Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Post 487: Vintage Art Journal Spread- Live (Inspiration for Art Playground Blog's October Play)

Hi folks!
Good Morning :)

Art Playground Blog's October Play is on. There is still time to play along, all the details for it can be found HERE. We have fabulous sponsors, lots of inspiration & ideas, so please do link up your beautiful entries !

For the October Play Inspiration, I've made a Vintage Art Journal Spread-"Live" I was inspired by the theme, "My Muse" and the gorgeous moodboard colors that reminded me of the autumn season. My inspiration comes from different sources. A lot of times, my muses come to me in the form of beautiful & unique photographs of strangers. I find nature to be my favourite source of inspiration. I like to incorporate natural elements into my artwork. For example, in this art journal spread, I've used a beautiful vintage photograph of a girl, my old book pages dyed with coffee, raffia & dried husk collected during a holiday & wood slices from my family's farm. I wanted the whole piece to be earthy, organic and very autumny. 

To check out my post on the Art Playground Blog, please click HERE

Vintage Art Journal Spread- "Live"









  



Look forward to seeing your beautiful work xoxo


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

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Post 486: Diwali Projects- 3 Mixed Media Gift Tags & 2 Cards (for Mudra Craft Stamps)

Hi folks :)
Good Morning !

Happy Dussehra to you :) I hope this festival season brings you & your loved ones lots of joy, happiness & prosperity.

I've shared 5 Diwali Projects on the Mudra Craft Stamps Blog today.
A set of 3 Mixed Media Gift Tags (with pictorial) and 2 cards.
To visit, please click HERE.

Here's a little peek at the projects:






Thanks for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti 

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Post 485: Mixed Media Layout- Choose to Shine (for AB Studio)

Hi friends!
Happy Sunday :) 

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout- "Choose to Shine". This is part of my DT work for AB Studio by Aga Baraniak. AB Studio has gorgeous paper collections, rubber stamps, stencils etc with worldwide shipping, to check out the online store, please click HERE.

Supplies Used:
Finnabair's Soft Matte Gel, 3d Matte Gel, Heavy White Gesso
Lindy's Gang Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads, Stickers, Quote Chips
Nuvo Drops 
Mudra Craft Stamps Mini Stamps
Kaisercraft Stamp- Botanical 
Ranger's Archival Inkpad 

Here are some photos of the layout:



Here are the close-up photos showing the details:




















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

Monday, 8 October 2018

Post 484: 2 Mixed Media Projects- Steampunk Canvas + Sea Themed Layout (DT Post for Mudra Craft Stamps)

Hi folks :)
Good Morning !

I've shared 2 Mixed Media Projects on the Mudra Craft Stamps Blog today.
A Steampunk Canvas and A Sea Themed Layout.
To check out the post, please click HERE.
I've used Mudra's beautiful stamps, stencils, chipzeb and sequins.

Here's a little sneak peek :



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

Friday, 5 October 2018

Post 483: Autumn CAS Card- Thankful (Inspiration for Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge- October,2018)

Hi friends!!
Hope you are well.

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for October 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.

For the inspiration, I've created a Clean & Simple (CAS) card inspired by  the Autumn Season. 

Here are a few photos of the card:




Synopsis of the Process:

I've used Neat & Tangled's Oaf leaf stamp here. Stamped the beautiful leaf and sentiment onto Canson Watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. Created an organic watercolor background using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. Made a few splatters and added a few Nuvo drops for dimension. The panel is matted in black with a scalloped rectangle die cut (using a Winnie & Walter die) and then foam mounted onto an A2 sized kraft card base.

Look forward to seeing your beautiful entries in Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge for October, all the details are on their blog, HERE

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

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Post 482: Two Hexagon Shaped Cards (Inspiration for Stampotique Designers Challenge 308- Unusual Card Shapes)

Hi folks!
Good Morning :)

I'd like to share Two Hexagon Shaped Cards. They are my inspiration for the new Stampotique Designers Challenge (SDC308) where the theme is "Unusual Card Shapes". 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 :) You don't need to have Stampotique stamps to play along! All the details can be found HERE Also, if you'd like to buy these beautiful wood mounted rubber stamps, they can be found online HERE

Here are some photos of the cards:

1. Card- Sunshine
Stampotique Stamps Used:


2. Card- Sparkle
Stampotique Stamps Used:




Synopsis of the Process:

For both cards, I created the card bases and water colour paper panels using Hexagon Shaped Dies. Then added a few splatters of color and did ink smooshing to create organic looking backgrounds. Then did background stamping using Stampotique Originals Rubber Stamps. The focal elements on both cards are beautiful Stampotique stamps & the sentiments are cut from the  quotes in Quotes #1 Stampotique Stamp. 

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

Monday, 1 October 2018

Post 481: October 2018 Stamps Release at Stampotique Originals (+ 5 cards)

Hi folks!
Good Morning :)

Stampotique Originals Rubber Stamps' October 2018 Release is live now :) there are 5 awesome, new & fun images, 2 of them are scary (perfect for halloween) and 3 are cute, so its a good mix offering variety for different projects. To check out the October Release, please click HERE. These are high quality rubber stamps which are sold wood mounted & shipped worldwide. There is also a new Stampotique Designer's Challenge #308- "Unusual Card Shapes", for more details about it & to participate, please click HERE. For lots of ideas, inspiration and product updates, please check out the Stampotique Originals Rubberstamps Facebook Group.

I've made 5 cards using the new stamps. 2 CAS (Clean & Simple) Style cards and a Set of 3 Mixed Media Cards. Along with the October release stamps, I've used Stampotique's Phrase Cube 4 stamps as well as few AB Studio stencils and Tim Holtz Stencils for these cards :)

CAS Card 1: Shine Brightly



CAS Card 2: Hello Friend



Card 3: Favorite Monster



Card 4: Chills & Thrills



Card 5: New Day



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