Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On a Break

Hey all...I'm sure you've noticed my absence on my blog...

I'm on an official break from crafting..or rather crafting on the back pain had gotten worse over the months...finally trips to the doc and x-rays and blood reports (with fainting spells... I can't see my own blood..I did anatomy in med school....dissected frogs and rats..and yet when I see my blood, I faint!! ) ...

I'm not to craft on the floor..official orders (how I sit quietly...I don't know)..Hubby is quite happy not to get me a working table so that I take rest!! (which I can't)
So I sneak in some crafting time of whatever tools he's not hidden from me! Which is almost nothing..just PP, CS, and my scissors and trimmers....
So you won't see any post from me here....for a while to come...but I will keep posting some that you don't forget me....and Blog Candy is being set up..with Stamps and watch out!

So off to enable you a bit....Did you check out Pie lane's newest Challenge on using Stencils? and did you catch up on using glitters and stencils?

And if you did, do link me up if you try this out...would love to see what you come up with!

Also Deepthi at My Arts has very kindly featured me as her artist this week...Do drop by to read my ramblings from the heart...

Till then...see you soon!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Stencils and Glitter

These tutorials are a product of extensive reading, researching and lots of time spent on making them. Please do not copy, or share on your page (for promoting your items in your shop) unless I give you permission to do so. Please ask nicely....I won't say no...but you need to ask.... You can link it on your blogs if you have used these tutorials...please share the link with me when you do use these tutorials...I would love to stop by and see what you have done! 

Here's the part two of the tutorial...I  thought I'd show some glittery stuff to those who love playing with it....In this summer, its impossible to use glitter....can't sit without a fan for even half hour!!

To Start with, I am using 2 inch roll of double sided tape, CS cut to 2 x 4 (depending on the length of your stencil) , paint brush, scrap paper, and glitter!

Here I am sticking my CS to the sticky side of the double sided tape... and set that aside for a while.

 Take your Stencil and turn it to its shiny side....and this next step is the most important will save your stencil from being permanently stuck to your tape! :) 
I ruined one stencil this way!! So don't tell me I didn't warn you...

Now find a tiny piece of dry soap. YES, SOAP...and rub it all over the shiny part of your stencil..cover every inch of the stencil. 

Never mind how disgusting your stencil looks, it will be re-usable. I promise you! 

Just remember to poke out the bits and pieces of soap lodged in the stencil openings...the one near the leaf and the flower...poke it all out....(Who said pretty things in life come easy?) 

 Peel off your double sided tape and stick the soapy side of the stencil down . Try not to touch the sticky side too much..

Since I wanted to color the flowers separately, I took some magic scotch tape, and covered the flower part of the stencil... (Same thing what Priyadarshini has done on her stencil card..)


Then pour green glitter all over the other areas, burnish (rub the glitter in)  with your finger (yes its mess!) and tap off the excess glitter. 
And now you can remove the tape from one flower at a time, and add that particular shade of color. 

Those are my glitters added, burnished and excess tapped off...and because the stencil has been soaped up, it will easy to peel off the stencil from the tape...,   (Clean your scrap paper first before your expose the sticky tape to the extra glitter mess)

 Since my work surface wasn't clean, I got in quite a few flecks of extra color where I wanted only clear glitter (open the pic in a new window to see) Now just pour your clear glitter and go crazy rubbing it in.

 Tap off the excess, brush away the extra specs! And tada! You have one beautiful panel ready to use on a card, album...or just frame it up!!! 

Just one crazy shot of bling!! You know I can't resist that!! 

So hope you had fun blinging up with me....if you need any help, feel free to post your questions! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Paper Pretty Studio Blog Hop

Hello Peeps,

I have been honored to be a part of a blog hop to welcome a brand new kit club called Pretty Paper Studio which was launched yesterday.

Pretty Paper Studio (PPS) is a monthly scrapbooking + cardmaking kit club based in UAE but they  also stock  all the basic paper craft supplies at affordable prices. The store is live...just drop by and you will drool....if that wasn't enough, have you seen their card kits and scrapbooking kits?  And wait till you see the contents of their very first kits....I am almost ready to break my piggy bank!! :D

Ready for a little peak at their kits for this month

If that is not sheer heaven, what is?

You can purchase their kits at subscriber prices (AED 205) until April 15th.

To celebrate the Store launch, we are having a blog hop with chances to win some amazing prizes!  Leave a comment here and other blogs on the hop to win Pretty Paper Studio’s Project Kit called ‘Spring Break’. 

Two Lucky winners will be selected from all the comments received to win the kit. More comments you leave will give you more chances to win. Winners of Blog Hop will be announced on April 18, 2012

You should have arrived here from the very talented Shasha's Blog, if not you might want to start from Donna's blogAnd you can always go to the PPS blog, if you get lost on the way :)

When I think of the word Pretty, its always rainbows and butterflies for me...and thus to welcome you all to this blog hop and to welcome the start of a new venture....I have made an complete hero arts ensemble for you!! :) Wishing Paper Pretty Studio the best of very best!! :)

I will be posting details of this card on another post....  Till then make sure you drop by the store and
the Paper Pretty Blog for some AMAZING inspiration!!!

Now off you go to Ujjwal's blog for some more fabulous inspiration and don't forget to keep commenting on each have a chance to win the Project Kit called Spring Break!!

Thank you the PPS team for letting me be a part of this fabulous event!!!

Till then!!
p.s. This is my  300th POST!! keep your eyes out for a give-away coming soon!!! :)
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