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:

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!

Supplies used:

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Altenew card | You make me happy


I hope this Sunday is going well for you. And you get a lot of creative ideas and crafty missions.

Today, I have a card I made for Altenew monthly challenge, which goes like this:


These are some stepwise pictures on how I made my card:

Step 1: I took a textured watercolour paper and applied a thin layer of water on it. I then brushed some usual royal blue ink on this. It creates such a wonderful effect:

Step 2: What project is complete without splatters! So, I added splatters using the colours that are this month's theme:
I had to interpret the yellow as sparkly yellow! Glitter adds an extra element on anything handmade, isn't it?

Step 3: I stamped the flowers and leaves multiple times and coloured them with these very colours. except the blue one, for which I used Staedler colour pencils.

Step 4: Finally I took all the elements, added a lace and arranged them all to make this pretty card!
I hope you like this card.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 14 April 2017

Scrapbook | Brother | Pages 5 and 6


I hope you are having a great day! Here is a close up look at the next 2 pages of a scrapbook I made. This page is my favourite, because of the pop up die cut "Hello" and also because waterfall technique combined with that intricate flourish makes the page look so vibrant. The page on the right is a pocket page, and contains a never ending card.

Materials used:
1. Sizzix pop n cut Hello die
2. Tim Holtz alterations regal crest
3. DCWV paper pack
4. Itsybitsy alphas

And here's the last page, with a telescope sort of element on the left and a multi pocket fold on the right.
Materials used:
1. DCWV nextgen stack pack
2. Silver craft stickers

Multiple pockets add such depth and dimension to any project. I hope I gave you some ideas and you would try some of these.

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Scrapbook | Brother | Pages 3 and 4


Here's a look at the next few pages of the scrapbook "Brother":
This one I wanted to keep simple, so I added some chipboard elements and altered them to suit the overall theme of the scrapbook. Also, the page on the right has a magnetic lock to keep the flap in place. To ensure that the magnet is not visible per se, I covered it with a thin matching blue pattern paper.
 Materials used:
1. Porta Craft chipboard alphas
2. DCWV tech generation paper
3. Wermemorykeepers stamp and die: Moments
4. Magnets

I think this next page turned out really well, specially the page on the left. I just arranged the bits and pieces of various pattern papers, die cut some of them and arranged them to create this page. I used some plain brads to keep the vellum quote in place. The blue pearls you see on the left solves the same purpose.
And that small page in the middle is just a shaker element.

I hope you got inspired. To get a full video, click here.

Thanks for stopping by

Scrapbook | Brother | Cover page

Hi there!

I had been away for a weekend and realised that I am yet to share a fantastic scrapbook I made for a friend. The main book is an upcyled cake cardboard box that I trimmed to almost 8X8 and covered with black cartridge sheet. I ensured that the joints were well covered with scotch tape.

Products used:
1. Tim Holtz Old jalopy die
2. Little Birdie flowers
3. Sizzix swirly die
4. Wermemorykeepers stamp and die: Moments
5. DCWV inc Shack Stack paper

I used several techniques in this one. The faux metal you see on the old jalopy is actually aluminium foil.

Since this one is for a guy, I thought I will keep the flowery stuff to a minimal! Doesn't it look like a pleasant combination of contemporary and vintage?

I hope this inspires you. Have an awesome day!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Coffee card | No die cut | interactive card


It's coffee o'clock! Time for a really easy, no die cutting, pretty interactive card! This used the awesome itsybitsy chalk paint.

 Here's a close up of the coffee cup:

Materials used:
1. Itsybitsy Chalk paint
2. Itsybitsy handmade flowers with stone
3. DCWV shack stack
4. golden microbeads
5. itsybitsy letters
6. Flower punch
7. Tim Holtz alterations once upon a time die

I am entering this card for Itsybitsy challenge for this month!
Also, if you are interested in knowing how I created this card, here's a YouTube link for the same:

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Art journal | Spread your wings | Art journal prompts

Hi everyone,

I made this art journal page inspired by Week 8 of Art journal prompts. The theme was "Spread your wings". And god, oh god, I gotta learn how to click better pics because this looks so much better in real life!

You can find a video tutorial here:

Have an awesome day!

Thanks for stopping by
Sweety Gupta

Materials used:
1. Swirl butterfly die
2. Mungyo alcohol markers
3. microbeads
4. Stencil
5. Camlin watercolour brush pens
6. Mont Marte Modelling paste

Mission Inspiration | March 2017 | Sping

Say hello to spring,

Today I am back with another art journal LO. Art makes you happy, isn't it? And nothing gives you the liberty to use whatever you want as much as a mixed media project! This page is inspired by Mike Deakin's FB page "Mission Inspiration". The theme I chose is spring!!! Spring is such a happy time, like the time of rejuvenation and growth and hope. 

I used a basic drawing paper as my base. 

I hope this inspires you. And if it does, don't forget to subscribe. :)

Materials used:
1. Distress ink (Evergreen bough, Scattered straw)
2. Artistry ink (Roasted chestnut)
4. Olive Archival ink
6. Chipboard alphas

You can watch the video tutorial here

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Art Journal | Mission Inspiration | Feb 2017

Hello everyone,

Happy Sunday to you all! I finished making Feb 2017 art journal page following Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration for the year. So, here is the set of instructions we were to follow:
I did everything, except adding a Washi tape, as you can see my page was looking quite full on its own:

The greyish colours on the motifs here are actually teal blue in metallic paint, therefore they shine a little differently depending on the lighting.

Brief step by step process:
1. Prime a craft paper using texture paste, and do stencilling using Monte Marte modelling paste. Let it dry.
2. Spritzer some colours, darker on the edges.
3. For the hearts: Stamp some music script using watermark ink and fold the paper in half. Draw half hearts on the edge and cut out neatly for a heart that is uniform on both sides. (I hope that makes sense. :P)
4. Glue book fragments and the hearts cut out in step 3.
5. Add focal image, as it'll give you a more clear space for putting the sentiment/journaling.
6. Splatter with black and white acrylic paints.

A few more close ups:

Materials used:
1. Motif stencil
2. TCW Art is stencil
3. Little Birdie colour splash
4. Camlin watercolour brush pens
5. BoBunny Alpha
6. Camlin pearl blue acrylic paint
7. Cranberry crush Artistry ink
8. Inkadinkado music script stamp set
8. Camlin gel medium

I hope you got some ideas and got inspired. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. Thank you for visiting. :)

Until next time,

Planner cover page | Dream and hope

Hello hello,

After being MIA on my blog (I have been active on Instagram; follow me @sweety.1203), here is a cover page I did for my pretty planner. I wanted it to be girly and pink and dreamy and inspiring! So, here it is:
 And it just looks perfect for the plans I have in mind for myself for new year 2017!
I am sorry that I do not have a video tutorial for this yet, but I promise I will be making one soon.
Step by step process:
1. Die cut some foliage leaves and colour them using the yellowish green Marvy uchida markers. Die cut flowers and swirls using plain white copier paper. Use embossing tool or the back of a painting brush to give all the die cuts slight dimension. This will make the elements pop.
2. Also die cut a fence using this Impression Obsession die.
3. White emboss the words "dream" and "hope" using itsybitsy stamp set.
4. Fussy cut both words.
5. Take a thick sheet of paper the size your planner is, and paste a pink page from DCWV All girl 180 sheets paper pack.
6. Stamp on the paper using Artistry roasted chestnut ink and clock stamp.
7. Trace a circle using an object of that size, and arrange and paste all the elements.
8. Stick some pre-made flowers and butterflies to give the wreath arrangement a finished look.

I hope you enjoyed this, and would give it a try! Happy crafting!

Until next time,

Scrapbook page 3 using Little Birdie kit

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great day! I made this LO using the same Little Birdie scrapbook page kit I used for my previous 2 posts. Working with a black background actually makes things easy sometimes.
Step by step process:
1. Stamp frames and sentiments using Kaisercraft Enchanted garden stamp set.
2. Apply Studio G green glitter glue to these frames and butterflies.
3. Apply white acrylic paint through a floral stencil to the main scrapbook page.
4. Glue black and white polka dots page from DCWVRecollection paper pack.
5. Paste the frames from step 1 and the white frame included in the kit.
6. Arrange the alphabet stickers to write name and "lovely day".
7. Stick the black borders (also included in the kit) around the designer paper for a finished look.

Here's a closer look at the frames' arrangement:

I hope you find some inspiration in this page. :)

Until next time,

Monday, 9 January 2017

Scrapbook page 2

Hii everyone,

It is soooo easy to post on instagram! Like just click a pic and post it instantaneously (esp since I don't really edit my pics). Hehe
Back to topic! Here is my page 2 using Little Birdie kit I showed in my last post:
I stamped the Altenew poppy flowers using Archival ink, and coloured them using the very versatile Camlin water colour brush pens.

 Then I used both white and black papers given in the kit and hand drew and cut a snowbank sort of pattern. On the black side, I decided to stick some golden glitter tape and I loved the golden black combination! Don't you?
 I decorated the page with 3 of these pretty poppy flowers and threw in a couple of buds to make it look prettier. The sequins used were included in the kit. Here's another close up:
Materials used:
1. Altenew painted poppy stamp set
2. Water colour paper
3. Little Birdie scrapbook page kit
4. Golden glitter tape
5. Camlin Water color brush markers
6. Archival ink
7. Fevicol
8. Dimensional tape

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Scrapbook pages using Little Birdie page kit


I bought this little birdie scrapbook page kit:
And it was worth the cost as it had four 12X12 black and white sheets, 5 dimensional butterflies, bnw sequin mix, some designer dimensional stickers, a sheet of alpha stickers, frames, hearts and a couple of 6X6 sheets.

Here's my first scrapbook page I made using this kit:

I used a DCWV inc. polka dots sheet to go with the bnw theme. I used Sizzix gears die to die cut some gears. The glitter borders that you see were also included in the kit.