30 Μαρτίου 2016

Break free - a canvas

Hello my friends!
Today I want to show you a canvas I made.
When it comes to these little art pieces, I feel that I'm just a beginner so I thought to get some experience by practice (practice is ALWAYS a good idea!).

I happened to see a lovely Mixed Media Place moodboard the other day and it became my starting point.  I got inspired by the butterfly of the top left photo and the softness of the moodboard in general. As the message of my canvas is "break free" (which means that it needs to have an airy feel), I tried to give motion to the creation by making a light blue trail on the right - like a soft breeze that blows on the cluster from the left and takes everything with it.

Lots of 13 arts media (of course), as you see

some details

The Mixed Media place moodboard

I think I could do better than this, but as I said, experience is achieved by constant practice.  
Now that I'm examining it more thoroughly, I believe that I should correct a few details. 
But I'm ok with it, as it is!

Anyway, I hope you like it.  So that's everything for now!  Have a beautiful day!

19 Μαρτίου 2016

Love is worth waiting for

Good morning!
Yesterday Berry71Bleu published my guest-designer's take on the lovely March Challenge.
It is an honour to be invited as a special guest in an amazing challenge blog, such as Berry71Bleu. Thank you very much, ladies! 

So today I thought to share my layout here as well.

My page

This page was inspired by a very dear friend of mine, Tusia Lech, who is also the designer of the 7 Dots Studio Verano Azul Collection.  I had her in my mind while making it - I guess that's why this page came out as a very delicate, soft, tender and elegant creation.

So as love is the biggest and most valuable emotion a human can experience, it is worthy of our patience. Believe in love and it will come to you. This is what I think.

I had mentioned in a previous post here that I intend to make less loaded pages. I'm happy that this one is not full of small details and mixed-media techniques. I'm trying to prove to myself that I can be more minimalistic lol.

I want to submit this page to the current 7 Dots Studio challenge, whose theme is EMOTIONS. I will take part in it as a contestant, not as a member of the DT - a nice first time :).

Look at the inspirational circle

So I hope this layout inspires you to talk about love and wait for love and create about love. It is much needed lately...

Have a nice weekend!

17 Μαρτίου 2016

2 scoops of ice-cream

Good morning...
Here I am again to share a page I created today for the More than Words March challenge.
A really messy one. I mixed up a lot of different media (gesso, mists, a pencil, glitter) and my hands got dirty - actually they have several patches of brown, teal and green inks.

I chose to talk about little pleasures in life that can be very blissful :).
One of them is mocha ice-cream.  I just adore it. Whenever I have some, I feel like I'm in heaven! I love the flavours of coffee and chocolate together! So 2 scoops of mocha ice-cream are just a little bit of magic for me...

I pulled my elements and paper from the 7 Dots Studio Thoughtskeeper Collection which I mainly combined with a modern photo as well as with lots of 13 Arts white gesso.  I always use this one instead of modelling paste, it works better for me, as it's thick and steady.  So I put some on my title and then added gold glitter on it. I also used it with 2 stencils for extra texture.

Like I already said, I was inspired by the More than Words March challenge.

I hope you like my page! Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your beautiful comments.  They are much appreciated!

15 Μαρτίου 2016


Hello hello!
A quick post before I leave for work, in order to share a page I just made (inspiration knocked my door today) :)

I played with the 7 Dots Studio Yuletide Collection, though the theme of my page is not Christmas-y. I combined red, brown and bright blue (colours that are strong and intense) and talked about the glitter that we have inside our souls and that we should let shine out from time to time. It will surely inspire people.  As you see the photo is quite modern and the feel of the collection somewhat vintage. But yes, 7 Dots Studio Collections make miracles and can combine both styles. Love you, 7 Dots Studio!

I based my layout on the following sketch from Anna's Scrap March challenge
that I flipped to the right

Ok that's everything for now!
I will be back in a couple of days to share another page!

Have an awesome day!

7 Μαρτίου 2016

Coffee time

Good morning everyone!
It's been almost 2 months since my last post here.
I didn't mean it to happen, but life is always unpredictable.

The reality in everyday life here in Greece has been even tougher the last 3-4 months, for the Greek people as well as the refugees that are stuck/locked/stranded here.  The countries that create the mess in these people's homelands just refuse to give shelter/accept/take care of them- how responsible is this, eh?  I could say a lot more on this subject but we all KNOW what's going on.

I need to say, though, that I'm very proud that most of my fellow Greeks, despite their hard economic problems and their struggle to survive, HELP the refugees by providing food, clothes, toys and play for the kids, medicines. I expected nothing less than that from them. It's just majestic.  I know that some of the refugees are going to be sent/distributed in my island soon, so I'm looking forward to helping them alongside with the other citizens of Greece.

So yesterday, in order to distract myself a bit from all these hard situations, I scrapped.
I made a colorful and playful page, having focused on this special time of the day, when we all sit and have COFFEE (with some delicious croissants, from time to time)! For me, that time is after I wake up.  Coffee is pure bliss, don't you agree?

So this is my layout

As you probably already noticed, I avoided layering and overloading.  This is something I intend to do even more in my next layouts. So the most prominent feature here is the word stickers.  And because I am a 7 Dots Studio girl, I worked with the Verano Azul Collection again. :)

So I used the following mists:

I also played with Crafty Life March Challenge which is actually a bingo challenge.
I used the far right vertical combination Patterned Paper/Die-cuts/Flowers.  Apart from those, it's evident that I used some mists and chipboard, too.

Lace/ Ribbons
Patterned Paper (s)
Die Cuts

That's all from me now! I hope you have a great week and remember to be thankful for all you are given. Nothing  in life is to be taken for granted.