Todays card is one inspired by Whiff of Joy’s challenges, that i found a few days ago, and it’s for my dear friend Eva for being my light and inspiration!
Sense i only have one Whiff of Joy stamp that became an easy choise, and it’s not getting harder by the fact that it is one of my favorites. The challenge this week was “aqua, pink and cream” (#104) so i decided to give it a try (even if i just realized that it’s closed now but im very happy with the card). The image is of course Whiff of Joy’s Puff-heart Dragon and i colored him with both promarkers and copics. I did go over the colored image with my blender to get the more distressed look. The background of it is made with weathered wood and tumbled glas.
The papers are all from Bo Bunny’s collection Sophie, and i just love these papers. All the papers have been inked and distressed with either Broken China, Worn lipstick or Antique Linen. I did paperpierced a lot on this card and all the odd shapes like the circle and the arrow-like one on the cream paper is made with Gina K’s paperpiercing-templates. The sentiment is also from Gina K and is from the Fanciful labels. On the pink paper i also scored at 0,5cm apart to give it more texture. The border at the cream papers
The inside is made by the same papers and are inspired by Donna Wardel‘s card-insides. Unfortunately my white ribbons has run out so i used one matching the cardstock instead.
I’m entering this card into A spoon full a sugar nr 158- Things with wings.
Todays card is made with an focal that I experimented with yesterday using emboss-resist-technique.
The focal image is first stamped with Gina K’s timeless textures, with Versa Colors 152 Ash Rose, the script stamp and then i clear-embossed Hero Arts Flower Lady. After that the entire imaged got heavily distressed with milled lavender. I did the same thing with the label, that is the Quickutz die labels, and i stamped two small hearts on it with the Ash Rose again. The cards background is a simple white cardstock that have been teated with provocrafts embossingfolder Victoria and then lightly distressed with some more milled lavender. The bottom edge, bot white and pink paper, have been punched with Fiskar’s border punch scalloped circles. The flowers are simple white Reprint papers that has been embellished with some small pearls. The ribbon that is used is a pink multi-colored one that i think match both the dark and the light pink. The dark pink cardstock is a bazil bling one which makes it a bit hard to get a accurate picture of the color but it works really good together with the ash rose and milled lavender. The card is a 15 x 10cm, very close to an A6.
The cards layout is from this weeks Mojo Monday (#192). I didn’t change much but I’m happy. I’m also trying to enter this month Hero Arts challenge for the first time.
Today i finally finished working on my new logo. I have have been thing that the old one is a bit bulky so I made a new one, a more elegant one. And I found a way to in-cooperate some puzzlepieces also, it couldn’t be better. And as soon as possible i will change the blog’s head-image to match! Good night for now!
Todays card is one that i made pieces of being a bit sick so excuse the lack of details.
The image is Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Florance and the is colored with Promarkers and Copics. As an afterthought i think that the focal is a bit empty and boring and i wish i would have distressed or drawn a frame for her. The Greeting and it’s frame is both Gina K’s Fanciful tags and the frame was stamped with Versa Colors 20 Turquoise. The flowers coming of the corners is the thing im most satisfied with and they are made with EK Success Flower Power punch. I added a medium peal into every one in a couple of different colors. The background paper is from an very old paper pack that i don’t know the name of brand of. I used Sketch Saturday for the layout. The top block is made from feathers i found in my stash, i think they are form a jewelry kit from Panduro, but I’m not entirely sure.
Today i finally finished altering my new storage for distress-ink foams. I have been doing it for a while but my paper ran out so i had to wait for new supplies. The blue/green paper is from Bo Bunny’s Peacock Lane and the circles and the alphabet is Provocraft’s alphabet Babyface. The Outline-circle is from the button-die. I tried a couple of ways for the the jar’s body but i thought it my alternatives got a bit cluttered so i kept it clean.
The original jar is a butterscotch-candy-jar from Harrods, London. I do like the jar for it’s size but the Harrods-brand is a bit bulky and made it a bit hard to keep the paper even and smooth on the jar.
Today i have been making two necklaces. The base is a acrylic plastic, that i have bought from Panduro, and a silver jumpring.
The first one (the circle) is simple backed with paper, the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane from the Peacock Lane collection. I used Glossy accent as a glue and a seeler for the backside. Then i took a few pearls and colored then with my copics (V17 and BG49).
The second one is backed with Graphic45s paper Extravaganza from the Le Cirque collection. Then i took a thin ribbon and glued it to the sides so it got a more defined edge.
It did find it hard to make the glue perfect against the acrylic and i can see something behind it that ain’t that nice, not bubbles but some disturbance. But it’s only visible when you look very close so it won’t destroy the overall-visual of the pendant.
The card has a joy-fold and are for my sister in law which is waiting her second child.
I have been working out from this weeks Mojo Monday’s layout and all patterned papers are from Echo Park’s collection A walk in the Park. The image is Kraftin Kimmie’s Caroline and i have colored her skin with copic and the hair with promarker and the dress have been paper piced with the Echo park-papers, I have done the same with the bottles. The bottles are mounted on an oval from Gina K’s Fanciful Labels and the greeting is from the same set. The borders are from Nellie Snellen and i dry embossed the yellow patterned paper with my Victorian embossingfolder from Provocraft. I have distressed all the papers with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmelade (and the green paper is distressed with Peeled Paint. The flowers are Ek Sucsess’s Flower Power and i did embellished them with a small pearl. I kept the pearls going in Caroline’s hair and dress also. The scalloped circle containing the greeting is made with nestabilities and Mavy Uchida scalloped punch.
I’m not entirely happy with the inside, as an after thought i think i should have dressed the background in a patterned paper. I was to greedy about the papers when i first thought abut it but i have to admit that it doesn’t look as goos like this.
Challanges I’m entering with this card:
Jag har i flera dagar känt mig lite krasslig och ynklig så vad kan vara en bättre uppmuntring än att ta en snabbis ner till kvarters-pysselbutiken CiLi in Papers?
Idén var att jag snabbt skulle hämta upp några Bo Bunny Peacock Lane och inget annat. Som vanligt kom jag ut med en hel del mer, men å andra sidan: vem försöker jag inbilla? Jag kommer alltid ut med mer. Men jag måste säga att detta besök nog gjorde min dag, kanske till och med vecka. Cicci var underbart trevlig och pratglad så det slutade med att jag var där nästan en timme medan vi pratade om allt mellan himel och jord och så klart pyssel. Hon har visat mig en massa godsaker som jag självklart vill ha och några som jag fick med mig. Trevligt att prata med någon lika pysseltokig som jag. Hon visade mig bland annat lite nya paperpack (15x15cm) som jag missat och påkallade min uppmärksamhet till Echo Park. Det är ett märke jag inte har särskillt mycket papper av eller känt att de är i min stil men efter har kollat igenom fastnade jag direkt. Slutade med att jag kom hem med “A walk in the park” och jag kan verkligen inte sluta blädra i den. Tror att nästa projekt kommer att bli ett med de papprena!
Så tack Cicci för en trevlig stund!
Today another very nice and well expected package landed at my desk. This time is was from Gina K. designs. I have for a very long time been wanting to order from them but i have had a hard time deciding what to order and the few times i have been clear over my ordered something have been sold out. But now i finally placed and ordered and revived it. I ordered two stamp-sets (and apparently by a miss-click i got double by one and a free one for buying 3 sets) and paper piercing templates.
I have been using the Tim Holtz design ruler for my paper piercing but I’m not happy with it. I find it hard to keep it still and on line so i decided to try Gina K’s templates. I made a quick test and i love it! I definitely like that fact that it will be easier to make circels.
I really love the Fanciful Tags stamp-set. I have all the sentiments one can need in a nice font and some frames if you need. Same goes for the Timeless textures. You always need texture-stamps. I didn’t plan the Garden silhouettes but i like the font on the sentiments so maybe i can try them for some emboss ressist techniqs.
Todays card is one inspired by my pregnant friend, she is expecting her second and I’m really excited. This beautiful stamp landed in my mailbox today so I just had to make something with it. The stamp is Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Caroline. I have used both the main image and one of the texts and the bottle. All the images have been colored with a mix of promarkers and Copics (copics are used on the skin and as one of the three petrol-colors). I did also add some small pearls on her hairclip. The embellishments on the outside is metallic brads and a ribbon i found in my stash. All the papers is Bo Bunny’s Peacock Lane. All the papers have been distressed with either Peeled Paint or Broken China.
The card is a tealight card, another kind then the one i did the last time. I have made a template but in not happy with it, so i will try to make a better one on a later occasion so bare with me until that. You can find the template at the bottom (click to see it larger). I did another size on my pocket then the template shows because i felt i needed a bigger one. This kind of tealight card I first found the StampARTic site were there also is a very nice tutorial that my template is based on.
On the inside I used the same papers and ribbon but adding a light purple bow (made with my bow easy). The scalloped edge on the pocket is made with a scalloped scissor. The purple bubbles are a extra from Provocraft’s alphabet Babyface. The heart-window is made with a Nestabilitie, the frame of the heart is made by me tracing around the edge of the die so i just got a bigger thin frame. The tags in the pocket is Magnolia’s Vintage tag the i have distressed with some Broken China.
And by make a mistake i learned something so here is todays tip: Put the panel together first and glue it on the unmounted box, then cut the window and lastly assemble the box. I did the window and the box which made me make the window twice… Another goo thing to remember is that you don’t blue either the top or bottom flap when the box so the receiver can open it.
And here is a little picture of the card when closed. Something i don’t like with this kind of tealight card is that the tealightbox is so small that the edges probably will be bent in the mailing-process.
I’m really happy with the colors, but they are very me so it’s not strange. But i had another vision from the start which explains why i have the cream base for my card instead of something maybe petrol or green, but i think it looks good anyway. I’m also entering this card from this weeks Simon Says Challenge that is “Anything Goes”.