Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Discover Yourself

Hi! It's Sandie here and today I have a tag to share, which I titled Discover Yourself. 

The tag itself is from the Julie Nutting for Prima Aquarelle Tag Pad and it measures at 3.5" wide x 8.5" tall.  I covered it, front and back, with Prima's Fairy Rhymes designer papers. 

I stamped the Prima Doll out onto Blending Card and coloured her up with Copic markers. I paper-pieced the dress and headband. 

I cut the butterfly out from the designer papers, added some flowers and pearls and a flossed button to embellish.

The 'Discover Yourself' sticker is from Cosmo Cricket's Tiny Text

Thanks for visiting today. Remember, you can also find us on Facebook and we would love to see you drop by and share your creations with us :) 

Monday, July 28, 2014

'Brilliant' layout + VIDEO by Marta

Hello guys,
It's Marta here with my last July project.
I have a little surprise for you today. I created mixed media layout and step by step video tutorial.

As my layout base I used Tim Holtz Idea Ology papers.
Stencil used in the project is from Crafters Workshop called Bricks.
For colouring the backround I used Silks from LuminArte - 'Yellow Rose' and Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbusrt 'Rudolph's Nose Red'.
To build my backround I used Kaisercraft Texture stamp 'Tiny Dot' and 'Inspire'.
I added flowers from my stash.

If you would like to see my creating process here is the video, enjoy :)

Hugs, Marta x

Friday, July 25, 2014

Art Journal Fun Day

Hello lovelies!

Hope you are well and surviving the heat today.....I think my art supplies have even started to melt!

This is my second project for July.  I wanted to create an entry for my Finnibair Art Journal by Prima.  It has been neglected for months.  So I welcomed the chance to play with it :)

I started with a double spread by using old book pages, matt gel medium and a watered down coat of white gesso.  I then added some blue coloured paint to top of one page and bottom of other.  The alternative had some Prima papers added, also by Prima, from Finnibair.

I added loads of random strips of washi tapes in different blue tones, splashes of blue spray, Lindys Stamp Gang in Bayou Boogie Gold, and the yellow is by Winsor & Newton.  I die cut some stars and used a prima tag to create a mat for my instax photo.  I painted the wooden prima lady with the above Lindys Spray and Silks.  The blue colour was done by painting with Tattered Florals Glimmer Mist in Splash.

I finished by adding embellishments, enamel dots, more paint splashes, painted Prima chipboard, flowers and Heidi Swapp words.

Hope this helps inspire you and thank you for visiting.  See you all soon with my August creations.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Prima doll in a denim dress- a gift tag by Sylwia

Hello Again :) This time I was playing with wooden Prima Doll, flowers and denim:) Tags are always great as an addition to the present. Who wouldn't like personal touch to it? :)

Art Materials Used in This Project:

For the background I used vintage music sheet, vintage pattern paper, acrylic paint, stamps and gelatos.
Than I painted a girl and added denim to the skirt.

And of course some flowers. My tip is that if you add the paint to the background, add the same colour the any 3D elements in your project as It will emerge all the elements together.

Denim and flowers gave really cool 3D effect!

I hope you got inspired.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Simple butterfly cards for every occasion by Marta

Hello there,

It's Marta here with my second monthly inspiration for you.
Today I would love to share with you few simple but still cute cards.
I used wonderful epoxy stickers fromHeidi Swapp.
Those stickers are fun to use, ideal for many projects.
Butterflies were from my stash. Those tiny dots were made with liquid pearls from Ranger, one of my mostly used craft material.

 Materials used:
Ranger Liquid Pearls Glue 15ml Bottle Platinum
Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Epoxy Stickers Words

I hope you liked my cards. Sometimes I love clean and plain creations. Perfect for every occasion.
Stay tuned on this blog as next time I will have some surprise for you ;)

Sending you lots hugs,
Marta xx

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Little Red - It's a Good Day

Howdy everyone! It's Sandie here today with a card I made featuring one of the fantastic Gorjuss stamp sets. This one is called Little Red

There are 10 pieces in total in this set, including the green leaves and apples on my card. I stamped Little Red onto Colouring Paper, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured her up with Copic Markers. Then I trimmed her out and adhered her to the card with 3D foam dots. 

I also coloured the leaves and apples with Copic Markers

The papers are from Basic Grey's Highline 6x6 collection. I've used white, red and green cardstock and layered a 4" white doily under Little Red. To embellish I added some cherry blossom flowers, leaves, a tree, some rolled roses and 5mm self adhesive pearls. I stamped out the sentiment, cut it at an angle, and curled up the end with a bone folder. 

The inside of the card is designed to coordinate with the front and I've also stamped a portion of Little Red, leaving her uncoloured. 

You can find Little Red and the rest of these Gorjuss girls HERE. And don't forget to check out the new products in store, you can find them HERE

Have a wonderful day

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tagged Card

Hello lovelies.

Happy July, hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  Today I am sharing my first project for July.  I created a card from our mixed media style kit this month.  I used the Prima tags bound together to create my card base.  I love how these tags allowed me to create a unique card shape.

I covered the front of my first tag with paper by Mod Podge and placed a layer of lace by Websters Pages over the top and sewed into place.  I also added some splashes of the beautiful  Luminarte Silks, vibrant paints & Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst.

The centre of the card has a journalling notecard by Prima, with lace added to the edges along with some ruffled trim by Papermania.

I added a banner from Autentique paper line in music notes.  The centre piece of my tag is the chipboard flourish from last months kit painted in Antik metallic liquid and silks.  I stamped the dress form stamp from Deep Red on patterned paper, cut out and layerd over chipboard.  for finishing touches to this I added some Prima resist canvas.  The top of card is created with wooden dolls wooden bunting also by Prima.  All finished with a sentiment epoxy sticker from Heidi Swapp.

Thanks for popping by, loves Mandyxxx

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blooming girls- art tags by Sylwia

Hello Art Souls!!!
We are in the middle of summer:) I hope you have planned your holidays and you either read this post having cool coke by the pool somewhere in a hot hot place or... LIKE ME you read it on your computer at home enjoying your cup of coffee:) But it doesn't matter where you are, you still need to keep your creative mojo going!!!:)
Today I wanted to show you three different mixed media technique  for designing the background of the tag. I use the same stamp but as you can see the outcome is totally different.

I used really cool July mixed media kit from Cardz'n'Scrapz
To be able to paint on the tag, I gessoed it first. Than I decided to doodle colorul flowers using Acrylic Silks. They gave these beautiful watercolour look. I left the middle of the tag plain as I knew that there will be a girl's face. Than I used the Prima Bloom Girl Stamp. I decided to go in with a black ball pen to highlight outlines of the girl, what  gave her more sketchy look. I added Heidi Swapp Stickers  and I distressed the edges with a black inkpad.


In the second tag I used the stencils, Ink Spray by Ranger and Fabsraps Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray as a first layer. After that I used acrylic paint with a bubble wrap to add even more texture. I stamped the image and added some butterflies. When the tag dried, I added some lace and washi tape at the bottom. Than I added Heidi Swapp Stickers


My third art tag is a collage made of different papers. I stamped the girl on the book page. I colored it in with my beloved Faber Castell Gelatos and Pitt Brush Pens (my two favourite art supplies ever!!!)
 I also added some washi tape and the stickers.



I hope you enjoyed this project :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Mixed media Tag by Marta

Hello friends,

It's already July and holiday time ! For many of us it's time to relax and create :)

Today I would love to share with you my love for mixed media.
In visual art mixed media refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been used. I have mix few mediums today: gesso, gel medium, silks 6pk Autumn, inks and sprays.

The base is made with a tag from Prima.
The girl is a Prima wood doll for mixed media. Flowers and leaves are also from Prima laser cut embellishments. All of above was painted with silks.

The wording is from Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text stickers.

I hope you have enjoyed my mixed media creation. I know that for many crafters mixed media is still new and scary to try. Trust me once you will get some paint on your hands, make few splashes you will fall in love with this technique just like me :)

Sending you creative hugs,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Good morning! It's Sandie back again today with a little something I made featuring Ariana, one of the Prima Mixed Media Wood Dolls and the Aquarelle Prima Tag Pad

I prepared the tag background by layering on some Prima papers with the edges inked. I took the Prima Checker Stencil and applied Brushed Corduroy distress ink with a sponge dauber and then applied gold embossing paste through the Prima Crackle Stencil

I simply coloured up Ariana with copic markers and added some Love Struck silks, from the Goodnight collection, to the shadows of her shirt. I layered on some lace and ribbon before adhering the doll and handbag accessory with 3D foam. 

The FABULOUS sentiment is from Heidi Swapp's Buzz Words Epoxy Stickers. To embellish I used some Prima Flowers, gold pearls and Tim Holtz Filmstrip. 

Thanks again for dropping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sister-In-Law Greeting Card

Good morning and happy July 1st! The school holidays are upon us and the sun is shining... ahh, bliss! Nothing beats doing a little crafting to the sound of happy kiddos in the garden ;) 

Today I have a card to share. I love the Prima Dolls stamps but find them a little bit large for my cards so on my card today I have only used the top half of her. First I cut out the oval, from Perfect Colouring Paper, using a Spellbinders oval die. Leaving the die in place, I stamped the image as this leaves a white border all around the edges. 

I coloured her up with Copic Markers and matted her onto a white and larger pink scalloped oval. 

The papers I've used are from Basic Grey's Highline 6" x 6" collection and they are matted with pink and white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto a Booktab die cut with Archival black ink. To embellish I've adhered some Prima White Petal Trimsome die cut Leaves and die cut Cherry Blossons. In the centre of the cherry blossoms I applied pink Liquid Pearls

Thanks for dropping by today and please do check back tomorrow when we will be debuting the DT kit for July ;)

Happy crafting!