Friday, 14 March 2014

#3 Mix Media with Spring theme

Hello Ladies, 
You must have had a good time seeing all the vibrant Mix Media creations by our DT.
I am the last one to go (wedding season kept me busy with those luncheons and dinners...)
 So lets welcome Spring in our own colorful and crafty way...
OK!!..let me stop my endless talks..and show you what i created for the Spring theme.

  • I started with a 10"x 12" board canvas.
  • Used mod podge to adhere paper strips, doily, net, burlap, and butterfly punched border( almost everything from left over pieces)
  • Used my homemade texture paste and Dylusions and the TCW mask as my stencils to create the brick texture and dots.
  • Brushed entire surface with gesso, which acts as a primer for the sprays.
  • And now comes the best part...The Smooch Spritz....these are little test tubes filled with rich colors and lots of shimmer. (I just fell in love with these).

Here is my Mix Media Layout for Spring Theme
(painted with gesso)

(a closeup of textures)

(TCW flower mask)

(Dylusions stencil)

Here is the complete look...

And on demand from my DT members...i had to put a photo also :) and could not find a better one...

Hope you liked this blast of colors...Do join us with your creations at our new Challenge #3
Happy Spring!!

Keep crafting

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Kraftzone Challenge# 3- Celebrate Spring with Mixed Media Layout

Kraftzone Challenge# 3- Celebrate Spring with Mixed Media Layout

Hello! friends
    As you all by now know that our KRAFTZONE Challenge of the month is "Celebrate Spring with Mixed Media Layout"
     My fellow DT friends NIKKITA , MEETA  and  RUCHI....all have already posted their inspirational post on this challenge.....Please visit their blog to get inspired
      Now its my turn to give inspirational project on this theme...hope you all like it and get inspired .....To participate .. make sure the layout is 8*10 or bigger.. no cards or altered items .. only LAYOUTS using mixed media technique..
       I have done my mixed media layout on canvas....sized 10 '' *10'' . I tried to use all spring colours and blooms etc...keeping challenge theme in my mind.To give texture to my layout..I have used Liquitex medium paste,stencil,pattern paper,mdf emblishments,metal charms(flowers),mulberry flowers,jute thread,laces,stamps,dies , pearls and rhinstones,glossy accents...etc.
  To colour my layout I have used Dylusions ink sprays....

bottom right corner I have used Shabby white embossing enamel by Stampendous.

Here in this precious hearts by memory box dies...I have used glossy accents.I have used mini flower frenzy 6"*6" stencil by Crafters Workshop.(which you can see in blue and pink)

on top left corner I have used Shabby white embossing enamel by Stampendous.

bottom left you can see stamp image in black is from Prima Rondelle....and I have used Stazone black to stamp my images....

Supplies from Kraftzone store:

One more thing I want to mention...that I have used kids STAEDLER WATER CRAYON CUM OIL PASTELS in few they have very bright effect...I have just applied directly on the required place and rubbed with can see that bright yellow and orange...of that in few places.
Thank you 

Monday, 10 March 2014


Hello to all lovely people there..
I am back with a quick tutorial on mixed media tag...
(picture heavy post)

: water coloring paper
:camlin gesso and texture paste
:prima doll stamp from kraft zone
:archival black ink pad
:stencils brick wall, wire
:handmade flowers , glitter fillers, half pearls, lace , butterfly punch outs from my stash

I hope you enjoy creating some beautiful projects using this quick and simple technique as I enjoyed them .
I will be waiting for your valuable comments.. do leave some love.


Friday, 7 March 2014

Kraftzone Challenge# 3- Celebrate Spring with Mixed Media Layout

Hello all Crafty people!!!

You all know that we Kraftzone team create a crafty challenge every month and this month our challenge theme is ' A Mixed Media LO with all Spring season colors.' ( Only Layout is allowed..)

My fellow DT Nikkita and Meeta already posted their inspirational posts about this challenge. Please visit the blog.

So now....Its my turn to show my project on this theme as an inspiration. I made a LO with Mixed Media technique and all the Spring season colors like red, orange, blue, yellow, pink, green,....and Blooms- :-)

Here is the pic....

This LO have all the bright Spring colors. I used Gesso for giving a texture to the canvas and layered with some patterned papers and some threads then colored with acrylic colors ( lemon yellow,orange, ultramarine blue, light green, magenta, pink, crimson, deep rose and white). Before coloring added some small stones, shells, beads, an old chain. (All from my stash) 

Made some flowers in different sizes with pollen and some stamped, embossed n distressed flowers too. I used toothpicks for giving a frame look and colored with 'Meadow green' pearl acrylic color. Brick wall-( above right n below left) made with the help of stencil and white colorbox ink.

Arranged all the embellishments on canvas n those tiny cute badminton charms too. They are my favourite in this canvas... ;-) Spritz some.. 'Smooch Spritz- Salazar Tea Party' on the canvas too. 

Here are some closer look of my canvas...

You can see the layers of PP, stones, smooch spritz and embossed flower

Stamped this flower and done with Varsamark watermark ink, colorbox pigment ink-Harbor and clear embossing powder. then distressed.

And lastly I gave a touch of gold acrylic powder all over the canvas. :-)

Supplies from Kraftzone store:
I hope you will like my Mixed media LO. So create your own and participate in the challenge. 
Thanks and happy crafting!! :-)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


HI everyone
Thanks to all for the wonderful support and beautiful entries for the challenge..but some of the rules were not followed though the entries were beautiful..
PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES AND GUIDELINES.. so that next time YOU dont miss the chance to win the exciting prizes.
NOW, TOP 3 beautiful entries were..

Congrats to all the winners.
Please collect your badges by sending a mail at

looking forward to more creative entries..

Keep Crafting 

Monday, 3 March 2014


Hello friends,
It’s time to say good bye to winters and welcome spring.

So here is the new challenge for this month
( spring has always made me sing with the birds chirping around in the garden ... )
make sure the layout is 8*10 or bigger.. no cards or altered items .. only LAYOUTS using mixed media technique..

Here is my  Mixed Media Layout
Keeping in mind with the theme I have given bright colors, flowers and butterflies,
birds, bright sun, and music notes etc..
here I have used lots of different types of Blooms
Crochet flowers
Quilled flowers
Paper swirled Roses (on which I have stamped musical notes and then made them into blooms)

This is a picture heavy post ...with lots of details ... The picture is much brighter in real

 I have used gesso on the base textured into wavy design and used blue orange and green colors ...
A bright Sun stenciled with MEMENTO DANDELION and CIRCLES- mix ability

crochet flowers and quilled flowers and leaves 

musical notes stamped with MEMENTO LADYBUG with KAISERCRAFT SHEET MUSIC clear stamp. Then swirled into roses with Distressed and edged with  COLOR BOX AMBER

bird cage stamped and colored 

musical sheet can be replaced with a photograph 

stenciled with  CIRCLES- mix ability in various colored Roundlets with a distressed doily beneath

CANVAS 12*12 
Camel Gesso
die cuts butterfly , fence 
Crochet flowers
Quilling strips,
paper for musical notes, roses and roundlets
pearls and other embellishments
SPRING ! letters
Blue cord

Summer breeze clear stamp (CAGED BIRD)
Smooch Srritz (orange background)
Color box amber (Egded swirl roses)
Distress Ink Festive berries ( egded musical tag and roundlets)
Dylusion ink spray funcy fuchsya 
Dylusion ink spray cut grass ( background)
Memento Dew drops Tsukineko 
Pattern Paper ANNA MARIE 6*6 ( little flags beneath swirl roses)
Charms ( Key and star)

I hope you all liked my Layout. Would love to see your creativity. 
Do participate in this lovely challenge.
Please do leave love and suggestions.
Happy Crafting 

Saturday, 1 March 2014


Hi peeps...

A very warm welcome to all with the coming of SPRING ..
Time flying so quick.. and its the 3rd month of 2014.. and now #3 challenge
so here we are with a beautiful challenge for all of you..
SO theme for this month challenge is CREATE A MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT using colors inspired by SPRING...lots of blooms... greens.. oranges.. purples..pinks... make sure the layout is 8*10 or bigger.. no cards or altered items .. only LAYOUTS using mixed media technique..
HERE is an inspiration :

( please forgive me for bad pictures..this is more bright in real)
 closer look to the blooms...

now time for some details about the layout: 
supplies used:
#  canvas board 12"*16" locally bought
#acrylic colors- pearl paints - deep rose, cherry red, lilac
#camlin artist's gesso, camlin acrylic medium gloss finish, mod podge matte
#rangers liquid pearls white
#mdfs, half back pearls from  my stash,
# blooms are handmade,
#pearl fillers 
#stencils from kraft zone 
# pps from kraft zone
#smooch spray - gingersnap 
#glossy accents from kraft zone

Please do click here to see the rules ensure and make sure you do not miss on the chance to win some exciting prizes! 
Hope you all liked my layout..
I Would love to know your views on it and if you have any queries regarding any of the rules, products or techniques used, please drop a comment here..
will be waiting for ur valuable comments..
lots of love