Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A card for Rosh Hashanah - Altair Art

Tody it's my turn on Altair Art blog, and since this week we celebrated the Jewish New Year, I needed a greeting card as we were invited to friends, so what can be better than beautiful Altair Art papers, full of gorgeous flowers?
I used papers from different collections. I really love how Altair Art collection can be combined together so well.
Here're some close-ups on the flowers fussy cutting:

I've used the following papers:

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Friday, September 7, 2018

A monochromatic gift box for a baby boy - Alratir Art September challenge

At Altair Art blog we have a new challenge for September - 'Monochrome', which means you need to create something with only 1 color plus white/grey/black:

I've made a gift box for a baby boy, who just turned 1 year!
Naturally, I used blue as my main color, with the addition of white and grey.
I embellished it with some stars die cuts, enamel dots and dew drops.
Here're some close-ups on the details:

Altair Art papers that I've used:

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A green birthday card

Hello crafty friends!
I'm sharing a green birthday card I've made for the 'Green challenge' at Lemoncraft blog.
All the pp I've used are from two Lemoncraft beautiful collections: 'Heart Painted Basic' and 'House of Roses Basic'.
I was inspired by the work of the talented Nancy Dynes.
Here're some close ups:

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Back to School with Harry Potter - for CSI case file no. 261

A new case file at CSI, case file no. 261, with soft colors and a wonderful theme.
I decided to work with a photo of mine, taken about 3 years ago, at King's Cross station in London, going back to school with Harry Potter, through the wall at Platform 9 3/4.
To solve the case, I went 'old school' and used all 5 colors. The clues I've used were: diagonal stripes, animal (Hedwig in the photo and the fussy cut butterflies), leaves, clock, filmstrip, ruler & numbers (modeling paste over TH stencil), stamps, ink. I also took the glasses from the inspiration photo.
My inspiration word was 'Lesson', and so my journaling is about what I feel is one of life's best lessons: "Forget the mistake, remember the lesson".
Most of the papers I've used are from Altair Art, with some scraps of My Mind's Eye and Kaisercraft.
The chipboards (leaves, filmstrip, title) are all from Creative Embellishments and I used inks, distress inks, Lindy's sprays and embossing powders to alter them.
The roman clock in the background (a TH Bigzz), was also colored with Lindy's sprays, to get the exact shade I wanted.
Here're some close-ups on the details:
First I primed the pp with clear gesso. Then I stamped here and there with a TH brick stamp to match with brick wall in the photo.
Next step was to use some modeling paste over a TH ruller stencil.
I covered the filmstrip chipboard with white gesso, and then colored it with Lindy's spray, and when dried, worked with TH distress ink.

As for the branches chipboards, I covered them with white gesso, and then heat embossed it with Lindy's embossing powder.

The clock die cut was colored with Lindy's sprays.

 I splattered here and there with Lindy's spry

The title: I mixed and match the letters - took the lower case letteres and adhered them to each other and to the  script word.Coloring the title was a multi-stage procedure - first I covered it with Ranger's archival ink, then I heat embossed it with Lindy's ep (Orange Creamsicle), and once again touches with the red archival ink. 
The sentiments are from Craft'Oclock 6x6 paper pad (Ladies & Gentelmen collection, from Scrap and Craft store).

 The final touch was splattering some diluted white gesso and some Lindy's spray. As always, I just love the multi-layers look, with lots of mixed media techniques.
I would like to enter it the challenge at Scrapki-wyzwniowo - Back to School:

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Happy New Year card

As the Jewish new year is just around the corner (one week!), I've made a small and cute card, using my August counterfeit kit.
The papers I've had in my kit, along with the embellishments screamed 'Autumn', although it was a summer kit :).
I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Good Luck cards for Scrap The Boys challenge

I loved the card Challenge at Scrap The Boys, which was Go Geo:
My boys are going back to school, and I've made each one of them a 'Good Luck' card.
I used my August counterfeit kit for these cards, mostly with scraps from the layout I made.

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Go Witld! - Scrap The Boys August challenge

International winner

This is a layout I've made for the August challenge at Scrap The Boys challenge blog, with their awesome theme "Stay Wild":
From the first moment I saw the challenge I knew what photo I want to scrap - of my youngest, about 4 years ago. This boy is really a free spirit one, and the saying 'Go Wild' is so perfect for him LOL!
I've used my August Counterfeit Kit for this layout, and I also went wild, using many layers and almost all of the DIY embellishment I had in my kit.
Here're some close-ups:

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Friday, August 24, 2018

An altered appointment calendar with a box - for Altair Art

Happy Friday to you all!
Today it's my turn on Altair Art blog, and I'm sharing with you an altered appointment calendar I've made for a good friend of mine, and I also made a box for it.
Usually, I don't do 'clean & simple' style, but this time I wanted to make something different and also I knew my friend would take this calendar with her everywhere in her bag, so I made it without 3D embellieshments.
I rapped it with white paper and then added layers of beautiful Altair Art papers, a doily and a heart die cut (using beautiful dies and Altair Art papers). I only added a few enamel dots to highlight and my friend's name and the year (Jewish year).

With the box, I also kept it clean & simple. I made the box from a heavy weight white cardstock, and decorated it with Altair Art paper, again a doily and a sentiment die cut, a few enamal dots, a fussy cut of a butterfly, and a satin ribbon.
Altair Art papers that I've used:
It's Friday and it means the weekend is here!! I'm planning to rest, read a lot, watch tv and scrap. What are your plans for the weekend? how about joining our challenge 'Celebrate'? you can find it HERE.
Whatever your plans for the weekend are, have a wonderful time.
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