Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scraps N Pieces - Design Team Member

Hello dear friends and followers!!

Long time no see...I have had a break from design teams for some time now but you know...when you have art and creativity flowing inside of you, you cannot resist it for too long. I needed a chance and a motive to start creating again and the Team of Scraps n' Pieces has given me this chance and I really appreciate that! Thank you very much, we are going to have lots of fun!!

While I was on holiday, I made this art journaling page out of "scraps and pieces" that I had in a small bag, which I call travel kit. The background was previously made (at home) by "Infusions". I got them a while back and I wanted to try them so I made some experiments, mixing colors and that color blast background, is the result. "Infusions" are quite unpredictable, I recommend them to people who are not very "neat", who like to get dirty and play around. I loved the outcome, the vibrant colors and the whole procedure!! I just dropped the powder and sprayed some water on top. There are many other ways to use them but we will figure it out in other projects ;)

Stay tuned for great challenges, lots of inspiration from the wonderful and very talented design team members and of course tutorials and step by step guidance to create your own masterpieces!!

Tomorrow there will be one more and final DT member reveal in Scraps 'n Pieces blog so don't forget to visit!!

See you soon!!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mixed media canvas, my 1st fairy girl!

Hello dear friends!

And here she is... my very first quilt fairy girl that has an actual face on haha!!!
And I love her soooo much!!! I can't even describe to you how much I enjoyed the process!!!! Visit Scarlet Lime and get a workshop by Christy Tomlinson! She is amazing, full of great ideas and just the style I love! Bold and happy!!

"Fairy girl"

And some details and close ups for you....

Thanks so much for visiting!!
See you soon ;)

Monday, October 3, 2016

"Cherish" guest designing for Scrap Africa

Hello dear friends!!

For some reason, this post stayed in the drafts since last December! But it's never too late to share your art :P

This is a layout featuring my DD Ioli. I was inspired by the sketch over at Srap Africa challenge blog where I was guest designing that month!


Here's some close-ups for good measure.

Mixed media canvas "it's the little things"...

Hello again!!

I am obsessed now with this lovely mixed media/collage canvases! They are so fun to play with and enjoy colours, pastes, papers, stamps, stencils and drawing as well!! It combines so many things that after you are done, you feel content!!!

Here is a canvas I made, this time I did some drawing and I sketched the tree by myself! 

"It's the little things"

I used washi tape to create the roof!! And a lovely fabric button with a heart! The numbers on it are rub ons!!

Thanks for visiting!! I hope I have inspired you a bit!!
Hugs from Greece!!!xo

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mixed media "she art" canvas-"start doing things you love"

Hello dear friends!!

Today I am sharing with you the "she art girl" I made. It is a small canvas 6x8 inches or 15x20 cm. You are going to see more of these as I just LOVE the creative process!!! It is so much fun!!! Again I must mention that I got inspired by talented Christy Tomlinson <3 !!

"Start doing things you love"

and some close ups!!!

This is a box for Ioli's school. The teacher asked for it so they can put their projects inside! Of course, I would never give her a plain craft box hahaha!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cute little mixed media houses!!

Hello dear friends!!

I just LOOOOVE cute little houses!!! These two are my 1st attempts to make some and I really enjoyed the procedure!!!

This one was made to decorate my daughter's school box. They use it to put their crafts inside. 

"House for Ioli's box"

So, a quick how to process:
  • Glue with decoupage glue scraps of paper. Green at the bottom and blue on top.
  • Use acrylic paint randomly (green & blue) and mostly on the edges of each cut piece of paper for shading.
  • Get your stamps and go crazy ;)
  • Use stensils and modeling paste to add texture,
  • cut out paper pieces to create your house and then use paint or markers for shading
  • Use some rub-ons randomly to decorate
  • last but not least, use black & white ball pens to highlight.
here are some close ups....

This is another little house which was made very plainly and quickly and was mostly done by my daughter under my guidance of course. It was for a school homework and it is more like an art journal page because it's made inside her school notebook :) The title is handwritten by her and it says "ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ" which means "school".

"Ioli's homework"

Thank you for visiting!!
hugs from sunny Greece!!xoxo

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mixed media door hanger!

Hello dear friends!

Today I will share with you the mixed media door hanger that I made for my two daughter's room!
"N" stands for Nefeli and "I" for Ioli (their ancient Greek names).

"Door hanger"

The base is a thick box cardboard that I cut out of a package box. I covered it it all with gesso, then I applied some modeling paste using some stensils, I sprayed several colors (dylusions) together with some water, I glued a few pieces of paper, did a lot of random stamping and in the end some doodling with black and white ball pens!!
Below you can see some close ups!
The letters are out of wood from Artemio.

Thanks so much for visiting!
hugs and kisses!!xoxo

Sunday, September 18, 2016

She art girls - mixed media canvas

Hello dear friends!!!

It's been a loooong time since I last blogged and I was worried that I would not remember how it's done anymore LOL!!!

So, I recently watched a few workshops on mixed media by Cristy Tomlinson and fell in love with her gorgeous "she art" girls! I love the bright, bold, happy palette she is using and all the fun techniques! So, here are my first attempts!!

"So very happy"

and the second one was an order from my daughter to create Elsa from "frozen" :P


Well, I've done a lot of mistakes like short legs or a big waist but practise makes you better so I guess I'll chat with you again soon ;)

Hugs & kisses from sunny Greece!!! <3 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Last project for Scrapiniec as GDT - "At Top Kapi" and NOV IAR Challenge

Hello dear crafters!

This is my last project as a guest designer for Scrapiniec. It was a great honor and I had a lot of fun playing with all the beautiful chipboard designs!! Thank you very much! This layout is devoted to Asica Panewka because her favorite color is lilac :) . For the background I used a stencil and 3 different shades of purple/lilac distress inks. The chipboard pieces were also painted with distress inks, white paint and stickles. I hope I have inspired you the last three months! Remember, there are no rules! Just let yourself free to create ART from your heart and have fun!! Hugs from Greece!!xoxo

p.s I am entering the IAR challenge as well! All roses are IAR!

"At Top Kapi"