearts to make them pop.

Challenges entered :
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!                                      
Hope you like my card! Please let me know your views regarding it.
Have a nice day everyone!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Black, White plus one color!

HI friends,
I have a card to share today and I am really late in posting this on my blog. This card was created for our new challenge at the Lulupu blog where the theme is ..Yes, you guessed it. Black ,White and one color of your choice, so here's my take on the challenge theme. Have a look :

As you can see, I decided to go with yellow as my pop of color. I have done a layered card using an embossed background, paper and dies to create the whole look. I have tried to keep the embellishments to the minimum so as to make my three colors the hero of my card .The flowers and leaves on my card are die cut and just embossed using a stylus to give them dimension the small rose buds are also handmade using the same flower die which is the Joy! Crafts Floral flourishes (Flower 3).I have done dry embossing on my background using embossing folders and layered a die cut in the centre to frame my sentiment.I really went a little die crazy on this one :D.

Supplies used :
Cardstock - Yellow cardsotck is from The Craft Shop store, Black and White from stash.
Embossing folders - Provocraft Polka dots folder, Itsy Bitsy Flourishes folder.
Dies - Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Fancy Label Tags Four, Spellbinders Classic Scallop die set, Joy! Crafts Floral flourishes (Flower 3), Sizzix Leaves, Flowers and Branch die set.
Punches - Jef snowflake punch
Stamps- Hero Arts Find Joy stamp set, Inks- Versafine Onyx Black and Distress ink- Mustard Seed.
Black pearls.

Challenges entered :
Imaginations- Embossing
NBUS : #2 (I love to hoard dies and the Nbus I used on my card is the spellbinder's D lite die framing the sentiment and also the polks dot embossing folder )
Penny's Paper Crafty- Embossing
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything die-cut
Going grey with Scrap creations- Favorite embellishments (Flowers and Pearls)
The Pink Elephant- Embossing

Hope you'll like my card. Please do leave me your lovely comments. Would love to hear from you.
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Textured, shabby tag !!

Hello everyone!
I've got two posts in two days. Yayy for me. :P
Okay, jokes apart, i have a tag to share today. My tag is totally inspired by all the gorgeous layered and textured tags that I keep seeing on Pinterest.  If you are a Pinterest addict like me, I'm sure you must have come across such tags which are loaded with details, yet they have a unique style of their own. Here I would like to mention that most of the Polish bloggers I've come across, do awesome work and my tag is a definite case of them! 

To make my tag, I have used on the base a very thick watercolor paper and layered it with a woodgrain background pattern paper. I have stenciled on one side using the Prima Damask stencil and texture paste, then smooshed my Distress inks on to an acrylic block and using a wet paint brush have painted the background randomly. The floral cluster on the left has it's base on first a piece of burlap whose edges I frayed, then created a frame using Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, made my flowers using punches this time, even the rose buds that you see are handmade by me using a small flower punch

This one I'm dying to share .. The small whitte resin frame you see is made using Mod Molds and a glue stick on which I've painted white using acrylic paint. I'm so loving the look of it !!

That's it from my side! 

Supplies used :
Pattern paper : DCWV, Prima Zephyr paper pad.
Punches : Jef six petal flower punch ( Large and small sizes).
Dies : Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Impression Obsession Butterfly die set, Simon Says Stamp 'Be' stamp and die set.
Inks : Distress inks -Peacock feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Picked raspberry,Spun sugar and Wild honey.
Mold Molds Ornamental frames mold., White pollens, small pink pearls, light cream mulberry flowers and seam binding ribbon.

Challenges entered :
BGC -Textured tags - Made it to Top 3 !
SSS - Stamptember challenge ( I have used the 'Be' stamp and die set )
Polkadoodles- Tag, you're it.
We Do Doobadoo -Something feminine

Hope you all like my tag. I'm not very sure about this one so would love to know your views on it. Do drop me a line and have a nice weekend everyone :)