Fearless Matahari

Today we’ve created a layout inspired by two challenges. The Canvas Corp Brands September Challenge on Mata Hari (#ccbchallenge)

and the More Than Words September Challenge Fearless and Grunge.

Our background is all about grunge and we’ve portrayed Mata Hari as a fearless dancer and woman.

Here’s a look at the layout :

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Be Brave Tag 

Hello,
Today we’re back with a mixed media tag. 

We were inspired by Lindy’s Color Challenge and have used the September Color Challenge Mega Kit for our tag. The colours in this set include Sprays: Orange Creamsicle, Golden Doubloons, Delphinium Turquoise, Cathedral Pines Olive, Sandra Dee Sepia; Embossing Powders: Orange Creamsicle, Caesar’s Gold, Guten Tag Teal, Tannenbaum Green Gold and Bratwurst Brown


Here’s a look at our tag

Baby Boy Album Insert

Hello everyone,

Today we’re on the Craftyscrappers blog some inspiration for you all.

We’ve created a mixed media baby boy album insert.

For this insert, we first stamped various images on a white cardstock with versamark. We then sprinkled black embossing powder and heat set it. After this, we sprayed the ocean waves shimmer spray on our craft mat and misted it with water. We overturned the cardstock and moved it around on the spray to lift the color. We then heat set it. Next, using the diamonds stencils, we sprayed the bitter lemon color randomly on the page and heat set it. We then picked the argyle stencil and sprayed the sweet pumpkin color again randomly. We then stamped the ducks on the top and bottom continuously with black archival ink. Next, we distressed the edges of the page. We mounted this inside the album with some two- way tape.

Supply list:

  • White cardstock
  • Versamark
  • Lindy’s Black Forest Black Embossing Powder
  • Craftyscrappers Stamps- My Baby; Sweet Baby and Baby Prince & Baby Princess
  • Craftyscrappers Shimmer SPrays- Ocean Waves, Bitter Lemon, Sweet Pumpkin
  • Tim Holtz Stencil- Diamonds and Argyle
  • Distress Ink- Mermaid Lagoon

Here are some close ups:


Today we’re here with some inspiration for the Let’s Get SketchyLet’s Get Sketchy mid-month reveal sketch!

September 15

We were inspired by Lindy’s Color Challenge and have used the September Color Challenge Mega Kit for our layout.

Our background consists of stamping with versamark and heat embossing with the colors in the color challenge kit. We also stamped with black and sepia ink. With four different stencil patterns, we sprayed four colors from the kit. The papers used for our layering around our photo, have been created by spraying the colors onto white cardstock. Our title chipboard has also been heat embossed. We stamped the butterflies with the spray for a watercolor effect. Our flowers and leaves have been stamped and heat embossed and then spritzed with color.

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Supply List:

This project was submitted for:

Lindy’s Color Challenge Septemeber

School Postcard

Today we’ve created a postcard as a wish to a teacher for Teacher’s Day. We’ve used the collage technique to inspire you with the Happy Little Stampers Challenge theme. We’ve incorporated the words school and play (school as our theme and play of colors) to inspire you with the challenge at Colorful Creations. We’ve incorporated the theme of School Fun with a twist of books to inspire you with the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge!

Do drop by and participate in these challenges!

CC Sept +HLS + MMM 3CC Sept +HLS + MMM 2HLS Sept

We have a video tutorial for this one:

Africa Take 2

Africa also consists of a part of Egypt and we couldn’t resist ourselves from creating something Egypt.

Here’s our additional project for the ITAC Challenge 4 Africa

A piece inspired by the Egyptian Pharaoh Art. We’ve used the warmness of gold and balanced it with the coolness of blue, repeated the string and pearl patterns for the entire composition, used pearls and our textures are predominantly strings, beads which represent the Egyptian era!

  • Africa 3aAfrica 3bAfrica 3c

 

Africa

The International Tournament of Art and Craft Challenge 4 is taking us to Africa. Well, Africa is special to us because Sunila hails from Kenya and has spent her childhood there.

Africa thus brings some stark imagery to our minds and we’ve used that in our creation.

We’ve created two canvas panels incorporating the themes and the mood-board for Africa.

  • Warm, bright colors- We’ve used metallic accents and warm desert colors.

  • Repeated ethnic patterns- We focussed on the folklore- their work, music, dance and repeated that symbolism.

  • Charms, pearls, metallic wire- We’ve created ours with clay.

  • Words or text- Not included as we felt, our pieces speak for themselves

  • Textures, cracks, rust effect- The entire feel of the pieces’ is rustic, with varied textures and 3 D images.

 

Africa 1aAfrica 2 a

Here are some close ups:

Africa 1bAfrica 1cAfrica 1dAfrica 2bAfrica 2c

 

Underwater Journal Page

Hello everyone,

 

We are super thrilled to be a part of the Crafty Scrappers Design team and have an interesting tutorial for you’ll.

Today we’ll teach you a quick mixed media journal page.

Here’s a look at the page:

Supply list:
  • White card stock
  • White Gesso
  • Modelling paste
  • Craftyscrappers French Script Stencil
  • Craftyscrappers Shimmer Spray- Ocean Waves and Bitter Lemon
  • Craftyscrappers Stamp- Raining Hearts and Mermaid Wishes
  • Tim Holtz- Lattice Stencil
  • Zig Markers
  • Prima Emmanuella Fleur Die
  • Creative Expressions Delicate Fronds Die
  • Gauge
  • String
  • Distress Ink- Mermaid Lagoon
  • Glue
Hop on over to the craftyscrappers blog for the tutorial!

Oceania

The International Tournament of Art & Craft Challenge is really getting us to push our limits and go beyond the usual.

The Challenge 3 Oceania was not only about creating but also about reading and going into the history.

We’ve created a canvas incorporating various elements and mediums.

  • Patterns inspired by traditional symbols – we worked with lines and Aboriginal forms.

  • Think Monochromatic black and white or think colors of the Earth- We’ve worked with the classic black and white and the colors representing the five elements that come together to form our world/planet. (Wind, Fire, Water, Wood, Metal)

  • Some sort of organic or natural material(s)- We’ve worked on jute as our base for the canvas.

  • Shapes inspired by traditional or indigenous art-  Basic geometry and we’ve incorporated ambiguity in our piece.

Here’s a look at the canvas:

Oceanic 1a

Oceanic 1bOceanic 1cOceanic 1d