Kategori: Papperspyssel

Deck the Halls

(sorry for the bad quality of the photo but due to winter it’s dark and my camera  just can’t handle that kind of light)

So this weekend I found the time to sit down and play with some papers. Due to Christmas closing in (and I’m totally unprepared so far) I dug out some Christmas-papers and go really inspired. I have to admit that I made this card pretty quickly and I didn’t like it from the start but it really grows on me.

The papers I used is from Echo Park’s collection Very Merry Christmas and I just love the nice colors, they are deep and soft at the same time – and the paper with the ornaments are just so darling. I chose the James Bear from Lili of the Valley to go with my card and i colored him with my copics. The little gift have been paperpieced with the backgroundpapers. I wanted to try to keep some parts white, I usually don’t and I always regret it. So the tinsel is white and i have glittered it with some Martha Stewart glitter and I used the same glitter on the white ribbon. I used a strip of my dubbelsided tape and just glittered one side. I really like how the white glitter ties the card together and the fact that the “strips” goes in a similar angle as the tinsel. The star is first colored and then coated with yellow stickles. The ribbon is from stampin’ up and i love how easy it is to tie it, i usually use satin and its really hard to get the bows to stay tied- this was easy and really looks soft.

The inside is simple with a “Merry Christmas”-greeting and some vertical strips of the ornament paper one the sides.

Another thing I have to say is that I love my new scissors! I have tried several small scissors but I don’t think any have been good, they have had a to big tip, been uncomfortable and so one. I decided to try the stampin’ up one and I’m truly in love! It’s easy and comfortable (or as comfortable a pair of scissor can be) and they are super-sharp and are really easy to get into small areas. Just love it! I know I’m a bit over enthusiastic but I think I have to play some tomorrow also (Just found out I’ll be home alone:))

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – James Bear – Deck the Halls

Copic: YG63, YG17, YG67, E51, E53, E57, E59, Y17, Y15, Y13, W5, W3, W1, C4, C2, C0, YR20

Paper: Echo Park – Very Merry Christmas

Other. Martha Stewart – Glitter. Stickles – yellow. Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Wonky Rectangle

Deckchair Dreaming

Today is my dear stepfathers birthday and I did this card this weekend. There is an photo of Olle when he is resting in our hammock and always when I think of summer and Olle i think of that photo. The history behind it aren’t that pretty but the photo is etched to my memory and as soon as i saw this image from Lili of the Valley I just new that i needed to have it and that many cards from now on for Olle will be with this motive.

Anyway the card is a step-card, you can see my blueprint for it if you click the link. The papers are from DCWV’s The Guy Stack. The image is always colored with Copics and I just my new E70’s pens for the wood and the chair and I really like that shade to this dark cardstock.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – Deckchair Dreaming. Penny Black – Critter Party

Copic: E71, E74, E79, YG23, YG25, YG17, E40, E41, E43, W3, W5, BG72, BG75, C0, E31, E33, E35, E37, B000, 0, YR14, Y19, E07

Paper: DCWV – The Guy STack

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Circle, Scallop Circle. Spellbinders – Shapeabilities – Double ended tags.

Other: Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Broken China, Vintage Photo. Glossy Accent.

Here comes summer

The other day I received some new House Mouse-sets. I of course wanted to play with them so after my exam this Friday I spent a lovely hour coloring in this sweet image. The card-making had to wait for on Saturday i was kidnapped for my bachelorette party, it was a blast!

Well anyway I finally got some time to play around again so i finished the coloring and started this card. I have used this weeks Stampin’ for the weekend sketch. The tag is a die from Magnolia and I made a pocket behind the polka-dot-paper for it. As it is now there is no writing on it, I might ad something personal when I have a recipient in mind.

The mice is colored with copics and the clouds are made with one of my handmade templates and some Tumbled Glass distress Ink. All the edges of the paper have been inked with Memento rich cacao. The sentiment on the easel-stand is Swedish and says “You make me happy”.

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Arkivet – “Du gör mig glad”.

Paper: Echo Park – This and That – Graceful

Copic: R24, R22, R20, Y21, Y17, YG21, YG23, YG25, E13, E11, E51, R39, G85, G82, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y19, N1, N3, N5, N7, E53, E57, E59, W1, W3, W5, W7

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangle, Large Scalloped Rectangle, Scalloped Circle, Circle. Magnolia – Vintage Tag

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

The Musical Bear

So this weeks challenge for Sweet Stampin’ is  “anything but square” so I thought I’d try my first round easel.

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As soon as I saw this lovely image from Di’s Digis i immediately thought of the Ljusteräng family, and especially Andreas. Andreas is a musician and will among other things play on my wedding. His son and my godson Theo will probably grow up to be one too and I though that this bear would be so cute for Theo.

I’m really happy with how the coloring of the fur turned out. I went for a longhaired bear and it really turned out good. I’m not very happy with the drums but i honestly have no idea how to make it work. The white of the hat is not colored because i forgot it until i took the photo. I looks really good but I will probably shade it a bit with E40, E41 if I find the time this weekend. The edges of the circle (and the nameplate) is distressed with Antique Linen.

The paper on the bottom part is from Echo Park’s collection This &That: Charming and I did use that paper as inspiration when I colored. The nameplate is made with one of Spellbinder’s Grommet Tags. The name Theo is stamped with some clearstamp letters i had from an Exchangeable Clearstamper-sets featuring Baby-things and the brads are from Paperwishes. The nameplate is not fastened with any foam-dots or other adhesive or anything dimensional, it’s keeping up due to the fact that the brads is closer together then they “should”.

Stamp: Di’s Digis – Gibson Bear. Exchangeable Clearstamper – Baby

Paper: Echo Park – This and that – Charming

Copic: E04, BG11, BG32, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y13, Y15, Y17, E40, E41, E43, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E57, 0, N3, N5, N7, N9, W1, W3, W5, 0

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scallop Circle, Large and Small Circle. Spellbinders – Shapeabilities – Grommet tags. Distress Ink- Antique Linen.

Labels for Beerbottles

So today we did some labels for one Björn’s beers. The label is just cut out in brown cardstock with Tim Holtz’s die Tiny tab and tags. I did use up all my scraps of brown, so they are in different shades of brown – but only the dark ones. The circles that is added is in another brown, or black, to get some contrast. The image is one that Björn found (online I think) that was a good one for this type of beer.

We decided to make the labels as hang-ons so we could re-use the labels for the next batch with same recipe. The twine that is used is a stiff one (bit hard to tie) but give of this nice rustic look.

Tim Hotlz – Tiny Tabs & tags.

Brown hard twine.

A White and very Blue Shaker “Star Tilda”

So i wanted to do my first shakercard for this blog. I did one long before the blog started but let’s just say that it was in the begining and every time i see it on my mothers shelf i wish she would take it down.

So i wanted to use one of my favorite stamps: Magnolia’s Star Tilda.I did color this one a while ago and i found Bo Bunny’s Midnight Frost to suit her well, so i kept going. And if you know me I’m crazy for blue so it got the be a very blue card with hints of white. On the scrapmeeting a while back i stamped some background that my friend Linda had so i deiced that one of them would be in the shaker. I colored it lightly with lots of gray and blender pen so it wouldn’t take to much of the focus away from Star Tilda. The shaker is is made by oval and scalloped oval nestabilities. The plastic is from an nestabilitiepackage and the filling is white flocking from You Do. As an after thought i think that card would have looked better white the scalloped edge white and the flocking should have been handled more, now when you hake the card the flocking has a tendency to clump a bit.

The stars and letters have been cut from a white (with small blue lines) paper from the collection. The letters are die cut with a Double Do alphabet and the stars i stamped with a stamp i had (on the backside of the paper) and the cut by hand. Both the letters and the stars have been covered with stardust stickles. The rest of the card and the star Tilda holds is also coated with stardust. The ribbon is a white dotted organza ribbon.

Stamp: Magnolia – Star Tilda an Welcome to a Sweet Christmas.

Copic: E31, E33. E35. E37, E39, B45, B21, B00, E00, E21, E51, E11, 0, E43, E41, C2, C4, Y19, Y15, Y21, R39, E40, E41, BV13, BV04, B91, B93, YG17, YG67, E31, E33, E35

Paper: Bo Bunny – Midnight Frost

Other: White Gelly Roll-pen, Stardust Stickles. Spellbinders – Nestabilities- Oval and Scalloped Oval. Double Do – Alphabet. You Do – white flocking

First Copic try – Breezy

Jag plockade lite fräckt med mig mina nya fina Copic-pennor och lite snabbt uppstämplade motiv till husvagnen och jag ägnade gårdagen åt att öva lite. Jag lyckades göra en riktigt trevlig version med hudfärger på Sweet Novemvers Breezy. Ursäkta allt kladd runt om men detta var som sagt mitt träningspapper. Jag är grymt nöjd med den och jag tycker att den är riktigt bra med tanke på att det är första gången jag färglagt ett helt motiv och med mer än en färg.

Jag fick både färgkombinationen och en massa råd från Suzanne J. Dean’s youtubesida. Just denna Breezy är inspirerad av hennes video om hur man målar hudtoner i distress typ med sina copics, klicka här. Hennes blogg heter ScrapBitz och är värd ett besök eller fyra.

For a few days ago i sneak in my new pens and some stamped papers into my bags on the way up to the caravan. I did some doodeling and i manage to come up with this Breezy (from Sweet November). I got the color-combo and some very useful tips from Suzanne J Dean (ScrapBitz) on her youtube site. The specific viedo i was watching was one were she showed some ways of coloring skin with copics to look like distress inks, click here to view it.

I’m very happy with this try, it got the shadowing visible and i mostly got it blended together so I’m very happy about my first time!

  • Fur: E11, E13 and E00
  • Tail: E39, E35
  • Hoves and wing: E40, E41
  • Mane: N7, N5, N3

Cards of the day 3 – Springflowers

So i found myself with more time so i did yet another card, this time not meant for a kid, but everything works.

I wanted to try the technique were you stamp the image twice, cut out one and put it over the first for a more dimensional look. The main image here is made by three different stamps (see the details on the first picture to the right). The scripted background is from Gina K.’s Timeless textures, the sentiment is from Vilda Stamps and the butterfly that is Inkido’s small summer butterfly. The Script has been stamped with Antique Linen distress ink and the butterflies with memento black. The butterfly on the paper was first stamped on another paper so i got a lighter colors as “shadow”, but the cutout one is stamped as normal. The butterflies have then been colored with Promarkers Gold and Pastel yellow, then blended out to the edges. The butterflies have been put to the paper with half a glue dot, but i think i have to come up with a new way when it was very hard on such a small contact-surface, on the body of the butterflies and the wings have been bent up a bit.

The paper is from Echo Park’s 6×6″ paperpack A Walk in the Park and the lace is a self-adhesive paperlace from Panduro. The Flowers are made by EK Success punches flower power and retro flower medium. In the center of every flower there is a pearl, both white and soft yellow. (realized half way through that I’m out of white ones).

I tried to keep the inside on the same theme by using the same papers and stamps, the greeting is the only one that ain’t there. On the inside I only stamped the butterflies once, on the paper. I stamped the scripted background here also when i think that i just gove a softer look and won’t disturb the writing the gifter will put in.

I got inspired but this weeks Mix it up Monday challenge from Gina K: Wear your white.

 

Cards of the day 2 – Disney’s Mickey and friends

This card is also for a kid as seen, or someone that really likes Disney.I have to apologize for the photos but it was very hard to take a good photo when this card has a lot of dimension and are a but bulky, especially around the paperclips.

All the papers, including the ones i used as center images, are from a paper pack called Making Disney Scrapbook Pages that i got from Paperwishes, and this paperpack should be an official disneyproduct. When i first got the paperpack i was very disappointed. At the webisode i saw about it the pack looked filled with the Junglebook, little mermaid and so on but it contains more then half of Winnie the Pooh, which i don’t like, and almost only half-pages of the ones i wanted. But in this card i think i succeeded to create a nice card with it.

I have framed all papers with black or white or both to get the cartoon-feeling. The with border is made by Fiskars Scalloped borderpunch. The bow is made with my handmade bow-easy and the paperclips i think came from a set of embellishments from Paperwishes, but i can’t promise.

I tried to keep the theme going on the inside, this time i cut the images out from the paper i used as background on the front of the card. Same ribbon and kind of paperclips are used here.

Challenges:

  • Lili of the Valley – #100 Anything Goes
  • Gina K. designs– Free for all – Friday – Recipe Time
    • 2 Embellishments
    • 3 Images
    • 4 Colors (of paper and/or dp)
    • 5+ layers (minimum of 5 layers but can be more)

Cards of the day 1 – Cowboy/girl

Today i have tried creating more cards for the bow that i will have in my dear mothers workplace in an attempt to sell my cards. When packing the box I have realized that i have few cards that is for younger kids so that have been the goal for today.

This cards is meant for a a kid that likes cowboys, perhaps a bit older sense it’s kind of clean-looking without much embellishments. The papers is from DCWV’s All About Boys stack (6″x4″) and the horse you can see to the left is a part of that specific paper and have a glossy shine to it which is badly reflected in this picture. The Sentiment is Reprint’s text set and have been stamped with Versa Colors 171 Pine cone, (The senitiment says “Happy Birthday in swedish”). All edges have been lightly distressed with Vintage Photo. The embellishments that is put on the cards is simple some black brads.

I tried to keep the same layout on the inside but in a smaller scale, with the papers reversed. I didn’t need to take a new sheet by reversing the papers with i thought was nice.

Challenges: Lili of the Valley – #100 Anything Goes