Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sparkle with Prima - Lulupu Bloghop

Hello and thanks to those of you who hopped on over from Varah's blog. For those who didn't, let me quickly fill you in.

We have a month long bloghop combined with a challenge - Sparkle with Prima running at Lulupu. Criteria is pretty simple - create a project using Prima Marketing products (as many as you can) and add sparkle (being, glass beads, glass glitter, mica flakes, glitter, shiny sugar dots etc.)

There 6 prizes up for grabs. This post gives all the details of how you could win yourself some of these goodies and also takes you to the first post.

I'm very excited to share a tutorial on creating a 12x12 background to match the coffee break papers using my all time favourite techniques. If you want more details on any step, leave me a comment and ill be very happy to share what I know with you.

A note on the pink tissue in the first picture : a while ago, I was working with gold paint mixed with 3d gel and was left with excess. So applied it on a pink tissue and kept it to be used later.

Dont be afraid to use mists, watercolour pencils and inks all together in the same layout just to colour. Although they may all look the same or similar shade of pink, each lends a different effect.

After each layer of gesso and paint, I decoupage roses from the IKEA serviette. This lends depth to the background - some roses appear embedded deep within and some right on the surface.
Once the photo layers have been glued on, mix glass glitter and glass beads with gel medium and apply it on the layout. Sugar dots to complete it.

I hope to have inspired you in someway today. Here is the full list of projects created by the DT and GDTs who were invited specially for this hop. Don't forget to leave a comment here and on all the below blogs to be in the draw to win prizes. You also have time till the end of the month to link your entry for the challenge.

                              Kripa Koushik. -------- you are here

Your next stop is at the blog of the very talented Bipasha who weaves magic with her 3d creations and flowers, her post will be up any day now.

Until next time, cheers!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

SATW + Sketchy Boards Challenge

Last week, I finally broke the seal on Kaisercraft Christmas Basecoat 12X12 paper pad...... and had a zillion layout ideas rushing through my head. I was feeling a creativity slump and hence no blog post in the last few weeks. I started with the idea of making a traditional Christmas scrapbook layout and retired for the night with ipad in hand and settled in, to visit my favourite blogs and challenge sites.

A few minutes later, I was back at my desk and made this ...... not really..... it took many layers and hours to look like this. ....... old habits die hard , ended up using gesso, gel medium , matt mutli-medium and so much more.

Its not hard to see how this moodboard at Scrap Around The World influenced my layout - watercolour effect, chevrons, glass glitter and beads......

Anyone who would have seen me that day would have thought of me as insane. I felt possessed by the paints and was working so furiously, even forgot completely about my kids for an hour or two. The saying in the moodboard is so apt for the times I wander away into my own world of colours and imagination.

The sketch used for this layout is from Sketchy Boards. Thank you Lizzy Hill for finding this new blog :) They have a sketch and a colour palette.


and to finish off, a few close ups
I wish you a lovely day, dear reader. Thank you for visiting me today.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge - October

Time to reveal the next challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog.
I kept tossing between vintage baby and vintage grunge for this challenge...... in the end baby won purely because I couldn't resist the vintage baby images from Graphic 45 Little Darlings collection..... absolutely adorable, don't you agree!

 I also took a brave decision to add flowers and keep out wet media and not alter the paper too much - just a little stamping, inks, paints and lots of layering and distressing with my finger nails.
Head over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog to see the beautiful creations of the rest of the DT. Waiting to visit you from the linkup gallery

Also, linking along with Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes


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