Autumn Blessings!

Hello my friends!

I can’t believe that October is almost gone! Time flies! When I was younger I didn’t use to like autumn as much…however the older I get the more I like it…(I don’t know if not having to go to school played a role as well..hahaha! )

Really now, autumn has such beautiful colors! Looking at the trees turning red and yellow is simply breath-taking! So I got that idea…to use my new autumn stamp set and my lovely Kuretake watercolors!

Being kind of pushed for time (does anyone else get stressed about time? lol) as I have to get ready and go to work as well , I kept my page simple…

Hope you like it! (Not sure you can see the gold watercolor effect on the leaves in this photo, but in reality it’s so pretty!It’s my favorite part of the project!)

autumn-blessings

 

As always, below you can find a list of the challenges I entered. I would recommend you have a look…these ladies have created absolutely amazing things!

Challenges:
  • Word Art Wednesday : # 252-253

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Craft Your Passions: #335 Anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just Keep On Creating: October Anything goes link-up

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pinspirational Challenges: #176 Autumn

http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • That’s crafty! : Clean and Simple Challenge

http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 Sketch Pad
  • White Gesso
  • Dylusions Paints: Dirty Martini
  • Distress Paint: Tea dye, vintage photo
  • Distress Ink Pads: gathered twigs, walnut stain
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 53,31,43,20,47,90
  • Black fineliner
  • Dylusions Mini Couture Stamps
  • Crafters Companion – Autumn Blessings stamp set
  • Water brush

Thank you for stopping by!Please stay in touch! I would love to see you again 🙂

Kisses

Kleri xx

 

Autumn forest!

Hello everyone!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Here the weather hasn’t been great today…so I was having a nice cup of coffee watching videos on Youtube when I came across one called #LoveAutumnArt – Mixed Media Art Journal Page , by Shel C. You can click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cp9cKYoIy4) if you wish to have a look. I got so inspired that I decided to create a page myself! Here is what I’ve made!

autumn-forest

As always, below you can check the challenges I’ve entered. Honestly,  you can get tons of inspiration by visiting these blogs. These ladies have done an amazing job!

Challenges:
  • Pinspirational Challenges: #176 Autumn

http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Great Impressions: October Challenge :Anything goes

http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Challenge

  • Scrapki Wyzwaniowo: October 2016 Challenge- Forest

http://scrapki-wyzwaniowo.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Word Art Wednesday : #252- 253 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Craft Your Passions: #334 Anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #44 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-44.html

  • Just Keep On Creating: October Anything goes link-up

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafting with Friends: #30 Anything goes

http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-30team-b-moonflower-digis.html

 

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 sketch pad
  • BoBunny – It’s written stamp
  • Crafters Companion – Autumn Blessings stamp set
  • White gesso
  • Dylusions: dirty martini, crushed grape, tangerine dream, cherry pie,melted chocolate
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Ranger – Perfect pearl mists: perfect copper
  • Purple gel pen
  • Black gel pen
  • White gel pen
  • Pen and eraser
  • Blending tool and foams
  • Round brush

Thank you for stopping by! Byee for now! 🙂

Think Pink!

Hello hello!

As many of you may know all ready, October is breast cancer awareness month. So I thought to create a “pink” page  for this purpose. Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it! 🙂

butterfly!

Below, as usual, you can find a list of the challenges I chose to enter with my little project. Feel free to have a look at these amazing blogs…you will find loads of inspiring creations and if you join the challenges you will get a chance to win great art supplies!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Think Pink

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Word Art Wednesday : #252- 253 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Craft Your Passions: #334 Anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #44 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-44.html

  • Just Keep On Creating: October Anything goes link-up

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafting with Friends: #30 Anything goes

http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-30team-b-moonflower-digis.html

 

Supplies used:

 

  • Crawford & Black A5 sketch pad
  • BoBunny – It’s written stamp
  • Papercraft – Alphabet Typography clear stamp set
  • Inkadinkado – Circle and dots stamp set
  • Homemade “butterfly” stencil
  • Homemade “little squares” stencil
  • Decoart media – Modeling paste white
  • Dylusions spray: funky fuchsia, cherry pie
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang- Starburst Victorian Bouquet: Rambling Rose Pink
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • White gel pen
  • Black gel pen
  • Scrap paper from an old book
  • Scrap of white cardstock

Hope you got inspired! Have a good day and don’t forget to spread the word about ” breast cancer awareness”….prevention is always better than cure! And if you can’t prevent it … it’s better to know as early as possible!

See  you soon!

Hugs,

Kleri xx

 

 

Explore the world!

Good morning/evening everyone!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I was enjoying a relaxing morning coffee after having a long day at work yesterday…and couldn’t resist creating a colourful mess! After all, creating makes us happy..no?!

And since travelling – mentally or physically – is always a good idea…I came up with this little tag! If the options were anytime, anywhere…where would you like to be? …Just let your imagination take you there…and don’t forget!Everything starts with just a thought!

explore-the-world

When my imagination brought me back, I decided to enter the following challenges! Join us, get inspired and have fun!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Explore the world

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Creative Moments : #104 Anything goes – option Pumpkins

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Word Art Wednesday : Challenge weeks # 252-253 -Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge: #299 Anything goes

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-299.html

  • Craft Your Passion: #333 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-333-always-anything-goes.html

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Scrapbook Stamp Society : Anything goes – option Halloween

http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #107 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-107.html

  • Glitter n’ Sparkle : Anything goes

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile It On: #118 Sparkle

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/pile-it-on-118-sparkle.html

  • Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends: Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Not Just Cards: #37 October Challenge – Anything goes

http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just Keep On Creating: October anything goes link-up

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies used:
  • Toilet Roll (but any cardboard paper would do –  I just like recycling when I can!)
  • White Gesso
  • Random old pattern papers
  • White cardstock
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Prima Marketing – Time traveler’s memories stamp
  • Tim Holtz Blueprint Assortments stamp
  • Faber Castell Gelatos : Cotton Candy, Blueberry
  • Lindy’s Gang Stamp : Starburst Victorian Bouquet -Hydrangea Blue (it’s a vibrant shimmer spray although you can’t really tell from the photo )
  • Dylusions paint: Calypso Teal
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 33, 64
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Ranger – Glossy Accents (on the compass and parts of the camera)
  • Waterbrush
  • Scissors and glue

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a nice day!

See you soon!

Kleri xx

 

 

 

Happy Haunting!

Hello my crafty friends!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Monday again… and things are going back to the same all routine…but there is nothing better than making some time to craft a little something!

The Kuretake Gansai Tambi set was lying on my desk and I really wanted to have some watercolor fun. I’m pretty new to crafting and painting so my painting skills may not be impressive but at the end of the day this doesn’t matter…what matters is to enjoy what we do!And I certainly did enjoy creating this journal page! If you feel like your art is not what you would like it to be…DON’T! Just keep practising and it will get better!

happy-haunting

With this page I entered the following challenges. I would strongly suggest to pay these blogs a visit. These ladies have created amazing things. Plus, if you enter the challenges you get the chance to win wonderful prizes to add to your art supplies!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafting with friends: 29 Anything goes

http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 sketch pad (ideally use watercolor paper if you have)
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 31,33,43,51,61,38
  • Dylusions “Star Script” stamp & stencil set
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Black gel pen
  • White gel pen
  • Pen and eraser
  • Waterbrush

Hope you got inspired!Have a nice creative day!

See you soon!

Kleri xx

Happy Halloween 2

Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!

Hope you all have a nice, chilling weekend! I’m enjoying a day off work and I thought to spend a little time trying out my recently purchased Kuretake watercolors. I have to say I fell in love with them! The colours are so vibrant and so easy to use!

Anyway, I saw a nice stamp set on the Internet that unfortunately I cannot afford at the moment, but it was so inspiring that I decided to draw a critter mage image myself! (obviously my mage is not as gorgeous as the stamp one..but oh well….we can’t have it all, sometimes we need to do the best with what we’ve got!). I guess there are many people who like myself cannot afford all the beautiful little arty things we desire. My advice to them is “don’t get dishearted”. Use all these beauties as inspiration and write them down on a future wish list! All you need is one step at a time ..and eventually you’ll get there! Create with what you’ve got…get started…get motivated and the rest will follow in time!

Anyway…that’s my little art journal!Hope you like it! By the way, the camera hasn’t caught the glitter effect on the mage’s hat and pumpkin, but in real you can see a nice subtle sparkle 🙂

happy-halloween-2

With this project I entered the following challenges. Feel free to visit these awesome blogs to get tons of inspiration and join the challenges for a chance to win wonderful prizes!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Craft Your Passion: #332 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #43 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-43.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile it On: #118 Sparkle (glitter,glimmer,mist,bling)

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/pile-it-on-118-sparkle.html

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 sketch pad
  • Distress Ink Pads: Black soot
  • Archival ink Jet Black
  • Dylusions paint: Lemon Zest
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 67,20,43,33,139
  • Tim Holtz “Mini Bird crazy and things” stamp set
  • Dylusions “Star Script” stamp & stencil set
  • Handmade Fox-mage image
  • Dylusions “Doodle parts “stamp
  • BoBunny “It’s written” stamp
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Yellow glitter gel pen
  • Orange glitter gel pen
  • White gel pen
  • Black fineliner
  • Scissors and glue
  • Pen and eraser
  • Waterbrush

Thank you all for stopping by!

 

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone!

Hope you all have a fantastic day!

I was trying to tidy my art supplies today, when I came across this old pattern paper that I always liked but never got to use (does this happen to everyone or is it just me? lol).So I decided that it was about time to show it some love!

Since Halloween seems to be the most popular theme of this month, I decided to grab my mini crazy birds and join the fun! To cut the long story short…I spent quite some time making this little card. And I really enjoyed it! Hope you like it as well!

happy-halloween

Below you can find a list of the challenges I entered. If you have a look at these blogs I am sure you will get loads of inspiration!These ladies have created amazing things!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Creative moments : #103 Anything goes – option 2 pattern papers

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Catch the Bug: October Anything Goes Challenge

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/challenge

  • Catch the Bug: Stella Says Sketch Challenge #415

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge.html

  • Craft Your Passion: #332 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #43 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-43.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile it On: #118 Sparkle (glitter,glimmer,mist,bling)

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/pile-it-on-118-sparkle.html

Supplies used:
  • White cardstock
  • Creations – Pretty Pastels  Design pad (pattern paper)
  • Stampers Anonymous :Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set
  • Hobbycraft- Papercraft Alphabet Typewriter Clear Stamp set
  • Faber Castell Gelatos: Red Cherry, Mango
  • Dylusions paint: Crushed grape
  • Lindy’s stamp gang : Staburst Sweet Violet Purple Teal
  • Distress Ink Pads: Black soot
  • Archival ink Jet Black
  • Distress paints: Pumice stone, Hickory smoke
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No31,42,139,38,35,46
  • Black glitter gel pen
  • Orange glitter gel pen
  • Scissors & Glue

Thank you for visiting!Have a great crafting day!

Hugs

Kleri xx

 

Trick or Treat?

Hello hello!

Inspired by the lovely Clearly Besotted “Good to be bad” stamp set and the halloween theme that everyone seems to be doing at the moment I came up with the following journal page. It is not perfect (as small accidents happened while creating it) but it was good fun to make and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Hope you like it! 🙂

trick-or-treat

As always, below you can find a list of current challenges that I entered with my creation.Join the fun, you may win great prizes and you will definately get loads of inspiration from the amazing creations that all these lovely ladies have made!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Creative moments : #103 Anything goes – option 2 pattern papers

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Craft Your Passion: #332 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #43 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-43.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 Sketch Pad
  • Dylusions Paints: Melted Chocolate, Tangerine Dream,Crushed Grape, Cherry Pie, Fresh Lime
  • Distress Ink Pads: gathered twigs, black soot
  • Distress paints: Pumice stone, Hickory smoke, Tea dye
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Black fineliner
  • White gel pen
  • Homemade Leaf stencil
  • Homemade Hexagon stencil
  • Clearly Besotted “Good to be bad” stamp set
  • Tim Holtz “Mini Bird crazy and things” stamp set
  • Dylusions “Star Script” stamp & stencil set
  • Tim Holtz Mini Worn Text Stamp
  • Scisssors and glue
  • Water brush

 

Thank you for stopping by!Hope you have a creative day!

Hugs

Kleri xx

 

 

When the student is ready!

Good morning everyone!

Still struggling with this stupid cold, but I think there is no better way to fight it than cheering yourself up! Art can help you with that!

Some time ago I came across this proverb on the Internet :”When the student is ready the teacher will appear” (I’m not sure if this is the original translation, so sorry if it isn’t) and it got me thinking. Eventually I interpreted as “one can only help you see things when you are ready to see them”…and I believe that this is very true!

So, I got inspired by it and since I wanted to cheer me up I decided to use my Bird Crazy and Things stamp set…which is always a  good idea!

Here is my little art journal. Simple and easy but pretty enjoyable to make!Enjoy!

When the student is ready!

And these are the challenges I entered!Feel free to visit these blogs and join the fun!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Creative Moments : #103 Anything goes – twist 2 or more pattern papers

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday: #250-251 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion: #331 Always Anything Goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-331-always-anything-goes.html

Crafty Sentiments :Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog: #101 Anything Goes option Animal

http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination : #105 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ag-no-105.html

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies Used:
  • A5 Sketch Pad Journal
  • Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set
  • Dylusions Paints: Bubblegum pink, Crushed grape
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher
  • Distress Ink Pad: black soot
  • Black gel pen
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Black Acrylic paint
  • Homemade “hexagon” stencil
  • Alphabet stencil ruler (sorry I don’t know the brand but it’s a cheap one from kids school supplies)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Thank you all for visiting!Hope you got inpsired!

See you soon!

Hugs ,

Kleri   xx