Tuesday, 21 November 2017

My Garden

A peaceful garden with fresh beautiful flowers will surely create a calm and happy feeling to our soul. Fluttering of bird's wings and harmonious birds song bring heavenly ambiance. of course, every one would have experienced this feeling once in there lifetime. if not come and enjoy my miniature garden!......LOL

Hi crafty girls
Happy morning! 
Today I have come up with miniature garden with cute little flowers, birds and mini plants. All these are handmade no moulds are used to create pots, birds and bird house.

Back view of the garden wall

To create this wall i have used Brick Wall stencils from Expressions stamps, applied gesso over it. Then sprayed with spray paint over the dried texture. I have used orange and geen tome to give an Algae formed look to the wall with the dry moss. 

Mini Bird house

Here there is two mini bird house, one with clay (Brown colour) and another with chipboard (Blue color)

For the roof  and backdrop of the wall i have used Nakshathra Designz Decoupage papers

 View of ladder,empty pots

cute mini ladder is made out of chipboard and extra rope is hanging on the wall..... LOL. Again for the path lane i have used the same Brick wall stencils

Different variety of mini ceramic pots i have used and the pots with brown terracotta color and thw birds water feeder was handmade by me using Thai clay. 

Side view of the garden wall

For overall fencing i used decorative Chip board embellishments from expressions stencils. Painted with blue chalk paint.

Miniature Handmade pots

Though the pots are not with good finished edges, they suit aptly for this garden.

some of the closeup shots of flowerss

Supplies Used:

Expressions stencils Brick wall

Expresions Decorative chipboard Embellishments
Fence 1 

Fence 2

Dry Moss

Chalk paint from Papericious

White Heavy Gesso from Papericious

Thai clay

Brown floral wire and Brown floral tape



Hope you all enjoyed my cute miniature Garden as much as i did. Please don't forget to leave your comments. All materials available in www.craftsneed.com
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Wedding layout 1

Hello everyone,

  I m back with another project, and as wedding season is back i decided to go for a wedding layout for my project this time.... Just add in a couple pictures and your gift is ready for the couple.

Materials used are:

Black cardstock
Wedding pack
Frame Wooden
Sentiments from wedding pack
Texture paste
Stencils from my collection
Used pink alcohol ink sprays
Distress inks pink and red
Pink metallic acrylic color
Mdf chipboard from expressions
Beads and flowers

  • I first choose  d background for my layout, from d gorgeous paper pack that i got,  and i must say it's beautiful.

  • Did some stenciling on all the four corners,  distressed d edges with a dark pink...

  • Next i selected d base on which i would do my layout,  choose something that blends with my back ground.

  • Gave it a tattered look and distressed d outer layer. 

  • Later placed my mdf frame and started do d stenciling,  used modelling paste and heart stencils to give d desired effect

  • Gave punk metallic color to my frame and chippies so that they blend well with my background

  • Later added emblessiments to enhance d look and also used sentiments from d pack

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Altered photo frame with twist

Hello everyone 
Today,s tutorial is of altered photo rame
 with twist become I had done mix media over the photo frame but wanted to use it as photo frame so, had done with strings at the end.
Below is what the base photo frame which I tried doing crackle finish on it but couldn't do much more art work so though of using it for mix media from supplies from craftsneed.....

I covered the entire piece with strips of newspapers. And let it air dry.

Once done had used gesso to coat all over don't mind the creases it will be hidden at the end or will give a good texture to the finished article . I had to use 4 applications as my gesso is little thinner in consistency but if u r using heavy gesso you may need only 1 or 2 coats depending on the layered application.
I later dried my gesso surface with the ranger heat gun. The circle chipboards from craftsneed was used it was broken according to match the size and design shown below  and was  stuck with craft glue.

The Thai clay was used for fonts. For letter '0' I used a heart shaped flower mold to make it look more attractive. On few areas I used craftsneed heart stencil and modelling paste from liquidtex. Dried again with my heat gun.
When the clay was semi dried I took it out if the molding and stuck it over the surface as shown.

Here I used few elemets
 From scrap like beads,laces etc.

Made another bird mold and honemade spray inks in blue and seagreen colour to test of that works well on mix media projects...well was happy with end results. I made it mixing acrylic paint + water. One may use any other branded spray if they already have it in their stash.

To cover up the sides I used sane Thai clay and made rope half way around with tassels hanging at the end. Below is how I rolled it long cut thin long slicing at one end and roll it from one end. 

Once all the elements were stuck and intact (need to say I used a swril mdf cutout from craftsneed) I again painted with gesso to give a full white coverage...grooves were little difficult to reach but not so impossible. I air dried over night fully. At this phase I was so excited to experiment with my spray colours couldn't wait to click a pic of the white washed photo frame.
Then I sprayed all in alternate stripes.

Once satisfied with the colour this was looking great but not to my satisfactory  level. I felt colour was too loud so I had a dry coating of gesso on the elements to make them standout of the background. And this is how it looks below 

I did two dry coats drying each very well. Vola all done and here is the twist. Pictures can be stuck on the treads with U tag pins used for paper tagging.
I think this looks pleasing... yes but at 
atlast don't forgot to leave your comments... 
See you all soon with another project.
Thank you so much. Bye.

Supplies used : 

Craftsneed circled chipboards

Picture of Photo Frame Medium Metalic Blue-16.5 x 21.5
Picture of Spiral Swirls  

Craftneeds mdf swrils 

Acrylic spray paints

Scrap elements like beads,laces,cabochons,

little heart Stencil from Expressions stamps 

Thai clay

Ranger hear gun
Photo frame 

Fiber thread

Monday, 13 November 2017

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

3D card in the shadow box- Bon Voyage & Will Miss You

Hello crafters,
  Today I am posting a tutorial of my second month 4th project as DT. When I had received this months crafting haul from craftsneed I was awestruck at those  wonderful pattern papers designed by Rhonna Farrer "Fly your wings and Fly"... loved the print on it carried. The hot air balloons on them were the one that pleased my eyes since its my dream to take my flight once in my life time in these balloons...
By the way getting back to my project it seemed endless imagination to work with these goodies I chose these balloons first and thought  of giving a vintage look to it into fusion if card and shadow box. this project was super easy and quick.
Please do leave your comments if this pattern paper was justified by the work I did on it.... 

here goes the method...
I cutout the printed elements from the paper and used the striped print as my background Once cut all these I used blend of my distress inks and starting with lightest  in the center with darker tones at edges. I used photo vintage distress ink on my MDF cutout to match the base of chocolate box . I chose a chocolate box which was quite sturdy and about the size of 5.75" * 5.75". I stuck the base of inside box with those stripe print design with the decoupage glue and let it air dry.  

here I used the thai clay  from craftsneed and used birds and  hot air balloon. let them dry and primed them with white gesso and colored them with acrylic colours then by brushing off with a sponge using vintage distress ink to give a shady look. For cloud since I didn't had any dies I had drew clouds on left of scrape paper and fussy cut them. these  were all different size again coloured with distress inks. 

once all the elements were inked, clay embellishments were ready  and background too was dry I started sticking on my box placing them appropriately positioning them with double sided foam tape to gave them a dimension.
for sentiments I used again the scrap  papers of same pattern papers stamped and diecut using dies and stamps from marienna collectables which gives apt vintage fonts. I stamped fonts (miss you and bon voyage) using vintage photo distress ink and glued them on the sides of box . Once all cutout elements were adhere then MDF swirls cutouts were too glued at the  center giving a look of doorway to the entire box. Below is the final picture for the inside lay of box.

For the outer box and base of box I needed to cover it with something to hide the chocolate labels.
 I cut the 4 strips for sides and a square for front. After random inking and stamping on them I snipped at the centre of square piece and cut halfway through diagonal and folded backwards these 4 triangular edges to create a tear open front . later inked all the edges  and left over floral cutouts too placing them at the center of opening.

this is the top of the box

this is how it looks from sides 

supplies used
Pattern paper by Rhonna Farrer "Fly your wings and Fly"
Decoupage glue
shadow box 
white gesso
Acrylic colours
Thai clay from craftsneed
 Silicon molds (I used birds and hot air balloon design)
MDF cutouts
dots and checkers stamps
Timholtz distress inks : spiced marmalade, mustard seeds,
        vintage photo

My Garden