söndag 19 november 2017

Birthday plane

Another plane card with Lawn Fawn's "Plane and simple"-stamp set. I found a gorgeous patterned paper that I thought would go with this design. The clouds are dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder. The scalloped die is from Lawn Fawn.


lördag 18 november 2017

Fathers day with Lawn Fawn Plane and simple

This past weekend was Father's day here in Sweden so now I can show my card that I sent to my dad. I made it with Lawn Fawn's "Plane and simple"-stamp set and also used some of the stitched dies that was released with that stamp set. The plane and cloud are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The stripe is made with Distress Ink in colors Peacock feathers and Salty ocean and then spritzed with a little water. The stitched dies are also Lawn Fawn. Loves that it just leaves a gorgeous trail on the panel!

Happy Father's day daddy!!!

fredag 17 november 2017

Honorable mention at The Male Room challenge #72 - Silhouettes

So so happy that I got picked as an honorable mention on The Male Room Challenge #72 - Silhouettes
The Male Room Challenge Honorable mention

My entry was this card:
All stamps except for the bats are from Lavinia. Love that kitty stamp which is actually entitled "Mooch" =)

tisdag 14 november 2017

Sending joy with Newton for the holidays

I made a second card for this times Inky Paws challenge where the challenge is all about color using red, tan/brown, green and black;

I used the same patterned paper as on the previous card (actually from our local food store Ica believe it or not...) but I changed up the design.

Newton's Nook Inky Paws color challenge number 59

I used Distress ink in colors Shabby shutters and Peeled paint for the Christmas tree as well as Nuvo Glitter drops in red. The kitty is colored in Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The rectangle stitched die and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Challenge
Inky Paws challenge #59 - Color challenge

Christmas color Inky Paws challenge #59

Time for a new Inky Paws challenge, number 59 this time. This challenge is all about color using red, tan/brown, green and black;

 I found the perfect patterned paper in my stash (actually from our local food store Ica believe it or not...) and this is how my first entry turned out.

Newton's Nook Inky Paws challenge red, black, tan and green
I used Distress ink in colors Shabby shutters and Peeled paint for the Christmas tree as well as Nuvo Glitter drops in red. The kitty is colored in Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The rectangle stitched die and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Challenge
Inky Paws challenge #59 - Color challenge

torsdag 2 november 2017

Grumpy window kitty

This card design has been in my head for quite some time. I finally got it out on paper =) The kitty is from an MFT stamp set and the images just lend themselves very well to be presented front and back. The window die is from Lawn Fawn.

I die-cut two windows from white cardstock and cut out the whole in the card base free-hand and then glued the two windows in place. The backdrop is created with patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and the cute tree dies are from MFT.









tisdag 31 oktober 2017

Inky Paws sketch challenge - card 2

Time for another Inky Paws Challenge and this time it's a sketch challenge. Loved this sketch and made several cards.

For this card I used a cute patterned paper with reindeers from Echo Park.


Kitty is colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The christmas tree die is from Poppy Stamps but out of glitter paper.

Challenge
Inky Paws Challenge #58 - Sketch challenge

Inky Paws Challenge - sketch challenge

Time for another Inky Paws Challenge and this time it's a sketch challenge. Loved this sketch and made several cards.

Found a really cute snowflake pattered paper and used an idea from one of the DT members to use something else as the "circle" and chose a Christmas tree. This is how my cards turned out.
The christmas tree is a die from Poppy stamps. The patterned paper is Maja Design. All the kitties are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on Bristol Smooth paper.

This one is not really part of the challenge but made at the same time as the others. The snow flake are Sizzix Tim Holtz dies. The Christmas tree is colored with distress ink Victorian Velvet and Vintage photo.


Grand maple leaves

Fall is upon us and now was the perfect time to bring out the grand maple leaf die from Simon Says stamp.

I started by inking two panels, one on Canson watercolor paper and one on Ranger's woodgrain paper. I used distress inks in Candied apple, Spiced marmalade, Fossilized amber and Crushed olive. When I was happy with how the panels looked, I spritzed them with some water and dabbed up the drops with a paper towel. When everything was dry I die cut the grand maple leaf and now had the basis for 4 cards.
For the leaves I decided on the above design. I die-cut the two panels with Hero Arts rectangle die. I heat embossed the gold specks with chunky gold embossing powder. The sentiment is heat embossed in regular gold embossing powder. The leaves were glued in to place and then I attached some black hemp and tied it into a knot. The smaller panel was then mounted with fun foam onto the larger panel.


For the panels with the leaf cut outs I wanted to create shaker cards. I heat embossed the sentiment (Lawn Fawn) onto a craft panel and also used some chunky gold embossing powder for the larger specks. I then foam mounted the panel with a piece of acetate in the front and filled it with green, red and gold sequins.


I also wanted to make this one into a shaker card. I did the same thing as with the card above, unfortunately, I forgot to mount the acetate before I mounted the foam tape *fail, smile* so I simply made it into a card with dimensions. I mounted some gold sequins on the front.


Close-up of the woodgrain cardstock.


Close up of the shaker card.

Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes


Raised die-cut sentiment, fall theme

I saw this technique on a Jennifer McGuire-video not long ago and wanted to try it out. I started by stamping the leaves with several colors of Distress ink onto watercolor paper (Ranger). I inked up the stamp with several colors and then lightly spritzed it with some water before stamping. After everything had dried, I heat embossed the details with gold embossing powder.

Then came the scary part, die-cutting the sentiment out of the panel *smile*. I then die-cut the sentiment of plain white card stock and stacked them together and mounted in the negative space with the colored sentiment on top. It gives a really cool effect.





Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes

Circle ink blending with silhouettes

A lot of inspiration comes from what I see on Pinterest and other blogs. This circle ink blending was one of them. I wanted to try out several silhouette stamps from Lavinia and thought this design would really lift those silhouettes. And since it's Halloween soon, this was really fitting with that theme.

I started out by die cutting a circle out of a scrap piece of paper and then used the negative space as a stencil. I used several color combinations of Distress inks for the different circles, at least two colors per circle. I also used a Post-it note to mask out a moon.
On the top two left images I used chunky embossing powder to create fairy dust and the ground. Want to try more of those =)

The sentiment on these two are from an MFT stamp set.


Have yourself a merry little christmas

Time to start those Christmas cards. I was really in the mood to inkblend last weekend so here is one of two versions of this santa sleigh card:
I first stamped and heat embossed the Santa image. Then I used Distress Inks to create the background. I sprayed some water and shimmer mist on it to create splatter and glitter effect. I then stamped the little snow flakes with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white and silver. I also stamped the sentiment (Lawn Fawn merry messages) and heat embossed in silver. I diecut the tree border and then also diecut the panel with a stitched rectangle frame. I matted it all on black cardstock and then put it on a white cardbase.


Close up of all the colors.

Challenge
The male room - Silhouettes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes

Santa and reindeers in the sunrise

Starting on the Christmas cards and really wanted to make something with Santa, reindeers and the little town border and this is the result:
I started by white heat embossing Santa onto a panel of Canson water colorpaper and inked blended with Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Blueprint sketch and Chipped sapphire. I used my Distress sprayer to create the "starts" in the background and after that I heat embossed stars in different sizes with glitter embossing powder.

I then cut the panel with the largest stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn. I also used the same die on a white card panel and then the LF Little town border. I also gold heat embossed the sentiment which is also Lawn Fawn.


A little close up.

Challenge
The male room - Silhouettes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes

torsdag 26 oktober 2017

Sunsets with Lavinia silhouettes

Wanted to play with my Lavinia silhouette stamps and started creating sunset backgrounds with distress inks on Ranger watercolor paper.
The ground and mountain are created by using post-it notes for masking. The small white dots are chunky white embossing powder. Remember to heat from BELOW the paper, otherwise everything comes flying off. Ask me how I know that *big smile*


Love this cat stamp which is actually entitled "Mooch" *big smile*. The castle and tree are also Lavinia stamps. The small bats come from an Inkadinkado stamp set with silhouette images. The ground is made by using a post-it note as a mask.

Challenge
The Male Room Challenge blog - #72 - Silhouettes


måndag 16 oktober 2017

A Halloween Hello

I got some serious happy mail on Friday when my order from Simon Says Stamp arrived *big smile*. One of the sets I had ordered was the super cute My Favorite Things stamp "Witch way is the candy" and I got to coloring that right away. The colors are inspired by this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge which is using orange, beige/brown and black.


I stamped the images with Versafine onyx black ink and then colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The panel is then diecut with MFTs Wonky stitched rectangle die and mounted on a black cardbase.








Challenge 
Color Throwdown Challenge #464

fredag 13 oktober 2017

Happy howl-o-ween slider card

Another Halloween card. I was on a roll last weekend =)
I masked off a moon with a diecut circle and then colored the background with distress inks and sprayed some shimmer mist on it. The critters are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The dies are all Lawn Fawn except for the small trees which are My Favorite Things. The dogs and pumpkin are from Happy Howloween. The little stars are cut with a die from glitter paper and glued on.

I had a hard time fitting my sentiment anywhere so I decided to try and make a slider card.

This is the finished slider, "Happy Howl-o-ween" =)


Challenge
Lawn Fawnatics #14 - Happy little critters

No tricks, just treats - kitty and dog halloween slider card

I'm not really a big Halloween fan (we don't really "celebrate" it where I live) but making Halloween cards turned out to be a lot of fun. Here is the second one created last weekend.
I masked off a moon with a diecut circle and then colored the background with distress inks and sprayed some shimmer mist on it. The critters are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The dies are all Lawn Fawn except for the small trees which are My Favorite Things. The dog and pumpkin is from Happy Howloween and the kitty is from Meow you doin. The little stars are cut with a die from glitter paper and glued on.


I had a hard time fitting my sentiment anywhere so I decided to try and make a slider card.


This is the finished slider, "No tricks, just treats" =)

Challenge
Lawn Fawnatics #14 - Happy little critters

Halloween kitty and dog slider card

I spent the passed weekend coloring critters and doing backgrounds and now I'm finally ready. Here comes a Halloween boo from me;
I colored the background with distress inks and sprayed some shimmer mist on it. The critters are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The dies are all Lawn Fawn except for the small trees which are My Favorite Things. The dog and pumpkin is from Happy Howloween and the kitty is from Meow you doin. I couldn't resist putting him in the pumpkin, just too cute =)


Kitty goes boo =)

Challenge
Lawn Fawnatics #14 - Happy little critters

onsdag 4 oktober 2017

Merry wishes from Fizzy Moon

During the month of September I joined in on The Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge so I now have quite a few colored critters that I need to turn in to cards *smile*. This little cutie was inspired by a video by the oh so talented Nicole Spohr . I borrowed the design and used this Fizzy Moon stamp and a background stamp from Slöjddetaljer.

I used white embossing powder and the distress ink colors are Spun sugar, Abandoned Coral and Candied apple. The little critter is colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on Bristol Smooth paper.

I finished the card off with a bit of hemp cord and a tiny tag from Lawn Fawn also heat embossed in white.

Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes

Halloween Newton in purple

I wanted to make one more card for this version of the Inky Paws challenge and use more of the color purple;
I used a stamp from Newton's Holiday Mischief where he's wearing a scarf since I don't have any Halloween stamps, it at least looks a bit fall like *smile*.

I wanted to try out colored pencil just to test a different coloring medium. I borrowed my 5-year olds gigantic pencil set (the only one I had available) and tried it on this little cute Newton. For Newton I used tones of orange and brown and for his scarf black and purple. To get the white in the card I made a moon background in tones of purple with distress ink on Canson watercolor paper. I also sprayed it with some shimmer spray for a starry effect... I finished it off with a black panel cut with a new Lawn Fawn die (Little town border) where I have layed in orange glow in the windows.

The kitty is mounted on foam tape for a little dimension. I finished off with a few sequins. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Monster Mash.
Halloween Newton in purple tones



Halloween Newton in purple tones from the side
Side view where you see a bit of dimension.

Challenge
Inky Paws Challenge #56 - Color challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes


Halloween Newton in orange

It's time for a new Inky Paws challenge and this time it's color themed;
Definitely Halloween colors. Since I don't have any Halloween stamps, I picked one from Newton's Holiday Mischief where he's wearing a scarf, it at least looks a bit fall like *smile*.

I wanted to try out colored pencil just to test a different coloring medium. I borrowed my 5-year olds gigantic pencil set (the only one I had available) and tried it on this little cute Newton. It's very different trying to blend the different colors compared to for example watercolor. Definitely need to test it more. For Newton I used tones of orange and for his scarf black and purple. To get the white in the card I made a moon background in tones of orange with distress ink on Canson watercolor paper. I also sprayed it with some shimmer spray but unfortunately that doesn't show up in the photos... I finished it off with a black panel cut with a new Lawn Fawn die (Little town border).

The black panel is mounted on fun foam to get some dimension. The kitty is also mounted on foam tape. I finished off with a few sequins and also a little black and white bakers twine. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Monster Mash.

Halloween Newton in orange tones



Halloween Newton in orange tones from the side
Side view where you can see more of the dimension.


Challenge
Inky Paws Challenge #56 - Color challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything goes