Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Precious Memories

Hello friends,
 Today I'm happy to share with you my first scrapbook layout that I made for my 2-year old daughter Jasnoor. I did a lot of quilling after long. Before I go ahead,  let me warn you, this is going to be a long post with a lot of pictures since memories would be revisited ;) Here's what I made:

I planned this layout keeping in mind some of my favorite moments with my daughter right from the day she was born uptil 2 years.

 The quilled flowers are inspired by Inna's creations, dimension has been given to them inspired by Pritesh's tutorial and the swirls have been inspired by Susan's quilling.

I have used a thick 12" by 12" cardboard as the base and covered it with a light pink coloured PP from DCWV stack. I chose this PP with muted prints so that it doesn't overshadow the quilling. The yellow border is punched.

For making the sun, I have used a yellow smiley badge from my daughter's toys stash and the sunrays are made by inking and masking technique(handmade stencil and memento dandelion ink pad). I first learnt about this technique at Deepti Malik's blog. She has made some wonderful CAS cards using this technique.

The little booties that you see are also from my daughter's toys and belonged to a doll. I covered them up with  pink chocolate wrapping papers and embellished it with a punched butterfly. My idea was to show 'growth' over a period of time through those litte punched footprints and the little booties :)

Now over to the pictures:
The first pic from right- taken when Jasnoor was just a few hours old :)
The second one- Taken when she was 7 months old. I remember playing peek-a-boo with her and her toys. That was her fav game then. Now she loves hide-n-seek :)
The third one- Was taken when she was 16 months old. We were at Goa. There were these beautiful yellow flowers at the resort where we stayed. So took many pics of my daughter wearing one of those flowers, and how she loved posing!!! :) hehe.
 The forth and the largest one- That's the most recent one. It was taken at Shimla. If you have ever been to Shimla, you must be aware of the local ladies wearing these kind of long gowns with a head gear and jewellery. That's how she was dressed up and since she's a born poser :P, I had no difficulty in convincing my 2-year old to pose for this lovely picture. :)

I have made pockets behind each photo where I've inserted tags to write a few details about the pics.

Well, I think that pretty much sums up my 12" by 12" scrapbook layout. And if you are still with me reading this, thank you so much for your patience :P

Looking forward to read your lovely comments :)

Have a great day :)

Linking it to: toys used- smiley badge as the sun, and doll's booties) the flowers, the Sun, little birdie...all depicting a Garden scene)
My picture inspiration is

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Follow your dream !

Hello everyone,
 I'm sharing a card I made inspired by the picture from Runway Inspired Challenge 48- Antonio Marras. Here are the pics-

I had this concept in mind since a long time, but wasn't having the right stamps. Now after I got them,I'm happy to execute my ideas :)  Firstly, I cut a window through the main card base with the help of a craft knife. Then, attached another peice of card stock of a suitable size at the back with the help of foam strips. The background is stamped using black memento ink and BG stamp from prima marketing. The butterflies were punched from black and while card stocks and coloured using memento ink. I have coloured one butterfly 'out of the window' and in green to express the idea of one butterfly moving away from the crowd 'going in the direction of its dream'. :) The sentiment is from fiskars-'all aroud quotes' stamps. This is the first time I have stamped and loved the results. 

Would love to hear what you think about this. :)

Have a fabulous day!! 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Seize the day !!

Hello everyone,

Sharing a clean and simple card with you today inspired by a few challenges.
Please have a look-

To make this card, first I drew the lines with the help of a black marker. Then with the help of a craft knife, cut a few slits along, and weaved the ribbon strands through them. The little blooms are drawn with the help of a stencil and coloured with the help of memento inks. I have tried to give the flowers a dimensional effect with the help of Ranger's glossy accents. Finally, used the sentiment from the vellum "quotes stack" by DCWV. 
The colours were inspired by the Runway inspired challenge-Alberta Ferretti and the sketch was inspired by cas(e) this sketch# 53
Also linking it to CAS on sunday- one layer wonder.

Hope you all liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

Have a fabulous day! :)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

TAG-ging Along--- Festive Style ;)

A big hello to all my friends !

Hope you all enjoyed  the festivities with your  near and dear ones. Today I'm sharing a tag inspired by a few challenges. This is my first tag and also this is the first time I made something that is all layered and loaded up. I must admit, I had a hard time figuring out how I should go with all the layering and adding details. I have seen a few crafters who are so good at this.

Here's my tag-

To make this tag, I used a thick base cut from the old wedding invitation cards. Then covered it with a blue coloured paper.

 For making the main background, I stuck sago seeds( known as 'saabudaana' in hindi) over another piece of card stock that was smaller in dimension. Whenever I saw these little pearl-like seeds in my kitchen, I used to have an urge to experiment with them. And I think I succeeded almost ;) Okay, after letting them dry,  painted it using three different fevicryl metallic paints(shimmer blue,green and yellow) to give it a shimmery finish. All the three paints were blended with the help of a paint brush. Then smeared some glitter glue over it. Here's how the completed background looks like-

For the embellishments, I made some ribbon flowers and stuck them over white foam net( we usually get this foam net as a covering for apples at the fruit  shops). The leaves and the glittery butterfly were a local buy.
Ribbon flowers
My favorite amongst all the embellishments is this peacock feather that was quilled. Yes, it did take some time to make this, but I think it was worth the effort.:)
Quilled peacock feather
Other embellies that I used are the lace at the bottom, the mirrors and the glitter ball in the centre to give that added sparkly effect. 
Finally, the sentiment is hand-written on a piece of vellum.

Let me know how you like it. Any suggestions??I enjoy reading  your comments.:)

Linking it to-
BGC- All that glitters( Have used a glitter glue and shimmer paints for the background,  glitter ball, mirrors(they are glittery too right?) , glittery butterfly, shimmery yellow ribbon flower, hope all that counts)