Σάββατο 30 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Moodboard Inspiration - My first Dusty Attic blog post

Hello everyone and welcome to my first ever Dusty Attic blogpost! 

I love chipboard and flowers, is there any better scrappy combination? Dusty Attic has the most amazing designs and I couldnt be more thankful to Jennifer Hedger and Jen Burns for having me on the team! 
This is a dream come true for me!

Let me say that opening my DT package was a thrilling experience. All these beautiful products, the chipboard, the flowers, the acrylics and the stencils inspired me to scrap in a most romantic way. 
Here is our January moodboard 

And this is my layout

I treated the backgroung with a script DA stencil and Shimmerz Texturez. 

The word "Special" was first primed with gesso and then painted with Twinkling H2Os. I cut the corners from the elegant chain and I tucked them in my clusters. To achieve a different shade of the same color, I used the same paint but I didnt gesso the piece first. I treated the Scrolls the same way. 

I painted the Ivy corners with Finnabair Mica Powder mixed with gloss medium. I generously dabbed the leaves with paint to get extra texture. When the leaves were dry, I dilluted Dusty in Color Raisin with lots of water and I washed the leaves in oder to highlight the raised areas. It gave the leaves a kind of succulent look. 

all chipboard can be purchased direct from the Dusty Attic website, and there is free shipping when you order over $75.00 worth world wide. 

Dusty Attic Products used

Dusty in Colour Raisin
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Word Pack #33
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Ivy Corners #2
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Elegant Chain
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Scroll Set #1
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Creative Script Stencil
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Thank you so much for dropping by! 

Δευτέρα 25 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Be Brave - Guest Designer for Words and Paintery

Hello everyone!

Im back today to show you my vintage tag, created for the January Words and Paintery challenge. I won November creative challenge (you can see my winning altered globe here) thus I returned as a guest designer. I used Prima Marketing Timeless Memories collaction, Prima flowers, Finnabair Mechanicals, Ephemera and Art ingredients and Shimmerz Textures in Teal me no lies. 

Some close ups

I dilluted the Shimmerz Texturez with water so that I coupld paint the mat of the tab. 

This is the challenge

Thank you so much Words and Paintery!

With this tag I am also participating in the January challenge of Crafty Life challenges, its all about new beginnings... 


Σάββατο 23 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Be bold - Tag for More than Words Mini Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to our very first Mini Challenge 
for More than Words

Here is our Challenge board for January:

Here's how it works:

The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for
cards, tags and ATCs only. (ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89mm). This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. We must see the actual word. You have only one week - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only via our Facebook page 
under the relevant post. 

The winner will receive a $25 voucher from Dusty Attic, 
our fabulous Mini Challenge sponsor.

And just to sweeten the deal, all our prizes 
include free shipping to anywhere in the world!

You can see all our rules under the Rules tab at the top of More than Words blog.

Here is what I have created! Be bold is mostly a message to myself, to remind me to not be afraid to stand out. 
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and embossing powders, my belived Finnabair scissors stencil and Prima flowers. 

Some close ups

Lindy's mists have a stunning shimmer! 


Κυριακή 3 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Love 4 eva - LO for Scraps n Pieces

Γεια σας και καλή Χρονιά!!! 

Στο Scraps n Pieces ξεκιναμε τη νεα χρονιάμε μια τρελιάρικη πρόκληση! ;) 

Η πρόκληση του Ιανουαρίου, 
εμπνευσμένη από τη Χριστίνα, την Αλίκη στη χώρα των θαυμάτων...

We are ALL mad here :) 

 Βρείτε μία τρελή, αστεία, παλαβή φωτογραφία! Θυμηθείτε μια τρελή στιγμή, κάτι παλαβό που κάνατε... Journal a quote για την τρέλα... ή εμπνευστείτε από την Αλίκη στη χώρα των θαυμάτων... τραπουλόχαρτα, τρελές γάτες... τσαγιέρες... ;) 

Αφήστε τη φαντασία σας ελεύθερη και παίξτε λοιπόν!

O τίτλος ελεύθερος 

Φτιάχνετε ότι θέλετε όπως πάντα, είτε σύνθεση, κάρτα, art journal σελίδα,
mixed media καμβά, altered item...

Και η δική μου σύνθεση με τις καλύτερες φιλες μου και μια φωτο τραβηγμένη το 1996 περιπου... Θυμαστε κατι κουτια με κουρτινα που μπαιναμε μέσα ολόκληροι και μας εβγαζαν 4 φωτο? 
Οι φώτο ειναι απο τετοιο μηχανημα, ποσο vintage... 

Χρησιμοποιησα χαρτια της Prima Princess collection τα οποία περασα πρώτα με διάφανο γκεσσο για να αντεχουν στα μιστ, pen nibs και σφραγιδες της Finnabair

Μερικά κοντινά 

Θα ανακοινωθούν δύο νικήτριες! 

Η νικήτρια που θα επιλεγεί με ψηφοφορία από το DT,
θα προσκληθεί να συμμετάσχει ως Guest Designer
στην πρόκληση του Φεβρουαρίου. 

Και η δεύτερη νικήτρια που θα αναδειχτεί
με τυχαία κλήρωση ανάμεσα σε όλες τις συμμετέχουσες, θα κερδίσει

 από το 

Τη σούπερ συλλογή με 36 scrapbooking χαρτιά για τις δημιουργίες σας, της Dovecraft!

Σας περιμένουμε!

Σάββατο 2 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Smile - Altered food can for Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

Hello and Happy New Year!

2015 was a good year for me and my family and I am so excited for 2016! This year begins with high hopes but also with much love!

Now, to our artsy stuff! This January we have an amazing challenge over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo! Altered item! Oh yes! You may create an item from scratch or alter one.

My choice for this challenge was to alter a food tin. Ever since Janka presented her altered sardines can for Mixed Media Place back in July, the idea was swirling in my head. Tin cans all the rage now but I couldnt help but to make one. This is my take. I had so much fun making this project!

I covered my can with white gesso and after that I applied a generous amount of Finnabair white crackle paste. I let it dry overnight and then I painted my can with a mixture of gloss gel medium and Finnabair's Rust mica podwer. After it dried, I made another mixture of gloss gel medium and Teal mica powder but I used much more gel medium so the paint was runny. I did that because I wanted the custon paint to both stay on the surface but also I wanted it to get inside the amazing cracks.

I embellished it with Petallo Teal Flowers and 7 dots All I ever collection chipboard, some Mechanicals, 13 arts sizal bristle (my newest addiction) and to finish it off, I applied Finnabair's Butter Microbeads and Copper glass glitter.

As always there are amazing prizes for you to win. Come join us!

Παρασκευή 1 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Wild - My first More than Words blog post!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! 

I am so so excited because 2016 will be an amazing year! This is our first challenge of our new blog More than Words and I have been dying to present it to you! 

Our Main Challenge is based on a Word inspiration and a Creative Challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

What does the word "PERSONALITY" inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project or
simply be inspired to create from it. Please explain in your blog post
how it inspired you, if not already obvious.

The creative challenge is to use a "SELFIE".
It is as easy as that! For your project, you can use a selfie of yourself or anyone else
(kids, husband, best friend, etc).
Or, if you have no selfie, any photo of you will be fine.

This is my take on the challenge

 I probably am the last dinosaur on this planet who doesn't take selfies!  I had to take 50 or more to get one partly right.  I may look wild because of the platinum pixie hair and the tattoos, but there is a softer side in me, which I strive to conceal.  Those who know me are aware of its existence.  So I go wild with Finnabair graphite paste and scissors, but I am also a sensitive girl with pink, glitter and various Finnabair Art ingredients and what else? Prima flowers of course!

Some close ups

Do visit the blog to be inspired by the brilliant creations of our Design Team!
Plus we have the most amazing prizes!