Tuesday 26 February 2013

C`est Magnifique March kit

March kit reveal at C`est Magnifique.
 Here are some  layouts I made using the kit.

My daughter got this dress from my sister, after a trip she had to Spain. 
Tuva loves to dress up in this, and says she is a Spanish princess.
 Embellishment add-ons:

Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Garden Window
Prima: Fabric Butterfly Embellishments: Vintage
Maya Road: Burlap Trim: Sunset

Leif is struggling with correct pencil grip. So this page is to remind him about holding his pencil right.

 Embellishment add ons:

Basic Grey: Serenade: Stickers
Basic Grey: Serenade: Designer Chipboard Stickers
I have also used cheesecloth, gesso and acrylic paint.

This picture was taken at Tuva`s birthdayparty. She was 4 years old the 17th. of February. Here she and her friend Nora is drawing on some balloons

Embellishment add ons:
Basic Grey: Serenade: Stickers
Basic Grey: Serenade: Designer Chipboard Stickers
I have also used cardstock, cheesecloth and some mist.

And here is the beautiful kit:
Head on over to C`est Magnifique for more info.

Monday 25 February 2013

Ways with stencils - Prima

Prima is showing lots of different ways to use their new stencils on their blog today.
So head over there and get inspired :)

Here is a layout that I made using one of  their great 12"x 12" stencils.

Prima Supply list:
  • 12”x 12” stencil #564742
  • Fairy Rhymes Collection – Papillon #950378
  • Fairy Rhymes Collection – Fairy Collage #950385
  • Fairy Rhymes Collection – Periwinkle #950354
  • Alphabet stickers #559168
  • Other: Gesso

Sunday 24 February 2013

Some AJs

       Here are some AJs I have made. Haven`t been so much of this lately.
      But I hope I`ll get some new inspiration when
       I`m taking a class with Dina Wakley
      in about two weeks. Really looking forward to that :)

       Well, nothing more to say :)
                                            Tuva made this. First she made some drawings, 
and then I helped her with some spray and Gesso. 
And at last she added some stamps and washi tape :)

Monday 18 February 2013

C`est Magnifique - Sneak peek March kit

Here is one of the layouts I have made with C`est Magnifique`s March Kit.
It`s a great kit. So just wait till you`ll see it; You`ll love it! :)

Magenta: Color Me Softly: Tea Garden
Magenta: Printemps Passion: Dancing Butterfly

Embellishments add-ons:
Basic Grey: Serenade: Stickers
Basic Grey: Serenade: Designer Chipboard Stickers

I have also used cheesecloth, spray and acrylic paint.

Sunday 17 February 2013

Our little drama queen

A new sketch is out at Skissedilla, and it`s I who have made it :)
My take on it is this layout of our little drama queen.
AND our drama queen is 4 years old today :)

Happy birthday, sweet Tuva !!!!

Monday 11 February 2013

Prima`s February BAP

It`s time for Prima`s build-a-page for February.
Take a look at the blog to see what the DT has made,
and also the great projects from guest designer; Keren Tamir.

Here is my take on the sketch:

Prima Supplies:
  • Paper-Flower song #950392
  • Paper-Fairy collage #950385
  • Paper-Sweet Briar #950323
  • Paper-Secret Garden #950361
  • Chipboard pieces – #950521
  • Cling stamps –  #950552
  • Cling stamps – Sunrise sunset #960100
  • Wood embellishment #563868

February`s BAP:

Sunday 10 February 2013

Paper Fun

I was interviewed by a Russian craft blog; Paper Fun, last week.
I was so happy to be asked about this.
You can take a look at the blog here.
I have also made a small tutorial for them, that was out the 6th of February.
You find that here, if you want to read it in Russian.
If not, you can see the english version right here :)

Picture 1 :
This is how I like to do the photos. I silhouette them like this. And then place them into new scenes.
And I could never been without my scissors from Tim Holtz. I`ve had it for years now, and it`s the best!

Picture 2 :
 I choose a background paper (here, one from October Afternoon), and add some Gesso to it. I usually use a palette knife to drag the gesso over the paper.

Picture 3 :
 When the gesso`s still wet, I roll a roller stamp over the background. I love this crackle stamp from Stampin` up. As you see, I don`t roll it only in the Gesso, but I roll it over some of the other background too.

Picture 4 : 
When I wait for this to dry, I start painting my chipboards. I chose black for this lovely lamp post 
from Blue Fern Studios. I use acrylic paint.

Picture 5 :
 I also paint a fence, that I first cut in two. I have used grey acrylic paint, and added some small dots of brown, to make some more life to it.
You can also see here that I have used the crackle roller stamp again. I used gold paint on the stamp, and rolled it over the lamp post. I think it gives it more character in that way.

Picture 6 : 
I have cut out some small, yellow pieces of papers from a pattern paper to make light to the lamp post. I just glue it on the back of the lamps, and then cut round afterwords.

Picture 7 : 
When the gesso background is dry, I start placing things on it. I don`t glue it on at once. I first try out all the things I want to use, and see if it looks ok. Then I use addhesive and place it where I want. As you see, I have used a couple of clouds here. I have also cut out a circle of yellow pattern paper, to make a moon behind the clouds. The lamp post is glued on, and then the cheesecloth.
I have kept the cheesecloth white here, to make it looks like snow. But I often color the cheesecloth with mist. You can take a look at my blog if you want.

Picture 8 : 
Things that are going to look like it`s a bit far away, I glue directly to the background. And things that are suppose to be closer to me, I use 3D glue dots/squares. So here the lamp post is glued directly to the background, the fence is placed with one set of 3D addhesive and the photo of my daughter has two sets with 3D addhesives.

Picture 9 : 
Here you can see the lamp post a bit closer. You see how the gold paint makes more character to it. And also the yellow pattern paper.

Picture 10 : 
I add some small details to the page. Here I have used some twine, hanging from the fence. And some winter flowers stickers and a badge.

Picture 11 : 
I also cut out a tag from an Authentic pattern paper and placed over the end of the fence. You can see here that I have glued some of the cheesecloth over my daughter`s shoes. So it looks like she is sitting in snow.

Picture 12 : 

At last I add a title to my page. And here is the final result :)

Hope you liked the tutorial :) Have a nice Sunday!

Sunday 3 February 2013

A new sketch is out at Skissedilla. We have a new selected scrapper, and a great sponsor.
So head over to our blog to read more about it :)

I made this week`s sketch. And here is my take on it:

I have placed everything in the middle of the page, and was inspired by the tree and the 4 small elements.
Have a great Sunday, everybody :)

Friday 1 February 2013

Prima - Wishes & Dreams by Leeza Gibbons

Did you see this great Prima collection that was designed by Leeza Gibbons????
It`s so sweet.
Here is a layout that I made from it.

  • Wishes & Dreams – Invincible #970086
  • Wishes & Dreams – Persevere #970062
  • Wishes & Dreams – Scattered Wishes #970024
  • Wishes & Dreams – Sweet Dreams #970048

  • Paloma flowers – Blue moon #566739
  • Wood embellishments #563868
  • Resist alphabets – Script #563769
  • Art stencil 12x12 #922382

Take a look at Prima`s blog to see what the design team made from this great line.