Κυριακή, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Art journaling is a topic I always wanted to explore but was intimidated. So my hubby enrolled me in an art journaling class - not exactly a beginner's one. The first lesson was about sprays but although I ordered mine last week, they have not arrived yet. Fortunatelly the next lesson was "Acrylics". As you can imagine, I have spent all weekend playing with acrylics!


Κυριακή, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2010

It was a commission on such a short notice. A wish book for a baby boy that is having his first birthday party. The idea behind it was to preserve his grandparents', godfather's and other family member sayings on their own handwriting. It is so moving!

When I talk to my daughter about my own beloved grandmother, I wish I had something like this. Something written from her own hand just for me. I only have a recipe! LOL!

I think that hubby would say that I am being overdramatic.... So, here is the mini:

I used Sliekje stamps, my promarkers and distress inks. Tons of glitter and glossy accents. And of course the binding is by Bind-it-all.






I will submit it to :

- Sweet Stamping
- The Secret crafter
- Teddy Stampers

Πέμπτη, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2010



The idea came from Elina Koutsouradi. The challenge was to use only one paper, either plain or designer.

It is a real challenge, as we tend to rely heavily on the different products the scrapbooking companies offer in abundance.

So, I started with a plain white canson paper and used the baby-wipe technique with Tim Holtz's distress inks. I distressed the edges with Cat's eye chalk and used some copper embossing powder for the border. Finally I sprayed with glimmer mists.

Usually, I built a page around a photo. This time I did the opposite. This is a picture of sunset as seen by our balcony in Crete island.

I needed some summer embellishments, but I had nothing good enough. So I used a combo of free digis and I painted with Promarkers.

Behind the photo is a tag - sorry I forgot to take a picture- with my journaling.

Τρίτη, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2010

I just realised that I have post nothing, NOTHING since September.

I am not idle- far from that- but all my creations are gifts, that cannot be uploaded at the time I make them and I forget to upload them later!

So, checking my photo archives of October, here is a door sign I made for my daughter:




The other side of the star says "Enter" and is usually the case (thanks God she is still 7)!



This is a card was made for a classmate of my daughter's who is having a party. I used this super cute little dragon from Dustin Pike. He is one of my favorites!






I have many more to show you, but I am so tired from work, that I will postpone it for some other time!