czwartek, 15 marca 2018

Be brave

Today is my turn to bring you an Inspirational post over at Stamps and Stencils
inspired by the current challenge theme Wax Lyrical.

Although I am not an expert in this field I would like to show you that anyone could play with wax, even not having special, fancy tools!
I can guarantee you great fun!
Pop over to the main blog  to see how I made this card.

There is still plenty of time  for you to enter our current challenge and we hope you will join us.        

wtorek, 6 marca 2018

Mums the Word

Today is the start of another new challenge at Try it on Tuesday  so I hope you will join us there for a 'Mums the Word Challenge'.
First thing to do is to visit TIOT to see what the rest of the team have made and also to check on our rules to be sure you are following them.

My take on the theme is a card I made for my Mum. 
Let's hope she will enjoy it ;))
As usual you can follow some of my stages in the process:

I started with making backgrounds from some scraps I have die cut from some rests of paper.

Next I've given it a good wash of heavy gesso.

Then I put some platinum crackle texture paste, when it was dry it was distressed  with brown ink.

I stamped the background with a crackle stamp, then I started to built the focal point.

To finish my card off I added some flowers, leaves, some moss, die cuts and metal embellishments.
I also added some colour with Dylusions paints.

I am also linking my card to:
mix it up: make your own background
vintage journey: treasure - lots of treasured things used here beginning from a resin frame, a metal bow, old turquoise earrings, some moss picked up in the forest and dried etc..
creative artiste mixedmedia: challenge 36

czwartek, 1 marca 2018

Wax Lyrical

Hi! It is March 1 today so we start a new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils.
Sue is our host for this month and she has chosen the theme:
For this challenge she wants to see some wax on your projects, whether it's just dribbled, melted and then stamped into or a wax embellishment as long as you include some stamping or stencilling the choice is yours ! 

I have to make a confession. I didn't have any idea for my piece at all.
Suddenly I remembered the old play-reading liquid wax to tell smb future.
I didn't hesitate at all and melted a candle. Then I just poured the liquid to the cold water in a bowl. You can see the result here:

I thought it looked like a flower so I decided to give it a go.

 The flower was painted with black and old gold acrylic paints and partly covered with glitter. 

I decided to place it on a tag from craft paper, earlier stenciled with gold paint.

More stenciling with brown Distress ink.

I also added some text stamping and finished the tag off with some black, textil stickers. 

sobota, 24 lutego 2018


Hello Everyone,

Today, I am super excited to be Guest Designer at Inkspirational Challenge Blog.

This time they have beautiful photo to inspire your creativity.

As a coffee lover I was more than happy to make a tag reflecting the picture.
The background is made of acrylic paints put through the stencil.
Next I collaged some images and metal parts.

Pls visit the main blog for amazing projects by Design Team and more details about  the challenge.

I 'm also linking this to Tag Tuesday where the theme is 'Use a quote'.
Although I' m not sure if the saying can be called a quote :)

wtorek, 20 lutego 2018


For the next two weeks our new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesday is 
We are looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme.
You can use any style or medium for your entry ...
so come along, join us in the fun. .
Please pop over to the main blog to get inspired by our fabulous DT works.

                                          Pop this on your blog to find us fast!

My take on the theme this time is a piece of mail art.
Hope you like it!

wtorek, 6 lutego 2018

Love is in the Air

Today is the start of the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday.
Our theme is Love is in the Air and we hope to see lots and lots of this theme's rendering.
As always what you make, the style, materials and mediums you use
 is entirely up to yourselves.

Pop this on your blog to find us fast!

This time I decided to alter a cardboard tea box to make a proper container for Valentine's treat. 

 Started with collaging some piece of scrap paper.

 Then I used 3 colours of acrylic mousse  to unify the background.

Added some texture stamping.

I embellished my box with a stamped heart, atiny flower and some moss.
The closing on the back is made with a metal badge and a piece of magnet.




czwartek, 1 lutego 2018

Off to Collage


Hi there! I'm very exciting today as  it is my debut as a designer over at Stamps and Stencils.

                                                            Stamps and Stencils

Our theme for this month is ,,Off to Collage''.
Cec is hosting the challenge and that is what she wants us to do:
No I am not sending you to school but thought it might be fun this month to make a collage. You can use any substrate such as canvas, corrugated cardboard, wood, or canvas boards for instance and add any items to it as long as you include some stamping and/or stenciling.

My take on the theme is an altered leaflet. I liked the shape of it  and decided to make a hanger for my friend who is a devoted angler.

I started with making a template on tracing paper.

Next I prepared some pieces of coloured and stamped paper.

I fussy cut the stripes.

Then I made fins from corrugated cardboard, some gills and an eye.

Almost completed....

To finish my fish off I added some gold texture paste through the stencil.

I also outlined the elements with Inktense pencil, added a black button for an eye and mounted the fish on a frame.

I am also linking this to:

Moo-mania: inspired by a song I was inspired by Beyond the Sea (From "Finding Nemo") by Robbie Williams.