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Friday, August 28, 2015

Woot Woot Happy Mail from CraftyIrina

Hello my friends,
I got a happy mail.. Yey!
Irene (Craftyirina on YT) sent me a huge box of wonderful belated Birthday goodies.
Thank you Irene and her mom Anya who put this beautiful package together for me...








Enjoy this "open with me" video!
Have a great day, hugs Natasha

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Art Journal page - Summer Welcome - Back to School

Hello my friends...
Today I am coming to you with my first art journal page.
In June 2015 my son and I went to Mizzou summer welcome for two days. That is college program for freshmen students and their parents. Lots of information, lots of running around, lots of desisions... Well me made it (not with mistakes though as we found out now).
Well its already August and my son moved into college already and I am heart broken sick missing him teribly...
Can't find place for myself.. I am very happy to know that he is in college, that he has a place to stay, that he is in classes and making new friends and lots of decisions on his own. I am very proud of him and wouldn't change anything, but I am the one who is hurting for unknown reason... Can't explain, but I know that my heart is crying and hurting...
So this page was my first try on mixed media and I have lots of questions to those who does know a little about it...
I took some cut outs from all papers that they gave us during these two days and picture of us together at the shop. I just miss my son so much!









So please let me know what did I do wrong (in techniques)?
My concern is that pages are warped...
Should I use stick glue?
Should I use mod podge or multi medium?
Is Momento inks ok for stamping on such type of pages?
Did I used Soft Pastels Tendres correctly?
Why my Prisma color pencils didn't work of photo?
Ha-ha-ha! I can be asking even more questions..

Monday, August 24, 2015

Creations for Maggie's Birthday

This is final slideshow of all projects that I created for Maggie's BD
1. Handmade flowers
2. Altered box
3. Altered Jar, Spool & Mixed Media Tag


4. Altered tote
5. Floating cup

5. Altered Topiary

Thank you so very much for following me.
Enjoy the slide show!




Sunday, August 23, 2015

Altered Topiary for Maggie's BD

Hello my friends,
today I am bringing you last project that I created for Maggie's BD
I purchased this topiary online a while ago and it's been burlap dictated all thyme for Maggie's BD gifts.
I started with creating a miniature dream world and I put inside everything that I wish Maggie to have in her life: swing, carousel horse, hearts, pearls, flowers and so much more...
Lets take a closer pick inside

 Every home, dream or world starts with a gate - so I started it with the gate (half of it though), two gates were too much and I wanted this world have airy feel to it...
 I wrapped tiny WOC rosettes and wave those through the fens that I attached to the gate...
 I used scrap burlap threads to attach "Wonderful you" wooden heart to the spray painted fens...
And a hang a swing right above the fens using a burlap rope with ribbons and wooden plaque with word cherish

 Swing is pinned to the top and can be removed if needed....
 On the top right next to the swing I pinned beaded dragonfly applique and miniature birdhouse (from Michaels).
Lets take a look what is below...
ok dragonfly...
birdhouse..
Love that tiny wooden hanger it's so adorable and so goes well with this thyme...
I hang a straw hat and a tiny burlap banner.. yummy

and while I have you all the way on the bottom - right next to banner there is a bouquet of roses that are growing right from a spool of laces that was forgotten in the back yard....
Let's zoom out...
zoom out...Here you can see a wooden "dream come true" cross board that's garding the back of the yard..

So now we are moving along... And we are at the park of childhood now and we all loved carousel and wanted to ride a horse FOR SURE
I used mold from NSK (we'll be open in mid October) to create this beautiful horse and used sprays and stickles to color it. I mounted it on the paper straw that was reinforced with wooden scure. On top I added wooden pole light that was gifted to me and decorated it with Prima flowers.
 Here is a closer look of this beautiful horse...
I wanted to mention how I decorated the pole of topiary. I took one of the old Prima sprays and wrapped it around the pole...

 While I was wrapping it I attached metal spoon and wave spray around it as well...
 On the bottom you can see some spreaded flowers ceramic and paper with large wood button and plastic bows. As well you can see a Prima bird nest with flying over it clear bird... You can find secord flying bird on the photo above (it is on its way home)...
 I added pearls and butterfly on metal spoon
 That's how it looks from upfront....

So we made our way all the way around...
But if that would been it.. It wouldn't be me (if you are following me for a while)... There is some more..
         That's the topiary before.....                                                         And that's the topiary after....
Yes it bloomed....with WOC flowers that I pinned all the way around the top part of topiary....






The end....
Have a great day!
Hugs, Natasha