måndag 30 juli 2012

Gorjuss in the rain


Up here in northern Sweden the weather has treated a little bit of this and a little bit of that - sun, heat, rain, cold, hail and thunder...

So lately I haven't been too inspired to do a lovely summer card. I decided to stick to the rain, otherwise it might get too messy to try to bring all the weather together at once. At least rain has some connection to summer compared to hail.

stamp - Gorjuss
cardstock - silky white, texture white and bling in silver
DP - from stash
roses - wild orchid
crisp ribbon - live & love crafts

 She is coloured with Distress Markers (black soot, broken china, victorian velvet, antique linen and pumice stone).

TotallyGorjuss - pearls #142
ThePoodlesParlour - anything goes
SimonSays - anything goes

Hope you've been inspired!

tisdag 24 juli 2012

A box filled with...


I went through my pictures of made stuff and found something I haven't published. It's a box - very easy to make - in which I filled up with some treat for the hostess at a tea party. She really appreciated it.

Design paper - think it could be from Riddersholm design, but I'm not sure
Punch - Martha Stewart
And of course cardstock for the bottom

1. Make the chest (a box but without the lid) out of a square for the bottom. You can choose which size you want.
2. Score about 2-3 cm from the edge into the paper on every side.
3. Cut among some scored lines so that you are able to fold and fold up the edges so it looks like a chest. Glue or use double sided tape so that they stick together.
4. Take your DP and cut it so you have a stripe of 15-20 cm wide paper (depends on how high you want your box to be).
Note! Cardstock/DP are in size 12x12 inches (30,5x30,5 cm) and because of that you might want your chest to have a circuit of maximum 12 inches (30,5 cm) to be able to avoid seams.
5. The decoration is then up to you!

Hope you've found some inspiration!

torsdag 19 juli 2012

Distress Markers from Tim Holtz and Ranger - Red hair

As I said in my earlier post, I would come back and tell you about my progress coloring red hair.

Here's the result.

scattered straw - lightest
barn door - middle
fired brick - darkest (main color)

scattered straw - lightest
barn door - middle (main color)
fired brick - darkest

The first one got a more intense red color in her hair, while the second girl got more of a pinkish tone - and you have probably already figured out why, but I'm doing to write it anyway - I've used two different colors as the main color.

This is why I love coloring this way - you have endless color combinations! You could add some aged mahogany or some brown for a different effect.

Happy coloring!

tisdag 17 juli 2012

Baby album page 2 - a la vintage style

This creation was a hard one to handle. The layout began with the color pink, which didn't quite fit. Then I gave up on it and started to make a card. When I began to make my card I remembered my lastest investment - Maja Design papers - and I got an idea. I tried my idea - cut some papers and now I'm finished! What a detour!

Maja Design - vintage summer basics (1921, 1891, 1908)
White cardstock
Pearl lace from Live & love crafts
Flowers from Prima
Pink tassel from scrapbooking4you.se
Pearl swirl from PY Hobby
Charm - stroller from PY Hobby
Cheese cloth from Live & love crafts
Ribbon slider from Wild orchid
Flower decoration from scrapbooking4you.se
Wooden decoration - crown from scrapbooking4you.se
Small roses

TotallyPaperCrafts - lots of layers #125
WildOrchidChallenge - shabby chic #54
ABC-Challenge - T for two (two pins)
CreativeInspiration - bingo #171 (glitter - on the flowers, flowers - everywhere, ribbon - along the paper edged + bow)
Mayzyart - anything but a card #005
PTW - all things girlie #72

Hope you've found some inspiration!

torsdag 12 juli 2012

Distress Markers from Tim Holtz and Ranger


Lately I've been coloring a lot with my Distress Markers. I know I've said this before but I love them! This coloring technique fits me!

Below you'll find some results.

 Trying to do some blending

 The technique starts to set

 Not too detailed - really fun to color - as well as the Lillybelle

I also want to share my hair coloring combo with you - even if you want to color from the brightest blonde to the darkest brunette - this combo is a winner!

scattered straw
mustard seed
wild honey
spiced marmelade
tea dye
vintage photo
walnut stain

If you don't like the most bright and intense colors you could just skip the color mustard seed and spiced marmelade.

To color the hair of my Gorjuss I've used black soot and pumice stone.

I'm trying to color some red hair - I'll get back to you on that!

Happy coloring!

söndag 8 juli 2012

Shopping at Live & love crafts

This week I received a package from Live & love crafts with a little bit of everything in it.

Papers from Magnolia

 Pearl lace in white and cream

 Roses with glass pearls

 Tim Holtz hinge clips

 Mixed charms (bird cage, passport, sewing machine etc)

 Crispy ribbon in white and brown

 Notting Hill keyholes from Melissa Frances

 White flowers from Maya Road

 Magnolia stamp - Tilda with winding flowers

 Crystal and heart pins

During this weekend I've tried my new Tim Holtz Distress Markers and I just love them! I don't have any picture on my painted images to show you yet though...

torsdag 5 juli 2012

Another package for me

Today I received a package from Scrapbruket with flowers from Prima and the set of Distress markers from Tim Holtz and Ranger.

Here's some pictures.

I'm so excited - and I can't wait until I've tried the Distress markers!