Sunday, August 18, 2013

'Artist' Mixed Media Journal cover


How is Monday treating you? Hope you are all geared up for the week after the long weekend.

Today I want to share a mixed media project. I made this a DT inspiration piece for Crafters Corner blog.

I altered my art journal cover using stencils and Lindy's mists and a lot of other paraphernalia.

Since I was altering my art journal cover, I decided to use artistic or crafty supplies as embellishments. I have seen brushes used in projects by some artists and I love that idea. I also have a wooden ruler, some eyelets, stapler pin ,buttons, crayon, pen nib etc. I like how grungy and artsy it looks.
The background is made using Stencils, modelling paste,a cross stich mat, gauze, stamped tissue paper and Lindy's starburst sprays and moon shadow mists. List of supplies at the end of the post.

Here's the list of supplies
Lindy's sprays in Autumn Maple Crimson, Poinsettia Red Gold and Gossamer Gold
Crafter's Tiny circles stencil
Golden Modelling paste
Hope you like this project. Stay tuned for the next round of baby projects.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Baby projects part - 1


Another post today and I am shocked at myself for doing so many posts in a row.Yay me!

Today's projects are made for a friend who gave me the order when she found out she was expecting a child. Her baby girl arrived a few weeks back and my projects were still not done.Don't you love how efficient and fast I am!

Anyhow, she wanted things in pink, lilac, lavender, purple etc so most of the projects have that colour scheme.I am now officially sick of purples and lavenders.Not my favourite colors.

Don't you think those baby shoes are adorable! I found the template and instructions from here.

She liked the embroidery hoop projects I have been doing and wanted flowers, laces and shabby chic type things. I did not do too much embellishing since it has to go all the way to UK and I am worried about damage during transit. So fairly flat and simple projects.

The next project is also an embroidery hoop but I tried a little drawing and painting here and tried to make it more cutesy and something which might look appropriate for a child's room. I need to fix those random paint blobs on the left.

I am so nervous about these! It's so difficult to create something for somebody who has blindly put her faith in you and then you can never find out if she really liked it or is just being polite. Sigh!

Anyway, that's it for today. Part two coming up soon!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to Pink and flowers :-)


Before you think that I am stuck on pink, please know that the project today is made on order and the person who wants it is obsessed with pink AND flowers. Do not blame me!

Anyhow, my mom's friend wanted a tissue box for her living room and this is what I made

To be fair, this is not really pinky- pink.It has touches of peach too. This is one of my favourite collections from Prima. This is the art journal collection and I love it. Beautiful textural designs. You don't have to do much. I still did some not so great embossing on all the sides and added mulberry flowers etc as usual.
Tip : Please plan your projects and do your embossing ,stamping etc before you seal the papers. Duh!

Here are some other details

Okay, that's it for today. Hope she likes it.



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A masculine project for a change

Hello everyone,

Back with another really simple project. I wanted to make a gift for a family friend who was a big help recently. I had to think real hard about what to make for him. It's a bit difficult for me to make something masculine. I finally decided to make a desk accessories set for him.

This is my instant gratification project and was a nice change from figuring out tons of different things. The pattern paper does it all, don't you think? I have been hoarding this paper for too long and I think it's perfect for things for men.

Okay that's about it. Hope you like this project. See you soon!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After the Internet, my Mojo is back too !


Yes, I have been low on Mojo for a long long time. You see, I have been cheating. The projects that I have been showing for the last month or so are all projects that were done in June and that too because I had a deadline hanging over my head. Since then, I have not created anything new and hardly done anything except maybe my DT work and some cards for a swap. Oh, I have a lot of things which are WIP but they are actually WSDL ( Work stalled due to laziness) status in

Anyhow, I recently realized that I don't participate in many challenges and decided to rectify the situation. I tried making a mixed media canvas for a challenge. The requirement is to use blue, green and purple as your main colours and here is what I made

Okay, I know I am talking too much, but I have to tell you that my original idea was not to make a clock. I had finished the background and had no clue what to do next. I have a huge Crafter's workshop Clock stencil which I have hardly ever used and I just randomly decided to use it. I was going to use just a portion of it, but I forgot my original plan and placed the design in the centre and so the clock was born. Can you tell what is wrong with the design?

I used Lindy's for the blues, Ranger's Colorwash for the purple and greens, a few different background stamps and of course my stencils and modelling paste. You can't see the shimmer in the pictures,  but its gloriously shimmery. Here are some close-ups

Okay, so I asked you if you can figure out what is wrong with this canvas. There's not one but two things. The first one is  that the clock is crooked and the second thing is my Spanish is all wrong. It should say Un momento and not Un momente! I can't stop laughing right now. Hope you got a laugh out of this too.

See you soon with more projects, hopefully.

Submitting for AMMCC 5

Color Conceptions challenge #3 - Nail it down with textures


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Internet is back and a layout share !


How have you been? I have been without internet access for the past few days and have been in a perpetual state of annoyance since then. I am pretty sure I was going through withdrawal symptoms. Shame on me for being so dependent. Do you face the same malady?

Anyhow, like I mentioned in my previous post, I want to share another layout with you. Please be kind, I am not a layout person and so have no perspective on whether mine is good or bad. When I visit other folks who keep churning out layouts after layouts with seemingly little effort, I am nothing but amazed and then eventually depressed. lol

Stopping the rambling and whining, here is the layout

I tried to use a sketch this time. As you can see this is super textured, distressed ,torn, dark etc and sometimes I think it looks too busy and dirty in the pics.In reality  ,it's a little bit better.

My friend claimed that she is a fan of distressed, artistic things ,so she deserves this one and now that she has claimed that she has an eye for art, she cannot say one word against this one. Evil laughter.

Here are some more pics

That's it for today. Working on a few projects or at least pretending to, so maybe will have some new posts in a few days.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Attempting Layouts


How is everybody doing today? I enjoyed a rare day of sunshine after weeks of rains. All the laundry has been sorted and the poor plants in my balcony have been given some TLC.

Now that the unnecessary chit-chat is over, we shall move on to the project that I want to share. Today, I have a layout for you. I have already shared on my facebook  page but I completely forgot to post it here.

An old friend of mine took great risk and asked me to make a layout for her.It was scary for me because I really don't do layouts and its difficult doing it for somebody else, especially when they leave you to decide everything. Much nail biting and dramatic sighs were involved in the process.

I had to reject the candid camera type pic that she sent me and bully her into letting me pick this one. Isn't her boy adorable! I tinkered with the pic and added some filters and stuff too. You can't see it too well,but the pic has some filtered black and white thing going on.

This is a canvas layout and I went with a shabby ,highly distressed and textured look. Nothing new with that actually.

Stencils, Colorwash sprays, waterproof inks, glimmer ,shimmer, this has everything. After this, it was like I had tasted blood,so I made another co-ordinating one for her. lol. Will show it in my next post.

Here are some close-ups

Hope you like it. Have a happy Sunday!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...