Wednesday 1 July 2015

Challenge #51 - Anything but square and rectangle - tutorial

Hello friends,

There were 19 beautiful entries for the last challenge, we hope this month more of you will participate looking at the theme. Presenting 
Challenge #51

Anything goes except square and rectangle

Click here to read about the challenge guidelines
1. We want you to think outside the square (and rectangle)........think circle, hexagon, triangle, star, heart, butterfly so many more shapes are there.
2. Cards, tags and mini albums only
3. Make sure you submit entries by 31 July 2015 by 11:55Pm IST

Winner this month will receive a Goodie bag from the Lulupu store.

This month my interpretation with tutorial is a heart shaped mixed media card. A card is a perfect trial ground for practicing techniques, I hope those of you who haven't tried mixed media will give it a go after this.

1. Cut out the base of the card using cardstock and pattern paper that will be used to mat the inside and front of the card. All paper for this card is from Kaisercraft True Romance collection. Cutting the hearts with the Silhouette cameo was easy breezy. Distress the edges of the pattern paper hearts using Prima distress tool. Note: Don't ink the edges, the white edge will give the card a soft look.
Before adding any medium I usually arrange embellishments and take a photograph of what I want the card to look like. The final version of this card, looks nothing like this.
2. Randomly stamp Kaisercraft texture stamp with Versamark clear stamp pad and emboss with gold embossing powder. Go over the powder with a heat tool to set it.

3. Mix white sand texture and white embossing paste on a craft mat. Apply through a stencil and let it dry. You can speed up drying with a heat gun, but make sure you don't overheat or hold it too close and make the texture paste bubble. 
4. Time to add colour. Dilute Mr Hueys watercolour magenta onto a scrap plastic piece or palette and using a water brush apply paint little by little. Dry. Then add another wash, continue till you like the result. At this stage, the heart looked like this.
5. Stick the embellishments. Mix glass beads and glass glitter with matt multi medium or gel medium and apply randomly around the resin angel and the chipboard edges. Once it dries, add paints again if required. I added a few hints of green watercolor before adhering the title which was also designed and cut on the Silhouette Cameo.

I hope you picked up a tip or technique and will play along with our theme mixed media or not. We thank everyone of you that takes the time to visit and leave words of encouragement for the DT and guest DT.

Supplies from the Lulupu store

Link your entries for this challenge here


  1. Too pretty, love the textures and embellishments, thanks for sharing!

  2. Loved the distressed look Kripa ! :) TFS

  3. Its beautiful.
    Would like to know if alphabet /words as shape can be used?

    1. thank you Priyanka. On your question , yes, If you mean to make a card or mini in the shape of an alphabet. The base shape of your project should not be square or rectangle.

  4. Hi I hd postd a heart shapd wal hangng made of crepe roses 4r fw
    days it ws visible n nw I jst cnt c it

    1. Thank you for linking your creation. In order to be considered for our monthly prizes, you need to link creations through a blog. you will find a link in the blog post to our rules and guidelines. please read through.

  5. What an awesome mixed media heart card! Love the textures in there !!

  6. Amazing!!!Excited in participating in your challenge.

    1. Thank u Akshma for sharing your creation with us.

  7. Really excited for the challenge!! It was fun making something based on a theme which brings lots of innovative ideas!! Happy to participate for the first time in Lulupu challenge :)
    Here is the link of what I created

    1. Thank you for sharing your creation with us Priyanka.


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