november, Pearl Spray

Guest Design Post : 3 different Projects PART 1

Hello Everyone,

Happy Morning! We have a new Guest Designer for you today. We hope you will join us in welcoming her and be inspired to try out some of the beautiful projects shared by her.

Zalak A Mandal


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I Zalak A Mandal today over Madras Bazaar Blog. Hope you are having a great week. I would like to thank Manisha (amazing personality, and owner of Madras Bazaar) for inviting me to be a Guest Designer.

A little about myself, my native is Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Presently staying in Chennai, Tamil Nadu since past 5 years. I am a wife to an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and a mother to a beautiful daughter. I started crafting with Quilling, then I have spread my wings into card-making, stamping, water-coloring, decoupaging and many more. I am known for my thoughtfully design, quality and the finishing in my handmade cards, scrapbook albums, mixed media, shadow boxes, organizers. Even though it is turning from my passion to profession, I have same enthusiasm and zeal to learn and innovate more and more through crafting and designing. 

I have total Three Projects to share with you all today, So let’s get started.

1. Christmas Card


Brief about Card:

  • The Card measures 5×7 inches, I have used watercolor CS for background.
  • I have started spraying Pearl Ink Spray – Pacific Blue and randomly applied with wide paint brush.
  • While It was drying, I have cut some hills with border dies from white CS and write sentiment using black brush pens.
  • Once the background is dried, I splattered some white acrylic paint using paint brush to make background to look a like winter snow.
  • Then I have started assembling my card, first I have taken blue side folding CS and adhered watercolor background.
  • Then on background, I have adhered hill, lamp post and reindeer which is heat embossed with white embossing powder.
  • To finish, I have make some stars using white gel pen.

To be continue……. Part 2

So, that’s all from me today. I hope you all liked my project and share some love in a comment box.

Thank you for Stopping by.



GDT, October, Pearl Spray

Guest Design Post: Mixed Media Cards & ATCs By Preeti Datta

Hi Friends 🙂

Goodmorning! We have a new Guest Designer for you today.  We hope you will join us in welcoming her and be inspired to try out some of the beautiful projects she shares.

Preeti Datta

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Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you are having a pleasant week so far. I’d like to thank Manisha, the wonderful owner of Madras Bazaar for inviting me to be a Guest Designer. A little about myself, I’ve studied Clinical Psychology and work as a Psychologist and Talent Acquisition Specialist. I love paper crafting and have an eclectic style. I mostly make Mixed Media and Clean and Simple Projects. Card making is my passion and I also like making layouts, tags, canvases and doing art journalling.

I have three Mixed Media projects to share with you today, so let’s get started.

Floral Mixed Media Card






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1. For this card which measures 4 by 7 inches, I used snippets of cardstock, gauze, jute twine, dried twigs & leaves. Adhered all the elements to the card using matte gel
2. Added modeling paste through a stencil for added texture
3. Stamped the background with black archival ink
4. Applied white gesso on the elements and once it was dry, added color using the Pearl Ink Sprays- Charcoal Black & Shock Blue
5. Added flowers to the composition, dry brushed some white gesso on them and then for sparkle using soft gloss gel added some Madras Bazaar Fine Glitter- Diamond Crystal
6. In the end, added the sentiment with Tim Holtz stickers & Gem Stickers and more sparkle with Madras Bazaar Sequins- Ocean Breeze

Autumn Inspired Mixed Media Card

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  1. This card measures 4 by 7 inches
  2. Did dry embossing onto colored cardstock using leaf dies, then sprayed Madras Bazaar Pearl Ink Sprays- Vibrant green & Charcoal Black onto these & fussy cut the leaf images
  3. Heat embossed onto black cardstock using a background script stamp & white and orange embossing powders
  4. Adhered the black mat onto the cardbase using foam tape & layered on tag die cuts (colored with the Vibrant Green Pearl Ink Spray), thanks die cut, the fussy cut leaves and gauze onto the black mat using glue and foam tape.
  5. Using Matte gel added Fine Glitter-Diamond Crystal & Madras Bazaar Sequins- Ocean Breeze
  6. In the end, added twine bows for a fuller look, created white splatter and added a couple of word stickers

Artist Trading Cards or ATCs





Artist Trading Cards or ATCs are miniature pieces of art. These are 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size and they are swapped between artists & crafters. These can be created in a set around a certain theme. For example, in the set of ATCs I have made, there are 3 in it and they are all made using the same colors and style. I wanted these to be simple, flat & easy to re-create.


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  1. Cut thick white cardstock to the ATC size of 2.5 by 3.5 inches
  2. Spray on colors using three Madras Bazaar Pearl Ink Sprays
  3. Stamp on the ATCs using Archival Black Ink
  4. Add background stenciling by scribbling a black zig marker through the Tim Holtz dot fade stencil and then spray on water
  5. Darken the edges of the ATCs with Black archival ink and a blending tool & foam
  6. In the end, add a border and dots using white acrylic paint & titles using Tim Holtz stickers

That’s all for today. Hope you liked the projects and will give them a go 🙂

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed.

Preeti D.