Its surely been a long time since I posted anything on my blog. I started my Post-graduate studies in 2014 and have been quite a bit occupied with them. I do try to squeeze in time to craft, as its my stress buster. I have been doing a lot of trials off late and learning a lot of crafty stuff from fellow crafters. I should really be thankful to FB for connecting like minded ppl :)
A project that I am sharing today is something that I have done for a friend of mine who got married recently. She wanted to gift her better half and turned to me for ideas. She was really loved the last layout I had made. In case you want to have a look at that you can check it out here.
So here's what I created for my friend. A mixed media layout. This is a picture loaded post :P
I will try and sum up the process here as much as I can... It started off as blank chipboard of 12x12inch size. Glued down white cardstock and used the awesome new Tim Holtz distress colours of Jan 2015 (Cracked Pistachio) and Feb 2015 (Abandoned Coral) to colour the white cardstock. By this point I had decide to use 2 different pattern papers from my stack and give them an aged look using the distressing tool and Vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz.
After that added some texture using texture paste and stencils, laces, stamps, chipboard and metal embelishments. The metal gears are all coloured using viva decor pastes. For the chipboard gears (black ones) I used clear rock candy crackle paint by timholtz.
The photomat is a 5x7 inch canvas which is coloured using viva decor pastes. The chipboard flourish, the laces and the flowers are all highlighted using silver and gold viva decor pastes.
To add in the names and wordings used white cardstock and the same colours of distress inks and used fiskars and scrappy cat alphabet stamps.
To end it all up I used various stamps to add some more definition.
Now for the closeups:
Hope you loved the project as much as I enjoyed working on it.
Thankyou for stopping by.
Lots of hugs
Entering it for
1) CSCC #13- Anything goes
2) Challenge #178 - Word art wednesday