Saturday, 23 July 2016

News & a whole new paper crafting area...Junk Journals!!!

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

I know it's been a long time since my last post, but I was up to many new things for me and I was trying to learn them all together and time passed so quickly! 

Well, what was these things? First of all, I "discovered" a whole new area (for me) of paper crafting and I have fallen for it !!! This new area is called "Junk Journals". If you are not familiar with it you will be wondering right now just as I did when I first met the term...(what is that thing?!) Well, there are many ways to interpret the term; for me right now these are Journals that can be made from junks, all kind of paper junks, like junk post envelopes, old magazine papers and anything that is paper junk!, or Journals made to hold some junks that we (I) all keep just for the memories of daily things and life (for example, cinema or theater tickets, travelling tickets, leaflets, packaging papers, etc) & of course our journaling of them (I mean of our memories)! 

The area of Junk Journals is huuuugeee! I have found some really amazing groups of people making them and helping beginners with all the basic stuff, and I have met some really great girls there! I have also found many blogs & shops & searched for everything needed to make them, all the tips, and techniques and tricks and I will certainly share all this gathered info from my blog! I have also made my first junk journal !!! Yeaaaahhhhy! I'm really happy for that!

And after making my first junk journal, the second thing that I had to learn came along...the proper way to share it! Junk journals can't be easily shared with photos as they usually include many pages and taking pictures of all the pages and posting them is just not possible. So you have to video-shoot their flips to make a complete share of them. Thus, I had to learn to video shoot my journals! Ok, video shooting isn't very difficult but if you want to make some decent videos you have to edit them. And that is the third thing that I had to to do video editing ...and that is not so simple! 

Well...after all that time up to now, that I have spent between learning things for junk journal making, and video shooting and video editing, I think I have managed to find my ways for them. I'm definitely not an expert in any of these areas, I'm still a newbie and I have lots and lots of things to learn, but I feel that I can share some of the things I have learned up to now. 

So, if you're interested in any of these, just stay tuned to my blog! 

My next post will be my first junk journal and some how-to's for junk journal here is some sneak peeks!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Card - Time to Celebrate!

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

It's been a long time since I last posted a new project (although I've been making them!) and I feel totally out of rhythm here! But...I hope that it will all come back to me and that I'll manage to post everything new that I have. 

Today I have a new card, which combines some of my favorite techniques, like ink blending, embossing, use of vellum and a seam binding bow! It is quite easy to make, and it is a card that can be used for many festive occasions like birthdays, name days,  anniversaries, graduations and more!
So, if you like it don't hesitate to try making it!

For the background, I used the background stamp with embossing ink and then I embossed it with golden embossing powder. Then, I used three distress inks (mustard seed, wild honey and aged mahogany) to create the ombre effect using the Ranger's round ink blending tools.

I cut a strip of vellum to use as banner, I stamped my sentiment with black archival ink on the vellum and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I've placed it on my background panel, folded it over the edges and adhered it at the backside. This way the glue doesn't show through the vellum. 

Then, I made a double bow with seam binding ribbon at matching color and adhered it on the vellum banner.

Finally, to embellish it a little more, I placed some pearl gems close to the sentiment. I adhered the main card panel to a white card base and my card was ready! Quite easy, isn't it?!

I hope you like my new card. Thank you for visiting my blog, I'll be happy to get your comments!


Friday, 5 February 2016

Happy new year & happy February!

Dear friends, hi!

I know that I'm a total month late but I've just popped in to wish you all Happy New Year and happy February!

January was a month full of extra obligations for me & unfortunately I didn't have the time and mood for blog posting. However, I did manage to create a little bit and I'll soon share my creations with you, so stay tuned!

I'm also experimenting on video-shooting my creation processes, which is really fun as I'm not a crafting expert (not even close!) and many funny & grotesque things happen when I'm shooting. I hope I'll be ready to share my videos with you soon. 

Until then, I wish you all a really happy and creative February!!!