Sunday 24 January 2021

(Video Tutorial): Dream Catcher Canvas - Dream Big

 Hello Dear Readers,

This post is inspired by the prompt at More Than Words Challenges. 

The first word / phrase that came to mind when I read New Beginning was - Dream Big, something I've been saying to myself for a few weeks now, especially when it comes to my art. Setting the bar higher, keeping my journaling practice regular and of course sharing them with all of you :)

I couldn't think of a better motif than a dream catcher to send me positive vibes and ofcourse lots of gold. My new favourite are gold flakes used on the chipboard piece. Here is a video tutorial of how this canvas came together.

You can find all the material used at the end of this post and they can be purchased from Itsy Bitsy Craft Store.

Thank you for visiting me today. Hope you will be back later this week to watch another tutorial.

Here is the challenge prompt at More Than Words Challenges

Wish you a creative and purposeful week ahead!

Sunday 2 December 2018

'Set yourself Free' Art Journal Page - Mixed Media & Art

Hello friends,

I have been in a scrapbooking jinx off late, so all of this month have been playing in my art journals. My inspiration for this page came from listening to this video  of Oprah Winfrey while going through challenge blogs and scrapbook blogs.

Linking this to Mixed Media & Art . From the sketch Ive adopted circle elements - drawing & stamping stitched circles with journalling around them and the broken cage complements the circular shape too. Ive also used the hanging cage element from the moodboard and used it on my page. Instead of birds with wings, my page has a cage with wings symbolic of freedom.

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." 
Although Oprah's speech wasnt poetry, this quote stayed with me .....we have made so many rules and boundaries in our minds of what's acceptable or not, we need to break those first.... start with finding who we truly are!

After making the background with lots of handwritten positive affirmations and messages to myself, I started layering some very beautiful 2crafty chipboard pieces and each of these pieces were chosen to add meaning to the message I was journaling. As always, all the chipboard pieces were given a coat of white gesso. To color them, I used different techniques as explained below.

The lattice leaves were used to represent fresh ideas & new life being born. I used these lattice leaves on both pages after colouring them with 2 different green stamp pads.  
 Next, I coloured a piece of Ella's Border and the Pretty Birdcage pink & purple and then dabbed some white gesso with a sponge. The dainty Ella's border signifies to me the delicate yet strong spirit of a woman. The broken cage is quiet self explanatory - breaking free from rules, fears, habits and could mean different things to each of us.
 Finally, The Winged Heart 2 was painted with metallic gold paint and again a tiny dab of white gesso and tucked under the fussy cut cage.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. 
Wishing you a creative week ahead.

Here is the moodboard at Mixed Media & Art
November challenge - Poetry

Friday 30 November 2018

(Video Tutorial): Art Journal - More Than Words Challenge

Word Inspiration - FUTURE

Creative Challenge - STARS
What does the word future inspire me to create?

My project today is a two page art journal spread in which I document my affirmations, thoughts & intentions for the future. 
Scroll down further to watch a VIDEO TUTORIAL. 

 One page reads vertical and the adjoining page horizontal.
We all have a story to tell..... i truly believe this and all our stories have many layers just like me. I really enjoyed choosing from the vast variety of 2craftychipboard pieces that help me tell my story. 
 Can you guess the number of layers on this page? Maybe the video tutorial below will give you a hint.

Thank you for visiting me today. 
This challenge from More than Words is what inspired my pages today.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Wish you a creative week.

Monday 8 October 2018

(VIDEO TUTORIAL): 'Treasure' Scrapbooking Layout using 2crafty chipboard

Hello friends,

Ive a short & sweet post to share today with a Video Tutorial for this scrapbook page.

The colour palette for the page was directed by the photograph. I was inspired to use this photograph when I saw this moodboard on Mixed Media Place.

Look at the photograph in the centre. Is it sunrise or sunset? Don't know, yet its beautiful and the other photographs convey a fuzzy beautiful feeling. I thought back about the time when there was no sense of time - day / night …. you guessed right - with a new baby in hand we were all living by the babys' clock not day and night. Lol. Yet, there was this happy feeling.

I love to include symbols that remind me of details around the time the photograph was taken - like the blue tissue and star sequins that were part of a baby gift many years ago. 

My favourite cluster is the on the top right - love the patterns and texture.

Here is the link to the Video tutorial:

Thank you for visiting today.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Happy creating,

Thursday 20 September 2018

'Timeless' Scrapbooking Layout with 2crafty Chipboard

Hello friends,

I have been hoarding these gorgeous Romance Novel Prima Marketing papers for ages. So, finally pulled them out this month and decided to make a layout alongwith my favourite  Lindy Stamp Gang products. Its spring here in Australia, so I definitely felt like pinks & flowers.

Ive fussy cut flowers from Romance Novel pattern papers and collaged it on the background pattern paper before using texture paste and my favourite Lindy Stamp Gang in Shabby Turbine Teal Magicals & Cotton Candy Pink Shimmer Spray. Ive used Cotton Candy pink spray to also colour the chipboard pieces.
  Can you see the gold foil on the chipboard flowers? I love the shine it adds to the layout. To make this layout extra special, the blue ribbon I've strung through the papers behind the photograph were used to decorate my babys' bassinet.
 Here is another close up.

Click here to visit the fb page of Lindy Stamp Gang where the Sepetember Challenge is posted. Here is a link to their blog, and here you can read more about their monthly challenges.
Lindy Stamp Gang products used: Shabby Turbine Teal Magicals & Cotton Candy Pink Shimmer Spray.
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Thursday 30 August 2018

Mixed Media Cards - 2crafty chipboard & Cocoa Vanilla

Mixed Media Cards

Hello friends,
This month, for my second project on the 2crafty chipboard blog, I have 2 cards to share.
 They are non-standard cards approx. 6"x6" requested in this size in order to write a letter inside instead of a message. Scroll down to see the moodboard at Mixed Media & Art which was the inspiration for these cards.

I started by cutting out some circles from Cocoa Vanilla pattern paper and coated them with white gesso. While that was drying, I coated all the 2crafty chipboard pieces with white gesso as well - a few gears from Steampunk Small & Medium, a small panel cut off from the Square Collage Panel and one piece from the Vintage Hot Air Balloon Set. I did NOT apply any gesso on the tile 2crafty chipboard piece 'You make me Happy'

To get an even coat of colour on the chipboard pieces, Ive directly applied stamp pads on the chipboard 
 Here is the second card. 
Can you see how the Hot Air Balloon has a bright orange whereas the 'You make me happy' chipboard in the previous card looks darker and more vintage looking. That's because I didn't apply any gesso on the 'You make me happy' chipboard piece. Gesso makes colour look brighter on chipboard.

Thank you for visiting us today.
Wishing you all a very happy & creative week ahead.

From the moodboard below, I used the sketch to make circle cards and the colours of blue & yellow from the tubs of paint.


Saturday 4 August 2018

(VIDEO TUTORIAL): 'Vintage' Scrapbook Layout using 2crafty chipboard & 7Dots Studio

'You are not old, your Vintage'

You can find the video tutorial for this page here.

This month, my scrapbook layout is inspired by two of my favourite blogs - 

So, almost literally as described on the 7dots studio blog, on a cozy warm, winter afternoon, I made time for myself to reflect on my journey these last few years. To document this, I chose the nostalgic 'Thoughts Keeper' collection.
The memories around the time this photograph was taken feel like just yesterday, so close, so fresh and crystal clear. But when I reflect on it, I've grown so much as a person since then. So much has changed, yet so much still remains. 

I decided to include messages and reminders to myself through symbolism - love for music through collaged music notes from Tim Holtz tissue, my daily ritual of drawing kolams (traditional indian mandala type designs) using a Kaisercraft stencil on the background, delicate lace and dainty chipboard reminds me of conversations I had with my grand mother & great grandmother about life, roses to remind me that even the most pretty things come with thorns and finally a word sticker with the words rise & shine - its never too late to try something new, one is never too late old to rise above our challenges and inspire those around.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy creating,

2crafty chipboard used:

Moroccan Swirls
Cog Nested Frames
Leafy Twig Branches
Steampunk gears Small
Steampunk gears Medium
6" Circle revolution frames


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