October 28, 2016

My ugly buttons

Hello dear friends!
I'm very excited and thankful to be invited back in Finnabair CT!
I'm looking forward to share my new projects and ideas with Finn's amazing products and I'm sure that it will be a fantastic journey for all of us!
Today I want to share an assemblage I created for Finn's blog with buttons and Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints.

I love collecting cute stuff like keys, coins, gems and alll kinds of
interesting little objects that come my way.
I've been collecting all these buttons for years, some of them are very old and I got them from my grandmother... So, I decided to create something with them.
Even I wasn' t sure how it would turn out, I knew from the beginning that I was going to cover them completely with paints, so I decided to chose all my ugly buttons and kept my favorite ones in the box.

Although it took me ages to find the right place for each one of them, I had so much fun playing - it was really like the 'TETRIS" game! You can watch the whole fun part in my video below :)

I used the 3D Gloss Gel to glue them down to a wooden base and covered everything with Heavy Black Gesso.

The most fun part of the whole process was to paint all these buttons with the Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints!

I really love how all these colors highlight the textures and different designs of the buttons.
I liked the result so much that I decided to add nothing more, even one single embellishment, but the tittle.

I used a chipboard word 'CREATE' and painted it with the White Crackle Texture Paste to add more texture and the Emerald Green Acrylic Paint, my favorite color shade.

To add even more texture to the assemblage I used again the White Crackle Texture Paste on several spots...
As my final touches I made splashes with all the colors shades I used before to color the buttons.
Here is my video with all the fun process. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did :)

***for supplies list and links visit this post

Thank you for visiting!
Have a lovely crafty day!

October 16, 2016

Think Pink - art journal page for Breast Cancer Awareness

Dear friends
October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness. 
Being healthy is the most significant value in our lives, as well being strong, having courage and being positive whenever difficulties enter our lives. 
Today's project is dedicated to this sensitive and so important issue.
You can watch my process in my VIDEO I made especially for you.  

ColourArte products I used in this project

Radiant Gels: Blue Pearls
H2Os: Raspberry Wine, Guatemalan Green, Pink Crocus
Vivids: Pink Azalea, True Silver
Clear Glaze Medium

I hope you will enjoy my video and get inspired! 
Don't forget to leave me a comment, 
as well give me thumbs up and subscribe on my You Tube channel  :)


For more inspiration you can see these two projects I created last year for this important cause.

love yourself - art journal page

Spread the hope - Layout for Breast Cancer Awareness

(with video tutorial)


Thank you for visiting,
I wish you all a happy life full of health!
Stay positive, think pink <3


October 14, 2016

VIDEO HOP - join the fun to win ColourArte products!!!

Hello dear friends and welcome back to my blog!
Today I'm sharing my project with a video tutorial I created for the 
ColourArte VIDEO HOP!

ColourArte proudly welcomes you to the very first #ColourArteVideoHop
Please see the OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY RULES BELOW to find out 
how you can win our 14 Prizes!!!
 After you have viewed this video and entered the contest, click on the first video link below. This will take you to the next designer’s video. Continue to click on the FIRST link after watching each video. When you return to the first video you will know that you have maneuvered through all of the video hop.

Athanasia Papantoniou https://youtu.be/eO3hYOx3evQkar (you are here)
Barbara Rankin https://youtu.be/HgK-eMWx1no 
Cindy Porter https://youtu.be/lEWMYQOGE9s
Daniela Rogall https://youtu.be/sweWM0iK6P0
Karolina Bukowska https://youtu.be/AymBUCh1o6I
Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec https://youtu.be/a16Ya1HMhqM
Linda Ann Smith https://youtu.be/EK7ZweMNHO0
Maria Fondler-Grossbaum https://youtu.be/bGWZ9_c8sAc
Kripa Koushik https://youtu.be/zdNC3VDlY0g
Vicki Louise Neil Ross https://youtu.be/9NhyzRgWes0
Yasmina Tin Sang https://youtu.be/kF6vYnrleQw
Yva LovĂ©e Barbour https://youtu.be/Jta9z3s6heM
Elena Lishchenko https://youtu.be/HFtGRuWMkm4
Arantzazu Sangrador https://youtu.be/nFNZ8jkbQ9U 


1. To enter post a comment on the video. You are welcome to comment more than once, but only your first comment will serve as the contest entry. You have 14 opportunities to enter since there are 14 designers participating in this hop.

2. Winners will be chosen by random drawings and posted on ColourArte.com and https://www.facebook.com/groups/colou... on Tuesday, October 24, 2016.

3. One prize will be given for each designer’s video consisting of the following Vivid products: 4 one-ounce bottles of Vivid color and 1 one-ounce bottle of true metals. (Estimated value 38.00 plus shipping) 
4. Winners have 48 hours from the time the announcement is posted to claim the prize and provide their mailing address, or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. 
5. The giveaway is open internationally, except where prohibited by law, and all entrants must be 18 years of age (or older) to participate. 
6. The contest ends on October 21, 2016, Midnight, CDT

Here is my video. I hope you will enjoy it and get inspired! 
Don't forget to leave me a comment, 
as well give me thumbs up and subscribe on my You Tube channel  :)

For my tiny canvas I used:
ColourArte Radiant Gels: Autumn Leaf, Spiced Pumpkin, Copper Pearl
ColourArte Primary Elements: Autumn Leaf
Finnabair Art Stones
Finnabair Mini Art Stones
Finnabair Black Gesso
Studio Calico sticker
canvas 8x8cm (3,1x3,1 inch)

So, I wish you all happy hopping and good luck with the prizes!!!

Thank you for visiting,
have a lovely crafty day!


October 12, 2016

Autumnal ATCs

Hello friends!
Today I'm sharing a couple of ATCs I created for 
our October challenge at Scraps & Pieces.

The challenge is about 


and we have this beautiful moodboard to inspire you.

You can create any kind of project you want, as long as it's relative to our subject.

For my ATCs I used ColourArte products to color them and 7Dots Studio stickers to embellish them.
 Here are some details.

Thank you for visiting
have a lovely crafty day!