Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Product Highlight: Texture paste + Black Sand and SATW Feb Moodboard

Hello peeps,

I'm on the Lulupu blog today with some tips on how texture paste and black sand were used to create the background and layer in this layout. Click here to read the full post.

The grunge and torn (plank type) layers are inspired by the wooden bridge and boat in this moodboard from Scrap Around The World.
The quote though, was what caught my attention and my mind wandered off interpreting 'unimaginable' - awe inspiring, wonderstruck, achieving the unattainable? and that formed the basis of this layout.
I'm drawn to vintage doorways and got to see plenty on our Europe trip a few years ago. I had been waiting for an idea to click and this moodboard did that for me :)
Lots of Prima products on this one: mediums, Sunrise Sunset papers, flowers, metal trinkets, glass beads, stencils and sprays. Here is the final layout

Also playing alongwith Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today, have a nice day

Monday, 2 February 2015

Inspire your heart with art day

This week, I seem to be on a roll. No idea how I manages time to complete all this, but very happy that I could :)

Today's art journal page was made with no challenge criteria in mind, just for the sake of art. for the last few days I've been wanting to make something along the lines of - Its certainly very important to count our blessings and not just linger on our trouble and burdens, but taking that to the next level would be to make our blessings count.

If you have time today, join the fun at Unruly Paper Arts who are celebrating 'Inspire your heart with art' Day.

Ive used watercolours, stamps and watercolour pencils to make this page.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge - February Challenge

My second post for the day. You can check out my mini album and tutorial posted earlier today here.
This month, the theme at the Mixed Media Card Challenge is
Here is my card. I wanted a much softer look, but I guess the new paints I tried gave a much stronger contrast than expected.
The base is Prima Princess pattern paper with clear and white gesso, texture paste and paints then a layer of chipboard, also guessed and painted on with teal.
Final layer is just the flowers, resin frame and sentiment
Thank you for stopping by.

Love you Sweets - Mini Album and tutorial

Hello friends,

I'm really overwhelmed by the comments, visits and likes on both Facebook and my blog for my previous post on the mixed media canvas. Your appreciation means a lot to me so heartfelt thank you.

I'm on the Lulupu blog today announcing the new challenge for February. I hope many more of you will be able to participate, going forward challenges will be open for the whole month. One theme and a whole month to come up with entries. The DT will continue to present challenge related inspiration. But in addition, they will also bring you tips, tutorials, product reviews and projects throughout the month. 

So lets get started with
Lulupu Challenge #46
Love you SWEETS
Twist - Use Red or Pink
(Click here to read the general guidelines)
1. Anything goes - so you can make a card, layout, canvas, mini album, 3d project etc.
2. Emphasis on Sweets - use it in the sentiment, title or literally - cupcakes, candies, chocolates..... use your imagination
3. Don't forget the twist - Include Red or Pink in your project. You can use both too if you want.
4. You have until 28 February, 2015 11:55 IST to submit your entries.

 Here is my project for you all. Its a valentines themed flip up mini album. The spine is an old photo frame from IKEA. The first page is a cupcake shaker placemat and I have a tutorial on how it was put together.
The first step is to get the layers ready. They have been numbered in the image below, so that its easy for me to explain each one.
1.  Full image x 2 cut out of pearl paper to form front and back of the shaker placemat.
2. Outline x3 chipboard for the inner portion of the shaker, to give depth and form the cavity that holds the sequins.
3. Outline solid x 2 acetate sheets.
All of these were cut using the Silhouette Cameo and I designed it using some free shapes on the internet.

NOTE: The order of assembling the shaker is important.
Full image – acetate – 3xchipboard – acetate – full image
If you want to stamp or colour the full image cut-outs, its best to do so before assembling the shaker. Attach the embellishment later.
Stack-up the three pieces of chipboard and stick them together. Wet glue works well as you can move around the pieces and adjust the alignment.
Here is a close up of the shaker card
The sequins are confined to the shape of the cupcake, so the placemat can be strung through ribbon or rings to bind into a mini. Also, the shaker is identical from front and back.

Wanted to try something different and really happy with the outcome.
Wishing you all a great crafting week!


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