Friday 29 July 2016

Mermaid Magic!!!

Hello, friends!
      Today, I am so excited to share my new Mixed Media creation, my favourite now and this is based on the Mini Challenge at More Than words with an amazing theme- "FUN"!!!
       I have always loved the beauty and mystery surrounding the mermaids. I imagined having glamorous chests full of sunken jewellery, swimming all day, bathing in the sun on rocks, fun in the open sea. Journey under the Sea is always magical and fun!!!

And I am very much inspired by a very talented Indian crafter Rajni Ji's Mixed Media creation which is always mind blowing!

I started with my gorgeous mermaid stamp which I recently won from The Greeting Farm stamps. And when I saw Merisa I know how to represent this beauty in my MM creation! I inked my image with Danube blue, then I made a big dough of Modeling clay and pressed my stamp into the clay with little pressure. It was just amazing to see the results on clay first time, really fun :)       

Then I cut the extra clay with my clay tools- knives and shaped it. Then coloured it with different acrylic colours, paint. While painting her eyes, lips and eyebrows I used a toothpick to colour properly. 
After that, I decided to choose some  beautiful PP for backing layers. I toned down the scalloped PP using Gesso.  Then played with London blue acrylic paint, misted with water. Using Bubble stencil I applied embossing paste and randomly stencilled using gesso with Mini specimens. Then distressed the edges. 
 Next, I randomly tore a corrugated sheet and applied acrylic paint on them and covered them with my golden net. Now I assembled my layers on white card base using Pop dots. 
       I gave all my chipboard cut outs a coat of gesso.  Die cut some bamboo sticks as sea weeds and Coloured my big circle, flourishes using MM elements. Now embossed my flourishes and Bamboo sticks using seafoam powder from Wow. 
The next step was to make a shaker for which I embellished with some bamboo sticks, sea shells, cute fish, sparkling dots, transparent beads as shaker elements on a Textured white backing circle which is lightly coloured and perfect to create the sea scene!

Now die cut a double scalloped border to create the waves out of a textured felt sheet.  Fussy hand cut a golden net. And arranged all these layers on my panel.  I embellished my mermaid with some coloured beads and a gorgeous flower. I coloured my anchor, sea shells, dolphin and arranged a cute Sea- scene! Now tied the anchor charm with a golden- white thread to a Believe metal tag and placed my puffy FUN embellishment which has glittered!

I really enjoyed this FUN Mixed Media creation! Hope you also enjoyed!

Supplies used:

Heavy White CS; Papericious PP stacks- Wooden collection and Color celebration ; Textured white sheet, Textured blue coloured felt sheet from Itsy Bitsy; Corrugated sheet 
Stamp: Merisa mermaid from The Greeting farm 
Clay: Sakura Modelling clay from Nirmal stationers
Stencils: TCW- Mini Specimens from Crafter corner; Magenta- Bubbles from The Craft shop
Dies: Nesting circles from WRMK;  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Asian Accents from Itsy Bitsy; Die-namites Bamboo sticks 
Ink- Memento Danube blue
Wow embossing powder- Opaque seafoam white 
Sparkle Dots Asst from Itsy Bitsy
Camel Artists Gesso; Fabrica Acrylic colours
Studio 490 Embossing paste-Dreamweaver
Dylusions acrylic paints-  bubble gum pink, London blue, fresh lime; Art Alchemy acrylic paints- opal magic pink blue, yellow blue; Prima Mica powder- Sunny yellow; Bo Bunny-glitter paste Caribbean  from The Craft shop
Inka Gold- old gold, turquoise
Ranger Glossy accent; Fevicryl Fabric glue
Puffy sticker- Fun word from Embellishment Beach- Itsy Bitsy
Believe Metal tag charm, Cabochon, Anchor charm,  MDF Bubble circles, Flourishes, MDF Big Circle, pearl beaded string from Nirmal Stationers
Golden and white coloured thread, Golden glittered ribbon, Green coloured leaf from local store; Some seashells, metal dolphin charm, cute tiny coloured fish and coloured transparent drop, clear white coloured beads , brown multi coloured polka dots, sequins, white flower from my stash

I would love to enter my creation  in some challenges:

I am inspired by a wooden paper, golden net, sequins, glitters, thread, beads etc
YNSSketch44 YNScolor-44 I am inspired by Add dimension, intricate dies, golden ribbon at the bottom edge I am inspired by circular shapes, distressed, Artsy fartsy experimentation

Monday 25 July 2016

Black &white card with a splash of color!

Hello everyone!
Happy Monday!

Hope all of you enjoyed your weekend! It's very hot and humid in Delhi.

Today I have to show a card with a classic combo of Black and white with a splash of blue color!
Firstly I have embossed a white sheet using dot frame. Die cuts some Ovals and floral ovals in Black & white CS. Adhered them on my frame panel. Cut out a Polka dot PP for the matting.
Created lots of handmade flowers using a punch, lots of different flowers dies out of white Iris paper, black & white CS. Watercolored them in the centre part of all white flowers, shaped them using my embossing pad, applied silver glitter on both of big flowers. Die cut a Chole flourish in black.
 Stamped the sentiment on a black oval and heat embossed it.
Die cut a Butterfly out of Denim blue Printed PP and one from black paper and applied glitter on the black one. I placed a black and silver coloured polka dots on the flower printed on Denim paper and adhered the black one on it, shaped it. Now for the embellishments, I added a half pearls on my small flowers. Now adhered all the white layers on Black ones. Now arranged all the flowers with a flourish die, Added a gorgeous ribbon and adhered my gorgeous butterfly. I added a transparent flower stone too while arranging my flowers!
So this is the finish look of my card, and I really enjoyed while created it. And I am very much inspired by Mrs. A Butterfly challenge where the theme is using D for Denim with Dimension & of course a butterfly and Pretty paper Studio challenge theme!

Hope you also enjoyed my creation!

Supplies used:
Black CS, white CS;  Denim blue PP from (Itsy Bitsy)-5006-833- Bulk; Dotted PP from Papermania Capsule Collection, white Iris paper
Dot frame Embossing folder from Itsy Bitsy
Dies: Intricutz Die Chole from Couture creation( Itsy Bitsy); Anemone Flower Topper from Spellbinder shapeabilities(crafters corner), Classic Ovals(Itsy Bitsy) and Floral Ovals from Spellbinders Nestabilities(The craft Shop); Floral Flourishes from Noor design(Crafters corner); Fancy Butterfly from IO( Crafters corner)
Stamp: Sentiment from Lotus love set from Stamplorations
White half adhesive pearls, silver glitter glue from Fabrica, flourish print ribbon in black and a flower shaped stone
5 petals small flower punch, smallest circle punch from Jags
 Zig Black watercolored real brush(Crafters corner)
Opaque bright white embossing powder from Wow(Itsy Bitsy)

I would like to enter my creation in the following challenges: Embossing, chalkboard, ribbon

Friday 22 July 2016

Thanks a Bunch!

Hello friends!
Happy Friday!
Today, I have a card with mixed media technique using Lulupu Sketch and Paperlicious mood board.
Here is my take on this beautiful sketch! And I got inspired from glitter, tiny molecules, washi tape, wooden PP, thread.

     I started with a light blue CS and on the top, I glued a wooden PP with washi tape.
Embossed a white scrap paper. Stamped the flower jar in salty ocean, and hand cut it from inside. Now on another watercolored CS I stamped the jar again with the masking technique. Stamped some rose flowers and leaves, watercolored and fussy cut them all. Now I spread some glitter, blue molecules in my embossing paste,  mixed it well and applied through my stencil on an embossed paper. I wanted some rough look. Now arranged all the flowers to look like a bunch on a circle and applied on a flower jar with glue. Now popped up my main panel using pop dots. Tied a jute twine and embellished it with flowers. Now I created a hand cut speech bubble and stamped the sentiment from the same set and heat embossed it. Popped it up with a cute little bird!
Here is a close up:
I hope you enjoyed this creation!

Supplied used:
Light Blue CS, watercoloured CS, Black CS
Stamp: Flower in a jar from Peek-a-Boo
Wooden PP from Papericious Wooden collection
Quilling Embossing Folder from X-cut
Distress inks: mowed lawn, twisted citrus, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, fossilised amber, candied apple
Memento ink-lilac posies
TCW mini bricks stencil
Wow Opaque bright white EP
Light blue colored Jute twine with silver thread
Light blue molecules and grey glitter from Itsy Bitsy

I would love to participate in the following challenges: bright and bold explosion of colors, distressed, Artsy Fartsy experimentation using color challenge

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Fun in the sun!

Hello everyone!

I love building up scenes! And to beat the heat, I created a summer-cool 'fun in the sun' creation! I had a very cute beach scene die from a long time which I won from my dear crafty friend KT Fit Kitty and I wanted to use it in my fun creation! Hope You will like it Kitty!
        I die cut the beach scene out of a white CS, then pop out the pieces and colored them with my Staedtler pencils. Added glossy accents to them for dimension. Now For the scalloped circle, I used distress inks and watercolored it, then added Wink of Stella shimmer to it for some shining!
           Now on a white CS I used My Beach scene die cut for embossing.
Adhered my scallop circle on embossed part and added all small die cut pieces to the scene, How fun!
        Adding sand effect to the card is easier than you think. I tore two pieces of white paper randomly and water colored it using distress ink. To create a shoreline, I distressed the edges too.  Then added some splatters for more textures. Then adhered it to my card base.
        Then I die cut paradise Palms and colored them using my Zig markers and glossy accent them. And created the whole scene. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a black scrap piece and heat embossed it and trimmed it on an angle, Then I die cut Sunshine sentiment out of black scrap CS and glossy accent it and adhere it on my scene. Now I added this panel to my card base and adhered scallop border at the top and enamel dots to finish it!!

I totally had a great time in creating this fun scene! Didn't you guys!!!!

Supplies used:
White and Black CS
Dies: Beach scene from Die-Versions; Rectangles from Tattered lace; Paradise palms from Spellbinders; Stitched scalloped edges from Die-namics; Sunshine from Simon says stamps
Stamp: Sentiment from Sunny Mae -Some Odd Girls
Distress inks- brushed corduroy, blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon
Versamark watermark pad, Opaque bright white from Wow embossing powders
Glossy accent
Clear Wink of Stella brush pen
Zig Clear brush markers,
Watercolor pencils from Staedtler

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Monday 4 July 2016

Happy Birthday!

Hello, friends!
Happy Monday and Wishing all my American friends A very Happy 4th of July!

After a long gap, I created a one layer CAS card :D
I stamped my image using Misti with Tattered rose ink and coloured the image using my water colour pencils. Isn't this bear soooooo adorable! I love this fur baby!!!

Using Heidi Swapp stencil I applied embossing paste and before drying, sprinkled some diamond glitter dust. Then I created the sky and ground using distress inks for my BG. Applied a birthday washi tape.

For the inside of my card, I stamped the sentiment using embossing pad and heat embossed it with primary ebony embossing powder. Then watercolored the sentiment in different inks with a smoosh look.

Hope you enjoyed this cute creation!

Supplies used:
White heavy CS
Stamps: My little bear with flowers from ScrapBerry's, Sentiment from Birthday Cheer stamp set from HOTP
Watercolor pencils from Staedtler
Stencil from Heidi Swapp-HS00838
Distress inks- Stormy sky, Vintage photo, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, barn door
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing paste
Wow embossing powder- primary ebony, embossing pad-- both are from Itsy Bitsy store and Diamond glitter dust too.
Washi tape from Nirmal stationers

I would love to enter my creation in the following challenges:
Take It, Make It Challenge