Friday, February 19, 2016

Faery Magic ♥

Har vært lite blogging og internett på meg i det siste, for ikke å snakke om kortlaging, mye helseplager :( Ikke så moro når hodet er fylt med idéer, men resten av kroppen ikke orker.. Det er da man trenger litt magi i hverdagen! ♥
 Mitt hovedmotiv 'Beauty in all things' er et nydelig digistempel fra Scrapper's Delights er vår sponsor i denne ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #103. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema :)

I've not been able to do as much blogging & crafting as I'd like, my head is full of ideas, but my hands and body is working against me.. too much aches and pains :( I'm in need of some faery magic! ♥ 
 The beautiful silhouette fairie on my easel card is from Scrapper's Delights, our fab sponsor of this weeks challenge at Creative Fingers #103. And as always the theme is ~ Anything goes :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Scrapper's Delights blog #52. ~ Anything goes [Feb. 28th.]
Paper Shelter #236. ~ Make it digital [Feb. 23rd.]
Scrapper's Delights FB group ~ February 2016 chall.
[Feb. 29th.]
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Things with Wings! [March 13th.]
Inspiration Destination #73. ~ Anything goes [Feb. 23rd.]
Crafty Girls Creations #14. ~ Anything goes
[Feb. 24th.]
Crafting With An Attitude #12. ~ Anything goes! [Feb. 28th.]
As You like it ~ Favourite Fold or Shape & Why [Feb. 24th.]

My favourite type of card is Easel cards, and this fab Sizzix 'Card Center Step' die makes it so easy to get a real cool looking type of fold ~ just by cutting the cardbase once, the creases are all ready to fold, then decorate. No measuring needed! But if you haven't got this die, youtube is full of tutorials!  :) 

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Stamps/Images: Scrappers Delights 'Beauty In All Things Silhouette'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Kreativ Hobby 'Magi finner du.. øyeblikk'. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 'Talullahbelle - fairy sentiment'.
Papers: Bazzill & Panduro cardstocks. Panduro Hobby - Be Creative coll. by Vibeke Spigseth 'I have a dream'. Sassafras Lass 'Tickled pink tags'.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8', 'Labels 4', and Borderabilities 'Petite Lattice'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'Flowers RS-0349'. Sizzix Bigz XL Die 'Card Center Step' by Lori Whitlock. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #122. 2014 spring themed embossing folders, and #134. 2015 Creative dies dragonfly stamp set. MT Washi tape Kamoi.
Techniques: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. On this image and card I have used my new PanPastels, as well as my Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and ofcourse Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, to watercolor and distress image and papers. Glossy accents. And I also added a bit of doodling with my micron pen.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lavish ♥ LOVE ♥ Tag

Rick St. Dennis er vår sponsor hos Creative Fingers #102. Denne dama var en utfordring å fargelegge, som alle Ricks digistempler! Utrolig flotte motiver og detaljer ♥ Som alltid er det 'Anything Goes', som betyr 'Lag-hva-du-vil' på vår utfordringsblogg, og du er hjertelig velkommen til å delta :)

The fabulous lady on my tag was a real challenge to color, so detailed and so many folds ~ I was very happy with my shading on this, I think I'll keep it for myself ♥ Lavish is a digistamp from this fortnights generous sponsor ~ Rick St. Dennis ~ at Creative Fingers challenge #102. The theme is always 'Anything Goes', create whatever you wish, and you are most welcome to join us ♥

I enter my tag in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Rick St Dennis FB group ~ Hearts and/or Arrows! [Feb. 29th.]
613 Avenue Create #161. ~ AG/Used Stash: BG Fibers! [Feb. 6th.]
Artistic Inspirations #149. ~ AG/twist of valentine
[Feb. 14th.]
Crafty Girls Creations #13. ~ Anything goes! [Feb. 10th.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Have A Heart/Reverse confetti [Feb. 9th.]
The Ribbon Girl ~ LOVE! [
Feb. 6th.]
Creatalicious #84. ~ Love is in the air! [Feb. 13th.]
Inky Chicks #62. ~ Love (Letters) &/or Hearts [Feb. 19th.]  

Stamps/Images: Rick St. Dennis MFA 'LAVISH 2015 digi stamp'.
Papers: Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). Prima Marketing inc. journaling notes (the heart diecut).
Embellishments/Tools: Marianne Design EmbossingFolder & Die 'DF3413 Hearts'. Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigs 'Tags And Bookplates'. Stencils used ClubScrap feb.2005 Love, april 2005 Tranquility, and a punchinella. Basic Grey 'Sophie' coordinating fibers.
Techniques: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.
 Black Soot, Dusty Concord & Seedless Preserves are the main colors. Distress Spray Stains: Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, and Brushed Pewter. Dylusions Spray Black Marble.
 I have also used some mixed media gesso, black acrylic paint, and relief paste, stenciling and distress micro glaze on my tag. 
I even used my new PanPastels! Magenta, magenta ex. dark, and black.

One GIANT TIP: Don't put microglaze on the tag before adhering elements to it! The motif wouldn't stick until I sandpapered parts of the tag, and I had to use tons of gluedots under her :)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Wedding card ~ the First Dance ♥

Kortet mitt i dag har et nydelig bryllups motiv fra Sugarnellie kalt 'First dance' ♥ Du kan finne det her hos Papirplaneten, og mange andre flotte stempler, som de fine tekststemplene jeg har brukt fra Kort & Godt :)

Etter å ha sett youtuben fra Jennifer McGuire Easy Distress Ink Watercolor Backgrounds ble jeg inspirert til lage bakgrunnen på kortet mitt med resist embossing teknikk og perfect pearls shimmer. Jeg brukte Distress ink stempelputene 'Pumice Stone' og 'Hickory Smoke', og lot embossingen være på, fin effekt! Er mye mere shimmer på kortet i virkeligheten :)

Papirplanetens Februar utfordring: Kjærlighet ~

My card today is a DT-card for PapirPlaneten, an norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe. The theme for february is ofcourse LOVE ♥ The wedding couple is a Sugarnellie stamp named 'First Dance' from the Homegrown collection :)

The fab background on my card is a technique I learned from watching Jennifer McGuires Easy Distress Ink Watercolor Backgrounds on youtube. The embossing resists the ink and with the generous spritz of perfect pearls water, the card full of shimmer, and the twinks and diamond brad add to the bling as well! For my background I used DI 'Pumice Stone' og 'Hickory Smoke', a great color combo :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Sugar Bowl #133. ~ Anything goes! [Feb. 23rd.]
Fantasy Stampers #55. ~ Love is in the air (no digis) [Feb. 13th.]
Craft your Passion #297. ~ Anything goes [Feb. 7th.]
Allsorts #348. ~ Bring on the bling! [Feb. 4th.]
Crafting from the Heart #97. ~ Anything goes [Feb. 7th.]
Moving along with the Times #12. ~ Embossing!
[Feb. 3rd.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything goes! [Feb. 3rd.]
scandinavian challenges:
Papirlosjen ~ Januar: Favoritt ~ Distress inks! (bidrag #2) [Feb. 4th.]
Scrappegarasjen #20. ~ Norske produkter: K&G/Panduro [Feb. 10th.]

EDIT: I am in the TOP 4 at Fantasy Stampers! Thank you ♥

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Stamps/Images: Sugarnellie ~ Home Grown 'First Dance'. Kort og Godt Clearstamps 'M249' tekst inni, 'M-165' tekst foran og bak på kortet, og hjertedetalj stempel. Sheena Douglass 'a taste of India' stamp set (freebie in Simply Cards & Papercraft mag. #126.) Panduro Hobby  Clear Stamps A6 'Hjerter'. Purple Onion Designs Stamps 'Vintage Damask Background'.
Papers: Plain white and grey cardstocks from Panduro.
Embellishments/Tools: Panduro Hobby brads. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75', and 'Inverted Corner Punch'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Ranger Clear Embossing Powder & Perfect Pearls. Doodled some dots n drew the banner on the back with a micron felt tip pen.