Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lucky Adventure

hi! A layering challenge has been posted by Finnabair at Mixed Media Academy. After making a canvas and then my Angel ( on the previous post) I wanted to try my hand at a page. I wanted to layer up quite a few things and keep it masculine and updated to use a photo of my son in our recent trip to Mexico. 
Here's my take on the challenge 

A bit of my layering process!

I used fabric and then I used a stencil all using the light paste before covering with black gesso

Here I'm using one of the currencies of Mexico as part of my collage.  A couple of artifacts and relics from Sandra Evertson made the cut as well since they had a masculine feel too

I used the mechanicals to help me with my title " Lucky adventure "!

I hope you get a chance to play


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Art is a Journey

Hi everyone! It seems this month has flew by so fast.   August is almost done but still there's time to play in some of the challenges out there.
Helen Tibury just recently pointed this one out for me and boy it's a typesetting one!! Here's the link /scrapki-wyzwaniowo august-challenge-typesetting
I decided to create an Alpha Angel and with the help of a lot of Finnabair's mechanicals and art ingredients I think I have accomplished that!
Here she is
You gotta love a challenge that helps you get rid of those unused alphas, right?
For the base I used up remaining letters from 4 different brands but when worked up you just can't tell the difference!
More details 
For my wings I used Jamie Dougherty Bloom stencil and the front was done with a new alpha stencil by TCW
Here's the back view
I found this perfect abalone button and I used it!
This old word by Pink Paislee was found among the unused letters so there it went as well 
It's very symbolical and you will find my names initials in a lot of places, totally on purpose!
I hope this project gives you some ideas for those letters orphaned out there! 


Monday, August 24, 2015

Life is splendid!

It indeed is, it's one of my favorite sentiments from Jamie's Bloom girls!
One of my friends gave me a piece of Aida cloth and I wanted to work on some stitches

Today I am using the colors at the Prima PPP  August challenge again!

Here's my piece

Some details

There's a lot of joy in the making of this project
This is New
Since you all seen to enjoy the project so much at the Face Book Julie Nutting Doll Club, i decided to share the behind the scenes with you so you can make your own!

New Royal Menagerie flowers Diana and Audrey from the Julie Nutting dolls one of my absolute faves!

Here's the PPP 

Thanks as always for your visit!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Me, myselfie and I

Hi! It's a beautiful Saturday here the sun is bright and that reminds me the sunny mood board over at Scrap África !
Recently I visited Aurora Cay one of my favorite places here in the island a small piece of paradise. Right before the beggining of classes for my daughter our own special closure, if you will of our summer vacation.  Right before going boarding the boat back to the mainland I look down and took this selfie. 

I will miss this place!
More details 
I chose to stamp and watercolor my chevrons!
Here's the mood board for you to play!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mi Paraíso

Hi everyone, about time I sat down and scrap!
Today I am using the colors at the Prima PPP  August challenge with the new
Phew a lot of explaining to do... Cool links all of them too, BTW!
Here's my piece
Some details

I used Finnabair microbeads in splash
New Royal Menagerie flowers Diana new trims Magnolia old trim for the Kraft portion of the PPP and even older Prima cotton tape !

Julie Nutting Kraft tag pad and Prima watercolors pencils 
Here's the PPP 

And the MMP challenge

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Free, a Mechanicals Dream

Hi everybody! Today I prepared a little Mechanicals inspired bird, up on Jamie's blog, come visit for the full tutorial!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Let the wind carry you, new bird stamp

I made my first project with Jamie's new bird stamp. It will be out the first week of September so be ready!!!  It's one you will want for your collection.  Here's what I made for the know how hop over to the link and Vist the Bloom Girls blog!
Inspirada en nuestra Reinita!!

As always lovely to have you here!

A Beautiful Life

Today I was playing with a little canvas, some lace and watercolors. It got me thinking that my little experiment in pink and gold would work for Scrap Around the World new mood board if I tried the caramel with acqua. So I started experimenting again. Looking into the mood board you can see the soft blue undertones among the caramel ones so I went with that!
This is the mood board I wanted to take a look to see if I matched the mood appropriately 
Now on to some details

I like not being in contro of how the watercolors will react, always a mistery that never disappoints!
I liked it so much I framed it!
Thanks for the visit!

Monday, August 10, 2015


Hi everyone! It's a sunny Monday here I my island. Today I bring you a word we all could use: Dream.  We all have one or two and we must never forget it!  I'm entering the /mixedmediaplace creative-gym-exercise-10 using this word. Here's my piece!
And some details
I loved the contrast the threaded words bring to Finnabair true sentiment stamps!
I love how the blush micro beads transform themselves into pink or orange because of the clear pieces in it!
Here's the challenge prompt so very cool

I hope you too make some time to play!

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Hi everyone it's a fine Sunday and we are spending time with my parents I law   The new sketch at the Prima blog made by Riika is a beauty I wanted to keep it clean  taking my cues from the water looks on the sketch. The fancy painterly feeling in it.  I used Prima watercolor pencils, Prima bloom sprays and Finnabair mica powder all in shades of tranquil teals
Here's my take
After priming my card stock I embossed 3 big blooms with white. I wanted them to show through after my watercolor wash
I used the pencil for the light blue and opened my spray bottle to use a paint brush for the side to side swish
The brads and enamel dots are from one of my all time fave collection by Prima released last summer and perfect for beach moments!
The green Prima wire gives movement and the embossed Aqua dots were done with a Finnabair stamp
I stamped my title with sticky embossing powder and a brush coat of teal mica powder.  The glow on the title is fantastic
Here's the sketch!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fly, let's go

Can you believe it's August already!!! The summer is almost gone in this part of the world in 2 more weeks the kids go back to classes and the regular routine settles in.  Today I'm playing with Scrap Around the World new mood board by Jaya a travel inspired board with tranquil tones.  I usually like to scrap the colors in the board but this time I chose different I took the color cues from my photo as we visited the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico.
Here's my page!
And some close ups. Metal and wood inspiration from the board 
Suitcases from the board
And here's the mood board for you to get inspired too!!!
As always thanks for stopping by!