Saturday, November 30, 2013

Art Journal with Recycling

Hello Everyone,

Recycling challenge at Anything But a  card. And I grabbed my paper towel which were dabbed with colors while making other projects. Couple of months back,I had seen this tutorial on You Tube - creating the background with trash.
So after adhering various paper towels to my page, it was looking like this..


And surprisingly, I stuck here, didn't get an idea what to do next...:) Then I read this inspirational thought somewhere (I'll share that lovely website soon) - "If not now then when" and created the page

Do you find any traces of original page ? :)

 Susan Brown encourages us to try green crafting. Its a fun to recycle the things. Hop over to Anything But a Card Blog to see how beautiful projects have come up with the products which destined to bin.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Happy weekend !

Friday, November 29, 2013

"Ship" - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,

This is quick post for today, I made it for The Craft Barn. Letter 'S' is for this fortnight challenge.

I created the background with spritzing inks, which takes very little time.

  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Tilda In the Garden" - Mixed Media

Good Morning Everyone,

I am doing lot of mixed media projects these days and enjoying it! Today's post is inspired by the season of Christmas and 2-3 challenges. My daughter wants to give this as Christmas gift to her friend. Have a look...

I colored the basket with gesso first and then silver and white acrylic paints. And decorated with die cuts. Diecuts are colored with distress paints. And Tilda is colored with markers. hope you like it..
close ups..

Linking with,

Beyond Grey Challenges - Shaped project with garden twist
Itsy Bitsy - Picture Inspiration Challenge
Crafters Corner - Make it festive 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Garden Tools" - Moo

Hello Everyone,

Moo - cute art on small piece. This week at Moo Mania theme is 'tools'. So I made a moo with garden tools. 

and I made a tag with that moo,

Linking with Moo Mania.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Water Color Art Journal

Hello Everyone ,

Usually I use acrylic paints and sprays for making background. But today I decided to play with watercolors. And it was total enjoyment. Furthermore background stamping has been done with water colors. I've done bird doodling as well !

There are some great lessons on you tube for (beginners like me), which gives fantastic tips and inspire you to take this medium, and have fun! Sharing the links
Julie Balzer
Traci Bautista
Frugal crafter
And recently my blog friends have made beautiful creations with watercolors
Visit their posts and start something with watercolor :)

Sharing this project with Art Journal Everyday 
Thanks so much for visiting.


'Lots of Bling' - Tag

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Another quick post today. This is for Tag Along - theme is Ring a Ding Ding... Lots of Bling.
I made Bauble shape tag....

Thanks so much for looking.

" Steampunk" - Mixed Media

Good Morning Everyone,

This is another project technique , which I've not tried earlier -Steampunk. At Our Creative Corner , this month challenge is  Steampunk Tic Tac Toe. And I've chosen gears, wings and wire.

I created the background with pattern papers, texture paste and stencil.Then I adhered all pieces. Gessoed them. Then spritzed and colored.This gorgeous Steampunk stamp is from Deep Red.I also added blings in circle of wire.

At Our Creative corner Jenny, Julia, Laura, Claudia have posted inspirational projects. Hop over there and participate in challenge to have fun while making something like this. 
You have to choose three ingredients from Tic Tac Toe
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Mixed Media Art

Hello Everyone,

A Mixed Media Color Challenge has Holiday project theme for month of November and December. And my take...

To start this page, I created texture with texture paste and palette knife. When it dried completely, I applied the layer of gesso. And then I colored with distress paints - barn door and peeled paint. For making a tree, initially I colored it with peeled paint and applied same color distress ink through Crafters workshop stencil Aztec .

close ups.....

Thank so much for stopping by and your sweet comments.


"Right to be Different" - Art Journal Page

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A Splat of paint on your creation is the theme for this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge. 

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Friday, November 22, 2013

"Quail" - Art Journal Page

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Letter Q at The craft Barn Challenge and I've chosen 'quail' 

 Base is tissue paper with various stamped images. And somehow, I wanted to use white leaves on the page. :)


 as it is alpha dictionary challenge, I added definition of Quail

Thanks so much for stopping by

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stormy Sky

Hello Everyone,

Doesn't it look like Journal page?................... Its a card! :)
Tanvi wants us to create a scene at Color conception challenges for this month. Talented design team have created stunning project to inspire! Hop over to Color Conceptions Challenges to find the ways of creating a scene with PP, dies, inks, stamps, embellishments, punches, embossing folders, etc.

I've created this any occasion card, with only one stamp set - Inkadinkado - Coastal. And of-course ...distress inks - salty ocean, broken china, scattered straw, walnut stain, ranger archival inks.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Mixed Media Layout

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At Catchy Challenges, Smita wants us to make Scrapbook layout with girly theme. And I came out of my comfort zone to create one for my girl. We love this photo of hers with her friends taken at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. here it comes......

I made this on 12*12 mixed media scrapbook paper. I started with making texture with crafters workshop stencil and texture paste.Then adhered photo. Other things I've added are- doily, flourishes, flowers, butterfly. I've used distress stain, distress paint (peeled paint), Lindy's star burst(bachelor button blue) and Dylusions (dirty martini).
Its more like my mixed media art journal pages, where I create lot of layers and play with lot of color mediums. I am happy with final look of this page, hope you will like it too.
some close ups...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

"Fruits and Flowers" - Tag

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                                                 Click on the image to get enlarged view

Sharing this post with Tag Along challenge, where Fruits and Flowers is the theme for this week. 
Thanks for looking.

Art Journal Everyday

Hello Everyone,

I've created this page with the inspiration from Julie Fei-fan Balzer's art and Donna Downey's words. Everyone who makes art journal knows that both are amazing artists and always encourages us to create something everyday.

I've used Crafters workshop stencils, stamps,water colors, Lindy's sprays.
close ups....

Sharing with Art Journal Everyday. Thanks so much for stopping by.

"Mixed Retro" - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,

At Stampotique Designers Challenge, this week Samantha wants us to create something with one layer, without any embellishments.

 There was a time when I didn't know how to create layers, and now I love them so much. Its good to go back to roots, sometimes! Here I tried hard, not to add 'something more' on my page. :-)
We don't get Stampotique stamps in India, but every week new interesting challenge and inspirations by DT at Stampotique make me to participate. Hop over to see some wonderful creations.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Friday, November 15, 2013

"Joy" - Card

Hello Everyone,

 Today's quick and last minute post for Beyond Grey Challenges.

All that Glitters is the theme at BGC. And I made this card with glitter paper and 3D glitter.
Thanks for looking...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Merry Christmas" - Tag

Hello Everyone,

I've started my Christmas projects with this simple tag.

Tree stamp is from Micia. Stamped it with olive green ink. Added glitter dots for decoration. At the edges I applied Festive berry distress ink, lovely color and I used it for the first time. Then I've done water bleach technique to get some snow effect.

Linking with Lulupu - The Craft Lounge - Tag it all

Thanks so much for looking.

Updated this post on 20th November:
This tag made to Top 3 at Lulupu challenge
DT says "We loved the simplicity of this Christmas tag with the right amount of embossed glitter look!"

Friday, November 8, 2013

"Discoveries" - Art Journal

Hello Everyone,

Kraft paper and Gesso - its a good combination! Made this journal page for Stampotique designers challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Updated this Post on December,6th, 2013:
This journal page won the prize at Stampotique Designers Challenge

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kid and Graphic for Mix It Monthly

Hello Everyone,

Today's quick post is for Conny's Mix It Monthly. She makes fab videos of art journaling. Hop over to check the process of this month's journal page.
Conny wants us to mix - Graphic patterns, Kids and colors (Blue, green and pale pink) and make a art journal page.
here is my take...

(click on the image to get enlarged view)

Thanks so much for looking.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Neon" - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,

blazing colors coming up....


Letter 'N' Alpha challenge is goinon  at The Craft Barn. And I've selected word 'Neon Colors'. I've used Acrylic as well as inks here. And Clock stencil is from Kaisercraft. Also added definition of Neon colors !

Thanks so much for visiting.

ATC with water colors

Hello Everyone,

(click on the image to get enlarged view)

I've used water color pencils and distress inks with water. I have chosen turquoise green and light blue to color the flowers, which I don't use frequently :). ATC is quick and satisfying to make. Give a try...

Linking with Eclecticpaperie - eteam-picks-challenge-water-coloring 

Thanks so much for looking.

Updated this post on November 8th, 2013:
This ATC won the prize at Eclectic Paperie Challenge.
Kim says "Congratulations, Shilpa!!  I loved the beautiful flowers and text background, be still my heart, on Shilpa's piece! "



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Door" - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,

After a break for Diwali, I am starting again with Art Journal page 'Door' for my favorite blog Art Journal Journey

When I made this background for some other art journal, I just kept it aside, and was sure, I will not use it. But, today morning I opened  this page, I knew that this would be great background for weathered door. :-)
For texture, I've used handmade paper in various colors, and my new fascinations - Gelatos and Distress paints

Thanks so much for visiting.

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