Thursday 27 August 2015

Life's moments Layout

Hello everyone!
Today I have this layout to share with you all. 
It one that I created using the gorgeous 2Crafty chipboards. 

 Here it is

Some close ups-

I also have a video tutorial on how I altered these chipboards.

I am  entering this to the following challenge

I followed the Prima sketch. I rotated it clockwise :)

Prima products used-
Prima Debutante collection- Lovely flowers- 12x12 inch paper
Prima Debutante collecton- 3x4 inch journaling cards
Prima fairy belle cling stamp
Prima SIIC
Prima Fairy Rhymes Wire stem fabric flowers
Prima Winthrop Paper flower cluster- Amethyst
Prima Garden fable Chipboard sticker
Prima Heavy white gesso
Prima gesso black
Prima Clear gesso

Also in -

Hope you like it. Let me know through your comments.
Have a great crafty day!'

Wednesday 26 August 2015

"Always remember your dreams "- Soft and Dreamy layout.

Hello everyone!
Hope you all are doing great. 
I have a soft and ethereal layout to share with you all today.
 This one I created using the absolutely gorgeous 2Crafty chipboards. You can check out the details on the blog post here

Here is the layout

Some close ups-

This Corine's swirl is so gorgeous and elegant. It hard to resist playing with it !

The wonderful sentiment chippie named- always follow your dreams! Love the embossed look.

I hope you liked the page. 
I am entering this to the following challenges-

Products used-
Prima débutante collection - 12X12 Inch card stock- Gowns galore
Prima epiphany collection- Journaling cards- 3x4 inch
Prima débutante collection Journaling cards- 3x4 inch
Prima Flowers- #557506- Rainforest Melbourne
Prima flowers- Winthrop paper flower cluster- Turquoise
Prima stencil- Floral Petites
Prima color bloom spray- Sparkling pastel Soft teal
Prima color bloom spray- Sultry shimmer Lime wedge
Prima color bloom spray- Sultry shimmer summer sky
Prima resin embellishment- Butterflies

Also in-
Tuesday taggers-sending you flowers

Thank you for stopping by today!
Would love to read your comments :)

Saturday 15 August 2015

Easy Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial with Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts

Hello Friends!

I have had a few queries as to how I do my canvases.. So I thought I will put up for you all a very basic, very easy to follow canvas tutorial using the Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts. 
When I began with making canvases I started with something like this so... to all those people who want to start with mixed media .. Here you go. Give this a try and you wont regret :)

This is what I made


 Step 1- 
Take a stretched canvas/ canvas board or a hardcover which you would like to alter.
 Apply some Prima heavy white gesso on it.

Step 2-
 Use any stencil of choice and spray through it. I mixed some Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts- Utramarine blue with water in a misting bottle and sprayed through the Heidi swapp stencil- Lattice

Step 3-
 I stamped the centre of the canvas using the Prima texture stamp and Versamark watermark ink

Step 4- 
Heat embossed it using the most favourite tool -Rangers heat it tool

Step 5- 
Use another stencil and give some texture using Prima modelling paste. I have used the Prima Bubble stencil here.

Step 6- 
Now using some more of the Prima heavy white gesso merge all these textures a little. I love using the Prima gesso for their consistency. Creamy and easy to apply .

Step 7- 
This is optional. You may add more texture using the Art ingredient glass beads. I used the Crystal ones here. Apply it directly on the wet gesso and texture paste and let it dry before the next step. You may speed up the process with a  Rangers heat it tool

Step 8-

Now comes the fun part. The Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts. These inks are meant for porous surfaces and since I applied gesso to my background here and there these inks will spread differently in these areas. I used the Ken Oliver Color burst- Ultramarine blue and Pthalo Green here.

Step 9-
Once my background is dry i assemble my embellishments and the beautiful chipboard. 

Step 10-
I adhere some Prima Art ingredient- Mica flakes granite to a few areas.

Step 11-

Splatter with Prima heavy white gesso and Prima heavy black gesso and the canvas is done!

Final look!

How did you find the tutorial? Isn't this really quick and easy .
 Try it out yourself and me know. 

In the next post I will be sharing more about Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts ..various techniques you can try with them.

Supplies used-

Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts- Utramarine blue
Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts- Pthalo Green
Prima heavy white gesso
Prima heavy black gesso
Heidi swapp stencil- Lattice
Rangers heat it tool
Versamark watermark ink
Prima texture stamp
Prima Art ingredient- Mica flakes granite
Prima art ingredient- Glass beads
Prima bubble stencil
2Crafty Chipboard- beautiful
Prima modelling paste
Rangers embossing powder- Seafoam white
Embellishments- Flowers
Canvas board 

Have a great day!

Easy techniques for cards and canvas with Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts!

Hello All!

Today I will be sharing some easy to follow techniques with Ken Oliver crafts color busrts.
These are some great products especially for all the mixed media artists- beginners and professionals... and all those people who love to try out watercoloring.

What are color bursts?

Color Burst is an amazing concentrated microfine watercolor powder that lets you create beautiful watercolor techniques like never before! This versatile powder can be used with so many fun techniques! 

Spritz your project with water and sprinkle on Color Burst and  you can create amazing designs. 
Sprinkle Color Burst on dry paper and then spritz with water for a completely different look. Dissolve in water and spray from a mister bottle to create your own custom mists.
 The possibilities are endless! 

The best part-

1.Very economical. Each bottle contains around 8 grams  of concentrated pigment powder that is enough to last you for a long time! 

2.A single bottle of pigment powder can give varied results of mist color from lightest to darkest depending on the amount of dilution.

3. As there are 6 colors- 3 primary and 3 secondary, there is an endless possibility of mixing and making your custom made mists in the color you want.

4. Mix a little amount with water in a mister and add some perfect pearls to it to create your own customised glimmer mist.

Here is a projects I did using the 
Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts and Altanew Stamp- Painted Poppy

The background demonstrates the effect of color bursts when used as pigment powder and the stamped images show how you can achieve beautiful water coloured effect with these pigment powders.


This is actually a 5 minute card.
1. For this card the background was done using the Color bursts. Simply sprinkle some Orange Color burst on the Brustro watercolor paper and spray some water using the Rangers mister bottle

2. After the background was dry, I stamped the rose image using Versamark black Onyx and my new stamp set from  Altanew Stamp- Painted flowers.

3. I heat dried the stamped image and then simply went inside the flower image with Ken Oliver crafts Crimson color  diluted with a little water and leaves with diluted Pthalo Green Color bursts. 

I painted the flowers and leaf images rather randomly without worrying about the details.

5.I adhered this cardstock piece to my base using some double sided foam tape

The second card I tried -

Here is a card I tried and believe me, other than the embossing this is once again a surprisingly quick to make card.

The trick is using Ken Oliver crafts color bursts to watercolor embossed images.
 You really don't have to worry about the water coloring to be accurate.
The embossing resists these inks and you automatically end up with these gorgeously painted images!
I used the Altanew stamp- Painted Poppy


1. I stamped the image on Brustro watercolor paper using Versamark watermark ink and sprinkled the rangers white embossing powder. I heat embossed this using the Rangers Heat it tool.

2.  I taped the watercolor paper to my Inkssentials craft mat along all the four edges 
3. Next I dabbed the flower image with lots of water containing myself only inside the embossed flower image.

4. I diluted a very small amount of the Alizarin crimson color burst with water directly on my Inkssentials craft mat ( very easy to lift color from my Inkessentails craft mat and even easier to clean!)

5. I dabbed the centre of the poppy flower with the Alizarin crimson color and without picking up any more color I continued to blend it towards the edge of the petal using ore and more water. The colors blend beautifully into the watercolour paper and there isn't much you need to do from your side ;)

6. I used diluted Pthalo Green color to color the leaf and stem of the image.

7. For the sky background, I soaked the paper with lots of water and the simply dabbed the diluted Ultramarine blue color burst on the edges of the cardstock and blending with more and more water( without picking up any more color)  as I went inwards.

8. Heat dry and mount this on the card base using foam tape. Finish off with a sentiment and some Wink of Stella- Clear on the petals.

For the sentiment, I used a Altanew clear stamp- Painted Poppy sentiment and embossed it on vellum using the Rangers gold heat embossing powderand  Rangers heat it tool.

And the third project-

Finally... I have this galaxy canvas I made using the Ken Oliver Crafts color bursts,  Prima heavy black gesso, Prima heavy white gesso and white pen


1. This canvas was done in at different time intervals to achieve this look. The blue you see here is the Ultramarine blue mixed with some white ink, the burgundy color that you see is the  Alizarin Crimson color mixed with the blue . There is also a hint of yellow in there which is basically the Orange Color Burst diluted to an extent.

 2. I went over and over the background around 4 times to get this look.

3. I gave a random coat of Prima heavy white gesso to some areas ( see the top right corner) that I painted with Color bursts to give the appearance of  clouds.Since the color bursts are meant for porous surfaces, they cloud not coat the area properly thereby giving a cloud- like finish.

4. Once satisfied with the galaxy background, I splattered it with Prima heavy white gesso ,  I also tried embossing some spots with Rangers White embossing powder. Once all this was dry I went over some white stars with white pen to create sparkle like effect.

5. Finally I embossed my sentiment in Rangers White embossing powder.

There are numerous techniques you can try out with these powder pigments.
 Here are the 6 colors you get them in-
Ultramarine blue
Pthalo Green
Lemon Yellow
Alizarin crimson

Picture courtesy- Google

Supplies used-

Ken Oliver crafts Color bursts-

 Ultramarine blue
Pthalo Green
Alizarin crimson

Rangers mister bottle
 Altanew stamp- Painted Poppy
Altanew Stamp- Painted flowers.
Rangers gold heat embossing powder
Rangers White embossing powder.
 Rangers heat it tool.
Brustro watercolor paper
 Inkssentials craft mat
Versamark watermark ink
Versamark black Onyx
double sided foam tape
Wink of Stella- Clear

That's all from me today!
Hope I inspired you today to try out these new products.
Thank for stopping by!


Tuesday 4 August 2015

'Good Times'- Layout for August moodboard at Scrap Around The World

Hello friends!
 It august and we have a new moodboard at Scrap Around The World. I am so excited to to say that this month the moodboard has been designed by me...  :) Hope you will like it

Have a look at what I created

All th chipboards use in here are from 2Crafty Chipboard. You can visit their blog here

Here is the moodboard I designed-

Now lets have a look t the prizes!



$50 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image is for illustration purposes may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

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. Visit our website HERE & our blog HERE!
We are happy to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc.  If you are a retailer 
would like to stock our products, please contact us for more information.  


$35 value Googie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

{image is for illustration purposes may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for the purpose of scrapbooking.  We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests.  We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly customer contact.  You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our online shop HERE!  We are also very present on social media & would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HEREGoogle Plus HEREPinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!

3rd PRIZE 

Prize package valued at $30 from 7 Dots Studio

{prize is exactly as shown}

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts, collage sheets, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits, chipboard, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grungeYou can always be sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media.  We feel so blessed &  happy at how much our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE & follow us on Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.


$25 worth of products from 13@rts

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not reflect exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments
 & mixed media, artistic mediums. See our store HERE where we ship worldwide!  
Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we have a monthly challenge where
 all our welcome! Please follow us on Instagram HERE Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


$20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. We offer fun, 
inspiring products to add to any project! We are expanding into other product lines
 such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. We also custom cut for individual
 orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping
 HERE! If you own a store, register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired
 by our blog HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE YouTube HERE.


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure trove of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly!  Find our blog HERE, LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE
 & do your shopping HERE!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!


$15 gift certificate from Studio75

Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come & visit us - let's connect!


15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

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& may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands, creating & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steam-punk inspired embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.

10th PRIZE

Over $30 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Karine Gagnon {Canada}

 {exactly as shown}

This prize includes 3 packs of chipboard, 1 bottle of Shimmers Coloringz, 
1 stamp sent from Limecitron, 
1 pack of Prima Shabby Chic Treasures & 1 pack of Prima flowers!


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the SOE
 June 2015 kit valued at $36.95}

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. Visit our blog
 HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HEREPlease LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HEREsubscribe to our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!


$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs & manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.  We began
 in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are proud to be able
 to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with our great range of
 products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh!   We love 
seeing the creations our customers have made & also love to hear your feedback, 
as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an on-line store from which you can
 get all of your Dusty Attic supplies. Visit our store HERE and our blog HERE. 
If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range of unique products,
please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account.

The deadline for this challenge is Monday 31st August 2015.

I will love if you play along the challenge :)
Have a great day!