I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Old Fashioned Peas & Thank You!

Hi, couldn't help myself but to build up another 'greens and blues' project while being a busy bee at home today - multitasking, that's the way to go! I didn't touch any wet media, double sided tape came in very handy and for the base I chose one of my new favourites - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Clipboard, which is absolutely adorable, isn't it!




Entering this too to Scrap Africa's April Mood Board Challenge



Thanks for popping by,
Kris

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

From metal to stone

Good afternoon, the sunny Tuesday we had turned into a dull day with a good amount of hail coming down from the sky, and now it's bright again, oh, the wonders of Ireland's weather!
I had an old non-stick baking tin which has seen its days and some excessive unsuitable use of abrasive sponge scourers from my part and was meant to go to the bin but I saved it for my future artistic adventures, and yesterday I thought that Viva Decor Venezia Stone Effect Kit I got was a perfect use for that tin, here's the result!


At first I primed the 23 cm round tin with the Oldwhite paste and then when it was dry, I applied both of the pastes wet on wet, one after another and allowed it to dry and then repeated the process at the back of the tin. 



And then it was time to sand the dried surface to smooth down the sharp edges basically. Some elbow grease needed!! I had some of paste still left and spread that through a stencil and used a heat tool carefully to speed up the process. A quick sanding again and now it looks like the pattern is curved out from a stone!
I rubbed on firmly the first glaze using the sponge provided, a brief drying time and then took another glaze to wipe over. And what a stunning look I got! The sun and heat of Italy seems to be really on it!



Entering this to Stamps and Stencils - April Challenge Trash to Treasure

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Dimension



Thanks a million for stopping by,
Kris

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Shine bright

A card I made some time ago, extremely simple one as you can see, a little dry embossing, die-cutting & stamping!  I feel a bit guilty to be honest as it is too easy but I am in love with those Tim Holtz Wildflowers die-cuts! Exceptionally gorgeous!



All the best,
Kris

Friday, 15 April 2016

1956

Hi, I am sharing with you something very personal, an art journal spread which is all about my sweet grandmother. She passed away many years ago already. I still miss her dearly-dearly. I long for her gorgeous smile, her wise words, her soft hugs ... . Oh the memories!
I made that spread for Wanderlust April Challenge and thought I post it here too. I went light with colours, chose green and pink tones. The pages are so special to me as I also used some papers that are from her kitchen cupboard (one even has her handwriting on it, had to leave that treasure partly uncovered) and after the layers of gel medium and acrylic paints, they still have that distinctive smell - the smell of her cupboard! How lovely is that!
Love the old look what I achieved. I must say doing pages like that pulls up the sentimental parts of you but have to stay in reality, her time was done, life goes on, golden memories stay and that's it!


All the best,
Kris