Thursday, 30 April 2015

By the sea

I am not much of a scrapbooker but time by time I enjoy doing layouts! Here's what I came up with recently -

I took my inspiration from the Scrap Around the World April Challenge, here's their fantastic mood board (everything inspired me from it) -

I used Graphic 45 Paper (By The Sea Collection) for the base, like this one. It's so beautifully busy, isn't it!

I did stamping on my layout using these gorgeous stamps by Inkadinkado.

For the stenciling used Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste with TCW Stencil and also made a mixture of Sparkle Texture Paste (Egyptian Blue & Ocean Spray), Liquitex Light Modeling Paste and Liquitex Soft Body Teal Acrylic Paint, applied that with a painting knife here and there. Another stenciling with 3D Gloss Gel and Finnabair Chicken Wire Stencil. And then used loads of different Lindys Stamp Gang Ink Sprays and Cosmic Shimmer Mists. Glued some sand what I brought back with me from the beach and a bit of acrylic paint on top. When I was happy with all the background, and after adhering a tulle coloured with Ink Sprays, I sprayed a layer of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coat on top of all the paper. And then added all the embellishments & elements to bring it to 'life'!!

Here are some close-ups too:

Amazing jellyfish! We spotted it and some others while having a walk on the beach!:)

I gessoed the Finnabair Metal Flowers, then some touches of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste and Shimmer Mist. And Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating for the protective layer!

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Thanks a lot for your visit and a comment, appreciate it!!!


Monday, 27 April 2015


Hello there,

Scrap Africa Blog has such a cosy atmosphere where you just have to go back and participate. This time the challenge is about using pencils. Great! I used my Faber-Castell watercolour pencils. The watercolour paper what I used measures around 15 x 21 cm. I went over on my drawn/painted cowslip slightly with graphite pencils as I couldn't manage to get those wanted details done otherwise. Then stuck it on a Tim Holtz paper and added a few Artemio Brads. Another paper at the back and Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating was the last thing to use on this card to give it a protective layer!
I certainly need to practice more using those watercolour pencils (and to get some more green shades!!) but I'd say it came out quite effective!
Cowslips are such a pretty flowers, these beauties remind me of my childhood ... !

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All the best,

Saturday, 25 April 2015

For you, sis!

Hello, how are you,

A lot people admire Gustav Klimt's art, including my dear sis. I don't love his art. I may just fancy a bit but ... except the nudity part. Not my thing. But I do like the metallic colours and all the different shapes though. And that's about it. But as my sis loves his art ... and I am in the mood of card making this week, so one Klimt style card (8 x 8 in) it will be for my darling. She could even frame it!!! The card came out fairly simple but I believe she will hold it dear. I took my inspiration from 'The Kiss'.

'The Kiss'

I stuck together two kraft papers, then gessoed the surface, added with a painting knife some Graphite Texture Paste and later on brushed the whole paper with Rustic Chalky Finish Paint. And from there started to add all the other colours and stenciling and a few embellishments. These black blocks are baked using a FIMO Soft Clay!!

Some close-ups: 

Popping my card to:

Thanks a million for stopping by!