Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday seems like Thursday

The way the weather is, it feels its end of the week- when the week has actualy just began. Anyway to get the blues going I decided to tangle and realized Oh I have to yet complete the weekly challenge from Laura which is Kiss my Grid. WHAT!!(keep reading)
As laura says"It brings back fond memories of that sitcom from the 70s about the Diner... what was that called? there was Mel the cook, and i think Alice... and that red-head Flo who's signature line was, "Mel, Kiss my grits."

The big idea here is to draw a string and then use Grid based tangles
Another interesting challenge from Laura, with a little help from B-rad :D got me using tangles which I have never experimented with before.

Thanks Laura!! (n B_rad)

CCC :)

Circle Card Challenge!!
Sketch card challenge at Moxifab and combining with ICR ICRC9 challenge (no rubber-digi stamping except for sentiment) whewww.

I made a bright sunny card for Teachers day.
For the apple did a patchwork of felt and hand wrote the sentiment. Distress the background using Tim Holtz Red Barn, Yellow Mustard and Forrest Moss.
The background was cut using the Nestabilities classic scalloped circles. Paper is from DCWV "The Grade School Stack, Anita's Essential. The sentiment is on a leafy green vellum from local store on which I have stroked with dark green pencil color. X'mas Red, Yellow and Green stickles glitter glue.
The only trouble I had (which took away a better part of the day) was trying to fit in the sentiment on the leaf. But the end result was worth it.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


A dear friend Tejal who practices everything that she preaches :) - her family celebrates the Ganesha festival in a wonderful, inspiring way...

"Check attached pics. of Ganuraya at our home on Ganesha Chaturthi day. It is a symbolic Ganesha similar to pyramid, made out of pieces of sugarcane. In fact the next day the sugarcane becomes prasad and the remains go for the plants :)

As told to me by elders, this has been a traditional way followed since their childhood. It was very unusual, when I first saw it, being in graphic design, different forms, ideas, symbolic representation interests me. This one being of my favourite God form really thrilled me. Its fun to place sugarcane pieces one above the other and build the symbolic form for Ganesha. Believe me it turns out to be different every year. My elders love doing puja and rituals but over all it is a very simple affair and most importantly eco-friendly :)

Last year instead of elaborate flower malas we offered a leaf, a flower, a seed, grain, fruit whatever available from each plant growing at home while thanking for variety of every kind around us (cannot locate the pic. now but will share whenever I get it).

Seems interesting? well instead of buying an idol, give this a try this year. Join the fun !

Would like to hear your ways.. lets share different ways of Ganesh celebrations which are simple, enjoyable, eco-friendly & soulful too.

have fun with Ganuraya !

:D Tejal"

What a wonderful way - Thanks Tejal for sharing this and if any one wishes to add to this PLEASE PLEASE do...till then "Ganpati Baba Morya"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Assunta and wood burning

One of the tools that I picked up during my trip to USA was a wood burner and after struggling to get the voltage corrected (US works on 110v and India on 240v) I started tangling.
Varun's cricket bat came into my radar and well now its a one of its kind designer bat ;)

and here is a block using Hollibaugh, Featherfall, Fans, Betweed, "Assunta" (dedicated to Maria by Rick on her Birthday) to name a few

Well this one is also going in the weekly challenges @ "Iamthediva"
Do drop by at her site, with links to many beautiful tangles. There are some highly talented ladies out there.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Asuunta 36

This week at "iamthediva" the challenge is to make a tile using the new tangle Assunta.
Elongated figure of eight :D

The tangle took around 5 to 6 mins, but the shading was challenging.
How does one know when to stop?

Have made couple of birthday cards using my new cuttle bug and am pretty excited with the result.
Will post pic soon
Till then good night and thanks for dropping by

Sunday, August 21, 2011

this is life

Outside a pet store, in the middle of the day, siesta time...bliss

tile in tile

Sunday, and I am late :( been busy this whole week and the challenge at "Iamthediva" didn't help. Made two tiles but feel that's there's something missing.

In the first tile I erased the background a bit to give it a distress feel

Friday, August 12, 2011


Friday is a day to relax ( yeah yeah)
Its that day of the week when I chill, listen to music (what crab as Varun would stay)

the truth is I go crazy on Friday!! Its the day when I reflect and realize the DO LIST is no where half through and the week is coming to an end and there are a zillion things still to do...

One of the thing I forgot to do is upload my tile for this weeks "Iamthediva" challenge (can you imagine that), moi who can't wait for Mondays, as they bring exciting challenges forgot to do so....you can imagine how the week was!!
So this weeks challenge is by Dear Christina( i LOVE her work) and the challenge is opposite attracts...
WOW!! Thanks Laura and Christina, enjoyed it.
When I finished the first tile I wasn't too happy with the string that I had used

and then i drew another string and the result is...

so I am off to finish my to do list and hopefully by end of this weekend all done ( haven't I heard that before...hmmm)
have a great weekend guys and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Moi is back!!

22 hrs to Newark, Philadelphia, New york, New Jersey, Lancaster, Washington DC, Sanibel Island, Everglades, Fort Myer, Orlando, South Carolina, Washington DC, Martinsville, Washington DC (again), New Jersey (again) and 7 weeks 22 hrs later Mumbai!!
Have done loads of shopping - Michaels, Momo, AC Moore, Barnes and Nobles, Hooby Lobby :) to name a few...

Thank you family USA for the most hectic, cheesy, fun, HOT, memorable trip.
A special "Thank You" to Vicky and family for having us and for planning our Florida trip to the T. Without her life in Florida wouldnt have been this cool!!

School has started and Varuni boy (full day school) is still crying his eyes out for the first 5 mins and i am too!! my baby is all grown up... waa...

So starting with the challenges @ "I am the diva" using the new tangle "Pendrills" I decided to give it a vintage feel and the result is...