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Monday, 16 September 2019

Picture Perfect - Scrapbook Layout | Mixed Media for ItsyBitsy

Hello guys

I am here with my new scrapbook layout. I made this layout for a live demo at the ItsyBitsy store in R city Mall,Mumbai. Everything used to make this layout is from the store and i will like the supplies at the end if you wish you have a look.
 I have used the Aqua Medley collection including the flowers and paper pack for this project. The picture in the center was coordinated with the elements in the collection to give the feel of garden. Along with this, I have used chipboard embellishments, jute twine and cheesecloth to add more texture and interest to the project. Here are some more closeups of this pretty layout.





I hope you all like it. Here is a list of supplies used

  1. Aqua Medley Paper pack - 12"by 12"
  2. Color Splash Spray - Lime Splash and Ocean Mist
  3. 2 in 1 modelling paste
  4. Doily Stencil
  5. Soft Gloss Gel
  6. Cheesecloth
  7. White Gesso
  8. White Textured Cardstock - 12"by 12"
  9. Craft Glue
  10. Natural Jute Twine
  11. Chipboard shapes - Rectangular door, Arch Door, Flower with Branch and Whimsy Rectangle frame
  12. Pearl Drops -Jade isle
  13. Craft pellets 
  14. Chalk Paint - Dnow and Charcoal
  15. Tinted Metallic Paint - Golden Glaze
  16. Script stamp
  17. Black archival ink
Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Magnetic MixedMedia BookMark - GDT post Creative Artiste Challenge

Hey guys
Today I have magnetic bookmarks to share with you all. I am the guest Designer at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog today and I have made these as the GDT project. Here is a link to the blog post....do visit me there.
I made 2 of these bookmarks and they were so fun to make....I did use some mixed media techniques to add texture and dimension to this project using mediums and textures from Prima Marketing and Little Birdie Crafts. To add more interest to the background, I have done stamping using Finnabair stamps and some splattering as well. To highlight the texture, I have outlined the stencilled areas and added stitch marks using my Sakura black pen.

To add colors to my project, I have used Lindy's Magical shakers....and used a spray varnish to seal it all in. These bookmarks have magnets ad can clamp on pages...so you never have to loose these bookmarks. I hope you guys like them.
I am putting these up at the following blog challenges:
  1. Addicted to stamps and more Challenge #357 - Make Your Mark - I have outlined the texture and also added stitch marks to my project using Sakura Black pen.


Sunday, 1 September 2019

Moments in time - Rainbow Mixed Media Scrapbook

Hello guys
Today I have really fun mixed media scrapbook for you all.Most you must have seen my mixed media layout which I made a few days back...I guess in June and while I was making it I was thinking to make a mixed media scrapbook and use this as the cover for it......and finally I was able to complete this project. To read more about the cover of this scrapbook , please click HERE. Now lets have a look at this scrapbook.
 The entire scrapbook is made using old stash of handmade flowers, embellishments and even pattern papers. I have used Old World Paper stack from DCWV which is an old paper pack for my project and a lot of old and few new flowers from ItsyBitsy(Little Birdie crafts) and mulberry flowers and prima Marketing flowers as well. Apart from all this, clay pieces and metal embellishments, buttons and chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic, Papericious, Mudra crafts and Expression Craft. A lot of stencils from multiple brands were used like Tim Holtz, prima Marketing, Little birdie crafts and The Crafters Workshop.
 To hold this massive project, I built a custom sized box which was all white and covered in white lace...I choose white to bring out all the colors used in this project. To keep it simple, I gave the lid of the box an acetate window...so the scrapbook peeping out breaks the monotony of white box. Love the way this has turned out to be....
The scrapbook inside is 12 inch by 12 inch in size and has 7 pages which is all bound using binder rings. Since its a very chunky scrapbook, I have used 65mm binder rings and so the thickness of this project is near about 3.5". I decided to go with cardstock pages instead of chipboard pages to cut down the bulk but to add more durability to the holes I punched for binding, I reinforced with more cardstock. Here is a video walk through of the entire scrapbook....I really encourage you to watch this.
 Here are a few page wise pictures of the scrapbook....
 I started with maroon and red papers...every page has a lot of mixed media work like stencilling, heat embossing etc. I have used cheesecloth on every page to add more texture apart from using dimensional elements like chipboard shapes, flowers and other embellishments. This page has tones of reds, beige, white, pink, brown and corral tones to bring out the background color.

The next page is in the shades of corals and magenta.....the pages are complimented with the use of brown, pink, red and beige tone embellishments. every page has use of gold foiled leaf diecuts....I used gold heat embossed chipboard shapes as well......it make every page so much interesting and luxurious. Here are some pictures



Now we are in pinks and these 2 pages are in the shades of pinks......and here I have used pinks, whites, brown, corals, purples, lavenders and turquoise colored embellishments.  Every page has space to add 3 to 5 pictures of size 5"by 7" in landscape or portrait or even a collage of smaller pictures. These photomats either have magnets or laces as closures to hold them in place.



I hope you are excited to see more....so here we go. The next set of pages are lavender and purple and the embellishments used have pink, white, coral, brown and kraft tones. Along with photomats, every page holds 1 tag which is co ordinated with the colors of the page and has a small ribbon as a putt out. These tags are 4.25"by 4.25"in size and can hold small 4"by 4"pictures or can even be used for journalling.

 We have now reached the half way mark, the next set of pages are in the shades of blue. I wanted this album to be happy and cheerful and anyone who opes it should feel a lot of positivity...and in order to do so I decided to add positive quotes on every page. Some also have positive words on the pages....kindness, grateful, love etc and quotes like remember to live today......small 3 to 4 words but with powerful messages.


This set of pages are in the shades of yellow and I decided to make 1 side warm and other side cool and decided to use colors accordingly. A lot of shades of warm colors like reds and oranges are on one side and the  other has pinks and lavenders to give it a calming feeling. Love this contrast in colors....hope you like it too.




Onto the next page....these are in shades of yellow ochre and green. Each and every side of the page is a layout on its won and it was like building 17 layouts in total including the cover page. I wanted each page to look different and so I spent a lot of time in planning and designing the layouts and color schemes.I wanted this book to be very vibrant and hap and have used as many colors as I could while not overcrowding the page with many colors. It took me 1 day to make 1 layout and in all I spent 25 days to complete this massive project.




This brings us to the last page....more greens to end the book. Here I have used embellishments in brown, white, yellow, turquoise, green, yellow and lavender tones. In all this book can hold 80 big pictures  or many more small pictures and has 16 tags which can hold 32 pictures max or you can even choose to journal on there. 


I hope that you all like my scrapbook. The whole idea was to use up as many old stash of flowers and embellishments as I could.....as a crafter we have a lot of unused stuff which is eventually discarded and I decided to use it up this time instead of hoarding it or discarding it. I hope it inspired you all to do the same...Thank you for stopping by.
I am putting this scrapbook up at the following blog challenges:
  1. Mini Album Makers Challenge - September 2019

Monday, 26 August 2019

Unforgettable Memories - Mixed media canvas | Starfish canvas

Hey guys
I have a fun canvas to share with you all today which I made this for my niece who is so fond of beaches and actually any waterbodies....but since I did not have her pic...I  added a pic of a cute baby girl I took for the internet (Royalty free image). This canvas was so fun to make and I am very happy with they way it has turned out to be.....I wish you all could see this canvas in real...there is so much texture and dimensions and layers to this project..the camera can capture only a fraction of its beauty.


    So, I started by drawing my own starfish on a 12" by 12" sunboard and then I cut it out. To add more strength to it, I traced this same shape on a chipboard and cut it out as well. I adhered the two surfaces together to get a sturdy canvas. This starfish is inspired by a few images of starfishes I saw on the Nat Geo channel...here are a few similar images I found on the internet. I loved the shape of this starfish.....asymmetrical but so beautiful.
I primed the surface and added a little texture to it using crackle paste. I also stenciled the entire starfish using modelling paste and a dotted stencil....to mimic the body of a starfish. I let it all air dry...the crack are much better in this way but you can always speed it up using a heat gun. Once everything was thoroughly dry, I added a little color to my starfish using Lindy's Magical shaker Gueten Tag Teal in a few areas to highlight the texture. In other places, i used Sandstone chalk paint by Little birdie craft.....to give it a sandy beachy feel. I added a couple of layers and once was happy with it, i dried it all thoroughly.


Now is my favorite part where I assembled all my embellishments. I started with shells and cheesecloth along with some fine fishnet. To add my picture, I added a lot of scraps to make my base for the picture and then added a lot of twine to frame my pictures.I added a lot of dimension so that my picture stands up against all the embellishments. The, I added chipboard background that looks like scallops and ornate frame in the background to frame my layout which are mebossed in white, gold and pink embossing powders.



I made my own vine using leaves and flowers and added that to frame my picture and then added more flowers in pinks, blues and beige from Prima Marketing and some are handmade by me. then i filled in the gaps using a mixture of art stones and 3d gel and gesso. Once everything was dry, I added a little pink and blue color to the stones as well to bind it all together. At this point, I added a few more clay corals I made a while back and melange stones in few places which I colored in gold.
I added the cute little starfish and tucked in the small clock amongst the flowers and dried everything thoroughly.
 
 

To add more texture to the canvas, I added mini art stones at few random places and then dry brushed everything with gesso. The finishing touches were a sprinkle of glass glitter an fine gold glitter in few places and the sentiment heat embossed in white. I hope you guys like this canvas as I am totally in love with this. Here is a quick clip to see it much better.
I am putting this up at the following blog challenges:
  1. Lindy's August Color Challenge - Products used are Magical Shakers - Oom Pah pah Alpine Ice Rose and Gueten Tag Teal magical shakers
  2. Creative Artiste Challenge #52 - Anything Goes