Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Virginia's View Challenge # 22 (Summer Challenge)


What's up?

I have made a card for the Summer Challenge over at Virginia's View. The theme is: All About Color.
I wanted to make a really colorful card. I stamped and masked some flower stamps to fill a whole background and them I added a little cat peeking up from the flowers. All colored with Copics. I love all the cards with the cute cats and dogs that I see nowadays and I wanted to create something similar.



Thursday, 7 July 2016

Swe scrapbook - vecka 27 - teknik/mixed media - embossing

Här har jag gjort ett litet snabbt och enkelt CAS-kort som inspiration hos Swe Scrapbook.  Embossing, både torrembossing och embossing med pulver, är ju väldigt läckert och gör väldigt mycket för ett alster. Det ser väldigt avancerat ut för dem som inte är inne i scrapbooking-världen.
Jag har helt enkelt embossat med vitt embossingpulver på ett vitt kort och över det så har jag limmat fast en hälsing som jag har stansat ut i vitt pärlemorskimrande papper. Krångligare än så behöver man egentligen inte vara!

Wonderful

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Even more 'With love'...

With love

So, here is my final 'with love' card for a while! I'm entering the following challenges with it:

In the June challenge of En Liten Butik you are supposed to be inspired by a quote by H C Andersen. I couldn't agree more with the quote. ("Att bara leva är inte tillräckligt, sade fjärilen, man måste ha solsken, frihet och lite blommor.")

"Just living is not enough, said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”  
Hans Christian Andersen

Allsorts challenge Blog is having a gorgeous photo to be inspired from. I love those summer colors!



The theme of Hobbygarasjen in June/July is: Alt er lov.

The theme of Hjerteboden är: Sommer.

The theme of Deep Ocean Challenge Blog is: Color of Summer.

My card is very simple. I have had these really pretty wood buttons shaped as butterflies for a while, just waiting for a project like this. When I tried the inlaid cutting technique a few weeks ago I ended up with this panel that I liked and didn't want to throw away. The ribbon is also from another project, I think it was white from the beginning. The die cut and white embossed sentiment is a left over from other projects in June. So in all, I already had all of these stuff just lying around so the card was quick to make, for a change! And that was really nice!

MATERIAL:
DIES:
Sizzix - Floral panel 661085
Waffle Flower - With love
INK:
Tsukineko - EMBOSS
REPRINT - White embossingpowder

OTHER:
Ribbon
Butterflies buttons

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Paper Smooches June Challenge

What a wonderful world

Paper Smooches is having a challenge now in June and the theme is: Layers. That sounded like a lot of fun so I decided to play along.

When I was coloring the flowers for my previous projects in June I ended up with a lot of colored images that I wasn't pleased with. I really hate to throw stuff away so I sat looking at the pieces and turning them round wondering if I could use them in my art journal. All of a sudden I saw that the back of a image was really pretty. I started playing a bit with it and added a few layers and ended up with a really nice card after all!
The layers of the card are the actual card with some adhesive paper lace on the edges, two die cut panels, one chipboard frame painted with crackle accents and then filled with glossy accents and some micro beads, a chipboard butterfly painted with crackle accents and some Diamond Dust, adhesive letters and a die cut sentiment.


The front, which isn't very nice


The back, which is a lot nicer!




MATERIAL:
STAMP:
Unknown
DIES:
Crea-Nest-Lies - CLNestXXL 36
Paper Smooches - Kudos words J3D149
OTHER:
3D Crystal Glaze - YouDo
Crackle Accents - Ranger
Diamond Dust - Floracraft
Chipboard (unknown)
Adhesive paper lace (unknown)
Letters - Panduro

Saturday, 25 June 2016

More 'With love'...

More 'With love'!

When I was making cards yesterday I did a whole lot of painting before achieved the result that I wanted. Not all of them were bad, but they didn't have that soft look that I wanted. One of them was painted with Copics and the colors were a little stronger. When I tried that one on a bright green panel I got a whole different look that I also was happy with. I added some distress color around the flower to make it pop and then I added some Wink of Stella on the flower.
I'm entering this card to the June challenge of Scrap Africa (mood board). I just can't get enough of those pretty colors! I love those shades of green, turqoise and pink.
I'm also entering the June challenge of Seven Hills Crafts (sketch). I'm really not good with sketches, I have to follow them almost completely. I have just made the panel bigger on my card.

The mood board of Scrap Africa

The sketch of Seven Hills Crafts

I did a WHOLE LOT of painting yesterday!

I am in LOVE with these colors!

MATERIAL:
STAMP:
Unknown
DIE:
Waffle Flower - 310021 With Love
Crea-Nest-Lies - CLNestXXL 36
COLOR:
Tsukineko - Emboss
Embossing powder - Reprint - White
Copic - E40, BG000, BG72, R21, R30, G82, G40, G24, YG03
Distress Pad: Broken China
Wink of Stella - Gl. Clear 999
OTHER:
Sequins

Friday, 24 June 2016

With love

With love

When I saw the photo inspiration in the June challenge at Waffle flower I just knew that I had to play along. I love that summery palette of colors. I even found Copics in the exactly right colors (later I changed to distress colors because I didn't get the look that I wanted).

Berry71bleu also have a mood board in their June challenge with lovely soft, summery colors. The photos in both challenges are exactly the style that I want in my home. The photos makes me happy and full of life, and sooo creative!

I'm also very much into flowers at the moment. It might be the season! We are having a lovely weather here in Sweden and everything is so beautiful right now. Sometimes I just go outside, sit down on the porch and just look at the garden and the greenery and just sigh with happiness! I love this season!
I have a stamp set with flowers which I just got and like very much, but I don't know the brand of it. I think it's of a cheaper brand, but it's very pretty anyway. I decided to use that one and I went for a soft look and a quite CAS card. As I mentioned, I started out with my Copics but I didn't get the look that I wanted, so after a lot of trial and error I moved on to my distress colors. I white embossed the image on watercolor paper and then I painted the flower with Distress Markers. I also gave the background a wash to make the flower pop out a bit. I painted with Wink of Stella around the flower and added some sequins. Finally I die cut the sentiment and white embossed that as well.

Photo inspiration of Waffle Flower

Mood board of Berry71bleu

Close-up

MATERIAL:
STAMP:
Unknown
DIE:
Waffle Flower - 310021 With Love
Crea-Nest-Lies - CLNestXXL 36
COLOR:
Tsukineko - Emboss
Embossing powder - Reprint - White
Distress Markers - Evergreen bough, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters
Distress Pad: Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters
Wink of Stella - Gl. Clear 999
OTHER:
Sequins

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Swe scrapbook - teknik/mixed media v. 25

Jag lånade min kompis A:s helt underbara die i helgen och den passade ypperligt att testa till Swe scrapbooks utmaning om att använda blommor. Det fick bli ett CAS-kort eftersom dajsen nästan kräver det.
Eftersom dajsen var för stor för mina vanliga älskade kortbaser så fick jag skära till en egen kortbas av cardstock. Jag hittade på två lila nyanser som jag ville använda, den ena till kortbasen och den andra att stansa ut från. Jag har ett gäng vellumkuvert som är lite för stora för A6-kort men som blev perfekta till det här kortet. Och eftersom jag använde ett vellumkuvert så var det givet att använda en remsa vellum att stämpla en text på. Texten jag hittade på kommer från ett stämpelset av okänt märke (tipsa gärna om du vet vilket!) och som jag tycker passade stilen.
Jag ville ha någon mer detalj och provade med lite utstansade fjärilar bredvid texten men det blev för mycket. Kom på att jag hade en färdigdekorerad charm (3D Crystal Glaze + Glitter Flakes) från ett tidigare projekt och vips så blev det ett bröllopskort! När allt var monterat så såg kortet lite för tamt ut så jag distressade kanterna på kortbasen.


Remember Always

Närbild

MATERIAL:
STÄMPEL:
Okänd (tipsa gärna om du känner igen den!)
DIE:
Sizzix: Floral Panel 661085B
FÄRG:
Tsukineko: EMBOSS
Embossingpulver - Reprint: White
PAPPER:
Cardstock i två lila nyanser
Vellum, samt vellumkuvert
ANNAT:
YouDo: 3D Crystal Glaze
Glitter flakes - Panduro
Charm