Sunday, 22 June 2014

Welcome to our June guest designer ...

Kripa Koushik, with her delightful layout inspired by this month's challenge.

Hello everyone,

I have always loved handmade and dabbled with paints from as far back as my memory goes - art journaling, oil pastels, glass painting, tile painting, pottery, embroidery and the list goes on. Then, there was a gap of almost 7 years when I didn’t do anything. My art journey made a comeback in the form of scrapbooking a little over a year ago when I made a mini album with pictures of my baby boy. I had no idea back then that I would get hooked onto scrapbooking, let alone start a blog and meet so many talented scrappers like you all.
I love using different mediums in my layouts for texture – lace, chipboard, texture paste and almost all my layouts have shades of blue and pink. Scrapbooking / art journaling helps me relax and de-stress after running around 2 little kids all day long. Yes, you guessed right most of my paint play happens at night when the kids are asleep.

For my layout, I've picked colours from the painting and also distressing (torn tissue to create the background, distressed paper and lace) The lace is from Alacraft - bought from the gift voucher I won with ARTastic's Feb '14 challenge. 

And here are two more examples of my work ...

I never imagined there was such a friendly and welcoming community of crafters online and am deeply appreciative of the opportunity to share something about myself and my work on ARTastic.

I hope you take the time to visit me at


Thank you so much for guesting with us on ARTastic this month Kripa.  It's been wonderful seeing your beautiful work.

You still have time until the end of the month to upload your own take on this challenge.  We'd love to see what you can do with our inspiration artwork this month.  


  1. Welcome Kripa. Your work is gorgeous and so enchanting. Just beautiful.

  2. Hi! Kripa and welcome. Your work is beautiful.

  3. Thank you very much Jane, Elaine, Deb, Maja and all the readers here. Its an honour to be able to share my work here with you all :)

  4. Your work is just beautiful Kripa. :)