Sunday, 11 June 2017

(Tutorial) : 'Moments' Shabby Chic Scrapbook Layout

Hi crafty pals,

My first share this month is a shabby chic layout featuring a photo of my little boy. 

I think I can still get away with using pink as he is a toddler :)  
This picture was taken in our backyard one spring day but I cant remember what he was pointing to. 

 Although I didnt record every step along the way, here is a tutorial of how the page came together. Add clean water to the pots of Colourarte Twinkling H2Os : Coral Berry, Apple Blossom, Blushing Caramel, Pink Cloud, Chiffon Pink.

Prepare the background as shown and give a coat of clear gesso. Use white gesso to tone down the bright colours of the eyelets. Ive roughly torn a lace strip to thread through the eyelets.

These are Prima Marketing Rosibelle Collection pattern papers. While this dries, fussy cut flowers from pattern papers in the same collection. 

These are the 2crafty chipboard pieces used in the layout: Frame handrawn hearts, Circle Lace Panel, Leafy Silhouettes. All of them have been coated with white gesso and then white acrylic paint. Tuck in some Circle Lace Panel chipboard pieces between the layers while the gesso is wet.

Using a tiny bit of Apple Blossom, Blushing Caramel, colour some lace and tuck alongwith the chipboard.

 Apply modeling paste through a stencil.

Time to add colour to the background. The first one added was Pink Cloud. It matched the colour of the background and blended very well with the background. Dry well. Then add Coral Berry, Apple Blossom, to finish splatter some Chiffon Pink.

Edge all the papers with Blushing Caramel. Using paint to edge gives a more distressed look than ink pads.

Arrange all the paper layers behind the photograph and embellishments.

Add more of the same twinks along the egdes of the pattern paper layers and make them drip using a water spritzer. Dry. Repeat till you like the way it looks.

After all the embellishments were added, add micro-beads and glass glitter, splatter watered down gesso and stamp using black archival ink. 

The photograph chosen for the layout is inspired by this painting by Ethel Spowers titled The Kite, which is the inspiration at ARTastic Challenge Blog this month. 
Criteria is to use a photograph of children or vintage style or both. 
You have till end of the month to play along.

The lace and flowery layers are inspired by the current moodboard challenge at Mixed Media Place

& the idea of a pink layout is from the challenge See it in pink : Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

I have plenty of unblogged layouts to share this month. 
I hope you will visit me again later this week :)
 Happy long weekend (my Oz readers)hope you find some creative time.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

(Video Tutorial) : Butterfly Art Journal page using Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics

I've always loved butterflies.
They remind me never to lose hope........
that something very beautiful can emerge out of something that's falling apart.

So, how does one become a butterfly?

You must want to fly so much, that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle, and transform into the Brightest, Strongest version of you ever! 

This was the journaling that went on a piece of 4 X 4 canvas and became the background for this journal page.

Its been 3 long months of constant challenges, perseverance and steadfastness to remain positive despite odds and through this time my art journal has helped me de-stress immensely. So, when I found a bit of time, I wanted to film this page and share it with all of you.

Here is the link to the video, I hope you like it and would love to read your comments.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

(VIDEO Tutorial) : DIY Unicorn Wall Decor Canvas

Have you played alongwith Words and Paintery Challenge this month? 

The colour combination this month is my all time favourite - teal, pink and green  
and this inspiration quote
ART is a never ending dance of illusions.

So, I just couldn't resist trying my hand at painting a unicorn. I think this would make a good wall art in a little girls room :) 

The base is a 12 X 16 inches canvas. The paints used are the gorgeous and shiny Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics and Acrylics Silks. Most of the flowers and supplies are from a local store by name Itsy Bitsy.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial and will take a minute to leave me a comment either here or on my video.

You have until 15th March 2017 to submit your entry for the current challenge at Words and Paintery.

--- Thank you all that visit me ---
Creative hugs,

Saturday, 15 October 2016

(VIDEO Tutorial): #ColourarteVideoHop - Mixed media scrapbooking layout - Autumn

Its almost summer here, yet, I found it so easy and inspiring to scrap about Autumn which is one of my favourite times of the year. The beautiful colors of fall, cool weather, warm dinners..... Ill have to wait another 6 months to experience that again, so why not re-live it through a layout! This is also the time of year when in India we celebrate Dusshera - a time when we choose to change ourselves and strive to see (and choose) good over bad in every aspect of our life.

Ive tried to bring this out by using a black background and a light filled photograph. The ombre leaves and colours being the journey of life through happy and difficult times and the gold to look for the bright moments in everyday through the journey of life.

Today's project is part of the first #ColourarteVideoHop this year - there are 14 amazing video tutorials for Autumn inspired projects made using Colourarte products. 
Here is the best part - 
COMMENT to WIN  (UPDATE 1/10/2016: Giveaway CLOSED)
the latest addition to the Colourarte range - Vivid Ultra Metallics of your choice. 
14 videos = 14 chances to WIN

Type #ColourarteVideoHop in the youtube search bar to find the videos
Follow the links in the description box of my video.

Happy hopping friends, I do hope you enjoy all the videos :)

Also playing alongwith the following challenges:

More than words : Change the subject of the layout, ombre leaves, title

Lulupu - Challenge #66- Bling a ding with a stamping twist! 
Ive used sequins and rhinestones for bling, stamping in the background that has been embossed.



Friday, 23 September 2016

(VIDEO): Beginner Mixed media scrapbook layout

Hello peeps,

Spring has definitely brought my creative mojo back atleast for now. I tried my hand at the Kraftit up Challenge this month with an over the top (from my standards) A4 scrapbook layout. One of those layouts that I just went with the flow.

If you are new to mixed media scrapbooking, there are some very simple and basic techniques that you can pick up from my video.For close ups and a step by step of this layout head over to the Colourarte blog.

List of supplies:
Other supplies: Clear gesso, white gesso, palette knife, brushes, pattern paper & embellishments ( Maggie Holmes / Prima Marketing)

Playing alongwith this months Kraftit up moodboard

Wish you all a lovely weekend.


Monday, 19 September 2016

(VIDEO): Gratitude Art Journal Page

Hello friends,

Today, my project is an Art Journal page made for Words and Paintery September reveal.

You can make any mixed media project to participate in this challenge. Use both the wording & colours to inspire your work.

This is another spread in my altered book which is a collection of memories and letters for my kids. So, it was only apt to have something about our everyday life. This is definitely one of the most satisfying and meaningful pieces of work I've done this month.

I found a whole heap gratitude journalling prompts on Pinterest and chose one that worked for me. The left page has a shaker sleeve made with WRMK fuse tool attached on one side. Underneath it are the remaining two sentences : "I felt joyful when..." & "My favourite part was..." and a small note for my kids about finding delight in everyday moments like a morning cuddle, an unexpected kiss or a quiet afternoon in the park.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Also playing alongwith More than words challenge blog.
I chose the Art Recipe and have included a few diecuts, a flair and a good helping of beads in the shaker pocket.

Also playing alongwith, Canvas Corp Brands challenge

Thursday, 4 August 2016

(Video Tutorial) : Underwater fantasy Shipwheel photoframe

Hello peeps and Happy August,

I'm waiting for the first signs of spring to show up, but alas it just keep raining here. 

With fond memories of summer, I made this project for the Video bloghop at Studio AB See organized by the talented Linda Ann Smith . Linda brought together a group of scrapbookers and artists through her FB page for this video hop.
My partner was the Award winning artist, Diana Riukas, who shares her knowledge in art through demonstrations and tutorials. 

In my videos …..enjoy the wonder of art by watching the imagery come alive step by step. At my YouTube channel my hope is to "Help you with your LOVE for art......" However that may be such as through acrylic painting, mixed media paintings, art journaling ideas, digital art painting or art consultation. My Master's in Fine Arts degree is from Maryland Institute College of Art. My art work is represented in private and public collections worldwide. Through my knowledge in art, my hope is to help artists, non-artists, and hobbyists to  do what they desire in art.
Diana prepared this beautiful art journal page using a very interesting alcohol ink technique.

I made this ship wheel shaped photoframe using sea shells collected from our trips to the beach.

I hope you enjoy this video where we have both shared the techniques and process to make our respective projects.

Thanks for visiting :)


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