April 22, 2016

A Fork In The Road - art journal page *with video

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm Hosting the Finnabair blog with an art journal page.

 Life is full of forks in the road filled with the need to make new decisions. That’s what makes life so interesting and that's what today's page is about.
The whole project is based in the center of a chipboard piece, which is the focal point where all the possible choices begin. Τhe end of each wire leads to a different option and all together are twisted together back in the center where all began.

I wanted to keep it muted, not too colorful, so I chose the Metallique Acrylic Paint - Black Berry ( I so love this color!!! ) with a little bit of Vintage Rose and Light Patina.
I also used a tiny amount of Rust Mica Powder, as well some of the Frozen Lake Mica powder here and there. I love how they blend together all the different textures.

For the background I used the Alpha Stencil as well some beautiful background stamps.
To add more texture I used two different Art Ingredients: Bronze Micro Beads and Black Mica Flakes. And for the tittle I used a sticker from the 7Dots Studio Nature Walk collection.

I like using wire in my projects and this time I had so much fun twisting different pieces, securing them with the stapler, I even created a tiny fork with it. I used the 3D Gloss Gel to glue it down and a Mini Hardware screw to decorate it - it looks so cute!

So here is my video with the whole process, I hope you will enjoy it :)

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty weekend!

April 17, 2016

art journal page #10 - Explore

Happy Sunday dear friends!
Today I'm sharing some fun techniques at my art journal for ColourArte.

For this projects I used:

ColourArte products

Other products:
  • rice paper
  • grey embossing powder
  • glue inkpad
  • black inkpad
  • thread
  • butterfly stamp
  • Finnabair background Stamps
  • Finnabair Alpha Stencil
  • 2Crafty Chipboard circle panel
  • craft glue

So, let's get started!

1. Place the stencil and apply with a spatula all three colors of 3D Radiant Gels. Let it dry.

2. Spray water in the H2Os jars and wait about 5 minutes. Glue the chipboard pieces and use a paintbrush to paint with the Twinkling Watercolors. Spray some water to help the paint flow and let it dry.

 3. Use  the rice paper, embossing powder and glue inkpad to make a butterfly embellishment. Glue it down with some thread with the craft glue.

4. Use the background stamps all over the page and glue your title. 

 During the process my little helper -7 y.o. Maria- followed the steps and made her own page at her journal. Isn't that cute? I really enjoyed her company and sharing with her all the fun :)

Here is mine :)

I hope you got some ideas and learned new fun techniques!
Maybe you will share the fun of creating with your kids too :)

Have a lovely crafty day!

April 16, 2016

'Escape' canvas *with video

Hello scrappy friends!
Displaying MTW-201604.jpgI feel very honored to be a guest designer at More Than Words challenge blog!
Thank you so much for the invitation, I really appreciate it!

I created a canvas inspired by the lovely April moodboard and used the word 'escape' as the challenge required...

I got inspired not only by the beautiful colors of the moodboard, but also the flowers and the black and white tree and tried to incorporate all these elements on my project.
Displaying MTW-201604.jpg I therefor used flowers in many colors, a chipboard tree which I painted black and white, wooded sticks, as well a keyhole, out of which all the flowers 'Escape'...  I love how they peek through the rusty metal keyhole, as to represent the beauty of  nature escaping from an enclosed secret garden.

...and of course I made especially for MTW fans a video
on how I used many mixed media techniques on my canvas to make the background crackle and shimmer, layers upon layers of different colors and products to add depth and texture.

I hope you will enjoy it :)

Here are some details

Displaying MTW-201604.jpg

Displaying MTW-201604.jpg


Finnabair  - White Crackle Texture Paste 
Finnabair - White Sand Texture Paste
Finnabair - Graphite Texture Paste
Finnabair - Art Stones and Mini Art Stones
Finnabair - White Heavy Gesso
Finnabair - Heavy Black Gesso
Finnabair - 3D Matte Gel
Finnabair - Melange Art Pebbles
ColourArte - Primary Elements 
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Black Embossing powder and Sprays
2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Escape', Skeleton Tree, Corner Rachel's, Turkish Lattice Panel

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!

April 3, 2016

Shaker Twin Atcs ***with video

Happy Sunday!
Today I'm sharing a couple of twin ATCs I created for ColourArte.

For this project I used...

ColourArte products
Other products:
  • White Heavy Gesso
  • Black Gesso
  • 3D Gloss Gel
  • rice paper
  • grey embossing powder
  • glue inkpad
  • thread
  • Art Ingredients (glitter, glass beads, glass glitter, micro beads)
  • butterfly stamp
  • chipboard frame
  • stapler
  • bubble packaging
  • art pebbles
Here are some details...

...and my video - I hope you will enjoy it :)

***you can buy all ColourArte products here

Thank you for visiting
have a lovely crafty day!

April 2, 2016

Missing you - Spring tag

Happy April everyone!
A new challenge starts today at Scraps N Pieces.
This is my creation, a Spring tag.

Our challenge:

Be romantic

Get inspired by this photo and create anything you like 
as long as your project is in romantic style.

This isn't really my regular style, so I tried to do my best.
I used some lace at the top and the bottom of the tag, flowers, birds singing and a small nest I created with craft grass, where I placed my message 'Missing You'.
***I painted everything with ColourArte Twinkling H2Os
***Chipboards by 2Crafty Chipboard
***I used Art Stones by Finnabair


With this project I'm entering the following challenges:


Berri71Blue: Spring Fling, DREAM - moodboard


I'm looking forward to see your romantic creations for our challenge at Scraps N Pieces.
A lucky winner will receive a beautiful prize from Scraps&Pieces Emporium.

Thank you for visiting
have a lovely crafty day!