Friday, 27 January 2017

Altered Old Clock by GDT Pavitra

Hello my dear friends,

I am back with another inspirational post for you guys and really happy being back with you at this platform.

Today project is about an altered old clock, which was not functional and now reformed as home decor piece.

Have a look!!!

I love to work with different mediums and play with textures and that’s what reflects in my project.

For this project i started with an old alarm clock and covered the entire piece with white sand paste, once dried thoroughly I placed all my embellishments with heavy body gel and left it to dry. Next I further build up the textures with gauge and art stones. Did you notice the heart piece in the center it’s a part of my little one’s broken toy. It was lying in my stash from some time and finally got its place.

Gave few coasts of white gesso to entire piece and sprayed with shades of green, blue and purple from lindy’s spray gang. For highlighting the texture I dry brushed with white gesso.

Painted the back of the bulb embellishment with prima alchemy paint and placed it with heavy body gel.

Hope you enjoyed going through my creation.Below you can find out the list of all supplies

Materials used-
Old clock
Finnabair texture paste- White sand paste
Metal Embellishments
Finnabair heavy white gesso
Prima art stone
Lindy’s spray – drop dead diva
Finnabair art alchemy paint – pink blush
Finnabair heavy body gel


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Diamond fold card Tutorial by GDT Afreen

Ciao Crafters,

How are you all in this Cold Morning? Want something to motivate you to get back your mojo in this weather, Today In our Teaching & Learning Program, Our GDT Afreen will going to teach beautiful Diamond Fold Card, So take your hot cup of chocolate and sit back and enjoy the step by step tuorial.

Over to you Afreen,

Hello Friends,
This is Afreen here, am back with the another pictorial on how to make diamond fold card.. here is the picture of card which we are gonna to make.

Lets begin with the tutorial
Step 1: Take a piece of pink cardstock 250gsm at 12x6 inches.

Step 2: Score it at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.

Step 3: Mark a little dot at 6 inches top and bottom using pencil.. (am using pen just to have a clear look of dot) use pencil so that you can erase them after creasing.

Step 4: Now mark 3inches from the top in 2nd scored line and 3rd score line.

Now mark cross lines using pencil by jointing the points ( 1st score line top to middle 3 inches dot and end the marking at 6 inches dot at the bottom and 1st score line bottom to middle 3 inches dot and end the marking at 6 inches dot at the top) do the same for the other side also as shown in the above picture.

Step 5: Now after marking the lines use your ruler according to the line and fold it then crease it using your bone folder (ref pic below).

(creased lines will look like this)

Step 6: Fold exactly as shown in the pic.

Fold like this… Let the arrow shape creased part will go inside the card, so that u can get the diamond portion alone as 3d look.

Do the same for the other side also 

Step 7: You will get the fancy folds like this 

Step 8: Now decorate them using pattern sheets, I took print from free printable website.. do the same creasing which we did in cardstock, so that it will be easy for you to cut every single piece without any difficulty.

Adhere them to the cardstock and distress all the this I didn’t sticked the diamond shaped pattern sheet.

Step 9: I used some golden cardstock for the side triangles and center diamond portion and decorated it with doilies at center and border punch out at the left and right edges.

I've just distressed the golden cardstock using my golden gel pen, just applied at the edges and rubbed off using fingers to get the distressed effect.

Added some cut outs and tags
Step 10: Finally I added stamped images in the center and created flowers using heartfelt creations stamp and added glitters. Here are the finished project pictures.

Materials Used
1. Pink cardstock 250 gsm
2. White glue
3. Heart felt creations sun kissed fleur stamp
4. Distress ink broken china, and pink
5. Border punch , doilies
6. Pattern sheets & tags from (
7. Colorbox green color
8. Hotp fairy stamp
9. Golden cardstock 250gsm
10. Golden glitter gel pen
11. Maratha stewart scoreboard
All Materials Available at Rainbow Craftykari Or can be purchased through pre-order

Thank you for stopping by,.. do leave some love..
*Happy crafting* *stay blessed* *Hugs*
With love,

Friday, 20 January 2017

Shabby Chic Layout By Guest DT Sunila and Aditi

Bonjour Crafters

We’re back with an inspirational post and our third project for Rainbow Craftykari! What a delight :)

Today we’re here to inspire you with a shabby chic layout and with Valentine’s day nearing, we though love would be a fabulous theme to work with!

What is shabby chic? Shabby chic (/ˈʃæb.iˈʃiːk/) is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. When incorporated in art and craft its as simple as creating something that appears worn off, old, faded and distressed. Pastel colours (pinks, blues, white) are the go to colours in this style.

Here is the Layout we have created for this one

For this layout we chose one 12x12 sheet with a pastel pink and floral elements as our base. We picked various sizes of pattern papers for our layering. If you notice this layout is a three picture layout- one big and two small. We assembled our papers and photos and made rough marks once happy with the arrangement. We then made cut marks on the top right and bottom left of the page, tore it and folded it like draping it. We distressed all our edges with distress inks. In the peep through places, we added another piece of paper underneath. We mounted our base piece onto white cardstock. We distressed the edges of all our paper pieces and photos for the vintage look. We then chose our chipboard pieces, painted them gold and added them onto our layout, some above and some peeking from beneath a picture. We added some texture using modelling paste and a stencil around our arrangement. Once content we adhered everything down in place. We then adhered a few flowers going with our layout.

Its Pastel, Its Subtle and Its Romantic

Products used:
Papericious Paper Stacks- Infinity and Ephemera
Papericious Chippies- The Wedding Theme, and Hearts
Photos off the internet
Mont Marte Modelling Paste
Finnabair Dots and Lines Stencils
Distress Ink- Vintage Photo and blending tool
Gold acrylic paint
Two sided tape

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.
Sunila & Aditi