Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pink Mixed Media Canvas+Dazzling Diva

Hi friends,
Today I created a mini mixed media canvas using various Craftreat products and few Prima Marketing sprays, flowers and mediums.
I took a small round canvas and covered it with patterned paper and added some texture using modelling paste and crackle paste.
once the paste/mediums were dry I added some Prima bloom sprays and other embellishments. I took some cheese cloth and that created an interesting background. It looks very beautiful when the colours get into the cracks and groves created by the stencils. I added some clear gesso on the paper so that some of the print is visible in the final project.

I have a video for you where you can see how I created the canvas and I love few mixed media artists who inspire me.
Hope you liked my post :)

There have been tons of new releases on by Craftreat and I am sure all of us can grab stuff of our choice and style. I will highly encourage you to visit The Craft Store and explore the store and get creative.

Here is the list of Supplies I used to create my canvas:
Dazzling Diva paper pad
Stencil-Flower tile
Decoupage paper- Butterfly
Prima Flowers
Prima Colour blooms 
Prima paper clay
Prima Modeling paste
Prima Crackle paste
Prima Gesso-clear
Glue Gun
Cheese cloth
Finnabair art alchemy paint
Prima Memory Hardware artisan powder
WRMK typewriter

Diwali Dream Catcher

The festival of lights... Diwali!!! 💥🎆🎇

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras (in Northern and Western part of India), followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhai Dooj dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. - Information source: Google 

Here's my humble post for the Craftreat blog, based on the most colourful festival in india...

There are many awe inspiring posts for Diwali coming from my peers. Inspired by them, I tried a door hanging in tune with a dream catcher on Buckram cloth using the Craftreat Stencils.


For my project, I used the Craftreat Mandalas Stencil and Craftreat Indian Motifs Stencil, along with Plaid Folkart Colorshift Paint Green Flash and Plaid Folkart Colorshift Paint Red Flash, on Buckram cloth.
Buckram cloth is a stiff material, used as a lining for shirt collars.

I did the stencil work on this with the colorshift paints to give a rich and festive look. The colorshift paints, as the name suggests, gives a dimentional color change. Bear with me.... The picture may not justify the beauty of this. 😬
After it dried, I used Distress Inks Fried Brick and Twisted Citron around the edges of the cloth, to match with the colorshift paints. Finally I glued kundan stones to it and added some wooden beads and metal embellishments to make the door hanging more attractive.


Hope you all like it and wishing you a very happy and safe Diwali.🎆🎇

Monday, October 16, 2017

Diwali Gift Bags

Hi Everyone, Bhavana here, Today I am sharing simple festive gift bags which I made using the CrafTreat stencils. I loved the beautiful designs and you can get different designs from each stencil.

Here are some of the designs on tried on the white and Kraft colored paper bags. I used only distress inks for coloring. The inks I used are spice marmalade, seedless preserves, vintage photo, peacock feathers, mauve lawn, picked raspberry, barn door.

I made these bags to give Diwali gifts/sweets in these bags to friends/relatives. 


A closer look at the designs and inking.

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CrafTreat Stencils | Guest Post by Hussena

Hello everyone!
This is Hussena from Quill and Punch Works guesting today at the CrafTreat blog. It's always nice to be invited by Priya to guest here using the new range of CrafTreat products and today I will be highlighting few of the layered stencils from the CrafTreat September Release. I have FIVE cards to share so, let's get going :)

I will start with my most favourite stencil from the release - the Layered Rose stencil. I have made two cards using it.

The Rose stencil is a three-layered stencil and is very easy to work with as the stencils already have marks for alignment etched on it. I used Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine inks to colour this gorgeous rose. The leaves were also coloured using Altenew Tropical Forest inks. I coloured and fussy-cut them out and arranged them on my card panel.

I watercoloured light grey stripes on my card panel to compliment the yellow rose. I die-cut the word 'Hugs' out of black cardstock 4-5 times for creating that stacked look. The 'for being amazing' has been heat-embossed using White embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock. I also added two glitter butterflies, some clear sequins and black paint splatters to finish off my card.

This is how the card looks assembled together.

Now the second card :)

This is a one-layer card and I have used the same stencil, but this time I have masked and stenciled two roses.

You can see the close-up of the layered rose.

I have used Altenew inks again here in shades of pinks and greens. I then added a strip of gold glitter paper and stamped black stripes on the left hand side of the card to balance the card design. Finally, stamped the sentiment which is again from the Altenew Adore You stamp set and added enamel dots in various colours which were made using the Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I also added some black paint and gold paint splatters to complete the look.

The third card which I have made is using the CrafTreat Cityscape layered stencil.

This stencil comprises of two designs - the negative and positive of the Cityscape. The positive consists of all the windows and the details that you see in the buildings. The negative creates the silhouette of the cityscape.

To create this card, I first stenciled the silhouette of the buildings using Black Soot Distress ink. I sponged it quite heavily on a watercolour paper to give that extreme crisp black outline.  Using the positive design of the stencil, I create the window details by using the Papericious White Modelling Paste and with a spatula, I spread the paste over the design to create that raised effect. It looks super cool in real life!

I then did some ink blending on the background of the cityscapes and I die-cut a semicircle using a circle die on my card panel which I then popped over the inked background using foam dots. Before adhering the card panel, I stamped some red hearts and the black birds. I also stamped the sentiment on the card front. I added few clear sequins to finish off my card.

Moving on to my fourth card which is made using the CrafTreat Poppy stencil.

To create this card, I first stenciled the design outline on a piece of a watercolour paper using a black Microtip Pen. After I finished tracing the outline, I loosely watercoloured the poppies and the leaf using various shades of Distress inks.

I added this sentiment from the Altenew Label Love set. I also did some ink blending and added paint splatters to the background.

I added Nuvo drops to complete the card. I die-cut the card panel and popped it on  a card base which was embossed using the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder.

For my last card today, I used the CrafTreat Butterflies stencil. These butterflies are gorgeous when layered!

This one is very bright and colourful and to create this, I first embossed the insides of the butterflies using Versamark embossing ink and Super Fine White embossing powder and heat-set it. Then I placed the outline of the butterfly and traced it using a stencil. I watercoloured the butterflies using two complimentary shades of Distress inks. I then fussy-cut them out and popped them over foam dots.

The colourful background was created by ink smooshing different colours of Distress inks on a piece of acetate and spraying water over the inks and smooshing it on a watercolour card panel. I die-cut a rectangular frame and ink blended it using the same colours. The frame and the butterflies are adhered using foam tape.

I added strips of Black Washi Tape on the two sides and lots of Nuvo Drops again. Then placed my sentiment strip which is also heat-embossed and my card was done!

I hope you liked my cards which I shared today and are inspired to create your own using the CrafTreat stencils. These stencils are really high-quality and so very versatile..The possibilities are endless!

If you have queries regarding any of the techniques or the products used, please let me know in the comments below, I will get back to you.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a nice day everyone.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

"Its a boy Album"

Hi everyone,
This is Juhi Shaikh from Bangalore..I'm super excited to post my very first DT post on craftreat blog.I have made an Album"Its a boy".I've used "Cute cuddling boy" paper pack .An album measures 6*6 inches & it can hold 30-35 pics.
Hope you guys liked this project
Stay tuned for more projects
Thank you
Juhi shaikh

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Love Mini Album using Ever Yours Paper Collection + Video


My name is Ujjwal Gupta and I am a software-engineer-turned-stay-at-home-mom to a 5 years old naughty girl. I have been paper crafting and blogging officially for more than 7 years now (I have always been into art since I was a little girl) and it has been a very rewarding journey. 

I am so excited to be guest designing here featuring the Craftreat products and so proud that an Indian brand is making it's presence and striving towards providing the best quality craft products.

For my post today, I worked with the very beautiful "Ever Yours" Paper Collection. The color palatte is perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversary or any love theme craft projects.
I have a mini album to share today but the papers would be great for 3D projects like explosion boxes or even cards.

I also have a video flip through of the album at the end of post, so stay with me.

And here's the video where I show you the paper pack and the album flip through.

I hope you liked the album and feel inspired to try out these lovely papers!


Monday, October 9, 2017

Diwali card inspiration

Hello lovely people,

Ria on this side. As in India, the festive season is still on; we can't get enough of festive cards.

Today, I have brought few Festive Cards that I have made with Craftreat stencils.

Project 1:

Project 2:

Project 3:

Project 4:

I hope you have liked the projects.

Eager to see what you create with craftreat stencils.