15 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Dreamer

Hello hello!
Here I am again... today it seemed like a good day to play with a challenge.
So I browsed through my challenge blogs list and I noticed that More than Words January main challenge has a very interesting one.  Its theme is Personality & Selfie.

I happened to have one selfie that I took one and a half year ago, so I thought "why not".
It's not easy at all to illustrate one's personality in just one layout, therefore I decided to focus on just one aspect of my profile.

I am a dreamer. I dream to excel at many things. I'm never satisfied with my achievements, my knowledge, myself. I dream to become more than I am everyday.  Frankly I don't know how realistic all these are, I guess I'm a bit nuts lol.

Anyway I tried to create a page wherein someone could see this trait of mine in a vintage, classic, dark, not too bold, but full of small details style. Again, I aimed at grace, harmony, balance and elegance (of course the latter is not news, I always want that in my creations).

I used the 7 Dots Studio "Lost & Found" collection.  And 13 Arts media.






I think it's time for me to experiment with a more modern style in my layout.  I hope (or shall I say dream?) I will manage to make a clean & simple, modern page soon.

Until then... have awesome days! And be dreaming!

9 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Take a deep breath and....

... open the door of your soul.  You will find sparkle and shine inside.

This is what I would like to do in 2016.
And it is the theme of the layout I made in order to tell just that.

Of course I have used 7 Dots Studio products again (Soulmates).

I admit that it's a bit overloaded with bits'n'pieces, I guess that having quite some time to scrap, I needed to unleash all the scrap energy I had stored (lol).  As I'm comparing this page with my previous one, I realize that the amount of embellishments I put on a cardstock usually depends on my mood. A form of expression, too, isn't it? Very artistically talkative I was this time indeed.

Ok without further ado




Since I hadn't scrapped for some weeks, I drew inspiration from the following Berry71Bleu Moodboard (January Challenge)



The combination of black/blue/green is AWESOME.


That's everything from me for now, I guess!
Until next time.... take a deep breath, open the door of your soul and look into it!


Thanks for stopping by!

14 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Live simply

Hello, hello!

Back with some scrapping today.
A simple, not overloaded layout I really enjoyed making it, because it was the result of a bet with myself. I thought to share my train of thought while creating my page, I hope you find it useful.

Ok this is the story:
My friend and owner of ScrapsNPieces store, Myrto sent me an awesome, big package a couple of months ago (when I still was a member of the ScrapsNPieces DT).  This nice package had been left aside for a while, so today I thought to grant it a bit of my attention, as I really felt I needed to scrap. So I opened it and my fingers went through all the beautiful stuff Myrto had sent me.  And then a question popped up.  "Can you create a layout with colours of the goodies that are in the package?".  "Oh yes, sure", I thought.

When I looked at the colours of the sprays that my friend had chosen, I found the following:

Picture of Distress Stain Spray Ink - Black Soot                Picture of Distress Stain Spray Ink - Iced Spruce             Picture of Distress Stain Spray Ink - Rusty Hinge  Picture of Distress Stain Spray Ink - Festive Berries


Great!

INTERESTING COMBINATION, don't you think?
I don't believe Myrto had this combo in mind when putting the little bottles in the box, I guess it was randomly done.

I could use the three of them, but all of them???
Anyway, this was the challenge.  I loved loved loved loved the second colour (iced spruce), so it just HAD to dominate the layout.  The black soot was to be added in very small doses, ok with that. Now the problem was how I would combine two colours that seem like not getting along with each other with two cold colours  and not create an eye-hurting colourful circus. This troubled me a little bit.   Finally I decided to mix the rusty hinge with the festive berries and spray the chipboard Myrto sent with them.  Risky, but it looked like the only option.

And this page is the result of this





What do you think?  As you see, I used some substantial amount of water on my cardstock, in order to create the watercolor effect on the background.  Now the best white/cream cardstock that withstands so much water is this one

Picture of Χαρτί watercolor 300gsm - 30.5 x 30.5cm
Χαρτι watercolor 300gsm

which you can find at the ScrapsNPieces store

I also used this stamp

Picture of Texture Stamp - Floral


along with the chipboard, Tim Holtz mask and 7 Dots Studio Lost & Found Collection that you see in my page.

Now because I had quite some time to scrap, I drew my inspiration to build the layout from the following C'est Magnifique sketch:




I think it is just lovely, do you agree?
So that's everything from me now! I hope you liked my page!

Thanks for stopping by!