poniedziałek, 30 marca 2015

Live life to the fullest - by Melenia

Hello, 13 arts fans!
Melenia with you today, on a page that is about living life to the fullest.

Life is short and we must make the most out of it!
I try to remind myself that worrying is just ruining my moments, depriving me of discovering more about life's opportunities.

Therefore a page just on digging deep in life's chances




As you see the Ayeeda 3d Powder Hologram Glitter is an essential part of my page again.
It can be used for texture (as it is used here) or glow or for some finishing touches.
No matter the reason, it is always a versatile and useful material!



Ok what I did here was to build my page exactly on the flow the golden strips have on the page.
Only that. I just followed their way.




Some burlap, a few Ayeeda Flowers and the Cosy Evening Mask were enough to finish the page.
I consciously tried not to overload my page, since the glitter itself is a big asset to the layout.



So that's it!  I hope you liked my page!

Products used:



niedziela, 29 marca 2015

Easter egg girl


Have you seen all the awesome new products from 13arts?
Lots of new papers, stencils, mika flakes, colored fine-grained grit, new Splash! ink!!!
I was inspired by all of these goodies and created this easter egg girl.
Wanted to make a non traditional easter project and here is what I came up with.
Had this big wooden egg with stand (also 13arts!) and the wooden block
which were perfect to create this girl!


This project was given two coats of gesso first.
With a stencil and modeling paste I made the lines.
I applied the Mika flakes with acrylic gel medium.
Between the flakes I added the fine-grained grit.
Some extra color, chalk lilac, was added for more color.
Some white Splash! ink for the finishing touch.

Love how the Mika flakes looks like broken eggshells. In my imagination it is anyway! :)
The big flowers are from a children's hair clip and had the right color for this project.

Love all the texture from the flakes and grit!

Added some pink decorative crystals, also a new product in the 13arts store.

Yummy textures! 

My girl, all dressed up with flowers, flakes, crystals, a polymer swirl and a winged nut.
She is wishing you a lovely Easter!

13arts products used:

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


sobota, 28 marca 2015

Love by Agnieszka Bellaidea


Dzien Dobry!
Dzis wita Was Agnieszka Bellaidea , tym razem przygotowalam prosta prace w zielono niebieskiej kolorystyce.

Hi!
Today Agnieszka Bellaidea has a chance to show you her blue / green page.



Zaczelam od nakladania gesso i pasy modelujacej z kilkoma maskami 13arts.
Potem uzylam pastelowe i kredowe mgielki.




I started from working with gesso, modeling paste and several stencils from 13arts.
Late on I was misting my page several mistd in blue and green shades,




Thank you so much for looking, below is a list of products I used:

Maska-Stencil "Fly away" Love


Mgiełka pastelowa - Pastel Turquoise


czwartek, 26 marca 2015

Winners for challenge #28

Hello everyone!

First, a little reminder: We have a huge event coming in June "Mixed Media pARTy" and we hope you sign in and join us in Poland! To find all details about everything, please visit http://mixedmediaparty.blogspot.com/

Witajcie!
Na początek małe przypomnienie: Zbliża się nasz wielki, czerwcowy event: "Mixed Media pARTy"" i mamy nadzieję, że dołączycie do nas! W celu uzyskania szczegółów odwiedźcie 
http://mixedmediaparty.blogspot.com/

But now, the moment we've all been waiting for... WINNERS!
Jacqueline's moodboard was filled with turquoise and green tones, it gave lot of possibilities to create art, we had scrapbook layouts, canvases, altered items... It was tough thing to choose the winner, but also very inspiring to see all your work and techniques. There were so many entries, each unique and sweet - thank you for all!
Our lovely design team has now decided that the winner is:

Ale oto moment na który wszyscy czekali: ZWYCIĘZCY! 
Moodboard Jacqueline był wypełniony turkusem i zielenią, co dało możliwość stworzenia wielu różnych prac. Zgłaszaliście scrapy, blejtramy i alterowane przedmioty. Bardzo ciężko było nam wybrać zwycięzców, ale też oglądanie Waszych prac i technik było niezwykle inspirujące! Było tak wiele zgłoszeń a każde unikalne i urocze- dziękujemy Wam wszystkim!
Nasz Zespół zdecydował, że zwycięzcą jest:

 Nastya Istorkina

Yes, we know - she won last month's challenge, too. But can you blame her - her work is magnificent! Unique and stylish, just a perfect amount of medias and we love her layering.
Congrats Nastya, well deserved!
You will receive a gift voucher for shopping in 13@rts store worth 60 PLN with free international postage. We would also like to invite you for guest designing in one of our next challenges. Please send us an e-mail at: 13arts@wp.pl in seven days after the challenge results to claim your prize.

Tak, wiemy- już drugi raz pod rząd jest ona naszym zwycięzcą, ale to nie jej wina, że jej praca była tak wspaniała! Unikowatowa i stylowa z idelaną ilością mediów. Bardzo przypadło nam do gustu jej warstwowanie! 
Gratulacje Nastya- zasłużone zwycięstwo! 
Otrzymujesz od nas bon o wartości 60zł (z bezpłatną wysyłką) do sklepu 13@rts. Zapraszamy Cię również serdecznie na gościnny występ w jednym z naszych kolejnych wyzwań. Wyślij nam proszę e-mail na adres  13arts@wp.pl w ciągu 7 dni od daty ogłoszenia wyników by odebrać swoją nagrodę.


Winner did a fabulous job, but she wasn't the only one -  we loved all, but these next three were also super inspiring! Ladies, take your badge below.

Zwyciężczyni zrobiła świetną pracę, ale nie ona jedna została wyróżniona. Wszystkie prace były cudowne, ale poniższe trzy uznałyśmy za super inspirujące! Dla Was dziewczyny mamy banerki!








Warm hug and big congrats to all the winners! 

Once again Thank You so much for playing with us! We'd like to invite you to join our new challenge soon - it will be something you all will LOVE, something to inspire you all in YOUR way!

Best regards,
13@rts DT


Gratulacje dla wszystkich naszych Zwycięzców! 

Jeszcze raz dziękujemy Wam za wspólną zabawę. Już teraz chcielibyśmy Was zaprosić na nasze kolejne wyzwanie, które ogłosimy już wkrótce- będzie coś co spodoba się Wam wszystkim i z pewnością Was zainspiruje! 

Pozdrawiamy!
Zespół 13@rts

Mixed media canvas

środa, 25 marca 2015

Believe - Background Tutorial with Jacqueline Moore

Hello 13 Arts Fans!!! Today I would like to share with you a fun layout I made using lots of 13 Arts goodies, inspired by this month's moodboard at Dusty Attic, and also by this layout of the very talented Stacey Young. As always I have put together a little step-by-step tutorial for you, this time for the background. I will also explain how I altered my chipboards with 13 Arts Media when showing the close-ups, so make sure you read right through!!

Here is the moodboard from Dusty Attic:

 

I was inspired by the blue and purple colors for my layout..... I adore this combination at the moment, whilst all the flowers in the image inspired me to create a layout without flowers!!!!

'Believe'


Some details:


The Ornate frame on the photo was painted 13 Arts Matte black paint then given a very thick coat of clear crackle medium. When the cracks were dry I have brushed the entire frame with 13 arts White and Silver glitter paint, using my finger to really fill the cracks. I wiped excess paint away using a baby wipe. The butterfly (Flutterbies #3) has been painted with Vivid Violet, Matte Turquoise, and Matte Pea.


I have painted 2 Dusty Attic ATC frames #4 with 13 Arts White and Silver Glitter paint. The second frame has been cut in two with half placed on the left edge of the page and the other half on the other side of the photo. The Elegant Swirl #2 has also been cut in 2 with each half placed either side of the photo beneath the frames. They have been painted with 13 Arts Matte Turquoise paint. I sprinkled fine turquoise glitter over them while the paint was still wet. The Stars #3 were given the same treatment as the Mini Ornate Frame on the photo.


I have cut a few different sized banners from 13 Arts papers, then placed a small chipboard banner (Banners #1) painted with Vivid Violet on top.



Tutorial:

Step 1 and 2: Cut a piece of paper from the Color Basics Collection about a third of the width of the paper, then glue it vertically down the right-hand side of the page, about 1 inch from the edge. Add a few pieces of washi tape on both edges of your paper strip then spread gesso over your page (the washi tape makes spreading the gesso a touch easier). When your gesso is dry add a couple of strips of the black checkered paper from the Color Basic Collection, and add some more strips of washi tape in black and blue.


Step 3 and 4: Using Matte Pea and matte Turquoise paint the left hand side of your page. I have used lots of water to make the paint runny like watercolor and painted the Matte Pea first then blended the Turquoise into it. I have painted the left-side with Vivid Violet. 
I have also mixed a small amount of Pastel Turquoise Mist and Pastel White Mist in an empty sprayer, with a touch of Chalk Sap Green Mist. I have added some sprays and splats to my background on the green and black.


Step 5 and 6: Place a stencil over the top and spray Pastel Black Mist over the painted areas. Add a little more of the Vivid Violet to the top and bottom of the page in the center, and add some splatters to the background. I also added some more of the spray I mixed.


Step 7 and 8: I decided that the paint should continue all the way across the page so I have filled the gap using the Matte Pea and Matte Turquoise, I have also darkened the Violet. 
Next I have taken my Color basics Triangle mask and used it to stencil some modelling paste triangles randomly around the page. When my modelling paste was dry I went around and painted each triangle with Gesso as thinner areas of Modelling Paste can sometimes become slightly transparent and I wanted them to stand out.


Step 9 and 10: Finish your background by adding some splatters of Black Ink and some stamping for extra texture. Next cut and layer your papers with some foam tape. Add some calico, waxed cord and sparkly thread where you want your photo to go.


Step 11: Begin building up your elements. I have added the 2 chipboard frames to either side of where my photo would go, then added a glitter polaroid frame, placing my photos on top.
Beneath the photo I have cut and layered some banners with a button, a bow and my title.
I have then used a brush to add some glue around my elements and sprinkled 2 different sizes of Microspheres, and some Mica Flakes. When the glue was dry I have mixed some Vivid Violet Paint in the lid with lots of water and painted it over the Microspheres and Mica Flakes, creating more texture and depth. I have also added some little table confetti stars, pearls, and enamel dots.


Step 12: On the right hand side of the photo add your mini Chipboard Frame and butterfly. Also tuck in one half of the Swirl beneath the ATC Frame. Add more Microspheres, Mica Flakes, Stars and Pearls/Enamel dots around the edge of the paper.
I have also outlined my paper's with a white gel pen.

Step 13: On the left of your page add the other half of the ATC frame and place a loop of thread and flair on top. Attach the Follow Your Dreams sticker above the frame and swirl next to the photo, and add the chipboard stars. Continue with the Microspheres, ect on this side of the page. 
To finish off add a few silver glitter heart stickers randomly around the page, and add your journaling at the bottom of the page on the patterned paper.


That is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!

13 Arts Products Used:
Color Basic Mask - Triangles
Ayeeda Water-Based Ink - Black (Graphite)
Ayeeda Paint - White and Silver Glitter
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Black
 Ayeeda Paint - Vivid Violet
 Ayeeda Paint - Matte Turquoise
 Ayeeda Paint - Matte Pea
 Ayeeda Mist - Pastel White
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Black
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Turquoise
Ayeeda Mist - Chalk Sap Green
Adhesive Beads - For Wedding 1
Adhesive Beads - French Journey 1