četrtek, 19. oktober 2017

"Awaken in my own time" story in a lightbulb

Hi my dear crafty friends,

I can't even describe how I felt seeing my project between the best ones of first stage of Mixed media & art, where I created this canvas with butterfly and scissors. It is a huge huge honour for me. Thank you to all the DT <3

And now to my new project for the Stage 2: "Crystal beauty" where we were chalenged to use transparent material not from scrapbooking and circles in any form. Not long ago I became very thrilled over my "story in a lightbulb" series so I immediately knew I wanted to create another story in a lightbulb. I chose bigger lightbulb round shaped, so that I included circles also. There are also some other circle elements on the project. I added a little girl with wings holding a star on a stick from Stamperia new paper collection "Blue Stars" inside of the lightbulb.

For coloring I used Lindy's gang starburst sprays:
-TiffanyLou Blue,
- Sassy Sapphire,
- Tibetan Poppy Teal

and some Finnabair rust and patina pastes.

There is also a new video tutorial over on my youtube channel so feel very welcome to visit me there also. ;)

Have a great day and see you soon!
Hugs, Aleksandra

Mixed media & Art Stage 2 - "Crystal beauty"

sobota, 14. oktober 2017

"The world is a canvas" altered brush with Graphic 45 and Lindy's gang

Hi dear crafty friends. Today I'm on 7 kids blog again and I was playing with my belowed Graphic 45 collections again after some time. You can find some of the collections also in 7 kids crafting supply store. Go check it out! I used the gorgeous Nature Sketchbook collections and altered a brush with it. Hope you'll like it. :) There is also a new video tutorial on my youtube channel.

The supplies I used from 7 kids Your crafting supply store:

I also used some gorgeous Lindy's gang magicals and sprays for it. I was inspired by the latest challenge over on Lindy's blog with beautiful autumn colors:

For the project I used:
- Edelweiss moss green Starburst spray,
Creme Brulee cream Starburst spray.
- Edelweiss moss green magical,
- Gator gumbo olive magical,
- Cajun carnelian red magical,
- Cajun carnelian red Starburst spray.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!
Hugs, Aleksandra

četrtek, 12. oktober 2017

Time traveler with Scrapiniec and Finnabair

Hi dear friends. Today I'm on Scrapiniec blog again and I wanted to show you how fun and easy it is to make off the page projects with two-dimenzional Scrapiniec chipboards. I've made a time machine which I named "Time traveler". I used some of the gorgeous chippies from previous collections as well as several chipboards from the newest "Steampunk""Focus" and "Believe in magic" collections. And for the base of the time traveler I used Royal Sleigh chipboards. You can see how perfectly they can be used also in non-winter projects. There is a lot of photos today since it is very detailed project and I hope you'll like it! :)

I used several Scrapiniec chipboards that you can find in Scrapiniec online store:
Focus - big arrows

I also have a video tutorial for you on my youtube channel and I hope you'll enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! :)

Hugs, Aleksandra

četrtek, 05. oktober 2017

"The story of a butterfly" mixed media canvas

Hi my dear friends... I decided to join special "edition" of a Mixed media and art challenges - Joint project Stage 1 "Mechanical explosion", where we were challenged to use Metal material not from scrapbooking and wings in any form. I got this idea to alter a scissors and when thinking what to combine them with that would have wings I remembered the story I once heard - The story of a butterfly. It goes somewhat like this:

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped as if it couldn't go further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch it, expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body. Neither happened! The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around, never beeing able to fly. What the man in his kindness and haste didn't understand is that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to squeeze through was a way of forcing the fluid from the body into the wings so that it would be ready for flight. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Going through life without obstacles would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been and we would never spread our wings and fly.

So this is the story I tried to capture in my art piece. Hope you'll like my interpretation. There is also a video tutorial available on my youtube channel if you'd like to see it. :)

Enjoy the day and have fun!

Mixed media & Art: Stage 1 - Mechanical explosion