petek, 29. april 2016

Flowers of Provence


Provence... one of my dreamplaces and favourite spots on the world. Full of contrasts, which makes it kind of misterious. Cold and hard stones with warmth of the sun, rustic wood, kind people. Natural colors on one side and colorful flowers on the other. Perfect start for designing. I made this lovely miniature Provence cottage which underneath the roof hides a place for a gift - Vaccation tickets for two for the gorgeous Provence. The inspiration came from Pion design blog and Pion design papers were perfect for the occasion.



četrtek, 21. april 2016

"Love Life" with Maja Design and Scrapiniec


They say that you never forget your first one... and this is my first one! For a long time I longed to make my first ever scrapbook layout, but for some reason I postponed it! Now I finally gathered the courage. I picked up a picture of my sweet girl, bought some gelatos and some other new accessories and went to work. This is what came out of it. Hope you'll like it! I think it looks quite nice for my first one ever. I got the inspiration on Maja Design Blog with their lovely spring Mood Board. What do you think?





sreda, 30. marec 2016

Bedtime stories photo box with Graphic 45 collection Mother Goose


I have another one of my projects that yet remained unpublished. I was inspired by Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection. As all of you may noticed I love to make stories on my projects. And the Graphic 45 collections are perfect for that type of crafting. I made a box to store favourite bedtime stories photos of your kids. It is in a shape of a bed, with a lovely and soft cushion and blanket that are just waiting to dig into them. On the bed there is a giant book with lovely stories... but... ooo oooo... the characters froom the book jumped out of the stories and gathered along the bed. Well the children's imagination has no limits as you all probably know. ;)Hope you like my projects and I will be happy to read all of your thoughts and comments.

Have a great day! <3

Hugs, Aleksandra












torek, 29. marec 2016

Altered printers tray key hanger with Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection


And today yet another one of my Graphic 45 projects. This time an altered printers tray with gorgeous Sweet Sentiments collection. I love bold bright colors against white, so this is the look I went for. I added white sparkles to spice things up a little bit. A lot of fussy cutting and 3D layering and use of some natural materials make project more realistic. To make things more interesting and project more useful I added a key hanger at the bottom of the tray. Hope you like it. :) Have a wonderful day! <3 Hugs, Aleksandra










ponedeljek, 28. marec 2016

Spring burst forth in all her glory with Pion Design


This weekend was an Easter weekend and the spring gave us all of her beauty. The sun was shinning and it was warm. Ideal weekend to spend it outside, watching how nature is awakening and bringing an explosion of color and beauty. Can’t wait until bloossoms burst forth in all their glory. As it fits to the weekend I made this lovely blooming Shadow box Book card with gorgeous Pion design papers from their Easter collection. It is really gorgeous. I used the march inspiration from Pion design blog.











nedelja, 20. marec 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2016


Hello my dear friends,

Last year some of you were encouraging me to take one step forward and audition for the Graphic 45 Design team. Honestly I thought you have all gone mad. :) I have been folowing the current Graphic 45 Design team at the time and scrolling with my mouth wide open through their projects. But I have developed a lot through the last year and somewhere in the middle my desire to be a part of this amazing team and take a Design Team journey with such an amazing company and products became very very strong. I was anxiously waiting for the Big Announcment on the Graphic 45 blog and finally it became the reality. But... A week ago my mother died after three hard and very painful months of strugling with a cancer and I thought I won't be able to try to make my dreams come true. But the desire was big. So big that I overcame all of the circumstances and managed to audition in the last moment.

So without further adieu, I present to you my three most recent projects with Graphic 45 products and a tutorial. It is a picture and text heavy post so I advise you to grab a cup of coffee along the way. :)

In crafting world I am most impressed with three dimensional projects that have an added value. This is also the tendency that I try to keep in my creative ideas. Such is also my first project. Beautiful and useful. It is a Bird Home made with paper cage on a stand covered in gorgeous blooms. Two birds are resting on the cage and keeping eyes on their treasure inside the cage, where soon new life is going to be born. Butterflies are fluttering by and Spring is in the air. Cage stands on the box in which pendant necklace with a vial is hidden. I captured a part of the Spring scene inside of it. The project is mostly made with "Botanical Tea" collection and "Time to celebrate" collection.












My second project captures the second type of crafting I love most. It is the making of miniature worlds. I created a Beach scene on the drawer box that I made out of a chipboard. There is a mighty Lighthouse on the rocks, with a Pier and a boat tied to a Pier. On the sandy beach in the Blue Lagoon two kids are playing carefree, folowing the Beach Rules given. There is also a Beach hut and a deckchair with an umbrella. A small vial was stranded on the coast with a hidden message inside that sais "Relax". Beach is full of smal seashells and crabs are sunbathing on the hot rocks. Such a perfect day! Inside of the drawer a mini album is hidden to store some special summer memories. The project is made mostly with "By the sea" collection.













And my last of the three projects is a replica of antique phone that is actually a phone book, hidden in the inside of the dial. I made the pattern by myself and cut it from the chipboard. The project is mostly made with the "Times Nouveau Classic" collection. Behind the women on the right there is also a small pencil stand hidden. I embellished some stencils with black feathers and Graphic 45 papers. Does it take you to the old times too?







In the last months I love to make boxes with miniatures that I call Fairytale treasure chestboxes. So I decided that I would bring you a tutorial for one of them, made with "french Country" collection. I hope you'll enjoy it.


And here are some of my other chestboxes that I've made with Graphic 45 paper collections:









I hope you enjoyed our journey together. To all of those who apply to the audition I wish all of the best. Wouldn't it be amazing if all of us could have made it into the team?! :) For all the others wish me luck and keep fingers crossed with me! Have a great week ahead! I would be really greateful for your support and your comments make me happy always. ;)

Hugs, Aleksandra
 
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