India Blog Candy!

I thought India would be a perfect place for original scrapping supplies- such rich textures, colors and patterns are at the essence of the Indian aesthetics and culture. How very disappointed I was to find the poor quality of the paper. The only nice stickers I saw were of the different Hindu Gods, and the books (Hindi is a very graphic language) were printed on thin rough paper- not really suitable for reusing.

Then came the revelation! The Bindi – or what we know as Tilaka or Tikka – is the forehead decoration Hindu women wear. It comes in any color and size, sparkly or velvety, simple or very elaborated, and it’s always fabulous! So then I thought – why not use the Bindi stickers for paper craft?! And this is where you all come in!

I collected 30 of the nicest Bindi packs I could find, the ones that I thought could upgrade any project, and I’m giving them all to you! Add the ethnic scent of the far east using many of them side by side, or integrate them in any project – I’m sure this bundle of little jewels will make you happy!

Want it? All you have to do is leave a comment to this post, no later than the 20th of September. The comments will be ruffled and the winner will get it all!
I’m adding a little extra to the lot – a few handmade Indian gilded envelopes, originally used for giving money as a gift.


23 Responses to “India Blog Candy!”

  1. 1 Natalie September 2, 2010 at 20:14

    Beautiful! I wold like to participate in this amazing blog candy๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a nice week!

  2. 2 Sigal Ag September 2, 2010 at 20:24

    Great blog candy! i’m in๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3 Maya September 2, 2010 at 20:58

    such a wonderfull idea for a blogcandy!!! I love all the colors…wooowwwww.

  4. 4 Daniella September 2, 2010 at 22:43

    takes me back to my trip to india two years ago…
    what a great idea!
    good luck to all๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5 Wintam September 3, 2010 at 01:21

    This is gorgeous! I love the idea – and your creative thinking! Thanks!

  6. 6 ื’'ื•ืœ September 3, 2010 at 08:52

    It looks amazing!
    Very unusuall thought to use this supply for scrap..!

    I constently follow your blog, but never commented so far..

    Thank you,

  7. 7 ืขื™ื ืช September 3, 2010 at 15:38

    The picture are great!
    Thanks for giving a taste of India.
    Now I’m realy miss this amazing country.
    Count me in (-:

  8. 8 Dorly Weitzen September 3, 2010 at 16:44

    Shira, they’re adorable and I can think of many ways to use them – if I’m lucky enough to win them… Great idea for a blog candy.
    Shana Tova!
    Hugs, Dorly

  9. 9 ืงื™ืคื•ืœื™ืช September 4, 2010 at 08:00

    ื˜ื•ื‘ ืœืจืื•ืช ืฉื—ื–ืจืช… ื—ืฉื‘ืชื™ ืฉืืช ื‘ื™ืจื— ื“ื‘ืฉ ืขื ื‘ืขืœืš, ื”ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ืžื”ืžืžื™ื
    ืฉืžื—ื” ืฉืขืฉื™ืช ื›ื™ืฃ ื—ื™ื™ื , ื”ืœื•ื•ืื™ ืขืœื™ ืื‘ืœ ืืช ื™ื•ื“ืขืช ืฉืืช ื”ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื”ืืœื” ืขื•ืฉื™ื ื›ืฉืื™ืŸ ื™ืœื“ื™ื!

    ื‘ื›ืœ ืื•ืคืŸ, ื›ืœ ืฉื‘ื•ืข ืฉืื ื™ ื ื•ืกืขืช ืœื”ื•ื“ ื”ืฉืจื•ืŸ , ืขื ื”ื‘ืช ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœื” ืฉืœื™ , ืื ื™ ื—ื•ืฉื‘ืช ืขืœื™ืš….

    ืžืงื•ื•ื” ืœืจืื•ืชืš ื™ื•ืชืจ

    ื ืฉื™ืงื•ืช ืืคืจืช

  10. 10 ืœื™ืืช ื•ืจืกื ื• September 4, 2010 at 15:47

    ื”ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื‘ื”ื—ืœื˜ ืžืฉื’ืขื™ื, ื™ืคื™ื ื•ื™ื•ืฆืื™ ื“ื•ืคืŸ.

  11. 11 Anat September 5, 2010 at 11:31

    So nice blog and very nice blog-candy!!!

  12. 12 karindi September 5, 2010 at 19:19

    ืจืขื™ื•ืŸ ืžืงืกื™ื! ื”ื›ื™ ื›ื™ืš ื–ื” ืœืžืฆื•ื ืกืงืจืืค ื‘ืžืงื•ืžื•ืช ื‘ื”ื ืื™ืŸ ืกืงืจืืค.
    ืื ื™ ืกื•ืžื›ืช ืขืœ ื”ื˜ืขื ืฉืœืš ืฉืžืฆืืช ืืช ื”ื˜ื™ืงื•ืช ื”ื›ื™ ื™ืคื•ืช ื•ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ื•ืช ื‘ื›ืœ ื”ื•ื“ื•…

  13. 13 jill September 6, 2010 at 22:13

    great inspiration – count me in please!

  14. 14 yarden September 7, 2010 at 22:26

    Im in !
    nice idea for unuseal materia !!!
    Love your blog =]

  15. 15 ื—ืชื•ืœื™ 8 September 9, 2010 at 12:39

    ืื™ื–ื” ืจืขื™ื•ืŸ ื’ื“ื•ืœ!! ื–ื” ืžืžืฉ ื™ืคื”! ืฉืžื—ื” ืฉื—ื–ืจืช ืกื•ืฃ ืกื•ืฃ ื•ืžื—ื›ื” ื›ื‘ืจ ืœื”ืžืฉืš ื”ืขื‘ื•ื“ื•ืช ื”ื ืคืœืื•ืช ืฉืœืš. ื’ื ืื ื™ ื—ืฉื‘ืชื™ ืฉื”ื™ื™ืช ื‘ื™ืจื— ื“ื‘ืฉ. ื”ืจื™ืฉื•ืžื™ื ืžื”ืคื•ืกื˜ ื”ืงื•ื“ื ืžืฉื’ืขื™ื!

  16. 16 dearkatestudios September 10, 2010 at 06:53

    Great candy! thanks for the chance to win!

  17. 17 Sofi September 11, 2010 at 18:14

    ืื™ื–ื” ื›ื™ืฃ ืœื’ืœื•ืช ืืช ื”ื‘ืœื•ื’ ืฉืœืš๐Ÿ™‚
    ื”ืขื‘ื•ื“ื•ืช ืฉืœืš ืžืื•ื“ ื™ืคื•ืช ื•ืื ื™ ืžื—ื›ื” ืœืจืื•ืช ืขื•ื“…

    ื•ืœื’ื‘ื™ ื”ื˜ื™ืงื•ืช- ืจืขื™ื•ืŸ ื ื”ื“ืจ๐Ÿ™‚
    ืื ื™ ืื•ื”ื‘ืช ื˜ื™ืงื•ืช,ืื‘ืœ ืœื ืžืžืฉ ื™ื•ืฆื ืœื™ ืœืœื›ืช ืื™ืชืŸ, ื–ื” ื™ื”ื™ื” ืžืžืฉ ืžื’ื ื™ื‘ ืœืงืฉื˜ ื‘ื”ื ื“ืคื™ ืกืงืจืืค ื•ืฉืืจ ื™ืฆื™ืจื•ืช =]
    ืฉืชื”ื™ื” ืฉื ื” ืžืขื•ืœื”!

  18. 18 Daphnalula September 11, 2010 at 22:02

    I followed your Indian posts so far, and India does look amazing through your eyes – all those colors and textures.
    But since I’ve been in the far east – I agree, there are is a small variety of paper supplies, for scrapbooking anyway.
    I wouldn’t have thought of using the “tika” – cool idea.

    I love you blog, and I was inspired by your “DIY wedding” post.
    My mom is now organizing photos of ancestors’ weddings, folowing your idea (for my brother’s wedding).

  19. 20 ื™ืคื™ืช September 16, 2010 at 11:13

    ื”ื™ ืฉื™ืจื”
    ืœื ื–ื•ื›ืจืช ืื ื™ืฆื ืœื™ ืœื”ื’ื™ื‘ ืขื“ ื›ื” ื‘ื‘ืœื•ื’, ืื‘ืœ ืชื“ืขื™ ืฉื™ืฉ ืืฆืœื™ ื‘ืคื™ื™ื‘ื•ืจื™ื˜ืก ืงื™ืฉื•ืจื™ื ืœื›ืจื˜ื™ืกื™ื ื”ืชืœืช ืžืžื“ื™ื™ื ืฉืœืš ืชื—ืช ืชื™ืงื™ื” ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ืช ืฉืงืจื•ื™ื” “ื—ื•ื‘ื” ื—ื•ื‘ื” ื—ื•ื‘ื” ืœืขืฉื•ืช”, ื•ืื ื™ ื‘ื˜ื•ื—ื” ืฉื’ื ืชื•ืจื ื™ื’ื™ืข ื•ืžื‘ื˜ื™ื—ื” ืœื”ืจืื•ืช ื›ืฉืื›ื™ืŸ
    ื”ื‘ืœื•ื’ ืฉืœืš ื”ื•ื ื”ืฉืจืื” ืื“ื™ืจื” ื•ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ืช, ื‘ืœืชื™ ืฉื’ืจืชื™ืช ื‘ืขืœื™ืœ.
    ื•ื’ื ื”ืงื ื“ื™ ื”ื–ื” ื ื•ืคืœ ื‘ืื•ืชื” ืงื˜ื’ื•ืจื™ื”. ืจืง ืืชืžื•ืœ ืงื ื™ืชื™ ืงื™ืฉื•ื˜ื™ ืฆื™ืคื•ืจื ื™ื™ื ืฉืืžื•ืจื™ื ืœื”ืคื•ืš ืœื ืฆื ืฆื™ื ืขืœ ื›ืจื˜ื™ืกื™ ื‘ืจื›ื”, ืื‘ืœ ืื™ืŸ ืกืคืง ืฉืฉืœืš ื”ืจื‘ื” ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ื™ื….
    ืชื•ื“ื” ืขืœ ื”ืคื•ืกื˜ื™ื ื”ืฉื•ื•ื™ื ื•ืขืœ ื”ื”ื–ื“ืžื ื•ืช ืœื–ื›ื•ืช.
    ืžืงื•ื•ื” ืœื”ื›ื™ืจ ืื•ืชืš ืคื ื™ื ืืœ ืžื•ืœ ืคื ื™ื ื™ื•ื ืื—ื“

    • 21 ShirA September 18, 2010 at 19:59

      ืชื•ื“ื” ื™ืคื™ืช, ืžื—ืžืื” ื’ื“ื•ืœื”! ืฉืžื—ื” ืžืื“ ืฉื”ืฆื˜ืจืคืช

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