Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Challenge with 13@rts

Hi everyone! Today's a busy day with a second post for 13@rts. It's time for another challenge and my beautiful and talented friend Melenia is hosing this month's challenge.

Here is her photo inspiration and challenge rules:

Melenia with you today, hosting the December Challenge!
I was thinking about my turn to host a 13@rts Challenge the other day, and as we are well into the winter (the Northern Hemisphere), yarn was the first thing that came up to my mind!

The challenge is based on yarn and specifically this photo:


The criteria of the challenge are the following:

1. Use the photo as your inspiration, which can come from anything in the photo, e.g. colours, texture, theme etc - there are no restrictions as to this).
2. Use a mask (or more)
3. Use modelling paste

Rules of the challenge # 25:

1. Create a project based on the photo of the challenge (as it was mentioned before, inspiration can come from anything in the photo, colours, texture, theme etc).
2. Publish your project on your blog and add link directly to the post using Inlinkz tool at the right side bar.
3. Please add link and info about our challenge, where your work is published.
4. You may submit as many entries as you like. 
5. You can enter with your project to maximum 2 other challenges and your work must be new, not published before our challenge has started. 
6. The challenge ends on December 28th at 23:55. Winners will be announced on January 1st, 2015. 

When the challenge ends, our Design Team will vote and pick the best project. It will be awarded with shopping voucher for 13 arts store worth - 60 PLN with free international shipping. The winner will be invited to join us in one of our challenges as Guest Designers. Additionally we will feature few works with biggest number of points.

Here is my project based on this challenge:

I love the grey tones of the photo, as well as the warm earthy colors of beige and brown. It all reminded me of our visit to Rockingham in Perth and the sunny but cool winter's day spent by the beach. So I picked out papers from the "Cozy Evening" collection for my background, and the colored ones from Olga Heldwein's Color Basic collection for my photo paper layers.

Some close-ups:

Lots of string, yarn, cloth used here. My background was created with lots of 13@rts mediums - Ayeeda mists in Brown, Dark Brown and Antique Cream. I also wanted some grey but realized I didn't have any in my stash, so I mixed Ayeeda Matte paint in Black and White Chalk Mist. I also used the branches stencil from the "Cozy Evening" collection together with Ayeeda modeling paste. Finally, I finished up the layout with splatters of Olga's Splash! acrylic ink in white.

I used chipboards from Blue Fern Studios - the Memory Frames and also a piece from the Graduated Squares to frame my photos. The Memory Frame and Graduated Square were given a coat of gesso and inked with grey chalk ink.

The Crossing the Lines chipboard was used as a base for my photo layers and was given a coat of gesso, followed by a yummy mixture of Antique Cream mist with liquid medium for both color and dimension. 

And this is my last post for today. Thank you for dropping by, and please also go by the 13arts blog for more inspiration from the DT. Have a great week ahead!



  1. Oh wow this is amazing, really love all the texture and layers and great photos too.. beautiful layout!

  2. omg i am so impressen that i almot written a comment in polish :D i love the soft snowy feeling and all these layers, and that you've used so many materials with a different texture <3

  3. Oh I love the inspiration and I love the layout you created. Just lovely and perfect for your photo too. Love the colours.

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous Jelissa... WoW!!!!! .Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration. Love the texture's, layers, design and fabulous photo....Love your work. xx

  5. Now this is utterly delicious Jel! so LOVE the colours, classy and elegant! Amazing indeed! xoxo


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