Sunday, 18 October 2015

Warm wishes- Diwali!!!


Its been a long time since I got continuous holidays... Yayyy!!! I have 5 days of official holidays coming up next week. Apart from studies ofcourse I will be crafting too. I have a small tutorial planned for my decoupage quilled earring version 2. I will be doing it mostly in 2 parts. This should be up by this month end.

Now coming onto the challenge we have for you at Indian Craft room. This times theme is Diwali+ sketch. Your creations need to be diwali oriented and you will have to follow the sketch that is provided by the Design team. This was a tough nut for me to crack coz I haven't tried my hands ever at making cards according to the sketch. There was some brainstorming that went on for this particular one.
Click on the above pic to be redirected to ICR site!!!

So here's the sketch you have to work with.
I always wanted to try my hands at shaker cards and I finally did so. 
This is my design team inspiration for Indian craft room challenge this fortnight.

Base card: I used Neenah solar white cardstock for the card base. Colored it using spiced marmalade Tim Holtz distress inks. Ran my double sided tissue tape runner horizontally to create stripes. Then stuck deco foil from iCratfs to the tape. I alternated between silver and gold colour deco foil.

Shaker panel- Coloured it using Fossiled amber and highlighted using abandoned coral. cut out a circle in the center and attached acetate sheet to the back side of the panel. Build up space for the sequins to move in by using 3M double sided thick tape. Using Versamark embossing ink to stamp medallions in random fashion the panel and dusted it with gold mica powder which was then set using water. As the distress inks reactivate with water the panel has a distinct pattern that is formed!!!

I kept the focus point as a diya that is stuck on the acetate. The diya is made from paper piecing.

The sentiment is printed on my printer. 

If you would want to take part in the challenge you can link here!!! This event is sponsored by Die Cuts and More. This is an awesome chance for you to win 3 stamping blocks with grids which is completely made in India.

Hope this post inspired you :)

Supplies used- 1) Neena solar white cardstock 280 gsm
2) Tim holtz distress inks- Spiced marmalade, fossiled amber, abandoned coral
3) Decofoil- gold and silver
4)Various sequins
5) Acetate sheet
6) Versamark embossing ink
7) Gold mica power

 Thanks for stopping by :)



  1. Thankyou so much Gayathri :) Hope to see you create something for the challenge too :)