Monday, September 17, 2012

1st stamp from Skipping Stones used

Me and Åsa ordered stamps from Skipping Stones Design a couple of weeks ago, so now that they arrived I wanted to use at least one in their challenge. Since the design had three items in the middle, I choose to use the negative frames from the Grunge 2 set.

In the middle frame I wanted to use the cute squirrels from The Greeting Farm's Forrest Friends, and since they're having a challenge with leaves, I used that in the other frames. The sentence is also from that set.

Around the edges of the card I wanted to use one of my new bg-stamps from Hero Arts, Tiny Flakes. Painted it with Distress markers in autumn colors for their contest.

So here is the finished card. TFL! :-)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

CAS with own embellishments

Wanted to make a last couple of cards for the Hero Arts contest, and make one of them feminine and the other masculine. Also wanted to make my own embellishments.

Started off with masking the white cards like my inspiration from the Craft Stamper article. Then I took pink VersaColor on one and lime on the other. Then the lime one got black HA Modern lines, and the pink white with clear emboss.

Then I made the buttons out of shrink plastic cut into circles and hearts. The blacks are stamped with different HA stamps in brilliance moonlight, and the whites just embossed with the HA Magical bg. 1st picture is before the shrink, the 2nd after.

Added some texts, and some lines with black copics for the male one. So here are the finished cards. TFL! :-)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

CAS cards a la Craft Stamper

Was inspired by an article in my favourite magazine Craft Stamper about CAS cards with distress inks and bleach. I thought I'd give it a try for this months contest at Hero Arts.

I made three of them by just pressing directly on the cards, and the fourth by swiping the pad on a masked area (not finished with that one though, so I wont write anymore about it).

After that I stamped with black StazOn (cause that wont bleach). A fish for Tumbled glass, Hero Arts flower from Bee Happy on Dried marigold and HA ice cream from Life of the Party Birthday on Spun sugar.

After it had dried I took bleach (Klorin) on a brush, and applied it where I wanted the white to re-appear. On the image below I've added it on the ice cream.

I then added HA Happy Birthday from Frame a Message on the ones with HA stamps. Leaved the fish for now, don't know what message to use for that.

Finally did some dry embossing on the bottom of the cards, trying to make them match the motif (like waves for the fish).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Cupcake card

Just made a quick card for the Skipping Stones and Hero Arts contests. I already had the cupcake, so I just choose some papers for the circle and card, and added the greeting. Will add some more info tomorrow since it's late now.

Ok, now it's a new day and I have more time to describe the card. The cupcake is from Hero Arts Happy Birhtday Cupcakes, and I had painted it and added stickles previously. The card was cut from a cardstock from the Green set (or something similar). The circle was vellum with metallic dots on (greenish, hard to see on the photo). The scalloped ring were cut previously with Åsas Big Shot, and the greeting is from HA Frame a Message.

I also did a last minute alteration: I took some Tumbled glass distress ink on the greeting to match the light blue in the bg. So here is the final result. TFL! :-)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Birthday bike card

Yey, I won last weeks contest at the Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday! So nice, I almost never win anything.

Well, on to the card: we've bought the prettiest bike to our daughter for her 4th birthday. So I wanted to make a card with a bike on it... :-)

The bike stamp I'm using is from Hot of the Press, and for once I'm making a round card. I've previously borrowed the Big Shot from my friend Åsa, and made some scalloped circles that suited well. Since I wanted the bike to look like the real one, I'll use pink Distress markers. Did a test stamping first to see if the colors where right, painted directly on the stamp.

Since I'll enter the card at Skipping Stones color challenge I'll also add a bit of yellow.

I cut the slate colored circle to make the ground for the bike, and then stamped the bike on the right place on the bg. But the print was to pale, so I went over it with the markers once more.

Stamped Grattis with pink and pink embossing, and the sun from Hero Arts Bee Happy with yellow and embossed it with hologram. Filling it with another marker.

Finally added some butterflies from HA Good Fortune in two different pink shades.

And here is the finished card. Pretty close to the real thing, right?! ;-)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Birthday party invitations

Me and my soon to be 4-year old girl are making cards for her party next week. Wanted to use my new stamps from Hero Arts, so first I stamped the cotton candy and the party hat (masked it first) from the Life of the Party Birthday with Tuxedo black.

Then Nellie got to color the cotton candy with my new Distress markers (for once she got to use my pens ;-)).

Meanwhile I painted the Tiny flakes bg with red/pink markers and stamped it on a white card. Stamped twice on one inking to see the difference. After that I stamped the text with Tuxedo black.

I put the cotton candy on 3D foam, cropped it some, and glued the card on a pink base.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

6th anniversary card

Ordered some new stuff, and wanted a card with a summer night feeling, so I used the Big & Juice sunset ink pad as a bg. Havn't quite gotten used to it yet, I felt it was hard to get a good coverage of the ink (tried with both brayer and bg stamp, but had to use it directly on the paper and press hard to make it work). But I tried to cover up the white spots by hand afterwards.

As a sentence I used the Live Laugh Love from Hero Arts L-set (CL012) with black ink. After that I sprayed the bg with water which made it blend together a bit more.

The girl and bench are The Greeting Farm's Sittin' Pretty. And the grass is from HA Be Happy (CL377). All inked with Memento Tuxedo black, colored with ProMarkers.

Finally mounted on a black card, and added some stickles on the earrings, hair pins and boot buckles (and eyes, but I removed most of that after it dried).

First shrink plastic session

A while ago I bought a shrink plastic set with black, white, clear and translucent papers. And more recently I bought a dvd with instructions, so I thought I'll give it a try.

The small firefly is already shrunken, and was stamped with black StazOn on the white plastic. Painted it with ProMarkers on the stamped side.

The ruler and the other firefly is made on translucent plastic, the ruler is hand-written with a permanent pen and already shrunken here. This firefly is stamped like the other, but painted on the back.

Since the translucent one lost its transparency after shrinking, I added some stickles on the wings.

I also made a heart on the black plastic by stamping with platinum StazOn, but didn't take a picture of it since it was a present for my husband.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Beaver amigurimi

I wanted to make a small present to our friends new baby, so I choose a sibling (pattern wise) to the pig I crocheted before.

Side view, shows the beaver tail.

Two new baby cards

A couple of friends got their second child, both boys. So I wanted to make a couple of cards with my Tilda baby set. Also wanted to use the embossed cardstock I made when Åsa was here. And I also found use for the Hero Arts Magical bg, this time watermark ink with hologram embossing.

The card to little Alfred, next to his beaver. Magical bg as table cloth, the congrats is a foam stamp (ink Memento Gray Flannel). Added a dashed line in white around the dark bluegray bg. Had an accident with the white pen, so I used my new Distress marker Stormy Sky to cover it up. Almost worked. ;-)

And this one hasn't been delivered yet, so I will not reveal who it's for. Magical bg as banner, and embossed green bg is made by me. The rest is Tilda cutouts, with some stickles on.

Nya utemöbler (Grythyttan)

När vi till slut bestämt oss för vilken typ av utemöbler vi ville ha (Grythyttan vs positionsstolar), så hittade jag en annons på blocket om begagnade Grythyttan. Så vi åkte till Enköping och fyllde bakluckan med olikfärgad stommar och trärena ribbor.

Ribborna efter några lager vit färg. Stommarna slipade mim man ner, och målade med ljusturkos metallfärg.

Och slutligen klippte jag till en matchande vaxduk. Så här blev resultatet:

Och på kvällen med lampor och ljus:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Mothers day 2012

Borrowed the Hero Arts Flower Lady stamp from Åsa, and stamped it on the inside. On the outside I made a resist with the Fastik rubber glue, and then stamped with distress ink. Then I used my circle cutter to make a hole to display her. Also made a slightly bigger circle to frame her. And a heart in the same color with some extra velvet glitter (green so that I could enter this months color challenge at Hero Arts ;-).

Here I've assembled the parts...

I thought it was missing something, so I added some silver Pearl Maker around the frame and a stone on her flower.

Birthday card for Åsa

Wanted to try out the stair step technique with the nice cardstock I bought for Åsa (she loves turqouise). It has branches that are metallic, and it would look great with the lanterns from Hero Arts Good Fortune. With that I wanted to use my picked fence punch at the closest level, and the asian girl on the one behind.

Here is another image with the cardstock folded.

Then I realized that I wanted some grass behind the girl, so I used the stamp from HA Be Happy (watermark with hologram embossing on green paper), and placed it on the second layer.

And here is the finished card, with text and a bit of yarn that matches the lanterns. Also added some stickles to the girl and lanterns.

And here is a side view where you can see each step. Also glued on a green back to the card to have somewhere to write the greeting on.

Crochet bowl for Åsa

Bought this cool yarn to make another mobile phone sleeve for my friend Åsas birthday, but realized that she already has one. So I found an image of a bowl and the description of the heart here. Couldn't find the instruction of the bowl though, so I had to find out for myself.

I made it double-sided so it is more sturdy... And the heart and top edge white to make a contrast.

Bottom of bowl

Inside of bowl

And from the front. The heart could have been a bit higher up, but it was too much work to change it. ;-)

Crochet princess cake

Made another little amigurimi, this time a Swedish Princessbakelse. Made with green, white and pink for the rose.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Star shaped card

Wanted to enter the Hero Arts contest with a shaped card, and got inspired by a real nice folded one from my friend earlier that was shaped as a star. So I choose a nice magenta cardstock that I stamped with one of the Heart Flowers on one side and Florentine Pattern on the other, both in black. I also decorated the edge with black Pearl Maker.

Then I colored Cheeky Mate from The Greeting Farm with Promarkers and cut her out.

I needed some decoration for the inside, so I printed a couple of digital Old Letter Writing, also from HA. Thought that that one suited the girl. I also stamped the same flower in white with a stem. And finally I cut a small circle of the text to cover up a mistake next to the girl. ;-)

Here are some photos of the card open (havn't decided on whom to give it to, so there are no text in it yet):

And here is the finished one when it's closed. I placed the girl so that she is sitting on the fold. Thanks for looking! :-)