Friday, April 15, 2011

Itty-bitty Caterpillar Ride

Hello people,

I know I said I'd be absent for a while... but hey, a girl can craft when she is in a super duper mood ;-) And when there is a delicious challenge on 'for the first time ever' at the Indian Craft Room blog, who would want to miss it?

The challenge combines a color palette PLUS our interpretation of I-C-R! Here is the palette:

And here is my take: Itty-bitty Caterpillar Ride mini for a very close friend's son who loves caterpillars (and that was the starting point of course):

Well, the inside pages don't really go with the color challenge but keeping my fingers crossed that this quick (yep, 3 hours or so :) - quite obvious from the tons of stickers) mini is accepted! Let me run you through the pages:

I had to rely on the leftover Printasticks and alpha stickers I had :( {NOTE to self --- if I want to create albums I must order some alpha dies!!}

Tried a baragello technique here (inspiration from SCS of course!):

Again, foam alphas from local stationers... buttons were Aaryan's idea:

Ok, the sticker is girly.. sorry... hoping the 1 year old boy won't notice :-p

A little note card on the left to write a personalized message:

The blank pages are for pics... I'll need to see if I have any to print and stick or I'll leave it to her to journal...

Did I mention that the papers are mostly DCWV (Nana's Nursery and Mat Stack) and Hobby Ideas (last blue dots page). Corrugated sheets are from the local craft/stationery store.

Hope you liked it! 

I am not done yet... Tejal has some yummy bling candy up for grabs! :)  Why don't you go to the talented lady's blog and check out the rules :) to win this gorgeous candy:


  1. This is so fabulous!! 3 hours!! you've got to be kidding me!! this is really really cute!! I loved it soo soo much!!!
    Though ICR doesn't match, but its cuteness made me ignore it!!

  2. I totally agree with Tejal.... it is fab as far as the creation is concerned & to make it apt we will come up with some ICR credentials.....What say? Kudos to you for that amzingly adorable quickie..... :D


  3. fab start to a fab challenge!!! Smita, u have completely nailed it... when it comes to challenges, u r the undisputed queen!!!

  4. wow!.. such fun album!.. love the caterpillar idea!.. :D

  5. wow... fab work.. loved the caterpillar look and also loved the teddy :)

  6. Love your take on the ICR.. such a fab job.. love how the uneven tab makes such a lovely colourful caterpillar :D

  7. This is soooooo cute and absolutely brilliant too! First the train n now the caterpillar!

  8. wowers !!you are the queen of these mini little albums it seems !!

  9. What a sweet mini album, Smita! I love how you used the colours for the caterpillar body as tabs to turn the pages!

  10. What a brilliant mini! And so cute for a one-year old! :) Super stuff!

  11. Happy St Georges Day and Happy easter, have a fab weekend with this weather

  12. Dearest Smita!!!

    Can u add me n FB?
    Cause I cannot:((

    will skype soon packing to go to Suriname!!!!
    Nice job here:)) Love your work !

  13. hi smita congrats on ur win in icr1 challenge ur album is superb.

  14. WOW!!! love this! great job girl.

  15. hi, I have launched some blog candy in aid of charity, would appreciate any shout outs, please

  16. OMG, Smita! This is sooo adorable! Love the little caterpillar and bright colors. Just a super little book! xxD

  17. Your book is adorable. I know a one year old will like it too.

  18. ohhh the caterpillar s so cute smitha...

    i have a started a blog
    included ur blog link in my sidebar
    pls do have a look at my blog..

  19. What a creative idea. Becoming your follower

  20. please iska tutorial post kro na....its really cute :)