Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Challenge#37- Winners

Hello friends!
Jaya here with the winners for the Challenge#37- Background stamps and mists.
Thank you everyone for your beautiful submissions and for playing along with our challenge.
We really appreciate it.
 Lets get down to the Winners!
Top 2
 (in no particular order)

Her creations are always so gorgeous and unique! we Love the way she used the background stamp with gesso and created this wonderful
Bhavana's card is so stunning,its hard to take eyes off it. We love the simplicity of her card. Great take on the challenge Bhavana
Rupa and Bhavana, please collect your badges from here.
And the winner is-
Jayashri Reddy
Fabulous card indeed! Your gorgeous layered stamping marvelled us all.
The striking pattern you created with your stamps left us speechless! The subtle misting did the trick.
 All in all an outstanding take on the challenge!
Jayashri, please contact at to claim you gift voucher and don't forget to collect the winners badge from here.
  Happy splurging!
Congratulations to all of you !
Do remember to participate in the current challenge-Anything with washi tape.
There are some gorgeous prizes to be won this time!
Waiting to see your creations. Link up your entries here
Have a great crafty week!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Challenge #38- Anything Goes with Washi Tapes +Video Tutorial

 Hello Friends!
Jaya here today with a new challenge for this fortnight.
 This time its all about Washi tapes.. of course with some twist!
There are so many ways to use this really affordable crafting product and that's exactly what we want you all to show us.
 We want to see your creations using washi tapes.

Challenge# 38

Anything Goes with Washi Tape.

{ General Guidelines Here }

Challenge Rules-
1.You have to use minimum of three different washi tapes in your project.
2. Twist- Incorporate ATLEAST one  geometric shape in your project. It can be anything a circle, rectangle or square. The shape/outline  of your creation will not be considered whatever it is.


Use ATLEAST one ready made embellishment in your product. It can be anything like resin embellishment, Chipboard pieces, metal embellishments or just flowers. Whatever you use, it has to be 'ready made'
3.Anything goes for this challenge. You can create a card, layout, altered item or whatever you wish to!
4. The linkup for this challenge will remain open till 15th September 2014, 11:55 IST so get in your entries latest by then.

And now what is up for grabs this time!
This is what we have as the prize for the winner

Hello sunshine chipboard stickers

Set of 5 Washi tapes

Aren't these just awesome?

So lets get started.

Here is my project for you all. I made this Masculine mixed media layout for the challenge. 
 I used four different washi tapes and ready made embellishments here.

I made this using some newly bought craft goodies from Lulupu store.
The gorgeous gold look you see is the magic of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray- Glory of the sea Gold and Heidi Swapp colour shine spray in gold.
I also used the gelato in black. I love how easy they are to work with. Don't forget to check them in the store as well!
The link to all the things I used will be given at the end of the post.
To know how I created this layout  watch the video and let me know your views :) 

 Waiting to see your gorgeous creations. Don't forget to link up your creations to the linky tool provided at the end of the post.
 You can add your link only till the 15th September 2014, 11:55 IST.

Have a great crafty week!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Mixed Media Card with Background stamp and Mists

Hello everyone!
This is Jaya here.
Hope you all are enjoying the fun challenge -Background Stamps+Mists hosted by our very talented DT Kripa this fortnight.
 Here is my mixed media card for you as inspiration.

I used my background stamp to create the illusion of a garden with butterflies and vines and used my mists to colour the entire scene.
For this card, I first chose the base on which I had to start building up my design.
I decided  to go with a semi gloss chipboard. This was none other than the packaging I had saved from my Martha Stewart scoreboard.
Next I randomly sprayed my Lindys Starburst sprays on this in Bachelor button blue, 
Sea Grass green, Sea mint green and Tweedle Dee Denim Flat Fabio. 
 I then stamped my Justrite Background Stamp- Butterfly and Vines in Black Archival Ink. 
I lifted off some ink from the image from the top portion before it could dry.
Again a coat of Lindy's sprays lighten the stamping further.Then heat dried all of this.
 Now I started with my stencils from Magenta and used some texture paste mixed with Lindy's  Stamp gang spray-  Cape Cod Coral and made the flowers.
The butterflies are also from the same stencil with I made using some texture paste in black and later coated them with glossy accents and some glitter.
 I also used the Prima- Bubbles stencil to make the bubbles. Outlined them with charcoal pencil and filled in with some white and light blue Oil pastels.
Made the centre of the flowers with LSG Sprays- Rambling Rose Pink
 Gave a few splatters with LSG sprays- Rambling Rose Pink , Bachelor Button blue and 
Shimmerz Spray- white
 I applied some glossy accents to the top portion of the card and coated it with diamond dust. When dry I lightly added some Tweedle Dee Denim Flat Fabio on this and allowed it to seep through the crevices. Also used my latest buy Prima chalk edger fluid set #2. -Green for highlighting the grasses and stems
  I also distressed the edges of the card with Prima comfort craft tool.
Lastly made a Hashtag sentiment- Happy days with Studio Calico wood veneer-Alphabets and coated it with black paint and glossy accents.

Hope you liked the card and were inspired enough to participate. Only a couple of days left to get in your entry into this challenge.
So don't forget to enter your creations here.
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Guest Designer - Snehal Watwe Welde

Hello creative friends,

Kripa here with our Special Guest of the month. She is a regular participant in our challenges and has tried her hand at many forms of art. Over to Snehal Watwe Welde to tell us a little more about herself and also share a tutorial.

I am from Pune and I’ve lived all over the country and outside because I am married to a chopper pilot serving in the Indian air Force.I am a hotel management graduate and have been crafting ever since I can remember...though different forms of art. I discovered paper crafting 2007 when I was at home after my second one was born. Since then, there has been no looking back. I started with making things for Defence ladies commitments and then extended it to gifting personalised gifts to friends and family.As far as my crafting style is concerned, I don’t think I have a particular style, or even if I do, I don’t know what it’s called  :P. You can figure it out yourself. I blog at 

My project is a gift for my daughter’s teacher - I have recycled an old Mithai box to hold some essential supplies for her.

I will try through pictures to give a step by step procedure of making the box. First I took a Teal card stock and stamped it with wood grain stamp, distressed it and used mists on it.

Then measured the box and cut the paper into strips to glue on the top and sides of the box. 

Rest is simple - embellish the top of the box. I've altered some clips for the teacher to organize her stuff.

Hope I inspire you to create something for this challenge.

What a clever up cycling idea! So, friends, have you linked up your project yet to Challenge #37 - all you have to do is use background stamps + mists (Read more here) and you could be in the running to win Rs.500/- voucher! 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Background Stamping and Misting !

Hi everyone !
This is Hussena here bringing you the inspiration for our current challenge which is background stamping + Use Mists to create your project. I have a card to share this time and I have done the background stamping using Hero Arts Flourish Background Cling stamp.. Here's a look at my card :

 I first heat-embossed my background using Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder and used Distress inks - Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Black Soot and a little bit of Peacock Feathers to create my background. Then, I misted my background using the new Hedi Swapp Color Shine mists from the Lulupu store. These mists are really beautiful colours and when you spray them, they give this added shine which when you see in real life, is really beautiful. I have used Tropicana Teal, Coral and Gold on my card.

 The small peach coloured flowers and the ribbon have been coloured using the Coral mist and the die-cut word 'Thanks' was sprayed with Tropicana Teal Mist and distressed around the edges with Black Soot. I have used the Gold mist to just fleck around the entire background. If you look closely, you will see it gives a gorgeous shine and I am using it almost on all my recent projects. The leaves were sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Curiouser Chartreuse Flat Fabio mist. I love the intensity of it's colour !

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