Thursday, June 18, 2015

Altered book

I attempted to build a doll house from a book in a vintage style. 
I cut out doorways and staircase from the pages of the book and this is how it looks. Them with lots of layering, texture pastes, stenciling through a lace, sketching, fuzzy cutting and embellishing I build a scene of any day in a house. This book depicts a page out of any ladies life…look through some more pictures to see what I mean.  
The basic page cutting such that the book can be folded shut

I wanted to use a metallic lace (which you will see as an outline of the walls) I have been hoarding for a while. It’s also perfect to add a vintage look.   For creating a vintage look to the walls I applied modeling paste though a lace and inked it orange.

See the walls texture, created by stenciling through a lace with modeling paste

Note the stairways

 For the cover of the book refer this link to see how I did it.
See the cover of the book in the mirror reflection

Most of the miniatures I have made from card board. The candle stand and the dressing table were both made in a vintage style to add as accessories. There is also a little doll there , a rightful resident of this doll house!


Hope you liked my story book!!

Linking this to:
Lessology challenge: 48 lace up

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Frangipani earrings from plastic bottles

Another attempt to recycle, this time plastic bottles into earrings...

Here are the WIP pictures..

I have written a detailed Do it yourself instruction here

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tea light holder mixed media

As I was reading my blog roll , I came across 2 challenges(which I am linking to) that have highly inspired this project

Firstly,  Lulupu challenge 49 = color palette+ feminine creations + use wings which has a fantastic picture. In the picture something subtle but what caught my attention the girl in the picture holding a candle stand, the bronze clock and the tinge of pink, blue and peach.

 Another challenge that truly got me starting was CSCC #14 mixed media challenge. The romantic picture kept making me this of candle light. In the picture I loved the magnifying effect with a dash of bright red which steals all attention.

 So there I was sitting in my crafting area staring at an old cardboard box. I knew I wanted to make a candle light holder, but these 2 pictures set my mood going.

 I am making this as an inspiration for the unstampablles challenge with a theme of family tree with a twist to make it vintage. I interpreted the theme slightly differently to think of members of the family as  different elements of a tree (flower/ fruits, roots, flora , fauna), with light meaning family bond in the center.

I altered a cardboard box into a tea light candle holder. I added strips of cardboard and painted make it appear as wood. Further randomly added torn vintage pp , dabbed with inks and gesso.
I added brown and orange flowers (from flourishwithbling) and some hand made flowers. I made a metal butterfly from some broken old earrings. I also made the peach flowers of handmade paper and added pearls to it to embellish
Embellished this with pearls, beads, fibre etc. I also stuck a magnifying glass to focus on “our journey” to add some emotion and magnify emotions.


Hope you enjoyed it and play along the unstampablles challenge which is giving away a superb pillow box die from Die-namics .

materials used

Linking this project to
Lulupu challenge 49 and CSCC #14 and
 BGC #68 (make your own embellishments). I have made flowers, used magnifying glass as embellishment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Water colour card

I was highly inspired by a huge vase that stands at the corner of a Thai restaurant's interiors, which has some intricate Chinese painting of white, blue and gold. Here is my CAS card done with water color pencils. A simple design, but its turned out better than I thought.

Linking this to Lulupu challenge 48: watercolors

CSCC challenge 13: anything goes


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Altered Hair Clip

One again this month I did something totally out of the box. This time the theme at unstampabelles is to make something implying  “Oh Baby!” Well, you can make a baby themed project or use the expression how you wish!  It is the Easter period so guess you could also use Easter babies! However, you can create anything to do with Babies! Including baby animals if you wish.

The twist is to make a non-traditional styled project for a baby.


So I’ve decided to make the best of the theme and alter hair clips for a baby girl.

I started with a simply black clip, stuck white foam cut out  (as per the measurement of the clip ), coated it with modelling paste to create a smooth / flat texture and stuck checked printed paper onto it. Once done I simply wrote “Happy” on it using my stash of transfer stickers. The baby bear is a die cut I have been hoarding for some time. I layered It on the back with a foam sheet and its done. For a final touch I coated it with a matt finish clear mod podge which created magic!!


Hope you liked it…Am planning to make more like these (with my stash of epoxy stickers this time)


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Peace within

This month’s theme at unstampabelles is Harmony or/and Peace with a twist to incorporate flight into your article. I made of a card with angels as the first thing that comes to my mind are angels.

For the angels and the frame I have used gelatos. For the sky I have used ink and spray while for the moon (which is my favourite I have used  gesso and ink for a 3D effect. All of the drawing are freehand …….Hope you liked it.

Also linking this to

BGC66: Mixed Media

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pretty gift bag

This is my first post this year and thank you everyone who liked my worked and made my day by leaving your comments.

The festive season always brings loads of inspiration for me. This month at unstampabelles, is to create a thank you memento with a twist to take inspiration from something just outside the window. So as I head to my window, this is what I see looking closer.

So taking inspiration from this I decided to make a Thank you gift bag. I made plenty of these as a return gift for my daughters birthday now.
This is a quick goodie bag I made up of hand made paper. I also made crepe paper flowers and added silver twine as a handle.

Well, I made 20 of these and packed them with toys and chocolates. They are quick to make, fun to decorate and add a whole new flavor to the gifts. And kids love them (as much as the mommies!)