Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shabby Chic: Slider Card

This month the new challenge on CraftyJc Challenge is a Yummy Challenge Recipe
The ingredients are
  1. Patterned Paper
  2. Colours :- Pink and Brown
  3. Embellishments

So immediately i thought SHABBY CHIC!! And to add to the fun, the challenge for Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog is SLIDER CARDS. So the heroic effort of marrying the two challenges turned out to be a CHALLENGE indeed!! Hence, i combined only two challenges any more and it would have been a mess so here is my card...


About the card i took some coppery brown handmade paper and constructed the basic slider card base. I punched the entire card with my scalloped scallop punch!!(lol! tats a mouth full). Next i split the front of the card into two and added patterned paper which is pink tissue with leaf motifs on it. Added the punch and eyelets and twined ribbon through it. Stamped "wedding" and added some bling . On the larger front half i a piece of a map i had aged using coffee staining and burnt edges. I added a strip of paper ribbon i inked to match the satin ribbon. I love this image of the vintage lady so so elegant . I inked the edges wid brown ink and lastly added a flower which i also inked brown to go with the colour scheme. Originally the flower was white and made of plastic fiber , it took a lotta coats of ink but i hav discovered how to work id my inks (finally) even on stubborn surfaces like plastic and metal.

The inside:- the slider mechanism i used plastic bag as the band . The base is pink card stock i punched using my doily punch and inked it wid red ink. Then the top i used the same patterned paper punch the edges and inked in brown. I punched the two butterflies on the top layer and then punched two out of the pink card stock. Inked them added a lil' bling and added them in the negative space of the punch. Added some bling flowers.

I have to admit this card took me a lotta time to finish as i kept on improvising as i went along although i had planned the layout to begin with.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vintage Scroll Card

This was pending for so long i finally finished it, this scroll card is actually a part of my wedding mini which i promise i will upload soon, as its still a work in progress.
I took a simple plain white handmade paper and cut it into a rectangular shape and adhered the two craft sticks(they are wooden) on each ends. I then painted a border using gold acrylic paint . Then i diluted some coffee in a little water and using a thick paint brush slathered on liberally over the paper and the thick . I alternated a coat then used a blow drier to dry and then repeated till i was happy wid the look , To get the stained effect i blotched coffee randomly on the surface and blew dry and then went all over to get it a stained effect. Also, coat the back 2 layers is enough for the rear.

I burnt the edges to make it even more grungy. If u want i wil do the video for it. I then used a mask and spray painted the image on the top using gold acrylic spray paint. At the bottom i added some sealing wax and used an old coin to get an imprint. I added the tassels to the top stick and a nice cord for tying the scroll together.

P.S.- i used a lotta layers of coffee so the paper when rolled sorta cracked at places adding to the effect.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Lots of inking today, i am a big recycling buff!! so i altered this neat clothing label tag into a vintagyy tag!! A small project really but i am really happy wid the results d cream on the cake was the tag already had a stich around it !! so it inked up really well. I cant wait to use it on a pproject!! here are the before and after pics....

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Finally i got a lil' time to get down to craft and i made a b'day card for my sister-in-law.. I am going to be entering it in a couple of challenges so here it is..

A really simple vintage themed card, i am in love wid "vintage". The base card stock is a cream colored and the patterened paper is 100% organic handmade glitter paper. I distressed the edges of the patterened paper wid black ink . Distressed the photo edges and added some black cotton lace which i had woven wid some thin blue ribbon. I cut out a window and backed it with some handmade paper which i atamped on with a handwriting stamp. Added a couple of rhinestones for glitter!! And finally i added a feather butterfly i had added some glitter 3d glitter to it. I added punched letter sentiments "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
I am really happy the way it came out simple yet ellegant!!
The Sketch inspiration is from the Crafty JC Bonus challenge
I am also entering my card for the
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Challenge 3 : Vintage
Flutterby Wednesday - Butterfly Challenge

Friday, August 6, 2010


Been away too long from the blog, well had a really busy social calender. lol! Any way but craft is always on the top of my mind i even think in craft-ology!! if it makes any sense, when i am not crafting i keep thinking about projects. It takes me a lotta time to get my projects done thats cos i plan n think n re-think n it goes on, til i get the result i like. lol!!
I am in love wid VINTAGE i lovveee the shabby chic look isnt it awesome !! I have been thinking of making a couple of minis but havent found the right paper, here in India its a bit tough to get . But guess what i then came across some really gorgeous paper(wil do a haul video) and all made by an Indian paper Co. 100% organic recycled cotton all in the shabby chic vintage look .. OH!! i nearly fainted.
Any way getting too the card Simon says Challenge this week has a song inspiration challengeand my song is TRUE COLOURS BY CINDY LAUPER i love that song !! And Alota Rubber Stamps at the same time came up wid the Distress Challenge so here is my card where i tried to combine the two :-

I used my postcard patterned paper on a navy blue card stock my card is a 5.5"x 8". I tore the edges and then inked them. Then added some eyelets and wove a ribbon, and layered a white silk lace at the bottom of the tear to add interest. The photo i printed on some hand made paper and the reason it looks so vintagy is the secret in my paper the texture and the color gives it that effect (hehe ;-) !!) I distressed the edges of the photo and added a heart shaped bead to it.

The brown paper u see underneath is a map i aged using staining technique and burnt the edges, i added the velvet petal (as i am not a flower stampsperson!!) i stamped on wid some text stamps to give it an interesting look. I added the lil bouquets which i bought readymade at my local craft store. The butterfly is a feather butterfly was in the wrong colour so i dyed it using some blue ink and then wiped off using a baby wipe.
At the bottom u see the a black cotton lace which i layered under a dangly charm lace(I jus luv 'em!!) I also added some bling and stamped ITS YOUR DAY(its barely vissible tho). Hope u like my card Its unconventional no pink or plum but thats how i am, i like blue and m not a pink person i think it works great here!! enjoy

If you want instructions post a comment i wil b happy to do a video..

The challenges i am entering this card are:

Alotta Stamps:- Distressed Card

Simon Says Challenge :- Sing it baby

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