June 29, 2014

just beautiful...

Hello scrappy friends!
Today I'm sharing a layout I made just for fun :)

A few days ago my daughter had her school summer event, where she had to impersonate 'the girl with the starfish'. I made her a yellow wreath for the head and attached some starfishes. The photos we took were amazing, she was so beautiful and shinny and happy...!

So, when I saw the mood board at Scrap Around The World I knew that I had to scrap with these photos. I got inspired from the amazing color combination, as well as from the summer mood these photos get you into. And I think my photos are a perfect match for this, don't you think?

 With this page I 'm also joining the challenge of 7 Dots Studio which requests stamping. Well, as you can see I made a lot of it, as usual... :)

So, this is my take on these two challenges.
I hope you like it and get some ideas :)

June 16, 2014

love for vintage

Today we have a super challenge up on Scrap Africa and I am sure you will love it: scrap your stash!
Erica had this great idea to scrap the stash older than about 3 years and products that are possibly not so "in" at the moment for e.g. rub-ons and eye-lets...
I used a single paper from an old collection I had and never used (Webster's Pages 'Everyday Poetry) and my gold embossing powder, witch I found at the bottom of my drawer, to make this accordion mini. I added only a few embellishments because I wanted to keep it simple, some stamps and photos I found on pinterest.
Well, the challenge is until 30 June - I hope to see your stash scraped! 

June 9, 2014

Wreath: new look

Γεια σας!
Μήπως σας θυμίζει κάτι αυτό το στεφάνι;
Αν έχετε δει αυτό το  post  τότε θα θυμάστε ότι είχα φτιάξει ένα στεφάνι με υφασμάτινα στοιχεία (που τα είχα ράψει εγώ). Λοιπόν, αποφάσισα για μία ακόμη φορά να το αλλάξω :)
Αυτό είναι το πριν:

Do you remember a wreath I made a few months ago?
Well, I decided to alter it and give it a new look (this is my post with the old wreath). This is how it looked like before:

Όπως βλέπετε είναι αρκετά διαφορετικό, καθώς αφαίρεσα τα περισσότερα στοιχεία και κράτησα την κάτω σειρά μόνο. Τα σπιτάκια τα έφτιαξα με μπάλσα (ξύλο για χειροτεχνίες) και τα διακόσμησα με χαρτί Bo Bunny,  στάμπες, λίγο ύφασμα και κουμπιά. Για καμινάδα τύλιξα σύρμα σε μια οδοντογλυφίδα και στερέωσα, με το ίδιο σύρμα, τα πουλάκια Studio Calico.

The new wreath is quite different, although I kept all the elements untouched at the bottom line. I made three houses with balsa wood and decorated them with Bo Bunny paper, some stamps, fabric remnants and buttons.  Then I got some thin (for jewelry) wire and twisted it around a toothpick to make a spiral effect for the chimneys. At the end I attached the Studio Calico birds to the wire and that's it! 

Νομίζω ότι το νέο look είναι πολύ πιο ωραίο από το προηγούμενο!
I hope you like the new look! 

June 1, 2014

Remember Always

Hello everyone!
Today is Scrap Africa's new challenge reveal and the sketch is absolutely gorgeous!! 

When I saw Denise's sketch it came straight in my mind this photo, which I have found in an old album at my parent's house. This album belonged to my beloved grandma who died at the age of 94 (I can' t believe that 11 years have past since then) and is full of original vintage photos of her life.  She was born at 1909- you can imagine how old are they, they will not even need to be distressed! Now all these photos (and there are a lot of them) are in my hands and I' m going to make an album for them... Well, these are my first two pages and there are going to be a lot more of them :)

To the sketch now: I think it can be interpreted in so many ways not only because it is beautifully designed, but also because it has this 60's vibe going on there, which I absolutely adore. So whatever your style is, it would be a perfect base to work with. I can' t wait to see what you will come up with it!

some materials used on this page:
Prima: resist flower, washi tape, stamps 
Teresa Collins stencil 
Papertray Ink Clip Tips stamp
mists, inks, gesso, paper punches, pages from an old book, clothes tag, safety pin, pearl, grandma' s buttons...