Saturday, 15 October 2016

(VIDEO Tutorial): #ColourarteVideoHop - Mixed media scrapbooking layout - Autumn

Its almost summer here, yet, I found it so easy and inspiring to scrap about Autumn which is one of my favourite times of the year. The beautiful colors of fall, cool weather, warm dinners..... Ill have to wait another 6 months to experience that again, so why not re-live it through a layout! This is also the time of year when in India we celebrate Dusshera - a time when we choose to change ourselves and strive to see (and choose) good over bad in every aspect of our life.

Ive tried to bring this out by using a black background and a light filled photograph. The ombre leaves and colours being the journey of life through happy and difficult times and the gold to look for the bright moments in everyday through the journey of life.

Today's project is part of the first #ColourarteVideoHop this year - there are 14 amazing video tutorials for Autumn inspired projects made using Colourarte products. 
Here is the best part - 
the latest addition to the Colourarte range - Vivid Ultra Metallics of your choice. 

14 videos = 14 chances to WIN

Type #ColourarteVideoHop in the youtube search bar to find the videos
Follow the links in the description box of my video.

Happy hopping friends, I do hope you enjoy all the videos :)

Also playing alongwith the following challenges:

More than words : Change the subject of the layout, ombre leaves, title

Lulupu - Challenge #66- Bling a ding with a stamping twist! 
Ive used sequins and rhinestones for bling, stamping in the background that has been embossed.



Friday, 23 September 2016

(VIDEO): Beginner Mixed media scrapbook layout

Hello peeps,

Spring has definitely brought my creative mojo back atleast for now. I tried my hand at the Kraftit up Challenge this month with an over the top (from my standards) A4 scrapbook layout. One of those layouts that I just went with the flow.

If you are new to mixed media scrapbooking, there are some very simple and basic techniques that you can pick up from my video.For close ups and a step by step of this layout head over to the Colourarte blog.

List of supplies:
Other supplies: Clear gesso, white gesso, palette knife, brushes, pattern paper & embellishments ( Maggie Holmes / Prima Marketing)

Playing alongwith this months Kraftit up moodboard

Wish you all a lovely weekend.


Monday, 19 September 2016

(VIDEO): Gratitude Art Journal Page

Hello friends,

Today, my project is an Art Journal page made for Words and Paintery September reveal.

You can make any mixed media project to participate in this challenge. Use both the wording & colours to inspire your work.

This is another spread in my altered book which is a collection of memories and letters for my kids. So, it was only apt to have something about our everyday life. This is definitely one of the most satisfying and meaningful pieces of work I've done this month.

I found a whole heap gratitude journalling prompts on Pinterest and chose one that worked for me. The left page has a shaker sleeve made with WRMK fuse tool attached on one side. Underneath it are the remaining two sentences : "I felt joyful when..." & "My favourite part was..." and a small note for my kids about finding delight in everyday moments like a morning cuddle, an unexpected kiss or a quiet afternoon in the park.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Also playing alongwith More than words challenge blog.
I chose the Art Recipe and have included a few diecuts, a flair and a good helping of beads in the shaker pocket.

Also playing alongwith, Canvas Corp Brands challenge

Thursday, 4 August 2016

(Video Tutorial) : Underwater fantasy Shipwheel photoframe

Hello peeps and Happy August,

I'm waiting for the first signs of spring to show up, but alas it just keep raining here. 

With fond memories of summer, I made this project for the Video bloghop at Studio AB See organized by the talented Linda Ann Smith . Linda brought together a group of scrapbookers and artists through her FB page for this video hop.
My partner was the Award winning artist, Diana Riukas, who shares her knowledge in art through demonstrations and tutorials. 

In my videos …..enjoy the wonder of art by watching the imagery come alive step by step. At my YouTube channel my hope is to "Help you with your LOVE for art......" However that may be such as through acrylic painting, mixed media paintings, art journaling ideas, digital art painting or art consultation. My Master's in Fine Arts degree is from Maryland Institute College of Art. My art work is represented in private and public collections worldwide. Through my knowledge in art, my hope is to help artists, non-artists, and hobbyists to  do what they desire in art.
Diana prepared this beautiful art journal page using a very interesting alcohol ink technique.

I made this ship wheel shaped photoframe using sea shells collected from our trips to the beach.

I hope you enjoy this video where we have both shared the techniques and process to make our respective projects.

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

(Tutorial) Art journal - Colourarte Primary Elements pigments

Hello friends,

I'm on the Colourarte blog today with a step by step to make this art journal page using primary elements pigments, silks and radiant gels.

 I love the shimmer that all the colourarte products have. Not overly shiny for a grungy project like the one Ive made but shiny enough to make the teal look like a tiny jewels.

This project was an eye opener for me on so many levels. I love texture in all my projects and was so blown away with what can be achieved with paints and mediums - no 3d elements. For a long time I wanted to add one of Finns rusted wheels in the centre, add glass beads and glitter and what not! I really liked this idea too, but eventually settled for an embossed butterfly.

 Learn to live another day I suppose :)

Thank you for visiting me today!
Creative hugs,

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Art journal illustration - Words & Paintery

Hello peeps,

Happy happy day today. Kids are back at school and finally found time to sit on my laptop and edit photos and videos.

The first piece I want to share is my DT inspiration as part of the Words & Paintery Team.  I love the reason behind this blog challenge and being a mixed media lover at heart, I really wanted to be part of this community and am very thankful to Marie Johansson for giving me this opportunity.

Considering how cold it has been here, I'm quite happy to be creating layouts about the beach and sunshine :) This journal entry started off with a collage on a piece of canvas, gesso on top and images from the Graphics Fairy. This site offers plenty plenty of free printables that you can use in your artwork.

Here is the challenge promt

you need to use both the inspiration words and the colours in the graphic.
The challenge starts mid month so you have until 15th of August to submit your entry.

Head over the Words and Paintery blog to see some mind blowing interpretation of the colours by the DT.

Thank you so much for visiting me today.

I hope you will drop by later this week to see the video that I'm editing today.


Friday, 8 July 2016

Seahorse Monoprinting using Primary elements and silks

Hello friends,

Kripa here sharing the outcome of my playdate with the GelPress, so much fun and so addictive!

Here are the supplies used:
NEW Vivid Ultra Metallics- Silver, Jade
Silks: Azurite, Autum leaf, Bolivian blue
Primary Elements: Autumn Skies, Indian copper, Teal Zircon, Violet pearl, China black

Monoprinting is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable forms of art Ive come across. You can never predict the final outcome and that element of surprise is part of the joy of pulling a print.

For a tutorial of how to make this head to the Colourarte blog.

Have a great weekend,


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