Sunday, 27 May 2018

Post 437: Two CAS Mixed Media Layouts + Pictorial (DT Post for Mudra Stamps)

Hi friends!

I've shared 2 Clean & Simple Mixed Media Layouts on the Mudra Stamps Blog today. There is also a step-by-step photo tutorial, please click HERE to visit. 

Here's a little sneak peek of the layouts:



Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Post 436: Budget Craft Shopping 101: Useful & Must Have Products under Rs 500 (DT post for Crafters Corner)

Hi friends !

It is all about budget shopping, some tips and 
a few must have products available for under Rs 500.
To check out the post, please click HERE.


All the products listed can be bought from the Crafters Corner Store.

Thanks a lot for your time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti

Saturday, 19 May 2018

DT call at Kora Projects

Hi friends!!
Check out the DT call at Kora Projects, last day to apply today :) Please click HERE for all the details. Happy Sunday!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Post 435: Trimmers & Scissors 101: Beginner's Guide to Cutting (Blog post for Crafters Corner)

Hi friends!!

It is all about Trimmers and Scissors, a beginner's guide to cutting. I have discussed how to decide which trimmer to buy, different types of trimmers and scissors and made a few basic recommendations. To visit, please click HERE.

All the products listed can be purchased/pre-ordered from the Crafters Corner Store.


Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti D.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Post 434: Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- Imagine

Hi friends!!

I've created a Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- "Imagine". This is the project I made for inspiration while Guest Designing at the Art Playground Blog's May Play. "Imagine", "Discover" & "Live, Create, Tell the Story" are the sentiments I wanted to convey to motivate myself and others.

Here are some photos of the canvas:













Process:

1. Prepared the 6 by 8 canvas board with Prima's Heavy White Gesso
2. Applied Modelling Paste through Mudra Stamps Grunge Fx Stencil
3. Added Lindys Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder to the wet Modelling Paste and heat set it to get a bubbly textured look.
4. Added colors using Lindy's Sprays & Shakers.
5. Did background stamping with Archival Ink, Visible Image, Hero Arts, Prima & Dylusions Stamps
6. For the focal element used one of the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.
7. Created the main composition and did layering using multiple elements including stamped wings, gauze, Creative Embellishment Mini Gear Wood Clocks, metal charms, wooden alphas & numbers, sisal & washi tape.
8. Added brads and black thread to create movement in the piece.
9. For the sentiments, used a few Tim Holtz Ideaology stickers.
10. Dry brushed on white gesso on the textured surface for some highlights
11. Created ink splatter and highlighted some of the elements with Finnabair waxes.
12. In the end, added a few details with a white gel pen & black marker & also, darkened the edges of the canvas with distress inks.

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Creative Embellishments May Challenge- I was inspired by the vintage photo and brown colors in the mood board. For the twist, I've included a Vintage Paper Doll by TH. I've used Creative Embellishment's Mini Gear Wood Clocks here behind the boy's photo.

Mixed Media Art April Challenge (I was inspired by the colors, rust and book pages)

Mixed Media Place April Challenge (was inspired by the brown colors, birds and motivational quote in the moodboard)

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti

Post 433: Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge Inspiration- May, 2018: Floral Thank You Card

Hi friends!

Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge for May is on :) It is an Anything Stamping Goes Challenge, so please do join in for a chance to win superb prizes, a chance to Guest Design and be published in one of UK's Leading Craft Magazines! To participate, please read all the rules and link up your beautiful stamped creations HERE.

For the inspiration post, I've created a Floral Thank You Card

Here's a photo of the card:


Process:

1. Stamped the floral spray using a beautiful Stamplorations stamp on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink
2. Did watercoloring using Zig markers and a water brush
3. Stamped the sentiment from a Mudra Stamp using Versamark Watermark ink onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it in white
4. Created splatter with ink 
5. Foam Mounted the sentiment
6. Matted the panel with a black mat and adhered them to a white, A2 sized (4.25 by 5.5 inches) card base.

Supplies:

Stamplorations Stamp- Blossom Sprays #1 (Dee's Artsy Impressions)
Mudra Stamps- Dainty Blooms II
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Canson Watercolor Paper
Black and White Cardstock (250 gsm)
Ranger's Heat tool
Ranger's Super Fine White Embossing Powder
3d foam tape
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Please click HERE to visit the Inspiration post & check out all the beautiful projects my teamies created and please click HERE to link up your entry for the challenge.

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti 

Monday, 7 May 2018

Post 432: Guest Designing for Art Playground blog (Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- Imagine)

Hi friends!
Happy Monday :)

I'm Guest Designing for the Art Playground Blog today. It is a great initiative by the very talented & sweet Sharon Ziv. It's a wonderful new challenge blog with great sponsors, so I would highly recommend you to check it out and play along with the challenges to win some awesome goodies (open worldwide) and also to find lots of inspiration. To visit the blog & check out their current challenge, please click HERE

For the May Inspiration with the theme of "All about the Center" (the focal element of your art work) I've created a Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- "Imagine" in the specified Moodboard colors.

Here's a sneak peek of the canvas:


PS: Sadly, my laptop died on Fridayso I'm writing this post through my phone. I've ordered a new one but it will take a few days to get here. Please bear with me till then :) 
Thanks for your precious time :) 
Stay blessed! 
Preeti