Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Zentangle - draw your heart out!

Its an amazing art, its like drawing your heart out with an open mind, drawing like you are a free soul and as if this is the only "TO DO" you have!
Draw as you would have drawn when you were 2 years old, draw believing its not creating any obligation, draw as if you dont have to prove anything to anybody, draw without contemplating whether it would be appreciated, draw believing this is the best use of time, draw as if its going to make you the most loved person in this world, draw till there's no space to draw....
All you need is a piece of paper, a smooth and dark ink pen/gel pen and thats it! The final result is a Beautiful Zentangle/ Zendoodle. DH saw this for the first time and was not ready to accept it is all hand drawn by me! He thought it is something printed.

Is this what you too did at the back of your notebooks in the boring lectures at school and college??? ;) Made the cartoon of some of the teachers?
I loved to scribble during these lectures, sometimes sharing some funny chit chats with friends or sometime even playing tic tac toe!! What did you do??

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Origami heart shaped bookmark and some innocent words

My little toddler is now so full of masti...non stop chatterbox she is!
Sharing some of her talks - always amazes me!

"monu isko maxtra de do! "(monu is my pet name, she is telling me to give her the cold medicine which she will spit out..sigh!)

"saachi is a vely good girl"

"iek like chocolate" (that is not a typo, she says iek for i)

"ye ghasarpatti tuti hai, gandi hai"

"lavina, its here" (we were searching for the play area in the garden)

18 feb 2014
"khush?" (happy?)
Called my little doll to give mumma  a hug. She came immediately gave me hugs and kisses, went back to her play area at home and asked me..Khush?? it was so cute.

19 feb 2014
Little missy said "excuse me" after sneezing on her own..good going on the mannerisms miss!

Trying to get my daughter potty trained (i know its too late..sob sob)
In the process I was explaining her that she should wear the undies and slowly we'll get rid of the nappies..
snap madam come
" is se kya pharak padega?" (what difference will it make?)
she wants to reason out things and understand in order to do them

"kya ploblem hai?"

Friday, February 14, 2014

Forever yours - Heart shaped easel card with melted crayon background

Hi there, my crafty friends..Wish you all a very happy valentine day..may you have a love filled today and everyday .
Made this lovey dovey card for DH this valentine. This is my first attempt at an easel card, love it even more coz of the heart shape.
Hand cut the hearts and the pattern paper for the base of the card. The background is done using the melted crayon technique. Used some of my daughters old wax colors and votif candle. Its a super simple technique and has a therapeutic feeling with the lemon flavored candle! Sprinkled some glitter and applied a layer of mod podge. Again my first attempt at using it. Was not sure how it will look, love the result!!!

Embellished the card with some cutsy buttefflies (my recent shopping spree) and some lovely garden theme stickers. Gave an outline to the card with faber castle 3D glitter outliner.
Do lemme know how u liked it.

Crayon background

Sending this to
http://colorconceptionschallenges.blogspot.in/2014/01/new-challenge-trendy-chevronstriangles.html - Photo inspiration (colors)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mail art - Mixed media envelope

Hi peeps..
hope you are as excited for valentine day as i am!!

Hearing a lot mixd media from me recently? yeh you can say i am a new mixed media artist in the making, again thanks to u all out there for the amazing inspiration.

I transformed this envelope from an old greeting card. Stuck some bits of paper from magazine. Stuck some lace(from my daughters old dress ;)). Gave it a wash of glitter color. And used my new  modelling paste with stencil for the blooms..love the effect!! :)

Wrote this letter t my daughter when she was around 1 year old. 

Made this for the current challenge at Lessology - Happy mail day

http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/love-is-creative-game-for-week-3-of.html?m=1( top row- red recycle and glitter)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Healthy veg cutlet with chickpea

Potatoes,boiled and mashed2-3
Carrot boiled and mashed 1
Beetroot boiled and mashed1/2
Green peas,blanched & crushed
1/2 cup
Oil2 tablespoons + to shallow fry
Cumin seeds1/2 teaspoon
Ginger,finely chopped1 inch piece
Onion ,finely chopped1 medium
Green chillies,finely chopped1-2
Red chilli powder1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon
Saltto taste
Boiled chick pea 1 cup
roasted gram powder (u can use besan also instead) (maida)2 tablespoons
Fresh coriander leaves,chopped2 tablespoons
Lemon juice1 tablespoon
Bread crumbs/soaked wholemeal bread 1 cup
Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger and onion and sauté for two minutes. Add green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté for a minute. Add beetroot, green peas and mix. Add salt and continue to sauté for two minutes. Add roasted gram flour and sauté for two minutes. Set aside. Take mashed potatoes in a deep bowl. Add the vegetable mixture and mix well. Add coriander leaves and adjust salt. Add lemon juice and mix. Heat sufficient oil in another pan. Take a portion of the mixture, shape into a ball and roll in breadcrumbs. Press lightly and place the cutlet in the pan. You can give it any shape, i made my in heart shape .Shallow fry till both the sides are evenly golden. Similarly prepare more cutlets. Drain and place on an absorbent paper and serve hot. 

Sending this to Pari's event 

hosted by shruti at

Only Food For Growing Children

Monday, February 3, 2014

Kids activity - Umbrella painting

Had a lovely time with hubby dear and kiddo on Australia day/Indian Republic day. Went to park, there was a nice celebration with lots of activities and games for kids.

 We met the amazing Mr and Mrs Kangaroo, the walking trees..

The best was the umbrella painting. I loved this idea of engaging the kiddo. We got a plain white umbrella, painted it with lovely colors to our hearts content and gave it a nice glamorous finish by adding glitter all over.

..mamma bhi happy and baby bhi :)

What are the activities you enjoy doing with your little one?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love - mini mixed media canvas

Hi dear friends
Hope you had a good start for the year and wish you have a fabulous month of love!
Sharing with you today a mixed media canvas I made for DH on our anniversary. This is my first attempt at mixed media, thanks to all the inspiration from my lovely bloggy pals!

I tried to make a small house filled with love, by the river side, under a tree. The tree full of delicious fruits, calm river and the brightly smiling Sun! Ah, a perfectly calm and serene life :)

Started by giving this mini canvas a layer of paint. Stuck packing paper to give the texture.
Had a house paper paper clip, perfect for my house. Painted the tree and embellished it by quilling. It has some birds from a pattern paper. The house is filled with Love brad from purple pumpkin and some pink stones. Made a river with blue mini beads. The Sun is a button from purple pumpkin. The sand is acrylic color on the crushed tissue.

I love my smiling Sun and the happy feeling I get every time I look at this lovely scene. how did you like it?

Sending this to:

http://time4scrap.blogspot.com.au/ - be mine
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - all u need is love
http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.in/2014/02/welcome-to-our-first-challenge.html ( my fav style - quilling ofcourse!)


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