Trying out food colors!


Hello Everyone!

This layout is a perfect example of what to do when you’re out of watercolors. Or you simply didn’t own them in the first place. 😀

Here’s what I did- I got myself some basic (and really cheap) liquid food color from the local dept store. Mixed some drops of it with water in a palette, tried swashes on a scrap paper and voila! Simple yet pretty background is ready! This color palate has lately been making me go all heart eyes ❤ ❤ Inspired by the amazing Wilna Fursternberg of course. 🙂

For the butterflies I placed washi tape strips on a wax paper and cut them on my Silhouette Portrait.

Here’s some more shots of the layout. Enjoy!

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Supplies Used-

  1. Title- Rise and shine collection by Amy Tan
  2. Photo mat- Pattern paper by Amy tan
  3. Washi Tape-
  4. Clear stickers- this shop from Aliexpress
  5. Silhouette Portrait
  6. Laugh arrow chipboard sticker by Simple Stories from



When potterhead scrapbooker met modelling paste!

Hi all! (*waves frantically*)

How have you been? I have been awesome. Been on two long vacations; relaxed in one and had crazy fun with family in the other! Missed scrapbooking though. So as soon as I came back I jumped right at the new order of gesso and modeling paste that was waiting for me!!

Being inspired by watching Wilna Furstenberg’s process videos, I decided to try modeling paste myself. Using it was a very new and helluva ( 😀 ) experience. First, I spent days reading about all the mediums like light and heavy modeling paste, gel medium, texture paste and crackle paste and so on. Then I gave up and randomly ordered the first type of modeling paste I laid eyes on on creative hands (because really, you cannot understand these mediums just by reading on the internet. You need to actually work with them and feel the texture, understand their nature and how they dry etc.)

So onto my layout- This one is about me and (one of) my best friend(s), Anannya. We are such Harry Potter fanatics! 😀 We love love love the books. All the characters. The movies too. And most of all Snape!

I decided to create a stencil of my most favourite paragraph from the story (from The Prince’s Tale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and use it on the background to apply the paste- Believe me, the moment I had the concept, it was like a brainfreeze 😀 I’m not lying!

The patterned paper from Heidi Swapp’s September Skies Collection prettied up the plain cardstock in an instant. Used Bits and pieces from Simple Stories and Acrylic pieces from Heidi Swapp and fashioned out a bow from a golden wire. The title ‘Potterhead’ was designed and cut out using S note and silhouette portrait, then covered with a thick layer of gesso.

Here’s the page-

Always ❤

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.




Wow- Doge meme scrapbook page by Shalaka Deshmukh Tehra on

So Doge. Wow. Much funny.

Hi everyone!

Remember the time when the internet boomed with memes? I love memes. Especially Doge and Derpina… They’re so awkward and funny 😀

So today’s layout features a very Doge’y’ characteristic. the photographs are from the time I and two of my besties had a girls get together and celebrated galentines :-D. We are always into talking funny (& punny) stuff and love PJs. (not pajamas! PJs are “pathetic jokes” :-P)

So here’s the page:

Wow- Doge meme scrapbook page by Shalaka Deshmukh Tehra on

On this layout I prepared the background using Mix & Match gelatos from Faber Castell (guava, bubblegum and lavender) and have used die cut cardstock from the I AM- Bits and pieces kit from Simple Stories. Also, I cut out the conversation balloon from a vellum paper using my Silhouette Portrait.

The black printed circles and heart is cut out from a cardstock packaging that had my new dress in (Hey, don’t judge me. That was some cool packaging I just couldn’t throw out!).

Wow- Doge meme scrapbook page by Shalaka Deshmukh Tehra on

Such Page.

I learned quite some lessons while working on this page. Firstly, you should always keep all (and only the ones that are necessary) supplies handy when working on a project. Second, never ever keep water near your silhouette. I repeat- NEVER. I had some bad experiences regarding this(ahem). Thirdly, try a swatch on the paper you are working on whenever you use gelatos, before you use them on the page. And finally, understand which markers/pens are suitable for the surface media you’ll be writing on.

In spite of mistakes and the failing of my feeble attempts to set them right, i think the page turned out pretty fine. 🙂

I think the die cut words are the star of this page. I designed and created the doge words cut file in my silhouette studio, and cut out three copies of the same words on a thick cardstock (250 gsm, local find) and stuck them together, with a black cut out word on top. The final thickness was around 4 mm, which is like really thick.

Wow- Doge meme scrapbook page by Shalaka Deshmukh Tehra on

I absolutely adore how the cut words give dimension to the project. They look very robust and stand out prominently, and at the same time incorporate my handwriting to the page which gives a more personal touch. Here’s some more pictures giving a closer look at the die cut words-

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See you next week!

Much love,