lördag 20 augusti 2016

:: Fun with my new Distress Ink mini pads ::

For some weeks ago I couldn´t resist to buy Distress Ink Mini Pads any longer! I started with twelve of them and I realize they won´t make me happy for a very long time. I guess I will buy more of them. This is my first attempt on ATC with Distress Inked backgrounds.  I always mount my ATC´s on Cardstock with information about the series.

I used Twisted Lemon, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. The leaves are a stamp from Dylusions called Around the edge. I used Moved Lawn and Black Soot for that stamp. 
The text stamp is a clear stamp set from Prima called Rondelle # 2. I also used a Bee or is it  a Wasp stamp from Prima called Songbird Love. I used Distress Ink Black Soot for all of that stamps.

 I painted my Dragonflies with a black shiny paint from Reeves called Mars Black.

It was really hard to take good photos of this series! I´m really sorry for that!

 Then I added black Caviar beads and black glitter from You Do.
I made four of the green yellow ones and also tried one with Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon. I still have more ATC´s to show you so stay tuned!

onsdag 17 augusti 2016

:: I´m back with more ATC´s ::

Finally something new in my blog! I went a bit crazy in my studio and made several ATC backgrounds! I tried different techniques as lots of beads and glitter, layers of paint and this ones with Washi tape. By just filling the ATC with Washi Tape layers I had my background really fast! 

 I stamped my robots with Archival Ink Jet Black. The stamps are from Tim Holtz and called Robot. You get four different robots in the package. All really cute and fun!

 I also wanted some sparkle so I added 13 arts Acrylic Gel Medium random over my ATC. Then I added Prima Glass Glitter Platinum and 13 arts Silver Hologram Glitter.

 Last I wanted some important words to my ATC´s. I found my words in a Tim Holtz stickers pad called Chitchat. I love to use these kind of stickers! 
These ATC´s are aviable for a swop if you are interested!

söndag 7 augusti 2016

:: Bluebird ATC´s ::

Today I have another series of ATC´s to show you. Also another technique than before. I have used three different Distress Ink pads and blend them together for my background.
I used Evergreen Bough, Peacook Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. And yes I really need to practice my blending skills!

 Around my edges I used a stamp from Dylusions called Around the edge. I doodled a bit with my white Sharpie pen.

 The Bluebird is a stamp from darkroom door and the set are called Carved Birds Vol 1. I inked my stamp with Distress Ink Wilted Violet. I doodled the bird with my white Sharpie Pen and also my black Pilot Perma Ball pen. These two pens are really the best options for this purpose!
The text stamp is from Paper Artsy and the set are called Hot Pick 1004. Last I added some Pearl Maker from WACO. I used the color called  Pastel Turquoise.
This serie is up for swaps if anyone is interested.

fredag 5 augusti 2016

:: ATC´s for my very first online swap ::

I found it very doable to create ATC´s at the moment. With very low energy and the family home for seven weeks vacation the time in my studio is close to zero! I try different techniques and not feeling any pressure (I´m a beginner at ATC´s) to create fabolous things also makes it very fun! I think I like my ATC´s with a bit more mixed-media style. However I really enjoy make them all different and really try all varieties of styles!

 I join in with some ATC groups at Facebook and now it´s time to join my very first swap! This serie are created for a Swedish swap and the theme was weather. I wanted to create a whimsical and cute serie so I used my stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. The sun and clouds are dies from Lan Fawn and called Spring Showers. I used my Distress Ink pads on the edges. I used Faded Jeans and Carved Pumpkin. The blue paper are from a 6x6 Pinkpaislee pad and the collection are called Pen Pals. The yellow paper is from Octobe Afternoon and called Dandelions from the Fly a kite collection. The little bird is from Lawn Fawn and the stamp is called A birdie told me and the dies have the same.  I colored the bird with my Copics. For my background I used a Embossing folder from Cuttlebug called Swiss Dots. I also used my sewing machine. The title says After rain comes sunshine!

lördag 30 juli 2016

:: More ATC´s - Black Boat ::

Time for some more ATC´s! This time it was super hard to take good photos? I think the originals are a bit more turquoise. This serie are called Black Boat. They are up for a swap if anyone is interested? Most of my ATC´s are ready for swaps.

I used papers from 13arts. I also used my Faber Castell Pitt Pens and a black pen.

I used lots of glitter and small glass beads. The wise words are from Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text.

onsdag 27 juli 2016

:: Prima BAP July Challenge ::

Here is my take after Primas BAP July sketch. I was inspired by the stripes on the sketch. I devided up the large star and ended up with falling stars instead! I used a stitch stamp from Prima to get some horizontal and vertical lines.

This is the sletch.

 To strengthen the look with the stitches I also used one around my photo.

 I used a whole bunch of flowers from Prima as Corine flowers, Bel Canto in yellow, one large yellow flower from Lady Bird collection, Joulee Tropics flowers. I also wanted some red flowers and used Rudolph´s Nose from A Victorian X-mas.
The black cool thingies are called Velvet Trinkets.

 I made my title with Rub-ons from Prima called Loved words. To get the gold effect I used Prima Foils Golden Girl. My Rhinestone stars are called Say it in Cruystals Bedtime Story. The stamps I used are called Cling Stamps Circle Stitches and Lines. I also used Art Basics Heavy Gesso white.

måndag 25 juli 2016

:: Card for Prima Card Challenge July ::

Prima has a new kind of challenge every month called Cards & Tags and I made a card for the challenge. 

This is the sketch. My squared tag is the four squares from the sketch. As you can see I didn´t follow the sketch manic but I was very inspired by it!

 I fussy cutted the Fairy from a paper called Charlotte from the Princess Collection. I also used the same paper for my background. For some nice sparkle effect I used Prima Glass Glitter in Gold.

 When I take on Primas challenges I always try to use as near as possible 100% Prima products. This time I made that 100%! The Flowers I used are called Prima Painterly Petals Hydrangeas. On that flowers I used Say it in chrystals Time Travellers. The cute flowers with six petals are called Cafe Mocha from the Coffee Breal collection. The Roses are from the collection Bedtime Story and are called Jessa. The white flowers are really old ones and they are called Craftable Flowers.
I used a dies from Prima called Leaves and Doily. The wood sentiments are also from Prima. 

lördag 23 juli 2016

:: Layout for some amazing challenges ::

I attend following challenges with this layout:

13arts challeneg 44 - Dare to be daring. You find the fun challenge here!
I have had a bit of a slow period when it comes to create layouts. So at the moment it feels like I need to collect all my courage to even dare to make a layout! Maybe this challenge was a bit of a kick in the but to make them again! You find information about all the products from 13arts I used for my layout under the photos. 

More than words July - The word Smile combine with a sketch. You find the challenge  here!
I used this stunning sketch to find my mojo again. You find the word SMILE in my title and the photos of my son makes me smile also!

Here are my layout! I really like it! For my background I used papers from 13arts. I used a collection called Mental vacation and the papers are Forever Skies and Life´s a beach. I made a lot of squares and added to my background paper.

 I used flowers from Prima. They are Corine Flowers and Roses from Salvage District collection and French Riviera collection.

 Around my squares I used Pit Pens from Faber Castell. Then I added tons of textures like glitter and glass beads from 13arts. My sentiment piece I painted with black Gesso from 13arts and water. I added water to make the Gesso thin so I could see the letters throw the Gesso.

 Here is a close up on some of the textures. You can find black Natural Mika flakes, blue hexagon hologram glitter, Micro glass beads all from 13 arts. When I add all of it I used 13arts Acrylic Gel Medium. I really like it!

 I also added Mist from 13arts called Chalk Turquoise.

 The cute embellishment is from Prima and called Crochet Icons.

  In my stash I found some really old chipboards from Tattered Angels. I gave them a coat of black paint from 13arts.

onsdag 20 juli 2016

:: I still got my flower cluster mojo going ::

It was some time ago I made a card with lots of flowers on it! The other day I needed to try if I still had it in me. And yes I did! I just love to make flower clusters and pick just the right flowers.

I used a digi stamp from Mo Manning called Jenny texting. I colored her with my Copics.

The brown frame is a die from My Favorite Things.

Sparkly and sweet flowers! The flowers are from Papirdesign and Wild Orchid Flowers.

The fun pink and sparkly balls are a bargain from Plantagen. I bought them a couple of years ago right after christmas.

The pink paper with white hearts is from Lawn Fawn and I bought it at Pyssloteket.