Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Power Of Practice Hop

Hello Craftivators!
Hope you guys are doing well. Today’s blog post is a special one because this is a part of the blog hop organized by Craft Collabs, where us participants display two of our cards, one from the past and one created recently to show you guys the difference and appreciate the power of practice throughout the years.

I’ve been making cards since I was a kid but it’s only been a few years that I’ve started taking it seriously and practiced a whole lot more. 
So today I’m sharing with you a card that I’ve created back in 2018 (the first card I’ve ever posted online) and another one that I’ve created last week.

Before 


After

Next stop on the hop is-



Thank you so much for visiting the blog!
You can find more of my creations on Instagram- Craftivation and Youtube- CRAFTIVATION

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism Hop - Floral Card

Hello Craftivators,
Hope you all are doing well. Today I’m back again to inspire you guys with a fun project, which I created for a special cause. It’s a fun floral card. This project is a part of the Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism Hop organized by Justine Hovey.
I used the sentiment ‘Be Who You Are’ to encourage people to accept the natural aspects of life, be courageous enough accept our own selves and never be afraid to be how we are! 
I myself am a person of color and I’m proud of it!



The goal of this hop is to come together to stand behind our crafty sisters and brothers of colour not just in the art industry, but also to show our support in the never-ending fight for equality all over the world.



YouTube Tutorial-


                                          

Closeup photos-






Next person on the hop-

Joy Dsouza - CLICK HERE


Used Supplies-

1. Lisa Horton Crafts Flora and Fauna Stamp set 

2. Lisa Horton Crafts Wordage Sentiment

3. Fabrika Decoru Gold Embossing Powder

4. Robin’s Nest Dewdrops-

5. Camel Waterproof Ink

6. Superior Watercolor

7. Fevicol White Glue

8. Golden White Gesso


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed today’s project.
To see more of my work, don’t forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and subscribe to my YouTube channel- CRAFTIVATION

Till then, keep craftivating your dreams!

Hugs,
Fairuz Fabiha (aka Craftivation) 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring Bloom

Hello Crafty Friends!
Fairuz Fabiha here from Craftivation. Today I’ll be sharing with you a fun project where I have used stencil on fabric to create a simple but vibrant wall hanging home decor.

It’s a very beautiful sunflower patterned stencil and the possibilities are endless to create with it. I’ve used it many times on papers and mdfs. But for today, I wanted to try something different and hence I decided to work on fabric.



Process-

At first I took a piece of textured white fabric and tightly framed it to a sewing hoop.
Then I placed the spring bloom stencil over it and attached it with some masking tapes to keep it in place.



Then I started applying colors over. I’m not good with paintings and for that reason painting always stressed me out. But using the stencil for painting the flowers made the process very easy and therapeutic. I really enjoyed doing it this way.
After I was done with the flowers, I colored the background in green.



I let the whole background dry perfectly, then I wrote 'Hope' over it with bronze metallic paint and outlined it with black and white.

Voila! The beautiful wall hanging home decor is done! x



I would like to enter the STAMPloration THE STENCIL CHALLENGE




Thank you so much for visiting the blog! I hope you found the project inspiring and the instructions helpful.

Hugs,
Fairuz Fabiha aka Craftivation x

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Home Alone Inspired Layout

Hello Craftivators!
Hope you’re all safe and sound. Today I’m back again with another fun project. I’ll be sharing with you a funny ‘Home Alone’ themed mixed media layout.



As I’m back home because of this lockdown and unable to do some craft shopping, I’ve very little amount of supplies with me. But that didn’t stop me from crafting. I looked for a some pictures in the newspaper and hit the jackpot when I found this cute photo of Kevin from home alone. Hence I decided to use it as the focal point.
Every element of the layout, starting from the striped paper in background to the flowers are made out of scratch.
‘Home Alone’ is one of my most favorite movies ever and I’ve watched it innumerable times. As much as I find this movie very funny, I find the movie very inspiring too. I’ve learnt no matter how much you’re underestimated, you can still make a great difference to your surroundings with your boldness, intelligence and positive vibes. That’s why I decided to use the sentiment “make a difference”.

I was also inspired by the lovely moodboard of the More Than Words Challenge.
For the funny element, I decided to add the funny photo of Kevin. And for the stripes, I have added blue stripes on the background.



Closeup photos-





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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Moments Of Joy - Mixed Media Altered Home Decor

Hello Craftivators!
I’m back again with another mixed media altered art project. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I create a simple home decor using mixed media.


I got inspired by my life and current situations to create today’s piece.
Being a student of architecture, I have to work intensively for hours. Some nights I don’t even get the chance to sleep. My work load have increased to a great extent since I’m working from home in this quarantined time. Sometimes it gets a bit to overwhelming and depressing for me and I start regretting my decisions. But the very next moment I realize that at least I’m privileged enough to get to choose the subject I wanted to study, do what I love, have a secured place to shelter myself in this time of distress and have my loved ones support me for no matter what. Rather than overthinking about everything I should be grateful and happy for everything I have and believe there’s a moment of joy in every day!

This was my dt project for the Splashymix challenge. Their amazing moodboard inspired me to choose the colors blue and brown for this project.


I also got inspired by the lovely moodboard of the MORE THAN WORDS Challenge. I always love birds. When I’m all awake till dawn, the chirping sounds of the birds cutting through the silence always amuses me and makes me happy. I try finding my joy from moments like this EVERYDAY!

YouTube tutorial-



Closeup photos-






Used supplies-

1. ITD Collection -Summertime In Blue Paper Pad
2. ITD Collection- Stencils
3. ITD Collection- Thermofoil
4.Lisa Horton Crafts - Mdf flags
5. Fabrika Decoru- 3D snow effect gel
6. Rangerink- Texture paste
7. Lisa Horton Crafts - Sisal
8. Robin’s Nest- Dewdrops

Moodboard of More Than Words Challenge-

Don’t forget to check out their challenge blog- CLICK HERE

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you guys liked the project. To see more of my work, you can follow  me on INSTAGRAM and subscribe to my YouTube channel- CRAFTIVATION

   

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Mixed Media Altered Hoop - Desserts

Hello Craftivators!
I hope you guys are doing well, staying home and staying safe in this extremely tough time.
I’ve quarantined myself from last week as my classes got suspended. That actually left me a lot of time to spend for myself and think about what’s going on in our lives. This time of crisis also taught me that every negative things has a positive impact on our lives too.
Thinking about the positive sides of this terrible time, I realized how much this world needed a break from us humans and how much us humans needed a break from the outside world. We really needed a break from all those extra office hours, sleepless nights trying to complete our assignments, morning alarms, traffic jams and what not!
Now that I’ve got all the time for myself, I started appreciating every little thing around me a little more than I used to and realized how much we were missing out as we were busy running for unrealistic goals whereas “There’s a moment of joy in every day”. So this is what I chose for today’s sentiment.

For today’s project, I’ll be sharing with you a Mixed Media Altered Hoop. I got inspired by the different memories I shared with my family to create today’s project. My grandma first introduced me to sewing hoops when I was a little girl and gave me one as gift. I’ve kept that for many years now but recently after seeing it again, I got this idea of altering a sewing hoop. So here it is!
I got inspired by my mum to add the photos of the desserts as she loves making desserts for me!

I also got inspired by the moodboard of the More Than Words  Challenge Moodboard to create this project. So here’s my take on their March 2020 moodboard!

Closeup photos:




More Than Words Challenge Moodboard:

Don’t forget to visit mtw challenge blog- Click Here

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you guys liked the project. To see more of my work, you can follow  me on INSTAGRAM   and subscribe to my YouTube channel- CRAFTIVATION   

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Mixed Media Bookmark

Hi Crafty Friends,
Fairuz Fabiha here from Craftivation. Today I’m back again with a technique of using the amazing Robin’s Nest dewdrops! I’ll be showing you how I used these mini dewdrops to not only embellish my project but also add texture on the background using the dewdrops.
For my today’s project, I’ve decided to make an mdf bookmark.



Step by step process:

1. At first I took an mdf tag by Lisa Horton Crafts as the base of my bookmark.


2. Applied a layer of Fabrikadecoru resist texture paste through the maze stencil by Lisa Horton Crafts.

3. Added mini dew drops by the Robin’s Nest all around the edges of the bookmark and applied a layer off gesso to prime the surface.


4. Applied layers of spray paints by Fabrikadecoru.


5. Embellished the bookmark with mdf tag sentiment, sisal, tassel and ribbon.


6. Finally added some white dewdrops to finish it off.


Closeup photos:






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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Shaker Ornaments Using Stamped Images

Hello Crafty Friends!
Fairuz Fabiha here again from Craftivation. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I used my favorite dew drops to make shaker ornaments. I’ve used the mini blue dew drops to use it as the shaker elements along with some sequins and glitters.


Video Tutorial-



Closeup Pictures-




Used Dewdrops:


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Thursday, January 16, 2020

A New Beginning - Altered Ring Box

Hello Craftivators!

I’m back again with another altered art project. But today’s project is very special because I altered an engagement ring box!! It’s a very small project but has great impacts. x

Even though the most beautiful things in life are not materialistic things. They are people and the places,the memories and pictures. They are feelings and moments, tight hugs, smiles and laughter. But an engagement ring do have a special place in our heart and has a special impact on our lives which highlights an important event and makes us trust ‘The Magic Of A New Beginning’.

For this special project, I got inspired by the inspirational words and colors of the moodboards of More Than Words Challenge and Mixed Media Academy Challenge.
I also got inspired by the ‘Anything Goes’ theme of the Bleeding Art Challenge to use mixed media on my project.
So this is my take on their January 2020 moodboard, as I take part in their challenges. xx

Closeup pictures-










More Than Words Challenge Moodboard-

I loved the bright and beautiful sunset colors of the creative inspiration and tried to incorporate those colors on my project. The word inspiration ‘highlight’ is incorporated in my project by highlighting an important event of life and also by the sentiment used inside of the box.
For visiting their challenge blog- CLICK HERE


Mixed Media Academy Challenge Moodboard-
The beautiful bright tones and the inspiring quotation on a new beginning inspired me to create this piece which showcases the first step towards a magical new beginning with bright and blooming colors.
For visiting their challenge blog- CLICK HERE


Bleeding Art Challenge Moodboard-
I love mixed media art and for the Anything Goes part of the challenge I chose to do mixed media for altering this ring box.
For visiting their challenge blog- CLICK HERE


Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you guys liked the project. To see more of my work, you can follow  me on INSTAGRAM  and subscribe to my channel YouTube channel-  CRAFTIVATION  


And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams! ❤️

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Art Journal Layout

Hello Craftivators!
Today I’ll be sharing with you some inspirational pictures of a beautiful art journal layout I recently created. This project is my entry for the More Than Words Challenge for the month of December.
The theme of this month’s challenge is “Rejoice and Anything Goes”

Today’s project is really special and very dear to my heart because it is related with my mother. I ‘rejoice’ every moment I spent with my mom since childhood till today. She has always been my biggest support, reason to smile, a shoulder to cry on and my best friend with whom I can share everything. This layout is a small tribute to her and our special bond.
The picture I used in the layout is from the year 2001, when I was just one and a half years old. This picture is very precious!

For the ‘Anything Goes’ part of the challenge, I used mixed media to complete the project.

December Moodboard:

Closeup pictures:






Don’t forget to check out More Than Words Challenge BLOG And INSTAGRAM

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you guys liked the project. To see more of my work, you can follow  me on INSTAGRAM  and subscribe to my channel YouTube channel-  CRAFTIVATION


And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams! ❤️