September 28, 2018

Welcome to Fall CCB Blog Hop

Hello my dear crafters and welcome back to my blog!

I’m so happy to be part of a great and very inspiring Blog Hop by Canvas Corp Brands.
Seventeen artists and CCB designers from all over the world are sharing gorgeous fall themed projects. Fantastic ideas to get inspired and create your own fall projects!

Some of the designers are also offering giveaways, so please hop on to all the blogs and get the chance to win some goodies. At the end of this post you will find the links to all the other blogs.

As for me, I’m excited to share with you an altered IKEA frame that I created by using 7Gypsies Architextures™ Salvage Art - Shelf and adding some details with 7Gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On - Build. As base pages and for some die-cut elements, I used papers from the 7gypsies Gypsy Paper Pack Collection - Ordre du Jour.












Hope you like it and get inspired!

Happy Fall to you all!

Scrappy Cafe (Betz Golden) https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/2018/09/huge-fall-blog-hop.html

Papierstau (Sanna Lippert) http://www.papierstau.at/fall-blog-hop-canvas-corp-brands/

Marie Nicole Designs (Marie Heiderscheit) https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/farmhouse-autumn-mantel-teal-pumpkins

Steph Ackerman - https://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp.html

The Crafty Robin - https://elizabethr-thecraftyrobin.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-canvas-corp-blog-hop.html

Monica Taylor https://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/2018/09/toil-trouble-fall-blog-hop-with-canvas.html

Karla Yungwirth https://creative-love-affair.blogspot.com/2018/09/canvas-corp-brands-fall-blog-hop.html

Lynne Joncas https://scrappysquirrelsnest.blogspot.com/2018/09/basket-of-pumpkins-for-fall-ccb-blog-hop.html

Priya Satish https://creativemotif.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-hop.html

Erin Reed - https://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/2018/09/diy-give-thanks-stenciled-fall-wood-sign.html

Peggy Lee Baker https://pegbaker.blogspot.com/2018/09/ccb-fall-blog-hop-altered-paper-pumpkin.html

Nadine Carlier  https://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-blog-hop-with-canvas-corp-brands.html

Jaine Drake  http://www.basementstudio.lu/fall-ccb-blog-hop/


Viktoriya Porechnaya https://vitulya.blogspot.com/2018/09/fall-ccb-blog-hop-halloween-bouqet.html

Hema VelCraft https://velcraft.blogspot.com/2018/09/autumn-smile.html


September 24, 2018

Be Reborn - Old Treasures YouTube Hop

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my blog!

I’m so happy to reveal today a very special project with which I participate in the most exciting mixed media event of this fall. 

This time an international team of 15 mixed media artists got together to celebrate Autumn, the season when Nature discards anything old and prepares to be reborn. 

Welcome to Old Treasures YouTube Hop! 






You will find a full list of materials and links to all the other videos, in the end of this post.

The symbolisms of this season are very strong and inspiring. Autumn is about cooling down from the summer heat. Evaluating our life, discarding anything unnecessary and setting new goals, finding our inner balance, and showing appreciation to what we chose to keep in our lives.

This time we pay dribute to the old treasures, the ones that we don’t want to throw away…but we love to keep and cherish. 





For this challenge I picked a couple of wooden fans that I had for ages hidden in a drawer. I had decluttered the particular drawer several times but always put back in those little fans. So now was the time to give a new life to them.  The idea of something dying in order to be reborn, reminded me the ancient Greek myth of the Phoenix, a bird that burns in its own flames and obtains new life by arising from its own ashes. As you can watch in the process video, I used the wooden fans as wings for my Phoenix.


With this project, I chose to show different ways of using stencils and also a variety of techniques that help create an interesting background. Lastly you can see how to combine different types of colors in order to give depth to your composition. I really hope you enjoy and get inspired.



In this event you will get the chance to win many wonderful gifts since our hop is sponsored by 22 well-known brands. So please read carefully the info in order to get an eligible entry. 

——— OUR fABULOUS SPONSORS ———

——— RULES FOR THE GIVEAWAYS ———

To enter the sponsors' giveaways you MUST:
  • Watch and comment all 15 videos + add your country in the comments
  • Subscribe to all 15 channels
  • Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!
  • You have until October 1st to watch, comment and subscribe.
  • Winners will be randomly chosen among all eligible entries and will be announced on October 4th in our social media.

——— VIDEO LIST ———
These are the links to the other videos, but you can hop from one to the next one using the end screen you’ll find at the end of every video:


List of materials
Mediums
Finnabair Heavy Gesso Black
Finnabair Soft Gel Matte
Finnabair 3D Gloss Gel
Pentart Fiber Paste
Liquitex Matte Medium
Americana DECOR Soft-Touch Varnish
Paints
Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist Merlot Gold
Baseboard Mist “Wave”
Baseboard Mist “Bittersweet”
Colorwash Paint “Brass-Faux Finish”
Finnabair Art Alchemy
Impasto Paint “Chocolate”
Impasto Paint “Crimson”
Impasto Paint “Pitch Black”
Impasto Paint “Jade”
Acrylic Paint Metallique “Rusty Red”
Acrylic Paint Metallique “Brass Hardware”
Acrylic Paint Metallique “Fresh Orange”
Acrylic Paint Metallique “Gold Rush”
DecoArt
Media Fluid Acrylic “Transparent White”
Media Fluid Acrylic “Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide”
Media Fluid Acrylic “Diarylide Yellow”
Stencils
Viva Décor #900206900 A4 “Wings”
DayKa #01023 A4
TCW #616 12x12 “Angels Wings”
Americana DECOR 12x12 “Old French Script”
DecoArt Americana 12x12 “Doily”
Fimo Air Light Clay

Stretched Deep Edge Canvas 19.5 x 27.5 inches (50 x 70 cm)

September 9, 2018

Canvas Tote Dress for CCB Crew Summer Challenge

Hello my dear friends! Wish you all a happy Fall season. 

I know I haven’t been posting any projects lately, the reason being that I was caught up with the home project which took me a couple of months to complete. Then, it was time for some family vacation hehe. 

Well not exactly true, because I had prepared something for Canvas Corp Brands, but it was all hush hush till today. 
Every now and then all CCB Crew Members are given a challenge and this time it was about using a piece of canvas that was sent to us in our DT packs. 
Mine was a Canvas Wine Tote. It is a great item to make a gorgeous gift bag with …but I had other plans…
A while ago I had bought a wooden mannequin from IKEA and now it was the best opportunity to alter it. 

As I look at my project I can clearly recognize that I was very much influenced by folk costumes of Latin America, on which the bright colors and the big hats are very distinct features. This didn’t happen intentionally, but I am very excited to discover how the different images that have been stored somewhere in my mind, at some point come forth subconsciously and influence my artwork.

So, here is my Canvas Tote Dress for CCB Summer Crew Challenge!



July 16, 2018

Clock n' Roses - Architextures™ My Way

Hello everyone!

Since I joined Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew, I’ve been working mostly with Tattered Angels products. The truth is however that CCB offers a great variety of craft supplies that can be used for any kind of project mixed media, diy home décor, junk journals and many more.

Today I’m sharing with you a mixed media décor piece that I created, by using elements from one of the most fascinating collections – Architextures – by 7gypsies. 

Clock n' Roses

June 21, 2018

Purple Fantasy - Purple Vibes Youtube Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to Purple Vibes Hop!

Once more, 12 artists from all over the world united to share with you our creations, techniques and crafty tips. The challenge this time was for all of us to use Purple as the dominant color in our projects.

With this hop we wish to spread love and positive vibes to the four corners of the world and to celebrate the most cheerful season of the year, Summer!

For this special occasion I decided to present you a mixed media canvas. 

Purple Fantasy


I really hope you enjoy the video and get inspired for your next projects.


June 8, 2018

G45 May Challenge Winner - #G45Party

Hello everyone!

Great news today, as my entry to Graphic 45 May Challenge-#G45Party was chosen Winner! I am truly happy, because I had such a wonderful time creating this project and on top of that I’m getting a $150 prize package for that! It’s like Christmas in Summer!


I’m so excited to see what will be in my package. The only thing I’m sure of is that it’s going to be the greatest gift I’ve ever won and I promise to make an unboxing video of it.

Have a look at my Chinese Party Table Decorations and leave me your comments or just say hi! Would love to hearing from all of you.


As always stay tuned, for more is coming up


Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time,

Be Brave, Be Who You want to Be!

May 30, 2018

Chinese Party Table Decorations #G45Party May Challenge

Hello everyone!
Although a mixed media artist, I always take up the opportunity to do some paper crafting, especially when a Graphic 45 challenge is open!
This time the Party theme was so inspiring and I had the chance to use an old but so gorgeous paper collection, the “Bird Song”.