Thursday, 25 April 2019

"Amazing" ~ a tropical layout with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, everyone!

Sandi here with you today sharing my newest layout using the gorgeous Rose Fields paper collection and lots of yummy 13 Arts products including my fave Water Inks.

Because this photo is taken near a waterfall in Ecuador, South America, I wanted to create somewhat of a tropical, rainforest effect. (PC: M. Souza.)

Firstly, I fussy cut the large hydrangea flowers and leaves from a second sheet of the Paper Botanical Garden paper and then set them aside while I prepared the under layers. I applied clear gesso to the primary layer of the Paper Botanical Garden after distressing it and adhered it to Letters to Rose paper ... at a bit of an angle to provide interest.

Next, I further enahnced my background using Modeling Paste and pushing it through the Wonderful Nature Stencil. After the modeling paste dried, I began adding color with the olive green from the Watercolor Set 16 pan as well as Olive Green Ayeeda Ink. Later, I highlighted with 13 Arts SPLASH White Ayeeda Ink and additionally splashed with watered down White Gesso and SPLASH Glitter Old Gold.

I moved on to adding my fussy cut pieces, my photo and florals, including the yummy Green Twigs which I cut into several pieces. For texture, I included Sisal  and  3D Balls in 2 sizes. To add a bit of interest, I printed my photo in a tall, skinny format and then cut it in 3 pieces and mounted them on some of the leftover papers.

Here you can see the Vintage Moments Word Stickers A4 that I mounted to paper and added here as a bit of a subtitle. Also, you'll note the additional dabbing of my Olive Green Ayeeda Ink. I used corrugated cardboard behind my fussy cut pieces and my photo to add height and dimension. 

This is from the upper left hand corner of the layout. You might guess that green is my favorite color. The effect from the stencil, modeling paste and water ink, makes my heart skip a beat! 

Because the family member in the photo had made comments to me regarding the beetles and other insects in this region, I wanted to include a couple of the metal Metal Insects II. I would never had imagined I'd be adding beetles to my projects! 

Last of all, I added the raw chipboard title and called it complete!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Below is a list of the 13 Arts products used:

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Wyniki Wyzwania / Challenge Results #76

Czas ogłosić zwycięzców naszego Wyzwania! Cieszymy się, że było dla Was inspirujące. Dostaliśmy tyle pięknych zgłoszeń, że niełatwo było wybrać zwycięzcę! Ostatecznie zdecydowaliśmy, że najbardziej podoba nam się praca od: 

It's time to announce our Challenge winners! We're happy that our challenge was inspiring for you. So many beautiful projects! It was very hard to choose one winner! We've decided that project we like the most is from:

Tartine Peluche

Gratulacje! Otrzymujesz od nas nagrodę niespodziankę o wartości 60zł z darmową wysyłką. Zapraszamy Cię również do gościnnego występu w jednym z naszych kolejnych wyzwań. Wyślij nam proszę e-mail na adres: w ciągu 7 dni od ogłoszenia wyników, aby odebrać swoją nagrodę. Mamy też dla Ciebie banerek.

Congratulations! You will receive a gift from 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: in seven days after the challenge results to claim your prize. We also have a badge for you.

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Tradycyjnie już chcielibyśmy wyróżnić też kilka innych prac. Gratulacje dla: 

As always, we picked some other projects to feature as well.
Congrats to...

Sabrina Turpin 

and / i....

Julie Schinkel 

Fantastyczne prace dziewczyny!
Great projects Ladies!

Jeszcze raz dziękujemy wszystkim za udział w naszym comiesięcznym wyzwaniu blogowym.
Again, huge thank you for joining our monthly challenge in our blog

Mixed Media Party reveal of Artworks

 For Mixed Media Party a prepare special treat for my students. I have a thing  with making hair probably unfulfilled hairdresser ;)

Specjalnie na Mixed Media Party przygotowałam kolejny projekt który dowodzi ze jestem niespełnioną fryzjerką.

I made here lot of textures and intriging details I use foux stamping technique and we will learn how to mimic stamping effect with few different products.
Me and my students will have fun with layering ton of paint we will also give a spin to silicone tools from 13 arts. On my project I also use stamps, 13 arts foils and Tim Holtz Tissue paper.

Przygotowałąm duzy canvas pełen tekstur i ciekawych szczególików. W czasie imprezy pobawimy sie troche pędzlami silikonowymi i efektem udawanego stemplowania.
W projekcie wykorzystałam farby akrylowe  podstawowe media oraz bibułkowy papier Tima Holtza oraz folie 13 arts i stemple.

 MULTIPURPOSE MEDIUM  500ml Acrylic Paint Buttercream Acrylic Paint Mermaid Tail Acrylic Paint Cafe Au Lait Acrylic Paint Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Yellow Amber MAGIC! Powder  Gesso białe - grunt akrylowy 500 ml  Watercolor set 16 pans - akwarele zestaw  Collage paper 6x6" Botanical Folia - Transparent foil "Vintage Ornaments"  Folia - Transparent foil "Steampunk flowers"

Friday, 19 April 2019


Hello dear 13@rts friends

I am back with you today sharing this layout I created using some of my favourite 13@rts products.

As you may have noticed our team was inspired by Easter this month and on this Good Friday I thought it fit to share a layout that reflects on the true meaning of Easter.

Materials used:

I covered my background paper in gel medium to allow me work with different wet mediums. The gel medium allows you play with the spray-inks and colour without fearing for disaster. You see, if you add too much or if the drips don't go where you need them, you can simply wipe it up with a wet wipe.

To add contrasts I mixed some Colour Glow Ruby with my mists to make it stand out more. For texture and contrast I added beautiful sticker doilies and Ecru Roots and medical gauze, spayed with Pastel Coral Mist.

Next I sprayed flowers from 49 And Market to suit the colour of my layout.

 I decided to add a couple of metal embellishments, a fussy cut flower, and a couple of word stickers using double sided foam. Last but not least I added some mica flakes and Iridescent White Splash glitter.

I hope you enjoyed your time here and hope you visit us again in the near future.

I wish you a blessed Easter and wonderful time with your family and friends. Till next time, have fun.


Thursday, 18 April 2019

Love is in the air

Spring arrived and my heart is full of love.
One year ago I was waiting for the birth of our little girl and now I am already excited about our wedding due in a year time. When I am thinking about these amazing things I am walking on air! After the white gesso laying I put on the templates using the stencil and then painting can start.

I was layering with white Sizzix cutouts to adjust to the pastel colors of the paper set.
Then ornaments were to follow and we were right flying to the sky…

Material used:

Colored Light Gray Grit

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

"Michelle" by Patricia Basson

Hello to all my 13arts Friends....

Hope to find you all well. Here in South Africa Autumn is arriving bringing cooler weather and beautiful Autumn colors.
Today I share a photo of my youngest Daughter Michelle with you taken on her Matric Farewell Dance.

I used two sheets of the Blue Magnolia Paper collection: Bonjour. I tore the top one and flipped it, then glued them together. I applied Clear Gesso over them. I stamped with the Together Stamp and used the 16 pan Watercolor Set to paint  the flowers with Yellow, Amber, Olive Green and Turquoise colours. 
I used several pieces of papers left over from previous projects as layers behind my photo. Also fussy cut some elements from the Flowery Day sheet to add as interest. For texture I used Dried Roots and Black Natural Mica Flakes and Silver Microspheres. 
I hope you enjoy these close ups...

From the 13arts on-line store you can find all the products I used and much more.

Thank you and hope you enjoyed my project...