torsdag 18 april 2013

Pretty amazing


Just a small card today! I made the background all by myself and yes, it took awhile. But I think it was so worth it! :)
Hope you like it too!

Papersmooches – Spring Fling
Simon Says Clear Stamps STAMPtember™ FOR THE RECORD Exclusive
Free magazine stamp - daisy

Simon Says Stamp - talk bubbles dies
White and purple cardstock
Copic markers
Memento tuxedo black ink
Versafine onyx black ink

söndag 14 april 2013

Steampunk girl on adventure

The "Lycka till" comes from "Swedish sentiments- grattis" from My Stamp Box.

Yesterday was such a day, you know, the kind of day when everything you stamp sucks! I try to stick to my usual comcept - that more is more - and that almost always fixes it! (Together with much encouragement from my little craft support group! You're the best!)
I am still not sure that this works, but lately I've been into experimenting a bit...

Can you see where I used dimensionals?

Stuff I used:

My Stamp Box: Sweedish Sentiments – grattis
Avery Elle: Roll with it
Sweet Pea Stamps – Telsa
Crafty Individuals 209
Impression Obsession cover-a-card - clouds

PTI Stamper’s select white cardstock
Orange cardstock
Green, orange, red and brown stickles
Spellbinders D-Lites Cattails
Black embossing powder (fine)
Black enamel accent (Ranger)
Archival ink sepia
Memento tuxedo black ink
Versafine black onyx ink
Brilliance Pearlescent Sky blue ink
Distress ink
Copic markers
Black wax pen

lördag 13 april 2013

Hittar du inte bra svenska clearstamps? De finns i Canada!/The good Swedish clearstamps are in Canada!

Swedish Sentiments - Grattis
Swedish Ocattions - Glad Midsommar

(English text furher down...)

Mina favoritstämplar med svensk text kommer från My Stamp Box i Canada där Bettina von Gross gör roliga genomskinliga stämplar (clear stamps) i fotopolymer. Jag är inte imponerad av de vanliga sladdriga clearstamps som säljs i Sverige, men fotopolymerstämplar fungerar extremt bra och är något helt annat...
Om du har någon av Simon Says Stamps egna clearstamps så är det nästan samma slags fotopolymer, men lite tunnare... (Bra kvalité, stämplar skarpa bilder - och stämpeln sitter ordentligt fast på ditt akrylblock.)
Hon har dessutom massor med andra stämplar. De flesta är på engelska, men hon har också stämplar på tyska, holländska och franska.

Välkomna som grannar

Handla av henne, så kanske vi kan få fler set på svenska!
(Och nej, jag får ingen provision för att jag skriver detta, det är en helt privat recension!)

Swedish Word Jumble - Hälsningar
Hem ljuva hem

Today my post starts in Swedish! I wanted to show my Swedish blog friends some great clearstamps with Swedish sentiments I found - in Canada! Bettina von Gross (My Stamp Box) is making photopolymer stamps in more languages - the majority of the stamps are in English, but she also have stamps in German, Dutch and French.
To describe this polymer, I'd say that it's a bit like the Simon Says clearstamps - just thinner. They stamp like a dream!

måndag 8 april 2013

Cheer up Grumpasaurus!

You know, I just had to!
The classic photo from Jurassic Park 1 (the scene that always makes me cry, because I can finally see the dinosaurs "and they move in herds - they do move in herds"...) and the cheerful but dangerous dinosaur from Paper Smooches - a match made in heaven (?!!)
I couldn't help myself! Hope you like it, anyway!

Stuff used:

Paper Smooches stampset "Cuteasaurus"
Memento tuxedo black ink
White embossing powder
Eye from Panduro
Copic markers
Green cardstock from Panduro
Photo from the old JP movie
Foam dimensionals

söndag 7 april 2013

More cows!

"Tack" means "thank you" in Swedish. I love my Swedish stamps from My stamp box! (What a wonderful quality of their clear stamps!) This one is from their "Swedish Sentiments".

Hi again!
I have not been able to do much paper crafting lately, but here's a card - finally!
More cows! I'm sure you're not too surprised... :)

I paper pierced my cows and used some foam dimensionals to pop them up. The colours of the image is from the Versa Magic ink pads. I used the dew drops directly on the paper.

I used the Forest Moss stickles as leaves. You can't really see it on this photo - but it creates a very cool effect! (I'll do this again, for sure!)

I have tons of ideas for cards and other paper projects, but at the moment I'm busy making flowers out of sugar paste in my spare time! :) I'll try to make some more cards soon, though!

Hope you'll have a great day!


Supply list for my Thank you card:

Create-A-Scene Stamp Set - Countryside
My stamp box: Swedish sentiments

Patterned paper:
Your life. Beautiful. by Webster's pages
Polka dot paper from my stack.

Memento – Tuxedo black
Versafine black onyx
Lots of green, yellow and blue shades of Versa Magic ink

Stickles - vintage photo and forest moss

måndag 1 april 2013

Longing for October!

Finnabair is coming to Sweden (again) in October, and this time I intend not to miss her classes!
(I've been a fan ever since I saw her work in the Swedish scrapbooking magazine "Scrapbooking mm." issue no 5, 2010!)

Am I going to meet you in class?

These are the classes she will be teaching in Stockholm:
 (All text/pictures are from Anna Dabrowska's homepage. You should check her out! She's awesome!)

1. "Splash” Mixedmedia Paper Layout Class ( with stain and ink splashing, stamping, spraying... and more!)

You think it is time to try something new, a bit different than traditional, multi-paper scrpbooking projects and popular embellishments? Do you want to have some creative fun, go artsy playing with paint, inks, stains...or something even more surprising? Maybe you feel it is high time to try using some more white negative space?
Let me inspire you with some really cool ideas for creative, totally customized mixed media paper layouts! You really don't need a lot to create a spectacular project – let yourself to play with sprays, inks, stamps and have great fun with designing your project from the very beginning to the surprisingly energetic end. The possibilities are truly amazing... and experimenting with them is pure fun!
During this class I will share with you my experiences in creating layouts based on my favorite ink techniques: splashing, spraying, ink-dropping, stamping and painting I'll show you several finished projects which will inspire you to experiment with color and show you how to “embrace the imperfections” ! Will give some tips about layout composition and page balance, especially on negative space based projects. I'll tell you more about using paper, fabric and paint go get layers and show you some cool techniques for creating artsy, freestyle pages.
During this class I create with a group a full sized, freestyle layout based on mixed media techniques stamps and color products from well known manufacturers such as Ranger, Prima Marketing and La Blanche.
Give your scrapbook pages, new, a bit crazy, a bit funky look ... don't be afraid to express yourself.... and get your fingers dirty!
Usual class time: 2,5 -3 h

2. Industrial Baroque
Paper Layout Classes based on mixedmedia and scrapbookintg techniques. Their common part is multi-layering, richness of techniques. using a wide range of mediums and loads of  elements to create one-of-a kind, personalized project. Industrial Baroque is time for making your fingers dirty, creativity flowing and pushing the boundaries of your imagination. 

Grunge is a style, which is, in my opinion, the essence of creative fun and freedom: you can put almost everything on your project and be happy with the effect you got. You may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias and inks… Grunge is usually considered as “boyish” or “men” style, but I'd like to convince you that it also as the more feminine, crazy, eclectic side – let's call it “industrial baroque”.
 During classes I will try to convince you that creating a grungy, eclectic layout is not hard at all - and the only boundaries you have are those made by your imagination! I will make you look again at your embellishments and how you possibilities of using everyday objects as a part of your composition, giving them the uniqueness, personal touch and grungy style. I will show you finished projects and share my experiences from the creative process. On each class I will create with the students a full size layout including products from well known manufacturers and demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get baroque look of your project.
"Industrial Baroque" is a perfect combination of fun, experiment and playing with composition, color and texture.
Usual class time: about 3,5 - 4 h. 

"Steampunk love":
( - an Industrial Baroque class)
Paper based mixedmedia class with masking and layering, spraying, gel mediums, acrylic and metallic paints and pastes toghether with hard, grungy and steampunk elements ina good company of lace and flowers. The "heaviest" look in the range!

3. Everyday Treasures
- Mixed-media shadowbox class with lots of techniques including gel mediums, inks, paint and more! Great fun with found objects and pure creativity.
We are surrounded by inspiring objects: at work or at home, in the city and in the countryside – there are things which are usually not visible for us…they are too common, too plain to be noticed. But try to look around, open your eyes wider – I’m sure you’ll find real treasures all around you, and all of them have their own stories which want to be told! Take a second look in the drawer, check your attic, search through the wardrobe…or visit the flea market – the possibilities are endless and your creativity will amaze you – just give the chance to yourself and the little everyday treasures from your neighborhood.
There are no boundaries in creating mixed media projects: you may give as much or as little elements as you want, you may use medias, paint and inks…and whatever comes to your mind too! Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this workshop I’ll try to convince you that beauty can be found everywhere – and it is waiting to be discovered. I’ll guide you to create your own mixed-media shadowbox, based on my favorite layering techniques and choice of embellishments, colored with a wide range of color products. I’ll demonstrate possibilities of mixing different medias like gel mediums, paint, ink, scrapbooking supplies and found objects to get interesting layers and details on the unique grungy project.
This workshop is suitable both for beginners and advanced crafters.
Class time: about 3,5 h.