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..


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Monday, 1 September 2014

Masculine mixed media layout with a step by step video tutorial

 Hello Friends!
Today I am sharing with you all a masculine Layout I made. Titled Memories. This is the picture of my brother and I so wanted to scrap this since long long time!
 
 
Here it is :
 


 And some close ups:






 
 
I have a video tutorial for this as well on youtube channel- Lulupu TV. here it is-
 
 
 
Please watch it and let me know your views :). This is the first ever time I did a video tutorial and really anxious to hear what you have to say!
 
 Supplies used:
Prima Romantique collection 12x12
Prima Romance Novel papers
Prima Junkyard findings by Ingvild Bolme- Clock arms
Prima Mechanicals by Finnabair- Mini numbers
Prima Rosarian Wood clock faces
Prima stationers desk- wood embellishments
Prima Stationers desk- Tags and tickets
Prima crackle stencil
Tim holtz stencil- Measured
Memory box stencil- Mesh
Flying unicorn adornments
Lindys stamp gang sprays- Glory of the sea Gold
Heidi Swapp color shine- Gold
 
 Have a great day friends!

Friday, 29 August 2014

'Dream' LO for Prima BAP

Hello everyone!
My second post for the day.
This is a layout I created for the Prima BAP.
 I just could not resist to show them my take on the sketch for the month of august.
Here is a layout I created titled DREAM.
 

 
Some close-ups
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies used-
Prima Tea thyme paper as base-12X12
Prima stationers desk Papers A4.
Prima Ingvild Bolme Jean plate
Prima Sunrise sunset mechanicals metal vintage trinket-Mini Numbers
Prima Junkyard finding metal vintage trinket by Ingvild Bolme- Screw Heads
Prima Stationers Desk-Wood embellishment
Prima - Rondelle Collection - Wood Embellishments - Clocks and Tickets
Prima Cling stamps- Fairy Belle
Prima Clear stamp- Divine Clear Stamp Vintage Victorian Frame
Prima - Zephyr Collection - Chipboard Pieces
Prima Static Stencil- 6X6

Prima Assorted petal palette handmade flowers

Prima Cartographer flowers
Prima Lyric Daisies.
Prima fabric embellishment- crochet doily
 
 
 
Linking this to-
 Prima BAP- august sketch

I shifted the sketch to the centre.
 

This is the first time I am entering into the challenge. I have always been really apprehensive of entering the Prima challenges particularly because I don't think I stand a chance there. Looking at the quality of work by the contestants I somehow feel I am not worth it :(
 

Hope you like my attempt.
 Please leave me your comments and suggestions :)

 

Mixed Media card with Lindys sprays+background stamp

 
Hello my blogger friends!
Hope you all are doing fine.
Today I have a mixed media card to share with you all. This card uses lots and lots of Lindys sprays along with texture paste some diamond dust, glossy accents and oil pastels.
 
 

 
Lindys Sprays used-
 
Tweedle Dee Denim- Flat fabio
 
 
 Have a look how beautiful the sprays look on the slight glossy paper
 
For this card I decided to use a thick base to build up my design. I used the semi gloss chipboard packaging I had saved from my Martha Stewart score board.
 
The top half of the card is coloured using LSG sprays- Bachelor Button Blue and Tweedle Dee Denim, Mad hatter mint and Curiouser Chartreuse.
 
I also applied some glossy accents on the top edges and covered it with diamond dust. when it was dry I lightly applied some LSG-Tweedle Dee Denim Flat Fabio and allowed it to seep into the crevices
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The light blue shade of the sky you see is some lindys bachelor button blue mixed with white gesso.
 
The flowers are made using texture paste with LSG Spray- Cape cod coral. After it dried I again coated it with LSG Spray-Cape Cod Coral and highlighted the centres with Rambling Rose Pink.
 
 The grasses and the backdrop on the bottom half is using LSG Sprays- Sea Grass Green and
Sea Mint Green.
The finishing touch with a few splatters using Rambling rose pink, Tweedle Dee denim and Bachelor button blue.
 
Submitting this card to the following Challenges-
 
 
Up-cycled stuff- Martha Stewart scoreboard packaging chipboard.
 
 
 
 
Used 1st,2nd,3rd and 5th shades. Shades with Links mentioned above.
 
 
 
 
Hope you like it.
Please leave your comments and suggestions
 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Grungy Masculine card

Hello friends!
Hope you all are doing well. Today I have a grungy masculine card to show you. This one I created as the DT project for challenge at Lulupu which was all about masculine cards and tags.
 
Here are the pictures











 
I used papers from Prima Marketing. Romance novel, Rondelle and Stationers Desk. I distressed my papers using the comfort craft tool by prima and also used distress inks in Vintage photo, walnut stain and black soot. I did some random doodling around the printed images to add interest. some fussy cutting and random stencilling with prima crackle stencil and Tim Holtz measured stencil using distress ink in walnut stain. Finally gave some ink splatters.
 
Hope you like the card .
Please leave me your comments and suggestions!