Saturday, 14 July 2018

Post 456: Vintage Art Journal Page- Life is a Grand Adventure

Hi friends!
Hope you are having a pleasant weekend :)

Today I'd like to share a Vintage Art Journal Page- "Life is a Grand Adventure". I did art journalling after a while & I must say, I really enjoyed the process & hope to do it more often. This page is my DT work for AB Studio. Please do join the FB group for loads of ideas and inspirations.

Here are some photos of the Art Journal Page:

Process: For this page, I added washi tapes to the background and then lightly applied Finnabair's heavy white gesso. Then added colors using distress paint- Spiced Marmalade & Dylusions-Vibrant Turquoise Paint. In the background did stamping with Finnabair's - Never Too Late rubber stamps & Dylusions- Inbetweenies Rubber stamps using archival inks. Then added little dots to the background using AB Studio Stencil 3Jet black Archival Ink & a blending tool with foam. I also added some Lindy's Gang sprays (using a paint brush) to create more interest in the background. For the focal element, I've used Tim Holtz paper dolls & the title is from Tim Holtz metallic stickers. To create a cluster around the focal element, I've used die cuts, threads, gauze, sisal, burlap fibers, wood slices & charms. I used Prima's soft matte gel to stick everything down. In the end, I created ink splatter & did some scribbly writing with a black fine line pen. 

You can also check out the beautiful papers, stencils and stamps available in Aga's online shop (AB Studio) by clicking HERE. They have worldwide shipping & amazing designs!

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. Mixed Media Place June Challenge- was inspired by the colors, wood & message in the photos

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Post 455: ATC Coins- Inspiration for Stampotique Designer's Challenge 302

Hi folks!
How are you today ?

Stampotique Stamps has 2 challenges per month and there are awesome prizes up for grabs, so please do read the rules and play along with us. You do not need to have Stampotique stamps to play along, isn't that cool? It's the second week of Stampotique Designer's Challenge- SDC#302 with the theme of ATC Coins.  For all the details, please check out the blog HERE.

In case this is new to you, ATC Coins are essentially 2.5 inch circle versions of ATCs, they are mini pieces of art that crafters and artists trade/swap among each other. 

As inspiration for SDC302, I've created 2 sets of ATC Coins. I was inspired by nature. One set is about bees and the other about trees. I created the bases out of 2.5 inch discs of Canson Watercolor paper onto which I smooshed on distress oxides. Then I lightly stamped with stamps from Stampotique's Phrase Cube 4-13038 to create interest in the background. I also did some light background stencilling using AB Studio stencils. Then I stamped on parts of the bee from Stampotique's Big Bee- 3008 and parts of the tree from Stampotique's Majestic Tree- 10034 using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Created some ink splatter with distress oxides and also added some depth with watercoloring & highlights with a white gel pen. Finished by creating some white ink splatter, added sentiments from Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers, scribbled on a border to them & darkened the edges of the atc coins with Jet Black archival ink. 

Here are some photos of the ATC Coins:

ATC Coins Set 1: Bees

ATC Coins Set 2: Tree

Thanks a lot for your precious time!
Stay Blessed :)

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Post 454: Stretch Your Stamps- CAS Cards & Art Journalling (DT post for Mudra Stamps)

Hi Folks!!

I've shared 4 CAS Cards & a Grungy Vintage Art journal Page on the Mudra Stamps blog today. The theme is to stretch your stamps, use them in new & innovative ways.

To visit, please click HERE.

Here's a little peek at some of the projects:

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay blessed!

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Post 453: Mixed Media Card- Thank You (Inspiration for Craft Stamper's Take it Make it Challenge-July)

Hi folks!

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take it Make it Challenge for July is live and it is an anything goes stamping challenge with great prizes, so please do join in with your crafty makes. For all the details, please click HERE.

I've created a mixed media card in which the colors were added using Lindy's magical Shakers- Cathedral Pines Green Magical Shaker, Yodeling Yellow and Oktoberfest Orange. I did background stamping with Mudra stamps- Go Confident, Old Script, Rustic Diamond using Archival Inks. And background stenciling with AB Studio Stencil 72Stencil 24Stencil 3 and black soot distress ink. The floral focal image is from AB Studio's  Stencil 17, I heat embossed through it using Lindy's Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder, The sentiment is from Mudra Stamps Dainty Blooms II, heat embossed in Lindy's Purely White Embossing Powder.  In the end, I highlighted some of the shapes with a white Posca pen, darkened the edges of the watercolor paper panel and foam mounted it on an A2 sized black card base. 

Here's a quick little video showing how I did heat embossing through a stencil:

(I used Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad, anti-static powder pouch, 
AB Studio's stencil 17 & Lindy's Embossing Powder in the video)

PS: I'm having a birthday giveaway, open worldwide, in case you'd like to join in, all the details are HERE.

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Birthday Giveaway (closed, winner announced)

Hi friends!

I have a lil' birthday giveaway
Open Worldwide. 
Winner will be announed on 16th July, 2018

What is to be done?
1. Follow me on social media (clickable links given below)

2. Share the post on social media (fb/instagram/twitter) with #duttpreetygiveaway

3. Tag your friends who would be interested in my post here

4. After doing the above, comment, "Done" below.

*I will be posting the same on instagram as well.
*This is not a sponsored giveaway.

****closed now, winner announced****

Thanks a lot

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Post 452: Two Bookmarks and Two Cards (Featuring Stampotique's July, 2018 Release Stamps)

Hi folks!
Good Morning :)

I have a happy & exciting news to share. I am on the design team of Stampotique Originals Rubber Stamps for 2018-19. To view the design team reveal, please click HERE

Today I'd like to share a few projects I made using Stampotique's Fabulous July release Stamps. There are 4 fun and quirky images (great for coloring) and 1 stamp with snarky, sarcastic & funny sentiments. I stamped the images on watercolor paper, did watercoloring with zig markers. For the bookmarks, I also used AB Studio stencils to create the backgrounds using distress inks and distress oxides. (All the stamps & stencils used are linked at the end of this post.)


Bookmark 1: I'm Allergic to Stupidity, I break out in sarcasm

Close-Up Photos: 

Bookmark 2: Don't talk to me while I'm interrupting you

Close-Up Photos:


Card 1: Common Sense is a flower that doesn't grow in everyone's garden

Card 2: I'm sorry I'm late I didn't want to come

Supplies Used:

Stampotique Stamps: 

AB Studio Stencils: 

Distress Oxides 
Distress Inks
Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad 
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Canson XL Watercolor Paper 

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Winners of the Purple Vibes Youtube Hop

Hi folks!

Here's the list of winners from the Purple Vibes YouTube Hop.

A BIG thanks to each of you who joined in, shared, subscribed and even made projects inspired by the hop. Also, a huge thanks to our generous sponsors for the beautiful prizes and lastly, congrats to all the winners.

Happy Crafting & Lots of love from the 12 of us