Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mixed media creations for spring

Hello Crafty peeps ,

Im at the Mudra blog with a blog post to share some inspirations with Mixed media creations . 

Today I'm here to share my trial with textures and colours on a piece of cardboard that was a Cake base ! Interesting piece isn't it , we crafters keep hoarding things like these and much more packaging stuffs thinking of putting them to use some day , and sometime we do :P use them ....

This is how I went about creating on this Cake base
  • Prime the cake base with coating of gesso to cover the whole base 
  • Once it is perfectly dried top a coat of chalk paint , I chose the baby pink shade 
  • Dried the paint with the heat gun 
  • Added the sparrow couple on one end and shaded it to match the background 
  • I have created texture with Mudra's Stencil
  • In the meantime I have  made ready the Flowers with Mudra Cut3 Gardenia Die set

  • The flowers are made with papers from Beary Hugs pattern papers 
  • To shape all the flowers in this project I have used embossing tools. This helps in giving beautiful creases to the flower petals. 
  • But because of the thickness they need to be moistened by either misting or dipping in water to allow you to shape and emboss them easily. 
  • Finally completed the flower by adding gold shaded mist over them and by adding pearls to the centre.

  • I have added leafy chipzebs which I have coloured with green mist along with it given some shading and textures .

  • The creation is completed with chipzeb Words#1 wordings which I have coloured with distress ink  
  • The butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies chipzeb is shaded with pink and gold mist to complete the whole look . 

I'm all satisfied with the outcome and totally love how Im getting into flower making spree with these !!

2. Rangoli Textured Card

I made a very simple card. I really wanted to highlight the beautiful pattern of the stencil, so I decided to use texture paste and glitter. 

Card Details
  • I spread the texture paste and then sprinkled glitter heavily all over. 
  • Once it was dry, I have added the handmade Mudra Cut3 Gardenia flower.
  • I also added a bit of copper colour string behind the Flower .
  • To complete the look I have added sentiment from Mixed greetings stamp set .

3. ATC Mixed media creation

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.

I have worked with  Grunge fx 6”x6” Stencil for this Atc and paper scraps from Beary Hugs paper pack for this creation !

  • I have spread the texture paste and created the background with Grunge fx 6”x6” Stencil .
  • I have used brown and red mist to colour 
  • I have adhered the mandala piece after the background dried
  • Further added handmade flowers made using Mudra Cut3 Gardenia flower die set.
  • I have used leafy chipzeb and words chipzeb to create this layout
  • Finally sprinkled sequins 
Im playing along 
 That's all from me today , hope to have inspired you all to try these stuffs !

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Sharada Dilip

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Background Techniques for Cards

Hello Friends 

Im bringing more inspirations using Mudra's products for this brand new month. 

Cheers - Masculine Birthday Card - Random stamping background

April is considered the Beer month in USA and hence I decided to create something for the Beer lovers !
  • For this card I decided to create my own background paper by randomly stamping the beer image from "Cheers" stamp set  onto a piece of white cardstock and leaving it uncoloured. 
  • Here's a little behind the scenes on how my cards come together when I'm creating a stamped background. I usually practice stamping the design several times until I get the look I'm going for or a design that pleases my eye. Typically, I try to avoid stamping the same image next to itself. I also try not to stamp images in straight lines to help give the design a more random and free flowing feel. 
  • After I finished creating my background, I cut a rectangle shape from black cardstock and stamped the sentiment onto it using Versamark Watermark Ink. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder and added a mini wordings to follow . All the sentiment are from the Cheers stamp set .
  • I have added one beer stamped, coloured and fussy cut over the banner to complete the card .
Playing along 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

Thinking of you - Watercolour background with shadow stamping 

  • I have started with a A2 sized teal card base on which I have adhered the layers.
  • I have created second Card background on a watercolour panel with watercolours - yellow and pink giving me this lovely orange sheen.
  • Then I have randomly stamped flowers with black ink from a set of stamps "Persian Elements".
  • I have added Leaves from Leafy Swirls chipzeb as it is on the card 
  • The sentiment is from "purely sentiments " stamp set .
  • To complete the card I have added pearls in teal to match the card base .

Fairytale tri fold card 

I have created a fairyland with pattern papers and chipzebs here .

  • This is a 4"x4" Tri Fold card 
  • For the cover I have used Tag chipzeb ,Fairy Tales chipzebs  and Words along with Beary Hugs pattern paper.
  • The  Fairy Tales chipzebs  is coloured and adhered here with double sized glue foam to create dimension.

That's all from me today , hope to have inspired you all to try these stuffs !

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

warm regards