Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Desk Clock and notepad with Acrylic Frame

Tic Tock Tic Tock.....
For quite sometime I wanted to make a small clock but I was not sure where to get the inner workings of the clock . Just couple of days back I found a clock repair shop , there they had the clock mechanism for Rs.100 . I was planning to do a video tutorial or at least a picture tutorial, but I was so impatient to see the end result which was worth it.

Materials Used
Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets                       
Spellbinders Standard Small Circles
Spellbinders Ribbon Banner
Acrylic Frame 5" x 7"
Sticky notepad                                                 
Darice Steam Punk embossing folder
Satin Ribbon
Clock inner working
Tim holtz vintage photo distress inkpad

Step by Step Instruction

  • Die cut sprightly sprocket from copper cardstock and stuck the shapes to the circle (spellbinders small circle die). For the small gears I added a brad.
  • Once the glue dries apply 2 coats of Mod Podge Gloss Finish.
  • With the embossing folder emboss white cardstock . 
  • I used a cotton ball to color the card with distress inkpad , layer by layer I built the color to match the copper card .
  • Trimmed a dark brown shimmer card to 5"x 7" to fit the acrylic frame
  • Stuck the embossed card on top of the brown card and then inserted it into the frame
  • Tie a brown ribbon to the frame
  • For the label diecut from a white card , color it with the inkpad and stamp the wording
  • Using foam dots I stuck the label to the frame
  • For the pen holder I took 2" x 4" brown card , wrapped around pen and stuck it to the notepad (3"x 3")
  • At last the clock , once the mod podge dried I stuck the clock working to the shape. For easy battery change I used a strip of magnet on the clock and the frame.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Peacock Acrylic Frame Notepad

Few months back when I was in US I found this Acrylic Frame in a craft store for a dollar (Rs. 56). First thought was to add a 8" x 10" photo and decorate around the edges . After browsing I found this idea of creating a desk notepad.

 The picture shows all the materials I used for this Project.

Spellbinders Jewel Fantasies and Bitty Blossoms
Sizzix Tattered Flower, Mini Tattered Flower and Tattered Flower Garland
Hot glue gun
Acrylic Frame 8" x 10"
Pretty as a Peacock Scrapbook paper pack
Itsy Bitsy Thin Cuts Swirly Daisy
Itsy Bitsy Thin Cuts Swirly Hydrangea Dies
Rhinestones and Half Pearls
Rolled rose die

In my video I have shown how I made the flower and glittered them . For this project I was looking for a real peacock feather but couldn't find them , fortunately I had a feather die. To match the colors of the paper I heat embossed them with WOW embossing powder (Itsy Bitsy). I did the same for the peacock chipboard shape from Itsy Bitsy which I have explained on the video.
Made a wire charm (my previous post) to match the feather look of the project. Tied the charm to the ribbon made a bow and attached it to the acrylic frame using hot glue gun. Using a purple twine added the pen to the notepad . Finished the notepad with white rhinestones and half pearls.

I have entered this video for The Itsy Bitsy Sizzix Tutorial Challenge .

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wire Feathery Charm

The inspiration for this charm came from a scrapbook paper pack called Pretty as a Peacock. I was using a peacock feather patterned paper for my acrylic frame notepad project and I was in need of a charm to match the paper.

With 20 gauge craft wire I made a leaf/feather shape design , added a bead to match the color of the paper. Made 3 of these charms and added them to a ring with spacer beads. Below is the video instruction for the charm.
I'm adding this video for The Itsy Bitsy Sizzix Tutorial challenge.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Simple to Sparkly

I love to buy slippers and handbags (isn't all girls like that).....I was looking for a trendy casual black slipper but it was very hard to find , either heel are flat or too pointy , very simple or very flashy , so I thought why don't I make one myself. 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Cake Decorating

I made this cake for my hubby's birthday. I'm used to making cakes but not icing them, this is my first attempt at cake decorating. My cousin showed me which tools to buy for dressing up the cake with rosettes , swirls and shell designs. I had to make everything from scratch, couple of days before the b'day I prepared the buttercream icing. Next day baked the cake and allowed the cake to cool for couple of hrs in the refridgerator. The hardest part for me was to level the icing on the top. Once its smooth and even , I added the border and the flowers.
After cutting the cake my elder kid took half of the cake to her school and had a mini party.

Recipe for Buttercream Icing
Unsalted Butter - 250gms
Icing Sugar - 250gms
Salt - a pinch

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

3D Wall Hanging

Hi.....I'm back after a long long summer vacation.We went to meet our cousin and friends in US for a month ,then another trip to Malayasia with my brother's family. At last we ended our vacation with all of us going to a resort in Pondy .We all had an awesome 
time together.

When I went to US, I got lots of goodies like memory box dies, d-lite dies, stamps, embossing folders and many many more. So once I settled after holidays, I did some reorganizing to my craft room to make way for my new stuffs, that's when I found this canvas (6"x 8").

First for the background I played with the pearl paints just to get the desired effect.Once the paint dried added the flower stickers, then covered the entire surface with decoupage medium so that it gives a blended effect.

Next I cut out large window die ( cheerylynn) 4 times , glued it together to give the raised look. Each flowers were cut out from white cardstock , pressed with embossing folder , colored them with Tim holtz's distress inkpads to match the color of the background.  

Before creating the flower I embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Those butterflies are from Memory box, I added some glitter to give some sparkly look to the picture. Finished them off by adding some gold beads.

Dies used  are Memory box Vivenne butterfly, Pippi butterfly and darla butterfly. For the flowers Sizzix Tattered flowers, Sizzilits Tatered flower garland and Joycrafts flower 5.