Showing posts with label Friendship Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friendship Day. Show all posts

Monday, 14 August 2017

Rainbow Mixed Media Canvas by DT Shylaashree

Hello Friends,

I am Shylaa Shree here today to share my first post on my DT assignment with Rainbow Craftykari team.  Here is my inspiration for our current challenge theme "Rainbow Friendship"

I have a made a special artwork on a canvas for my son who celebrates his birthday this month. My daughter insisted me to make something for him.

I started with an A4 size canvas and applied a coat of white gesso to prime it. I then created a background using stencils and modelling paste. I then used my homemade colour sprays to add colour. I randomly spritzed them and moved them around. I then picked my photo, matted it and adhered it to the canvas with foam tape. I chose butterflies to embellish the canvas as my kids love them. I then randomly added 3D Stickles and sequins. I then printed out a saying (you could even use a phrase sticker or a stamp) and added it to the canvas with foam tape. I then used paper varnish to give a final protective coat.

Materials used:

  • Canvas
  • Sakura Modelling Paste 
  • Acrylic Paints 
  • 3d Stickles 
  • Sequins 
  • Tim Holtz stencils. 

Hope you are inspired! I can't wait to see your creative work for our current challenge theme. Link your projects here.

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 4 August 2017

Friendship Layout by DT Priya Mishra

Hello Crafty Friends,


I'm Priya Mishra and am very excited to share my first DT inspiration post for Rainbow Craftykari blog. I have created a project as an inspiration for our Rainbow Friendship Challenge.

Here's what I made...

The theme is absolutely wonderful and I wanted to make something CAS this time. This has been my weakness and I struggle to leave white space with pastel shades. So this was a challenge I took up!

The base is a 12"*12" white cardstock. As the theme is Friendship, I took the photo and the sentiment from google and printed them. For my layout, I began by brushing multi medium onto the whole paper. This creates a very good base. Then, I created texture using a stencil (Bubbles all over) and texture paste. Next, I began adding colour. I used Distress Inks and a brush to spread the colours. I have incorporated all the colours of Rainbow. The chippies are from Papericious and are brushed with a thick coat of white gesso. After arranging the photo and sentiment on the base I added some butterflies, flowers and a few sequins. I layered a doily under the photo mat. I finished it by sprinkling a few drops of colours with a brush.Here are a few close ups of the layout

Supplies Used:

  • 12"*12" White Cardstock 200gsm
  • Rangers Multi Medium Matte
  • Stamploration "Bubbles All over" Stencil
  • Papericious Chipboard Heart Mesh
  • Papericious Sequins Mixed Bag 
  • Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Pink Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather, Mowed lawn, Mustard seed, Cracked Pistachio)
  • Doily
  • 3D Butterfly Stickers
  • Flowers
  • Photo and sentiment from Google Images

Almost all the above-mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order by sending email at
Hope my project inspires you. Do participate in the challenge and have fun.Hugs,

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Quirky Gifts Tutorial for the Festive Season by DT Anila

Hello, Friends!

I am Anila Dikay and am so happy to be joining the Design Team of Rainbow Craftykari for a new term.

I am back on the blog with my very first Tutorial post for this term.

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and all are busy with the last minute preparations, gifts etc. 

For all those who haven't purchased the perfect gift for your Brother/Sister yet... 
How about some DIY gifts with some personal touches to it..? 
I am sure your siblings will love them and so will you.

Today in this Teaching and Learning program I am here with two DIY gifts with detailed tutorials for them. 
Friends, This is going to be a long and a picture heavy post, but hopefully, you will enjoy it.

Over to my first Tutorial.

A Memory Box

All of us have some small trinkets or things that are a part of some awesome memories. It maybe a small toy, an old bracelet or a broken earring for that matter. 

But the memories they bring back are priceless. 

Here is a memory box to hoard all these. 

It can also be used as a Jewelry box or a Chocolate box for that matter.

Let's begin making this:

Take 2 cardboard pieces of size 4" x 6" and 1 piece of size 2" x 6".


Stick them on the back of a pattern paper, leaving gaps in between as shown.

Cover the top with another piece of the same pattern paper. While sticking, insert 1" thick matching coloured satin ribbon on either side, sandwiching it between them. 

Score the gaps after sticking. This forms the base and top of the box. 

Take 2 more pieces of cardboard of size 2" x 3.75" and 1 piece of 2" x 5.75".

Arrange them in a straight line leaving gaps in between and cover them with the same pattern paper. (Sorry I completely forgot to click this while arranging - but here's a hand-drawn sketch for it)

Score them to reinforce the folds. Arrange and stick them using liquid glue on the base of the box made earlier. Let dry.

The box is ready.

Now take a cardboard of size 4" x 3" to make the frame on top.  Cut a window of size 3" x 2" on this piece.(Refer sketch)

Cover it from all sides with the same pattern paper. 

Stick strips of foam matching to the pattern paper from three sides leaving top side open, to insert the photograph. Adhere it to the top of the box.

The box is now ready for decoration. Here are some embellishments I gathered to decorate my box.

Here's the final look of the box.

Materials used -

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • 1" Satin Ribbon
  • Craft foam/Foam tape
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard
  • Sentiment die-cut 
  • (Image Courtesy- Pixabay)

Let's move onto our second tutorial 

Name Art

Don't we all love things with our names on it..?? A Personalized gift that speaks "ME"!!

Here is a Name Art which can be used as a door hanger or a wall piece. It can also be used for the personalization of cupboards.

To begin, Draw/Trace the alphabet on a cardboard. Cut 2 pieces of the same and stick them together to make it stronger.

Cover the alphabet with a pattern paper from all the sides (as shown below)

 Fold in all the sides so the edges are also covered.

 The alphabet is now ready for decoration.

I have gathered all these embellishments/flowers for the decoration. 

Try various arrangements to suit your idea. 

Print the name with bold alphabets and cut each alphabet apart. Mount them with foam adhesive. Lastly, cover the alphabets with glossy accents. This gives them a shiny tile look and also protects the paper from damage.Tie a long twine at the top for hanging and add a bow to the twine.

Here's the final look 

Materials used -

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • Name Print
  • Craft foam/Foam tape
  • Twine/satin
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard

It was so very exciting and fun making these gifts. I am also sure this love will definitely be visible in all the creations. I would love to see if you make any of this.
Thank you for sticking till the last and not losing out in between.Do leave your lovely feedback in the comments below.


All the above-listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or can be pre-ordered.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Friendship ATC's by Blog Co-ordinator Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Aditi here, Hope you're all having a good day! Today we've started our new term and with that our Rainbow Friendship challenge

I'm here with some inspiration for the challenge- Friendship and Rainbow Colours. I have made a set of three ATC Cards. ATC Cards are usually sized 3" x 4" (like a visiting card) and are swapped among the artist/crafting community. At times there are themes decided, based on which the cards are created. 

Here's a look at the cards:

For these cards, I first created a background using distress oxides on textured cardstock. I then used a bubbles stamp with black archival ink. Next, I stamped the girls and coloured with pencils. I then stamped the quotes, cut them out and distressed the edges. I then dug out elements from my stash- hand made flowers die cut flourish, doily, vellum butterfly and some gauge. I arranged them on each of the cards and stuck them down. I then randomly added some black sequins. I completed them by distressing the edges and mounting them on black cardstock. 

Here's a look at them closely:


  • Santoro Girls - #13 Fairy Lights, #4 Forget Me Not, #7 The White Rabbit
  • Textured Cardstock White
  • Black Cardstock
  • Archival Ink- Jet Black
  • Colour Pencils- Staedler
  • Distress Oxides- Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Distress Inks- Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
  • Lattice Work Stencil- Tim Holtz
  • Kaisercraft- True Friendship Stamp
  • Finnabair- Bubbles Stamp
  • Gauge
  • Cherry Lynn Flourish Die
  • Handmade Flowers, Leaves, Stamped and embossed butterfly and leaves on Vellum
  • Black Craft Sequins
  • Doily

All Materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari Store and those that aren't can be pre-order by sending an e-mail at

Hope you're inspired and looking forward to your participation this month! Watch out for fun tutorials, and inspiration in the coming month by our DT Members.

Aditi Mahajan
Blog Co-ordinator