Friday 31 August 2018

Post 471: September 2018 Stamps Release at Stampotique Originals (+ 5 cards)

Hi friends!!

Stampotique Originals Rubber Stamps' September 2018 Release is live now :) there are 5 awesome, new & fun images, 3 of them are scary and 2 are cute, so its a good mix offering variety for different projects. To check out the September 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 #306- "Sun, Moon & Stars", for more details about it & to participate, please click HERE. For lots of ideas, inspiration and product updates, please join the Stampotique Originals Rubberstamps Facebook Group.

I made 5 fun and cute cards using the new stamps. 
Along with the September release stamps, I've used Stampotique's Quotes 1 & Phrase Cube 4 stamps as well as few AB Studio stencils for these cards :) 

Card 1: Smile

Card 2: Boo

Card 3: Open If You Dare

Card 4: Sparkle

Card 5: Common Sense 

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

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Post 470: Vintage Mixed Media Layout- Documented (for AB Studio)

Hi folks!
Goodmorning :)

I'd like to share a Vintage Mixed Media Layout- "Documented". This is part of my DT work for AB Studio and I've used AB Studio's beautiful paper collections and stencils here. They ship worldwide. To explore the online store, please click HERE.

Supplies Used:
AB Studio- In Wonderland Paper Collection
AB Studio- Be Gentle Paper Collection
AB Studio- Vintage Elements 
AB Studio Stencils- 9, 17 & 3
Prima Finnabair's Art Mediums & Supplies- Heavy White Gesso, Clear Gesso, Modelling Paste, Soft Matte Gel, Art Stones & Mini Art Stones, Mini Stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and stickers
Ranger's Archival Inks

Here are some photos of the layout:

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

Sunday 26 August 2018

Post 469: Three Vintage Mixed Media Cards (DT Post for Mudra Craft Stamps)

Hi friends!

I've shared 3 Vintage Mixed Media Cards on the Mudra Stamps Blog today.
I've used Mudra's beautiful stamps, stencils, chipzebs and sequins.
To visit, please click HERE.

Here's a sneak peek of the cards:

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

Thursday 23 August 2018

Post 468: Grungy Art Journal Spread- Original (Inspiration for Art Playground Blog's August Play)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a Grungy Mixed Media Art Journal Spread- "Original".
This is my DT inspiration for Art Playground Blog's August Play. 

There is still time to play along with the challenge, all the details for it can be found HERE. We have 4 fabulous sponsors, lots of inspiration & ideas, so please do link up your beautiful entries !

For the August Play Inspiration, I was inspired by the theme, "Be Authentic" and the gorgeous moodboard colors. As a psychologist, authenticity is a very important theme for me because it is relevant to art as well as in clinical psychology. Through these pages, I wanted to show how important it is to be yourself, even when it is difficult to do so. Being oneself takes courage & we as individuals as well as artists/crafters need to constantly remind ourselves to do that which makes our soul & inner self happy.

Grungy Mixed Media Art Journal Spread- "Original"

Synopsis of the Process:

I created the background by collaging torn pieces of paper from old book pages (in hindi), washi tapes & fabric tapes. Then applied clear gesso to the surface and colors using distress inks, distress oxides & distress paints. Then did background stamping with Mudra Craft Stamps using distress inks and archival inks. To add more interest to the background, did background stencilling with an Art Anthology stencil using blue colored modelling paste. I wanted the background not to compete with the foreground, so I pushed it back by adding black and white gesso with a palette knife. The focal elements were fussy cut from AB Studio's Be Gentle Paper Collection. For layering, used Sizzix alteration die cuts & thread. Added some scribbles with black and white markers to add to the grungy look. Then added the titles using TH stickers & created some ink splatters. Scribbled on a grungy border in black and darkened the edges of the pages with black soot distress ink. In the end, added blue & grey Nuvo Crystal drops & a few mini beads around the focal clusters. 

Look forward to seeing your beautiful work xoxo

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

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Post 467: 4 Floral CAS Cards (DT post for Bob n Betty)

Hi friends!

Popping in quickly to share 4 Floral Clean & Simple Cards I shared on the Bob n Betty Blog a couple of days back. I used their beautiful new Roseate Paper Collection. All the details can be found HERE. The floral images in this paper collection are beautiful & make perfect focal elements for all kinds of projects. All I needed to do was fussy cut some floral images and sentiments. No stamping or colouring required! In these cards, I’ve created different backgrounds using stencils, ink smooshing with inks to create a more organic look and loose water colouring. To add interest, I created ink splatter, added thread to some of the floral clusters and Nuvo drops for embellishment. The card panels were die cut & foam mounted on white A2 sized (4.25 by 5.5 inches) card bases.

Floral CAS Cards:

1. Floral CAS Card- Happy Birthday

2. Floral CAS Card- You Inspire Me

3. Floral CAS Card- Carpe Diem

4. Floral CAS Card- Miles of Smiles


Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed