Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Introduce COLOUR to your life

 Boring white walls ...NOT this season!
Introduce COLOUR to your life and see how it instantly boost your mood
I don't talk about cromatherapy ,but about colour happiness -colourful walls  makes everyone smile and this is a proven fact!!!
Here are 3 different ways and techniques of  introducing colour to your walls-
This is how I did it------>


Colourful walls  painted with decorative wash technique and  variation of stencilled flowers
And,don't be afraid to add additional colour-hang picture frames in different shapes ,sizes and colours to emphasise the wall art
 my bedroom wall
art by

Minasmoke  (bottom left and  right)
 Anne Julie Aubry (upper left )

Art postcards in colourful frames above my window  

Use art postcards in colourful frames  for additional flare
Hung them in unusual places -not everything must be in perfect order,actually ,disorder makes the art pop even more!!
art by Sabbio (left) Minasmoke (right) 

If you are not a crafter and have fear of free hand drawing and stencilling ,use the simplest way possible to add colour to your walls -get some fun and colourful vinyl stickers or decals

 my kids room wall

Paper and fabric wall stickers gathered into a fun flower bouquet. 
Some additional flowers were stencilled and freehand drawn to add some more dimension to the wall art- NOT a must,but DEF adds flair

reading nook in kids's room
an armchair found in the dumpster got a new life with cherry blossom & butterflies fuchsia canvas    

Reupholster an old armchair with funky colourful fabric for additional whimsiness 

I think this is the easiest wall transformer ever invented -wallpaper !
And it doesn't even have to be an actual wallpaper too,you can decoupage practically ANYTHING onto your walls -seriously !!!
I adhered decorative paper from "Back to Asia" paper pad stack by DCWV onto my studio walls using simple tool  by Xyron -the awesome Creatopia machine  and the result was striking 
my studio wall
So see...it's easy ,fun and adds SO MUCH character to your space , a total MUST DIY

GO add colour to your life ,cause colour IS  the new black!!! 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Making Paper Beads

You know I LOVE  good "green" project and I always on a lookout for a nice yet easy one to make with my 6 year old...A few days ago I stumbled upon paper bead making tut on Pinterest (I totally forgot about this great craft activity and was thrilled it has crossed my way)
Making Paper beads is such a fun and rewarding craft-it's easy,"green" ,you can make them with your kids and they turn so pretty.
There are plenty of paper bead patterns on the web and I found some really great ones on Pinterest as well.
All you need to make some yourself are very few simple tools-
Patterned paper or chrome journal pages
Ruler and pencil to make the marks
rotary knife or scissors to cut the shapes
long nail
 and Clear liquid glue-I use Teresa Collins's clear hold adhesive from her lovely pink kit 
When making beads with the little ones ,I would recommend running the paper through your Creatopia Machine loaded with repositionable adhesive cartridge  and then proceed with the bead rolling -this will prevent the paper from sliding from the nail  and get unwinded  

I thought to take lots of pics of the process ,but decided a short video will be quicker :p

so here you go,enjoy :)

Sierra and I made lots of beads and then assembled this cute Angel keychain -as I said,these are great to make with the kiddos 
(the angel wing is by Maya Road  )