Monday, July 16, 2018

DT call Srapmir 2018_2

Hello,

ScrapMir has come out with their second DT call this year. ScrapMir is an Ukranian Paper company with amazing collection of pattern papers.


Good day, our beloved readers!
Again came the exciting moment of the announcement of recruiting new designers in our team. 
Design team ScrapMir - it's part of your and our lives. 
  • We - we love our products! Really, really! Not a sign of gratitude for the generous dis-parcels. And because of high quality materials, unique design, inspiring and just great!
  • We not only distribute tasks and MC, we come up with, discuss, argue, find common solutions, and you can not find it terrible admin ... oops, this information is selected to know only selected designers)
  • We are free designers. Our work is so constructed that we will expand the boundaries and plan for the months ahead and on any force.
  • We are a team of crazy creatives, hohotushek, serious and real skraperov trudyazhek who like their job.
This will be the 7 DC of our challenger.
What is it? It depends on you, our future designers)

The full details of the call can be found here : https://blogscrapmir.blogspot.com/2018/06/scrapmir-20182-1607.html 

 Hello everyone, I am Gayatri from India. I am stay at home mom and I have two wonderful grown up boys. I started crafting when my boys grew up and I had leisure time to spend.
I love to craft and create with pattern papers. I try to make new projects and avoid repetition. Be it cards, I love trying fun folds or 3D cards. I spend time to finish my work so that it is perfect and brings joy and awe to the receiver or beholder. 
I had not heard about Scrap Mir before, but when I saw their DT call in January, I checked their paper collection and to be frank, they are awesome. I love soft patterns, pastel shades, and vintage patterns. The paper pack is well thought of and the sentiments, cards, and chipboard pieces are so coordinated and amazing. I would love love to work with them and try to create new crafty projects. Hope I get a chance (please... :) )

I would like to share few of my creations here. The title is linked to the particular blog. 











Inside of the Book Box card.





Another view of the Z- fold card.



Here I would also like to share a recent card I made which I am sharing here first. I am yet to write a blog for this:


This is a pop up card and you can see the pop -up in the video.





My other social media links are:


Thank you for stopping by and going through my creations. 

Gayatri




Monday, July 9, 2018

Smell The Sea.....

Hello crafty folks,
Today I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried something new for my DT inspirational post at Itsybitsy.
So, I tried my hand at a mixed media canvas. I used chalk paints to create the background. The more I work with chalk paints, the more I am loving it . It dries quickly and gives a matte finish. Itsybitsy has such beautiful color range too. ( I am going to hoard them for sure :D )
I am  so happy with the outcome. Let me take you through the steps on how I created it.




I assembled the materials required. Monte Marte 5" x 7" canvas and chalk paints and brushes.



For sky I used Tuscan Teal chalk paint and a bit of blue acrylic paint. For the beach area I mixed Lemon Chiffon with a little bit of Mocha Color splash. I added a it Marsh Green chalk paint here and there too.  I stuck gauze cloth to create texture for waves.



I added Snow chalk paint on the tip of ruffles of gauze cloth to give it a frothy texture. I added the fence sticker from the 3D sticker collection and gave it a color with a mixture of Snow Chalk paint and Mocha Color splash.



I used the Irregular Dot stencil and Frosty Fizz Embossing paste to create texture. I added mini art stones I had for more texture. Once it dried I colored the stones with the same colors I used for beach.



I colored a small chipboard bird with chalk paints and stuck it to the fence. I completed the canvas by adding some shells, moss etc. I painted few birds in the sky too.
Here are more pictures of my completed canvas:









List of materials used:
 


https://www.itsybitsy.in/products/papercraft-laser-cut-chipboard-chipboard-shapes/itsy-bitsy/chipboards-shapes-bird-and-birdcage-1pc-ib/pid-12920866.aspx







Linking this to the July challenge at More Than Words




Hope you liked my project, just as  I thoroughly enjoyed creating this.

Till I see you again with my next creation - Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Make the world a better place....

Hello peeps,

I made a mixed media tag for DT inspiration post at Southern Girls Challenge. The challenge this time is - A bit of Flash.


  • I created the tag with scrap chipboard as base. I layered it with a pattern paper from Prima paper pack. I have used Lindy's sprays to create the back ground. 


  • I created the sentiment in Word doc. and printed it out. I gave it a vintage effect with Tea Dye distress ink. 


  • I added die cuts, chipboard embellishments from Mudra, and my own handmade flowers. To finish off I added few sequins.

Thank you stopping by. Do check out other inspiration at SGC  and share your creations. 

Till next time - Happy crafting!!

Gayatri

Monday, June 25, 2018

Upcycled bottle

Hello ,

Over the weekend I just gave an old bottle, a makeover. I had this honey bottle which I thought could be changed to a home decor piece.

This project is my DT inspiration post for Itsybitsy

I first cleaned the bottle well and applied 'Lemon Chiffon' chalk paint. I gave  it two coats to get a good coverage. (when applying two coats, allow sufficient time for the first coat to dry before applying the next).


I cut the required portion of the design from the decoupage napkin - 'Forest Flowers'. I glued the napkin using Little Birdie Decoupage Glue.


I used a cling wrap to smoothen out the napkin and to remove wrinkles and trapped bubbles.


I added the napkin piece on all four sides and gave a top coat of Decoupage Glue over all of them.


I then colored the surrounding areas to blend with the napkin. I used Lemon Chiffon  and a touch of Wild Moss chalk paints to get the desired color. I also sprayed brown acrylic paint for an added interest. Finally I gave three coats of varnish allowing at least 1/2 -1 hour drying between each coat.  I added twine and embellishment from Little Birdie.

Here are few pictures of my project:






You can find links to the products used in my itsybitsy post - here.


Till next time , Happy Crafting!

Gayatri

Thursday, June 21, 2018

DT project for ConieFong

Hello there,

I am back with another ConieFong image for my DT inpirational post. For today, I have chosen the 'Baby Ellie' image.


I colored the image with Copics. I used the image on the cover of a baby alum. I have used Peek a Boo (boy) papers from Kaisecraft. I embellished the cover with few of my handmade flowers..





You can buy the image at Conie Fong's Etsy store: Baby Ellie

Thank you for stopping by. Do leave your lovely comments below. They mean a lot to me.

Till next time - Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Friendship Forever - A mixed Media card.

Hello friends,
Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card, efforts of my tiny steps in Mixed Media. This is my DT post for Itsybitsy. I have used their latest release, embossing paste, for creating texture and it is really addictive to see the paste develop texture under a heat gun.. :-)

Here is a sneak peek





For a detailed step by step procedure, just hop onto my post at itsybitsy blog here → http://blog.itsybitsy.in/friendship-forever-a-mixed-media-card


Thank you for stopping by. Till next time - Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mixed Media tag

Hello,

Here is my inspiration post for Southern Girls Challenge June challenge - Winter Blues.

I made a mixed media tag. I prepared the base of the tag with different blue inks from Altenew and used butterfly collage stamp from Technique Tuesday to create background.



I created few textures with stencil and mini art stones from Prima. I stuck some cheese cloth to add texture. Adhered the flowers, die cut leaf and chipboard elements. Added a splash of gesso and finished off with a blue seam binding ribbon.



Hope you like my tag. Waiting to see your entries to this month's challenge. 
Here is the link to the present challenge → Southern Girls Challenge

Thank you for visiting. Till next time Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri