31 Μαΐου 2015

Always enjoy the beauty of the moment

Hello everyone!

Time does pass by very quickly and I find myself making my last post as a Resident Guest Designer at 2 Crafty Chipboard!  I had a wonderful time playing and designing my pages with these amazing chippies and I need to thank Vanessa Tiberti & Di Garling for having me in this dream team!  So today I will share with you a page that I totally based upon the following chipboard:

Mini Word Set 1
Card Word Circles - Sentiments
Word Circles Set 2

(I just wanted to use ALL the circles I had in my stash to create bubbles!)

This is my page

To make this layout, I was inspired by the Scrapki-Wyswaniowo May Challenge, which is all about BUBBLES!!  I used a lovely 13 Arts paper, as well as my new favourite 13 Arts stencil.  Also, all the media (pastes, inks and glitter) are from 13 Arts of course!

So that's everything, I guess! Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Talk soon... :)

25 Μαΐου 2015

SNP Scrap Wars: Flat vs. Layered - Celebrate yourself (Scrap Around the World again)

Good morning!
Did you see my title? Yes, it says something about scrap wars!
Sounds interesting, doesn't it?

Let me explain: You probably know that my scrapping style is defined by layered clusters, lots of details and a variety of embellishments in many forms, with  elegance being the necessary element that glues all these together.  It's not easy for me to create outside of these margins, honestly. Whenever I decide to try something different, most of the times my project ends up to be in the above-mentioned style.

BUT our ScrapsNPieces coordinator, Amy Petrou, thought to provoke me by asking me to compete with one of my favourite super-talented scrappers, Aliki Cavras, in a scrap war, where we would both do THE EXACT OPPOSITE of what we usually do.

Aliki is the absolute Clean-and-Simple girl.  Flat and simple is her signature (can you imagine my horror when she told me that I'm allowed to have only ONE layer in my layout???? lol), so I was required to create a page in this style.  Now this is a challenge, ha!

Without further ado, this is my page with NO LAYERS - unbelievable to me

(I couldn't do without my colours, so I maintained a bit of my mixed-media trait in the circles, that were done with Gelatos - the truth is that the stamps saved my reputation lol)

In search of inspiration, I turned to the Scrap Around the World Epic Event (AGAIN).  Initially I thought that a clean and simple page wouldn't fit the style of the challenge, but why should we submit to boundaries in inspiration?  I think that the Scrap Around the World mood boards can definitely be used for any creation, in any style. So I picked one rose for the down right bouquet of the mood board and stuck it to the little hand of my girl. I also used the general theme, which is "Celebrate". Of course I couldn't ignore the lovely colour combination that I usually don't use, but since the challenge was to go beyond our limits, I tried these colours, as well.

I also used this STUNNING, AMAZING Fairy sketch, that I rotated

This is all from me. 

In order to see how my friend Aliki answered to the challenge, please head over at the ScrapsNPieces challenge blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you always leave me! They keep me going!

22 Μαΐου 2015

Through the trees - 7 Dots Studio Challenge

Καλημέρα και πάλι!
Μια γρήγορη ανάρτηση για να σας δείξω την νέα πρόκληση του 7 Dots Studio, που έχει ως θέμα τα δέντρα!

Πραγματικά ένα ιδιαίτερο θέμα... δεν είναι;

The inspirational circle

και η σελίδα μου

"My inspiration came just from the photo of these tall trees and the path through them, that usually marks the beginning of an adventure. I have mainly used the Destination Unknown tags, element & word stickers!  I also incorporated some bamboo sticks, to imitate the tree trunks, placing them right behind my photo".

Και μερικές λεπτομέρειες

Products used:

Destination Unknown - Tags 12x12

Λοιπον μερικά λόγια για τη σελίδα!
Πριν κάποιο καιρό έβλεπα ένα βίντεο της Athanasia Papantoniou για το ScrapsnPieces, στο οποίο έδειχνε κάποιες πολύ όμορφες τεχνικές χρήσης των νερομπογιών, που πραγματικά με ενθουσίασαν.  Κι έτσι, όταν έφτιαχνα αυτή τη σύνθεση, δοκίμασα την αρχική τεχνική που έδειχνε για το background μου και πολύ το ευχαριστήθηκα!  Επίσης χρησιμοποίησα κατι απομεινάρια από chipboard που είχα ως βάση για να "στήσω" τα υπόλοιπα στοιχεία πάνω στη σελίδα.

Βεβαια στην πορεία έφερα τη σύνθεση στα δικά μου μέτρα, με τις απαραίτητες γραμμές, το γκλίτερ, το cluster και τα stencils μου!!  Εβαλα και κατι μπαμπού καλαμάκια ως απομίμηση των κορμών των δέντρων, για ένα πιο natural look!

Λοιπόν, τρέχω να προλάβω να πάω στη δουλειά! Φιλιά πολλά και θα τα πούμε σύντομα... για μια "μάχη" μεταξύ εμού της ιδίας και μιας φανταστικής ταλαντούχας σκράπερ!  ;)  Stay tuned!

15 Μαΐου 2015

Don't miss your dreams

Hello hello!

Today I would like to share with you my take on the Sketchabilities #139 sketch and on the Scrap Around the World May Challenge.
The 7 Dots Studio Design Team was invited to design for Sketchabilities and to be honest, this time, despite the beauty of the sketch, I sat at my desk, only looking at my papers.  No ideas at all.

Now all the Scrap Around the World moodboards have something to offer, in terms of inspiration and ideas, so, while thinking about how to interpret the amazing sketch, I took a look at the awesome SATW May Epic Event Moodboard.

The lovely bouquet of roses down right was my inspiration point, colour and style-wise.  I wanted to create something fragile, feminine and romantic, not ignoring the class and elegance that I always aim at.  The theme of my page has to do with dreams and our striving to achieve them. For me, the way to celebrate life is by making our dreams come true. The tiny sprinkles around the edge of the glass in the up left photo inspired me to use quite some purple mica flakes in my layout.

Without further ado,
this is what came up

This is the beautiful #139 Sketchabilities sketch I used

7 Dots Studio Products used:

Messy Head - News flash
Messy Head - Die-cut Elements 6x12

The fibre and the metallic embellishments that adorn my photo are from Erina's Pink Hearts Etsy Store! The media and especially the purple mica flakes are from 13 Arts, of course!

So this is my page! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your warm comments each time!
They help me keep going! Until the next time, have fun and enjoy every day!

4 Μαΐου 2015

A little dreamer for 7 Dots Studio

Good morning everyone!
Here I am again today to show you a page that I did using the 7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown. This Collection has gotten into my heart, as its theme and colours in the shades of water are some of my most favourite points of inspiration.  

I loved working on this page, which I wanted to be soft, tender and dreamy... Also I have used the UWS flying birds stencil, in order to give an aethereal feeling to the the page.  And because I'm a glitter-girl, I couldn't do without my fine, transparent glitter, that holds everything together. Some detailed photos of my page you can find at the 7 Dots Studio blog!

While creating this page, I had in mind Kiev Skrapklub #8 Challenge,

which asked to create a simulation of dew in our project. I tried to add that dew-like feeling in my page by adding glitter and microbeads on several parts of my embellishments, as well as small transparent crystals (that look like water drops)!

I also used this wonderful Бумага-Марака sketch (I replaced the 3 photos with one and brought the elements of my cluster closer)

The Mixed Media Monthly May challenge required to use flowers in our project, so apart from using flowers in my page, I also dismantled my big teal flower and made some of its petals float away from it.

So that's everything, I guess!  I hope you have a wonderful week! Thank you for stopping by!

2 Μαΐου 2015

Love in everything

Γεια σας και πάλι!

Θα ήθελα να μοιραστώ μαζί σας την σύνθεση μου για την πρόκληση Μαϊου του ScrapsnPieces!!

Η σελίδα μου βασίστηκε στο υπέροχο moodboard της Βάλιας Κατζάκη,
το οποίο έχει ως θέμα τo συνδυσμό Teal & Gold!
To στήσιμο της δεν είναι πολύ αρμονικό, θα έλεγα είναι κάπως αναρχικό,
αλλά ήθελα να ξεφύγω λίγο από τα συνηθισμένα μου!

Για αφετηρία της σύνθεσης, εμπνεύστηκα από το παρακάτω πανέμορφο σκετς του ScrapKopilka

Αυτά από μένα!
Θα τα πούμε σύντομα!
Ευχαριστώ πολύ για την επίσκεψη σας!