Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paper Lantern Hangings !

With Diwali (an Indian Festival, Of lights ) around the corner , I really thought some Paper ornamentation should be Awesome to Adorn your house !
These Paper hangings are the Simplest thing in the World to make! :)

all u need is

-Quilling Strips
- Stapler with Pins 
- Strong Thread
(Could use Nylon, Or Thick Gold / Silver Threads)

Process :

- First Decide colors that u are going to use from your Quilling strips !
Make sure u use A few colors for the layers as it looks better that way!
(PS: this craft can be done By manually cutting strips out of Card paper , Handmade paper.)

- Now cut 2 strips in 11 cm , 2 in 9cm , 2 in 7 cm & 1 Strip 5 cm in length.
The shortest one comes in the centre ,
Next come the 7 cm strips one on each side of the Shortest Strip ,
n then 9 cm strips one on each side of the 7 cm strips, n so on
(More layers can be added , just increase length with 2-3 cm )

-Now Hold the tops of all the strips together, make sure they are flush,
then staple them together.

-Now line up the bottom edges on the opposite side,
so that they are flush too, and staple the end. Your paper lantern Ornament is ready !
(PS: U may cover the stapled Ends with a patterned Tape too, but we kept it simple.) 

- Now all there is left to do is to Sew though the paper hangings Join them on a stick or a Ring On the top, side by side , with varied Lengths. so then it looks somthing like this ! 

So try it n, Knock your self out !!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketch 1 - for sketchbook project 2011

This is my 1st creation .... :) in my lil book
it goes along with a nice Quote on the page beside it :)

I really love to sketch exaggerated Hair
(more exaggeration should be seen through the course of this book )
Hope the emotion in the eyes came out well ...
this one is a mix of Staedtlers and extra dark pencils.

Note:: Original Art Digitally Darkened

Stay Tuned !! :)

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011

It is here !!!!!
i have been waiting for the awesome sketchbook to come since Quite a while .... n some how i had a feeling it will come today ! :) intuitions dont lie .... its here !
m already workin on it !
Hav decided to finish the book by the end of Dec 2010 n ship it back to Brooklyn.
Already done with the first few pages ! :)
will post pictures soon ...
Here is how the empty one looks :) :)

Wish me luck on this one guys :) :) 
cant wait to finsh it ! :)

stay in touch for more !

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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Shopper's Find - School Wall accessory

We are makin some serious changes in our Play school , (whr i work)
Looking for some items ... i found this superb artsy Wall accessory.
My kids @ school Love to Paint , n draw ! 
and having a wonderful thing like this there will make their day ! 
take a look !

This Utility Decor is such an awesome find !!
and its very visually appealing
complete look

Get one for urself ! @ Pottery Barn Kids

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Best Buys::  

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Shopper's find -Elmhurst Branch Shelves

Dear Readers,
M starting a new segment on my blog ! its called "THE SHOPPER'S FIND"
here I will post ,shopping finds that seem Good Go ! :) 
Here is the 1st one ---- 

  Elmhurst Branch Shelves
Since i moving into my new house soon next month ... and i was looking for new ideas for my furniture,Wallpapers and stuff ...I stumbled On to these very Lovely Shelves !
Really loved the idea .... :) :)  and Its such a Wonderful find !
take a look !

Elmhurst Branch shelves

These Amazing shelves are available @ Pottery Barn Kids
There are so many Other Kids n baby furniture Items there!
GO take a look ! :)
Happy shoppin !

PS:: Comments are Welcome ! :)

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

fashion illustration - 80's

The 80's they have always fascinated me !
those wide shoulders ,
Pop colors ... Prints ...
everything abt the 80's Screams -Soap Series inspirations 'Dynasty' and 'Dallas'.
                       Fashion history reveals that the 80s fashion was a tailored look,
every woman even now ... can at least look back n choose one Look that seems very wearable even today !

here is to my inspiration .....

color media : Colored inks

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This is my personal fav.
The hibiscus
Its Orange , blended with yellow n Crimson to finish the look.
Done in poster colors ....
TIP: when working with poster colors, if u blend your colors while they are wet it gives a natural look. also Always make strokes in one direction.

here i blended Yellow n crimson into the Wet Orange color to finish the look .... left a lil crimson color to show the veins of the Flower ...

Hibiscus- 10" X 10"

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Collage- Womanhood

One for the woman in you .... 
Moods n shades of a woman ....
Size- A3 

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Floral decor - In Glassware

We all do our floral arrangements in expensive glassware....
ever wondered how many other glass articles n even plastic bottles can be found in our own homes ...that can actually look classy and vintage !
with the right flower arrangement !
here take a look !

check out the Lil glasses covered with paper n tied with ribbon :)  to finish the look and some candles ! Romantic ...

check out all the Medicine/ spa lotions / beauty products Bottles ....
All shapes and sizes are cool !
very Natural....

Use Leftover tall glasses (Sometimes Most of ur glasses break -out of the sets :) n only one or two are left n don't look nice to serve... use em in decor!) 
Use dry flowers and real ones...pebbles or pearls...
very couture...

Old funnels for ur out door parties :)
very Vintage

some more glasses :)  with Paper Origami stars
Very Fun

Paper flowers :)


So don't throw away those Lovely looking bottles keep em .... Save Some on those expensive Glassware!!
Isnt it jus Great !!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Two Layered Flower

Patterned Tissue flower (2 layers)

And continuing on the Flower Week ... i made some more flowers , they are huge , they are Super easy to make, and its just a matter of making gathers n sticking them together !!
DIY as u like it , just make sure u use some soft paper, as it tends to gather and fold very well .
And that is why i love to use patterned tissue papers.
Happy Crafting !
Up close

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mood board - psychedelic!!

I do a lot of collages , and i simply love the idea of collection of diverse things making to form something absolutely artistic!! 
Here is one collage /montage/ mood board - On the theme psychedelia ....
Coz the mention of the word psychedelia always fills my mind with vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states... i made this vivid piece ....
check out ! and do leave comments !

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Arum lily

ARUM LILY - 10" X 10" Poster colors on White paper (framed)

More as promised ! :)
stay tuned !

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Petunia painted .

M doing all kinds of flower painting !
sply in poster colors and acrylics
say tuned ... for more types of flowers....
Thanks to mother nature for so many amazing things we get to see .... :)
Lov all !
God bless!

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