Monday, 19 October 2015

WINNERS Challenge #18

Hello crafty peeps
We had some amazing entries for the altered art challenge and we loved all the creations thank you for participating.

And , the WINNER is SUZNA loved the altered loop and the garden concept.. amazing it is congratulations and
SPECIAL MENTION to SHIREEN for her altered shadow box so chic.

Congratulations.



HAPPY CRAFTING

LOVE
NIKKI

Friday, 25 September 2015

WINNERS FOR BINGO CHALLENGE

Hello
We are extremely sorry for the delay in announcing the winners for the bingo challenge.
We had some fabulous entries this month and
the winner is
POOJA for her wonderful bright card
 and special mention is
PRIYANKA for her cute album


CONGRATS to the winners.


Happy Crafting
Love
NIKKI

Saturday, 19 September 2015

ALTERED ART # CHALLENGE 18

HELLO
this month we have a fun and easy challenge all you need to do is create altered art with any product .
I have altered two products one is a shadow box and another one is a mobile holder.
SHADOW BOX

MOBILE HOLDER

Hope you like my take on altered art.. 

SUPPLIES USED 
# Spellbinders Marianne Cherrylynn Die - versions dies 
# LOVE pattern paper
#Tacky tape
# Metal charms
# Mulberry flowers 
#Chalkboard paint
#Pearls
Join us for the challenge and win gift voucher from Kraft zone store .
You can link you entries HERE

Do leave some love

Happy Crafting

LOVE
NIKKI

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Altered Art with Sentiment

Hi crafty heads,
Here I am with a new challenge for this month, Altered Art with any sentiment ..
Getting dirty finger tips, a messy craft room and the feeling of achieving the desired result..and here is the end result...
I altered a wooden box with giving it a base coat with black gesso ( his is the first time i am experimenting with the white gesso's counterpart..and i loved the results..)
Used Dylusions 5x8 staggered brickwork stencil with some sakura modelling paste and heat set it. On heating the modelling paste it will bubble up little, i wanted this raised look instead of the flat surface..
This metal face had been in my stash for sometime now, and finally i thought of working the design of my box around this charm.
The face of the box had lots of metal flower charms, pearls, sequins adhered with the help of Glossy accents and also little texture using the Heidi Swapp stencil. After adhering all the charms i brushed black gesso all over the charms and modelling paste.
I have used Lindys Stamp Gang'sstarbust sprays..copper brown, poker orange and poppy teal. The next step was to jazz up the box a little and Viva's inka gold is the best product at hand.
I have also lined the inside box with Krylon gold leafing pen..i just love this versatile pen, you can use it on any surface and it dries super fast...
The side of the box also has a sentiment heat embossed in gold. The stamp os part of the penny black gratitude stamp set.

For all the supplies used checkout Kraftzone store





hope you like my take on this month's challenge..
Here is request, please follow the rules so your entry to the challenge does not get disqualified.

GENERAL RULES

# ONLY NEW PROJECTS

# PLEASE LINK/LINK BACK TO THE BLOG POST ONLY  AND NOT TO THE WHOLE BLOG/ MULTIPLE CREATIONS IN ONE POST TO AVOID DISQUALIFICATION

#MAXIMUM OF 3 ENTRIES ALLOWED PER PERSON

# IN CASE OF MULTIPLE ENTRIES PLEASE MARK 2 and 3 ON YOUR ENTRIES 



Tuesday, 25 August 2015

CHALLENGE #17 ANYTHING GOES - BINGO

Hello crafty peeps
Our current challenge is all about Bingo.
Choose 3 rows from the below given box and create something magical .
The rows can be horizontal ,diagonal or vertical .
Do mention the lines you use in your project once you submit it .
My inspiration for the current challenge is using my latest favorite and hot trending heartfelt creations flower collection.
I have used - STAMP & FLOWERS & DIE-CUT.


I have designed a floral panel using heartfelt creations delightful daisy collection stamps and coordinating dies.
To color the flowers I have used distress inks and archival inks and have inked the mdf panel with acrylic paints.

Hope you like the floral panel you can still join us for the challenge few days left.
Link your entries HERE

All the supplies are available at www.kraftzone.in
or you can pre-order .

Do leave some love.

Happy Crafting

Love
NIKKI



Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Challenge #17 Anything goes -BINGO

hi Peeps..
So here I am with my take on this month's challenge at Kraftzone...
Its fun and is like crafty tambola!!..to get the houses first...
So come and join us for the Challenge #17
                                                             

I have chosen the first row,,Stamp...Flowers..Die cuts..

I have taken a 5.5"x 5.5" white textured cardstock. Inked the surface with distress ink (broken china) and than used Studio Calico's chevron mask stencil to layer it with salty ocean.



Next have used Martha Stewart Deco Fan round the edge punch (one of my favorite) and adhered the white strip to the center of the card.


I have used Marianne createables die baby pram, layered the hood with a yellow textured cardstock for the pram hood. Used mulberry flowers and fillers on the hood. 
The sentiment comes from Avery Elle You're invited stamp set.



Hope you like the little invite. 
Do join us for the challenge...
Supplies used here are available at Kraftzone .



Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Challenge #17 Anything goes -BINGO

Hello all !

This challenge is all about BINGO ,you can create anything you wish .
Choose 3 rows from the below given box and create something magical .
The rows can be horizontal ,diagnol or vertical .
Do mention the lines you use in your project once you submit it .




This time I tried to go simple and did a mini card.
I have used stamp-flowers-diecut
Stamps-eyelet-ink
Flowers-ribbon-embossing


Don't forget to submit your entries below .

Ciao
Happy Crafting ! 


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

WISH A WISH !



"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."

Hello all , 

Today I will be sharing picture heavy post with you guys where I will try my best to showcase the steps in making the cute wishing well using Prima's Latest Release - GARDEN FABLE COLLECTION
I so love alter art !

This is what it looked like when I started with it . You will have total of  8 pieces . The assembling part is a little tricky . You will need adhesive (synthetic resin fevicol) to stick it as all the joints .
Keep the roof aside and attach it later . After putting all the pieces let it dry for sometime .




I used Prima- Garden Fables A4 paper pad  for this project . I have cut paper strips measuring 1" x 4" and using doily punch by martha I have punched one side of the strips . This gave them a nice lacy scalloped edge . 





                                         I used fired brick distress ink to distress the edges .



I curved them a bit to give a thatched effect of a roof.



      Meanwhile I had painted the structure with dark brown acrylic paint by artistic paints and kept it aside for drying .

Using ATC Gun(the pink glider tape ) I stuck the strips by layering them.

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               I  used the same distress ink to distress the sides of the box part of the wishing well .I have pasted the papers using synthetic resin fevicol . I say again you don't have to invest in any foreign brand adhesive for sticking papers on MDF.




and guys here is my final out come !!




Some close ups . Used Garden fables chipboards , Garden fables say it in crystals , some trims from my stash , mulberry flower  to decorate my cute little wishing well.
I have also used Mulberry flowers. Kraftzone has brought so many varieties of mulberry flowers recently be sure to check them out !







I hope you like my creation. Would love to see you try making your own wishing wells .

Please leave some leave . 

Incase of any doubts please feel free to ask and leave a comment below . 


Happy Crafting 
Ankita Dey



Friday, 17 July 2015

PRIMA DEBUTANTE FLIP MINI TUTORIAL

Hello crafty people
This month the design team of kraftzone is sharing all useful tips , tricks and quick tutorials with the prima marketing products.
Today I am sharing a quick tutorial on how to your the journaling pads from prima - 4by6 , using the prima DEBUTANTE collection.

MATERIALS REQUIRED : 
12 by 12 heavy weight cardstock for the cover and medium weight cardstocks for the inside flaps
Prima debutante a4 paper pad , 4 by 6 journal cards
tacky tape 1/4"
ribbon
flowers
embellishments
magnets
glossy accents

STEP 1
Take 12by12 heavy weight cardstock , cut it at 9.5 * 6.25 , score on the long side (9.5 side) at 4.25 and 5.25, you will get 1inch spine and book cover will measure 4.25" by 6.25"

STEP 2
Take the light weight cardstock , cut it into 8by6 (need 2 pcs ) , score on the long side (8 side) at 4 and fold , make 2 of these.
Again take the light weight cardstock , cut 4by12, score at 6 inch.

EMBELLISHING THE FLIP BOOK
#Cut 4 pcs of pattern paper from a4 size 4.25 by 6.25 and stick to the cover and inside base ,
for the spine cute 1" by 6.25 (2pc) (NOTE:before sticking the pattern paper to the cover stick the ribbon for closure)


#Take your journal cards and trim a bit you will need 9 pieces.
Layer the scored flaps alternatively  and then stick it to the cover , I have added magnets to the flaps for keeping them intact you can avoid using magnets.


#Embellish as per your choice, your flip book mini is ready, you can add pictures or write journals.
Great for gifting.







Hope you like the mini tutorial.
Do leave some love and keep coming for more crafts updates .
All the supplies are available at KRAFT ZONE

Happy Crafting
Love
NIKKI




Thursday, 9 July 2015

Altered Shabby Chic Box


Hey lovely ppl,
This month we DT members will be showcasing Prima prodcuts..
Its always fun to up cycle, alter or change the boring look of our old belongings. So this time after thinking for almost a day, my eyes caught hold of this ugly looking nutties box which I use for storing my lazercuts..

{Warning: This is a photo heavy post :P..}

Lets start...
Took the old square box, used gesso to cover it and than painted it with Camlin Artist's Acrylic Colors (mixed titanium white, medium magenta, scarlet lake) to get the pastel pink tone.





I have used  Jodie Lee's Butterfly Paper pack from Prima (its a gorgeous collection )

Cut strips of desired size as per the box dimensions.


To give a little aged look i use Tonic Studio's Paper Distresser


Used my fav adhesive Hobby idea's fabric glue..sticks almost everything on any surface..If u look carefully u will be able to notice the distressed paper edges. I have not inked the edges to keep that softer look and it helps the paper to jut blend in the colored background.


For the lid I used my corner puncher to round of the corners as per the design of the box.


The Butterfly paper are so pretty so i thought of making flowers using the same pp.Here I have used Heartfelt Creations's Sun Kissed Fleur die set..(i skipped the using the coordinating stamp)


For shaping the flowers I used Mcgills Paper blossom embossing tools..and since i dont hv a proper embossing pad I used the Sospeso Transparente embossing pad..works just fine..



To give a little dimension to the flowers I sprinkled a little Diamond dust on the tips of the flower petals.


The pack has such lovely images that I couldn't  stop myself from some fussy cutting..
(adhered the fairy with two way foam tape)


Now comes the layout part for the lid..I have put together the handmade flowers, mulberry roses, Prima's  Resin Shabby Chic Treasures and Swirls.
For the oval center resin charm I used Viva's Inka Gold..just love the golden finish it gives..easy to apply and quick to dry..





To finish the look I have also used lace from my mom's stash..


And finally here is the complete look....



For the Prima supplies, heartfelt creations dies and stamps, paper distresser, sospeso supplies, inka gold, you can check Kraftzone store here..

Looking forward more of your  upcycle/altered projects..do share on the Kraftzone FB page.

Till then, 
Happy Crafting
Lekha

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Winners for Challenge#16


Hey Crafty heads...
Did you all checkout the new arrival at  Kraftzone
I know the list is endless and its tempting to lay your hands on your fav supplies so why the hitch...Let yourself loose and your pockets too..as its SALE!! time at Kraftzone.

The DT members at Kraftzone were very happy to so many lovely entries for our last challenge
Black n White ..but few of you haven't linked back to Kraftzone blog..so we had to disqualify your entries..We request all of you to follow our guidelines.

So now coming to Winners!..
Special Mention goes to Priyanka Thukral , Her very first Accordian card is impressive...
                   


and now for the Winner!!..

Her card would definitely bring smile on any bride's face..


Keep tuned in for more from the DT...
Till than Keep Crafting..
Lekha