Δευτέρα, 30 Μαΐου 2011

Last week my daughter had her annual ballet performance. The show was extravagant,a great success. The girls were very happy - they were shining-, the choreographies spirited and the music superb! All in all a very good show.

I HAD to make a layout of the performance, so here it is :


I was inspired by Nadia's sketch and I used the following:

- Glimmer mists and glimmer glam for the background
- Grunge letters painted with both glimmers and acrylic paint
- Prima flowers
- Hero Arts butterfly stamp painted with mists
- Paper from Creative Imaginations

Κυριακή, 29 Μαΐου 2011

I absolutely LOVE diaper cakes!

They are cute, fun to make and a big surprise for the recipient. You see, I live in Greece, where diaper cakes are still considered an "artistic innovation".

This one is for twin girls - Να σας ζήσουν - so I had to multiply everything by two. As a consequence, I had limited space, so in order to recompensate its simplicity, I made the base a wall hanging for the babies' room. I had to keep the 3D elements at a minimal as the page should be flat to be a sturdy base.

As for blur on the tag, I used it to cover the name of the person that makes the gift.



Τετάρτη, 25 Μαΐου 2011

Hi bloggers! Today I want to share a mini I made the other day using some art journaling techniques. The tutorial was by Heidi Kelley, and found about it through Eleni Gratsia's blog.

I love paints and sprays and I never lose a chance to buy and of course use a new color. The tutorial was about shimmerz but I do not have any (still waiting....- yeah of course I bought some or more...). Instead I used color washes and some glimmer glam, acrylic paint and oil pastels. The cover is lacking its title as I cannot find any at the moment(if you have any ideas you are welcome) and I photographed my first page before I added the journaling as it is rather personnal.




Τετάρτη, 18 Μαΐου 2011

As everybody else, the last few days I had issues with blogger and could not post anything on my blog. Of course it is blogger's fault and not mine ( and has nothing to do with the fact that I was spending every single moment with my new mix media project!!!!) Ha, ha....

So, the mini book I will post today has been made a while ago. I mostly used the Once upon a Springtime paper pack that I bought from Lena, but also Fairyopolis cards, the new amazing art stamps from Studio 2 mers (I have almost all their papers and stamps- check them out they make art). What is not visible in the pictures is that most of the stamps are stamped in an intermediate acetat page and painted with a brush using Tim Holtz's alcohol inks. The result is really good!







That's all for now - off to work my art journal.

Τρίτη, 3 Μαΐου 2011


As the mother's day is approaching, I want to show you the mini I made for my mum.

I wanted to give her a means to identify herself as an individual and not as a mum or wife etc. So, every page is an envellope and contains a tag that prompts her to write about herself.

The mini has a minimal decoration , as I wanted to leave space for her favorite pictures as well as for more journaling. Nevertheless, I have used tons of glimmer mists, spray paints and of course gesso everywhere, to achieve the shabby look . The papers are from Prima and all the rest from my stash.

Sorry for not showing the tags but they are rather personnal, and I forgot to get a picture before the journaling. You have to take my word that they are complementing the mini, as I used many hybrid scrapbooking techniques to create them!



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