Friday, March 15, 2013

Something Special!!

We Gossip Gurls are a mad bunch..sometimes I just have to blurt something that is running in my head and they will jump on it and give it shape. This idea was something I just blurted out once, and they ran with it. The Idea was to make a card/CASE/ be inspired by someone from your Crafty Mentors. A way to thank them, especially on Women's Day.

A wise man once said, "  A man would like to believe he's a self made man, but in his heart he knows, he is only there because of every person who helped him along the way"  That wise man is my father. I find it funny when people refer to me as the queen of stamping or perfectionist etc...I do not like labels. Sure I love a bit of flattery, but for those who think, I was born knowing everything, I wasn't. I've learnt a lot along the way. Every bit of info, every scrap of knowlege I have, I learnt from someone who was willing to share.

In the last one year, I've met friends who have taught me soo much. And I love them more because they do not hesitate to share what they know. (That is another pet peeve, but will go in another post, as to why everyone loves hiding their sources or doesn't share what they know for the fear that the other person will steal their copyright!!)



Today what I share is my pure dedication to these 3 women. First up is Neha Bhatt. I'm lucky enough to live in the same city and I cannot describe how much she's taught me. Most importantly what she's taught me is that any project I make should have a connect with the sentiment and the card. You should be able to translate your sentiment into your project. Just coz you have a sentiment and just plop it there, doesn't make a card. This is just a small way to thank you for teaching me so much. And I'm sure I will keep learning much.

Secondly is my evil twin born in another city to another mother. Saumya. From you I've learnt to experiment. Try new things. Even if I get fed up after one attempt, at least I tried something new. And if I love it, it will be another thing that I would love to research. Trying new folds, mediums, techniques and the endless brainstorming of how to do something better!! Hope to continue this madness for a long long time!!

Lastly my girl across the border. ET as I call her. Erum.  Loved loved learning from you how to use distress  inks. That every color can be used to create awesomeness if you just want to use it. Never seen greys, browns and blues on a card and yet called them beautiful.
That even if you have no tools, you can create awesomeness. You're always down to earth and ever ready to help with any small query. Love that about you.
Happy Women's day to all of you....


Here's how this translates on the canvas. Actually its a CS pasted on Canvas, since I didn't have acrylic paints and this canvas was all wrong for watercolor paints.

Setting yourself free is in the terms of Creativity. I've learnt that if I keep making what I'm good at, I'll never learn something new. If I stay inside the box and keep making what I know, I'll never get out of the box. If I was good at CAS and never tried anything else, because CAS was my thing, I would not be able to create anything else. I set myself free of the labels, of the box, of my own perception of what I am supposed to be.

This mason jar represents the box. The uncolored butterfly represents what I would be if I continued to stay within my comfort zone, within the box.

And this is what Creativity could be, if I set myself free....Vibrant, full of colors and capable of reaching wherever I put my  mind to. I will talk about the making and supplies in another post. This is already way too long!


This is my dedication to every crafter who dares to step out of the box and try something new!!

See you soon!
 

23 comments:

  1. Stunning... Seriously stunning and jaw dropping stuff...!

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  2. It's just gorgeous Tejal and love your sentiments towards your close buddies. The idea behind the card is just lovely!

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  3. Aewsome card...tajel, I liked the concept and idea of this card.

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  4. ohh my...what a beauty....and love the thought...the sentiments...Neha surely has got the two of us thinking...and tee I love u for opening that cap on the jar to fly out...U have made some stunning projects leaving behind your style ....

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  5. Awesome concept and its translation to the card u made :)

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  6. Such a lovely message the card has carried with it!!! Message to everyone indeed! Thanks for emphasizing that with a Lovely card,Tejal!!!!

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  7. hey Tee... love you for doing this post... because how you feel about these 3 lovely ladies is what I feel about you... always ready to teach and help... and be bugged...:P

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  8. wow...so beautifully u conveyd ur story n encourage all of us to come out of our comfort zone....thanx for that...n i liked the way u pop uped d butterflies.

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  9. Oh this one absolutely stunning not only in the execution which all your work always is:) but in using a sentiment in such an effecftive way ...i just loved reading through your post and looking at your canvas through your eyes ...this one is truly so special ...and bookmarked in my memory forever !!

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  10. Wow ! Jis tarah se aapne apni soch ko canvas pe utara hai ..I loved it !

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  11. Tejal...I LOVE this...the bright colours, the sentiment, the idea behind it..everything..the butterflies are gorgeous...like khush said, this is jaw dropping and mind blowing stuff!
    Loads of love..

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  12. Oh wow! Lovely execution of the concept! The butterflies look so beautiful with diff technique!

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  13. Amzingly brilliant!! How awesome is this wall art!
    I love the gradation of colours and oh my those gorgeous butterflies coming out of the jar! The sentiment fits to the T. Beautifully done, i love the water treatment too!! My most fav part is how there are are still butterflies in the jar and those have no colour at all.. it is very beautifully done Tee.. mashahallah!beautiful beautiful!

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  14. oh and I feel so special all of a sudden :) thank you for thinking of me!

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  15. Wow Tejal... this canvas is really beautiful... & it perfectly reflects the thought process & the concept behind it...The sentiment is perfect ... & I just loved the colourful butterflies with glitter..

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  16. This is super gorgeous.. and even I am realizing now a days that the sentiment should blend with the card.. What a golden advise Neha has given you...

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  17. heart touching post...it feels good to knw ur journey to all u hve achieved..u are a grt inspiration n teacher to so many of us...so knwing ur story is more inspiring...thnks for sharing !!!

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  18. i must say its really inspiring and gorgeous

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  20. This is such a lovely post dear.. I love the way you put your emotion in words! :D
    I read two posts together, the vintage one on swap central and this one.. And i think i am going to be motivated by you a lot and definitely try out vintage, which is just not my comfort zone!

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  21. its jus so fabulous.... i love butterflies,... u make me love them more and more...

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  22. WOW the play of colors is just stunning!!

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