Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Getting to know me" Blog Hop!!

Hello Friends!

This is my third and last post for today and it's gonna be a lengthy one.. :D

So my dear crafty friend Sharada Dilip Acharya tagged me in a very unique blog hop which is here on the bloggy land for quite a while. I bumped into her one fine day at a craft expo and was very impressed by the versatility of the crafts she can do.. scrapbooks, cards, photoframes, gift bags & boxes, handmade gifts and decor items.. wohhh.. the list is endless.. and since then we are a true patron of each other's work.. Thanks for tagging me Sharada..

As the name suggest, in this blog hop post I will tell something about my work and the process it involves.. and also answer few questions so that you get to know me.. I think this is the perfect time to have this post as I am back to blogging after a long break and would love to meet new crafters on blog land and say Hi! to my oldies :D.. as many crafters in this hop did, I will also keep posting my work's snapshots to make it more interested..

"Hello! Meet me.. while crafting... :)"

1. What am I working on?

"Two tone Roses"
Right now I am working on a bulk of cards using PTI stamps and dies.. Here are my stamped and die cut flowers that I will use on my cards... Two tone roses.. Pretty! Isn't it? I must have made atleast 50 of these!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
"did you get my style?"

That's a little difficult question as I never tried to compare my work with others. I am more of a freestyle crafter who loves to try out new products, styles, techniques.. I each one has it's own sense of coloring, styling, design and the main driving force behind the creation.. Everyone is unique.. everyone should learn from each other to enrich their knowledge..

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
"Sharing is caring.. :)"

I think blogging is a fantastic way to journal your crafting adventures and to share those with fellow crafters.. and to have an audience to witness your journey is like a cherry on the cake..

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

"Well a CAS card ended up in this 3D box card.. :P" 

My creating process is not defined actually. Anything can trigger me to craft. It can be a new product in the market or it can be for the sake of killing time. I first try to sketch the final results either in my mind or in my craft notebook. Then I move on to choose my color palette and then dive into my stash to see if I have enough material like embellies, CS, pattern papers from color palette selected. and sometimes while going thru my stash, I might select completely different colors and end up making a completely different project than what I planned initially!! Hahah! This is bliss! as my job doesn't allow me to alter my thought process.. :(

Alright! That's about me! If you have any questions to ask.. please feel free and leave a comment!

To keep the hop going, I would like to tag 3 very talented crafters who needs no introduction!

1. Kavitha : Yes! very famous, Simply Mangolia DT member and owner of Bits an' pieces-Paper boutique. I know here from the very beginning of my crafting journey. Infact, I placed my first online order of paper craft material with her before I started blogging. I think that was a pack of die cuts and embossed papers.. :D 

2. Bhavana : It was such a good crafty time I had with Bhavana in Bangalore among craft expos, workshop and crafty hangout! She has such a unique style of Clear and Simple cards and seriously, she knows her job too well. Check out her new YouTube Channel to learn card making in a super easy way. I simply love her videos as it's quick and to the point without jibber jabber..

3. Pallavi Iyer - I meet her one fine day online and simply fell in love with her unique style. She has excelled in Mixed Media Art and Sketching already and I am sure she will come out of her phobia of card making and will be our kristina werner one fine day. Yes! You can do it Pallavi!!!

Do check out their blogs coming Tuesday to know more about them..!
 Have a happy and crafty day friends!




Its been awesome knowing you all these years n I guess Now I know you better! Welcome back & I am just soo excited about your latest creations! Good luck!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I am very Happy to see you Tagged Priya..Loved to read more about you and your creative process !

Pallavi Iyer said...

Hey.Thanks for the honour and the very flattering intro.hee hee.Loved reading about you and your creative process and I have always admired your work and your experimentation.I bought my Hero arts starburst stamp inspired by your gorgeous projects.Heh heh.Glad to see you back to blogging.Don't vanish again.

kavitha said...

Thanks for the tag priya,loved reading more about your creative process