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joi, 19 decembrie 2013

Bon Voyage! - travel themed card / Felicitare cu tema de calatorie


I bought recently some travel themed stamps and tags...It seems like I was just in time to make a card for someone retiring. It is a masculine card, so no flowers or glitter...:)) but I think it looks fun! It invites you to travel the world...but also to remember the time spent in Timisoara...:)

Card size: A5

marți, 10 decembrie 2013

Vinatge travel diary / Jurmal de calatorie..


Here's my latest creation...A friend asked me to do a travel themed card...but when I started working, I decided to make travel diary instead...:)
It is about a journey to's how it looks like:

duminică, 8 decembrie 2013

"Creez un glob care aduce un zambet" - atelier de ornamente de Craciun din carton

La invitatia Let's Chocolate, am tinut ieri, un atelier caritabil care a facut parte din campania 100 de zambete-n DAR .
Ce-am facut? Ornamente din carton pentru pomul de Craciun. Taxa de participare a fost donata celor de la 100 de zambete-n dar.
Propunerile mele au fost: un glob, o stea in 5 colturi si o coronita de fulgi de zapada.

Iata si cateva poze din timpul atelierului:

Fotografii: Horea Danciu

Am taiat, am lipit, am dat cu sclipici si mai mult decat orice ne-am distrat...Cred ca acum fiecare abia asteapta sa agate in pom trei noi ormanemte pe care unii dintre participanti nu erau siguri la inceput ca le vor putea face...:)
Dar n-a fost greu deloc, si nimeni n-a stricatnici o bucatica de carton! :)
Pentru pregatirea atelierului mi-a fost de maaaare ajutor masinuta mea Big Shot si matritele de la Sizzix si Marianne Design.

Multumesc Let's Chocolate pentru invitatie!

luni, 18 noiembrie 2013

African theme decoupage on wooden boards / Decoupage cu tema africana pe lemn


here's my latest project...again with an African theme. I started with two pieces of rice papers: an African girl wit a clay pot, and an African village at sunset. So I had two different ranges of colors.

I used a stencil to create the background for the African girl wall art - the idea was to make the onlooker think that the girl is standing in front of a wall.

The African village scene came out very antiquated due to the crackle varnish and the very small pebbles I used to make a frame for the image.

Both pieces are done on  wooden shelf boards.

The photos are not very good... but I hope you will get an idea about how they look like.

duminică, 27 octombrie 2013

Shabby chic wooden box/ Cutie de lemn - shabby chic


Some time ago I bought from the internet a wooden box that I thought to be smaller than it actually is...From the pictures you might not see it, but it is huge..:)
Initially, I wanted to decorate it using a paper napkin, but because of the dimensions I switched to rice paper. It is the first time I worked with rice paper for a greater scale project...and I can tell is better than paper napkin. Rice paper, though very thin, is sturdier and has a better structure than paper napkins.
The technique is a classic shabby chic and I used some transfer paper from Stamperia to add some text here and there.

The top of the box:

one of the sides:

and from an angle:

luni, 14 octombrie 2013

Decoupage on wooden board - African theme / Tehnica servetelului pe lemn - tema africana


Lately it seems I'm coming back to the first technique that brought me to the handmade world...decoupage. Here's a wall art piece finished yesterday:

I used a paper napkin with an African theme, some coordinating acrylic paints, and to make it look really old, crackle lacquer and some stamps. To seal everything, I applied two coats of matt varnish.
The wooden base is actually a shelf board.

duminică, 13 octombrie 2013

Decoupage on glass / Tehnica servetelului pe sticla


Last week I finally got around to making my first experiments with decoupage on glass. I decorated a plate and a glass fitted with a copper frame.
For the plate I used a paper napkin with lemons:

For the framed glass I used a paper napkin with vintage roses. 

The decoupage technique is done in revers when working on glass, because we work on the back of the glass. 

joi, 10 octombrie 2013

The little birthady girl / Fetita cu cadoul


Here's a new birthday card I made for my favorite two years old little friend ...:)

The digi stamp is WeeSuzi from Wee Stamps, cored with chalk.
As the stamp is quite big, I made a gate fold A5 card embellished with flowers from a Sizzix  cutters and stamps set.

Card size: A5

luni, 7 octombrie 2013

Ranunculus and Anemone


here are my first attempts at making paper ranunculus and anemone flowers:
The ranunculus flowers are made from printer paper colored with Copic markers:

The anemone is  quilled.

They go well on gift boxes, cards or even cakes...

duminică, 22 septembrie 2013

Paper Bauble for the Christmas tree / Glob de hartie pentru pomul de Craciun


Some time ago I discovered this amazing site: that presents traditional Danish paper crafts. Since Christmas is not that far away now, I thought I'd try my hand at the easiest design of spheres:
So I printed the template on colored cardstock and followed the instructions. I have to tell you... it is not at all easy to cut all the paper strips by hand, but the most difficult is weave them tight enough so sphere closes correctly in the end.
Here's how my first bauble turned out (is is far from perfect, but it wasn't a complete disaster either):

The next time, I shall try with thinner sheets of paper maybe...

sâmbătă, 21 septembrie 2013

Love birds flip-flop wedding card / Felicitare mobila pentru nunta


Here's a new moving wedding card I made these days, using the Diamond Flip-its Card die (657587) from Sizzix. I chose to make this card flip over for a change.

The front side:

The back side: - I just stamped a sentiment

Card size: 12.7x12.7 cm

marți, 17 septembrie 2013

Si a fost festivalul Plai 2013...

Anul acesta am participat din nou la Plai in echipa celor de la Camarila Culturala  -
Tema noastra a fost "Teatru la firul ierbii" - vizitatorii nostri au avut ocazia sa-si construiesca o mica piesa de teatru, de la personaje si decoruri, pana la text si prezentarea pe scena. Cine au fost personajele? au fost papusele din linguri de lemn, pe care fiecare le-a ornat dupa cum i-au soptit muzele...:)
Larisa Plesca ne-a facut niste poezioare foarte frumoase, numai bune de pus in scena si i-a ajutat pe copii sa-si creeze propriile povestioare.
Iata cateva poze care va vor spune mult mai multe despre atmosfera grozava de la stand decat as putea sa spun eu in cuvinte :)

Mesterim papusile:

 Se scriu textele:

Se joaca piesa:

Echipa: Adriana Gaita, Monica Plesca, Larisa Plesca, Cristina Floruncut, Andreea Florucut, Laura Gaita, Sorana Sferdean