Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Watercolour cards

Hi friends,

Inspired by the below challenges, i have created this card with watercolours and stamping.

Stamped the background with friendship sentiment and misted the watercolours with the help of brush on a watercolour paper.You can see how the colours are absorbed by paper.

Stamped the sentiment on watercolour misted paper. Here is my handmade watercoloured card / CAS card

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pay it Forward

Hello friends,

This post is due from me for a longtime. It is an interesting game to spread friendship and love. There is nothing more important to make someone happy - even a stranger and to smile someones' eyes. So i decided to take part in it.

You don't believe - I got my gifts from Ukraine, sent by my dear blog friend Daniela Malcheva

This is how it works:

I will send a surprise gift to the first 5 people who comment on this post.  This gift will be made by me and I will send it sometime within the next year.  Exactly when you will receive it will be a surprise.

And here are the rules:

1.  You must have a blog.

2. To sign up to receive a gift from me you must play along too.  Share the giving love on your blog by promising to send a handmade goody to the first five people who comment on your blog post.

3.  After commenting on my post, you have to post this (or similar) on your blog to spread the love. 

If you want to join in just comment below leaving your email address and if you’re one of the first five I will be contacting you for your info and I’ll be sending you something before the end of August next year!

COPY THIS TEXT into one of your posts.  Let’s do more nice and loving things for each other in 2014, without any reason other than to make each other smile and to show that we think of each other.  Here’s to a more enjoyable, more friendly and love-filled year!!!!!!!

Have fun and pay it forward!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Indian Quilling challenge

Hello Indian quillers,

Recently we celebrated 68th Independence day, to celebrate this occasion and pay tribute to our great leaders, I have announced a Challenge / contest in Indian Quilling Blog – Anything goes with Indian Flag Colours(all the colours)

Here is my post on what I have made......

As I have mentioned earlier, I would like bring our Indian culture in Quilling. 

India’s diverse traditions and cultures is what makes exploring this incredible nation so unique. With such an array of cultures there come tremendous styles of embroideries, each so very unique and distinct in its own way, that one could spend their entire life exploring them. Each state of India offers its own style of thread work and over the years Indian embroidery has become a rage all across the globe. One can spot it being incorporated in all sorts of things, from garments to accessories, shawls to footwear, home furnishings to decorations, you name it and you will find it.

Kashmiri embroidery is well known for the beauty of its colour, texture, design and technique. Probably, the best-known Indian embroidery is the 'Kashida of Kashmir'. This embroidery is revealed in shawls and in cottage industry done by the members of families in Srinagar. This embroidery enhanced the beauty of Kashmiri shawls, silk sarees, dress materials, cushion covers, bed covers, purses, veils and articles of personal and daily use. There is no way one can compare the Kashmiri embroidery with any thing else. The motifs used in kashmiri embroidery is mostly taken from nature.

I have tried the floral embroidery design of Kashmiri embroidery in quilling.

Hope this inspires you all.

So post your work around this theme in Indian Quilling Challenge blog. Entries will close by 31st August.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilled boat card

Hi friends,

Made a simple CAS card inspired by the below challenges. Quilled boat and fish on a rising sun background created by using water colours. Used salt to give some textured effect to the sun and coated it with homemade modpodge.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Design Team Member

Hi Friends,

I have been selected as a Design Team member in Catchy Challenges. Thanks to all my blog friends for encouraging me.

The Challenge for August month is Paper Pattern Fun. Here is my card for inspiration. 

Tilda card with flowers. Coloured Tilda using Watercolours, Decorated with laces,pearls and flowers made from pattern paper.

So visit Catchy Challenges and join the fun.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Quilled Kollam

Hi Friends,

My Today's Post is on a Handmade Wall decor which I made for inspiration in Indian Quilling Challenge - Theme is Anything Goes with Geometrical shapes

Kolam, a traditional south Indian art. Kolam is a geometrical drawing composed of curved loops drawn around a grid pattern of dots. It is sometimes called Rangoli and can be very elaborate and colorful. Kolams originated about 2500 BC in the Indus Valley Civilization.

In Tamilnadu, one would find a finest drawn and artistic drawing decorating every house at the front entrance. These drawings are not just merely a decoration, but it has lot more significance to this practice. During festival seasons and on any auspicious functions, the drawing is drawn still larger even extending up to the street!

There are many form of kolam. I have chosen Kambi Kolam / Chikku Kolam - My mom's favorite art. In this art form of kolam, dots called pulli are arranged in rhombic, square, triangular, or free shapes and a single, uninterrupted linear or curvilinear line, called the kambi, intertwines the dots. 

I always do mistakes while drawing this type of kolam(maths, calculation & etc). But Challenged myself to try kambi kolam in quilling.

Here is my work on Quilled kambi kolam / Quilled Rangoli

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