“You Rule” ~ A Really Cute Gift Card Holder for Birthday Greetings

Hello crafty friends! Kathy here and today's project uses the new Jungle Birthday clear stamp set. There are so many cute stamps and sayings in this set that I know I will be using it a lot! I started by making a cute gift card holder that's built right into the card...follow along to find out how easy it is to make...  So here is the template I used for the dimensions to make this A2 sized card. (It will fit in a regular envelope). I started by cutting an 8.5" x 11" sheet of mustard colored Read more...

COLOURFUL PROJECTS WITH OIL PASTELS

Hello arty crafty folks!! I am totally in love with the utterly- butterly soft and smooth oil pastels from Mont Marte and can't seem to stop my series of small projects with it. Mont Marte Oil Pastels are rich drawing mediums that have a soft, buttery texture. Owing to its beautiful blending property, these are perfect for making beautiful pieces of art. I decided to put together a small video tutorial where I have made a simple scenery. https://youtu.be/m2j7hq7JEIY A couple of points Read more...

Bring on the Shine with Tinted Metallic Paints

Hello everyone Its Pooja here ! I am back again with my new mixed media project. Today I  have come with a small canvas that's been adorned with Little Birdie's newly launched Tinted Metallic Paints. They have amazing shine with perfect coverage, so  I decided that for all my mix media projects they are just what I need!! I wanted to see their results on a black base so I decided to make a mixed media canvas which has a black backdrop and a multiple number of materials. This will allow me Read more...

Altered Bottles with New Shades of Chalk Paints from Little Birdie

Hello, Dear Crafter friends! Hope you are having a good week! My post today features three new shades from the Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint series--Wild Wasabi (my absolute favorite), Muted Teal, and Cocoa Mist. I started with three empty glass bottles--which I had worked on already to remove the labels and glue. Little Birdie Chalk Paints do offer great coverage so the use of gesso you see in the pic below is optional. I tend to prime all alterables with gesso before starting to Read more...

Princess and the Dragon layout with Itsy Bitsy Stamps

Hello Friends , Sharada Dilip Acharya here. Glad to be doing a guest post for Itsy Bitsy today. As a Scrapbooker and Stamp enthusiastic I have always loved stamp sets that go hand in hand with the themes for my scrapbook albums.  Recently  Itsy Bitsy added a few more designs to their Clear stamp collection which I am using  for today's creation. This stamp set is called The Princess and the Dragon. I am a big fan of such lovely stamp sets and almost all my girl theme creations Read more...

DIY Tutorial: ‘Uncovering Secret Script’ Altered Tin!

Good day Y'all! Today, I'm sharing an interesting DIY Altered Tin tutorial in few easy steps. Step 1: Cut out a decoupage paper keeping the dimensions of the tin in mind and glue it using decoupage glue. Since my theme is 'secret script', I have chosen a design that has script on it. Step 2:  The outer layer of sheet has to be a little thick and hence I'm using pattern paper. Rip the sheet halfway through the center as shown. Step 3:  Paste the outer layer and twirl the torn ends Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight Saloni

Hello Arty-Crafty folks, Thursday is here again and it’s time for me to introduce you to yet another talented crafter. This week the limelight is on Saloni Agarwal. Saloni is originally from the Orchid state of India, Arunachal Pradesh but now she is settled in Bangalore. She has been inclined towards art and craft from a very young age. Saloni loves experimenting with different styles and does not restrict herself to any particular style of crafting. Mixed-media is her latest passion. How Read more...

A simple decoupage on metal!

Hi friends! Nice to see you all getting very creative with Itsy Bitsy's products! I'm here today with a basic decoupage tutorial on a metal container. Well, I know it's not Summer now, but I just came across some nice shells in the store and wanted to work with them. So, I thought I could use a beach themed paper as a backdrop. This is what I worked on today! A container which can be used as a piece of decor on your table to hold your stationery or may be a plant.. The best part is, Read more...

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...