Sunday, July 31, 2011

ReReCyclying

I love chocolates.... and I can eat a lot of chocolates anytime :)
I try very hard to control my chcolate craving.....
Sometimes I manage it (like for one or two days)

And today when I was eating these chocolates .... suddenly I got this idea of using these chocolate wrappers in any craft....

And so I did these........



A close up.....







Saturday, July 30, 2011

REDECORATE......

This week I was totally lazy... so no major art work this week....

Last week was totally crazzy...Last monday (18th july) was my birthday....
Then we went to mumbai....My hubby just completed PGPMS and we all went to attend his convocation ceremony...........There we met with a few friends and spent two beautiful days... which passed like two minutes...
Also we watched Zindagi na milegi naa dobara and I fell totally in love with Hrithik Roshan again....Hmmmmmm

I have not been able to come out of the holiday mood yet....
I have been trying to draw, try some new things, complete some old projects (cant even count how many incompletes I have)...
But I have not been able to stick to one thing....

So here are two Repurposed or Redecorated things........
First one is my jacket....which was plain and boring....
I wanted to add a little bit of colour... but finally settled on black....

This is my jacket.....




I took a black ribbon......


and ............




I used this gum to stick the ribbon on to the brooch pin....and I stitched it to make it more secure...........








TADA!!!!




The other one is this purse....

This clutch purse is a present from my hubby's office....

which had this huge logo of his company....


I tried to rub it off using petrol....

But it looked very tacky ....So I used this old brooch which had seperated from its pin....


I sticked it on the purse.....










And TADA again!!!!!












Tuesday, July 19, 2011

YIPPIEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I THINK THIS IS MY LUCKY MONTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Sonia from http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/ who has awarded me this ...........

A Thing Of Beauty Award....

And I am super excited and thrilled to recieve this which is my first award in this blogosphere !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do check out Dr Sonia's blog. She does some beautiful cards, paper quilling , and other crafts which are very lovely.
Being a doctor, she does all these art work and blogs them too... and she never fails to visit all other blogs and leave lovely comments on our work...
Thanks for all the comments, this award and encouragement Dr Sonia.







Also I won the giveaway by Wholeport hosted by Ann Martin from http://www.allthingspaper.net/...
Ann's blog has been a source of great inspiration for me...
I had never known about paper quilling until i came across her blog...
I was totally hooked on to paper quilling.............
So thank you Ann....


As per the rules.. I have to write some things about myself......

Well ... as everyone might have known, I am not a person of many words....though I speak a lot,
When I am doing some craft I think of writing this and that but when I start typing for my blog everything gets deleted..........;)

I am a mother to a lovely girl of 7.....
I like to read a lot...and listen to music...( I humm along too...)
I like to travel , visit new places and learn new things...........
I love and admire everthing that is beautiful especially if it is small and cute or antique or anything recycled....
I like bright and vibrant colours too though I like dull colours more!!!
I can go on.......... but for now I think this much is enough!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

MEOW............MEOW

I love cats a lot............
So here is a cat card!!

So...

MEOW............ MEOW............. MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Birdie....

Here is a parrot I made yesterday...

Obviously which my daughter liked...



I took a thermocol piece.... and a thin stick...and paper...........and paint.....

Using paper mache technique I pasted paper using a mixture of glue and water...

After it dried completely , I painted green.... and using paper quilling i made this parrot....

I usually forget to take photoes while doing a craft....So I have just this one photo....














Sunday, July 17, 2011

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The first two of these drawings are pencil on paper and the other two are charcoal painting....



















Friday, July 15, 2011

CHRIP...CHRIP

Thank You all for all the advice...... I think I will be keeping this background for now....!!!
You know as they say ..."Badlavat hi zindagi ka doosra naam hai"
It means change is a necessity in life... and I like change once in a while!! :) :) :) :)

And speaking of change, I tried to change the background of this tree and nest too....

This is the first look...............
Obviously which I didnt like....













And this is another look...












Sunday, July 10, 2011

Quilling Bird

As all of you maight have noticed... I have been trying to change my blog's background and theme a lot lately...
Well I cant help it...
I am not satisfied with my blog's colors...What do you guys think... Please please please ADVISE.....

This orange is a wee bit better than the old grey... what do you feel?




















Saturday, July 9, 2011

POPSICLE STICK

I had been wanting to do something from this popsicle stick from many days but I was not getting any ideas..
Suddenly yesterday I thought of doing this quilling...and lo here it is...















My daughter loved it so much........









PEACOCK

Morni Baga ma bole adhi raaat ma......
I Love peacock....
They are beautiful, bright, magestic ......well everything....

This is the centre part of my Kinnala Art ....which I am planning to post asap..

Well coloring is not my cup of tea..... Except for charcoal and sometimes oil painting I am not good at Coloring ...Though I am happy with my pencil and paper, sometimes I like to dabble with colors....

This is a picture of Kalamkari design from some magazine... I liked it very much so I tried to do a few peacock drawing in Kalamkari style...
Kalmkari is both a textile tradition and an art form from Andhra Pradesh...





Here I tried to draw peacock using the same style of drawing.... using pencil...sketch pens and crayons..








Well as I said.. coloring is not my cup of tea..

After much experimentation... I tried to repair it with sketch pen and this is the result...



This is another peacock using the same method.... but here I drew the outline using sketch pen and then I coloured using crayons..





We Indians are very familiar with these designs...especially South Indians..

These Peacock designs can be foung in our Silk sarees and temple carvings...







Friday, July 1, 2011

CD-Quilling


Here is a small paper quilling craft made of or rather on a old CD.