Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Post 268: DT Post for Bob n Betty: 2 Mixed Media Cards (Photo Tutorial)

Hi friends :)

Today is my first Design Team post on the Bob n Betty Blog.
Excited and very nervous.
I've shared 2 Mixed Media Cards using their gorgeous papers.
There is a photo tutorial on how to make them as well.

You can check out all the details here


Here is a little sneak peek of the projects: 



Thanks for your time :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 267: Festival Card (Blessings)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time.

For this festival card, I’ve done ink blending through the Indian Motifs stencil using 2 shades of distress oxides (fossilized amber and spiced marmalade) and then accentuated the design by adding a few details with a red brush marker. Stamped the om and shree in green archival ink and added the main sentiment "blessings". The word was die cut twice, colored in 2 shades of green, then glued slightly off centre to get a shadow effect. Added the moli thread as an embellishment and also for its significance in Hindu customs.

List of Supplies:
Cutplorations Word Die- Blessings 
Mudra Craft Stamps- Om Shree
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
White Cardstock 250 gsm
Craftreat Stencil- Indian Motifs
Gems
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio & Fossilized Amber
Ranger's Archival Ink- Emerald Green
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
3d Foam Tape
Moli Thread

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:




Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments. 
Stay Blessed.

Post 266: Card (Have a Blast)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

For this celebration card, I’ve done ink blending through the Fireworks Stencil using 3 shades of distress oxides (spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and fossilized amber) and then stamped on some more fireworks and the sentiment with the same inks. It is important to remember that distress oxides become lighter in color after some time. In the end, I added a bit of sparkle with pink stickles and gold star sequins.

List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps- Crackers 
White Cardstock 250 gsm
Craftreat Stencil- Fireworks
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Fossilized Amber)
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Pink Stickles 
Gold Star Sequins

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenge:


Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Post 265: Diwali Card (Warli)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

For this diwali card, I've blended Picket Fence distress ink through the Warli Stencil. Then, added a few dots with stickles and a white gel pen and heat embossed the sentiment. I love the tribal art designs on this :)

List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps- Crackers 
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Stickles- red & silver
White & Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Craftreat Stencil- Warli 
Distress Inkpad- Picket Fence
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Ranger's Heat Tool
Ranger's White Embossing Powder- Super Fine Detail 
Homemade Emboss Buddy 
Gems

Here is a photo of the card:




Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Post 264: CAS card (Happy Place)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

In this Clean & Simple Card, I used a part of the lotus mandala stencil to form the petals of the stamped flower. Wanted a soft look so used brushes to add ink through the stencil. Then created some black ink splatter for interest. The sentiment reads, "next to you is my happy place"

List of Supplies:

Verve Stamps- Happy Place
Winnie & Walter Essentials- Audrey Cutaways
Craftreat Stencil- Lotus Mandala 
Distress Inkpad- Twisted Citron 
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Cracked Pistachio
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad 


Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:


Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 263: Card (Taj Mahal)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

I did heat embossing of the Taj Mahal design on the card front and ink blending in the background to create the night sky. The moon was masked off and then I added a few silver star sequins. I decided not to have a sentiment on the card because the focal image was so beautiful. 

List of Supplies:

Craftreat Stencil- Taj Mahal
White and black cardstock 250 gsm
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die 
Distress Inkpads- Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Silver star sequins
Glossy Accents
Ranger's Round blending tool and foams
Ranger's White Embossing Powder- Super Fine Detail 
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad 
Ranger's heat tool 

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

SSS Monday Challenge- Its Written in the Stars (star sequins used)

Thanks for your time 
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Post 262: Best Wishes Card (Dry Embossing with a Stencil)

Hi friends :)

How are you? I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here.

I've used a stencil to do dry embossing here. There is a blog post I wrote a few days back on ideas to use stencils, if you'd like to check it out, it is here.

For this Best Wishes card, I’ve done dry embossing with a stencil. I inked up one part of the 2 Step Paisley Design Stencil with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then with the embossing sandwich in place, ran it through the die cutting machine. The panel of green cardstock I used was already die cut because if we die cut an embossed paper, the embossing usually gets depressed into the paper. After running it through the machine, I got an embossed card panel which had lighter green embossed paisley shapes and it was surrounded by the peeled paint background. I took a sponge dauber and blended some fossilized amber distress oxide into the background and then placed part 2 (smaller design) on top of the card panel and blended peeled paint distress ink through it.

The embossing sandwich I used with my sizzix big shot plus was as follows:

Bottom to top: Platform + Sizzix Impressions Pad (this is a hard pad) + Sizzix Silicone Rubber Pad (this is a squishy pad) + Cardstock + Stencil (inked part facing the cardstock) + 1 sheet of printer paper + 1 cutting plate 

(I did not use either of the 2 adapters A or B because with the above sandwich I got the impression I was looking for, no more pressure was required). You can use a Spellbinders Tan Pad or Sizzix Silicone and Impressions Pads for embossing with stencils. Watch a couple of youtube tutorials and you’ll be good to go in case you have never done it before.

List of Supplies:
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz
Craftreat 2 Step Paisley Design Stencil
Distress Inkpad - Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide Inkpad - Fossilized Amber
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Half Pearls
White Ribbon
White & Green Cardstock 250 gsm

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

Fusion Card Challenge- I was inspired by the photo and all the greens in it. 

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments. 
Stay Blessed. 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Post 261: Art Journal Page 4 (#Authentic)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share an Art Journal Page I made recently. This was made for a Guest Design Post over at the Craftreat Blog showcasing their beautiful stencils, you can check out all the projects here.

So first I added some strips of washi tape in a random manner, this acted as a resist. Then I created some organic backgrounds with watercolors by spritzing with water and letting the color go where it wanted to. Then added stencil designs with distress inks. The sentiments are stamped. Distressed the edges of the page with black soot distress ink. Added a few flowers to the page. I matted it onto a black base to give a more finished look and lend strength to the page. I wanted to go for flat pages which I could bind together later on because my current journal is quite full and bulky, so this seemed like an easier way to work and create. Finished it off with some ink splatter. I really love the tribal warli art and the bold stamped sentiments on the page. 

List of Supplies:
Stamplorations stamp- Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic 
Craftreat Stencils- Warli, Lotus Mandala & Indian Motifs
Gansai Tambi Watercolors 
Local Pigment Powders 
Distress Inkpad- Black Soot
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick
Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Washi Tapes
Flowers, Half Pearls
Ranger's round blending tool and foams

Here are a few close-up photos of the page:




Here is a full photo of the page:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

HLS September Watercolor Challenge (spritzed water to move the color around)

Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay blessed. 

Post 260: Mixed Media Layout- Mindfulness

Hi friends :)

I'm sharing a Mixed Media Layout titled Mindfulness today. This was made as part of a Guest Design Post over on the Craftreat Blog using their beautiful stencils. You can check out all the projects and details here

Wanted it to be about one's spiritual journey, meditation and finding one's inner self. Basically used acrylic paints to create the stencil designs and then did watercoloring for the background. Added gauze, sequins and mini beads for texture. Stamped the sentiments with archival ink. Finished off with some white splatter. 

List of Supplies:
Craftreat Stencils- Buddha, Lotus Mandala, Mandala
Stamplorations Stamp- Noteworthy 2 Shery Russ Designs, True North
Prima's soft matte gel and heavy white gesso 
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet black
Acrylic Paints
Local Pigment powders
Papericious Spritz Sprays- Ocean Mist, Deep Teal, Bamboo 
Gansai Tambi Watercolors 
Tim Holtz Ideaology Chit Chat Stickers 
Sequins 
Gauze
Blending Foams 
Glitter Stickers 
Mini Beads

Here are a few close-up photos of the layout:





Here is a full photo of the layout:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

HLS September Watercolor Challenge (Spritzed with water to create movement)

Mixed Media Place August Challenge- I was inspired by the quote and the blue colors in the moodboard

MMW#20- I was inspired by the blues in the moodboard
Wyzwanie wrzeĊ›niowe MMW #20: Koniec lata z moodboardem | MMW #20 Creative challenge - End of summer
Creative Artiste Challenge #30 playing at  www.creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au 
Aall & Create's ITAC Challenge #2- Asia (facebook) 

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Post 259: Art Journal Page 3 (Shine)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share an Art Journal Page I made recently. This was made for a Guest Design Post over at the Craftreat Blog showcasing their beautiful stencils, you can check out all the projects here.

So first I added some strips of washi tape in a random manner, this acted as a resist. Then I created some organic backgrounds with watercolors by spritzing with water and letting the color go where it wanted to then added stencil designs (Buddha and Mandala) with distress inks. The sentiments are stamped using a visible image stamp. Distressed the edges of the page with black soot distress ink. I matted it onto a black base to give a more finished look and lend strength to the page. I wanted to go for flat pages which I could bind together later on because my current journal is quite full and bulky, so this seemed like an easier way to work and create. Finished it off with white and black splatter

I love the positive message in the page, "Don't let someone dim your light simply because it's shining in their eyes".

List of Supplies:

Craftreat Stencils- Mandala, Buddha
Visible Image Stamp- Shining Bright
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Distress Inkpad- Black Soot
Ranger's Round Blending Tool and foams
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Washi tape

Here are a few close up photos of the journal page:




Here is a full photo of the journal page:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

HLS September Watercolor Challenge (Spritzed with water to get the drips)

Visible Image Show And Tell Challenge- Sept 2017
Visible Image September Challenge- Distressed 

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments
Stay Blessed!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Post 258: Art Journal Page 2 (Live Life Now)

 Hi Friends :)


I'd like to share an Art Journal Page I made recently. This was made for a Guest Design Post over at the Craftreat Blog showcasing their beautiful stencils, you can check out all the projects here.

Essentially, I just created some organic backgrounds with watercolors by spritzing the paper with water, adding pigment and letting the color go where it wanted to. Then added stencil designs with distress inks. Did some background stamping. The sentiment is a die cut from a sticker pack I was gifted. I matted the page onto a black base to give a more finished look and lend strength to the page. I wanted to go for flat pages which I could bind together later on because my current journal is quite full and bulky, so this seemed like an easier way to work and create. I love the organic splattered artsy look of the page.  

List of Supplies:

Craftreat Stencils-  Washi Tape, Aztec Borders, 2 Step Lattice Flower
Stamplorations Stamp- Trendy Birds 2 Shery Russ Designs 
Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Distress Inkpads- Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot
Ranger's Round Blending Tool and foams
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the page:



Here is a full photo of the page:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

HLS September Watercolor Challenge (Spritzed with water to get the drips)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Post 257: Art Journal Page 1 (Abstract with watercoloring)

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share an Art Journal Page I made recently. This was made for a Guest Design Post over at the Craftreat Blog showcasing their beautiful stencils, you can check out all the projects here.

I was really missing art journalling, making some projects for myself and just playing with watercolors without fear of form and style restrictions. So I watched a few of Maremismallart videos, Marta always inspires me when I'm feeling low :) if you have not checked out her youtube channel, please do, its wonderful and very inspirational. 

So I just created some organic backgrounds with watercolors by spritzing with water and letting the color go where it wanted to then added stencil designs with distress inks and some circles with bottle caps. The sentiment is stamped. I matted it onto a black base to give a more finished look and lend strength to the page. I wanted to go for flat pages which I could bind together later on because my current journal is quite full and bulky, so this seemed like an easier way to work and create. I love the geometrical designs in the page, it is the abstract look I was going for. 

List of Supplies:
Craftreat Stencils-  Washi Tape, Aztec Borders, 2 Step Lattice Flower
Visible Image Stamp- Tomorrow Doesn't Exist
Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Broken China
Distress Inkpads- Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Black Soot
Ranger's Round Blending Tool and foams
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad

Here are a couple of close up photos of the page:



Here is a full photo of the page:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

2. MMW #20- End of Summer (I was inspired by the blues and yellows in the moodboard)
4. SSS Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
5. HLS September Watercolor Challenge (Spritzed with water to get the drips)

Thanks for your time !
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Post 256: Thanks Card

Hi friends :)

How are you this Sunday afternoon? I'm still not fully awake :p even though I have been up for quite some time. Feeling tired and there is nothing I would like better than to get back to bed and just sleep for a couple of days and wake up all refreshed!! So I thought I would share a card on my blog :) This is one of the cards I made while Guest Designing for CrafTreat Stencils, you can check out the whole post here.

I really love the design of the mandala stencil so I've just spread some modelling paste through the stencil onto the Kraft card panel which was later distressed to give a vintage look. I kept the design simple so that the focus was on the mandala design. I love the color combo of kraft with white, its really pretty. I added a bit of jute twine as an embellishment to keep with the simple look. In the end, I added a few dots to the design with white acrylic paint to accentuate the mandala design. 

List of Supplies:

Craftreat Mandala Stencil
Cutplorations Thanks Word Die 
Kraft and White Cardstock 250 gsm
Jute Twine
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue 
Prima Marketing Modelling Paste 
Palette Knife
White Acrylic Paint
Brushes

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (Cutplorations thanks die)
SSS Monday Challenge- School/Study Related (Thanks card for teachers day)

Thanks for your precious time :) 
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Post 255: Encouragement Card

Hi friends :)

How are you? How has the weekend been for you? I've had a hectic week and it doesn't seem to be letting up :) but I like the work so its all good. Today, I will be sharing an encouragement card I made while Guest Designing for CrafTreat Stencils. The full post can be checked out here

I've done ink blending in the background using distress oxides and then blended black soot distress ink through the Buddha stencil. Then just stamped the sentiment in black. I really love that quote, "Be the light that helps others see".

List of Supplies:

Distress Oxides- Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade
Cream, White & Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad 
CrafTreat Buddha Stencil 
Stamplorations Stamp- True North (Shery Russ Designs)
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die 
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

Paperartsy 2017 #12- Hybrid Inks (Used distress oxides here)
All Sorts Challenge week #431 (new beginning here is starting on a new spiritual path, a new and positive take on life)
TIME OUT Challenges #91 (I chose to go with the warm colors in Bev's card and also the positioning of the elements) 
SSS Monday Challenge- School or Study Related (Gone with the study of meditation and Yoga)
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (used a stamplorations stamp and die)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Post 254: Guest Designing for CrafTreat Stencils (September, 2017)

Hi friends :)


I'm Guest Designing for CrafTreat Stencils today and I'm thrilled about it!

I was so happy when Priya, the very sweet and kind owner of The Craft Shop gave me this opportunity.

The Craft Shop has launched a brand called CrafTreat wherein they have Made in India products like stencils, papers etc... I had a lot of fun playing with the stencils. 

I've shared 8 cards, 4 Art Journal Pages and 1 Mixed Media Layout on the Craftreat Blog
I hope you like what I have to share. 

You can check out the blog post with all the details here. 

Here is a little Sneak Peek Glimpse:







Thanks a lot for your time :) 
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!