Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Mixed media Cherry Blossom Journal layout page!

 Hello everyone! 

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are doing great!

You all know I am a versatile artist and always love to experiment with new things!

Today I wish to share my latest creations with all of you!

Those pages are made just for myself... in the evening... to relax and enjoy the creative process!

I love playing with stencils and colours which create the most amazing textured backgrounds!

Incorporating mixed media into your layouts always help my imagination run wild. Add depth, texture and color to just about anything and surprise me with just how creative we can be!

The average person sees things in their most obvious colors and context. An artist, however, sees things in other ways..... details in shadings, proportions and balance. They sense subtle tones, moods and emotions at a different level and intensity, and how or what, a subject is expressing!

 I added lots of transfer sheets, handmade flowers, textures, foliage, and butterfly. I created textures and designs to make my background first to add a lot of dimension to my layout!

People think of spring, they think of flowers. But in Japan, there is one particular flower that comes to my mind --- the cherry blossom or the Sakura. Perhaps the most iconic symbol of springtime in the Land of the Rising Sun. The cherry blossom is highly regarded - revered almost - by the Japanese. Its delicate pastel pink or white hue inspired me, striking beauty and its poignant fleetingness have all combined to give it a special place in my heart, their culture, art and philosophy!

I added lots of transfer sheets to create this beautiful window scene with full of pink blossoms.

Added some script stamping too.

Added a fabric texture scrap behind my window for more interest.

Hopefully, this beautiful Journal layout page will inspire you!

Happy crafting!

Supply list

Art Journal diary

Fabric texture scrap: cream yellow from my stash

Stencil: Butterflies and bricks from crafTangles

Stamps: Blossoms from WeRMK; old newspaper from CrafTangles

Die: 5 petal flowers from the DCAM store

Journalling Sticker: I am woman from CrafTangles

Liquid watercolors: oh fudge, autumn blaze, moss green, pretty peony from CrafTangles

Transparent texture Paste: Gloss from CrafTangles

Sentiment sheet: Creativity Sentiments 2 from CrafTangles

Acrylic pouring paint: pearl white from Little Birdie brand

Archival inks: jet black and orange blossom

Ombre dye ink: pink to red from Hero Arts

Transfer sheets: Doors Windows 1, Exotic flowers 2 and spring flowers 22 from CrafTangles

Deco Transfer: Cherry Blossom from Little Birdie brand

Gel Medium: light from Faber Castell

Craft Pallets: mini and very tiny from the Little Birdie brand

Dried flowers Pink Petals from Craftadda

Pollens from my stash

Would love to join these fun challenges:




Friday, 29 July 2022

Christmas Holder Gift Box

 Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!

For today's project, I made a gift box for a friend using the Index Card folder die!

The top feature is a cute snowman image using a postcard rectangle die on a belly band and watercolored it. 

Added a glittered merry sentiment with shadow in blue and some glittered snowflakes too. Embellished it with half adhesive pearls.

Inside I placed a pen and sticky notepad.

Have fun! Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstocks: Whisper white CS, snippets of navy blue and purple CS

Pattern Paper: Snippets of handmade snowflake print PP from my stash

Glitter sheet: Snippets of a lavender sheet from my stash

Stamp: Christmas characters set from Inkadinkado

Dies: Index card folder box die from Sizzix; Postcard rectangles from CrafTangles; snowflake die from Christmas set DMC brand; In a cutaway: Merry words from Winnie & Walter

Archival ink: Prize ribbon

Zig watercolor brushes: purple and green

Half adhesive pearls: purple

Would love to join these fun challenges:


Monday, 25 July 2022

Summer beach vibes!

 Hello to all!

Happy Tuesday!

How about spending some time on the beach in summer? 

Everyone loves the beach, right? When we're not at the beach we're thinking about the beach! At the beach life is different. Time doesn't move from hour to hour. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.

My project is a win category here at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CgttRktBpWP/

I played with some alcohol inks on the postage rectangle die panel.

Added some copper gilding flakes for more textures and interest.

Die cut a pair of flip-flops out of a tropical flowers transfer sheet and stamped some palm trees with sun and flying birds. Added that panel to the card base with a foiled sentiment.

I hope you all like my project! 
Have a great time wherever you are
and enjoy moments of carefree and joy!
Happy crafting!

Supply list

Cardstocks: old lace CS from craftangles; glossy CS from dcam store 

Stamp: Coastal stamp set from Inkadinkado

Dies: Postcard rectangles from CrafTangles and Summer vibes set from Hndmd 

Archival ink: prize ribbon from hndmd

Alcohol inks: white, copper penny from craftangles; hickory from beyond inks; pebble, clover and sailboat blue from Tim Holtz collections

Transfer sheet: Tropical flower 1 from CrafTangles

Foiled sentiment sheet: Travel sentiments 1 from craftangles

Gilding flakes: copper penny from craftangles

Isopropyl alcohol from crsftangles

Ink dropper from hndmd

Would love to join these fun challenges:




https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-2022.html- inspired by blues, white and a burgundy color with flipflops and summer beach



Thursday, 21 July 2022

Be more amazing than Yesterday!

 Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!

A fun-filled mixed media Art Journal page in a trio of colours- Lavender, blue and green!

"Life is all about making yourself better than yesterday!"

You should consider only yourself as your competition. Learning new things every day, and getting wiser, stronger and a better human being is all you should strive for. It's all up to you!

I started with a decoupage napkin, and cut and paste them on all sides according to my need.

And then applied some gelatos shown in the pic.

Added some old newspaper script stamping using archival inks.

Using unicorn dreams texture paste through butterflies and brick stencil gave the page some dimensions and more interest. Love the results!

Then die cut some ornate ovals and doilies. Placed the main featured girl in the centre of the page as shown in the below pic. Added some transfer stickers. Added some flowers.

Some close-ups:

Added some splatters in white with sentiment stickers and butterflies.

Here is the final come out! Hoping you enjoyed the process.

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Art Journal Diary: CrafTangles store

Cardstocks: Navy blue 12"x 12" paper pack from CrafTangles; sky blue and lavender from my stock

Handmade paper in purplish pink

Stencil: butterflies and bricks from CrafTangles

Stamp: Old newspaper from CrafTangles

Texture Paste: Unicorn Dreams from CrafTangles

Element Pack: Colorful Butterflies 2 from CrafTangles

Transfer sheet: Vintage EP-3 from CrafTangles

Sentiment Sheet: Motivational Sentiments 1 from CrafTangles

German Decoupage Napkin: Lavender Jar Lilac from hndmd store

Journalling sticker: I am Woman from CrafTangles

Dies: Ornate oval frames from Hndmd store; Nestabilities delightful circles from Spellbinder

Acrylic color: white from Itsy Bitsy

Gelatos: purple, sky blue, light green from Faber Castell

Would love to join these fun challenges:

Double D Challenges: Purple - Blue - Green (daranddiane.blogspot.com)

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Jellyfish fun in summer!

 Hello friends!

Happy Monday!

A new theme at Cut It Up Challenges: Summer fun!

Yayy! First place winner:


I created this underwater scene with summer fun and cute jellyfish in rainbow colors!

Started with the slimline panel. Added sunburst stencilling at the bottom of the panel.

Die cut some a bunch of Jellyfish.

Inking all in rainbow colors.

Die cut some abstract circles and inked them too. Added them all to create my underwater fun scene.

Added some sentiment stickers.

Finished it off with some water droplets.
Hope you all liked it!
Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstock: whisper white CS

Notelets: Plain white Slimline Notelets from CrafTangles

Stencil: Sunburst from CrafTangles

Dies: abstract circles and creatures from craftadda

Distress inks: faded jeans, dried marigold

Distress Oxides: Wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo

Sentiment stickers: Handmade LF-CF from hndmd store

Clear Water droplets and glossy accents

Would love to join these fun challenges:

Scrappelyst: Summer Challenge - Everything is allowed

Colorful Options: July 2022

InspirationStation: Inspiration Station Challenge #34 - Picnic- I am inspired by summer season and colors!