Monday, August 25, 2014

Spread happiness

Spread Happiness :-)

Dear friends,

A nice post is running around my friends circle. I am really inspired and wanted to do my share.
It is an interesting way to spread happiness and extend friendship. We need small small things to bring smile in people around us.

How it works:

I will send a surprise gift to the "best 5 post"  owners.  It will be a handmade gift from me. Will send it sometime within Aug 15th 2015. Don't know the dates, timings, type of gifts.. Hoping the gift will make you smile.

All you have to do is to share a post which makes others smile n happy.

    Share the most funny/crazy incident you encountered in this year.
                                          OR
    Share the most funny incident with a kid.
                                          OR
    Share the funniest/craziest photo clicked by you or your friends.
 
Note:
Please ensure that incidents are original and not from internet..
Photos should be genuinely clicked by you or your friend.

 
Let’s do more nice and loving things for each other in 2014, without any reason other than to make each other smile and to show that we think of each other.  Here’s to a more enjoyable, more friendly and love-filled year!!!!!!!

Have fun and play it with your friends too.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Daughter's Blurb :-)



Hi All,

It has been a long time i did something creative and different. Has been occupied so much with my baby's needs and house hold chores. In between realized that my baby going to turn 1 in a short time.. and the day finally arrived. Here is the birthday blurb i did using the quillography. Very much satisfied with the way it's turned out. I believe it's the first quilled kannada letters too. Yay!!!

Traced the letters on to paper. Finished with outline with parrot green sheets. Wanted to do simple yet elegant quilling. So wrote down few of the designs on a rough paper to fill up the inside. As she is a budding rose, wanted to put twig of roses along with letters. 

Purvi Kalyani - > A raga name in carnatic classical music. When she hears music, hands goes in air with rhythm!

Sorry for the bad quality photos from mobile. Actually the hanging looked more beautiful and bright in real. Will try to upload the photos taken from camera sometime tomorrow evening.

Entering this project to
pratvamprogs contest (Luckily I had kept my design papers safely!)


Background deco:
Closeup of Kalyani :

Closeup of Purvi





Finally a work in progress!




Comments, criticism are welcome :-)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Toys to play!

What a co-incidence!
I have baby which loves to play a lot. So toys come in handy to keep her active. When i heard about challenge so many ideas rushed to my mind. Created this at midnight after my baby sleeps with scoldings from mom.

Here goes my submission.
Snake and ladder idea is incorporated as base for the card. The toys are used as an main embellishment.
The snakes are hand cut from patterned papers. Used wedding card for background and ladders. The toys are ABCD letter blocks, Joining blocks, Dice. I loved this background for childhood memory shots :)






Linking this work to below challenges
.Toys story challenge

Thanks for visiting
-Tanu

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Magical Moments Scrapbook!

My hands were itching to create something different and creative. My hubby suggested a wedding scrap book as a gift for his cousin. Here is the result. Proud to say that everything is handmade :)

Front cover is decorated with stars and silver ribbon on to a Navy blue background.Is there any one who doesn't love stars and counting it!!!  There is a tag,with cartoon faces which represents sweet couple. The pages are placed in a frame type box, lid. 


(Note: For contest purpose, used our photos )

The photo is very special as it reminds me of our marriage days and brings freshness. Photos are embodied in a traditional look. One side is decorated with quilled sunflowers and leaves. Other side decorated with Marigold flowers, Plantain stems, Torana,  rangoli, ganapati as in Hindu marriages. All the decorations are hand cut from papers. The ganesha is cut from a plastic sheet.


Closeups:
 


Used patten papers to create the Eiffel tower and Statue of Liberty scenes. The cartoons are created using sketch pens. The girl lives in Paris and boy lives in America. Girl is a chemistry scholar and Boy is a physics scholar. So came up with this idea of showing their love to each other despite distance and fields :)
Left side bears the message: I’m a pint of lemon and he a pinch of salt. Together we journey on a neutral plane over a blue sky.
Right side bears the message: Hello, I’m a proton falling for an electron!  Together we shall cause an explosion, using nuclear fusion :-) 

These photos were taken at Yumthang valley full of Rhododenus flowers. One of the best trip we had.   Yay! it's sikkim , God's garden..



Closeups:

 

Linking this work for below challenges :) 

PS: If my posts motivates/creates a buzz in you, please do leave a comment. It motivates me a lot. If you are creating similar, let me know or provide a link back to my work.


Thanks
-Tanu

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Staircase style card


After long gap, tried a card to wish the close one on succeeding the mission :0
I love folding and wanted to try some thing different. Got this inspiration from a staircase, with intricate wooden pieces on side.

Used the Shining purple and light blue papers for card, with sentiments Cheers to You!. Beads to mark special hidden message behind the folds.

Entering this card to clear it out challenge - Anything goes, splashes must be orange, purple or black...




Hope you like the card. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Floor Decoration

After my marriage, my new amma ;-) assigned me a new work of decorating the floor for Varamahalakshmi Festival. I was happy to accept it. For year 2012 tried the beads decoration. Used optical projector sheets to get the desired transparency. Hand cut them into the shape. Used half dome beads for better stickiness and used feviquick adhesive. Each leaflet is made from a single sheet. They have the flexibility to arrange the leafs like the way we want. 

Moreover, can be reused safely for next occasion.


Beads Decoration




Saturday, August 18, 2012

Quillography

I love challenges and get excited with it.  Quilling is one of my favourite craft. I have done many quilling projects but never quilled a letter or text. Pritesh's first-blogoversarychallenge sounds to me as an oppurtunity. For people who don't know about pritesh, have a look at her work in http://quillingmesoftlee.blogspot.in

I know, I have to prepare for my Masters exam too. But that didn't stop me from this challenge.

It was month of August, My dear friends spoke to me after long time for casual updates and to have a fun filled meeting. I decided to quill "Friends" to celebrate friendship day.  Initially, I hand drew the letters. Got the layout from net. Used VIBGYOR/RAINBOW colors to provide shade to FRIENDS. Here is the work. As this is my first quillography, I am satisfied and took 10 hrs (daily 1 hr for 10 days) to complete.




I haven't studied anything from August 1st :-( Now it's high time to get back to studies..




Valentines day card

I had a thought. I should make special gift to my husband. But my masters exams kept me busy. Hence this small and simple card on valentines day 2012. Finished within 30 mins :-)

Teddy Bears sailing in love



Embroidery on Kurtis

I love embroidery. Learned it from my mother. She used to keep me busy during summer holidays with many hands-on works.


Hand embroidered Kurtis for My husband and brothers. Used simple chain stitch and cross stitch
Kurtis with chain stitch






Friday, August 17, 2012

With advertisement papers.

Love to do recycling. I got the idea for turkey from net. And did the ditto. (Once I get the link will post)



This is made of ad-papers that come along with newspaper. The neighbor girl wanted to have a card made of recycling. So this card came out. Created in Nov 2011.