March 31, 2016

Journal page #9 *with video

Happy Sunday!
This is my new journal page I created for ColourArte with video tutorial.

You know how much I love ColourArte products and always find a way to use them on my projects.
The colors of all kind of products are so beautiful and vibrant and it is really a pleasure to work with them in all kind of projects! So I hope to stay for another term as a video creator and share with you many more projects with video tutorials.

For this project I used...
ColourArte products
Other products:
  • White Heavy Gesso
  • Black Gesso
  • Background stamps (Finnabair)
  • rice paper
  • black embossing powder
  • black plastic grass
  • white pen

...and the video with the process, I hope you will enjoy it :)

Thank you for visiting, 
have a lovely crafty day!


March 25, 2016

My vintage heart *video

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm hosting the Finnabair
blog with a new page at my black journal.

I hadn't played in my black journal for a while, so I thought it was the right time to create a new page and share with you the process in a video I made especially for you.
I used some acrylic paints as well the White Crackle Paste and had so much fun playing with Modeling Paste and the new texture brushes creating patterns and textures over and over again.

To add even more interest to the textures on my page I added Art Stones and Mini Art stones, which turned to be my favorite supply -  they are so perfect for every kind of mixed media art!

When I was done with the background, I decided to add something metal on my project and I used one of the Mechanical Hearts. I really love it because it looks already vintage and rusted, so I kept it as it was! I only added some of the Rust Pastes here and there to  give to the page a more vintage look.

I hope you will enjoy my process and get some new ideas on how to play with Texture Pastes and Texture Brushes.

*** full list of supplies here

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!


March 19, 2016

Art in a frame

Happy Sunday dear friends!
Today I'm hosting the ColourArte blog 
and sharing a small project in a frame I created for my art wall.
I used only a few supplies and with only three steps I ended with a beautiful art piece.
For my project I used:

ColourArte products
Other products:
  • White Heavy Gesso
  • 3D Gloss Gel
  • wire
  • Art Stones
  • Metal Butterfly
  • black plastic grass

Step 1. I applied with a sponge a little bit of gesso all over the surface, particularly on the spot I wanted to be the circle with the butterfly.  

Step 2. I glued everything down with 3D Gloss Gel and let it dry.

Step 3. I used my favorite colors of Silks to paint the embellishments.
I sprayed some water here and there to make to paint more fluid.
I also made some splashes with the Black Ice Silk.

And that was it!
Pretty easy and quick, don't you think?
Of course it's already hanging on my wall :)

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!

March 17, 2016

Colorful ATCs

Hello dear friends!
This is my second share for 2Crafty Chipboard for this month.

I love making small art pieces and ATCs, they are always a perfect choice.
Even they measure only  212 by 312 inches
they provide sufficient space for many small embellishments,  believe me :)
And what would be most appropriate than chipboard pieces to use on them!

It was really a fun and quick project and I really enjoyed the process.
First I created a mixed media background with Primary Elements by ColourArte  and let it dry.
In the meantime I fuzzy cut the Circular Panel and Painted it with brown acrylic paint and a little bit of blue. I stuck them together using staplers.
Last thing to do was to glue the word stickers and the tiny Star and Heart.
 I decided to leave those two little fellows natural - I don't know why, I just liked the way they looked on there as they were, with no paint at all :)

2Crafty Chipboards Used:

Circular Panel

 ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars

Circular Panel (units of 3) ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars  (units of 3)

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!

March 14, 2016

Canvas for Prima Guest

Happy Monday dear friends!
Today I'm sharing a canvas I created for our guest spot at Prima blog 
with Finnabair's March Art Recipe.
Art Recipe
 Art Alchemy paints silver and green glass glitters + White Crackle Paste 

March art recipe

I love the light and rich colors of the new Art Alchemy Metallique Paints! I applied, with a spatula, four shades of them with the White Crackle Paste and a little bit of White Sand Paste to create the background of my canvas.
I painted all the embellishments with the same colors, and glued everything down with 3D Gloss Gel. The Mica Powders are a perfect match with the White Crackle Paste.
I get really excited when the water activates them, and watch them flow inside the crackles! I used Pale Silver, Green and Bottle Green. I spread some of them here and there with a dry paintbrush and sprayed water.
As a final touch I glued with 3D Gloss Gel, different Art Ingredients (Micro Beads, Glass Beads and Glass Glitter), and the new Art Stones which look so beautifully on spring-themed projects.

Here are some details

Prima products: Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paints: Emerald Green #963170, Lime Peel #963224, Green Olive #963163, Silver Spoon  #963101; Mica Powders: Pale Silver #962517, Green #962500, Bottle Green #962852; Mini Art Stones #963712, Art Stones #963705, Mica Flakes: Granite #961763, Glass Glitter: Velvet #962722, Micro Beads: Silver #962562, Glass Beads: Peacock Green #962692, Ephemera (vintage) #962890, Art Extravagance-Texture Paste - White Crackle #961503, 3D Gloss Gel #961367, Heavy Gesso - White #961374, Art Extravagance- Texture Paste - White Sand #961473; Mechanicals: Brads: Star #961169, Grungy Butterflies #963408, Mini Hardware #963316, Mini Knobs #963385, Numbers #961138, Tin Hearts #963361, Plate & Label #961121, Vintage Mechanicals: Flowers Small #960407, Vintage Mechanicals: Mini Brads #960384, Vintage Mechanicals - Mini Flowers #960322, Vintage Mechanicals - Roses #960339, Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" #963897

Even this color combination was a challenge for me, at the end I really loved the result.
The canvas is already hanging on my art wall :)

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!


March 13, 2016

Moment - small canvas

Hello dear friends!
This is my new project for 2Crafty Chipboard.

I found this cute photo on pinterest and decided to create a small canvas this time.
Even the project is too small, I managed to use 7 chipboard pieces in there :)
I used different media to alter the chipboard pieces.
The word 'Moment' is painted with black and white gesso.
I also used white gesso to paint the Medallion Flower . 

For the tiny Hearts I used H2O Twinkling Watercolor by ColourArte in red shade, 
becausI wanted to achieve a shiny and juicy look. 
I also used a small  paintbrush with white gesso to highlight them.

I altered the Leaves and the Polaroid Frame with green and brown shades of  Primary Elements by ColourArte  in order to give them a natural look. 
I just spread some powder of all colors here and there with a dry paintbrush 
and sprayed some water.

2Crafty Chipboards Used:

Polaroid Assortment Frames, Flower Medallions, ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars, 

Moment Loopy Font, Leafy Silhouettes, Wildflower Set

Inspiration With Athanasia  Canvas and Card By Athanasia  ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars  (units of 3)    Moment Loopy Font (unit of 3)   Wildflower Set (unit of 3)


To create this canvas I used this beautiful sketch by Kiev Skrapklub


Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!

March 6, 2016

Giveaway winner!!!

Hello dear friends!

As you probably already know I had in February a fun giveaway for all ColourArte lovers :)

Thank you very much for your support and for all your lovely comments!

So, the lucky winner who wins all the 8 ColourArte products is...

no. 43 Natassa Blazaki

Congratulations Natassa! 
Please send me a message by email or Facebook with your shipping address.


March 1, 2016

bubbles in black

Hello :)
Today i'm sharing a new page at my black journal 
I created for our new challenge at Scraps N Pieces.

It is based on this beautiful moodboard made by Aliki Cavras...

Little things...


Γειά σας! Η νεα πρόκληση του Scraps N Pieces απο την Αλίκη σας περιμένει να παίξετε! 
Εμπνευστείτε από το moodboard, το quote, τα χρώματα, ότι σας κάνει κλικ και σας εμπνεύσει!
Αφήστε τη φαντασία σας ελεύθερη και παίξτε 
O τίτλος ελεύθερος. 

I really loved the colors so I put them all in my page :)
Of course it is made all with Finnabair products, what else?!
I used Primary Elements by ColourArte to color it.
Chipboard pieces by 2Crafty Chipboard.

To make this butterfly I used the butterfly stamp by Finnabair with Lindy's Stamp Gang black embossing powder. I made three of them and glued them together by attaching some glue in the center of each of them. I colored them with silks by ColourArte .

So, will you play with us?
I can't wait to see your beautiful projects inspired by Aliki's moodboard! 

Θα περιμένουμε τις όμορφες συμμετοχές σας μέχρι το τέλος του μήνα! 
Μια τυχερή νικήτρια θα κερδίσει αυτό το υπέροχο mini Smash 3d journal

Here is our awesome prize for a lucky winner! 

Have a lovely crafty day!