Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Lucky father" - Scrapmatts

Today I am sharing a layout with a very special photo!!! Well it was taken 4 years ago but it is never too late to capture a moment of pure happiness and keep it forever!!! <3

Sketch by Angela Star for Scrapfriends!!

"Lucky Father"

All chipboard pieces are Scrapmatts, check out the blog post here to get the codes!!

I am also participating in "The studio" August challenge for using glitter!!!

Since I don't have a sewing machine yet, I used the Sew Easy tool to stitch on my layout!!! Very handy!!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
Have a nice day!!!xx

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tutorial time! Step by step mixed media layout! "Forget me not"

Hello again!!
As I promised, here is a step by step tutorial on how to create this vintage background!!

I always start by placing the stuff I want to use onto the paper to get an idea of how to usually changes in the end...haha Sketches are a GREAT help and inspiration!!!

I glued the papers down and then misted with brown and blue dylusions and let it drip...
Wipe off excess with toilet paper! (Always handy right??? lol)

Apply texture paste using a mask here and there...make sure it goes past your photo and won't be all covered up!

Place the photo to see where you need to stamp! I usually use a letter stamp for that!!

I decided to add some old book paper which I wrinkled and distressed!!

Take a mask or stencil and trace around it with versamark ink!!!

The results are impressive!! I used distressed embossing powder "walnut stain".

And some copper embossing....

The title by Scrapmatts, was also heat embossed with these 3 colors!!
The great thing about the versamark pen is that you have absolute control of where you need to emboss!!!

This Green Tara paper flower was stamped and splashed with mist!!

That's about it!!! I then started building my composition and gluing stuff around and VOILA!!!

"Forget me not"

I forgot to mention that my last act was to apply some gesso on the flowers and in random spots around the page!!

All flowers and laces are Green Tara! You can also see a a few beautiful clock pieces which are Scrapmatts!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial!
Have a nice creative day!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

"Forget me not" - Green Tara & OUAS!!!

"Forget me not"

Hello my lovely friends!!xx

Today I am sharing a special layout with you which is a tribute to my grandmother who is in heaven.
My composition and theme are based on the inspirational challenge by my sweet talented friend Nadia Cannizzo for Once Upon a Sketch!!

I have used many Green Tara amazing products (what else could I use for a special page??)
In the cluster below you can see a latte heirloom flower in the center and around it there are some cherry blossoms in blue, white & brown roses and a white lace flower!

The magnificent aqua damask is one of my favorites along with cherry blossoms in blue and creme, white paper flowers which I have painted, misted and stamped on, natural skeleton leaves and beautiful lace on the right!!

You can also see a a few beautiful clock pieces which are Scrapmatts!!!

"Guest book"

In Greece, as we are Orthodox Christians, we have many Christenings during summer so we use guest books at the Church so people can write their wishes for the baby!!

The cover is FULL of Green Tara goodies!!!

On the spine of the album I have attached some pleated organza ribbon and lace ribbon!

In the picture below you can see a dark rose rosette, a cute little pink butterflypaper flowers which I have stamped on, a pink rose, a small piece from the gorgeous diamante trim and a lace flower!
I have also placed a mauve lace ribbon vertically!

This turquoise tutu flower was just the right color for the cover paper! I have also used a pink lace flower and a white lace flower.

I hope you have enjoyed my post!!!
I will share a step by step on how I made this layout in a few days!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Beach fun" - Purple Pumpkin August sketch!!

Hello my dear friends!!

New month, new sketch, new inspiration by our wonderful design team over at Purple Pumpkin!!!

The papers are BoBunny Key Lime Deep Blue Sea Paper & Key Lime Notes Paper given to me from Enjoy Scrapping!!! Thank you soooo much Lena!!!xx 
I LOVE these colors!!!

Here is the new sketch by Debbie Burns !!!

I got inspired by the summer/sun themed challenge over at Simon Says and my scrapping magic fairy Ashli Oliver!!! 

"Beach fun"

The title and blue bubbles & swirl are by Scrapmatts!!

Below you can see a PP flair button, 2 tickets, and a crochet doily.

Below is a felt doily, felt flower, flair button and lots of washi tape!!

There is a pocket made out of vellum paper and washi tapes! I have put some twine on the tag so I can pull it out!!

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in the sidebar by midnight 31st of August 2013. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prizes!
$25 & 15$ to spend in the Purple Pumpkin shop - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw. Winner gets to Guest Design in a future month - once they have received their Purple Pumpkin product of course!

Thanks for visiting me today!!!
Enjoy Scrapping!!!