Friday, 1 July 2016

New Design Team and some Goodbyes!

Hello everyone!

With June ending we also come to the end of a wonderful journey with our current design team members who have been so amazing and have shared such inspiring, wonderful and exciting new projects and tutorials all along since Jan 2016. With a heartfelt thanks we wish our current DT a goodbye and tones of success in days to come! Please do follow their blogs to stay updated with their amazing work! Please give these ladies a big round of applause!



Thank you ladies!! You will be missed and we hope to see on our blog often :)

And now for some exciting news! those who know me also know I love to give chance to new crafters. I think they need this platform alot more than those who have a very good stand and are more reputed. I support our Indian crafters and I love to see them grow. And with that i like to welcome our 3 new DT who have some very amazing ideas and exciting new projects awaiting you! Scorll down to read about them!

Hello, I'm Sindhura and I'm so excited to be part of Lulupu's Design Team. Currently, I stay with my husband and our 10 month old baby boy in Hyderabad.
For me, it all started four years ago with quilling. I was so thrilled to see what one could do with thin strips of paper. One day, as I was surfing blogs, I came across a blog full of beautiful handmade cards and in no time I got addicted to cardmaking. I love making CAS (Clean and Simple) and 'Clean and Layered' cards.
I'm so thankful to Karuna for this awesome opportunity!
Looking forward to an awesome term full of crafty goodness.  :)


Hello everyone!. My name is Chirali Shah. 
A big big thanks to Lulupu for giving me this opportunity. I am a chartered accountant by profession and a crafter by passion. I have a blog named 'Cardiggerzzz by Chirali Shah' which I handle to show my work and experiments. There is no particular style for me. I like to try new things every time I start crafting. 
I hope I can inspire you all with my work for Lulupu. 



Hi everyone,
   This is Rhizwana Fathima. I live in a charming little city,Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu. 
I'm a doctor, working at a nearby GH & also aspiring for my PG.  
Lulupu has always been a great inspiration to me right from the earliest days of my crafting & I was so thrilled & beyond excited when Karuna asked me to be a DT member.  It's a pleasure being here, thank you so much Karuna for trusting me & giving the opportunity.

I have a passion for art since childhood. I'm into Paper crafts & blogging for about 2 years now.. I don't confine to any particular style of crafting but mixed media is always my favorite.
You can find my works at my blog "Creativ cauldron
Looking forward to see you all soon with my projects.!!
Create. Have fun.



So here is our new team! Be excited as we unravel our new challenge tomorrow!
See you all soon!

Love
Karuna

Monday, 27 June 2016

Pendant using Mudra Stamps/ Picture Tutorial

Hello everyone,
Its Roshni here …. Today I have a very interesting project to share with you all …. When I got the MUDRA Botanical Blooms stamp collection in my DT kit I wanted to create something really different using these stamps … so what I made was this pendant …. But you can actually use it as any décor piece like wall hanging… car hanging …. Planner band, key chain etc, you can also make this in different sizes too…. I also have a tutorial for it. Here is a picture of the pendant I created.





Before I start I would like to mention that the packaging and quality of these stamps are awesome… it comes in a thick plastic packet to store your stamps in and the second thing I love about the packaging is  that the two transparent sheets that hold the stamps are stuck together…. I personally tend to lose my transparent sheets, being stick together would help it last longer <3



 Now let’s start with the tutorial
The first thing I did was I took an old book page and stamping different layers to build the flower…I have used Distress Inks for all my stamping..  for the roses and buds I used Spun sugar as the base layer followed by Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick


 For the filler flowers I used Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed and for the leaves I have used  Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters



When I was done creating my focal image I covered the imaged and splattered diluted Black Paint  around it …


Then I applied transparent packaging tape and covered the front and back of the image….
I made a frame using wire and hammered it to make it flat… then I poured a thin layer of resin just for the frame and paper to stick together and kept it aside to set for a couple of hours.... instead of resin you can also use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic  



 I trimmed the excess paper around the image added mica flakes and micro beads on the edges and poured some more resin on the top…. Let it aside to set for 12 hours and your cool customized neck piece will be ready ….. sharing a few more pictures :)



Hope you all liked my work and I was able to inspire you :) 
This is my last post for Lulupu and I would like to thank Karuna for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the awesome team... it was a Wonderful  and enriching experience... sharing few of my favorite DT projects :)

To see the complete project click here


To see the complete project click here


 To see the complete project click Here

Supplies Used

MUDRA Botanical Blooms
Spun sugar
Worn Lipstick
Fired Brick,
Salty Ocean
Mustard Seed and
Mowed Lawn   Distress Inks
Black Paint 


Thank you everyone for your love and support <3
 Roshni 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Proud of you - Baby Frame

Helloo everyone.. Irma here , this is my last post for Lulupu.. Time flies so fast ..still remember when I got a message from Karuna to give me a chance to be a part of her beautiful blog, as you know its only me as an International DT. Thank you so much Karuna for trusting me although is the first time for me to working as a team abroad, so much experience and learning from others DT here.... I will miss you so this moment.

This month our theme is
Challange #62 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars - Celebrating Baby


The Rules for Challenge are :
1. Anything goes - cards, scrapbook layout, album, tags, ets
2. Must be baby theme
3. Must have STARS in your project

Please read the general guidelines for the challenge HERE :)


Now here is my project , I made a baby boy frame, hope you like it.


a little pictorial etc


first I made a pattern from Dutch Doobadoo stencil for a frame shappe ,  I made on a yellow board as a modult and duplicate with pattern paper .


then I cut 6 .5 " x 4.5" a yellow board for the photo place.



For standing frame I made from sizzix dies out, 


I use embosing powder for the stars , with gold colour


After I finish all my chippie with embosing powder I decorate my frame

Long time I am not coloring my image stamp from Magno , so I decide to add this image for embellishment.

 
here is some closer



All supplies  I use are:
Gesso, Modelling Paste, Texture Paste, Ink spray , you can find at store here

Hope it inspired you, and last I will share  my favorite project from my DT term . Let's checked out ..


This is a canvas No Place Like Home, I made a home decor using a lot of  inka Gold  you will find step by step a pictorial Here


 This is my first poject at Lulupu, a cover book with washi tape , you can see the detail here


This is my layout Ups...you will find the detail here

Hope all make inspiration for you,,,time to say good bye..and please don't hesitate to contact me if you want to ask.

And don't forget to submit your work  here can't wait to see your beautiful work.


Thank you so much for stopping by,

with hugs xx
Irma Tirza

Monday, 20 June 2016

One Stamp Set,Three Ways--Cutie Tweety By Mudra

Hello, friends !!

This is Jasleen here and it's my last post for Lulupu blog today. So my term ends this month and I'm wondering where did these six months go!! They just whizzed past too fast.

So, today I'm sharing three cards I made using a very cute Mudra stamp set- Cutie Tweety.

Here's the first one:-



For making this one, I started off by die-cutting a rectangular piece from the middle of the grey card base, and temporarily fitting a same-sized white die-cut rectangular piece in that space using a washi tape on the back side. This was to ensure that the paper remains stable while I stamp the birds on it. As you can see, the idea of the card was to show a contrast of a dull and a happy life( that you wish to live), that's why the spotlight coloring over those stamped images only, that are over the white CS. :) Used distress inks for colouring . The shrubs were first clear embossed and then stamped with black Archival ink to add depth.

Onto the second card now :-


The background of this card was made by clear embossing the tiny hearts from the stamp set over the upper half of the card base and then sponging a couple of distress inks in the shades of pink. Stamped a few heart images using the same inks over the lover half of the card. The bird and the bird house images were first stamped over a piece of water colour paper, coloured, fuzzy cut and then popped over the white panel using a 3D foam tape.The colouring of the images was done using distress inks here as well.

And here's the third one :-


For this one, I gave a light water colour wash to a Brustro water colour paper using distress inks. Then I die cut some letters to form  the word 'Tweet'. As the card shows, I wanted the letters to appear hanging with the help of a twine, with the little birdies  holding the other ends . I stacked the die cut letters in black and white colours to make them pop a little more. 

So, this is the trio of cards I made using this very cute stamp set by Mudra- Cutie Tweety, which you can find in the Lulupu store HERE. There are many more Mudra stamp sets available in the lulupu store at present. This is the first time I tried these stamps and I love them. They are excellent in quality, give crisp images every time and the best part, they are made in in India and hence, quite a pocket-friendly option for all Indian crafters and stampers. 

Before signing off, I would like to thank Karuna for giving me this opportunity to work as a DT member here and I must say, I tried so many new crafts here, some very different from my usual style , which I may not have attempted otherwise.  Thanks Karuna for all your encouragement and support and thank you Sucheta, Roshni, Nikita and Irma for being a great team. :)

Sharing a few of my favorite works I made during my DT tenure here :-


My first attempt at making an album. Made this using Papericious Ephemera papers, You can read the full post with more pictures HERE.



The above two cards were made using Altenew Hennah elements stamp set. For more details, click HERE.

That's all from my side. Thank you for visiting and leaving me your lovely comments. :)
Do not forget to link up your entries to our ongoing baby themed challenge for this month- Twinkle Twinkle little star.

Love,
Jasleen. 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Spotlight Designer : Chirali Shah

Hi, We are very excited to have the winner of our last challenge as our guest Designer this month. She is absolutely talented and is sharing a fab project with us too! welcome Chirali!


Hello people. I would like to thank the Lulupu Team for giving me this opportunity again. I hope you all like what I have created for GD post. Before we start, a little bit about me. 





1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.





My name is Chirali Shah. I am a Chartered Accountant in practice by profession and crafting is my passion. So it is not my whole time job. But yes, Someday I would love to dedicate my everyday to crafting. I live with my family in Ahmedabad. A family of Mom Dad Brother and Sister who has been married to the most loving and knowledgeable person. As I have recently got engaged to an Chartered Accountant, a personality beyond words, now I am the luckiest to have a second such family which is as supportive as mine.

2. How did you become interested in crafts and what inspired you to start blogging?

Before I got a Chartered degree, there was a high time when i badly wanted to do something that I love and by chance made a ring holder for sister's engagement, followed by birthday gifts for Jiju and a friend's sister. There I realised to make it professional. A friend's suggestion and family's support led me to step into this. As much as i explored, i found some people and blogs.


3. What are some of your "go-to" supplies for crafting?

My "go-to" supplies for crafting are WRMK trimmer and scorer, cutter, PPs and my favourite embellishments flowers, laces and nowadays charms too. 





4. What is your favorite crafting technique?




Embossing, mixed media and different styles of album bindings are my most favourite.





5. How would you describe your crafting style?

Colourful and floral.





6. How long have you been crafting?





Since 2 years. 





7. My signature style




Arrangement of flowers. They will be arranged in one corner followed by lighter amount of flowers on opposite corner. 





8. Who are some of your influences? Who has been your inspiration?

Almost every person whether she is new or experienced. A big inspiration is Mallika Kejriwal. 





9. When not crafting , what keeps you busy?




My profession, movies and hanging out with friends.





10. What are you currently working on?




Currently i am working on a binding of a handmade diary.





So here is what I have created for my GD post, a Bird House along with pictorial.



Let’s start with tutorial:
For base of a house, take a paper of 15”x7.5” and score the same horizontally at 0.5””, 3.5”, 7.5”, 10.5” and 14.5”.


Score the same paper vertically at 0.5” and 3.5” and cut 3.5”x10” as shown below:


Cut the edges of 0.5” portions as shown in image to make a final box. Adhere all 0.5” portions to respective sides:



A final box will be of 4”x3”x4”:



To cover the house, take a paper of 4 7/8”x5 7/8”, score the same at 1” on all four sides, cut each 1” corner on one side and adhere to it’s next 1”:


Take a paper of 4”x3.5” and stick the same on above cover:



Now, rooftop of the house. Take two papers of 4.50”x2.50”, score the same horizontally at 0.5”, 2.25” and 4” and vertically at 0.5”. Then score to make a triangle from 2.25” to corner of vertical score of 0.5”. After that, cut almost 0.5” more than triangle score and cut the edges as shown in image. Adhere the same to cover of the box by tacky tape at vertical 0.5”score.





Take 6.25”x5” paper and score both the sides at 0.5” to perfectly stick the same on triangles keeping 0.5” scored lines outer than triangles as it is 0.5” wider on both the sides than triangles.



House is ready so now it’s time to make a base for house. Take a paper of 14.5”x6.5” and score the same at 1”, 7”, 8” and 14” horizontally and 0.5”, 1” vertically. Cut 1.5”x7.5” from vertical score and then stick the same as we did in base box of the house. You will  end up with 5”x6” box.



To make a drawer, take 7 5/8x6 5/8 paper, score the same at 1” on four sides and then same process as we did in cover of the house. I forgot to take a picture of it.

To make stairs, take a paper of 2.5”x4” and score the same at 0.5”, 1”,1.5” and 2” vertically and 0.5”, 1”, 3” and 3.5” horizontally. Then cut the same as shown in image, stick both the sides 0.5”x0.5” portions and one 0.5”x2” portion inside to make a 0.5”x2” box as a stair. Stick two such boxes with a small stripe so that it become a staircase and then adhere the upper stair  to drawer:




Final House:



Now start decorating it as you like. I have used Butterfly Garden stack of DCWV, some laces and flowers from my stash and a Gorjuss girl to complete the look. So here is mine:





Some close-ups:








If open:





I hope you enjoyed it. If any queries, feel free to ask. J

Thank you.

Chirali Shah.
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