Sunday, 17 December 2017

Post 362: Winner's Profile at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog

Hi dear crafty friends :)

Sorry, I've been caught up with work and family for the past few days so been absent for about a week on the blog.

Wanted to share a good news. I won the Craft Stamper Magazine's Take it Make It Challenge in November & my Winner's Profile got featured on their blog. It has a short Q & A as well as 2 of my favorite stamped creations, would be super awesome if you come visit :) Love reading your sweet comments. Please CLICK HERE to visit. 

Thanks a ton! 
Stay Blessed :)
Preeti 

Monday, 11 December 2017

Post 361: Mixed Media ATCs- Positive Words

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a set of 10 Mixed Media ATCs or Artist Trading Cards I made as part of my DT work for Peekaboo Designs, all the details can be found here. ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are 3.5 by 2.5 inches in size and are essentially little pieces of art which are usually made as a set, around a particular theme. These are exchanged between artists and crafters all over the world. They are signed on the back with the artist's name and date. I wanted the theme to these be positive words.

Process & Supplies Used:

1. Created the background on a 12 by 12 white cardstock by spraying Lindy's Gang sprays- pink, purple and green hues through 2 stencils- PABD Abstract Triangle & Dimensional.
2. Stamped the images from the PABD Madhubani stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink onto the cardstock.
3. Added a few strips of washi tape to the background-PABD Lovey Dovey, Classy Glassy, Bottled Love & Golden Days
4. Stamped and heat embossed (in white) the floral images from the Madhubani Stamp set onto black cardstock and fussy cut the images.
5. Cut the prepared cardstock into ATC sized pieces (slightly smaller)
6. With the left over piece of cardstock as well as black, grey & white cardstock prepared elements for layering. Cut a few strips as well as did die cutting using the following PABD dies- Ampersand Trilogy Dies, Chloe, Dome Tower, Dual leaf, Dual Stitched Hexagon, Scalloped Rectangle & Cherish
7. Heat Embossed (in white) sentiments from the PABD Bold You Stamp & Ampersand Stamp onto black strips of cardstock.
8. Distressed the edges of the ATCs and adhered them to black mats.
9. Assembled the ATCs by layering & adhering the die cuts, gauze, fussy cut elements & embossed sentiments.
10. Embellished the ATCs with silver stickles & silver sequins
11. Created ink splatter (white, pink & black) at the end.

Here is a photo of all the ATCs:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place Nov Challenge (was inspired by the colors and florals)
Join The challenge!
More Mixed Media Challenge- Anything Goes optional white

ARTplorations Dec Mixed Media Challenge (used 2 stencils here)

HLS Dec Mixed Media Challenge- anything goes

HLS Dec Anything Goes with Dies Challenge


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

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Post 360: DT post for PABD- Mixed Media ATCs

Hi friends!
Happy Sunday :)

I've shared a set of 10 Mixed Media ATCs on the Peek-a-boo Designs Blog today as Challenge Inspiration. If you'd like to participate in the December Challenge & win some beautiful prizes, all the details are HERE. Also, all the stamps, dies, stencils and crafty goodness can be bought from the Peek-a-boo Designs online store HERE.

Would be awesome if you'd visit! 
Please click HERE to view my post. 

Here is a little sneak peek of the ATCs:


Thanks for your time :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 359: Vintage Shabby Chic Card (Bauble)

Hi friends :)
Happy Sunday!

I'd like to share a Vintage Layered Shabby Chic Christmas Card today. This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be checked out here. I made 2 cards, this is one of them. This one features a Christmas bauble :) The sentiment reads, "with love". 

Synopsis of the Process:

This card is 4.5 by 8.5 inches in size. There are multiple layers in the card, the main panel is made from Decoupage paper (Vintage Wheels Collection). I’ve added hand stitching to the borders, for a finished look & as a textural element. The edges of all the papers and mats were deckled and distressed for a worn out look. Elements used for layering & embellishment include lace, old book papers, torn pieces of scrapbook papers (Woodies Collection), twine, die cuts, wood embellishments, gems, net, gauze, pollens & buttons. Some of the elements were foam mounted to get a 3-d look and white gesso was dry brushed on some of the elements like the pollens to get a more shabby look. In the end, white splatter was created with white acrylic paint, to imitate the look of snow and a few pearls were added using perfect pearls.

List of Supplies:
Bob n Betty Decoupage Papers- Vintage Wheels Collection
Bob n Betty Papers- Woodies Collection
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die- Mini Holiday Greens
Prima Heavy White Gesso
Prima 3d Matte Gel
Pollens
Gauze
Old Book Papers
Twine
Thread
MDF/wood embellishments
White, kraft and black cardstock
3d foam tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gems
Thread/twine
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Vintage photo

Here are some photos of the card:









This card is one of the two I made, below is a photo of the set:

 

I am playing along with the following challenges:

PaperArtsy Challenge 18- used torn & deckled papers here
TIME OUT Challenge #98- was inspired by the christmas theme, colors and images
HLS December Christmas Challenge- skipped the optional twist
Double D challenges- its beginning to look a lot like christmas (was inspired by the colors & christmas theme)

Mixed Media Warriors Challenge 23- was inspired by the christmas theme and colors

Scraps N Pieces December Christmas Challenge

SSS Monday Challenge- Icy Inspiration (depicted snow with white splashes)

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

Post 358: Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas Card (wreath)

Hi friends :)
Happy Sunday!

I'd like to share a Vintage Layered Shabby Chic Christmas Card today. This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be checked out here. I made 2 cards, this is one of them. This one features a wreath :) The sentiment reads, "season's greetings". 

Synopsis of the Process:


This card is 4.5 by 8.5 inches in size. There are multiple layers in the card, the main panel is made from Decoupage paper (Vintage Wheels Collection). I’ve added hand stitching to the borders, for a finished look & as a textural element. The edges of all the papers and mats were deckled and distressed for a worn out look. Elements used for layering & embellishment include lace, old book papers, torn pieces of scrapbook papers (Woodies Collection), twine, die cuts, wood embellishments, gems, net, gauze, pollens & buttons. Some of the elements were foam mounted to get a 3-d look and white gesso was dry brushed on some of the elements like the pollens to get a more shabby look. In the end, white splatter was created with white acrylic paint, to imitate the look of snow and a few pearls were added using perfect pearls.

List of Supplies:

Bob n Betty Decoupage Papers- Vintage Wheels Collection
Bob n Betty Papers- Woodies Collection
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die- Mini Holiday Greens
Prima Heavy White Gesso
Prima 3d Matte Gel
Pollens
Gauze
Tim Holtz Ideaology Small Talk Stickers
Old Book Papers
Twine
Thread
MDF/wood embellishments
White, kraft and black cardstock
3d foam tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gems
Thread/twine
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Vintage photo

Here are some photos of the card:









This card is one of the two I made,  below is a photo of the set:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

PaperArtsy Challenge 18- used torn & deckled papers here
TIME OUT Challenge #98- was inspired by the christmas theme, colors and images
HLS December Christmas Challenge- skipped the optional twist
Double D challenges- its beginning to look a lot like christmas (was inspired by the colors & christmas theme)
Mixed Media Warriors Challenge 23- was inspired by the christmas theme and colors
#23 Wyzwanie Grudniowe | #23 December Moodboard Challenge
SSS Monday Challenge- Icy Inspiration (depicted snow with white splashes)

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

Friday, 8 December 2017

Post 357: Warm Wishes Card

Hi friends !

I'd like to share a winter themed card today. I did stenciling on the cardbase with a snowflake design stencil using blue and grey inks. Then softened the look by lightly ink blending vintage photo distress oxide on the card base. For the die cut panel, I stamped the tea cup in brown & hearts in dark grey, then did ink blending around the edges of the die cut. The panel was then foam mounted on the card base & a natural jute twine was added in the end. 

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter Stamp- Warm Wishes to You
Winnie & Walter Essentials- Lana Cutaways
Snowflake stencil
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers & Broken China
Altenew Crisp Dye Mini Inkpads- Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink Cube- Doe
Ranger's round blending tool & foams
Jute twine
3d foam tape

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 

Winnie & Walter's November Color Combo with Heather H.

Winnie & Walter's Rerun No. 26- Challenge (I was inspired by Heather's Cards - to use stencil on the background, add twine & the card designs)

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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Post 356: DT Post for Bob n Betty- Shabby Chic Christmas Cards

Hi friends :)

Hows it going? The holiday season is upon us so in the festive spirit, I have shared 2 Shabby Chic Vintage Themed Christmas Cards on the Bob n Betty Blog today.

I've used Bob n Betty's gorgeous Vintage Wheels Decoupage papers & Woodies Scrapbook Papers Collection for the cards.

Would be awesome if you visit :) 

There are tons of close-up photos to show the details. Please click HERE to visit.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the cards:



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