Archive for Luty, 2013

28/02/2013

Neverland…

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„So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land…”

I felt like I could fly when I opened my Studio Calico box in the begining of February! Yes – I’m addicted, I grab all the add-ons (Tink, Lost Boys, Wendy and Hook) as well as the Main ‚Neverland’ Scrapbook kit and Project Life kit! I made a lot of layouts and one mini album. Today I will show you only a few of them 🙂 Enjoy.

Have BIG DREAMS.

This is my first layout made with March kits – it’s only ‚Lost Boys’ page.  I choose this dreamy, watercolour paper as a base and found a proper picture. I past my photo with some printables and add a little bit watercolors and mist here and there. I decided that this adorable moon stamp will be the main part of the composition. Next I created a kind of garland and added a piece of custom white thread. I didn’t forget about the doodlings – this time I use also an Uni-Ball white pen.

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This is my ‚girly’ proposition for this month 😛 sweet, little fairy. The base is coming from the Main Kit – I just added some craft scraps of paper and an old newspaper. Little PL cards with a sweet fruit pattern suit perfect here. I didn’t forget about gesso and watercolours and mists. I also use a piece of adorable masking tape from the PL kit.

Trouble

Once again I took an old holiday photo I made last year at the seaside. But this time I added more colours to this palette. I decided to use almost all circle embellishments from all kits and add-ons, and printables 🙂 I mixed them all and combine this ‚circle’ layout. Of course I added the doodlings and vertical stamps made by NEW phrase roller stamp by Amy Tangerine from the Main ‚Neverland’ Kit.

Marseille

You will never know how much I love this paper from the ‚Wendy’ kit until you touch it! I add some scraps of papers from the other kits, some printables. I added a few arrows and a title created from amazing wooden Amy Tan thickers. Unfortunately you can’t see it on the picture but there are some watercolours on this page also – if you are interested just check the close-ups 🙂

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If you want to see my whole gallery now – just click HERE 🙂 Please don’t forget about digital files! I ADORE printables and I use them a lot in all my creations. Here you will find some ‚Neverland’s ones: HERE.

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27/02/2013

broken blots

PP kopiaHi! This is my new article wrote for Dear Lizzy PAPER PARTY! Last time you receive from me some basis of watercolour painting that enable you to create an unusually attractive background for your layouts. And now let me share with you the secret of wonderfully broken blots. For this effect use quite a big, round brush (no. 10 at least), moist it with water, then with a significant amount of paint. Placing the brush quite far away from the cardboard (you should preferably put the cardboard on the floor, stand over it and keep the brush high above the ground) wait until the drop of paint falls on the base. It is, naturally, a quite risky method as it is really hard to foresee the final place where the drop falls, but it is, undoubtedly, very spectacular.

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 This time I was inspired by this green picture – I love it! It was a beautiful, sunny day and we were playing, and hide and seek in the corn field. I took some amazing photos and this is one of them. I was inspired by all of those shades of green.

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I used some ILS ‚Divine this Line’ papers to create the base of this layout and my favourite greens from Dear Lizzy ‚Neapolitan’ collection. I cut and piece of ‚5th & Frolic’ die-cut, ‚Neapolitan’ sticker and rub-on and awesome ‚5th & Frolic’ clear stamps. You can also find here an amazing, wide, rainbow Studio Calico washi tape from the February ‚Front Row scrapbook main kit.

20/02/2013

Version Scrap sneaks!

Hi! Today’s post is addressed to my French (and not only) girls who will come in the begining of April to Paris on the biggest European event – Version Scrap!!!

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As you know I will be teaching three different classes for three days! I really can’t wait! I have to say that I am ready now, and I can show you some workshops sneaks today! THREE MINI-ALBUM CLASSES!!!

BE BOLD – this is a mini-album class. We will create an album in all shades of gray (all associations are irrelevant) 🙂 with some neon accents – you will have a choice if you want to choose yellow or pink neon elements. The sponsores of these workshops are:

Color Conspiracy, Scrapiniec, SODAlicious, 7 Dots Studio and Freckled Fawn!!! There are only 14 places for Sunday’s class.

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MEDIA & DOODLING – this is a mini-album class as well. But at this class we will combine a bright album. You will also have a choice if you want to create something in pastels or you prefer the bolder colours. Of course I will teach you how to get a watercolour effect on the pages using various media like inks, watercolours, mist, Faber-Castell gellos, etc… The sponsores of the workshops are:

ILS, Studio Calico and Scrapiniec. There are only 19 places for Sunday. Here are some sneaks of the project:

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POWER COLOURS – this is ALSO a mini album class. During this workshops I will show you how to compose the pagse from neutral papers and next how to add some pops of colour on it using embellishments and mixed-media actions. We will be  playing with gesso, watercolours or other mediums you will bring for the classes. There are still a lot of free places on these classes so don’t let them wait for you so long! The sponsores of this class are:

ILS, Studio Calico , SODAlicious and Color Conspiracy. Here are the sneaks:

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I hope we will meet there! I love this city, I adore French girls and their creativity – I can’t wait to see your minis and layouts!!! If you have any questions please ask here, below this post!
Have a beautiful day! We have a greatcome back of winter – but I hope it will disappear soon… I miss spring so much…

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MATERIALS you have to bring for the classes:

gesso, watercolour media (it depends what do you have at home and what you will like to use, or learn how to use): watercolours, colour inks, ecolines, Faber-Castell gelos, Mister Huey’s mists, October Afternoon mists or other mists (all of them are good enough), watercolour crayons; a pencil, a black pen, minimum two different brushes (rather small ones, one soft and one hard), black china ink, black stamp ink, various stamps (a date stamp, different roller stamps will be good… arrow stamps), scissors, glue, double-sided tape, adhesive foam (!), crop-a-dille/scraparatus or other whole-make things, a ruler.
About the pictures – I used only black and white photos to all of these projects. Most of them have a square shape – like from Instagram. Not bigger than 7x7cm, but we will handle with all what you will bring for the classes. Brighter photos are always better for my classes.

16/02/2013

black & white party

Yesterday evening when I was looking for any interesting picture for my next project I found this lovely pic from my son’s last birthday in black and white palette. I felt so inspired and just couldn’t resist… I made a Studio Calico ‚two colours’ layout using the latest collections and some March ‚Neverland‚ kits items.

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Supplies: Studio Calico papers:  Snippets Oh Snap, Sundrifter Sunny Day, chevron mask from Here&There collection, grey, white and silver Mister Huey’s mists,  Sundrifter Frame and Feathers Stamp Set, Sundrifter Love This Stamp Set, Snippets Adhesive Badge, Snippets Printed Chipboard Stars, mini Glassine Baggie, and chipboard alphabets: Here & There Thickers-Notebook and Snippets Charcoal Thickers.

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I also have something to recomend you. Today on ILS blog we published a very interesting article about ‚Photographs in Scrapbooking‚  in the ‚Basics‚ series. It’s not only for the beginners, girls made an outstanding job! It’s worth reading! And tomorrow there will be a second part of this topic.
Have a nice weekend everybody!

14/02/2013

Welcome in Neverland!!!

Those of you who know be better know, that my favourite fairy tale ever is a story which take place in Neverland. Yes – I’m in love with ‚Peter Pan’! I know this novel very good and I adore Wendy, her little brothers, Lost Boys, Captain Hook and other pirates, mermaids… And now – Studio Calico – named new kits using characters from this story!

So I would like to invite you to ‚my’ Neverland and show you some sneaks 🙂

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And I also have something special for you… You can like it, ignore or hate it but you can’t miss this special mozaic ILS DT created for you!!!  Check the ILS blog  there’s a little Valentine’s Day contest for you!

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13/02/2013

We’re going places…

PP kopia Hi everybody! Yesterday on PAPER PARTY blog Lizzy published my second article about ‚LAERING TIPS’. Last time I wrote a few words about creating layers using papers and embellishments. This time – as I promised you it before – I will concentrate on a simple watercolour media layers. This will be very subtle and delicate effect.
If you want to try you will need watercolour paint or custom mists, colour inks or Faber-Castell gellos – anything you have will be enough to try and decide do you like this technique or not.

You can use the watercolours directly on your paper but I encourage you to prepare a simple gesso base before you start. It’s not such difficult as it appears. You just have to spread a little bit of gesso or white acrylic paint here and there near your photo and leave it till it dry. The next step is more complicated and I will focus on it in the article. If you are interested in this technique please click

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and read these few words on Paper Party site.

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Next time I will add some others watercolour techinques for you. I am waiting for your creations in the comments below Paper Party post!

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I used here ILS papers from VIVID and Summer Dreamer collections, Dear Lizzy ‚5th and Frolic’ stickers and die-cuts and Chic Tags labels.

08/02/2013

Scrapbook Werkstatt event!

It was an AMAZING event! ILS and Scrapbook Werkstatt made a special meeting with mixed-media workshops. We met a lot of fabulous girls there and we are in love with SW girls: Tina and Mireia (you rock!). We spent great time together with girls (our Saturday mates – it was a great evening, thank you!). We ate a lot of kartoffeln, schnitzel & apfelstrudel!!!

And these are some amazing layouts which were made by my fab. girls during the classes:

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I am so happy that I will come back to Germany so soon!!! Meet you on a C@R event in March with some new classes!!! Can’t wait!

And when we talk about the classes…

Do you know that Studio Calico open registration for their new classes?! YOU’VE GOT MAIL:

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Join Lisa Spangler and her talented contributors for a month of cardmaking tips, techniques and inspiration. Lisa has been teaching and sharing her love of cardmaking for years, and we’re thrilled to have her enthusiasm in the Calico Classroom. She’s joined by a cardmaking dream team of contributors – Jennifer McGuire, Maile Belles, Shari Carroll, Teri Anderson, Robyn Werlich, Kelly Rasmussen, Dawn McVey, Tami Hartley, Kandis Smith, Julie Ebersole, Dani Flanders & Betsy Veldman. Whether you’re ready to try making your first card or a frequent crafter of handmade greetings, You’ve Got Mail will give you tips and tricks that you can turn to over and over.

While supplies last, students will receive a 4x6in clear stamp set – the stamps will ship free to you, no matter where you are. We’ll update this page when the stamp set is no longer available.

Students will also receive printable accents and labels from Hello Forever, a digital brush set of the class stamps, and window card, tag and accent cuts from Kinsey Wilson. These will be available in the classroom on March 1st.

06/02/2013

Watercolour tips and more…

Hi!!! I have a next Studio Calico ‚Front Row‚ kits layout for you today. This one is full of watercolours and…  OK, this is a project ‚with a wink’ 🙂  But even if it’s a kind of joke, you have to admit that my hubby is pretty cute, aren’t he? 🙂
The idea of this layout has its roots in the Main Kit, more precisely – it’s all about the huge rainbow washi tape in the Scrapbook Main Kit. I was looking on it and think, think, think… and I finally decided to make something with a lot of watercolours. I try to paint something what suit to this green/blue washi.

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I took a white cardstock, and started from the top of my layout. Next I add some PL cards and embellishments from the Project Life Kit, a pretty button form the Add-on 4 and a few things from the Main. I didn’t forget about the February’s printables 🙂

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I also used these adorable wood veneer letters from a Darling Dear collection. You can find them in a Studio Calico shop.

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I have also a good news for Studio Calico lovers – there are lots of new goodies from the latest collection in the shop! Everything is available HERE. You should chack out all of the new colours of Mister Huey’s mists and amazing masks!!!

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And one more news – very important and I think – most excited! EntreARTistes has a new web!!!

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Here at entreARTistes, we believe every one has a creative soul. Whether it is scrapbooking, knitting, photography or any other craft, it liberates your soul and pushes you that little bit further bringing happiness and self esteem.

We are delighted to invite you to our new online craft platform. EntreARTistes.fr is:
  • an online community, where you’ll be able to share your creations, your favourite links, make new friends who have the same passion and chat about new trends .
  • a platform where you can enrol for online classes, create new projects using our tutorials, subscribe to our magazine, sign up for entreARTistes courses and more is to come.
  • access to a private message broad if you sign up for one of the online classes with the benefit of being able to exchange with your teacher.
  • a “sponsorship” system and loyalty program that will help you get points which implies prizes!
  • free tutorials, that will posted in our NEWS section,
  • digital elements, fonts, cut files for the silhouette, all which will be downloadable for free in our RESSOURCES section.
  • Hot off the press news (not to be missed!)
And more is to come!
Develop your creativity, in the comfort of your home, at your rhythm, and meet many other passionate crafters thanks to the entreARTistes community.
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Passionate about Scrapbooking, knitting, painting, mixed media, photography or other craft, entreARTistes.fr will provide you will all the inspiration you need. Join us and discover an array of tutorials and online classes to jump start your creativity.
We are celebrating the start up of our new platform and invite you to join our FIRST online crop this Saturday February 9th.
And you know what – you can fins me there!!! In March you will be able to take my online workshops for a whole month!!! If you are interested just click >>> HERE <<< you can register today!!! You can choose if you want to take my class in French or in English language! I prepared two different mini albums and two various layouts. All of these projects are in different palettes and I use various techniques so there will be something for everyone. So if you don’t have enough time to meet me in person let’s have a few houres toghether at your own flat!
05/02/2013

ILS February sketch

Hi!!! I am full of amazing energy after ILS weekend spent with Nulka in Scrapbook Werkstatt shop (awwwww!!!! it’s fab!). Tomorrow I will show you some photos from the event, but today I have an ILS sketch for you!

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I used ILSDivine this Line‚ and one paper from ‚WHY NOT?‚ collection, a piece of SODAlicious older papers, Dear Lizzy ‚5th & Frolic’ stickers and die cuts, Amy Tangerine ‚Sketchbook’ and ‚Redy Set Go’ stickers and some new Studio Calico goodies!!! For example two sets of my favourite stamps from the ‚Sundrifter‚ collection: ‚Love This‚ and ‚Frame and Feathers‚; I also choosed black die-cuts sticky shapes from THIS set, brand new Sundrifter Wood Veneers, and adorable, tiny arrows coming from stamp set from February’s Project Life kit. Of course I also found a place for little date stamp with Studio Calico Roller Date Stamp 🙂

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I encourage you to take part in ILS monthly sketch challenge because you can win a pack with ILS papers!!! So if you are interested in such prize just click HERE.

01/02/2013

2Peas Valentine theme.

This is my last Two Peas in a Bucket layout. This month Garden Girls create a Valetine theme page. This is my proposition 🙂

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I used as much pink as I can stand 🙂 And I added a lot of Dear Lizzy ‚Neapolitan’ rub ons and papers… and some ‚5th & Frolic’ stickers. I used also my favourite Studio Calico mask. If you are interested in a whole list of the supplies just click HERE on my 2Peas gallery.

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Thank you once again for this month in a 2Peas! It was an amazing adventure. And now – welcome Frenkfurt!!! It will be a great weekend!!!

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