Thursday, 23 November 2017

Post 338: Pumpkin ATCs (Celebrate Everything!)

Hi folks!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US :)
Hope you have a wonderful and blessed time with family and friends.

I recently bought some Viva Las Vegas Stamps and decided to make a couple of fun ATCs. When I saw this barfing pumpkin stamp, I was immediately reminded of Chandler from Friends and his stories about Thanksgiving which he used to tell his friends (I'm a big fan of the sitcom) and so I decided to create a couple of ATCs inspired by that.  I suppose they are a bit snarky, just like Chandler. 

Synopsis of the Process:

I did watercoloring with Zig markers for the background and the pumpkin images,  then added background stenciling with an icraft stencil and black archival ink, stamped the sentiment with black archival ink & did some background stamping with the sentiment as well, then added some doodling with white acrylic paint and darkened the edges of the ATCs. In the end, I created a little white splatter with watered down white gesso. 

List of Supplies:

VLVS Until Further Notice
ICraft Stencil
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Prima's Heavy White Gesso
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
White Acrylic paint
Waterbrush

Here are a few photos of the ATCs






I am playing along with the following challenges:

VLVS Nov Challenge- Inspired by the theme of food and thanksgiving

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments
Stay Blessed!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Post 337: Cute Piggy Birthday Card

Hi folks!

I'd like to share a Cute Birthday Card today :) I love this sweet lil piggy. Isn't he adorable?
I tried to keep the design Clean and Simple by ensuring white space.

List of Supplies:

Mft Stamp- Hog Heaven
Mft Dienamics- Words for Friends
Winnie & Walter Essentials- Audrey Cutaways
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Cream and Coffee Cardstock
Canson Watercolor Paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Half Pearls
Tacky Glue
3d Foam Tape
Dots Washi Tape

Here are a couple of photos of the card:




I am playing along with the following challenges:

AAA Cards CAS Game #103- Celebrate (celebrating a birthday here)
SSS Wednesday Challenge- Furry Friends (I googled if pigs were furry and poof! came up pics of furry pigs :) )
Seize the Birthday- Circles (circles in the washi tape at the bottom)
CAS on Sunday #121- Washi tape (used a dots washi tape here)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Post 336: Floral Thanks Card

Hi folks!

I'd like to share a Floral Thanks Card. I stamped the floral image on the A2 sized card front and then with the help of a stamp repositioner stamped the same image onto the rectangle die cut of watercolor paper. Then did watercoloring using zig markers and a water brush. Stamped the sentiment and then foam mounted the rectangle die cut on the card base. 

List of Supplies:

Stamplorations Blossom Sprays 2 Stamp- Dee's Artsy Impressions
Happy Little Stampers Stamp- Doodled Flowers
Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Die
Canson Watercolor Paper
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
White Cardstock
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Water Brush
3d Foam Tape

Here are a couple of photos of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:

Stamplorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party

My Stamplorations Wishlist


TIME Out Challenges #96- I was inspired by Michele's card and made a floral thanks card. 
Fusion Card Challenge- Grateful (I was inspired by the right side photo with the words and leafy image)
Stamplorations Nov CAS Card Challenge (Skipped the optional twist)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Post 335: Mixed Media Art Journal Page- Grateful

Hi folks!

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. I'd like to share a Mixed Media Art Journal Page-Grateful. This is part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be checked out here. For the Art Journal Page, I used a decoupage sheet and prepped it with clear gesso and applied crackle paste on it in some areas. Added color using Lindy's sprays. Then did background stamping with archival ink, deckled and distressed the edges of the page and adhered it to an A4 purple cardstock. Then added shadow work and depth to the florals using watercolor pencils and an aqua brush. Then added the colored flourish chipboard, fussy cut and colored floral and butterfly images, I also added fabric flowers to the cluster and dry brushed them with white gesso to gel with the whole piece. Added titles using stickers and added a few details with a white gel pen. In the end, created white and purple ink splatter. 

List of Supplies:

Prima Clear Gesso
Prima White Crackle Paste
Prima's 3D Matte Gel
Prima Finnabair Mini Stamps- dot grunge, crackle
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Itsy Bitsy Fabric Flowers 
Bob n Betty Decoupage Paper from the Peacock Collection
Hero Arts Thanks Background Cling stamp
Flourish Chipboard
Pearls
Fussy cut images from Bob n Betty's Cottage Blush Collection and Glam Craft Collection
Purple Cardstock
Tacky Glue
White Gel Pen
Water Brush
Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Idealogy Stickers- Small talk and Big Chat

Here is a full photo of the Art Journal Page:


Here are some close-up photos:










I am playing along with the following challenges:

Lindys Nov Challenge (have used purple and green from the moodboard)

Butterfly Challenge#89- Used purple hues here + Butterflies
Creative Embellishments November Challenge (was inspired by the flowers and butterflies in the photo, have included the twist of flourish also)
MMP October Challenge (was inspired by the flowers in the photo)


Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments!
Stay Blessed. 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Post 334: Mixed Media Art Journal Page- Just be Happy

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Art Journal Page- "Just be Happy". This is part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be found here

Synopsis of the Process:

-Applied clear gesso to prep the decoupage sheet, then did watercoloring with Gansai Tambi watercolors.
-Did background stamping and stenciling with archival ink.
-Added the embellishments and textural elements including the stamped and colored butterfly, heat embossed flourish chipboards, gauze, gems and pearls.
-Stamped the title "Just be Happy" and did additional background stamping.
-Added Tim Holtz stickers as secondary sentiments, "Be your beautiful self", "Use your wings" and "Focus on the good".
-Added details with a white gel pen and white acrylic paint.
-Deckled the edges of the sheet and adhered it to an A4 black cardstock
-Created white and black splatter in the end.

List of Supplies:

Prima's Clear Gesso
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
White Acrylic Paint
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Bob n Betty's Decoupage Paper- Glam Craft Collection
Rubber Dance Stamps-Butterfly Trio
Dylusions Cling Stamps- Inbetweenies
Dylusions Cling Stamps- Basic Backgrounds
Visible Image Stamps- Tomorrow Doesn't Exist
Tim Holtz Idealogy Stickers
Gems
Half Pearls
White and Black Cardstock
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Tacky Glue
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ranger's round blending tool and foams
Gauze
Flourish Chipboards
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad
Chevron Pattern Stencil
Wow Embossing Powder- Earth Tone Pomegranate

Here is a photo of the Art Journal Page:



Here are some close-up photos:








I am playing along with the following challenges:

Butterfly Challenge#89- Used purple hues in the stamped butterfly and chevron pattern stencil in the background
Rubber Dance November Theme Challenge- was inspired by "Who's that Girl" A movie featuring one of my favorite singers Madonna and even the lady on my page looks a lot like Madonna
Creative Embellishments November Challenge (was inspired by the lady and butterflies in the photo, have included flourish also)

Friday, 17 November 2017

Post 333: DT post for Bob n Betty- Art Journaling

Hi folks!

I've shared 2 Mixed Media Art Journal Pages on the Bob n Betty blog today.
There are detailed photo tutorials as well :)
I've used their beautiful Decoupage Papers for the projects.
It was a lot of fun working and experimenting with the beautiful designs.
Please click HERE to visit.
Would be great if you visit. Your sweet comments always brighten my day!

Here is a little sneak peek at the projects:



Thanks a lot
Stay Blessed!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Post 332: Mixed Media Friendship Card

Hi friends!

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Friendship Card today.
I've created texture in the background with modelling paste and a stencil. For layering I've added a doily, gauze, flowers & buttons. Watercoloring was done using pigment powders. A hand drawn border was created with acrylic paint. I also did some journalling with a white gel pen. In the end, finished off with some white splatter.

List of Supplies:

Prima's Heavy White Gesso
Prima's Modelling Paste
Prima's Crochet Doily Die
Tim Holtz Mini Stencils Set 26
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Ideaology Big Chat & Small Talk Stickers
Gauze
Niro Craft Pigment Powders
Little Birdie Flowers
Buttons
Black and White Cardstock

Here is a full photo of the card:


Here are some close-up photos:




I am playing along with the following challenges:


Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed.