Tuesday, 15 November 2016

My last ATC ;)


Hello my crafty friends...
I'm not sure if I have mentioned before, but I made 5 ATC's a few weeks ago.
However I've been so busy lately that I haven't had the chance to share it with you.
So today is THE DAY ;)

Let me know what you think xxx






I used:
2. Stencil
3. Prima Modeling Paste
5. Strays - mix 13 @rts and Prima 
6. Prima Garden Fable Stamp Set and others
7. Ranger Archival Ink Black
12. Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon
13. Metal embellishments
14. Prima Finnabair 3D Gel
15. Prima Finnabair Art Stones
16. Prima Resin Bird
17. Tim Holtz Word Stickers
18. Prima Brush Set & Crelando Flat Brush Set

I decided to submit this ATC for the Mixed Media place challenge...
by making my first full mixed media projects (5 ATC's)
I challenged myself, I broke my (then) limits
and I made my dream come true :)
I always wanted to try mixed media but was scared to try.
I did try and I loveeee it!!!
 

Thank you for stopping by :)
Monika

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

"Winter" ATC's

Hello everyone :)
Today I would like to share my "winter" ATC's / mini Christmas cards with you. 
As I mentioned yesterday, after making my first ATC, I couldn't stop myself from making more...
as an inspiration for Love to Craft & Create.

I followed the same steps as before....
priming, adding texture, stamping, highlighting texture, splashing, adding embellishments :)






I used:
2. Stencil
9. Prima Garden Fable Stamp Set and others
13. Cheesecloth
15. Prima Finnabair 3D Gel
16. Prima Finnabair Art Stones
17. Prima Finnabair Glitter
19. Tim Holtz Word Stickers
20. Prima Brush Set & Crelando Flat Brush Set
21. Ranger Archival Ink Black



I used:
2. Stencil
6. 13 @rts - Ayedda Mist - Pearl Bordeaux
7. 13 @rts - Ayedda Mist - Pearl Pink
8. Ranger Dylusions - Postbox Red
9. Stamps
11. Cheesecloth
12. Prima Finnabair 3D Gel
13. Prima Finnabair Art Stones
14. Prima Finnabair Glitter
16. Tim Holtz Word Stickers
17. Prima Brush Set & Crelando Flat Brush Set
18. Ranger Archival Ink Black







I used:
2. Stencil
10. Prima Bloom Stray - Deep Teal
11. Stamps
12. Ranger Archival Ink Black
13. Wire
14. Artificial "Reindeer" Moss
15. Cheesecloth
17. Prima Finnabair Art Pebbles
18. Prima Finnabair 3D Gel
19. Prima Finnabair Glitter
20. Martha Stewart Glitter
22. Tim Holtz Word Stickers
23. Tim Holtz Distress Inks
24. Prima Brush Set & Crelando Flat Brush Set

I hope you like my "winter" ATC's and you find this post useful :)
Hugs, M. 
xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

My first ever ATC


Hello everyone :)
Do you have something what you always want to try but for some reason you 
always thought that you were not good enough and scared to even try?

For me it was mixed media.
It took me a long time to finally sit and properly check what its all about ;)
I used a mask/stencil before and did some tiny splashes
but never really put myself "there" because I always thought I'm not good enough.

Last weekend I made my first ever ATC using mixed media techniques from start to finish.


Gesso, gel mediums, modeling paste, sprays, inks, stamping, 
stencil, art stones, glass glitter, micro beads, metal embellishment... you name it...
I've tried it all. 


For half a day I was checking mediums... 
what they do, how they behave when they dry naturally and with a heat gun,
what the difference between gesso and gel is (matte & gloss), 
what kind of finish I could get with each of them
and how they absorb other mediums (sprays, inks etc.).
It was time consuming, however I learned a lot...
because watching tutorials on YouTube, as helpful as they are, is one thing 
but seeing things with my own eyes is completely different. 

From the beginning I knew that I would like to make something vintage
because I absolutely fell in love with this Wycinanka laser cut chipboard.
I primed my card, used a stencil to add a texture 
and stamped my background using black waterproof ink.
To get a vintage effect I used brown sprays and inks. 
To soften the image I used turquoise as well. 
I build colours layer by layer.


When I had my background ready I started to add embellishments...
cheesecloth, art stones, micro beads, glass glitter, laser cut chipboards
and metal elements.



I distressed the edges et voila :)

I have to admit... I loved every minute of creating this piece 
and I can understand why so many people love mixed media.
It is fun! 
So much so, that after this ATC I made 4 more :)
I will share them with you very soon.

I used:
4. Prima Garden Fable Stamp Set and others
5. Ranger Archival Ink
9. Prima - Tea Stain Bloom Spray
10. Cheesecloth
13. Finnabair Glass Glitter
17. Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a lovely day,
Monika
xxx




Saturday, 15 October 2016

Shabby & delicate...

Hi everyone :)
Today I would like to share with you a cover I made for an album I'm working on lately
as in inspiration for Love to Craft & Create.


As a base I used papers from an absolutely beautiful collection by Craft & You Design 


The colours are stunning and all of the collection is so delicate and feminine.
Ideal for shabby chic projects :)
I liked it so much that I decided to use it to make flowers...
and CraftPassion flower dies were perfect for that.
I used 2 different sets:


I finished my flowers with white pearl stamens and Prima gems.
I could not use laser cut chipboards... I'm a big fan of them :)...
... so I decorated my cover with one of the captions from TricksArt Magical time set 
and Vintage Cage with a Bird by Scrapiniec.

 

To decorate my flowers I cut out a few leaves from a strip by Studio75 - Alice's Dream 09  
and added some sequins.


I hope you like my cover :)
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Monika
xxx 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Beautiful flowers...

Hello everyone!
Today I would like to share my new card with you.
To make it I used a few of the new products available at


I started with As if in a Dream RETRO paper pad - 01 and 05.
I stitched the edges. 
I used one of my favourite laser cut chipboards:
Boheme Borders by Wycinanka
and attached it to my card with a Magic Glue.
After that I shaped the circle using a green Decorative Twig 
and decorated it with new gorgeous fabric flowers (white & ivory
and a paper rose.
To finish my card I used Prima Art Stones and sequins .



I hope you like my card :)


Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit 
to see new fantastic products available from today.

Hugs, M.
xxx