petek, 16. avgust 2019

Ice cream summer fun with Lindy's gang and Woodouts

Hello dear crafty friends. I was away for some time now due to some serious health issues, but I'm so so happy and excited to be back with you to share with you my creations made with gorgeous Lindy's gang products and maybe inspire you along the way.

Summer with kids is always about a lot of water, sun, fun and of course... ice cream. The last one can not be missing. I'm just trying to tell my kids that they realy don't have to have it each single day. :) I'm not succeding at the moment! :) So when I got this gorgeous ice cream Woodouts base in my hands I knew I had to make something beautiful with it. And of course Lindy's are perfect to alter it into a beautiful piece of art.

I first covered my ice cream base with a coat of white gesso. When dry I applied some texture paste. I added Finnabair Gold Crackle texture paste on the bottom part with the cone and I made some notches into it with a tool to create a cone-like texture on it. I then sprinkled some embossing powder "Gilded Burgundy Brass" on top. I waited a bit till the crackle paste dried a bit on air, because when heating it with a tool, crackles are not so stressed. Then I heated it with hot gun to melt the embossing powder. On the upper part with ice cream I added some Finnabair Light texture paste and applied it with dabbing with my brush to create a look of the ice cream. 

I colored the bottom part using several Lindy's sprays going from lighter to darker shades - Steampunk Sepia, Gossamer Gold, Incadescent Copper as well as two shades of Squirts - Maple Syrup Bronze and Beaver Tail Brown. I colored the upper part with several pink shades - Chateau Rose, Cotton Candy Pink, Pink Ladies Pink, Raspberry Lemonade and used few different embossing powders on top before heating with a heat gun - Raspberry Lemonade, Cosmic Pink Blue and a bit of Hi Maintenance Magenta. 

I added some dry gesso on top and emphasized the lines on the cone a bit with white acrylic paint. I also distressed the edges of a cone a bit with a dark brown color. 

After the mixed media part was finished I added some paper cut-outs, some beautiful paper flowers and resin embellishments. To finish my piece off I added some art stones and few white splashes with diluted white acrylic paint.

Here are some detailed photos for you:

I've also prepared a video tutorial for you on Lindy's gang Youtube channel to follow along if you wish to:

You can find Lindy's products I used for my project in their online store:
Hope you liked the inspiration that I prepared for you today!
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your summer days and see you again soon!
Hugs, Aleksandra

četrtek, 15. avgust 2019

"Use your wings, dream, Inspire" Altered box for Dusty Attic

Hello my dear crafty friends. It's been some time since my last post. I've had some health issues to take care off and I missed my creative hours so so much in the meantime. I'm so happy today to be back with you again, sharing my fresh inspiration with you. This time I have for you a gorgeous altered box made with the amazing Dusty Attic chipies and some gorgeous mixed media goodies. As soon as I saw the eye-catching July Moodboard over at Dusty Attic blog, my mind wondered to gorgeous Stamperia paper pad, designed by an amazing artist Antonis Tzanidakis - Mechanical Fantasy. It fitted perfectly to the Moodboard. So I decided to create a rusty Mechanical Fantasy box, using the amazing Finnabair supplies, some Mitform castings metal embellishments bought at Mixed Media Place store and of course the fabulous Dusty Attic chipboards. I hope you'll like my today's project.

I first glued down some Dusty Attic chipboards to my box and colored everything with black gesso. I then dry-brushed it over slightly with white gesso. I colored the box with Lindy's gang Buccaneer Bay Blue Moon Shadow Mist and a bit of a Tainted Love Teal Starburst Spray. I then started adding some highlights with three different Finnabair Texture fantasy pastes -  Cool gray from Old Walls set, Taupe Rose from Anemone and Coral set and Dusty from Camouflage set. I then added some cut outs from Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper set and some other embellishments, mainly of course Dusty Attic chipboards

Here are the Dusty Attic chipboards I used:

Thank you for taking time and stopping by. I hope I inspired you to play with your gorgeous Dusty Attic chipies and I hope to see some of your beautiful creations.

Enjoy your days.
Hugs, Aleksandra

sobota, 11. maj 2019

"Happy Summer moments" 49 and Market Coctail drink

Hi dear friends,

I don't know about you, but I allready started dreaming about a warm, happy summer days. They are nearer each day and I'm realy realy looking forward to them. So my today's project kind of reflects my summer mood.

I know you are used to see mostly layouts made with gorgeous 49 and Market products. I love to make layouts so much, but one of my biggest passions are also altered art and off the page projects. So today I decided to share something a bit different with you and prepare you one of my off the page projects. Here is my Summer Coctail drink!

petek, 03. maj 2019

"Found at the Sea" altered Fish

Hello dear Dusty Attic friends,

I'm on Dusty Attic blog today with you again to bring you some fresh inspiration. This time, a bit summerish one. :) I decided to alter a mdf wooden fish from Woodouts that I had in my stash for quite some time now. I made a small wall decoration. I took a piece of a drift wood and attached some rope arround each side of it and than attached the other side of the rope on a wooden fish. I then decorated the fish using several Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. You can find the list of used Dusty Attic chipboards at the end of this post. I colored the embellished decorative piece with Finnabair Texture fantasy pastes and used some waxes on top.  

sreda, 24. april 2019

Graphic 45 Money box with altered violin

Hello my dear friends,

I played today again with gorgeous Graphic 45 collection "Love Notes". I had a custom order for a money box for a young girl who loves music and violin and these gorgeous papers were just a perfect fit for it. I used both 12x12 paper collection pack as well as 8x8 paper pad. I also used some gorgeous Graphic 45 Roses in red and natural colors and I added a small chipboard altered violin on top. Hope you'll like my project.

sobota, 20. april 2019

"Create your own Happiness" layout with 49 and Market

Hi dear friends,

I kind of threw a lot of fresh inspiration and projects to you in the last few days. Hope you are not getting too much from me. :D Today I have for you my layout project with gorgeous 49 and Market.
Let me tell you... I adooooore these 49 and Market Laser Cuts! They are just amazing to work with and with layering them you just get this amazing, stunning, rich composition. 

This time around I used Laser cuts from another gorgeous 49 and Market collection "Tattered Garden". Along with those I fussy cut some shapes from the "Exclusive Cut-Out Sheet from the same collection. I cut out the floral border and used it at the bottom of my layout as a forest soil. I then placed the photo and the gorgeous mystic door on top and surrounded everything with other laser cut greenery. I added some gorgeous 49 and Market flowers in between. For the background of my layout I used beautiful Vintage paper from "Vintage Remnants" collection, that coordinates perfectly with "Tattered Garden" collection.

Hope you'll like my inspiration.

petek, 19. april 2019

Old-fashioned Altered Sewing Machine with Lindy's and Graphic 45

Hello dear friends. I promised you another interesting project for today and here it goes.

 I hope your day is going well. Mine has been very creative as I have just finished my inspiration for you for the amazing Lindy's gang blog. This time I went all wild and altered a chipboard sewing machine that I got from amazing 14 craft bar store. I used some Graphic 45 papers - a Deluxe Collector's Edition of "A Ladies Diary", beautiful, soft Vintage paper and made a sewing box out of it. It was a lot of work, but so worth the time spent. I love it and hope you'll like it too.

My black Lindy's sprays are usually quietly sitting on my shelfs. I admit... I don't often use them, since I don't often make "dark" projects. But I'm doing them an injustice since they are really really gorgeous. So today's project was perfect, I decided to alter the sewing machine in an old-fashioned vintage way - black with some gold touches.