Thursday, December 22, 2016

20 winks... Inspiration Destination (DT) #117

Hie guys! I'm back with a new DT project for Inspiration Destination this week. The challenge is ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES. So be sure to stop by and participate.

Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis and I absolutely love his digi images! The image that I've used here is called '20 winks' and can be found here.

For this particular image, I wanted to create something a little complicated. And jungle scene was what sprang to mind. 

I've used Spectrum Aqua markers and Derwent watercolour pencils to colour the fairy. 


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Southern Girls' Challenge - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - AG
Lemon Shortbread - AG
TTCRD - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Crafty Gals' Corner - AG

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A lil birdie told me... Inspiration Destination (DT) #116

Heyloo everyone! This is my 2nd DT post this week. I've made this beautiful card for Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog and the theme is as always 'Anything Goes'.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish. This beautiful image that I've used here is called 'A Little Birdie Told Me' and can be found here.

Isn't this image super kewt?! I loved colouring it with my Derwent pencils, but this time on a cardstock. Love how different products work so differently on various textures.


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG
Crafty Girls' Creations - AG
ABC Challenges - V is for Varied
World Wide Open DT Challenges - AG
Try it on Tuesday - Celebrate
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - AG
TTCRD - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Christmas Deer... Craft Your Passion #342

Hie everyone! This week, I'm back with my DT card for Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog. It's always 'Anything Goes', so be sure to check it out and participate too.

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up (love their digi stamps!). The image that I've used here is called 'Christmas Deer' and can be found here.

I've used my Derwent colour pencils to paint this beautiful image on a vellum. I've kept the embellies to a minimum this time.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Meribelle Hello Sailor... Inspiration Destination #114

Heyloo everyone. This week, I'm back for my DT card for Inspiration Destination. The challenge is as always: Anything Goes. Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles. The image that I've used here is a gorgeous 'Meribelle Hello Sailor' and can be found here.

I'm so in love with this image that I couldn't wait to start working on it. I coloured in with my Derwent watercolour pencils and I tried contrasting the complex image with a simple background.


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Lost Garden of Eve...

Heylo everyone. I'm here with a post that is very special to me. I've been in love with mixed media ever since I started crafting. But I always held off attempting it as I wanted it to be special - conceptually. I'm glad I did that, because I'm really proud of what I ended up creating. 

My mixed media project is also a part of a few important challenges that I'm participating in; and hence the colour scheme.



I've been a fan of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays ever since I watched my first mixed media project Youtube video by Arlene. Her video is also a reason I was inspired to take up crafting and re-ignite my passion for handmade articles.

For this challenge, we were to use specific colours from the following graphic:


Since I did not have the exact same colours, I got inspired by them to create teal and turquoise-like colours from the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays that I already had. At the end of the post, you can see a list of Lindy's sprays that I've used.



Challenge #2: More than Words

Word Inspiration - SPECIAL
Creative Challenge - something OLD, something NEW, something BORROWED or something BLUE

I was inspired by the word 'Special' in the way that I ended up creating my first serious mixed media canvas attempt and it's always going to be special to me (as already explained).

Something OLD - the canvas that I made this project on, I had purchased many years ago (initially to paint on it - since I paint as a hobby) but I never got around to using it. I just stored it thinking I would create something really unique on it.

Something NEW - some of the chipboard pieces and certain Lindy's sprays used here are from my most recent craft purchase.

Something BLUE - my background has a hint of blue here and there (along with turquoise) and some of the flowers I've used are blue in colour.

Something BORROWED - the Tim Holtz miniature bottle is actually borrowed from my niece :p who in turn had got them for her Harry Potter school project.

I hope you guys like what I created :).














Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
1.) Azure Sea Asters Starburst Spray
2.) Buccaneer Bronze Moon Shadow Mist
3.) Glory of the Seas Gold Starburst Spray
4.) Sea Mint Green Starburst Spray
5.) Delphinium Turquoise Magicals (Jamaican Jungle)
6.) California Poppy Yellow Magicals (Jamaican Jungle)

Participating in the following challenges:
1.) Lindy's Stamp Gang: November challenge



2.) More Than Words: November 2016 main challenge



3.) Mixed Media Place - Crisp and Cold



4.) The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Moodboard




5.) More Mixed Media Challege - AG + optional Black



6.) Crafting from the Heart - AG

Winter Peggy... Craft Your Passion #340

Heyloo everyone! This week, I start with my DT project for Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes challenge #340. Our sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter. The image that I've used here is called 'Winter Peggy' and can be found here.

For this card, I've tried creating a 'magical' background with alcohol inks. It was my first time and I like how it turned out.

I've used my Derwent watercolour pencils (and I'm completely enjoying playing with them) to colour the image.

I've also stamped certain sentiments randomly and have raised a few to give a nice 3D effect.


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Crafting from the Heart - AG
TTCRD - AG

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Life is too Short to Wait... Mixed media wall decor

Hie guys! A few days ago I was contacted by Itsy Bitsy India and was asked if I would like to use their in-house brand Little Birdie's products (stencils, recently launched Colour Splash sprays, etc) in my creations. Needless to say that I said YES :d!!! 

So I received the following things: 2 colour splash sprays - Black Currant and Tangerine, 1 stencil, 1 bottle of silicon glue, a pack of cream-coloured lace, and a few coloured and white cardstocks.


And... 

This is what I came up with :)! A mixed media project! I've kept this project purely Itsy Bitsy-esque, hardly using any non-Itsy Bitsy products - right from flowers to stamps to cardstocks (to the stencils and sprays ofcourse). The central focus for the background is on the railing water droplet effect, and that's how I've stenciled all the different designs - in ascending heights. Same goes for my sprays in different directions.



Since there are so many amazing features of the products that I received, I'd like to highlight some of the things separately as follows:

1.) Colour sprays: I love how vibrant these sprays are, and when you use them in your mixed media projects, you get varying degrees of effect in colours through water sprays: from strongest to lightest. In various places, I also achieved a more deeper plum colour when my Tangerine spray got mixed with my Black Currant spray. I think that's pretty kewl!
2.) Silicon glue: OMG! If you are as fussy as I am when it comes to tackling the hassle of a glue gun, Itsy Bitsy's silicon glue is your answer. It is stronger and quicker (in drying) than your average craft glue, and more flexible than your glue gun. So while it dries faster, it gives you the option of adjusting your embellies to your liking without having to worry about it getting stuck to the project as soon as the glue gun hits it.
3.) Stencils: they're super beautiful! The stencil that I received had 4 different designs in it and that increases my options of getting more designs out of one stencil in various permutations and combinations! I also love the fact that every design stands out individually and can be used alone to give an elegant and simple look to any project.






Hope you guys like what I created and I would love to see some feedback from you :).

Participating in:
Itsy Bitsy India - AG with stencils
We Love 2 Create - AG/mixed media
Brown Sugar Challenge - AG
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - AG
Not Just Cards Challenge - AG
Creative Artist Mixed Media - AG (mixed media)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - AG
Love to Craft Challenge Blog - AG

Friday, November 18, 2016

Earth Fairy... Inspiration Destination #112

Heyloo everyone. This week for Inspiration Destination, I've made a beautiful DT card. Our sponsor this week is Fabrika Fantasy and the image that I've used is called 'Earth Fairy' and can be found here.

I've tried keeping the card a little simple with the central focus on the image. I've coloured it with my Spectrum Aqua markers and a few distress inks.


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - AG
Crafty Girls Creations - AG
Simply Papercraft - AG
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - AG
Crafting with Friends - AG
Fab 'n' Funky - Digi girls or hats
Tuesday Throwdown - Add gems/pearls
ABC Challenge - T is for three
TTCRD - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Little Witch... Craft Your Passion #338

Heyloo everyone. I start this week with my latest DT project for Craft Your Passion. Our sponsor this week is Fabrika Fantasy (love the stamps!). The digi image that I've used here is called 'Little Witch' and can be found here.

I got a little bored of making cards, and so I thought of doing something different. I've made a Halloweeny tag this time (which inadvertently ended up looking like a perfume bottle :P). I have a little space on top that says Happy Halloween, which opens up to a tuck space where you can stick a couple of candies (as can be seen in the 2nd picture). 


(I love, LOVE, LOVE tootsie rolls :D!)

Hope you liked what I created and thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your comments :).

Participating in:
TTCRD - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - Add gems/pearls

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Camera shaped photo holder... Inspiration Destination No. 111

Heyloo guys. I'm back with a yet another gorgeous DT project for Inspiration Destination. This week our sponsor is (one of my favourites!), The Cutting Cafe. I love the interesting projects that are available on their website. Mine this week is a Camera Shaped Photo Holder and can be found here.

I'd been to quite a few countries in Europe recently and I thought, I'll add some of my London trip photos in this project.

Whatever project you buy from TCC, you get a template that you can either feed into your cutting machine, or in some cases - cut by hand. Since I don't have a cutting machine just yet, I hand cut the template and folded it along the middle to allow it to open to a snug space inside where photos can be stored in a pocket.






I hope you like my new project and thanks for dropping by :). I appreciate your feedback.

Participating in:
Southern Girls' Challenge - AG
OLLCB - Vintage
TTCRD - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - All about the words
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Charlie with gifts... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 110

I'm back with this week's DT project for Inspiration Destination and our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. The digi image that I'm using here is called 'Charlie with Gifts' and can be found here.

I tried randomizing the layering a lil bit and I like how it turned out. This time, I used watercolour paints to colour the image.


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Southern Girls' Challenge - Pop it up
Crafting by Designs - AG
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog - AG with a twist
Just Keep on Creating - AG
Crafty Sentiments Blog - AG
TTCRD - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Monday, October 31, 2016

Steampunk Rose Bug... Craft Your Passion Challenges...

Heyloo guys. This week I'm back with a new DT project for Craft Your Passion. Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis; and I completely LOVE his digi images! So for this week, I wanted to do something really different since I absolutely felt awestruck by the DT image. It's called 'Steampunk Rose Bug' and can be found here.

This is a diary that I have hand made right from scratch - From the cover to the inside pages to the assembly of the diary. It seems like diary making is my new found love. And I love experimenting and creating mixed media work.

The colour theme is red - and instead of the conventional dull red colour, I chose to go with an absolute burst of bright red. But it kinda appears orangy on photo :(. Anyway, the essence of the cover is: die cuts, LOTS of stenciling, lots of various sprays and mediums, gold to accentuate the flower and the cover, a lil goldy gold glitter here and there;  and of course - the centerpiece - Rick's digital image. I love how it turned out. Don't I always lol :D. (A couple of photos turned out a little darker and could not capture the true colours like in the other pictures, coz I clicked them at night :( and I was out of time.)

You can see that there is a sentiment (Happy 1st Birthday) in some of these photos - so you can add whatever message you like. I also sell these handmade diaries, so if you'd like to order a customised diary for yourself or to gift someone, send me an email at: snowflakesandlilies@gmail.com.




Some of the inside pages and a special bookmark to go in coordination with the diary. Since the cover already focuses on rose, I have contrasted it with lotus on the bookmark as well as the inside pages (in a hurry of posting this blog, I completely forgot about these :o). Here are some of the pictures of the same. I've used Lotus Delight by Peek-A-Boo stamps.








Hope you guys like what I've created and thanks for your feedback :).

Participating in:
PDE Linky Party - Anything but a card
Brown Sugar Challenge - Birthday

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Love My Sister... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 109

I'm back with my DT project for another super kewl challenge week at Inspiration Destination. Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up. And the image that I've used here is called 'Love My Sister' and can be found here.

I think this card turned out pretty. I'm happy with everything on it lol. Loved colouring the image with my Spectrum Aqua too :D!


Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback.

Participating in:
All Dressed Up - AG
Southern Girls' Challenge - Pop it up
Crafty Creations' Challenges - Water colour
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - Add a border
TTCRD - AG
OLLCB - Tiny Tots
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Aurora Love You... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 108

Heyloo guys. I'm back with another DT project for this week's Inspiration Destination challenge. Our sponsor is The East Wind; and the image that I've used here is called 'Aurora Love You'. It can be found here.

Isn't this image just adorable? I had so much fun colouring her hair; and would you believe that I've used watercolours to do that? No markers, no pencils, no pens. Just watercolour paints. For the rest of the image, I've used my Spectrum Aqua markers.


Thank you so much for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Crafty Girls Creations - AG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Monday, October 17, 2016

Acorn Mouse... Craft Your Passion Challenge No. 334


Heyloo everyone. This week I'm back with my 2nd DT post for Craft Your Passion and I feel good! Coz I tried a really fun image and card this week. And I'm so happy with the outcome.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo and the image that I've used here is called 'Acorn Mouse' and can be found here.

I've gone with an Autumn theme for this image. Although that wasn't my intention at first, but as always, once I started making the card, it inadvertently exhibited autumn colours. So I just went ahead with it :D.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Harp Maiden... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 106

Heyloo everyone. This week for my Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 106, our sponsor is Moonflower. They've got such beautiful images that you must visit them atleast once! The image that I've used for this week is called 'Harp Maiden'. Our theme always is Anything Goes, so be sure to check out the blog.

I love the soft colours in this card. I've used Spectrum Aqua markers and distress inks this time.


Hope you like my card and thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
PDE Linky Party - All cards
Polkadoodles - AG
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - AG
Decorate to Celebrate - AG
Crafting by Designs - Add a sentiment
Stamps and Stencils - Elements of nature
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - AG
Not Just Cards - AG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
TTCRD - AG
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Did I make you up?
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Beautiful Mother... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 106

This week for my DT project for Inspiration Destination's Challenge No. 106, I have a super gorgeous image by our sponsor 'A Day for Daisies'. It's called 'Beautiful Mother' and can be found here.

I'm completely in love with the way this card turned out.


You guys should head over to Inspiration Destination and check out more such amazing cards done by our talented DT.

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hitchin' a Ride... Craft Your Passion Challenge No. 332

I'm excited to share my first DT project for Craft Your Passion. The theme is Always Anything Goes and our sponsor this week is Imagine That! Digis by Kris. The digi that I've used on this card is 'Hitchin' a Ride' which can be found here.

I've created a mixed media background and this week, I though of creating a few layers for the card. I coloured the image with watercolours and laid it out on a couple of layers for a 3d effect and personality.

Hope you liked my card and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Elf with Poppy Blooms... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 105

After a long time, I finally can find the time to post my DT project on the same day it goes live on Inspiration Destination lol. This week was so much fun creating the DT card. Our sponsor is Aurora Wings (love the name!) and the digi stamp that I used this week is called Elf with Poppy Blooms which can be found here.


I completely love the dreamy effect this stamp has; and colouring it was so much fun. This time, I tried (more like went back to using) watercolour paints to try and get a different appeal and effect from the colouring. I then layered the card, added flowers and sentiments and ribbons.


Hope you liked my project and thanks for leaving some feedback :).

Participating in:
Decorate to Celebrate - AG
Crafty Sentiments Design - AG
TTCRD - AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - AG
OLLCC - Feminine
Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog - AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - AG
Brown Sugar Challenge - AG
Crafting with Friends - AG
Simply Paper Crafts - AG
Polkadoodles - AG
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - My Favourite Things
Crafty Girls' Creations - AG

Eden Blossoms... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 104

Last week for Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 104, I made a cover for my planner cum diary. The sponsor was Polkadoodles and the image I used was Eden Blossoms from their Eden Collection. The same can be found here.

This time, I tried using my watercolour pencils on Vellum and I think it was pretty ok. I embellished the image with a lot of stamped and fussy cut flowers and leaves.


Thanks for stopping by and leaving some feedback :).

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Spring Orchid... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 103

Our challenge for this week at Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 103 is sponsored by Julia Spiri. I've used their 'The Spring Orchid' image that can be found here. I absolutely love this image, it's so elegant and dreamy.



Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your comments/feedback.