Thursday, July 30, 2015

the remnants of history

Today I am sharing a canvas , made with an image found in a history book " In search of Alexander".
The image shows remains of vases etc from a tomb. Loved the colors and texture in the image.

  1. draw faint lines with a pencil around the pic  and then covered rest of the canvas with crackle paste from decoart.
  2. I applied some decoupoage medium on Creative embellishment chipboards and then covered it with embossing powder and heat it with heating tool
  3. Tied the twine around the canvas and secured them with masking tape at the back of the canvas.
  4. applied lots of paint, pearl powder and inked to give dimensions

scrapafrica - mood board- inspired by the colors in rusting van

 artasticchallengeblog - water- I used water to spread the colors
JULY inspiration by Shirley Charlton with"Umbrellas, wet street"
Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day

Monday, July 27, 2015


hello All
 Back from a vacation in LA, it not easy to switch back to crafting mode. Made this layout before leaving and now having hard time putting my thoughts together

the picture here is one of the geysers in great Yellow stone National Park . the brilliant colors are due to bacteria growing in that extremely high temperatures called thermophiles.
My title - "Inspire" is inspired from these micro creatures that flourish  even in these severe adverse  conditions to form these patterns and colors that look magical.

I started with giving some texture with stencil and modelling paste.

then applied ranger distress ink tea dye with a piece of foam.and then sprayed some water

then applied hampton art pumpkin spray, let it spread through spray of water and then dried the canvas with heating tool

hen applied decoart metallic teal paint with brush a  spread it with water.
also applied some decoart metallic copper and antquing cream to add the colors similar to the pic.

Finally added embellishments,-- flowers, brads, doily, shimmer and embossing powder.

Linnie Blooms Canvas scrapbook page
Prima Stencil
Decoart modelling paste
Petaloo flowers
Linnie Bloom flower
Creative embellishment chipboard
Stampendous golden embossing powder

mixedmediaplace- words

artasticchallenge- water- the image has water, and I have used water to spread the colors on the canvas.
JULY inspiration by Shirley Charlton with"Umbrellas, wet street"

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good night.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Steampunk Clock

Hello All

I am totally into steampunk art these days. Mind keeps revolving around and searching thing related to it. I had this clock face from Creative embellishment which was ideal for steampunk art . Did some research and came up with this idea.
Drew no. of wings, of different styles and sizes, then finally selected this bat style wings, specially since it is supposed to be made on faux leather from the old boots.

I have shared a small video on how to give structure to these leather wings
Steampunk Wings

some more pics

creative embellishment clock face, keys, pendulum chipboards
Bead landing ( Michaels ) gears
Decoart metallic paints, crackle medium,black spray paint
Embroidery hoop,

sandee-and-amelie.our-great-holiday-summer-special- i have used bottom row-- deep sea, rust , leather

creativeembellishments - wood

lessology.challenge-49-wood grains

Please do visit my video. Its my first ever try. Please do comment.
Have a good day

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Yellow stone National park

Hey All
I dont know why, but there was some kind of inhibition, that was stopping me to scrap. May be too much going in my mind that i am not able to put anything together.
Anyways finally made this layout after being away from my craft room for few 3 days.

sketchabilities - sketch

13artspl - vacation
craftstamper= stamp= anything goes
mixedmediaworld- stencil


Creative embellishment chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Studio calico spray paint
Decoart paint
TCW stencil
Prima stamp

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Altered box

hello and Happy Monday

I have made this box for my niece's 2nd marriage anniversary. I had this box for almost 7 years , came with hand made cards bought from a charity in London.

my daughter made this heart from clay 

this is inside of the box.

Creative embellishments chipoards - frames and key
decoart -Modelling paste, Gesso , metallic paint , crackle paste
Tim holtz stencil - burlap
Prima stencil ( inside of the box)
7 dots studio paper


Hope you will like it. thanks for visiting.