Showing posts with label DT Anila Dikay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DT Anila Dikay. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Family Layout by DT Anila Dikay

Hello Crafters!

Anila here with an Inspiration Post for you all. 
Today, I am showcasing a "Family Layout". Making layouts is always fun. Every artist has a different technique or style and today I am going to show you how all of us can make an LO with minimal supplies and no fancy techniques. All one needs is an eye for composition. 

Here it is!

Steps Followed:
  • I took an 8x8 sized pattern paper. 
  • Layered it with another 6x6 family script pattern paper. 
  • Mounted the photo using foam adhesive and two pieces of coloured CS at the corners.
  • I adhered a lace at the bottom of the photograph. 
  • Adhered paper strips and washi tapes on one side. 
  • Next, I added the sentiment and the quote stickers. 
  • Lastly, covered the corners with flowers. 

Materials used are:

  • Pattern papers
  • Sentiment stickers
  • Washi tapes
  • Lace
  • Flowers

Few more close-ups of the Layout follows


All the above-mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari or can be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail to or to


Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Altered Bottles by DT Anila

Hello friends!

Don't we all like to hoard things? We not only like to buy and hoard new items but also like to collect things which can be reused/upcycled in some form or the other, with the hope of giving these junk/scrap items new life sometime. 

I have a huge collection of glass bottles, cardboard/paper boxes, invitation/greeting card, tissue paper rolls and what not.

Today I am showcasing an upcycled glass bottle. This is just an inspiration for you to start using/revamping those things you have been hoarding endlessly. 

Here, I have decoupaged the (2) glass bottles to convert them into beauties to adorn your homes. They can also be given out as gifts.

Here's a look at the project -

Materials used

  • Chalk paints
  • Decoupage tissue papers
  • Sponge
  • Paper string
  • Thread and bells.


Method -
  • Firstly, remove any sticker on the bottle. Wash the bottle clean and dry it completely. 
  • Cover the bottle completely by dabbing the sponge with chalk paint over it. Let it air-dry.
  • Repeat the process to get a more uniform finish. 
  • Pick the tissue to be used and trim the design as desired. 
  • Carefully remove the backing/second ply of the tissue.
  • Apply a coat of Mod-Podge and stick the tissue over it carefully avoiding any creases. Let dry.
  • Apply a coat of Mod-Podge over the tissue paper to seal it. 
  • Tie a paper string to the neck of the bottle, covering it fully.
  • Tie a set of bells/Ghungroos with the help of a thin thread.

More pictures follow -


Hope, I could inspire you to finally start working on those things and give them a new life.

Do check out our ongoing challenge on the blog here
And do not forget to participate. 


Friday, 3 November 2017

Innovative Mailbox Tutorial By DT Anila Dikay

Hi Everyone!

Anila Here, I am back again, at the Rainbow Craftykari blog today with a tutorial and walk-through video. 

This is a mailbox shaped box for gifting.

Let's begin with a tutorial.
(This is a picture heavy post.... I wanted to include as many pictures as possible so when you try to recreate this you will have no problem at all)

Materials needed are:
Black CS
Pattern papers
A Brad and a handle
Decorative material.

  • Take a CS measuring 12" x 7". Score the 12" side at 1/2" and 11 1/2". (Sheet 1)
  • Take a sheet of the same CS measuring 7" x 4". (Sheet 2) Stick the scored lines of sheet 1 to sheet 2 from the lower side. The box structure is ready.

  • Take a CS measuring 8" x 5" and score it at 1/2" from all the 4 sides. 

  • Trim the corners as shown and fold up the edges to form a tray.

  • Cut 2 pieces of the CS, little larger from all sides than the arch shape.

  • Make small cuts along the extra edge of the cutout and fold them inwards. Cover the folded edge with a strip of paper.

  • Take the other cutout, follow similar steps and stick it to the tray made.

  • Now cover the box with colourful patterned paper over the arch. 

  • Cover the side panel with colourful paper too (cutting the paper little larger and folding the sides inwards to cover the edges) Attach it to the box and stick it in place. This seals one end of the box completely. 

  • Similarly cover arched portion of the tray. Stick pattern paper from the inner side of the tray (as shown)

  • Adhere lace to the edge of the arch.

  • Cut a Flag shaped CS, cover it with pattern paper. Using a single hole punch make a hole. Attach this to the box using a brad. 

  • Attach a handle to the arch of the tray. Decorate the mailbox.

The Mailbox is now ready to hold any gifts inside.

Here are some final pictures with gifts inside.

That's all for today. Hope enjoyed making this mailbox with me. Would love to see if you create anything like this. Remember to tag us!

Here is the Walkthrough Video of Mailbox

Don't forget to participate in our ongoing this month challenge "Vintage"

All the above-mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store.

Thank you!


Monday, 11 September 2017

Home Layout by DT Anila

Hello Friends!

I am back today with an inspiration post for the current challenge
Here is the mood board of the challenge (Use minimum of any 3 elements from the board)

Image may contain: indoor

My project for the challenge

I wanted to include most of the colours from the mood board. I have tried to incorporate the woody texture with my base paper.

Here's a brief about my process:

I took an 8" x 8" pattern paper. This gives the look of a corrugated sheet but also resembles the woody structure from the mood board. I adhered this on a brown CS. Next, I adhered a Doily in the centre of this paper and mounted my sentiment with a lot of coloured paper matting under it.

Next came in the arrangement of the flowers, leaves and other elements. Once it was decided I adhered them in position. Then, I stuck a House sticker in one corner.
Lastly I added few sequins to add some element to the LO.

Here are some close-up snaps:

The materials used are

  • Pattern paper
  • Coloured CS
  • Flowers, Leaves etc.
  • Coloured sequins
  • Doily

All the above-mentioned materials are available with Rainbow Craftykari and/or can be pre-ordered for you.

Hope I could inspire you enough to participate in the ongoing challenge here.

Looking forward to your participation.

Keep Crafting!!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Uncovering RCS DT Team Day 2

Hello everyone,

We are back with the second part of our DT reveal. Without any adieu let's begin.

First up we have,

Priyanka Thukral

I am Priyanka Thukral, 26 years old, Marketer by profession & a Crafter/Artist by Passion ( a Marketer by the day & crafter by night ;) ). Since my very childhood colours and crafts have always fascinated me. I was one of those who believed in giving a handmade card to people instead of rushing to archies or other stores to buy one. I started with gifting very unique gifts to my friends something that they could connect to instantly & something that would put a smile on their face. Then, I started Happily For You with a simple aim to  make a difference in someone's life & spreading happiness in a way that has a far more impact & what better than something personalized, something they see a reflection of their own in a very unique and creative way. 

Here's the link to her blog-

And here are some of her works:

Next we have,

Khushboo Gandhi

My name is Khushboo Gandhi. I am from Mumbai, India. I absolutely love travelling and food! I've been into crafting since more than a year now and I find myself completely in love with every aspect of it; be it decoupage, mixed media, card-making, scrapbooking, etc. I've always been interested in creative hobbies like painting, photography, writing; and crafting is my new found love. I love experimenting with new techniques, new products, different mediums and creating something unique and fun. I work under the brand ‘Snowflakes and Lilies’ and I love the fact that I can bring about a deep sense of versatility in my creations and that makes me feel really happy about the kind of work that I do.

Here's the link to her blog-

And here are some of her works:


Priya Mishra

Hello, My name is Priyadarshini Mishra from Odisha, staying in Mumbai. My journey into crafting started in 2012 when I took a break from my job after the birth of my son. It all started with Quilling and now I enjoy mixed media, altered art and different paper crafts. I love learning new techniques  .I am thankful to Maninder for putting her faith in me and bringing me on board. I look forward to join the talented team at Rainbow Craftykari.

Here's the link to her blog-

And here are some of her works:

And finally we have,

Anila DK

A Home maker and a full-time crafter from Mumbai,  India and a mother to a 10year old little crafter-in-the-making.I am passionate about learning new skills / techniques and am in a constant process of developing myself. Card making and other paper crafting is my most favorite.

Here's the link to her blog:

And here are some of her works:

So that completes our reveal! Looking forward to a great new term!