Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Rakshabandhan Stamp Designing by Seema Sinha | Behind the Scene

Hey 

Varshitha here with Seema for a small Behind the scene post for all curious crafters out there!!

"Hello to all my creative fellows,

I am excited to be here on Mudra’s blog ….  I just thought to share lil more in the making of our most adorable and cutest Rakshabandhan stamp set from Mudra.



Yes ! am sure each one us can relate this adorable pic with our real life too.

Trust me none of our stamps gets ready in one go. There are 3 minds involved to make each stamp set. A designer, coordinator and Varshitha, we all try our best to give you the best J

For this particular stamp set, we started with a thought, that how we as siblings grow up (fighting, caring, teasing…)







Designing this was real fun😄 as I could relate it with me and my brother. I designed at least 10 to 12 drafts. Then we selected one or two drawings of those scrabbles drawings. Sharing few of them (yes these are only few 😔






Now the lengthiest process starts…yes converting that final draft to a finished and perfect drawing (it takes time because we focus on expression, figures, proportion, cuteness and all).





I would love to share some of our real time chats and confusions…lol…when it comes to quality… we don’t spare even a tiny toe😊                                     

     


Once we all agreed on the final pose, expression and all, it was time to convert into a vector. Brain storming for sentiments is another big deal, because it has to perfectly match with the picture. And the final stamp is all set!!  

This stamp is currently on my table to make some cards to go along handmade Rakhis!!








Love, 
Seema Sinha

Rakshabandhan Collection is available currently with the following retailers!


India
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
The Craft Shop
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Monday, 13 August 2018

LIVE and FLY - Mix media layout


Heloo every one !!
This is Aditya here, hope you all doing great!!


Today my layout is inspired from life ..their are many times when life feels like a burden, hopeless, unhappy, broken, frustrated... all the negative emotions all together .... and we finally end up thinking of giving-up  but that's not the end.. its Gods way to nurture us with strength, hope n life..... we all have that key with us to get out of negativity to positivity.. just we have to patience and unfold your wings to fly ... because soon happy days are waiting for you to welcome with smile.... its just you need to be positive and have patience..
because every thing happens for a reason and nothing last for long .

Long you live high you fly.
And smile you'll give and tears you'll cry. 
And all you touch and all you
see is all your life will ever be. 














  • Take 12x16 inches black mount sheet.
  • Give a nice coat of white gesso to it the center as shown.
  • Now with help deco pattern and memory dots  give some texture. 
  • now use some deep Turkish blue to give depth to the layering .
  • Now fussy cut the flower pictures which i got printed and arrange them with help of double sided tape on each other.
  • Add some laces in between the layers and some mulberry flowers  .
  • Took pretty live sentiment chipzeb, bared wire chipzeb, gears chipzeb and wings chipzeb, gear chipzeb for layering as shown in picture .
  • Now arrange every thing like shown above .
  • Add some pearls to the project.
  • Final touch with white n golden paint randomly
Products used 
 


That is all for today :)


Please don't forget to link up your lovely creations in the Mudra Challenge 24.

There are beautiful prizes to be won & a chance to Guest Design as well!




India
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Hndmd
The Craft Shop
Anandha Stationary 
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International

Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Hope you have a great week ahead :)

Thanks a ton for your precious time!
Stay Blessed 
Aditya

Friday, 10 August 2018

Clean & Simple Cards

Hi folks!
Good Morning :)

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you've had a good week so far :)

For today's post, I've prepared 4 Clean & Simple (CAS) cards using Mudra's beautiful stamps. The general principle with CAS cards is to ensure a lot of white space in the card designs and not have any unnecessary elements, always keeping the focus & drawing the eye towards the focal element(s). Also, Mudra's Challenge #24 is on & the theme is "Make Your Own Embellishments", so I wanted to create some easy & fun embellishments for my CAS cards using stamps. So let's start. 

1. CAS Card- Sending Hugs



Process:

1. Stamped the floral branch onto a die cut panel of watercolour paper using Mudra's Dainty Blooms II Stamp & Versafine Onyx Black Ink
2. Did watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and created a drip effect & some splatters
3. Stamped the sentiment from the same set & foam mounted this panel onto an A2 sized white card base. 

2. CAS Card- A Bond of Love




Process:

1. To create my own embellishments, I stamped the heart and cute birds onto wood slices using Mudra's Home Is Stamp & Jet Black Archival Ink. Then added highlights with a white gel pen
2. Scribbled on alcohol markers in 3 shades of pink/red onto a die cut panel to give an artsy ombre look. 
3. Stamped the sentiment using Mudra's Brother & Sister Stamp.
4. Adhered the wood slices to the panel & matted it in black (keeping is slightly off centre for an interesting look) & then adhered this to an A2 sized kraft card base.

3. CAS Card- Happy Rakshabandhan




Process:

1. Created my own embellishment by stamping a flower from Mudra's Floral Silhouette Stamp onto cardstock using archival ink. Then cut it to the size of the glass dome & adhered it to the bottle cap. Used glossy accents to stick the glass dome on top of the bottle cap & to add a bit of color to this, used red alcohol ink on the dome.
2. Stamped the tilak & sentiment using Mudra's Rakhi Day Stamp onto a die cut panel. 
3. Tied the traditional roli moli thread to the panel & taped it at the back. Then adhered the bottle cap to form the rakhi. 
4. Finally, foam mounted the panel onto an A2 sized beige card base. 

4. CAS Card with gifts


  
Process:

1. Stamped the tiny gifts onto small wood slices using Mudra's Brother & Sister Stamp & archival ink, then added a thin layer of glossy accents on them
2. Scribbled on 3 blue shades onto a die cut panel using alcohol markers 
3. Wrapped a paper twine around the panel & tied a bow 
4. Created white splatter onto an A2 sized kraft card base using watered down white gesso & then foam mounted the panel on it. 

I didn't add a sentiment to this card because I felt it didn't need one. It can be used for any celebration like birthdays, christmas, graduation, anniversary etc.

Mudra Supplies Used:

  

 That is all for today :)

Please don't forget to link up your lovely creations in the Mudra Challenge 24.
There are beautiful prizes to be won & a chance to Guest Design as well!



India
Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Hndmd
The Craft Shop
Anandha Stationary
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Hope you have a great week ahead :)
Thanks a ton for your precious time!
Stay Blessed
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety)

Thursday, 9 August 2018

DIY Embellishments + Slider Card

Hello Everyone,

Zalak here today with some DIY embellishment for our current theme challenge #24. And a Rakshabandhan Slider Card.

As you all know making your own embellishment will be a kind brain storming situation, but it is more attractive and creative if we compare to what is available in market.

So, here I am sharing some Shaker tags (which is one of my favorite), Bookmark and Poinsettia flower. Without taking more time, let's see my first embellishment.


Embellishment 1: Shaker Tags

This shaker tags can be use in your cards, scrapbooks, bookmark, can be put as a thank you note or attach to your bag, purse etc.







Details:
  1. I started with die cutting the scalloped circle tag 5 times from white CS.
  2. Then for the base layer, I have die cut from brustro watercolor paper and did some blending with distress oxides, also splatter some water over it.
  3. While everything is drying, I stamped some critters and colored them with zig brush watercolor pens, and to give little shine I have used spectrum noir sparkle marker.
  4. Then I took my watercolor circle die cut and stamped sentiment. Once I am satisfied with the layout, I adhered those 5 layer die-cut, filled it with sequins and closed it with acetate sheet and one more layer of circle die cut.
  5. On finished tag, I have adhered my colored critters and also attach some jute twine.
Embellishment 2 : Bookmark Clips

I made this bookmark clips for all reader out there who loves reading. These clips are big enough to hold paper and also use as a page line too (if you stop reading a book in between a page).





Details:
  1. I started with big paper clip and watercolor paper.
  2. Stamped the flower with archival ink and with distress oxide, I stamped the layer stamps.
  3. Attached them with paper clip using hot glue gun and embellish it with jewels.
Embellishment 2: Poinsettia Flower

This flower is also known a as "Christmas Flower". This flower basically has 5 petals and pointed at the end. I am not a flower expert but I tried my best to use Cut3 die.






Details:
  1. I cut three big flower from red and yellow CS.
  2. Pointed its petals using scissor and using my fingers I pointed the petals more.
  3. Then layered them one upon other and attach some pollen and leaves.
Slider Card

As we know Rakhsabandhan is near by, all the girls are getting ready to buy rakhi for their brother. I always sent Rakhi and Card to my brothers as I am leaving away from my family and relatives. I like to make some interactive cards for theme to remember me on this occasion.










Details:
  1. I started stamping with distress oxides on a smooth white CS to create my own background.
  2. In between the background there were some space left so I stamped some stars with versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
  3. Using Slider Die, I die cut the sliding part at the bottom of my created background. I saved that die cut also as I have used it as a hiding message.
  4. I stamped both brother and sister on a watercolor CS and colored it with zig clean brush pens.
  5. Attached brother on a right end side of the sliding part and sister on a die-cut part (which was cut using slider die).
  6. Stamped the sentiment on a another white CS and attach in a way where you can see the message when you pull the strip.
  7. Attached the strip and hide the message. So when you pull the strip, it will look a like sister is walking towards brother to tie a rakhi and when you are sliding the strip, the message will revel.
  8. To complete my card I have adhered some jewels.
That's all for today everyone. I hope I have inspired you some or other way!! Share your views and suggestion in a comment box.

Don't forget to participate in our on going challenge #24. Be creative and win some goodies from MUDRA.



Products Used:

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Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore

International
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Love,
Zalak