Sunday, July 15, 2018

Follow Your Heart - case file no. 258 at CSI

At CSI blog we have a new case file, with a beach theme inspiration. Here's the inspiration photo:
I made a layout full of sea and nautical treasures, and lots of mixed media. 
I used my counterfeit mini kit for this layout.
To 'solve the case' I went the old school way: used all 5 colors from the scheme, from the evidence I used stripes, beach/nautical elements, animal (the seahorse on the bottom), circles, wet medium, grainy things (embossing powder, texture paste and mini art stones), and shells (real and stampped and heat embossed). In my journaling I documented one of our visits to the Red Sea.
The chipboard title is from Creative Embellishments and it was coverd with white gesso, and then heat embossed with four different embossing powders. I love how it came out.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

some real seashells, with mini artstones

Some wooden ship wheels, along with a compass chipboard, heat embossed with Lindy's ep (Angel Wings Gold):

You can see how the compass simply shines with this ep! I added a sticker with "8", as it was my boy's age at that time.

Along with real seashells, I alos added some stampped seashells over vellum, which I then heat embossed with Lindy's ep (Orange Creamsicle). It got a lovely sandy look:

I also stamped and heat embossed seashells directly on the paper. Adding some dew drops in matching colors, gave a feeling of treasures from under the sea: 

To get even more of the seaside look, I added lots of Prima/Finnabair mini art stones:

Using texture paste over a stencil, along with some Blue Fern's stamps, and 7Dots' stamps:

As for the title, after covering it with Finnabair heavy white gesso, I used 4 Lindy's ep! ( C'est la vie Cerise, Twilight Bloue Slate, Midnight Sapphire and Orange Creamsicle):

I stamped this cute seahorse and tucked it between the wavy borders on the bottom:

I also made a 'start to finish' video:

I would like to enter this layout to the following challenges:
More Than Words: beach +seashells:

As there's a limit to combining challenges at the MTW blog, I've removed my entry from the other challenges.

Creative Embellishments

I was inspired by the colors of blue, red and white, the way the graphic is splitted between the colors, and ths splatters.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

You are a Classic - a card for Scrap The Boys

At almost the last minute, I've managed to make this card for the card challenge at Scrap The Boys, which required stitches.
My stitching is all stamped, with Prima's stitching stamps. I also did some splattering with Lindy's sprays. I really love the messy look of this card, and it's so perfect for the particular man I'll be giving it :).
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

A feminine birthday card for Altair Art

Today is my turn at Altair Art blog, and I 'm sharing a birthday card, the feminine version to the previous card I've made for the current challenge at Altair Art, which is 'Up to 3 colors'.
You can see my previous card HERE
I went along with the same color scheme - blue, green and kraft.
I fussy cut some elements from one Altair Art paper, from the 'Flower Harmony' collection, called accessories 08:
I layerd the cuts on a doily die cut (Prima's), and added some fussy cut butterflies from the same paper. I also embellished the butterflies with enamel dots and dew drop:

The sentiment (Kaisercraft stamp) was heat embossed with Lindy's Gang embossing poweder (Tannenbaoum Green Gold) and embellished also with enamel dots:

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Cas-ual Fridays - heat embossing
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

At the seaside - mini kit with Counterfeit Kit Club challenge

Counterfeit Kit Club challenge blog has a fab inspiration for July, with The ScrapRoom's June kits.
This time I didn't want to make a big kit, as I'm afraid I won't be using it...., so I went on a smaller version of a mini kit, knowing I will definitely use it for a layout I'm plannig to make.
I took inspiration from the Doubleshot kit, with the Echo Park papers from 'Good Day Sunshine' collection:
I was inspired by the colors - red, navy blue, sky blue and yellow (I didn't want to add the greens...).
One of my goals is to use scraps and leftovers, as well as some new untouched products. I need to destash...
Having that in mind, I put into my mini kit, along with full sized papers, some leftover papers and stickers. I also opened (finally...) a nevertouched ephemera pack, added some flair buttons, wooden ship wheels, dew drops and washi tapes. I also included some real seashells!
So here's my 'At the seaside' mini kit:
Ephemera and dew drops:

I will be sharing the layout I'm making with this kit in a week or so...
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Up to 3 colors - a masculine birthday card for Altair Art challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Altair Art challenge blog, and this time the theme is: 'Up to 3 colors'. It's such a fun challenge!
I chose a rather masculine color combo: blue, green and kraft/brown, to make this birthday card.
I've used 2 different gears dies (Memory Box) and one die for the framed sentiment (Kaisecraft).
Here're close-ups:

Altair Art papers I've used:

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - use at least 2 different dies
Dies R Us - anything goes

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Choose Happy - CSI case file no. 257

A new month means a new case file at CSI - case file no. 257.
The inspiration photos, along with the color scheme, were very girly, so it was a great challenge for me to create a boyish laout based on them, but I managed!
Here's the case file:
The first thing that cought my eyes was the little girl with the sunglasses photo. It reminded me of one of my boy's photos, posing to the camera at the seaside, wearing his sunglasses.
I've used all 5 colors (yes, including the pink... LOL), and from the clues I used: floral pattern, stripes (the torn papers), wodgrain pattern, clouds, glasses (in the photo), a b&w pattern and tiny brads.
Here are some close-ups:

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Flowery folder for Altair Art

Happy Saturday dear friends,
Today it's my turn at Altair Art blog, and I'm sharing a flowery folder I've made for a young lady, who just graduated high school.
I've used a great tutorial that you can find HERE .
I've made the cover quite flat, as I know she'll be taking it in her bag, so I didn't want the cover to get ruined.
Inside there's a place for a note pad, that can be replaced, as it attached with a bellyband.
On the other side, there's an envelope with an acordion fold, so it can be expended. the envelope is closed with magnets.

Here are some close-ups:
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