Crafter in the Spotlight – Rimjhim Garg

Hello Artsy Craftsy friends! Today in ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ I bring you the story of Rimjhim Garg from the bustling industrial city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh,now residing in Bangalore. Rimjhim, a business analyst and a crafter at heart keeps herself extremely busy, balancing work, hobby (art and craft) and sports. Rimjhim compares crafting and painting to meditation and decided to pursue her hobby, when a friend introduced her to the extensive crafting fraternity on the web. How Read more...

Clean and Simple Cards

Hi, DT Henriette here today sharing some easy to make CAS (clean and simple) cards. Here is the first card. For this card I used the new cute Princess and dragon stamp set. First I made the white top layer of the card. I used a cloud chipboard as a template and traced the cloud shape on white cardstock and cut it out. Then I stamped the castle in the left corner and colored the image with alcohol markers.   I also stamped the dragon on a scrap piece of white cardstock, Read more...

Stunning Gold and Glitter DIY Holiday Decor!

Hello friends! Ann here... The holiday season is here and most of us are already prettying up our homes. Here is an inexpensive and easy step by step tutorial to create a some stunning glittery holiday decor. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a sponge dauber to apply a coat of tinted metallic paint onto the surface of the bottle and let dry. Step 3: Working in sections, apply tacky glue (I used Little Birdie's Texture Tack) Read more...

Cute Pen Stand with Chalk Paint

Hello everyone, it's Pooja! Today I am here to inspire you for our challenge this month, any thing that goes with Little Birdie's newly launched Chalk Paint shades!! I wanted to make something different this time, so I have made this simple but cute pen stand as an inspiration! Have a look here: Process 1. I have cut two pieces of chipboard  in similar shapes representing a kitty. (You can try out different shapes that you like) 2. Cut two  pieces from the chipboard sheet measuring  Read more...

Once Upon A Time…….. Shabby Chic Mixed Media Altered Bottle

Hello all you lovely people, Mukta here! Winter is setting in and that means.....we are nearing the end of yet another crafty year......there is yet a month more and we here at Itsy Bitsy have so much more to show you guys....I hope you guys are finding inspiration in what we are putting up for you all. This is my favorite season and it just creates this whimsical and magical scene for me......I can't really explain but I just like to add glitter and sparkle in everything I make (Trust me even Read more...

Painted Ceramic Mug by Shantha Prabhu

I have this fascination for painting silhouettes and here's another of my favorite one that depicts a cold winter night but this time on a mug, using ceramic paints!! HOW I PAINTED A MUG USING CERAMIC PAINTS: Before I started painting the mug, I made sure that the surface was dry and clean. I checked the size of a card stock to go perfectly around the mug. I then sketched a random design using a pencil. Following which, I cut out the sketched shape. I used this as a stencil for Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight Sumedha

Hello Artsy Craftsy friends! It’s Thursday, the ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ day of the week. Today I am here with the story of Sumedha Gadre, who is from Delhi but due to her work profile has got the chance to live in different cities of India. Sumedha’s passion for crafting is rather recent but profound!! She is into up-cycling, mixed media, decoupage, altered craft projects and the trending zentangle art. However, she loves to try out new styles that catch her fancy. How did Sumedha Read more...

Working with Resin!

Hi friends! I'm back again with something different this time. I'll show you how we can work with resin to create a glass like effect on any object. I used resin on a basic decoupaged tissue box and I'll take you through a step-by-step tutorial now! Check it out! Here's the final outcome of the piece that I worked on... So, let's work on it now.. Step 1: Sand the tissue box on all sides with a piece of sanding paper Step 2: Choose a paper for the base of the box (you can keep Read more...

Giving A-Latte Thanks

Hello crafty friends! Kathy here with a project that goes hand-in-hand with the holiday we celebrate here in the US during the 3rd week in November - called Thanksgiving. We take time from our busy schedules to express our gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives...so today I bring you a special multi-textured, fancy-folded Thank You card!   I started today's project with 2 square White Card Blanks that are about 6" x 6". I then cut the corners off the opposing sides...  Glued Read more...

Mixed Media Shabby Chic Canvas

Hello Friends Charu here! This time I am doing a very simple shabby chic vintage style canvas. STEP 1: To start, I used Little Birdie stencils and created some texture with Mont Marte modelling paste.   This is how it looks! Love those textures!! Step 2: Then I arranged some chipboard shapes, flowers and embellishments from Itsy Bitsy before sticking them to the canvas. Step 3: When  I was happy with the arrangement of all the embellishments, I stuck them to Read more...