Friday, 23 November 2012

Creative fun with Ornaments and Frames

Hi friends!
Sometimes you look at your die collection and you have the feeling you want to do something really different, maybe a bit crazy? You look at your dies and then...that's it, you have an idea that simply HAS TO BE DONE!
That's what happened to me last days - the stubborn idea came to my head and what could I do? Just let it happen I guess :) I created a journal page inspired by Russian folklore and fairy tales based on 2 ornamental Sizzix dies. The named it "Maria Morievna, beautiful princess"  - ok, ok I know :) My imagination went a bit too wild :)

maria moriewna

Here are the supplies I used for this project:
- 657735- Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Baroque Ornament 
- 657736 - Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Frame, Renaissance 
- gesso - Ranger
- Liquid Pearls - Ranger
- Glossy Accents - Ranger
- Dylussions - Black Marble - Ranger
- Luminarte - Silks acrylic enamel - gold, red, orange
- soft pencil
- washi tape
- Crystals - Prima Marketing
- dimensional sticker
- old pages from 2 books (one in Russian), 
- patterned paper in shades of pink, orange, red (Domestic Goddess - 7 Dots Studio)

How it was done? Very simple!

- First I cut out 2 ornaments from patterned paper and prepare the background: I glued the russian text on the top of a slightly bigger book page, added some washi tape here and there and covered everything with a delicate, semi-transparent coat of gesso. 

- When it was dry I cut out my face from the photo, a dress from patterned paper and glued on the background on the right side of the journal. Then on the opposite side I glued 1 part of Baroque Ornament, which I'd cut in halves before.

maria moriewna det 1

- I composed a crown from Renaissance Frame and necklace from the remaining part of the Baroque Ornament. I added a dimesional sticker I had in my stash which I'd cut into smaller pieces.

- Time for painting  I added some tea splashes, Dylussions splashes and painted the crown and necklace with my fingers using "Silks" from Luminarte. 

- Finally I added some Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls and I used a very soft pencil to create shades, which give extra "depth to the page. And it was done :)

maria moriewna det 2

I hope I inspired you to look again at your dies and think about how to use them in a bit different way:)
Have fun creating!


  1. Great journal page! Love your style!

  2. This is amazing. Thankyou for sharing. My challenge is I love my sizzix dies, but sometimes I have no ideas what to make with them. You have inspired me in so many ways with your creativity and your beautiful unusual art.
    Jacquelene L.