Thursday, 28 May 2015

Paris scene card

Hi, friends! I am here today to share with you my Paris scene card. I started with a piece of manila cardstock and my distress stain sprays in brown tones. When it dried I stamped the lady (Tim Holtz's stamp) and made a mask. I put the mask over the lady stamp and then stamped the cityscape Paris image. The lady image was coloured with my Cracked pistachio and Victorian velvet distress stain sprays (I used my water brush). I used my 2" circle punch to make a stencil and then I applied Mustard seed DI through that handmade stencil to achive a kind of light shadow from the lamp or the Moon :) The lamp post (Tim's Bigz die) was cut out from the black cardstock as well as the bicycle (Cottage cutz die). I used one of Tim's stamps (birds) to add more details to the scene. Also, I used my black Archival ink for stamping and for distressing the edges I used two of my DI's Brushed corduroy and Black soot. I used my Big chat stickers for a quote.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tim's May 2015 tag

Hi, lovelies! I would like to share with you today my version of Tim's May tag. As you all know, the original one can be seen HERE. I didn't have textured surface/burlap so I used a piece of burlap that I had in my stash, glued down with glue n' seal on a piece of manila cardstock and when dried cut out using my tag & bookplate die. I followed Tim's tutorial and used all the techniques he showed. I used different ephemera pieces than he used and since I didn't have tiny tattered floral die I used my decorative strip die (tattered floral) to make a flower and leaves and added two little roses from my stash.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
Have a great day!

Monday, 25 May 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29 - Eroded metallic

Hi, all! I would like to share my new card with you today and to welcome my new followers! I was inspired by Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29 Eroded metallic sponsored by fabulous Inspiration Emporium and started with a piece of cardboard, my brick stencil and Liquitex Light modelling paste. I applied the paste through the stencil randomly and then put one coat of gesso. Then I sprayed it with several different distress stain sprays and I applied Black soot distress ink here and there. I cut the arch from a manila tag (Tim's die) to create my door and I used Tim's Eroded metallic technique (described in Compendium of Curiosities 3, page 44) on there. To add more texture, I embossed it using  one of Tim's embossing folders. Then I cut the frame around the arch from the light weight chipboard, sprayed it with distress stain spray in Old paper and stamped it using one of my Bo Bunny's mixed media stamps and black Archival ink. The edges were distressed with Black soot distress ink. I attached Ideology key hole with fasteners and I used two fasteners to attach the door. The old key from my stash is hanging on a swivel clasp connected to the back side of my card base. For the quote I used a piece of kraft cardstock stamped with Tim's woodgrain stamp and coffee Archival ink. Also, I distressed the edges with Black soot distress ink.

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Curiosity - art journal page

Hi, all! My new art journal page is ready to be shared with you :) I used baby wipe to apply the Dylusion paints on my background and then just cleaned one of my stencils between the pages (the stencil was used on another project with Dylusion ink) and I have got a pretty interesting result - you can see those purple shapes on the background :) To add more details I stamped the background randomly using my Paper Artsy mini rubber stamps and Black Archival inks. I also, stamped the border (can't remember which stamp I used there) and I used a lot of distress inks, stamps, stencils and Archival inks to create those two tags. The quote (Tim's rubber stamp) was stamped on a manila cardstock, distressed with distress inks and glued down. I added some black and white circles here and there and some doodling.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Multiple personalities - art journal page

Hi, friends! I would like to share with you my art journal page I've created after doing an online class (Innovative ink - colorful mixed media effects) with absolutely one of the best artists Marjie Kemper! For those of you who might be interested in this class HERE is the link.
I used a lot of distress inks, stencils/masks, Dylusions paints and some stamps there and I love how this turned out :)
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving a comment!

I am sharing this page at Brenda Brown's Visual Journey #19

We Love to Create - Challenge #10
Not Just Cards Challenges - challenge #19

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Dylusions art journal page - brayer technique

Hi, all!
I am here today to share with you my new art journal page. I used a lot of Dylusions products there - paints, inks, stencils and stamps. Dylusions paints are really special, love them so much. I used Dyan's brayer technique on the background and three of her stamps to create a character. Stamped images are coloured with Dylusions inks and my new Molotow Aqua ink pump softliners. Those markers are just amazing :)
I had a lot of fun creating this :)

I am sharing this page at fabulous Brenda Brown's Visual Journey #19.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Vintage Garden Challenge at Anything But Cute blog

Hello, friends! I am so happy and excited today as our first challenge ever has started at Anything But Cute mixed media challenge blog and I have an honor to be the first hostess there! Our first challenge is 'Vintage Garden'. 

What do you think of when you hear the word Garden? Is it flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, lattice, vines, fences? Whatever garden vision you have, we want to see it. But make sure it's in a vintage style.

I was inspired by my past memories to make a reverse canvas and this is what I started with.
I put one coat of gesso on the borders and then used my brown acrylic paint over it. To achieve a worn look I went over it with my cream acrylic paint randomly.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Art journal page - Bloom where you are planted

Hi, friends! I was inspired by the two new fabulous Tim's stencils (Blossom and Wildflower) and beautiful May flowers in my yard to create art journal page 'Bloom where you are planted'. I used three different distress paints - Cracked pistachio, Mermaid lagoon and Peacock feathers on the background previously treated with gesso. On the upper corner I used Tim's stencil and yellow Dylusions paint. Then I stamped the leaves and colored them with my gelatos in green tones (watercolor technique). I wanted to achieve a watercolor effect for my flowers and I used those two Tim's new stencils and several distress inks (I actually used my sponge dabbers with inks through the stencils). The butterflies were stamped with black Archival ink and then colored with gelatos in the same way as the leaves. Also, I used black Archival ink to distress the borders and for the quote.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new post :) Don't miss it!


Art journal page - Red, Blue and Stars

Hello, my friends! I am sharing with you today my art journal pages I created for the Dylusions Facebook Challenge a few weeks ago. It was the April challenge and we had to use only red and blue colors and stars. I decided to go with my black journal (yes, I have one :) small but black) and I used my brayer to apply the Dylusions paints on the background. For the stars, I used one of the Dylusions stencils and black and white paints and then I also doodled through the stencil with my white gel pen. The legs were stamped with black Archival ink on white cardstock, cut out and glued down. I outlined the images with my white pen then stamped the quote (Dylusions stamp) and change it a bit :) 
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