Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Post 441: Mixed Media Layout- Enjoy Today

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout- "Enjoy Today". This was part of my DT work for Crafters Corner. All the details, including a pictorial, are HERE. The inspiration for the layout came from a photo of coffee, I simply love coffee, so I knew I had to create a layout around it. For me, coffee time is "me" time. I can sit, relax, be quiet for 5 minutes, sip my beverage, think & forget about other things. I wanted to remind myself that it is important to delight in the little things in life that give us joy & enjoy them today, to "live in the moment".

Here's a photo of the layout:


Close-Up Photos:





















Materials Used:
1. Dress My Craft- Floral Oriental Collection White Card Stock
2. Dress My Craft- Dots n Stripes 6 by 6 Paper Pad
3. Dress My Craft- Little Hearts
4. Dress My Craft- Golden Black Sequins
5. Kuretake- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
6. Ranger- Vintage Photo Distress Mini Inkpad
7. Lindys Gang- Little Lindy Brown Sprays
8. Ranger- Jet Black Archival Ink
9. Ranger- Potting Soil Archival Ink
10. Ranger- Coffee Archival Ink
11. Altenew- Celebrations Stamp
12. 49 & Market- Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp
13. Mudra Craft Stamps- Simply Alpha
14. Dylusions Stamps- Basic Backgrounds
15. Tim Holtz Idea-Ology- Mini Layered Stencil Set #27
16. Tim Holtz Idea-Ology- Splatters Stencil
17. Ranger- Mini Ink Blending Tool
18. Ranger- Mini Ink Blending Foams
19. Ranger- Glossy Accents
20. Liquitex- White Gesso
21. Crafters Corner- 3d Foam Tape 12 mm
22. Tim Holtz Idea-Ology- Life Quotes Rub Ons
23. Tim Holtz Idea-Ology- Vintage Design Tape
24. Tonic Studios- Paper Distresser
25. Dovecraft- Embossing Heat Tool
26. Tonic Studios- Tim Holtz 7" Snips
27. Lindys Gang- Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder
28. Dusty Attic Chipboard- Page Pebbles #8 
29. Dusty Attic Chipboard- Word Pack #29 
30. Tim Holtz Idea-Ology- Small Talk Stickers
31. Aleene's- Original Tacky Glue

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Dusty Attic May Challenge (I was inspired by the soft colors: white, pink & peach, used Dusty Attic Chipboard- Page Pebbles #8  & Dusty Attic Chipboard- Word Pack #29 )
2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (included tiny sequin flowers on this coffee layout to bring the spring feel)
Mixed Media Place May Challenge- was inspired by the soft colors
Art & Soul Mixed Media Blog- May Challenge (use your alphas)- used washi tapes with text and stamped alphas in the background 
Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti 

Post 440: Cute Mixed Media Layout- Memories

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a Cute Mixed Media Layout- "Memories". This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty. I used their adorable Little Wonderland Collection. All the details are HERE.

Here's a photo of the layout:


Here are some close-up photos:









Process:

1. One of the papers from the Little Wonderland Collection was taken as the base. It was torn a little from all 4 sides, distressed and darkened with grey ink. Then this was adhered to a 12 by 12 size sheet of heavy white card stock. Stitch stamping was done in the gaps created to give a textured look and add interest to the page.
2. Clear gesso was applied on the scrapbook paper to prep it for mixed media work. Then light paste was added through a stencil in different areas of the page, to prepare the background and add texture.
3. To add color to the page, light colors of Lindy's sprays (Azure Sea Asters Shimmer Sprays & Bling-y Blonde Shimmer Spray) were added, movement was created with drips.
4. Background stamping was done with grey archival inks.
5. Photo mats and frames were created with die cuts of papers from the Little Wonderland Collection and white card stock.
6. Few elements were fussy cut from the Little Wonderland Collection
7. All the elements for layering were gathered and adhered to the page in a visually pleasing composition. Elements included fussy cut images, sentiments, twines, thread & flowers. To add dimension, some of the elements were adhered with 3d foam tape.
8. The project was embellished with few buttons & to add additional texture and shine, a mixture of mini & regular art stones, silver sequins & soft matte gel was applied to various places on the page.
9. In the end, some heavy white gesso was applied to the elements using the dry brushing technique and a few ink splatters were created.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More Than Words Main Challenge for May- used multiple die cut paper frames around the photo and the panda, also used the word "memories"

2. Lindys May Challenge- used 2 colors in the same family as this month's palette, (Azure Sea Asters Shimmer Sprays & Bling-y Blonde Shimmer Spray)

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

Monday, 28 May 2018

Post 438: Cute Mixed Media Layout- Memories (DT Post for Bob n Betty)

Hi friends!

I've shared a Cute Mixed Mixed Layout- Memories on the Bob n Betty Blog today.
I've used their adorable Little Wonderland Collection.
To visit, please click HERE.

Here's a little sneak peek of the layout:


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

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Post 437: Two CAS Mixed Media Layouts + Pictorial (DT Post for Mudra Stamps)

Hi friends!

I've shared 2 Clean & Simple Mixed Media Layouts on the Mudra Stamps Blog today. There is also a step-by-step photo tutorial, please click HERE to visit. 

Here's a little sneak peek of the layouts:



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

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Post 436: Budget Craft Shopping 101: Useful & Must Have Products under Rs 500 (DT post for Crafters Corner)

Hi friends !

It is all about budget shopping, some tips and 
a few must have products available for under Rs 500.
To check out the post, please click HERE.


All the products listed can be bought from the Crafters Corner Store.

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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Post 435: Trimmers & Scissors 101: Beginner's Guide to Cutting (Blog post for Crafters Corner)

Hi friends!!

It is all about Trimmers and Scissors, a beginner's guide to cutting. I have discussed how to decide which trimmer to buy, different types of trimmers and scissors and made a few basic recommendations. To visit, please click HERE.

All the products listed can be purchased/pre-ordered from the Crafters Corner Store.


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

Friday, 11 May 2018

Post 434: Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- Imagine

Hi friends!!

I've created a Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- "Imagine". This is the project I made for inspiration while Guest Designing at the Art Playground Blog's May Play. "Imagine", "Discover" & "Live, Create, Tell the Story" are the sentiments I wanted to convey to motivate myself and others.

Here are some photos of the canvas:













Process:

1. Prepared the 6 by 8 canvas board with Prima's Heavy White Gesso
2. Applied Modelling Paste through Mudra Stamps Grunge Fx Stencil
3. Added Lindys Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder to the wet Modelling Paste and heat set it to get a bubbly textured look.
4. Added colors using Lindy's Sprays & Shakers.
5. Did background stamping with Archival Ink, Visible Image, Hero Arts, Prima & Dylusions Stamps
6. For the focal element used one of the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.
7. Created the main composition and did layering using multiple elements including stamped wings, gauze, Creative Embellishment Mini Gear Wood Clocks, metal charms, wooden alphas & numbers, sisal & washi tape.
8. Added brads and black thread to create movement in the piece.
9. For the sentiments, used a few Tim Holtz Ideaology stickers.
10. Dry brushed on white gesso on the textured surface for some highlights
11. Created ink splatter and highlighted some of the elements with Finnabair waxes.
12. In the end, added a few details with a white gel pen & black marker & also, darkened the edges of the canvas with distress inks.

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Creative Embellishments May Challenge- I was inspired by the vintage photo and brown colors in the mood board. For the twist, I've included a Vintage Paper Doll by TH. I've used Creative Embellishment's Mini Gear Wood Clocks here behind the boy's photo.

Mixed Media Art April Challenge (I was inspired by the colors, rust and book pages)

Mixed Media Place April Challenge (was inspired by the brown colors, birds and motivational quote in the moodboard)

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