Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Smile Forever!

Happy Halloween!!! Hope everyone had great fun trick or treating today. I sure had a good time this year dressing up my little girl.. She dressed up as a devil at her school's fall festival and at a get-together at our friend's place. Today being Halloween, she was bored of being a devil again and wanted a different costume. She finally became a fairy butterfly and I loved dressing her up:))..

I have been wanting to do a layout for quite sometime and the fabulous sketch by Heather Landry at the October Challenge at Scraptastic Club this month inspired me to come up with one.

I combined this with the October pinterest challenge at  CreatingKeepsakes which was to include gold in your layout.  I was able to find the perfect pictures of my girl to scrapbook and am happy with how the layout had turned..

Below is my take on Heather's sketch and my entry for the pinterest challenge..

Friday, October 12, 2012

LOVE makes LIFE Beautiful! - Mixed Media

Been ages since I blogged or even crafted to my heart's content!!!!
However, I have not lost touch with the crafting world for my interests have taken a turn towards Mixed Media. Thanks to Youtube and other crafters who provide great insight into the world of mixed media that I was naturally inspired to create one!.. I love Christy Tomilnson's work on Mixed media and her tutorials were a great source of learning and inspiration!.

Mixed media is all about having fun with no right or wrong way..and that suits me well:)..I loved playing with colors and stamps on my canvas and totally loved the outcome. I was able to complete my canvas (I had to do it at multiple sittings:)..) just in time for my hubby's birthday and I was happy that I could gift something handmade with love:)..

I have shared a few snapshots of my step-by-step process. 
Using modpodge, added some doilies and old paper onto the canvas. Stamped some images onto tissue paper to add some texture..loved the little lifts caused by the tissue (it is not visible in the photo though) on the canvas.

Painted the canvas using acrylic paints.. used bubblewraps to create the dotted design..adding such random stuff was sure fun:)

 My final canvas after a bunch of stamping, rub-ons, doodling, etc. I then added some thickers and hand-written notes for the title..Love makes Life beautiful. is what I had when doing this..and the best part is that it need not be perfectly done..the final outcome always turns out just lovely:)..
Hope you liked my first ever mixed media project!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

LOVE Mini Album!

Back home after a wonderful, but short vacation to India. (3 weeks is just not enough!)..
Just want to share a mini that I created before my trip. I had to resist myself from sharing this until the gift reached the intended hands!:)
The album carries photo inserts and tags for journaling on each page.

This photo mat opens up to some more photo inserts and also carries a pocket for tags.

An inside look of the card insert from the above picture - journal + photo mat.

This page has a small envelope from Vellum that carries an even smaller tag inside!..:)
Layered photo mat to carry more photos and/or journaling spots.

I had great fun creating this album and I hope you like it as much as I do.