Thursday, June 1, 2017

Crafter in The Spotlight 52 - Itsy Bitsy

Hello arty-crafty folks,

It’s Thursday and time for me to introduce you to a talented crafter and her amazing craft skills. This week’s chosen one is S.Radhika from Hyderabad, who loves learning new techniques and trying new craft styles.

Radhika has enjoyed crafting from very childhood. She loves making cards but is highly motivated to try her hands on altered art, up-cycling projects and much more.

How did Radhika get into crafting, what inspires her, what are her tips for fellow crafters, her favourite quote, how would she contribute to the crafting world if she had magical powers? Read answers to all these questions, discover more about her interesting journey and catch a glimpse of a step by step project by Radhika in this interview. Don't forget to leave your comments for her.

Rashmi Closepet, MD, Itsy Bitsy:  Tell us a bit about yourself & your background?
Radhika: Hello everyone! Firstly it's such a great honour to feature in 'Crafters in the Spotlight'. Thank you so much Rashmi, Anitha and whole Itsy Bitsy team for this opportunity. I Am S. Radhika from Hyderabad, Telangana. I live with my family and they are my biggest support in everything I do :) I have completed my Masters (M.Sc) in Microbiology. I love to craft and learn new things. If I see any new craft or technique I will try those and I like to experiment with the supplies I have 😄

 RC: How did you get into crafting?
Radhika: I love crafting from childhood. I like to make handmade cards, altered things up-cycle and recycle, painting, jewellery making, quilling, rangoli, mixed media and recently started doodling and sketching. Previously I used to make paper crafts, cards with chart paper to gift friends, painted and altered things too… so after completing my studies I started my blog to give full time to crafts I knew.  After joining the social media, I came across a lot of new things and saw a different angle of crafting and craft supplies which I had never known before. I learned so many things and have grown day by day in crafting. Still learning new stuff!! I have completed 4 year of blogging and I am loving it.

 RC: What is your favourite type of craft?
Radhika: As I can’t stick to one craft, I like to try all crafts. All are my favourite but my most favourite craft is card making. I want to try all styles of card making starting from simple CAS cards to a fancy fold layered cards. Am in love with interactive cards these days and willing to experiment with them 😃

RC:  What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?
Radhika:  I have so many favourite products at Itsy Bitsy…. first comes the chalk paints, stamps, chipboards, colour splash, flowers, silicon glue, charms, beads, stickers and embellishments, blank cards with envelopes and many more it's a big list. 

RC:  If you had magical powers, how would you contribute to the Crafting world?
Radhika: If I had magical powers I would open a magical door from my room and all crafters room to every craft store possible.  That would help us grab whatever we want within seconds to complete projects. All crafter would then have easy access to all supplies they want.
I always forget where I keep some supplies and they always go missing and with one swing of my magical wand they should appear before me ;p

 RC:   Your prized possession in your craft stash from Itsy Bitsy?
Radhika: Chalk paints, stamps and blank cards and envelopes, flowers.... but if I had to choose just one… I would choose chalk paints because they are super cool, I love to use them!!

RC:     How would you describe your style of crafting?
Radhika: I love to try all styles I don't have any particular style. Whatever style looks appealing to me I try that style.  

RC:    How do you organize your time for crafting?
Radhika: I usually don't organize time to craft. Whenever I feel like… I start crafting. I forget time, when crafting and if I start anything…. I will complete it at any cost.

 RC: Tips for people who want to craft
Radhika: Don't stop yourself because you don't have enough supplies…. make best and try different approaches to use supplies that you have :)

RC:   Your all -time favourite quote?
Radhika: "Do more of what makes you HAPPY "
Crafting makes me happy and whenever I feel low I craft and be happy😊

Here is a gorgeous project by Radhika & step by step procedure:

First grab your canvas and supplies needed. I used chalk paints Lemon chiffon and Drift wood, flowers, sequence, script stencil, craft sticks, chipboard frame and any photograph.

Painted the canvas with Lemon Chiffon and then added script stencil  with drift wood chalk paint below and top left of canvas

Sprinkled some drift wood paint on to the canvas...then it' was time to color the frame and glue the photograph to the frame. Also added the brick shapes for texture with craft stick pieces on the canvas.


Then coloured the craft stick pieces and glued the frame and positioned all the flowers. Finally glued them when I was happy with the layout..

 Added some yellow tint gold sequence above and below the frame and finally stamped the dream-catcher stamp to fill in the space and added the gold twine to finish my canvas.

Here are a couple of Radhika's other awesome creations:

Many congrats Radhika for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT – ITSY BITSY!!

You will receive Rs.500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher 😊😊 & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog and other platforms. Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!


  1. U r simply awesome and nice creation.. all d very best

  2. Congratulations Radhika ! Happy to see you being spotlighted :)

  3. Congrats Radhika....