My dear Friends,
Journey of NTW began a couple of years ago with a simple post. Over the years I shared significant pieces of my life and times with all of you on this platform. People like Shikha and Pranjali joined us for brief stunts and gave their beautiful thoughts too. You guys were awesome! Commenting, liking, sharing thoughts all the way through. You kept me going. Alas, all this comes to an end today (or technically, 7 days from now).
Yeah. NTW hosting is coming to an end and I am not thinking of continuing it.
Last year was a kind of eye opener for me. I realized that life is too short to simply exist. If I do not pursue my real dreams here and now, I might never be able to get to them at all. Oh boy, that thought is SCARY, to say the very least.
And I cannot get to my dreams by hiding behind a name like “Naari – The Woman”. Now I want to go out there and face the world being me. Just me. With all my whims, fancies, emotions, moods, love, laughter, creativity, faith – everything that makes me *ME*.
So albeit with a heavy heart I am letting go of NTW .
This is a bittersweet moment for me as I embrace a new e-place – varadasharma.com. A place which will be mine forever – for better or worse, in health and in sickness, in joy and in sorrow, in hope and in despair. I am in the planning stage for this, so I should be live about a few days from now.
As with NTW, I’ll need each one of you by my side – encouraging me with your kind words, wishing me well, at times even prodding me to go get things done if I am slacking.
You’ll do that for me, you’ll be there – won’t you?
I am counting on you…..
Another of my experiments with PhotoShop.
I resurrected one of my very old poems from A-mused-mind and gave it some twist.
What do you think of my attempt? I think I am getting too lost in this pink+grey combo.. Girlie, but…
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and suggestions, friends. So ….
I wish you could see my face right now. It closely resembles a poor little wet kitten – who is so sorry for running away from home and has already got wet because of that. (Ya, I do feel this place on www is my very personal home…)
Anyways, being away from blogging has made me very very dissatisfied in one part of my heart, so I’ve decided to bounce back. As a ‘coming back’ gift to all of you from my side, I’ll be sharing details of a recent scrapbook project I am working on in my spare time (read minutes…).
Warning: this is the first time I am undertaking a scrapbooking project, so not sure my process is right. I am just going with what-works-for-me.
Before making full fledged pages and layouts, I’ve decided to put together various embellishments. Here’s first set of princess attire:
All these are made from paper.
The dress: I have used thick pink color paper like the one used in greeting cards. (Do you call it cardstock?) It’s a simple evening gown cutout embellished with stones and white paper roses.
I used the simple and fun tutorial by Dozi Design for making the roses.
Grey and pink design is added later on the image using, what else? Photoshop!
|For our princess’s make up we have (oh my I can feel the same excitement as I did when me and my friends used to dress up our dolls):
a. Mirror: Again I cut the same think pink sheet (actually this is a recycled sheet from some brochure) to the shape of a compact mirror + face powder thingie. On the inside I’ve stuck a round foil paper to act as a mirror and a round off white colored paper to act as the face powder. Tiny glittering start on top are a work of PS.
Lipstick and comb: Pink paper and handles wrapped in foil paper.
Shoes (my fav.): Pink and dark pink colored paper cutout adorned with stone and a thick thread bow.
The grey swirls are again PS.
||Accessories: I drew a tiny tiara and glued the thick thread tracing the line. Embellished in between the loops with pink and white stones.
The bracelet is a simple ring adorned with stones.
Earrings and pendant are again tiny metal rings from my jewelry chain maille collection on which I’ve hot glued matching pink and white stones.
I then took my hybrid scrapbooking project (is there even such a thing?) to another level. Combining these images with my older princess’s snaps, I made the following layout:
What do you think?
Would you to create something like this with your baby’s pictures? Is there some way I can help? Do let me know
As always, thanks for dropping by @ my e-place.