Sunday, 30 September 2012

She had dreams

Another art journal! I really liked making these! This is made to enter Scrap-Perra's September challenge. The challenge was to be inspired by or use a newspaper. I tried to make the background to look like newspaper. I used my new Neocolor II to draw the girl and my new Dylusion mist for the background. Yeeey! I love my new stuff!


Hero Arts - G2679 Thanks
Neocolor II
Distress Ink pad, refill and stain in Black Soot
3D Crystal Glaze
White gel pen
Black glaze gel pen
Mist - Dylusions - Squeezed Orange
Mist - Perfect Pearls Mist - Mandarin
My own mist made of Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls
Template (TCW242s Mini Damask)

Saturday, 29 September 2012

John - one moustache

I made this card for my sister's best friend's son for his baptism which is today. Quite simple and was made in about 30 minutes (I had to sew! Not my cup of tea!). Love those little cute moustaches! I used a end clamps/start staples (not sure about the english here, not even sure what they are called in Swedish!) from the set In Vino Veritas from Reprint and turned this way it looks just like a moustache. The pretty striped paper is the inside of a paper bag from Gant! I like the simplicity of this card!

Reprint - RSET006 In Vino veritas
Kaisercraft - CS910 Little Man
Blue striped paper - the inside of a bag from Gant!
Ribbon - from flea market
Charm (a pacifier) - PYhobby
White embossing powder - Panduro

Friday, 28 September 2012

Kalle 30!

This simple card was made for Kalle's 30th birthday (my best friend's nephew). He likes motors and cars (and beer! But I had no such stamps!) so I wanted to try this set from Tim Holtz out. Yet another simple card. I masked a little and wanted to keep a quite plain background since I also wanted to use the little colorful embellishment in fabric. It was so simple I made three at once! Good to have when other men have their birthdays! ; )

The Journey - Stampers Anonymous
Distress Ink pad - Black Soot
Distress Ink refill - Black Soot
Fabric embellishment, probably ment to sew on clothes

Monday, 24 September 2012

I always feel like sombody's watching me

It's been another creative day today. A fellow crafter came over and we did some art journaling. This piece I made was inspired by an art journal by Papillon sur la branche who has such an inspiring blog and makes totally awesome stuff. I didn't want to copy her cute art journal entirely so I tried to make mine with a Halloween twist. The gates are stamps, the rest is drawn or painted.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

More art journaling!

Yeah, this was fun! I made another background yesterday and I continued on it today. I wanted to draw a girl in autumn clothes, falling leaves and a scarf and her hair blowing in the wind. The title 'the heat is on' refers to that I turned the heat on today. Usually I do it much later than this but it is so darn cold inside now, 15°C! This summer has been so cold and rainy and both my husband and I have had the flu recently. The heat is on!

I've used acrylics, oil pastels, metallic acrylic (the scarf), black and green ink, a pencil and a black pen.

Friday, 21 September 2012

My first art journal

Inspired by my talented friend and all talented people on the Internet I decided to have a go at art journaling. It just looks like so much fun! It sure was fun, too, but it was a bit difficult to let go and try not to be a perfectionist. I read somewhere yesterday on the net that art journaling isn't about getting a perfect result but to develop as an artist. Well, let's try that!

My first page is inspired by the fact that the autumn is here and yesterday I surrendered (the title!) and started making room for the plants I need to winter indoors. As we are having a very green autumn (so far) it felt natural to use only green colors. I've used distress ink refills, acrylics, bleech, a mist and a regular black pen.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Niklas & Elias - two moustaches

This wedding card was so much fun to make! I'm so very proud that my friend E wanted me to make it. Niklas and Elias actually got married some time ago but the party is today. May you live happily ever after! I'm so happy for your sake! Weddings are special, a gay wedding is even more special!

I knew that I wanted to have two moustaches and then I wanted the card to be super romantic. The moustaches are made by stamping with glue and then adding foil. I have been experimenting with foil and glue and haven't exactly gotten a pleasing result but with this solid stamp it worked quite well. I love the gold shimmer on the moustaches! Then I wanted a sentiment and actually found a stamp with 'mon homme' (my man). Could it have been more perfekt for a gay wedding?! Niklas also happens to have studied french! The card is quite simple, still I like it very much.


Reprint - RSET006 In vino veritas
Les Editions Infocrea - LTM-0060
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Two - Blush "Sweet" Bouquet Paper
Lace from flea market
Rings from Panduro
Foil and glue