Saturday, 19 April 2014

Winners for Challenge#29- Summer theme CAS cards

Hello lovely ladies!
This is Jaya here
Today is the results day and I know you all must have been waiting eagerly for this! Firstly, let me thank you all for playing along with us at our Challenge#28- Summer theme CAS cards. It is always wonderful to see such beautiful creations!
Here I would like to mention that some of you weren't careful enough and guideline weren't followed. We asked for CAS and Summer theme and Our Summer colour palette in your cards. We always love your creations and it feels so bad when entries get disqualified as we do recognise how much efforts are put in to create such lovely cards. So please do have a look at the Rules for each challenge and the general guidelines.
Let's begin with the winners announcement!
We would love to give an Honourable mention to-
We loved your card Ramya! The quilled water melons were the show stealer! So summery indeed!
For the Top 3 in no particular order we have-
Jasleen's card was a perfect CAS. So clean, with all the white space and no embellishing! We loved the beach scene and every little detail in the picture.
We love how Pooja used the entire colour palette in her beach theme! Her hand drawn images are so beautiful and the theme she chose was so apt for the challenge!
This bright and sunny card is absolutely perfect for any hot summer day! Love your card Deepti!
Winner of Challenge#28 is

Somdeepa's card was a hot favourite among us all! Her interpretation of the summer theme, her choice of the summer colours and the image she used was outstanding! A CAS card executed to perfection!
Many congratulations to all the winners!
Somdeepa please contact at to claim your prize and all the winners
 Please click here to get your blinkes and display them proudly on your blogs!
Do remember to participate at our on going Challenge #29- Vacation/Travel/Holiday theme in which ONLY LAYOUTS qualify. Do remember the simple guidelines and be in the chance of winning the gorgeous prize put up by Lulupu!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Scrapbook Layout step by step

Hello Beautiful Crafters,
Shilpa here,
At Lulupu we have Scrapbook Layout challenge # 29 with the theme- Holiday/ Vacation/ Travel for this fortnight
Jaya must have created a magic over you with her beautiful Layout.

Today I am here with my Layout step by step.

The topic of layout is vacation, and in my family I am the one who decides and plans where we will go for holidays. And instead of looking back, why shouldn't I plan for next one.
Sydney - I would love to visit this place.

I started with white thick white paper in size approx 11*13".I picked up Teal, blue, white and yellow acrylic paints as they were perfect mach with my photos. I created background with colours and  Circle Grid template.
  and 3-4 layers.

Next step was to choose pattern papers. Prima Free Spirit paper stack was best suited for this layout. So I cut them as desired and just arranged, at this stage I took the photo on my cell phone, just for reference. So when I want to glue them together, I should not miss any layer.
I adhered them. And further created some texture with stamps and Adirondack ink in similar colours. I love to use Prima embellishments and when I put together everything, 
Voila !!

How do you find it? Isn't it simple but beautiful?

To create more interest and depth, I applied Mustard seed and peacock feather distress inks at the edges of all background paper pieces. I created the small tags with same PP and Crop a dial. Prima flowers and butterflies are from Hello Pastel collection.
Can you find lovely Sugardots on my page?

I applied peacock feather distress ink on the page and spritzed water on to it with Mini Mister. It looks like sea water.

And I love this corner of Layout with sentiment. That cute little Aeroplane is Studio Calico veneer embellishment. I coloured it with Clover Adirondack ink.

Hope you have got inspired with this Scrapbook layout.
Can't wait to see what will you create with our holiday theme challenge!!

Lots of Love

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Challenge # 29 - Vacation /Travel/ Holidays and New DT

Hi Friends,
Karuna here,
Thanks for joining us at Challenge #28. I am excited about our new challenge and more over for a fabulous new Design Team member who has been wowing us with her perfectly awesome creations in many of the previous Lulupu challenges. She has a versatile way of working in her projects and I personally enjoy her layouts a lot.

Please Welcome


Hello everybody!!
Thank you so much Karuna and Team Lulupu! Friends, this is Jaya here. I am a dentist by profession and a crafter since my childhood. I love to try and experiment with all kinds of paper crafting and altered art creations. Its been almost two years since I started a blog and in the two years I have learnt a lot from all the talented ladies out there. It all started when I first came across Lulupu online shop and today I am so glad to be a part of the design team of Lulupu-The Craft Lounge! I hope I can inspire you all throughout my term with The Lulupu team!

I welcome you all to our brand new challenge for the fortnight. 

 Lulupu Challenge #29
 Vacation/Travel/Holidays - Only LO Theme
So this time you have to show us your Layouts based on Vacation/Travel /Holidays. Roll back to see what you did last summer or scrap about what you wish to do this time!

Challenge #29 Qualification guidelines-
{General guidelines here}
1. Create a layout ( only layouts will qualify) of size 8"x8" or a larger one if you would like .
2. The theme of your layout must be based on vacation/travel/ holidays.
3. Must showcase LAYOUTS only with coordinating theme.
4. The inlinkz for this challenge will close on April 30th 2014 11:55 PM IST so make sure to link up before that. 

Here is what the winner of the challenge will receive from Lulupu ...

On The Move Collectables Die-Cuts

and this perfectly cordinated washi tape :)

Bicycle Japanese Washi Tape

Don't you love this crafty goodness matching with our challenge theme?
Then do participate to be in the chance of winning.

Here is my project for inspiration

This is a Road Trip Vacation layout. The picture is one of my favourite and so I decided to scarp it! My layout is 12"x12" size. For the initial background I made use of Sakura Gesso and  misted at random with the Lindy's starburst sprays and Flat Fabios. I Also made use of the Lindy's Mad Hatter Magicals. I cannot seem to overcome my obsession with Lindy's stamp gang products now! Try them and I am sure you will end up using them in all thing you make. Very addictive! Once it was dry I did some stamping with black archival ink .

I  also used stencils and inks on the background. Then using Sakura modelling paste mixed with black acrylic paint I did some stencilling to give extra textures .The raised effect really looks gorgeous in real!
Once my background was done, all that was left was arrangement of the picture and the pattern papers. I also made use of canvas papers and washi tape to make the layers stand out. I used some die-cuts , wood veneers, glossy accents ,acrylic paints, thread as well.

 I did some faux stitching all along the borders, lots of paper distressing with my favourite tool by Prima and some  Lindy's mist and paint splattering too . Doesn't that look cool!
Hope you like my layout
Waiting for your comments and submissions to 

Lulupu Challenge #29
 Vacation/Travel/Holidays - Only LO Theme
Thank you and have a Great crafty week! 

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