noviembre 23, 2011

A special gift / un regalo especial

El artisteo corre en las venas de la familia, es heredado ;-D Para muestra, este regalo tan especial y tan hermoso que mi tia me ha hecho para mi cumpleaños. Muchisimas gracias!!!! es perfecto para poner mis charms, blings y otros pequeños objetos que uso para mis manualidades.

Aqui os dejo el link a su blog. Ella hace miniaturas, punto de cruz, ... un poco de todo:


My auntie, who is a very versatile artist made this special altered box for me for my birthday. She's not a scrapbooker but I think she did a great job here. Love it!
She does other artistic creations like cross-stitching, miniatures, etc.
Check the link up here to see more of her gorgeous creations.

noviembre 21, 2011

Mixed media canvas

This is my first mixed media canvas. I played with different textures and there is lots of layering as always.

The title is "Be yourself" represented with the words "believe, love, live... always". The key symbolises that these words are the key for being yourself. And the heart, flowers, butterflies are images that mean these words (all in my opinion, of course! :-D ).

The process I followed here was this one:
I started with a few different patterned papers glued down with gel medium and then I brushed different water colour paints over. After that, I stamped backgrounds stamps (crackle, cross-stiching, script) and put lots of white rub-bons and some black ones.
I used some modelling paste mixed with the paints to give some dimension to some areas of the canvas and also used marker pens (white&black) to help to pop up some edges and contours of the images.
I went back and forward with these different techniques until I achieved the result I wanted.
The title had been stamped previously in a cardstock and glossy accented after glued down to the canvas.
Last touch was to put some "cristaline" stickles here and there.

Any questions, please ask me :-D
(As always, click on the picture to make it bigger)


Este proyecto ha sido mi primer mixed-media canvas. He jugado con diferentes texturas y como siempre hay unas cuantas capas en él.

El título "Sé tu misma" está representado con las palabras que se encuentran escritas en las flores y en la llave : " creer, amar, vivir... siempre ". Esta llave simboliza que en estas palabras esta la clave para "ser una misma" así como las imágenes de las flores, mariposas y corazón són la representación de estas palabras (en mi opinión, por supuesto! ;-D )

El proceso que he seguido aquí es el siguiente:
Empecé con diferentes papeles de imágenes que pegué al canvas. Luego apliqué diferentes tonos de pintura (base de agua) . A continuación estampé sellos (escritura, "crackle", punto cruzado) y también utilicé un montón de rub-bons blancos y negros (me encantan!).
Para dar volumen a algunas zonas, usé pasta modeladora mezclada con pintura y utilicé "rotuladores" (en negro y en blanco) para resaltar contornos.
Jugué con estas técnicas hasta que obtuve un resultado que me gustó.
El título lo estampé previamente en cartulina rosa y lo resalté con "glossy accent" una vez pegado al canvas.
Para acabar, un poco de brillo aquí y allá y ya está.

Espero que os guste el resultado. Cualquier duda, no dudéis en preguntármela :-D
(Como siempre, picar sobre la imagen para agrandarla)

noviembre 19, 2011

Atc Travelling / Atc Viajar

My ATC's for november at "Divas in Recycling" site. The theme was "Travelling". I used it as an inspiration for travelling within ourselves, looking for our inner destiny/guide. There's lots of layering with stamping, embossing, misting, etc.
I really love Atc's. It's a great crafty way of expressing ourselves.

Mis ATC para el mes de noviembre en " Divas in Recycling ". El tema era "Viajar". Usé el tema para simbolizar un viaje interior. A la vez, jugué con la palabra norte utilizando también el significado de Polo Norte (de ahí los colores "glaciares", copos nieve, etc) sin olvidar el Sol que nos ilumina.
Me encanta hacer las Atc. Dan mucha libertad para expresarnos de una forma artística.

noviembre 15, 2011

A perfect gift for christmas / regalo perfecto para Navidad

Following a tutorial from Elena I made this easy and fast project adding a few extra touches. I used a 12x12 double-sided cardstock that I had previously for the covers and green thiner sheets for the inside pages.
I added pockets in the inside front and back covers and embellished with stamps, white embossing powder and some bling.
You can find the tutorial in Elena's YT channel ("pegapapelotijeras"). Though it's in spanish it's very easy to follow, don't need to understand the words to know how to create it. She shows it very well! Here is the link:

He hecho esta libreta siguiendo un tutorial de Elena. Es un proyecto muy facil y rapido de hacer. Yo he añadido mi toque personal poniendo bolsillos en la portada interior tanto delantera como trasera y haciendo un cierre con la goma elastica. Hay embossing, stamping y algo de bling.
El tutorial se puede encontrar en el link puesto arriba. El canal YT de Elena es " pegapapelotijeras" . Es en idioma castellano. Sus tutoriales son siempre super faciles de seguir

noviembre 14, 2011

Craft project with the kids / proyecto de craft con los peques

I saw these fabric scraps at a craft shop and I thought they would make for a nice banner. My kids wanted to help so at the end it was their project. They decided the shape (I thought triangles but they have another idea...) and the size. We cut the pieces, did a bit of hand stitching and then they stamped (staz-on ink) what images and where they wanted from a whimsical stamp set that I've got. They are very proud of what they've done so we decided to hang it up in their room. Easy and fun project :-D
Click onto image to see it bigger.

Este es un proyecto que he hecho con mis hijos. Vi los restos de ropa en una tienda y me encantaron los colores. Los nenes y yo decidimos hacer una cinta con banderitas colgando. Ellos decidieron la forma y el tamaño de ellas y yo las cosi a la cinta. Despues ellos escogieron de un "whimsical stamp set" las imagenes que querian estampar y estamparon donde quisieron (con staz-on tinta). Les encanto tanto el resultado que esta cinta ya esta colgada en su habitacion. Es un proyecto muy facil de hacer y entretenido para ellos. :-D
Picar sobre la imagen para ampliarla.

noviembre 09, 2011

The back side of the Christmas tag

More distressing, stamping and stickles here.
The pocket is made with a stamped coin envelope (it has the same motif as the background). The envelope is covered with christmas embellishing trim.
The little angel has been alcohol inked and has rock candy stickles on the wings.
Finally the tag has the sentiment written at the back. I think the candy canes add the perfect touch ;-D

noviembre 08, 2011

A christmas tag

I'm not a huge fan of any themed project but I have some lefties from last years' christmas mini so I decided to play along with them and some new tools I have bought recently.
The base of this tag is thick yellow cardstock. First I did some masking using LSG and Glimmer Mists showing bells and green "flowers" (they were suppose to be snowflakes but I changed my mind).
Next step was to distress the card and stamp the lyrics of "wish you a merry christmas" with staz-on ink.
As it was very strong background, I used white gesso to tone it down.
I recently bought an embossing pen and was willing to try it so I went over the masked shapes and embossed there. I also used this pen onto parts of the image (Graphic45) to give some highlights to the dresses, the star and the candles on the tree. It's very shimmery though it's difficult to see with the picture.
The metal flowers were silver and I embossed them with white (as the title).
A bit of more misting, stickles and some acrylic flowers (like snowflakes) and my tag was done.

noviembre 01, 2011

Another vintage mini

I made this mini using the "timeless" paper collection from Kaisercarft. As for the construction, I followed the tutorial that Anne has done in a video at her YT Channel "xannero". I didn't make it exactly as she shows but very similar.
I had a lot of fun while making this mini because I really loved the papers and enjoyed working with them. There are tons of tags that are shown in a video uploaded soon at my YT channel .

Thanks for reading!

UPDATE: Here is the link to Anne's tutorial:

Thanks for reading and commenting :-D