Freitag, 28. Februar 2014

Painting a Realism Portrait

Hi Girls,

today I want to show you a realism portrait painting I made this week.

I attended a online class from Karen Milstein. She is a amazing talented girl who paint whimsical and realism portraits, dreamy flowers and sweet tutu in a lovely way. I love her pastel and soft way to paint and with her online class I had the courage to try a realism portrait.


This little painting is on a sticky canvas sheet and it shows my younger daughter.
This canvas sheet is perfect for me because I'm not sure where to put it down. Maybe in my art Journal, maybe in a Minibook I will made for my daughter, maybe as wall decoration... Not sure yet.

It has some time lasted until I was satisfied. Let me show you...
Above - I called her finished but during the process of sharing it on Facebook and Instagram I saw a lot of mistakes that I decided to give it another try. 


I have made ​​some improvements on her hair, nose, eyes, mouth, background and neck. I still see improvement needed but I am satisfied with the result. It needs a lot of exercise and time to paint it halfway realistically. Particularly the eyes and mouth I need to practice.
 This is the finished version with the Referenz photo (above).


I loved to paint her, I had a lot of fun and this will not be the last.


I share it with the fabulous Paint Party Friday!

Paint Party Friday


Thanks for visiting, have a nice day!

Samstag, 22. Februar 2014

Easy Spring Card with Scraps

Hi there,

I want to show you a easy Card for Spring with a paper flower you can create with small leftovers from scrapbook paper. I made this card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l.


It goes really quick and clean and you need not much supplies.

Take some leftovers from scrapbook paper, a scissors and cardstock.

Cut out small pieces of paper for the petals.

Crumple them in your hand.

Distress the edges of the petals with Distress Ink.

Use the E-Z Permanent Dots Refillable to adhere the petals. Adhere only the ends of the petals. The petals should be possible to separate itself to some. 

Put some twine between them, which creates a lovely movement.

 Use a half-pearl for the center of the bloom.

Now have some fun with watercolor. Paint the stem of the flower and sprinkle a little bit.

Finish the flower with a black and white pen to emphasize the edges and the petals. Add your sentiment. I used Rub-ons.


I used:
E-Z Permanent Dots Refillable from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l

E-Z Dots® Permanent - Refillable
white Cardstock
Scraps from paper "Decorative" from Delight Collection - Prima Marketing
Distress Ink "vintage photo" - Tim Holtz Ranger
Pearl "Trinkets & Baubles" from Melissa Frances
Rub-on "Words" - Tim Holtz idea-ology
Neocolor II
Black Pen from Faber Castell, White Pen from Signo

Thanks for visiting today!

Freitag, 21. Februar 2014

Valentine's Card for Ingvild Bolme - Prima Blog Hop

Hi there,

today I want to show you a Valentine's Card I made for the Prima Marketing - Ingvild Bolme Blog Hop. The card is called "LOVE" (as might be expected ;-)).


It's a folded card you can open in the middle. For the background I used a beautiful paper from Prima Marketing Delight Collection and I decorated it with a Shabby Chic Treasure from the Easter collection from Ingvild Bolme. The two lovely chicken are showing so much love just perfect also for the Valentine's Day. My closure is a lock from the Junkyard Findings Key Holes from Ingvild, holded all together with a ribbon.


Inside I have also used the paper from Delight collection and a sewn handmade paper journaling garland. Perfect for other Shabby Chic Treasures and Junkyard Findings, like Lace Heart and Metal Corners, I used here. My words inside are "Love", "Happiness", "Zest for Live".



Supplies:
Ingvild Bolme - 892012 Shabby Chic Treasures - Easter
Ingvild Bolme - 892241 Junkyard Findings - Metal Corners
Ingvild Bolme - 892227 Junkyard Findings - Key Holes
Ingvild Bolme - 891879 Shabby Chic Treasures - Lace Heart
Prima Marketing - Paper Delight Collection "Decorative"

Please hop over to the blog of Prima Marketing to see all the lovely Valentine's projects from the other girls of the DT of Ingvild Bolme.
More details of each project you can find on their personal blogs.

Victoria Klabukova: http://by-fleer.blogspot.ch/ 
Florence Teixeira:  http://floliescrap.over-blog.com/
Ingvild Bolme http://www.ingvildbolme.com/

Thanks for visiting today!

Dienstag, 18. Februar 2014

Pose

Hi there,

it's time for another challenge on Paperdvizhnik.
"Pose" is the theme and you can make any project you want with an interpretation of this theme.

This is my take on this challenge. It's a little layout with one of my daughters and I tried to create a idyllic Easter scene. I used some of beautiful chipboards from Wycinanka. Check out their shop, it's amazing!






Thanks for visiting today!

Version Scrap Paris - Workshop 3

Hi there,

and now I want to give you some more infromation about the third workshop at Version Scrap Paris at the 4-5th of April.

The workshop is called "Treasures" and we want to create something like this, a mixed media Minialbum in a sweet handy form. 
This workshop consists of two parts: a mixed media part and a scrapbooking part.
During the first part we will create a mixed media cover for a mini album with the help of stencils from Mary Beth Shaw, color sprays from Tattered Angels and different mixed media techniques. From the paper scraps we will create tags and punch-elements, which will be used later in the album as embellishments.
During the second part we will use papers, cards, stickers and embellishments from Me & My Big Ideas to combine them into a mini book. For the binding and decoration a yarn and twine from Garn & Mehr will be provided.
We will also use Adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l to realize all of it.



During the 2,5-hour workshop you will create the cover and the mini album. When there is still time (I think so ;-)) you can decorate the inside pages of the mini album. 
A detailed description will be available for you to reproduce the cover and mini album and give you some decoration ideas for the inside pages.


You will love the kit!


Addition required material (provided by the participant):
-       Wide flat brush
-       Water cup
-       Apron
-       Wipes (moist)
-       Hole Punsher: Circle 1,5-2 cm, Heart 2cm (or ohter motives)
-       Thick needle (to bind the mini album)
-       Aale
-       Photos (portrait will do best)
-       Cutting Mat
-       Pencil
-       Ruler
-       Cutting Board

My sponsors and partners for this class are great companies and I'm so thankful and grateful to have them on board for Version Scrap Paris!

Me and My Big Ideas is a american Mother-Daughter (lovely ladies!) company who offer a lot of beautiful paper, cards, stickers and embellishments. I totally felt in love with the modern pattern paper and cards (also perfect for Project Life) with the great sentiments on it, it's a pleasure to work with them. 




Tattered Angels and their paints and sprays are well known. I love Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard, I use it very often and I wanted to use these products for one of the classes. Necessarily;-) And I had the good fortune to win Tattered Angels as a partner and sponsor. Yeah!


 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l is a great company with amazing girls behind who is offering the best adhesives on the market. We will work with different adhesives like Dispensers and 3D Foam Adhesives. You'll never want to take other adhesives ;-)


Whiff of Joy is a lovely company with awesome stamps, dies and embellishments in cute and non-cute style. We will work with stamps I designed for Whiff of Joy and with other gorgeous stamps for the backgrounds. You will love their products!


Garn und Mehr is a german company who manufactures the best Baker Yarn and Twine, with a rich choice of colors. We will use it to bind the album and for decoration. 



Stencil Girl Products is a company who offers stencils designed by artists. We will have the pleasure to work with Mini-Stencils from Mary Beth Shaw. You will love it!




If you like, you can still book your class at the official homepage of Version Scrap. I can't wait to meet and work with you! 

Version Scrap Paris - Workshop 2

Hi there,

the next days I want to show you my workshops at Version Scrap in Paris at the 4th - 5th of April. I'm so excited and it's getting closer and closer. :-)


The second workshop is called "Moments".  A mixed media mini album will be created based on a romantic chipboard-album from Wycinanka with different fabulous products from Faber Castell and stamps from Whiff of Joy. 



The kit is plentiful and you will have a lot of fun to work with. In addition to the materials that are concerned you have to bring something with you.

Addition required material (provided by the participant):
-       1 black pen form journals and doodeling (for instance Edding 1800 0.1 or Micron 0.1)
-       A fine thin rounded brush and a wide flat brush
-       water cup
-       Apron
-       Wipes (moist)
-       White papers (simple printer paper)
-       Photos (black&white and/or color around 10-11 cm x 7-8 cm)


Here you can see my fabulous sponsors for this class. I'm very thankful and so grateful to have them for my class. All of them have beautiful products and products with high quality. I want to say A BIG THANK YOU!!! 

Wycinanka is a polish manufacturer with a lot of beautiful chipboards. You will be amazed by the diversity and intricacy of the chipboards. Every little thing is a small piece of art and you can work with them in my class ;-)


Design-Memory-Craft is known for their high quality products of high color intensity and is a source of inspiration par excellence. We will work with different products and techniques, with Gelatos, Paper Crafter Cryons, Big Brush Pen and Textural Accents...



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l is a great company with amazing girls behind who is offering the best adhesives on the market. We will work with different adhesives like Dispensers and 3D Foam Adhesives. You'll never want to take other adhesives ;-)





Whiff of Joy is a lovely company with awesome stamps, dies and embellishments in cute and non-cute style. We will work with stamps I designed for Whiff of Joy and with other gorgeous stamps for the backgrounds. You will love their products!


If you like, you can still book your class at the official homepage of Version Scrap. I can't wait to meet and work with you! 

Version Scrap Paris - Workshop 1

Hi there,

today it's time to talk about more about the first workshop I will give at the Version Scrap Paris at the 4-5th of April.

The workshop is called "Romantic Flair" because of the loveliest paper collection I know.
In this workshop a romantic mini album will be created with the wonderful „Cottage Farms“ collection from Pink Paislee. Folds, pockets and tabs for photos and journals are created on 4 double-sided papers and then decorated with this soft collection from Pink Paislee. You will not need any adhesives because Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l will give us different adhesives to realize the Album and to create some 3D effects.

The kit is so romantic and is filled with beautiful paper, sticker, cards, frames, Rub-ons...  Two hours full of fun!

Please notice there are some things you have to bring with you.

Addition required material (provided by the participant):
-       Cutting board
-       Ruler and scissors
-       1 black pen for your journal and doodeling (e.g. Edding 1800 0.1 or Micron 0.1)
-       1 pencil
-       Circle Punch 1 ½ inch or 2 inch (ca. 3,8 cm oder 4,2 cm)
-       Stapler
-       Corner cutter for round corners 1/8 inch (e.g. Crop-A-Dile)
-       Distress Ink Pad (vintage photo) and applicator 


My Sponsors are Pink Paislee and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l. I'm so thankful and grateful to have them on board for Version Scrap Paris!

Pink Paislee is a wonderful company well known for their beautiful paper and kit collections. I have the pleasure to be able to win them as sponsor and I am so proud and I'm really looking forward.



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3l is a great company with amazing girls behind who is offering the best adhesives on the market. We will work with different adhesives like Dispensers and 3D Foam Adhesives. You'll never want to take other adhesives ;-)




 
      If you like, you can still book your class at the official homepage of Version Scrap. I can't wait to meet and work with you! 



Samstag, 15. Februar 2014

Addicted to... for OUAS

Hi There!

You have still time for the Once Upon A Sketch February Sketch Challenge "Addicted to...".
Today I want to show my layout I made for the OUAS DT.

It's about the snow fun and the excitement of my girls when they are sliding or build a snowman. It's always heartwarming to see their joy. The girls are addicted to snow but I'm addicted to their smiles and laugh. :-)



I would love to see your interpretation of the sketch and theme this month.