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)
(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 :)
(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:
1. Dress My Craft has very generously sponsored one "Surprise Goodie Bag" of their superb products for 1 random winner on my blog. Giveaway Open Worldwide!!!
"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.
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)