Thursday, 1 June 2017

Mixed Media Collage Altered Book

Hi, crafty friends and visitors!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunny weather! I am spending my time mostly outside so I am not so active at the blogland lately.
I am here today to announce that our new challenge at Stamps and Stencils has just started and our lovely Sue has chosen the theme: Words with Meaning!

This is how she described her challenge theme:

 I may be an old romantic but I love to see quotes and meaningful sayings on pieces of art. These can be quotes that are particularly meaningful to you or family sayings ! So, for this challenge I want to see your words taking centre stage, big and bold ! Remember, as always, you need to include some stamping or stencilling or both ! 

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I was inspired by the artist Dede Willingham (Inkiwell) and her fantastic artwork so I decided to alter an old big book I found at our local charity shop. 
This is what I created.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Mixed Media Art Paper Doll

Hi, friends!
It's May already and I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Spring weather.
I am here today to share with you my mixed media project I created for our new challenge at Stamps and Stencils.

Cec is hostessing the challenge this month and she has chosen the theme: Fabric and Fibres.
This is how she describes her theme:

Let's add some fabric and/or fibres to our creations this month.  You can use linen, burlap, organza, wool, lace, ribbon, rope to name a few.  The list is almost endless but whatever you add, make sure there is some stamping or stenciling (or both) on your creation as well.

I love to use fabric and fibre elements in my projects and so decided to create a mixed media paper doll with lots of different fabric details.
Here is what I came up with:

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Star art journal page

Hello friends and visitors!
It's my turn to host the challenge at Stamps and Stencils and I have chosen the theme 'Lucky Star'.

 For this challenge we would love to see a mixed media project that has star/s in it somewhere. You can create anything you like as long as you include a star. Don't forget to use stamps or stencils or both! Can't wait to see what you create!

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I was inspired to create a mixed media art journal page with some drawing and here is what I came up with.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Playing with Inktense Blocks

Hello friends and visitors!

Today is my turn to bring you an Inspirational post at Stamps and Stencils.
This time I decided to show you how to create a quick and easy art journal spread using only Inktense blocks, some stamps and stencils and some washi tapes.


Please head over to Stamps and Stencils challenge blog to check out my tutorial.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx






Thursday, 2 March 2017

Home Sweet Home altered book

Hello, friends and visitors!
Spring is just around the corner which makes me so happy. If you love Spring like I do then you are going to love our new challenge theme at Stamps and Stencils!
Our lovely Toni is hostessing the challenge this month and she has chosen the theme: 'Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep - Put a Bird On It'!
This is how she describes her wonderful challenge theme:

One of the joys at this time of year, is to wake up to the glorious sound of birdsong. The challenge this month is in celebration of our fine, feathered, friends. We would love to see your mixed media projects, that include at least one bird. Whether it's a  journal spread, an assemblage or card, just make sure that a little dickie bird features somewhere. Please don't forget to include stamping, or stenciling or both. Can't wait to see your creations!

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I was so inspired by Toni's challenge theme to alter a book and here is what I came up with:



Thursday, 2 February 2017

Mixed Media Striking Beauty

Hi friends and visitors! 
It's February already and it's time for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils!
Our lovely Rachel is hostessing the challenge this month and she has choosen the theme 'Texture, Crackle and Paint'.
This is how she describes her challenge theme:

This month I would love to see what you come up with using texture, crackle and paint! Anything goes using stamps and/or stencils - make it mixed media please. Can't wait to get started - hope you'll join us!


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This is such a wonderful theme and I decided to pull out my handmade art journal, my Golden heavy body acrylic paints and my hand carved stamp to create an art journal spread.
This is what I came up with.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fairy Mixed Media Birthday Card

Hi, friends and visitors!
I am back today to share my Fairy mixed media card with you. This card I made for my lovely blog friend, a super talented and wonderful lady, Sara, for her birthday. 
Please visit her blog to give her some birthday love and to check out her fantastic art. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARA EMILY!

Here is the card I made.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Mixed Media Vintage Tag


Hello friends and visitors!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

It's my first post in 2017 and I want to share with you a vintage tag I created for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils!
Ruth is hostessing the challenge this month and she has chosen the theme 'Swirls, Whirls and Flourishes'.
This is how she describes her challenge theme:
 It may be chilly January but this months challenge doesn't have to be anything to do with winter, this month I'd like you to usher in the New Year by creating any mixed media piece you like as long as somewhere you include a swirl or a whirl or a flourish and some stamping or stenciling, of course!

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Here is what I created for this wonderful challenge theme.