Sunday, 22 April 2018

Post 426: Die Cutting 101: A Beginner's Guide to Die Cutting & Dies (DT Post for Crafters Corner)

Hi friends!
Happy Monday :)

Today, I've shared a post on the Crafters Corner Blog
The blog post is titled "Die Cutting 101: A Beginner's Guide to Die Cutting & Dies"  
I've touched upon the important aspects of die cutting, various types of dies & machines and some tips and tricks.
To visit, please click HERE.

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

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Post 425: Trio of Floral Mixed Media Cards+ Pictorial (DT post for Mudra Craft Stamps)

Hi friends!!

I've shared a set of Three Floral Mixed Media Cards on the Mudra Craft Stamps Blog today.
There is also a Pictorial with the step by step process for you :)
To visit, please click HERE.

Here's a little peek at one of the cards:

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

Post 424: Triangular Mixed Media Canvas- "Live Beautifully"

Hi friends!!

I'd like to share a Triangular Mixed Media Canvas- "Live Beautifully". I was inspired by a couple of challenges this month & thought of making something with cool, fresh colors and a clean look, preserving some white space. This was also part of my DT work for Crafters Corner, all the details including a pictorial are here.


1. Applied Prima's Heavy White Gesso to the canvas and then applied Modelling Paste through Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil using a palette knife
2. Altered the color of the flowers and gauze by spraying them with Lindys Sprays (yellow shades)
3. Created clay embellishments with IOD mould and air dry clay
4. Added blue shades of color to the canvas using different mediums, sprayed with water to create an organic look & also created ink splatter 
5. Heat embossed the Dusty Attic Chipboards
6. Altered the butterfly chipboard by applying heavy white gesso and then sprayed with Lindys Spray
7. To emphasize the relief/raised surfaces of the clay embellishments, applied some blue paint to them with my fingers and then some white gesso to tone down the color and give them a shabby look
8. Created the composition and adhered all the elements (including some gems and a bit of lace my mom made) with 3D matte gel. 
Added texture to the canvas with a paste of art stones, 3d matte gel & platinum glass glitter
9. In the end, added a few art pebbles with glossy accents & created white splatter with watered down white gesso.

Supplies Used:

1. Finnabair Art Basics- Heavy White Gesso
2. Finnabair Art Basics- Modelling Paste
3. Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Gothic Stencil
4. Lindys Gang Sprays- Yellow Hues, Blue Hues
5. Finnabair Art Ingredients- Art Stones
6. Finnabair Art Ingredients- Mini Art Stones
7. IOD Vintage Art Decor Moulds- Escucheons 2
8. Finnabair Art Basics- 3D Matte Gel
9. Finnabair Art Basics- Soft Matte Gel
10. Finnabair Art Ingredients- Melange Art Pebbles
11. Dusty Attic Chipboards- Live Beautifully, ATC frame #3, Flutterbies #1
12. Distress Paint- Blueprint Sketch
13. Catherine Pooler Inkpad- Something Borrowed
14. Dylusions Paint- Calypso Teal
15. Prima Watercolor Confections - Decadent Pies
16. Metal Palette Knife
17. Finnabair- Glass Glitter- Platinum
18. Glossy Accents
19. Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad
20. Ranger's Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Lemon Yellow Embossing Powder
21. Dovecraft Embossing Heat Tool
22. Dress My Craft- Big Rose Buds White
23. Dress My Craft- Poppy Rose Cream
24. Sakura Air Dry Paper Clay

Here are some photos of the canvas:

Some close-up photos to show the details:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. Dusty Attic April Challenge (was inspired by the yellow, blue & white colors and flowers)

2. Mixed Media Place March Challenge (was inspired by the colors and flowers)

3. Mixed Media Art April Challenge (was inspired by the blue shades)

4. More Mixed Media Challenge- Anything Goes Optional twist Yellow

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

Post 423: Natured Inspired Mixed Media Canvas- "Be Brave, Wild, Free"

Hi friends!!

I'd like to share a Natured Inspired Mixed Media Canvas- "Be Brave, Wild, Free"
This was part of the DT work for Bob n Betty, I used their lovely new "classics" decoupage papers. All the details are here. I was inspired by a couple of challenges this month & when I saw this Boho Chic Owl in the decoupage papers, I knew I had to use it. It is so beautiful & cool, so I gave it yellow feathers and a nest :)  I absolutely love nature so this was really fun to create!


Took an 8 by 10 Canvas Board & applied a thick layer of heavy white gesso on it. To create texture in the background, created grooves in the wet gesso with the end of a paint brush & added few mini beads. Once, it was dry, sprayed on colors using Lindys Sprays. For the focal image & titles "Be Brave, Wild, Free", fussy cut elements from one of the papers in the Classics Collection, created a nest with sisal, dry hay, colored gauze, feathers and then adhered the owl & titles to it. Also, added flowers, die cuts, wood slices & lace around the nest to form a visually pleasing composition. Added a Tim Holtz sticker, "And Let it Fly Away" as a sub-title at the bottom. Then did background stamping with black archival ink and for shine, applied Prima’s Metallique waxes to the background. For additional texture & shine, applied Finnabair’s art stones & glass glitter using 3d Matte Gel to some of the areas. Then, dry brushed some white gesso onto the flowers and created white ink splatter. In the end, distressed the edges of the canvas with black soot distress ink.

Supplies Used:

Bob n Betty- Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers
Lindy's Sprays:
Prima Finnabair Metallique Waxes- Aged Brass, Rich Copper, Vintage Silk
Prima Finnabair Heavy White Gesso
Prima Finnabair- Glass Glitter (gold)
Prima Finnabair- Art stones, Mini Art stones
Prima Finnabair- 3D Matte Gel and Soft Matte Gel
Prima Mini Stamps
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Ranger's Distress Inkpad- Blacksoot & Vintage Photo
Flowers, Die Cuts, Lace, Feathers, Gauze, Dried Hay, Sisal
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stickers

Here are some photos of the canvas:

Close-Up photos to show the details:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More Than Words April Main Challenge (included owl and was inspired by nature to create the nest, add flowers and create a wild looking background, title, "be brave, wild, free" and sub-title, "let it fly away" are also inspired by nature because we must respect animals and not cage them.)

2. Lindys April Challenge (was inspired by the warm colors & used Gossamer Gold Vintage Spray,

3. Scraps N Pieces- April Challenge (A few of my favorite things include birds, flowers, texture & nature)

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

Friday, 13 April 2018

Post 421: Inspiration for Craft Stamper Magazine's TIMI Challenge- April

Hi friends!!

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take it Make it Challenge is in full swing. It is an ANYTHING GOES stamping challenge, so please do join in with your lovely entries for a chance to win beautiful prizes and also a chance to be published in the magazine & be a Guest Designer!! 

For today's Inspiration Post at Craft Stamper, I made a motivational card :) To visit & see all the beautiful projects, the DT made for you, please click HERE. I love meaningful quotes. I really like the quote used here, "Don't Let The Rain Dull Your Sparkle". For this card, I used a lot of supplies I hadn't used before, like Catherine Pooler Inks, a couple of new Visible Image stamps & a Prima stencil. I always like it when I'm able to use never-before-used-supplies. 

For the card, I used ink smooshing to create an organic looking background and then did background stenciling & stamping. Then stamped the image & sentiment, created black ink splatter, distressed the edges of the panel, foam mounted it on the black mat & finally adhered this to the white card base (4.5 by 5.75 inches) 

Here are a few photos of the card:

Supplies Used:

Visible Image Stamps- Sparkle in the Rain & Jazz it Up
Prima Salvage District Stencil- Clocks
Catherine Pooler Inkpads- Lime Rickey, Aquatini & Something Borrowed
Ranger's Distress Inkpad- Black Soot
Winnie & Walter Essentials- Audrey Cutaways
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Black and White cardstock
Canson Watercolor Paper 
3D Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue

To participate in the challenge, all the details can be found HERE.

Thanks a lot for your precious time!
Stay Blessed

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Post 420: Nature Inspired Mixed Media Canvas (DT post for Bob n Betty)

Hi friends!!

Used their beautiful new "Classics" Decoupage Specialty Papers here. 
To visit, please click HERE.
There are lots of photos and a description of the process.

Here's a little sneak peek:

Thanks a lot for your precious time!
Stay Blessed

Friday, 6 April 2018

Post 419: Embossing 101: Beginner's Guide to Embossing

Hi friends!

It is all about Embossing. What is embossing? An intro to different ways to do embossing including embossing folders, embossing pastes, heat embossing, dry embossing, embossing with the help of tools etc. 

To visit, please click HERE.

Thanks a lot for your time :)
Stay Blessed 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

So Many Giveaways!! Join in Now!!! Only 1 day left (closed, winners declared)

Hi friends!

How are you? Hope all is well. 
Who doesn't like giveaways? 
Well, there is just 1 day left to join in with the Welcome Spring Swap 
Where there are 18 AWESOME prizes! yes 18. All open WORLDWIDE!!

Deadline: 4th April
Winners will be announced on 5th April.
There are 12 international artists (including me) who have shared their art.
You have to hop onto all 12 blogs, comment on EACH blog. Plus follow each artist's  blog, instagram, youtube etc (links are shared on their blogs) to be eligible for their awesome giveaways.

I have 2 Superb Giveaways for the Welcome Spring Swap.

Prize 1

Prize 2

What do you have to do?

1. Please follow me on social media  Blog    Instagram   Twitter   Pinterest   Facebook

2. Please hop onto all 12 blogs & leave comments (start HERE)

3. Spread the news to your friends by sharing on facebook/instagram/twitter etc 

Thanks a lot!
Stay Blessed :)
Preeti D.