Friday, 17 October 2014

'Set Me Free' Mixed Media Canvas for Scrap Around The World Mid month reveal; DT work for Tresors de Luxe

 
Hello friends!
 
Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you all.
This one is for Scrap Around The World  mid month reveal following the mood board by Rachel Funnel. The trims and flowers are from Tresors de Luxe
 
Here is my interpretation
 
 
 
The quote is originally from a very favourite scrapbooker of mine
 Keren Tamir from Expressing from my Heart and Soul. She made an exceptional mixed media canvas with this quote. You can check it here.
 
 
And here is the mood board-
I was inspired by the White birdcage picture.
 
 
 
Some close ups-
 
 

 



NOW FOR WHAT YOU CAN WIN!!


1ST PRIZE

 $50 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!
 

 
 


Green Tara IS an Australian based company, importer & wholesaler of 
handmade & milled mulberry papers, beautiful ribbons, fabric & paper flowers, 
washi tape & more!  They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products with beautiful embellishments in rich colours & textures!


Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prize winner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $50.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php 
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2ND PRIZE


$40 worth of fantastic stamps from Darkroom Door 
{the lovely Christmas one you see below plus MORE!}


Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercrafting products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.


 


 
Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their
 full selection along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!





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3RD PRIZE

$30 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!
 
 

 

 


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 


Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our
 papers, which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.


 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!


If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.




Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/

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4TH PRIZE


$20 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!
{plus FREE POSTAGE!}

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Our online store has an incredible selection of products for all papercraft
artists. Our Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative juices flowing!  Be sure to 
check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place that 
includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 


We also have a blog &  Facebook page
where you can find loads of inspiration!



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5TH PRIZE


 $15 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!


2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.


We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!



Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. 
Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 
2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.




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RANDOM PRIZE


$25 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as
 a BONUS 9 EXQUISITE LACE FLOWERS  
sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.


Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness

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ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!


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The deadline for this challenge is  FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER 2014.




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GIVEAWAY NEWS!!

Just giving you all a HEADS UP {in case you have forgotten to pay us a visit at 
SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK {click there!!}

We have YET ANOTHER GIVEAWAY going on ONLY ON FACEBOOK.
{as we OFTEN do} so it pays to follow us there & click "Get Notifications"
to keep up with what's going on.  We feature entries there & post roughly
3 times a day so there is always something to keep you feeling inspired!


Our new FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY Sponsor for October is Cifrovoefoto of Russia
 & they are giving away a $25 gift certificate for stamps OF YOUR CHOICE
 from their website. To check out their HUGE SELECTION of stamps click here...
http://esel.by/index.php?option=com_virtuemart....
We will draw a winner on the 9th November.
Please NOTE The website is in Russian but if you use Google Chrome as your browser you can 

enable the translate tool in the URL/address bar on the right next to the bookmark star.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS RANDOM PRIZE DRAWING ON FACEBOOK ONLY
 
you MUST leave a comment on the original post so we can choose our winner!!

 
 
Hope you were inspired enough to participate.
Will love to see what you come up with :)

Will love to hear your views.
Thanks and have a great day!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sparkle with Prima Lulupu Blog hop

Hello friends!
Hope you all are doing great!
Today I am want to share with you all a layout.
I made this one for the Lulupu-Sparkle with Prima blog hop.
You have hopped here from Riti's blog
 
 Its the Day 6 of the hop on Lulupu blog with my post and I hope you made it a point to comment on each of the previous five designers in the hop :) We have a Secret blog hop prize for one lucky winner hidden somewhere.
 
So, did you check out the Lulupu store for the latest release from Prima???
If not.. You all are sure missing out on some great stuff and definitely some great deals!
Lulupu has stocked up the latest collection of all the gorgeous Prima pattern papers and coordinating embellishments, ATCs, stickers and what not.. for you to create your projects with. Not to forget the Art basics, Art Extra-vaganza and Art Ingredients ! They are the hottest things in the crafting world these days. So hop on to the store here.

Here is a project I made using some of my Prima goodies. I will leave a link to all the supplies used in this project in the end.

 


Some close ups :







Step by step tutorial on how to make his layout-

Step 1.
 Choose the 12x12 inch (or any other size ) papers you want to.
I chose my Prima papers. The base paper is from The Epiphany collection and the black gesso-ed paper is Prima songbird collection (old). This is a yellow coloured paper I chose to work with.

Step 2.
 Apply a layer of black gesso. When it dries use some old pen ( not in working condition) to make a few scratches and marks.

About Black gesso-(or any Prima gesso as such)

1.Black Gesso here not only works as a colorant for me here but also helps me in giving a chalkboard kind of look.

2. Gesso also helps me to build up layers of mediums I want to on my page as it prevents warping and tearing of paper and makes it relatively impervious to liquid mediums as mists, sprays and watercolours.

3.You can water it down to change consistency as I did here. This means less product used and more coverage. This is heavy gesso by prima so watering definitely helps!

4.White gesso works similar except that it gives a white colour and Clear gesso gives no colour but does provide all the other advantages of gesso.

5. Any gesso gives tooth to your paper and make it impervious which means that your mists and colours look more vibrant when applied on gesso-ed papers/materials.

Step 3.
Start the work on this  prepared base. I started with carefully applying Golden Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 embossing paste using Prima bubbles stencil ( My favourite) and art knife.

Step 4.
 Half dry with heat tool. Do not try complete heat drying as the paste starts to bubble on continuous heat application. You may try to do it after a few minutes if you please.

Step 5.
Adhere this to the base paper (Epiphany paper). Do some stitching and use Black Chalk ink by Prima to distress the edges of the paper.

Step 6.
Use matte medium to adhere the Prima resin frame and the picture inside. I like to be liberal with this application especially if adhering heavy objects (resin frame in this case).

Step7.
Start building up layers on the frame. I used black sand texture paste by Prima for this. Oh my! I loved it! I build up layers all around the frame and then dried it carefully.
Note- Protect your picture as it may distort with heating).

About black/white sand texture paste-

1.This actually works and looks as sand.
2.You may mix it with stains and inks to create your own customised effects.
 3.The top layer can be dried with a heat tool and you may continue to work although the product takes some time to dry completely if the layer is thick.
4.As Texture Paste is permanent after drying do clean the tools and stencils with water and soap (or wet wipes) just after using.
5. It is the best product if you want to do a seaside or beach project.
 6.It works wonders on altered items and works on almost all surfaces I know of!
7.If you want to use with stencils- No detailed stencils please.

Step 8.
 Once dry add a layer of Prima White crackle texture paste. I applied a thick layer of this paste.
 This is one of my favourite products! I am definitely going to buy all that there is the line. The best part is the quantity supplied in this line. definitely worth the investment.

Step 9.
 Do not try heat drying the White Crackle texture paste if you want real awesome crackles!

About Prima Crackle paste

1.If you wish to have the best kind of crackle effect- DO NOT dry with heat tool. Let it dry naturally.
Also note that the thickness of the paste decides the Crackling effect.

 2.Thin layer means very fine crackle- I do not advise vey thin layers as you will want to see the cracks if you bought this product.
Thick layer means- Large cracks but few( What I used here in this project is Thick layer)
Medium layer - good and many cracks :)

3.If you are covering larger areas with crackle texture paste do apply soft gel on top after drying crackle paste to prevent the crackle flakes from falling off.

Step10.
 I started to build up on the embellishments.
Used flowers, beads and Mica flakes- Henna and gold leaf by Prima. Also used glass beads by Prima.

Mica flakes-

1.These are the best embellishments if you wish to go for subtle (hint of) sparkle as these are not flashy. Just what I like :)
2.Provide fabulous textures and dimensions. It gives an edge to your creations!

Step 11.
Apply a little bit of gold crackle texture paste in thin layers on few areas around the frame. This I did to merge the crackle texture with the paper.

Step 12.
Use some gold mist to give a few splatters. I used Lindys stamp gang -Glory of the seas Gold.
This is where my black gesso worked wonders for me. It really highlighted the shimmer in the mist.

Step13.
Write down the title and do the journaling if you like. And there you go! Its done :)


Prima Black sand texture paste
Prima White crackle texture paste
Prima Epiphany papers
Prima Epiphany wood icons
Prima pebbles

That is all from me today! Hope you liked my creation and found the tutorial helpful. Do check out the Lulupu store if you wish to stock up any of the stuff I used or any of the latest Prima release. Also do not forget to leave a comment on EACH stop in the blog hop series as apart from winner and top 3 Prizes ..We also have a Blog hop winner and a Secret Prize hidden somewhere in any one DT/GDTs post.

Your next stop is A wonderful crafter Nikita's blog. Be sure to hop on and leave her some love :)

And Finally! Here we have a blog badge for you to display :)


Waiting to hear from you :) Have a great day!
  


Friday, 10 October 2014

My first Art Journal page

Hello everyone!
 
Today I have an art journal page to share with you all. This is my first ever art journal and I made his using the Tresors de Luxe Trims.
 I received my DT package lately and I was on cloud nine when I saw all the gorgeousness inside! These trims are so perfect for any project..Mixed media scrapbooks or canvases, art journal, altered items, cards or  tags..
 
 
Here is what I made. I tried to mimic an 'old wall' kind of look.
 
Have a look!
 


Some close ups-
 
 


 
You can visit the Tresors de Luxe  Etsy shop here.
 They have some of the most gorgeous handmade laces, trims and embellishments.
 
 am linking this to the following challenge:
 
 
My re-cycled items are-
 The bandage that I got from the local insides of the brown paper envelopes
The green buttons from an old dress
The chain from an old handbag
The flower picture from a magazine
The doilies from an old project.
  
Hope you like my creation
 
Have a great day!


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Mixed Media card in Black ,White and Teal blue!

Hello my bloggy friends!
 
Hope you all are doing great! I have had very busy last few months and most likely I don't see that getting better anytime soon.
Today I have a quick post to share with you all. A card I made.
This one is in Back, White and Teal blue.
 
 Well here is the card..

 
And another shot
 
 
Isn't this just the most yummylicious colour???
This card I made for a dear friend who is to be engaged soon..
 
I have made used of 7dots studio stickers from The Illumination collection. Very versatile I must say! :) I can match it up with any project I create.. and that is what I love the most in a product.
 
Also used Prima embellishments- Small typo bulb, Resin clock, Flowers and Junkyard finding. wood veneers from studio calico, gesso and texture paste, Sprays/mists from Lindy's stamp gang
 
 
Submitting it to the following challenges:
 
 
Product used- 7 dots studio Illumination collection stickers
 
 
 
Hope you like it.. let me know your view :)
 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

My Heart.. it still believes! Mixed Media Canvas for Scrap Around The World Mid Month reveal.

 Hello friends! 
 
Here is a canvas I created for the Mid month reveal of Scrap Around The World September mood board by Amy Vroothis.
 
 
 
Some close up's
 
 
 

 
 

The September mood board at Scrap Around The World  
 

Isn't this so beautiful?
 
My interpretation of the mood board-
 
 I got inspired by the mood of the mood board and the heat with all those gears.
 
As children we all are so pure and free of all vices. A child is beautiful inside out. He does what he feels like, speaks his mind and believes in fairy tales and that wonderlands do exist!
As we grow up, our heart starts to learn the worldly traits of jealousy, fear, diplomacy, revenge, anger.. The heart loses all its innocence with time. It is filled with complexities of life and tensions surrounding it. But, even with this 'black' a heart , we do want to loose ourselves into the memories of our childhood, when our world was not so complex, when our heart did not know what anger and jealousy were, when we did not know how to cheat on others. When we could believe that Alice was actually in the wonderland and that Santa did exist :)
The heart may be full of vices today but in some corner it still believes in virtues, in goodness and that somewhere wonderlands might just exist!
 
                          So this was my Canvas based on September mood board. Hope you liked it..


And what can you WIN?!?



1ST PRIZE

 $50 worth of AWESOME STAMPS from Darkroom Door 


Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber
 stamps & papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, 
collage, mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door
 products have a strong photographic element in their design.


Rubber Stamp set Brush Strokes & Frame Stamp Emulsion.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product 
range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelgreig

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2ND PRIZE

$40 worth of product from 7Dots Studio in the form
of 2 stunning product collections as shown
 PLUS 2 CHIPBOARD PACKS!



7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.



Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/7dotsstudio

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3RD PRIZE

$30 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as 
some pretty chipboard sponsored by 


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs 
that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit 
clubs offer.Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a
 level beyond. We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.



Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness

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4TH PRIZE

$20 worth of NEW RELEASE  2Crafty Chipboard!
 See their awesome new products just released HERE!


2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!


Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration 
purposes only. Prize winner will receive an awesome selection 
of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.


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5TH PRIZE

$15 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!


Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 

Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting 
artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!



-------------------------------------------- 

RANDOM PRIZE

$25 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!



Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers 
& wholesalers of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,
both fabric & paper flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to
 their collections of high quality products & provide papers with rich colours, 
wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!


Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration
 purposes only. Prize winner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara 
products worth $30.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php

ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!



The deadline for this challenge is  TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2014.

Have a great crafty week  and don't forget to get in your entries in time.