Thursday, 30 October 2014

Tando Spooky week

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this is my Spooky project made for Tando blog.
As we don't celebrate Halloween, I am not sure if it's really spooky, but I love this Tando chipboard collection a lot and with a mask, gold- yellow mist, black gesso and some embossing powders, this small craft piece looks fine to me.
What do you think? Does it FRIGHTEN you?
Just a bit?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Big Holidays with IBS

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Today I am going to show  you my first card made with new Inspired by Stamping October release.
I used Big Holidays sentiment set here and this is the best ever sentiment set! You have sentiments for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year in great size with lovely fonts and it's just one set you need for all of those Holidays crafts.

I made the book shape card  from a think cardstock, then added dry embossed  and painted piece as my book front and spine and then added a few thin chipboards painted into some gold shade. Then I made the sentiment  panel with IBS die cut and one of the sentiments,stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with gold  It looks kind of a simple card, but then it was done with inks, paints, die cutting, heat and dry embossing and even with embellishments. Try it! Book shaped cards are lovely!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Little me back in time with Prima

My " little me back in time" lo made with Prima products- only- and with Prima BAP sketch  for October.
I don't have too many photos of little myself back in the USSR. I sure wouldn't go back in time to this country that days. NO THANK!

This is a true Mixed Media page with a lot of gesso (even background paper is not seen anymore); masks and texture pastes; embossing powders; mists, stamping, more gesso and then me and a lot of embellishments.And me teal fingers for the next 3 days...

 I enter this to more challenges:
Studio challenge to get messy with  Mixed Media
 Anything goes for Clique kit
 Layers- more than 3- for Hoarders anonymous
 Get messy for Frosted designs

Spooky with Sweet Stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends!
  This is my last post for Sweet Stamps company as after 18 months on this most generous team I decided to move on and to try new adventures.  So here is my Spooky project for this week's challenge  and this time I made altered chipboard tray with a few stamped images inside and some  stickers added to the free spots in the tray.

  I used Sweet Stamps AF Halloween Silhouettes set , Tando creative tray, Paper House Productions stickers, FWAB bling and IAm Roses black flowers.  I decided to stay in this black- grey and orange colors only and I think it's a nice Halloween project.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Spooktacular Halloween

Hello my dear crafty friends1 Today I want to share my Spooky house of ghosts I made with Tando chipboard house shape tray and a lot of Paper House Productions stickers. Yes, just stickers. Easy project that can be done with kids. Lovely spooky result  in 15 minutes, including paint dry time.
So here is this lovely??(aka frighten) house:

I enter this to a couple of web challenges
Halloween for Moxxie
 Halloween for Paper Issues
 Haunted mansion for Red carpet studio

It's clear All about me

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is my second mini album made with the most gorgeous Sherlock mini book collection from Meg's Garden.
As you may understand  from this collection's name it's mostly vintage /masculine line of papers.
But then who says you can't  make a girly mini album with the very same papers?  Not me!
And as I already challenged  myself to make a girly mini album, I challenged myself  second time   to make it about myself.

As a fact: I am the most non photogenic person on the Earth.  I maybe have 5 good photos in the last 10 years. But then why not to give it a try? So I picked 5 pretty recent photos from our  trip to Cyprus and made 5 paged acrylic mini album ALL ABOUT ME.
Making acrylic album was the third self challenge: the papers are single sided  and you need to cover the ugly white with the same  size of paper on the back. Then you want to see something clear and maybe even to see layers of photos. And the best possible glue for acrylic pages is not the best " non seen" one.
So here is an overall look of my album:

I made some textured paste swirls over the clear spaces left after I made a cluster of Sherlock's tag on my cover. I added a flowers cluster on the corner, some metal trinkets and a chipboard title covered with red embossing powder.

The inside of the cover page has this envelope pocket that it good for anything you want to keep  inside:  ephemera  or just your thoughts.
I added the trim to cover the " ugly white" left from the cover  paper cluster and added a doily and a transparent clock just for the interest.

The first page has this very small photo glued from the back side of this page and covered with a small paper circle on the front.

Again, this is the back of this page and it was made to cover the white side of the previous paper. I made my only journalling over this page.

The next page has the back glued photo and the front paper frame .

The back of this third  page is a classic paper- border- photo- embellishment page.

This forth page is the most " clear" one and I wanted it to stay this way. And this is  how it looks with the next, fifth page on the back.

This is how the third, previous page, looks from the forth back...

Th last , fifth page , from the front side

The back cover has another envelope for more " memories" to keep.

Products used from  Meg's Garden
Sherlock mini book kit
Paper flowers
Fabric flower
Metal trinkets
Transparency Butterflies
Transparency Clocks
 Chain Tim Holtz
More things from the grab bag that was sent to me

Chipboard title- A2Z Scraplets
Ribbon with pearls, pearls- Prima

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Inspired by Stamping Birthday blog hop

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my blog today!

Surprise!  I'm here today, along with other gals on the Inspired By Stamping design team, to wish the Inspired By Stamping store'sowner, Joanna, a happy 3rd anniversary for the store and an early happy birthday!  You should have arrived here from Grace Tolman's  blog.  If not, and you'd like to join in the fun, please start at Joanna's blog and hop along with us to wish her many happy returns!  We've all made birthday creations to share using Inspired By Stamping products.  Come and take a peek at mine!

And now for my story:
3 years ago, on October 2011, I found a Design Team call for Inspired by Stamping stamps company.
I wasn't much of a stamper those days, but I tried each and every possible call as I was very new to crafting, designing or being on any team, but challenge blogs only.
I made this team and this was my very first stamping company design spot. Three  years later, with like 10 stamp companies more in my resume, I am still on this team!
And I hope it will be forever. Just two of us left from the original list: Kendra Sand and I, but  this team feels like Home, and this is a place you want to stay forever and ever.
So this month Inspired by Stamping is 3 years old.
In a few more days our dear owner, Joanna, will celebrate her birthday.
Happy Birthday to you both: the girl who had a dream and the company that is this " Dream did come true".
I want to thank Joanna for the chance she gave me then and for the opportunity to be creative with her gorgeous stamps, papers, dies and files. This is a place to create whatever I want, in any style and to be true to my artistic way with  all IBS  products and to show the world that any stamp can be used by any crafter if you just have a bit of imagination.


Inspired by stamping products used:
Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping with all of us from Inspired By Stamping!  Your next stop is Joanne Herbert blog. 

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