Sunday, October 15, 2017

All Smiles - Stuck?! Sketches October 15th reveal

A DT layout I've made for the current challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, with this awesome sketch by Laura Whitaker:
I've used my October Counterfeit Kit, and went a little crazy with the mixed media background. 
I've used Finnabair's products and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. The circle chipboard under the photo and the pp layers is Creative Embellishments. 
I enjoyed making this lo very much.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

We have wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

Lindy's Stamp Gang offers $25 gc:

And Scrapbook Nerd, with $20 gc:
So will you be joining us? We'd love to see your take on the sketch.

I would like to enter this lo to the following challenges:
Mixed Media Place, with this fab moodboard:
I was inspired by the fall colors and the rusty photo.
Mixed Media Warriors, with their challenge 'Hugs of Autumn',  from this beautiful moodboard:
I was drawn by the combination of the orange and greenish/ mint colors.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

A notepad holder plus video tutorial

A friend's daughter starts university in a week or so, and I've made her a notepad holder, sized A4. I also included a pocket for notes.
I also made a quick video tutorial how to make this project:

It's really an easy peasy one, and I hope you'll give it a try.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Me and you, and you and me, so happy together

I'm playing with case file no. 239 at CSI:
My clues to solve the case were:
Sketch - done. I changed the place of the title, and made my journaling hidden, on the tag behind the layers.
Scheme- I've used all 5 colors.
Evidence - solid background, floral print (on the tags under the photo), flowers, string (baker's twine), wood, circles, washi tape.
Testimony - I've used the lyrics from 'So Happy Together' by the Turtles for my title, and my journaling is handwritten, and it says: "We've had a tremendous 5.5 days at London, just the two of us. I could be totally devoted to you, and make it up for you after such a complicated year we've been through."
I've used my Oct. counterfeit kit for making this lo.
I'm entering this lo also for the tic-tac-toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I've used the lower horizontal line: mini alphas, American Crafts (the solid cs), and die-cuts.
Here are some close-ups:

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LIfe is beautiful - October Counterfeit Kit

New months and new kit to counterfeit, at Coutnerfeit Kit Challenge blog. This time it's not a kit, rather a collection, and one by Prima - St. Tropez:
When I make my kits for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, I start with the colors, then I go for pattrens and last are elements. 
This is what I came up with for this collection:
Colors - mint/seafoam, navy blue, baby blue, brown, pink, cream, yeallow.
Pattrens - maps, flowrs, tripes, woodgrain, fruits.
Elements - nautical, boarding tickets, journaling cards, hearts, butterflies, bicycles, bloons, crystals, flowers. words - life, hello, ocean, journey.
With all of the above, I dived into my stash and this is what I came up with - 'Life is beautiful', my counterfeit kit:
main kit
rub-ons, smaller pp
bits & pieces

embellishments (lots of flowers, most of them handmade by me)
And what is a kit without an add-on one? So here's my 'Life is beautiful add-ons':
I really love this kit and I'm already working on a layout I'll be sharing with you in a day or two, so keep an eye.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

You can never be too happy - Stuck?! Sketches DT reveal

I'm so excited with my first DT reveal for Stuck?! Sketches, with October 1st sketch.
This is my 2nd term at Stuck?!, and I love working with Laura Whitaker's sketches.
This is the current sketch:
For this lo I've used my September Counterfeit Kit. It feels so good to use my stash (but yet, it feels better having some more... LOL).
This sketch took me out of my comfort zone, as I'm usually not a multi-photos scrapper. 3 photos on one layout is pretty much for me :).
You can see the different takes on this sketch by the other DT. Some used only one photo, while the others used 3-5 photos. 
So how about joining us with your take on this awesome sketch? We would love to see your takes.
Here are some close-ups:

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Be Brave - a tag

A tag I've made for a few chalenges:
The mini challenge at More Than Words, to use the word 'brave' on a tag, a card or ATC:
The color palette at Lindy's Stamp Gang:
The moodboard at Creative Embellishments:
I was inspired by the colors of blue, green and yellow, and I've used an arrows stamp on the background.
I've made this tag, using mixed media techniques, and some of the gorgeous Lindy's Stamp Gang products, and some wonderful products of Prima/ Finnabair.
I really loved the colors from the Lindy's challenge, but from all the month's colors I only had the Delphinium Turquoise. I add green by using Greased Lightnin' Green, which was close enough to the green on the palette. But I wanted more, so I had to be a little creative to mix colors. I used Cafe au Lait with Wild Honeysuckle coral, to mimic the Orange Creamsicle, which I didn't have. I think I did a good job, and I hope it goes for the challenge.
Other products that I've used: rust effect paste (gold), acrylic paint sparks (Dragon's Eye), Art Basics 3D gloss gel, Art Basics white heavy gesso, Ranger's Archival Ink (sepia), TH distress (vintage photo), TH mask, micro beads, Prima's flowers and dew drops.
I also die cut some gears, using a Memory Box die, and add some metalic embellishments. 
Here're some close-ups:

I've made a video, start to finish:

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Stationery notebook from scratch with Graphic 45 papers

Front cover
Back cover
Here's a stationery notebook I've made from scratch with Graphic 45 papers, from A Portrait of Lady collection. I've made it for a good friend of mine, a co-worker, who just retiered from work.
The basis for the cover was made out of cereal boxes, covered with black cs, and decorated with these beatiful feminine papers.
The closer is with a magnet, and I added some die-cuts made with my big shot. I wanted the cover to remain flat, so it will be easy to put it into the nandbag without damaging it.
In the inside, I made a pocket for notes, with a mini calendar on it, plus a stick-it notes holder and a place for a writing pad.

Here are some close-ups:

I would like to enter it to the challenge at Mini Album Makers 
And the 'anything goes' challenge at SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge.
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