Showing posts with label Blog Coordinator. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog Coordinator. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Vintage Card Video Tutorial by Blog Coordinator Aditi

Hello everyone,

A very happy November to you all! We have an interesting challenge this month and we also have a collaboration with Paru's Card Making Blog. Check all the details regarding this here

For the challenge, I have created a Tri-Fold Vintage theme card! I have a video tutorial for you all. 

Here's a look at the card, with some close-ups:








Here's the supply list with the basic measurements, before you proceed to the video:
  • White Cardstock- 12" x 5.5"  for the card and 1" x 12" for the belly band
  • Pattern Paper Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Pack- cut to the following sizes- 5 3/8" x 1 5/8" (2pieces first flap); 5 3/8" x 2 7/8" (2 pieces second flap); 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" (1 piece last flap); 7/8" x 3 3/8", 7/8" x 4 3/8", 7/8" x 3 7/8" (Belly band)
  • Sizzix Thinlits Flower Die- 661806
  • Old book page
  • Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set
  • Gold Stickles
  • Staz On Black Ink
  • Distress Ink- Vintage photo
All the mentioned materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari store or can be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Hop on over to see the video tutorial...



Monday, 2 October 2017

Sun catcher Wall hanging by Blog Coordinator Aditi Mahajan


Hello Everyone,

Time surely flies! It's October and I'm back with an inspiration for you for our October Challenge! 


Today I decided to make some DIY gifts for the festive season. These project ideas are so simple, that parents/teachers can teach kids to make them and they can proudly flaunt their hand-made creations. 

First up is a Sun Catcher Wall Hanging- Included the twist of lights in the form of the Sun and the celebration here are the festivals!



For this hanging, I altered an MDF piece, however, you could simply take an image of the sun from the internet and trace it onto chipboard (those good at drawing can draw it also). Next, cover the surface with gesso if your base is dark. Play with colors. Here I spread colors on the gell press plate and lifted them on my surface. First yellow, next orange and then some magenta. Do this on both the front and back, since it's a hanging both sides will be visible. Next, pick a stencil and place it on the base, dab some gold paint with a piece of sponge. This enhances the look and adds some interest. Cut out pieces of chipboard for the eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrow and paint them. Stick them with glue. Punch two holes- one on the top and one at the bottom. String a few beads and a bell and tie it to the hole at the bottom. Similarly, string some beads with a hook and add it to the top. That's it, you have a fantastic wall hanging.

Here are some close ups:







Next, is a tea light holder.




For this, I used an MDF Coaster base, and brushed white gesso. I stuck some pieces of newspaper and then covered it with gesso again. I then used some modelling paste through a stencil for added texture. Next, I applied some sand texture. I then spritzed some colours. Next, On the sand texture, I used Inka gold to highlight it. Finally, I mixed some metallic paint to modelling paste and applied it with another stencil. 

Supply list:


  • MDF/Chipboard Base
  • Acrylic paints- Standard and Metallic Finish
  • Gell Press
  • Assorted Stencils
  • Beads
  • String
  • Bell
  • Plastic loop for the hanging
  • Inka Gold
  • Sand Texture
  • Modelling Paste
  • White Gesso
  • Newspaper pieces

Hope you're inspired and do participate in the challenge!Happy Crafting!Aditi


Friday, 1 September 2017

Family Layout Tutorial & Video Tutorial by Blog Co-ordinator Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,


A very happy September! With the beginning of a new month, we have a wonderful new challenge!


Today I'm here to share an easy to make Layout Tutorial with you all which is also an inspiration for our challenge this month.


Many craft brands come up with coordinated sets/kits. Most often we end up buying the paper pack alone and using it and then in a future date we end up buying the die cut/embellishments and use them individually. However, have you realised how worthy it would be to invest in the entire kit and use it in your projects? Sometimes we are creating an album, a layout, a card, and using all the coordinated elements leads to a great creation.


In my layout today, I will be using one such kit from Kaisercraft- The Golden Grove Collection. All the elements go so well together, that within minutes a quick layout can be created.


Let's begin...



Step1: First begin by choosing a photo and a base paper. 



Step 2: Choose a contrasting pattern paper to mount the photo on. Here I have kept it a 1/4" bigger than the photo on all sides. Stick the photo on the paper. Add some depth to the entire photo mat with waste chipboard/cardboard. Distress the edges of the paper.



Step 3: This Paper Pack has one sheet with flower clusters. So I fussy cut those from the sheet. Usually, every paper pack has one such pattern from which elements can be fussy cut. 


 

 

Step 4: Use a stencil and add some texture with modelling paste. 



Step 5: Pick inks of the colours on your base paper. Here I used distress inks. Randomly add some colour on your paper, especially to blend in the texture. Ensure to leave some texture white as that adds extra interest. Distress the edges of the base paper.


              


Step 6: Add more interest with stamping. Choose one colour that dominates the background colours (in this case green) and black. Stamp randomly around the focal image using two background stamps.


    

               

Step 7: Layer and play with the fussy cut elements, the collectables (die cut elements coordinated with the sheet) and the wooden collectables. Stick some with glue and some with foam tape. Run the blade of the scissors on the edges, to give the flowers and leaves some dimension. Pick a title from the collectables. 



Step 8: Complete the layout with some splatter in white and green.







Since this is a layout, and it's difficult to merely read instructions, I created a video tutorial for you all :-)! Click here


Supply List:

  • Kaisercraft Golden Grove Collection- Paper Pack, Collectables and Wooden Flourish pack
  • Kaisercraft Doily 12 x 12 Stencil
  • Mont Marte Modelling Paste
  • Distress Inks- Vintage Photo, Mustard Seeds, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss
  • Archival Ink- Jet Black and Library Green
  • Kaisercraft Stamp- Lattice
  • Finnabair STamp- Messy Script
  • Glue
  • Foam Tape
  • Photo courtesy Pinterest
  • Lindy's Spray- Drope Dead GOrgeous Green and Sidewalk Chalk


Hope you're inspired! Looking forward to your creations and participation in the challenge! 

Happy crafting!

Aditi

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Friendship ATC's by Blog Co-ordinator Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Aditi here, Hope you're all having a good day! Today we've started our new term and with that our Rainbow Friendship challenge


I'm here with some inspiration for the challenge- Friendship and Rainbow Colours. I have made a set of three ATC Cards. ATC Cards are usually sized 3" x 4" (like a visiting card) and are swapped among the artist/crafting community. At times there are themes decided, based on which the cards are created. 

Here's a look at the cards:



For these cards, I first created a background using distress oxides on textured cardstock. I then used a bubbles stamp with black archival ink. Next, I stamped the girls and coloured with pencils. I then stamped the quotes, cut them out and distressed the edges. I then dug out elements from my stash- hand made flowers die cut flourish, doily, vellum butterfly and some gauge. I arranged them on each of the cards and stuck them down. I then randomly added some black sequins. I completed them by distressing the edges and mounting them on black cardstock. 
 

Here's a look at them closely:








Supplies:

  • Santoro Girls - #13 Fairy Lights, #4 Forget Me Not, #7 The White Rabbit
  • Textured Cardstock White
  • Black Cardstock
  • Archival Ink- Jet Black
  • Colour Pencils- Staedler
  • Distress Oxides- Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Distress Inks- Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
  • Lattice Work Stencil- Tim Holtz
  • Kaisercraft- True Friendship Stamp
  • Finnabair- Bubbles Stamp
  • Gauge
  • Cherry Lynn Flourish Die
  • Handmade Flowers, Leaves, Stamped and embossed butterfly and leaves on Vellum
  • Black Craft Sequins
  • Doily

All Materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari Store and those that aren't can be pre-order by sending an e-mail at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Hope you're inspired and looking forward to your participation this month! Watch out for fun tutorials, and inspiration in the coming month by our DT Members.

Aditi Mahajan
Blog Co-ordinator

Monday, 3 July 2017

Uncovering Blog Co-ordinator Jul'17

Bonjour Crafters,

Today we are so much thrilled to announce our Blog Coordinator for the Rainbow Craftykari Blog, Allow me to introduce the most talented and brilliant crafter in the Indian Craft Industry, Aditi Mahajan!! She is going to be face of Rainbow Craftykari. Let's Welcome her,


Hello Everyone

My mother- Sunila Mahajan and me- Aditi Mahajan, started Dots to Lines and our forte is home decor, mixed media and altered art. I have pursued MSc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education; and too to arts and crafts since school days and also practised art therapy when working with children with special needs. I have completed an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York.

Crafting has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects or making gifts. We run a home decor business by the name of Dots to Lines and we handcraft products using techniques of mixed media and decoupage. We are into paper-crafting, layouts, journaling, album making and scrapbooking. Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and use of vibrant colours.

Under the name of Dots to Lines, I have been officially creating and crafting for two years now. Apart from selling products and blogging, I am a part of various Design Teams.

Today, I am glad to be a part of a team as a Blog Coordinator. This is a prestigious position and I hope to do justice to it. Rainbow Craftykari is a great store and has till date provided a great education programme for fellow crafters. I hope to add to its growth and success.

My Latest Projects:


Warm Regards
Aditi Mahajan
Dots 2 Lines

Monday, 22 August 2016

Introducing our Guest Designers and Blog Coordinator

Hello Crafty friends, 

A warm welcome to all of you to our blog. This month we are so excited and happy because we have started Teaching & Learning program in our Rainbow Craftykari blog. For next 2 months you will learn a lot of things from our Guest DT's and A Crafter, who has joined us in our Blog and She will be going to be Blog Coordinator. We are so much delighted to introduce you to our Guest DT's and New Blog Cordinator. Here we go

Our Blog Coordinator:

Everyone, Today we welcome a so much Talented and Hardworker to be a part of Rainbow Craftykari Blog, She is Meena Herale from Shimoga, Karnataka. She creates greeting cards, soft toys, mixed media, jewellery, scrapbook layout, decoupage, sospeso, quilling, hand embroidery, stocking flowers and much much more. We are so much happy Meena, that you have join us. You can visit her blog here and FB page here to checkout her creations.

 
Our Guest Designers:

We're very glad to have Pavitra Chanchal as our guest designer.


Her Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/paperfinesse/

Over to you Pavitra,

Hello, I'm Pavitra Chanchal and am very thrilled to be a guest designer for Rainbow Craftykari blog this month. I made my master's in Food and Nutrition and Nutritionist by profession. I'm a crafter by passion and love to create different style of scrapbooks and handmade flower.
 My few recent works 
 






Our Second Guest designer is none another than Halak Shah


Tell us about yourself Halak,

Hello, I'm Halak ^--^ I'm a commerce graduate and I have loved Art ever since I was enrolled into Art classes (4th grade). Got introduced to stamping and paper crafting a few years ago and finally started my blog in 2014. After that there's been no looking back. I love working with papers, stamps, cutting dies and stencils.
My style is usually CAS with a bit of whimsy thrown in. I also enjoy making miniature Mixed Media pieces like ATC and Art tiles.

My blog - http://whichcraftcards.blogspot.in/
My few recent works







Third Guest designer is Kriti Mishra

Over to you Kriti

Hi, I'm Kriti Mishra from Hyderabad. I had done my masters in Information Technology and was an Asst. Prof. at a reputed engineering collage. But left the job after my daughter Akshada was born, she is 3 years old and now she allows me to do some creative work. I can see a good artist in her also. Right from my childhood, I'm into crafting. I always loved making handmade cards and its my passion. I'm more into scrapbooks and making mini albums. I love to use different kinds of pattern papers to enhance my creativity and to share some knowledge with other people around. Previously, I  used to make to make simple handmade cards just to gift them to my loved ones and friends, but when I joined social media there I saw a huge world of crafting.

My blog -  http://handcrafted-expressionsbykriti.blogspot.in/

My few recent works





Our Fourth Guest designer is Anushree Vaish. Here is about her:


Hello, I am Anushree from Bangalore. I am married for 8 years now  and have 2 beautiful daughters aged 6 and 2. Paper crafting, Card making and Mixed Media works started with making some birthday cards for my daughter in 2014. Started this beautiful art from Pinterest to teaching and finally to the wonderful world of blogging. I have been hooked ever since and to be precise I have been making cards and mixed media projects for 16 months now. My style is CAS and what makes my cards and mixed media projects unique is that I always try to make my designs meaningful. I also love to explore different products and techniques to make cards, boxes, mini books and home decor. My favorite way to create cards is by layering and incorporating mixed media. No matter what aesthetic I feel like working in, almost all of my designs will be saturated in colors or filled with texture. I love being able to help and encourage people, both through my work and creativity.

My blog - http://anushreevaish.blogspot.in/
My few recent works







Our Fifth Guest designer is none other than Manjit Kaur.
We are so thrilled to have her on our blog. Here is about her:

Over to you Manjit

Hi crafty friends, I am Manjit from Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab. I have started paper crafting almost 4 years ago. I didn't take any formal training or any online classes. All I make is out of my passion for crafting. Thanks to Internet and YouTube which is always there to assist me. And how can I forget Rainbow Craftykari who always keeps encouraging me when I'm in a fuss.

My Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Kaurs-Creative-Corner

My few recent works





A very warm welcome to all you in a team. All the best !!