Monday 30 April 2018

Post 431: Two Layered Vintage Cards- "Wild & Free"

Hi friends !!

I'd like to share a couple of Layered Vintage Cards- "Wild & Free". I was inspired by nature. This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty using their decoupage papers, all the details including a pictorial are here.

Here are some photos of the cards:

Card 1: Butterfly

Card 2: Bird


1. Die cut tags, labels and lattices using Bob n Betty’s Meadows, Classics & Glam Craft Decoupage Specialty Papers & old book pages.
2. Distressed the edges of all the paper elements (die cuts and torn pieces) with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Also fussy cut some flowers from these papers.
3. Distressed the edges of the paper mats with a distress tool to give a worn out look and also darkened the edges with distress ink, then adhered these to the white card base.
4. Created a visually pleasing composition/design by layering the elements (die cuts, fussy cut elements, gauze, twine, sisal, burlap, flowers wood slices, corrugated cardboard, alphabet beads & wooden buttons) and adhered some of the elements with liquid glue and others with 3d foam tape to add dimension
5. As a finishing touch, did background stamping with archival ink, created white ink splatter & added a few doodles.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More Than Words Mini Challenge- Wild (Facebook) (included the word wild on both the cards) 
3. Creative Embellishments April Challenge-I was inspired by the colors & the wildness of the photo in the moodboard, for the twist, included harlequinn pattern stamping & die cuts. 
4. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #47 (used a complimentary color scheme of blue and orange)
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Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 430: Trio of Floral Mixed Media Cards

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a set of Three Floral Mixed Media Cards. I was inspired by nature & gardens and decided to make a few paper flowers by hand and also added heat embossed butterflies. I wanted to use happy colors of spring :) This was part of my DT work for Mudra Stamps, all the details including a pictorial are here

Here are some photos of the cards:

Card 1: Happy Birthday

Card 2: Best Wishes

Card 3: Thanks A Bunch


1. Applied Heavy White Gesso to watercolor paper (cut to 4.25 by 8.25 inches) to prep the surface of the 3 panels, then applied modelling paste through Mudra's Brick, Geo Pattern & Floral Abstract Stencils. For adding more texture, some black thread was also attached to the wet modelling paste. 

2. Grey and black colors were added to the stenciled design using Lindy's sprays and then background stamping was done using various shades of grey and black archival inks. Mudra's Old Script, Pattern it 2, Go Confident, Rustic Diamond and Hexa Mini Stamps were used.

3. 3D paper flowers were made using Mudra's Cut3 Gardenia Dies, Dress My Craft Floral Oriental Papers & Groove Golf Tools. Archival inks were used to color the flowers and pollens were attached to their centers.

4. Flowers were stamped from Mudra's Doodled Elements, Wild Rose & Mehendika Stamps onto watercolor paper. Then colored using the Ink Smooshing Technique (Ink from Zig Markers was scribbled onto a non-stick mat, sprayed with water and the stamped images were smooshed onto it to create a splattery & textured colored look.) Then these were fussy cut. 

5. Titles were prepared by stamping sentiments from Mudra's Purely Sentiments- Labelled Stamp & then cut into strips.

6. Leaves from Mudra's Gardenia Dies were colored using Lindys Sprays (with the same ink smooshing technique)

7. Butterflies were stamped using Mudra's Grungy Butterflies Stamp, then heat embossed and fussy cut

8. Grey and black paper mats were created for the panels (at increasing size intervals of 0.25 inches) and their edges were distressed to get a textured and weathered look

9. Some of the Chipzeb Chipboards (Victorian Circles, Victorian Rectangles, Elegant Frames & Mehendika) used here were colored black with black gesso

10. All the elements (3d flowers, leaves, stamped flowers, butterflies, Chipzeb chipboard, gauze, sisal, pollens & thread) were layered and 3 different designs/compositions were created for the cards. Some of the elements were adhered with liquid glue and others with 3d foam tape for added dimension.

11. As a finishing touch, to add sparkle, Mudra's Couture Sequins- Sugar Plum Mix & Clear were added to the cards using glossy accents. In the end, white splatter was created with watered down white gesso.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo April Challenge- Gardening (I was inspired by nature & gardens and included flowers and butterflies)

Sunday 29 April 2018

Post 429: Lindy's Color of the Month- Incandescent Copper Vintage Spray

Hi friends!!

I received it for free along with an order I placed, so to have fun and play along with their "color of the month" challenge, I clicked a small little scene of vintagy bits and bobs along with the spray :)
I'm no expert at photography, so just a beginner's attempt. I'm linking this up on the Lindys Creative Gang facebook group.

Thanks a lot

Post 428: 5 Clean & Simple (CAS) Cards (DT post for Mudra Craft Stamps)

Hi friends :)
Happy Monday Morning !

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Here's a peek at one of the cards I shared:

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