September 15, 2014

reading an incredible story

Hello dear friends!
It is already 15 of September and we have a brand new challenge for you at Scrap Africa:

You can interpret the photo or the vintage theme in any way you like and as always you can create any sort of project you want! Here is my page:

It is about reading books, something I really love and enjoy doing since I was a little girl... every night in bed before I go to sleep, while relaxing at noon, on the beach in summertime...

In order to give a vintage look to my page, I used a yellowed page from an old book. I torn it into pieces which I placed under the photo. I also cut a few butterflies with a paper punch and glued them on the composition. Of course I did a lot of stamping and masking as always, you know me, and some doodling with my black pen. 

For my layout I also used the inspiration photo by 13arts - I love this wreath with the butterflies! The challenge requires two different 13arts mediums, I used gesso and gel medium.  


Well, that's all, I hope you have an awesome crafty day!

September 10, 2014

I love shoes

Hello everyone, today I'm hosting the Frosted Designs blog!
 I have a little secret to share... I love shoes! Actually I have an obsession for any type or style of them and I just can't have enough :) I wanted for a long time to make a page about this passion of mine, so here it is!

In order to create a mixed media background I used quite a few stamps, a mask, inks, mists, gelatos and gesso. I always do this to create texture and give dimension to my pages, but this time I also did a new technique, something different to have more fun while I was playing with my stuff. I realized that I haven't used my embossing powder for a very long time, so I decided to give it a shot with my mask (to the past I used embossing powder only with stamps) and leave aside my 'precious' gesso (of course I used gesso, but only here and there with my spatula:). I applied the VersaMark watermark stamp pad directly on the mask, then I removed the mask and spread the embossing powder. Of course at the end you'll have to heat it with the heat tool - it is not so easy or quickly like using the gesso, but I totally recommend this  technique, the result is amazing, trust me! 

As a final touch I love to make doodles and outlines on my projects with a permanent pen (usually black) like I did with the big star. This star is made of watercolor cardstock and has a perfect surface to work with many different media on it. I just love it on my page!

***my page is based on this beautiful sketch by Scrap365

***I' m also playing at the Berry71Blue challenge 'Things we love'

***Και μιας και το έριξα σήμερα στις προκλήσεις (καιρό είχα) θα συμμετέχω και στην πρόκληση του Scraps N Pieces γιατί μου αρέσει πολύ το θέμα! Τι πιο θυλικό από ένα ζευγάρι θεϊκά ψηλοτάκουνα???

Well, that's all for today, until the next time have a lovely crafty rest of weak! 

September 1, 2014

text me

Hello hello!
New month, new challenges running from today!
This time I created a single page for my two design team spots, as I still using my scrappy bag for vacation (thank God there are a few more supplies left in there).  

So the challenges are awesome as always: 
For Scrap Africa's challenge, Denice created an amazingly beautiful sketch, a perfect base to work with whatever your style is! I just love it!

And Frosted Designs's challenge for the next two weeks is about Stamps!
Scrapmatts is offering up a prize pack of chipboard valued at over $30.00!!!
All supplies on my page are from the Frosted Designs store: the Studio Calico Printshop paper pad and Sundrifter Cardstock die-cuts, gelatos, mists and gesso. If you want a full supply list please visit this post at the FD and you will see it below my page.

So, what are you waiting for? 
The challenges are awesome and the prizes are great too!
Maybe you will combine our challenges like I did so and I hope to see your projects there :)