To get to know her better, we asked her a few questions, here is what she had to say:
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
I am from holy city of Rajasthan - Ajmer. I am software professional, instructor and now an author of programming book too. Crafting is my passion and I craft whenever I get time(usually at night). I live in a big joint family. My mom & my nephew are my biggest critic and admirer.
2. How did you become interested in crafts and what inspired you to start blogging?
I was always involved in some or other crafting form since childhood. Taking part in different Drawing and Painting competitions at school, college and district level were among them. I was searching for scrapbooking ideas for my nephew and all of sudden I saw punches on a site. At the same time my friend gifted me 2 punches. I searched for ideas on internet. My curiosity made me explore the entire world of paper crafting. Then I came across blogs of Indian bloggers like Spardha, Tejal, Priya Sivraj, Karuna and eventually I started my blogging journey in Nov. 2011. And blogging opened all the doors then.
3. What are some of your "go-to" supplies for crafting?
MS Scoreboard, Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Cardstock, Distress Inks
8. Who are some of your influences? Who has been your inspiration?
Among the Indian bloggers these crafters have inspired me the most – Hussena , Rajni Chawla, Ujjwal, Dr. Sonia. Among International bloggers Beate Johns, Kristina Werner,Jennifer Mcguire, Becca Feeken, Gabriella Pollacco are my favorite. I have learned a lot from them.
9. When not crafting, what keeps you busy?
I either do image editing in Photoshop or watch crafting videos
Today, I'm sharing a step by step tutorial on creating background using tissue and few other things.
Take a cardstock and punch out few shapes. You can use die cuts too.
Now pull out distress inks of your choice and apply them on tissue.
Now apply Versamark ink randomly here and there. Add UTEE Gold and heat emboss it. To add shine I have applied Silver Perfect Pearls with brush. This is optional. To give background a shabby look apply white acrylic color with brush around edges . I have used texture paste for the same.