Monday 16 March 2015

Guest Designer : Nikkita Jain with a Mixed Media Card

Hello and Welcome to another exciting post for the Birthday Special Month. 

I  hope that you all are enjoying the inspiration shared by the DT and the guest designers and are making lovely projects to link it up for the monthly challenge. There are are super awesome prizes to be bagged. 

So, without any further delay, please welcome this week's guest designer - Nikkita Jain. 
Lets get to know a little more about her , before we jump to the lovely inspiration she has for us!

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Hello! I am Nikkita Jain from the city of joy-KOLKATA. I am a fashion and accountancy graduate and now a full time crafter. I stay with my parents and little sister.

2. How did you become interested in crafts and what inspired you to start blogging?
Since school days I had keen interest in art and crafts. I always loved colors and had urge to learn something new all the time. I am still in the learning process and I got inspired by Tim Holtz blog and Indian challenge blog and started blogging since, August 2013.

3. What are some of your "go-to" supplies for crafting?
My must haves supplies are scoreboard , trimmer, tacky tape , stamps (the lists goes on...)

4. What is your favorite crafting technique?
I love stamping and trying new techniques with dies.

5. How would you describe your crafting style?
Don't have a particular style , I love experimenting and trying out new things .

6. How long have you been crafting?
Its been a year and half since I am crafting and loving every bit of it.

7. My signature style
I love colors, so being bright and colorful is my style and I like to keep clean.

8. Who are some of your influences? Who has been your inspiration?
I am inspired by many international and Indian crafters to name a few- Jennifer McGuire, Tim Holtz, Emma Lou, Liz Walker, Rajni Chawla (aunty), Darshana Savla, Anita Kejriwal.

9. When not crafting , what keeps you busy?
When not crafting , I love to read novels.

10. What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a layered card with handmade flowers

Thank you Nikkita, it was really nice knowing more about you..Now, lets jump right into what Nikkita has created :)

A mixed media card 

This is a PICTURE HEAVY POST with step by step instructions.

1. Watercolor paper or heavy gsm card-stock size 4 by 6 inches, apply gesso and heat set it or let it dry for few hours.

2.Using Lindy's magical teal and pine green and ranger's perfect pearls to add more shine , randomly spray over the card-stock and let it dry or heat set it using heat tool , repeat the process to get bright shades.

3.Mix gesso with magical and perfect pearls and using a stencil randomly apply to the card and pour ranger's sticky embossing powder ( this is an amazing product ) and heat set it .

4.Pour rangers glitter clear rock candy over the embossed areas and heat set or let it dry, you will get a shiny texture.

5.Spray the mists to get more shaded hues on the cardstock and let it dry.

6. After the mists are well absorbed by the cardstock generously apply a layer of mod podge to get a clean finish, let it dry and the card base is ready.

7.Embellish as desired , here I have done matting with black cardstock.

From the mood board I picked up..
Colors- white, black, green and blue
Techniques- Mixed media with gesso and mod podge, heat embossing
Embellishments - metal charms, feathers, butterflies (punch outs) , doily die cut (heat embossed), flowers, crystals, pollens, stamped sentiment
Shape- rectangle , circle
And I have lot of 3 going on- 3 roses , 3 single pollen flowers, 3 charms, 3 crystals and 3 butterflies.

Hope you like this easy peasy tutorial if you have any further queries drop in a comment will surely reply. Happy Crafting. Love NIKKI

Thank you once again Nikki. It was super fun to know more about you and the inspiration you shared, I hope it has many people grabbing their crafty stuff to create something beautiful!

So folks, what you waiting for! Lets get creative. See you soon with another exciting post!



  1. Gorgeous creation Nikkita! love the blue hues with beautiful textures and embellishments with an easy steps tutorial!!

  2. really gorgeous nikkita, thanks for sharing the tutorial

  3. Very pretty mixed media card Nikki!! :)

  4. Loved reading a bit nore about you Nikkita ! Your card is Gorgeous...loved MM background and its beautifully embellished too :)

  5. Gorgeous card Nikita...loved every single bit of it...TFS in such a easy way !!

  6. Awesome mixed media card Nikki!! Loved it!!!


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