August 21, 2015

Quality Of Life

It has been a while since I came up with a comic strip. My latest Huion 610 pro and a funny, but thinkable, blog on quality of life by my brother-in-law Raghu, have inspired me to come up with this comic. Refer my BIL's blog - Antharanagam

Readers, please excuse as this comic is written in my mother tongue Telugu.

Hope you enjoyed this little attempt. Thanks for stopping by.

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August 13, 2015

My favourite artist.

Recently I was recently reminded of Artist Appreciation Month by Patience Brewster, a designer of handmade Christmas ornaments and gifts and so I was prompted to consider who has been my inspiration.  Kristina Werner, or popular as starofmay, is my first inspiration for making greeting cards.

3 years ago, I wanted to make a beautiful handmade card for my husband, which is when I came across Kristina’s channel on youtube. I loved her videos and the way she showed step by step process of making cards, various tools she had used and the perfection with which she finished off a handmade card, have all motivated me. I challenged myself if I can make such cards and implement my ideas with perfection. And that’s how my card making journey had began. I am also inspired by Jennifermcguire, Gayatri Murali, Sanketi, Aga, and the list goes on and on. There were many artists out there; however Kristina Werner has always been on top of my list.

It’s a wonderful world of card making that I was introduced to. I love everything about it. The colours, the variety of papers, wide range of tools, stamps and techniques. It isn’t time-taking when compared to the other form of art that I work on, like sketching, painting and different forms of designing. This is an advantage I have with cardmaking.

Thank you Patience for reminding me about the Artist Appreciation month. You are the reason, I have this post up today.

Thanks for stopping by readers.

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July 12, 2015

Jewelry Box - Mod podged

Hi all. I have tried something for the first time, which I have wanted to for a long time. :-) I too have modpodged and I loved it!. Alright, so here is a before and after of the box. Ta-Da!

Below is the list of materials that I have used for making this box.
  1. ArtMinds wooden box base (can be purchased here.)
  2. Modpodge - Gloss-Luster
  3. Rub and Buff - Grecian Gold 
  4. Paint brushes
  5. Arcylic paints of your choice
  6. Pattern paper of your choice
  7. Water
  8. Modpodge Clear acrylic Sealer
  9. Paper trimmer
  10. Scissors
  11. Exacto Knife
  12. Measuring tape
  13. Clear tape
The Process

Colour the whole box and its interiors with an acrylic colour that matches your pattern paper and allow it to dry for an hour. This will be the base over which we start of adding layers.

Later trim the pattern paper of your choice with trimmer and scissors, according to the measurements of the box. Only the exteriors of the box may be covered with the paper. The thinner the paper the better for modpodge.

Cover all sides of the box with pattern paper and apply modpodge thoroughly and carefully, without tearing the paper. Allow the first coat of modpodge to dry before doing the 2nd coat. Any air bubbles may be punctured with a needle and the paper will flatten out. Add another coat of modpodge if necessary.

Apply sealant all over the box and finish it off by painting the knobs and border in gold or a colour of your choice. 


The trickiest part for me was with cutting the paper around the knobs. I had used an exacto knife to precisely cut the paper around the knobs carefully, by measuring the knob size.

I had always used a clear tape around the edges, to avoid the gold paint from smudging. This gave me a crisp finish with the gold paint.

I have been using this box for a month, where I have put all my favorite  fancy jewelry in.

Hope you liked this box. Thanks for stopping by.

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May 29, 2015

CFC 140 - Bright Summer

Hi all. I'm thoroughly enjoying my summer. Right now am in India and its very hot here.
So today I'm back with another challenge from CAS-ual Fridays. If you have already guessed, this month's challenge is about summer.  You gotta make a project using some tan, white and just one other bright colour. Below is my take on the challenge.

I had used Bold Wishes stamp set for making this card. The background is repetitive stamping in PTI raspberry fizz. I had then heat embossed the sentiment in white on a tan card stock and neatly cut it into separate alphabets. I had then assembled them all as shown above.

Click on the stamp set image above to find more details about it. You could join the fun by clicking the challenge graphic below.

Hope you liked my card for today. See you again with another card.
Thanks for stopping by.

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May 1, 2015

CFC 139 - The Birthday

Hi all. It's going to be an exciting challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this month. Wondering why? 
Since, CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating its 4th birthday this month. Yaaaay!!

So this month's challenge is totally about celebrating Casual Fridays. For this challenge, you must make a birthday themed project using only 4 colours - Orange, Turquoise, Black and White.

Here is my take on the challenge. 

A big sentiment with some water colours in the back ground. Simple and quick. I had used a black pen to create to created that shadow around the sentiment,It was totally hand-drawn. And I love how the shadow made the sentiment standout. This lovely sentiment is from Bold Wishes Stamp set.

Bold Wishes

Click on the challenge graphic below to join the fun @ CFC.

Hope you liked the card. Your opinion about the card matters. Thank you.
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