Monday, October 20, 2014

Diwali Blog Hop 2014

This is my second post for the day, please click HERE to check out my card for STAMPlorations Bi-weekly Sketch Challenge #22

Hello and welcome to the Diwali Bloghop 2014. You must be hopping over from Smriti's blog. This hop was master minded by Chaitali of Cuts, crops and creativity and just like last year, we are continuing our trend to make some festive, ethnic Diwali cards for inspiration and celebration of this festival.
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Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus to honor the home coming of our Lord Ram from a war after defeating Raavana. This festival also emphasizes on the belief that the Goddess Laxmi (The Goddess of money) will arrive in our homes and bring prosperity. Diwali can be compared to Christmas in terms of how important and big this festival is for us :) I am excited to celebrate this day with my family :)

But of course before I head off towards the preparations for the festival, I will share a card I created. 
The diya/ earthen lamp on my card was hand drawn and the BG was done with distress inks and water stamping using Inkadinkadoo Dots and flourishes stamp set. The sentiment was stenciled and hand written. I am linking this at The Paper Players #218 - CAS Silver/ Gold and Storie di timbri, carta e #9 - Combo colors (for me its red and yellow)

There is a lot more ethnic and elegant inspiration for you, please hop on to Indira's blog.
Also, here is the list of all the stops in the hop, in case you missed any spot...

Chaitali | Gayatri | Mayuri | Smriti | Deepti | Indira | Piali | Sindhu | Isha | Tasnim | Shilpa

Wish you all a very Happy and prosperous Diwali !
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment :) 

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful Diwali card Deepti ! Wishing you too a very Happy Diwali !

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  2. Gorgeous card, Deepti! Love the background!!! So many talented ladies are in this hop...I'm honored to be a part of it!!!

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  3. Deepti, this is so pretty in those gorgeous colors. Very interesting to read about this and hope you and your family have a fabulous day!
    Lynn

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  4. Beautiful color and fabulous background! Love it! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  5. Fabulous card! Love the diya and the background!

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  6. Elegant Festive card Deepti ..:)

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  7. Beautiful Diwali card and wishing you a very Happy Diwali!!

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  8. Wonderful! I really like that water & distress background! I love a good culture celebrating, especially if there's lots and lots of food, family, and friends. Happy Diwali to you! :)

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  9. Beautiful card Deepti!! I love your hand drawn images.

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  10. The more I here of this festival, the more I like it. Thank you all for sharing this with us. Of course, you card is perfection, as usual. The fact that you hand-draw these just leaves me drooling.

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  11. Amazing card, Deepti. Lovely orange background.

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  12. Alazing! Love the stenciled sentiment!!

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  13. Beautiful, Deepti. Enjoy the celebrations.

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  14. Stunning card, Dee! Love the vibrant colours! xx

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  15. May your home light up with the joy of Diwali! Happy Diwali!

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  16. Your card is just gorgeous, and it is so interesting to learn a little about Diwali. I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

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  17. Beautiful design Deepti ... and gorgeous colours. Loll xx

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  18. what a beautiful card... it is has fun learning a bit about Diwali!! enjoy all the festivities!!

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  19. Oh, how pretty Dee. Love the rich orange/yellow colors. The torn vellum strip looks awesome with the greeting.Have a wonderful celebration (hopefully with your family).

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  20. Very pretty Deepti, have a great time!!!

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  21. Love the rich colours here. Beautiful work.

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  22. Gorgeous card Deepti! Love the inking with water on your distress ink background! Hope you have a lovely Diwali ;-)

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  23. Swoon...your card is strikingly beautiful, Deepti! I am so impressed with the rich colors on your background and your hand drawn earthen lamp is really gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the history of your holiday with us...I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family and friends!

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  24. Beautiful card Deepti. Love the background!! Happy Diwali to you and your family.

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  25. Beautiful card! I love the background, so rich and warm.

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  26. beautiful and warm feeling card...

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  27. Hope you had a lovely holiday, Deepti! Your card is beautiful--amazing hand drawn element!

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  28. happy Diwali too Deepti sorry too late...this is also gorgeous Diwali card...love the background you made

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