Category: Handmade embellies


Another set of four tags

I made another set of four coordinating tags  for a mini album. Here they are……………………….

The beautiful ivory embossed paper was sent by Lucy during the 6×6 paper swap. It has such lovely shine to it too. The olive green dp is an old one and I used my PTI Limitless Layers dies on it to get four different circle die cuts. Then inspired by a whole bunch of recycled projects being made by our Indian crafters for various challenges,  I’ve used a burgundy wedding invite for the next layer. Finished off the tags with some olive buttons and a little strip of burgundy ribbon (local purchase).

Here’s another picture…………………

…………………………..see the shine I was talking about…

Priya

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A set of four embellies

Thought I’d show you some embellies I made recently with the extras from various projects. No new paper was harmed in the making of these embellies…..only scraps were used. Promise!

 

 

The base is Mat Stack 4 die from Papertrey Ink. The second layer is also a die by PTI – Limitless layers. After that the layers  comprise of bits and pieces of circles etc that were already on my table. Finished them off with buttons and wooden pieces (bear and the bee).

Priya

Edit: Thanks, Romina. I would have left it picture-less if not for your comment. Thanks much.

 

Fabric flower embellishments

Handmade fabric flowers are all the rage now, so I decided to try my hand at making some. I bought satin and tulle in a few colours and began the experiments. I had to thrash quite a few before I could get the hang of it. These are just hand cut circles of different sizes layered atop each other with a button/bead/s in the centre. The fabric layers have been stitched together, but the beads have been glued on.

I’ve made a whole bunch of them and I had specific ideas on what I wanted to do  with them. Unfortunately some of those ideas did not pan out (much to my disappointment) So right now I am trying out some new ideas (other than using them as embellies for albums/cards that is) If any of those are successful then you will hear about it for sure. Until then here are some pics for your viewing pleasure……………………….

My inspiration piece for embarking on this flower making journey is right there in this pic above. Remember the lot of Basic Grey papers and dies and stuff that I had purchased from Leah Killian a while ago, this flower was in that pack of goodies. Leah was kind enough to add some extras in my package and this flower was one of the extras. Giving you a moment here to see if you can find out which is the ‘ready-made-flower’ in the picture.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the answer.

Meanwhile here is some eye candy for you  on your way down…………………….

The pink collection……………….

The brown and gold collection……………………………………….

The silver and grey  collection…………………………………

The  tulle flower  collection…………………………………………

The beige collection……………………………………..

Here’s the answer for you patient people—- the middle flower in the bottom row of the first picture is a store bought flower.

I am now eager to try out some other type of handmade flowers- the twist and stick type, the organza ones, the fringed ones etc.

Exciting!!!

No more flower making that involves a needle and thread though.

Why??? you ask.

Coz I am lazy.

And coz my glue gun is functional again, after a very long break.

Thanks a lot for visiting.

Priya

The PTA at my childrens school requested for four decorated A4 sheets to be used for Teachers Day invitations. The actual invitation would be printed on yellow handmade paper and glued in the middle of the A4 sheet. So I got cracking……..

Presenting the red..

Here’s a close up of the 3-D embellies…

The green………

The bottom looked too empty after I saw this pic. So I went ahead and added a one inch punched out decorative border (Martha Stewart…if you must know) at the base of the A4 pp. The handmade embellishment on the green is made out of fabric (satin and tulle). I’ve been making a whole bunch of these fabric flowers. Will have to do a post about them soon.

The blue…..

And finally the beige/orange……….(sorry, really bad pic on this one)

Just a little ditty from me…..for today.

Catcha later everyone……

Priya

Prima flowers and more…

Remember I told you about the Prima flowers that Niki Estes sent my way. Made some layered flowers out of those and here they are for your viewing pleasure………

All the brads seen here are from my old, old stash. Most are by Making Memories (bought way back when brads were all the rage) and I have them in quite a few colours.

And then……………….have a look at these luscious beauties below. Shobana recently ordered some felt through Neha and she was kind enough to share some with me. I immediately got out my Lifestyle Crafts flowers dies and made some pretty flowers. The felt cuts through like buttah!!! Love it. I did have to run it through the bug about three times though. It was a tad difficult to cut the littlest flower too, but I didnt mind coz I was only interested in the bigger flowers.

Nice na!!! Cant wait to layer them up and use them on projects.

Priya

Flower Embellishments

Spent the weekend making some handmade flower embellishments. Thought i’d share the pics with you.

First step is to cut out a bunch of flowers.

Next is to layer stuff (buttons, knick-knacks, more die cuts etc) on them and see if you like the look of them. The first pic shows you some of the layered flowers before the gluing process began.

The second picture shows all the finished flower embellies in their full glory. Oh! how I love looking at them. Tejal and Priya Sivaraj……can you spot the flowers that you sent me in this midst.

There is more of these pretties…..this is just half the lot. Been on a major mojo high and have been creating up a storm……..all connected to the surprise I was talking about. Will tell you all about it sssooooooonnnnnnnn!!!

Priya

Back with pictures!

Remember when I told you that I’ve been swamped by embellishments.  Well……here is the proof…….

I thought you might like to see how I go about creating my embellies.

Step one:I sort out all scraps of cs and pp according to colour- reds, blues, green, yellow and orange, pink and purple, browns and tans, black and grey etc. Here is the pic………………………

Step two: Using my dies and punches I cut out the various shapes that will form the base of the embellies. No new sheet is used for this purpose, only my scraps of cs and pp. The pic below is of some of the die-cuts  from  my new PTI dies that I was talking about.  

Arent those little birdies cute. Add a dot for the eyes and two lines for legs and they would look absolutely adorable on a card.

Step three: Is to pull out coordinating ribbon, buttons, ready-made flowers, bling etc. I also pull out my stash of stamped and cut out goodies. Next is to get my glue dots and Fevicol and rubber cement ready…….sorry dont have a pic for this step.

Step four: Just start to put all of these products together. I usually just arrange about 20-25 tags/embellies/flowers in a row and then glue the whole batch at one time. I’ll then set these aside to dry and work on the next set of 10-15. I dont glue them individually for two reasons- one being that I usually play around with each embellishment and will keep changing the arrangement at least a couple of times…..not gluing them down gives me that flexibility. And the second reason is that its just easier for me, this system works for me.  I usually get a assembly line going- flip the piece of paper over, apply Fevicol, spread glue with Q-tip (I dislike using my fingers), stick it where it belongs.

Here are the finished embellies……………………………..

So there you have it. These little beauties are all ready to be used up on a card and scrapbook page. These have been keeping me busy and I am not complaining.

Thanks for stopping by,

Priya

Embellishments

The first set of two embellies are made entirely from scraps.

The second set of 6 are all single layer embellies made using MSE stamps and a bit of ribbon.

Priya

More embellies

Inspired by the first batch I made a few more. They look so pretty…..just waiting to find a place in an album.  I’ll be making more embellies. Making them is so addicting.

Priya

Doodads!!!

The little circles with words on them were purchased from Odyssey. Too bad they dont sell those anymore. I really like them. Pair them up with more circular goodness and you get some lovely doodads to add onto your mini albums, scrapbooks or cards. Ribbon, cardstock and stapler are local buys.

Priya