Friday, October 26, 2012

Diwali Blog Hop!

Hi everybody,
Diwali is a major festival of India. It is called Festival of Lights. There are different  mythical stories behind this festival. they vary from one culture to annother in India. Whatever maybe the story behind it, everybody in India celebrates Diwali. I have vivid memory of celebrating this festival as a child, with my mother and grandmother making sweets and savoury about 2 weeks before the day. Buying new clothes, gettng up very early in the morning, lighting up firecrackers, going to temple, sharing sweets with friends and family.... so much fun. I miss it. But atleast I am able to celebrate it with some very talented Indian Crafters. So when Chaitali invited me to the blog hop, I couldn't refuse:) So welcome to the first ever Diwali Blog Hop!

Diwali Blog Hop

If you have come from Smriti's blog, then you are on the right track:)
Today, we are focusing on Diwali cards. Here is my card.


Chaitali had sent a few Silhouette files of diwali movtives and words she had made and I have used them on my card. I cut the diya(lamp) and coloured them using copics. Stamped the background using Ikat background stamp from Avery Elle Stamps. Love the Happy Diwali words which is cut using Silhouette Cameo. What intensity of colours?  Which is exactly what I wanted to achieve. Hope you like it:)

Do you want to see what the rest of them have made? Here is the list of all the blog hop crafters.


Chaitali is also giving away some Silhouette files. So make sure you visit her blog. And if you make a project using her files, make sure you link your project to the linky on her blog:)

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon with AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge:)

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29 comments:

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Happy Divali Festival Gayatri!

Gayatri said...

@Cecilia Hsieh

Thanks Cecilia:)

lostinpaper said...

Sounds like a major party with sooo many people celebrating together and great food, how wonderful! ps Love your bright cheery card!

sanketi said...

Stunning!..super vibrant colors..love it!

Pooja Wagh said...

Woww!! Love the bright colors! What a perfect layout as well!

megha said...

this is stunning ..absolute stunning card.
megha
http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

Smriti said...

What a fabulous card Gayatri! Love your coloring and the layout of the rhinestones! Amazing! The ikat background is beautiful - didn't know there's an ikat background stamp!!

Piali said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri! Pretty colors and love the blings!

Joyce said...

Pretty card. Happy Diwali. I need to learn more about this holiday.

Crafterkhush said...

Happy Diwali in it's full glory... love the bright fusion of colors...!!

Virginia L. said...

This is so awesome, Gayatri! Happy Diwali! I am happy to see you talented Indian crafters "getting together" to share this festival with us!

Chaitali Narla said...

Oh my! You have done a gorgeous job with the card as usual! Love the coloring and love the festive feel of the card.

Hussena said...

Omg this is totally stunning!!! love the bright colors so much...it represents diwali festivites so perfectly!!

Indira Tanwar said...

As always a gorgeous card Gayatri! Awesome color combo. Reminds me of marigold flowers used during Diwali decor. The idea of a blog hop is great!

Hi Pooja. Got to know about the blog hop from Gayatri's blog. It's great idea. Your cards are simple and cute! Lovely color combos.

Cheers,
Indira Tanwar
http://arty-sorts.blogspot.in/

Dawn said...

Happy Diwali Gayatri. Great card.

Pooja said...

Wow These so bright and beautiful !Glad to know about diwali blog hop.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

So bright and lovely card, nice to participate in the bloghop.

kavitha
www.snapkavi.blogspot.com

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri. Love the colors and all the bling:)

Beverley said...

Happy Diwali Gayatri! Love your card and it's was interesting reading about your memories and customs. Have a happy day. Hugs Bev x

N@ Ali said...

what a great card for the occasion! i hope you'll have a happy Divali (as we call it here) this year ; )

Winnie said...

Just lovely! Love the bold colors and the happy feel it has for your celebration.

June K said...

Very beautiful festive card, Gayatri. Thanks enlightening me about Diwali. I love learning about holidays of other cultures.

maria mcclure said...

Happy Diwali, Gayatri! What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the colors you used - so warm and rich but also vibrant and cheerful. Thanks for sharing this holiday and your joy with all of us!

Riti said...

Super Stunning Card Gayatri..
Love the Bright Base & the coloring is absolutely fantastic. I also am a great fan of Avery Elle's stamps..especially this one (Ikkat).
TFS

Banu said...

WOW Stunning card. Loved it.

Crafty Peoples said...

Beautiful Card! What a great Blog Hop!

Angelic Bird Designs said...

I am also an Indian Crafter/Card Maker and would love to participate in the future if you have another blog hop!

Please let me know... My email is boopsnro@yahoo.com

Thanks!
Roshni

Angelic Bird Designs said...

Hello! I love your card and that you have a blog hop for Diwali. I am also an Indian crafter/card maker and would love to participate in the future. Please email me at boopsnro@yahoo.com!

Thanks!
Roshni

Shruti Cutie said...

That's a very beautiful card! I love that simple yet classy sentiment. Great blog hop too :) My warmest Diwali wishes to you and your family. May you have a great one!