I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Layers of leaves

Good evening, how are you,

A couple of hours ago I finished up one nature themed card. Very simple! Basically just cutting and sticking plus a bit of heat embossing and stamping. I made it for the Berry 71 Bleu October Challenge where we have to use orange, brown and gold, and incorporate layers of leaves. 

Under the Kaisercraft Botanica Collectables are some Acetate Golden Leaf Stickers which I think suit lovely for this card. The papers are by DCVW and 7 Dots Studio. I believe the chipboard I got from 7 Dots Studio Online Shop, what I just heat embossed in gold. And wired metallic ribbon to add some glamour for the card!!! I love that ribbon because you can just bend it how you wish!







Thanks a lot for your visit,
Kris

Thursday, 22 October 2015

A quirky postcard

Good afternoon, I got a feeling of creating something summery and sweet, so I made one quirky looking postcard for fun  - for my darling sister! I hope she will have a giggle or two and gobbles up all that yummy chocolate what goes with it.
I have those cool stamps Summer Love by Cosmo Cricket which I never even used, so these were perfect for that postcard.






Entering this to - 

Craft Stamper Take It Make it October Challenge -  (I used Ink, Paint, Collage, Paper)

October Challenge:

'Take A Technique' 

Use one or more of the following processes in your art: 

Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper

(and include stamping somewhere!)

All the best,
Kris

Monday, 19 October 2015

Miss You

Good afternoon,
A mixed media card to share with you. For the background I used Dylusions Acrylic Paints (great because they are waterproof!), Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Inks (another plus because they are waterproof too and leave a honey like shine), Silks (for a little shimmer) and Schmincke Watercolours (and you just have no other option than to love them with the bottom of your heart!). Did a tiny collaging too and stamping of course! The chipboard letters are inked too. That Stampers Anonymous Stamp is so unique, don't you think. What a great design!








Entering my card to -

Take It Make It October Challenge: Take A Technique 

October Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 

Use one or more of the following processes in your art: 
Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper
(and include stamping somewhere!)



All the best!

Friday, 16 October 2015

''Climb over the obstacles.''

Hello,
some crispy cold mornings already over here, an extra cup of tea and it's all good!
I tend to stock up those 8 x 8 round canvases, very handy and I just like them very much. And here I have an abstract painting to show you. It has two of my favourite colours - dark grey and orange.
I used four different paints - Sennelier Abstract Neutral Grey and Mars Black; Distress Paint Hickory Smoke, Decoart Chalky Finish Paint New Life and Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Ink Flame Orange.
With the help of a painting knife I scraped some of the paint off to get a tiny bit of extra texture. More paint on top and a quick spray of gloss varnish. Then poured on the grey paint, sprayed some water, tilted it here and there and let that to dry overnight. Did the orange ink circle and glued on (using Heavy Gloss Gel Medium) the vintage flat buttons and I like it how it is, a bit bizarre and ... beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it. Cheers.





Thursday, 8 October 2015

Laugh

Hi, how are you, I have been quiet quite some time already. You know yourself if you have a family and home to take care of, sometimes you will not have that extra time to sit down and create! But yesterday I managed to finish one vintage style card. I took my inspiration from the current challenge over at ARTastic Challenge Blog. I got inspired from the pink flowers and that green chalky colour.
I started by printing the vintage roses on a gloss photo paper, then cut the sides, and inked the card here and there to get the old look. But instead of a dauber I used a natural sponge instead. That gave a totally different effect. Beautiful. Then I added a couple of layers (6 to be precise!) of Mod Podge Antique Matte to get a bit of that yellowish tint. Took a kraft paper, did some clear heat embossing for texture and painted the page with chalky paint, on it stencilling with Super Heavy Gloss Gel and coloured it green with chalk inks. Ripped the page in pieces and took some paint off from here and there by placing a tape on top and pulling it off quickly. And then I just put the layers together. From the other papers I used Tim Holtz idea-ology Crowded Attic and 7 Dots Studio Lost and Found.





Here's the print inked before I added the Mod Podge.




And here is the October inspiration, painting ,,The Green Parasol,, by E Philips Fox -




Thanks a million for popping by,
Kris