February 6, 2019

Venetian Mask for Stamperia YouTube Hop #StamperiaHop

Hello my lovely friends!

Welcome back to my blog! I know it’s been a while, but today I’m here with a very special project, exclusively designed for Stamperia.
Yup, this is so exciting, because it’s the first time Stamperia sponsors an International YouTube Hop, and I feel so honoured to be part of it.
Thirteen artists from around the world, got together to create a great variety of scrapbooking and mixed media projects. Loads of inspiration and so gorgeous video tutorials are offered to you, plus 10 Mystery Boxes sent out by Stamperia to 10 lucky viewers. You don’t want to miss that! So read the rules that follow, very carefully, and you may be one of them!!!
I really hope you enjoy the video.

Start your hop here:

At the end of this video you will find the link to the next. 
Here is also the full playlist of the Hop: https://bit.ly/2WyyyMe

To enter Stamperia giveaway you MUST:

* WATCH + LIKE all the 13 videos
* Leave a COMMENT on each video telling us what you liked the most of the project
* SUBSCRIBE to the 13 channels and to Stamperia channel

Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!
You have time until FEBRUARY 10TH to watch, comment and subscribe.
Winners will be randomly chosen among those who follow the rules and will be announced on February 12th ONLY in our FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM so make sure you follow us!
Once the winner are announced, they must contact merakibynuneka@gmail.com before February 17th to claim the prizes

For my creation I was very much inspired by an iconic element of Italian culture and that is the Venetian masks. Really very difficult to find the right words to express my admiration for this kind of art. Ornated to perfection, each one has its own history and value.

I decided to use a color palette as a base for the mask, because Italy has a great tradition in fine arts and many famous painters were born there. The effect of mirror on the palette is a symbolism, because I strongly believe that on every palette one can see the reflection of the artist it belongs to.

As I’m always interested in creating rich textures on my projects, I used a variety of pastes from the Stamperia Media Line, which gave me exactly the effects I was looking for.

At the end of this post, you will find a list of supplies that I used for this project.

Again, thank you so much for visiting and please leave me your comments. I’d love to hear from all of you and also answer to any questions you may have about the project.

List of materials

- Extra Light Soft Clay
- Flexible Molds “Small Frames”
- Stencil G 21x29,7 cm “Violin”
- Pasta Scultura
- Scrapbooking Paper double-face “Music”
- Scrapbooking Paper double-face “Music Turquoise Texture”
- Mix Media Crackle Paste
- Mix Media Glue
- Mix Media Gloss Gel Paste
- Contour Paint Gold

Acrylic white gesso
Acrylic paints
Glazing medium
Clear plexi color palette
Mirror mist for plastic
Paper masks

Paper flowers

December 20, 2018

Glow in the Dark - Winter Magic YouTube Hop #WinterMagicHop

Hello dear friends and crafters!

Wish you all have the Happiest Holidays 
with lots of Joy together with your loved ones!

Today I’m so thrilled to share with you a project I created for my participation to the most exciting event of the winter.

Welcome all to

In this amazing Mixed Media event, 21 artists from all around the Globe united to share many tips and techniques of our art!

You will have the opportunity to watch 21 different process videos and enjoy a great variety of ideas and inspiration for your next creations!

Start your Hop here
and have Fun!!!

Scroll down to find all the video links of this Hop
and read carefully the rules for the giveaways

This hop is sponsored by over 30 amazing and well-known brands and they all offer fabulous gifts for our viewers.

So, make sure you read carefully the rules below, in order to get the chance to win one of the many gorgeous goodies offered.


  • 14 Craft Bar - 30€ voucher to the store
  • CreArtive Corner- 25€ voucher and shipping
  • Craft Box - 1 x kit of products
  • Fanatsy - 2 vouchers for Dies and Chipboards - 1,000 rubal each, free shipping if nothing added to order.
  • Woodouts - a kit of MDF bases
  • Studio75 - $25 voucher + shipping
  • Whichcraft Do You Do - AUD 40 (excluding shipping, for Australia only)
  • Cuts2Luv - 15$ voucher plus shipping
  • Lindy’s Gang - 6 x $25 voucher
  • Expressions Craft - One Gift Hamper with free shipping within India
  • Snip-Art - goodie bag, for Europe contestants only
  • 7 dots studio - $20 voucher
  • Finnabair - 1 x goodies bag
  • CrafTangles- 1 x goodies bag (with products worth Rs 1500) + free shipping within India
  • DCWV- A prize of paper stack.
  • Tubby Craft- 2 x goodies bags (with products worth Rs 1000 each) + free shipping within India
  • Rubber Dance Stamps - 20€ voucher to the store
  • Kora Projects - 30€ voucher (Spain)
  • 2crafty chipboard - $25 dollars of chipboards + free shipping worldwide
  • Stamperia - 1 mystery box + international shipping
  • Artnewwave - Mixed Media Jewelry (US)
  • Freetany Flowers - 15 sets of flowers + free shipping (1 winner)
  • Bee Shabby - $20 value prize + free shipping worldwide
  • Creative Embellishments - $30 voucher for store. doe ship international US Based
  • iCraft - 3 x goody bags (with products worth Rs 1000 each) + free shipping worldwide
  • Lemon Craft: 1 mystery box + international shipping
  • Mitform Castings - 1 x USD50 value castings, only for the EU and US
  • Uniko: in stock stamp (any value) + free shipping worldwide
  • The Paradise Corner: 3 x 25€ voucher (Spain)
  • Wycinanka - 10 goodie bags
  • Lady E design: 1 x goodies bag (4 die sets) + international shipping
  • ScrapBox: 1 x $20 voucher + free shipping
DISCLAIMER: Due to the magnitude and international nature of the hop, in case that some of the prizes don’t reach their destination, please understand that is not something we - the artists - have control of. 
Once winners are chosen, we have the obligation to send all their contact information to the sponsors, who in turn will contact the winners directly. Other than that, we hold no further responsibility.

For this event, I chose to share a project where I'm showing how to build a multi layer background, by combining different types of pastes. The result is urban grunge and I incorporated into it a holiday flair, by putting warm fairy lights into the bulbs.

You will find a full list of supplies at the end of this post


Phoebe Tonosaki - https://youtu.be/-16TcCROlDM
Maria Lillepruun - https://youtu.be/8g0flPuxbDg
Juliya Tirskaya - https://youtu.be/CM91zMwy-d8
Noura Pompilla Mejia -  https://youtu.be/mbLZ9uARBts
Heather Thompson - https://youtu.be/Wa0phwWEvp4
Natassa Blazaki - https://youtu.be/b6yZkNpfsv4
Martina Stoycheva -  https://youtu.be/LJRtSJSdpgk
Elena Martynova - https://youtu.be/5b6-fdGqXwk
Emilia Sieradzan - https://youtu.be/Yig3IOE6-QE
Olga Ravenskaya - https://youtu.be/E-Pg5c9VBMM
Aleksandra Mihelič - https://youtu.be/_EqAPPhuyv
Arantzazu Sangrador https://youtu.be/biFErK6HnIY


To enter the sponsors giveaways you MUST:
* WATCH + LIKE + COMMENT the 21 videos 
* Add your COUNTRY in the comments 
* SUBSCRIBE to all 21 channels

- Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!! - You have time until JANUARY 4TH to watch, comment and subscribe. - Winners will be randomly chosen among those who follow the rules and will be announced on January 6th ONLY in our FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM so make sure you follow us!! - Once the winner are announced, they must contact merakibynuneka@gmail.com before January 12th to claim their prizes

With this creation I'm entering the SASPC 2018 November-December Special Challenge

List of Supplies

- Viva Décor Concrete Effect Paste
- Finnabair Graphite Paste
- Finnabair Plaster Paste
- Finnabair White Crackle Paste
- Finnabair Heavy Body Gel
- Liquitex Matte Medium
- Aves Apoxie Clay
- DecoArt Media Black Gesso
- DecoArt Traditions - Quinacridon Gold
- DecoArt Metallics – Tin
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Transparent Red Iron Oxide
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
Paynes Grey
- Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish
- Finnabair Impastos – Dark Chocolate
- Pentart Mineral Powder
- Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – Brass Faux Finish
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Cloudy Blue
- Tim Holtz Bigz Large Die 6"X8.75"-Industrial #661817
- Deep edged cotton pregessoed canvas 15.75” x 15.75” (40x40 cm)
- Vintage light bulbs and caps from hardware store
- Fairy lights from toys store
- Cut images from "Street Art" by Christian Campos
- 7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-On "Build"

December 7, 2018

Winter Fairies Hop with Fabrika Decoru

Hello my dear friends!

I’m so happy to be back to share with you some crafty news after such a long time.

Today starts the Winter Fairies YouTube Hop.

A beautiful collaboration of 12 artists from all over the world, sponsored by Fabrika Decoru, a Ukrainian company that produces a wide variety of craft supplies.

In this amazing event, 12 artists are sharing winter and christmas themed projects with process videos. You’ll have the opportunity to see many different techniques on how to use mixed media supplies in order to alter an object and make it beautiful but also keep it functional!

For this hop I chose to alter a house shaped shadow box and make it look like a christmas decorated home! 

Also featured in Freetany Flowers Blog

Start your hop here:

What's fun about this project is that you can make your own and decorate all those little frames with photos of your loved ones. In the boxes you can also put some memorabilia that have a sentimental value for you and your family.

A great decor piece for the holidays where you can keep some beautiful family memories!

Follow us and you’ll get lots of ideas and inspiration for your creations!

And the fun goes on! The Winter Fairies Hop is sponsored by Fabrika Decoru, and also by several other craft supplies companies. 

ScrapclubSpb, which is well-known for their top quality polymer stamps with a very wide variety of beautiful designs.

Freetany Flowers which is famous for their high quality charming handmade paper flowers – each and every one made with love!

ScrapManDies which produces a wide range of really good dies based on their own sketches. Just look at their stunning intricate designs!

All of them will offer amazing gifts to some lucky viewers! All you need is follow a few simple rules in order to get the chance to be one of them.

Fabrika Decoru
Prizes: 3 gift certificates of 100 USD + free shipping

Prize: one gift certificate of 1000 rub on stamps + free shipping

Freetany Flowers
Prize: handmade flowers (goodies bag) + free shipping 

3 prizes: each winner receives 3 cutting dies on his choice + free shipping
The winner may also order some extra dies -to be charged normally- but still benefit from free shipping. Should the parcel be too heavy, the winner will be charged with 50% of the shipping cost.

Please read carefully the rules and above all have lots of fun!!!


To enter the giveaways, you MUST:

* WATCH, LIKE and COMMENT all the 12 videos
* SUBSCRIBE to all the designerschannels + the Fabrika Decoru channel (13 in total)
- Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!
- You have time until December 17th to watch, comment and subscribe.
- Winners will be RANDOMLY chosen among those who follow the rules and will be announced on December 21st in our social media. The winners have 1 week to claim their prize! Don’t miss it!

So, here's the list to all the videos. 
Don't wait any more crafters! Start hopping now!!!

——— VIDEO LIST ———

Maria Lillepruun: https://youtu.be/aEpeTEci4Y0

Heather Thompson: https://youtu.be/S6nei8uVItI

Irina Bogomolova: https://youtu.be/BqpMi8H56lI

Gerry van der Velden: https://youtu.be/momwlgV6QVk