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.