Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quote on a canvas

Hi all

Made a  home decor with an inspirational quote. I liked this quote CARPE DIEM which means Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow (the future).  

I bought this hexogonal canvas in an exhibition last sunday and first applied gesso all over it. I then applied the distress inks broken china all over it and peacock feathers to the borders and sprinkled some water,made the diecut doily as a stencil and inked with distress inks. You can find the doily stencil behind the tree. I applied textured paste on the branch and leaves stencil and put quilled flowers. Painted the branch and leaves with acrylic paints.

stamped with hero arts leafy vines background stamp with peacock feathers distress inks on left side and right side used the prima stencil with the sponge dauber. 

 Diecut the alphabets 4 times each so that it gives a chipboard look (suggested in one of Tejal's cards). 4th layer of the alphabets is the gold glittered paper. 'Seize the day' is the chipboard alphas which are gessoed  and painted with blue silk glaze. I don't really like the font of it  but i wanted to put the small letters so had to go with it. 

                           The white bird is the prima's shabby chic treasure, cut the clock from the prima 12 by 12 pattern paper and inked the edges with vintage photo. Added the dienamics flourish die and burlap butterfly on the bottom. Added the pearls lace which i had from long time around the edge of the canvas and finished with some pearls,sequins and glitters. 


 Participate in the Lulupu bloghop and check  the beautiful and inspirational creations. 

Hope you like it.

Prima products: Shabby chic treasure (bird), A clock cut from the prima pattern paper, prima stencil in the background.
submitting to   ( Used pink and gold color from the inspirational pic)

kavitha vadhri

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Card using Unity stamps


Started crafting after a very long time. Got my mojo back when i wanted to make a card for my friends Baby. I thought of using this unity stamp from a long long time so got a chance to do it for this challenge at lulupu.

Used black ,white and maroon colour. I embossed with darice folder each half in white and black cardstocks. The image is heat embossed with black embossing powder and the umbrella is heat embossed on a maroon paper and put using foam dots.  Made a flower with spellbinders rose creation dies and the sentiment is stamped with a versafine ink.

I hope you like it and comments will surely encourage me to do more though sitting for long time is making my back ache.

submitting to

Thanks for visiting
Kavitha vadhri

Monday, September 1, 2014


Hi all

Its been very long time , how are you all??  Wanted to share a news. I am expecting a second baby in december and this is the reason for the long gap. I have not been well in my first trimester so totally away from my quilling activities. My first son is in Kindergarten from last month and so picking him from school and doing household chores is presently my challenge. Hope i will be back in New year.

Till then Happy Crafting to all of you.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Birthday AMMA

Hi all

Made a quick card for my friend who wants to send her mother. AMMA  means mother in our language. I have used the MFT alphabet dies for the first time here.  Painted the letters with gold acrylic paint.  I made an embossed background on a pink cardstock. Added the black embossed sentiment on a label with the letters. Final touch with some quilled flower , felt butterfly and some pearls. 
Made a 3D envelope to fit the card. I added an embossed paper to the front of the envelope and a label with gold embossed sentiment.  

wishing simonsaysstamp a very Happy 5th Birthday and linking this card to Inspired from swirls and quilling.

kavitha vadhri

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Simple Birthday card

Hi all
A quick post for a card made using the colors from colorthrowdown . I store the sand colored cardstocks which i get as a base when buying my white cardstocks and finally used one.  Embossed the background. Roses made using the punch. I had this espresso colored pattern paper from mind's eye which i cut using my circle cutter and placed under the sentiment. The sentiment 'A Birthday' is again stamped with hero art shadow ink and the banner is placed using foam dots. Leaves again is diecut and placed using foam dots. Finally a little sequin in between the flowers. 
Happy that i made one card using the colors which i always find difficult in  getting the right colors.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Kavitha vadhri

Monday, March 24, 2014

Embossing on the frame


I made a quick frame for my friend's daughter. I tried few techniques here, heat embossing on the wooden frame.

 I made roses with spellbinders rose creations die.I used pink cardstock and sponged it with pink ink at the centre ,petals and edges with versamark. Corner is heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The name is written using the pearl maker and colored with gold metallic marker. There is an embossing effect on the name.  I embossed the word Adorable on a cardstock and used distress inks on it. Finally completed with some punched flowers, sequins,butterfly. 
Used the letters
L- Leaves
P- Pearl,Punches,Pearl maker
C- Cheerylynn die(olive branch), Cardstock for flowers.

Submitting to Lulupu 2nd Birthday

Kavitha vadhri

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Torn Heart

Hi all,

Back after a long gap. Returned from my hometown a week back. Made a card to participate in few challenges.
   I first stamped the sentiment on a white card stock( 1st layer) and pasted on red base card stock. The second layer is also a white card stock on which i drew the heart shape and was torn . Applied the dye ink on the edges of the torn paper and embossed it with darice paisley embossing folder. Pasted it so that the sentiment comes under the heart shape.  Made roses and leaves from Spellbinders rose creations die. Hopefully will make better flowers next time.   Used punches for small flowers. Pasted little heart rhinestones on the sentiment. Placed the Pearl as center of one flower and arranged pollens.
Participating in BGC with this card .
My card consists of  3 letters
L - Layers, Leaves ,Love theme
P - Pearl, Pollens , Punches
C - Cardstock for layers , Cheery Lynn die(olive branch)

Submitting to lulupu Birthday
and BGC torn and flower full

Hope it qualifies and will be happy to hear your comments on my card.

kavitha vadhri