domenica 17 ottobre 2021

Time to bloom again

 Welcome back to my second post of October

I think after a dark period each of us in our own way want to bloom again like a water lily. This is why I create this Journaling page and a Card.

I used the lovely Serenity and Birthday Words plate stamps of Chocolate Baroque, stencil, Distress Ink Pad, Archival Jet Black and watercolor pencils





Serenity has so many nice stamps in the same plate. 

Thanks for reading my post and don't miss the appointment of next month. Hugs 

Magda



giovedì 7 ottobre 2021

Dancing Leaves

 


 Hello,

I want to share with you the result of the inspiration I had reading                            Simona Arian Cordara Nobilio's Poem and I list the items I used for this.             journaling page.

Autumn colors of Distress Ink PadRanger Archival Jet Black and Carnation.                     the stamps are:  Twilight ZonePut a spell on you,  Sunny Sunflower,                           and Simona's poem I stamped  with her permission.





Continuing Halloween Theme, here some bookmarks and some ATC using the same stamps.




Thanks for passing by today and  I wish you a funny Halloween eve. Hugs
Magda 


martedì 14 settembre 2021

2+2+2 = 4

 

 Hello

are you asking yourself what 2+2+2 = 4 means ?  Well here is the answer, it isn't an  error but the use of  two colors Blue and Yellow, two stencils and two stamps                            Butterfly Flourish Swirls and Doodle Landscape for the result of 4 cards. 

I used the two colors both for coloring the background and for stenciling,  stamped the       flowers of Doodle Landscape with Archival Ink Jet Black  and the "Hello" sentiment of         Butterfly Flourish Swirls. 









My cards are now ready for the Post Office and I  hope you liked them.
Thanks for passing by, hugs

Magda  


domenica 5 settembre 2021

Mashroom Rapsodie

 Mushroom Rapsodie 

Hello

Mushroom Rapsodie is a composition of tags for which I used Autumn Poppy. This plate offers a lots of mushrooms and I had fun in using them all.  From Mushroom House  plate I stamped only two sentiments. Here below I write down what I needed and how I done it.

3 Tags 15 x 8 cm, one each in black, kraft and manila

2 Tags   8 x 4 cm, one each in kraft and manila

Distress Ink Pad  for stamping in brown, black, white

Charcoal for coloring in sepia,  black and white














I have revealed to you today one of my ways of operating and I hope this could be useful to you, hugs.    Magda                                                                                  

mercoledì 18 agosto 2021

Tag and Cards

 


 Hello everyone,

I am here this time with a tag and two cards for you.

-  The "Thank you Tag" has a pale violet stenciled background accordingly to the vibrant violet of the flowers of "Wild Meadow"and in contrast to the green of the stems.   I colored the tag with Distress Ink Pad Old Paper and stamped on it the flowers with  Markers. In "Amazing Mackintosh Words" I have found the right sentiment for this tag, 






- I wanted to give an old look to the "For my Friend " card. Therefore I stenciled at first the background, glued a tissue paper on it and covered all with white gesso.  Separately I prepared the mat, I stamped with Archival Jet Black "Orchid", blended randomly only on the script Distress Inkpad Old Paper and colored the flower with watercolors pencils. I cut the mat as a decoupage and glued it on the card. You can find the sentiment in the plate " Words to Dazzle and Sparkle "






- The "Birthday Wishes " card is another version of the one of last month, using this time a green, ochre and blue Brusho wash. I stamped in grey "Gothic Fragments" and in Archival Jet Black "Curiosities". The sentiment Best Wishes is one of "Amazing Mackintosh Words" and stamped on a leftover of the mat.




I hope you liked my projects of today and wish you a nice rest of August.  Hugs                                   Magda 


giovedì 5 agosto 2021

Peacock Symbols

 

Hello and welcome to my first post of August.                                                                                            The journaling page of today will be a tribute to the peacock and all its symbols.

On the colorful acrylic painted background, I stamped with Archival Jet Black both peacocks of "Tangled Peacock", while the third stamp is one of "Fabulous Flappers"    that I stamped on second generation with Distress Ink Pad and slightly wipped with         a tissue paper.  I colored some white embossing paste with yellow Distress Ink Pad.    and some with orange and stenciled randomly on the page.  I have chosen for the sentiments two quotes of "The Folk Art Garden" and completed the page with spots       of Stickles.

Thanks for passing by, hugs                                                                                                                        Magda

venerdì 30 luglio 2021

Cards and Tag

 Hello and welcome

I am back with my second post of this month and want to share with you 2 Cards and a Tag.


Journaling Card :





The background of this card is done with a piece of tissue wrap, on which I put some tape and removed them after I blended Distress Ink Pad in different colors. I stamped the flowers of "Punky Romance"with Archival Jet Black and colored only the main flower with Distress Ink Pad




H B  Card :








This is a masculine Happy Birthday card. At first I dabbed gently a yellow Distress Ink Pad colour, then I stamped in green a window of Gothic Fragments and the bike  of "Curiosity" with Archival Jet Black in several generations.  H B are the first letters of Happy Birthday sentiment of the plate Words to Dazzle & Sparkle 





Boat Tag :











For this decoupage I use the same technique of my previous post.  I soaked for some minutes a dry leaf of my Magnolia tree, stamped on it with Archival Jet Black  stamps of Seashell Collage , cut the contour considering also the negative spaces. I stenciled waves with different blue shades of Distress Ink Pad on the blue tag and glued my composition on it using a double sided adhesive tape. 



Thanks for reading my long post and I am happy to see you next month again, hugs

Magda 




lunedì 5 luglio 2021

Sea-Season

 

Monday, 5 July 2021


 Hello,

The blue of the sea is all inside my post of today.  In the depth you can find "Mermaid Queen" , the corals and the fish of "Something Fishy". On the surface you can find the sea-gulls, the sentiment the boat and and ship rudder of "Seashell Collage". I coloured the background as well as the decoupages with Distress Ink Pad.  The ship rudder is the result of a try. I soaked in water a dry leaf, stamped on it with Archival Jet Black and cut it out.




I hope I inspired you with my page, thanks for passing by, hugs
Magda

martedì 8 giugno 2021

Limited Edition


 Good Morning,

I would like to show you how I thought to store my new ATC cards.    Step by step:

1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 18,2 x 13,5 cm and score vertically at 1,8 cm and again at 8,2 cm; horizontally at 2 cm and cut one edge corner as shown, this is the outside of the folder                                    

                                       



2. Blend brown and green Distress Ink Pad, on the outside of the folder and stamp with green Versafine the flowers of Woodland Design a Tree and fold the scored lines





3. Cut 4 small supports 1,5 cm x 2 cm, score at 0,5 cm; fold and glue them on the inside of the folder 



4. I used for the ATCs the following items : white cardstock,  Distress Ink Pad, Stencils, Embossing Paste, White Pen,  the stamps of Chocolate Baroque Woodland Design a TreeOrchard Design a Tree, Mail Art


5. Store the ATCs, close the flap and bind with a nice ribbon.




I hope you liked my post today and thanks for passing by, Hugs
Magda 



sabato 15 maggio 2021

Monoprint Cover


Hello again,

I don't really like the white cover of my new note book, so I decided to personalize it making it colorful and funnier.

I considered the cover as if it were a simple sheet to use on a monoprint plate with different stencils and colors.  I used the same Distress Ink Pad colors and the same stencils  for the two toppers. On one I stamped with Archival Ink Jet black only the sentiment of Bridge House, on the other also a portion of the Italian House.  The tiny decoupage flower is a cropped part of  Floral Edges another so precise and detailed stamp of Chocolate Baroque











I hope you liked this transformation and I thank you for reading my post today.

Hugs,    Magda  


mercoledì 5 maggio 2021

Close your Eyes

 Hello all,

Who hasn't dreamt of places visited in the past and hasn't thought of returning  as soon as it will be possible again ?  I closed my eyes for a while before jumping into my inspiration of using the beautiful Turret House stamp of Chocolate Baroque. For the colored background I blended different Distress Ink Pad colors, and dabbed a darker color on a  stencil, stamped with  Archival Ink Jet Black the house and the sentiment of Turret House and applied some glitter glue to lighten up a bit.








Thanks for your visit and have a lovely May, hugs

Magda

lunedì 19 aprile 2021

Spring Time

 

 Hello everyone and nice to see you here again.

My page of today has a lots of layers and items :

I used several Distress Ink Pad colors, watercolors pencils, acrylic colors, white gesso, stencils, baby wipe, archival ink for stamping the Clock of "Curiosities",  Spring of "March Fairy", and Time of "Steampunkery". 



Thank you for passing by, hugs

Magda


venerdì 9 aprile 2021

Floral Notes

 

 Hello girls,

Music and Flowers are in  the recipe of this first post of April.

At first, looking at the stamps plates, I decided the colors to use for the Brusho-Wash background. Then I stamped Floribunda NetFlora Musica and Harlequin Bouquet  of Chocolate Baroque with Archival ink on tissue papers. After that I cut several decoupages and decided which to use and where to glue them on the page. Finally I colored very delicately some flowers with water colored pencils and spritzed very softly  with water. When all was well dry, I stamped from Music Fanfare and Floral Notes the two stamps in red.

I hope you liked this different journaling page today, Hugs

Magda 




lunedì 22 marzo 2021

Spring Perfume

Good Morning,

Are you already feeling the nice warm spring air ?     


Here below I share with you my Step by Step of  "Katya is smelling the                             Perfume of the Spring Air" 


  1.  Blend on the Journaling Page a red colour of  Distress Ink Pad 
  2. Cover all with white gesso and let dry 
  3. Blend several blue colors of  Distress Ink Pad  on the gesso 
  4. Rub a baby wipe on Katya stamp to have the perfect humidity before                           stamping                                       






5.  Stamp Floral Perfumery with Versafine on a white cardstock,  

     colour the stamp with watercolors and cut the contour                                         6.  Stamp  with Archival  the words  Perfume from Floral Perfumery

     and Spring from March Fairy on a piece of scrap cardstock 

     colored with the same color of the flower of point 5                                             7. Glue the decoupage cuts on the journaling page and stamp little 

     butterflies in black around Katya,  as shown and don't forget to 

     use a nice ribbon as label holder.


     





I hope you had a spring inspiration from my page and  thanks for passing by, hugs

Magda


martedì 9 marzo 2021

Flutter with me

 


 Hello girls,

I like to see the first butterflies flutter in the mild spring air and this feeling of                    joy inspired me to create these three cards with Chocolate Baroque stamps. 


Happy Dance 

On a blue Brusho colored white cardstock I stamped Butterfly Dress and                colored it with  Pan Pastel. The little butterflies and the decoupage butterfly                       are in Just Butterflies, while you can find the sentiment in the Butterfly Perfumery.           plate. I used Distress Ink pad   for coloring the butterfly, blending through the            stencil and stamping the sentiment Happy Dance. 





Hello

Here I just played with Distress Ink pad   for the background wash, stenciling         several layering with matching and contrast colors and for coloring the butterfly.           You can find the butterfly in the big selection of Just Butterflies and the sentiment            in Butterfly Flourish Swirl





Spring

For this card I prepared several stamped script paper pieces, I cut them randomly and glue on the cardstock.   
I blended with different green and red shades of Distress Ink pad  and colored the decoupage butterfly of Just Butterflies with watercolor pencils. 
"Spring" of March Fairy was for me perfect to be used for the label 





I hope you liked my butterflies card of today, I wish you all a very nice spring, hugs
Magda