Friday, March 1, 2019

Soldiers Are True Heroes - Art Journal - #TTC9

Hi Friends,

Its a new month and a new challenge at The Twisted Challenges. #TTC9 is a very colorful challenge: Thankful/ Grateful + Use All 7 Colors of Rainbow.



A lot has been happening at India's border over the last few weeks and it made me realize the amount of sacrifice the soldiers do for the safety of the country. As a citizen, we should acknowledge their unrelenting hard work and we should be thankful to all of them for being our saviors. Hence, I created an art journal as a dedication to these brave soldiers and to thank them for their selfless duty.

Soldiers Are True Heroes - Art Journal Page
List of Supplies:

  • Ranger Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, Pine Needles, Black Soot
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China, Wilted Violet 
  • Artisty Inks: Orange Popsicle, Lime Kiss
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt 
  • Concord & 9th: Perfectly Penned Stamp Set
  • Just Rite: Vintage Travel Stamp Set 
  • Stencil: India Map
  • Sakura White Gel Pen
  • Sakura Micron 08 Black, Sakura Micron Black Brush Pen
  • Blending tool, Water mister 
Steps to create:
  • Outline India map and color it using Sakura brush pen & Black Soot ink.
  • Blend the inks in rainbow colors and spray with water mister.
  • Once dry, do a second generation stamping using Vintage Travel stamp and Cobalt Ink. 
  • Stamp the sentiment using Concord & 9th stamp and Jet Black Ink.
  • Doodle dots around the ink map using white gel pen.
  • Doodle a border using Sakura Micron and distress the edge of page using Black Soot Ink. 

I hope you liked my heartfelt dedication.

For more inspiration and details of challenge, hop on to The Twisted Challenges blog. Last date for participation is 31st March.

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta,
Crafty Flirtations
&
The Twisted Challenges 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Art Journal: You Make My Heart Flutter (TTC8 challenge)

Hi friends,

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. I am back today with another Art Journal page for the February challenge at The Twisted Challenges: Valentine's Day + No Red/ Pink.

Its a blessing to be in love. That jittery, fluttery feeling that you feel when with your loved one is what I have presented in this simple & fun art journal page. If you ask me what are most favorite techniques to use when creating an art journal page, I would say they are Inking, Stamping & Doodling. As this page is all about Valentine's day and love, I have combined my top 3 favorite techniques to create this page.

Art Journal: You Make My Heart Flutter (TTC8 challenge)

List of Supplies:

Art Journal: You Make My Heart Flutter (TTC8 challenge)
Steps to Create:
  • Using a round blending tool, apply Twisted Citron, Broken China and Wilter Violet Ink (Left to Right) on an art journal.
  • Spray with a water mister and let it air dry.
  • Doodle a large butterfly using Sakura Micron on left side of page.
  • Die cut and emboss butterfly and color them using the same Distress Oxide Inks and adhere them on the art journal page on right with glue.
  • Doodle around the butterflies and the entire length of the page.
  • Stamp the quote with Cobalt Blue Ink and re-write over it with Sakura Micron for added depth to finish the page.
Art Journal: You Make My Heart Flutter (TTC8 challenge)


Hope you liked this art journal page. To know more details of the ongoing challenge, click here. Last date for participation is 28th Feb.

Art Journal: You Make My Heart Flutter (TTC8 challenge)


Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta

Monday, February 4, 2019

Spice up - An Art Journal Page: TTC#8

Hi friends,

January is already over and we have stepped in the month of Love. So the theme this month at The Twisted Challenges is: Valentine's Day + No Red/ Pink.


As usual I have created an art journal page. I have never had so much fun creating an art journal page as this one. The theme I choose for this page is Aphrodisiacs. I created a galaxy background and added various food aphrodisiacs (wine, strawberries, cherries, chilis, oysters, cream, grapes, chocolates, mint & Avocados) as focal point to depict pure & sensual love making. As we couldnt use red or pink, I choose to use images of white strawberries and cherries instead of pink/ red ones.




Steps To Create:


  • I painted the background using Camel Artistic Acrylic Colours: Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue and Deep Magenta.
  • Once the background was dry, I created splatters using Camel Artistic Acrylic Color Titanium White.
  • I took prints of various aphrodisiacs or cut them out from new paper and adhered them on background using Camel Gel Medium.
  • Once the page was dry, I stamped "Spice Up" Using Concord & 9th "Perfectly Penned" set using Versamark ink & heat embossed using Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.
  • To finish the page, I adhered a print out of quote "Lets make crazy loving memories together".

I hope you love this page as much as I do. The last day to participate in the February challenge at The Twisted Challenges is 28th February 2018. Hop on to our blog to see other inspirations and know more details about challenge rule.

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta,
Crafty Flirtations &

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

DIY Wall Hanging/ Bag Tassel

Hi Friends,

Have you guys checked out the January challenge at The Twisted Challenges Blog? The theme this month is: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. For the mid month inspiration, I created a quick and simple bag tassel that can also be used as a wall hanging.


  • I used a very old background made using Distress Inks (I would have made this at least 3 years ago) and trimmed it to 3.25 by 3.25" size (Something Old).
  • I colored the edges using Chameleon Marker - Royal Blue (BL6)
  • I punched 2 wholes using a round punch and on one end I tied an old bead tassel (Something old) using some wire.
  • I recently received some new years gift from Itsy Bitsy and the gift contained a pack of Little Birdie Eufloria Handmade Flowers in a very light blue shade. I choose one of the blue flowers (Something New) and colored it using Lindy's Starbusrt Baby Blue Eyes Aqua spray (Something blue) and let it dry .
  • Once the flower was dry, I adhered it on the tassel end of the base and add a bead on it (which also I received as a gift from Itsy Bitsy on New Year's. 
  • I used a butterfly die cut (cut using a die I borrowed from Tejal) (Something Borrowed) and colored it using the same Lindy's Starburst Baby Blue Eyes Aqua and adhered it above the flower.
  • To finish the tassel, I strung in a blue thread through the other punched hole.

I hope you liked this simple & quick tassel.

To know more about the challenges & see other inspirations, click here. Last date to participate in the challenge is 31st January 2019.

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta
Crafty Flirtations 
&
The Twisted Challenges 


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Smile Layout - TTC#7

Hi Friends,

I am back after a long long break. I hope you have missed me :) Well it was my birthday on 31st December and I spent my birthday crafting an inspiration for the January challenge at The Twisted Challenges. The theme this month is:  Something Old,Something New, Something Borrowed/Gifted and Something Blue.


I created a positive layout for my room, with a simple word "Smile" as the focus and kept the whole piece pretty simple. 



  • I used an old wedding card insert for the base (Something Old) and stamped the word SMILE using Versamark ink and WRMK alphabet stamps.
  • I then heat set the sentiment using Ranger Clear Embossing powder. 
  • Thereafter, I applied Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China (Something Blue), Picked Raspberry 
  • I also did 2nd generation stamping using a retired Stampin Up Stamp (Something Old) and Ranger Archival Ink Cobalt Ink (Something Blue)
  • I then adhered butterfly die cuts which were cut using dies that I borrowed from Tejal (Something Borrowed).
  • I finished the layout with iCraft clay star sequence that I recently brought (Something New). 
I hope you are inspired to join us at The Twisted Challenges. Last date to participate is 31st January. 

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta
Crafty Flirtations &
The Twisted Challenges 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Girls Dont Need a Fairy Tale - Art Journal Page #TTC5

Hi Friends,

We are back with a new challenge at "The Twisted Challenges". The theme for this month is "Fairy Tales + Add Your Own Twist"



I have created a very unconventional page for our theme this month. Little girls are always told fairy tales and made to feel that they need a prince charming who would come to their aid and make their life beautiful and meaningful. However, I believe that any girl can have a beautiful and meaningful life if they work hard to achieve their dreams and goals. So, I have created a simple page depicting the same. 

Girls Dont Need a Fairy Tale - Art Journal Page
The Twisted Challenges October Challenge

Steps to create:

  • I chose a digital stamp from YamPuff and coloured it  using Creta color pencils.
  • Once coloured, I fussy cut the image and adhered it on my art journal page.
  • I wrote the quote with Steadtler fineliner to finish the art journal page.
I hope you like my simple and inspiration page for this challenge. To see more inspiration from my other team mates and to know more about the rules, please hop on the Twisted Challenges Blog.

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta
Crafty Flirtations 
&

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Ganeshotsav #TTC4 - Art Journal Page

Hi Friends,

We are back with a fun theme this month at The Twisted Challenges. The theme this month is "Celebrations + Monochrome", i.e. you need to create a project on any festival or occasion that you celebrate and use only 1 color and its variations to create your project. 


For inspiration this month, I have created an art journal celebrating my favorite God "Ganpati" and favorite festival for which I wait all year long "Ganeshotsav". Ganpati, the elephant God is believed to be the Destroyer of All Obstacles and is considered "Pratham Pujniya" i.e. God that you worship 1st before commencing any new work. If you have ever lived in Mumbai or ever visited Mumbai during Ganeshotsav, you would know why it is my favorite festival. Mumbai comes to life during festival. All streets are lit up with lights, there are pandals everywhere with "Sarvjanik Ganpati" (make shift tents having big idols of Ganpati where public can offer prayers) as well as people get Ganpati idols at home for worship. Friends and family visit each other's house to offer prayers. This festival also brings together people of all religions and faith. Mumbai becomes 1 during this festival. If you are in India, and you want to see true Mumbai spirit, you should visit Mumbai once during Ganeshotsav. It is one big festival celebrated for 10-11 days before Ganpati is bid farewell. Entire Mumbai is literally on streets on last day and when everyone shouts in unison "Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudchya Varshi Lawkar Ya" (hail lord Ganpati, come soon next year), it gives you a different high which you can only experience by visiting Mumbai.  

Here is my art journal page to inspire you.

Ganeshotsav Art Journal Page


Some steps to create:
  • I stamped the Ganpati Image from CrafTangles Stamp "Ganpati Bappa" using Ranger Archival Black ink.
  • I colored the image using Cretacolor pencil colors in shades of blue. 
  • I outlined image with Sakura Microns to thicken the outline.
  • Once I was happy with the image, I colored the background using Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Broken China using a blending tool.
  • I stamped one of the Ganesh Mantra (prayer) (custom stamp from Mudra) in Broken China ink to add texture to the page.
  • I then stamped Om and small Ganpati stamp from a custom stamp from Mudra using Ranger Cobalt Blue ink.
  • To finish the page, I doodled around the edges using Sakura gel pens and Sakura brush Microns.

I hope you loved this simple page & my interpretation of our theme. Hop on the "The Twisted Challenges" to read all about the challenge, rules & some stunning inspiration from other design team members.

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta
Crafty Flirtations

Friday, August 31, 2018

Breastfeeding Art Journal 3

Hi Friends,

I started this month by sharing an art journal page on cause that is very close to my heart and I wanted to close this month on the same note. As this page is self explanatory, I am not going to add much to details. Sometimes simplicity is all that is needed to pass on a message. The women & child cut out are from August issue of Parent Circle magazine.

You can find my other pages on Breastfeeding here Page 1 & Page 2


The background is done using Acrylic paints & I have written the benefits using a simple white gel pen.

The theme at Art Journal Journey this month is "Count Your Blessings" and there can be no bigger blessing than Breastfeeding. Entering my art journal for the challenge here: https://art-journal-journey.blogspot.com/2018/08/count-your-blessings.html 

Please share this page & spread the knowledge & importance of breastfeeding.

Love,
Dr. Neha Sanwalka Rungta
Crafty Flirtations