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fredag 24 mars 2017

:: ATC´s - Edgar Allan Poe ::

I first made this ATC´s for a swap. Unfortunately I was so stressed out over them! One card took me six hours to make so I backed out from the swap. The theme was Allan Edgar Poe and the style vintage.

Finally I ended up with four different cards. 

I really like the words! I do not suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it /Allan Edgar Poe

On this card I used brown shades and metallic details. Envelopes from Pyssloteket and beads from Panduro.

Lots of layers! Die-cuts from Spellbinders, lace, paper from Bo Bunny and metallic lace from Tim Holtz. The sculls was a gift from my friend Anna and I really like them! 

The next card is almost the same besides different metallic lace and some more details from Spellbinders. And of course a different photo of Edgar.

tisdag 21 mars 2017

:: Just Embrace Spring - Layout ::


I totally love this layout! I have worked with Prima Love Clippings and Prima Wild and Free. It´s DT work for Pyssloteket. 

This photo is so cute! My boy deep in the Lilac bushes and totally embrace spring!

Lots of layers! Flowers from Love Clippings and Wild and Free and also flairs from UmWow Studio. I also used black mini doilies from Doodlebug.

I build my page with lots of paper strips. Some with one edge run throw a Martha Stewart Edge punch called Doily Lace. I have used stamps from Darkroom Door and Prima. As usually I used my Archival Ink ink pad in Tuxedo Black. The embrace spring is printed on my computer and then I used one Copic Marker to get almost the same color as the word JUST. You find most of the supplies at Pyssloteket.

From one of the papers I cut out this word and then built the whole layout from that style.

I used Prima Gesso and different Mists to get my backgound as I wanted.


tisdag 14 mars 2017

:: Shabby Chic and Vintage Easter ATC´s ::

Lots of photos today :) I made this ATC´s for a swap with friends. The theme was Easter and the technique challenge was shabby chic. I really liked this challenge and I also like my ATC´s!

I wanted really soft pastel colors with cute and soft embellishments.

I found some papers from Inkido with really pretty vintage images. I also used a pink paper with text on also from Inkido. Unfortunately Inkido has closed down and the papers are no longer aviable. I´m so glad that I still have some after being on their Designteam first back in 2009 and then 2013-2014.

Around the cute images I wrapped some gold twine.

All my cards are almost the same but the lace, flowers and bows varies a bit.

To get even more Easter feeling I used some fluffy feathers together with the flowers.

To get that shabby look I distressed all my edges with my Prima distress tool.


I added both glitter and Gesso on the edges and on some of the embellishments.

I found some light pink glass beads in a box and added them here and there.

To get other shapes in my flower cluster I used flower stems.

To get that romantic feeling I used white doilies and two layers of lace behind my images. I made nine cards with five diffrent images so some of them have the same image.


söndag 12 mars 2017

:: A bit grumpy but still so darn cute ::

Oh well you can´t smile on all photographs ;)
On this layout I used Echo Park Celebrate Spring - Blooming Flowers - Spring is here and April Showers. A really cute collection! You can find it at Pyssloteet.

This photo is one year old and I can´t belive how fast he grows! He looks so grown up!

I love to play with my titles! Here I used different fonts and Thickers from American Crafts.

I used flowers from Primas collections called Wild and Free and Love Clippings. They go very well together! To get some bling I used Primas Druzy Stones and I also find some feathers in my stash.

To get some contrast I sprinkled some Acrylic Ink from Liquitex in Carbon Black.



fredag 10 mars 2017

:: Tall Flowers ATC´s ::


I made some backgrounds by using a 12x12 heavy cardstock and different sprays a while ago. It really good to have some backgrounds ready when you are in a mood for making some ATC´s. 

 I found this really cute tall flower stamp among my older stamps. It´s a set from Autumn Leaves Rhonda Farrer and are called Flowers. I colored the flowers with my Copics. I only added some stitching in black with my sewing machine some Ranger Stickles and Glass fillers from 13arts. 


onsdag 8 mars 2017

:: Cute Bird ATC´s ::

We have a theme with Edge Punches over att Pyssloteket. This is my work after that theme. I made cute ATC´s with almost too cute birds!

I have used a 6x6 Paper Pad from Doodlebug called Spring Things. I made my background with lots of strips of paper. 

I punched out birds from a Echo Park paper called Celebrate Spring - Spring is here. I painted my silver caps with Distress Paint. I used Ranger Glossy Accent over my birds to get a nice surface.

The Twine is from Lawn Fawn and called Skye. The leaf is also a punch from Martha Stewart. Green loose glitter and Prima glass beads got me some sparkles!


tisdag 7 mars 2017

:: Moon Cats ::

I´m not good at drawing at all but I still think it´s fun to do it sometimes. On my ATC´s I drew Moon Cats. I think their head looks like a moon. I think they are a bit silly but still cute!

 I started with some misted backgrounds that I found in my ATC box. Then I glued on paper from an old book with Gel Medium. When that was dry I painted the surface with Prima Clear Gesso.

 I drew my cats with Faber Castell Pitt artist pen Black 199***. Then I colored them with my Faber Castell PITT artis pen big brush. I used following colors: Light Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Green, Dark Naples Ochre, Orange Glaze, Pink Madde Lake, Pink Carmine, Nougat, Dark Sepia, Skyblue, Indanthrene Blue, Purple Violet, May Greene and Permanent Green Olive. Last I sprinkled a bit with Liquites Acrylic Ink Carbon Black. 


lördag 4 mars 2017

:: Summer ATC´s with lots of lace ::

For some time ago I bought a cute box with stickers in it. Finally I used some of the stickers! 

 I used different sprays from 13arts for my background and also lot of different stamps. 

 I layered two different laces and I also cut out flowers from a third lace. 

 My flowers are from Prima. I added a layer of Multi Medium on the laces and then I sprinkled Ranger Distress Stickles Dry GLitter - Clear Rock Candy all over it. I like the effect that tehcnique give! It almost feels like porcelain. On my stickers I added a layer of Ranger Crackle Accent. I doodled a bit with my black Perma Ball pen and added Ranger Stickles Star Dust on the edges. On all flowers I put a pearl in white and they are from Papirdesign.


tisdag 28 februari 2017

:: Spring and Bling theme ATC´s ::

 Here are a new group of ATC´s created for a swap with some of my friends. This time the theme was spring and the technique challenge bling. I played a bit with my title - It´s a spring fling thing ;)

 My feeling was all over the place when I created them! First I loved my background with Mists, Rainbow Colors and tons of layered stamps. Then I hated them when I added the glitter and beads! Then I hated them even more after adding my die-cutted Butterflies and text strips. I was all about throwing them in the bin! Then I thought that maybe splashing some Acrylic Ink will do it a bit better? And yes it did! Now I think they are all right :) 

 When you work with Mixed-media and mediums you never know how it all will turn out. That´s the fun part of it! So some of my cards are more green and some turned out more brown.
 For my background I used 13arts heavy weight cardstock. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Meadow Green, Lindys Stamp Gang Edelweiss Moss Green and 13arts Rainbow Color Brown.
When I added my stamps I used Archival Ink Fern Green, Olive, Coffee and Jet Black. The stamps I used are Prima Songbird Love and Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection.

 To get some more texture I added small green glass beads (for nails) and Prima Micro Beads Copper. I also added Ranger Cinnamon Stickles and a loose iridescent glitter. The Butterfly is a die from Spellbinders called D-lites Flutters. I needed to add some bling for the technique challenge and I used some from Reprint in a light beige shade that I like a lot!

 The font I used for my title is called Impact Label. I doodled a bit with my favorite pen called Perma Ball from Pilot. And Last I sprinkled the cards with Acrylic Ink from Liquitex in the shades called Vivid Lime Green, Titanium White and Carbon Black.