Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mixed media card | Best of the best

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a great day, filled with fun and inspiration. Today, I made a mixed media card. I really wanted to do this technique as I am not so good with it but after seeing so many pretty projects on FB and Insta, I feel like it offers so much potential!



I have a photo tutorial for this card:

1. Let's work on the elements we will need on this card. So, step 1 is to apply texture paste to chipboard elements that we will use. And colour them using Alcohol markers. (Sorry, I could not take pics of this step, but just have a look at the final page.)

2. I then took the smaller pieces of the frame chipboard and glued them to a tape. So, this will hold the pieces in place while I sprayed them with Gold acrylic spray and varnish.

3. Next step was to create the background for the frame. I simply painted a piece of paper using very diluted metallic blue acrylic paint (it has glitter!!!). I then sprayed some ItsyBitsy Mocha and Gold rush on the paper to make it look rusted. Using my fingers, I spread some texture paste and sprayed that as well.
 

4. Let's start working on the main panel now. For this, scrape some modelling paste using a stencil on some sketch paper.

5. Once it is dry, spray some of the pretty alcohol sprays (Mocha, Gold rush and Tangerine) on the paper. These colours become sort of matte when dry, so they are perfect for a dry, rusty look, which is exactly what I was going for.
6. I now glued this panel onto an orange card base. I already distressed the edges of the card base using Walnut Artistry ink and Black soot distress ink. I also distress the edges of the main panel. Finally added some glitter quilling strips all around the panel.

7. I assembled my card using white adhesive and double sided foam tape. I also added green and golden glitter to it.
8. But then, I decided to make it more treasured by adding a few more elements:

I really hope you like my card and got some inspiration. :)
Thanks for stopping by
-Sweety.

Adding this card to ItsyBitsy challenge for the month of May:
ITSY BITSY CHALLENGE  5-2017 
Theme - Anything goes using another brilliant product from the Little Birdie's family -  GOLD ALCOHOL SPLASH.

Chalkboard technique

Hello dear crafters

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Sunday is the day I love so much and I just enjoy making my crafts on this day. Today, I have a card using chalkboard technique, steps for which are:

1. Stamp your image using Versamark white ink on a black sheet of paper. I used "Special Day" stamp set by Mudra craft stamps.
2. Colour the image using pencil colours. I used Staedtler colour pencils for this.
3. Re-stamp using the same white ink. And I am telling you that the image starts looking sooo vibrant and nice once you do that.
4. I added some white highlights using white gel pen, and some sequins to finish off my card.

For the sentiment, I used Mudra's brush alphas stamp set. This is my most favourite stamp set so far! A must have, I must say. :)


I hope you try this technique. It's really fun and has so much potential.
If you have any questions, don't forget to ask me in the comments below or email me at sweetygupta1203@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by
Sweety.

Linking this card to Mudracraftstamps challenge for this month:


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Mother's Day card | Simple shaker

Dear fellow crafters

I hope you are having a great day. As we all know, the month of May demands a Mother's Day card! And sometimes, we just need a quick one. I got inspired by Paru Mahtani's card for this one. And I am linking it to Paru's Card Making Challenges for this month's challenge.

I die cut a Memory Box swirl butterfly and fit it in the same place I cut it, removing the tiny swirl pieces. For the background shaker, I used Spun sugar and scattered straw distress inks.


I kept the sentiment simple as "Happy Mother's Day" seemed too long. I made my own sentiment using Mudra painted alpha stamp. I used Colorbox ink for the sentiment.
Here's a close up of the shaker:


I finally added some tiny pink sequins to add finishing touch.

I hope you liked my card and since this is a quick one, I hope you will try this!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sweety.

I am submitting this card to Paru's card making challenges:
                               
Do check out the page and participate! :)

Monday, 8 May 2017

Moss: Art Journal Prompts | Week 18 | Monochromatic


Hello fellow crafters,

There are always some themes that make us wonder if it's too difficult and this week's theme at Art Journal Prompts was something like this. Some of the really lovely work done by others made me feel like what if I cannot do justice to this theme?! Anyways, a lot of ideas came by and I finally decided to create a moss sort of theme.

Moss signifies change and advent of new ecology. Butterfly and flowers and leaves are symbolic of the same. So, I chose this quote: Change is a good thing. It was actually a thought that occurred to me when my bff is starting something so new and adventurous. And I am very happy for her. So, I dedicate this page to her:


I hope you enjoy the tutorial as well:
I hope you get some ideas and tips. Get inspired. Get creative.
Thanks for stopping by
Sweety.

Products used:
Heartfelt Creations Wildwood
Mudra brush alpha

Brick stencil
Modelling paste

Camel acrylic paint
Archival Ink: Olive
Touchnew markers

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Golden snowball shaker card

Hello everyone,

I made this really elegant card a while ago for Papericious monthly challenge but waited to click a perfect pic for too long. And my hectic last week just caused me to forego the challenge but nonetheless, here is the shaker card I made:


 And no, it's not a plain simple shaker! It is a three fold card- the shaker part is transparent, the second layer has a quote from Kaisercraft stamp set. The third part is where you write your message.

It is actually really simple to make and I plan to put up a tutorial video soon. Meanwhile if you have any queries, let me know in comments or email me.

Thanks for stopping by
Sweety.

Products used:


ItsyBitsy Black chalk ink
Kaisercraft P.S.I love you stamp
Double sided foam adhesive
Papericious If only paper


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Art journal Prompts | Week 17 | Beautiful

Hello fellow crafters,

I have a pretty art journal page I created using Week 17 prompt, which is to use magazine clippings. I would suggest you to choose a focal image and work your way around it. Giving a wash to your background using gesso or texture paste tones down your background giving more focus to your main image. If you do not have these two either, just water down your white water colour for the same effect.

Do not forget to add shadows to your image as well as to your quote. Splatters of ink just bring everything together.

The stamp set I used here is not available anymore. :( But you can use any word stamp that you have to create your own quote. :)

I hope you got some ideas and got inspired and if you did, don't forget to subscribe to my blog. For a more detailed but quick process video, follow this link: https://youtu.be/kcbvqDZhBWM

Thanks for stopping by.
Sweety.

Products used:
Gel medium
White texture
WOW embossing powder
Camlin permanent marker


Friday, 28 April 2017

Thinking of you | ItsyBitsy April challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I have here a new card I made and this one is just so happy and merry and bright. This is for ItsyBitsy challenge for this month, the theme for which is Anything Goes using burlap. I did not have itsybitsy Burlap and this month, despite a huge sale going on at itsybitsy, I am short on cash. But but but, I have card that uses most of the products from itsybitsy craft store:


 And here is a close up:

This burlap is from a packaging of some Diwali gift (Yes, I am a hoarder! :P ). Who knew I'd end up using it here!

The butterfly is from a Portacraft sticker set I have had in my stash forever.

This is for ItsyBitsy challenge:


Rest of the products used:
Dbl sided foam tape
Camel vermillion acrylic colour

Palette knife


Brick Stencil
Camel Ultramarine
Flowers
Modelling paste

Monday, 17 April 2017

Art Journal | April Mission Inspiration | Joker

Hello everyone!

Today I have a funky art journal LO for you. This follows stepwise instructions for this month on Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration. Here's a look at the steps:


I started out with a very simple elegant page with dark stamp designs and followed the steps almost exactly as given. Here's a final look at the art journal page:
 The main focus as you can see is on the quote but the focal image, because of being the only clear image on the page adds character to the page. You do not need to be an artist to draw the joker or to write this quote! This is just some basic calligraphy I did for the first time!!! One simple trick is to do thin gentle upper strokes and heavier brush strokes when you are going down.

I hope you like it! Here's a video link for the super-quick tutorial: https://youtu.be/ZpL8TGaUBOo





I hope this gave you some ideas and you'd try them out! Don't forget to subscribe if you liked this project and want to see more!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome day!
Sweety.

Supplies used:
 
     
http://itsybitsy.in/pigment-ink-pad-black-p-15-1pc-ib