Thursday, October 5, 2017

Crafting with Preeti D.

Hello Dear Crafty Friends !

This is Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you this fine morning?

We have had loads of eventful and exciting news at Peek-a-boo Designs over the past few days including:

-our New October release of stamps, dies, stencils & washi tapes 
(for more info, you can click here & here)

- Crafty Challenges that give you a chance to win more PABD goodies! 
(to get more info, you can click here & here)

Today, I’d like to share with you a couple of projects.

1. CAS Diwali Card

This is a Clean & Simple A2 sized, top folding card.


- Die cut white cardstock using the stitched scalloped rectangle die. Then colored the scalloped frame with Fossilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides

- On the card base, masked off the edges and applied distress oxides through the Dimensional Stencil

- Stamped the beautiful fish from the new Madhubani Stamp on Canson Watercolor paper & colored it in with zig markers, then fussy cut it.

- Stamped the sentiment from the Diwali Greetings Stamp set onto a strip of watercolor paper & then colored in the strip with zigs and an aqua brush.

- To assemble the card, adhered the frame at a tilted angle onto the cardbase, also adhered the sentiment strip within the frame and then foam mounted the fish in the center, to add texture added a few gold strings under the fish to make it pop.

- In the end, adhered a few gold colored sequins for some sparkle

2. Mixed Media Layout- Beauty in Simplicity
(Challenge Inspiration)

These are some close-up photos of the layout:

I wanted to depict the beauty in simple things and the delicate image of a girl smelling the scent of pretty flowers really spoke to me, so I decided to create a Mixed Media Layout around it.


- Prepared the white cardstock base (12 by 12 inches) by applying white gesso

- Added strips of the pretty new washi tape-Blue Blossom onto the background to create a pattern and then applied a wash of white gesso over it so that I could do watercoloring over the top in some areas

- Stamped on the pretty flowers from the Floral Fantasy Stamp in the background using black archival ink (since it is a permanent ink that that doesn’t run when dry- I knew I wanted to do watercoloring later)

- Used the Dimensional stencil and added some background stenciling with black archival ink

- Stamped flowers from the gorgeous new Pretty Roses Stamp set & colored them in with watercolors, then fussy cut the images

- Die cut leaves in black & white using the Dual Leaf die & die cut the lattice using the Graceful Lattice Die

- Did watercoloring in the background (with a blue, yellow & green) and also colored some gauze

- Adhered the photo to some blue pattern paper and stuck the frame from the Scalloped Rectangle die on the photo to make the image pop

- To assemble the layout, I created layers using the fussy cut images, die cuts, pretty & delicate lace, flowers, gauze & a metal embellishment (which was colored with inka gold)

- In the end, added a few sticker sentiments, a few gems for some sparkle and created a little blue & white splatter

Would love to see your submissions for the October Challenge, to participate, please click here

That's all for today :)

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PABD Supplies used:

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed & Happy Crafting!!