Sunday, December 3, 2017

Scrapbook: To My Soulmate


"To My Soulmate" is a customized album, made in shades on grey and blue. Since this scrapbook was a to be gifted to a gentleman, I avoided using any flowers and ribbons. Used lots of diecuts on the cover, and heat embossed some details.


The scrapbook contains over 20 mats, and lots of space for journal-ling.


Kept the box grey, with lots of texture and fun elements.


Added frames, cogs and gears, hidden tags, pockets, and booklets all through the album.







And, thats all folks!
Have a great day,
Happy Crafting


Monday, November 6, 2017

Color Wash Collection By Artful Crafting


Artful Crafting recently introduced the extremely vibrant, and versatile Color Wash Collection, and I am super excited to share it with you.

The collection includes an A4 paper pack, of 20 sheets with 8 different designs. A pack of Pillow boxes, cards and tags.

The best thing about this collection is that, it caters to everyone; If you are a novice, looking to gift some trinkets, then you can simply order a pack of the pillow boxes, and you are good to go.

The gorgeous precut cards, save tons of time, and you can just start decorating them if you like, or just add your greetings and send it to your loved ones.

You can view the complete collection and designs in the video below.


I will be sharing another video soon, to show you how I used this collection for some fun projects.
Till then, you can hop over to Artful Crafting to place an order.

Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

15 Days into The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge



The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge, hosted by Kathy, is all about taking your coloring skills one step further. It is open to all those who enjoy coloring, and sharing, their passion with others. You can read all about the challenge on The Daily Marker site. I too am participating in it this year, and that is why I have been posting coloring projects on my instagram account daily.   

Why am I taking part? It was during the 2015 challenge that Erum Tasneem's beautiful coloring posts inspired me to start coloring once again. I started coloring random images, and then as I got busy with other projects, coloring got sidelined. So, this year I decided that I would take this on seriously and stick through it, making sure that I color every single day of the month. I love to color, and I saw this as a great opportunity to polish my coloring skills.  There are thousands of people, across the globe participating, tons of inspiration and lots to learn; I couldn't just let this go this time.


The past 15 days have been extremely rewarding and I can actually see a massive improvement in my work (even if I say so myself :P ).  Sharing a slideshow of the 15 images that I colored, using water color pencils. These are shared on my instagram account too.




You can join in too, if you like; just color, capture and share on facebook or instagram using #thedailymarker30day hashtag. Visit The Daily Marker for more details.
To stay posted on what I am working on, join me on Instagram. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Alter / Upcycle Wooden Frame : Inspire

Altered mixed media , Trellis layered stencil , Timholtz
A wooden picture frame had been lying around, all lonely and sad for the past few years. I finally decided to give it a new life, by applying some mixed media techniques to alter / upcycle it.

I used gesso, texture paste, some charms, chipboard diecuts, and lots of ink. Yup, I did capture the process on camera. Embedding the youtube video below:



 And here a close up of the quilled "Inspire".

Quilled Inspire

 Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Chai-some day!


Beautiful Chai-some day in Karachi today! [Chai = tea]

Loving every bit of it, alhumdolillah. On such beautiful rainy days, I like to indulge in some craft fun, and so I watercolored this sketch that I had purchased, a few years back, from Phuljari designs. And then transformed it into a cute card.

Water coloring sketch of teapot from Phuljari designs

I used the Pelican water colors for this. Beautiful bright colors.
Once colored, I simply cutout the elements, and layered them to make this card.

Tea , Chai-some , close up of tea pot, desi

Stamped the sentiment using archival ink.


Added some elements on the inside too.

Linking my card to:
Crafty Card Makers: #193 Lots of Layers
Making Memories : #7 Anything Goes / Anything but Square

Wishing you a chai-some day!
Happy Crafting



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy Wedding!


Today I am sharing a card, inspired by the Altenew June challenge image (you can find the image at the bottom of the post.)
The challenge required a white on white focal point; so I started by embossing a bunch of white roses using the Vintage Roses stamp set, on to white cardstock. Then, I added gradient to the background using Altenew Inks (Grapevine, Ruby Red) and Distress Ink (Antique Linen). Added layers of white embossed, and plain white diecut vellum to the embossed bunch, along with a stamped sentiment.


Linking my project to:
June 2017 Inspiration Challenge - White on White Focal Point

Have a great day, and happy crafting!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shaker Card Tutorial: Eid Mubarak!


Eid Mubarak! Wishing you and all your loved ones a joyous Eid. 

On this blessed day, I have a bright shaker card tutorial to share. I made this specially for Eid, and put together a video tutorial just for YOU! (Its Eidi, from me to you .)



I basically die cut the crescent from the top layer, then heat embossed the stars in gold, using the Simon Says Stamp "Lots of Stars", and the sentiment from Altenew "Eid Greetings" stamp set. Next I inked the card using distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserves), created the shaker pocket and adhered it to the base card. You can view the entire process in the video tutorial above.   


I added micro beads instead of sequence, because of the intricate diecut.


Happy Crafting!

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