Sunday, 29 April 2018

Mixed Media altered hoop + CAS Card

Hello Crafty Folks!

I’m Manu here from Ahandfullofart and I’m sure you all must have been very excited with the new MUDRA Chipzeb and the stamps release. This Chipzeb release has some amazing designs and yes, it also has some super awesome shaker chipzeb that are so much fun to use. I also liked the new geometrical chipzeb in the shape of the heart and the concentric circles and the squares. The Concentric circles and the squares are something which I find very very versatile and so much fun to use.  This months release of the stamps also has some very interesting stamp sets, my favorite being the couple stamp which can be used in a wide range of craft projects, esp Love theme and the Mixed Media projects.

I have a few projects to share with you today. One is a Mixed Media altered hoop and another is a gorgeous card made with this months release of the Magnolia’s stamp set. I totally love this stamp set and if you are a card maker who loves coloring the flower images, this stamp set is tailor made for you!l I also have some tips and tricks to share with you, do follow the instructions for each of the project to uncover some information that might be useful to you.
Lets checkout the projects
      1.       Floral card

Here is the Floral card made with the new release of the Magnolia stamp set. So in love with this beautiful cluster of flowers.

To make this card
1.       Take an A5 size card panel of a watercolor paper and stamp the Magnolia stamp set using the BLACK Archival ink.  WHY ARCHIVAL INK ?? Archival ink works best if you want to try out watercoloring because the image doesn’t fades/blends when working with water based colors.
2.       Colour the image using the `colors of your choice. I coloured my image with Zig markers.
3.       Once the image is coloured, give a little extra shade around the edges of the complete image with a very find and diluted grey color. WHY a little shading around the edges?? It gives more depth to the image and enhances the complete look of the card. Also splatter a little black colour with either a brush to give a nice splatter look to the card
4.       Stamp the sentiment and then adhere this A5 card panel to a pattern paper and then adhere the complete card to a A5 size card base. Your card is ready.

     2.       Mixed Media altered Hoop

I loved the couple stamp set released this time and decided to make a gorgeous frame revolving around the couple from the stamp set. Checkout the complete look of the Altered Mixed Media Hoop below.

To make this altered hoop:
1.       Take a embroidery hoop, I took a 8 inch approx hoop keeping in mind the size of the couple.
2.       Measure a thick cardstock, around 250 gsm and cut along the outer boundary of the hoop. Apply clear Gesso to make the cardstock ready to play along.
3.       Take the mandala stencil and give a little texture to your circular cardstock. Once its dry, I took a little Lindy’s stamp gang powder and sprayed my circular cardstock with water and then dusted the powder on top to reveal a gorgeous pink hue. Adjust your color at various placed to give a nice shaded effect. At one corner, I used a little orange powder to give in a little more added shade to the hoop.
4.       Start building your layers on your MM panel and include various embellishments such as die cuts, flowers to build base around the couple, MUDRA chipzeb
5.       Once you are happy with the way the frame looks, the MM panel is done. Adhere a few chipzeb and I have used the TILES chipzeb to form the word US for the complete panel
6.       To add a little rustic look to the embroidery hoop, apply white gesso on the boundary of the hoop and use the Lindy’s powder to give in the pink hue color. I also added a little Art Alchemey wax at various places around the hoop. Checkout the rustic effect from the waxes below.

I hope you liked the projects and do not forget to enter in this month’s challenge which is all about Floral and textures.

Products used from  MUDRA 

Anandha Stationary 
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai

Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Wild Warehouse, UK (Exclusively for International Customers)