New Album

I had to make one. I just had to! It’s been a while since I’ve made and album or a journal, and this was a must! With all those men’s scarves woven, I had to make something girly. So here is my new album which was actually made (partially) with recycled materials.

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I made the cover and the pages using cereal boxes. I glued tissue paper to the cover, then painted it with acrylic paint and shimmery finish. The label was made out of the same cardboard, also painted with black acrylic paint, then embossed with black embossing powder. Some of the flowers are store bought, some made by me. 🙂

A Cameo to add to the feminine style 🙂

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A closure made with parts of a broken jewelry:

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The flower on the left was made out of corrugated cardboard, painted and embossed, the swirls are actually a velvety packaging from handmade chocolate (yum).

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The flower on the left was crocheted by me, and I added black beads to the center. The one on the right is also my creation, made with lace and silk.

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The birds cut out of that same velvety packaging material.

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Another handmade flower (an old organza scarf and some beads from a broken necklace), and a cereal box label.

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Again, cardboard flower, embossed velum, velvety swirls, a small booklet…

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The flower on the right was taken from an (artificial) flower arrangement, and it is made out of some kind of foamy material which is wonderful to the touch.

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And the back

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So this album is a mix of store bought and recycled materials, and I LOVE it!

And if you are asking why I used cereal boxes and other things in it, well, there are two reasons for that. First one is that I can’t find all of the scrapbook materials that I need because in my country scrapbooking is almost non existing. People often don’t even know what that is. And if you’d believe that there is only one store here in Belgrade that just recently started selling some of the stuff a scrapbooker would need, and that is such a small selection that I often go out of the store empty handed. Not to mention insanely high prices.

Anyway, the other reason came out of the first one, and that is as I have to figure out how to make the things I can’t buy, it became such a creative and relaxing process for me, that now I often want to make something, even if I could buy it. It’s a challenge, as well as a pleasure. It makes me think harder, step outside of the box, imagine how this or that could be used…A wonderful creative process.

I hope you like it. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Morning Walk and other things

It was a bit cloudy at first

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But then the sun came out

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And it was wonderful!

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Then it was time for creating.

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Paper cones decoupaged with old book pages and tissue paper, glittered, painted, with sequins and bling. Nice ornaments. 🙂

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Decorated wooden ornaments with even more glitter

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I like glitter! 🙂

New Years Eve is coming! I can’t wait!

Journal Pages

Not too much done lately, just three pages. My art journal is a bit neglected. But the good thing is that I finally did my first collage. 🙂

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Beginner’s work, but I like it.

Then a page done with crayons and candy wrappers:

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And trying to draw a face.

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I tried and tried to make it look realistic, and this was the best I could do. Not very good. But, I must be satisfied because it’s my second time doing this. And to be honest, it’s not something I really really like to do. I just wanted to see if I had any talent, and I guess I don’t. It’s ok. I’m fine with that. 🙂

Also, there is a great giveaway at http://craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.co.uk/!

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These goodies are amazing! I would so love to win! 🙂 And if you’d love to win too, go to http://craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/oh-yes-here-are-new-stamps-and-whats.html and join the fun! There are also tons of great things on this blog to inspire you. 🙂

 

For Men

Here they are! I finally photographed the scarves, although not all of them. I don’t feel very inspired to photograph because the weather here is awful (well, it’s supposed to be that way in December, right? 🙂 ) I haven’t seen the sun in quite some time. Thankfully, my husband has a good camera so the colors of scarves are pretty much as you see them in photos.

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I am happy with how they turned out. There are some dark ones, and more colorful ones. And there are some for older gentlemen, and some for younger ones. In these photos you can mostly see the colorful ones, but that’s ok. You know how brown and black look like. 🙂

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I have about twelve more shawls and scarves to weave, but I’m starting to feel less stressed because I finished A LOT! This adventure started over two months ago, and when it ends, I think I’ll open a bottle of champagne. 🙂 Well, it’s a good excuse for a nice drink, don’t you think?