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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Watercolour background card

Good Evening everyone!!

First attempt at a new technique. 

A watercolour background card!!




  • I took a watercolour paper and distressed it with blue and green distress inks.
  • After covering and shading it as required, I misted it with water.
  • I mounted the watercolour paper on a black cardstock. (Not visible on the black background)



  • I added washi tape on the cardstock before mounting the watercolour paper.
  • I heat embossed the sentiment from Mudra "Sentiment essentials" on vellum using white embossing powder.
  • Used Paper smooches white "Foliage" die-cut.
  • Stuck Glitter few dots.
  • There! The card is ready!




I am really happy with the outcome. 

Thank you for hopping over.
Do leave your feedback in the comments below.

Regards

Novel - Ideas
Anila Dikay

I am linking this project to 
Craftyscrappers - Challenge # 14 Inspiration. (new technique of water coloring background)

Friday, 27 January 2017

Altered box

Good Evening!
Back with another Altered project. An altered box just in time for Valentine's day.

This is a small approx. 4" x 4" bangle box from a jeweller. 

I have altered it to make a small Valentine's box storing a series of pictures. 





Here is the step-by-step procedure -
  • Paint the entire box in black (This is basically to cover the logo / name of the jeweller)
  • Cut and stick the pattern paper as per the sizes to cover the box from all sides. 
  • Stick the embellishments such as laces, flowers chipboard, sequins etc.
  • Stick a sentiment.
  • For the pictures, take a sheet of paper (size 3" x 12") accordion fold it.
  • Embellish each fold of the paper with some decorations. Put photos on each fold and personalise it.
  • Fold it and put it inside the box. 
  • There!  the box is ready to be gifted... :)
Here are some pictures of the same - 











Thank you for reading through my post. Do leave your feedback in the comments below... I love to hear from you all :)

Regards
Novel-Ideas
Anila Dikay

Linking this project to 
theartisticstampercreativeteam - Anything goes
rheddscreativespirit - Altered art
countryviewchallenges - Anything goes
Itsybitsy - Altered project
Simonsays stamp - Anything goes 
Craftyscrappers - Challenge#14 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Valentine's card - You make my heart sing

Helllooo!!!

Valentine's fever everywhere. I am also having Valentine's shaker card on the blog today.

A quick look at my today's card.



  • Took a Patterned paper, mounted it on a white cardstock. 
  • Cut a shaker window together for both the layers.
  • Put acetate sheet and add foam double tape.
  • Put shaker elements in the window. Stick one more acetate sheet on the window to seal it.

  • Take the base card. Cut same size window on the base cardstock.
  • Mounted the shaker card on this card stock.
  • Stamp a message on the inside panel.
  • Decorate using embellishments.
Here are few more pics... 










Thank you for dropping by :)

Novel-Ideas
Anila Dikay


I am entering this project into...
  • Paruscardmaking challenge - Anything goes

  • Scrapping for fun - Spots and Dots
  • Simonsaysstamp - Wednesdaychallenge - Anything goes
  • Thecardconcept - (Red-white colour combo)







Monday, 23 January 2017

Flip album

Hello!! Everyone!
Today on the Blog, I am showing you my new project.... A Flipbook!!

This is the first time I am making one, so there are going to be some mistakes along. Please feel free to point out anything I have done wrong or can do better so that I can implement it in my further projects. 

Here we go....




This flip book measures around 4" x 6".

  • Took a 12" x 12" black cardstock and cut it into 2 halves. Each part I scored at 4" intervals. I had 2 parts with 3 panels each.
  • I took a strip of black paper measuring 1"x6". Folded it into half and used it to glue the two parts together. The inside of the album is ready now.
  • I then took 2 pieces of cardstock, this time a little taller than 6" but 4" wide.Covered this piece with patterned paper and stuck it on the first and the last panel of the album. (Sandwich a piece of satin while doing this on either side)
  • I then cut n stuck the patterned papers on all the inner panels (Size little less than 4x6 so that a black border can be seen all around.)
  • Made a pocket on one of the panel to insert tags.
  • Then came the embellishments, stickers, laces, sentiments, flowers etc.
  • On the cover page of the flipbook, I made a small photo frame, embellished it with a stamped message.
  • A bird on a tree chipboard adorned the cover page.  
TADAA... My flipbook is ready!!!

Here are some inside pics...








I am really happy with the outcome. Friends, please do leave me your feedback or any suggestions on the same.

Regards,
Novel - Ideas
Anila Dikay

I am entering this project for the following challenges - 

  • crafty calendar challenge - Something new (Tried a flipbook for the first time... triend something new ;-))
  • crafty creations challenges - Anything goes
  • crafty girlz challenges - Anything goes
  • crafting with an attitude - Anything goes
  • craft rocket challenges - Add a bow (My flipbook is held together with a bow:))
  • simonsaysstampblog monday challenge- Spread your wings (Birds and butterflies in the flipbook)
  • Inspiration Destination - Anything goes! 
  • simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge - Anything but a card
  • A Perfect time to craft - Anything goes!
  • A Bit more time to craft - Anything goes!




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Valentine's II

Hello!!

This post is in continuation to my previous post... here are the other two cards for the day! 
(Psst... The post was becoming too very heavier with all the images)

CARD 3

  • I used a white textured cardstock. 
  • Tied two twines around the card.






  • Layered this up on cardstock.
  • Embellished it with a sticker and a sentiment. 


    • CARD 4 

      • I have used Patterned paper mounted on a white cardstock.
      • Used "Paw" washi tape - 2 strips.






    • Layered up a sticker and stuck it on the washi tape.
    • Tied a satin through the centre of the card. 




    • There!! My cards are all ready! Gearing up for some more cards.

      Till then Happy crafting!!

      Do let me know whether or not you enjoyed the post. I love reading the comments.

      All the Materials used are from Itsy Bitsy store.
      • White / Red cardstock
      • Chevron Aquarelle paper 
      • Watercolour handmade embellishments (Birds and bears)
      • Forever Handmade embellishment
      • Twine
      • 1/4" satin ribbon
      • Washi tape "Pink paw"
      I am linking this project to the following challenges - 

      paruscardmakingchallenges - Anything goes


      The card Concept (The red / white box and the pink / white materess inspired me)



      scrapping4funchallenges - Bright colours 
      A Perfect time to craft - Anything goes!
      A Bit more time to craft - Anything goes!
      Crafty creations - Anything goes!
      moo-mania - Love
      stampinroyalty.blogspot - Valentine's
      watercoolerchallenges - Love in red on white

      Regards,
      Novel - Ideas
      Anila Dikay.



      Valentine's I

      Hello, people!!

      Valentine's Day is just one month away and I know that everyone is busy making projects for Valentine's day. 

      I too am working on some cards, flip albums etc. 

      Today on the blog I will be talking about some Cards I have made for Valentine's day. 


      (Warning !!! It is a picture heavy post)

      CARD 1

      • I took a red cardstock and stamped a tiny heart with Versamark watermark and heat embossed the hearts with white embossing powder.
      • Layered this up and mounted onto a red cardstock.
      • Embellished it with a die-cut ready sticker of a bird and a sentiment.


      CARD 2


      • I took a white textured cardstock and layered it up on another white cardstock.
      • I stuck a strip of red on it. 
      •  I then used a blue coloured lace along the red strip.
      • Embellished the card with a set of birds, a heart, a flower and a sentiment (Die-cut stickers)


      Hope you all enjoyed my cards. 
      Do leave some love. I love reading through the comments. 
      They always tend to inspire me a lot.


      All the Materials used are from Itsy Bitsy store.
      • White / Red cardstock
      • Chevron Aquarelle paper 
      • Watercolour handmade embellishments (Birds and bears)
      • Forever Handmade embellishment
      • Twine
      • 1/4" satin ribbon
      • Washi tape "Pink paw"

      Thank you,
      Regards

      Novel - Ideas
      Anila Dikay

      I am linking this project to the following challenges - 

      paruscardmakingchallenges - Anything goes



      The card Concept (The red n white box and the red cup on the side table inspired me)




      scrapping4funchallenges - Bright colours 
      A Perfect time to craft - Anything goes!
      A Bit more time to craft - Anything goes!
      Crafty creations - Anything goes!
      craftygalscornerchallenges - add a heart (Card#2)
      moo-mania - Love
      stampinroyalty.blogspot - Valentine's
      watercoolerchallenges - Love in red on white