Friday, September 20, 2013

"Remember" - mixed media layout


Hello my friends!!
This is a layout I made about my grandmother and great-grandmother!!
The base is chipboard so I could easily play around with mixed media
 techniques, misting,stamping, heat embossing!!! Here in Greece, fall is
coming so I have used fall colors!!!

I have used this gorgeous new Scrapmatts chipboard Window CB5102, which I have covered with gesso, distress inks (orange, green, brown) and distress heat embossing powder in walnut stain! The word "Remember" and the swirls below my main cluster, were made the same way but instead of the embossing powder, I used crackle accents on top!!
I have also used a small pigeon painted white!

For my main cluster I have used the beautiful Green Tara Heirloom,
 a yellow rose, a few cherry blossoms, a rosetteloop trim,
natural jute and a white azalea!!

I have also used Purple Pumpkin fabric and wooden buttons, craft tag and crochet doilies!!

In this close up you can see a small brown rose and the
 gorgeous bud & bow in brown/ivory!

And a smaller cluster with roses, cherry blossom, a brown leaf, 
white paper flower, loop trim and burlap!!

This layout was based on the sketch by Liz Chidester for My creative scrapbook which I have reversed.

and I am also participating in the contest of a Greek online shop called Memories trend.

Thanks for visiting me today!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Fake photo smile" - Purple Pumpkin & TCR

Hello friends and followers!!!
A new month comes with a new sketch challenge from Purple Pumpkin!!!
And this time it is a very inspiring sketch because you can play with mixed media techniques to make the background!! Take a look at the sketch by Debbie Burns!!

 And my take on it....My DD Ioli was photographed at school and she is so cute with her "fake" photo smile haha I just had to scrap it!!!

"Fake photo smile"

see some close ups ...

My color inspiration was from "The color room" and this wonderful palette...

You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 30th of September 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!!!