Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Together Forever - CSI case file no. 270

Hello dear friends and welcome to my blog.
I'm sharing my DT layout for case file no. 270 at CSI, with this beautiful photo inspiration:
Once again I've used my January Counterfeit Kit, but added some diy embellishments.
I was very inspired by the color scheme, and used a photo of myboys playing. The photo was taken on our vacations, 4.5 years ago. So much happened since that photo was taken...
My clues were: woodgrain, branches, flowers, clock and brush lettering.
I started by stamping here & there with 49 & Market Pascale's writhing stamp with gray ink and a MME stamp with brown ink. Then I used Lindy's Tainted Love Teal spray, and some splatters with Lindy's Steampunk Sepia spray.
The flowers were stamped with anoter MME stamp on a heavy whiegh watercolor paper, using a Ranger's ink (Yeallo Chrome), then I fussy cut them and added an enamel dots in brown.
The leaves were made in two versions. the bigger ones I die cut with my Big shot, and then embossed with Lindy's Spring Leaf Chartreuse ep. For the smaller leaves I stamped on a watercolor paper, fussy cut and colored with Lindy's Aloha Avocado spray.
For the branches I die cut a watercolor paper and colored with Lindy's Steampunk Sepia spray. I really love the shimmer look on the branches!
I also stamped a Kaisercraft's clock stamp on a gray cs with Ranger's ink (cornflower blue, which has a grayish blue color).
As for the title, I used Creative Embellishment chipboard, first covered with Finnabair white gesso and the heat embossed with two Lindy's ep - Twilight Blue Slate and Byzantine Bronze. I love the two colored effect on the chippboard:
The sub title was stamped and mounted on a woodgrain pp, embellished with a stamped arrow, a flower, leaves and branches.
for the final touch I added some enamel dots in coordinating colors.

And here's the full layout once again:
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Follow Your Dreams - a layout for CSI case file no. 269

As I found my mojo (finally), I could make a layout for the new case file at CSI, case file no. 269, with this inspiration photo:
The colors of the scene reminded me my photo taken at Disneyland Paris almost 3 years ago, and I used the clues of stripes, stitching (faux), flowers, decorative border, cursive font and a bow. I used the IW 'Wishes' for my journaling, which documents how traveling to Disneyland Paris was for us a dream come true, and my wishes for 2019, to be a year that we will fulfill more of our dreams.
I used my January CKC kit, and used almost all my diy embellishments (yehhh for me!).
This lo is out of my comfort zone in a way - I rarely use these colors, and my layouts are usually much more colorful. this one is quite pale, with lots of white and black. it was so nice experiencing something new, not the usual style.
I used Lindy's Gang sprays for the splatters: Cocoa Bean Copper, Milk Chocolate Brown, Clam Bake Beige and Chateau Rose. I also used Oom Pah Pah ep partly on the Creative Embellishments' leaves chipbord. I really love the effect of the partly embossed chippies.
Papers are from P13, Reprint and DCWV. For the stamping on the background I used 49 and Market's stamp (Pascale's grammar) and Blue Fern stamp (Arkadia).
Here're some close ups on the details:

I would like to enter this lo to 2 challenges:
More Than Words - Goals and Journaling:
Like I wrote above, my wish, and goal, for this year is to make more of our dreams come true, live full our lives.
Art Playground - colors and 'Wind of Change':
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Follow Your Dreams - Counterfeit Kit Challenge January 2019

I have a confession - I lost my mojo :(. maybe it's the winter, maybe it's the (too) much hours spent it work. I don't know, I just lost it.
But then I saw the new Counterfeit Kit, and boom! I felt my creative juices flow again.
The funny thing is that the Felicity Jane kit they're counterfeiting is far away from my usual style... LOL it called Hannah, and it's very girly one:
I started working my usual way when I play with CKC - sorting the patterns, the colors and the embellishments in the original kit, and then looking for items from my stash that can fit.
The colors are very soft - pink, pale blue, grayish blue, white, black and brown.
I found some dp in my stash that can match with colors and patterns, but the real fun was counterfeiting the embellishments.
I used stamps of leaves, flowers and an arrow, with black and other colors of inks and then fussy cut the shapes, leaving a white border.
For the prhases it black hand writing with white edges, I used some dies and I really like how it came out.
Instead of black scalloped washi tape, I used a decorative border die and cut two stripes - one in black and the other in pale gray.
I also made two pink bows from silk ribbon and made a bow and a knot from dark blue ribbon on paper clips.
Here are my counterfeited embellishments:
I also added some pre-made die cuts, molds, doilies, baker's twine and flair buttons.
Here are all the embellies:

And my whole kit - "Follow Your Dreams':

I'm already working on a layot from this kit... how fun.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Holiday cards for Altair Art

Happy Holidays to all!
Today I'm sharing some simple, yet beautiful, Happy Holiday cards to share with you, as my DT project for Altair Art blog.
These cards were made as part of a charity project, for elderly people.
The cards are very simple, not sophisticated, but the beautiful Altair Art papers make them so special.

I've used scraps from different collections, some fussy cut here and there, using some punches and enamel dots, and the same stamp in different colors of inks.

Here are some close-ups:

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I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Treasures from the sea - an altered frame for Art and Soul Challenge Blog

Today I would like to share with you an altered frame I've made for Art & Soul Studio challenge blog.
I was inspired by the current moodboard:
The frame looked like this:
I took the back out and covered it with Finnabair's black gesso, then I worked with a modeling paste and a stencil to give some texture. 
The next step was to color with Lindy's Gang sprays (Tainted Love Teal, Tibetan Poppy Teal, C'est la vie Cerise). Then I adhered trinkets, sea shells and molds, and colored them with Finnabair's acrylic paint - metalic light patina and mermaid sparkle.
The same way I worked with the frame itself, only this time the basis was Finnabair's white gesso.
After all was dry, I added more colros and depth with more Lindy's Gang sprays, this time adding some brownish hues (Shabby Turbine Teal, Afternoon Delight Denim, Clam Bake Beige, Fuzzy Navel Peach, Tawny Turquoise Vintage, Treasure Iland Aqua Vintage).
For the final touch, I added some Finnabair's mini art stones, to get the look of the sand, and some white gesso splatters, here and there.

Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

An accordion style mini album for Altair Art

Today it's my turn at Altair Art blog, and I'm sharing this lovely accordion style mini album, made with the beautiful papers from Ever Dream collection and Flower Harmony collection.
This mini was made for a sweet 15Y young lady, and it can hold more than 15 photos. there're pockets and inserts, and place for journaling.
I wanted it to remain flat, so I didn't use 3D embellishments, just a few fun stickers and enamel dots.
Here're photos of the spreads and the inside:

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Merry Christmas card for Altair Art

The new challenge at Altair Art blog requires using a natural element on your creation, so I've added some twigs to my center element.
I've stamped a large script plus Christmas greeting stamp on a pp, cut it around and adhered it on a wooden look pp.
I stamped some leaves with embossing ink and then used Lindy's embossing powder - Black Forest Black. I fussy cut the leaves and colored them with different Lindy's Gang sprays - Ponderosa Pines Olive shimmer and Cathedral Pines Olive shimmer.
A large red flower on top, and the twigs around - and my card is done!
Here're some close-ups on the details:

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