Mixed Media Layout “Forever” by Preeti Datta, showcasing Cottage Blush paper pack

Hi friends !

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, how’s it going? Hope you are having a pleasant day.

Today, I’d like to share a romantic Vintage Mixed Media Layout titled Forever.

I’ve used gorgeous papers from the new Cottage Blush Paper Pack by Bob N Betty. This paper pack has wonderfully delicate designs and a soft color palette. It would be great for shabby chic, vintage and romantic themed projects. There are a couple of designs in there that would be perfect for grungy mixed media projects as well. There are many pretty flowers which can be fussy cut for embellishment. Inspired by the designs, I decided to make a vintage romantic layout which is a totally new style to me but I enjoyed it a lot.

mixed media layout-forever

Here are some close-up photos of the layout:

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I’ve depicted a vintage wedding here. Essentially, clear gesso was applied on the background (to prep the surface and not hide the beautiful designs of the paper) then color was added with ink sprays. Background stamping was done and a few stamped designs were embossed in white. Then, the wedding photo was framed within an embossed mdf frame. Pearls were adhered to the frame to make it the focal point. Lots of flowers from the paper pack were fussy cut and used for embellishment and layering. I’ve added gauze, burlap string and vintage lace for texture and interest. White splatter was created to bring the design together.

That’s all for today.

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies and don’t forget to share your gorgeous creations on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies.

Thanks for your precious time.
Have a great week!
Happy Crafting and Stay Blessed.

Preeti D.

Preeti-Dutt

 

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A Beach Theme Box designed by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello everyone!
Its so pleasing to see the little craft community blooming with budding artists and great newer craft supplies being made available to us by so many like-minded suppliers. I am personally thrilled to have the new decoupage specialty papers released by Bob n Betty in a masculine theme – ‘Knighthood’. These papers have lovely rustic backgrounds and very macho elements, which make them perfect for projects related to men gifting and decor. However, I have a personal inclination towards articles, ideas or themes which can be used with versatility. And.. Here I go..with my take on one of the most beautiful designs from this collection which is rather nautical.
With destinations parties and weddings having theme based decor,  attire and gifting, getting popular nowadays, I decided to make an invitation cum favour box in a rustic beach theme.
I chose a wooden box with a curved lid as the base of the project to make it look like a treasure chest. Next, I removed all hardware of the box and lightly sanded and cleaned it nicely.  For the base, i gave two coats of dark brown chalk paint. After it dried completely, i applied petroleum jelly on the edges. Then, I mixed blue and green chalk paint to get a tealish blue shade and gave a nice two coats. Its important that each coat dries completely before the second coat is applied. Next, I took a fine grit sand paper and lightly sanded the edges of the box. This gave me a very distressed look – perfectly what I wanted. I repeated the process for the inside lid too. The outer lid of the box has been decoupaged. As the lid was curved i moistened the paper slightly before sticking it, to get it to fold easily and creaselessly.
Finally, i distressed the box further with antiquing wax to give it an old worn out look.  The box has been further decorated with some sea shells and a rustic anchor to give it some interest.
Do leave your comments about how you liked the project or if you need any other related tip 🙂
Have a beachy day ahead:)
Love
Jaanhvi
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Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 1

Hello Creative Souls,

Welcome to our blog, we are here to announce our Design team for the term Aug 2017 – July 2018.

To begin with, we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who applied for the Design Team. It was a challenging task for us to pick only a few from the massive response we had received. Each profile was distinctive in its in own, and we look forward to be associated with artists like you all in future.

Now, time to welcome the strongest pillars of our team:

Niharika Gupta – Chennai, India
Design Team Member

Niharika Gupta is an extremely talented girl from Chennai. A Software Engineer by qualification, she is passionate about crafting and does it with a lot of pleasure. Since 2014, she has been involved in this art form and had come up with some beautiful creations and products. Niharika is the owner of a boutique for handmade cards and scrapbooks brand by the name, “Niharika Expressions”. Niharika has a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/niharikaexpressions that gives a glimpse of her amazing and creative work.

Jaanhvi Hinduja – Nashik, India
Design Team Member

Jaanhvi is an exceptionally talented and charming lady from the City of Joy, Kolkata. She lived in Mumbai for over a decade and worked with one of the leading Asset Management companies there. Few years back, Jaahnvi shifted to the peaceful city of Nashik where she got indulged into some DIY crafts, which in very less time became her passion. Her creative work is inspired by her love for gifting, decorating house, and the love of jewelry. The creative bug ignited the passionate artist within her and very soon she became a known name amidst the artist community. She is well recognized for her finest grip on the art of decoupage.

Her forte is creating home decorative and utility products. Check out some of her mesmerizing creations on her facebook page https://web.facebook.com/handcartindia/

Tanya Cloete – Pretoria, South Africa
Design Team Member

Tanya Cloete is an ardent crafter from South Africa, many recognize her with her facebook name “Tanya Scrapbooking”. This cheerful artist began her scrapbooking journey as a hobby to keep herself busy. At that time she was unaware of the beautiful future the field of art and crafts hold for her. She loves to make crafty things. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has developed as a passion for her in no time. Photos are memories to be treasured forever and what better way than to tell a story by the beautiful layouts or albums one can make. She likes to create mini albums, single page layouts and cards. She has recently developed a great new love for making 3D/OTP projects. Her work is perfect amalgamation of almost every art form. You may check out her amazing work at http://mycreativescrapbooking.blogspot.in/

We are truly blessed to have these amazing artists in our team for this year too, and we look forward for a year full of inspirations with them.

See you all tomorrow with the new members of our team. Till then, keep crafting..!

Regards
Deepika Sharma
Co-founder
Bob n Betty India

Desk Organizers decoupaged by Tanya Cloete

Hello Scrappy Friends,

Tanya here with a Stationery Desk oganizers using the stunning Soo Shabby decoupage paper collection by Bob n Betty..!

I’m quite new to decoupage but trust me it was so simple to achieve this beauty with these decoupage specialty papers and I thoroughly enjoyed making this project.
This collection is beyond stunning and has all my favourites’ clocks and flowers, a perfect combination!
So I decided to make a set of boxes for my desk in my craft room for all my scrapbooking tools, scissors, rulers, adhesives and ink pads etc.

I painted each of the boxes with white acrylic paint. I then cut the sheets from the collection to fit each box and decoupaged all using mod podge.

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Scrapping!
Tanya

Birthday Celebration Contests – Winners Announcement

Hello Crafty Buddies,

So..the time has come to reveal the Winners of our Birthday Celebration Contests.

We would like to start with acknowledging the efforts of all the participants for taking out time to join us, in our brainteaser contests…yess we know they were a lil unconventional.

Nevertheless, We are truly delighted to receive such an awesome response. Must say, it was quite a complex situation for us to pick only one winner each contest. So, we had to choose them randomly.

Now, without holding it any longer, we would like to announce the names of the winners.

  1. Share and Win Contest – Riddhi Jani, Thanks Riddhi for showing us tremendous support.
  2. Maze of Jumbled Words – Only few out of hundreds of entries could qualify with their fastest and all correct answers, and the random name picker has picked Anila DK as the winner 🙂

3. Scribble – Scrabble – with a score of 104 points of correct words/terms used in crafts, Preeti Dutt is the winner of this contest, you’ve got a sharp brain girl..way to go

4. Paper Reckoner – Well this one was easy but needed a lil patience, most of you guessed the right names of paper collections but missed a few, may be in the rush of sending your answers. So, the ones with all correct 24 answers qualified, and the randomly chosen winner for this contest is Vinita Jain.

Congratulations Winners, we request you all to email us your complete postal address with
contact number @ bobnbettyindia@gmail.com
All gift hampers will be shipped on or before 5th May.

Happy Crafting…!

Bob n Betty 2nd Birthday Celebrations – CONTEST 3 “THE PAPER RECKONER”

Hello Scrappy Friends,

I’m so glad to be a part of Bob n Betty’s 2nd birthday celebrations.
So, I’m hosting the third contest here “The Paper Reckoner”. I know you guys have been through two brain-teasing contests, hosted by my 2 exceptionally talented teammates. Hence, my task was to design something simple yet fun.

And here it is…

You can see 24 tiles in the image here, each tile carries an element from different Scrapbook and Decoupage collections of Bob n Betty and you simply have to find out which paper collection they belong to. I have organized each tile with alphabets in order to make it easy for you to answer.

So your answers should be in format:

A – XYZ collection
B – ABC Collection and so on..

You may refer the website for any assistance required www.bobnbetty.in Go to “our collections” tab, check out the insights of each collection and find out the elements.

Isn’t it simple..? So wear you thinking caps now and start sending your answers to us at bobnbettyindia@gmail.com

This contest closes at 11:59 pm, 28th April.

Much Love
Tanya

A Star Shaped Baby Album designed by Niharika Gupta

Hi crafty folks,
Niharika here sharing my new love with you all. I feel, by now, everyone here would know how much i love creating baby albums… and this one is the most adorable one so far… I am sure you all will love this…
As soon as I received my Dt kit this time, I was pleasantly surprised seeing these beautiful, adorable, very very very cute baby papers, new frangled at Bob n Betty, called Googly Woogly. It has very beautiful, colorful papers in greens, blues, pinks and yellows, perfect for baby theme, suitable for boy, girl, and neutral baby albums. The elements and tag sheets are full of such cute sentiments and elements, I am sure you wont be able to resist yourself..

Let me take you straight to the pictures now…
“Precious one, so small, so sweet…
Dancing in on Angel’s feet,
Straight from heaven’s Brightest star,
What a Miracle you truely are!”
I chose to make a very cute Star Baby girl album first with these papers, but I am not going to stop here… more projects with these pretty papers will be coming soon… Enjoy the Pictures … 🙂
I hope you like it, find it inspiring… if you have any questions, please drop in your comments, will surely try to get back :}
Thanks a lot for stopping by, lots of love
Niharika

Scrapbook Page Layout designed by Bipasha K

Hello crafty peeps, hope you are doing great.

Today, I would be sharing my Scrapbook page layout “Priceless” using the beautiful paper range “Vintage Blooms” from Bob and Betty. It is one of the oldest and gorgeous line and the day I saw it in my design kit, I had kept it aside. I knew I wanted to transform it into a beautiful layout, but wasn’t able to come up with a design that can do true justice to its beauty until recently.
I have made a process video to walk you through the project and here it is….

 

Hope you enjoyed watching the video and give it a try! Here is the  list of products used in this project :
Vintage Blooms Collection (Bob and Betty)
Sequins (Dress my craft)
Prima flowers #580605, #580674
Kaisercraft Collectables Peek-A-Boo-Boy
Wycinanka chipboard frames
iCraft mixed media glue
Foam tape

Hugs,
Bipasha

BOB N BETTY 2ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS – CONTEST 2 “Scribble – Scrabble”

Hey Guys,
Jaanhvi here to add some more sparkle to Bob n Betty Birthday Celebrations.

We’ll play something very close to scrabble, without the board of course. So there are 102 letters corresponding to 102 numbers which are being given to you. Each letter carries a score. There are two blank numbers which are the ‘wild letters’, and can be used as any alphabet to form a word. A player has to form one or more words with the letters given to them. Each letters carries a score. The person getting the highest score with valid words shall be the winner. Here are the detailed instructions for the game:

  1. A player has to choose 7 numbers from the ones given above and comment the numbers chosen along with their email id only in the “START” game post (will be posted in an hr or so). Numbers commented in any other post shall not be eligible. Please decide on the number and comment in a single post. Multiple comments shall be disqualified. Email id must be clearly mentioned in the same comment. Comments carrying only numbers without email id shall be disqualified.
  2. Number chosen by a player cannot be re-chosen by another player. So there are only 102 unique numbers (represented by letters) to play with. Therefore, look up the comments and choose from the remaining numbers only.
  3. This is a game of luck in the first place, as only 14 people can participate, the letters being limited to 102.
  4. The letters corresponding to the numbers chosen by the players shall be emailed to them within 24 hrs. Please ensure that a correct email id is provided in order to avoid the chance of losing out in the game.
  5. Player choosing the number already chosen by other player shall be disqualified, without any notice.
  6. Each player on having received their 7 letters will be required to form one or more words. Letters can be repeated while forming words. The word(s) must be any product or technique related to paper For e.g., antique, emboss, mist, pad, fussy, shall be valid words. As the letters are limited, words being part of the complete craft tool or technique names shall be valid. For eg., MIX being part of MIXED MEDIA is valid. HEAT, being part of HEAT TOOL is valid. However, please note that we reserve the right to decide a word being valid or invalid.
  7. The players must email their letters along with the words formed by them in .txt or .doc format.
  8. The ‘wild letter’ can be used by a player, if received to replace any letter. For e.g. if the letters received are G, WILD, U,P, D, R, O then G, WILD, N – ‘GUN’ shall be a valid word. However, the ‘wild letter’ carries a 0 score.
  9. The player obtaining the highest score shall be declared the winner of goodies worth rs. 5000 and a souvenir designed by me.
  10. Read through the instructions carefully. The game will begin when we hit “START” in our next post. Time of the post will be intimated in advance.

We are giving you one hour’s time, understand the rules and start thinking about your numbers, Wait for our “START” post on Bob n Betty’s Facebook page to start commenting.

Good Luck..!
Jaanhvi

Printers Tray designed with Googly Woogly Paper Collection, by Ayushi Aggarwal

Heya friends,

Ayushi here with another DT blogpost for Bob n Betty. I have used their latest release “Googly Woogly” to adorn a Printers Tray. This cute little tray would dress up any little baby’s room or it would make the perfect baby shower gift for a close friend or relative.

Each spot on the tray is a perfect place to add just a touch of paper, buttons, ribbon, pins, flowers, etc.  Here are some ideas that I have applied.

This particular collection gives you a wide range of seamless patterns, baby & pregnancy journaling cards and much more to choose from the fussy cutting element sheets. There are plenty of words, sayings and letters to say what you want to say to the little one.

The best idea is to leave one or two sections open for photos, so when the time comes they can be slipped in accordingly.

I totally loved making it, do let me know if you too liked this project.

Much Love
Ayushi