June 27, 2012

Orange beauty

Here is a card I made for absolutely no other reason but to stay sane and kind of happy :) This orange color actually helps keeping me happy too, it is so bright and cheerful.




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June 26, 2012

Depths of Distress or maybe De-stress?

I do find crafting to be very de-stressing, and working with layers of distress definitly is a good way to clear my head and lower my shoulders :) Next I need the crafting to heal my back - but I guess that might be a lot to ask from some papers and some ink.... 


Supplies:
- Distress ink: Spiced marmelade, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Pine Needle, Fired Brick, Tea Dye
- Stamps: Layers of Colors butterflies,  French Script (unknown)
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- TH Tissue Tape
- TH Clock parts
- Metal, pearls, butterflypunch and fabric from my stash
- Perfect Pearl mist

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Depth of Distress
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings 
Wild Orchid Challenge - Punch It Out 

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June 24, 2012

Sweet girl

This is a last minute card I made for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - a bit of brown. Actually this card turned out a lot of brown and then a bit of turqoise but still...  :) Brown is brown.


Supplies:
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Ribbon from Laura (Layers of Color) Thank you Laura!
Lace from Wenche Thank you Wenche!
Picture from North Star Stamp
Pearls from Kort og Godt
Paper, butterfly and "Cobweb" from my stash
Dylusion spray - Crushed grape
Distress ink - Walnut stain

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a bit of brown
2 Sisters - #97 Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything goes


June 16, 2012

The Whatevers #1

Go Check out Natahalie's Studio to join The Whatevers!

I do not scrapbook a lot, so I thought this might be a fun way to maybe get in the mood for Scapbooking also - 
anyway, I think this was a fun idea.

This picture did remind me a lot about Fanny and Alexander, so that is what I called them, and it made me think about a scene in that movie when it is christmas. The kids have been waiting all day and in the evening the father opens the large door to the formal livingroom and there is this gigantic 3 meter tall christmastree. Well, at least I hope that scene was from Fanny and Alexander.... I might be wrong :)

Here is my story:

Christmas eve is the longest day in the year... We have to get up early, put on our finest clothing and wear it all day... that means we can do anything fun cause we must not get dirty before going to church. We know that the tree has been decorated and is behind the closed door to the formal livingroom, but we are not allowed to see it. We know about the presents under the tree, but we have to wait. All we do this day is wait and wait and wait and it is soooooo boring! And then all the grown ups expect us to be so darn happy all day - smiling, laughing - don't you belive it, they even wanted us to smile when they forced us to sit down for taking our picture. But we would not do that! Oh no we didn't! Give us some presents, then maybe we will smile for your photos!
Fanny and Alexander











Even though my story is about christmas, I did not want to make a christmaspage and ended up with a yellow and orange one. I tried to make it a little Finnabair-style, but faild :) I screwed it all up trying to add black to it. 
Who cares, I like it this way.



Supplies:
- Dylusions sprays: Lemon Zest and Crushed grape
- Distress ink Dried Marigold
- Lindy Stamp gang, Moon Shadow Gossamer gold spray
- Layers of Colors art stencil Belle brocade
- TH tissuetape
- TH grungeboard elements
- Stamps: Layers og colors Nature walk and french script (unknown)
- TH alphabet die Carnivale
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Kort og Godt
- Yellow, gold and orange acrylic paint
- Gesso
- Metal, pearls, ribbon, fabric and other bits and pieces from my stash

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June 15, 2012

White hat

I really enjoy making these hats :) and I have for a while now wanted to make a white one. My plan was that it was supposed to be all white, but I never follow my plans...... It did turn out to be one fit for a wedding, that was not my plan at all, I just wanted it to be soft and feminine... but ok, that is my excuse for trying again :)






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Supplies:
- White felt
- Ribbons, lace and bows from my stash
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Key charm and pearls from my stash
- Tickets downloaded from the net somewhere
- Butterfly punch
- Ranger perfect pearls mist

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - ) Anything Goes

June 12, 2012

Yellow and Purple happiness

I am feeling kind of purple and yellow happy today, so I went out and bought myself some yellow and purple Dylusions sprays... And I am IN LOVE with them!
 Happy Happy!
 So this is me when I am happy :)


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June 11, 2012

Call me!




Supplies:
- Designer paper from Bo Bunny
- Vintage photo from North Star Stamps
- Pearls from Kort og Godt
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Lace, fabric, beads, ribbon and charms from my stash
- Stamp from Tim Holtz

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes

Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything goes


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Memories

"One of the keys to happiness, is a bad memory!"

I just love the colors of this page! 
The turquoise and black looks amazing togheter. 
The photobooth pictures is downloaded from La Belle Brocade.




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June 10, 2012

Don't say it's alright!

This did not start as an angry Art Journal page, but it ended up like one. Today I feel very much like this poor girl, one-eyed, frustrated, angry and sad. The whole page is just a big mess really, but thats me today.

The girl is downloaded from La Belle Brocante.



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June 9, 2012

Anger therapy


This is an anger therapy Art Journal page. I was really angry when I started making this page, and I wanted it to be an angry page, but when I sat there glueing down fabricstrips - the anger disappeared......... 
so it became anger therapy instead, you gotta love that! 




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June 7, 2012

Will this matter





Whatever and Whatnot Apr 30th




THE PROMPT:  Nature is a wondrous thing
ie: use pics of nature
THE STUFF: Don't quote me on it
ie: use a quote or quotes
THE TECHNIQUE: Gesso & stencils ie: try something different and use Gesso on your stencils for texture!






June 5, 2012

My favorite things



THE PROMPT: These are a Few of My Favorite Things
THE STUFF: List of your favorite things. ie: fave color, book, coffee creamer, drink, season, flowers... etc.
THE TECHNIQUE: Brown paper ie: "brown paper packages tied up with string" and labels from some of your favorite things

I chose to focus on favorite scrap-things :)









June 4, 2012

Write

This is an Art Journal page I made last night for the A year in a Life of an Art Journal
This promt is from January 30th. 

THE PROMPT: Imagine
ie: what's in your imagination or where do you imagine yourself
THE STUFF: Pictures or words from magazines/newspapers etc
ie: Words, letters or images that develop your idea
THE TEChNIQUE: mask/stencils
ie: can be anything from flowers, letters, rubberbands or professional mask or stencils



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This makes me smile

I am having fun catching up on the Art Journal promts over at A year in the Life of an Art Journal
This is the prompt from April 15th and was and easy one - the "detalis" in my day that always makes me smile no matter what, is my cats. 



THE PROMPT: Details
ie: The little things take some photos of some of the little details in your day that make you smile. 
THE STUFF: Macro Photos/Inchies 
ie: Take some photos and use small prints of them on your page. (or clip some from a magazine) 
THE TEChNIQUE: Grid Scrapping 
ie: Use the images in 1in. squares and create a grid of the little things.




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I love textures!


This weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show must be a favorite of mine I think - textures! 


Supplies:
- Designer paper from Graphic 45 and Inkido
- Currogated paper, linnen, Zipper, Jute, lace and bow from my stash.
- Distress ink: Vintage Photo
- Picture from North Star Stamp
- Ticket is self made
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
- Pearls from Kort og Godt.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Textures
Come and Get It Challenges - Flowers & butterflies
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - 1E, SIO - Pearls (DT Call till 10th June)
PanPastel UK Challenge - 1E, SIO - Something Vintage
Catch The Bug - 3E, SIO -  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C139 Add some Butterflies to your creation 
Secret Crafter - #188 Anything Goes
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - 2W - Week 2, Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO - Week 2, Butterflies & Flowers


Proud to say that I made TOP3 over at Simon Says Stamp and Show with this card.


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June 3, 2012

Don't Tread on my Dreams


I am still trying this art journaling thing. A year in the Life of an Art Journal let their linkythingy stay open for a whole year so there is plenty of time to play along with previous challenges, so to try and get my head around this I am going to do that. 


THE PROMPT: Bloom Where You're Planted

ie: count your blessings
THE STUFF: Scrapbooking flower embelishments ie: prima flowers, stickers
THE TECHNIQUE: paint/stamp/stain the flowers



I found this quote by W. B. Yeats and really liked it.

One of the things that I really like about this art journaling thing is the possibility to use some of my stash that just don't work with cards or tags - like these flowers, they are way to big to be used on cards and I have loads of them!  So then I used loads on this page :) They represent my dreams... I have loads of them also! 


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June 2, 2012

12 tags of 2012 - June

Tim Holtz has come with his 6th tag of the year (actually it is only 5 cause he has still not made the january one....), but this time I decided not to make a tag. I have got a million tags lying around and I don't know what to do with them, should I start giving random gifts to people just to use them? Anyway, I made a card. I used the photo that TH gave us, and some of the elements he used on his tag, but then I made it mine. Some fabric, lots of flowers, a butterfly and a flourish.  But there is something about this card.... I don't know - I like it, but then I don't like it also, can't really put my finger to it. 



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Oh so pretty and a man card

I have had some great days in my craft room. I don't think I have been doing this much crafting for months!

Today I made this purple, superfeminine, soft and vintage card. Lots of laces and flowers, pearls and butterflies.



A couple of days ago I saw a card over at Pinterest and thought "Hey - I can make that! I have got those papers!" So I made that card - or almost, and actually I made 4 of them :) Good to have some man cards in the box. I have now covered the man sports of pool, racing cars, golf and tennis. :) 

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Steampunk tag


I had a lot of fun making this steampunk tag. I really like the kind of worn coppery colors I managed to make. And even though it might be very wrong I do like the butterflies and the gears togehter. 

 This stamp is one that I got in a RAK from Lovely Linda. It was a whole set and there was another stamp on the set that was actually the one I wanted, but this one is the one I use all the time :) Thank you so much for this Linda!



Supplies:

- Craft tag #8
- TH embossing folders: Postcard, gears
- Distress ink: Black soot, Vintage photo
- TH tissue tape: Dictionary
- TH clock things
- Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets
- TH Tattered Banners
- Lindys Stamp Gang: Magicals - Cocoa Bean Copper, Moon Shadow Mist - Sossamer Gold, Starburst sprays - Mission bells brown
- Lace, ribbon and butterflies from my stash.


Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the boys

Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Any sentiment

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