Friday, January 25, 2013

Elena's January Post

The New Year has come, we have had many holidays, which
 means that we have lots of new  photos as well.
So today I want to share with you some projects inspired
 but this merry time of  year.
The first one is called
 "Sweet Child of Mine"

The name is inspired by the 2 Crafty chipboard title  Sweet Child of Mine.

I have used a black & white photo and some Wooden background papers, 
as I wanted to have a  rustic look. The techniques that I have
 used here are quite simple. I didn't prime the chipboard
 this time, I just covered it in spots with white crackle paint, 
then I inked it with black and grey chalk ink.

Almost the same technique was used on Ornate Window Frame.

I just  did some more inking with  black ink and decorated it
 with lace for some added contrast.  I also added the bulb as a symbol.

 Finally I've made the same preparatory steps on the Twiggy Branch.

I added some bronze and blue sorbets with shimmer.
 I've also cut some off the branch  parts that were hidden
under the photo and placed them at the other side of the picture.

My Second Layout
"I Believe in Santa"
My second layout was inspired by the sweet fact that my
 Darling Daughter still believes in Santa.  I suppose that it won't last very long now,
 so this is like a farewell to this, (may be) the last time!!

I used the title chipboard I Believe in Santa & I  cut into two pieces.

  I want to thank Chantal Vandenberg for such a cool tip of stitching
 the title onto the page. It makes the title  look completed and accented.
I covered it with gesso randomly, then inked with black chalk and applied
 some red glaze acrylic paint with my finger. Moreover I added
 FWAB pearl on the top of the letter "i".
The same techniques were used on the other part of the title,
 ie **Santa**.  I also put it on top of the  Reindeer with Sleigh
that I primed with gesso first, then I embossed it with Antiquite 
embossing powder and lined the (ornament?) with the black pen.
  I wanted  the title to pop up so I painted the gift sack with red acrylic paint.
I like experimenting with blending the colors so I did 
 the same on the  Corner Elegant.
I covered it with the gesso, then inked heavily in black chalk ink .
 After that I lined it with red paint  marker and added some acrylic
 red paint with my finger. Also I added some beads and pearls.

The last project that I want to share with you today is an
 Altered Clock.
I have fallen in love with altering and making  OTP projects, 
after I discovered a vary talented artist, Miranda Edney.
 So this clock is inspired by her gorgeous creations.

This is my project for Manor House Creations,
 so I decorated the clock with their flowers and I have also used a
 2 Crafty Dancing Couple as I thought it was the  perfect addition
 for my clock. I simply  primed it with black gesso and decorated the
 woman's figure with the heart.  As this was originally the clock, 
 I added the watch hands too.

What I like most about this  chipboard piece, are that the  details
 are so fine. I even have managed to get a shot of the  woman's heel.

I hope I have inspired you to scrap your Christmas photos and 
start creating something special  for  Valentine's Day.


Patricia said...

Elena I am loving your first LO...maybe because they are my kind of colours!!! Very special photo that you have there...and then just WOW on that clock!!! It is really adorable!

Keri said...

This altered clock is SO AMAZING!! Wow, I've seen several of these lately, and this one blows all the others beautiful!

Tracey Sabella said...

What gorgeous projects, Elena!! I love how you combine rugged elements with softer flowers and lace!! Your OTP clock project is simply stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Shona said...

such amazing creations :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely work! I am really impressed with your clock! It looks fantastic! :D

Margyz Paper Games said...

Amazing projects! I especially love the clock. You have me inspired. ox Marg

Keren Tamir said...

amazing mixed media layouts!! love all the details Elena!!

Di Garling said...

As always Elena, a sensational post. Love love love it all.
Cheers Di xo

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous creations, Elena...and wow, your clock is just amazing!! Such a clever & creative idea...awesome work!

Jan Rankine said...

Love your layering Elena and your clock is fabulous,

Leonie said...

Elena these are just stunning. That clock with the silhouettes is just amazing. Well Done! Cheers. :)

Fiona said...

The clock is just mind blowing amazing Elena! I love all your projects, so gorgeous.