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Stencilled jewelry -A First Take

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Hello there fellas!!!
Hope you are doing good. I am slowing getting back to crafting for some time everyday and taking time out to calm my nerves by crafting a bit. 
The festival seasons are upon us at India and this is the right time to start making some jewellery!!!! 
I got out all of my bead boxes and wanted to try something different.  I had these stancils out on my desk left from some paper crafts and scrapbooking and I felt why not use those designs to get some pendants done..
So here are a couple of examples on how you can use stencils and create really beautiful jewellery out of it.
The first one is a damask kind of pattern that is stencilled and converted to a pendant and linked to some very earthy tone stone beads.


The next one is one of my favourites. It has a simple small repeating pattern that I stencilled in and added some lovely violety beads along with shell pearls.



Do let me know what you feel about this guy's and leave me your comments on the same.
Linking this t…

Happy Teachers Day - A Day Late...

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Hello there fellas,
I promised I would come back with a set of Teachers' day cards for you.
So here they are!














The supplies are from different Manufacturers, but mostly from two dear Indian manufacturers Craftyscrappers and Mudra. Konica and Varshita and two wonderful souls and I wish them all success at their entrepreneur life.

Let me know what you think of this fellas!
Linking this to the following:
The card concept: withered florals. I have incorporated flowers with distressed and withered feel to it.


Linking this to the Path of Positivity Challenge #51: Teachers deserve a lot of love and this is an attempt to surround them with art and love!!!


Decoupage Alters - Peacock in a starry night

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Hello friends!
Hope you are having a great day! It is Teacher's day today and I wish all the teachers out there a very happy teachers' day.

I still wish I can go back to school or college and life the simple life with only studies to worry about! Sigh! Gone are those days!!

Coming back here!, today I ought to be sharing some cards for my teachers (which I will post soon) but I am sharing a decoupage upcycle project that I recently did.

I had this amazing papers from Bob and Betty and the designs were just exquisite that I refused using them up for a long time. But then the perfect opportunity came along and I found the perfect object to alter. It was a glass bottle with a  flip stopper cap. Here is how it looks altered from a plain glass bottle version...



Steps to achieve this effect:

Sand your bottle down with fine grit sand paper so that the Gesso/primer adheres better.Apply several coats of white acrylic paint/spray paint/gesso to give a base coat. I had good coverage with …

More than words - A Keepsake Pregnancy Journal

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Hey there fellas!
I know it has been a crazy long time since I wrote a post! Let me try to be more regular from here on :)

One of the most satisfying things for me is to craft and give away the result to friend or colleague. Just to see the happiness and feel work appreciated is an awesome feeling.

My two best friends are entering the world of motherhood and this gave me an opportunity to make something special for them.
Here is what I made for one of my friends Vyshali.

This one is a tab bit more special as I had the help of her husband who is a really good friend of mine by getting the pictures selected and printing them out and sending them over so that I could use them right away.

Here are the pics for you!



















The stamps are mostly from Craftyscrappers, they have an amazing collection in the Pregnancy and Baby theme. The others are from Jane's doodles, Peekaboo, and some various other manufacturers.
I will try to update with links to products in this post sometime later :)
Hope …

Handmade Pregnancy Keepsake Album

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Hi all,
I am here after a really long time bring you a pretty pregnancy album that I made for my friend.
Here are the pics.
But before that the stamps are all from the awesome awesome CraftyScrappers collections and a couple from other Indian manufacturerss like Peekaboo designs.
Let me know hwat you feel about these fellas!
The album measures 6.5 X 6.5 and has 4 pages with each page having flaps and two photograph flaps.













Decorative Box - Stamping on wood

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Hi all,
I am here with a new technique that I have been meaning to try out for quite some time now. I had some plain MDF boxes and trinkets lying around and I am just getting my hand on trying decoupage and other techniques on them.  Here is a quite white vintage feel trinket box that is suitable for gifts to the masculine gender too!.


I applied a base coat of gesso and then a couple of layers of white chalk paint from Itsy bitsy. For the lid I have used Back chalk paint.
This project was done for a friend of mine who wanted it ina  black and white combination. I did not want to add flowers or embellishments lest it too too feminine. I wanted to keep it simple for him yet attract attention.

So i used a couple of script fonts that I had with me from Kaisercraft and Itsy bitsy and some mixed media element stamp like the hexagon print. I distressed the edges using Ranger archival ink.

To preserve the piece I appied generous coats of Asian Paints Aquadur varnish.

let me know how you feel…

Cereal Box Upcycle - Paper Holder

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Hey guys, Hope you enjoyed my decoupage Organizer caddy post here. Today I am sharing a quick DIY that you can do with all those cereal boxes that you go through (maybe) every month and convert them into a multi functional organizer.


I cut up two cereal boxes into shapes of magazine holders so that they stack up nicely and covered them in pattern papers. Boxes fit the 6 X 6 pattern pads nicely and some other precut cardstock that I have goes in as well.

Now that is one pile of paper clutter sorted out!

Let me know what you think of it guys .