Παρασκευή, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Happy new year and ... Get lucky !!

   Happy new year everyone !!! Usually the winter in Greece starts a little bit later, but this new years eve was surprisingly cold and snowy !! Although I am not a winter person I found myself enjoying the cold weather and trying desperately to find some long forgotten warm clothes to wear !!

  This year we have some changes at Scraps n Pieces challenge blog and I am very happy to announce our two new DT members , who are dear friends of mine in life and VERY talented artist too! Please welcome them and visit their blogs to find out their amazing work!


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   So we have our new challenge for January at Scraps n Pieces challenge blog and the theme is " Get lucky " !! Create a project and include something that brings you luck and good fortune! You can find all the details at our blog here.

I made a page with a small pomegranate, which is a tradition of  new years eve here in Greece. Pomegranate is a symbol of good luck, fertility and abundance, and we traditionally brake it to pieces when the new year arrives to bring good fate to our houses ! I used a new technique to create my  background by splashing a little bit of mist with my brush and then spray it with water to dissolve and create this watercolor effect.I tried this trick for the first time at my page and it was so fun !!



    As usual we have an optional sketch for those who want to use it !





   With my page I will also enter to December challenge at 7 dots studio about holiday traditions. Ι have used  papers from Nature walk collection for my strips and for my semi circles too.

  


and also at the Mixed media monthly challenge #8 where we must try something new on our project!



   
Thank you are for being here, I wish you the best for 2015 !!

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  1. Beautiful art journal page helen!! I dont know what a pomegrade is, but it doesnt matter :) . I think something to eat..... I was wondering..do you take the flowers off after the picture? I always have problems with them in art journals because of bulky. Have a great 2015 !

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    1. Hello Wilma and happy hew year!! Before I start my journals ( .... they are old books covered with lots of gesso ) I always take off A LOT of pages, so my book is getting thinner. By doing this my journal ends up a little bulky , just enough not to blow up!!! I have removed once from a page one big flower ( it was huge...!!! ) but generally I avoid it!!

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    2. Ah, I forgot !! A pomegranate is a fruit!!
      https://www.google.gr/search?q=pomegranate&biw=1280&bih=663&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=tJ-mVOfhFcH_aPTjgfAB&sqi=2&ved=0CC8QsAQ

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  2. That is a great new technique! I love your results. This is a gorgeous art journal layout. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  3. Πολύ ωραία σου βγήκε η σελίδα σου Ελένη με πολύ εντυπωσιακά χρώματα! Καλή scrapbookικη χρονιά να χεις! Με γειά και τις αλλαγές στο blog!

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  4. Καλή χρονιά, Ελένη μου! Υπέροχη η σελίδα σου... και το σκετς σου επίσης! Με βοήθησε παρα πολύ!!! Σ' ευχαριστώ!

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  5. Love the watercolor effect!! Amazing - thanks for the inspiration - I can't wait to go try that myself!

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  6. oh your page is stunning! i kept going back to look at it more! love it. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  7. Oh what a fabulous project! And congrats on having such talented ladies on the team!

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  8. GORGEOUS art journal pages - love the watercolor effect and all the elements you added!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  9. Stunning pages...great colours and amazing stamping!
    All the best in 2015!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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  10. Aah! So stunning! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

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  11. Wow!!! Great work, your art journal pages are fantastic!! Thanks for playing at 7 Dots Studio!

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  12. such a beautiful page - thank you for sharing the technique, I hope to give it a try

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  13. ;omorfo! Εγώ με scrapbooking δεν ασχολούμαι αλλά η Χαλκίδα είναι αγαπημένη πόλη!Εχω δουλέψει μια χρονιά εκεί! Ευχαριστώ για το σχόλιό σου στο μπλογκ μου!AriadnefromGreece!

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  14. Amazing page! I love the colours!
    Thank You for joining our 7 Dots Studio challenge!

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  15. Wonderul palette! Thank you for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

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  16. Πολύ ωραία σελίδα με μοναδικά χρώματα! http://plektomaniac.blogspot.gr/

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  17. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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