Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Lifetime of memories" - Imaginarium Designs GDT

Hello my friends!
This is the last page I made as guest designer for Imaginarium Designs chipboard!
I really enjoyed playing with various mediums to cover them up! It is so creative and fun!!!
Their shapes, flourishes and phrases are amazing!!!!
I feel so lucky and honored to be given this opportunity!!!

Here is my layout based on "Once Upon A Sketch" challenge! My two little DDs at Marina Flisvou. It's a beautiful place to visit for those living in Athens! We had a GREAT day and really enjoyed it! I ALWAYS have my photo camera wherever we go, to capture the moments and keep the memories alive!!!
Please take the time to check this article:
Here is a quote in the New York times, “Making lots of backups is good advice, and on different formats, different places; consider paper as an archival medium. Some paper we have has lasted thousands of years. If Moses had gotten the Ten Commandments on a floppy disk, it would never have made it to today.”

"Lifetime of memories"

Here is a close up of the fantastic Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flower , Rain Forest Velvet and Organza Butterfly, White Gardenia and my favorite Flower lace by Green Tara!!!

Title & Ornament: I heat embossed them with white embossing powder, I distressed the edges with a blue dabber and went over it with some stickles.
Flourish 1: I heat embossed it with green embossing powder
Big Clock face: I heat embossed it with 2 different colors (White & green) and distressed the edges with a blue dabber.
Corner, small clock face and it's base are left raw to match the colors of the layout.

Imaginarium Designs used:

-Lifetime of Memories 

- Flourish 1

  - Small clock Faces

-Edward Relief Ornament Large (2 per board)

-Clock without face

- Swirl Corners

Green Tara used:

Materials used:
Papers, flowers, die cuts, rose ribbon: Webster's pages
Flowers, butterfly, flower lace: Green Tara
Buttons, cameo, doily, vinyl cog & tag: Purple Pumpkin
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Acrylic paint, embossing powder, stickles, film strip: Ranger
Mist: Tattered Angels & Studio Calico

OUAS sketch:

I hope you found my post useful and inspiring!
Thank you for visiting!!!
Have a nice day!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

"Dressed Up" - Green Tara

Hello again!

This is the second page I made for Green Tara!
These photos were taken at a friend's wedding and we
 are all dressed up for the event!

"Dressed Up"

I've done some misting in the background and I have "dressed"
 the chipboard piece with the fantastic Green Tara white mesh!

Green Tara Products Used:

Materials used:
Papers, die cuts: Pink Paislee
Flowers, ribbon: Green Tara
Letter stickers: Prima
Washi Tape: Purple Pumpkin

I have used the sketch from Stuck sketches:
Thank you for visiting me! I have to apologise for not commenting so much this month but it's been crazy busy! In November I will catch up with you all!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Friends for ever" Green Tara

Hello Everyone!
This is my 1st post for Green Tara and I am super excited!!!
I loved working with the gorgeous flowers but let me tell you that
 the lace and trims and ribbon are so awesome too!!!

This layout is dedicated to a precious friend I made through
 scrapbooking!  I really think it's a blessing that I've made
so many friends all around the world!!!

I have combined peach and turquoise as I think
these colours look  amazing together!

"Forever friends"

Here are some close ups where you can see the lovely flowers,
 the gorgeous lace and that divine crinkled ribbon!!!

Green Tara products used:

Materials used:
Papers, stickers: Kaisercraft
Flowers, ribbon: Green Tara

For this page I have used the sketch from Sassy Scrappers:

And also the October's SAG challenge where I had to use that photo of Lena and me!

Thank you for visiting!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Together" & a tag for GDT Imaginarium Designs!!!

Hello my friends!

Today I am sharing two more projects I made as a guest for Imaginarium Designs!LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their designs!!!!

I went mixed media crazy and I really enjoyed it!!!
This photo was taken at the birthday party of Nefeli's best friend!

Vinyl hearts, fabric buttons, denim flower, washi tape : Purple Pumpkin!!!!! (In LOVE)

Materials used for "together":
Papers: Crate, SEI, Hambly Studios.
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Stamps: Glitz
Pearls: Prima
UTEE: Ranger
Embossing folder: Provocraft

I used the sketch from Scrap friends!

For the layout I have used these Imaginarium Designs pieces:
Girl Silhouette (as a mask)
12 Buttons on Board (I used 3 buttons and the base piece for layering)

Title & feather: I painted them black with acrylic paint, I randomly applied some turquoise with a brush and finally heat embossed them with clear UTEE.
Buttons: Two of them were randomly painted with acrylic paints (yellow, turquoise) and I painted the edges black to give them definition. The button in the cluster, I "dressed" it with patterned paper!
Small frame: I painted it orange and rubbed some white with my finger. Then I painted the edges black to give it definition.
Girl silhouette: I used the base as a mask, I draw the outline and then I dabbed some distress ink (broken China) with the applicator.
Button base: I painted it black, I embossed it using a cuttlebug folder and then I heat embossed it with clear UTEE.


I have also made a tag! For the background I just applied randomly acrylic paints and Tattered Angels stamps!!!

Materials used:
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Stamps: Tattered Angels
Acrylic paints: Unknown

For the tag I have used:
Small clock face
and phrase "Everyday goddess"


Clock & cogs: I applied distress inks randomly (Walnut stain, fired brick) and then I heat embossed it with clearUTEE.
Everyday goddess: I painted it yellow and then splashed some red acrylic paint using my brush.

And made it to the end of that post! Congratulations! Hehe...
I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"On the rocks" - Berry 71 Bleu

Hello my friends!!!

As you all know, Keren's challenge for October at Berry 71 Bleu is "mixed media"! I love experimenting with various mediums but if you think about it, every scrapbooking project is mixed media since you are using more than one material!!! We use paper, stamps, inks, flowers, name it!

Here is a layout I made about our recent visit to the sea and our favorite beach in Athens!
 This is my DD Ioli on the rocks!!!

I used a Prima brick mask and Martha Stewart's white texture on the background. I have also used a stamp and various glimmer mists!

The canvas heart was misted using a Prima damask stencil!

Materials used:
Papers, flowers, pearls, wooden tickets, chipboard & alpha stickers, stamp, stencils, resist canvas: Prima
Glimmer mist, glimmer glam: Tattered Angels
Sea shells and starfish, handpicked!!!
I am also entering this to Prima BAP using this sketch:

I am really looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with playing around with your own mists, paints, stencils...etc!!! There are wonderful prizes waiting for you!!!
Have a nice creative day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Unity Stamp Company Donates Towards Christmas Love Campaign: Come Join In.

Here is what Susan wrote about this at her blog:

"When I saw Angela Magnuson post on Facebook this morning that Unity Stamps was going to donate $3 from the the sale of every one of my Snowman stamps towards the Christmas Love Campaign….. which I am donating the money to the Canadian Cancer Society, I couldn’t believe it. I was speechless. I still am. I am SO touched.  In fact…… I will just post the information today and have to talk about it another time because I really am so overwhelmed by emotions at this moment! Thank-you! Thank-you to everyone!!!
So, please….. join in. We have so many sponsors signing up this year it is going to be AWESOME and I know that we can make so many people SMILE! SO lets spread some LOVE!!!!"

This is truly awesome!!! What a great way to show how much love we all have in our hearts!!! I'd love it if you could all join in!!!
The basic idea is that you "spread some love" by crafting something - ANYTHING - and then you share it with someone - anyone - even a total stranger! After which you upload a photo and/or post about your experience on Susan's blog.  And as if that's not enough, you are then entered into the random draws that Susan makes over a 2 1/2 month period.  It has really taken off over the past couple of years and there is even a badge that you can grab for your own blog if you participate ( I LOVE that!).   And now along with Susan's own amazing line of products, prizes are now being provided by other people and companies as more and more people  "Share the LOVE".  Check out this amazing offer from Unity Stamps for this year's campaign... 
Have a nice week!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

(Late post) Berry 71 Bleu & Studio75 GDT they say..better late than never...right?

There is a Wonderful, creative challenge for you at Berry 71 Bleu this month hosted by Keren Tamir!!!
It goes like this:

I really wanted to make a challenge about something I love to use in my layouts which is lots of fun Mixed Media Techniques.

I call this challenge:

Come join us on the Berry71Bleu blog for some messy fun!!

Here is what I made with Marivic's gorgeous tag last month & Studio 75 papers and chipboard!

I have used a purple PP button above the tag and a small wooden one underneath.

Another fantastic wooden PP button and purple doily!!!

Materials used:
Paper, chipboard: Studio 75
Buttons, doily: Purple Pumpkin
Punch, white texture: Martha Stewart
Stencil, stamp, flowers: Prima
Mist: Tattered Angels

Thanks for looking!!!
Have a nice day!