Monday, March 27, 2017

Clean and Simple cards with Itsybitsy Chalkpaints

Hello girls, Angela back again with some simple cards made using Itsy Bitsy Chalk Paints.
Most of you might already have bought the entire collection of Itsy Bitsy chalk paints and already many posts have covered their usage, tips and tricks. So lets dive right into the post !

I made three different cards and for all the three cards, I have used chalk paint as background elements and "Happy bird-day" stamp for foreground element.


For the first one, I wanted to use the scallop circle die from Itsy Bitsy so, I made a simple brushstroke background on my base cardstock and placed the scallop circle die cut on it. I used a flat brush from Monte Marte gallery series for acrylic paints for making the strokes. I used frozen ice shade on a white background to represent sky. Then I used various floral elements with little birdie on the scallop die.

The flowers and leaves are clear stamps that I stamped with Memento Dewdrop ink pads and Itsy Bitsy pigment inks. I colored the little birdie with Camlin drawing inks. Once all the coloring were done, I fussy cut all of them and adhered everything together to the card base with double sided foam dots.


For the second card, I used a smaller size round brush from the same series to make tiny heart shapes with Itsy Bitsy chalk paint in pink ballet shade to fill the background area on a black cardstock.

 I cut out a sentiment strip from Pretty in Pink pattern paper set and used it in the card along with a fussy cut little birdie.


For the third card, I used a geometric pattern stencil from Itsy Bitsy and covered the entire area of the card with chalk paint in the Fortune Cookie shade. I wanted to have a slightly raised look so I did not dilute the chalk paint while applying over the stencil.

 For the sentiments, I cut out a small strip of cardstock and stamped "Hello" in lighter shade and highlighted the "Hello" with black ink. I adhered this strip to the base of the card with a double sided tape for 3D effect and placed a fussy cut little birdie.


Did you like these simple cards? Now you know how versatile chalkpaints are. Have fun unleashing your creativity with these chalkpaints :) |
Happy crafting!

Supplies used for card 1 :









Friday, March 24, 2017

Little Birdie Matt Chalk Acrylic Paints on Mixed Media Cards

Hello friends 
 As you know I experimented with the Little Birdie Chalk paints on various surfaces such as Glass, Bamboo and Cardboard in my earlier posts see here and here. For today's post I decided to try the chalk paints on card stock. 

I took a 6" x 12" piece of card stock for both the cards. For the first card, I used the FROZEN ICE , RAINY DAY  and SNOW and with a stiff brush randomly covered the top half of the card stock.....stenciled with Irregular Dots stencil from the store and BUTTERNUT SQUASH chalk paint .......

For the second card, I used BUTTERNUT SQUASH, RAINY DAY and SNOW as base and with a stiff brush randomly covered the card stock.....stenciled with Irregular Dots  stencil from the store and a flourish die cut and FROZEN ICE chalk paint .......Die cuts cut from Floressa Sizzix die....

I cut thick card stock with Sizzix Mariposa Bigz die which I bought in the recent sale ..........

The leaves were cut with Garden Greens Die......

All the die cuts were colored with water soluble crayons .....The cards are top folding 41/2"x 6" . The panel was stamped with a texture stamp and splatters added with Charcoal and Driftwood shades....

Butterflies were randomly stamped with a text stamp and edged with Archival black ink , did some doodling with a white Uni-ball pen to add some more detail and mounted on a blue and white Bakers twine.......

The flowers and leaves were stamped with archival ink and text stamp. Then added printed sentiment on a strip of paper with twine which I added to create a window box for the flowers........

I do hope this inspires you to give chalk paints a try on different surfaces , they work beautifully on wood, paper, glass, cardboard, burlap , fabric and canvas.......

you still have time to send in your creations for the Anything Goes using Little Birdie Matt Chalk Acrylic paints contest .... Keep playing!!!
It's easy to participate even if you not have your own blog.
Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries. Please add numbers 1, 2, 3 while submitting multiple entries.
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Thank you so much for your visit today, I appreciate and look forward to your comments and feedback. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crafter in The Spotlight 42 - Itsy Bitsy

Weeks roll over so quickly, it’s Thursday once again and time to take a peek into another crafter’s story and her creations. Today I will introduce you to our weekly ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’. This week our talented crafter in the limelight is Rutuja Paranjape.

Now a full time mom, Rutuja is an MBA in Finance and has also worked as a graphic designer for a while. Even as a school girl, Rutuja always had a passion for art and craft.

She simply loves shopping from Itsy Bitsy and still remembers her first shopping experience from the store. Itsy Bitsy handmade flowers are among her favourites but she admires all kind of merchandise available at Itsy Bitsy.

How did Rutuja get into crafting, what inspires her, what are her tips for fellow crafters, her favourite quote, how would she contribute to the crafting world if she had magical powers? Read answers to all these questions, discover more about her interesting journey and catch a glimpse of a step by step project by Rutuja in this interview. Don't forget to leave your comments for her.

Rashmi Closepet, MD, Itsy Bitsy: Tell us a bit about yourself & your background?

RP: I would really like to thank Rashmi Ma’am, Anitha Ma’am and team Itsy-Bitsy for selecting me as ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ for this week. I am Rutuja Paranjape. I have completed my graduation in Commerce and pursued MBA in Finance. Speaking about my career, I was into the finance sector for a few years and I also got an opportunity to work as a graphic designer for a brief period. I left my job when my daughter was born and have been a full time mom and a crafter since then.

 RC: How did you get into crafting?

RP: Art and craft was something I have always liked. Back in the school days it was drawing, sketching, painting, knitting that I always enjoyed. I used to make cards for family and friends. But I will have to be thankful to my daughter, because of whom I had to take a break from my career and was introduced to this wonderful world of paper crafting. I am also thankful to my husband, who has played a very important role in motivating me to get into crafting.

My first ever craft shopping was from Itsy Bitsy, and I still remember how excited I was to get the stuff which was so quickly delivered to me!

 RC:   What is your favourite type of craft?

 RP: Scrapbooking and card making top my list of favourites in paper crafting. However, I am very keen to try my hands at mix media.

 RC:   What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?

 RP: I love all the products at Itsy Bitsy......Stamps, Embellishments, Laces, Ribbons, Sprays, Stencils, Dies, variety of Pattern Papers and the list goes on. But my top favourite has to be the beautiful and gorgeous collection of handmade flowers. I just can't resist buying them whenever I visit the online store. I love all the products, they are so reasonably priced!

RC:   If you had magic powers, how would you contribute to the crafting world?

 RP:  If I had magical powers, I would definitely want to open more Itsy-Bitsy outlets and make the awesome crafty stuff easily available to all.

 RC:   Your prized possession in your craft stash from Itsy Bitsy?

RP:    It definitely has to be my huge collection of handmade flowers! I always make sure to keep refilling and never run out of stock.

 RC:   How would you describe your style of crafting?

 RP:    I would say creative and simple would be my style. I try to make every project different from the other and I like to keep it simple.

RC:   How do you organize your time for crafting?

 RP:   I get time to craft when my little one is off to playschool. Sometimes, I also love crafting late at night. 

 RC:   Tips for people who want to craft.

 RP:   To all the people who want to craft, never doubt yourself, always be open to learning and trying out new stuff. Remember, unless you make it, you wouldn't get better at it, so keep crafting!

RC:   Your all -time favourite quote?

 RP:   My all time favourite quote is, “You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.” So always dream and work hard to pursue your dream. This is what I firmly believe in. 

 Here is a gorgeous project by Rutuja  & step by step description:

Here is a step by step tutorial for a Tag using supplies from Itsybitsy

First I coloured the tag with distress ink. Used a stencil to create a pattern over it, with another colour.

Then I stamped the sentiment and embellished the tag with a chipboard frame, flowers, lace and rhinestones

Finally, I punched a hole and fixed an eyelet for tying the ribbons and laces to the tag.

Here are a couple of  Rutuja's other awesome creations:

Many congrats Rutuja  for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT – ITSY BITSY!!

You will receive Rs.500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher 😊 😊 & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog and other platforms. Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!