giovedì 28 maggio 2015

Video: Colourful lettering tutorial

A while ago I got the book The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe and I was struck! I started to doodle and write quotes straight away, and since at that time I also got the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, I used them and I love the result. I was so inspired I made a video tutorial, I hope you give a try!
Recentemente ho letto il libro della Joanne Sharpe The Art of Whimsical Lettering, e mi ha proprio ispirato a fare un pò di lettering, tanto di moda ultimamente. In più avevo appena acquistato i colori spray della Lindy's Stamp Gang e quindi ho deciso di metterli insieme. Ed il risultato mi è piaciuto così tanto che ho deciso di farne un video tutorial! Spero vi piaccia e possa ispirare anche voi.
English Version
Italian Version

Happy lettering to everyone!

lunedì 18 maggio 2015

Gelatos box/ Porta Gelatos

Do you remember the lovely plastic box that became my Gelatos case? I promised not to buy any more Gelatos just because that box was already crowded....but my friend gave me more colours so I was forced to make a bigger case. The new  Lipton tea package comes with 3 boxes made of white, supersmooth cardstock: I coloured one with Gelatos (of course) and stamped it with Lynne Perrella stamps.
This is my entry for the CraftStamper Make it, Take it: May Challenge, the Inspiration post. Any stamped creation can enter the challenge, and there's a chance to win a beautiful prize!
Vi ricordate la scatolina di plastica alterata che conteneva i miei Gelatos? Avevo promesso di non comprarne altri, ma "sfortunamente" una cara amica me ne ha dati degli altri, quindi ho dovuto rimediare. La nuova confezione del Lipton all'interno contiene 3 scatoline favolose da riciclare, perfetta per i Gelatos!
Questa è la mia interpretazione per la sfida su CraftStamper Make it, Take it: May Challenge, per l' Inspiration post. Per partecipare basta creare qualcosa con dei timbri.

Sadly, after I made this case, I bought more Gelatos, I am in trouble again :-|
Ammetto che dopo aver fatto questa scatolina ho comprato dei nuovi Gelatos...x adesso sono buttati sulla scrivania, che cavolo!:-)

mercoledì 13 maggio 2015

Free e-book All About Gesso!

And my second newsletter is out! And this time the free e-book is All about Gesso. Do you know that you can create your hand-made grungy paste adding gessoto a secret ingredient from the kitchen? If you are curious and you haven't signed up already to receive my monthly newsletter, here's the form:
La mia seconda newsletter è già in viaggio! E questa volta il tutorial è tutto sul gesso. Sapevate che si può creare la pasta struttura miscelando il gesso con un ingrediente segreto dalla cucina? Se siete curiose e non siete ancora iscritte alla newsletter qui il form:

If you like to receive also my first newsletter with 'All about Gelatos' free e-book please let me know it via email at
Se volete ricevere anche la prima neswletter con il tutorial 'Tutto sui Gelatos' scrivetemi qui

giovedì 7 maggio 2015

CraftyIndividuals May challenge: Music

And "Music to my ears" is the new theme of the bi-monthly challenge on CraftyIndividuals blog. Please, have a look of the gorgeous and inspiring samples of my team mates and participate! There's a chance to win a stamp of your choice and get a discount on the shop. 
I upcycled a plastic box and made a card. I love the vintage, feminine look I achieved.
'Musica per le mie orecchie' è il nuovo tema sul blog della CraftyIndividuals: io ho alterato una scatolina di plastica e creato una card . Ero in animo romantico...
I used CI-366: Musical Notes
A romantic card
Here the step by step for the plastic box:
Per cambiare i connotati alla scatola di plastica vi ho incollato degli spartiti musicali fotocopiati
Cover it with music sheets
Stamp randomly with Coffee Archival ink
Ho stampato qua e la
Stamp and cut the musical elements
Stampato e ritagliato gli elementi musicali
Embellish an oval with Distrss Glitter
Tagliato e ricoperto di glitter un ovale
Distress the borders and glue all the elements, along with a ribbon
Distressato i bordi ed incollato gli elementi insieme a un nastrino
And today I've just received the new release of stamps by CraftyIndividuals, can't wait to play with them :-)
I nuovi timbri appena usciti per la CraftyIndividuals ed appena ricevuti via posta:
The new paper book

lunedì 4 maggio 2015

AJ4Everyone: the winners

Thank you to everyone who commented and spread the news about my on-line course. And the winners are: 
Please send me an e-mail here, and I'll send you straight away the credentials to access the private blog.
And here's my last AJ page, made with alternative materials. I wasn't happy about it, but since seeking perfection is not allowed on ArtJournaling, I decided that it was alright!
E questa è la mia paginetta più recente. Più andavo avanti e meno mi piaceva, ma siccome sull'ArtJournal non è certo richiesta la perfezione ho deciso di lasciarla com'era e pubblicarla.

venerdì 1 maggio 2015

CraftStamper Make it, Take it:May Challenge

My first entry for the Make it, Take it blog!! I'm pretty happy about it.
The challenge for May 2015 is : 'Take A Stamp' : Any stamped creation! Very easy to partecipate, just use a stamp!
I upcycled a candies tin. Hope you like it...I really have fun making it. I love the new Alice Palace stamp from CraftyIndividuals.
E ci siamo, la mia prima creazione per il blog 'Make it, Take it' (intraducibile in italiano...). Il tema è: qualsiasi cosa, basta che ci sia un timbro!! Spero partecipino tutte le stampine Italiane.
Io ho riciclato una scatola metallica di caramelle. Il timbro è della CraftyIndividuals.

There's still time to enter my giveaway to win a spot on my AJ4Everyone class!

lunedì 27 aprile 2015

On-line course AJ4Everyone and Giveaway!

Here we are! I made it, I translated my first on-line course about ArtJournaling in English! And I assure you, it will be fun, at least because of my hilarious accent and madeup words :-)
This course is made for people who:
-want to start ArtJournaling with a small budget (no need to buy expensive art supplies to wet your feet and see if you like it)
-advanced Artjournaler...a new way to look at stuff that is around you and never thought it would become a new craft tool
-who lost the feeling to create and needs a gentle push and inspiration to start again.
The course goes live Monday, 4th May.
There's a chance for two of you to win a place to attend the course, by just leaving a comment on this post; sharing this post in the social network will increase your chances of winning and I would appreciates it :-).

Per tutte le crafter Italiane, c'è sempre la possibilità di iniziare il corso in Italiano quando si vuole, qui tutte le istruzioni.

Antislip mats, cereal boxes, talcum powder, old credit cards, old doilies, markers...and other stuff from everyday life: these are the things we are using to create our ArtJournal!
We're going to create vibrant, colourful, funny pages that reminds us all of our personality, our mood, our Art.
This course will introduce you on the journey into Artjournaling and MixedMedia, with few cheap materials needed, all you need to do is look around your home or your local stores.
Stencils and stamps are handmade, gesso and embossing paste are made with less than a euro, upcycled support, to take the first steps you need to create, or to find again the inspiration that you may have lost over the years.
There are lots of videos to watch with detailed explanations and pages showing step by step instructions from start to finish, where we can gain inspiration, learn about the colour wheel theory, texture and upcycling.
Along with the videos you can download and save on your PC the E-books (PDF format) relating to the videos.
The on-line course will be available from one year since the purchasing date, and you can watch the videos at your convenience and as often as you like.

The course will be held on a private blog, where you can be always in touch with me and the other participants, through comments or email. There will be a FB closed group where you can share your artwork, doubts and questions.
The course costs 25 € .

For any further information or other payment options, please write me here:

mercoledì 22 aprile 2015

Australian-Italian coffee maker!

First of all, a great news, I'm on the DT of the Take it Make it challenge, the challenge blog of CraftStamper magazine, my favourite craft magazine ever. So, more stamping samples from me, starting from May. It's a great group of talented ladies, I'm very happy about it! :-)
Una bella notizia, sono nel DT del challenge blog della mia rivista preferita: CratfStamper! Insieme ad un gruppo di bravissime crafter, e ne sono felicissima. Da Maggio, nuove possibilità di mostrare i miei lavori con i timbri. Spero mi seguirete in questa nuova avventura.
My fame about altering coffee makers has crossed the ocean. One evening I was having dinner when I saw from the window a friend of mine coming with a coffe maker under the armpit. At first I thought she wanted a true Italian espresso...I was wrong! She just visited my blog and wanted her coffee maker altered! I warned her that she couldn't use the coffe maker anymore, but she didn't care. So, she choose the colours and I did my dirty job :-)
Anche qui dall'altra parte del mondo mi viene chiesto di alterare mini caffettiere! D'altronde a Melbourne c'e' la più grande comunità di Italiani in Australia. Una sera, mentre cenavamo, vedo dalla finestra una mia amica con una caffettiera sotto il braccio; pensavo avesse preparato il caffè per tutti, no no. Voleva che alterassi la caffettiera: aveva visto il mio blog e ne voleva una per sé. Scelti i colori, mi sono messa al lavoro.
Cover with tissue tape/Ricoprire con washi tape
 Glue down some metallic charms and micro beads/Incollare degli charms e perline
 Cover with gesso/Coprire con il gesso
 Scribble some Gelatos/Pasticciare con i Gelatos
 Spread and blending the pastels, wth the fingers and water/Spandere con le dita i colori
Add the rub-ons and brush some mica powder/Aggiungere i trasferelli e delle polveri metalliche

I participate on  the challenge Everything Goes at : Inspiration emporium blog

There's still time to catch on the April issue of my new brand newsletter! The free e-book is all about Gelatos and altering books:
C'e' ancora tempo per ricevere il numero di Aprile della mia nuova newsletter. Contiene un free-ebook su come alterare un libro e l'uso dei Gelatos: