Monday, September 26, 2016

Shabby chic candy jar

Hi there everyone!

Today i want to show you a candy jar i have altered. My oldest daughter came to me wondering if i could help her make a birthday present for her best friend. And i just couldn`t say no. She has never asked me to create something for her, so the pressure to make something extraordinary layed heavy on my shoulders, lol. But i was very proud to be asked. So i just had to get started.

She had this empty candy jar she wanted med to turn into something nice. I`m sorry byt i forgot to take pics before i started but i have LOTS of pics of the end result, lol. So i just have to warn you that this is a picture heavy post. 

A while back i purchased some vintage ephemera print outs on Etsy from a company called By Digital Paper. She has a lot of gorgeous ephemera. And for this jar i used the Sweet Angel bookmarks

 I decoupaged the paper to the jar and glued on the bling strips in between the sheets.

Aren`t these totally adorable? I just looove these images. 

On the top of the jar i cut out the centre of a doily to make place for the handle. I then adhered it to the top. 

Next i put on a lot of trims around the jar and the top. 

To finish it off i put on a lot of different flowers, a resin element and a charm.

As a last touch i gave the flowers a little touch with some glitter glue.

Thanks for visiting me today. Hope to see you back here soon.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Coin envelope mini-album

Hi everyone!

Today i would like to show you a minialbum i created for a sweet friend in the states. There is a lot of pics in this post, but i hope you will stick around anyway, lol.

These days coin-envelopes are hard to get a hold of here in Norway, so i have improvised a bit. My friend Martica, made me a mini-album recently and i copied her take on these envelopes. (Btw it`s absolutely gorgeous the mini i received.)

Hope you like the mini i created. Here we go.

On the cover i have used Prima papers, Nature`s Garden collection while the papers are all from the Tea-Thyme collection. 

You can see a chipboard piece from Dusty Attic on the front. This i have left plain, only used clear wink of stella on it to make it glittery. The effect is just gorgeous. You can see it at bit better on the image below. The flowers are from Prima, Petaloo, Kort og Godt and Storyteller.

I also used Wink of Stella on the wood piece from Kaisercraft. The white frame is created from paperclay using a mold.

This is the first time i have made use of my bind it all without help. And i think i got hang of it fairly quick. So i might just have to start creating more mini abums, lol. I can`t just let it stay on my shelf collecting dust either, hahaha.

For decoration, i created a charm using glass beads and an wing and also some metal decor. Love how it turned out. 

Tags for pictures. I wanted to have as many possibillities for pics as possible.

Pages with flaps to have space for pics or journaling.

All the flaps has magnetic lock to keep them in place.

I wanted to keep the album fairly simple as the pages are so decorative themselves. Also i wanted to keep the space free to be able to place pics in a nice way. There is plenty of space to decorate after pics are placed.

I was originally making an other album but i managed to muck it up totally. The binding was completely wrong. And the pages looked weird. But i`m happy anyway, course i got to create this lovely piece instead. I had a hard time sending it to the States as i liked it so much myself. But i`m happy i did, course the lady who received it was overwhelmed by it. And i`m sooooo so happy she liked it.

Hope you like it as well. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it.

Some of you might notice that i have changed settings on my blog. I have removed the Google + connection to make it easier to comment. I have noticed that i allmost never got any comments on my posts and here the other day a lady told me that i should remove Google + as not many were using it. That`s why my comment section has been rather slim. I was not completely aware of the fact but now i have changed it, so i hope i get more comments now. I`m a bit slow you see, hahaha.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shabby chic, layered wedding card

Hi everyone.

Summer has passed and now it is time to get creative again. Allthough i have been a tiny bit creative. I friend asked me if i could make a card for her, as her oldest son was getting married. So i did that.

I created a layered card with lots of layering and i`m pretty happy about how it turned out. 

The main papers i have used is from LemonCraft but i also got to get rid of some scraps as well, lol. I`m not so good at making use of my scraps and i have to get better at it. Course my scrap pile is starting to get really big, lol.

I got these new gorgeous flowers from Prima. I`m so in love with these. Such soft and beautiful colours and the size is just perfect for cardmaking. I also think they are not so chunky as a lot of roses are. So, i have to get more of these.

As a base for the flowers i fuzzycut roses from a scrap piece of paper. I found that this base made the whole card. 

I used light pink microbeads here and there. The birdcage is from Scrapiniec. I think they have the most beautiful chipboard. These are more usable for cardmaking as the size is not so large as many other companies create.

Closeup: Look at the beautiful glitter on the rose. 

The frame i made myself using Martha Stewart paperclay. 

Here it is easy to se all the layers. 

Phew...a lot of pics. Oh well...i had to show you some different angles, lol. I just had so much fun making this card. And i hope the happy couple liked it.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ArJo`s Tag & ATC kos

Hi there everyone!

I`m joining in a little challenge on Facebook by ArJo`s Tag & ATC kos
This month Marianne Johansson is the guest designer and she has set the theme this time. Theme set is M - for Maling or in english, P for Paint. 

We have to have a painted background and somekind of stamping and/or stenciling. All with paint.

Here is my take on the challenge.

I started off by painting the whole tag with white gesso. Next i started dabbing spots with Distress Paint (Milled lavender and Weathered wood) sprayed with water to make it run easier. Then i just held it different angles to get the paint blended. Then dried it with my heat gun. I then dabbed some extra spots here and there and dried it.

I then used Art Alchemy Opal Magic and Metallique Acrylic paint together with some stencils to create patterns. Stencils i used are Mini Harlequin, Mini Viva la art and Mini Complicated hearts. All by The Crafters Workshop. I also stamped a honeycomb pattern using black gesso. 

I also used some shimmerz spritz (Plum pudding) to get some pink spots. I also used the top of the bottle to dip into the spritz to make circles. Finally i splatted some paint here and there. Here i have used White gesso plain, white gesso blended with Plum pudding spritz and Weathered wood distress paint. 

I used my Dymo to make the text strips. To make it darker and more dramatic i used black gellato and rubbed it around the text and the edges. Around the ART text i used a gel pen course i didn`t want to muck it up too much.

To finish off my tag i coloured up some seambinding to match my tag. For this i used Plum pudding spritz for the pink one and Luminarte H2O Key Lime paint for the green one. I then added some bling and the metal medal from Tim Holtz.

If there is anything you would like to know about the creative prosess, don`t hesitate to ask. I will help as best as i can.

Thanks for visiting me today.

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