Tagg: Arkivet

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

A New Year and top 7 from 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!

So I decided to make top 5 of my cards i made the last year. And i will try go get better ones during this year. This is also my way of playing around now when I’m away from home:)

So after looking at the cards made last year i realized that i couldn’t keep it to only 5 so i had to come do a top 7 instead. So here is my top 7 (in no specific order)

Holly Jolly Deer

A Micely Cupcake for my grandfather

Fruity fun on Hello Luscious

I Got my Mojo back

Disney’s Mickey and friends

Masuline Train

A House Mouse Graduation-card

A Blue unwraped Tilda

So… On the 26th of November i was an a gathering in Kumla with my friend Linda. Sense then i have been sick and been on an education for a new job so i haven’t had time to do basically anything. On the gathering i started a Christmas card featuring Unwraped Tilda. I had such a blast but i only made it to completing the parts so the plan was to assemble it at home. Well i did assemble and complete it today- not really according to plan, hihi.

So i colored Tilda with copics as usually. I framed her with some circle nestabilities and lacy circles (that i borrowed from Linda and have fallen in love with!). I did some snowflakes in the new distress ink Iced Spurce, but it didn’t turn out very good but whats done is done. The papers that i used are from Bo Bunny’s collection Snowfall. The greetingis from Arkivet and are stamped in Aged Mahogany if i remember correctly. I did tie the ribbon around one of the papers as a gift so get a more christmasy feeling- i can’t remember who I saw it from first but i love the look of it.

Stamp: Magnolia – Unwraped Tilda, Arkivet – round God Jul

Copic: E11, E51, E21, E00, E93, E97, E95, E93, E91, BG11, C0, C2, E39, E37, E35, N5, N3, N1, E37, E39, E29, E59, E33, E31, E40, 0

Papers: Snowfall

Dies: Spellbinder – Large and small circles and lacy circles

Other: Distress Ink – Iced Spruce, Aged Mahogany

Christmas hamster: card 1

 So the next part of the order is 3 regular 10x15cm card (C6) featuring the Christmas House Mouse stamp with the hamster. So here comes the first:

The stamp is of coarse colored with copics and I’m really happy with the tone on the dark brown mouse. I don’t think that the hamster got a enough orange color so I will have to try another combo next time. The papers that is used is from DCWV’s The Christmas Combo stack (10x15cm). The greeting stamp is from Arkivet and is a Christmas text.

I did use a Inspirational Card Sketches sketch for the layout and i have tilted it on my site so it shows from which angle i did interpreted it. I also entered One Stop Challenge due to the fact that it’s three characters on the card.

Something that don’t really comes up on the photo is that on the santa-hat i did use a thin layer of my snow-marker to get some dimension.

Copic: E51, E11, E13, E04, N3, N5, N7, E35, E39, E37, R24, R29, RE39, C0, C2, E93, YR00, E40, E41, E31, E33, E35, 0, C4, C2, B00

Stamps: House Mouse Christmas Opening presents. Arkivet’s Jultext

dies: Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle.

Other: Marvy Uchida’s scalloped punch and Snowmarker

First golf-card

So I got an order for three cards, 2 golf cards and one blue house mouse card. So after a long days of crafting i have finished the two golfcards and the HM card only needs to have the image mounted.

This card is for my client’s husband on his birthday. So i choose my papers and embellishments from Basic Gray’s Marjolaine collection. The layout is from last weeks Sketch Saturday, but as usual when i start up a project midweek the challenges expired, but I’m really happy with the look. As you can see I once again tried to photograph after sunset so the photo is a bit blurry and the colors are a bit off. But the left side of the card is most true.

Sense I don’t have a golf-themed stamp i surfed the web a bit and found this cute little guy. He is from a coloring site, mainly for kids (you can find it here). I printed it on one on my Copic papers. Unfortunately the printer i used is a bit odd and refused to print it in black so i got an image in dark red so I traced all the lines with my black copic multiliner. At some parts you can still see hints of red but i hope the recipient won’t.

Copic: YG11, YG13, YG17, G29, G85, B91, B93, B95, B97, C10, C8, C6, 0, E00, E51, E21, E11, E57, E29, E49. Black multiliner.

Paper and embellishments are from Basic Gray’s Marjolaine collection.

Stamps:”Grattis”-stamp is from reprints text-set. “Det finns ingen som du” is from Arkivet.

Other: Spellbinders Octagon Nestabilities. Paper Piercer. Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

A mermaid for my mother

So this is a card that i made for my own pleasure on this long awaited weekend of no stress, school or other commitments.

I have wanted to make this card for a long time. The beautiful Treasure Tempestwind and her companion Eddy arrived in my mailbox for  probably a month ago or longer and i have wanted to play with her for a long time, she is from CC designs Sweet November collection. I knew i wanted to pair her up with the Barefoot Bliss papers from Bo Bunny due to its sea-theme. When i showed my mom the front paper, the one with the fishes she just loved it and when she is an aquarium-nut it’s just a perfect way to show how much i do appreciate her and her support.

So… The papers that is used is from Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss collection and i just love the bright shadow-fish that shows on the horizontal strip to the left. All the papers edges have been distressed with faded jeans. The backing for Treasure tempestwind and the tag is made by spellbinders nestabilities and I also used the circle impressabilities and embossed the white oval. I also used it in the inside as a stencil when i distressed some parts lightly with more faded jeans.

Both Treasure Tempestwind and Eddy have been colored with copics, and ‘m just so happy with how Eddy and Treasure Tempestwind’s hair turned out!I stared out with B91, B93, B95 and B97 for the hair but wanted more contrast and darkness so i added some B18 and N7, N5- but still keeping the light parts in B97. I really like the black/blue feel of the hair and the shadowing, but i have to practice more on the lower part of the hair.

I watched Amy Young’s videos (find her youtube channel here) on marmaid-tail when i made this and really wanted to make a soft dotted one. Now as an afterthought i wish i would have made the shadows darker to create a better contrast, but that will have to be for next time.

The sentiment on the front is from Reprint and says “Hugs” and the inside is from Arkivet (that sadly closed down this week) that says “There is nobody like you”. Tempest and the sentiment have been decorated with light blue brads and light blue rhinestones. The ribbon is a usual satin ribbon from Panduro.

Copic: 0. Skin E11, E21, E51, E00, E93+R20, R22. Top and tail: Y17, Y08, N4, B97- YG11, YG13, BG13, B21, B41, B24, B97. Hair: B91, B93, B95, B97,  B18, N7, N5. Eddy: N7, N5, N3, N1, E93

Stamps: Sweet November’s Treasure Tempestwind and Eddy. Reprint’s text-set. Arkivet’s “Det finns ingen som du”

Papers: Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss

Dies: Spellbinder’s Classic Large Oval and Scalloped oval, Ribbon tags trio and Impressabilities Circles.

Masuline Train

Here comes another card for the men in our life, a dad.

The papers that is used is from Graphic45’s 8×8″ paperpack from the collection Le Cirque. Everything have been distressed with Vintage Photo. The Layout is this weeks Inspirational Card Sketches.

The image is Tina Design the train from the store Arkivet, here in town. The buttons at the bottom is from Provocraft’s Babyface Alphabet dies. The divider between the two patterned papers is a selfadhesive paper-lace from Panduro, also treated with Vintage Photo. I kept goinhg with the stitching from the buttons (embroidery-thread treated with Vintage Photo) on the other side if the card and on the inside.

Challenges entered:

Maskunline birthday card – MC

This card is for my Cousin that turn 18 this Wednsday.

The papers are cardstock and the black one is a Cor’dinations that i have dry-embossed with Provocraft’s embossingfolder Clockworks and then i sanded it to make the white core appear better. All edges have been thorn and distressed with Vintage Photo. The the light block with the sentiment has been wrinkled and distressed with Vintage Photo.

The image is from Tina design found at the store Arkivet. I bought this one and a steam-engine train this Wednesday on Arkivet’s 7th birthday and i love them, it’s gonna be much easier to make masculine cards. The senitiments are from Penny Black set Critter Party.

The ribbons is put through a couple of eyelets (white ones) that i have sanded a bit and lightly colored with black stazon. The ribbons have been colored with distress-inks. The brown one is only Vintage Photo and the other one is a mix of Black Soot and Weathered Wood. I first mixed some water and ink and make some spots on the cotton ribbon and then i used my blending tool to color in the rest, then they were the dried with my heatgun.

The layout is by this weeks Sketch Saturday (the first picture to the right) and the Technique is from The Shabby Tearoom and is about dry embossing (the second picture to the right).

Challenges:

Skogskort; Trifold Card

Idag har jag (lite sent) äntligen gjort Karins födelsedagskort. Jag valde att göra ett Trifold Card med ett skogstema med hjälp av mina color-me papper. (Med inspiration av min ängel Eva (och Karins syster). Idén var att kortet skulle ge ett intryck av skog och de saker som finns i skogen men på grund av idébrist blev det color-me papper färglagt för att symbolisera skog (Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo och Peeled Paint) och himmel (Broken China och Faded Jeans). Jag valde att göra de inåtvända bitarna mörka för att framhäva att de ligger på insidan av vikningarna. Kortet har måtten 30x15cm i fullmått och varje panel är 5cm lång och den smala delen överst är 2,5cm bred.

Jag har använt Cinder som motiv eftersom att Karin gillar drakar och en röd skogsdrake kan ingen motstå hoppas jag. Jag är väldigt nöjd med Cinders färgläggning då prickarna ger ett annorlunda intryck från de andra Cinder som jag har gjort.

I textrutan har jag använt “Njut av varje ögonblick” från Arkivet, klockan och “Tempus Fugit” för att påminna om att tiden går. De är självklart också stämplade med Peeled Paint och Shabby Shutters för att matcha resten av kortet.

“Color me papers” och ett kort

Förutom att göra klart den tredje boxen har jag lekt lite med mina Color Me papper som jag fick hem från USA för några dagar sen. Dom är från Paper Wishes och kan hittas här, jag köpte dem i paketet men de finns även att köpa i lösvikt så att säga. Det är resist-papper som fungerar underbart bra, jag trodde att den vita resist-delen skulle färgas lite men den höll sig vit vad jag än gjorde. Jag gillar verkligen mönstren också, de är snirliga men samtidigt enkla. Jag klippte ut 8X9 rutor ur vardera arket, utom det med labels, och provade lite olika färgkombinationer av mina Tim Holtz distress inks.

  1. Den första rutan (blommor) är en blandning av Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint och Shabby Shutters, sedan är kanterna dragna med Black soot. Denna är en ripoff från en på PaperWishes hemsida, dock vet jag inte exakt vilka färger som används där.
  2. Den andra rutan (fjärilar) är Broken China, Dusty Concord och Faded Jeans, kanterna är Black Soot.
  3. Den tredje (Tapestry) är shabbu Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China och Faded Jeans med Black Soot runt kanterna igen.
  4. Den fjärde rutan (löv) är Mustard Seed, Spice Marmelade, Fired Brick och Vintage Photo. Sedan har jag lagt ett lager med Vintage Photo över hela för att få en mer höstig look.
  5. Den sista och femte rutan (swirls) är Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade och Worn Lipstick. Kanterna är lätt distressade med Fired Brick.

När jag var klar med detta var jag fortfarande inspirerad så jag gjorde ett kort till min underbara vän Angelica som ett tack för hennes förståelse och tålamod med mig under nyårhelegen som jag skulle ha spenderat med henne. Jag gjorde ett kort med komplett och dekorerad insida så att jag fick användning för en av the labels också.

Framsidan har som huvudmotiv blommorna av Color me pappren, och den är distressad med Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick och Fired Brick (i mitten av blomman för att ger mer djup), Shabby Shutters och Peeled Paint. Fjärilarna som sitter ovan på är fastsatta med tejpkuddar och kommer från the label sheet och är färglagda med Peeled Paint. Metallpilarna är fastsatta med svarta brads och det vita bandet är trätt genom öljetter (mitt nya öljettverktyg är mycket roligt). Öljetterna var från början vota men ovansidan är svärtad med Staz On. Det fungerade hyffsat men inte perfekt.

Insidan innehåller delar från Color Me pappret med etiketter och borders. Jag har använt samma färger på etiketten som motivet på framsidan med undantaget att jag använt en gnutta mer Fired Brick. The border är färglagd med Shabby Shutters och Peeled paint. Jag har stämplat en vänskapsstämpel från Arkivet (Liten Tinga tror jag), men jag maskerade bort den runda ram som fanns runt om.

Kortet blev väldigt enkelt men jag känner mig nöjd, det ger mig vårkänslor och jag tycker att färgerna på blompappret är vackra ihop. Jag tror jag ska hitta på något mer med dessa i helgen.