Thursday, 23 April 2015

Vintage tag - Home

Hi, everyone! I am back to share my new vintage tag with you. I made this while my daughter was having her lunch :) It was easy and fun to make. I used kraft tag and applied the white acrylics paint randomly. On top of that base I used Tim's cracks stamps with coffe  Archival ink and stamped here and there to get some texture. Then I stamped the focal image (LaBlanche stamp) with black Archival ink and add the quote. I put a metalic corner and some of Tim's Idealogy goodies to embellish the tag. That vintage looking ribbon is from my stash. For a final touch, I draw the lines on the borders using my detailed Faber Castell marker.
Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a sweet comment! It means so much to me.

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Color your world - art journal pages

Hi, friends! We have a beautiful spring here in Croatia which inspired me to make these art journal pages. For the background, I applied Dylusions paints with the baby wipes. Then I used Dylusion ink through the stencil. I cut the border on four pages using my new Dylusions block which helps me to trace the shape. I treated those four pages in the same way as my background and then glued them together. I didn't want them to look as one page so I applied the glue only on a few spots. That's way they look like separate pages. I used stamping and doodling through the stencil on the borders. The flowers and the bird were stamped on a manila cardstock and colored with my gelatos (watercoloring technique), cut out and glued down. I used Gelatos to color the leaves, as well. To add some more interest I used my white gel pen to doodle through the stencil. I like how this turned out :)

I am sharing this at fabulous Brenda Brown's Visual Journey #17

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

My creation for Our Creative Corner

Hi, friends! I am here today with great news to share with you! I am so proud and thrilled I have been chosen as a Top talent for Our Creative Corner! I was inspired by my absolutely favorite Tim's stamp set Birds crazy! Love, love, love that stamp set!
I started with stamping the images with black Archival ink on a manila tag, colored them with my watercolor crayons and cut them out. For the background I applied several acrylic paints and blended them with my baby wipe. To add some texture I used two Dyan's background stamps (harlequin and lego) and stamped randomly on the background with two different Archival inks in green tones.
When I glued my images down I added more details using Tim's stamps (stars and the little arrow) and doodled a little here and there with my white gel pen. The border was stamped with Dyan's border stamp and I used one of her border stamps in the middle of the pages, as well. I used Tim's stamps to stamp a quote.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Smudge stamping technique tag

Hi there!
I would like to welcome my new followers and to share with you my entry for the fabulous Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #26. This time we had to use the Tim's smudge stamping technique which is described in his Compendium of Curiosities 3 (page 42) and the generous sponsor for this challenge is The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I used one of my LaBlanche stamps for the focal image and a lot of Tim's stamps. The butterfly was sprayed with Perfect Pearl mists and some distress spray stains. I used several DI for the smudge stamping technique and to add some accents I used Tim's new star fasteners and a game spinner. The seam binding is hand dyed.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Mixed media steampunk canvas

Hi, everyone! I am here today to show you my new creation as a Guest DT member for the amazing A Vintage Journey Challenge blog! I am so honored to have such an awesome opportunity!
I decided to use a canvas (reversed side) and to applied two coats of iron paint on the edges. After it dried I put a coat of rust oxidant on top of it. I used Tim's Measured stencil and red-brown paste on the border. For the background I cut a piece of black cardstock and used two Tim's embossing folders (Clock and Gears) and got a pattern I wanted. The metallic look is achieved with the help of several different Perfect pearl mists on there. I stamped the eye image (Tim Holtz classics #12 stamp set) with black Archival ink on a manila tag, cut out and put a Tim's monocle on top. All the embellishments I used there were mostly by Tim Holtz and I also used some findings from my stash as well as the small light bulb. The quote was stamped on a manila tag (one of Tim's stamps) cut out and glued down on the bottom. The fasteners were rusted with Crafty Notions rust powder.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Hello Spring art journal pages

Hiello! Today, I am sharing with you my new art journal pages! I started with some Dylusions sprays on the background, some stenciling and background stamping with several different Archival inks. For the border, I used a Dyan's stencil and green acrylics paint. Flowers and mushrooms were colored with some Dylusions sprays and all the stamps I used there were the Dylusions ones. I added some doodling here and there using my white gel pen and white and black markers. The quote was stamped with black Archival ink and I used the Tim's Warn text stamp set there. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave sweet comments!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

CC3 Challenge - Mixed media tag

Hi, everyone! Another amazing Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge at Linda Ledbetter's blog ! The fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Inspiration Emporium. All the details you can find at Linda's blog.
For this challenge I created a mixed media tag (8" manila tag) - another mixture of Tim's and Dyan's supplies. As usual, I started with the background using some Dylusions sprays and Tim's stencils. To add more texture I used some black acrylic paint through the stencil as well as the Dylusions white spray. I stamped the image (Dyan's couture mini stamp) with the black Archival ink and colored it with my Spectrum Noir marker in red. For the Tim's frameworks technique (Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities 3 - page 64) I sprayed two manila tags with several different Dylusional sprays and cut the shapes using my Frameworks die and I used the same die on the black cardstock. I used one of the Tim's thinlits dies to cut the word Beautiful from the white cardstock and I used my white gel pen and my black Faber Castell marker to add some doodling here and there. Hope you like my tag!

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A brand new mixed media challenge blog!

I am proud and honored to announce that I have been chosen as a designer for a new mixed media challenge blog ANYTHING BUT CUTE!
You can learn more about me and see some of my favorite works by visiting the BLOG!

Anything But Cute is a brand new mixed media challenge blog with a new challenge starting on the 5th day of every month at 7:00 am EST. 
We welcome all types of crafts. Cards, journal pages, scrapbook pages, 3D crafts, canvas art, altered items and any other handmade paper or mixed media arts. We encourage crafters of all skill levels and styles - shabby chic, grunge, vintage, elegant, stylish, retro, you name it. As our name indicates, the only style we are not showcasing - are all things cute and adorable. There must be at least one mixed media product on your project somewhere, be that paint, ink, stain, spray, paste, clay, crackle glaze...whatever tickles your fancy!
At Anything But Cute, we would love to see all you seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those of you who are just getting your feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional projects and artists. You just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer. We all have to start somewhere, right! Be sure to mention in your post that you are a newcomer to the mixed media arts.
Our first challenge starts on May 5th, so let's get messy and have some fun!
DON'T MISS: Our next Design team member will be revealed on Monday, April 13!

                                Happy crafting!