Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pattern Palooza Challenge

Hi everyone,

As I announced yesterday, I have one more page for July challenge to submit; this time is at Berry71Bleu and it is about pattern papers, so the rule is to use at least 3 patterns and this mood board:

And my page is:

This was photo of my daughter from St. Patrick's Day dancing show.

Materials used are:
Pattern papers by Prima (Lifetime and Hello Pastel collections), tape by Prima Lifetime, Mechanicals, wooden shapes and 2 flowers as well as clip, raisin all by Prima, one flower by Petaloo, and a big fabric flower is my own creation. For inking edges I used PanPastels  (had a perfect colour in those), I cannot recall pin-sticks, as I had it for ages, I coloured all metal parts with silks and wooden with PanPastels, used Tattered Angeles mists, some Dylusion inks for splatter and Hero Arts stamp 'La Letter' (my favourite script stamp) with Ranger Archival ink. Small doily is made by my mum many years ago.


Thank you so much for your visit and any comments xx

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

'You at 7' - Once Upon a Sketch Challenge

Hello lovely people,

I hope you are all well and enjoy your time whenever you are.  I have one quick post for you today inspired once again by Once Upon a Sketch July Challenge. This Challenge is about numbers and as usual there is a sketch to be used as starting point:

 and journalling/title criteria, which is to be something about numbers.

I did a page of my girl when she was 7 and put a notes about her likes from that time:

For this page I used some leftover of Prima Papers from last year, and some leftovers of 7 Dot Studio papers, these two usually go together very well, trims, wire, brad, teal mist washi tape and mechanicals are all by Prima. Yellow mist and book plate are by Ranger, leaves are die cuts using new Tim Holtz die and the flowers, fabric as well as mulberry paper roses are my own handmade creations. In addition I used Prima stencil, Hero Arts stamp and Modeling paste by Golden, paints are Silks by LuminArt, archival inks by Ranger and chalk ink by Colorbox.

Few close-ups:

Hope you like my page.

I prepared few more pages to play this months, hopefully I will manage to post them today or tomorrow, so watch out this space.

Thank you very much for your visit and any comment.  


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Teacher's Gifts

Hi everybody,

It looks like I have been posting on this  blog only when I play challenge for last 2 years. I would like to break that habit with today's post and share with you something I made together with my 8 years old daughter for her teacher this year:

This is 6x6 canvas that I stamped at first using textured stamp (Bo Bunny), then I applied some modeling paste trough stencil (Prima), once dried we gessoed it and sticked some cheese cloths for more texture. At this stage my daughter get loose with mists (some Dylusions and Glimmer mists), when we were happy with the background, she decided on the decorations, so we die-cut the branch and bird from chipboard, then she coloured them up (used Silks), and I made fabric flower, all dies are by Sizzix Tim Holtz, I added one Prima rose and printed out the quote by Mark Twain :

I used parchment paper for printing, cut out the words and additionally inked the edges. The canvas was very shinny, my mobile-phone snaps do not give it a justice. I think it is a nice decoration for either a class or home.

And I made this tag and Sara wrote her own note at the back. 

I do hope gifts like this are more appropriate then giving something material or more personal. If you don't know person very well, how can you buy a personal gift for her/him? Box of chocolate might seem as a good idea, but maybe that poor teacher is just working so hard to get herself fit for her last year's bikini, LOL. I would like to hear what other mothers and teachers if any around think of all this.

Thanks and have a lovely day.