Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brand Spanking New Project


I am very excited to show you what I  made yesterday.Generally I can never stop finding faults with the stuff I make ,but this is the second thing that I have made and loved,even if I say so myself.
Talk about humility.:-)

Okay,so this was done to submit for a monthly mixed media challenge which I really wanted to participate in.I am a part of a facebook group of some amazing people who are all interested in mixed media and art and I am kind of addicted to visiting the group.

It is run by Limor who does a lot of beautiful mixed media work herself and graciously shares her knowledge and art with us.You should go check her out.She can be found here .

When I finished with it,I realized that it also meets the requirements of the ITSY BITSY BIG B Challenge this month,so I am going to submit it there too.No,I am not being greedy.:-)

So here it is ..ta da! Oh before that,I am not even sure if I qualify for Limor's challenge because she said we are supposed to recycle something.This stuff is not technically recycling.It's upcycling.:-)

This poor tray has been messed up a countless times.I never had the heart to throw it away.Ignore the stuff on the tray.I was just drying out some things I made.It was a cheap laminate thingy which I just gessoed over here.


Some close ups are in order

I made this for my kid cousin who is down in the dumps because of her new job and stuff and I thought this will cheer her up.The text is the lyrics from one of my favourite songs.Frankly speaking,I was dying to use these lyrics somewhere and these seem apt for her.

The background is textured ,stamped,perfect pearled (if that's a word) and stencilled in silver and portrait pink ( Not too visible).The Butterfly is stamped, cut out and glittered.The pearl spray which is hardly visible behind the blue flower is handmade.The flowers are Prima.I put some pearly acrylic paint on those too.The picture is not all that great and there's a lot of glare, but if you see it in natural light,its all pearly and shimmery and silvery.Love it!Oh and the feather is also handmade.Saw this idea here .Check out this blog.Gabrielle makes extremely pretty things.

The image is from The Graphics Fairy.I love her site!

Since this has bling and beads,I think it will work for the ITSY BITSY Big B challenge too.Hope they accept multiple submissions.



Monday, September 24, 2012

Art Tiles

Hello there,

I was really inspired by one of the videos I watched on youtube.The lady there created some beautiful art tiles and I immediately wanted to make them.The process looked simple enough,but I have to admit,I messed up a lot of times.To start with,I don't own very many tiny stamps and whatever I used did not stamp very well.I must have covered the tiles at least 5 times before I could get passably okay.I added some glitter and tiny beads as the last step and I like that.In retrospect,I should probably have been more careful with the placement of glitter.Well,learning for another time!

The small tile with too many beads looks horrible in the pictures,but in real life you can totally see the image and its quite a nice effect ,seeing the image through the beads.Of course,it would have been better if I had not gone overboard with the beads..

The inspiration came from Linda from Livartnow on youtube.If you want to see it look for it here. She used wooden tiles,but I didn't have those so I used multiple layers of thin chipboard.

Hope you like it.Sorry for the glare on the pics!

Submitting this for the ITSY BITSY BIG 'B' Challenge .Not sure If this qualifies or not,but it does have beads AND bling,so hope it does.:-)

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