Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Post 515: Vintage Art Journalling- Creativity Takes Courage (for Lindy's Gang)

Hi friends!
Goodmorning :)

I've shared A Grungy Vintage Art Journal Spread- "Creativity Takes Courage" on the Lindy's Gang Blog. There is a step-by-step pictorial of the process. I've used Lindy's gorgeous sprays, embossing powders and magicals. I absolutely love their quality and range of colors ! 

To check out the Lindy's online store, please click HERE. They ship worldwide.

Here's a little peek at the project: 
(please visit my full post on the Lindy's blog HERE for all the info. & more photos)

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

Friday, 11 January 2019

Post 514: Set of Mixed Media ATCs (for Art & Soul Studio)

Hi friends!
Goodmorning :)

I've shared a Set of 3 Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) on the Art & Soul Studio Blog today. To check out the post, please click HERE. I was inspired by nature & the January moodboard. To check out Art & Soul Studio's online store, please click HERE

Here are a few photos of the ATCs:

ATC 1: Smile

ATC 2: Love

ATC 3: Hope

Please don't forget to join Art & Soul Studio's January Challenge. You can add a photo of your project inspired by the moodboard to the January Challenge album in the Soul Sisters Facebook Group. All the info. about the challenge can be found HERE

January Moodboard:

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed

Friday, 4 January 2019

Post 513: Snarky CAS Card: Inspiration for Stampotique Designer's Challenge (SDC314)

Hi folks!
Good Morning :)

I'd like to share a Snarky Clean & Simple Card. This is my inspiration for the Stampotique Designers Challenge (SDC314) where the theme is "Sarcastic". 

There are 2 challenges every month and each challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to participate. There are awesome prizes on offer, so please read the rules and do join in with your creations :) (you don't need stampotique stamps to play along, isn't that cool? you can use whatever you have in your stash). All the details for the challenges can be found HERE. You can also join the challenges on facebook, in the Stampotique Originals Rubberstamps FB Group

Stampotique's beautiful wood mounted rubber stamps can be found online HERE

Snarky Clean & Simple Card
Stampotique Stamps Used:

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed

Post 512: Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge- January, 2019

Hi friends!!
Hope you are well :)

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for January is live. It is an "Anything Stamping Goes" challenge with beautiful prizes on offer and you could win the chance to Guest Design & be published in the magazine, so please read the rules and do link up your gorgeous creations :) To visit the Craft Stamper blog, please click HERE

Here's the beautiful prize on offer:

For the Inspiration, I've created a floral card. To check out the Craft Stamper Blog with all my teamies inspiration, please click HERE

Floral Card

I like making cards which have neutral sentiments like "sending hugs" or "thinking of you" since they can be used for many occasions. For this floral card, I blended pink distress oxides onto the edges of the scalloped rectangle die cut (watercolor paper) and then sponged on the picked raspberry distress ink through the Icraft floral stencil. Then stamped on the pretty flower from a Designs by Ryn stamp and sentiment from a HLS stamp and did watercoloring on the flower. The cardbase was stamped with a background script stamp in light grey ink. Finally, the panel was foam mounted on the cardbase. 

List of Supplies:
Designs by Ryn Stamp- Flowers (flower)
Happy Little Stampers Stamp- Doodled Flowers (sentiment)
Icraft floral stencil
Hero Arts Background Cling Stamp- Thanks Script (background)
Winnie & Walter Essentials- Audrey Cutaways
Distress Inkpad- Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Picked Raspberry & Worn Lipstick
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Archival Inkpad- Shadow Grey
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Canson Watercolor Paper
White Cardstock
Ranger's round blending tool and foams

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

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Post 511: Vintage Mixed Media Card- Inspiration for Lindy's Gang Color Challenge, January 2019

Hi friends!

Wish you & yours a Happy New Year :)

I have some happy news. I am excited to be on the Lindy's Gang Design Team!
Lindy's Gang has gorgeous sprays, pigment powders & embossing powders, they ship worldwide, to check out their store, please click HERE. Also, to get product updates & lots of inspiration, we have a vibrant Lindy's Creative Gang Facebook Group.

For January, we have a gorgeous mood board for you. There are generous prizes on offer, so please do join the challenge. All the details about the January Challenge can be found on the Lindy's Gang Blog.

Color Palette Guidelines: Mid Brown – Spring Green – Warm Grey

To enter the Color Challenge you MUST use at least 2 colors from the monthly color palette and as always you may also use black, white, neutrals or metallic colors as well! We are finding that there are so many amazing artists who are joining our challenge, that we can’t keep up with choosing winners! So, we’ll still have 5 winners of $50 gift certificates to Lindy’s, (sometimes more if we get tons of participants), and of those, 3 projects will be picked by Lindy’s for style, linking, etc, (the details are below) and 2 will be randomly drawn. Hopefully more people are encouraged to enter and we’ll get even more gorgeous projects! We just love sharing the Lindy love & thought this would be a great way to do it without anyone feeling intimidated.

For the inspiration, I've created a Vintage Mixed Media Card. 

Lindy's Products Used:

Here are some photos of the card:

I've also used Tim Holtz paper dolls, quote chips, distress inkpads, Creative Embellishment's stencil, Ranger's Archival Inkpads, Mudra Craft Stamps Sequins, Tacky Glue, Prima Soft Matte Gel, Thread, Buttons, Metal Gears & Mudra Craft Stamps Mini Stamps.

Look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations! 

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

The Positive Vibes Hop- Vintage Art Journal Spread "Listen to Your Heart" by Dutt Preety

Happy New Year Dear Ones :) 

Hi! I'm Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety). Welcome to The Positive Vibes Hop. 
The purpose of our blog hop is to start the new year on a colourful & creative note, spread positivity & good vibes.We hope you'll enjoy the mixed media projects & pictorials we have prepared.

My Project: 
Vintage Art Journal Spread 
"Listen to Your Heart"

I've created a Vintage Art Journal Spread titled "Listen to Your Heart". I wanted to convey a positive message that we must follow our own heart & be brave. Creating vintage mixed media art journal pages is one of my favourite forms of art & so I wanted to start 2019 with something that truly makes my heart happy :) I've used my favourite colours- blue & green on these pages. 


Step 1: Applied white gesso to the pages to prime them for mixed media work, then adhered various washi tapes to the pages & applied a coat of clear gesso on top of the washi tapes.

Step 2: Adhered die cuts, thread & painter's mesh tape to the background using soft matte gel

 Step 3: Mixed Fabrika Decoru's 3D gel with glitter with their Deco Topping Stones, Marbles & Crystals, to create a textured paste. Then applied this paste to the pages for texture & shine. 

Step 4: To add color to the pages, used Lindy's Gang sprays in various shades of blue, green and a black to add depth. Sprayed with water to create movement and dried between each layer of colour. 

Step 5: Did background stamping using archival ink & various Mudra Craft Stamps

Step 6: Used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to distress the edges of the pages, the edges of the Tim Holtz ephemera elements, paper doll & quote chips 

Step 7: Created the layers using all the ephemera elements, Mudra Craft Stamps' Chipzeb, gauze, paper doll & quote chips. Adhered everything using soft matte gel/tacky glue

Step 8: For the finishing touches, darkened the edges of the pages with black soot distress ink, added a bit of shine using Prima Waxes, adhered a few gems and created white and black ink splatter. 

Materials Used: 
2. Mudra Craft Stamps- Stamps (Hexa Mini, Geometric Stories, Checker & Swing Girl), Chipzeb (Floral Flourish, Swirls)
3. Fabrika Decoru 3d Gel with Glitter, Deco Toppings- Marble, Crystal, Quartz Mix
4. Prima Finnabair- Vintage Silk Wax, Heavy White Gesso, Clear Gesso, Soft Matte Gel
5. Tim Holtz Quote Chips, Paper Dolls, Emporium Ephemera
6. Ranger's Distress Inkpads- Vintage Photo, Black Soot and Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
7. Fantasy Dies
8. Aleene's Tacky Glue 

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Disclaimer: Due to the magnitude of the hop, we the artists, are only responsible for putting the winners & sponsors in touch via email.

Blog Hop List:

1. Riddhi Jani
2. Apexa Nagar
3. Dutt Preety (that's me)
4. Pooja Sharma
5. Aditi Mahajan/ Sunila Mahajan
6. Kavitha
7. Uma Didwania
8. Aditya Khaitan
9. Bela Shah
10. Priya Gajjar
11. Ruchi Gupta
12. Aangee Shah
13. Priya Mishra
14. Hema Velcraft
15. Vidhi Jadeja
16. Kriti Mishra

Find us on Instagram:

1. Riddhi Jani
2. Apexa Nagar
3. Preeti Datta (Dutt Preety)
4. Pooja Sharma
5. Aditi Mahajan and Sunila Mahajan
6. Kavitha
7. Uma Didwania
8. Aditya Khaitan
9. Bela Shah
10. Priya Gajjar
11. Ruchi Gupta
12. Aangee Shah
13. Priya Mishra
14. Hema Velcraft
15. Vidhi Jadeja
16. Kriti Mishra

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Wish you a happy & creative new year. God Bless!