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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Black Romance Mixed Media Scrapbook

Hello guys
I am so excited to share this project with you all......a mixed media scrapbook album where there are layers, textures and embellishments on every page.....ohhhh SUPER FUN!!!!
This scrapbook is 12" x 12" in size and 3" in thickness. The scrapbook had 6 beautifully decorated mixed media pages and each can hold 1 to 2 pictures an few secret message tags. This project is a custom order for a special client who asked me to do what I love but include black in my creation with more focus on the pictures.....so I built this Black Beauty....YUM YUM YUM!!!
This is a romance album and I wanted to give it this futuristic feel......as she wanted to put pictures from her married life from the coming important events in the FUTURE.....thats good planning I must say. Here is a video walkthrough of this album.
I have used Eno Greetings Retro Series paper pack  along with plain black cardstock to build this album. Every page holds 1 or 2 5" x 7" pictures and I have also added secret message tags on few pages. This album holds a total of 18 pictures...but a lot more can be accommodated if few interactive elements be added to pages....but my client wanted only 1 or 2 pictures per page and to keep all the focus on the pictures.

I have used a lot of embellishments from ItsyBitsy and Prima Marketing to decorate my cover. The colors used are from Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical Shakers and Tinted Metallic paints from ItsyBitsy. To give it more shine, I used art alchemy waxes from Finnabair......supplies are listed below.
Each page has a lot of texture and dimension created using splattering, stamping, stenciling, heat embossing and embellishing.....a lot of effort had gone into making this album....and i hope you all like it. Here are a few pictures of the pages.
I am putting my album up at the following challenges -
  1. More Than Words November 2018 Challenge - Future and Stars.- My album cover has starts and the overall cover has a futuristic appeal to it. I also feel that scrapbooks hold pictures we take in the future and then they become memories of yesterday......I see Future and Nostalgia in this one project.
  2. More Mixed Media challenge - Anything Goes Black - My album has a lot of black used in it in form of stamping, embossing , splattering , embellishing and coloring.
  3. Lindy's Stamp Gang November Challenge - I have used similar colors on my album cover page. Supplies mentioned below.
Supplies used:
  1. Eno greetings Retro Series Paper pack
  2. Black Cardstock - 220 gsm
  3. Chipboard 900gsm
  4. Binder rings -75mm
  5. Door Knob Charm
  6. Metal chain
  7. Finnabair Art alchemy wax - Vintage gold, Copper 
  8. Pima Marketing Doily die
  9. Itsybitsy - stencils, modelling paste, stamps etc
  10. IOD Moulds
  11. tinted metallic paints - ItsyBitsy
  12. Lindys Stamp Gang - Magical shakers 
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Beautiful Memories - Gift Box

Hello guys
Today I have a Big beautiful gift box to share with you all today. This box is custom made for a client who wanted to fit in some beautiful gifts for her beau. This box is huge and measures 15" by 13" by 8" and weights 2kgs as the lid is pretty heavily embellished.
The box is made from scratch using 1500gsm chipboard and handmade paper from ItsyBitsy craft store. I built my entire box using white handmade paper and chipboard and then decorated with the floral linen paper and colorful cardstock (Lilac and Turquoise). To further enhance the look, I gave it all a quarter inch border of gold glitter paper.
To add texture to the box, I did some senticlling using modelling paste and script stencil on all the sides, base as well as the top. I embellished the lid using a lot of handmade flowers, doilies, diecuts, sequins and glitter, cardstock banners, pearls, mdf birdcage and more.
I love embellishing such boxes because it gives me an opportunity to recycle and use a lot of stuff that I hoard. The pearls used are a part of home decor " TORAN " (Hindi: तोरण) (origin: Sanskrit. torana, from tor, pass), which is a decorative door hanging in Hinduism, usually decorated with marigolds and mango leaves, or a string that is tied on the door with the flower on it as a part of traditional Hindu culture which is for decoration and beautification.  They can be made of fabrics, pearls, beads or metals or any other embellishments.
 The MDF bird cage I used here is actually part of a tag which adorned a fancy birdcage lamp I purchased.....it was too good to throw away. A few flowers used here were actually reused from few of the gift boxes I got this year for DIWALI. I hoard a lot of beautiful elements that I get and reuse them.There is some thing amazing when you see the random pieces you use coming together and becoming like they always belonged together....MAGIC!!!!!!
Here is a video clip to see the box upclose..I hope you guys enjoy watching it.
I am putting this box up the following challenges:-
  1. UnstampaBelles November Challenge #85 launched: Boxes, parcels or bag.
  2. Rhedd's Creative Spirit November Challenge
  3. HLS November Mixed Media Challenge - Birds
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