I got some lovely printed images from a very dear friend to play with. As they are vintage style I had a blast distressing the edges with a scissor and ink. It's quite fun to try the vintage style for a change.
What could be more appropriate on the night for the Nobel Prize than a star, hehe. You can tell I'm a Science teacher, huh?
I used a Papermania star background stamped with Paris Dusk Memento ink. The Joanna Sheen sentiment is heat embossed with a fime platinum powder. Some Distress Stickles were added to the stars and the sentiment were layered with a stack of scrap strips, perfect when you're out of 3 D tape.
Hope you're having a great weekend, we've had the first snow and a few degrees minus. I made this card earlier and haven't showed it yet, the image really gives that fabby feel of a frosty day at the country side, doesn't it? Oh, my feet will be freezing tomorrow morning when I'll wait at the bus to work, I'll better dig out the wool socks!
Hope you're having a great weekend, I've been playing around with the an Santa image and a warning might be in place; it's a photo heavy post. First out is a Santa in red, black and white. The skin colour is made with the same red pen I used for Santa's clothes, only diluted in water.
So, did I mention that I'm in a crafty flow? Yup, this is the second post today and my inky fingers are itching to dive into the stamp drawers again. These are calendar treat bags for young master R and W, no worries, they never visit my blog.
Morning all, hope you're having a great weekend. The sun is shining over Stockholm and everything is well over here, it's a bit chilly so we're not far away from the first snow. Yesterday evening we munched the traditional Christmas ginger bread cookies, saffron buns and tasted some mulled alco free wine to keep us warm.
Today I'm feeling proud; all bits are from the scrap heap, an achievement in itself and I managed to take a nice pic without natural light. I think this is the first one I really like, I just turned the daylight lamp a bit and it made wonders. I'm also very proud of my students this term, they are working very hard and are a lovely bunch, if I may say so. I know that I'm blowing my own horn loud and clearly, felt a bit blue and needed something to get in the pink again.
Retired sentiment stamp
Hero Arts grid patter stamp
Aged Mahogany and Aged photo Distress inks
Rich Cocoa Memento ink
Cut'n' dry pen nibs for shading the pine cones
Joanna Sheen pine dies
Rust Perfect Pearls
Prima design paper
Hope you have something to feel proud for. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hiya, hope you're having a great weekend. The afternoons are getting dark at silly four o'clock and I'm letting the candles shine. Here's a few more for Christmas, the candle is more golden yellow IRL.
The sentiment says Merry Christmas in Swedish if you wonder.
Hiya, long time no see, life has been on a roller coaster lately and mojo went hiding for a while. The photo editing tool has gone, the 'puter needs some tweaking I guess, but I have a journal page for August to show. My favourite colour is blue, so I wasn't feeling blue :)
Good morning! Sorry for being a bad blogger, real life has been very busy with lots of fun the last weeks, but I'm taking small steps back to the crafty corner to add some cards to the Christmas pile. I'll also catch up with the blog visits this weekend to see what you've been up to.
Two of my favourites are meeting today, CAS and Penny Black. In the beginning I struggled with the Clean And Simple style, the white space felt so intimidating. On the other hand all lovely cards with lots of detail were so tempting and also hard to achieve. The cards do come easier now!
The image was coloured with Derwent water colours and cut out with a Nestie. I didn't have any 3D tape so I simply layered a stack of cardstock to get some dimension.
Can you guess where we spent a few days in July?! Yes, in Paris mes amis! We spent the days walking around at the usual tourist attractions and had fantastic meals at the restaurants. My shoes didn't recover after the trip and I believe my tummy is a bit rounder, hehe. And the French were very polite and helpful! Some things do change for the better.
I tried something completely different for the May Journal Page. The paper is coloured with acrylics and stamped with a vibrant blue acrylic colour. I thought the colours could match the feeling of happy feet dancing! I never thought after the spine op that I would be able to dance again, it's pure joy!
Michael Powell image coloured with Derwent pens and Distress inks
Cuttlebug and Quickutz dies
Sun punch and Card Candii
Bingo sheet from Crafts 4 Eternity and Distress ink
Laura Ashley design paper
I found a for me new technique at Splitcoast Stampers, OSW, One Sheet Wonder. It's about using one paper sheet to create a set of cards, I used the template and card design Susan Roberts shows at her blog. It was a really fast way to make a set of cards.