Thursday, May 22, 2014

Oh Mariposa!


I have a confession to make. My name is Pallavi and I am a hoarder, more specifically, a paper hoarder. You need to come to my place to see how badly afflicted I am.:-)

To remedy that, I finally busted out one of my hoarded stacks and altered a box. Since this is for a dear friend and fellow crafter  I am just glad that it will go to a good home.:-)

The paper that I am talking about is DCWV's Mariposa.I love the butterflies, glitter and rich colours in this stack.

Here's how my altered box looks.

I used the beautiful glittered champagne sheet for the base and added some fussy cut elements from the paper and some flowers and flourishes. The flowers were custom coloured using Lindy's sprays and some other sprays that I had in my stash.

Since ,I have nothing more to say,I will leave you with some more pictures.

Submitting for Simon Says Monday Challenge : Botanicals



Monday, May 19, 2014

Sketchy Aspirations


How is everybody? Life has been busy and it's been super hot, leading to lethargy and lassitude. Well, more than usual in my case.:-)

I have been creating, but it feels like too much effort taking pictures and posting them. I however, have been meaning to post something new that I tried, for the longest time. The time has come. Cue dramatic music.:-)

You see, I have these huge artsy aspirations. Shh.. don't tell anybody.I have big dreams of being a real painter, to be able to paint pretty pictures, realistic or abstract and fun and beautiful. Only problem is that I do not have the talent or the skill to do so at this moment. What a bummer!Lol

I am not giving up though. I am taking baby steps and trying my hand at sketching and what better way to force encourage yourself to do so by participating in some fun challenges.

I have been following some great artist blogs and one of them, Dion Dior hosts a weekly sketch party .

I sketched and painted these birds a few months back when husband and I had gone to a bird sanctuary. My plan was to sketch all the birds that we saw, but I am done with just three.Be kind though. This is the very first time that I have attempted sketching and watercolours.

These are coloured with Inktense pencils. Love the vivid colours.

P.S :Doesn't the dove look funny and cartoonish. It just makes me laugh.

I hope to get better soon and post more sketchbook updates. Wish me luck!

Submitting to Dion Dior's Friday Sketches (These are not recent ,so not too sure if they qualify)

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