July 24, 2015

if you're going to be weird...

Hello mixed media friends!
 Today I'm hosting the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog and
sharing the first page of my new black journal. I haven't done the cover yet , I think I'll wait for the big idea to come :) I'm going to fill all the pages with quotes and thoughts! So, here is my first page with a  quote I really like: 'if you're going to be weird, be confident about it'!

I never had a black art journal before, actually I think this is my first time working on a black surface and I have to admit this was a challenge for myself! First I used the Frozen Jack Frost spray to white up the background so as to give a boost to the colors to pop up. I had a lot of fun with the July 2015 Color Challenge Mega Set and I had a blast using everything of this set!

After whiting the black surface, I let it aside to dry and started altering the chipboard pieces. I used the Madonna Robe Blue embossing powder on all of them. I didn't use any gesso before applying the embossing powder because I wanted to show the real color of the chipboard and just the glossy accents the embossing powder gives. 

After dealing with the chipboard pieces, I worked on the background. I used several stamps and all the embossing powders of the Mega Set in order to give texture and color range on it. Then I glued the photo and the chippies.

I sprayed with all the sprays of the set here and there, and when I was satisfied with the result, I glued a couple of buttons, the butterfly and the alpha stickers.

As a final touch, I made some splashes with the sprays and some gesso in order to give more contrast to the composition.

I hope you got some ideas today how to use the embossing powders on all over your project!
Thank you for visiting and have a lovely crafty day!

July 14, 2015

What if you fly?

 Hello mixed media friends!
Today I'm hosting the Mixed Media Place with a small canvas I created based on a great quote which I absolutely adore.

I fell in love with this beautiful photo I found on Pinterest!
The moment I saw it I knew I had to scrap it!
So. I decided to make a small canvas in vintage style...
I gathered some sprays, silks and embossing powders and started working the background! 

First I used the light paste with a stencil and after that I used an embossing powder with a stamp to create more texture. Then I applied some gesso with a pallet knife and I started playing with the sprays in order to create a beautiful contrasting background.

When I was satisfied with the painting, I glued  all the embellishments and chipboard pieces and repeated the painting process with the same colors, in order to embody them to the background. 

I wanted to do something different with the chipboard flower so as to give a bright look and pop out from the background. I altered it with a stamp and embossing powder and I also used the Creme Brulee Cream LSG spray. I just love how it turned out!

I also glued some glitter on the wings in order to give some extra magical sparkle on them...

As some final touches I used the Solar Gold and Mediterranean silks here and there. These are two of my favorite colors and I really love use them on my projects!
Lastly I spread some Copper Glass Glitter in several spots.

I hope you liked today's project and got some inspiration!
Have a lovely crafty time! 

***supplies from Mixed Media Place store 
***sprays and embossing powders from Lindy's Stamp Gang
***chipboard by 2Crafty

July 12, 2015

Bold and Beautiful

Hello again!
This is my second project for 2Crafty !
It's an altered tag I got from a flower package.
I made it especially for a dear friend of mine.

For this project I used a Tiny Victorian Frame to put this beautiful lady inside
and a flower from the Wildflowers set to decorate it.
I altered both of them with two shades of embossing powders.

For the cluster of the composition I used the Geneive Corner which I altered with purple spray and butter shade embossing powder. I also used a beautiful scalloped Element from Set 2. I cut it in half, altered both pieces with embossing powder and glued them on top and bottom of the composition.

2Crafty Clipboards used:
                        Frames Tiny Victorian (unit of 3)   Element Set 2 (unit of 3)
Corner Geneive (unit of 3)Wildflower Set (unit of 3)

***all sprays and embossing powders from Lindy's Stamp Gang


With this project I'm entering the following challenges:

Kiev Skrapklub:color challenge

ScrapKopilka: second life on packaging challenge

Saratov ScrapbookKraft and chipboard challenge


Thank you for visiting!
Have a lovely crafty time!