Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thank you Card !!

Hi friends,
I have a quick card to share today. A few days ago I was lucky enough to win a spot in the current Online WaterColor Card Class (Exploring Mediums) by the very talented Jennifer McGuire  and friends..They have such awesome teachers and I got to learn tons from this class.
My card is based on the Day 2 Class Homework which was exploring traditional watercolor mediums like Tube paint's, Distress inks and Watercolor cakes...For my card though, I have used the Altenew Dye inks to do my coloring and I have followed the technique that Jennifer Rzasa taught using Distress inks and solid image stamps ...Before I explain further, here's a look at my card :

 To begin with,  I did try out the stamping with Distress inks but found no success .. In the process also managed to spoil one of my  finished card panel's when I got clumsy with water  and brush  :(.... I have used the Altenew Lacey Scrolls stamp set for the solid image stamping ....The inks I used are Altenew Grapevine and Ruby Red for the flowers and the PTI Simply Chateruese ink for the leaves and foliage...Once I stamped the flower, I went in with a wet brush and blended the colors and kept adding a bit more of Grapevine ink which I had smooshed on my acrylic block. Finally ended my card with a few ink splatter's using the Grapevine ink and die cut sequins from the Mama elephant Confetti die..I really missed not having real sequins in gold to add to my card :(
My card colors and design are inspired from this time's Altenew challenge ..Here is a look at the beautiful  inspiration picture :
Also entering my card in the current Lulupu challenge Sparkle and Shine.
Hope you all like my card ...Do leave your views regarding it ...I love to hear from you :)
Have a nice day everyone !!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dream- Mixed Media Canvas

Hello, friends!
I am back again sharing a Mixed Media Canvas I have made using our Papericious's this month's release - "The Vintage Attire" and "The Golden Garden" collections. The Vintage Attire premium collection has some really beautiful prints, perfect for creating any backgrounds and all the Mixed Media fans would love the designs in this pack. I have used the Vintage Attire to create the base of my canvas design by doing paper tearing and layering these papers using Gel Medium, then I gessoed over it. Here's a look at it :

 Close-up of the sentiment and textures :

 To create the background of my canvas, I have layered strips of paper from The Vintage Attire collection by Papericious, then did stenciling using stencils from MFT and Tim Holtz using Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste in white. Once it dried, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists- Hottie Pattotie. I have paper pieced some flowers and leaves from The Golden Garden collection by Papericious  and then embellished it using MDF pieces, a white resin frame and my handmade flowers, and some pollen fillers too.
The sentiment is stamped using Visible image stamp and heat embossed it using White embossing powder on a black cardstock paper. The word 'Dream' are alpha stickers from the Chickaniddy Crafts- Date Night collection which I have colored with Versafine Onyx black ink and added Glossy Accents over it.

My canvas was inspired by the this time's gorgeous inspiration photograph at the Scrap Around the World blog and it measures 10 X 10 inches. Here's a look at the beautiful picture :
I was inspired by the colors, the soft pink and the browns and the beautiful flower on the book and the script background. 
I'm also entering this in the PPS September challenge- Embossing. I've done heat embossing on the sentiment and on the MDF pieces.
I am entering this canvas for this month's STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge - Sep  ( I have used  stencils on my background )
I have taken bits of the inspiration picture and included in my canvas. The quote is perfect with the theme of my canvas, too! Taking time to live life does, indeed inspire our work. :)

Hope you like my work. Your comments totally make my day, so do leave me your feedback.
Have a nice day everyone.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mixed Media' Celebrate' Card !

Hi friends!
I've been missing from the blogland for nearly 2 months now and I have really missed creating and sharing a lot, but a family emergency took precedence over my crafting commitments, but thankfully things are just settling now, so I'm here with my first post for the Papericious blog. This month Papericious has come up with 2 Premium Paper packs and Embellishment sheets with some really amazing and gorgeous designs. I am focusing on the 'My Golden Garden Collection'. It's a perfect shabby-chic collection and you will love these papers and their designs once you have them in your hand. So here's a look at what I've created! 

I have used the 3D Dome sticker, and the Circular Collage Sheet - Blue Dreams (1 Inch circle) to create a gorgeous epoxy sticker. I have layered the epoxy sticker on the 1.5 Inch- Vintage Time Circular Collage Sheet. Here's a look at what I have created :

I have created a shabby, mixed media card and I'm sharing a tutorial on how I created the card base and the floral embellishment on the Papercicious blog. These papers have some really beautiful flower images and also neutral designs like dots, hearts and my very favorite, chevrons and it's quite easy to paper piece the images to create any project.

I'm entering my card into the SSS Wednesday challenge (I have used a Prima Marketing Doily die as well as Cheery Lynn Sophie's heart Mini doily die).

After I finished my card, I went ahead and created a mixed media tag too using The Vintage Attire- Labels embellishment sheet and My Golden Garden paper collection. 

Hope you like my projects..Would love to hear your views on it. :)
Have a nice day everyone!