piątek, 15 grudnia 2017

Christmas Eve

Let me tell you all I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be
a guest designer today at  A Vintage Journey- such a talented design

For the current theme I have prepared a canvas
named ,,Christmas Eve''. I was inspired by my memories of this very special night when the whole family went to church about midnight to attend the unique Mass. It is one of the most beautiful Polish custom.

I have used a 29,5 cm x 9,5 cm white canvas where I glued the images of Lavinia
stamps cut out from a magazine.
I loved these houses but unfortunately didn't have any of the stamps.
Next step was covering all with clear gesso.

Next lots of colours were added to the canvas: Gelatos, acrylic paints, some inks
and mists.

I have also heat embossed star stamps and did some stamping with white
gesso. The snow was made with very heavy coarse structure paste.

The star is made of a birch-tree and I emphasized its texture by using heat embossing and some glitter.

I am also linking this to:

Challenge 5/2017

niedziela, 10 grudnia 2017

Gift Bag

My family and friends got used to handmade gift bags, so it is almost impossible to give them Christmas gifts in any other packages.
That means a lot of work to me, but Thank God it makes me feel very, very happy too.
I have used a lot of mixed media stuff here. 
The background was primed and coloured with Gelatos first.
Next it was stamped with some twigs stamp to create a ,,frame''. 
I added the punched dots and outlined them with white Sacura pen.
I used the tree stencil to put some embossing paste , it was later heat embossed with Stampendous shabby green embossing enamel.
Hope you like it!

I'm linking this to:
happylittlestampers: december christmas challenge
stampsandstencils: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
moo-mania: get that heat on
moremixedmediachallenge: atg optional white

czwartek, 7 grudnia 2017

The Elf

I love the latest challenge theme over at Frilly and Funkie so much that I have decided not only to be inspired by  the most memorable gifts I have received over the years, but also use a part of it in my work. 
As you can see it was a tablecloth I got from my beloved Granny - very unusual for design and colours. It is torn and used now but as a dear keepsake still makes me happy!

I fussy cut a cotton hat and glue it to the canvas (29,5 cm x 9,5 cm).
Next step was stenciling some snowflakes with some texture paste.
I coloured the background with gelatos and added some lettering stamps too.
I made the nose of an oval button and the beard of curly moss which I gave a coat of glitter.


My Elf fits also for:


wtorek, 5 grudnia 2017

Twinkle, twinkle..

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
is our challenge theme at Try it on Tuesday this time.
As always what you make is entirely up to yourselves as long as it fits our theme and we can see Stars / Sparkles / Glittter / Shiny things etc....
We look forward to visiting you to see what you have been making.

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I have a wintery project to share with you today.... 
Not typical Christmas colours but I believe connected with frost and snow.
Had a great time playing with napkin technique for my background.  
I didn't want it to be smooth and tried to make lots of texture. 
It was later coloured with acrylic paints and stressed with silver wax. 
I finished my project off by adding a wreath made with die cuts, fake berries and silver embossed stars.