Saturday, May 19, 2018

Happiness is not a destination, it's a way of life - a canvas for 13@rts

Happy Saturday dear crafty friends!
Today at 13@rts blog, I'm sharing my last project as a Guest Designer.

I've used my May Counterfeit kit for this canvas.

After I've finished the layout, I decided to place it on a canvas, to hang on the wall at my work, as a constant reminder of all the goods in my life, and how grateful I'm for them.

I started by priming the patterned paper with clear gesso. Then I used white gesso over a stencil. The next stage was adding the colors, all dilutted with water, to get the soft pastel look.

On top of the turqouise colors, I addes splashes of brown and gold, and when dried, I stamped around with verious stamps.

I matted the photo on another patterned paper, and backed it on a chipboard to get some dimension. I also adhered the inspiration phrase sticker on the photo.

I adhered the chipboards and the flowers using gell medium. For the final touch, I splatter again with gold and brown mists.

I took a canvas, just a little bigger than the patterned paper, and colored the edges with  pastel turqouise mist, diluted with water. I distressed the edges, both of the pattenred paper and the canvas, with some distress ink, and adhered the patterned paper on the canvas. 
13@rts products that I've used:

Patterned papers:
Alice in Candyland - Destination unknown
Until Dawn - Cold day

Gesso clear
Gesso white
Gel medium
stencil - Berries

Color glow Emerald
Splash! white ink

Pearl olive green
Pastel turqouise
Pearl gold
Pearl brown light
Chalk turqoise

Here are close-ups on the details:

I've used Scrapiniec chipboards, Kaisercraft stamps, Lindy's Gang embossing powders, I am Roses flowers and TH distress ink.

I would like to enter it to the following challenges:
Art Playground - May chllenge 'all about the center'. my main element is the photo, so I've placed in in the center of the design, and adhered the inspiration phrase on the photo itself. I also placed the flower clusters to the photo to draw the attention toward it.
Scrap and Craft - use 3 chipboards. I have the title and bordsrs on both sides of the photo (park avenue borders 01 and borders 05)
Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo - blue sky. I was inspired by the sky and by the turqouise colors.
I am Roses - anything goes. All the flower on this canvas (9!) are IAR.

Thank you for stopping by! your comments are much appreciated.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Icecream topping with Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Hello dear crafty friends!
Today I'm on the Robin's Nest blog, with a fun birthday card, where I 'topped' the iceream images with some beautiful Dew Drops, along with some more dew drops to decorate my card.
For this card, I've used my May Counterfeit kit, pp and stickers by 13@rts and Graphic 45 pp.
Here are some close-ups:

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday - anything goes option

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Treasure box for 13@rts

A new challenge is up at 13@rts - Pastels, and I've made an altered wooden box as my GD project.
Here's the beautiful moodboard:
I've applied white gesso and when it was dried, I colored the box with several diluted 13@rts mediums: 
For the decoration I used Scrapiniec's chipboards and the title is a chipboard from Creative Embellishments.
All the flowers are I am Roses', with a coat of gesso and splatters of Chalk Yellow Amber mist.
For the final touch, I've adhered some Silver Microsphers with Gel Medium.
Here're some close-ups on the details:

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

A vertical memo pad holder for Altair Art plus a start to finish video tutorial

Happy Saturday dear friends!
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and that you can find some crafty time.
Today it's my turn on Altair Art blog, and I'm sharing a vertical memo pad holder that I've made for a co-worker friend, for her birthday. 
I've used the oh-so beautiful papers from Altair Art.
This memo pad holder measures 5.5"x 4" (14.5 cm x 10 cm), and it has a 3D pocket to hold the memo papers on one side, and a decorated clips on the other side, so it can be a board where you can attach notes or photos.
The base is made out of a chipboard, and the construction was build so it can stand on the table.
I've made a video tutorial how to make this holder:

Here are some more photos:

Altair Art papers that I've used:
Ever Dream no. 4 (for the board side)
Ever drem 6x6 pad (for the memo papers pocket side)

Holy Mountains Butterlies 2 (fussy cut the buuterlies for decoration)

I enter it to the following challenges:
Scor-Pal - more than one score - May flowers

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

A handsome guy - Scrap The Boys

Scrap The boys blog has a wonderful moodboard for this month:
The minute I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along. The mix of blue and green is just fab.
I used lots of scraps for this one - Basic Grey, Echo Park, 7 Dots Studio, K & Co., Crate Paper.
For the background I used mostly 13@rts mediums, plus stamps from Prima, 7 Dots Studio and Blue Fern Studio. I also use TCW stencils and TH distress ink.
I really love the messy background, and the colors go perfectly with my boy's photo.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

One for a girl, and one for a boy - mini mini albums for Altair Art

A new challenge is up at Altair Art blog, and this time it is all about 'A special Day' plus anything but a card:
As two of my co-workers gave birth lately, I've made a mini mini albums for each one of them - one for a girl and one for a boy.
The mini albums measures about 4x3, and it can hold more than 15 small photos! and for some journaling.
I've kept them pretty plain, as they should be easily placed in a their mom's purses, and I didn't want them to be ruined.
For each mini album I used one pp, and it is all about scoring, cutting and adhering. The only tools I've used are my trimmer, my scoring pad and the bone folder.
I also hand cut some elements from other papers, to embellish the inner pages and to hold some of the tags.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

I would like to enter it to the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday challenge - animal magic
Scor - pal - more than one score - May flowers
Altair Art papers that I've used are all from the Ever Dream collection:

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