Saturday 13 April 2013

Inspiration of the month - Nadia Cannizzo - Inspiracje miesiąca

Witajcie, dziś dla mnie szczególny dzień, a Nadia uczyniła go jeszcze piękniejszym tworząc cudowną mediową pracę. Nadia dzieli się z Wami technikami i podpowiada jak wykonać taką pracę, która, mimo,że mediowa, nadal pozostała delikatna i romantyczna. Zapraszam serdecznie i oddaję głos Nadii:


Hi everyone!

Its Nadia Cannizzo here with you today, sharing a layout I created with the beautiful All Is Love collection AND all the stunning mediums that Ayeeda has just released!

Due to the beautiful products that I received in my DT box, I was REALLY inspired to create something ... arty? I am not sure what it is called, but it sure is very different to my usual soft and romantic style. LOL!  I was just excited to use all the mediums and put to good use all the inspiration I had gathered from all sorts of places and stored in my head to "create with one day!".  Ayeeda's mediums are so easy to use, and it was really easy for someone with my style to create with. 

"Solitude" by Nadia Cannizzo

Materials List
13arts All Is Love collection - Pink Paradise, Follow Your Heart, Love Letters and Big Love patterned papers
13arts All Is Love collection - sticker sheet
13arts Ayeeda Gesso
13arts Ayeeda mist - green (diluted with white mist)

Alphabet: Prima Marketing Sunrise Sunset collection
Mask: Prima Marketing Donna Downey Studios - Turkish Grunge
Grid stamp: Kaisercraft - Journal textured stamp
Heart Die: Cheery Lynn Heartland America XL
Border punches: various
other: mesh tape, empty paper roll tube, Archival black ink. 

Here is a quick image to show you where I used all these gorgeous 13arts mediums and papers..

And some close ups..
I started by cutting the green paper a little shorter than the the grey paper and punched its edges in random places with whatever border punches were nearby! 

Then, for my background, I mixed Ayeeda Gesso and Ayeeda Modelling Paste and created a design using the mask. 
Once that dried, I placed mesh tape (which is sticky) over it and diluted some of the gesso and gave it a coat.
I then went over the whole background with Ayeeda Medium Gel.


I then used the journal stamp with black Archival ink (it needs to be archival or it will run!) and stamped the image in random places again.
In the image above, you can also see I used some cut offs from my border punches. 

This layout is based on this quote, which describes my personal journey in the last 18 months. I was dealt some hard times about 18 months ago and decided to stay away and be my self for a while. I realise now, as I look back over these months that I found out the truth about many people I thought were "friends" or "nice" or whatever! I would not have been able to do that and get in touch with my soul had I not gone through that awful experience and ... it was kind of like a blessing. 

Just above you can see the Ayeeda Ink in black, which I dropped and sprinkled on random places. You can also see the green Ayeeda Mist above, which I diluted with white mist. 
I then went over everything with the Ayeeda Medium Gel to seal it off and bind it all together. 

And as an extra tip, the circles you can see above are created with an empty tube of paper roll which I dipped into black archival ink and again, I placed roughly over all the background. 

So I hope I have inspired you to try some new things today!

You can find more of my work on my blog HERE

All 13arts items are available at the store HERE

Thank you for having a look and have a great day!