Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Antique Lantern using Succulent Flowers from Little Birdie Crafts.

Hello guys
Today I have a new project to show you. I made this lantern from the scratch using products from the ItsyBitsy store. this lantern measures 6"on all sides and 14"in height. It tapers to the top and it measures 3.5" on all sides. the net weight is its pretty light but very sturdy.
It took me 4 days to design it and 15 days to build out of which 2 days I just decorated it using gorgeous succulent flowers from the stores...its a must have for every crafter. To explore the entire range of the succulent flowers....please click HERE.
I am putting this up at the following challenge blogs
  1. Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge#40
  2. Welove2create - Challenge #10 - Anything Creative Mixed Media goes.
  3. Mixed Media Warriors #30 - Moodboard. The lantern, the old wood panels and the colors from the moodboard are my inspiration for this lantern. I saw the moodboard and and it made me tweak my project a little.
  4. Unstampables Challenge#81 - use fancy border/ frame. - I have used a fancy borders in my project.
  5. Rhedds Creative spirit - July Challenge

 I have made this project for ItsyBitsy and all the succulents you see here were sent to me by them. Apart for these, I have used heavy weight chipboard, black cardstock, acetate sheet, vellum sheet, chipboard shapes, tinted metallic paints, sisal fiber, thermocal shapes, black gesso, heavy matt gel, craft glue are also from the store.....



Here are few close ups of the gorgeous succulents.

 I have a small clip so you can see this project better...I hope you all like it.
Here is alist of supplies used which you can find at ITSYBITSY.
 Chipboard 2mm Chipboard Shapes - Ornate Flourish Chipboard Shapes- Swirl Corners

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

This Too Shall Pass | Mixed Media Canvas using Chalk Paints

Hello everyone
welcome to my blog. Today I have a mixed media canvas along with the tutorial for you all using the newly launched chalk paints from ItsyBitsy. (Please click here to browse the entire range). This canvas is also my Dt Inspiration for the on going challenge at ItsyBitsy where the theme all this month is Projects using New chalk paints......which are really bright and peppy and so much fun to use.

These matt chalk paints are fast drying, give good coverage and are perfect for any kind of surface......which makes them perfect for mixed media projects, home decor or even layouts.
Before, I start I would like to dedicate this canvas to my father who is right now going through a little health I made this canvas for remind him that this time will soon pass and he will come out as a winner......Also I have used metal findings in this project which are all from my father's hardware stash...which he was very happy to share them with me.....
Now back to my project.....I had an old 9" by 7" writing pad with me and I have used that as my canvas for this project.The newly launched Black Gesso is the primer I chose and it works really good coverage, its not very thick, dries matt and takes colors well....I encourage you all to try it. I have used some very heavy metal hinges, screws, bolts and other things to build my canvas and to adhere them all I chose Heavy Gel Medium...which is the best adhesive I have used so far.....its gives such strong bond....A must try for every mixed media artist. Its all about chalk paints this month at Itsybitsy and so I have used 3 chalk paints from the new range to add color to my project.....I loved the chalky matt effect it creates.....Its really fun to good coverage and blends well.....

I have a video tutorial that I am sharing with you all......and I encourage you all to watch it to know how I created my project. It took me 6 hours to make this one and I have tried my best to show you everything I did in this video......I hope you all enjoy it.
I am putting my canvas at the following challenge blogs:-

  1. Mixed Media Place - June 2018 Moodboard Challenge - The color inspiration comes from the moodboard.
  2. More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes Purple
  3. Rhedds Creative spirit - July Challenge
  4. Welove2create - Challenge #10 - Anything Creative Mixed Media goes.
  5. A Inky Mess Challenge#23 - Just for fun
  6. Altered Eclectics - July challenge - I have altered my broken writing pad and created my canvas on top of it.
  7. Unstampables Challenge#81 - use fancy border/ frame. - I have used a fancy frame in my project in the center.

Friday, 15 June 2018

My Family - Vintage Mini Album | Scrapbook with Box

Hello guys
Welcome back to my blog...and today I have a new Mini album/ Scrapbook for you all. This one is custom made using vintage papers from Eno Greetings Retro Series paper pack PS003. These paper are very very vintage and super fun to work with...They have some cool oldie typewriters, gramophones, pocketwatch and other vintage images included in the pack. I have used some metal charms, diecuts and stickers which are part of this collection...super fun project. This is the 16th mini album I have made on commission since September 2017 using these papers...however this is the last one in this series as the papers have been discontinued.....its a little sad.

To begin with, this album measures 8.5" by 6.5" and has a 3 3/4" thick spine. There are 8"by 6" 5 interactive pages and have many pockets, flips, photo mats and journaling tags. This album can hold 60 plus 5" by 7" size pictures and of course smaller ones too.

The front of this album is decorated with beautiful papers which come with gold accents and black accents which is awesome in real. A beige lace runs on the front and back cover which is sourced from local stores. I have a shaker window in the front with MY FAMILY sentiment and filled with super fun sequins in all shades of gold, silver, clear and back along with some gold sparkle dots. To add the finishing details, I added a pocket watch charm with a chain in the front and a Gold heat embossed chipboard sentiment Sweet Memories on the spine.
The box made to house this album is 10 3/4" by 83/4" by 5 1/4" and is made from scratch using 1400gsm chipboard. I have used black cardstock to cover this album as well the box. I have kept the box pretty simple and also used pattern paper to decorate it.

I have a video for the same where I show you the album in detail...I encourage you to watch it.

I am putting my album up at the following challenges -
  1. Mini albums Makers Challenge - June Challenge
Supplies used:
  1. Eno Greetings Retro Series DSM003 8" by 8" - Khyati Khotari.
  2. Eno Greetings Retro Series DSM003 12" by 12" -Local Stores
  3. Black cardstock - ItsyBitsy
  4. Eyelets -ItsyBitsy
  5. Ribbons and twine - ItsyBitsy
  6. Distress ink - Vintage photo - ItsyBitsy
  7. Gold sequins -ItsyBitsy
  8. Red tacky tape -ItsyBitsy
  9. Clear Actetate sheet - ItsyBitsy
  10. Aleene's Tacky glue- The craft shop
  11. Chipboard - A1 craft
  12. Circle nested dies - ItsyBitsy
Thank you for visiting me and I hope you all liked my new project. Have a great week ahead.