Saturday 31 March 2018

Post 418: Two Mixed Media Vintage Tags- Joy & Create Art

Hi friends!

I'd like to share 2 Vintage Mixed Media Tags today. These were part of my DT work for Bob n Betty. All the details are here.


Started by cutting one of the vintage design decoupage papers from Bob n Betty’s Vintage Wheels Collection & distressing the edges. Since I was making a pair of tags, I worked on both together, using similar supplies on both but changing the composition a little to create variation. Matted the paper with black cardstock. Did background stamping with archival inks. For the layers, used a few, small bits of papers from the Glam Craft Collection, lace, gauze, buttons, chipboards, paper dolls, flowers, dried hay & stalks, thread & wooden alphabets. Embellished with a few Nuvo drops, Liquid pearl drops & sequins. Then created some white splatter with watered down white gesso. Foam mounted the panels onto white cardstock and threaded some natural twine at the top of the tags. In the end, for shine, added Inka Gold & Prima Waxes in some areas with my fingers.

Here are some photos of the tags:

Tag 1: Joy

Tag 2: Create Art

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. Creative Embellishments March Challenge (for the twist- used blue roses here, was inspired by the vintage photo, flowers & blue & brown colors in the inspiration photo)

3. Stamplorations March Challenge (was inspired by spring to include butterflies and flowers in the tags)

Thanks a lot for your time :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 417 : Mixed Media Art Journal Spread- Be You

Hi friends!!

Hope you are having a pleasant Saturday. Wishing a Happy Easter to all my friends who celebrate it.

Today, I'd like to share a Mixed Media Art Journal Spread- Be You. Yesterday, I finally had some time to play with some supplies. I tried out a new stencil, "cells" by Maremismallart. Its lovely & gives a great textured look.  I was inspired by a couple of challenges & wanted to play along after a long time. The More than Words Challenge is about the word "Comfortable" & for me, being comfortable means being yourself, being comfortable in your own skin & to just be your own self without any pretension or facade. Hence, I chose the title as "Be You" The color scheme here is also inspired by the MTW challenge. I used Lindy's color of the month, Hi Maintenance Magenta Shimmer Spray, for all the coloring. Also, added a little black, Screamin' Banshee Black Shimmer Spray, for contrast.  For priming the surface of the book pages, I used Prima's Heavy White Gesso, for texture I added Prima's Modelling paste through the cells stencil, also added black thread. Did background stamping with Archival inks & Ranger stamps. For the focal element & layering, I used bits & pieces from my stash, Tim Holtz chit chat stickers, pattern papers, burlap, a few sequins, die cuts, fabric flowers, threads, twine & a bit of crochet lace my mom made. In the end, distressed the edges of the pages & created ink splatter. 

Here are some photos of the Art Journal Spread:

I am linking this to the following challenges:

PS: Please join us in the Welcome Spring Swap where 12 crafters from all over the world have shared their artworks & there are 18 awesome prizes in our blog hop :)

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

Thursday 29 March 2018

Post 416: 5 Cute Celebration Cards- DT post for Mudra Craft Stamps

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I've used Mudra's paper pack, stamps, sequins and chipboards. To visit their international online store & explore, please click HERE.

Here's a photo of 1 of the cards:

Thanks a lot for your precious time!
Stay Blessed.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Post 415: Three Spring Inspired Mixed Media Cards

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a set of 3 Spring Inspired Mixed Media Cards. These are all 5 by 7 inches in size. This was part of my DT work for Mudra Craft Stamps. All the details are here. I was inspired by the colors in the Spring Themed March Moodboard at Lindys Gang. 


1. Applied heavy white gesso to white cardstock (cut to 4.5 by 6.5 inches with distressed edges)
2. Applied modelling paste through Mudra's Geo Pattern & Grunge Fx Stencils in some places 
4. Did background stamping with archival ink and Mudra's Old Script, Pattern it #2 & Rustic Diamond Mini Stamps
5. Applied white gesso on Mudra's beautiful Chipzeb chipboards: Leaves, Mehendika, Fairytales Unicorn & Tiny Tags 1
6. Created the composition and did layering with embellishments from my stash i.e. flowers, laces & pollens and then Chipzeb chipboards
7. Created ink splatter, added a few white Nuvo drops and Mudra's Couture Sequins: Sugar Plum as an embellishment
8. Matted these panels with black cardstock (cut to 4.75 by 6.75 inches with distressed edges) and then adhered them to the 5 by 7 inches white card bases. 

Here are some photos of the cards:

Card 1: Thanks

Card 2: Happy

Card 3: Smile

I am playing along with the following challenges:

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

Post 413: Floral Card- Have a Beautiful Day

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a Floral Card today. This was part of my DT work for Crafters Corner. All the details  are here. I was inspired by a few challenges & the Spring Season.

1. Created watercolored stripes with zig markers and a water brush on a rounded stitched rectangle die cut. Also created a little splatter with black ink to add interest to the background. 
2. Stamped the sentiment in black from Altenew's Floral Frames Stamp Set
3. Created a floral cluster with the water colored & fussy cut images. Then adhered the floral cluster to the panel.
4. Foam mounted the panel onto an A2 sized white card base.
5. Finally, embellished the card with blue sequins

List of Supplies:
Adore You Stamp- Altenew
Floral Frame Stamp- Altenew
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Water Brushes
Canson Watercolor Paper
Gina Marie Designs Rounded Stitched Rectangle Die
White Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad
Multi Matte Medium
Foam Tape

Here are a few photos of the card:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Altenew's March 2018 Inspiration Challenge (was inspired by the colors in the photo)

Stamplorations March Challenge (Made a spring themed card)

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed