Monday, November 6, 2017

November challenge - Scraps and Pieces!!! "Dreams"

Hello dear friends!!

A new challenge is up at Scraps and Pieces blog with a wonderful mood board. This time, pastel colors are used combined with gold and textures like wool and fur!!

Having two girls, pink is a must color for me, I combined it with light blue and gold. Apart from the colors, what inspired me was the fur and the handwritten note which gives a cosy feeling to the layout.


The texture you see at the background, was created by pleating paper tape which I covered with white gesso and then rubbed some shimmering paste/wax
over it.

Script stamp

With this layout I participate in the challenge at Mixed media place! 

Thanks for the visit!!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

SnP October Challenge!!

Hello dear friends!!!

There is a new challenge up to Scraps n pieces blog!!
Here is the WONDERFUL Mood board!!!

For this art journal page I obviously got inspired by the lovely photo of the vintage rusted car! I instantly fell in love with it!
For the color combo I was also inspired by the photo and I used wool and the quote from the mood board!

Infusions frenzy!!!
I am in love with this product! There are so many possibilities!
For this background I used the following steps:
  • I primed the whole page with white gesso
  • I spread the "A bit jaded" infusion with some white glue using a paint brush
  • I did some stamping using background stamps randomly
  • Next step was to use a stencil and apply modeling paste randomly on the layout
  • I then covered the pages with clear crackle medium
  • When it dried, I sprinkled some "Rusty car" Infusions and sprayed water over it
  • I created the composition making sure there are some metal elements to match the whole concept ;)
  • The edges were darkened using dylusions acrylic paint in order to create some depth
  • To highlight the whole thing, I used some coper acrylic paint with my finger, again randomly
Some close ups....

I hope you were inspired, this color combo is amazing!!
I can't wait to see how you will interpret our mood board and what inspired you the most!! 

Supply list:

I am participating in the following challenges:
Mixed Media place
A vintage Journey

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scraps N Pieces - Design Team Member

Hello dear friends and followers!!

Long time no see...I have had a break from design teams for some time now but you know...when you have art and creativity flowing inside of you, you cannot resist it for too long. I needed a chance and a motive to start creating again and the Team of Scraps n' Pieces has given me this chance and I really appreciate that! Thank you very much, we are going to have lots of fun!!

While I was on holiday, I made this art journaling page out of "scraps and pieces" that I had in a small bag, which I call travel kit. The background was previously made (at home) by "Infusions". I got them a while back and I wanted to try them so I made some experiments, mixing colors and that color blast background, is the result. "Infusions" are quite unpredictable, I recommend them to people who are not very "neat", who like to get dirty and play around. I loved the outcome, the vibrant colors and the whole procedure!! I just dropped the powder and sprayed some water on top. There are many other ways to use them but we will figure it out in other projects ;)

Stay tuned for great challenges, lots of inspiration from the wonderful and very talented design team members and of course tutorials and step by step guidance to create your own masterpieces!!

Tomorrow there will be one more and final DT member reveal in Scraps 'n Pieces blog so don't forget to visit!!

See you soon!!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mixed media canvas, my 1st fairy girl!

Hello dear friends!

And here she is... my very first quilt fairy girl that has an actual face on haha!!!
And I love her soooo much!!! I can't even describe to you how much I enjoyed the process!!!! Visit Scarlet Lime and get a workshop by Christy Tomlinson! She is amazing, full of great ideas and just the style I love! Bold and happy!!

"Fairy girl"

And some details and close ups for you....

Thanks so much for visiting!!
See you soon ;)

Monday, October 3, 2016

"Cherish" guest designing for Scrap Africa

Hello dear friends!!

For some reason, this post stayed in the drafts since last December! But it's never too late to share your art :P

This is a layout featuring my DD Ioli. I was inspired by the sketch over at Srap Africa challenge blog where I was guest designing that month!


Here's some close-ups for good measure.

Mixed media canvas "it's the little things"...

Hello again!!

I am obsessed now with this lovely mixed media/collage canvases! They are so fun to play with and enjoy colours, pastes, papers, stamps, stencils and drawing as well!! It combines so many things that after you are done, you feel content!!!

Here is a canvas I made, this time I did some drawing and I sketched the tree by myself! 

"It's the little things"

I used washi tape to create the roof!! And a lovely fabric button with a heart! The numbers on it are rub ons!!

Thanks for visiting!! I hope I have inspired you a bit!!
Hugs from Greece!!!xo

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mixed media "she art" canvas-"start doing things you love"

Hello dear friends!!

Today I am sharing with you the "she art girl" I made. It is a small canvas 6x8 inches or 15x20 cm. You are going to see more of these as I just LOVE the creative process!!! It is so much fun!!! Again I must mention that I got inspired by talented Christy Tomlinson <3 !!

"Start doing things you love"

and some close ups!!!

This is a box for Ioli's school. The teacher asked for it so they can put their projects inside! Of course, I would never give her a plain craft box hahaha!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cute little mixed media houses!!

Hello dear friends!!

I just LOOOOVE cute little houses!!! These two are my 1st attempts to make some and I really enjoyed the procedure!!!

This one was made to decorate my daughter's school box. They use it to put their crafts inside. 

"House for Ioli's box"

So, a quick how to process:
  • Glue with decoupage glue scraps of paper. Green at the bottom and blue on top.
  • Use acrylic paint randomly (green & blue) and mostly on the edges of each cut piece of paper for shading.
  • Get your stamps and go crazy ;)
  • Use stensils and modeling paste to add texture,
  • cut out paper pieces to create your house and then use paint or markers for shading
  • Use some rub-ons randomly to decorate
  • last but not least, use black & white ball pens to highlight.
here are some close ups....

This is another little house which was made very plainly and quickly and was mostly done by my daughter under my guidance of course. It was for a school homework and it is more like an art journal page because it's made inside her school notebook :) The title is handwritten by her and it says "ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ" which means "school".

"Ioli's homework"

Thank you for visiting!!
hugs from sunny Greece!!xoxo

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mixed media door hanger!

Hello dear friends!

Today I will share with you the mixed media door hanger that I made for my two daughter's room!
"N" stands for Nefeli and "I" for Ioli (their ancient Greek names).

"Door hanger"

The base is a thick box cardboard that I cut out of a package box. I covered it it all with gesso, then I applied some modeling paste using some stensils, I sprayed several colors (dylusions) together with some water, I glued a few pieces of paper, did a lot of random stamping and in the end some doodling with black and white ball pens!!
Below you can see some close ups!
The letters are out of wood from Artemio.

Thanks so much for visiting!
hugs and kisses!!xoxo