Max and Whiskers: Gray Cat

When i was playing and making yesterdays Max and Whiskers- card i got inspired so today i finished of a second one, this one ia bit darker color.

The image is from Recollections Meow Meow set and have been colored with some Natural Gray Copics. The Background in the ovals is distress inks, and i masked of an area for the ground using a torn post-it.

All the papers is from Basic Gray’s Max and Whiskers collection and its the 12×12 single papers that have been used. The buttons used as embellishments is half a snap-button (no idea of its real English name) and i found them in my sewing-box some time ago. I did attach the ribbon on the Nestabilities Oval with a regular stapler.

I tried to keep the inside on the same theme but i made the lower part a bit lower. The paw-stamps is from the same Recollection’s set.

Copic: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, E04

Distress Inks: Broken China, Antique Linen

Nestabilities: Oval (small and large)

Stamp: Recollections

Paper: Max and Whiskers

Simon Says Stamp– Anythings goes

Basic Gray Challenges – Doilies and Ribbons

Bright and light: Max and Whiskers

This card is ordered by a work-friend to my mom and the directiv was: a birthday card for a woman that loves cats, 15X10cm. So this is what i ended up with, i hope she gets happy and will approve of it.

I tried to keep the layout pretty simple sense the papers have a lot going on on them. The papers is from Basic Greys collection Max and Whiskers and i used my 6×6″ paperpad.I used a cream cardstock for the base and a golden shimmering one for the framing. Without seeing the shimmer i think it had the exact color as some of the yellow/light orange tones on the background-papers so i was thrilled finding it in my stash. I also like the edge it give the card when the light hit the shimmer. I got even more thrilled when i realized that i usually are thinking of putting it away sense it never seem to fit any of my projects. I have to use it more times with these papers!

The image is from my new stamp-set Meow Meow from recollections and i did the kitten very bright to keep a light look on the card. The cat is colored with Copics (I so love it, i didn’t spend much time when i needed it to be done quickly but it’s still way better then lots of time with promarkers!). On all the areas with colors, like the necklace and the pendant i colored a thin layer of N3 to dull out the color a bit to really match the backgroundpapers. The cat and the scalloped and regular circle, the circles are  nestabilities, have both been put up bit foam tape, and the backing in the circle have been slightly distressed with Broken China.

I tried to mirror the inside with the front with the exception that the inside scalloped Circle is bigger (more room for writing) and that the proportions on the patterned papers therefore got a bit smaller.

Papers: Max and Whiskers (Basic Gray)

Stamps: Recollections

Pens: E43, E41, E41, E04, E00, BG15, BG13, Y17, N3 and 0

Other: Broken China, Scalloped Circle and Classic Circle (Spellbinders)

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Handmake Copic Storage

Yesterday i spent all evening making a storage-solution for my new and beloved Copics. In the morning me and my fiancée was out to building stores looking for things for him. In one of the, Hornbach I think, i stumbled over a container of empty boxes. And after some measuring, that was overlooked by a very surprised workers, i found out that the boxes would be a perfect base for my pen-storage. I asked the lovely people there and i could take as many boxes as i wanted. SO i picked up 4 of them, thinking that one wil be the base and that i could use materials from a second one and in this way making two stands.

So with a lot of duct tape, a craft knife and my boxes i started to play around. I only did one, when i discovered it was enough for the pens i have now, but i have saved the boxes for a later one. Unfortunate the duct tape ran out before i had made my finishing touches but i don’t think it matters sense it’s only me that gonna see it up and close. But when i get my hands on more I will fix the insides so they are all covered in black and perhaps decorate the outside with some nice patterned paper.

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

Goodies from USA

Som tidigare sagt så skulle min kära mor och far till USA och det var därför jag beställde mina Copic-pennor. Jag gav även mamma en lite lista med saker som jag skulle vilja ha i fall att hon skulle se nåt när hon var ute. Det visade sig att hon åkte till Michaels och några andra ställen och hittade en hel del. Hon hittade bland annat en kopia på Making Memories Desktop Carousel, tim holtz shears, en massa stämplar och en massa embossingfolders! Titta bara på skatten hon kom hem med! Hon bar ut en stor påse, som hon knappt kunde ha i famnen, som hon plockad upp en massa godsaker över. Nu ska jag bara sortera in dem och leka lite med dom!

As said before my mother and father went to USA so i ordered my set of Copics. But i also gave my dear mother a list of things i would like if she could find them. She did find some and bought alot other too, and i mean a lot! SHa carried in a big bag from wich she started to show me what she found. Here comes some photos of the treasure.

Some new arrivals: masking tape and copic-papers

Jag fick mig en underbar överaskning när jag kom hem från semestern igår. Två fina paket väntade på mig i hallen. Det första var papper för att måla Copic på som jag köpt av Jessica (Coffeeaddicted). Hon gjorde en liten utfällsäljning genom Svensk Scrappbookings forum och jag kunde ju inte låta bli nu när jag får hemma mina pennor, imorgon! Pappret är Stora Enso 4CC och det var 250g papper.

Det andra paketet var en maskeringstejp från All that Scraps. Tejpen är Eclips Tape Roll och jag fick nys om den på Amy Rysavy’s youtube sida, klicka här för att se inlägget. Jag har tidigare använt mig at Scotch post-it-lim men jag har inte varit helt förtjust då det har varit svårt att få ett jämt lager samt att det ibland fastnar bitar av lim på motivet vilket är mycket irreterande så jag ser verkligen fram emot att använda den nya tejpen!

Och imorgon ska jag över till mamma för att hämta det pyssel hon fått tag på i USA, bland annat mina pennor!

Yesterday when i came home from my week on Öland i happily found two packages waiting for me at home. The first one was some Copic papers that i bought from Jessica at Coffeeaddicted. So now i just cant wait until tomorrow for my Copics to arrive! The Paper is Stora Enso 4cc and 250g.

The second package was from  All that Scraps and is the Eclips Tape Roll that i will use for masking. I have been using Scotch post-it-glue but i think that it somethings leaves residues on the stamped image and it takes some work to get the intended paper covered. I first saw the tape on Amy Rysavy’s youtube video, click here to view it. She does also make beutiful cards, often using Basic Gray’s papers so check her blog out.

Tomorrow I’m going to see my mother and will receive the goodies that she have bought during her trip to USA, among that my pens! I can’t wait!

New dividers and vacation

Today i have been making some dividers for my post to make it easier for my Swedish and non-Swedish followers and readers. I hope it will be easier to find the information that is sought after. My new layout for the post will be:

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photo of the project

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And now to the bad news for my cardmaking but good news for the soul. This saturday-morning i will go on vacation for a week, and until that I’m working and making preparations so i might not be any more projects until I come back.

Buttons/ Knappar

Idag har jag varit mamma och Olle och käkat middag och lagt upp ett par byxor åt Olle. Precis när jag skulle gå så kom mamma på att hon hade några påsar i källaren från mormor och morfars gamla affär med en del band och liknande. Tyvärr trodde hon inte att det skulle finnas några knappar. När vi gick ner för att kolla inser vi att det är en liten påse med band och en stor med enbart knappar! Helt underbart! Lite mycket grå och grågröna färger men det kan man nog hitta lämpliga kort för också:) Jag längtar till nästa pysseltid, det är nästan synd att det blir semester på Öland nästa vecka:) Tack kära mamma och tack mormor och morfar!

I have been at my mother and family today, having dinner and doing some sewing for my father. When I’m about to leave my dear mother remembers that she have some ribbons and such in the basement from Grandma and Grandpa’s old store. She said that it probably wouldn’t be any buttons but she hoped i would like it anyway. We go down to look at the bag and IT*S FILLED WITH BUTTONS! Just look, it’s amazing! I’m just not that found of the gray ones and the gray-tones but i think i can find a use for them too. Just can’t wait for the next project… to bad its vacation soon.

Copics

Jag har just beställt ett set med 72 st Copic och jag är redan spänd av förväntan! Min styrfar kommer att ta dom med sig hem från sin resa till USA snart och jag kunde därför få till ett grymt bra pris, nästan hälften av vad man får betala i sverige. Tur att det blir en vecka till av jobb och semester så att jag inte har möjlighet att pyssla och därför inte tänka allt för mycket på det! Wohoo! Snart blir det en massa färgläggande, nu måste jag bara köpa lite papper!

 

I just ordered a 72 piece pack with Copics (the B-set) and i just can’t wait until they is home on my desk! My dear father will bring them home with him on his next businesstrip so i will have them on the 8th or 9th of July and i just can’t wait. It’s just good that i do have a weeks vacation so i can’t make anything and so i won’t think of them until i come home.

The picture is taken from Oozak.com, wich is the store i ordered from

 

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.