Saturday, 28 January 2017

My first Mixed Media Layout

Hello lovely ladies,

I am soo excited to share my first mixed media layout. This pic was taken during my son's first tonsure ceremony. Lots of celebration and one of my fav pic.
I really enjoyed playing with different mediums and am now very keen on collecting more sprays & pastes 😀😀😀 A crafters' heart will always want more right?

The pics first as always, 

The Layout

The Background
I started my layout on a piece of foam board measuring 8 x 6 inches. I dint have a canvas board. I layered the base with a coat of gesso... surely gesso gives the needed texture. Then directly on the gesso(after drying ofcourse) i started sponging peeled paint and worn lipstick Distress inks. 
Once satisfied, i stamped the bg with a script stamp with Hero arts shadow ink (green colour). Wanting to add to the bg, I choose a stencil that i once picked up from my local stationery shop and added gesso through it.
I guess any textured/modelling paste would have given more volume but for more gesso did fine for me.
I wanted to add my fav honey comb design but i only had Tim Holtz stencil, so i decided to use it as a stamp, i applied mild DI on it and pressed it to my bg, And now i used this as an outline and drew on it with an Emboss It pen and heat embossed it gold
Still not satisfied i splashed some black and gold paint on the bg. And now i was satisfied.
The photo which was by the side also got some paint splashes by mistake but it looked gorgeous to me, so i just left it as it is.😃

Close up of the BG

The bg was the scariest part. Having been done with it, I arranged and rearranged the elements to my safisfaction. The flowers are stamped on Papericious Sigma cardstock and coloured with Distress inks. Loved the beautiful smooth cardstock. Perfect one.

The flowers

I also added some papericious green square sequins. By mistake a sequin fell off wen it was half dry and i found that it made a gorgeous texture with the fevicol. So i scrapped off a few more sequins to reveal nice texture. 

The bird is paper pierced from a DCWV Mariposa stack. Everything else is mostly from my stash and scrap. Beads, diecuts, corrugated wrap sheet, gold thread, lace, charms and pp.
Popped the flowers with foam dots

Another close up

ok thats it. So did you like it. Any ideas or tips for this novice at mixed media?
Thanks for dropping by today and do share ur comments.

Entering it for
Papericious- Make it 3D
SSS Wed Challenge # ATG
Allsorts Challenge #400 lets celebrate

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Neon Blooms

Hello all,

Today to share yet another card with my with favourite Neon cubes. The pics first,

Am so in love with these gorgeous colours. And it gives an excellent finish on water colour sheet. I have stamped the flowers, buds and leaves randomly to create a cluster. I have tries very hard to stay away from laces, ribbons & sequins. i wanted a pretty CAS look for this card

So i simply stamped the sentiment & splashed it with gold paint. Then mounted it on green card basse. Below is a close up of the flowers. The stamp set is Mudra's Linen blooms.

Pretty bright right? Thanks for dropping by and hope u liked it.


Linking it to

Stamplorations CAS challenge - Jan 2017

SSS monday challenge - Chill out

Paru's card making challenge - ATG

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Baby 1st Year LO

hello ppl,

The Indian weekend was busy with the festival of Pongal and Makar Sankaranthi, brushed with the colours of Earth and Nature. Family gatherings and get togethers had promised a happy picture. And so am a lil late for my post here.

Today am posting a fun baby LO. Its actually a customised photo frame for a friend of mine. Here are the pics,

I was asked to put up all 12 months' pic of the lil one in a single frame. And so i came up with this. I used Papericious baby chipboard set for this project. It goes well with any baby LO and it has many yummy designs and words. It simply made my job easy and perfect.

The name & numbers are cameo cut. It comes in useful at times like these.

Below are some close ups,

Banners & baby chipboard

Balloons & CUTE chipboard

polka dots & BUNDLE OF JOY chipboard

buttons, lace & diecuts

Framed LO

Here it is, all ready to be hung as a forever memory. And yes, the LO is a huge one. 15 x 15 inches. It was a gift for the lil ones' 1st birthday.

Hope you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

Linking it to
Papericious # Jan- make it 3D

Monday, 9 January 2017

Pretty Girl!


Today am sharing a card that i guest designed for Mudra

     I loved this stamp when i first saw it. Pretty thing it is. It is basically a Square card measuring 4.5"x 4.5". I got inspired by these colours from another card and wanted to use it as a bg. Loving the play with watercolours and the texture created by the waterdrops.

Thanks for dropping by today, see you soon again.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Monster birthday

Hello all!!

Wishing you a very Happy, Prosperous & Crafty New Year 2017!

My first post of the year is special and you'll know why very soon. Here are the pics,

Monster bday card

Can you guess? Yes the focal element "monster" was hand drawn. Its just a teeny weeny easy to draw monster, still its a first for me. The bg is built using Mudra "tweety bird" set. 
First the balloons were stamped randomly and clear embossed, then i distressed the panel with spiced marmalade, mustard seed and candid apple. I dint want an ombre effect, so just sponged randomly. 

Close up

The little gift boxes are also from the same set "tweety" set. Loved colouring it all. The sentiment is again heat embossed in black on vellum. I love the watercolour sheet, i use Brustro. But id love to try other brands too. Can anyone suggest a few?

That's it today. Thanks for dropping by.

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