Guest Designer: Ammara

Saba Musharrif

Saba Musharrif

I am an avid "craft-er" who loves working with different mediums, and experimenting with new techniques.
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And our Guest Designer for December is….

Ammara!

Ammara Naeem

Ammara, was the winner of our “Heat Embossing” challenge, and we are delighted to have her as Guest Designer for December.

Here is the beautiful project she created for us, to share, with all of you.

The challenge for December is alter art so I altered a cardboard parcel box into a ballroom dance floor scene. I wanted it to be soft classic yet a little dramatic, the background is done in whites and gold while I chose pinks for flowers. The inspiration is from white weddings and fairytale ballrooms. ~ Ammara

You can view the detailed blog post, and pictures at Confetti Crafts.

To enter your project into the last challenge of the year visit our blog, and for craft supplies hop over to our webstore!

Happy Crafting!

Technique Post: Configuration Box

Saba Musharrif

Saba Musharrif

I am an avid "craft-er" who loves working with different mediums, and experimenting with new techniques.
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Hello!

Today, Jaihan, our awesome DT member, shares a video showing how she altered the configuration box, for challenge 9.

A configuration box, which in this case is from Tim Holtz, is basically a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ framed box, with five mini boxes in assorted sizes. These boxes are made of paper board which makes them most suitable for inking, painting, and distressing. You can rearrange the mini boxes, as you deem fit, or simply remove them and just work on the frame– it is your choice completely.

Jaihan opted to remove the mini boxes and isn’t her project simply stunning!? To watch how she adds all these components hope over to  Her Creative World.

Take care, and Happy Crafting!

Challenge #9: Altering

Saba Musharrif

Saba Musharrif

I am an avid "craft-er" who loves working with different mediums, and experimenting with new techniques.
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Challenge # 9 is “Altering”

This is going to be a super fun challenge as the possibilities are simply endless.

You to are free to alter any existing object. It can be a flower pot, configuration box, a recipe box, a wooden box, or anything at all, provided that it is altered.

Incase, you are looking for some blank objects to alter, you can find quite a few under the “Alter This” section on our webstore.

Now for the prize:

Rs.2000 worth gift voucher for Artful Crafting & an opportunity to be a Guest Designer for future challenges.

And finally some inspiration from the DT:

Amina

Amina has altered this woodware wooden house from Artful Crafting, using Prima Products… She will also add a process video to her post.

Amna

Amna has altered a cigar box

Jaihan

Jaihan has used the configurations box in a non conventional way (without the compartments) and created a box with several layers, and details using lots of metal embellishments and other interesting items.

Saba

Saba has altered some paper mache boxes.

The challenge is open worldwide, but, please note that we will not approve projects linked from Facebook Pages. You are free to upload your project to any public gallery, and link it up here with your name, not your business page.

And its your turn to wow us!

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Challenge #8: Winners

Saba Musharrif

Saba Musharrif

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Our Challenge #8 winner is:

Khadija

Congratulations Khadija!!

Prize: Gift Voucher worth Rs.2000 from Artful Crafting

We look forward to having you on board as our guest designer for the next challenge. You may avail your gift voucher at Artful Crafting within 1 months. We will be emailing you details regarding the guest designer post by the 25th inshallah!

and the Top 2 are:

Amy

Sathya

 

Congratulations Amy and Sathya! Go ahead and proudly decorate your blog with the respective badge!

For all those talented fellows out there wanting to take part in the challenge, hop over Challenge 9.

Have a great day!

Flowers in a Vase

ShereenAftab

ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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I’m sharing a mixed media canvas today. I started with a stretched Windsor and Newton, 10×12 inch Canvas. These come primed with gesso. I started by covering most of it with white tissue paper which wrinkles up here and there during the process of adhering it resulting in a subtle texture. I used gesso to adhere it and also applied a coat of gesso on top. Next I applied modeling paste thru a stencil leaving some areas. Once the paste dried I applied coat of gesso (again) on top to have a surface where I could blend colors easily. Next I used shades of green and blue acrylic paint to color most of the background leaving behind a rectangle of white which would be the vase.

I stamped a script image with ‘Watering Can’ archival ink on the canvas once the paint was dry

Next I painted the flowers using magenta, red, orange and dark violet acrylic paints.

Most of the flowers had a lot of texture due to the stenciled paste. The top left one didn’t have any underlying texture and looked somewhat flat. I stamped the script with watering can ink on this flower to give it some visual texture.

Used shades of green and some gesso to paint the leaves.

I created some drips using acrylic colors mixed with air brush medium which makes these colors thin and runny. Lastly I used gesso mixed with air brush medium to create some white splatters over the flowers.

Some products used in this project.

Gesso, Texture Paste

Diamonds Stencil