lördag 22 september 2012

Pirate cards!

It all started when my co-worker started to play "pirate music" one afternoon. It cheered me up and I got the pirate music in my head - and it stuck!
You've got to go with the flow, right? This is what happened!

A Caribbean Pirate Adventure Card:
Stamps: “My Island” by Waltzingmouse stamps, “Skull bottle label” by Inkadinkado, Sparkling spring #2 (Prima), Travel Almanac (Prima), Printery (Prima)
Inks: PTI True black, Adirondack alkohol inks, Ranger’s archival ink (Vermillion, Jet black, Sepia), Versa Color Pinecone.
Cardstock: Pti Ocean tides, DCWV Teal
Embossing folder: Sizzix Textured Impressions CIRCLES & DOTS Embossing Folders 656974
Other: Martha Stewart Vampire Bling Stones, Brass charms from Shipwreck beads, twine, homemade coffee filter flowers, foam dimensionals and patterned paper from my stack.

Machine Room Pirate Card:
Stamps:  Disney Pirate Party, Travel almanac (Prima), Berry leaf background (Prima)
Inks: Alkohol inks, Ranger’s archival ink (Plum, Vermillion, Sepia, Jet black)
Cardstock: Bazzil brown, PTI true black
Paper: Martha Stewart Vampire collection
Other: homemade background (see earlier post), homemade coffee filter flower (see earlier post), twine and wine bottle charm from Shipwreck beads.

tisdag 18 september 2012

My Cousin the Farmer

The farmer from Oh Crop! looks suspiciously like my cousin - who is a farmer! Is the spitting image a coincidence or did the artist really do some research to see how a proper Swedish farmer looks like? The similarity is stunning! :)

Anyhow, he had to have a barn, a duck in the barn and some chickens around it. Looks like he got some hay in, even though we had a wet summer!


Stuff used:
Stamps: Hero arts s5215 clouds, BB: farm and barn (PTI), Oh crop! (There she goes stamps)
PTI dies: Shape up: Barn, Block alphabet (lower case), On the farm dies
Other dies: MFT fresh cut grass
PTI inks: Aqua mist, Pure poppy
Other inks: Mango madness (Versa Magic), Tea dye (Distress ink)
Other: Stamper’s select white cardstock (PTI), Ripe avocado cardstock (PTI) Purpe poppy cardstock (PTO), True black cardstock (PTI), olive green cardstock (Bazzil), tissue paper, googly eyes (Panduro), dimensional foam, Copic markers, Faber Castel PITT artistic pen, glue pen, glue gun tape.

lördag 15 september 2012

Jane Austen's sliding frame card

Don't you just find interactive cards very interesting? I do! I thought it'd be extra interesting with a sliding old picture from Jane Austen's time, especially since the birthday girl happens to be a big fan of the books. I heard that she liked it. :) I hope you like it too!

Orna’s birthday card:

PTI dies:
Movers &Shakers – sliders
Block alphabet (lower case)
Simply Jane

PTI stamps:
Simply Jane
On the farm
Movers & Shakers Sentiments

Home made coffee filter flowers (see earlier post)

Cardstock: PTI pure poppy, aqua mist, dark chocolate
Patterned paper: Tilda collection 2011 (Panduro)
PTI ink: Dark chocolate, Spring rain, Harvest gold, New leaf, Ripe avocado
Distress ink: Tea dye, black soot

fredag 14 september 2012

The last plunge of the year?

Too bad you can't see the foam adhesive! That bridge is high above the water! :)

I just had to make a flip flop card! I've been planning on that for a long time, I just didn't have the time.... I was inspired by this card by Betsy Weldman:

Stuff used:
Die: flipping out (PTI)
Cardstock: blue (Panduro and DCWV), Classic craft (PTI)
Ink: Memento - rich cocoa
Distress ink: -tea dye, broken china
Versa Mark watermark
Stamps: BB: farm and barn and Faux ribbon (PTI)
Impression plate: sunshine (PTI)
Distress stickles: picket fence
White embossing powder – Reprint
Embossing pearl powder – Ranger
blue bling stones

söndag 9 september 2012

Finally - a cover for my mini book!


Finally, I have a cover for my PTI Stamp-a-faire mini book! Just thought you may like to see the result... including my Block alphabet dies. I'm reposting the rest of the images from earlier so you can see what I am talking about! :)

Stuff used:
Turning a New Leaf and It's a Jungle Out There (PTI) stamp set.
All dies from PTI: (Heart prints collection, Love lives here, Block alphabet lower case)
PTI Ink: Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Pinefeather.
(I used some green Memento Inks too - London Fog, New Sprout, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves and Versa Colour Sage as well.)
PTI CS:  Ocean tides, Pure poppy
Overlay, patterned paper from my stash.

lördag 8 september 2012

A Christmas Barn

I don't know, it's a bit early for Christmas, but I started to play with my barn die... and all of a sudden my project turned into a Christmas card! I got most of my new Christmas stamps a bit late last year, and because of that I have some new stuff that I need to try out!

Some tips and tricks concerning aging the barn:
  • Stamp the wood grain stamp on Pure Poppy cardstock with Pure Poppy ink. (It looks much better in real life!)
  • The white trimmings on the barn were aged down with Old Paper Distress ink. (None of my other ink colours looked good at all!)

"God jul" means "Merry Christmas" in Swedish.

Stuff used:

PTI stamps: Holiday Lights, BB: Farm and Barn
PTI dies: On the farm, In the meadow, Block alphabet die collection (lower case), Holly jolly and Shape up: barn die.
Inks: PTI (True black), Versa Magic (Turquoise gem, Aquatic splash, Mango madness)
PTI CS: Pure poppy, Ripe avocado, Sweet blush, Vintage cream and Classic craft.
Other: Embrodery floss, blingstones, small pearls, washi tape and glossy accent.