Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome – Gayatri Murali

Before we show you her fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

gayatrimatriheadshotMy name is Gayatri Murali also known as scrapawayg3 at various galleries.  I am a therapist by profession but chose to be a stay at home mom to my children.  I live in Perth, Australia with my husband, two teen children and my dog.   I started scrap booking first about 7 years ago. I am a card maker since 4 years. I began making cards with leftover papers after making a scrapbook page. But was unhappy with writing my own sentiments as my handwriting is not very pretty. That was when I started looking for sentiment stamps. I became a Stampin’ Up! demo. Soon all the polymer clear stamps excited me and I converted from rubber stamps to clear stamps lol! I still use rubber cling stamps:)  

My style is clean simple, bold and bright. I like graphic cards. I love to experiment with stamps and inks on cardstocks and therefore tend to use less pattern papers and embellishments. I love when I am able to think outside the box and be able to out it on paper. I also love trend and tend to use them on my cards. My Blog is called Handmade by G3.  I blog almost everyday.  My inspirations come from visiting blogs, going through magazine and Aha! Pinterest. I love Pinterest. I spend hours pinning. so if you like to see what I pin, here is my Pinterest Board  

I am also active in social media links to which are there on my blog right side bar:) 

I am so excited to be featured on Paper Craft Library. Hope you enjoy my projects for today.  


Card Projects 

First up. I love to layered stamping. Here is my one layer card with layered stamping to give depth.


I have used large bold leaf cluster stamp. Large solid images work well for layered stamping. I have used three different colours usually two light colours and one darker colour. This gives depth to the layers. Keeping with the bold theme, my sentiment is also big and bold. Love the colours of spring. Makes me happy.  

For the second card, I have used embellishments and pattern paper.  Still clean and simple but graphic.


There is a no stamping on this card. I have used a pattern paper on the background. And arranged the chipboard arrows, speech bubble and badges to give a collage effect. The sentiment are on the badges which says “you and me” “be happy” The arrows, speech bubbles and badges all are trendy.  


So, I hope I have inspired you with couple of my cards. If you want to see more of my projects, please visit my blog. I like to thank Paper Craft Library for inviting me to be featured today. Big hugs!  


Card #1
Cardstock: Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink
Stamp Set: Woodgrain Silhouette stamp set from Wplus9 and Big Greetings from My Favourite Things.   Inks: Yoyo Yellow from SU, Bubblegum and Soft Granite from Hero Arts. Archival Jet Black Ink from Rangers.

Card #2
Cardstock: Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: Snippets 6 x 6 Paper Pad from Studio Calico
Accessories: Snippets Chipboard Arrows and Speech Bubble. Snippets Badges from Studio Calico.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Gayatri Murali. Also, be sure to stop by Gayatri’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).


6 replies on “Guest Designer: Gayatri Murali”

  1. Gayatri is one of the first card makers I stumbled upon when I started and she has been an AMAZING inspiration!

  2. Gayatri is new to me. Where have I been??? Love her cards, especially the first one, and am heading to her blog right now to see what else she’s done. I so appreciate you featuring the different guest designers.

  3. Love both of your cards. I too adore the new lines of clear polymer stamps. Makes placement, masking and creating scenes so much easier. Thanks for sharing.

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