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Holly Turtle by Denisa Gryczova

Welcome. Do you remember the last time you let your imagination run riot? I did such crazy thing a few days ago. It´s so liberating and fun. Grabbed stunning Finnabair´s waxes, black gesso and gel. Left all the sensibility behind and just went for it. For those who seek any message or some kind of meaningful thought in my art, it may be rather confusing today. The only sense is the nonsense and total craziness.

For such project you´ll need just heavy black gesso (black acrylic), heavy body gel (strong glue), metallic waxes and some elements plus canvas. The first thing to do is to place your elements in desired composition on the canvas. Create as much texture as you can. You can use some micropearls, beads, structure paste, flakes, threads as well. Glue everything down. When dry cover the entire surface with black gesso and let it dry. Then apply the waxes either with a dry brush or your fingers.

The focal point of my canvas is a metal tortoise. It´s from my mum´s belt that she wore when I was a little girl. I´ve always wanted to have it. After 30 years I managed. Haha. Now it´s gonna live forever on the canvas in my craft room. My Holly Turtle. 

Wishing you happy crafting and just remember to be daring and do what you feel like doing! 

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June challenge

Who doesn't love being in the nature? So much inspiration comes from flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, fairies, sky... And the colors - so beautiful, sometimes so vibrant, and sometimes very pale or pastel. With our current moodboard we would like not only to inspire you, so you create any scrapbooking project and enter our challenge - we would like also to inspire you to go out, take a deep breath and feel the air, see trees, sky, sun, butterflies, ladybirds, flowers around, green grass and the living mother Earth. Notice her and the abundance of everything, she offers us.

Feel free to be inspired any project, you wish.

Inspiration from our Design Team:

Hello dears! Ola here. When I saw this mood-board, I immediately imagined a forest, sun, flowers, new beginnings ...
So I decided to create a forest themed canvas with inspirational quote.

First I chose a cardstock from Domestic Goddess collection by 7 Dots Studio: 12th Teacup. Next I glued it to the canvas and added on it a modeling paste through stencils. Next I covered the background with a clear Gesso. After drying I could to color the background with mists and build on it a nice composition using chipboard die cuts, sisal and flowers. All chipboard elements I colored with Art Alchemy metallique paints: Lime Peel and Pure Sunshine.

The final touch was to add some splashes with the same Art Alchemy metallique paints and white Gesso.

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June challenge amazes me with its gorgeous colour palette. This was my key inspiration this time.

 The magical power of colours. I ended up with a mixed media wedding card for my friend. Not wanting to create in traditional light and soft colours. I needed to make it look dramatic, strong and striking just like love feels inside our hearts. Not a soft breeze but a powerful blizard.

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June Mood board is so amazing. Looking at it I want that summer does not end, I want to bask under the warm rays of the sun at sunset and listen to the singing of birds....My LO "Soul made of meadow flowers".

I wish you good mood and a lot of inspiration!

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Hi!! Here is my participation in this month challenge!! I was inspired by colors and Spring mood.

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For this month challenge I decided to create set of cards with ATCs. Remember to look down, where you will find a video.

Youpie!! Today I was pleased to create ATC cards. I love creating texture on small areas.

I went with my favorite subjects love and flowers. Not to mention the magnificent line of Finnabair products at Prima. With every use, I am still more and more in love with them.

Here is the video:

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Join our new challenge! We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until July 19th. 
Simply add a link to your work using the inlinkz tool below. 
Our Design Team will choose their favorite piece and its author will win a discount coupon to be used in our Mixed Media Place Store
Winner and features will be announced by the end of July.

And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer for August!!

Have a great day!