Hi there again! 
Join us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge making


As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it

Since I am not a sparkle kind of crafter, this challenge was a tough one.
At the same time I really love the effect which Opal Magic paints give to different surfaces I work on, that's why I've chosen it for my sparkle detail.

I started with die cutting of the frame with a Sizzix Bigz 
which unfortunately is not available in the store but this could be 
any of the frames you have at home.

I cut it out from a very thick kraft cardboard 
which originally was a bottom cover of my watercolor paper block. 
I NEVER throw them away but store for future :-)

I covered it with very uneven layers of white gesso and modeling paste 
until I was happy with the surface I got. 
After the paste dried, I applied another layer of Nuvo Mousse 
and gave some touched of Ground Espresso paint. 
Then I matched the edges with the paint and covered the frame 
with Opal Magic Violet-Gold paint, uneven again. 

I cut the inside of my second frame with Stitched Rectangles
and started to give the color to my kraft piece.
I mainly smeared it with Ground Espresso paint 
and then touching with Opal Magic Violet-Gold paint.
I left this piece without any textured surfaces. It's plain. 

The inside of this frame is filled with the amazing Botanical 3D
embossing folder and a SSS Green Apple cardstock with touches
of Prima golden foil on the peaked details. 

Then I added some swirls from Tim Holtz Rubs, a paper dolls couple
and finally I placed a polish words meaning: Husband & Wife.
The chipboard also received an opal magic layer :-)
Is it shimmery enough? 



Lost - Found

Dziś całkiem spontanicznie, z potrzeby serca, zwyczajnie musiałam.
Jak wspominałam, historia z Tham Luang wraz z akcją ratunkową, 
poruszyła mną wyjątkowo mocno, przez kilka dni towarzyszyły mi 
ogromne emocje śledząc live akcję niesamowitych Navy Seals 
oraz nurków jaskiniowych z całego świata.

Akcja była absolutnym mistrzostwem świata i to czego dokonali, 
przejść musi do historii. Poświęcenie, charyzma, zaangażowanie w walce z czasem i naturą, ryzykowanie własnym życiem niosąc ratunek... 
Ulżyło mi dopiero kiedy ostatni nurek wydostał się z jaskini. 
Emocje jednak zostały do dziś a wczorajszy wieczór przelał je na papier.


Chciałam oddać mroczny klimat panujący wewnątrz jaskini stąd ciemne, głębokie tło oraz kontrastowa ognista półkula słońca jako nadzieja, 
którą przynieśli dzieciakom i nam wszystkim, ratownicy. 
Tło pełne cyferek to ogrom ludzi biorących udział w akcji.
W rządku 12 dzielnych dzieciaków i ich absolutnie niesamowity trener. 


Summer Fun

Have someone said summer holiday/vacation? I'm in. 
we invite you to join our SUMMER FUN theme. 

As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it

Summer vacation for me is always exploring, discovering and visiting.
I am not a laying on the beach kind of person so I always try to visit some 
new places and explore their beauty. I love the sightseeing and taking pics.
That is why my tag was made in a very travelling mood. 

First I cut out the Sizzix Globe which I really love but would prefer 
they make them in a Bigz version to can cut thicker material. 
I colored it with Distress Oxide Inks, spritzed with water, covered with a thin layer of pearl paint to fix the colors, colored with Distress Oxides again and finally covered with my absolutely fave Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
This layer did a double work: crackled and extracted the vibrancy of colors. 

I cut out 2 tags, one from a kraft paper and the other one 
from a white cardstock. The white one was colored with soft 
browns and yellow Distress Oxide inks.
I also used Sizzix Mixed Media die to cut one of the corners. 

For my words I used SSS Green Apple Cardstock
embossed with the beautiful Sizzix Botanical 3D folder 
and touched with Prima Shine On foils (thanks, Sandra!).

Have a great SUMMER FUN everyone!

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