Sunday, October 2, 2016

Three Tags and a Video!


Hey there everyone! It has definitely been ages since I have blogged or crafted. I made these tags ages back with some video. I finally pushed myself to edit it and publish for all of you.


I used a lot of inks and paints for these tags. I cant list all the colors but I can make a list of the brands for you guys. You can always comment and ask if you want to know anything in particular :)




-I used Tim Holtz Bubble stencil in the start (that is the part not recorded) Also used Matte Texture Paste from Ranger.
-I cut the tags from Prima Marketing Inc's "Garden Fable" collection and used the cardboard stickers from the same collection.
-The powder inks are "Primary Elements" by ColourArte. They have a shimmer when they dry up, pretty much like some of the Color Bloom sprays by Prima.
-I am also using Acrylic Paints and Opal Magic colors by Prima Marketing (Finnabair Collection) and Silks by ColourArte again.
-Stamped a Prima Stamp (Epiphany Collection) using Simon Says Stamp Dye Inks.
-I used Microbeads at the end from Prima Marketing Art ingredients (Finnabair Collection)

Here is the link to the video: You are welcome to leave comments here or on the video if you want to know about anything!



Hope you have enjoyed the process. I am still learning to make better videos. :-)
Until next time!
x
-J.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Artful Crafting Challenge 14: Rustic

Hey there lovely people!

We have a new challenge at artful crafting with a very summery mood board. :)  Check out all the DT inspiration and link up your projects here


This month, we got some really pretty papers from Maja Designs. I have created an invitation card for some coffee time together. Since this month's theme is all about happy summer time with family with a rustic theme, I decided to make an invite for a tea/coffee party. 




I had some wooden sticks from old potpourri that I have incorporated in this card. Wood, jute, burlap, corrugated paper: this all defines rustic to me.


I have also used a metal spoon and a fork to go with the theme. Hope you guys liked the project. 




Head over to the AC blog to link up your amazing entries.
Until next time
x
-J.

The kit:


Friday, May 20, 2016

Guest Post- Artful Crafting: 12x12 Birthday Layout

Hey there everyone!
Today, I am guest posting at Artful Crafting keeping in view our latest challenge mood board.
I created a 12x12 Birthday Layout which looks like this :)




Please hop over to Artful Crafting's Blog to read some tips and WATCH THE VIDEO of how I made this :)
Hope you like it!
Until next time!
x
-J.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Artful Crafting Challenge 13: Rainbow Pop!

Hey there everyone!
I hope you are enjoying our introduction of mood boards. :-) I love the concept of mood boards. It gives you the freedom of technique (unless stated) and it is very interesting to see everyone's own interpretation of it :)
This week at Artful Crafting we have another fun-filled mood-board with Rainbow colors and layering!. Hop over to Artful Crafting's blog to participate, read all about this month's challenge and to check out the rest of the design team's projects :)

From my wonderful and pretty happy kit, I made my first shaker card (please share my happiness for being super late but finally trying one!) :D


I have layered several elements from my kit: the frames, the die cuts, the stickers and some more cut outs from the paper that I fussy cut myself.
Since it was my first shaker card, I didnt have acetate but vellum so used it and I think it works well without taking the focus out of the rest of the elements :)


You can see all the layers of the card here in the up-close photo. I used foamic tape to layer everything.


The inside is layered and I have used a die cut for the sentiment. Enjoy a little video :) 

video


Hope you enjoyed this months post. I will be back again soon with a technique post for this challenge. So stay tuned. 
Happy Crafting :D
Until Next time! 
x
-J

The kit used: 
Simple Stories Let's Party (Papers, Die cuts, Chipboard Frames)


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thinking about you...

Hey everyone!
I am sharing with you all my first ever CAS card (pretty much!) and I am so excited I managed to create a decent one. :-)


I made this for Tic Tac Toe Challenge 8 using the Top row: 3 of a Kind, Enamel Accents and Square Card.

I used the potted flowers from Power Poppy- Potted Primroses stamp set and colored them using Sharpie Markers. The sentiment is a wafer die from Lawn Fawn- Border Lawn Cuts.


Hope you all liked it!
Until next time!
x
-J.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tri-fold Industrial

Hey everyone! 
I am sharing with you a project I did for a client some weeks back. I wanted to blog about it because it is just one of those projects that make me super proud of myself. :)


I will try to discuss everything I did in this card. I took the background paper from Prima's The Archivist Collection. and the little strips of paper are from Tim holtz papers and Ephemera packs. I took Blue Fern Studios- Techno Scape Chipboard background  to form the mechanical layout in the centre. It was very long for this 6x6 inch card so I cut it and arranged it according to my planned layout.


It was very tricky to lay the chipboard over the centre especially when I had to glue metal over the chipboard. To balance it out, I used Prima's Junkyard Findings- Nuts and Bolts under different places to hold the chipboard up. For example, under the Knob in bottom right corner, under the Gear with 33 on it. I added several mechanicals from Prima over the chipboard to complete the layout. :) 

 After the layout was done, I used Finnabair's Mica Powder in Gold and sprayed (water + mica) a lot of it over the layout. I also used Luminarte Silks in Bolivian Blue and mixed both at some places to merge in the gold and blue to add a bit of green.


Once I was satisfied with the background, I added in the flowers, the butterflies and the numbers (in circle cut outs). The butterflies and the numbers are from Prima's Salvage District Ephemera Pack  
The vial in the centre is from Tim Holtz Ideology and I filled in Finnabair's Microbeads in it, the bulb with love is also from Prima, from their Typo Bulbs.


The last step was to add splatters of white gesso and Finnabair's Art Alchemy in Rich Turquoise. The blue enamel dots were sent by my precious friend Amna who created these herself (read how to make your own here)
The card is a trifold card. which has one space for adding the text while the other fold looks like this:

I also made a coordinating hard box for the card since it had to be sent out to another country by post. This is how the box looked like :) 


This is pretty much it! I hope you all liked it. I loved making it. It is always good to challenge yourself and come up with something new! 
Do let me know how much you liked it in the comments below! 


Until next time!
x
-J.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Artful Crafting Challenge 12: Happy Mother's Day

Hey lovely people!
We are here with a new challenge for Artful Crafting and guess what!! We have a Mood Board this time :) Hop on to Artful Crafting's blog to link up your projects and to read about the rest of the DT's projects.
Prima's Tales of You & Me was just the perfect collection to go with this mood board. Keeping the mood board in mind, I created this layout, about 8x8 inches in size. :) 


The Paper is Tales of You and Me by Prima along with the blooms by Wild Orchid Crafts and Artful Crafting. Since I used the paper that had more purple in it, I switched to purple blooms and some magenta ink for the background. 



I took a vintage photo from a random paper I had (it is of a grown up woman- to go with the mother's day theme) I also stamped "Happy Mother's Day" with a Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink and Simon Says Stamp "Mother's Day" Stamp Set. 


I have also used the "netting background" stamp by woodware on the background to merge in the layout with the background paper. Finally finished with some silver microbeads and white gesso. 


I hope you liked the project. Looking forward to all the amazing entries this month.
Until next time :)
x
-J.