Saturday, April 21, 2018

A mixed media card for 13@arts

Hello dear crafty friends!
I hope you're having a fab weekend, and find some time for crafting. 
Today it's my turn on the 13@rts blog, and I'm sharing a mixed media card I've made, using the gorgeous products by 13@rts.

I love working with 13@rts' stencils, as they're pretty thick and easy to work with. I also love the different effects and shades you can get by using the paints/ mists/ color glow, etc. 
If you add water to dilute the paints/ mists, you can get some beautiful different shades of the same color.

Here're some close-ups on the details.

I've also made a video tutorial of how I've made this card:

For this card, I was inspired by the current challenge at Mixed Media Warriors:
I loved the natural feeling, with earthy colors of brown, cream and green, and I also loved the flowers.
Another challenge I would like to enter this card for is at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo, which is Gardening:
Studio 75 - spring watercolor
Card Mania CMC - spring
The Ribbon Girl - anything goes
Mixed Media World - anything mixed media goes + spring
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Friday, April 20, 2018

A bloom so bright just for you - a card

Happy Friday to you all,
I'm sharing a card I've made using the beautiful Maja Design papers, with the inspiration of the April moodboard over the Maja Design's blog:
I love the color combo of different shades of purple, cream and green, with a touch of pink.
I was inspired by Nancy Dynes' cards. She makes gorgeous cards, with handmade flowers. Love her style.
I've used papers from two collections: Vintage Autumn and Vintage Romance.
Here're some close-ups:

I would also like to enter this card to following challenges:
Dies R Us - springtime (I've used a Cheery Lynn die)
Summer Studio - spring lilac moodboard:
I was inspired by the lilac and green colors and flowers in the moodboard.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Birthday Wishes card for Altair Art

Happy Friday to you!
Today I'm sharing a birthday wishes card I've made for Altair Art:
I have a confession - I just love multilayers, and this card is no exception.
I actually used only one pp, but used both sides of it:

For the topping, I die cut one of the circles from a Ever Dream 10 stripe:

I've used Spellbinders die to cut the image, and other Spellbinders dies to cut the doily and the circle matting.
Here are some close-ups:

I would like to enter it to the following challenges:
Dies R Us - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday (I didn't use the topping of vibrant colors)
SimonSays Stamp Monday challenge - inspired by a story (I was inspired by the Hensel & Gretel story, with all the sweets there :)..).
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Dew Drops on a Masculine card

Today it's my turn on the Chattering Robin's blog, and I'm showing how you can use the beautiful Dew Drops on a masculine card.
Here' re some close-ups on the details:

The papers are 13@rts.
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

This is Love - a mixed media canvas for 13@rts

Hello again, dear crafty friends!
At 13@rts blog we have a new challenge with a fabulous mood board:
I was really inspired by the colors and by the theme of love beyond measure, the kind of love I feel for my boys.
I've created a mixed media canvas, with lots of 13@rts products:
And here some close-ups:

For the title I used color glow Amber over Creative Embellishment chipboard, and then I embossed it with 3 layers of UTEE. I just love the way it turned out:
List of 13@rts products that I've used:
stencil - strip mesh
gesso - black, clear
paste modeling 
gel medium transparent
color glow - rubby & amber
Aeeyda chalk mist 
Aeeda pearl old gold
Aeeda paint - metalic! pink
So give it a try and let yourself be inspired by this beautiful moodboard!
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Friday, April 6, 2018

A masculine steampunk card for Altair Arts

This month at Altair Art blog we have a different style to challenge you - a steampunk style.
It's a little different, as most of the beautiful papers by Altair Arts are very meminine and soft in colors and designs. But there are some other papers, that you can use for a masculine/ steampunk project, plus some of the DT have made a soft version of the steampunk theme. Head over to the Altair Art blog to see all the fab creations by the DT.
I went all the way along with the theme and made a masculine mixedmedia steampunk card:
It is the first of some masculine/boyish cards I will be making in the next few weeks.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

I would like to enter it to the following challenges:
The paper Girls - masculine birthday.
Seize the Birthday - I didn't use the option of the topping, but still it's a birthday card.
Simonsays Wednesday challenge - Happy Birthday.
Pile it on - think small (I've used small cogs and metal embellishments)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Nature - Timeless Beauty

one of the Top Picks at Words & Paintery 
Hello dear crafty friends,
I'm sharing a layout I've made with the inspiration of some challenges.
All papers are from 13@rts, and so are the different mediums (list of 13@rts products in the end of this post).
One challenge is at More Than Words, with asked for Nature and an aminal image. 
The photos I've used are from Paris, a little place of nature in the middle of the big city, with a beautiful tree next to the river Seine. I love water and trees, and I love little places with nature in the middle of an urban city. Butterflies are my ultimate image of freedom, so I've stamped lots of butterflies on my layout.
Onother challenge is at Words & Paintery, with this wonderful image:
I was inspired both by the colors and the encourgement phrases, and I've use one on my layout: "A flower blooms more than once".
The 3rd challenge I was inspired by is from Mixed Media Place, with this beautiful mood board:
I love the colors of blue/aqua with kind of orange in the sky with the clouds photo, and also by the white flowers photo.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

13@rts products I've used:
Untill Dawn collection - paper -Sending Flowers, A4 element #2, stencil - Berries, A4 stickers.
Stencil - Strip mesh.
Alice in Candyland - paper - Destination Unknown.
Mediums - gesso clear, gesso black, gesso white, modeling paste, gel medium.
Color Glow - Emerald, Amber.
Mists - Pastel Antique Cream, Pastel Blue, Pastel Turqouise, Chalk Turqouise Light, Pearl Old Gold.
Splash! ink white. 
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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Flowers - CSI case file no. 251

A new month, and a new case file at CSI,  case file no. 251, with this wonderful inspiration photo:
This time, not like I usually do, I went with the 'free style' option:
I was inspired by the airy atmosphere of this photo, and by the colors:
I used all the 5 colors and also used some of the clues: animals (butterflies), zig-zag stitching (faux, hand written and stamped), flowers (all hand cut from dp) and stamps.
My journaling is about my Mom's love for flowers, how she cultivated her garden on our balcony.
I've used the beautiful papers from Altair Art, and used some Robin's Nest dew drops to embellish my layout. I think these dew drops add so much to the airy feeling.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

Join us in the fun and show us how YOU solve this case file. There are fab prizes you can win, and you have time till April 30th to join in.

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