‘Fabulous You’ Mixed Media Canvas

Howdy!

This is Jinal Savla, once again I am back with my DT inspiration. This canvas is inspired by Affirmations! I affirm myself to remind Me, how fabulous I am and the things around me and never ever forget the purpose I am here for.. Enjoy your time here, Be Kind but Courageous… basically just be Fabulous!

You can watch the making process of this canvas on my YouTube channel.

Have used 2-step crackle effect to get these beautiful cracks
Using Little Birdie flowers is my favorite part. It makes projects delicate… I have used Aqua Medley handmade flowers.

Chose to use amazing watercolour die cuts from the store.

Products used for this canvas,

Little Birdie’s 2-step crackle medium

Little Birdie’s Craft pellet

Other product used:

Wow embossing powder

Hope you enjoyed my make.. See you next time.. Until then Stay safe, stay healthy and do not forget to be Fabulous!
Much Love,
Jinal Savla

Whimsical Junk Journal

Hi, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you? My schedule has been very hectic these past few days and I’ve been missing journaling. The thing is, it’s hard to find time to do it. So I took a one day of my weekend to create a quick junk journal just to decompress.

I made this junk journal using Little Birdie Crafts’ Aqua Medley collection. I’ll share with you a few step by step pictures on how this journal was built.

I listed all the materials I used from Little Birdie Crafts. Apart from those, I also made use of an aquamarine passport-sized journal I had at hand, along with some ribbon laces and a few strips of canvas fabric. Another integral part of this project are several pages from an old book I own. These pages will serve as our base.

  • Step 1 – The first step is to set your papers’ size at about 1/2 or 1 inch smaller than the journal cover.
  • Step 2 – Crumple each one to give it a grungy look
  • Step 3 – Haphazardly pile/stack 3-4 pieces of papers and glue them in place. You’ll need to create 6 of these.
  • Step 4 – Once done, apply white gesso onto surface roughly as shown in picture.
  • Step 5 – Add one of the fussy cut elements from the 12×12 Aqua Medley Paper pack
  • Step 6 – Repeat the process on the remaining 5 stacks you created from Step 3
  • Step 7 – Slowly build your composition using the flowers, fussy cuts and embellishments. Then lightly brush and splatter Chalk Paints and Metallic Paint on layout.
  • Step 8 – Repeat Step 7 on all paper stacks
  • Step 9 – Using some strips of canvas fabric, glue in your finished pieces on the left and right edges of the strip of fabric, to start forming your journal’s flip through pages.
  • Step 10 – Add some cards and more fussy cuts from the 12×12 Aqua Medley Paper Pack
  • Step 11 – Once done, set aside and cut a circle from one of the 12×12 papers and glue in some lace fabric around the edge of the circle as shown below.
  • Step 12 – Repeat the composition steps as done in the inside pages of the journal (step 7). Then attach another strip of lace at the back of your design to serves as the closing ties for the journal.

Once everything is assembled, the journal’s front cover design will appear like the image below:

All that’s left to do is place your inside pages within the journal. Since mine is a travel journal, it has elastics inside where I just slipped in my pages.

I love the shades of blue in this collection. It’s very calming and soothing in appearance.

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Thank you for viewing this post and I hope this project inspires you to create your own.

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Romantic Shabby Chic Valentine’s Day Card

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share a romantic shabby chic Valentine’s Day card with you featuring the gorgeous ‘True Love’ paper collection, Love and Roses flowers, and amazing Little Birdie chipboard. Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, so you still have time to create a special card for the love of your life. I’m sharing a full DIY video tutorial including voice to share how to put this sweet gem together.

In this DIY Romantic Valentine’s Day card tutorial learn how to:
~ Use clear gesso to protect your focal paper
~ Use second generation stamping
~ Stencil a design with texture paste
~ Add spatter to the background with Color Splash
~ Heat emboss chipboard with embossing powder
~ Alter metal embellishments with metallic wax
~ Learn my creative process for arranging embellishments
~ Add texture with mica flakes and metal microbeads
~ Add glitter to flowers

Enjoy!

Tips and Techniques

Gorgeous roses from the Love and Roses flower collection.
I added iridescent glitter to the roses. Flowers used on this card include Love and Roses: Marva; Nora; Karin; and Micro Roses.
These chipboard butterfly wings are just perfect around this sweet rose!
The chipboard has been heat embossed with shabby white embossing powder. I added a few red rhinestones for some sparkle.
This little ladybug from my stash is brushed with Rich Gold Metallic Wax to pick up the gold from the background and embossing powder.
A close-up of the heat embossed floral chipboard frame.
I used this Love chipboard piece as a sentiment and added a sparkling heart to the romantic couple.
I added texture with Silver Mica Flakes along with Ruby Red and Gala Pink Metal Microbeads using Soft Gel Medium. The gel medium was still wet when I glittered the flowers, so there is a lovely shimmer in this texture area as well.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/

Other Supplies:
Metal Ladybug
Sparkle rhinestone hearts in red
Red rhinestones in different sizes
Iridescent superfine glitter
Vintage lace snippets
Onyx Black Permanent Ink Pad
Ranger – Emboss It Dabber
Shabby white embossing enamel. (white and gold embossing powder with fine gold glitter)
Script Stamp Set
Nesting Circles Dies
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Silicone Glue
Lined Tape

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to view the video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a special Valentine card for someone special in your life.

~ Blessings ~
Tracey

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