petek, 22. marec 2019

"Your story matters" Altered brush for Finnabair

Hi my dear friends. It's been such a long long time since I last altered a brush., that I realy wanted to play with it. One giant brush was sitting in my drawer, waiting for me to take time to alter it. So this time, I decided to go with this project. 

I wanted to create a soft, a bit frozen look, so I decided to work with Texture Fantasy pastes that fit perfectly into this frame - "Old Walls" Rust effect pastes. I love their subtle colors! 



sreda, 20. marec 2019

"Memories Captured" Layout for 49 and Market

Hi dears,

Vintage and dark is quite out of my comfort zone, I must admit. I absolutely love such projects each time I see them by some other artist, but never quite thought I can make it. :) Did you ever feel like this too? Well I decided to go out of my comfort zone this time, because I just totally fell in love with Vintage Remnants collection and I just had to branch out and play with them. :) I have to admit I quite like the result and I hope you'll like it too.

For the background I used paper N 02 and paper N 04 from new "Vintage Remnants" collection. I added some stenciling with Graphit texture paste on the background and some random stamping. Then I created the flow of my layout and put some colored cheesecloth along it. Then I embellished it with chipboards, laser cut shapes and gorgeous vintage colored flowers. I colored my chipboards with Rust Effect paste. At the end I added some highlights with dry-brushed gesso over some elements and few splatters of white color for the finishing touch.


"Look for the Magic and Find Yourself" Altered Handmirror for Finnabair Art Recipe Challenge

Today we have for you a little surprise :) Have you ever wished that Finnabair Art Recipe series published originally on Prima Marketing blog would be such, that you could take a part in? I have always found them so inspiring. So today I'm so so happy to share with you the amazing news that they've become a regular monthly challenge available on Finnabair blog :) And today we have the very first Art Recipe challenge! Isn't it exciting?! 

The rules are simple. Each challenge consists of colour palette and products. You need to stick to the colour pallete and use all products listed in a challenge.

Colours of March Art Recipe:vintage shades of gold, rusty, brown with pinks and greens

Products:Art Basics: Clear Gesso
Art Alchemy - Metallique Waxes
Art Ingredients - Mini Art Stones
Art Extravagance - Icing Paste


If the products on your project are not easy to recognize, please add in description information, where exactly we can see them. Challenge is open till Apil, 19th. The winner will  be invited to be Guest Designer on Finnabair blog. How exciting right?!

When I was not yet part of this amazing Creative team I used to do "oooh's" and "aaaah's" each time I saw new Art Recipes published. I often went to the older Art Recipes for the inspiration. I love to take part in monthly Art Recipes and I'm sure this challenges will inspire you all so much! Can't wait to see your beautiful creations! So as you can see, this month we are playing with clear gesso, mini art stones, metallique waxes and icing pastes and we are creating in Vintage style and color scheme. So I decided to go all Vintage. I altered an old, empty tin left from my paints in tubes and I've hidden an altered Vintage handmirror inside. I used shades of light brown, gold and rose gold. For giving a bit extra interes to my tin I dressed it into new Finnabair Decorative tissue paper. I hope you'll like my project and be inspired by it! 


sreda, 13. marec 2019

"Fashion Wardrobe" Mini Album with Graphic 45 Ladies Diary

Hello my dear sweet friends,

I'm back on my blog with another one of my Graphic 45 inspirations. I've been holding this gorgeous Ladies Diary collection in my hands for so many times, but couldn't prepare myself to cut into it! But I decided that this time has finally come! This is one of my favourite Graphic 45 collections! I love the colors, I love the images and my imagination goes wild going through this papers. I made a Wardrobe Mini Album with gorgeous Scrapiniec mdf bases and chipboards. I hope you'll like it!




ponedeljek, 11. marec 2019

"Timeless Beauty" Layout with 49 and Market

Hello dear sweet friends :)

This is very exciting day for me. I'm here today with my first ever inspiration for the amazing and long desired 49 and Market team, so this is quite a happy and excited moment for me. I prepared for you a layout with the new "Bold & Beautiful" 49 and Market paper collection and Laser Cut Shapes.

ponedeljek, 04. marec 2019

"My Happy Place"

Hello dears,

Spring is comming to our land and I was very anxiously waiting for it. So I'm now in the making of all things springy. I actually had a small accident this week. I fell badly and I hurt my right arm. Of course I got a plaster cast for my arm going from my fingers right up to my elbow. My instant thought was... oh my... what about my creating... how will I do anything?! Well... of course... I wouldn't be me, if I haven't at least try. And you know what? It actually worked! It took me some extra time to get it done, but I'm a very determined person by nature, so... :)

I made this beautiful, soft, springy Altered Door Entrance, bathing in flowers and butterflies and of course with a gorgeous bicycle to go for a spring ride on a warm sunny day, using lots of amazing Dusty Attic chipboards and some gorgeous flowers and laser cut images from the new 49 and Market collection "Bold & Beautiful". You can find the list of the Dusty Attic chipboards used at the end of the post. 













I hope you liked my inspiration for this month. Here is the promissed list of Dusty Attic chipboards that I used in making of this project:

- Poppies


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderfull day! See you back again soon!

Hugs, Aleksandra


ponedeljek, 25. februar 2019

"Discover your Everyday Treasures" Altered House panel

Hello dears. It's finally my turn again on Lindy's gang blog and I'm really excited to share with you today my inspiration. I just received a new package of Lindy's gang goodies and I had to try of some of the new colors in my stash! I had so much fun playing with them!

Already more than a month of the year 2019 is behind us, and for me, it was a time of thinking a lot about the past years and about the important things in my life. And one of the things which I realized I have to work on more is being excited and rejoice in the small everyday things and encounters. To notice them, to let them make me happy, to share them with my loved ones and to treasure them. So my today's inspiration is exactly about that... knocking on the doors and opening the opportunity to discover everyday treasures. I hope it inspires you too!








I used Woodouts House base for my project and a Door Knocker from Mintay paper collection. I used several Lindy's gang sprays to color my project. For the background I used mint shades of Merci Beacoup Mint Flat Fabio spray, and I build the rust effect arround with three different red-brown shades: Cajun Carnelian Red Starburst sprayDark chocolate Truffle MagicalMilk Chocolate Brown Magical

There is also a video tutorial for you on my youtube channel as well as on Lindy's gang youtube channel:


Hope you liked the inspiration that I prepared for you today!

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

petek, 22. februar 2019

"Life is like a Box of Chocolates..." Altered Box with Finnabair

Hi dear friends. 

It's my turn to inspire you again on Finnabair blog and I'm so happy to be here with you today. 

I've had this project in my mind for some time now and I felt it finally was time to make it happen. I feel it was the perfect way to share with you and show you arround all the new amazing Finnabair products that were released in past weeks.

I've altered one of my Chocolate boxes and I've hidden a real treasure inside. Come and take a look. :) 


"Life is like a Box of Chocolates..." You will taste sweetness, bitterness, happiness and sadness. Embrace them all, as every single "taste" is giving you a different experience and an opportunity to grow. Rise above them all and move fiercely and bravely to the person you want to become and with each experience a step closer to goals you want to achieve.