January 25, 2015

create feelings

Hello there!
  Today I want to show you a layout made with the Lindy's Stamp Gang  January 2015 Limited Edition Spray Set! It is about dreamworld and what happens there, so I wanted to give to my page a lot of sparkle, flow and a bit of fascination!

Now, let me tell you some basic steps I follow to create a page. As usual, I choose a photo from the internet - this is always the first step. According the theme and the colors of the photo I match the paper sheet, the embellishments and of course the color pallet of the media (here I used mists and gesso). Then I start with the background: for this page I applied some gesso and after that I had a lot of fun with the mists. I prefer to spray not directly on the paper, rather on a small clear plastic surface and do something like a stamping work. This creates a watercolor effect, which I absolutely love doing on my projects...

...after that, I like to stamp with several stamps, in order to create an interesting mixed media background. I also love doing a lot of splashes at the end of the process.

I also had to alter the chipboard frame and the flowers in order to match the color pallet of my page, so I painted them with the purple mists and then glued some purple sparkly dust on them...

For this page I followed the sketch by 'We Create Together'...

...and got inspired by the 13arts 'Space in my head' challenge

That's all for today, I hope you got some inspiration - Don't forget our January Color Challenge which is still running. Have a wonderful week!

January 23, 2015


Hello dear friends!
Today I'm super excited because I was invited to be a Guest Designer at Berry 71 Blue!
Thank you very much for the invitation, it's really a great honor for me!
So, I created this page for the theme 'Anything Wings'...

For my layout I used a white sheet, because I wanted to create my own background as I visualized it when I found this beautiful photo on Pinterest. I love using photos I find on the web, I think it's more artistic for my work.
Anyway, to create this background, I used a stencil with gesso (I can't work without gesso, lol), then I sprayed a black mist with water to create a watercolor effect and finally I stamped a hand script with black ink.  As I wanted to focus on the background and make the photo stand out of the composition, i used very few embellishments: some flowers (sprayed with black mist) and buttons, some of them broken into pieces and a handmade heart. I also used two chipboard wings; I torn one of them to match it with the title "broken". I sprayed them with black mist and added some golden powder. The title is written with chipboard letters (also sprayed with black mist) and I did some journaling around the page by hand. For the final touch, I splashed the page with black mist.

Here are some details:

And that's all for today,
'see' you soon!

January 16, 2015

life is a balance...

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm very excited because I can share my first DT page for Scrap Around The World!
Our challenge for January is  hosted by Karita Vainio and she created a beautiful moodboard with an amazing quote: 
'life is a balance of holding on and letting go'.
I was really inspired by those words and created this page:

...and this is our gorgeour moodboard:

I tried to include all the elements of the moodboard on my page, so you can see frames, keys (actually I used a stencil with keys), flowers, a clock, blue - pink and a bit of green shades and the quote written with chipboard letters. In order to give a vintage and shabby chic style I altered the letters and painted them with crackle, rusty green and blue  paint...

I hope you got some inspiration,
I can't wait to see your creations for our challenge