Monday, January 15, 2018

@ Wonderland - Jan 15th reveal at Stuck?! Sketches plus CSI case file no. 245

Hello to you dear crafty friends!
Today it's reveal day both at Stuck?! Sketches and at CSI, and I'd like to share with you my layout for these two challenges.
Here's Laura beautiful sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:
And Here's the case file 246 from CSI:
I went on the traditional way, with the clues. I used all 5 colors from the scheme and my clues were: solid white background, stripes, floral pattern, swirls (on the tag), hearts, flowers, doily, lace, bordr punch, tags, keys, clocks, script stamp, labels, monograms letters.
I was inspired by the Alice in Wonderland theme from the inspiration photo, and used a photo of my boys at the labyrinth at Disneyland Paris. My journaling in in the hidden tag, attached to the papers with a paper clip.
Here are some close-ups:

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Monday, January 8, 2018

A Gift Box for Robin's Nest

Hi crafty friends,

Today it's my turn on the Chattering Robins blog, with a gift box I've made from scratch, decorated with the fab Robin's Nest dew drops.
Head over to Chattering Robins blog to see the full project.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Add some color to this black and white world - Stuck?! Sketches Jan 1st reveal

Happy New Year to you and welcome 2018!

And what a wonderful way to start this year with a new sketch at Stuck?! Sketches:
I must admit I struggled with this one. It took me long time to realize what I want to do with it, but eventually I decided to make a colorful layout, no mixed media, just 'Add some color to this Black & White world'.
The photos were taken at the Stravinsky Fountain in Paris.
I used papers from Echo Park 'Little Man' collection, and some papers from 'Dots & Stripes' collection.
Here are some close-ups:

I would like to enter it to the 'Anything Goes' challenge at SimonSays Wednesday challenge.
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Happy Moments - CSI Jan 1st reveal, with 7 Dots Studio and Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello  dear crafty friends,
This is my DT layout for case no. 245 at CSI.

Starting this month, you can either go with the photo prompts, the clues, or you can go freestyle and just use the photo as your inspiration anyway you like it.
I went with the clues...
I used all 5 colors, and the clues I've used are banners, triangles and distressing. I also documented a winter activity, and my journaling says: "We've been waiting for the snow to come for a very long time, and when it came, it came in a huge storm. Despite the freezing cold outside, you couldn't stop playing and enjoying in the snow. December 2013."
The background paper is Graphic 45, and the banners are 7 Dots Studio, and so is the small sentiment. 
I would like to enter this layout to the current challenge at 7 Dots Studio, which is to use 3 colors. I worked with blue, yellow and green, along with neutrals of black and white.
I also used Finnabair art basic products (white gesso, modeling paste and gel medium), and Lindy's Gang products (sprays: TiffanyLoo Blue, Afternoon Delight Denim, Green with envy, Tawny Turquoise, Silent nieght silver and Summer loving sun. embossing powders: Tannenbaum Green Gold and King Midas Gold).
Flowers are from Prima, I am Roses and from my stash.
Here are some close ups on the details:

And a 'show off' video:
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Together is a beautiful place to be - a layout for MTW and 7 Dots Studio

Honourable mention 

On the last day of 2017, I managed to finish a layout for the current challenge at More Than Words, which is 'Family and Numbers'.
I've been wanting to join this challenge ever since it was posted, but couldn't find the time at this busy time of the year, but finally on this weekend I got to make it.
I used one of my  fav photos of us, on our journey to Paris, almost 2 years ago.
I was also inpired by the current challenge at 7 Dots Stodio, which asked to use 3 colors. 
I went with one of my fav color combo - blue, brown and cream.
All the papers are from 7 Dots Studio, and I also used their stamps and die-cuts (with the numbers...).
For the numbers theme, I also used a TH stencil - ruller - which has numbers, but it can hardly seen on the background. More numbers are on the vintage clock die cut.
As usuall, I used lots of Lindy's Gang products: 
I also used Prima/Finnabair products: clear gesso, crackle modeling paste, soft matte gel, acrylic paint sparks Mermaid Sparkle. I used some of Prima flowers and some of I am Roses.
archival inks - ranger's.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Happy New Year to all, may 2018 will bring you much happiness.

Us having fun - a tag

A tag I've made for the mini challengea at More Than Words, which is to make a tag/ a card/ an atc, with the word "US" on it.
I followed December color challenge at Lindy's Gang:
LSG I've used:
I really love the effect of Lindy's ep on modelling paste. it has such a beautiful shimmer look and the texture is superb.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Follow Your Dreams - Maja Design and Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello crafty friends,

Today I want to share with you a wintery layout I've made for several challenges. I've also made a video tutorial, so make sure you scroll all the way down.
Here are some close-ups:

The inspiration moodboard at Lindy's this month, has two options - one is a traditional Christmas colors, and the other is the combination of blue with either silver or gold. 
Blue with gold is very royal, while blue with silver is very wintery. I went on the wintery option, with a photo of my youngest a few years ago, playing in the snow.
Lindy's Gang products that I've used:
embossing powders: cosmic blue violet, desert moon turqouise.

I was also inspired by the moodboard at Maja Design:
Blue, cream, brown is one of my all time fav color combo. I've used papers from the Denim & Friends collection, along with Vintage Romance 6x6 paper pad and Vintage Autumn 6x6 paper pad.
The chipboard frame is Scrapiniec. I would like to enter this lo also for the following challenges:
Mixed Media & Art, with this magical snowy/wintery moodboard:
I was inspired by the snow theme and the colors of white, blue, brown and gray/silver.
Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo, which gave the theme of 'splashes'. 
Well, there're lots of splashes on my layout :).
Anything mixed media - Creative Artiste. And the last, but not the least, Creative Embellishments with this wintery moodboard:
I was inspired by the blue color and the snowflakes. The twist was to use a border, so I tore the dark dp diagonally and made a border :).

As promised, here's my tutorial of 'how to' for this layout:
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Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas 2017 mini album

Hello crafty friends,

Today I would like to share with you a mini album I've made for my nephew and his wife, to documents the magical moments of the coming Christmas.
I don't have any X-mas papers, so I challenged myself to mix&match papers from my stash, to work with the X-mas colors. For the decoration, I've used stickers, punches and dies. On the front, I decorated with a brad and some fabulous Robin's Nest dew drops.
It measures 5-1/4" by 4-1/2", and it has a cascade on one side and double pocket on the other one, with lots of tags and photo folios.
Here're close-ups:

I would like to enter it to the following challenges:

Anything goes Christmas plus more than one score at Scor-Pal (the pockets and the cascade were made with the help of the scoreboard).
December moodboard at Jot Magazine.
Christmas at Country Vew Challenges.

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate. Joy and peace to you and your famalies.

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