Thursday, 27 April 2017

Plaid Christmas Card

Hi Folks :)

How are you doing? I hope all is well with you and the weather is pleasant in your part of the world. It is scorching hot summer time here which is not my favorite season. Hoping the showers come soon and offer up some respite. 

Onto the card, I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Christmas A2 size card today. I wanted to go for the organic-water colored look so the plaid pattern and the blue watercoloring on the wreath are in keeping with that look. I've used red tinsel embossing powder here, so its quite shiny and sparkly which doesn't show up on the pictures.

Synopsis of the Process:

Embossed the images and sentiment on the die cut rectangle card panel with red tinsel embossing powder. Then did some loose water coloring on the wreath with an aqua brush and a blue zig marker. Adhered clear sequins to the card panel with glossy accents. Then prepared the card base by creating an organic plaid pattern using zig markers and an aqua brush. In the end adhered the card panel to the card base in a titled way for added interest. 

List of Supplies:

1. Hero Arts- Lia Griffiths- Happy Merry Messages Stamp
2. Ranger's Red Tinsel Embossing powder
3. Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad
4. Homemade Emboss Buddy
5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
6. Aqua Brush
7. Mudra Clear Sequins
8. Glossy Accents
9. Tombow Mono multi glue
10. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm
11. Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die
12. Ranger's heat tool

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:


























I am playing along with the following challenges:


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

Mixed Media Tag- Be Free

 Hi Friends!

I hope you are having a good week so far :) thanks again for all your supportive comments (big hugs to you ladies :)) , it means the world to me. We got the okay from the docs and mum seems to be recovering fine, she is still on medication and has to go back to the hospital a few times in the following weeks but the scare is over and we are all relieved. Parents certainly are important and seeing them ill is heart breaking. Thanks to God, all seems well. 

Onto the crafty business now :) I'd like to share a large mixed media tag titled "be free", the color scheme for this is black, white and pink. The inspiration for this tag came from the word "free" when I thought about it, it seemed like we are all caught up in society's expectations or those of others and we try to please others and in doing that we sometimes are untrue to our real selves, so it is always a dichotomy between being oneself and being someone people are happy with. To represent this I colored the stamped dragonfly in camouflage colors so that he blended into the surrounding black/pink/white space and also added entangled thread to represent being stuck and being as everyone wants one to be but added silver gems on the body of the moth to represent his uniqueness. The theme is that one needs to free oneself of all the unnecessary noise and just be free, be oneself. 

Synopsis of the Process:

1. The large tag was made by adhering 2 pieces of 250 gsm white cardstock measuring 8 inches by 4.5 inches together, this made a sturdy tag.

2. The background was created with stencilling (with gesso, black marker and pink marker), background stamping with arhival ink and adding colors with distress inks and zig markers using an aqua brush and sprays.

3. The dragonfly was stamped in archival ink and then colored with zig markers. Some dots were created with a uniball signo white gel pen.

4. All the layering elements including pattern paper (which was torn to be layered), the paper straws (handmade using pattern paper), die cuts, thread etc were layered and stuck down with Tombow glue

5. More details and colors were added using zig markers and an aqua brush. Some pink glitter glue was applied to the dragonfly and some other areas. Gems were added.

6. Splashes of black, white and pink were created with paints

7. A border was drawn with a brustro pen

8. Hole was punched with a wrmk crop-a-dile and then some seam binding was colored with sprays and inks, some stamping was done on it with archival ink (just for some interest) and this was tied to the tag.

List of Supplies:

1. Rubber Dance stamps - dragonfly and scripted flower for background 
2. Artplorations Stencil- Tribal Weave
3. Cutplorations- Trendy Spring Blooms Die
4. Spellbinders Fancy lattice die 
5. Aqua Brush
6. Camlin White Gesso
7. Thread 
8. Gems
9. Pink Glitter Glue
10. Iris and black cardstock 250 gsm
11. Ranger's archival jet black inkpad
12. Little Birdie-Color Splash Sprays- charcoal and hot pink
13. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
 14.Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue 
15. Foam Alphabet Stickers
16. CrafTangles Scrapbook Paper Pack - Floral Elegance (6"x6")
17. Papericious Papers- Pretty Basics
18. Water Spray Bottle 
19. Brustro Fine Point Pen
20. Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- Picked Raspberry and Black Soot

Here are a few pictures of the tag:















































I am playing along with:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and pink on this tag


Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (Tribal Weave stencil has been used here)


Stamplorations Things with Wings Linky Party


Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-moth)


Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge


HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background)


More Than Words Mini Challenge (April)

All Sorts Challenge- week 412:I spy- (B for blooms, black and "Be")

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

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

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mixed Media Butterfly Tag 2

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share the second mixed media tag I made. The color scheme here is black, white and yellow. The sentiment reads "If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies". 

Synopsis of the process:

On the die cut tag added some color with distress inks then did some stamping with archival ink. 
- Then to create some texture added some gesso through a clock stencil 
- Colored the cherry blossoms with a yellow camlin brush marker
- Used sprays to add color and create drips 
-Created some depth in the clocks with a black zig marker and an aqua brush
- On a snippet of cardstock stamped the butterfly in distress ink and archival ink, fussy cut it and adhered the 2 layers together to make a 3d butterfly, added stitching details to it using a black sharpie and adhered it to the tag
- Darkened the edges of the tag with distress ink
- Adhered this tag to another tag to give additional strength and also attached it slightly off center for interest, distressed the white edges of the tag at the back so the deckled edges can be seen from the front. 
- In the end, tied some twine and organza ribbon to the tag

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
2. Carabelle Studio Stencil- Time Flies
3. Hero Arts Wood Mounted Butterfly stamps
4. Delta Wood Mounted stamps- cherry blossom
5. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- fossilized amber and black soot
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
7. Camlin Brush Markers
8. Organza ribbon and twine
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collections Die Set
10. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
11. Water Sprays Bottle
12. Tim Holtz distress tool
13. Ranger round blending tool and foams
14. Camel Fabric glue
15. Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing and Charcoal 
16. Camlin White Gesso
17. Palette knife
18. Ranger Archival Ink- Jet black
19. Aqua brush
20. Fine point black sharpie

Here are a few pictures of the tag:







I am playing along with the following:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and yellow on this tag.

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (1 clock stencil has been used here)



Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)



HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background)


Simon Says Monday Challenge - Splash it on (the sprays do the work of splashing on)



Butterfly challenge #77- (I have used both the color jasmine in creamish yellow and faux stitching on the butterfly)

All Sorts Challenge- week 412:I spy- "B for blooms, butterflies and black"

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

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Mixed Media Butterfly Tag 1

Hi friends :)

First of all, thanks a lot for all your sweet and kind comments and prayers, my mum is feeling better and is on the mend, there are still more results awaited from the hospital but praying to God that everything is okay. Big panda hugs to you all xoxoxo. 

I was free for a while today so thought of indulging in some crafting. Made a couple of mixed media tags. Sharing the first one here. The color scheme is black, white and shades of yellow. The sentiment reads "The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough."

Synopsis of the process:

-Took the die cut tag and colored it in some places with distress inks and sprays then did stenciling with distress ink
- Did background stamping with multiple stamps using distress ink and archival ink. 
-Added some darker details with the stencil and a black marker
-On snippets of cardstock, stamped the sentiment and butterflies with jet black archival ink. The butterflies were fussy cut and the sentiment label was prepared by stamping in the background and distressing the edges and coloring it here and there to give a grungy look. Then the butterflies and sentiment were adhered to the tag. 
-A yellow eyelet was added to the tag using a crop-a-dile 
- Some seam binding was colored with black and yellow colored sprays and tied to the tag.
- Lastly, a darker border was created with inks and faux stitching was added using a black sharpie. 

List of Supplies:

1. Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
2. Artplorations Stencil- Retro circles 
3. Prima Finnabair Rubber stamp- vintage clock
4. Hampton Art Numbers stamp
5. Impression Obsession Stamps- Silhouette 11
6. Hero Arts Butterfly stamps
7. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- mustard seed, fossilized amber, squeezed lemonade and black soot
8. Seam Binding
9. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collections Die Set
10. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
11. Black fine point sharpie 
12. Tim Holtz distress tool
13. Ranger round blending tool and foams
14. Camel Fabric glue
15. Color Splash Sprays- Lemon Zing and Charcoal 
16. Crop-a-dile
17. Eyelet 
18. Ranger Archival Ink- Jet black

Here are a few pictures of the tag:


 








































I am playing along with the following:

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge- April - I have used black, white and yellow on this tag.

Butterfly Challenge #77 - I have used both themes- the color jasmine - creamish yellow and faux stitching around the tag with a marker. 

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (1 artploration stencil has been used here- retro circles)


Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)


HLS MM April Challenge (sprays have been used to create the background and color the seam binding)


Double D challenges- Silhouettes (One of the stamps used is a silhouette design) 


All Sorts Challenge- week 412:I spy- "B for butterflies and black"

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A little break

Hi folks!

I'm taking a little break from crafting for a few days because my mom isn't well. She had a surgery a couple of days back. She is back home and we are all busy looking after her. I will still be around on and off but due to time constraints will not be here a 100%.

Really hoping she gets well soon :)


Love
Preeti 

Monday, 17 April 2017

CAS Card: Bridal Shower

Hi friends :) 

I'd like to share a CAS bridal shower invitation card today. I've added soft pastel colors to it along with the main colors being white and gold. This is a side folding A2 size card. The process was simple enough involving heat embossing the gold sentiment and the gold strip on the side, some ink blending through a rainbow design stencil and also some ink blending to color the die cut wine glasses.

List of Supplies:

1. Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss Stamp Set 
2. Paper Smooches Free Spirits Icons Dies
3. Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads-  festive berries, peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade 
4. Rainbow design stencil
5. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
6. White cardstock 250 gsm 
7. Gina Marie Designs x stitched rectangle die 
8. Ranger's fine gold embossing powder
9. Ranger's heat tool
10. Homemade emboss buddy
11. Versamark mini inkpad
12. Tombow Mono multi glue 

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:





















(The shine of the gold embossing shows up better in this picture)




I am playing along with the following challenges:

Paper Smooches April 2017 Challenge- Showers (this is a bridal shower invitation and the stencil in the background is a rainbow design one + I have linked the PS supplies to the shop)




Word Art Wednesday Weeks 278-279

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies


AAA CAS game #88- Stencil  (have used a rainbow stencil here)


Happy Little Stampers April CAS challenge


CFC#171 (have used a rainbow design stencil here)


Craftsneed April Challenge


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