torsdag 19. april 2018

April Challenge at Altenew

I do make lots of cards, but for some reason, I'm too lazy to post them in my blog...
So now I'll try to improve myself!

I made this card for the April Challenge at Altenew.
Altenew has become one of my favourite brands lately. Here I used their stamps and coordinating dies (Trigonometry and Happy).
I also used their ink when stamping the word 'happy'. The smaller sentiments are embossed in white.
Some of the triangles and the text are attached with 3d-dots.
I was planning on using some dots or sequins as well, but I kind of liked the clean and graphic look.

This is the inspiration picture from Altenew:

torsdag 22. februar 2018

Challenge - More Than Words - February

This is my take on the February Challenge at More Than Words. The assignment was word inspiration: Forever and creative inspiration: Hearts.
I decided to take a slightly different approach than my original plan (using wedding pictures...), and make a page about my favourite band. Something I've been planning to do for a long time.
The photo was taken by me at a Metallica-concert in 2015.
The papers are mainly from 7 Dots Studio. I first sketched a big heart, then glued strips of old bookpages, and finally used my sewing machine.
I added some clear gesso to the page, before using a pencil + water to create som shade around the heart. 
Distress Oxide + water to add some blue color, and then lots of stamping, using stamps from Carabelle and Prima.
The stars are made with metallic tape and embossing folders.
Layers of paper behind the photo, combined with chipboard from SnipArt, punchinella, and die cuts from Sizzix.
The word 'forever' is a Dymo strip, and 'Rock!' is created the same way as the stars, using a die from Spellbinders.
The last embellishments are actual picks and buttons from Metallica, and the bracelet from the concert.

I had so much fun making this page. And since I'm also going to their show in Krakow in April, there might be new photos to use...

This is the image board from More Than Words:

søndag 28. januar 2018

Challenge - Mixed Media Place - January

My first page this year, and the current challenge at Mixed Media Place really got me inspired.
I decided to go with the winter images, and use a photo of my girls playing in the snow. They were so happy when we finally got some snow this winter.
Originally, I wanted to use blue/green colors, but somehow I ended up with pink. That just went better with the photo.
Papers are from 7 Dots Studio, Northern Lights collection.
I first used mesh and tissue tape, then covered the bakground with a thin layer of gesso.
When it was dry, I added Distress Oxide mixed with water. And then lots of random stamping, using stamps from Prima and Stampendeous.
 Lots of layers behind the photo, including some glitter thread.
The title is a die from Altenew, and I cut it in black foam.
 The gorgeous border of snowflakes is a chipboard from Snip Art.
Finally I added splatters and some sequins. The page is really sparkling, but that is difficult to show in the photos :-)

This is the the moodboard at Mixed Media Place:

søndag 19. november 2017

Challenge - More Than Words - Nov 2017

The current challenge at More Than Words could not have been more perfect for me. Outdoor and Woodgrain? I couldn't wait to start making this page.
After some rainy weeks, we finally had some nice weather. And we used the opportunity to spend some time outdoors. And also taking some photos of our girls. After taking lots of photos in a park, I ended up using photos taken in our own backyard.The colors were just so beautiful. 
The papers are from 7 Dots Studio and Simple Stories. I firts put down some old book pages, and then a thin layer of gesso to blend them together. And then added more color with Distress Oxide and water.
Lots of random stamping with stamps from Leane Creatif and Dina Wakley.
I used a die set from Prima to make all the leaves, and also got rid off lots of leftover papers....
I just tucked all the leaves behind the photos, tried not to overthink it. 
 The gorgeous chipboard is from SnipArt. And finally som splatters, dots, sequins etc....

This is the inspirational board image from More Than Words:

søndag 12. november 2017

Skumring - 7 Dots Studio Challenge

The latest challenge at 7 Dots Studio really got my attention. I instantly knew what photo to use.
This is my daughter at the beach in Mallorca. Admiring the sunset, and is completely lost in her own thoughts.
I used mainly the collection Dreamscape, there might be some smaller pieces from other 7 Dots Studio collections in there...
I chose to put to 6x12 pieces together, and then add some washitape to join them together.
The chipboard is from SnipArt, my new favourite when it comes to chipboard. I used a stencil and grey ink to create a pattern. And then some random stamping.
The title 'skumring' means dusk, and the letters are a sticker alfabet from Authentique.
I used dies from Spellbinders and the Sizzix-dies wildflowers, and put the diecuts behind the photo.
As always, I found wod stickers that match perfectly. 
Some splatters with white gesso to finish it all.

And this is the inspirational circle from 7 Dots Studio:

mandag 29. mai 2017

It girls - Stuck?! Sketches

I really liked the Sketch Challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, so this is my take on it.
I tried to take some photos of my daughters, wearing their new jackets. But they had more fun goofing around, than posing the way I wanted them to. So my revenge is to scrap the photos anyway.... *muahaha*
The papers are mainly from Bo Bunny. I put som gesso over the background. Then added colors again by using Distress Ink and stencils. And also some random stamping.
Then I created some layers behind the photos, with papers, tags, punchinella and washi tape. Finally some buttons, hearts, stars and splatters to finish it.

And this is the sketch I tried to follow.


lørdag 20. mai 2017

Another masculine Birthdaycard

This is the card I made for my fathers birthday in April.
Just love the new stamps from Stempelglede (Steampunk Journey). So I stamped the balloon on watercolor paper, and colored it with watercolor pencils.
Mainly patterned paper from Authentique, but also some leftovers from 7 Dots Studio and Tim Holtz. The sentiment is a die from Kaboks. I made the tags using dies from Kort & Godt.
Also added a heart from Finnabair, and of course som splatters.

mandag 1. mai 2017

Masculine birthdaycard

Another birthdaycard with many layers, this time more masculine.....
I made this for a former colleague of mine, who recently turned 60.
The papers are mainly from Authentique, combined with some tissue tape and punchinella.
I used lots of metal ornaments, from both Tim Holtz and Finnabair. And then I thought the card was a bit too dark, so I went overboard with splatters of white gesso. (Next time I'll stop a bit sooner...)
I always have so much fun making masculine cards :-)

torsdag 13. april 2017

Card with many layers

I recently took a class with Linda Brun, where she showed us how to build a card with lots of layers. And also use leftovers and different recycled items.
I got really inspired, so I created this card using the same techniques.
I stamped one of Dina Wakley's scribbly birds, and embossed it with black powder. Then I colored it with watercolors.
I used lots of different papers and tags to build the layers. And also some cheesecloth that I had dyed black for another project, but then ended up not using it.
Some feather-diecuts (also leftovers from another project), and the small birds are a die from Joy Crafts.
I found some corrugated cardboard, and some pieces of punchinella on my desk. Finally I used some gesso, and stamping to make it all come together.
And of course, some splatters with white gesso mixed with water, and gold ink.

Just love those scribbly birds! :-)