Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Vintage tag...

Hi everyone!
Today I come to you with another tag...
this time, it's full of Prima/Finnabair products, amongst some others ;)


As a base, I used a page from the Prima watercolour pad, 
which I stamped and embossed (Carabelle Studio Stamp, Wow! Embossing Powder)
and a page from the Prima Paintables Watercolour Paper Pad Salvage District.
I coloured and aged both pages using Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers, 
Distress Spray Stains and Distress Inks.


I absolutely love combination of vintage brown and turquoise, 
however I wanted an extra kick and fuchsia was ideal for that.
In my stash I had some gorgeous Prima flowers which I bought long long time ago -
and I chose them as the focal point of my tag.


All who know me and my work, know very well that I like layers and dimension. 
The flowers weren't enough for me so I had to add some metal embellishment,
clay vintage decor (made from one of Prima's Silicone Moulds) and sisal to complement them better.


I knew that I would like to add some gems here and there, 
but I didn't have any in the colour I wanted, so I had to make some 
using Finnabair Pebbles, glitter and 3D gel.


As I was in a romantic mood while making my tag, I decided to add
two wooden hearts from Prima's Salvage District collection.


I finished my design with Finnabair Art Stones and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers.


I have to admit that I really enjoyed making this project and like the final result.
Hope you like it as well :)

Thank you so much for your time!
Have a great day, M. xxx

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Foamiran flowers (foamiran / silk foam / chiffon foamiran)

Hi everyone :)
Today I will share with you some of the foamiran flowers I published on Facebook...
on my page or in one of my groups Foamiran Flowers Tips... and on Instagram
but never had a chance to present them here.
Hope you like them, M. xxx

Foamiran Poinsettias (Foamiran):



Foamiran Vintage Rose (Silk Foamiran / Silk Foam):




Foamiran Wild Flower (Silk Foamiran / Silk Foam):


Foamiran Garden Rose (Silk Foamiran / Silk Foam):




Foamiran Flowers on a stem (Foamiran)


Foamiran Peony (Silk Foamiran / Silk Foam)


Foamiran Peony (Chiffon Foamiran)


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Romantic / shabby chic tag


Good morning everyone!
Today I am coming to you with another tag but this time in romantic/shabby chic style. 


As you can see it is a very easy and quick tag to make. 
The most time consuming part for me was stitching, as I did it by hand.
I am the proud owner of sewing machine, but can't get my stitches straight lol


I cut my tags and frame using Sizzix/Tim Holtz die.
Before I stitched the edges of one of the tags, I stamped it with an elegant script background stamp.

 I then made my foamiran leaves and flowers. They didn't take much time, 
because I didn't have to roll the foamiran to shape them. 
I just had to add a little bit of colour to some of my leaves using an soft oil pastel. 


Before attaching them, I put a piece of muslin cloth underneath.
To decorate my tag I used art stones, sparkly gems and metal embellishment 
that I covered with white gesso and cut in half. 



I finished it with a word sticker.


Have a great day, M. xxx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Mixed media tag... "Grapevine" / Tag mixed mediowy


Hi everyone...
It's a long time since I've been here. Many things have changed... many projects were created. 
If you would like to see them please visit my Instagram.

Witam serdecznie...
Minęło sporo czasu od mojej ostatniej wizyty na blogu. W tym czasie wiele się zmieniło...
wiele projektów powstało. Jeśli macie ochotę je zobaczyć, zapraszam na mój Instagram.

The most important thing however... at least for me... 
is the fact that I started to create more again. Not because I "have to" but because I "want to"
...and believe me, there's a massive difference between the two.

Najważniejszym jednak... przynajmniej dla mnie... jest fakt, że zaczęłam więcej tworzyć. 
Nie dlatego, że "muszę", ale dlatego, że "chcę"...
a wierzcie mi, jest duża rożnica między jednym i drugim.

In the last few days I dusted my mixed media products down and I have to admit 
I've missed them a lot!!!... the smell, the texture, the colours... the endless possibilities...

W ciagu ostatnich kilku dni odkurzyłam produkty mixed mediowe i muszę przyznać,
bardzo mi ich brakowało!!!... zapachu, konsystencji, kolorów... nieskończonych możliwości jakie daja

... and I created a mixed media tag :)

... i zrobiłam mixed mediowego taga :)


As a base I used chipboard tag which I primed with white gesso. 
I dyed it with a heat gun and started to "build" my wall.
To do that I used pre-cut chipboard bricks and gel medium. 
Then I added some texture to my tag and wall with texture, sand and crackle pastes
and left them to dry naturally. 
After that the fun began... adding a colour to my brick wall. 
I used several colours. 
I was adding and removing them until I was happy with the final result.

Jako bazy użyłam wyciętego wcześniej z tektury taga, który zabezpieczyłam białym gesso.
Wysuszyłam je nagrzewnica i zaczęłam "budować" moja ścianę.
Użyłam do tego tekturkowych cegiełek i medium żelowego.
Następnie użyłam pasty modelujacej, pasty z drobinkami piasku oraz pasty do spękań 
i zostawiłam wszystko do wyschnięcia.
Wtedy dopiero zaczęła się prawdziwa zabawa... kolorowanie cegiełek i ściany.
Użyłam wielu kolorów.
Dodawałam je i usuwałam do czasu, aż byłam zadowolona z efektu końcowego. 


My grape leaves were made from green foamiran. 
I cut them out using a metal die and shaped them. I covered them with varnish 
because I wanted to use sprays and inks to age them as well.

Liście zrobiłam z foamiranu. Wycięłam je przy użyciu wykrojnika i nadałam kształt. 
Następnie pokryłam je lakierem, by móc je postarzyć przy użyciu farb i mgiełek.


When I decided where my grape branch would be, I started to make a grapevine 
using art stones and gel medium. After it dried, I coloured it 
with paint and sprays.

Kiedy zdecydowalam o układzie gałęzi i liści na tagu, 
zaczęłam komponować winogrono przy użyciu art stones i medium żelowego. 
Po wyschnięciu pomalowałam je farbami i mgiełkami.


To add more character to my wall and age it even more, I used green reindeer moss
which I pressed between the bricks. It was time consuming but worth the effort
as I really really like the final look.

By jeszcze bardziej postarzyć moja ściane i nadać jej więcej charakteru, użyłam chrobotka reniferowego, 
który powciskałam między cegiełki. Było to czasochłonne jednak warte zachodu, 
ponieważ efekt końcowy bardzo, ale to bardzo mi sie podoba. 

To make my grape branch more realistic I used curly moss to create tendrils.

Wici zrobiłam z mchu curly moss. Dzięki temu gałaź wyglada bardziej realistycznie.


As a final touch I added a street sign embellishment and decorated it with more moss
et voilà... my mixed media tag was ready :)

Ostatnim dodatkiem była metalowa plakietka, która roznież udekorowałam chrobotkiem 
et voilà... mój tag był gotowy :)

It took quite a while to create it, especially by leaving everything to dry naturally,
however I enjoyed every minute of it and I am sure it is not my last mixed media project.
Quite the opposite to be honest 
as mixed media gives me endless possibilities to create & experiment 
and I have still so much to learn and discover!

Nie ukrywam, zrobienie go zajęło trochę czasu, szczególnie że wszystko schło naturalnie,
ale przyniosło mi również niesamowicie dużo frajdy i jestem pewna, 
że nie jest to mój ostatni projekt mixed mediowy. 
Jeśli mam być szczera... na pewno będzie ich więcej, ponieważ mixed media 
otwieraja przede mna nieskończone możliwości tworzenia, nauki i eksperymentowania.

I hope you like my mixed media tag "Grapevine".
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will visit me again.
Have a great day, M. xxx

Mam nadzieję, że mój projekt się Was spodobał.
Dziękuję za poświęcony czas i mam nadzieję, że odwiedzicie mnie ponownie.
Miłego dnia, M. 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Mini rose stem...

Hi everyone!
I was playing a lot with a silk foam lately (foamiran)
so I decided to use regular this time :)


I cut petals out using Craft Passion Flower Set 04
and coloured them with Gallery Oil Pastels.


It's not a secret that olive green is my favourite colour 
out of all the green foamiran sheets available on the market, 
so of course I used it to make rose leaves. 


I didn't plan to make a stem... the idea was to use all elements on the card
which is why I didn't really put much attention to detail when choosing wires lol 
Tried to mask it a little with olive green florist tape 
but as you can see I failed miserably due to being impatient as well...
not gonna lie ;)
Next time I'll be better ;)

All products are available in my shop


Thank you so much for your time and I hope you will visit me again :)
Have a lovely weekend,
M. xxx

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Workshops for Beginners...



FOAMIRAN FLOWERS MAKING WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS🎉

on 30th of September 2017 in Nuthall, Nottingham (NG16 1DP, J26 of the M1) 
with me :)

NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED!!!

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You will learn step-by-step how to make these beautiful flowers from scratch and more!!!
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Time: 9am - 1pm
Price: £25
Foamiran 0.6mm & 0.8mm
All materials provided, except scissors, glue gun and iron (please bring these with you)

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VENUE: 
Nuthall Parish Council Temple Centre
44 Nottingham Rd
Nuthall
Nottinghamshire
NG16 1DP
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For more details please email: handmadebymonia@hotmail.co.uk 
and type the subject as “Workshops for beginners” 
or send a message on my Facebook Page Handmade by Monia.