Thursday, July 9, 2015

Guest Designer for Tour De France and Libby's Little Addiction !

Hi Everyone!
I am excited to be sharing today that I am one of Libby's Guest Designers for the TOUR DE FRANCE celebration on !
Libby calls it TOUR DE CRAFT and it is so fun! Our theme of course is bicycles! Many designers, great people and loads of cards to get inspired by!

Please click HERE to see my guest blog post!

Thanks Libby!
You are the best :-)


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Guest Artist at Hero Arts blog

Hi Everyone,

I recently had the honor of being again a guest artist at Hero Arts blog.
One of the best blogs out there with tons of inspiration and great artists.

You can check the post with all the details about 'Pattern Layered Stamping' here.

Thanks for stopping by,
George x

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hello everyone!
Today I want to share a mother's day card.
A card I made for my mom.

I features Die-Cutting Inlay Watercoloring, and basically is a technique that you die cut the shapes, watercolor them and piece them back together!

1. Trim to size the front panel of the card - a piece of watercolor paper
2. Place the dies and run them through your die cutting machine. I used that AMAZING set from Sizzix.
3. Using distress inks, water and a paint brush, watercolor the pieces. For my card, I used Mustard seed and Peacock feathers for the flowers and Pumice stone for the leaves.
4. Adhere the piece on a piece of typing paper and then adhere the watercolored pieces back in place.
5. Die cut the hello sentiment, a die from Wplus9 you can find here.
6. Adhere the panel with the watercolored die cuts on the card, then adhere the hello greeting on top and stamp the mother word with black ink. The stamp is partially inked and it is from this set from Clearly Besotted.
7. Decorate with gems and sequins. Cover the hello greeting in Wink of stella black marker to give it some shine.

Tip: Because of the die cutting you might have an imperfect impression when you stamp the word mother, so if that happens use a super fine black marker to fix the bad stamping!

Happy Mother's Day


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Easter Blessings - Καλό Πάσχα !!!

Hello Everyone!
Happy Easter!

Today is the day we celebrate Easter!
And because of that, I wanted to share 3 Easter cards that I made super quickly!

I came across an Easter bunny funky foam shape (the ones that kids use for crafts) and I had the idea to use it as mask and spray some COSMIC SHIMMER color spays on top! I love the results!
And the spray colors are amazing! I can't get enough!

You can find the Cosmic shimmer color mists here.

By the way, the greeting is from this set from Clearly Besotted!

Happy Easter!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

THANK YOU layered stamped cards

Today I would like to share 3 cards I made using the layer stamping technique along with some masking and gold heat embossing.
The floral stamp set I used is the Wplus9 Pretty Little Peonies and it is perfect. You stamp the flower parts in different colored inks and you end up with amazing floral images!

How To Make The Cards

1. Use a pice of card stock and stamp the thank you greeting circle in the middle with Versamark. Apply gold embossing powder and then heat set it.

2. Cut a mask out of some masking paper or post it notes in the same size of the circle and stick it on top of the gold embossed sentiment.

3. Using the stamps from the Wplus9 Pretty Little Peonies, stamp the images making sure you overlap the masked circle. The final result is to show that flowers come from behind the circle.
Start with the most solid image of a flower with the lightest ink and then layer the more detailed one on top with the darker color and finish with the most detailed/outline stamp with the darkest color.
It is very easy to figure out which stamp goes with the other but you have to play with them so you get the hang of it. Then its easy!!!

4. When you move on to the next flower or leaves, stamp the same images on some masking paper or post it note, cut the masks out and use these masks to cover the stamped images so you don't end up with overlapped images.

5. Once you finish stamping, remove that masks, cut the stamped pieces to size, mat them and adhered to the cards.
You can use foam adhesive to pop them up, or normal adhesive if you need a more flat look.