Revealing the New Itsy Bitsy Design Team July 2019 – December 2019

For 6 months, we have enjoyed beautiful, unique, and inspirational projects brought to us by our talented Design Team members but now it’s time to say goodbye. Thanks to all our lovely DT members  Seema Sinha, Bela Shah, Vaishali Kaji, Anila Dikay, Priyanka Kantak, Mukta , Charu Jain, Sonal Shah, and Daksha Popat.  We really appreciate your amazing creations and the way you enthused us week after week. We will truly miss you!

In this while, we have opened a second store in Hyderabad, at Madhapur. This is Itsy Bitsy’s  22nd store in India. We celebrated a wonderful opening ceremony with loads of deals, free demos and an exciting gathering of creative people from all over the country.

Our home-brand Little Birdie has introduced loads of new products including the much loved  Pouring medium, Acrylic pouring paints, Stone Texture Paste, 3D Pearl Drops, Craft pellets, Metallic wax, Sealing wax beads, watercolour half pan set, Clear gesso and the Ultimate Craft Hamper, new decoupage paper designs and more. We are the first art and craft store to  introduce Paint Pouring Medium and paper mache alphabets that are proudly Made in India.

As always, we continue to bring you quality products at par with international standards at pocket friendly prices. We are continuously working towards developing arty-crafty things and you will see a lot more from us very soon.

We welcome aboard our new Design Team members  Manasa Priya, Meraj Zaidi, Ashwini Vinayraj, Lekha Jain, Anamika Sarkar, Roopashree, Priya Mishra, Shantha Prabhu, Vinita Jain, and  Daksha Popat. We are extremely happy to have  Daksha  continuing with us for a second term.

We would like to  welcome 4 more Design Team members playing new roles. They are Aangee Shah,  Anila Dikay, Bela Shah, and  Vaishali Khandwala Kaji. We are glad to have you all with us and are eagerly waiting to be inspired by your videos and reviews.

The new creative & talented dream team is brimming with ardent professionals who have varied talents with one commonality and that’s….CRAFTING!! Every week they will bring you wonderful, out of the box creations with different techniques, and tutorials to inspire you in the best possible way!

Hello everyone, I am Anamika Sarkar currently living in Delhi. Although I have been into the teaching profession for almost 20 years, but my passion has always been arts. Being married to a defense officer, I could never indulge in my creative ventures wholeheartedly, but would always keep exploring and learning. Few years back, I decided to quit my job and started exploring my creative side. Today I am a passionate crafter, enjoying my time and exploring my creative side to the fullest! Decoupage is my forte but I also love to try out other art and craft forms. I am thrilled to be a part of the Itsy Bitsy Design Team and am looking forward to having a great time here.

Hello, I am Shantha Prabhu from Bangalore. I am a Computer Science graduate by education but an artist at heart. I quit my job to wholeheartedly pursue fine arts, my true passion. I am into shading, water colours, pencil sketching, portraits and still life. I enjoy a wide variety of art forms ranging from the traditional Warli and Madhubani, to still life paintings, and therapeutic art. Looking forward to a lovely time at the Itsy Bisy blog sharing my creations with you all.

Hi I am Lekha, a crafter by passion and a Hospital Adminstrator by profession. I am based out of Gurgaon and quit my job to pursue crafting. I specialize in Decoupage, Quilling, Scrapbooking, etc. Other than these, I love DIY projects with fluid acrylics, string art, resin projects, mixed media etc. I believe that creativity isn’t restricted to one particular form. I am looking forward to bring you loads of projects in the coming months.

Hello, I am Daksha Popat from Kolkata. My interest in arts and crafts always motivated me to pursue activities that interest my creative side. I have a degree in interior designing and take classes for stained glass paintings, murals, Tanjore paintings, scrapbooking, theme cards etc. I don’t like to stick to any particular form of art and love exploring new avenues. Crafting is my passion that constantly challenges my creative limits. I began with paintings, especially art forms like Tanjore painting, Vrindavani painting, stained glass and 3D clay murals and went on to discover other forms which fascinated me. I am grateful to be a part of the crafting community and am here to bring you some inspiration and have loads of fun!

Hello, I am Ashwini from Bangalore, India. I am very excited to be a part of the Itsy Bitsy design team. I am an engineer by education, a nutritionalist, wellness & lifestyle coach as a professional and an artist and crafter by passion! My tryst with colours started since my childhood. You will see loads of vintage effect, textures and colours in my upcoming projects. Decoupage and altered art are my forte. Other than that, I am also interested in art journaling, mixed media, and acrylic painting. I am waiting to share tons of projects along with useful tips and tricks to inspire everyone.

Hello fellow crafters, I am Meraj Zaidi from Mumbai. Academically I am a post graduate in Sociology but always have been a passionate crafter. Inspired by nature, driven by passion, yearning to explore, curious to experiment, I try to create with all my heart and soul. I love and enjoy creating with different art forms like cards, candles, home décor pieces, etc. Decoupage, mixed media, die cutting, stamping, painting etc are some of the things I use mostly in my projects. To add to my passionate crafting journey I am extremely delighted and feel blessed to be a part of Itsy Bitsy’s Design Team. I hope I inspire and motivate my fellow crafters with my creations and designs.

Hello craft enthusiasts, I am Manasa Priya, a self taught artist hailing from the City of Destiny, Visakhapatnam. I worked as a banker before being a SAHM and a professional crafter. I am extremely passionate about upcycling and DIY’s. Clean and simple is my style. I love using pastels and a lot of floral in my creations. By biggest hobby is to constantly learn and upgrade myself to the latest crafting trends. I love exploring new avenues like miniatures, stained glass, sculpture painting etc. Hope to share loads of paper craft, decoupage, mixed media on the Itsy Bitsy blog.

Hi, I am Vinita and I live in Delhi. I started paper crafting 6 years ago after my retiring from Kindergarten teaching. Soon I discovered the world of card making and I was hooked on to it. Since then, I never stopped. I have been constantly making new discoveries in this wonderful world of creativity and improving my skills and am still learning! Crafting is how I take some time out from the busy world. It gives me my much needed mental relaxation as I consider colors, texture and design for my projects. Hope you enjoy my creations on this journey together on Itsy Bitsy’s blog. I am super excited and looking forward to sharing loads of inspiring projects.

Hello, I am Priya Mishra from Thane. I started crafting a few years ago but discovered the world of mixed media only a couple of years back. Since then it has been my obsession! My forte is mixed media and I love to use variety of products in my projects. I usually create layouts, but I also love to design canvases, tags, and tryout paper crafts as well. I like to test my creative ability and always try to improve my skills. I am honoured to be on this wonderful design team. For me, it’s like a dream come true!

Hello, I am Roopashree from Chennai. I am an architect by profession and a crafter by passion. I am a self made artist with expertise in more than 50 art forms. I love experimenting new techniques and mediums. I started my crafting journey from childhood and it’s been 25 years now. Some of the art I indulge in are mixed media, clay murals, decoupage, traditional art, home decor, flower making, upcycling, glass painting, jewelry making etc. Gardening is a newly added interest with handmade garden decors. I am extremely delighted & excited to be a part of this wonderful Design Team & looking forward to motivate my fellow crafters with creative ideas.

Hello everyone, I am Bela Shah from Mumbai. I am commerce graduate with qualifications in 2D, 3D animation, web designing and fashion designing. After working in the corporate sector, I realized my undying inclination towards art. That prompted me to start classes of my own way back in 2006. I love pencil sketching, oil painting, charcoal painting, water colour, acrylics and few folk arts like Warli, Madhubani etc. I also enjoy calligraphy, mixed media, decoupage, flower making, altered art, etc.

My affinity for learning new techniques made me start crafting and the curiosity grew as I tried, tested and experienced great satisfaction. That made me love quilling, parchment, decoupage, flower making, and now I’m hooked onto mixed media. I look Inspiration everywhere and am sure to have a great time with all my arty-crafty friends here!

Hi, I’m Anila, a professionally trained Interior Designer who enjoyed being an Art and Craft teacher for few years and have now turned into a SAHM and a full-time crafter. I enjoy all kinds of paper crafts and love making clean and simple cards. You may occasionally find me making some scrapbook layouts or some altered/mixed media projects or decoupage, but technically I breathe CARDS. Thrilled to be a part of the Itsy Bitsy Design Team and looking forward to bring you loads of inspirational projects!

Hi, I am Vaishali Khandwala from Mumbai. I am an architect by qualification but a crafter at heart! Along with designing homes, I have a strong passion for creating home décor and gifting products. I see the possibility of alteration in almost every object around me. Decoupage is my core strength and I use my favorite craft form to customize utility products. I truly enjoy adding dimension and depth to decoupage along with mixed media techniques. My creations are well balanced with colours, form and textures. Additionally, I enjoy up-cycling treasured objects and ordinary furniture to statement pieces. I feel, blogging and being a part of a design team is a wonderful growing experience in my crafting journey and helps me contribute in my own unique way to the journey of fellow crafters.

Hi I am Aangee Shah from Ahmadabad. I am a self taught artist. I love making and trying new art works but basically I am into card making, scrapbooking, and mixed media. I like to experiment with papers and paints to create something new. To create something new every time is what I love the most. It feels good when people get inspired by what I make. I am supper excited and happy to be a part of the Itsy Bitsy design team. Looking forward to inspire you to craft more and more with my projects

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