Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Post 407: Welcome Spring Swap- Spreading Love & Good Vibes Around the World


Hi friends!

Welcome to my blog :) This is Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety). 
Today is the start of the Welcome Spring Hop. It's a wonderful event hosted by Nuneka in which 12 Crafters from all over the world got together and decided to make a handmade gift/project for another crafter within the group. So the chain of "spreading love & good vibes around the world" was formed. Each of us made a project for 1 crafter and each of us received a project from another crafter within the group. We wanted to show our love & appreciation for crafters and to build a happy, positive environment. Today we are having a blog hop to share the projects with everyone. Even we haven't seen all the projects, so I'm very excited to see what all the ladies have made. This blog hop will be on till the 4th of April. 

There are 2 giveaways on my blog plus sponsor giveaways for the whole event, please read all the details as you scroll down this post. We'll announce the winners of the giveaways on the 5th of April, 2018. 

I Sent My Project to Sunila Mahajan 

A beautiful, kind, talented & sweet crafter. It was an honor to make a project for her. When I asked about what I should make for her or any guidelines, likes, dislikes, she told me to make whatever I wanted. Isn't that sweet? I have to say I was so nervous because making a project for another crafter can be so tough. Finally, I went with something simple, using colors I adore. I wanted it to be something useful so I chose a Sketch Book/Journal which she could fill with her beautiful artwork. I decorated the front cover in a Simple Mixed Media Style Floral Layout. 

Photos of my Project (made for Sunila Mahajan
Vintage Floral Sketch Book/Journal (Mixed Media Style)







I am submitting this Journal Cover for Mixed Media Place's March Challenge 
(was inspired by the blues, greens and flowers)

Card sent to Sunilaji to accompany the Sketchbook/Journal



Description of my Project (Synopsis of the Process)

For the Journal cover, I went for a Vintage Floral Mixed Media look . To start with, attached different laces as the first textural layer using Prima's soft matte gel & then added modelling paste through a couple of stencils. Then applied white gesso to prime the surface. Then added the chipboards & title "ART". Further, added colors using Lindy's Sprays &  Magical Powders. For the border, I used gauze which was colored with Lindy's Sprays. Attached the colored gauze in multiple layers, around the journal cover, using soft matte gel and then also added natural twine. Then attached flowers to the journal using gel medium. Added secondary titles using Tim Holtz stickers, "imagine, create, inspire" (distressed with vintage photo distress ink). To add sparkle & shine to the project, added sequins around the border (on the gauze) & liquid pearls to the chipboards and gauze. As a finishing touch, applied Prima's Metallique waxes to the flowers, chipboards and some places on the journal front. 

(A beautiful Journal & card in my favorite colors of blue & green. Thanks so much for making it for me :)
Please visit Aditi's blog by clicking on the photos/her name for all the info. about the project)



Blog Hop List
You can see all the gorgeous projects of this swap by clicking the names. Remember to visit all, comment along the way, share on social media, subscribe, follow and discover who is having a giveaway for heightening your chances of winning :) 


My Giveaways 
(I have 2 giveaways on my blog, both are open worldwide!!)

What do you have to do for my giveaways? 
1. Please hop onto all 12 blogs & leave comment love.
2. Please follow me on social media & share the news

My social media links are:



"Dress My Craft" is a Beautiful Indian Brand started by the very talented & kind, Mrs. Shalini Mittal, owner of one of India's biggest & trendiest craft stores- "Crafters Corner". 
The products range from scrapbook papers, sequins, stencils, embellishments to miniatures, specialty papers, accessories, glitters, flowers & beads. There are hundreds of high quality products at very affordable prices and they ship worldwide. Please check out their website & explore further.

Dress My Craft Store (worldwide)------> Website   Instagram   Facebook Page    Blog
    Crafters Corner Store (India)------>     Website   Instagram   Facebook Page    Blog




Peekaboo Designs Store (worldwide) -------> Website   Instagram    Facebook Page    Blog

Peekaboo Designs is a beautiful Indian company run by the very sweet, Mrs Vidushi Jain. 
The store  has beautiful stamps, dies, stencils, washi tapes & enamel dots. 
They have unique & great designs. Lots of variety. They ship worldwide. 
Please check out their website & explore further.

 Winners will be announced on 5th April, 2018 on my blog, facebook and instagram.

Sponsor Giveaways for the Whole Event
While we all share and spread love for the art and craft we create, a few brands and store owners are very generously sponsoring our hop. Here’s a look at them. It would be superb if you could leave them some love by visiting their site, like and follow them on social media channels. Apart from any giveaways on the artist blogs, five lucky winners get prizes from our sponsors. 
(Winners will be announced on 5th April, 2018)





Thanks a lot for your precious time!! 
Stay Blessed & Happy Crafting 
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety)

59 comments:

  1. Oooo! Drooling over this vintage beauty Preeti! I love this altered journal with such depth and textures!
    It's really fun to see all talented girls swapping each other work at one place from all over the World!!!
    Such fabulous sponsors!

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  2. I totally adore your project!
    I feel really thankful for all the LOVE you have put on this, Preeti.
    Thank you for everything you've done.
    xoxo Nuneka

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  3. Preeti, awesome sketch book! Love all about it, the textures and colors are gorgeous! xoxo Asia

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  5. Journal mixed media and card are awesome with bright colors...lovely👌💕

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  6. Wow..Preeti..what a magnificent piece of art you made! I so love it...and also love the color combo! Hugs xxx Simona

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  7. Awesome Preeti and like everytime you have have come up with something really nice. The metallics with green has come out very well. I came to know about you when one of my friends tagged me on your last giveaway on Instagram and has grown a love for your artworks. Keep up the great work! All the best with the hop

    Lots of love
    Vineeta Dhona
    https://vinizcornerblog.wordpress.com

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  8. pretty awsomee project the colors and textures well done (Y) <3

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  9. As ur name ur project is so so preeti....journal with such a look amazing luv the outcome...especially I like the card..superb

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  10. Lovely project Preeti......I would like to thank all the sponserors for the giveaway. I too love the art work u received. Both the artworks are just Awsome.

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  11. both these projects are fantastic!! wow

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  12. Preeti, I really like the journal cover you made for Sunila. I love the colors you used and all the texture created. What Aditi made for you is absolutely gorgeous, as well.

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  13. Beautifullllly project that you made Preeti. Love it
    Nice hopping with you <3

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  14. Such a fabulous journal cover and card! The colours and textures are so amazing!- Aditi
    I am so grateful to have received this piece of art Preeti! Love the journal and the card! Thank you so much:)! -Sunila

    This hop was so much fun with you! Hugs- Sunila & Aditi

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  15. Love the vintage look on the journal,also the card was a beauty.. I like the textured look on the cover and the colors used,such a beautiful art to receive..

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  16. Love how you portray that metallic green color !! I may sai it's an inspiring work. Aditi's journal cover colors and textures is as awesome as well !!

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  17. The texture you achieved on the journal is just WOW! great projects, TFS!

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  18. These are amazing projects. The details so well thought out and prefect. <3 <3

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  19. Gorgeous projects. Wonderful co,ours, Textures and details. Tracy ❤️

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  20. These sequins r looking like mini leds, bringing oomph in this gorgeous project. You're magician dear. 😍😍 I is truly a treasure to cherish throughout the life. Much love🙂

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  21. Fabulous projects... Loved the journal cover n card... The vintage look on the journal is just awesome...

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  22. Stunning love the colour and texture

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  23. Awesome journal cover Preeti, especially the gauze borders!
    Thank you for this generous giveaway!

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  24. dear friend,
    love the awesome colours and textures .
    so glad to be with you in the same group <3
    xoxo
    Love
    Riddhi

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  25. Hi Preeti, such an amazing journal cover, love the colour and textures! The lace texture in the background is stunning, it adds character to the project, have a good day!

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  26. All 3 are stunning! you ladies rocked these out!

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  27. Hi Preeti, nice to meet you.
    I love the vintage style and your project is very beautiful for this details. Hugs from Lima.

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  28. Such a lovely project..loving the textures..

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  29. I see your all projects they are just amazing.. I am truly loved it

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  30. Beautiful project preeti,great going girl loved your work excellent colour combinations

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  31. Lovely journal.... Loved the scale texture you created... Very magical

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  32. wow Preety di!!! beautiful projects I love all

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  33. I'm an avid fan of all your projects. Your projects are always unique and mind blowing. I just love the simplicity in your style. Few elements and it is like magic...you make everything stand out. You are a great person too because once i messaged you with little doubts and you responded immediately. I'm taking this as an opportunity to thank you dear. Sunila aunty is a gem of a person and you have created the best for her. She's my mentor too.

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  34. Awesome work pretty
    -Lavanya Lavi

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  35. Beautiful journal cover Preeti ! Looks like a altered frame, lovely colors and shimmer.

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  36. Hi preety dear, i m really a fan of ur creations. I admire ur works nd day by day my love for ur awesome creations is increasing.
    Love the textures u bring in ur works. U have magical touch which beautifies everything

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  37. very beautiful project Preety with so many gorgeous layers and details !!https://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  38. OMGosh! I just love this! Beautiful!

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  39. what work. I followed you on Instagram but I discovered your blog. we get lost in following all this, but we come across some great blogs and projects.

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  40. Good initiative and beautiful projects!!!😘😘😘

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  41. I m a big fan of ur work....u always inspire me..Lovely project

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  42. Huge fan of your work. I have always admired the detailing in your craft. Have almost always got lost in your work.

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  43. I always like your work dear Preeti !!! The journal and card both are fab... hopping along all the blogs...

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  44. OMG! Stunning creations Preeti!! Love your work as always!! This is one awesome initiative and gorgeous projects everywhere! Totally in love! <3

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    1. Following your everywhere already and commented on all the participating blogs :) Would love to win!!

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  45. This is a great initiative. And lovely layout and card.

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  46. Always love your work, you create best projects

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  47. Stunning creations Preeti...love the layers and textures...following you on all social medias...fingers crossed..

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  48. Wow❤️It’s beautiful and amazing to see beautiful creatures🌸

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  49. the bold and beautiful mix of colours portrays you preety, a great lady and good initiative. enjoyed this bloghop

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  50. Hey sweetie!!
    I adore this MM beauty, Love the colors, textures and elements. Mediums are used on this gorgeous project looking so fabulous.I enjoyed seeing all the different works of art, along with so many YouTube videos. It is so cool, you lovelies took the time to show your love, affection, and friendship, by doing these pieces for one another. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely inspirations and wonderful giveaways, my Sweetie. Already following you everywhere my sweetie and Looking forward for more amazing inspirations from you, my lovely friend.
    Stay Blessed.

    Hugs
    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

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  51. Linda combinación de colores y texturas

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  52. *** COMMENTS CLOSED *** for Sponsors Giveaways

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  53. Amazing projects! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

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  54. Such a nice project! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

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  55. Wonderful textures! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place!

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