Monday, April 29, 2013

Prima Goodies Pages

Hi All,

I have been always admiring Prima products but did not have many opportunities to purchase them, only recently I had a chance to see and feel some of their new papers and all other goodies and could not resit but buy some of them.
I made a two pages based on Prima BAP sketches using mainly Prima products:

Photo on the first page is of my DD2. The doily is one more hand made that I got from my mum, and my mum was happy with the fact that I will use them on my pages, after visiting me over she understands that I have no safer place for them in my contemporary home but my scrapbook pages ;-).

And some close-ups.


Papers, stamps and all embellishments are by Prima, inks, paints and alpha dies (second page) are by Tim Holtz. Wooden shapes are painted with distress paint.

That is all for now, have a nice day and thank you for the visit.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hello Spring Layout

Greetings to all my readers.
One quick post today, this is for  just for fun challenge over at the Do-crafts scrapbooking forum. Theme for April is Spring/Easter. So there is my take:

The photo is back from 2009 and so are those  Basic Grey papers, I remember  taking lots of those photos and ordering the papers few months later having in mind scraping my spring photos, it has been taking while but I am getting there and at least I am using the papers for the purpose I bought them :-).

Other ingredients are BoBunny doily, ribbon by Webster pages,  alpha stickers are from the same Basic Grey paper pack.

Everything else is hand made out of white  mulberry papers (the flowers) and white mixed-media papers (branches, fence, birdie, birdhouse) using die cutting stencils;
  • cherry blossom, flourishes by spellbinders, 
  • birdie and fence by Mariann, tattered flower by Tim Holtz). 
The flowers are coloured  using distress markers, inks, and some mists. The fence, branches, birdie and the house are cut in tree layers of mixed-media papers, the top layer is embossed too, then they are stick together (to make them like chipboard) using Studio multi-medium matte.Once the medium dried I paint them with acrylic paints and inked the edges.     

Thank you very much for your visit.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Best Day Ever - Once Upon A Sketch Challenge

Hi everybody 
There are only few days left for this challenge if you would like to play. The rules are to create a page based on Nadia's sketch:

and theme: Best Day in Your Life and including some journaling on your page as usual.

My two happiest days were when I had my two daughters, but one particular I pick for this occasion was when I brought my second one home and saw two sisters together....

 Some flowers (roses and the big flower), stickers buttons and papers are all by Prima, doily is by Bo Bunny, Chipboards by Petaloo, small pink flowers are my own, pen is by Zig and dies (alpha and flowers) are by Tim Holtz Hope you like the page.
 There are few close-ups: 

Thank you for your visit.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Using Up Scraps of Paper - Who likes hexagons?

Hi bloggers, 
I love hexagons, not only because of my scientific background, aren't they just perfect structures and bees will agree LOL, and they are so simple to draw. And they are so 'IN' at the moment, which is great as that has been helping me to use up some scraps of my papers that I have for ages and could not trow away.

So there is my first page:

I scraped this photo 2 times so far and this page is remake of the first page. I just could not stand the page and had to take it a part. Used stamps and washi tape for the background, some Prima and some of my own flowers, dies are by Tim Holtz (alpha and swirl), Memory box (clouds) and Spellbinders (hexagons), and few close-ups of this page:  

The second page: Hexagons again and some Prima flowers, Sizzix dies and EK Success Punch, Unity stamps (label) and Spellbinder dies (label and hexagons) 

And my last page today: 

and this one is the oldest - probably made last summer, used Tim Holtz stamps, mists and gesso to make the background, added some scraps of paper, Prima flowers, doily die and machine stitching.

And the good news is: I used up those papers, so I am not going to bored you with more pages made out of those, I know I posted lots of them for last year created out of this paper pack.

I started re-designing my blog and what you see at the moment is just temporary solution, don't really have much time for it, but I will get there.

This is all for today, thank you for reading my post and for your comments and enjoy your day.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vintage 12x12 Page - Donna's March Challenge

Hi everybody,

Hope you all had a fabulous Easter. I am bit late with Donna's March Challenge from docrafts forum, but I hope it is better late then never :-). The theme was vintage and a true is I had no clue what to do, then came up with this page by accident

The photo is of my family when I was baby, my parents and grandparents. This was the only photo of this kind and I am probably the only person who preserved the photo. My mum let few tears down when she saw the page over the Skype.  

Papers are MME, flowers and leaves by Prima; ribbon, inks, alpha dies, fastener, tag all by Tim Holtz, buttons by Papermania and flourishes are spellbinder dies. The doily is a  real vintage doily hand made by my mum or some of my aunts.

Hope you like my page. There are few closeups:

Have a nice day