Sunday, October 25, 2015

October Inspiration by Jaya Raghuvanshi


Hello everyone!
Jaya here with you today. I have two mixed media canvases to share with you all.

Nature is my greatest inspiration in life. While I was growing up, me and my family loved making frequent trips to our countryside house. I guess it was then that I grew close to nature. I dedicated this canvas to my love for nature

Some close-ups

I made use of these wonderful chippies. Usually we would slip chippies like these behind flower clusters( which of course looks beautiful too! ) but the moment I saw these I just could think of anything else other than using them the way I did here. Aren't they just amazing??

I heat embossed my chippies in different tones of greens and then stamped
 randomly on them to match with the background of the canvas.

 2Crafty Chipboards used -

Lavender shrub

Thistle shrub

Foliage set 2

Mini word set 1

"Always and forever"

My cousin is soon getting married and I wanted to gift her something special and handmade for this occasion. I made this canvas with one of my favourite colour combos..Pink and Gold. I love how this turned out. The photos aren't doing justice to the actual creation.
 But this is the best I could manage! 

Some close-ups

I used old cardboard box under the heart frame with flowers chipboard. Lots of colour
 and some stamping and stencilling on the Heart swirl chipboard piece.

You will love the Heart swirl chipboard frame piece in the background. It is an
 11 inch frame which will last you long if you want to use it in pieces as I did.
 This one instantly lifted my project. 

I heat embossed the heart frame with flowers and heart loopy frame chipboard 
piece with gold embossing powder. In some areas I overheated it to make the 
embossing paste bubble up for more textures.

2Crafty Chippies used-

Always and forever Title

Heart swirl chipboard frame

Heart frame with flowers

Frame handrawn hearts

One more with the wonderful 2Crafty chipboard pieces-

 2Crafty Chipboards used-

Film strip- medium

Butterfly frame

I hope you enjoyed my shares for this month!



Rachael Funnell said...

Both your Canvases are FAN FAB U LAS & that layout is just GORGEOUS Jaya.....

Kripa Koushik said...

such beautiful creations Jaya. loved them all.

Athanasia said...

Amazing work! I love all the projects!

Valerie Ouellet said...

Awesome projects!!!I looooovvveeee your canvas! Very good use of the chippies.

ros said...

fabulous projects, so gorgeous ♥

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Such amazing Projects!! Absolutely love the texture and how you used the chippies in the first one!

Di Garling said...

Both are truley BEAUTIFUL Jaya and such innovative use of the chippie pieces too.

Lisa Griffith said...

Jaya I love love love your canvases, you used the chippies so well, just beautiful.

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Ah these are so gorgeous and inspiring!

Jennifer Snyder said...

Your work is utterly spectacular. The first canvas piece and your chippie choice and treatment is crazy!!! LOVE it

Fiona Paltridge said...

Jaya these projects are incredible! I especially love the first canvas xx

Tracee said...

Oh My I am so in love with the first canvas you shared, would look great on my craftroom wall lol. Love all your projects thanks for sharing Tx

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous work! That first canvas is positively magical, and I adore that layout!

Rosslyn Coutts said...

Fabulous work

Kerry said...

Such beautiful work.

Rosslyn Coutts said...

Lovely creations

Jennifer Snyder said...

while all your pieces are fabulous, the elicate pink canvas is my fav. It is exquisite and soft and has your touch of romance

Trudi Harrison said...


Priscilla Lim said...

Lovely projects! Love how you use the chipboards to create a nature canvas not to mention you have a lucky coudin that's getting a gorgeous handmade gift. Lastly, the vibrant color on the layout is stunning.

Tone K. said...

Oh, that chipboard was just great and your canvas was sooo cool :)
Cancas no 2 was really romantic and beautiful :)
And your LO was so light and bright and beautiful :)

Tone K. said...

Oh, that chipboard was just great and your canvas was sooo cool :)
Cancas no 2 was really romantic and beautiful :)
And your LO was so light and bright and beautiful :)