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How to draw with a colour pencil

Hello Buddies 🙂

How are you doing its been a loooooooong time I have posted something here. Sorry for leaving my space unattended and keeping you all waiting. I have been held up with some exams and couldn’t post anything here. I almost forgot “Happy Ramzan” to all my Muslim buddies 🙂 Wishes and Apologies done now shall we move on to what I have in store for you. I wasn’t posting anything lately but I have been making few crafts now and then to keep me sane ;). So this week lets start with a lighter and easier post.

Colour Pencil drawing

In school every child might have used a colour pencil. It might have been our fancy to colour every colouring page given by our craft teacher. We get fascinated by the crayons and colour pencils when we were young. As we grew up we moved to better colouring means like paint water colour and many more. We have left behind the colour pencils and thought they were for kids and we think we have out grown it.

Its never a sin to go back to your childhood and relive those happiness. It makes us feeling good. Same way I thought of doing a colour pencil drawing in memory of my childhood colouring books. But this time the colouring was a bit matured :). Its not a bad idea anyway It turned out to be a pretty nice drawing. Let me show you how I made one !

Supplies Required :

  • Card Stock
  • Colour Pencil
  • Ordinary drawing pencil
  • Eraser

My Method :

  1. Since we are grown up now we will draw our own drawing instead of the colouring books
  2. So the first step is to trace the design in a simple pencil outline drawingPencil sketch full
  3. Once the design is complete slightly rub it with eraser It should be seen but not so prominentpencil sketch
  4. Now start colouring with the colour pencils
  5. I used only two colours. SInce mine is a floral design, Green for leaves and Pink for the flowers thats it I meant it to be simple
  6. First Green outline to the stem and leaves draw with little pressuretrace outline green
  7. Then colour the insides of the outline without pressure ever so lightly
  8. Next is the flower I drew the outlines darker and made few places opaque with thick colourTrace outline pink
  9. Then the left out part inside the flower was coloured pink but lighter like we did in the leavesComplete shading
  10. We are almost done.Now I made it a little darker here and there few finishing touches and I am amazed by my pretty drawing myself.Darken it
  11. Really a good drawing with such simple tools
  12. Go grab your set of colour pencils and make your pencil drawings in colour 🙂
  13. Have fun and do share your beautiful drawingsfill shade

Happy drawing 🙂

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Water colour painting

Watercolours is one of my most favourite painting colours. Every one of us must have used it from our childhood. We have been familiar with those colours but we never could easily predict the outcome :). That’s the interesting part of water colours they behave in their own way.

I haven’t done much of paintings but have done a few greeting cards and bookmarks with water colours. So I decided to do a simple painting with water colours along with my nephew who has come home for school annual holidays. And I have to admit it was lot more fun than we expected and there was more learning for both of us. Here we go with the two paintings we both made.scenary

This one I painted I loved the way the colours merged with each other

flower bunch

This one I helped my nephew to paint he is one creative kid ! What a lovely creation isn’t it. It was fun with him

Happy Painting

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Handmade Bookmarks – Water colour – For kids

Making bookmarks was one of my favourite craft. I have made many different bookmark. I I almost had an obsession for making bookmarks. My buddy got inspired by me and he tried making a few bookmarks using chart paper and water colour. They are for kids, comic book since they look a little kiddish any kid will love to keep it between their comic book pages. The creative idea was making book marks in the shape of objects like bat, feather etc. It looks pretty cute idea isn’t it ? I personally kept all these bookmarks. Here we go a round up on his creativity

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feather

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Happy Creating

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Valentines day Gift – Custom Photo Frame

Hello Buddies 🙂

Its valentine season ! Love is in the air. People are busy making creative gifts for their loved ones. I have also made a delicate and beautiful gift using quilling technique. A Photo frame in the heart shape with floral embellishments made using quilling techniques. I wanted to share it with you.It was easy and fun to make and the nice part was the quilling embellishments I made. It completely changed the look of the frameFrame

Supplies Required :

  • Cardboard
  • Handmade Paper
  • Quilling paper (White, Green and Red)
  • Quilling needle
  • White Glue
  • Rhine stones
  • OHP Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife

My Method :

  1. Take two A4 size cardboard actually I used an old notebooks binding cover since it was thicker than the ordinary cardboard
  2. Draw a heart shape in the middle of one cardboard and cut it outcut out
  3. Now this is the basic for our frame
  4. Take handmade paper and cover the heart cut out cardboard with itstick handmade paper
  5. While sticking the handmade sheet on the top cardboard leave a little extra on all four sides to fold it and stick behind the second cardboard
  6. I loved this peacock blue colour of the handmade paper I used
  7. The inside of the heart shape was like this after sticking the handmade paper on the first cardboardBack side
  8. This forms the top of the frame
  9. Stick an OHP sheet behind the first cardboard
  10. The photo has to be stuck on the second cardboard on appropriate position right below the heart cutout in the first cardboard. You can align it with the first cardboard to place it in proper position
  11. After placing the photo keep the second card board behind the first and stick the excess handmade sheet by folding on all four sidesstick with second card
  12. Now cut out another piece of handmade paper to cover the back side of the frame in exact size of the frame and stick it
  13. The frame part is over the frame is ready now.
  14. Next is the embellishments partFlower
  15. I made three flowers with quilling technique and stuck Rhine stones on the middle of themFlower emblishments
  16. I used three techniques for making the flowers tight circle, eye, leavesQuilled flower
  17. These embellishments were stuck around the heart shape and now the frame has become awesome ! 🙂heart Frame
  18. I love the way it turned out !
  19. Try making frames of your favourite shapes in the same way and do share with me how did you like these

With the photo

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How to make handmade Greeting card – New year 2015

Hello Buddies 🙂

Wish you all a wonderful and prosperous Happy New Year. This New year  I have made the biggest bunch of greeting cards for all my friends and family. It made me really happy. I wanted to share with you the cool New Year Greeting card I made. If anyone wanted to make last minute new year gift this tutorial might help you. You will need very little supplies

Its kind of a origami paper folding technique. But don’t worry its the simplest. I have made a clear and simple Video tutorial which is less than 5 mins. So try making your own handmade greeting card. This is much better and personal than a store bought hallmark card. Here is the tutorial for you.

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Supplies Required :

  • Origami Paper
  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Glitter Pens and Craft Punch (optional)

My Method :

  1. Take a square piece of Origami Paper (I chose RED colour)
  2. Fold the paper into smaller square 1/4th the size of the original square in the same way as shown in the videobunch of cards
  3. Take a card stock of size 1cm bigger than the paper.
  4. Now stick the folded paper on the cardstock
  5. You are almost done.
  6. Now the decoration part.
  7. You can let your creativity play the role.
  8. I traced a Big 2015 on top of the folded paper and added some Rhinestones as charms.outline
  9. Inside I made a few doodles a few craft punches stuck here and there and the New Year wishdoodle design
  10. I also added a tag on the top corner of the card to open it (this was not included in the video)opened card
  11. Thats it pretty New year greeting card ready. You can use it for any occasion you just have to change the decorations little.
  12. Cool and Super easy isn’t it ? I love the surprise part of the message unfolding once you open the card.
  13. Tell me how you liked it also share you hand made new year gifts

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