I am more of a card kind of person, I hardly ever do layouts....but I just had to try out what I learnt from Extending the background with Mandy Dodd at Yvonne's blog. And what fun it turned out to be......this has to be one of the most fun projects I've done in a long time.....
The layout features my parents on Ram Ghat at Ujjain on a beautiful sunny afternoon. I've extended the stairs at the bottom with some gray handmade paper, I've even extended the stairs and the temples with some sketching (please forgive my feeble attempts at sketching :( ). Finally added some hand cut clouds, a felt sun and some leaves to complete the scene.....
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This is for one of my friends who had a baby boy recently.I've used an awesome technique I learnt from Dana Seymour. She is the guest blogger at Yvonne's blog for this week. In her post Get more from your patterned paper with Dana Seymour! Dana shows how you can get more out of your PP by stamping on it......and this is exactly what I did.....this is what my PP originally looked like
n this is what it looks like after I stamped on it.......how cool is that!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was super hectic, I completed 6 craft projects, woohooooo!
This one was made a couple of weeks ago (I'm terribly lazy with uploading pictures, so the ones I completed last week will probably show up on my blog much later, if at all I do post them).
I've used printed paper napkins on this page....and sprayed Blush Perfect Pearls mixed with water on the flowers, they have beautiful pink pearly shine on them (which is not visible in the photo).
Have a great week!
Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite books. I remember my mum reading it out every night to my sister n me when we were kids.....I must have read it atleast 10 times after that.......it never fails to capture my imagination every time I read it....this is one of my favorite quotes from the book "One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.” This quote aptly describes my state of mind most of the time :P
I started making this as a gift but the frame did not turn very good, so this goes on my office desk.
There is some great news for stampers in India, Ujjwal from Handmade with Love is an Ippity Chick nowwhich means that you can buy your choice of Ippity Stamps at affordable prices from her (you don't have to pay huge shipping costs too!). And if this wasn't enough she also has an awesome giveaway....rush to her blog for details.
And now to my card....I couldn't complete any project last weekend, I had big plans to complete 5 projects after reading Yvonne's post but landed up finishing none! (so much for my big plans!) so I'm posting a card from my spare projects stock.
I colored a regular white doily by spraying yellow poster color mixed with water using my latest craft purchase Inkssentials Mini Mister. The possibilities are endless with this tiny tool!
This post is especially for my crafty friends from India. I do keep getting a lot of queries about where I order my craft supplies from. I am going to try and answer all of them in this post. This post is based on my limited knowledge, incase I have missed out anything or given wrong info please do let me know.
Most of the time that I have ordered from the US I have got it delivered in the US itself. The online stores from which I have ordered atleast once are:
1.http://www.scrapbookingalley.com/ - Pros: Free shipping within US for orders above 50$
20% discount on mrp of all scrapbooking supplies all the time Cons: They do not ship internationally.
2. http://www.joann.com Pros: Some great deals especially on patterned paper Cons: High shipping cost and they also do not ship to India
3.http://www.stampssnappy.com/ Pros: Great deals on stamps.
They ship to India.
Free shipping within US on orders above 60$, great international shipping rates too. Cons: Couldn't find any.
4. http://www.ohmycrafts.com/ Pros: Have great deals on Provocraft/Cuttlebug products.
Competitive shipping costs. Cons: Many products are out of stock.
6. http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/ Pros: All Hero Arts and Tim Holtz products are available.
They ship internationally with great shipping rates (13$ for orders upto 100$ and 15$ for orders between 100 and 150$).
Free shipping within the US on orders above 70$. Cons: Products are almost always sold on mrp.
Out of these I have ordered from 3 and 5 to India. Please do share your experiences in ordering supplies from the US.