Σάββατο, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

I just love the vintage style!

Last night I was playing with a tag. I was in a dark mood as my uncle passed away, a fact that always makes people think about life, its purpose etc. I had already made my art journal entry, so I decided to play with distress reinkers and an #8 size manilla tag. I added some glimmer mists, mica pigments and clear crackle paint and the background was ready.

The embossed tree is from Craft Concepts, the lamppost is from Sfragidomania the letters are from grungeboard inked and then treated with UTEE. The birds are a Tim Holtz stamp on grungeboard pierced and embossed and the metal part from my stash.

So here it is, unfortunately in a rather dark picture, as the weather here is stormy and I did not have enough natural light. The real tag is even better, but as I wanted to submit it in Simon Says Stamp & Show, it will have to suffice.




Τετάρτη, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Just a short post to thank the Simon Says Stamp and Show team who chose my work to "join the elite club of vintage artists" as they say!
In short words, I made top 3! Thanks a lot girls, I will display the badge proudly.

Τρίτη, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

If you like this cute stamp, pop over Sylvia Zet's blog. She is starting a new venture of digi stamps . They are so cute - I think that you will like them!

Κυριακή, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

One of my favorite passtimes is to search e-bay and etsy for scrapbooking findings: metal charms, yarns, paraphernalia- different kind of embellishments. If you are patient you can find very nice items that stand out from the ones that large scrapbooking companies sell. The only problem is that shipping costs are high and that they are usually sold in large quantities.

As you have already understood , I am a hoarder, so I have gathered a lot of "little treasures" that not only need storage but will also have no chance to be used. So I decided to offer them to other scrapbookers at a low price, before I resell them at ebay or Etsy.

If you want any of the following sets, please email me with the set no and your prefered way of payment ( paypal, postal order or bank deposit)

Μια αγαπημένη ενασχόληση είναι οι βόλτες στο ebay και το etsy, για να ανακαλύψω διακοσμητικά για το scrapbooking: charms, νήματα, παλιά βιβλία ή παρτιτούρες κλπ. Με πολύ υπομονή βρίσκεις πολύ όμορφα πραγματάκια, τελείως διαφορετικά από τα τυποποιημένα των εταιριών scrapbooking. Το μόνο πρόβλημα είναι ότι έχουν ακριβά μεταφορικά και ότι πωλούνται σε μεγάλες ποσότητες.

Όπως θα έχετε καταλάβει, δεν μπορώ να συγκρατηθώ, οπότε έχω μαζέψει πολλά πραγματάκια, πού και πιάνουν χώρο αλλά και δεν θα προλάβω ποτέ να τα χρησιμοποιήσω όλα! Έτσι αποφάσισα να τα διαθέσω σε άλλες scrapbookers σε χαμηλή τιμή, πριν τα μεταπουλήσω στο ebay ή στο etsy.

Αν ενδιαφέρεστε για κάποιο σετ στείλτε μου email στο elfpan@yahoo.com, γράφοντας το αριθμό του σετ, την ποσότητα και τον τρόπο πληρωμής που σας βολεύει (paypal, αντικαταβολή ΕΛΤΑ ή κατάθεση σε τράπεζα)





Παρασκευή, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

The project was to create a gift folder that would keep two family pictures. At first I planned to cut cardstock folders, layer them with patterned paper and put the photos inside. But (alas!) after choosing and cutting both cardstock and patterned paper, I changed my mind and decided to play with stamps and inks.
I believe that it was worth it, as the result is more gift-like. So, I made 3-pages booklets, with different page lenghts and decorated white cardstock to serve as photo background. I used transparent photo corners to hold the photos so that if someone wanted to remove the photo would be left with an artistic album.
Most of the stamps are from Tim Holtz, some are from Bo bunny and Crafty Individuals. The inks are of course distress inks and most of the pages are full of UTEE.






I believe that Simon Says Stamp Challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show read my mind when they posted this week's challenge, so I will play along.