Saturday, 25 August 2018

Silhouette painting on popsicle sticks

Hello friends

We are back with a simple craft that is easy and fun to make.  Our love for silhouette painting started when we were in school and we had to make many paintings for our art class. Silhouette painting had a unique charm in it that attracted us towards it. (It was also fast to complete than other paintings.) We had seen some paintings done on popsicle sticks and we liked it, so thought why not give it a try.

We have to admit that making it was so much fun. You have to try it to believe it. Trying silhouette painting after so many years made us nostalgic of my school days. The best part about this painting is that you don’t have to be a artist to make it as it is just the outline of the image that you have to draw. So no excuses not to try your hands at it.

So lets get started,

Things required:
Popsicle sticks (9+2)
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes
Pencil/ Permanent marker

Start by arranging nine popsicle sticks one below the other.
Then apply glue on two other popsicle sticks and stick it on the edges.
Gently press it and leave it to dry until sturdy.
Draw the design with black marker on the popsicle stick. OR If you are good at drawing, you can start painting the background, let it dry and then draw the design with pencil.
Paint the background with a color you desire, probably a lighter color, then paint with a darker color blending both the color in the middle.
After the base is dry, paint the main design with black color with a fine tip brush.
Let it dry.
And voila, your silhouette painting is ready.

We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. Week 34 - Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Anything Goes Challenge


3. creative friday # 212 - only 3 colors

4. Craft Rocket Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

5. Crafty Creations Challenge #373 - Anything Goes

6. Creative moments Challenge 151

7. The Crafty Addicts Challenge 51

8. Creates and makes Challenge 23


10. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes

11. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

12. Challenge 544 - Just for Girls!

13. Lets Craft & Create Challenge #140 - ANYTHING GOES + option LOTS OF LAYERS

14. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #08

15. Not Just Cards August Challenge - Anything Goes

16. Cards Galore Encore- August Anything Goes Challenge #54

17. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #74 - "Anything Goes"

18.Crafty Creations Challenge #373 - Anything Goes

19. CreativefIngers Challenge #151

20. Scrapping 4 fun Challenge 122 - Anything Goes

21. Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #110 No Patterned Paper

22. Daisy Chain Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

23. 613 Avenue Challenge 212 Anything Goes

24. FFC #248 Always Anything Goes

25. 4 CC #417 {BACK TO SCHOOL!}

26. Challenge # 34 Paradise

27. Challenge # 145 ANYTHING GOES with optional no square or rectangle card

Hope you like it.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Floral Shaker Card

Hello friends

Hope you are having a great weekend.
This time we tried our hands at something we had never made before-a Shaker card. It was in our to-do list for a long time and we finally made it. Yay, we are quite happy with the outcome. We spent a lot of time in figuring out how to go about it. We wanted to participate in few challenges, so combining them into a card which had all of the elements was quite challenging for us. But we overcome all those hurdles and here we are with our shaker card.

We have used a floral pattern paper as love for flowers never fails. We used some gold sequins as the shaker element. To finish it off, we used floral punches and quilled butterfly. To add oomph factor, we added some half pearls.


We are linking it to the following challenges:

1. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August 2018 challenge

2.  Creative Fingers- Challenge #151

3. Week 33 ~ Anything Goes ~ Polkadoodles


5. Crafting With An Attitude- Challenge 42

6. Craft Rocket Challenges- Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

7. Challenge #116

8. Craftaholics R Us- Challenge # 33

9. Crafting By Designs- August Anything Goes Challenge

10. Pennys Challenge 393

11. #105 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter F

Our card uses Butterfly and Flowers

12. Crafty Creations- Challenge #372

13. Creative Moments Challenge 150

14. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #08

15. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #74

16. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

17. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes

18. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #08

19. Papercraft Business Challenge #9

20. Not Just Cards-August Challenge - Anything Goes

21. Creatalicious Challenge #145 ANYTHING GOES with optional no square or rectangle card


23. TTCRD Anything goes Challenge

24. Challenge #325 - Summer Fun

25. Always Fun Challenges-Challenge 71

26. Catch the Bug-August Anything Goes Challenge

27. 613 Avenue Create-Challenge 212 Anything Goes

28. Pile It On! #145 - New Technique
New Technique- Shaker Card

29. The Craft Addicts- Challenge 51

30. FFC #247 Always Anything Goes

31. Scrapping4fun- Challenge 122 - Anything Goes

32. Cardz 4 Galz- Challenge #78 Dies and or Punches

33. Always Happy Birthday- August Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes

34. AGOAC- Challenge #225

35. CAS 16

36. Prika Blog Challenge-August-2018: “Anything Goes-Floral”

37. Muse Challenge #279

We were inspired by the flowers.

38. Daisy Chain- Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

Hope you like it.
Please give your feedback so that we can improve.

Subhashini & Chandhini

Friday, 10 August 2018

Quilled Earring

Hi everyone

The one thing that all ladies have in common, across all the ages and across the continents is ........... yes, you guessed it right, it is shopping. We all love shopping, don't we, do we need reasons to shop?
What is the first thing that comes to our mind when we think about shopping? For us, the image that comes to our mind is going through the busy streets of a market or checking out different brands in a mall, trying to get the best clothes. And we don't mind spending hours choosing the best one. And now that we have bought our favorite clothes, we need accessories to complete the look. Earrings and statement neck-pieces form a big part of accessories, well atleast in our case.

Making your own earrings is the best thing one could think of ever as one can customise it to their preferences, be it color, deign or the length, especially when one can't find the right accessories to pair with the outfit.

Here's what we made to match our outfit.

A glimpse of quilled earring

We have worked out magic with strips of paper using quilling, a technique which transforms mere strips of paper into wonderful pieces of art. The design has been inspired from the net, though it is not exactly the same.

We made quite a number of earrings during the first and second year of our bachelors degree to match  with our clothes, some of which we have already posted in our blog.  We will update others in the upcoming posts.

Take a look at these quilled earrings:

Quilled earrings using beehive technique

Quilled butterfly earring

We are linking to:

1. Crafting With An Attitude- Challenge 42

2. Craft Rocket Challenges-Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

3. August 2018 Anything Goes Challenge!

4. Pennys Challenge 392

5. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

6. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #73 - "Anything Goes"

7. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge August #08 - Theme Always Anything Goes

8. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

9. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes

10. Crafty Creations- Challenge #372 - Anything Goes

11. Creative Moments- Challenge 150

12. Create and Makes-Challenge 23

13. Lil Patch-CHALLENGE #87

14. FFC #246 Always Anything Goes

15. Challenge 212 Anything Goes

16. Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #08

17. August Anything Goes Challenge #54

18. Challenge #110 No Patterned Paper

19. Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

20. Challenge #140 - ANYTHING GOES

21. Tuesday Throwdown TT404 - Anything Goes

22. Papercraft Business Challenge #9 August

23. Scrapping4funChallenges- Challenge 121 - Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting our blog,

Chandhini & Subhashini

Friday, 3 August 2018

Cute Owl Pen Stand

Hello crafty peeps,

Let's face it, all of us fall short of pen stands to store our color markers, pens, pencils and paint brushes. It saves us a ton of time in sorting things out and makes crafting a lot more easier and faster. Organization is a big part of time management. I guess you all would agree with us on this.

Today, we want to share a cute owl pen stand with you. This is a simple and kid friendly project. You can make it in an hour if all items are in hand. We love to make recycled crafts, and this is our latest addition to the list. We have used old CDs and even the paper used to cover CDs are reused ( it was used in our assignment).

So, without further ado, let's look at owl pen stand.

Take a look at this cute Owl Penstand

If you are someone who loves owl crafts, then you must check out these projects- 
Quilled Owl keychain
Quirky Owl Love- Greeting Card

Here's the side view

We are linking the project to the following challenges:

1. Cookie Challenge #99

2. Challenge 42

3. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #73 - "Anything Goes"

4. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge August #08 - Theme Always Anything Goes

5. August Challenge

6. August Anything Goes Challenge #54

7. LTCCB #25 - August Anything Goes

8. MIUCB #16 - Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping

9. July Challenge - Anything Goes

10. July 15 - Aug 14 Challenge- ANIMAL projects - any theme.

11. August 2018 Anything Goes Challenge!

12. Challenge #371 - Anything Goes

13. Challenge 149

14. Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #346-347

15. Animal Magic Challenge

16. TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge

17. CHALLENGE 23 Anything goes theme

18.  Challenge 217- Anything goes


20. Challenge 171 ~ Tropical Colors

Thanks for stopping by.

We would appreciate if you follow us and leave us some comment love,
Chandhini & Subhashini

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