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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween 2018: Creepy Doll Makeover!

Hi everyone it's Elina here & welcome to the 
third installment in my Halloween 2018 series!
This time I used a stamp from Stamp Anniething
gave it a "creepy" makeover.
I have to say I love challenging myself to 
stretch my stamps.
It's a great way to to get the most use out of the stamps
you own.
Although it is very tempting going in to the local craft store
& seeing the latest stamp offerings.
But if your on a budget, getting the most use out of what 
you have can save you money.

So with that in mind, check out the video below to see 
how I transformed the "Lorelei" stamp into a "creepy" doll.


I really like how this transformation turned out.
I must confess that I enjoy drawing creepy stuff but 
I am the biggest chicken ever.
You won't catch me in a haunted house. No way!
But safely drawing creepy things from the safety of home 
is just fine with me.

Here's a pic for you to check out:


I love how the Black Soot Distress Ink gives this image 
a look straight from a horror movie.
Nothing scarier than a creepy bear & an 
old rocking chair.
Makes you wonder what does she have in the box.
On second thought maybe not knowing is best.


I hope you enjoyed this post & video.
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs,





Friday, October 12, 2018

Chipboard Coffin Transformation; Halloween 2018

Hey everyone it's Elina here & happy Friday to all!
I hope your day is off to a great start.
Welcome to the second week in my Halloween 2018 series.
I take an ordinary chipboard coffin from Michael's
and transform it into an elegant marble coffin.

Check out the process video below to learn more...


The secret to this transformation is the black gesso.
You can find black gesso in any craft store.
I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby.
Just like with white gesso, the black gesso gives the surface
a great starter base.
You can then follow it up by layering & adding color using 
paints, inks, sprays, etc.

To give the coffin the look of marble, I start off using 
a combo of silver & grey paint.
I apply it using my stencil brush, adding color and removing it
using a paper towel.
I continue adding & removing the color till I get
the desired effect.

Here's a pic you can check out:


To decorate, I add a cameo, rose beads & die cuts
to give an elegant look.
I finish it off by adding scraps of black lace to the interior 
of the lid.

Now I can use the coffin to decorate my entryway
or as a cool treat box.

I'm pleased with how this project turned.
I might have to go back to Michael's to pick up a few more. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Getting back to what I love plus the start of Halloween 2018 series!

Hi everyone! It's Elina here! I know what you are thinking, "Man where have you been?" 
It has been a long, hard road for me to get to this point.
I came to a realization where I needed a hiatus from everything.
I had given up on doing what I loved: blogging & my channel.
It was getting frustrating keeping up with the schedule I set for myself.
I was disappointed in myself and disappointed in the goals that I hadn't reached.
My mental and physical health was taking a beating.

So I made the decision to just step back and focus on what was important.
Me.
So I got back into yoga, started eating a little better, and spent more time for family.
And I have to say it has helped me a bit.
Now I try to focus on taking things day by day and enjoying life more.
It's not an easy process and I do have my bad days but my family's support 
helps get through those rough patches.

I will ask you to bear with me as I ease back into blogging and videos.
I'm happy to posting and sharing again to be sure.
But I am a little rusty.
For my videos I upgraded to Adobe Premiere Pro and my skills with that
is still a work in progress.
See the video below to see what I mean. 

I will try to post regularly and there will be more videos to come.
 I will say that I appreciate you all for your patience and continued support.

Now without further ado please enjoy the video below



Have a great weekend and I will post again soon.

Hugs,
Elina

Sunday, March 4, 2018

"Monster Wishes" Colorinng & Card Making Tutorial feat. Bo Bunny!

Hey everyone it's Elina here & welcome to my blog!
I hope your Sunday is off to a good start!
Today's post features a "monstrously" adorable birthday card
feat. the Bo Bunny "Monsters" stamp set.
I purchased this stamp from Hobby Lobby on clearance.

You can check out the tutorial below>>>

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you haven't already.

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Here are a few close up pics:

 Isn't this monster adorable?!
The color scheme works well with this image.
This card would work for a boy or a girl.

 I thought it would be a cool idea
to have him balance a huge cupcake on his head.
So I pulled out my "Cupcake" stamp from Two Paper Divas.
And voila!


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your day!




Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Coloring with Markers & Pencils Tutorial feat. Stamp Anniething!

Hey everyone it's Elina here & welcome to my blog!
I hope your day is going well!
Today's post features a card I created using the "Violet- Created by Me for You"
stamp set from Stamp Anniething.

You can check out the video tutorial below>>>

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Here are some close up pics for you to check out:

 I love this adorable artist image.

 I have a newfound passion for combining my alcohol markers 
with my Prismacolors.
I feel its gives the images such depth.


I hope you enjoyed this card & tutorial!
You can find a full list of colors & supplies down in the 
Description Box below the video.

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your day!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Thank you for all you do"- Coloring & Card making tutorial!

Hey everyone it's Elina here & welcome to my blog!
For today's post I created a "Thank You" card
feat. the"Swiss Pixie" digi from C. C. Designs.
The card design is simple to showcase the adorable image.

Check out the process video below>>>

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if you haven't already.

Check out these close up pics:

 Isn't this image adorable?!

 I'm glad I went with shades of purple for her outfit.
This image reminds me of my daughter when she was younger.

I hope you enjoyed this card & tutorial!
Make sure to check the Description Box for a full list of the supplies & colors used.

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your day!




Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Happy Birthday to You": Coloring & Card Making Tutorial!

Hi everyone it's Elina here & welcome to my blog!
I hope your weekend is off to a great start!
For today's post I have a birthday card to share
using an image from La La Land Crafts.
This "Heart Cupcake Marci" digi was a freebie
from their Facebook page.
You can head to their online shop if
you would like to purchase it.
This was my first attempt at coloring this image
using both my alcohol markers & Prismacolor pencils.

Check out the full video below>>>

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if you haven't already.


Check out these close up pics:

 I'm pretty pleased with how this card turned out.
Loving the soft color scheme: pink, teal & grey.

 For the embellishments I used some Glitter Hole Reinforcers
from Heidi Swapp.
The match the card perfectly & are a cool alternative 
to traditional embellies.

I hope you enjoyed this card & tutorial!


Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend!



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