Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Studio Challenges - August 18th: Glitter

Oh yes, that's right... the new challenge over at The Studio Challenges has to do with everything that glitters - glitter, gems, sequins etc...

You can imagine how happy I am... hahaha OK, I like glitter, I'm just not used to the whole mess it can create.

But this time I decided not to avoid it and instead of using "safer" products I thought I should go for some really glitter. The result:

Oh yes, I did the golden background with glitter! Not only that, but I did experiment quite a lot before I decided on my approach.

At the end I got the best result using mask, mod podge glue and palette knife. I put my mask on the paper and used the palette knife to add the glue as we would do with modeling paste. I lifted the mask, added tons of glitter (well, it looked like tons to me!). As soon as I cleaned my mask I went back and slightly pressed the glitter with my fingers. The result? Can't be described... A very bad quality photo might given you an idea:

And a closer photo of the background:

Well, it worths the while, right? And yes, I will admit it: I did enjoy it very much!

I added a few more glittery details such as stickles on the cat-clip, glittery font for the title and a few rinestones...

The best of the whole experience is that I had left the page with the experiments on the desk and Lola thought it was a good idea to lie on top of the page. I had a glittery live cat in the house for some time, lol!

So, that's all from me for today... I hope you like it and I hope you will come over at The Studio Challenges to see the glittery creations of the design team and to play along with us. You have two weeks!


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Sunday, 4 August 2013

The Studio Challenges - August 3rd

Good morning!

A new challenge over at The Studio Challenges for today... it is about making a layout with more than three photos!

It's been some time I wanted to make a layout with a series of photos I took the day that my nephew Andreas and my cat Lola actually started being friends, with Lola asking him for caresses and Andreas caressing her. Luckily I had my camera on my hands!

The layout that I made with 12 photos:

And a few close-ups:

Such a happy face! Love it!

Since then Andreas is so happy when he comes at my place, running around as soon as he enters looking for the cats... Lola sometimes asks him for caresses, others she hides below the bed, hahaha Sakis and Baloo still run away as soon as they see him!

So come over at The Studio Challenges to see the DT layouts and to play along with us. The winner will come back as guest designer!


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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Get Creative - August layout challenge

Good morning and good month!

I hadn't even realised that it was August already... oh my, where does the time go???

So... new month means new challenge over at Get Creative. This time it is a good old sketch challenge. The layout that I made:
...With Nikola playing oh-so-happy in his little plastic pool in the balcony!

And the sketch that Irini has prepared for us:

The winning layout will get a gift from Tanya Leigh Designz!

So? Will you join us?

Hope you like it,


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