Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Round paper mache box

Hello there, how are you?
A rather quick post today but I think I can almost finally say that I am back to my routine of making some arts & crafts which I dearly missed.

I had my eye from the beginning of the month on scrapki-wyswaniowo june challenge which is Damask themed. I have Damask Stamps & Damask Stencil ... so I didn't want to miss that challenge! I altered a paper mache round box.

These beautiful stamps what I used are Distressed Damask Stamps which are from Tim Holtz Collection by Stampers Anonymous.

Also linking this to Berry 71 Bleu Stamp it Up - June Challenge

Thanks a lot for popping in,

Saturday, 6 June 2015

The carrots

Hello there,
I've noticed that a lot of people like to draw faces and humans. Me too - NOT!;) I enjoy drawing other stuff ... like still life ... like flowers and ... carrots for example!
I was thinking to make it striking and yet simple, so one white A4 heavyweight paper and different sizes PITT Artist Black Pens did the job. Now will have to find the frame and a suitable spot on the wall.
At first I just quickly sketched the carrots with a pencil (as seen below), then with PITT Artist Pens and finally did some dot-drawing too.

Hope you like 'The carrots' as much as I do.

Popping my drawing to -

Creative Gym - Exercise #8 - Drawing

Thanks a million for stopping by,

Friday, 5 June 2015

Never give up on a dream just because ...

Hi, how are you,
I got to be a Guest Designer over at Scrap Africa Challenge Blog. That was great! Thanks Denise!
I made a card for it -

From the papers I used my ever so favourite craft paper, glamorous BASICGREY Grand Bazaar Collection and also its chipboard stickers. You can also spot KAISERCRAFT Art of Life Die Cut Images.

I started on a 8 x 8 craft paper, stenciling (TCW) with Daler Rowney Texture Paste mixed with different acrylic paints and then the splatters with Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Mists, watered down Distressed Paint and finally my favourite - the light grey splatters - a mixture of Distressed Paint (ice bruce) and Liquitex String Gel! It still looks like it's wet! 
Do you love that Tim Holtz Metal Arrow too, it gives such a nice effect to the card, I think!

I covered the (Dovecraft) frame with Finnabair Graphite Texture paste, then I used some Distress Paint, Cosmic Shimmer Silver Mist and later on sprayed some Gloss Varnish on top.

I was gathering ideas for a while what would I add for the inside of the frame windows, so Finnabair Stamp got my vote to be in the middle. I just simply stamped the image on a craft paper, cut out the right size and glued it behind the frame, then poured in Glossy Accents on top for a bit of that glass window effect.

This 'made to match' bottle cap was done in a simple way. Stick the Epoxy Dot on a paper, cut it out and then glue it on a bottle cap!:)

Have a look at their current Sketch Challenge and play along!

All the best,