Thursday, 31 August 2017

Giveaway WINNERS : Video Hop With Us August 2017

Hello friends,

A big huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart...

... to all those who stopped by my youtube channel,

... for all the sweet, encouraging comments,

... & to all my subscribers ❤

Here are the Winners of the August 2017 'Video Hop With Us'


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

VIDEO Hop & Giveaway : 'Mini Album' Cover

Hello friends,

Week 4 of Video hop with Us.  
Every Tuesday of August 2017, I will be sharing a video tutorial on my youtube channel.
(Scroll down for links to the rest of the Video Hop)

To win one of 4 exciting prizes, SUBSCRIBE to our youtube channels & leave a COMMENT.
'A Wish Come True' 
Mini Album Cover

My project this week is a Travel mini album to document a trip to Europe.
Today, I share how the cover page came together.

Watch me create the cover here

Be sure to Subscribe & Comment on all the videos to win some exciting prizes. 

Here are a few close ups.

Linking this to Mixed Media Place August Challenge
Alongwith using the colours from this prompt, the book inspired me to make a mini album.

Simon Says Stamp : Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Definitely, the theme of the album was inspired by Aall & Create challenge - Europe. Thank you ITAC'17 for making me begin a looooong overdue project :)

Ive included in my project
  • Pattern Paper
  • Lace
  • Letters (chipboard)
  • Textures (background chipboard & key to represent the beautiful mysterious doors in France 
  • Something vintage - distressed pattern paper, lace
  • Something modern - sequins & gold

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial.

Happy creating,

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Video Tutorial : 'Art' Journal using 2crafty chipboard and Colourarte

Hello friends,

Im so overwhelmed with the response to the two previous videos as part of Video Hop with Us -
 ❤ THANK YOU for your appreciation & support

If you missed it, this month I'm collaborating with two very talented ladies to bring mixed media Video tutorials every Tuesday this month.

To win one of 4 exciting prizes, SUBSCRIBE to our youtube channels & leave a COMMENT!

 Here is my project - an Art Journal page.

Click below to watch me create this page.

So, here is the story of the inspiration behind this page - the first challenge at  
Aall & Create - Europe

Its been 5 years since I was last in Europe but I still remember those beautiful, huge doors we saw all over Austria & France.  Ooh la la those vintage colours & textures! That's what inspired me to try and recreate a window on an old wall.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the video hop & visit me again next Tuesday.
Be sure to Subscribe & Comment on all the videos to win some exciting prizes. 

Until then,


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

(VIDEO Tutorial) : Mixed media scrapbook background using Gelli plate printing

Hello friends,

Week 2 of Video hop with Us.  
Every Tuesday of August 2017, we will be sharing a video tutorial each on our youtube channels. 

To win one of 4 exciting prizes, SUBSCRIBE to our youtube channels & leave a COMMENT
'Love You' 
12x12 scrapbook layout

I used a Gel Press to create the background and of course used my favorite 2crafty chipboards & Colourarte paints with the beautiful Maggie Holmes pattern papers.

Enjoy the rest of the video hop.
Shilpa Nagaonkar - 

 Linking my layout with 
Simon Says : Splatter it

July challenge 

'Wings' made me want to try something very different, something I had never thought or tried before - using a gel press to make the background of the layout. The soft colours & the madonna like image made me want to choose this photo of mine with my kids. Brushes ofcourse to splatter & paint all over the page & background.

Wishing you sunshine & creative happiness this week.

See you back next Tuesday.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Video Hop with us & Giveaway : Art journal in my altered book

Hello friends,

Super excited to be part of a youtube video hop with 3 very talented designers.
Every Tuesday this month, we will be sharing new videos on our youtube channel.

Here is my project

Watch me create this page.

Be sure to Subscribe & Comment on all the videos to win some exciting prizes. 

Here are a few close ups of my page.

 Isnt that kite chipboard adorable. 
Excellent quality chipboard too as its taken on quite a few layers of paint and gesso.

Thank you for visiting today. Hope you enjoyed my video. 

See you back next Tuesday.

Linking this with Mixed Media Place challenge. The beautiful flowers, swing, winding road made me think of outdoors and cycling. I feel beautiful within when I also feel strong and that made me use a kite for this journal page.

2crafty chipboard used:
Chevron Bits, Title - Today is perfect, Kites

Colourarte used:
Vivid Ultra Metallics: Teal Zircon, Kiwi
Acrylic Silks: Mango Mamba, Terracotta Rose, Forest Green
Twinkling H2Os: Pink Cloud, Hopeful honeysuckle, Apple Blossom, plum blossom, bashful blue, Mystique, Summer breeze, buttercup, mustard green

Thursday, 20 July 2017

VIDEO Tutorial : Beginner Mixed Media A4 Layout

Hello friends,

I'm back to share my next layout for 2crafty chipboard & Colourarte for this month.

Further down is a link the video tutorial for this page.


The colours are inspired by the Words & Paintery moodboard
You have until mid August to play along.

All the chipboards were first covered with white gesso, dried and then painted over with Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics. The pink paint on Doodled Heart was looking very bright after painting, so Ive dabbed some white gesso to soften the colour and give a distressed look.

Gigi's flowers got the tiniest amount of twinkling H2O watercolour, for the most part they retain their white from the gesso. The title from the Fine Words Set was painted over with 3 shades of pink Vivid Ultra Metallics from Colourarte.

Can you spy 4 ways Ive used roses on this layout - decoupaged roses from an Ikea serviette, roses on pattern paper, stamped roses and chippie roses. Roses 3 ways on a kraft background is the challenge at Kraftplus challenges this month. I just couldnt resist joining in.

I hope you enjoy the video. 

Colourarte Supplies:

Vivid Ultra Metallics 
African Jade, Teal Zircon, Jasmine, Pink Azalea, Playful Peony
Twinkling H2Os 
Apple Blossom, Pink Cloud, Bashful Blue

2crafty Supplies used:

- Gigi's flowers
- Doodled heart
- Fine Word Set 2 

 Thank you for visiting today.

❤ See you soon ❤
Happy crafting 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

(VIDEO Tutorial) : 'Cool Dude' using 2crafty & Colourarte for ARTastic Challenge July 2017


Hi creative pals,

Today, I want to share one of my 2crafty chipboard & Colourarte projects this month.

The colours and shapes are inspired by this painting which is the challenge prompt at 
ARTastic Challenge blog. 
To participate, just upload a project inspired by the painting & use pen on your layout.
So, you can doodle, outline paper layers, or just use a pen to write on your layout.

All the chipboard pieces were first coated with white gesso. I stuck the Triangle clusters on the layout and then dabbed Twinkling H2Os on them using a brush; a tiny bit of yellow, a touch of blue and a dot of red. Remember to leave some white space. It brightens the colours (visual illusion).


Using foam dots between the layers of patter paper behind the photograph, makes it easy to tuck in chipboard to embelish the layout. I outlined the pattern paper layers and Cool Dude Title chipboard with a pen so the letters standout.

To balance the page while not taking the spotlight away from the Triangle Clusters, Ive used 3 pieces of Chevron Bits chipboard.

Here is the video of how this page came together. I hope you enjoy it.

Look forward to reading your comments.

Colourarte Supplies Used:
Forest Green Vivid Ultra Metallics:
Teal Zircon
Twinkling H2Os: 
Sweet Alfalfa, Daffodil, Ginger Peach, Poppy Red, Blue Bayou, Tahitian

2crafty chipboard used:
  • Chevron Bits
  • Triangle Clusters 
  • Cool Dude Title
  • Cute Cogs
  • Gears
  • Steampunk Gears Small
  • Steampunk Gears Medium 


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