Thursday, 24 December 2015

Snowflake card

   Here's another season card.. Cant believe am able to post very often now :)

The snow flake stamp set is fron Varna's creations.. It's A layered stampset, so bg building can be pretty easy.. Using 'pigment' ink for the 'solid' stamp brings out great results.. I used Bravo micia blue shades ink here.. The detailed image was stamped with Memento Danube blue ink..
Sentiment is from their New year sentiments set.. Added some washi tapes, silver sequins for bling & some baker's twine to complete my card..

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Shape stamping Christmas cards

   I'll be sharing another set of Christmas cards here.. I've employed "shape stamping" technique here & it's a great way to use all those teeny tine stamps.. I always try to make the most out of my supplies..
Without further ado, here's the card..

I cut out a circle out of acetate sheet & used it as stencil through which i stamped the tiny images with all shades of pink & green inks i had in my stash..
I just chose "swirl" images from many many stampsets i had.! I really love how the colors overlap..

I then used clear embossing powder only over the design & it turned out so good.. Gave sort of a decoupaged effect..
Hand drawn othet details, added a bow made of golden twine..
Sentiment is from bo Bunny greetings stampset..
Added some sequins to bring everything together.. Finally used my scoring board & tool to bring out the "stitched" effect..

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Another card following the same steps.. The decoupage affect is more obvious here..

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Watercolored Christmas cards

    Today i'll be sharing some watercolor cards.. Inspired by Dawn's video from Wplus 9 design..
This is my novice attempt at it :D the images are hand drawn(with a a jar lid & free hand sketching with fineliners)
for coloring i used distress inks instead of watercolors & also did some sketching coz that feels more "me". Check out the pics :)

*Distress inks:
 worn lipstick, fired brick
Pecock feathers, broken china
Mustard seed, wild honey
Black soot
*Sentiment from Bo Bunny greetings stampset
*glossy accents
*Brustro 300gsm watercolor paper

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

ATC keep swimming

   Here's my first ever ATC.

Was totally fun to make this one & sure am gonna make many more of them in future :)
I made this for an ATC swap challenge in Facebook over here .The theme was CAS..

I'm big fan of the movie "finding nemo" & hence this ;) I sponged some salty ocean DI to make the bg, & some green watercoloring for the seaweeds.. the fish image is from an itsy bitsy stamp set which i altered a little bit so that she looks like Dori :) added googly eyes & it turned aww so cute.!

Added a washi tape & mounted the handwritten sentiment using foam tape.

Am very happy that my swap partner liked it. Hope you did as well.
Thanks for your time :)
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Peacock feather card

   Today i'll be sharing a watercolour card..

The bg is watercolored with distress inks (peacock feathers, salty ocean, mowed lawn)

The feather & quote doodled with uniball signo white gel pen & Brustro black fine liner pen (0.05mm)

Initially i did the emboss resist watercolor technique using Zig embossing pen & wow platinum sparkle embossing powder.. But i burnt my paper when trying to iron off the EP :( & Hence this happened :D
We learn from our mistakes, don't we? :)

I do have a small personal anecdote to share, regarding this card , which is very special for me :)

I was planning this card while travelling in bus.. I just had the watercolor peacock feather image on one side & kinda arranging in my mind, the sentiment as "let your dreams take "flight".. At the exact same moment a peacock appeared from the bushes,  tried to cross the road & took flight just like that on seeing the approaching bus..!!
What more to call it than a heavenly happy coincidence.. It was as if my thoughts were instantly turned into reality.. Like magic :D I was more than overwhelmed.. :)

So that's my little story & card ;)
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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Art journal layout: FROZEN

  Here's page #6 of my art journal..will update page 5 soon.. I totally forgot doing that :D

Frozen is always a movie close to my heart with lots of bittersweet memories as i watched it along with someone whom i miss the most.. Well all that apart, what an experience to watch the movie in 3D.! 
One of the very few disney movies where true love's kiss isn't the only act of true love.!
"Let it go" song always gives me goosebumps & i relate myself very much to the lyrics.. & who won't love Olaf.! :D 
When i happened to watch the movie again recently i simply couldn't resist making this layout..
Sorry for that lengthy personal write up :D Now for the step by step (beware it's loooong too :D)

The cover picture of the movie was my inspiration & i wanted to achieve that "frosty " look.! I applied white glue & adhered tissue paper over it making lots of crinkles on the way.. Then applied gesso over the whole page & let it dry overnight. (Dats a first time.. I usually do things at a stretch:D)

Then applied salty ocean distress paint with fingers & diluting a little so that it reaches all the crevices.. Then i took a damp baby wipe & grazed over the surface exposing the gesso on the raised areas.. 
Then added chipped sapphire DI at the edges..Repeated the process until i achieved the desired look..applied Liquitex matte gel medium to seal everything & to get a nonporous work surface for shading.

   I had limited supplies of snowflake images.. A punch & a stamp.. I punched out few of 'em out of Brustro iridescent white paper.. 
On the same paper i used the stamp(from the "noel" stampset) & heat embossed with 'wow' clear sparkle EP & fussy cut it.!! Yes i loved cutting them out & also the results.. When i stuck them on the bg i used a sky blue fine liner pen to add the details.

   I did some free hand sketching of the characters & transferred to watercolor paper using carbon paper.. (It resists distress inks) 
Outlined using black Staedtler waterproof fine liner pen & colored using distress inks..
(Am giving the detailed & complete color list below. U can totally skip this part:) )

For the skin colors, i used spun sugar & worn lipstick for Elsa, scattered straw & worn lipstick for Anna..
Elsa: base colour with a very diluted & light shade of grey using memento London fog ink.. Details with fineliner pen..
Anna: scattered straw for the Base & wild honey for the darker shade.  Added details with brown & white fineliners..
   Elsa: i used peacock feathers DI. This is my most favorite color in the range :)
Added wink of stella clear glitter.. The shimmer is just wow.. I let it dry completely.. Then added distress crackle paint "clear rock candy" to add more details.... Finally added some highlights with white gel pen..

Anna: i used memento rosebud ink for the cloak & added details with purple glitter pen.. Black soot DI, gold gel pen & blue watercolor pencil for the remaining part..
   I added a light shade of grey with black soot DI.. & blue shade with uniball posca marker.. Then blended everything with the white marker..
Used orange,red & white fineliners for the nose.. I fussy cut only the body part.. Used Ranger black enamel accents to draw the sticks as well as the buttons.. Some highlights given with white gel pen..

'Snow' Quote:
       I stamped the quote with Tim Holtz worn text stampset & salty ocean DI. then wrote over it with "Snow marker" & puffed it up with heat tool.. I wasn't quite satisfied with it.. Then added white enamel accents over it & also had to use my uniball signo white gel pen.. 

Seriously i went a little overboard to get that white right :D 
(Also added some 'snow' in the bg)

   I used different shades of blue from my "Flamingo" water based marker set for the shading..

   I applied camlin white gesso all around with a palette knife, framing the whole scene together.. When it dried i added "glass bead glitter gel" from faber castell randomly over it.. I luv luv luv it :) 

That completes my layout.. Am really sorry that this was a very lengthy lengthy post.. But i just can't stop talking about this sparkly snowy goodness :D

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Mini layout: make your own magic

    Today I'll be sharing page #7 of my mini art journal..

I always love figure sketching but am never good with proportions.. Now that's not a very good combination, is it? :D
I managed to capture very few pics during the whole process.. A step by step tute without pictures can be quite boring with a mixed media work.. So i'll just stick on to some basic facts..

I made a rough sketch & transferred to cardstock using carbon paper.. I fussy cut the different parts & used it as template to paper piece the whole image..
I colored the hair with distress inks (wild honey, tea dye, vintage photo)
The yellow & red bands colored with Staedtler fine tip markers..
I love the dimension achieved by all the layering.. I couldn't quite capture it.!

The whole bg sort of darkened up when i applied gel medium (camlin) over it.. I still dunno if that's the reason.. Well anyway let's consider this is Potions class happening in the dungeons :D (thanx malar for the idea ;))
The quote was written using uniball signo silver gel pen to add that touch of sparkle & shine..

I did manage to capture a pic during the initial stages. I did some editing & digital drawing over the photograph using picsart android app.. Wish i hadn't got too carried away with the bg later on.. So here i present version 2.0, Hagrid's Hut ;)

& yeah there's an interesting story behind the texture of the cauldron.. It was purely accidental :D i colored the fussy cut cauldron with black acrylic paint, applied folkart cracle medium & then top coated with metallic acrylic paint.. Being an impatient crafter, i went on to use my heat gun to speed up the process.. & guess what? it just bubbled up... In any other project it may have been a disaster.. But it suited just perfect for my little cauldron :D

I hope you liked this project with all the twists & turns.. Do lemme kno ur thoughts on this.. I'll be glad to know them.. Thanks for your time..
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Altered cover: create play

    Here's an altered art work of mine.. It's time to revamp my 10" tab3's plain old cover :)

Well only half way through i realized i've been working upside down :D shouldn't be a big prob :) I dint get to take many pics of the process.. I'll try to explain the process in short..

Firstly i coated the Cover with prima heavy gesso twice & let dry..
Applied Ranger texture paste through stencils (THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP: Art is, Gears, mini tile texture,Tim Holtz measured) in the composition i wanted.. For the quote words i used memory box alpha stencil & Tim Holtz 'Cargo' Letter by letter..

After it has completely dried i applied mists (am using them for first time & was quite reluctant :D)  i used DYLUSIONS vibrant turquoise,heidi swapp bronzer, accents peppermint & pumpkin, DIY mist made with Camlin burnt sienna drawing ink..

Added inca gold (old gold, aquamarine blue) over the relief areas.. Did some random script stamping with black Archival ink & also to color the edges.. Added gel medium to seal everything.. I felt the shine dull a bit.. So i added gold acrylic paint with a dry brush..

I cut out a 2 1/4" circle from pattern paper & inked up with peacock feathers & vintage photo DI & some inca gold to bring everything together..
The butterfly is a metal charm.. I didn't have the appropriate size key charm..
So using a key stamp image as reference i used 3D glitter to draw on acetate sheet, cut out & colored in the same scheme..

Gave a final coat of gel medium to seal everything & it's done.

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Goes with the words black & orange...

Cas card: dream catcher

     Am back with a CAS card today.!

I created the watercolor background with Distress inks (tea dye, worn lipstick, peacock feathers, salty ocean, dusty concord) dried completely with heat tool..

Aww now comes my favorite part.. DOODLING.. i used Brustro fine liner pens (0.3, 0.05) to sketch the dream catcher image.. I totally love how it turned out to be..

I stamped the sentiment with black soot distress ink & heat embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder..

Finally added some dots with Ranget black enamel accents & covered the beads with glossy accents..

This card will definitely be one of my personal favourites :)Hope you liked it.
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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Cas card get well soon

   Here's a quick card i made..

feather is hand drawn & colored with gelatos..
Borders with washi tape..
Hearts punched out, colored with ink pads & given the wink of stella clear glitter & glossy accents treatment..
Sentiment from Penny Black eloquence stamp set stamped with memento Danube blue ink..

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Interactive card: friends for life


    Here's an interactive card i made..

The images are from itsybitsy bear stamp set..
For the bear i used memento london fog ink to stamp the image (to achieve a no line watercolor look)

black soot and worn lipstick distress inks to color.. The shades achieved by different level of ditutions.. Added fine lines to add more depth and texture..

The flower bouquet stamped with archival ink, colored with spun sugar, worn lipstick, mustard seed & mowed lawn.. I also heat embossed the flowers with wow clear glitter embossing powder & zig embossing brush pen..

Honey jar colored with same color scheme & the hearts with my usual fav technique, wink of stella clear glitter & glossy accents..

Did the sliding mechanism using coin & foam squares..

For the background i drew some squiggly lines with grey & pink sketch pens, added some flowers with Wow platinum sparkle embossing powder..

The pink was quite striking so i used uniball signo white pen to mute down & add more texture as well..

Sentiment is from Penny Black eloquence stamp set using memento Rosebud ink..

Hope you liked this little project of mine :)
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