Friday, October 28, 2016

Prima Cards & Tags October challenge

Hi everyone! Glad to be back today to share with you a card I recently made for Prima's October CAT challenge. I had not created something for a while as school is back into full swing these past 3 weeks and so the craziness started again.

Anyway, here is the sketch that was provided.

 Amongst other Prima mixed media products, I used the Rossibelle collection 6x6 paper pad, flowers and chipboard. 

I hope you have a great weekend. 
Love, Nadia

Friday, October 14, 2016

Prima October PPP Challenge

Hello everyone! I am back today to share with you another canvas I created for the October Prima Products Pick challenge. 

These are the colours we were invited to incorporate in a project ..
Oct ppp

And here is my project

Among other beautiful Prima products, I used the Rossibelle collection as the basis of my colour choice. 

I hope you have been inspired somewhat :) Take care and have a great weekend! Love, Nadia

Friday, October 7, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas with step by step video

Good evening every one. I am hoping this post finds you well. 

I have been asked a few times lately to make a video of my creative process. I have a You Tube channel HERE and I have done a few videos in the past. I do find they are time consuming, but I do like to share whatever little info or some minimal techniques I use so I have created one for this canvas below. 

I want to say a little bit about my creations. First of all I do not ever have a plan. I have said in the past I always "just start" and I always work very very fast. After 1.5 years off, I have to say I have "slowed" down a little bit, but I still have no plan as to what I want to go on and create. Secondly, when I first started creating I used to use a lot of product and I wanted everything to SHOW! As time went on, and as you will see in this video, my style kind of changed and a lot of layers that I create on my projects don't really show. A lot of the embellishments or papers I use only can be seen a little bit. I think this gives a project a lot of "depth". I think it's OK if only a little bit of each layer shows. Lastly, since coming back to crafting, I have had to buy every single thing from scratch again. It sounds so silly doesn't it? However this has helped me a lot because I now know my style and I know exactly what I need to buy. So I have fallen straight back into creating my way using the same products I have used before. Therefore, its important to remember that it takes time to find your style and although you may want to create something inspired by others you need to keep searching for what it is that comes naturally to you. For me, I sometimes go between soft and romantic, to a little grungy, a little messy etc. It does depend on the papers I use etc. 

So anyway, here is my canvas with some close ups. 

You can watch the video on my Youtube channel HERE or below..

Let me know your thoughts!

Hope you have been inspired in some way.

Bye for now, Nadia