poniedziałek, 5 października 2015

ATC's | Terhi Koskinen

Hello 13arts fans.
Terhi here today, excited about my ATC's but also excited our Mixed Media pARTy! Only few weeks to go, and I'm so ready for it. We are going to have so much fun.

But back to real business. I have just discovered the world of Artists Trading Cards, ATC's. First I found them a little weird, I mean, sending cards to someone I don't know for swap? But then, these are excellent way to practice and learn new techniques. The cards are small, official size is 2,5"x3,5" so it's a perfect size for new experiments. And then you'll receive one back for the one you sent yours. Another great opportunity to learn more. People are so talented!

For these cards, there are nine of them to be exact, I played with paper layers and left over alphas.
I'm very tight person, never throwing anything away, so the background in these cards are left over papers covered with left over paints. Some include layer of modelling paste on top, some don't.

To make them match, I used same kind of layering on top. Some black and some grey patterned papers and then the XO's, some black adhesive pearls and finally flicks of mists.
Easy, fun, effective and most importantly - another way to use your scraps and left overs from your mixed media projects!

Have you tried ATC's? Do you find then inspiring?
Thank you for stopping by here today.

Terhi xx

13@rts products:
Stencil - Stars

niedziela, 4 października 2015

Our second meeting with Anna Borowicz and Dagmara Kos

Today it's time for our next meeting with Anna Borowicz and Dagmara Kos! This time our amazing Guest Designers made two fresh, modern and beautiful layouts

Czas na nasze kolejne spotkanie z Anną Borowicz i Dagmarą Kos! Tym razem nasze niesamowite Gościnne Projektantki przygotowały dwa świeże, nowoczesne i piękne layouty!


Anna Borowicz


Inspired by crazy photos which i found on pinterest, I prepared an energetic layout.
Zainspirowana szalonymi fotami znalezionymi na pinterest, wykonałam energetycznego scrapa.

I used:


Dagmara Kos

Witam wszystkich. Chciałabym pokazać Wam mój nowy layout wykonany w ramach mojej gościny na blogu 13 arts.
Hello everybody. I'd like to share with you my new layout created within my GDT on the 13 arts, blog.

 Wykonałam go głownie przy użyciu metalicznej farbki "Old Gold", białego i czarnego gessa. 
I made it using mostly metallic "Old Gold" paint, white and black gesso. 

W tle użyłam jednej z moich ulubionych masek 13 arts "Tattered Gird" i pasty modelującej. 
In the background I used one of my favourite 13 arts stencil: "Tattered Gird" and modeling paste.

I used/Użyłam:


Very inspiring layouts- aren't they? Our Guests are great! We can't wait to see more projects from them.
Bardzo inspirujące layouty- prawda? Nasi Goście są wspaniali. Nie możemy się doczekać ich kolejnych prac. 

sobota, 3 października 2015

A simple layout by Marta

Today I would like to show you my project which was made for: >>>Paperdvizhnik Challenge<<< where we are guest designers this month :) 

Dzisiaj chciałabym Wam pokazać mój layout przygotowany na wyzwanie >>>Paperdvizhnik<<<  gdzie gościmy w tym miesiącu. :)

The challenge is based on this nice sketch:
Wyzwanie oparte jest o ciekawą mapkę:

My layout is simple. I focused on the backgroung and used some stencils and stamps.
Mój layout jest prosty. Skupiłam się na tle używając masek i stempli. 

In the picture you can see a viewing platform near my city. 
Na zdjęciu widać platformę widokową znajdującą się niedaleko mojego miasta.

I didn't use any embellishments this time. Just some sequins.
Tym razem nie użyłam zbyt wielu ozdób. Tylko kilka cekinów. 

I used / Użyłam:

piątek, 2 października 2015

Layout " FEEL FREE" by Maryse

Hi everyone !

By searching on Pinterest I stumbled on this lovely image. Immediately I had the taste
to create a page. By bringing what the image conveys to us, that is to say its side
wispy and light .... like I love !

I started my page by pasting my papers and labels. Then I covered the papers of gesso and faded 
with a wet wipe. Then with a brush and mists chalks I added touches of color here and there. 
Then I pass again with a wet brush on my ink,
to give a watercolor effect.

Allo !!

En me promenant sur Pinterest je suis tombé sur cette ravissante image.  Tout de suite j'ai eu le goût
de créer une page.  En lui apportant ce que l'image nous transmet, c'est à dire son côté 
vaporeux et léger.... comme j'aime tant ! 

J'ai débuté ma création en collant mes papiers et mes étiquettes.  J'ai ensuite recouvert les papiers de gesso et estompé avec une lingette humide. Ensuite avec les mists chalks et un pinçeau j'ai ajouté des touches de couleurs ici et là.  J'ai ensuite repasser avec un pinçeau mouillé sur mon encre, 
pour donné un effet aquarelle.  

My layout

Ma création

Some close-up
 Quelques rapprochements

13@rts products:

-Paper mental vacation Fields of gold
-Paper Fly away Fly high and Days and night
-Mist chalk Woodbine, Burt Sienna, Ultramarine, Grey, Sap green.
-Ink splash silver
-Flowers ScrapBerry's
-Embellisments ScrapBerry's Wind of travel 2

Thank and see you soon!!
Merci et à bientôt !!

czwartek, 1 października 2015

Winners for Challenge #34 / Laureaci Wyzwania #34

Hi all!

Clearly our moodboard in Challenge #34 kept you busy, lots of each more stunning creations - thank you all!
We took our time and now we've gone through all the entries and finally we have our winners.
Our design team have made the decision and
warm, big and massive congratulations goes to 

Najwyraźniej nasze wyzwanie #34 z tablicą inspiracyjną bardzo Was zainteresowało, bo dostaliśmy mnóstwo pięknych prac- dziękujemy Wam serdecznie!
Poświęciliśmy sporo czasu na staranne obejrzenie wszystkich zgłoszeń i w końcu mamy naszych zwycięzców! Nasz zespół zdecydował, że zwyciężczynią jest:

Gorgeous work Aga, absolutely wonderful use of colors and textures, please take your badge above and wear it with a big proud.
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.

Piękna praca Ago! wspaniale używasz kolorów i tekstur! 
Przyjmij proszę banerek i noś z dumą!
Otrzymujesz od nas również bon o wartości 60zł na zakupy w sklepie 13@rts wraz z darmową wysyłką. Zapraszamy Cię również do gościnnego występu w jednym z naszych kolejnych wyzwań. Wyślij nam proszę e-mail na adres: 13arts@wp.pl w ciągu 7 dni od ogłoszenia wyników, aby odebrać swoją nagrodę.

Of course, we want feature some ladies whose work was amazing as well.

Oczywiście chciałybyśmy wyróżnić też kilka prac, które również nas zachwyciły.
Gratulacje dla:

Marta and Karolina, please take your badge here above!

Marto i Karolino, przyjmijcie powyższy banerek!

Thank you all again for joining us and be sure to come back soon for our next challenge. Our next challenge starts 11th October and it's definitely something autumnal and beautiful! Make sure you'll join us again.

Jeszcze raz dziękujemy Wam za udział w wyzwaniu. Wróćcie do nas niedługo na kolejne, które rusza już 11. Października- będzie jesiennie i pięknie! Koniecznie weźcie udział! 

Best regards,
13@rts DT

Pozdrawiamy Was serdecznie!
Zespół 13@rts

środa, 30 września 2015

Joy with Jelissa

Hello friends! How are you this Wednesday?

I'm up on the blog today to share a layout I made of my eldest. Things have been really busy with the baby at home. It lso brings back a lot of tender memories of the older boys' babyhood, and I'm really glad I started scrapbooking early enough to record those moments.

Here's a recent photo of my eldest enjoying the big grass meadow on a vineyard we visited. I used the "Hallerbos" paper from my Mental Vacation collection for the nature theme it had and I wanted my background to reflect his love for nature too. Lots of watercolor effect here created using Chalk and Pearl mists in Violet, Berry and Lavender, and I love how well the colors complemented the paper.

Some close ups:

Texture fun with microspheres, glass beads and glitter. I also used modeling paste over a poppy stencil and traced the outline of the flowers with a Sharpie.

Another layer of masking with a 13@rts stencil, but this time I made a paste from Magic Powder and a mixture of Vivid Violet and Metallic Purple paints. I have a piece of chipboard for layering and it was colored with Berry and Lavender Matt paints.

13@rts products used:
Acrylic primer, modeling paste, Lilac chalk mist, Lavender pastel mist, Berry chalk mist, Violet pearl mist, Mental Vacation paper (Hallerbos), Stencil (Cozy Evening), Metallic Purple paint, Vivd Violet paint, Lavender Matte paint, Berry Matte paint, Magic Powder, Silver microspheres

And that's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

wtorek, 29 września 2015

Spring Tag with Step-by-step Tutorial - by Jacqueline Moore

Hi 13 Arts Fans!!! I hope you are all well!!!
In my part of the world Spring has finally arrived! I love this time of the year, and it inspired me to make a Spring Green Tag. I have also put together a little Step-by-step Tutorial for you!!

'Spring Tag'

 I have used beautiful bright greens and a hint of blue, adding in some gold and brown tones as a reminder of how in Spring all the beautiful plants and flowers come back to life.

Just a few close-ups for you too:

 Here is the tutorial:

Steps 1 and 2: Cut a tag shape from some white card and punch a hole in it. Then cut another, just a millimeter or two smaller from some 13 arts paper. Distress the edges of both and glue them together. I have waited until I glued them together to punch the hole through the 13 Arts paper, so that I could use the one in the white card as a guide.

 Steps 3 and 4: Spread some Gesso over the background. When it is dry mix some Matte Pea Paint with a decent amount of water then use a brush to flick the paint onto your tag. Continue to flick the paint up and down the tag until you are happy with it. it should look something like the photo on the left when you are done. Next add some flicks of Chalk Celadon and Sap Green Mists, and a small amount of Pastel Blue, then flick large drops of clean water on top and let the colors all pool together and marble. Let it dry.

 Steps 5 and 6: Tear a small piece of calico and use your fingers to distress the edges. Attach it ti the middle of your tag with a little Gel medium, bunching it up a little as you go. Then cut a small rectangle of paper from the Starlight Collection, distress the edges and layer on top of the calico using foam tape. I have positioned it so that it hangs over the edge of my tag. Apply a tick line of gel medium above and below the piece of paper on your background and add some D2 Microspheres.

 Steps 7 and 8: Color the Microspheres with Chalk Mist in Sap Green, then add a few flicks from the nozzle over the paper and calico. Next begin adding your embellishments. I have started with a Metal Frame and Resin Curls from Scrapberry's, available in the 13 Arts Store, some natural twine tied into a bow a few times, a couple of Prima flowers and some 13 arts Sprigs of Mint (I love these!!).

 Step 9: Brush some Gesso onto the flowers then adding some splats of Mist in the same colors you used on the background. Tuck a few leaves beneath your flowers, and add some Turquoise thread to your twine bow. 
Finish off your tag by adding some gold Microspheres to your flowers and some Light Gold mica flakes beneath your clusters. Add some more twine through the punched hole and your tag is finished.

 It really is super quick to make, lots of fun, and looks great too!!! 

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!! 

13 Arts products used: