Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Beautiful", a layout just because....!!!!!!

Hello my dear friends!!
It has been a loooong time since I made something just for fun! I went to a crop last Saturday with my crazy, Greek, SUPER talented, scrapbooking friends and had lots of creating fun!!!

Usually, when I go to crops, I always have a DT project to make BUT not this time as I am in no DTs anymore. I am taking a break ;). So, I found a nice sketch over at sketchabilities to play with and a lovely moodboard at Scrapmemory so here is the outcome....

"Beautiful"




Material list:
13@rts mediums and mists!
Scrapmatts chipboard small words and hearts.

This is a "My Creative Scrapbook" kit May 2013. Lovely Pam Rangel had sent it to me when I won a challenge at their blog!! Thanks Pam, you are always very generous!! <3


With this layout , I am also entering the challenge at "The studio challenges"

Thank you for visiting!!!
Hugs from Greece!!!
xoxo

Friday, March 6, 2015

"Flower girl" for Scrapbook Magazine.

Hello dear friends!
Here is another layout created for "Scrapbook Magazine" loaded with flowers as it has a Spring theme and of course I was inspired by this lovely photo of my daughter Ioli!!
Here is the small article...

"Hello from sunny Greece! I am lucky enough to live in Greece as it is sunny most of the year and spring comes very early! I always take advantage of the beautiful weather and go out on the fields for a good photo shooting! The conclusion is that my titles are always inspired by the photo and what it captures. In this case my inspiration was the flowers on the background. However, inspiration could also come if you captured an event, something that was said or done in the specific moment or even a feeling. After all, Scrapbooking is about capturing moments in time and telling the stories.  The photo was not only inspiring about the title but the colours too! I have used mainly yellow and green as the field was full of daisies!! Happy scrapping!"

"Flower girl"

Material list:
Papers:Prima and Creative Imaginations
Flowers, wooden elements, die cuts: Prima
Lolipop flower and trim: Green Tara
Letter stickers: American Crafts
Gesso white & black, modeling paste: 13arts
Stencil: The Crafter's workshop
Mists: Tattered Angels & Studio Calico

Tips:
-Use bottle caps to make circles on the background
-If the person in the photo is looking towards one direction, make your composition in such a way that it goes with the flow.
-try to expand the background of the photo like I did with the flowers
-Use white gesso on the edges of the photo and on the ebmellies to tone down the bright colours
-crumple the papers behind the photo for depth and texture.

Thanks for visiting!
Have a nice day!!
xoxo

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"A day in the life" for Scrapbook magazine

Hello dear friends!!
This is yet another layout I created for the "Scrapbook magazine" back in April using a photo that my sweet editor Lindsey Bexon has sent me. (thanks Lindsey!!)

"A day in the life"

And some close ups.....





Material list:
Papers: Free papers included in the issue
Gesso, modeling paste: 13arts
mists: Ranger dylussions
flowers: Prima
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop
Paints: Faber Castell Gelatos
Ink: Stazon
Stamp: Glitz
Fabric buttons & washi tape: Purple Pumpkin
Thread

Thanks for visiting!!
I'll be back soon for more!!
Have a nice scrappy day!!
Vicky

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Spring is in your smile" DT work for scrapbook magazine

Hello dear friends!!!

I am happy and honored as this layout made it to the cover of "Scrapbook magazine" in the UK!!!
The photo does not belong to me. It was sent to me by my editor for the "get the cover look" theme!!


"Spring is in your smile"

Materials list:
Papers: BoBunny
Mists: 13@rts (Aeeyda)
Flowers: Green Tara & Prima
Leaves: I am roses
Crochet doily, washi tape, fabric button: Purple Pumpkin.
Punches: Martha Stewart
Stamp: Glitz
Ink: Ranger distress ink.

Thank you soooo much for visiting!!!xx
Hugsss from Greece!!xo


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Be Jolly"

Hello dear friends!!!

I hope everyone is having a great time with your loved ones!!

This is my first post after 7 months of absence....
I want you to know that I am very well, spending time with my family. I am having a break from scrapbooking for personal reasons and this is why I did not renew any of my design team terms.

However, I still have a contract with Practical Publishing for the magazine "Scrapbook Magazine" UK and there are some layouts that I have not posted on by blog. I can only post them after publication.

This is one I made last year (November 2013) but it is seasonal and I thought it is a good opportunity to share it with you now!

"Be Jolly"


Materials list:
Papers, Chipboard Stickers, die cuts: My Mind's Eye
Sticker letters:  American Crafts Thickers
Flowers: Petaloo
Stars, trims, red metal heart: Green Tara
Mist: Dylusions by Ranger
Glimmer glam: Ranger
Stamps: Glitz, Sodalicious
Ink: Stazon
Sketch by Emma Stafrace

Here are a few tips,

Tip: For an impressive look, cut your photo into 3 segments and mount them on paper mats. Make sure you choose an appropriate photo.

Tip: Create a banner across your page and write up your journaling opposite the main cluster.

Tip: If you want your splashes to be bold, use a brush, dip it into glimmer glam and flick randomly on the page. You can also use a pipette/dropper.

Tip: Use background stamps randomly to fill empty spots around your page.

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Thank you for having a look, I have missed blog-posting and all your lovely comments!!!

Have a nice evening and see you soon!!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Altered gift box for 13@rts!!!

Hello my friends!!!

Today I will share with you a transformation I did on a gift box.
It is nice to experiment and transform something dull into something interesting, impressive and beautiful!!!

"Altered gift box"

Step by step:

Let me explain what I did.
1. I started by painting the whole box with white gesso.
2. After that, I used a stencil and applied modeling paste.
3. Then misted 3 different colours and some water. When you spray the water, move the box left and right or up and down to let the colours mix!
4. Next step is to stamp a nice background shape ( I used a text stamp) with a solvent ink.
5. Splash randomly some drops of black mist or paint.
6. Cover the whole box with 13arts silver glitter (I LOOOOOVE this thing)
6. Use a sponge and black ink on all the edges of the box to give definition.
7. Decorate using 13arts chipboard frames, flowers, stems, bling and die cuts!!!!!

I believe that the procedure is quite simple and I hope you will all give it a try!!! Believe me when I say that it is very liberating ;)  !!!!!!!!!!

And some close ups,



Friday, April 25, 2014

Technique check-in for 13@rts


Hello wonderful friends and followers!!

 We are all searching for fun and inexpensive ideas to create our own unique embellishments. One great idea is to use bottle tops! You can find them in craft stores or use the ones you have at home after gently opening a bottle.
 There are so many different ways you can use them! You can make little cute magnets, jewelry pendants or just use them as accents to your layouts, mini albums and of the page projects. You can flatten them or leave them bulky in order to put little bits inside! My layout has a shabby chic style so I will show you how to make it.

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 Step by step
1. I don’t like too bulky embellies so I used my big shot to flatten it. Close all tabs of the multipurpose platform, place the bottle top with the flat side down and use just one cutting plate on top. If you don't have a machine, lay your bottle top with the pointy bits down on a wooden cutting board and give it a few gentle taps with a hammer.


2. Use an one inch punch and cut a paper circle
 

3. Use glue or gel medium to attach the paper on the background
   

4. Place a small charm inside & cover it all with glossy accents
 

5. While still wet, poor inside some micro bids and glitter randomly then let aside to dry
 


"Snow fun"

Designer tips:
-Use the die cuts of the paper collection you are working with and sew them together to create impressive banners!
-Tear your papers apart randomly by hand in a way that the white core is showing. You achieve a great distressed shabby chic look!
-Use two different fonts for interest and contrast.
-To create the small pink circles, I dipped a small paper spool into acrylic paint.

"Snow fun"
Material list:
All papers, die cuts, flowers: 13@rts
Gesso, modeling paste, acrylic paints, gel medium, silver & glass microspheres, mists: 13@rts

Thanks for visiting!!
Happy Scrapping!!!xx

Monday, February 10, 2014

"Timeless" - 13@rts


Hello dear friends and followers!!xx
It was my turn to participate in 13@rts monthly challenge and here are the rules:

Love in Timeless colours

An artwork with Timeless colors and valentine (or love) accents.
Your artwork should contain:
- Orange and navy blue should be main colors (no more than 30% of your artwork should be filled with other colors)
- You mustn't use pink and red colors
- Use at least one medium.

And here is my take on the challenge...

"Timeless"

and some close ups...





Materials used:

Monday, February 3, 2014

"Adventure" for 13@rts

Hello lovely friends and followers!!

Today I will share with you a layout that I made inspired by a sketch from MCS desined by Liz Chidester. I wanted to play with my new mists, black gesso and paint that, sweet and generous Aida Domisiewicz sent me!!! So I have chosen to use blue, pink, bordeaux, black and silver! Here is the outcome.....

"Adventure"


The circles were done using black gesso!! And I am totally in love with the glitter silver paint!!! It also comes out in gold!!!! It is so easy to apply just by using a paint brush!! The look is really impressive!!




Materials used:
Scrapmatts chipboard title

Sketch:



Thanks for visiting!!
Happy Scrapping!!!xx