August 15, 2014

'summer fun' mini album

Hello everyone! 
Today I have for you a mini album with a little tutorial!

It is that time of the month, where we launch our new challenge at Scrap Africa, a super themed challenge for the next two weeks: 
Challenge: Tell us about your travel adventures...perhaps your favourite location, or the most memorable trip...anything related to travel. Please include journalling, even if hidden and tell us where it is.
Here are some quotes that you could possibly use as inspiration.


I decided to create a mini this time. I'm still on vacation and my scrappy bag has only a few supplies, so I had to deal only with those: Studio Calico PRINTSHOP paper pad, Studio Calico 'Sundrifter' die cuts, a pen, scissors and glue, a Maya Road paper clip and a couple of washi tapes. That's all! 
And now some instructions how to make this super easy mini, only with one paper sheet. I hope all these photos make sense and help you to create your own mini :)

First you have to cut your paper in half horizontally, then score it in thirds (I didn't have a score board, so I scored mine approximately, but if you have one it will be a piece of cake :)
This is how they should look folded...

Now you have to glue all the white sides together, only where indicated (NOT the upper edge, because we want to create a pocket). 

 After you glue all the white sides together you will have this result...

...and this is my cover before I make the decoration...

 ...and after the decoration...

I promise I'll show you the inside finished after it's done and I'll do that when I'll get back home from vacation :)

That's all for today, I hope you liked my little tutorial and make your own minis!

August 13, 2014


Hello everyone!
It is August already and that means that the summer is almost gone here in Greece... but there is still time for some swimming and relaxing at the beach! These days I'm at my parent's summer house with my family and I have only a few scrappy supplies in my bag, so I had to do something only with those.... and this is my page!

As always I did a lot of stamping and masking with gesso, gelatos and mists! I also wrote a few times the word 'cherries' in the little squares  like a crossword to add more interest to my page!

***Page inspired by sketch from Berry71Blue and mood board from 13arts (I picked the first color combo red-green-white and I used red and green mists:)


That's all for today, I hope you have a wonderful rest of week!

August 1, 2014

typing "Hello"

Hello everyone!
Today is the 1st of August and we have a new challenge for you at Scrap Africa!

This is Marta's sketch... 

...very beautiful and fits in every style, don't you think?

For my page I used a lot of stamps (as always:) and a single mask with my gelatos to create a mixed media background. A couple of buttons, a paperclip, a decorative pin, a few black sequins and some stickers is everything else I put on my page. 

my recipe challenge!

Hello everyone! Today it is my turn to host the Friday challenge at Frosted Designs! After a lot of thinking I decided to go with three of my favorite things I use for my creations, so here is my recipe challenge:

You have to include on your project at least one from each 'ingredients' or more, whatever you like!
For my page I used a lot of stamps as always, because I like to blend the patterns of them to create my own background on the paper. I colored some stamped flowers with my gelatos - I love the watercolor effect they make! I used one mask again with the gelatos and then I highlighted some spots with my pen. Finally I used the Maya Road bicycle paperclip which I think is very cute, some decorative pins, a couple of Petaloo flowers and buttons. The paper is from the Studio Calico Printshop collection and I absolutely love the pattern! 
I hope you like the recipe and I can't wait to see your creations with these three 'ingredients' :)

Products from the Frosted Designs store:
Studio Calico Printshop 12x12 Paper Pad