December 31, 2017

Mechanical Junk Tree

Hello everyone!

I wanted to make one last project just before this year ends.

So, here it is my

Mechanical Junk Tree

December 22, 2017

Altered Old Phone Case for Daily ART

Hello everyone!

Today I’m on DailyART Blog, with a video tutorial!

See how I turned some pieces of old rotary phones - I had bought from a thrift store – to a vintage, baroque-style, decorative piece.

December 18, 2017

Patchwork Ornaments for Scraps N Pieces - Video Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Wish you all a nice week!

Christmas is coming! Everything is almost ready for the Holly Days, and I hope you will all spend these days with your loved ones, with joy and happiness!!!

By now, we’ve done most of our preparations. Wrapped our gifts and wrote our cards. Made our ornaments, decorated the Christmas tree and… we are left with a bunch of scraps from our projects. Pieces of paper and embellishments that we’re going to hide away, in a bag or a box, until we completely forget about them.

Or maybe not! This year, let’s make it different!

Today, I'm on Scraps N Pieces-The Blog, with a video tutorial.
See how you can make Patchwork Ornaments, by using all your leftovers!

December 14, 2017

December 11, 2017

Mini Christmas Wreaths

Hello everyone!

Evening post, for the first time! But couldn’t resist!

My little daughter asked me to buy her some styrofoam wreath bases a few days ago. Today she wanted to put them on the Christmas Tree! LOL
I really had to do something with them!

I took a piece of fabric I had for ages, but really hated its grey color, so I had put it away… Cut about 2”wide stripes and wrapped them around the wreaths.

Then I took some hemp rope from Canvas Corp and wrapped it over the fabric.

Misted the fabric with water and then spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists “Black Jerry” and “Verdigris” and Matt Mist “Peoney”. Next, I applied some snow paste all around the wreaths.

Shabby Chic Xmas Banner for Scraps N Pieces - The Blog

Hello everyone!

Today I’m on Scraps N Pieces - The Blog, with a video tutorial “Shabby Chic Xmas Banner”.

A girly-romantic and flowery project for Christmas decorations!

December 7, 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Daily ART dt project

Hello everyone!

I'm definitely on a Christmas mood and so very happy!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for sure!!!

Today I’m on Daily ART, with a mew dt project called “12 Days of Christmas”

I created it on the back of an IKEA frame that broke the other day :)))

I’ve kept the rest of the pieces for another project, you will see shortly.

November 27, 2017

Through The Keyhole - Scraps N Pieces November Challenge

Hello everyone!

What inspired me, was the idea of the bedroom as the most private space in a house, and how someone can sneek through the keyhole and reveal a lady’s secrets!

So, there it is

Through The Keyhole

November 20, 2017

CCB Creative Crew Member 2018

Hello everyone!

I would like to share with you some great news!

Great honor for me to be selected by such a well-known company of art supplies!!!

I will make friends with so many talented crafters from all around the world and get to work with such quality products!

Can’t wait! Thank you so much CCB for giving me this opportunity!

Stay tuned, for a wonderful and creative journey is about to begin!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

November 14, 2017

Daily ART Design Team 2017/2018

Hello everyone!

Some more exciting news today! 

I was selected to be member of the first Daily ART Design Team!

It’s a great honour for me and an opportunity to express my creativity.

Stay tuned because many exciting things are coming up!

And check out the AMAZING dt package I received!!!

Thank you Daily ART!

Until next time

Be Brave, Be who You want to Be!

November 2, 2017

Graphic 45er of the Week

Hello everyone!

What an honour for me today! I was selected G45er of the Week for my “Totally Wicked” mixed media canvas.

So happy and excited! I had so much fun playing at G45 October Challenge #G45DarkSide.

I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to a new “dark” challenge!

Thank you Graphic 45!  

October 23, 2017

Dare to Blossom - Creative Artiste Challenge #31

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing a mixed media project, with which I’m playing along at is my entry for the Creative Artiste Challenge #31.

The challenge is sponsored by DecoArt and a fabulus Mixed Media starter set will be given to the winner! 

Dare to Blossom

October 18, 2017

Flower Basket Upcycling

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a Home Décor project, I created for SCRAPS N PIECES - The Blog.

On my birthday, a while ago, my loved ones brought me a basket full of flowers! It was so beautiful, but eventually the flowers withered…

The basket, had all the potential, but without the flowers it was a bit dull, with no character… So I gave it a  little boost!

October 16, 2017

Mixed Media Twin Tags

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I wish you have an even more beautiful and creative week!

Today I would like to share with you my Twin Tags, a pair of mixed media tags I created by using packaging cardboard. For the colors, I was inspired by the various shades of yellow, purple, blue, orange, pink, and brown, that predominate in nature during Autumn.

I call them twins, because I created them to complement one another.

Could be a mother urging her offspring to follow her dreams, or could be a woman reminiscing her childhood and reviewing her life so far…

For this project, you can find a step-by-step tutorial over at SCRAPS N PIECES – The Blog.

Here are some photos. I hope you like them!

October 2, 2017

Welcome Autumn

Hello everyone!

October is here and let us welcome Autumn!

New Challenges over at SCRAPS N PIECES – The Blog!

Today our OCTOBER CHALLENGE is on, with a mood board that you cannot resist!
It has got so many elements you can draw inspiration from.
Colors, textures, patterns, materials, you name it!  

Any project goes, layout, card, mixed media, altered item, canvas, tag, atc, art journal page etc . 
Read the rules and enter the challenge to create and have fun!

Our designers will share their projects and give you even more inspiration!

So, don’t wait! Grab your paints and brushes, papers, scissors, your favorite embellishments and play!!!

Stay tuned for my next post!.
I have some news to share and of course my project for the challenge!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time

Be Brave, Be who You want to Be!

September 1, 2017

Hello September

Hello everyone!

Wishing you all a very sweet September! 

Make it a month to remember!

For me it will certainly be the most exciting period!

First of all, I get to be DT Coordinator of one of the coolest Design Teams for 2017 – 2018. 

Can’t wait to work with all those talented ladies and create many exciting challenges for all of you to join in and play with us!

I’m also preparing some very interesting projects to share with you. Mixed Media Art, Home Decor, Altered Objects and more!

So stay tuned!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time

Be Brave, Be who You want to Be!

July 31, 2017

Mixed Media Place June Challenge Results

Once again, so excited to see my Light of Nature canvas featured at Mixed Media Place June Challenge results. Thank you for the honor Mixed Media Place!

So many beautiful and inspiring art works!!!

Congratulations to Olya Kravets, who won the challenge with a wondeful mixed media creation, and congratulations to all the contestants for their amazing projects!!!

Make it Prima June Challenge Results

Hello everyone!

So happy today, to see my Altered Clock Case featured at Make it Prima June Challenge results. Thank you Prima, for the honor!

Such amazing projects were submitted by all the contestants! Beautiful creations and so inspiring!!!

Congratulations to Sanderijn de Bruin, who won the challenge with a gorgeous mixed media canvas, and congratulations to all the contestants for their beautiful art works!

July 27, 2017

Baroque-Style Mirror Panel - IKEA Hack

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a project I just finished and I must confess it’s one of my favorites up to now!

Voilà  my Baroque-Style Mirror Panel

July 17, 2017

Light of Nature - MMP June Challenge

Hello everyone!

This time I would like to present you a canvas I created for Mixed Media Place June Challenge.

I drew my inspiration from the moodboard, which is very much nature oriented.

July 13, 2017

A La Mer - MIP July Challenge Entry

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to present you a project from scrap to art!

I made it by upcycling some blocks of corrugated cardboard I had kept from IKEA furniture packages and pieces from pizza boxes.

For this project I drew my inspiration from Prima’s moodboard for July’s Challenge and it is my entry for the challenge.

July 11, 2017

Explore Your Soul - MTW Main July Challenge

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you this Art Journal spread called Explore Your Soul.

It is a mixed media project, that measures 19” x 12.5” and I created it in a large art journal made by my art teacher, who is also a professional bookbinder.

The particular piece is my entry to the More Than Words July Main Challenge which is about exploring and arrows. 

July 9, 2017

Born Bad - MM&A June Thematic Challenge

Hello everyone!

Once again with a car as a focal point!

I would like to share with you my version of “Christine”, the car from John Carpenter’s horror movie that was filmed in 1983.

I saw it three years later, in 1986, when I was 13 years old, but I will never forget it!
This is a mixed media project, created on a 12.5” x 12” piece of 300gsm Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paper. It is my entry to the Mixed Media & Art Thematic Challenge for June.

July 8, 2017

Power - MM&A June Challenge entry

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you "POWER", an art journal spread I created for the Mixed Media & Art June Challenge.

It measures 19” x 12 1/2 “.

I loved the moodboard, so powerful and vibrant!

June 30, 2017

Awareness - Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to present you one more project with which I’m entering the Annual Prima DTCall.  #PrimaDTCall

This time I drew my inspiration from some very popular female portraits.

As you all know, they were created by the famous and very talented artist Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988). He found the face of operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, in a 19th-century magazine, and created over 500 variations of her face!

By looking at them, I realized that combining some of the portraits together, one can create a whole story.

That is how I created this mixed media layout.

It measures 12” x 12” and I used a piece of design paper from my stash to make it.

June 29, 2017

Modern Deity

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a new project I created for my participation to Prima Design Team Call. #PrimaDTCall

As a Greek, I am always fascinated by my country’s ancient history and civilization and very often I draw my inspiration from myths about ancient gods and heroes.

I had this curvy glass bottle in my kitchen, for so long, that I couldn’t even remember where I had found it. Then, one day I realized that its shape reminded me of the Minoan snake goddess.

This magnificent figurine was found in the palace of Knossos by the British archaeologist Arthur Evans. It is being displayed at the Archeological Museum of Herakleion, Crete.

I started wondering how a contemporary goddess would look like, what she would symbolize, what kind of story she would tell to the future generations about our time.

This is how I imagined her to be and I really hope you like it!

June 28, 2017

Travel Album - Prima French Riviera Collection

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another project for the Annual Prima Design Team Call. #PrimaDTCall

For this project I used the 12x12 Collection Kit-French Riviera by Prima. Such a beautiful collection! I was so inspired by the designs and colors.
The idea of creating a vintage-style travel album immediately came to me.

A cute little booklet with large and small pockets, journaling cards and space for photos, to fill with memories from an exciting journey!

Altered Clock Case

Hello everyone!

For the next few days I am going to share with you some projects I created for my participation to the Annual Prima Design Team Call. #PrimaDTCall 

Summer is such an inspiring season and of course I’m always dreaming of discovering vintage treasures that are washed ashore on a deserted beach!

That is how I came up with the idea of turning an empty clock case  - I used the mechanism on another project – to a vintage porthole.

June 4, 2017

Mr and Mrs Goldfish

Hello everyone!

Since my blog is only a few months old, it’s only natural that along with my new art pieces, I also upload some projects I finished a while back.

Mr and Mrs Goldfish is one of my favorites!