Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Starfish Nautical Floral Wedding and Home collection at Zazzle

Hi Everybody!
Today I display my latest collection of Starfish Nautical with Floral twist  designs.
Enjoy Nautical Star-fish with floral twist ever fresh wreath in your life. Water color and hand painted design. You can change the color of the background as your need. You can add Name/ Initials/ any text too...
It has products in wedding suite collection and home products to gift and everyday life too...

Hope you like it too!

The collection has complete wedding suite of cards collection
(with custom postage too).
to mugs, posters, cushions,...
Party items like paper napkins, coasters, glass and plates too....
Craft and gift items.....
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Starfish Nautical Floral Wreath
Starfish Nautical Floral Wreath
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you!
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter Christmas with Bells and Holly on Zazzle

Hi Everybody!
Today I display my latest collection of Christmas Bells and Holly designs. Come celebrate Winter and Christmas with friends, family and even strangers. Say a little prayer, Listen the Jingle Bells in your heart. Enjoy the rich colors of red, gold and green. Don't miss out on the newsprint Black & White style too...

Hope you like it too!

The collection has candles, decoration ornaments..
to mugs, throws, cushions,...
Craft and gift items.....
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...
Winter Christmas with Bells and Holly
Winter Christmas with Bells and Holly
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Autumn Earthy Ikat Paisley Designs on Zazzle Products

Hi Everybody!
Today I display my latest collection of Hand painted Ikat using Oil pastel crayon designs. The crayon work give a new touch to the Ikat lending it texture and depth. The warm colors of autumn look amazing.

Hope you like it too!

The collection has bathroom items as shower curtain, mats..
to dining space items like tablecloth, runners, napkins,...
to even dinnerwares like plates, soup bowls, cake stand,....
Craft and gift items.....
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Autumn Earthy Ikat hand painted Paisley
Autumn Earthy Ikat hand painted Paisley
by Mom Das
Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you
Also linking this post with

Ikat Paisley with Chevron Design on Zazzle products

Hello!
Today I display my latest collection of Hand painted Ikat using Oil pastel crayon designs. The crayon work give a new touch to the Ikat lending it texture and depth. Chevron and Ikat look just amazing. The cool blue, green with hint of purple look amazing.

Hope you like it too!

The collection has bathroom items as shower curtain, mats..
to bedroom or living room items like cushions, coasters, trays,...
to dining space items like tablecloth, runners, napkins,....
to even dinnerwares like plates, soup bowls, cake stand,.....
Craft and gift items......
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Ikat Crayon Paisley with Chevron
Ikat Crayon Paisley with Chevron
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

DIY an evergreen MINI PLANT from Leftovers

Hi Everyone!
The winter is approaching us. The weather has that lovely feel..
Just sitting by my window sill
I did this little craft. Even kids can do this.

Had a few artificial flowers. There were some artificial filler attached to them. I separated out the fillers.

 Got an empty can's plastic lid, little florist foam and some wire or twigs.

Cut the foam to fit in the lid. Fix the twigs at the ends of the artificial fillers to you desired length ( just proportionate to the lid or vase ).

Arrange the fillers in your new vase.
Can fill up the vase with some white/ color stone chips..
And its done...

Now it sits pretty on a shelf in my home.
Rather simple craft out of waste products..

Monday, 30 October 2017

Blue Lotus Bed Bath abd Dinner Table Collection at Zazzle

Hello!
Today I display my latest collection of Blue Lotus. As the name suggests it has colours in shades of Indigo and Blue. The shades are very fresh and cool. The design has the Indian or Persian paisley look with lotus in its center. The pattern is made like block printing.

Hope you like it too!

The collection has bathroom items as shower curtain, mats..
to bedroom or living room items like cushions, coasters, trays,...
to dining space items like tablecloth, runners, napkins,....
to even dinnerwares like plates, soup bowls, cake stand,.....

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Blue Lotus Bed Bath and Dinner table
Blue Lotus Bed Bath and Dinner table
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you

Also linking this post with

Autumn Lotus Bed, Bath and Dining Collection at Zazzle

Hi!
Today I display my latest collection of Autumn Lotus. As the name suggests it has colours in shades of Autumn or Fall. The shades are very Earthy and warm. The design has the Indian or Persian paisley look with lotus in its center. The pattern is made like block printing.

Hope you like it too!


The collection has bathroom items as shower curtain, mats..
to bedroom or living room items like cushions, lamps, coasters, trays,...
to dining space items like tablecloth, runners, napkins,....
to even dinnerwares like plates, soup bowls, cake stand,.....
to also gift items as gift bags, ribbon,.......

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...


Autumn Lotus Bed Bath and Dinner table
Autumn Lotus Bed Bath and Dinner table
by Mom Das
  

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you

Also linking this post with

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Drab to FAB: Painted Leather Bag: Season 2

Hi! When I did my first painted leather purse (My last post: Drab to FAB: Painted Leather Bag), I did not know it would be so addictive.
I dug out yet another leather bag..

Ta da...

My old leather bag, as you see was in black and white.
One of my favorite color combination..
But, again the white lost its glamor with time...
The stitching, lining, lock, zipper, all are in excellent condition...
 And, so
Another Drab to FAB project.
As I did in the last bag: Wipe clean the surface of leather to be painted with alcohol.
Then, start by using a red and a black ink pen to draw floral pattern on the bag..
 Here is a close-up of the pattern.
Just free hand..
Just fill up...
 You may appreciate that I highlighted the outlines of stems and leaves with a permanent marker black pen
 Time to color:
Acrylic paint
Use more than one coat of color
Have loads of patience
Wait in between coats of paints.
 I never had any shocking bag.
Always have had safe collection of black, beige, white, tan, navy blue, red,...
So went adventurous this time
Colored the background a bright sky blue.
 My floral print has grown green leaves.
You can see that the marks of the pens are very much visible..
Which actually give details and depth to the painting...
 All flowers painted.
Some pen markings have got covered by layers of acrylic paint..
Don't worry you can redo the markings on top of the paint again...
Here's my bag ready to go out into the world again...

I like it.
Its bright..
Happy...
Very cheerful!
Satisfying craft.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Drab to FAB: Painted Leather Bag

Hi!
Had been wanting to do this craft since a long time.
Watched many Internet sources and videos.
Finally did it.

This was a favorite bag of mine in white leather. As with other white objects, this bag also lost its luster. But the lining, chain and lock is still in excellent conditions. Just couldn't throw it away.

Wiped  the surface with cotton dipped in alcohol to remove any protective layer over the leather and to prepare the leather for new pigment.
I used acrylic colors.
You need more than two coats of diluted acrylic with water (1:1 ratio). Crush and twist the bag well before each coat, so that the next coat fills in any crack or wrinkle.
BE PATIENT!
Let the paint dry completely between each coat of color.
Once you are satisfied with the color, give final UNdiluted coat of acrylic paint.

Recently I was watching many videos on brush painting art of Rosmaling.
This is my first attempt at Rosemaling.

After many patient hours
My bag is ready!!

Here is my new bag :)

It looks great! I wore it to a party and my friends liked it.
You got to try painting leather...

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

HIS T-shirt Now MY SKIRT: Easy Refashion

Hi! Summers were ON some time back, and I was just doing some cleaning of the house. Basically trying to get rid of unwanted stuff.
When I noticed a T-shirt of my Hubby, which he had stopped wearing for quite some time. And thanks to inspirations from other blogers and pinterest, came up this project of easy refashion.


This was my Hubby's T-shirt.


Just cut off the collar with a bit of shoulders.
And next cut the sleeves in straight lines.
Sew up the sides such that the upper part is the same size as my waist.
Neatly fold and stitch the waist hem line.
Lucky ones with slim waistline can put in an elastic in the waist hem line.

The skirt is ready to wear..
Oh! Just excuse the cloth pins. I used them to hang the skirt on the hanger while taking the pic.

The skirt is so comfortable. I wear it so often at home.
Perfect summer wear.

Well, I missed on posting a refashion post in Me Made May 2017, as I left for the lovely Tawang trip (see Tawang with me by clicking here).
Here is one.
See you soon again...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TAWANG: A Beautiful Travelexperience

Hi Everybody!
Am coming back after a long holiday and some busy times...

Where did I go?

Tawang
Gifted with natures beautiful sceneries..

I would like share with you my trip experience through few glimpses...


We flew to Tezpur in Assam and from there moved into Arunachal and ahead towards Tawang by road.
Gradually we left the plains behind and started ascending the winding roads of the mountains. There are many waterfalls on the way. Everywhere you look is a mountain clad in green. After four hours drive you reach the Tenga valley and another half an hour to Mountain top township of Bomdila. Many people halt here for the day and start again in the morning.

Here we visited the Chilipam Monastery on yet another mountain top.

The monastery campus is beautiful, giving you a view of surrounding mountains covered with forests and patches of scattered civilization with step cultivation. The monastery is built in Buddhist art form with intricately carved designs painted rich colors and gold paint.
 This is the flag pole in front of the monastery.

 This is main door of the monastery with intricately carved and richly painted wooden frame. The door itself is solid wood painted in red and covered with gold painted metal with fine beaten in designs. You just have to stand in front and absorb the delicate patterns of flowers and vines..

 As I said next day we started towards Tawang. Look at the beauty of nature. It just leaves you mesmerized.

 We halted near Jaswant Garh for visit to the war memorial dedicated to soldiers of The 1962 War. Here is bunker from that time. The memorial is dedicated to soldier RFN Jaswant Singh Rawat who along with two other held the fort and meted heavy casualty over the invading Chinese army for three days in a way that Chinese thought a huge army was guarding this front.

Already it had started to get chilly and we had put on our sweaters. We climbed up further along the steep mountain ranges. At places we were surrounded by clouds with very poor visibility. Then after about 21 kms we saw the gate to Sela Pass.
13,700 ft altitude. Freezing wind and a breath taking scenery.

We halted here for a while. just amazing feel. Calm..
Surrounded by the snow peaked mountains was this picturesque lake, The Sela lake.
The lake looks different every time you visit Sela Pass with changing looks with the day, clouds and seasons.

Next was twisting turning descent to beatiful Nuranong valley covered with moss, small shrubs full with yellow flowers and pine trees. The drive along the gushing mountain rivulet was very refreshing.
After further more driving we saw glimpse of Tawang on a distant mountain top.

Then Tawang, here we are...
Here is the world's second largest monastery and India's largest monastery.
The monastery shines with golden roofs in the sun..

On the way to the monastery we saw this huge metal Buddha statue built by a national awarded artist.

Very close to the statue is a small enclosure with statues and writings on Buddha's life.

The Monastery campus has the main prayer hall, the old hall, many small prayer rooms, school, museum dormitories for student monks, library, auditorium, residence for monks and other offices . First we visited the museum with many artifacts from the region, Buddhist scriptures and pictures.
The Monastery is adorned with wall to wall murals. Outside is concrete structure but inside has the old time wooden pillars, beams and floor. Beautiful tapestries and inscriptions hang here and there. And right in front amongst all these is the Magestic and huge statue of Buddha.

Could not resist taking pic of these rooster in courtyard of the Monastery.
In the background you can see part of the huge prayer flag pole, which can be seen from far and wide..

Aarotrika and Adhrit are standing next to the long row of prayer wheel inside the Monastery campus.

This is a large prayer wheel just near the gate of the monastery campus.

In the evening we went to visit The Tawang War Memorial built in shape of a Chorten, where everyday a monk comes to light lamp and change holy water and pray for the souls of those departed while protecting land and boundaries of our country.
We also saw a light and sound show on the 1962 war.

Next morning after an early breakfast we started a steep drive up towards Y-junction. the mountain roads were steep and very twisting. There was a lake called PTSO (Pangkang Teng So) lake just along the left side of road, but, due to cloud we just could not see it. And on our way back we viewed this serene kidney shaped lake.
It had snowed a week back and soon snow was seen on the sides of the road. We took a small halt. The kids had a great time playing in the snow.

By the time you reach Y-junction, hardly any civilians are seen, the road is unmetalled and rocky. Here you feel respect for the army who live in difficult condition to guard  the boundaries of our country and keep us safe. Y-juction itself is at nearly 15000ft hieght.
Further up at about 16000ft is the Bum-la pass and the border of India and China.

We moved further along the difficult roads towards Shungetsar or Madhuri lake at 12,467ft. Why Madhuri? Well famous Indian movie actress had come to this place with her co-star Shahrukh Khan for shooting a song "Tanhayi-tanhayi..." from the movie "Koyela".
The lake itself was believed to be made due to an earthquake in 1950. The stumps of trees in between the lake are witness to this fact.
The lake was placid with crystal clear water, you could see the pebbles clearly at the bottom. Saw a couple of golden ducks which fly in from China here.
We had hot Momo and Chole-bhature while enjoying the cold weather, catered by Army canteen here. The place is beautifully maintained by them.
(Just a few days back in the plains we were sweating in heat of summers and here we are wearing sweater and jackets and scarves. What fun..)

We came back the same way. Oh! There is Teesri Udasi Gurudwara near Y-junction almost halfway up a straight steep mountain, probably in a cave.
We saw Ptso lake on the way back.

Next day we roamed around locally in Tawang and on the way back saw Jung falls, one of the highest falls in Arunachal.We came back visiting Jaswant Garh, Naranong valley, Sela Pass, Dirang valley and Bomdila.

Kids had been very good through out the long journey. We took a small refreshment stop near Dirang in a small resort on the sides of Dirang river. Here you see kids trying to feed the rabbits some grass.

We rested for a day in Tezpur, visited the banks of Brahmaputra. Well had already seen Tezpur in our last visit, when we went to Kaziranga (visit here TRAVELOGUE: KAZIRANGA AND GUWAHATI).
Vacation over. We came back home refreshed with nature's blessings in Tawang, Arunachal.