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torsdag 30 juni 2016

:: Wisdom comes with age - ATC ::

I just love to try new things when it comes to be creative! I haven´t done many ATC cards but I really love it! Today I have a very cute and very wise owl on my ATC cards. I made five of them but I, by accident, added too much Wink of Stella on one of the Owl faces! Oops!

 I made my background by using different sprays from 13arts and stamped with my Archival Inks.
Lots of layers! I also added letters in white by using a stamp from Prima and a Pigment Ink Pad from Hero Arts. It works really well on darker colors! The other stamps I used come from Prima and Ranger Dylusions. The kit from Ranger is called Background love.

 My cute Owl is from a store called TGR. I bought it a year ago. I colored the Owl with my Faber-Castell Big Brush Pit Pens. I added a lot of white dots with my white Sharpie pen.

 At the corners I added some micro beads and black Stickles.

 I did a bad choice by adding the Wink of Stella glitter on the Owl. All the black lines went blurry so I doodled them with a black pen from Faber-Castell.
My words I simply printed with my computer.


fredag 24 juni 2016

:: Trevlig Midsommar ::

Today we celebrate Midsommar in Sweden! We spend the first half of this day with a gruop of friends and the rest of the day with my family. I will bring a gift and this cute card for the host and hostess. A reallt sunny and fun card!

I used the Grass Border and Spring Showers dies from Lawn Fawn. The sun and one cloud got 3d pillows to create some depth in my card. The ant stamp is called Happy Summer and are also from Lawn Fawn. I think the ants are way too cute when they carrying the letters from Jillibeansoup!
Hope you like it :) Glad Midsommar!


tisdag 21 juni 2016

:: More cards with Lawn Fawn ::

I just love all the cute things from Lawn Fawn! I think it´s good to try new styles when it comes to Scrapbooking. After almost manic working with paper for the last ten years I hit the wall! Hard! I still love my flowers and 3d effects but for now it feels so easy to work with this style!

 Today I have a card with totally cute elephants! 
Lately I have bought some stuff from Lawn Fawn and I think it´s time to learn how I like to use them!  

 The elephant stamp and dies are called Love you tons. The grass is also a die from Lawn Fawn and is called Grassy Border. I buy my dies and stamp at Pyssloteket. They have a huge range of Lawn Fawn! Fun, but dangerous for my wallet!

 I used Faded Jeans Distress pad for my background and then I added the clouds and the sun. The dies are called Spring Showers. I stamped Hello with a stamp from the stamp kit called A birdie told me.
The kites are from a die kit called Stitched Kite. I added 3d pillows behind the kites for more dimension effect.


onsdag 15 juni 2016

:: Cards for Viggos teachers at school ::

This is how the cards for Viggos teachers turned out this year! Today is his last day as a first grader. So much happened this year and he is such a good and sweet boy! He goes to a very small school and all parents go together and buy summer gifts for all teachers. I make the cards.

Ten almost the same cards! I used stamps and dies called I´m so jelly from Lawn Fawn. Behind the OH plastic sheet I added seaquins. The wave dies is also from Lawn Fawn.

I colored the stamps with my Copics.

The scalloped stitched rectangle frame is from Die-namics. The speech bubbles both stamps and dies are called A bird told me from Lawn Fawn. 

They are really cute!

Here you can see that some of the animals are behind the plastic sheet and some in front of it. I just love making Shaker Cards!
Behind the white frame, speech bubbles and sea animals at the front I used 3d pillows.



lördag 11 juni 2016

:: Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder ::

Long time no see!!! Finally I have some new posts in my blog!
This green canavs with a very important message was created some time ago for a cyber crop.
I made it in all green with a small amount of white and black.

The "cute" bird stamps are from Tim Holtz. I stamped them directly on the canvas and then I added shadows and highlights. For the background I used tons of different green mixed-media products. 

I used a Stencil from Tim Holtz called Layering stencil-stripes. I added some green Acrylic Ink with Modeling Paste to get a thick green paint. 

I also used my Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pens to get some shadows around the birds. And I also splashed paint in different colors and stamped with a lid to get some circles. Last I added my words and some rub-ons.


måndag 30 maj 2016

:: The winner of my celebration ::



First I want to thank you girls for the beautiful work you done after my sketch! 

This is how the sketch looked.


And now for the fun part! The winning layout!
We loved this layout with the very nice colors and beautiful handmade flowers!

Congrats to Rosemarie!!!!


You will get all this fun stuff soon. I just need your address. You can send it to me at:
lillblommanskapar@gmail.com.

måndag 16 maj 2016

:: ATC cards - Love has no size ::


For a month ago I attended the best live crop in the world called Fristadsträffen. One of the challenges was to create a series of  at least five ATC cards. The theme shoud be Heart and brain. I´m not a used ATC crafter and this is my third attempt ever! 

I used two stamps from Darkroom door. The set with lots of cute birds is called Carved Birds vol 1. I put the small bird on the large birds head. Then I fussy cutted the image. I used a chipboard heart from Wycinanka. All the girls at the crop got a gift package with super cute chipboards from Wycinanka. I like the clean and simple feeling of my cards and the contrasts between my colors. I always keep one of my cards but I have some for trading ;)

torsdag 12 maj 2016

:: CAS card with Hedgehugs ::

This is not my every day style in card making ;) but I love the style when other artists make them! I made this card for a challenge at the CC. 

I used a stamp set from Lawn Fawn that I bought from Pyssloteket some time ago. They are so cute! I colored the hedgehogs with my Copics. 
I die-cutted out a oval with a Spellbinders die and I also made a thin frame in red. 
On the white cardstock I used a embossing folder from WRMK that I also bought from Pyssloteket. I just love how it looks like a quilted fabric! On the edges I used my sewingmachine. I mounted the white cardstock on 3d pillows and got a nice 3d effect for my hedgehogs. Last I added three red enamel dots from Papirdesign.


söndag 8 maj 2016

:: Cherish ::

I still have projects to show you that I created duríng a CC here in Sweden.
This layout is by far my favorite among them all! I made this layout for a stamp challenge. You would use at least ten different stamps! My goal was to create in my usual style. I wanted the layout not to look like I used that many stamps but look like a patterned paper with textures.
I started out with a blank Kraft cardstock and played with different stamps and different stamp pads.

I wanted to use more colors than I usually do and some bright ones also. I love how it turned out!

Most of the flowers are from Prima but the dark blue ones are from Petaloo.

I left the chipboards from Blue Fern Studios with only dark brown chalk on the edges.

Lots of splashes and some stamps.

When you work with this technique I think it´s important that you also make splashes on the flowers and embellishments.


tisdag 3 maj 2016

:: I´m one of a kind ::

I still have a few projects to show you from last weeks CC. This one was for a EGO challenge.
I´m one of a kind ;) and maybe it´s good that it is only one of me?!

I´m really happy for my photos I took at a studio last spring! I used Color Bloom spray over the papers behind my photo. I also sprayed the large tag behind my photo with the same colors. I distressed the edges and added Distress Ink.

All flowers and background paper are from Prima.

The beautiful chipboard sentiments is from my favorite chipboard manufacturer Ble Fern Studios! I painted it black and added Glossy Accent to get a nice shine. The Stencil is from The Crafters Workshop. I used Prima heavy gesso with the Stencil.