Monday, October 20, 2014

Family Matters

Hello, Friends!
I hope you got to know my Creative Team by now. :) I look forward to every Monday and Friday to see their new creations.
Today we meet with Elena who understands the beauty of vintage photos like no one else...

Hello dear friends!
Today I want to show you a layout which I made with some really wonderful materials!
A job was got gold, I mean with gold shades! :)

I love Vintage Vanity papers very much - they have such beautiful shades and tones. I especially like the paper that I used as my background. The pattern on it looks 3D and I decided to enhance this effect - how? You will be able to see in my video tutorial below. :)

I really like to work with white gesso, I love to use beads, but my true weakness are the stamps! I use them in each of my works! And here I had so much fun with the stamps from the same line as my papers - Vintage Vanity.

I decorated my composition of embellishments (paper flowers and metal elements) with soft gel mixed with glitter to add some volume and interesting textures.
I love the effect you can get mixing glass glitter and art beads with gel! And you can use it on any surface - chipboards, metal, paper or add some sparkling texture through a stencil - there are so many possibilities!

I hope you like my work. Being in this team is such a dream come true for me...
Oh, and if you were curious - the group in the photo are my grandfather, my brother, I and my aunt. :)

And here's my video tutorial so you can follow step by step how I created today's layout:

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

There was something wrong... - mini collage or why so serious?

... that was quite clear. Indeed.
Sometimes a good picture is worth of thousand words, right?

I'm sure we all can relate to this feeling of creating something for pure fun, stretching your brain and fingers... or maybe just trying something new? And if you will include in the process great company, late evening and a lot of laughter, everything can happen!

What I have here is a top of metal tin, filled with a carefully selected and altered vintage photo ;) and a precious quote (which was cut out for me by my best friend from the old book).
I focused mostly on stamping, water coloring and adding a coat o Ice Resin... and you know what? It was the best time ever :)
And I will surely follow that path. Creating is about fun - and the more you have of it, the better!

For your reference - here is a selection of products I used - all from Mixed Media Place:

I wish you all a great, creative weekend!
Sending hugs

Friday, October 17, 2014

Heart To Heart

Hello, Dear Friends!
Are you having a good Friday? I know I am!
All thanks to the French Force from my Creative Team (a.k.a. Carole) who is presenting another stunning artwork today! :)

Hi! How are you, everyone?
I'm so happy to be posting here again! After so many magnificent artworks of my fellow Creative Team artists, this month I'd like to show you my layout made with Art Basics, Art Ingredients, and metal embellishements from Finnabair products!
I used a lot of sparkling Glitter and Mica Flakes!!! With Christmas approaching, I hope you will feel tempted to use these products in your works!

If you know me, you know I'm in love with the light, everythings that glitters, yellow & black color combo and... my daughter! She inspires me so much!!!
I really want to capture all the precious moments of our life in order to keep all the beautiful memories.

I am also passionate about photography and this summer I had the pleasure to photograph my daughter and her best friend Elia. During our photo shoot I really wanted to capture these moments of a budding friendship and their connection.

These two met two years ago and unfortunately, they can only meet during the summer. Hence the theme of my piece - distance and time can't break them away, their friendship is so strong.

And here's how I created my layout:

I started by taking a page from black Bazzill. I think black makes the photos stand out really well and works perfectly with the glitter and everything that sparkles.

I then cut and tore the pieces of paper in an irregular manner and I grouped them on two opposing sides of my page.

I created my layout and glued all the pieces.
I distressed the edges with black gesso to add some harmony and blend the pieces of paper with the background.

Then, I went for the all the sparkling things. I diluted soft matt gel with water, not too much, we don't want it to become too watery.

I shook my brush over my page to drop big drops and drips and before it dried, I covered them with glitter and mica flakes.

I dyed a piece of lace with Sorbet Color Bloom.
I also applied this Color Bloom onto my paper and I let dry. I used it later to draw there flowers and feathers.

I took some metal embellishments for decoration. I cut a leaf element in half with my scissors. I covered the edges with yellow and black acrylic paint. Finally, I applied the gel on the edges and I sprinkled it with glitter.

I finished by layering a few pieces of paper and lace under my hand-drawn flowers that I arranged around the photo of the girls.

I added my journaling with a white gel pen.

I wanted to create the sense of movement reflecting the two girlfriends walking forward!
I also wanted to make a contrast between the dark and the light, trying to make the most of the warm feeling of the picture provided by the glitter, yellow ink and the flowers.

I hope this page inspires you and makes you want to sprinkle your life with all that glitters!!!

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