Thursday, 19 April 2018

Mudra April Release Part II

Hey All,

Are you all missing our stamp release these days!! The wait is no more, we are here with April Release Part II with some beautiful set of stamps!!

Bookmark V2 - 6"x4"
Calligraphy Words by Anusha Ivaturi
Coordination & Concept by Nandini Karmarkar
Character Illustration by Seema Sinha

Sweet Couple - 6"x4"
Design by: Seema Sinha
Coordination & Concept by Manu Gupta

Super Girl - 6"x4"
Design by: Seema Sinha
Coordination & Concept by Manu Gupta

Floral Banner - 4"x4"
Design by Varshitha

Sweet Couple - 4"x4"
Design by: Radhika
Coordination & Concept by Varshitha & Sathya Kala Sankaran

Rose Bud - 3"x2"
Design by: Ruchi Crafeteria
Coordination & Concept by Varshitha

Checker - 3"x2"
Design by: Sreedevi
Coordination & Concept by Varshitha

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)

Trio of Floral Mixed Media Cards

Hi Folks!
Good Morning :)

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you are doing well. 

First up, have you checked out the 30, yes 30!! super cool new Chipzeb chipboard designs released this month by Mudra ? There is something for everyone! To view the release post, please click HERE

For today's post, I'd like to share a set of three Floral Mixed Media Cards which will be my inspiration for the current Mudra Challenge #20- "Floral & Texture". I've also prepared a pictorial for these cards. I've made paper flowers using Mudra's Cut3 dies & also stamped flowers. To add texture, I've applied modelling paste through Mudra's gorgeous stencils, created multiple layers & used the beautiful chipzeb chipboards. These are large sized cards (5 by 9 inches in size). 

**This is a photo heavy post & I hope you'll stay with me till the end**

Here are some photos of the Floral Mixed Media Cards:

Card 1: Happy Birthday

Card 2: Best Wishes

Card 3: Thanks a Bunch

Pictorial: Step by Step Process

1. Applied Heavy White Gesso to watercolor paper (cut to 4.25 by 8.25 inches) to prep the surface of the 3 panels, then applied modelling paste through Mudra's Brick, Geo Pattern & Floral Abstract Stencils. For adding more texture, some black thread was also attached to the wet modelling paste. 

2. Grey and black colors were added to the stenciled design using Lindy's sprays and then background stamping was done using various shades of grey and black archival inks. Mudra's Old Script, Pattern it 2, Go Confident, Rustic Diamond and Hexa Mini Stamps were used.

3. 3D paper flowers were made using Mudra's Cut3 Gardenia Dies, Dress My Craft Floral Oriental Papers & Groove Golf Tools. Archival inks were used to color the flowers and pollens were attached to their centers.

4. Flowers were stamped from Mudra's Doodled Elements, Wild Rose & Mehendika Stamps onto watercolor paper. Then colored using the Ink Smooshing Technique (Ink from Zig Markers was scribbled onto a non-stick mat, sprayed with water and the stamped images were smooshed onto it to create a splattery & textured colored look.) Then these were fussy cut. 

5. Titles were prepared by stamping sentiments from Mudra's Purely Sentiments- Labelled Stamp & then cut into strips.

6. Leaves from Mudra's Gardenia Dies were colored using Lindys Sprays (with the same ink smooshing technique)

7. Butterflies were stamped using Mudra's Grungy Butterflies Stamp, then heat embossed and fussy cut

8. Grey and black paper mats were created for the panels (at increasing size intervals of 0.25 inches) and their edges were distressed to get a textured and weathered look

9. Some of the Chipzeb Chipboards (Victorian Circles, Victorian Rectangles, Elegant Frames & Mehendika) used here were colored black with black gesso

10. All the elements (3d flowers, leaves, stamped flowers, butterflies, Chipzeb chipboard, gauze, sisal, pollens & thread) were layered and 3 different designs/compositions were created for the cards. Some of the elements were adhered with liquid glue and others with 3d foam tape for added dimension.

11. As a finishing touch, to add sparkle, Mudra's Couture Sequins- Sugar Plum Mix & Clear were added to the cards using glossy accents. In the end, white splatter was created with watered down white gesso.

Mudra Supplies Used:

We look forward to your participation in Mudra's Challenge #20. There are superb prizes and a chance to Guest Design as well, so don't miss out! For all the details please click HERE

Crafters Corner, India
Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK

Hope you have a great week ahead :)

Thanks a ton for your precious time!
Stay Blessed
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

All About Florals

Hi everyone! I am back sharing a collection of projects for the month of April.  If you have not seen the new release be sure to check it out there are so many gorgeous new chipzeb available this month: shaker pieces, frames, nested shapes etc... so be sure to have a look at what is new in the Mudra store!   
If you missed the release click the link :
This month is all about textures and flowers.  

Envelope Mini

There are so many ways you can create texture and use florals with Mudra products.  I created these easy kraft flower using the Gardenia die.  Which is available in 2 sizes. Great way to create a variety of florals with these versatile dies. 
  • For my first project I created an envelope mini by taking two kraft envelopes and adhered them together. You will take the flaps from one of the envelope "1" and slide it into the inside of envelope "2".  Apply some glue to ensure it doesn't come apart.
  • Then you will cover with your chosen patterned paper by cutting each to 5.25 x 5.25
  • Next you will take the remaining flap from envie 1 and adhere it to the mini front but you will apply the glue only to the outer edge of the envelope flap so it will then create a pocket. 
  • Now adhere your Mudra Leafy Swirls chipzeb to the front along with the "Adore" sentiment from your Floral Frames set to finish the overall look.  You can apply color to the chipzeb but I chose to leave it bare because I love the natural look which blends with almost any patterned paper due to it being such a versatile color. 
  • To make the kraft flowers you will use your Gardenia dies and diecut a total of 2 large and 6 smaller gardenias to make the flower clusters.
  • To give the flowers color I used distress ink in peeled paint to ink the outer edge and centers of each bloom.  Once done adhere to one another staggered to give them a fuller look.
  • I then covered the larger tag from the Simple Tags chipzeb set to place inside the front pocket on the envelope mini

Watercolor Bouquet

  • For my next project I created some floral fun using watercolors and Flower Bunch stamp set.
  • I first stamped the image onto some watercolor paper using a hybrid ink in black which works well for watercolors
  • I then colored he image using Zig Clean Color pens.  I went for a fun bright look to bring these newly bloomed flowers to live. 
Floral & Textures
  • For my third project I created this piece with papers from the Beary Hugs collection to go along with our challenge.  I added some texture my stamping with Rustic Diamond stamp using distress ink and a touch of texture paste
  •  I added the frames chipzeb as the main background piece for the flower arrangement and used the sentiment with Tiny Tags along the top of my card.  I love these tag sentiments because it is so hard to find tiny sentiments for those small places and these are just perfect

  • I made these flowers with foamiran and the Gardenia dies and touched it up with some chipzeb leaves and sprinkled some shimmer glass for some added texture.  Now on to my final project for today. Last but not least......
Simple Fun

  • To close my day off I am sharing this easy birthday card using your Beary Hugs collection.  This set is amazing because you get pieces you can diecut from the sheet of patterned paper.  The paper has such a nice thickness to it there is no need to adhere the diecut pieces to another sheet of paper for ear of it bending.
  • So simply fussy cut one of the bears and adhere it to your card front and you can literally make 5 to 10 cards from just one of the sheets of paper.
Hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by...

Products Used:


The challenge this month is "Floral and Texture"

Art and Craft Store, Moira
The Craft Shop Hndmd
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia (Exclusively for International Customers)