Showing posts with label DT Spardha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DT Spardha. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Farewell to the Summer 2018 RCS DT Team

Hello Everyone,

We are bidding adieu to our Design Team Members and wishing them all the best for their future!

The past three months flew by and our team came up with great posts for you all! We would like to thank each member for contributing to the blog with such great ideas and tutorials!

Their works are as follow:

Blog Coordinator Aditi

DT Priyadarshini

DT Saloni

DT Vidhi Jadeja

DT Megha Tainwala

DT Spardha Angra

The NEXT DT season will be coming up soon !! Keep watching our updates at and

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Snail Mail Video Tutorial by DT Spardha

Hey guys!

Hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacay.
Still super hot in Delhi, but it also means bright and shiny summer colours :)

Today I am going to share with you, one of the trending
DIYs, so much fun to make… *drumroll*… Snail Mail Folder!
I have made a tutorial video to show you how fun and easy it is to make one for yourself. And there is SO MUCH you can do

Gone are the days we used to send out mailers, although postcards are making a
comeback so *YAY*

Snail Mail Folders are basically a more elaborate version of a card you’d like
to send out. It’s got more material, pockets for secret messages and space to
add your photos to. It’s an entirely personalized folder for someone you’d like
to send out some love to.

I made one using my photos with a friend, my long-distance
friend, Asha. She’s a fellow architect and post our college together, she has
moved to Germany to work *sobs*

So, this folder love goes straight to her mailbox!

I hope I have inspired you to make one for someone you love. And if you’d like
to share some love with our beautiful design team, we won’t say no! :)

Supplies List:
White Cardstock
Patterned Paper{Eno Greetings}
C5 sized envelope
Golden eyelets
Glue Gun
Hole Punch
Eyelet setter
Bakers twine
Paper clip
Paper doileys

Above Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order them by sending mail at

Don't forget to
check out our ongoing challenge. Few days left to participate in our current challenge! Grab a chance to win Goodies more than worth Rs 400/- from CrafTangles !!

--- Happy Crafting! ---

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Tag- DT Spardha inspired by DT Megha

Hey guys!

Hope you're having a great week and a *hot hot* month. 

I am here today with an inspiration post.

This time, we have a twist in our inspiration posts. We'll be getting inspired by our very own Design Team. And why shouldn't we, they are AWESOME!

My project is inspired by the wonderful artist, and an even more amazing person, Megha!

I went through all her posts, and like any sane person {not} broke down her style into mixed media, grunge and layers. All of these were far from my style of work. Then I hit the jackpot when I saw her Christmas Tag. Hint - It's got OWLS on it!

I loved the colours and the owls and the pearls on this project. I started with preparing the base using paint sprays and blending them together. Later on stamping the script stamp. Halfway through the project, I realised I don't own another owl stamp beside a graduation-themed one. So I used a paper clip for it!

I have also added the dimension with modelling paste, later on, painted over.

And the results are here for you to see!

Hope you liked the project and honestly guys, just go through her blog whenever you have an artist's block. She has some brilliant projects over there!

Supplies used:
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Script stamp
  • Black ink pad
  • Modelling Paste
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paper flowers
  • Paperclip
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Pearls
  • Rhinestones
  • Paper Twine
Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE
Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

--- Happy Summers! ---

Friday, 1 June 2018

RCS Challenge #11 Back To School + Blog HOP

Hello everyone,

Wishing you all a very Happy June! With the new month, we have a fun new challenge! This month apart from the challenge, we also have a fun blog hop for you all!

Here's a look at the challenge first:

The challenge is all about creating any project on the theme of 'Back to School' with a twist of incorporating any school stationery in it! Feel free to create any crafty project be it a card, a layout, altered piece, tag, home decor art, album and anything art/craft related. The last date to submit entries is 25th June'18

One winner will win a goodie bag filled with CraftTangles supplies worth Rs. 400 (shipping free) as well as the winner's badge to flaunt on the blog. Top three entries will get to flaunt a badge on their blogs.  

Any entry which doesn't follow the guidelines will be disqualified and will be removed from the participation entries

Please go through the General Guidelines and Rules HERE.

Now coming onto the blog hop fun! Our team has created fantastic projects for you'll to be inspired from! Below is the Blog hop list, click and visit their blogs. To enter for the prize, leave a comment on all the team member's blogs as well as on the Rainbow Craftykari blog June Challenge Post. Additionally, subscribe to the Rainbow Craftykari Youtube Channel and follow/subscribe me (choose, one social media personal).
As simple as that!
Here's the list:

Rainbow Craftykari Challenge Post- ****YOU ARE HERE****

Blog Coordinator- Aditi MahajanToday I have created a simple yet colour messy layout! The word School takes me back to Primary Colours and artistic mess! I was also inspired by our DT Spardha's style of keeping the layout simple using minimal embellishments.

DT Megha TainwalaThese are fun and easy ways of giving your notebook and pencils a makeover, so easy and customizable that your kid could also have some fun going back to school.

DT PriyadarshiniEducation is the most powerful weapon which can change the world'- Nelson Mandela.

New academic year with more challenges and lots to learn, I made a door hanger 'My Study Time'

DT Saloni- Everyone's school days have the memories they can cherish and treasure for life. When I think about School, it reminds me of all the fun I had.. We used to play our own created games and draw for fun. Similarly, I wanted to create something which can also be fun.  So I have created two different cards trying to incorporate few elements which will remind us of our school days. 

DT SpardhaGet nostalgic and back to school for June!
Here's to the best years of our life, learning and becoming the beautiful little individuals we are now.

DT VidhiToday I have created a small 6 by 6 Photo Folio inspired by the 'Back to School' theme. As a school stationery, I used Paper Pin or U pin as the closure to the Folio. This folio is inspired by all things school and all the elements take me back to my school days.

Two winners will be announced on 8th June on the Blog and on Rainbow Craftykari's Facebook Page. Winners stand a chance to win a gift voucher to the Rainbow Craftykari Store. 

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Floral Wreath Inspiration by DT Spardha

Hi guys!
I am here today with another inspiration post for you. Making a floral wreath from old wires!

Okay, this was a long part-research and part-experiment project for me since I thought I had it. Man was I wrong!

Let me take you through my design process for the project first and inspire you to get over your mistakes and NEVER stop trying. Idea #01 for the wreath was to use some left-over AC tube {it's copper, so WOW! } Turns out we got one of our conditioners repaired and used up the tube.

Idea #02 was to use a thin floral wire. Mid-way through the project, it came apart since it was too flimsy. Idea #03 was to use left-over thick wires and YAY we have a winner!

I connected four pieces of wire to form a circle and painted them using chalk paint.

The letters have been cut out using a digital die cutting machine and suspended using twine.

Decorate it with flowers, leaves or seasonal decor and it's done! I left loads of negative space in mine since it goes up on my gallery wall with a bunch of frames.

Supplies used:
  • Thick wires (12" X 4pcs)
  • Glue Gun
  • Green Chalk Paint
  • Paper Flowers
  • Trims 
  • Twine
  • Black Cardstock for Letters
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at
Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration and tutorials

Hope this inspires you to make one of your own.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Scrapbook Layout Video Tutorial by DT Spardha

Hello guys!

Hope you are having an amazing month!

Continuing the happy spirit of Spring, today I have a scrapbooking layout tutorial for you. I love making scrapbook layouts especially using different mediums cohesively. 

So today I present to you a video tutorial on stamping and layering. I've used three different kinds of paints and a variety of stamping ink for this project. Checkout the tutorial

If you're wondering how to DIY your own mists, CLICK HERE to read the blog post where I made them. If not, you can definitely go buy some great inks HERE!

I am glad the grungy look did not overpower the bright colours of spring *YAY*

On a side note - If any of you are wondering who the *pretty girl* is, it's me! *sobering up now*

Supplies Used:
  • Paper - Kraft Cardstock, Coloured Paper Scraps
  • Paints - Poster Paint, Acrylic Paints, Chalk Paint
  • Ink Pads - Blue and Green
  • Stamps - Bold Flowers {Fiskars}, Studio G, Ink n Layer {Prima} and Daydreamer {Kaiserkraft}
  • Tools - Scissors, Glue, Heat Gun, Digital Die Cutting Machine, Butterfly Punch {Martha Stewart} and Label Maker {Dymo}
  • Embellishments - Pearls and MDF star confetti 
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Spring Bird Cage Inspiration by DT Spardha

Hi guys!

Spardha here for today's inspiration post at the Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Hope you guys are enjoying the Spring Season, with the beautiful weather, flowers and the pretty pretty colours all around. 

Taking inspiration from the season, today's post will be a bit more "organic" {I know I can crack better jokes, I'm working on it!}

Today I have for you a beautiful spring-themed ornament made entirely with a sheet paper. These can be great centre-pieces for décor or out-of-the-box gifts. I will be keeping it at my craft desk as this season's mood-board.

To make your own birdcage, start by cutting a 3" circle from chipboard to act as a base. I covered mine with green felt fabric, but you can use paper or moss as well.

Cut a small circle for the top of the cage and stick four 1/2" strips of white paper to the centre of the circle cut-out. An easy way to make sure that your cage fits on to it's base is to wrap a 1" strip of paper around the periphery of the base and stick it's two ends so the circular strip pops out. 

Mark 8 points at equal distances on the circular strip and stick the ends of the 1/2" paper strip at each of these points. Let it dry and your birdcage is done!

Now all you have to do is unleash your creative cells and decorate it to your liking. I brought in a bit of actual nature in mine by using a dried stem as the main branch, using loads of paper flowers, fabric trims and bling to complete the look.

Supplies used:
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Hope this project brings in some cheer for you this season and inspires you to get crafty.

P.S. There are a few more days to participate in our ongoing challenge.

--- Happy Crafting! ---

Monday, 2 April 2018

RCS Challenge #9- LOVE

Hello Everyone,


Wishing you all a very Happy April and Spring Season! We are so delighted to be kickstarting a new term with a new team. Watch out for fun inspirations and tutorials.


We're also back with our challenges:)!


Here's a look at our challenge for April:

(Pic credit Vecteezy and Partially Designed by Maninder Kaur)


The theme for our challenge is LOVE, feel free to interpret it any manner and we have a colour palette to complement it. Use a minimum of three shades from the palette.  Let us know how you interpreted the challenge and also make sure to use the challenge banner(above) in your post.  


Feel free to create any crafty project be it a card, a layout, altered piece, tag, home decor art, album and anything art/craft related. Last date to submit entries is 25th April'18


One winner will receive a Gift Voucher Coupon worth Rs 450/- as well as the winners badge to flaunt on the blog. Top three entries will get to flaunt a badge on their blogs.

Any entry which doesn't follow the guidelines will be disqualified and will be removed from the participation entries


Please go through General Guidelines and Rules HERE.  


Here's a look at what our team made to inspire you to play along!


Blog Coordinator Aditi- "The secret of Art is Love." I interpreted the theme of Love as Love for Art, Craft and Journaling. I created a journal page and used all the colours on the palette. 

DT Saloni - 
Love is not all about loving others but yourself also!! You can't make anyone love you without loving yourself first! So love and be loved ...
I have created three mini easel cards for the ongoing love & colour palette challenge

DT Megha - Love is Fearless, Love is of the Heart, Love is You & Me, Love is Grand 💖
I have created a card for the ongoing love & colour palette challenge.

DT Priyadarshini - 
'When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that's love' - Lana del Ray
Since every love story is beautiful, I have a created a simple and unique scrap layout for the ongoing love & colour palette challenge

DT Spardha -
Love can be simple or layered, it's about those bright and shiny pieces of heart coming together to finally make sense. 

I've created a shaker card to go with this month's beautiful challenge colours!
"Shake it 'cos you love it!"

DT Vidhi- God placed your hand in mine. Now we walk together forever... Together is wonderful place to be !!! 
I have created this lovely tag for the ongoing love and colour palette challenge.

Look out for amazing inspirations during the month!

Link your entries below to participate in the challenge.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

RCS Summer 2018 Design Team Reveal

Hello Everyone,

Today we're pleased to be announcing our New Design Team. A new term, a fresh look and a whole lot of new ideas for you all.

First, we welcome back our Blog Coordinator - Aditi Mahajan 

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. Apart from selling products and blogging, I am a part of various Design Teams.

Today, I am glad to be continuing my role 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 to date provided a great education programme for fellow crafters. I hope to add to its growth and success.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Let's move on to our Design Team Member Introductions

Let's welcome

Vidhi Jadeja

I am Vidhi Jadeja from Mumbai, an artist by profession, an avid blogger, a doting daughter-in-law, a mother of two sweet little angels, a full-time homemaker, a compassionate person, the girl who migrated from “aapnu Amadavad” (our Ahemadabad in Gujarathi) to “Aamchi Mumbai” (our Mumbai in Marathi) post marriage, a trained artist with post graduate in commerce and a Diploma in Fine Arts. All in one and not necessarily in the same order of priority!

I have been passionate about art and craft from early childhood and have loved creativity in all forms of ART. I even had Painting Exhibits along with other artists during my Fine Arts day. Post marriage with a new life, a different setting, and addition to my family, it was a different canvas. To invest in the family, I had put my creative pursuits on a back burner. But the artist in me wouldn’t sit quietly for long. I started conducting Art and Craft sessions for kids which rekindled my love for creativity. Thus, my entrepreneurial foray was born with “Artery Crate” ( and there is no looking back since then...

The types of Art forms that interest me are Decoupage, Mix media art, Art Journal, Layouts and Album making. I like all traditional Indian art forms. With the passage of time, I realised my love and inclination towards vintage, rustic, wooden, masculine, distressed and ethnic art forms. No wonder then that most of my projects are created around the same theme.

Creativity for me is all about inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and still having fun!

Below are Vidhi's Social Media links and a few images of her creations


Megha Tainwala

Born and bought up in Bangalore, but my roots trace back to Rajasthan. I am Megha, a finance and business management graduate and I work for Payment & Account Coordination in the Entertainment Industry. I love listening to music and enjoy travelling. Art and Craft is my escape place. I am enthusiastic and passionate towards art and craft, I've always been curious about colours and different art mediums and forms. 
My passion for art and craft is unending. In my spare time mostly on the weekends, I keep myself engaged in all forms of art, that brings me peace of mind from the daily chaos around. I enjoy art journaling on a daily basis. I constantly try my hands and improve my skills in mix media and decoupage. 

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Saloni Agarwal

I am Saloni Agarwal. I am from Arunachal Pradesh and am now settled in Bangalore. I am a CA by profession. I love listening to music and love travelling. Crafting is my passion and a great stress buster for me. Since a young age, I was inclined towards art and craft and I used to make handmade gifts for my near and dear ones. It was then in 2017, that I decided to take my interest in crafting to a next level and chose to be an entrepreneur with the support of my family.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Spardha Angra

I am an architect and an interior designer by profession and have been blogging since 2008 (i think!). I took a little break from the crafting community while studying for my degree but I realized all it did for me was to make my base stronger and now I am back to crafting and exhibiting my work and hosting workshops locally!
I also have a brand under the name of "The Lazy Owl Designs" and I design stationery and corporate gifting items for start-ups.
I have tried my hand at all of the mentioned but I feel the question can be subjective as to how much time I had to experiment with the media.
I absolutely LOVE scrapbooking (that's where I first started) and cardmaking. I gradually started experimenting with altered art and I have the least bit of experience in mixed media.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations


I am a researcher by day and crafter by evening. I reside in Mumbai along with my husband (my rock). My inspiration for art and craft is my aunt. She is an excellent artist. When I was young, she motivated me to start drawing images from colouring book which was my first step into the world of crafting. I make CAS cards, stamping & die cutting, rearrangeable rangoli, foamiran and scrapbooking. I also take classes at home. I love experimenting and trying out new things in craft. 

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

That's our team for the next three months starting April 2018. Watch out for tutorials, inspirations and challenges:)