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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Mixed media art

Hello Crafters!
This is week 4th  at  Case Study 4th Anniversary! They are featuring their former muses, present and past Design Team Girls!!! It has a week full of  great inspirations and amazing projects!!! I had a hard time to decide which muse to case, all were so talented.

Then, I chose the very talented girl Iwona Palamountain , she has created a stunning mixed media journal page, you can watch at her blog, how she has created this master piece by showing is her amazing creation......

I amused when I saw this creation , The hand drawn image,the detailing, coloring and layering, back grounding all are so perfect!!!
But I decided to make a card instead of journal page.
Here is my take ......

                          This is the first time I had done a mixed media card with art journaling and it won't be the last! Thank you so much Iwona for the great inspiration:).
                            "Art is a harmony parallel to the nature", basically this harmony emerge from music. We all know that music is origin of every art. So , basically my creation is based on this theme depicting an Indian beauty writing a word "Alankar" on a Tadpatra using a Kalam(pen).
                             My image is hand drawn image on a watercolor sheet and inspired by the book cover page Alankar by an  great Indian Artist" Chaman". It took me some time to think that how to give her a traditional look using mixed media without loosing the simplicity. Hope I am able to capture the impressions.
                            Have tried to use different textures on the background and shades. I brought her to life. I used my old poster water colors and drew some zetangles shapes using 0 no. brush. I choose red, black, white, mehandi color(using sap green + light brown), to color the image and fussy cut out her.
                       I started the background on watercolor sheet using gelatos, distress inks, shimmers,  metallic acrylic colors, distress markers  using stenciling, stamping, masking and few splatters.
Here are the close ups with different angles:

 I added some random musical note patterns. I added some texture with homemade texture paste and gave them a faded and shabby look. I used my chipboard flourish piece as for stamping behind the beautiful lady

I stamped some butterflies on a watercolor sheet using archival black ink. I coloured the butterflies wings using distress markers by wetting technique, added some metallic shimmer mists and glossy accent  on it for more 3D look.

 I matted my image on a floral bed using PP for her. I added a journaling- "Music is the food for the soul. it makes one feel so romantic". This message has meaning and inspiration for me on so many levels.
The sentiment Forever is heat embossed in sliver on a soft green pastel coloured vellum. Then I matted the whole creation on a green coloured CS and placed it on a white CS.

                   It was so much fun!!! Love how this turned out:)
                    Mixed media is so much fun, There is no such thing as being perfect and it's a great way to experiment with color, techniques and different products.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for all lovely comments you guys are leaving me, they make my day!

 Supplies used:
Beautiful flowers PP A5 stack pack
Camel poster colours
homemade embossing paste
Gelatos(aqua dolce, squid ink, banana, blood orange)
Distress markers( gathered twigs, mowed lawn, festive berries, salty ocean, squeezed lemon, ripe persimmon)
Distress ink-peacock feathers
 Wow Metallic platinum silver embossing glitter powder
Fabrica Metallic  acrylic silver color
Fevicryl Pearl metallic colors(sky blue, red, lemon yellow, golden green)
Musical notes from Vintage flower set(Itsy bitsy)
butterflies set from Itsy bitsy
Forever sentiment from Big Notes II-Inspired by stamping
Circle stencil( made my own)
Sizzix framelits with 20 stamps
Potentate artists black pen(0.6)

I would like to enter my card into following challenges: by colours



  1. This is amazing Vinita!!!! Absolutely love the colors and design. Well done! xx

  2. Thank you for joining in with our "Embossing" challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck. you card is lovely. Debbiex

  3. Amazing creation! Thanks for joining us at IBS!

  4. Wow! Can't believe you hand drew your image...amazing! Fabulous mixed media card, it's very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  5. Your image seems to be in a romantic mood indeed. A great journal page. This art is delightful. Thank you for dropping by. Sunny smiles from Carole at Word Art Wednesday.

  6. Hi, Vinita! I am always so blessed by your creativity, and grateful to have you share with us. May God bless you as you create. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Amazing art work. Such a lot of detail has gone into your card. A beautiful butterfly too. Thankyou for fluttering by #13. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  8. Beautiful work! I love the circles in the background especially! Thanks for playing along in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  9. this is such a gorgeous project and subject matter. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  10. This card is beautiful. I just love all the details and texture. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  11. This is super. I love your mixed media technique
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  12. Wow amazing great work. Glad you joined us over at case study challenge.

  13. Your Indian beauty is super stunning Vinita...a joy to see an ethnic image!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  14. gorgeous project, she is a real beauty! Thanks for joining our Textures challenge at
    Claire xx

  15. Lovely pretty. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous work! LOVE all that beautiful shine! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Wow! So unique and so many textures!! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!

  18. Vinita this is absolutely gorgeous. This much have taken you a long time to create with all the different techniques and added textures.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  19. Gorgeous creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  20. Wow, a lucky person who receives this beauty! So much work and detail. I'm truly humbled knowing that I inspired this masterpiece. Fantastic!!

    1. Thank you so much Iwona for your appreciation words, they mean to me!!!
      Hugs from India!

  21. your gallery is just very nice .graphics are very nice . your website it just super. best of luck . do come visit me some time. that goes to everybody who see this. WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET. and please sign my guestbook at the bottom of my webpage to let me know you came to see me do send your very good friends ( thank you ) it good to meet new friends. love a beautiful thing.

  22. What an amazing piece! There is so much detail and your drawing is beautiful!

  23. Wow this is Stunning!1 I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  24. Gorgeous card!! The detail is incredible!! Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times Challenge Blog!!

  25. This is wonderfully creative - what a very talented artist you are! Thanks so much for sharing this with us Time Out - a beautiful piece of art indeed :)

  26. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Shan

  27. Your mixed media art journal is just beautiful with your hand drawn image. You are a talented artist. Love all the stamping you did on it with the textures and colors. Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  28. Wonderful !!!
    Happy to have you at BGC for the watercolor challenge !

  29. this is awesome
    Thanks for joining us at Beyond Grey Challenges!!!


  30. It's stunning! there are so many details!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

  31. Beautiful! Love all the gorgeous details in this. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by Stamping.