October 20, 2014

Diwali Bloghop 2014

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Yay! It’s time for another diwali Bloghop! Thanks to Chaitali for organizing it! For those who’re here for the firs time, here are diwali bloghops for 2012 and 2013.
Diwali, is popularly known as the festival of lights. To the curious mind, the question arises – what led to it being a festival of lights? Diwali is celebrated on the day when one of our exiled Lord, Lord Ram, came back to his kingdom. After 13 years of exile. In jubilation the people of the kingdom, lighted up the whole kingdom and decorated it up in all its glory! So that is why on Diwali we decorate and light up our houses.
DH and I love adding lights to every part of our house – inside or outside, could be electric lights or tea lights. The preparations for diwali from cooking special food to decorating the house, brings me in a complete festive mood. We typically try to make some Indian sweets and give it to our neighbors and then gather with friends to celebrate the festival.
Without much ado, here are my creations for the bloghop. I started with one card but couldn’t stop there. So bear with me Smile
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This card is inspired from this rangoli design

I recreated the design in MTC and then using a white gel pen in my KNK Zing, drew the design on the cardstock. Then colored it with Prismacolor pencils. Oh it’s been so long since I used them! I really enjoy coloring and I had so much fun doing this (that’s why I couldn’t stop at one Smile). Added some rhinestones. I used the “happy” stamp from one of my birthday greetings. The “Diwali” was cut out in black cardstock using KNK Zing and then added glossy accents to it. Love the glossiness it adds! You can see a close-up here:
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Another twist to the same design:
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For this one, I used a silver gel pen to draw the design and double embossed “diwali” using silver embossing powder and instead of rhinestones added some pearls.
And the last one:
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Very similar to the first card, instead of the rhinestones I used liquid pearls.
So you see, how versatile this design is! You can give it so many different spins! if you would like the MTC file, let me know and I would be happy to share it.
Now off to what the other lovely ladies have in store for you! Here’s the order of the bloghop and you’re at hop #4!
  1. Chaitali
  2. Gayatri
  3. Mayuri
  4. Smriti (<—You are here)
  5. Deepti
  6. Indira
  7. Piali
  8. Sindhu
  9. Isha
  10. Tasnim
  11. Shilpa
Supplies used:
  • KNK Zing, MTC, Prismacolor pencils, White and silver gel pens, adhesive pearls, rhinestones, liquid pearls, glossy accents, Papertrey Ink cardstock.

11 comments:

Piali Biswas said...

Beautiful card!!!

conil said...

These are pure fabulousness.

Indira Tanwar said...

Plz ignore my previous comment. Loved your card to bits Smriti. Very pretty!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow, lovely card!!

Chaitali Narla said...

I got one of those cards!!! All are gorgeous! Thanks for the card :)

Deepti said...

These are beautiful :) I love all the variations u made in colors and designs. Wish you have a happy and prosperous Diwali :)

candlesinthegarden said...

Gorgeous Rangoli inspired cards Smriti! Love the colouring ;-)

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely card!!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful rangoli design. Happy Diwali, Smriti!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous...so well done.

Alka said...

Just came across your blog :) Awesome ideas!!