Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The 'Happiness' project


Happy April to you. The months are just whizzing by, aren't they? It's awfully hot in my neck of the woods and I am going crazy bit by bit.

I know I have been missing again, but we will pretend that did not happen and continue as usual.:-)

To tell you the truth, I have been battling with low mojo, bad health and general garden- variety existential conundrums and have not been doing much, crafts-wise. Thankfully I had some orders, so I was forced to get some things done.

Now that I have made some legitimate excuses, we shall move on to my project. The brief from my client was that she wanted embroidery hoops, lots of flowers and happy things and I created two projects.

Today I am showcasing the first one which is a bright, sun-shiny yellow.

I used a lot of chipboard letters and sentiments on it. The small chipboard letters are lasercut mini alphabet letters from Craftslane. and I love them (I already have two packs of these hoarded away)!These are not chipboard, but good quality MDF and take a lot of media without buckling or peeling  or breaking off . Here, I have primed them with gesso and then coloured them with Faber Castell Gelatos..

The snowflake is another laser cut piece from Craftslane.I sponged it with Wild honey and mustard seed distress paints.

If you haven't visited Craftslane yet, please do so. Their MDF products are extremely good quality and a dream to work with. If you are not interested in altering stuff , they also carry scrapbooking supplies and constantly add new stuff to the store.

Okay, so now can you please tell me if you would call it a happy project?I will share the other hoop in my next post.

Psst... I am thinking of making my blog a bit more structured and hopefully a little bit interesting . I am also thinking of doing some tutorials or sharing interesting links whenever I can. Would you like that? Do let me know. I will be ever so grateful :-)

Till then,

Submitting for the following challenges
Color Conceptions Challenge #9 : Anything but cards
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics :April Challenge
Crafter's Corner challenge #15.Go 3D



  1. super happy and yellow !
    a nice start to the summer.

  2. That is an absolute adorable one Pals!! I loved it and yess we would love to have interesting tutes from you,and did you know I follow you in Pinterest !!! :D ;)

    1. Thank you!I didn't know that you were a follower.Thanks for following me.I will look for your profile too.I am sure there will be some yummy 3d projects in there.:-)

  3. Its HAPPy Sunny n bright n colorful !! ohh I forgot beautiful :D !! Who wouldn't love tuts from you Pallavi !!

  4. Ahhh! Finally, seeing you in blogland again and what a fabulous project this is. Love the happy colours and the beautiful way you have embellished it. I need those MDF alpha's. They look so pretty :D
    And, yes, yes, yes, I would love to see tutorials from you. Can never have enough of them :)

  5. Lovely and those alphas are cute.loved your flowers too

  6. OK..who are you and how did this post show up on my Blogger dashboard?? LOL! Great to see you back, your posts always make me laugh!:)
    I LOVE this hoop happy and bright! Those MDF alphas are sooo good! Yes, I would love it if you do some tutorials on embroidery hoops! :)

  7. Pallavi...loved your blog + your writing. It's so fresh and happy - your words are like children playing with shiny red balls, joyous in the sunshine.

  8. YAYY!! You are back!! I'm so happy to see your creations! P.s- i had missed visiting your blog n your facebook page! The hoop looks gorgeous! The laser cut alphas are so lovely! And yess! yess!! yess! I would love to see tutorials by you! :) Happy crafting! And please dont disappear again lol

  9. Really pretty. And happy! :)
    P/s: The heat can really mess with one's desire to create...

  10. This is stunning! You combined so many different elements that I never would have thought of such as the snowflake. It looks totally at home even though it's a happy Spring creation! I also really like your color palette and the letters you chose look so whimsical and elegant together. Sorry you've been having low crafting mojo-- we all fight that battle, believe me! But the good news is that you totally nailed it with this piece, so I consider that a victory to produce something so lovely when you didn't feel crafty at all. Way to persevere! I'm so glad that you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. you are back!! And alive!!! Do keep posting tutes...and share how you make your flower bunches!! I need to is happy..very happy project...and dare you stop posting!!!
    On an official note...brilliant project....Thanks for linking up to Crafter's Corner Challenge!! You know you rock!! :D

  12. Fabulous creation hun - Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu

  13. Very pretty... Love the bright & happy colors.. Thank you for joining us at Color Conceptions :)

  14. Welcome back girl. So good to see you blogging again. Love the summery warm colors & you always surprise me with the textures. TFA at Color Conceptions. Good luck.

  15. Amazing Project the MDF alphas vary much and colors coordinate so well with each. Thanks for joining us at "Color Conception Challenges" and All the Best !!


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