Σάββατο, 26 Μαρτίου 2016

Happy - More than Words March Mini Challenge

Hello Crafty friends!

Long time, no see, right? My blog may be silent but I am working like crazy preparing many many things! 
If only I could share yet! (tease) :) 

Its time for the Mini Chellange in More than Words! And boy it is an easy one this time - just use the word "Happy" on a card, tag or atc! Easy peasy! 


My happy card made with the Prima cofee break collection. Chipboard pieces are Dusty Attic and the beautiful paste is Shimmerz Texturez in Artiechoked. 


My color palette was inspired by March Prima Product Pick

PPP March 2016

See you in a couple of days! Kissez!!!

Σάββατο, 12 Μαρτίου 2016

Love - March moodboard inspiration from Valia Katzaki

Hello crafty friends! 

Today I hope I can inspire you 
with my interpetation of Dusty Attic's March moodboard! 



Life is a journey and what could be more fitting than the wedding photo of my in-laws, who spend their lives together in love! And of course, many Dusty Attic chipboard pieces to compliment my photo. 



I loved the Federation frame from the very forst moment I saw it! 
I wanted it to be dominant on my layout so I chose a coordinating embossing powder (Adirondack EP - Espresso) to give it texture and dimension. It gives a nice worn look, perfect for my vintage photo. 



My title was also heat embossed with Shabby-looking Frantage Embossing enamel in aged ivory and so was my sea grass too. 




Dusty Attic products used

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Thank you for looking! 




Δευτέρα, 7 Μαρτίου 2016

ATCs για το CraftyLife

Καλησπέρα σας! 

Σας εχω προειδοποιησει ότι τελευταία εχω κολλήσει με τα ATCs, έτσι? Μου ειναι τοσο απελευθερωτικό να δουλευω σε τοσο μικρό χώρο. Πρεπει οπωσδήποτε να το δοκιμάσετε!

Για το Μάρτιο η Μαρία και τα κορίτσια απο το Crafty Life challenges μου εκαναν την τιμή να με έχουν καλεσμένη και η πρόκληση του μήνα ήταν πολύ διασκεδαστική! Τρίλιζα! 


Chipboards
Lace/ Ribbons
Patterned Paper (s)
Rubons
Mists
Die Cuts
Stamps
Crystals
Flowers

Η αλήθεια είναι ότι δεν καταφερα να διαλέξω τριάδα και τελικά κατέληξα να χρησιμοποίησω και τα 9 στοιχεία σε τόσο μικρό χώρο. Ω ναι, σας ειπα ποσο λατρεύω τις ATCs? 


Χρησιμοποίησα χαρτια Prima απο τη συλλογή Princess. To chipboard frame ειναι της Dusty Attic και χρωματίστηκε με Finnabair Peach Opal mica ανακατεμένο με gloss gel medium. Η λάμψη στο λουλουδι ειναι παλι η Peach Opal mica ανακατεμένη με τη διαφανη κρακελε παστα της ιδιας εταιρίας. 


Κι εδώ Peach Opal mica ανακατεμένη με τη διαφανη κρακελε παστα, πολλά επίπεδα χαρτιου, mica flakes και glass beads. 






Ευχαριστώ Crafty Life Challenges! 

Σάββατο, 5 Μαρτίου 2016

Unforgettable moments - LO για το Scraps n Pieces

Γεια σας, γεια σας! 

Σήμερα θα σας δείξω τη σελίδα που έφτιαξα για την πρόκληση Μαρτίου στο Scraps n Pieces.

Little things...



Εμπνευστείτε απο το moodboard για να φτιάξετε layout, altered item,art journaling, ότι θελετε!

Η δική μου σελίδα. Εμπνευστηκα απο τα τρία πλαισια και τη σχεση γιαγιας-παιδιου κι ετσι σκραπαρα 3 γενιες σε μια φωτο: η γιαγια μου με κραταει αγκαλια και διπλα οι γονείς μου. Πολλά χρόνια πριν, ε? Σσσςςςς, δε λέμε πόσα! :)


Χρησιμοποιησα λουλουδια και χαρτια Prima απο τη συλλογη Princess. Αυτή η καταπληκτική σομον παστα ειναι Shimmerz Texturez και είναι η αγαπημένη μου! 


Και τι καλύτερο να συμπληρώσει τη λάμψη της απο τις mica powders της Finnabair?


To chipboard ειναι της Dusty Attic και καταφερε με επιτυχία να αντέξει ότι του εριξα πανω για να πετύχω το εφε κρακελε/ μαρμάρου. 


Περάστε απο το μπλογκ να θαυμάσετε και άλλες δημιουργίες της σχεδιαστικής ομάδας και όπως πάντα υπεροχα δώρα σας περιμένουν! 

Φιλιά!!!






Τετάρτη, 2 Μαρτίου 2016

Altered Rubik's cube for Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

Hello crafty friends! 

I am back again today to show youone of my most favorite creations ever. 
I think altered items have stolen my heart! ;) 

This month at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo we have a new and fun challenge: Keys!


This is my take on the challenge. It started as an advertising Rubik's cube. 




And here is how I altered it. 


I used Prima Marketing ignition keys for my challenge and a vintage image from 7 dots studio "Cold Country" collection. 
The cube was misted with Finnabair mica powders in my favorite colors, Teal, Deep Water and Bottle Green. 


I used a Finnabair stensil and Finnabair Graphite Paste for texture and extra shimmer. 
Notice on the corner and stenciled areas how efficiently the graphite paste absorbs the micas and how much more it shines! Brilliant I tell you! 



Another view with a Tim Holtz nib pen as a corner decoration.  



This Rubik's cube is a present for my husband to go along with the altered globe I made for him (original post here)

Remeber to visit the blog to see the amazing creations from our Design Team and dont forget the prizes! 7 dots studio are releasing new collections and I am dyyyying to play with them! 
I'm sure you cant wait too! 


Τρίτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2016

Happy - LO for More than Words March challenge

Hello crafty friends!

Another month, another exciting challenge at More Than Words!

Our Main Challenge is based on a Word Inspiration & a Creative Challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

Word Inspiration - BLISS
Creative Challenge - GESSO

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

For our creative challenge this month, we want you to use GESSO on your project.
Chances are you have a bottle of gesso on your craft table, ready to be dipped into when it's crafty time! Be it white, clear, black or any other colour, light or thick, smooth or textured, we want to see you incorporate it in your creative process. Try it on your background, chipboard, embellishments or however you desire! If you don't have any ready-made gesso, you can even make your own!
(Google 'handmade gesso recipe' and you will find numerous alternatives!)

It's 'prime' time to get crafty!!

VERY IMPORTANT!!!  You have to incorporate both parts of the challenge, the word inspiration & the creative challenge, on your project to be eligible to win.  When we vote, we specifically look for projects that display BOTH requirements, and not just the creative challenge. Just look at our DT members' interpretation as example.

Remember that you must include our board image
and a link to our blog in your entry post.  
Please check out our RULES!

This is my interpretation of the challenge


My little boy is the epitomy of joy, laughter and mischief, always on the run and always happy. He really made a difference in our lives, bringing us so much joy! I have used gesso everywhere on my layout, clear gesso to protect my paper, white gesso to make random patterns on my paper and black and white gesso for splatters.

I used Prima Marketing "Stationer's Desk" collection, the dark colors matched my photo perfectly. 
I painted my gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard black and embellished it with Finnabair black microbeads. 
My background was made using Colourarte Burnt Amber pigment and Carmin Red silks. Clear crackle paste was also applied through a stencil for extra texture. 

Some close ups




There are amazing prizes waiting for you! Will you play along? We cant wait! 

Kissez