Fairy lights, buntings, stockings, Christmas trees. I absolutely LOVE Christmas decorating. Bright strokes of red and green paint on projects, hanging ornaments from a real tree. One of the most beautiful things that I’m sure even you agree is Christmasy wreaths hanging from your door, with berries and flowers and what not. It just brings happiness through your door. But it’s just not fun going from shops to shops checking price tags like INR 700 and INR 1000 for one small ring with green stuff sticking out of it. I agree it can be tempting, but..
I sighed. I was itching to find a stamping card idea, and execute it in my art. (I was seeing idea’s on Pinterest) but I couldn’t. I don’t know why.
“Ugh.” I scrolled, and scrolled, then suddenly a image popped up. What? I clicked on the picture and… drum roll! After tons of huffing and puffing, I’d finally found something that I liked…
Oh wow! Just imagine… if somebody will tell you to go and buy anything you want, whatever amount, whatever price. What fun will it be? I mean.. that’s just beyond my dreams. I don’t know, but i love shopping art and craft supplies!( online, as well as local art shops) Well, yeah – it’s not that I bring it and don’t use it. No, no. You know how much i like doing craft, right? So, how about some shopping…
Ooh, stationary, pens, diaries, stickers, I just LOVE THEM. I’ve been dreaming of creating my own diary – stitching it, decorating the cover. Gosh! How exciting! Are you like me? If yes, I think you’ll like this post. I recently made my own custom diary, and I’m here to share it with you!
Something new—something different. I’ve tried many kinds of art, but none as exciting as this one. When I made it, It turned out so beautiful, that I HAD to make more. So… I came up with 4 different types of beautiful shaker cards. Continue reading →
In Goa, Coconut trees are everywhere. They are just beautiful. And as you see, we have really heavy monsoon in Goa—-when the heavy rains falls on the great coconut trees, it creates a unbelievable splashing sound. In one way, that’s the beauty of goa. So, this art of mine, is inspired by me and mamma looking up in the sky—seeing the big leaves swaying one side of the other, in the breeze. The gigantic leaves, almost touching the ground—the coconut trees.
My dear blog reader Mridula Prakash,—or madhu had sent something very special a couple of months back. She send me a pack of 3 botanical journals, along with some other things! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you must know how fond I am of diaries. Really. It’s actually a while when she sent me those, but I didn’t blog about it yet, because not until now did I actually used them and turned them into something special. The journals are so pretty, I didn’t want to write anything it it until I actually find some perfect to write in it.
Thank god, for You Tube! There’s so much to learn from the how-to videos. A couple of days back, I saw this popup card video, and instantly, I knew me and mamma should make it together. You know—-since some time, I was really in love with pop-up cards. People used to make beautiful ones—-and I couldn’t stop admiring them.
This, time, when I made this one, I admire it every moment of the day. Before I go to sleep, before I have my lunch. Opening, then closing. Before we did the last step, we kept staring at the card from different angles, and lifting it up in the air. “Something… Something is lacking there” I said to mamma, squinting my eye at the card. “You’re right. Lets see what we can do”. Mamma said. We’d done lots of things. But nothing just seemed quite right. But I didn’t want to go to sleep without ‘the thing that was lacking’ in the card.
I don’t know why, but unlike last year, I’ve been really eager and ecstatic for valentine’s day. My almost every single craft this year is containing a valentine’s day symbol! Heart—anyways, has been my favorite shape for years. So, i’m happy to tell you that, I’ve made 5 valentine’s day projects in the past ten days!
Have you made anything for valentine’s day, too? If yes, do share it with me!
Now, here’s the list of all the valentine’s day art and craft i’ve done.
- Love Valentine Tape Resist Art + Oil Pastel
- Valentine’s Craft: a Accordian Book In a Matchbox
- Playing With Colors: Handmade Valentine Bookmarks
- A Watercolor Valentine’s Calendar
- Colorful Acrylic Dot Heart: Decorating For Valentine’s Day
That’s it! Happy Valentine’s Week, Happy Hearts! And see you on valentine’s day!
Here’s another way of making Tape resist art. First, I formed the letters with the tape, and made some designs in between, and on top and bottom using white oil pastels, so that are will not be covered with watercolor. Once I took out the tape, I did some shading with Micron Pens, and outlined the oil pastel hearts. It looks beautiful in the end. Hope you like it, too!
Here are some of my other Tape Resist art. Do check them too!