niedziela, 23 listopada 2014

Our New Guest Designer Alexandra Polizou and her beautiful layout!

Dzisiaj chcielibyśmy przedstawić Wam kolejną utalentowaną Gościnną Projektantkę, która będzie u nas gościć przez następne 3 miesiące. To Alexandra Polizou! Na dzisiaj przygotowała dla nas piękny layout, ale najpierw poznajmy Alexandrę lepiej. Możecie także odwiedzić jej Bloga. Oto co nam o sobie powiedziała:

Today we would like to introduce you another talented Lady who's going to be our Guest Designer for next 3 months. It's time to meet Alexandra Polizou! Today she has a beautiful layout for us, but first let's meet Alexandra. You can also visit her Blog. Here's what she told us:


My name is Alexandra and I'm from Greece. I'm a working woman, married happily to my wonderful hubby and i have 3 kids....a boy and two girls! I' m creative by nature and i love any kind of crafts but scrapbooking it's above all these, my true passion! Ever since I discovered it, 2,5 years ago, it was a love at first sight! I’m not sure I have a style. I’m always searching for new ideas and techniques and i try to use and combine different styles on my pages. Scrapbooking my photos and seeing my family's memories displayed on paper and projects is very important to me....


My first project for 13arts is a page inspired from the winter and a beautiful photo i found on Pinterest!

At first I created my background with 3 mists of different color and then i added some texture with modelling paste and a stencil  i used, so that I could create other snowflakes on the pattern paper..

I painted all the chipboards (snowflake frame & snowflake) with the same mists and i began to build my page using my favorite embellisements such as a doily, a pon pon, a flower, a white feather (as the one in the bottom of the pattern paper) and some acrylics snowflakes.

To add some sparkle on my project I also added some adhesive beads.

Dziękujemy Alexandro za ten piękny projekt!
Thank you Alexandra for your beautiful project!

sobota, 22 listopada 2014

LOVE ALWAYS by Agnieszka Bellaidea

It's Bellaidea today.
After my last project, a very colorful page from THIS post.

Dzis znowu wita Was Bellaidea, tym razem z LO w bardzo delikatnych kolorach, ostatni byl bardzo kolorowy :)

I started from stitching, then had fun with stencils and gesso.
Zaczelam jak zwykle od wyszywania , potem zabawa z maskami i gesso.

Pasta modelująca 120ml

piątek, 21 listopada 2014

Color Bomb by Terhi

Hello all!
It's Terhi here and I'm showing you my layout with papers from the new Color basic collection. It might look almost too colorful for this time of the year, but the again, this is the time when we really need colors. Bright colors!

I used several techniques to create this simple mixed media layout.
I started with stencil (triangles) and Ayeeda mists, then another stencil (squares) and PanPastel. Again, another stencil (Fly Away - text) and modeling paste. I really prefer more modeling paste than gesso to make texture to a layout, because modeling paste is so much dryer and thicker. And it doesn't make the papers wrinkled.

Title is a compination of chipboards and stickers. I altered "moments" word with embossing powder and to make it really shiny, I added a layer of pearl mist. 

Once I got my layout together, I added the final touch with diamonds and with pencil. Lots of doodling and some drops of mists. Color therapy completed.

 Remember, you still have few days time to take a part to our November Challenge!
Thank you for stopping here today!

Terhi xx

Products used from 13@rts:

środa, 19 listopada 2014

Experimental drawing by Magda Polakow

Hello everyone!
You can always tell a cobbler by his shoes...
Most of my notebooks and art journals have black covers without anything on it!
It is horrible, I know, I should find more time for an artwork for me and only for me. 
Here is the first step...

I used Ayeeda Matte paints to decorate the sketchbook.
As you can see Ayeeda's paints are perfect for dark backgrounds. 

To add texture to my drawing I used Ayeeda Pearl Silver paint. The paint is perfect for it. Because of the liquid and smooth consistency can be easily applied by brush. 

I also applied Liquid Acrylic Medium in some places. 

I used
Ayeeda Matte paints:
Ayeeda Paint Pearl Silver
Liquid Acrylic Medium

wtorek, 18 listopada 2014

It's cold outside - a layout by Melenia

Good morning everyone!
I would like to share a wintery layout (I just can't describe how much winter inspires me!),
that I created with the awesome new collection "Cosy Evening"!

I definitely wanted a textured background for my layout, 
as its photo shows a little house in the snow 
(like a little house in the prairie, but in its winter version lol) 
and an effect of snow MUST be present in the page.

So the perfect medium to achieve a kind of texture like snow is gesso or modelling paste.
I went for the gesso and applied it with a mask.  I also added silver microspheres and hologram glitter on my background, mixed with lots of gel medium. 

The hologram glitter and the microspheres create an impression that it's snowing, don't they?
Well then, mission accomplished!

Products used:

Scrapberry's - Embellishments & Flowers

poniedziałek, 17 listopada 2014

Snow LO by Natalya Loi

Hi, dear friends!

Today I want to show you my new LO from fantastic collection "Cozy Evening". This paper is a magical and very beautiful! Chipbords and masks will help you to create a fairy tale!
On foto is my kids. They very love winter! And look at the falling snow - it is fascinating!

Some details:

Thank you for your attention! 
Natalya Loi with ♥

niedziela, 16 listopada 2014

A Layout and Card by Jacqueline Moore

Hi everyone!!! Today I have a couple of things to share with you using amazing 13 Arts products. First up is a layout I created using this months sketch from Once Upon A Sketch. I also created a card. 

Here is the sketch that inspired my layout:


The journaling theme was : 'Inspiration/I am inspired by, ect.'

I have written my journaling on the back of my layout and I thought I would quickly share it with you before I get started.

'Whenever I look at you with that beautiful big smile and your golden curls, I cannot help but smile. You are my entire world, and my biggest inspiration. You make me want to always strive to be a better person and Mom, to be happier. When I have such adorable photo's of you, or you say or do something funny, it inspires me to create.... My second love. You will always be my first! Being a Mom is all I ever hoped it would be and so much more. I always thought it would be me who inspired and encouraged you, but I never realized you would do the same for me, and I am so grateful and proud of you that you have. You are a handsome, smart, sweet little boy, and every minute that goes by I love you more! 

'Lucky Rd'

I have painted my background using a combination of mists and inks that I have mixed together on my palette to create different colors. Originally I had not planned on adding the peach and coral touches, but I really wanted to scrap these photos and as I don't really like scrapping with red, I thought that the peach was the perfect color to tie in the photo.

Lots of close-ups:

I have brushed all my flowers with Ayeeda Gesso, and Ayeeda Paint in Gold Glitter. I love the sparkle and shabby feel this gives my work. I have also tucked beneath my papers a piece of 13 Arts chipboard, which I have placed a butterfly on. 

I have used the same mix of mist and inks from my background to paint the tips of the leaves on the vine. I have also added flicks of it to blend it all together.

When I had finished adding all my elements, everything was flicked with peach and blue mists, then sprayed with Pearl Silver Mist  for extra shine. I love this mist as it it gives a transparent sheen of shimmer to everything!!

The rest of the leaves on my vine were painted blue to match the flowers and background colors where they were positioned.

I used Sky Blue mist mixed with a touch of White Chalk Mist to paint all the stamped butterflies on the background.

I have used Pearl Gold Paint mixed with Acrylic Liquid Medium and a touch of White Chalk Mist, to create a water paint which I have used to paint all the resin butterfly's.

Some little bits and pieces that I have layered beneath the vine leaves.
You can also see the awesome crackled texture in 13 Arts Modelling paste here. I love how it does that!!

 Next up I have a gorgeous mixed-media card that I created once again using lots of 13 Arts products!! 

I have actually made this card for Aida Domisiewicz owner of 13 Arts as a Thank You for the opportunity she has given me to be on this team. I have always loved art in all forms, scrapbooking and mixed-media, but since joining this team, and using such amazing products my confidence in what I create has soared. 

 'You Gave Me Wings...'

I have used the stencil 'Love' from the Fly Away collection, with modelling paste on my background. When that was dry I proceeded to paint it with with a combination of ink and mist, adding lots of big splatters and beautiful stains.
I have also used a sticker from the Fly Away collection for my title.

I have layered some calico, waxed cord, and a couple of strips of washi tape in the top left corner of my page, on top of which I built up my flower cluster. I glued everything down using gel medium for added strength.

I have also added this resin piece which is available from the 13 Arts store.
I have brushed all my flowers with gesso, covering most of them, though leaving touches of their color to show through, then painted with the same mists and inks I used on the background.

I have also used a mixture of pearl gold paint, liquid medium, and white chalk mist to brush onto parts of my flowers and background for shimmer.
I finished off by adding some knotted pieces of gold thread and a few mica flakes.

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Products used:

Ayeeda Gesso
Ayeeda Gel Medium
Ayeeda Modelling Paste
Ayeeda Acrylic Liquid Medium
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Silver
Ayeeda Mist - Chalk White
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel White
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Pink
Ayeeda Mist - Pearl Sky Blue
Ayeeda Ink - Black (graphite)
Ayeeda Ink - Bordeaux
Ayeeda Ink - Yellow
Ayeeda Ink - Pink
Ayeeda Ink - Sky Blue
 Ayeeda Paint - Pearl Gold
Ayeeda Paint - Gold Glitter 
Chipboard Ornaments
Paper - 'Faces Of Spring' Collection
Paper - 'All Is Love' Collection
Fly Away - Stickers
Mask - 'Fly Away' Love
 Resin - Curls
Resin - Roses