29 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Amazing Treasure

Hello, ladies!
I hope you had a great day on Christmas, filled with joy and bright moments with your loved ones!
I also wish that the New Year that's already very close to us brings you all the best and most importantly, health and joy!

I would like to share with you a layout today. I haven't created on this theme for a very loooooong time - my children have grown out of this wonderful age!  

Oh yes, the theme of my page is the amazing treasure a baby is!

Those of you who actually have a baby (or two or three) in their lives, I think, will agree with my statement. Babies are a treasure in our lives (ok, and bringers of lots of fatigue and sleepless nights)!

You can see more details of my page and how I handled my elements at the 13 Arts blog!

Products used:

The mask I used is Kasia Krzyminska's Letters!
(I'm totally in love with her masks)

ps. Aren't these 2 Crafty Stars LOVELY???

23 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Follow your instinct - a layout video tutorial for 7 Dots Studio

Good afternoon!

My 2nd video tutorial is uploaded today at the 7 Dots Studio Blog!
 I have used the "Thoughts Keeper" Collection (it's irresistible to me, lol, I just love it)!

In this video, I just follow my instinct; nothing is planned.  This process takes the stress off and makes me enjoy what I do a lot more.
I strongly recommend that you try it.
What I do is actually very simple: I try things that pop up in my mind and, if I like what I see, I continue.  You will notice that I change the position of my embellishments often. At some point, there's a small accident (my mist bottle fell and the cloth got stained) - I guess this is part of the creative process, too!  All my inks and pastes come from 13 arts, of course! Last but not least, the big chipboard that I base my composition on is a lovely berry branch from 2 Crafty Chipboard!

The music of this video belongs to The Piano Guys ("Beethoven's Five Secrets").  I will use their music in my videos many times in the future, for sure!  At the end of the tutorial, you can read a quote attributed to Beethoven himself, which I really agree with.

Products used:

7 Dots Studio

2 Crafty & 13 Arts

I hope my creative attempts will inspire you to follow your instinct.  
Never has it failed me and I'm sure that yours will not fail you as well.

Have a beautiful day and a wonderful Christmas season!


20 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

My Christmas dream

Hello everyone!

Back with you today, to share a really wintery layout, which speaks of my Christmas dream:
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... just like the ones I never had (in Southern Greece where I live, we see snow only on the peaks of the mountain range)!

So like I have said in the past, the best way to imitate snow is to use Ayeeda gesso.
And this is what I did in the following page:

The Cosy Evening collection is of course the no.1 choice for winter-themed layouts so I used the Christmas Eve paper as a background.

Being a mixed-media/ink/paste girl, I could not do without my Ayeeda mists and paints!!!

As you can see, there's modelling paste and gesso everywhere around and on my cluster!! I also added splatters of ink!

Products used:

I hope you like my page!  

14 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Something to do - a 13 Arts challenge

Hello everyone!

Today a new 13 Arts Challenge is revealed!  And it's set by me!
I was thinking about my turn to host a 13 Arts Challenge the other day, and as we are well into the winter (the Northern Hemisphere), yarn was the first thing that came up to my mind!

The challenge is based on yarn and specifically this photo:


The criteria of the challenge are the following:

1. Use the photo as your inspiration, which can come from anything in the photo,
e.g. colours, texture, theme etc - there are no restrictions as to this)
2. Use a mask (or more)
3. Use modelling paste

This is my take on the photo challenge

I got inspired by the colors of the photo, as well as the rich texture the yarn has - I also added some yarn, which freely flows in the page.

13 Arts products:

Ayeeda Mists - Pearl Silver
Ayeeda Mists - Pastel Cinnamon
Ayeeda Mists - Pastel Blue
Ayeeda Mists - Pearl Gold,
Mask - Color Basics Squares,
Mask - Cosy Evening Winter Flowers
Modelling Paste,

Rules of the challenge # 25:

1. Create a project based on the photo of the challenge (as it was mentioned before, inspiration can come from anything in the photo, colours, texture, theme etc).
2. Publish your project on your blog and add link directly to the post using Inlinkz tool at the right side bar.
3. Please add link and info about our challenge, where your work is published.
4. You may submit as many entries as you like. 
5. You can enter with your project to maximum 2 other challenges and your work must be new, not published before our challenge has started. 
6. The challenge ends on December 28th at 23:55. Winners will be announced on January 1st, 2015. 

When the challenge ends, our Design Team will vote and pick the best project. It will be awarded with shopping voucher for 13 arts store worth - 60 PLN with free international shipping. The winner will be invited to join us in one of our challenges as Guest Designers. Additionally we will feature few works with biggest number of points.

Will you play along?  We would love to see your projects!

8 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Silver Stars

Hello friends!

Back to you today to share a layout I made as a guest designer for the lovely Kafe Scrapo Mama!
I am very honored by their invitation to be one of their guests for their new challenge (thank you, girls!!!)!

So the theme of the challenge is something I can't resist at (probably because we don't enjoy much snow here in the island of Crete):


I got inspired by this lovely photo that I was sent - the 7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown Walk the Plank paper happened to be almost the same with the wooden board the snowflakes hang from!  It was just perfect for my layout! I also used the 2 Crafty Chipboard 6" Clock Face Frames which I based my whole composition on.  Last but now least my snowstorm-like background was made with the amazing 13 Arts Silver Hologram Glitter and gesso!

Ok enough said, this is my page

The 2 Crafty Chippies have the perfect grey/brown colour that I wanted to match with the paper, so I didn't alter them at all!
Take a closer look

As you see, I punched snowflakes from a tag of the Destination Unknown Collection and I chose a photo with one in it, to fulfil the criteria of the challenge!

So will you play with this lovely, wintery challenge?
Just to let you, card-makers, know, there are tons of inspiration in the blog by the DT! Amazing cards!
The deadline for submissions is January 14th, 2015! Plenty of time ahead! Don't forget to display at least one snowflake in your project!

3 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Do the right thing

Καλημέρα από ένα ζεστό Ηράκλειο (ξανά)...
Σήμερα θέλω να σας δείξω τη σύνθεση που έφτιαξα στο 2ο κροπ του ScrapsNPieces, τον Οκτώβριο
(εντάξει, λίγο καθυστερημένα αλλά δεν πειράζει)...
Περάσα ΚΑΤΑΠΛΗΚΤΙΚΑ, καθώς είχαμε μαζευτεί πολλά κορίτσια και είχαμε φυσικά την γνωστή και αξεπέραστη Αμαλία να συντονίζει γενικότερα τη μάζωξη (με ό,τι αυτό συνεπάγεται - όσες ήσασταν εκεί, καταλαβαίνετε τι εννοώ)!

Λοιπόν το θέμα του κροπ ήταν η δημιουργία σύνθεσης με την ΥΠΕΡΟΧΗ συλλογή "Thoughts Keeper" του 7 Dots Studio  (η οποία αναμένω να είναι μέσα στις τοπ 3 αγαπημένες μου για την επόμενη δεκαετία)... η Μυρτώ μας είχε ένα φανταστικό κιτάκι για να χρησιμοποιήσουμε, το οποίο και ξεκοκάλισα, όπως θα δείτε στη σύνθεση μου...

Πολλή έμπνευση λοιπόν, υπέροχα υλικά, φανταστική παρέα και να τι έφτιαξα

Products used:

Επειδή είμαι κορίτσι των μελανιών και των παστών (καλλιτεχνικών και ζαχαροπλαστικών λολ), δεν γινόταν να μην βάλω στη σύνθεση μου media του 13 Arts... χεχε

Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες και περιγραφή μπορείτε να δείτε στο μπλογκ του 7 Dots Studio - μαζί με την ΑΠΙΘΑΝΗ σύνθεση της Anna Komenda!

1 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

In 2014

Καλησπέρα και καλό μήνα!
Πόσο χαίρομαι που μπήκε ο Δεκέμβριος - ο αγαπημένος μου μήνας (μαζί με τον Νοέμβριο)!

Λοιπόν ναι, το ScrapsNPieces κάνει πάντα το ποδαρικό του μήνα με μια καινούρια πρόκληση, η οποία έχει θέμα 


Δημιουργήστε για μία υπέροχη στιγμή του 2014, 
ή κάτι που σας σημάδεψε αυτή τη χρονιά 
ή αν δεν σας άρεσε κιόλας αυτή η χρονιά, αποχαιρετήστε την! 

Το ΜΟΝΟ υποχρεωτικό, να υπάρχει το 2014 κάπου στη δημιουργία σας! 

Φτιάχνετε ότι θέλετε όπως πάντα, είτε σύνθεση, κάρτα, art journal σελίδα,
mixed media καμβά, altered item...

Μπορείτε να ανεβάσετε τη δημιουργία σας έως την 27η Δεκεμβρίου (λόγω Χριστουγέννων)
και οι νικήτριες θα ανακοινωθούν την 29η Δεκεμβρίου!

Εγώ αποφάσισα να γνωριστώ με την νέα συλλογή του 7 Dots Studio - Destination Unknown και να παίξω μαζί της... το χαρτί που χρησιμοποίησα για βάση με ξετρέλανε και θεώρησα ότι ταιριάζει απόλυτα με το θέμα της σύνθεσης μου: τα ταξίδια που πραγματοποίησα μέσα στο 2014!  Δεν θα μπορούσα να μην την παντρέψω με τα υπέροχα 13 Arts Silver Microspheres και με Flourish Adornment Pieces από το 2 Crafty Chipboard.  To αποτέλεσμα το θεωρώ αρκετά κλασικό, αλλά μου αρέσει!

Αυτά λοιπόν από μένα! Σύντομα θα επανέλθω με μια σύνθεση που έκανα στο 2ο κροπ του ScrapsNPieces!  Μέχρι τότε καλά να περνάτε! Ευχαριστώ πολύ για τις επισκέψεις σας και τα σχόλια σας στο μπλογκ μου!!