Σάββατο, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Enjoy - A card for More than Words mini challenge

Hello friends!
This month we have another amazing mini challenge at More than Words!
This is my card
And the details of our challenge
Dusty Attic chipboard is our mini challenge sponsor so you know you will be getting a stunning prize!
This card is created for the Prima cat September challenge
Catseptcolor


Come and play along at More than Words!

xoxo


Παρασκευή, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Sparkle - Layout for 49 and Market

 Hello crafty friends!
 
Today I would like to show you my new mixed media layout created for 49 and Market.
 
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Heirloom Botanicals is my new favorite collection! I love the rich, warm colors and there are tons of designs to choose from for your backrgounds, from sweet and shabby to artsy ones, perfect for your mixed media projects.
For my monthly layout, I decided to feature a mixed media layout on a sweet, shabby and flowery paper, the “Faded Bloom”.
 
For a full list of products visit the 49 and Market blog here.
 
Some close ups
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Τρίτη, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

9 - Art Journal page by Valia Katzaki

Hello crafty friends!

Today I would like to show you another art journal page using glorious Dusty chippies and flowers. I am in love with my art journal lately and Dusty pieces always help my inspiration to flourish. This is an 17cm x 23cm page from my watercolor journal inspired by our October moodboard. Beautiful photo by Mel Plum of Au Contraire photography


Our moodboard 


The Lacey trims were painted with Finnabair steampunk copper acrylic paint and then misted with two shades of Lindy's mists, Bucket o Blood Red and Red Hot Poker Orange from my beloved Autumn leaves Spay set. Because of the acrylic underneath, the mists didn't cover completely the chipboard, resulting in a beautiful stained, marbled look I ended up loving! 


I used Dusty Attic modeling paste to give texture to my background. I made random splatters with Burnished Brass mist. I applied a thick layer of acrylic paint on my chains and then heat dryed it closely to make the paint bubble for extra texture. I also glued several Dusty blings. 


The Dusty Attic blooms were colored with mist made from Finnabair micas and Lindy's Burnished Brass mist - what can I say? I am a like girl who loves shine! 



For a full list of Dusty products used please visit our blog here

Join in the Dusty fun and you may win 100$ store credit!!! 


With my art journal page I would like to participate in the Lindy's Stamp Gang September challenge. All Lindy's products used are linked on my description. 


I hope I inspired you with my art project! Until next time, 

xoxo 



Δευτέρα, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Μια δημιουργική σεζόν ξεκινά στο Scraps n Pieces!

Καλημέρα και Καλή Σχολική Χρονιά! 

Εκτός απο τα παιδιά μας που ξεκινούν σήμερα το σχολείο, ξεκινάμε κι εμείς μαθήματα 

Φετος λοιπόν, πιστοί στην παράδοση μας, ξεκινάμε με ενα μάθημα scrapbooking layout, το οποίο μπορεί να παρακολουθήσει ο οποιοσδήποτε, ακόμη κι ο πιο αρχάριος που πρώτη φορά πιάνει ψαλίδι, κολλα και χαρτί! 


To scrapbooking είναι η τέχνη του να διατηρούμε ζωντανές αναμνήσεις μέσα απο τις φωτογραφίες μας, φέρνοντας τις πάντα σε πρώτο πλάνο και πλαισιώνοντας μας με εξαιρετική ποιότητας υλικά και διακοσμητικά, που αντέχουν στο χρόνο, χωρίς να φθείρουν τη φωτογραφία μας! Έτσι λοιπόν, στο μάθημα θα έρθετε με μια φωτογραφία και θα φύγετε με ενα μοναδικό έργο τέχνης, μεγέθους 30x30 εκ. με το οποίο μπορείτε κάλλιστα να στολίσετε το σπιτι σας ή ακομα και να δωρίσετε! 

Στο μάθημα θα μαθουμε όλα τα μυστικά για το πως να χτίζουμε μια αρμονική σελίδα, πώς να χρησιμοποιούμε το χρώμα, τις σφραγίδες, τα μελάνια παλαίωσης και πώς να πλαισιώνουμε τη φωτογραφία μας. 

Και το κυριότερο: θα περάσουμε καταπληκτικά! 

Ελάτε λοιπόν το Σαββατο 17 Σεπτεμβρίου στο Scraps n Pieces στον Άγιο Δημήτριο, 10:00! 

(επιλογή ανάμεσα σε λιλα, ροζ ή τυρκουαζ χρώμα)

Απαραίτητη η κράτηση θέσεων στα email
info@scrapsnpieces.gr
valia.katzaki@gmail.com 

ή στο τηλέφωνο 2114042654

Σας περιμένουμε! 

Κυριακή, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Heroine Power - Art Journal page for Scraps n Pieces

Hello Crafty friends

And yes, another 17 x 23 art journal page, I am addicted to my watercolor journal! 


This is my DT page for the September challenge at Scraps n Pieces: 

Opposites Attract! 

You may create absolutely anything you like with opposite colors, words, meaning, 
The possibilities are endless! 

Our prize from Scraps n Pieces Emporium






I used a black cardstock and with a Finnabair stencil I applied Finnabair Graphite Paste. I mounted my black chipboard on white watercolor paper and then the splattering-all-around fun begun! All colors are Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. The chipboard barb wire was heat embossed to look like metal. 

With this art journal page I would like to articipate in the September Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge



Lindy's products used



Until next time, 

xoxo

Valia





Παρασκευή, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

I heart you - AJ page for Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

Hello crafty friends! 

Today I am back with another art journal page for our Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo September challenge. 




Our challenge is to use stars! Simple as that! 

I drew a heart on cardstock and then I cut small pieces for various Homegrown 6x6 papers and made a collage. I applied graphite paste over the starburst stencil as well as microbeads for extra texture. At the end I glued a photo of my sweet hubby and me on our forst summer together. Ahhh, great times... 

Visit the blog to see the brilliant creations of the design team! And remember, there are 7 dots studio products to be won! 

Kissez!!! 

Πέμπτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Coffee Time - AJ page for More than Words

Hello friends and happy September! 

The new school year is just around the corner and I cant wait for it to start to be honest! 

My art journal page 



My everyday DELIGHT is my coffee! I am addicted to it and I only drink coffee I make - I have the most specific recipe.  I even carry my own Nespresso machine with me on holidays. For the creative part, I opted for art RECIPE, using a die-cut from rice paper, melange pebbles instead of flair buttons, flowers, watered mist for a watercolour look and lots of micro-beads.

Our MAIN challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

Word Inspiraton - DELIGHT
Creative Challenge - RECIPE

What does the word DELIGHT inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired to create from it.
Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you, if not already obvious.

Are you good in the kitchen? Well, it doesn't matter because for our RECIPE creative challenge, the cooking will be done mainly in your scraproom or craft corner!  
Please read carefully!!

On our board, you will find 2 options:

Option A is to scrap about your favorite family recipe.  
You can use whatever products you want when doing so.

Option B is to follow our "Art Recipe" which is listed on the right.
If you decide on option B, you can scrap any theme you want (as long as you are inspired by the word, of course), but you must incorporate items from the list of ingredients provided.  For example, you can choose to add a tag, a few pieces of flair, a button or two, and some mist. OR you can opt for a die cut, a badge, some flowers and lots of microbeads. No matter the combination you choose, we have to be able to taste our art recipe ingredients on your yummy creations!

So whether you share with us a special recipe as the theme of your project
or follow our own art recipe, or decide to combine both, we are looking
forward to see what you cook up! 

VERY IMPORTANT!  You have to incorporate both requirements of the challenge, the word inspiration AND the creative challenge, on your project to be eligible to win.  Just look at our designers' creations as example.  
Also, remember that you must include our board image and a link to our blog in your entry post.

Visit the blog to see the amazing creations from our talented DT! And of course, to check out the amazing prizes we have for you! 

Come and play!!! 

xoxo
Valia