søndag 12. januar 2020

Challenge - Create a Smile - Sketch

This is my first challenge of 2020....

The Challenges at Create A Smile are always fun, eventhough I don't always find the time to participate.
This time I immediate had an idea.... which included lots of penguins....
 The background is made with gelliplate. I just decided I didn't want to go all white.
 The penguins and the owl are colored with Copics.
 The text I had to print myself. I'm sure I've seen stamps with this text, but I could not find it among my (many.....) stampsets.
It was a fun card to make.
I used the stampsets "Cool Buddies" and Friends in the Woods" from Create a Smile.

fredag 29. mars 2019

Challenge - Create a Smile - Monochromatic

This is my take on the current challenge at Create a Smile.
Haven't done any monochromatic cards for a long time, so this was fun!

The background is made with watercolor, trying to create an ombre effect. And then an embossing folder from WRMK.
I used the stamp set Stamping Friends, and also Small Sentiments.
Colored them all with my purple Copics. All the sequins are also purple, just difficult to get the correct color on camera.

lørdag 2. februar 2019

Creative Jumpstart 2019

I signed up for the Creative Jumpstart for the first time.
Thought I might need some inspiration to get started in 2019. And inspired I was.....
This card is made after watching the video from Autour de Mwa.
The background is created with Dina Wakley paint and a brayer.
The lady is a stamp from Joy Crafts. All the other stamps are from AALL & Create.
I used black and white pens to highlight some details.

And I'm really looking forward to going through all the other videos at CJS. Still lots of inspiration for February and the rest of the year...

søndag 20. januar 2019

Challenge - Create a Smile - Kraft

I just had to enter the current challenge at Create a Smile. I love using kraft, both for cards and layouts.
So then I went for the qute robots....

I used the stamp sets Same Frequency and Loops of Love from Create a Smile. And also some other stamps to create the background.
The robot is colored with Copics, and glued down with foam tape.

Since I liked this challenge so much, and just received some more cool stamps in the mail... I just had to make another one....
This time I combined Festive Foliage and Beast Feast (I'm sure monsters also wants traditional Christmas...).
I stamped directly on to the kraft, soI had to use lots of masking.
This time I colored with Lyra coloring pens.
Never made a Christmas card in January before....

lørdag 10. november 2018

Challenge - More than Words - November 2018

I just love the challenges at More than Words, but I've just been to busy to enter lately.
But the november challenge was really up my alley, so here is my take on it.

I've mainly used papers from 7 Dots Studio, Northern Lights.
The word future made me pick up the lates school photo of my daughter. It just seemed to go so well with the theme.
First some gesso, then stamping, and building layers with paper and diecuts
Finally I got to use my starry circle from Joy! Crafts, and also added more stars to the page. I chose to use black stars, to really make them pop.
Quite often I add some gold details and splatters to my pages. This time I decided to use silver instead. So there is a silver thread under the photo, and also some silver half pearls.

This is the challenge board image from More than Words:

onsdag 31. oktober 2018

Challenge at Create a Smile

The latest challenge at Create a Smile-blog was to create your own background. And this is my take on it 

I used distress oxide ink to create the background, and then some stamps from AALL & Create. The radio, stars, and most of the text, are all from the Radio Rock stamp set.
Some splatters and some halfpearls is all I added.

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: