Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Lost Garden of Eve...

Heylo everyone. I'm here with a post that is very special to me. I've been in love with mixed media ever since I started crafting. But I always held off attempting it as I wanted it to be special - conceptually. I'm glad I did that, because I'm really proud of what I ended up creating. 

My mixed media project is also a part of a few important challenges that I'm participating in; and hence the colour scheme.

I've been a fan of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays ever since I watched my first mixed media project Youtube video by Arlene. Her video is also a reason I was inspired to take up crafting and re-ignite my passion for handmade articles.

For this challenge, we were to use specific colours from the following graphic:

Since I did not have the exact same colours, I got inspired by them to create teal and turquoise-like colours from the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays that I already had. At the end of the post, you can see a list of Lindy's sprays that I've used.

Challenge #2: More than Words

Word Inspiration - SPECIAL
Creative Challenge - something OLD, something NEW, something BORROWED or something BLUE

I was inspired by the word 'Special' in the way that I ended up creating my first serious mixed media canvas attempt and it's always going to be special to me (as already explained).

Something OLD - the canvas that I made this project on, I had purchased many years ago (initially to paint on it - since I paint as a hobby) but I never got around to using it. I just stored it thinking I would create something really unique on it.

Something NEW - some of the chipboard pieces and certain Lindy's sprays used here are from my most recent craft purchase.

Something BLUE - my background has a hint of blue here and there (along with turquoise) and some of the flowers I've used are blue in colour.

Something BORROWED - the Tim Holtz miniature bottle is actually borrowed from my niece :p who in turn had got them for her Harry Potter school project.

I hope you guys like what I created :).

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
1.) Azure Sea Asters Starburst Spray
2.) Buccaneer Bronze Moon Shadow Mist
3.) Glory of the Seas Gold Starburst Spray
4.) Sea Mint Green Starburst Spray
5.) Delphinium Turquoise Magicals (Jamaican Jungle)
6.) California Poppy Yellow Magicals (Jamaican Jungle)

Participating in the following challenges:
1.) Lindy's Stamp Gang: November challenge

2.) More Than Words: November 2016 main challenge

3.) Mixed Media Place - Crisp and Cold

4.) The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Moodboard

5.) More Mixed Media Challege - AG + optional Black

6.) Crafting from the Heart - AG

Winter Peggy... Craft Your Passion #340

Heyloo everyone! This week, I start with my DT project for Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes challenge #340. Our sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter. The image that I've used here is called 'Winter Peggy' and can be found here.

For this card, I've tried creating a 'magical' background with alcohol inks. It was my first time and I like how it turned out.

I've used my Derwent watercolour pencils (and I'm completely enjoying playing with them) to colour the image.

I've also stamped certain sentiments randomly and have raised a few to give a nice 3D effect.

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Life is too Short to Wait... Mixed media wall decor

Hie guys! A few days ago I was contacted by Itsy Bitsy India and was asked if I would like to use their in-house brand Little Birdie's products (stencils, recently launched Colour Splash sprays, etc) in my creations. Needless to say that I said YES :d!!! 

So I received the following things: 2 colour splash sprays - Black Currant and Tangerine, 1 stencil, 1 bottle of silicon glue, a pack of cream-coloured lace, and a few coloured and white cardstocks.


This is what I came up with :)! A mixed media project! I've kept this project purely Itsy Bitsy-esque, hardly using any non-Itsy Bitsy products - right from flowers to stamps to cardstocks (to the stencils and sprays ofcourse). The central focus for the background is on the railing water droplet effect, and that's how I've stenciled all the different designs - in ascending heights. Same goes for my sprays in different directions.

Since there are so many amazing features of the products that I received, I'd like to highlight some of the things separately as follows:

1.) Colour sprays: I love how vibrant these sprays are, and when you use them in your mixed media projects, you get varying degrees of effect in colours through water sprays: from strongest to lightest. In various places, I also achieved a more deeper plum colour when my Tangerine spray got mixed with my Black Currant spray. I think that's pretty kewl!
2.) Silicon glue: OMG! If you are as fussy as I am when it comes to tackling the hassle of a glue gun, Itsy Bitsy's silicon glue is your answer. It is stronger and quicker (in drying) than your average craft glue, and more flexible than your glue gun. So while it dries faster, it gives you the option of adjusting your embellies to your liking without having to worry about it getting stuck to the project as soon as the glue gun hits it.
3.) Stencils: they're super beautiful! The stencil that I received had 4 different designs in it and that increases my options of getting more designs out of one stencil in various permutations and combinations! I also love the fact that every design stands out individually and can be used alone to give an elegant and simple look to any project.

Hope you guys like what I created and I would love to see some feedback from you :).

Participating in:
Itsy Bitsy India - AG with stencils
We Love 2 Create - AG/mixed media
Brown Sugar Challenge - AG
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - AG
Not Just Cards Challenge - AG
Creative Artist Mixed Media - AG (mixed media)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - AG
Love to Craft Challenge Blog - AG

Friday, November 18, 2016

Earth Fairy... Inspiration Destination #112

Heyloo everyone. This week for Inspiration Destination, I've made a beautiful DT card. Our sponsor this week is Fabrika Fantasy and the image that I've used is called 'Earth Fairy' and can be found here.

I've tried keeping the card a little simple with the central focus on the image. I've coloured it with my Spectrum Aqua markers and a few distress inks.

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - AG
Crafty Girls Creations - AG
Simply Papercraft - AG
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - AG
Crafting with Friends - AG
Fab 'n' Funky - Digi girls or hats
Tuesday Throwdown - Add gems/pearls
ABC Challenge - T is for three
Crafting from the Heart - AG

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Little Witch... Craft Your Passion #338

Heyloo everyone. I start this week with my latest DT project for Craft Your Passion. Our sponsor this week is Fabrika Fantasy (love the stamps!). The digi image that I've used here is called 'Little Witch' and can be found here.

I got a little bored of making cards, and so I thought of doing something different. I've made a Halloweeny tag this time (which inadvertently ended up looking like a perfume bottle :P). I have a little space on top that says Happy Halloween, which opens up to a tuck space where you can stick a couple of candies (as can be seen in the 2nd picture). 

(I love, LOVE, LOVE tootsie rolls :D!)

Hope you liked what I created and thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your comments :).

Participating in:
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - Add gems/pearls

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Camera shaped photo holder... Inspiration Destination No. 111

Heyloo guys. I'm back with a yet another gorgeous DT project for Inspiration Destination. This week our sponsor is (one of my favourites!), The Cutting Cafe. I love the interesting projects that are available on their website. Mine this week is a Camera Shaped Photo Holder and can be found here.

I'd been to quite a few countries in Europe recently and I thought, I'll add some of my London trip photos in this project.

Whatever project you buy from TCC, you get a template that you can either feed into your cutting machine, or in some cases - cut by hand. Since I don't have a cutting machine just yet, I hand cut the template and folded it along the middle to allow it to open to a snug space inside where photos can be stored in a pocket.

I hope you like my new project and thanks for dropping by :). I appreciate your feedback.

Participating in:
Southern Girls' Challenge - AG
OLLCB - Vintage
Tuesday Throwdown - All about the words
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Charlie with gifts... Inspiration Destination Challenge No. 110

I'm back with this week's DT project for Inspiration Destination and our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. The digi image that I'm using here is called 'Charlie with Gifts' and can be found here.

I tried randomizing the layering a lil bit and I like how it turned out. This time, I used watercolour paints to colour the image.

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your feedback :).

Participating in:
Southern Girls' Challenge - Pop it up
Crafting by Designs - AG
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog - AG with a twist
Just Keep on Creating - AG
Crafty Sentiments Blog - AG
Crafting from the Heart - AG