Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello Summer

Hi there Friends.
Just the other day we had our Summer Solstice....So I decided to scrap these photos, of Nino and Winston enjoying the morning coolness on the balcony.
My daughter, Faye grabbed  these special moments with her IPhone..

The color ispiration for this page is from CSI Case File #76. They have a sketch too this week....

Yes I changed up the sketch again...
I used numbers, circles,and the names of days.
My journaling refers to the love Nino and Winston have for each other....and I wrote on my photo to

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some Dictionary Pages.

Hi There.
You all know that I am playing along with The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge that is when life does not get in the way.
This month we have the letter U or otherwise known as Umbrella Man.... I chose the word Unzipped...mmm and thinking of ot now Umbrella Man would be a good page too!

This is truely a mixed media has paper collage,modeling paste, gesso marking pens, both alcohla and water-based,Derwant II, acrylic paint and washi tape!
I create the pages of the letters that I have missed the dead-lines for randomly.....
Here is F Feathers, on this page  I colourizes my glossy paper the way France Papillion shows us on her video. Thank-you France,you rock!
I got a little carried away with the India Ink and my paintbrush on this on!
I did 2 pages for M....Maraschino Cherries...there is nothing nicer than a Rusty Nail cocktail on a hot, long, Greek, Summer evening...and the othere page is the word 'Mascara' which also means mask in Italian.

Keep well!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

CSI Case File #75

Hi there Dear Friends.
I was a busy bee yesterday....
A couple of weeks back I had sorted my L.O.s into albums...a big job as I do not scrap in chronological order! So as a result I had a couple of pages empty.....So I needed to make flat, or should I say flattish (almost an impossibility!)pages...I decided to make 2 seeing that I has co-ordinations stash out...
My thinking process......
 This is the first L.O I made, it is for baby's album...
Evidence includes, chevrons, distressing, hearts, and flowers one being gold glitter .
For the Testimony I used the prompt Pop A Question, in fact I combined 2 questions using the word "today". In fact I started writing under my title and somehow moved upwards with each paragraph.

My second  L.O is made on an existing page in my Daughter wedding was peach, I added Moulding Paste, I masked and misted, and added pink and gold acrylic paint as well as Gesso.....
This L.O. is also going to be submitted into the Scrap Africa challenge that wants you ro use stencils,moulding paste and paint.....I got the lacy effect by using a Glimmer Glam mask.

 Afterwards I stamped using gold paint, then I used the same masks and sprayed with glimmer mist a home-made cocktail!...later I added pink paint, gold paint and gesso.

My Evidence for this page is lace, jewels, flowers, and gold. I struggled to add grey into this l.O. at the end I painted my white gessoed wood veneer birds with Pumice Stone.
My Journaling is not much as this is goiated the dng into an existing wedding album, but I documented the date. And I expanded on the title Follow your Heart.Saying "Faye may you always be happy and radient like today. Alwayss be true to yourself and follow your heart-and in turn everything will be fine. Love yourself and your family and your life will be amazing."
Once again I did not use many dimensional flowers as I wanted this L.O. to be reasonably flat.

Thanks for popping by.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Guest Design work for Get Creative.

Hello Friends.
Today I have a tag to show you that I made for the Get Creative,June Tag Challenge..
This time it was a colour challenge and after all the colourful flowers from the previous challenges this was a little trying.

I played around with the Ideology Dressform, and Concertina Flowers dies. The little coathanger is made by my Daughter, Faye..,
Here is  a very bad picture of my tag skeleton...a video explaining all the details is posted at the end of this post,one is in greek and the other in English.
Greek Video.
English Video.
Please feel free to ask any questions. I am looking forward to seeing what you all create.
Keep well and have a great week-end..

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Altered Matchboxes.

Hi there.
Yes I have been out of action for a while .but I am back....

Last week I was watching some You Tube ,when I came across this lovely lady who has the channel called Scrappin Happyxo. Pop over and check out her clever challenge, what a clever idea to make some Christmas decorations now, well before festive madness!
Yes ,you guessed, Jeanette challenged us to make altered matchboxes,with a dangle and a loop so that they can hang on a Christmas tree, and she wanted them in white,cream and gold.
I made my own matchbox.Using papers from DCWV called "The Performance Stack""  and I decorated the inside of the box with a tiny Nutcracker from Graphic 45. See videos below for more details
My Daughter Faye also decorated a matchbox, she used come white Bazzil that she embossed and misted, I love the way hers turned out, especially the stamped tickets instead of a dangle!
Here are the video links.

Faye's Matchbox

Keep well.