Monday, May 30, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Giveaway!!




So, RRR are having a fantastic giveaway for their Blogoversary you guys should check it out!! Most of the thing in the candy are their own products which is amazing ou guys!! Lots of great ribbons, trims, adhesives and embellishments along with a Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Tablet.

The Blogoversary Giveaway will be opened until 12:59 PM EDT on Friday, 6/17. The winner will be announced on this blog sometime on Saturday, 6/18.

Day-III:- Hat-Pin Advance Tutorial



In this tutorial i show you the different types of beads that you can use in terms of color,size, shape and type. I have tried to get as much variety as i could to bring to you guys as many different types of techniques i could combine.

Here, are all the pins you will learn to make in the video!!! I just love them!!



MATERIALS NEEDED
  1. 20 gauge wire
  2. wire cutting plier or jewelery making pliers
  3. assorted beads
  4. fabric glue



If you have any requests or queries drop them in the comment box!!

Enjoy

Ciao
Ash

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day-II :- Using Fabric for ur craft projects


Today's project is very different i don't think u guys must have seen this elsewhere. This is a technique i invented a couple of years back . I am going to show you guys how to use fabric on ur craft projects be it cards, flowers, scrapbooks, tags, ATC's etc.
There are a wide variety of fabric that u can use like cotton, brocade, velvet, synthetic and cotton blends. Just as long as the material is a little thick and not too porous like chiffon, Georgette, satin and silk cannot be used as u will not get the same result.
So, here are the two projects u will learn in the video:-

Fabric Covered Card

Fabric Covered Tag

MATERIALS NEEDED:-
  1. Computer printer paper
  2. Fabric glue
  3. Desired fabric
  4. Scissors
  5. Tags, Chipboard Pieces, scrapbook page etc
  6. Cloth Iron
Watch the video for the method :-




If you have any queries and requests leave them in the comment box and i will definitely ans them!!

ENJOY

Ciao
Ash

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day-I :- Coffee Staining Technique and Antiquing paper


I have been asked to do this tutorial many times but due to time constraint i couldn't do so , now i am compiling all the tutorials that were requested.

This is a very popular method to achieve n antique or aged look for any type of paper you can do this to pattern paper, computer printing paper even card-stock your only limited by your imagination!!

So this is the final result!! Doesn't this look absolutely awesome?? So, watch the video to see how i made this:-


MATERIALS NEEDED



  1. 1 tbsp coffee

  2. 3 tbsp water

  3. a small bowl for mixing

  4. a paintbrush flat or round but should be more than no.8

  5. old newspaper or craft sheet to protect work surface

  6. Blow dryer

  7. Pattern paper, computer printing paper or card-stock

  8. a tea candle

  9. Nail buffer

  10. steel plate(large)

  11. baby wipe

For the method watch the video its pretty self explanatory:-








For, more tutorial kindly leave requests in the comments box also if u have any queries or questions.

Enjoy

Ciao

Ash







Friday, May 27, 2011

May ATCs received


I received these wonderful ATCs today oh my i love them !! they are so so gorgeous!! dont words to express my excitement!! They are for a monthly ATC swap i am part of Crazy about ATCs

Thank u Rachna for these lil beauties i will always cherish them !!

Ciao
Ash

Thursday, May 26, 2011

TUTORIAL WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT !!


hi guys

Starting tomorrow i am going to have a tutorial week for all you guys. I am going to be doing Tutorial videos of all the requests i have received. So, every day there will be new video tutorial that will go up on my blog as well as my YouTube channel and i will try to cover as many techniques and projects that i can manage.
So, i hope you guys join me every day and i am also open for any requests for tutorials in case you have any. Kindly visit me everyday for a new video each day. And drop in the comment box any feedback. Remember this is going to last an entire week starting 28 th May and ending 4thJune.

Ciao
Ash

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dhin Chak Dhin Card

The title is so fun. I usually dont do this particular color scheme on my projects but with this particular challenge i made an exception it was hard for me to find the right paper because i dont usually have anything this bright i am talking about the photo challenge at ICR. Here, take a look-
And we were also supposed to make our own embellishments so i had a lot of fun trying to figure out what i wanted to do as there are not 1 but 4 photos in there !! So, i finally decide to take the colors as my inspiration and hence i have taken ORANGE, BLUE & PINK as my color scheme for my card.
Also at flutter by Wednesdays this week is a sketch challenge:-


So, combining the two i have made my card and although i do say so myself i am really happy with the end product. Here, is what i created:-



i have also done a video tutorial of me making the card so to see how it came to be just watch below:-





Am entering this card for the following challenges



Enjoy

Ciao
Ash

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spiral Rosette Tutorial


I made some spiral roses and a hat-pin for my latest card that i am gonna be submitting for the latest ICR challenge. As for the current challenge you have to make your own embellishments as well as there is a photo inspiration also. So, i thought of making a video tutorial to show you guys what i did and how i did it no better way than this..

Here, is a photo to give u guys an idea:-



And here is the tutorial



I am also going to make the tutorial for the card so stay tuned because thats gonna be the next post.

Enjoy


Ciao
Ash

Friday, May 20, 2011

Brocade Trifold Card




So, here is a card i made using brocade fabric instead of pattern paper . I shall do a how to video later to show you can use almost any kind of fabric on ur projects. but for now here is the card.


Since the base itself was so ornate and the structure was so complicated i kept the embellishments to minimum .I just simply used a Peacock zari embroidery Piece on the front and a tassle to give it some interest. Here is the card when u open it up:-

The card standing up :-


I also created an envelope also with the red brocade and added the tassel to complete the look. And lastly added some golden zari ribbon. Perfect for a wedding theme!!!
Enjoy!!

Ciao
Ash



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vintage Bird ATC's


So, finally after my long dry spell without crafting here are my little projects. Nothing very fancy but two ATC's for my monthly ATC swap at Crazy about ATC's. The theme for this month is Animals or Birds. i love birds and i looove vintage so here is a marriage of the two:-

To begin with i layered them with some vintage book page pattern paper and inked the edges with black ink.




For the first one i used a thin ribbon to make it look like an electric wire . I cut out the bird from a piece of black card-stock and used pop dots to add dimension.
With this one i did some paper piecing to create a fence, and then i cut out the owl silhouette from some crepe paper in black leftover from another project and again used dimensional dots to raise it. I just love how they turned out...

hugs
Ash

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WINNER!!! Vintage Findings Giveaway!

Hey i haven't posted in a long time i have been so so busy these past couple of weeks haven't even found the time to craft and i have missed blog-land!! and all u guys!! and blog-walking ....
I am so happy with all the response i got and the wonderful comments just encouraged me so much. i am planning an even bigger giveaway once i get home!!

So, without further adieu here's the winner---


Congratulation!! I hope you have a lot of fun creating vintage projects with the goodies i am throwing in some extras(other than that was there in the list) for i was just overwhelmed with response.
Kindly email me your full postal adress so that i can have it in the mail ASAP. And do upload your projects for all of us to see..

Ciao
ASH

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vintage Findings - Blog Candy Giveaway-CLOSED!!

##THIS POST SHALL REMAIN ON TOP TILL 11TH MAY FOR LATEST POST JUST SCROLL DOWN##


Hey guys!! it’s going to be almost a year since I started blogging. I really appreciate all my followers & I would like to thank you all for all your kind words! They are truly inspiring and I'm so glad to be a part of the Blogging Community!!

So, all of you know my love for vintage, altered and distressed. So, here is a BLOG CANDY dedicted to all the lovers of vintage!!


I am naming this giveaway VINTAGE FINDING BLOG CANDY!

Here’s what I have put in the GOODY BAG:-

Metal flowers(medium) -12pcs

Metal flowers(large) - 5pcs

Metal leaves – 12pcs

Circle tags(1.5”) - 5pcs

Metal bookplates - 2pcs

Bling black - 1pack

Tiny metal hangers – 5pcs

Hat Pins – 4pcs

Tags – 2pcs

3 pages from an old book

Safety Pins(black) –5pcs

Safety Pins(Golden) - 2pcs

Copper zardozi wire – 36”

Black Lace- 36”

White lace - 36”

To get a better look at what is up for grabs check out this video as some of the things are so tiny I thought a video of the goodies would give you guys a better idea.



Al l you need to do to get a chance to win this GOODY BAG is to follow the simple rules bellow:-

1. Become a follower if you aren't already!

2. Please post about this giveaway along with the Candy's pic on your blog or sidebar.

3. Leave a comment below telling me why you love all things vintage!

I will keep this candy open till the 10th of May 2011. And announce a randomly chosen winner on 11th May 2011.



Many thanks

Ash

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