Design Team 2018-19

Niharika Gupta – Chennai, India
Design Team Member

Niharika Gupta is an extremely talented girl from Chennai. A Software Engineer by qualification, she is passionate about crafting and does it with a lot of pleasure. Since 2014, she has been involved in this art form and had come up with some beautiful creations and products. Niharika is the owner of a boutique for handmade cards and scrapbooks brand by the name, “Niharika Expressions”. Niharika has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/niharikaexpressions/ that gives a glimpse of her amazing and creative work.

Jaanhvi Hinduja – Nashik, India
Design Team Member

Jaanhvi is an exceptionally talented and charming lady from the City of Joy, Kolkata. She lived in Mumbai for over a decade and worked with one of the leading Asset Management companies there. Few years back, Jaahnvi shifted to the peaceful city of Nashik where she got indulged into some DIY crafts, which in very less time became her passion. Her creative work is inspired by her love for gifting, decorating house, and the love of jewelry. The creative bug ignited the passionate artist within her and very soon she became a known name amidst the artist community. She is well recognized for her finest grip on the art of decoupage.

Sampada Srivastava – Gurgaon, India
Design Team Member

A Software Engineer by profession and a passionate crafter at heart, Sampada has become a popular name in a wink. She has taken only one and half year to make her mark into the world of scrapbooking. She has a Startup with the name “Scrapmee”, a gifting Idea with personalized Handcrafted Products. Her bestsellers are Scrapbooks but she also loves to try her hands on card making, Decoupage, Sospeso and Mixed media. You may peek into her lovely creations at her official fcebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Scrapmee/

Tanya Cloete – Pretoria, South Africa
Design Team Member

Tanya Cloete is an ardent crafter from South Africa, many recognize her with her facebook name “Tanya Scrapbooking”. This cheerful artist began her scrapbooking journey as a hobby to keep herself busy. At that time she was unaware of the beautiful future the field of art and crafts hold for her. She loves to make crafty things. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has developed as a passion for her in no time. Photos are memories to be treasured forever and what better way than to tell a story by the beautiful layouts or albums one can make. She likes to create mini albums, single page layouts and cards. She has recently developed a great new love for making 3D/OTP projects. Her work is perfect amalgamation of almost every art form. You may check out her amazing work at http://mycreativescrapbooking.blogspot.in/

Ruchika Gupta – Gurgaon,India
Design Team Member

Art and Craft has always been her passion. Earlier it was limited to glass painting, 3d card making on tiles and marble slabs. A Graduate in Graphic Design from University of Wales College UK, she worked as a graphic designer with different companies in India as well as Canada.  It was only in 2014, she re-discover her love and passion for crafts. Like many others in this industry, she stared her journey with quilling, but her true calling came in the shape of decoupage.

This self-taught artist is now a proud entrepreneur operating under the name of Caterpillar Designs, which deals mainly in unique and exquisite decoupage products. Every item is well thought and designed according to the customer’s personality and requirement. The finishing and quality of all products is meticulously taken care of. Each piece is done… from the heart. Have a look at her creations https://www.facebook.com/CaterpillarDesigns/

Deepal Shah – Gujarat, India
Design Team Member

Deepal hails from Gujarat, and is a mommy of two lovely kids. She takes inspirations from everyday life and loves creating beautiful things, which makes life magical. Her specialized domain is decoupage. She tries to bring out the hidden talent in creative souls around, through her ongoing workshops all over India, She is renowned teacher and features her work on the her FB official page https://www.facebook.com/dkrafts.treasuresbyhand/?hc_ref=ARQHQqzSS_s44DlbBznSHQXKknYOzrhscQ4FnD4Qt-UB76O3ZRetKwQmPtEhbCgQ17c&fref=nf

Preeti Dutt – Delhi, India
Design Team Member

 

Preeti is a young and passionate crafter from the capital city of India, Delhi. Being from a background of Clinical Psychology, the creative beast in her could not hold the desire to dive into the world of crafting. Preeti has been doing children’s craft for the past 7 years and started serious crafting since September 2016. As they say talent can not be long hidden, soon Preeti started surprising us with her mesmerizing creations. This emerging star in Mixed Media Art is all set to entice you with her work. She enjoys designing cards, tags, and art journaling the most and has a very eclectic style.

She has been in the crafting space for around 10 months now and has written about 200 blog posts and has accomplished over 40 top picks and wins in crafting challenges– http://chatterwithpreeti.blogspot.in/2017/02/crafting-challenges-wins-and-top-picks.html

Riddhi Jani – Mumbai, India
Design Team Member

 

This Biotechnology student turned crafter, started her creative journey in 2015. She has always been inspired by beautiful paper and scrapbooking products, and loves to try new techniques and enjoys sharing that inspiration with others. She adapts all possible styles of crafting in her projects, but shabby chic and vintage are her all time favorites. You may have a glance at more of her work on her official facebook page https://www.facebook.com/branchofart/

Guest Design Team Members

Ashmita Roy – Kolkata, India
Guest Design Team Member

She indeed is one of the most popular scrapbooking artists of India. Her passion for life is quite well apparent in her work. Some of her most admired creations are mini albums, junk journals, smash books etc. Her use of embellishments is particularly lovely, and is actually something that urges newbies to think about. Ashmita has been teaching this beautiful art of scrapbooking across the nation and has recently ventured into online classes through her website www.artsomecraft.com.
We are truly blessed to have her in our Guest Design Team for this term, and looking forward for some real time enlightenment.

Suchismita Chatterjee Datta – Hyderabad, India
Guest Design Team Member

Back in 2016, papercrafting happened to her as a way to fill her spare time on weekends and reconcile her love for paper, stationery, lace, and jewelry findings with a compulsive urge to preserve memories. As an instinctive papercrafter, she finds in her work a reflection of her mind and life experiences. Her current favorite is book-binding/junk journal making which helps her coalesce her love for literature, history, curiosities, domestic crafts, and all things vintage.

Suchismita lives in Hyderabad and has recently resumed work as a Quality Assurance specialist with a Big 4 professional services firm, after a crisis break of 16 months during which the occasional crafting she could do was her primary source of happy hormones.

Her facebook official page is https://www.facebook.com/Scrappittarius-1542708539355217/

 

 

 

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Cute Baby Mixed Media Card Designed by Preeti Datta

Hi folks!
Good Morning 🙂
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you doing ?

Today, I’d like to share a Cute Baby Mixed Media Card. This is a big sized card great for gifting. I’ve used the beautiful and totally adorable papers from Bob n Betty’s earlier collections, “Cuddling Cuties” and “Baby Bliss“. All of Bob n Betty’s paper collections have been brilliantly designed, so, it is very easy to mix and match papers from different collections, go back to the earlier releases and mix them with new ones. Sky is the limit with respect to matching elements and coming up with new combos 🙂

 Cute Baby Mixed Media Card:

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PROCESS:

  1. Prepared the 5 by 11.5 inch white card base with thick 300 gsm white card stock
  2. Cut the main panel and mats, used pastel coloured card stock to create the mats. Distressed & inked the edges for a textured and defined look.  Adhered the panels  together, used 3d foam tape between the layers for dimension
  3. On the main panel, did background stencilling by mixing light paste with a blue Pigment Powder and then applied it through dots and number design stencils
  4. Fussy cut elements from Bob n Betty’s Cuddling Cuties and Baby Bliss Paper Collections and also, die cut the word baby and a few shapes with these pattern papers
  5. Gathered all the supplies for layering including thread, gauze, fussy cut images, lace and die cuts. Then created a visually pleasing composition and adhered the elements. Used 3d foam tape to attach some elements.
  6. Created ink splatter and added Nuvo drops as a finishing touch.

Bob n Betty Supplies Used:

Baby Bliss Paper Collection

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Cuddling Cuties Paper Collection

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That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time
Stay Blessed!
Preeti D
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Grungy Vintage Cards Designed by Preeti Datta Featuring Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you doing?

Today, I’d like to share A Set of Two Grungy Vintage Cards. I’ve used papers from the new and gorgeous “Classics” Decoupage Specialty Papers Collection. They are so versatile and the prints are full of vintage goodness. A must have in your stash! The prints in this collection make for brilliant focal images as well as classy backgrounds. I went for a grimy, grungy, stained look this time around.

Grungy Vintage Cards

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Card 1: Finders Keepers

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Card 2: Shine Brightly 

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Process:

  1. Cut one of the papers from the Classics Collection of Decoupage Specialty Papers, distressed the edges, darkened them with Vintage Photo distress ink and created mats for these panels
  2. Did background stamping with archival inks and background stenciling with heavy white gesso (any type of texture paste will do)
  3. Created a grungy look by adding color with sprays and created drips and splatter
  4. For the focal elements, used Tim Holtz Paper dolls. Layered washi tape, thread, gauze, chipboards and gems and added some blue color as well. For the sentiments, used Tim Holtz metallic stickers
  5. Adhered the panels to the mats and mounted these on the large sized card bases. To create dimension between the paper layers, used 3d foam tape

Used Bob n Betty’s Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers:

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That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time
Stay Blessed!
Preeti D
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Mixed Media Layout “Memories” Designed by Preeti Datta Featuring Little Wonderland Collection

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you are doing well.

Today, I’d like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled “Memories”.  I was inspired by the cute child’s photo who reminded me of my own niece when she was little. I’ve used papers from the totally adorable “Little Wonderland” Scrapbook Papers Collection. This paper pack is perfect for all children’s themed projects including cards, scrapbooks, canvases, party decorations like banners, gift boxes etc My wonderfully talented team mates and I have shared lots of projects in the past few months using these papers, so I highly recommend you to check those & try out some of the designs & techniques shared 🙂

Mixed Media Layout- Memories

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Process:

  1. One of the papers from the Little Wonderland Collection was taken as the base. It was torn a little from all 4 sides, distressed and darkened with grey ink. Then this was adhered to a 12 by 12 size sheet of heavy white card stock. Stitch stamping was done in the gaps created to give a textured look and add interest to the page.
  2. Clear gesso was applied on the scrapbook paper to prep it for mixed media work. Then light paste was added through a stencil in different areas of the page, to prepare the background and add texture.
  3. To add color to the page, light colors (blue and yellow) of Ink sprays were added, movement was created with drips.
  4. Background stamping was done with grey archival inks.
  5. Photo mats and frames were created with die cuts of papers from the Little Wonderland Collection and white card stock.
  6. Few elements were fussy cut from the Little Wonderland Collection
  7. All the elements for layering were gathered and adhered to the page in a visually pleasing composition. Elements included fussy cut images, sentiments, twines, thread & flowers. To add dimension, some of the elements were adhered with 3d foam tape.
  8. The project was embellished with few buttons & to add additional texture and shine, a mixture of mini & regular art stones, silver sequins & soft matte gel was applied to various places on the page.
  9. In the end, some heavy white gesso was applied to the elements using the dry brushing technique and a few ink splatters were created.

Used Bob n Betty’s Little Wonderland Scrapbook Papers Collection:

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That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time
Stay Blessed!
Preeti D
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