Wednesday, 28 December 2011

DT calling .............

What can be more exciting than to start  the new year with something new in your Kitty ... Well well well...... it doesn't have to be just a gift or something ..... It can be linked to one's creative side too ...... So thanks Pooja for giving everyone a chance to try to be a part of DT which will act as catalyst in enhancing the already creative superminds of one and all.


Am not sure if an amateur crafter like me can make it but still whats wrong in trying ??? : ) ....

Join in the fun.....

Happy crafting,
Meghna


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas ,

December was much much much hectic than I had thought it would be. My birthday, then hospitalization, then my assignments really kept me busy and away from crafting .

I was honoured ( : D ) by Jovita Serrao Dsouza  who invited me as a guest blogger for her Christmas Special... Thanks girlie for considering me worth . So then I thought to club this one with the ICRC 13 and Kalindi  blog anniversary contest.. Sorry Kalindi my assignments kept me busy to post this earlier :)

Now about the card..... The theme for ICR was to make a Christmas card with non-traditional colors ( NO REDS NO GREENS and and and NO WHITE BACKGROUND ...... :( )



Kalindi challenged us to make a card based on the theme " Unconditional Love " and and and no punches or any machinery to be used ....

I always feel Jesus Christ truly lived for the happiness of mankind and  even died for the same. Is'nt it a coincidence that Christmas falls exactly at the year end to give us happiness when one more year is slipping away from our hand ......What more can I say about his Love for mankind ........

Christmas in childhood meant 8 days vacation, party at a friends house and that yummy cakes to relish. With growing years I understood the true meaning of christmas. I remember making life size Santas for friends with Velvet papers and lots of cotton. I love creating crib as much as I love making the mud forts in Diwali . There's so much we can express with out words ...

I have tried to make layered easel card depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. ( Though my sheeps are well fed and too fatty  :D ) ... I had to do lots of planning for getting those figures perfect and YES everything is hand cut ( Except for the punch on cover page and sentiments ( Thanks Jovi for the lovely sentiment gift fromPie Lane )

 Thats my closed Christmas Easel Card. I loved the look the puching has added on to the black paper. Snce I was making this card keping the ICRC in mind I could'nt use Red, Green or White back ground ....( Rules dear ) The flowers are quilled :)


Thia is how the card looks when opened up..............



As the cover easel takes its place and all the layers arrange themselves , this picture comes in effect....

A close up of the quilled flowers :D


Close up of the crib... I  have used cotton and hay for stuffing... just to give it a little 3D effect... Actually had  wanted to use the golden glitter but couldn't find ( as usual ) so ended up using the Fuchsia instead ..But Golden would have looked much better I guess.....


Another close view....


And here.... This is the side view... The Orange gap you see is actually a pocket opening on readers RHS to insert personalized message ....

Ahhhhh Thats it .......

Let me know your views ...

Happy Crafting,
Meghna



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