måndag 28 juli 2014

:: My Creative Blog Tour ::

For a couple of weeks ago I was asked by my sweet friend Jelissa Mei if I wanted to join this fun Blog Hop. Scrapbookers/artists all around the world answering four questions and letting other know a little about their creative process. Then they pass this challenge on to some other artists that they admire. Every monday the Tour Hop On to the next artist! 
I followed the chain backwards a bit and it seems that most of us have no idea who started this? But it´s a very fun initiatives! Hope you will join in! After that you heve red my post you just hop on over to the two girls I would love for you to meet!

1) What am I working on?
I have a million ideas processing in my brain all the time. Because my assignments are so different from one another I can one day create a card, the next day a layout and the third day some altered project. The last weeks have I worked on my kit from C´est Magnifique, projects for the Inzpira Magazine and some cards for Papirdesign and SWE. The last project I worked on is a layout for Once Uopn A Sketch.

Picking out supplies for a fun project!

2) How does my work differ from others of it´s genre?
I think my work differ from some scrapbookers and are very similar to others. Because I create in so many genres I have many different styles. I get my inspiration from many sources like other blogs, magazines, nature, colors and Pinterest. For me it´s not so important to do "my own thing" I just love this hobby and everything that comes along with it.
Maybe the case that I create in so many different genres differs me a bit from other?

A close-up on one of my resent canvases. Messy and fun!

One of my altered projects! Far from a regular layout!

3) Why do I write/create what I do?
I have always had a need of being creative and express myself throw my hands. When I was a young girl I arranged my hand picked flowers in a very specific color order and always arranged my girl room in different color schemes. My brain is working so much better if I can be creative! I love taking photos and then save them in a beautiful way together with scrapbook supplies. I mostly do my scrapbooking and art just for myself! If it sometimes turnes out to be a treasure for somebody else it´s just a nice bonus.

A typical layout from me with layers and lots of flowers.

This is also a layout created by me. Very different from the other but still very ME!

4) How does your writing/creating process work?
I´m either start with a photo, a challenge or supplies and go from there. If I start with a photo I pick out papers and embillishments to fit the photo and theme. If I have a kit I found a photo that fit the kit. Then I start with the background and last I add my flower clusters. That process can take hours. I move around flowers until I feel it´s perfect.

Here I started with a sketch and then played a bit with my background. I often love to add contrasts in some way in my work. Black is perfect for that!

Now I want to introduce you to two amazing and talented scrap friends of mine! First Anna! Anna makes the most gorgeous projects! Always so well performed and all unique! I have never met Anna in person but I hope we will some day! She´s very dear to my heart!

Anna Zaprzelska: Hi, my name is Anna and I live in Poland with my family (my husband and one wonderful son). I discovered scrapbooking in 2009, but did not scrap as consistently as now and never imagined that scrapbooking would become a passion, or that I would have a craft-corner in my home dedicated to the hobby... Now, I’m addicted to scrapping and enjoy creating everyday. Every little thing in my life is just an other reason to create more pages. And, of course, my family has always been a great source of inspiration for me. I love photography and believe that a good photograph can tell a great story and is the beginning of a great page. My style? Layers, layers, layers and a lot of hand-cut elements.

You find Annas blog here: http://ana-brises.blogspot.se/


My next girl is Christin! Christin is a Norwegian girl who lived in Sweden for some years and we have met several times in person. Now she have moved back to Norway. Buhu! She is so sweet and talented! Her style is not at all the same as mine but I often find inspiration from the opposite from me. She makes fun and bright backgrounds and always put her photos in center of attention.

Christin Grönslett: My name is Christin, a 40 year old Norwegian living with husband and two kids, 6 and 4 in a small town south of Oslo. I first came into contact with scrapbooking 11 years ago after a brief stay in the US when I wanted to document our travels when I got home. I never finished the travel albums and I mostly shopped scrapstuff for years. After my daughter was born in 2009 I started scrapbooking a little every day and haven’t looked back since. Now I can’t image hanging out in the couch when the kids are asleep anymore. I want to scrap instead. So after 20 I sneak down to my room in the basement and start playing with paper.
I am a clean an simple scrapper, who just happened who dared to incorporate a few new techniques, but you will never ever see me fill a whole page with patterned paper. I need my white space… Like I need white walls in my house. I don’t scrapbook to document, I am more in it for the fun and to just capture feelings, emotions and the many cute faces my kids make as they grow up. That is also why you don’t see me making a lot of layouts with lots of pictures and why I haven’t jumped on the PL train.
A few strange things about me: I have written a history thesis about American Military Strategy and Norway while maintaining a website about Childrens show from the 1960-90s.. I hate Sitcoms, I have to leave the room if shows like Raymond, King of Queens or other shows in the genre is on. I never do the dishes or take out the trash, my husband is kind enough to do it.
You find Christins blog here: http://umenorskan.blogspot.se/

torsdag 24 juli 2014

:: Family Selfie Layout for Pyssloteket ::

For a couple of weeks ago I was at a crop with my scrap club. We are eight girls that get together about four to five times a year for a whole day. When we meet we eat like kings and scrap like queens! I´m such a lucky girl who have all this beautiful girls in my life!
This time I created three different projects for Pyssloteket and this is the first one of them. I used the gorgeous Nirvana line from Marion Smith.

I cut out this little birdie and then it landed on top of all the flowers.

Time Traveller flowers from Prima!

I made a mix of flowers from Prima and Petaloo and they fit so nice to this paper line! 
I used Tell Time, Make Time, Seewead, Seagull and Shellfish from Prima. I also used the Botanica Blooms in Teal from Petaloo. You ca find it all at Pyssloteket!

lördag 19 juli 2014

:: Heart Shaped Wedding Box published in Inzpira ::

This cute heart box was published in the June issue of Inzpira Magazine. If you want the step by step on how I made the box just buy the app :)

I used papers from Prima.

The heart on the lid and the heart shape are a Marianne Design die.

Flowers and pearls from Papirdesign.

To get this nice rounded shapes you need to emboss the die with rubber plates.

The ivory ribbon is from Green Tara and the othet one from a local fabric store.

torsdag 17 juli 2014

:: Wedding card published in Inzpira June issue ::

I created three different projects for the June issue, all in a wedding theme.

I´ve used mostly supplies from Papirdesign. All papers, Roses and Rhinestones are from Papirdesign.

The stamp is from Lili of the valley. I colored it with my Copics.

I also used flat lilac flowers fron Magnolia and the large pearl with a bling frame is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

onsdag 16 juli 2014

:: C´est Magnifique August kit and add-ons ::

Paper kit:
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Feature
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Myth
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Reminisce
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Anecdote
Manor House: Beautiful You: So You
Manor House: Beautiful You: Fresh and New
Manor House: Beautiful You: In My Thoughts
Manor House: Beautiful You: Journal Sheet

Flower add-on:
Manor House Creations: Wedding Belles Value Pack
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Serenity
Prima: Tiara: Sugarplum
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Solid Flower Vine: Light Pink
Prima: La Belle: Island Mix
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: White

Embellishments add-on kit:
Heidi Swapp: Color Magic: Notes
Kaisercraft: Storyteller: 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Blue Fern Studios: Corner Flourishes
Prima: Caliope Collection: Chipboard Alphas
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Tassels
Burlap Bird's Nest Embellishments
Paper Doilies

Mixed-media kit:
Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine 
American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
Studio Calico: Huey's Masks: Bubbes Mask
Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables 
(some items may be partial packages) 

tisdag 15 juli 2014

:: Once Upon A Sketch July ::

Journalling Theme: "Numbers.." 

 Pick a number and center your journalling around it. (i.e. FIVE men in my life, TEN quirky traits, THREE long term goals, or 2014--the date I will do )

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Here is my take on the sketch and I hate my layout! I regret putting my journaling on the strips!

But the big green flower and laces from Tresor de Luxe are so pretty!

I used green spray on the applique lace and added some rhinestones. I used Gesso and paint from Martha Stewart. I also added some sprinkles of Prima Color Bloom.

söndag 13 juli 2014

:: My third July project for Tresors de Luxe ::

I love mini albums! It´s so nice to put them in a basket or on a large plate and then on a table. In that way you don´t forget to look in them. It´s also easier for your family and friends to look in them that way.
For this album I used the technique I learned from Frank Garcia when he held classes here in Stockholm. I used chipboard for all my pages and painted them with Martha Stewart Gesso and Martha Stewart Satin Sea Lavender. I dressed up the whole album in the same color scheme and then I used my sewing machine and stiched all edges. Then I used a beautiful frame and dress in Chipboard from Blue Fern Studios. I used Martha Stewart Gesso and then I painted some pieces white and the top part of the fdrame in MS Satin Sea Lavender. Totally in love in that color! 

All the spreads are about ME! For example I have one spread with inspiration for my nail designs and this with what I would love for Christmas. I decorated the pocket with beautiful lace from the shop!

Here you can see how I used two different laces from Treso de Luxe to make my dress. At the bottom of the dress I used two layers of a broad lace but I onlu used the pointy ends. Then I cut apart a lace to get the bows. Visit the Tresor de Luxe Etsy shop to find all of the laces!

fredag 11 juli 2014

:: One tag and one card for Pyssloteket ::

I made this Tag as DT work for Pyssloteket. Just love making Tags!

Pyssloteket has a lot of nice embellishments from Prima!

I used Prima Color Blooms spray on this flower from Petaloo. 

The resin clock from Prima got a coat of Crackle Accent and then I added some brown Ink. Now it looks a bit more old and shabby.

Instaed of doing clusters of flowers I filled a whole heart with mini Roses.

The paper is from Echo Park Head over Heals collection.

Lots of 3d pads to get a cool effect!

onsdag 9 juli 2014

:: A Blue Layout created for Tresors de Luxe ::

This is my second layout created with Tresors de Luxe laces and flowers. This photos was taken on Öland in the summer 2009. 

Gorgeous blue and white flowers from Tresors de Luxe!

I used one resin ornament from Prima. First I painted it in white and then I used two different rub-ons from Melissa Frances.

On some of the laces you can find patterns to cut out like I did here. I just added some pearls.

Just look at this amazing flower! In the middel it´s real pearls and rhinestone in metal. Pure luxury!