Happy October!We’re back with some inspiration for the mid-month challenge at Colorful Creations!

We’re back with some inspiration for the challenge at Colorful Creations!

The theme is ‘By the Numbers’ and we have to incorporate a number in our creation!

We’ve created a set of four ATC Cards and incorporated numbers in our background!

CC Oct 1

Looking forward to your participation!


Fearless Matahari

Today we’ve created a layout inspired by two challenges. The Canvas Corp Brands September Challenge on Mata Hari (#ccbchallenge)

and the More Than Words September Challenge Fearless and Grunge.

Our background is all about grunge and we’ve portrayed Mata Hari as a fearless dancer and woman.

Here’s a look at the layout :

Be Brave Tag 

Today we’re back with a mixed media tag. 

We were inspired by Lindy’s Color Challenge and have used the September Color Challenge Mega Kit for our tag. The colours in this set include Sprays: Orange Creamsicle, Golden Doubloons, Delphinium Turquoise, Cathedral Pines Olive, Sandra Dee Sepia; Embossing Powders: Orange Creamsicle, Caesar’s Gold, Guten Tag Teal, Tannenbaum Green Gold and Bratwurst Brown

Here’s a look at our tag

School Postcard

Today we’ve created a postcard as a wish to a teacher for Teacher’s Day. We’ve used the collage technique to inspire you with the Happy Little Stampers Challenge theme. We’ve incorporated the words school and play (school as our theme and play of colors) to inspire you with the challenge at Colorful Creations. We’ve incorporated the theme of School Fun with a twist of books to inspire you with the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge!

Do drop by and participate in these challenges!

CC Sept +HLS + MMM 3CC Sept +HLS + MMM 2HLS Sept

We have a video tutorial for this one:

Favourite Artist

Well, today we’re here with an interesting creation! We were inspired by the Canvas Corp Brands August Challenge- Let’s Visit the Cinema (#ccbchallenge) (our LO revolves around a music composer, playback singer, and actor of the Indian Cinema) and the 7 Dots Studio Challenge Favorite Artist (Our favorite artist from Indian Cinema).

Our creation revolves around Shekhar Ravjiani, the famous music composer from the duo Vishal-Shekhar. He is an amazing singer and has sung songs in several Indian languages, and different genres. He has also acted in the film Neerja! He is an inspiration, and we can listen to his songs on the repeat playlist zillions of times (including his devotional songs).

Recently, he has launched a single ‘Devi’, a tribute to daughters/women. We have immense respect for him and when we saw these two challenges we couldn’t help but create a layout with him!

Now we are such huge fans, that we couldn’t stop at one layout; so we decided to create two :)!

For both are layouts we used the 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days Collection, Art Alchemy Paints, Lindy’s Sprays, Papericious Chippies, Sizzix Die, Art Ingredients glitter. Same materials and two different projects!

Here’s the first one:

The lyrics are from a song Gehra Ishq from Neerja and here’s an English translation-

“in your light breeze,
my existence has begun to fly away.
this fragrant love, that is all fragrance
this submerged-immersed, deep love.”

Shekhar LO 1a

Here are some close ups:

Shekhar LO 1bShekhar LO 1c


Here’s our second layout:

“The bigger the dream, the stronger your faith needs to be. Believe and you will achieve.”- Shekhar Ravjiani

Shekhar LO 2aShekhar LO 2bShekhar LO 2c

These layouts were submitted for:

Canvas Corp Brands August Challenge- Let’s Visit the Cinema (#ccbchallenge)

7 Dots Studio Challenge Favorite Artist

Mini Album

Hello everyone,

Today we’re at the Rainbow Craftykari blog with a fun tutorial! We’re sharing an easy to make album tutorial. This one does not require a hinge system and is a cute small book that can fit into a handbag. 

Before starting the tutorial, have a look at the album.

Let’s begin…

First cut two pieces of chipboard for the front and back cover. (measurements in inches)

Next, cut card stock and score for our pages. Score on the 7″ side first at 3.5″, flip the page and at the 6″ side score at 4.5″.

Keeping the 7″ side, fold over the score line upward. Next, turn over and fold over the 3.5″ score line. Do this to all five pages.

We wanted to add some design to the pockets, so we used a punch for this.

 Using 5 different pattern paper sheets from the book, cut papers for the pages. (3.25″ x 4″)

Distress the edges and stick onto the cardstock page using tacky tape.


Time to stick the pockets. Add a think line of glue on the extreme ends and fold the flap upward and press to stick. Cut patterned paper for the pockets and stick.



To close the page, add glue as shown below, fold and press firmly. This way, we get a pocket on the top of the page as well.

Once all pages are done, punch three holes on the end that is stuck together; one in the centre and two 3/8th from the top and bottom. You can use one page as a template to mark holes on the other pages.

Cover the chipboard pieces with the same cardstock and add patterned paper (pp- 3 5/8 ” x 4 5/8″). Once done, using the page as a reference, centre on the chipboard pieces and punch three holes.

Add eyelets to the pages and the cover. Initially we wanted to use the rings to put the book together, but later decided to use some ribbon. So you could use either.

For the pockets on top, cut 5 tags using the cardstock. Pattern Paper measurements would vary according to the style of your tag.

With this the basic structure of the album is ready. Let’s move to the decoration.

Now in this tutorial, you will notice that our main focus has been on using a single 6″ paper pack and minimal wastage. For the entire album including the tags and photo mats, only 9 sheets pattern paper sheets and five 12×12 cardstock sheets were used.

Since this is a small album, we made the photo mats according to the left over rectangle pattern paper pieces from the pages and cover. We used the die cut sheets in the paper pack, to embellish further. Some places, we used them to make a pocket and add smaller die cut elements inside.

The composition of the cover page is very important in such a project as that is the first thing anyone sees. We do not like to add anything and everything and clutter our cover, so we decide on a composition before we begin.

For this one, we used a die cut piece and stuck it with glue only on two sides to make a pocket. We inserted some quotes from the sheet, inside the pocket and embellished it with hand made flowers. Here’s a quick tutorial on how we made the flowers.

Stamp the image onto your paper, and die cut it. Next colour using inks you have; we used Ranger Dye Inks, as they dry fast and are rich in pigment giving me vibrancy in the colouring.

Next using the shaping tools, shape the flower. Flip it over and press on each petal dabbing the tool moving outside to inside but not in the centre.

Once done, this is what it will look like.

Flip over and press in the centre. Stick a smaller flower inside a bigger and add some beads, You can add glitter or frosting powder as well.

In the same way, you can shape your leaves.

We then arranged the handmade embellishments, and was careful to not add too many as the size of the album is small.

We added some different flowers, on my tags as well to dress them up.

Here are some closeups and pictures of the pages.

Hope you’re inspired and want to create your own album.

All supplies are listed below, and most of them are available at the store or can be pre-ordered.

Happy crafting!


  • Red Cardstock- 200 GSM (Album Pages)
  • White Iris Cardstock – 150 GSM (for flowers)
  • Chipboard- 650 GSM (covers)
  • Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Paper pack- 6″x6″
  • Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
  • Fevicol
  • Red Tacky Tape
  • Standard eyelets
  • Green Ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Punch-Vintage Floral
  • Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies Stamp and die collection, deluxe flower shaping tool.
  • Archival Ink- Vermillion and Library Green (stamping flowers and leaves) Dye Ink- Lily Pad, Electric Lime, Classic Cherry & Buttered Popcorn (to colour flowers and leaves)
  • Orange micro beads
  • Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  • Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Die

Tag Tutorial

Hello everyone,

We’re back today with an easy to make tag tutorial for you’ll at Mixed Media Mojo.

Before that did you check the ongoing challenge? Do check it out here.

Onto our tutorial now:


  • Manila Tag
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Craftyscrappers- Raining Hearts and Mermaid Wishes
  • Dylusions- Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal, Cut Grass
  • Tim Holtz Stencil- Flourish and Scribbles
  • Distress Ink- Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Forest Moss
  • Zig markers

Step 1: Stamp using a background stamp and black archival ink onto your tag.

Step 2: Using Dylusions add colour on the tag, blending some shades on the tag.

Step 3: Use a stencil and stencil with Dylusions on the background

Step 4: Using distress inks and another stencil, add some more texture on the tag.

Step 5: Using a focal element stamp set, stamp on the background. Stamp focal elements on separate paper, colour and cut them. Then arrange them on the tag.



Add string/cord and your tag is complete!

Hope you’re inspired to create and do participate in the ongoing challenge!