be open to whatever comes next

Today we’ve created a journal spread in this cute narrow little book of ours. We love working in this book, as it really challenges us and gets our creative juices flowing. This because of the layout of the book.

We’ve used our Dina Wakley paints for this one. This page is all about abstraction and how at times, this abstraction is great to represent a thought/idea.

We were inspired by the 13 Arts mood board for this one. The colours and the theme are from this challenge board.

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Supply List:

  • Dina Wakley Paints- Magenta, Blackberry, Ocean, Turquoise, White and Black
  • Dina Wakley White Gesso
  • Dylusions Stencil- Old School Alpha Small and Diamonds in the rough Small
  • Blue Fern Halftone Stamp
  • Carabelle Studio Background with circles stamp
  • Ranger- Black Tie Ink
  • Black Watercolour Pencil
  • Ideology- Small Talk
  • White Uniball pen
  • Circle Punch

This project was submitted for:

13 Arts August Challenge

Beach Bound

Today we’ve created a Journal Album for an upcoming Summer-Beach Vacation.

We’ll be revealing the cover of our journal today, which is rich in texture and character. We were inspired by the Thematic Challenge at Mixed Media & Art Blog. We’ve incorporated the blue sea, the star as starfish, the sand, shells, and the contrasting orange in our sentiment.

Here’s a look at the board:

We were inspired by the theme Nautical at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Apart from these, we are also entering this piece for The International Tournament of Art & Craft- Challenge #1 Europe. Here’s how we incorporated the elements:

  • Papers–  We’ve used a lot of tissue paper for our base to create the waves.
  • Letters– In our sentiment phrases
  • Blue for the colour of the European Union, Union Jack– In our deep blue sea
  • Ribbon, twine, string or lace– We used broad lace in the background for our sandy area.
  • Textures – take inspiration from history from ancient civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall– Our journal cover is filled with textures, crackle effect representing all the erosion land and sea; the ripples; the waves; the grainy texture of the sand; the shells; bubbles; glitter representing frothy water hitting the shore.
  • Something both vintage and modern-  All in all, we were very inspired by the seas/islands of Europe and this reminds of a fun vacation. These places have been preserved and are a combination of vintage and modern.

Here’s our Journal cover:

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This project was submitted for:

Thematic Challenge at Mixed Media & Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

he International Tournament of Art & Craft- Challenge #1 Europe

I have a dream, a song to sing…

Today we’ve created a layout inspired by the Papericious August Challenge Mood BoardMore Than Words August Challenge and Mixed Media World Challenge.

We were inspired by the bright vibrant colours, butterflies, sequins and dream catcher from the Papericious Mood Board.

For the More Than Words Challenge, we’ve portrayed Harmony in the world around us, in nature and how everything comes together. We were inspired by the song “I have a dream” from Westlife. This song further emphasises on the fact that we all have dreams and sometimes it’s all things around us that come in harmony to fulfil these dreams.

We were inspired by the beauty in nature and the colours from the Mixed Media World Board.

We’ve used a lot of Papericious mediums and mixed media products for this one. All the supplies are listed at the end of this post.

Here’s a look at our layout:

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Supply List:

  • Papericious Fairyland Paper Pack and Indie Chic Die Cut elements
  • Papericious Heavy Gesso White
  • Papericious Chippies- Butterfly and Dream Catcher
  • Papericious Dots Acrylic- Moon Yellow
  • Papericious Spritz Sprays- Tangerine Tango, Martian Green, Ocean Blue, Baby Pink
  • Papericious- Rajni Chawla’s Crytal Clear Powder
  • Papericious Sequins mix- Spring
  • CraftTreat Stencil- Marble
  • Distress ink- Vintage photo
  • Finnabair Stencil- Dots & Stripes
  • Finnabair Stamp- Messy Script, Bubbles
  • Archival Ink -Jet Black
  • Art Basics- 3 D Matte Gel
  • Fevicol
  • Foam Tape

This was project was submitted for:

Papericious August Challenge Mood Board

More Than Words August Challenge

Mixed Media World Challenge

Be your Beautiful

Today we’re here to inspire you with the mid-month challenge at Let’s Get Sketchy. We have a great feminine colour board with a sketch. The layout needs to have a female subject.

Here’s our layout and we have a video tutorial for this one!

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Here’s the link to the tutorial:

Fussy Cutting

Hello,

We’ve created a journal page inspired by the theme of Fussy Cutting at Colorful Creations, the theme Challenge at Rubber Dance and Take It Make It Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Stamper.

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We were also inspired by this month’s Rubber Dance Colour Trio, which was something different than usual. Here’s a look at it:

For this page, we enjoyed playing with our Dylusions Paints. Our focal elements are stamped and fussy cut flowers and leaves. We kept this one simple, with some texture using embossing paste and the icraft stencil we received, with our copy of The Idea Book, for our background. We then added some background stamping in black.

Here’s a look at our page:
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This project was submitted for:

Theme Challenge at Rubber Dance

Take It Make It Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Stamper

 

Delightful

Hello everyone,

We’re back with another layout. This time we were inspired by the Mood Board at Mixed Media Warriors, Mixed Media Place and the Colour Challenge at Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

When we saw the Mixed Media Warriors Mood Board, the Theme Old school and the image of the tea pot took us to the olden times, high- tea parties and the fruity cupcakes that were a part of these parties. So we chose the blueberry cup cakes as our focal image and worked around it. The colours in both the boards, further reminded us of the decorations, the elegance and the elite. We incorporated all these elements in this layout! Our vellum and paper flowers were also coloured using Lindy’s. We were inspired by the Lavender flowers and the blossom from the Mixed Media Place mood-board. All in all taking delight in the little things of life around us!

We had fun playing with colours, as we mixed quite a lot of shakers with each other and the sprays to achieve our tones. We also mixed the magicals with modelling paste for our texture. This layout clearly emphasises on the versatility of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products and the numerous things one can do with them! We also added some berries amidst our other embellishments and elements.

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Supply List:

This project was submitted for:

Mixed Media Warriors August Challenge

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang August Colour Challenge

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Mixed Media Place

Dream On

Today we were inspired by the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge Palette for August and creates a journal page. The  Take It-Make It Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Stamper with evident stamping was an inspiration as well.

We started off with some modelling paste and a stencil on the corners of our page. Once dry, we added the Chateau Rose and Plumeria Pink spray. We then mixed the Magical Shaker Polka Purple with water and added it to the page. We then used the same colour to stamp a few circles. We then stamped using the Messy Script stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink. We added black splatter and stamped the words dream on. To complete the background, we ran the edges of the page on our craft mat with Chateau Rose.  We stamped our focal image- the princess and coloured it. We then assembled some doily, flowers and leaves around the focal image and that completed our page.

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  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays- Plumeria Pink and Chateau Rose; Magical Shaker- Polka Purple
  • Prima Dies- La Fleur and Forest Leaves
  • Prima Finnabair Dream On Stamp
  • Mont Marte Modelling Paste
  • Peek-a-boo Cube Stencil
  • Wild Orchid Flowers
  • Prima Princesses- Olivia

This project was submitted for:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge Palette for August

Lindys August

Take It-Make It Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Stamper

 

Faith in yourself

Today we’ve created a layout as part of the DT Reveal at Colorful Creations August 1st Challenge- White Plus One and we used White Plus Jade.

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We were inspired by the mood-board at Mixed Media Place July Challenge. From the board, we were inspired by the quote, the beauty, the shades of Jade in the images, the sky and the water.

We were also inspired by the Make It Prima August Challenge– the Jade colour and the mood quote.

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Here’s our layout:

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Looking forward to your participation!

Supply list:

  • Art Basics Clear Gesso
  • Kaisercraft Mermaid Tales Paper Pack
  • Ranger Dye Ink- Emerald Isle
  • Kaisercraft Stamp- Lattice
  • Finnabair Stamp- Bubbles, Dream On
  • Peek-a-boo Designs Cube Stencil
  • Prima Marketing- Finnabair Stencil- Lace
  • Finnabair Impasto Paints- Jade, Snow White
  • Little Birdie- Ornate Chipboard
  • Papericious Chippies
  • Lindy’s Stamp- Tibetan Poppy Teal and T- Bird Turquoise
  • Altenew- Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp
  • DCAM Sequins
  • Art Basics 3 D Matte Gel
  • Art Extravagance Glitter Ivory
  • Mulberry Flowers
  • Art Alchemy- Sparks Unicorn’s Hair

This project was submitted for:

Mixed Media Place July Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make It Prima August Challenge

Prima August

Friendship ATC’s

Hello Everyone,

Today we’re on the Rainbow Craftykari Blog starting our new term and with that our Rainbow Friendship challenge


Here’s a look at the  ATC cards for some inspiration:


For these cards, I first created a background using distress oxides on textured cardstock. I then used a bubbles stamp with black archival ink. Next, I stamped the girls and coloured with pencils. I then stamped the quotes, cut them out and distressed the edges. I then dug out elements from my stash- hand made flowers die cut flourish, doily, vellum butterfly and some gauge. I arranged them on each of the cards and stuck them down. I then randomly added some black sequins. I completed them by distressing the edges and mounting them on black cardstock. 
 

Here’s a look at them closely:

 

Visit the Rainbow Craftykari Blog for more info on this.

All about the Boys

Happy August!

Today we have a new challenge at Let’s Get Sketchy. We have a sketch along with a mood- board around the theme ‘All about the Boys’

We received the latest launch by CraftTreat- Cute Cuddly Boy Paper Pack and had to use it. The paper is amazing, with great thickness and can be used in a variety of projects. We used three sheets from the paper pack and the die-cut element sheet which has these cute elements that coordinate with the theme.

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Looking forward to your participation!