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! :-)

mandag 10. april 2017


I made this Birthdaycard for my sister. Who loves coffee (especially latte) just as much as me......
I saw this kind of background at the SimonSaysStamps-blog, and got really inspired. The text is stamped and embossed in white. Then I used Distress Ink to make the background.
The die is from Spellbinders, and the stamp from Ett Trykk. And then some gold stars and sequins as the last finish.

I'll try to update the blog more often. Been really busy in my scraproom, but too lazy for blogging.....
Have a nice Easter!

mandag 6. mars 2017

7 Dots Studio challenge: feb/march 2017

The current challenge at 7 Dots Studio is called: 'Love is in the air', and this is my take on it.

I've had this photo of my sister and her oldest daughter for some time, planning to make a layout one day. And this just seemed to be the perfect opportunity.
I've used papers from the collection Homegrown.
Some tissue tape and mesh first, then some white gesso.
Lots of random stamping, and then layering pieces of papers and tags.
The title is cut out from one of the tags. And finally, lots of splatters combined with enamel dots and sequins.
I just love this photo, and so happy I finally made a page with it.

This is the inspirational circle from 7 Dots Studio.

fredag 17. februar 2017

Together - More than Words Challenge

This is my take on the February 2017 Main Challenge at More than Words.
The Word Inspiration is Together, and the Creative Challenge is Ampersand.

I didn't use the word 'together' on my page. But the photo shows my twin girls who are together 99% of the day.....
I covered the paper with clear gesso, and then stamped the circles. Using stamps from Stampendeous and Carabelle. Then I filled the circles with distress ink and crayons mixed with water.
 I applied gesso through a stencil, and added lots of random stamping.
I decided to go with bright pink and lots of circles because of the title: You & Me & Bubblegum...
And continued the circle-theme with punches, sequins, enamel dots and buttons.
The photo is actually a selfie, which the girls just happened to show me some time later. And I just knew I had to make a page with it.

søndag 29. januar 2017

Celebrate - More Than Words Challenge

I really like the challenges at the More Than Words-blog, and now I finally found the time to enter for the first time.
The January challenge is Celebrate and Bling, and this is my take on it.
The photo shows my daughter at Christmas Eve, having fun decorating herself with the ribbons from the gifts she was opening.
I decided to go with black and gold. A combination I've never tried before, at least not for a layout. The patterned paper from Papirdesign got some strokes with black Gesso. Then I mixed soft gel medium with gold Mica powder and applied through a stencil.
At first I thought the gold looked too reddish, and wouldn't match the other gold elements I wanted to use. But decided to go with it anyway, and actually using two different shades of gold just made it more interesting.
I combined pieces of paper, vellum, doilies and chipboard behind the photo. The gorgeous chipboard comes from SnipArt, and I almost felt bad for cutting it into pieces....
Some washitape, glitter hearts, lots of sequins and bling.
I also splattered with white gesso and gold ink.
Not easy to take good photos this time of year, but the layout is sure sparkling in real life.
And I love how sometime things turn out even better than your original plan.

This is the board image from More Than Words:

onsdag 25. januar 2017

A new card - finally.....

It's been too long since I've updated my blog. Got caught up in making Christmas cards, and totally forgetting about posting them. Too late for Christmas cards now, so here is something quite different.

I made this card for my husbands colleague, who recently retired.
The image of a tractor (found on Internet) was just perfect. I used papers from 7 Dots Studio and Joy Crafts. Mixed media die from Tim Holtz, and stamps from North Star Stamps.
Black and turquoise are one of my favourite color combinations.