19.6.18

Altered Bottle

Altered Bottle
        Hi friends sharing a special DT project for  Cuttlebugmania  Challenge  " Summer ". This project is very dear to me as I have tried to capture memories of  our family's summer holidays to the beach and depict them on a bottle !
Bottle Art
Beaches and bottles always go together don't they so hehe I altered a bottle for my project!
Altered Bottle
After a liberal coat of gesso I  used Finnabair white crackle paste through Scrapberry's Dotted Pattern Stencil on different parts of the bottle to depict the foam of the sea!!

Stenciling
I love this crackle paste...it is so easy to use! Here is another project using it : Mixed Media Altered Book Tutorial 

Crackle Paste
For the "ocean waves" I stencilled  Ranger's texture paste through Carabelle Studio Geometrie 1 stencil
Mixed Media Altered Bottle
This is one of my favourite stencil designs and here is another project showcasing it : Mixed Media Box Tutorial
Stenciling
I like bright cheerful project so used a pastel blue paint to ink up the bottle.

Altered Bottle
One of our favourite activities as a family whenever we visit a beach is to collect sea shells and so I just had to add this sentiment stamp saying " To find a seashell is to find a world of imagination". I made the frame using Sakura air drying clay and a mould.

Altered Bottle
The lid of the bottle has sea gulls, a tiny bottle, shells, crystals and pearls...in fact all the treasures of the ocean with a liberal dusting of sparkling dust!!!
Altered Bottle 
One of my most memorable summer holidays was to Goa beach and one of the highlights of that trip was the thrill of seeing dolphins swimming in the ocean!!!
Altered Bottle 
On another summer holiday ...to my home in Kerala...all of us got a chance to steer a large boat...and hence I added a wheel [ a joyrcrafts die cut inked with Distress Inks  and jazzed up with rainbow glitter]!!
Altered Bottle 
I also used clay to make star fishes ...to depict yet another holiday memory from Goa....being able to touch star fish!
Altered Bottle 
I added corals we got from Langkawi beach ...an amazing serene beach in Malaysia
Altered Bottle 

Altered Bottle 
The shells are from my treasure trove ...shells collected over the years from beach holidays!
Altered Bottle 
Couldnt resist adding a gorgeous lace and a large crystal heart!
Altered Bottle 
The "treasures of the ocean" is a stamp heat embossed in gold, die cut and dressed up with crackle paste!
Altered Bottle 
This side has " the voice of the sea speaks to the soul"!
Altered Bottle 
The sand dollar  is a real one ...collected from Goa beach!
Altered Bottle 
This side of the bottle  has leaping dolphins and a compass to guide us in journeys yet to come!
Altered Bottle 
I hope you  liked my "memory" bottle idea!!
Supplies :  All from Crafters Corner
Dies :  Memory Box Diving Dolphins, Poppy Stamps Birds in flight, Joy Crafts  Anchor-Ships wheel-Lifebuoy,Spellbinders  Curved Matting Basics A and B.
Stamps : Crafty Individuals Cl 272
Mixed Media Supplies : Ranger Texture Paste  Matt, Glass beads Gel, Finnabair Art extravaganza White Crackle Paste,
Dress My Craft : Sparkling Dust, Rainbow Glitter, Mini Pearls, Mini Micro Pearls,

Dont forget to participate in the  Cuttlebugmania  Challenge with a " Summer" project using dies or embossing folders. Jannie always has wonderful prizes for the winner.
Linking to  
613 Avenue Creates , All Sorts Challenge Word Art Wednesda , Eclectic Ellapu June , Class Design Team Challenge June
Pixie's Snippets Playground - used lot of snippets...snippets of paper, snippets of clay, snippets of lace!

11.6.18

Shaker Rocker Card Tutorial

Shaped Interactive Card
 Hi friends...Thank you for dropping by. I have a really fun project and Tutorial   to share. I made Interactive Shaker cards which have the classic window with shaker elements and in addition these shaped cards rock from side to side!
Shaker Rocker Card
 I made 2 milkshakes  as my DT project for Crealies for the new release blog relay . I first made a Kiwi milkshake. I love Kiwis...do you?

Shaker Card
 Created the froth in the milkshake using Crealies stamps which I heat embossed white and  made a gorgeous yummy creamy swirl atop and added a straw too!
Milkshake card
I had so much fun creating one milkshake card that I had to make another one too....and that is a strawberry milkshake!
Rocker Card
I stencilled over the Crealies Cardzz 05A die with Distress Inks  and used my friend Rajni Chawla's  Crystal Clear powder to create the gorgeous sparkling cream swirls.
I also added a real straw inside the strawberry milkshake...so you can guess how really big these cards are!
Milkshake Card

If you are familiar with making shaker cards these are pretty simple ...yet if you are interested I have a detailed Tutorial in the video below which also shows the rocker action.



Crealies Dies / Stansen:

Crealies Stamps/Stempels:





And do drop by the Crealies Blog to see lots of fun projects featuring the new Crealies release...there are milkshakes, cappuccinos, smoothies and more yummy  creations!
Here are links to more Shaker Tutorials

Other Supplies : Papers : DCWV Snack stack, Sequins from Dress My Craft 

5.6.18

Multi-pocket Mini Album Tutorial

Multi-pocket Mini Album
 Hi friends...how are you. The mini album making bug seems to have bit me and I had fun designing this multi-pocket mini album /mini book  for  Crealies. This mini has 3 pockets on each side and each pocket can hold a photo/tag or note.  I made the pockets  using the versatile Crealies Cardzz No 6 die.
Multi-pocket Mini Album
 The cover was made using chipboard and satin paper and  is  similar to the one I made for the DIY Stationary holder.
Multi-pocket Mini Album Tutorial 
The pockets were made by die cutting golden card-stock with the Crealies Cardzz No 6 die and snipping off a triangle from the corner without the tabs.
Multi-pocket Mini Album Tutorial
Each pocket was matted with gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 flower shoppe and layered on top of each other to create the multi-pocket design.
Multi-pocket Mini Album Tutorial 
Multi-pocket Mini Album
I  also made a matching "flower girl" book mark to go with the Mini .
You can visit the Crealies Blog to see how I  made the pockets using the Crealies Cardzz No 6 die and here is the video Tutorial showing how you can make it without dies also

Here is the Crealies die used:

Crealies Dies / Stansen:
Cardzz stansen/dies no. 6, Zak kaart / Bag card


Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
JJo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday ~ Anything Goes

1.6.18

Magic Shutter Coffee Card

Magic Shutter Card
Hi friends hope you are doing good. Sharing an interactive card called the magic shutter card!
It is a gate-fold card which on opening has side panel shutters which open to reveal the sentiment/image in the window!
Magic Shutter Card
I used gorgeous sparkling papers from DCWV which have a coffee  theme. Here is a closeup image of the gorgeous steaming cup of coffee!
Magic Shutter Card
And one more showing the crackle and subtle shimmer on a cuppa!
Magic Shutter Card
These magic shutter cards pack an ooh element but are not the quickest of cards to make. I have Tutorial links on my Pinterest board Card Tutorials
And here are more examples on my blog : Magic Shutter Card
Magic Shutter Card
Supplies : Dies :  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles,Marianne Just For You  Thanks LR0224
Papers :DCWV Nana's kitchen Stack
Linking to  Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

27.5.18

Pop Up Floral Card Tutorial

Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Hi friends, Sharing my DT project for Crealies showcasing their gorgeous rubber stamps.I made a Pop Up Box card  with more than a dozen  stamped flowers swaying beautifully in a burlap covered Pop Up Basket !
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial

When  you want to quickly color a bunch of images without spending hours together watercoloring is a fabulous option! And heat embossing the images before watercoloring makes it even easier to keep the colors within the lines.
I stamped and heat embossed the images in gold  and watercolored them using Zig Watercolor Brush Pens .
These are the Crealies stamps I used. I love the delicate designs and quality of the Crealies stamps!
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
 Later fussy cut out the flowers ...you dont have to be super accurate when making such a card as you can use a bit of green between the leaves and flowers to mimic foliage.
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Pop Up Box Cards are fun designs you can adapt to suit your theme. I conceptualized a basket of flowers with a rustic look and so made a horizontal boxthe Here are the dimensions on instructions to make this one.
You will need Card stock :two pieces 7 x 2 inches and two pieces 5.5 x 2 or slightly less than two inches

Score the long 7 inch strips at 1/2  and 2.5 inch from one end

Score the short strips at 1/2 and 5 inch

Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Fold the long pieces as shown below.
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Stick the short tab as shown- use good strong adhesive.
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Stick the short tab of the other strip to complete a box.
Fold the box down to make sure your gluing is correct and you have a structure which folds perfectly flat
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Take the scored short strips and fold the side tabs in opposite directions- this tiny step will  make your Pop Up Card more sturdy.
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Glue one tab inside the box as shown , apply glue to the other tab



Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Before the glue dries, fold the box flat so that the tab will stick perfectly to the opposite side
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Stick the other strip in the similar way 

Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial


Your Pop Up Card is ready to embellish!
You can use strips of acetate to stick the flowers and add them to your Pop Up Card dividers. The pearl sprigs were simply wound around the dividers and sway beautifully as the card folds and unfolds!
Pop Up Garden Card Tutorial
Here are the list of supplies used 
Crealies Stamps/stempels:
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