29 Ιανουαρίου 2015

A bowl of berries for 13 Arts

Hello everyone!

Today the day is all blue!  Well, at least what I created for 13 Arts is!  
It's more mixed-media styled than my usual ones, mainly because I couldn't resist at the amazing mists Ayeeda has and secondly, I had to try something different, thanks to the my constant need of change and experimenting.
With this one, I actually wanted to see how much fluid a simple cardstock can withhold and withstand.  

See for yourselves

Believe me, it takes a lot of fluids to create such a page!
And the 13 arts Frozen Days paper passed the test!

A very distinct element of the my project are the 2 Crafty Funky Heart Swirls that are adorning it.
I gessoed and misted them first and after that, I blended them with the rest of my embellishments.  I sprinkled them with glitter, for more sparkle!

More details of how I created this layout you can find at the 13 Arts blog!

I hope you liked my page!

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21 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Stop thinking, start doing

Καλημέρα!  Οι τελευταίες μέρες είναι σχετικά ζεστές εδώ στο Ηράκλειο και, ενώ αρνούμαι να πιστέψω ότι τέλειωσε ο χειμώνας ήδη, προσπαθώ να τις απολαύσω.  Κυρίως θέλω να απολαύσω τη δυνατότητα να πας για ένα περίπατο ή βόλτα στα μαγαζιά, να βγεις και να συναντήσεις φίλους. Παράλληλα προσπαθώ να αγνοήσω τα προβλήματα που ο ζεστός νοτιάς φέρνει στη ζωή μου (γενικότερη εγρήγορση στη δουλειά, πονοκέφαλο, νευρικότητα και όλα τα παρελκόμενα) και να επικεντρωθώ στα όμορφα πράγματα που ανέφερα παραπάνω.  Δηλαδή στις πολύτιμες, μικρές και ευχάριστες λεπτομέρειες της ζωής.  

Αυτό είναι και το θέμα της πρόκλησης Ιανουαρίου του 7 Dots Studio:

"Appreciating the little things in life"

The inspirational circle of the challenge, made with sneak peaks of the DT's interpretations

***Το όμορφο blog I love scrap έχει ως πρόκληση "the use of threads as the latest trend" και μιας και βάζω κλωστές σχεδόν πάντα στα layouts μου, όταν δημιουργούσα, έφτιαξα τη σελίδα μου και με αυτά τα κριτήρια!  Καιρό έχω να πάρω μέρος σε πρόκληση!***

Χρησιμοποίησα δύο βασικά πράγματα 

and small embellishments,.. 
such as black thread, metal wire, washi tape, buttons, glitter and a few flowers

Τα mists είναι φυσικά 13 Arts!!

Λοιπόν αυτά προς το παρόν από μένα. Ευχαριστώ πολύ για την επίσκεψη και ελπίζω να δω έργα σας για την πρόκληση στο μπλογκ  του 7 Dots Studio!  Καλημέρα!

12 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Balance is the key - ScrapAroundtheWorld Guest Designer with 7 Dots

Hello people!
Today the 7 Dots Studio DT family (oh yes, we are a big, happy family!) is honoured to be guest designing for Scrap Around the World - thank you so much, Helen Tilbury, for the invitation!

I personally am very happy because either as a contestant or as a guest designer with the DTs I'm part of, I have the opportunity to stretch my legs with the challenges that this awesome blog provides.

So the January moodboard is GORGEOUS, but almost everyone knows that already, as it was revealed on New Year's Day.

See it again here

Very soft colours, delicate objects and a sense of elegance (my keyword/target when I create)
I just love it!

So this is my take on it
with the 7 Dots Studio Soulmates Collection - Maybe today paper for my background
13 arts  media OF COURSE are like a magical glue that puts everything together!

I was obviously inspired by the soft colour combination, I used a photo of keys and connected the quote of the moodboard with the keys (not literally, of course).  As I have said, I always want to convey a message with my pages and so I have done here.

Can you see the 2 Crafty Chipboard Elements that are tucked under the photo and beneath the cluster of flowers?  They were an essential part of building these clusters, as they are so elegant!  I couldn't omit them!!

So if you are inspired by the beautiful moodboard and the wonderful creations of the Design Team,
take a look at the rules and play!

5 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Live out loud everyday for 2 Crafty Chipboard

Hello everyone!
I'm very excited today to show you a layout 
that was created for/based upon/adorned with/highlighted by
(so many uses, eh?)
the lovely 2 Crafty Chipboard!

This page features two of the 2 Crafty titles/sentiments, as well as a panel
Square Collage Panel
Live Out Loud
Everyday Word
First of all, let me say that I have used the 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection
(paper, tags, word stickers and stamps) and all the media are from 13 Arts!

The fonts that 2 Crafty uses for making titles
and words are simply gorgeous. In this layout I just had to use 2 of them!
I painted them with gesso and placed one of them on the cluster and the other on the photo,
in order to achieve contrast.

Below you can see what I did with the Square Collage panel:
I cut it in different sizes and placed it against the masked circles
and the 7 Dots Studio colorful, geometrical background.

So we have rectangles, 
on top of them circles and 
on top of the latter, squares.
The effect that is made is playful and happy!
It's actually a geometrical layer of shapes!

A busy page, isn't it? Lots of embellishments and layers.
The reason for that was that the photo of the little girl is so cute,
that the whole page had to go along with her playful, happy mood!

Thank you very much for visiting my blog!
Take care!

4 Ιανουαρίου 2015


Γεια σας, κορίτσια!
Σήμερα θέλω να σας δείξω τη σελίδα που έφτιαξα για την πρόκληση Ιανουαρίου του ScrapsNPieces!

To θέμα της πρόκλησης είναι  Θεά τύχη (Lady Luck)! 
Προθεσμία συμμετοχής έως τις 26 Ιανουαρίου 2015!

Η δημιουργία πρέπει να έχει στον τίτλο τη λέξη τύχη (ή τυχερό κλπ) ή τη λέξη luck, lucky κλπ. Ή να έχει ενσωματωθεί σ' αυτήν κάτι που να έχει να κάνει με γούρι/τύχη, όπως π.χ. ρόδι, πέταλο, τετράφυλλο τριφύλλι, δεκάρα, ζάρια, τραπουλόχαρτα... 

Φτιάχνετε ό,τι θέλετε όπως πάντα, είτε σύνθεση, κάρτα, art journal σελίδα, mixed media καμβά, altered item...

Εγώ έφτιαξα αυτή τη σελίδα
χρησιμοποιώντας τη συλλογή Cold Country του 7 Dots Studio,

Έβαλα 2 πέταλα
(ένα πάνω στο λιλά λουλούδι και ένα πιο κάτω)

 και χρησιμοποίησα το υπέροχο σκετς της Helen Hapsi

Αυτά από μένα προς το παρόν! Αύριο θα σας δείξω μια νέα σελίδα! 
Ευχαριστώ για την επίσκεψη στο μπλογκ μου!

2 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Remember this forever - a 7 Dots Studio layout

Good morning and Happy New Year to all! 
I hope 2015 will be a year of love, joy and peace! 

I'd like to show you my page for  7 Dots Studio blogpost, which today I share with the incredible Anna Komenda

Before that, I would like to say that those of you who follow my blog regularly will have noticed that I make layouts in order to say something through them and not to just impress the viewers. Scrapbooking is for me a means of expression rather than a way to record memories or a means to fulfill any ambitions/gain attention.  So I consciously choose to build pages that will convey something that I feel or think. And I hope every time I will be able to transmit it efficiently. 

So the theme of my current page is all about hard work. The work is the twin sister of luck, in my opinion!   
Surely sometimes the second does not follow the first or comes without the first (though it is not fair, it happens) ... but I think if we want to succeed, we certainly have to work hard. In the end we usually get what we deserve!

*****the white hearts that float over my embellishments are made and presented to me by  my very talented friend Irini Liolia*****

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That's all from me now!! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving warm comments!