Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some of my cards

Its a nice and sunny Sunday morning, perfect for penning down thoughts and saying hello to everyone I miss and to all my craftsy friends of course. To go on with my show and tell thingy, here's some cards I made the past few months:

The printed vellum is the star of the show here:

And then some bling. The base image for this one is acrylic ink splashed around as pleased (that's the fun part, I get to choose the colors and the flow). Added some glitter as a final touch.

 Didn't want this one to be all christmasy, so added a bit of grunge and of course the eyelets.

 This next one uses some pretty thread I got from Pune, India and some chalk powder:

Last but not the least. As usual, went gaga over the flower print. The buttons go so perfectly with the hemp rope, don't you think?

For now, I take a bow lolz. Catch you soon people.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Its baking time..

Was really missing the smell of freshly baked cake wafting through the house,the soft spongy, warm, delicious, melt in your mouth kinds .Oh, I so wish I was a child again, eating leftover cake dough, and watching aai whisk together everything by hand, me cross-legged on the kitchen counter. Had a pack of fresh rasprerries at home that no one wanted to touch (courtesy the bitter sweet taste), so I made some raspberry muffins! And on the way learned to make some struesel to top it too, so they look like professional yummies waiting on the Strossners' rack to be picked up and savored. Aai, I so wish you were here to bake n gobble with me...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mixed Media experiments

Here's my first collage/mixed media work after long deliberation. Been going through many magazines and books that detail techniques of collage, journaling and using acrylics. My best reads thus far : Somerset Studio issues and Ann Baldwin's book.
I wanted to express the idea of setting oneself free, letting go and going with the flow. Love the poem  on getting caught in one's own rhytym...
Its pure joy to splash artist quality, pigment rich acrylics around paper, and this was my first use of matte and gel media. Just inaugurated my small new box of Rembrandt pastels.Nothing beats the smell of the pastel fixative ;)
Now I've taken the plunge, the world's my oyster!