Saturday, May 30, 2015


Hello friends, Welcome to my blog!! Today am sharing with you all a tag made by recycling packaging cardboard and pistachio shells. 

I took a piece of packaging cardboard and applied a coat of gesso to it. Then I used my dylusion sprays of yellow and green colour. Added some texture using texture paste. Made two small tags using card stock and distressed their edges. I made the cupcake using cotton roll and cup cake liners.   The cherry topping in the cupcake is made using air dry clay. You can find the tutorial of making these cute cup cakes here.

For the embellishments I adhered some old burlap pieces and handmade flowers. I have used pistachio shells for the leaves. Glued foam die cuts and a printed sentiment. 

The colour palette for this project is from unruly paper arts.Hope you all liked my tag. Thank you for stopping by.

Submitting this tag to the following competitions:

1. Unruly paper arts

I have used cupcakes and colours from the palette for my tag.

2. Lessology challenge - " Lets have a cupcake" - I have recycled packaging cardboard, cupcake liners, burlap pieces and pistachio shells.

3. Beyond grey challenges - " Make your own embellishments" - I have used handmade flowers, pistachio shells leaves and handmade cup cakes as embellishments.

4.The corrosive challenge blog - " Anything goes"

5.Dream valley challenges - " Anything goes"

6.Shopping our stash weekly challenge blog - " Play misty for me" - I have used homemade dylusion sprays of green and yellow colour for my project.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hello friends, Welcome to my blog!! Last week when I was organizing my craft studio I found my old ipad case. I don't want to throw it away so up-cycled it into a mixed media project ( my latest craze !!)

This is my DT post for CSCC # 14  - Mixed media work. The theme is to create mixed media work inspired by the below picture. Click here to know more about this month's challenge .

This is how my old IPAD case looked like....

And this is how I transformed it....

I covered the case with DCWV pattern paper and sewed the white lace to it. This is the first time am using my sewing machine  for scrapbooking. I applied a coat of gesso . The next step is to work on the background.  For that I have used plaid stencil pack and liquitex modeling paste and created random textures.I decided that my project should be centered around two colours - Red and gold. So I  applied golden pearl paint upon the raised portions of the textures. Next I randomly sprayed red color shine  and did stamping  using black acrylics.

The Eiffel tower is a chipboard painted with a mixture of antique gold and black colour.

The flowers are handmade using punches. I used pearls and golden beads as embellishments. The sentiment is hand-painted using white acrylic paint. 

For the inside of the case I have used pattern paper from recollection floral collections. I have made small pockets using brown cardstock for storing some of my important documents like credit cards, license, insurance details , travel pass etc that I usually forget when I go out. I also have pockets to store some cash and my shopping lists. My case also holds a handy notepad and a pen . Now I need not worry, whether I took all my documents. I just need to slide this case inside my handbag and am all set to go.

This case can also be altered as a travel jewellery pouch/make up pouch that can store eye pencils, chains, bindhi packets and some bands. Hope this gives you a little inspiration . Hop on to the CSCC blog for more inspiration.

Submitting to the following competitions:

Altered eclectics- " Altered an ipad case"
Try it on Tuesdays - " Sewing and buttons" - I have  sewed the white lace to the pattern paper.
Country view challenges - I have created a scene - Spring in Paris...
Beyond grey challenges - " Make your own embellishments" - All the flower embellishments are handmade.