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! :-)

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: