Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Blooming Peonies + Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge

Hello My Dear Friends

I am so excited to share that we have our very first Susan's Garden Designer Challenge up on the  ECD blog .Don't forget to visit the blog to check out the amazing work of design team.

I created a birthday card using the new released GN Peony 2 die and other dies from Susan's Garden.
Have a look!!!!!!!

Here's how i created this card.
  • Swipe distress ink - fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon and weather wood on a craft mat and place watercolor paper on top of it.

  • Cut watercolor paper into 2 x 1 inch pieces.

  • Cut white cardstock 6 -1/4 x 9- 1/4 inch and arrange pieces of watercolor paper ( 2 x 1 inch ) on top of it with 3D tape as shown in the pic.

  • Die cut Soft Finished Cardstock with Oriental Card die , cut it into half and overlap the edges as shown in the pic.
  • Position on card as shown.

  • Cut Soft Finished Colored Cardstock Mustard - 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inch and layer white cardstock on top of it.
  • Cut Black Cardstock 13-1/2 x 9 - 3/4 ,score at 6-3/4 and fold. Layer the Soft Finished Cardstock Mustard on top of it.
  • Die cut Soft Finished Cardstock with Garden Notes Peony 2 .Color the leaves with distress ink moved lawn and peeled paint.
  • Die cut  Soft Finished Cardstock with Garden Notes Ivy vine and color with distess ink moved lawn and peeled paint.

  • Color the petals with distress ink milled lavender , seedless preserves, dusty concord. Shape the petals and flowers with Susan's Tools ,Embossing Pad and Leaf Pad.

  • Paste twigs with Kids choice glue on the card base as shown.

  • Stamp happy birthday sentiment from General Sentiment Clear Stamp on pieces of white cardstock and arrange as shown in the pic (Optional apply clear glitter for some shine).

  • Die cut Soft Finished Cardstock using butterfly die from Garden Notes Fairy - Rose Petal , Sponge with distress ink milled lavender in the center and seedless preserves on the edges.Paste on card as shown( optional place black beads in the center of the butterfly).

  • Arrange the flowers and leaves as shown .

 Some more close ups...

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Susan's Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What  is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


Supplies Used


Embossing Pad

Other Supplies
White cardstock
Black Cardstock
Clear Glitter.
white pollen.
Black beads

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Smile just because.........

Hello My Dear Friends

Today i have a canvas to share with you guys.This one i created for Colourarte DT call project submission don't forget to visit there blog for some amazing inspirations.
i have a detailed step by step tutorial for the same which you can find it below.

 Lets get started --------
The canvas measures 8x8

  • Prime the canvas with white gesso using flat brush.
  • Twist pieces of gauge together in the form of tree as shown in pic and stick with 3d gel medium.

  •  Stamp flower images on tracing paper with black archival ink.

  •  Fussy cut the images and paste on canvas with multimatte medium.

  •  Color the flowers using round pointed brush with orange and yellow color paints. Draw stem lines of flowers with black acrylic color.

  •  Cover the tree with white gesso first and than color with various shades of brown acrylic colors.
  • Mix light green acrylic colour with white crackle paste and dark  green acrylic color with 3 d gel medium. Apply these pastes on the background as shown with small size spatula.

  •  Next mix light and dark shades of blue acrylic colors with 3 d gel medium and cover the remaining half of the canvas using spatula. While applying paste create stroke line in different direction for creating texture. 
  • Highlight the edges of the flowers and buds with black acrylic paint.

  •  Splatter dilute white paint on above blue background as shown in the pic.

  •  Die cut white card stock with leave die and color them with green and brown paints .Arrange around the tree branches.

  •  Apply black micro beads in the center of the flowers and bottom of the canvas with glossy accent.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
see you soon till than happy crafting


Friday, 30 June 2017

Keepsake box + Elizabeth craft Designs

Hello My dear friends

Today i have a lovely keepsake box for you guys which i adorned beautifully with sunflowers from Susan's Garden.
Elizabeth Craft Designs have some amazing new arrivals which you can check out here!!!!!

This cute box makes a wonderful way of presenting gifts to someone special. Here's some more close ups....

Thank you for stopping by.......
Do let me know how you like my creation

Supplies used  ECD -

Mini Molding pad

Other supplies
MDF box
circle ring mdf cutouts
Butterflycut out

Vintage love - photo canvas

Hello Dear Friends

Mixed media photo canvases are my all time favorite projects to work with and today i have a photo canvas  with vintage theme for you guys.
Its background has some gorgeous textures created using various prima products and complimented with lovely handmade flowers.
Some closeups

Do lemme know how to do like this canvas 
Thank you for stopping by 

Basics of mixed media

Hello my dear friends 
Lately I started doing lots of mixed media projects and there is so much that can be done .
I created a mixed media tag for rainbowcraftykari and sharing the same with you today.

I love to work with different mediums and today I would like to share my bit of knowledge with you guys about the basic mixed media mediums.
Gesso – is the first and for most important medium that I start to play with when I start working on any projects. Gesso works as a primer for the surfaces and prepares the surface or the background for the next step without bleeding through. In simple work it let the sprays, inks, paints or crayon does the job in better way.
Depending upon the consistency there are light gesso or heavy gesso that available in the market. Further there are three variants of gesso available – white gesso, black gesso and clear gesso. One can choose from white or black gesso depending upon the final look one is aiming for .Clear gesso is good to use on any image, pattern or sketch , so that a part of it remains visible while working with sprays , ink or paints.
There are many brands available I am naming few of them here – Prima , liquitex , dustic attic etc.There is so much that can be done with gesso like priming the surface ( below pic)

Preparing the embellishments for coloring (below pic)

Gesso can also be used for stamping, it creates a resist effect as shown in below pic.

Modeling paste - is thick, dimensional paste, which can be worked with texture tool, spatula or stencil for creating various interesting textures. It dries permanent and somewhat semitransparent after drying. It can be painted or sprayed with colors after drying. By mixing with pigments, inks or sprays one can create custom pastes out of it. It also works great as an adhesive for embellishments. Few of the brand available in the market – dustic attic , liquitex , prima , golden etc

In the above image I applied modeling paste with spatula, than mixed it with distress ink and applied with texture tool; in the last I applied modeling paste through stencil.
Texture Paste - is as name suggests adds dimensional texture to painting or to mixed media art.It is like modeling paste.Texture paste is bit heavy than paints and modelling paste.With texture oaste you can create impasto effects on the projects.Even one can shape or sculpt the texture paste in any way before drying using the palette knife.
Texture paste can also be mixed with paints, pigments or colors for creating custom pastes. In the market there are various brands available one of them is from Ranger’s and its comes in three different variants depending upon the final finish –
Texture paste (transparent gloss) – this one dries transparent with glossy finish
Texture paste (transparent matte) – this one also dries transparent with matte finish
Texture paste – this dries white with opaque finish.
Further texture paste also comes up with various other finishes such a crackle paste, graphite paste; sand paste etc.
The different brands available in the market prima , dream weaver , ranger’s etc.

Sand paste through stencil ( above pic)

Texture crackle paste white and texture crackle paste mixed with distress ink (above pic)
By using the above mentioned uses and products I created a tag have a look -

Thank you so much

Supplies used –
Modeling paste
Prima sand paste
Prima texture crackle paint white
Distress sprays – chipped sapphire , cracked pistachio , salty ocean , moved lawn
Inka gold
Distress ink – vintage photo
Tim holtz stencils – brick & floral

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