A Halloween Saucer Home: A Spooky Mix Media Project

Hello guys , Wooo! Witches, ghosts, spirits, ghouls, and other assorted apparitions are all up to their traditional antics, today is Halloween and I have a perfect project to share with you guys! But before the reveal, lets dig into what Halloween is all about .... Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, but Halloween today is less about the fear of ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. ... Over the centuries, Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual Read more...

Fintastic Birthday Set kathy

Hello Crafty Friends ~ Kathy here with today's projects using one more of the adorable new clear stamp sets that Itsy Bitsy  released earlier this month. This one is called "Fintastic Birthday" and it was so much fun to work with it!   I decided to think outside the box a little!  I used the Stitched Square Thin Cut Dies and I layered them and cut the pieces out of a scrap piece of white fun foam twice. Then I turned the foam shapes into stamps. Using a temporary adhesive, I adhered Read more...

Let’s paint a whimsical bird with watercolor pencil

Hi Friends Charu here, Hope you all had a good time celebrating the festival. Now lets get back to some art project. This time I am doing a cute little birdie with Mont Marte watercolor pencils which are vibrant, rich in colors , available in lovely shades and super fun to use too! I started with a light sketch of a birdie in pencil on watercolor paper. I inked the sketch with waterproof black marker pen. So our sketch is ready to color with Mont Marte color pencils. I am using Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight Seema

Hello Artsy Craftsy friends! It’s the ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ day of the week again and today I am here with the story of Seema Srivastava, who is an artist by profession and crafter by passion. Seema who holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts is extremely passionate about her creative fervour. She quit her job after working for 10 years because she wanted to explore and unleash her creative talents. How did Seema get into crafting, what inspires her, what are her tips for fellow crafters, Read more...

Thanks a Latte You’re Tea-rrific

Hello friends, DT Henriette here today sharing some more inspiration using one of the new Itsy Bitsy clear stamp sets; the Donuts and treats clear stamp set. I've created two gift bags with this set, one for tea and one for coffee. I found these ideas for the gift bags somewhere else and then added my own touch!! First I made the tea bag holder which also has a little box inside for chocolate. I cut a piece of white cardstock 7 x 30 cm and scored at 12.5 and 17.5 cm. For Read more...

Halloween Cards with Oil Pastels

Hi everyone, Shantha here!! 'Halloween is round the corner and here is a set of cards that can be made as a quick DIY activity by using mess free Oil Pastels. Mont Marte Oil Pastels are rich drawing mediums that have a soft, buttery texture. Oil pastels are great for making interesting designs and patterns by scratching or scraping into built up layers with a sharp tool, a technique which is known as 'sgraffito'. I started off with just 2 things for the Sgraffito Technique: Card Stock Read more...

Shaker Window Baby Mobile

Hello guys This is Mukta here……I hope you all had a fabulous Diwali and had a great time with family and friends. I did too! But today's project is something related to the Diwali cleaning we all do. We all clean our homes before Diwali…..even I did that and I found a lot of scraps and unused craft products just lying about in my stash.  As a crafter, I buy a lot of products and when my project is completed I push the remains behind. Over a period of time, it gets pushed so further back Read more...

Add that Patina Effect with Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paints

Hi to all the crafters , This is Ruchi Gupta here!  Today I am sharing a project which I created for Itsy Bitsy using their recently launched Tinted Metallic Paints and featuring the same on their blog as a guest designer. First and foremost my heartfelt thanks to Rashmi Harish for thinking of me and Anitha Mallesh for organizing the delivery. I am extremely happy with the results achieved and was pleasantly surprised by the supremely smooth finish and the shine which these paints have. The Read more...

Altered Bottle Art using Chalk Paints

Altered Bottle Art is a great idea for making wedding centerpieces and home decor stuff. Here is a step by step tutorial to re-purpose bottles to create a lovely centerpiece. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a stencil and apply modelling paste to add texture to the surface of the bottle. Let it dry for a few hours. Step 3: Apply a coat of chalk paint and let the paint dry. I have dabbed the chalk paint using a paint brush Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight

Hello Artsy Craftsy friends! It’s time to unveil another ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ and today I have the story of a crafter from Pune, Pradnya Kakde, to share with you. Crafting is a stress buster for Pradnya and she has been into creative ventures since her childhood. Experimenting with new things brings satisfaction to Pradnya and that’s why she loves trying out different things. Itsy Bitsy is a second home for this ardent crafter and some of her favourites are Chalk Paints, decoupage Read more...