Saturday, October 29, 2016

the Book Elf

Bugaboo Stamps & Star Stampz er våre flotte sponsorer hos Creative Fingers for utfordring #119. Mitt hovedmotiv, den søte lille bok-alven er fra Star Stampz, pg det var utrolig moro å male selv om det er nokså detaljert og tok mye lengre tid enn et vanlig stempeltrykk. Da passet det aller best inn i min egen bok, ville ikke gitt det bort på et kort ;) 
Som alltid er det 'Anything Goes', som betyr 'Lag-hva-du-vil' på vår utfordringsblogg, og du er hjertelig velkommen til å delta ♥

I'm really enjoying creating in an art journal, I feel I have no self-inflicted restrictions when I make something for myself, a page in my own book.. I'm sure it's like that for other crafters too - you hesitate using up your prettiest embellishments and designerpapers, because when u do, you'll never see them again.. Like this fabulous background I made from one of my favourite paperstacks, DCWV 'Once upon a time'. 

For this fortnights challenge #119. at Creative Fingers we are lucky to have two fab sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps & Star Stampz, and as always it is an 'Anything goes' theme. You are more than welcome to join with your creations! :)

As a bookworm myself, I am totally in love with Star Stampz adorable little Book elf, and elves n fairies is always very welcome in my stash ♥ The image on the left of my art journal spread is from the old childrens book I'm working in! (The fairytale is named 'the Princess and Henrik'). Recycling an old book instead of buying a brand new expensive journal to create art in is a great budget saver :)

I have created a color swatch chart for my distress inks and various ink sprays into a .pdf file of my scanned chart. 
(It's a blank one I had drawn in approx. A5 size with all the names only. The first ten pages has the distress ink names on it, the next pages are some of my other inks, so when printing, print out pages 1 - 10. Or all pages if you want those too ofcourse!) 
You may use it as your own color referance, if you'd like to have it? It sure made my life easier! I can now find the excact shade of color and match it up to my images when I paint :)

You can download the .pdf file here ~ freebie for your own private use!
Do not share it ~ instead direct people here, thanks :)

I enter my art journal spread in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on] check 18/12
The Ribbon Girl ~ October: AG w. ribbon [Oct. 29th.]
Inspiration Destination #109. ~ Anything goes [Nov. 1st.]
Anything but Cute #18. ~ Autumn Day (2nd.entry)[Nov. 4th.] winner jan.12th.
Simon Says Wedn. ~ anything goes [Nov. 2nd.]
More Mixed Media ~ AG opt. Orange! (2nd.entry)[Nov. 3rd.](top5)
Not Just Cards #37. ~ Anything goes (2nd.entry)[Nov. 11th.] 
Creative Artiste #19. ~ AG [Oct. 31st.] 

Scandinavian challenges: [innen]
Scrappiness #21. ~ maling + stensiler [15. November

Check out how shiny and fabulous those inka golds looks! The glittery paints on the image itself are twinkling H20's and wink of Stella. Including all those blingy brads, my page is really standing out :)

Stamps/Images: Star Stampz 'the Book Elf' digistamp.
Papers: DCWV 'Once upon a time' 12x12 paperstack. Plain white cardstock. Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed).
Embellishments/Tools: Marianne Design Creatables 'Anja's Oval LR0376'. Panduro Hobby stencil 'lace', and also misc. brads. Washi tapes from Panduro, Nille, and Sandylion Tapeworks. El Corte Inglés rayon cord. Misc. Lace and ribbon unknown. Scotch 3M Fiberglass tape. Masking painters tape. Sense chipboard tag. Provo Craft Zision Silent Setter for making holes and attatching eyelets. Prima Marketing inc. Distressing Tool by Ingvild Bolme.
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. I also used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. And lots n lots of Inka Gold from Viva Decor 'Gold' & 'Steel blue'. Distress ink 'Vintage photo' stains and misc. Spray stains, and Dylusions 'Melted chocolate'. White Gesso and Liquitex matte gel. Tacky glue from Aleene's.


  1. Beautiful project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

  2. I love this, so much work, but worth it it is wonderful
    Kevin xx

  3. Magiske sider! En skikkelig eventyr følelse dukker opp hos meg og motivet er spennende og flott fargelagt. Mye å feste øynene på her <3 Godt hånd(t)verk! Hyggelig å se deg hos Scrappiness og håper du kommer innom for å leke flere ganger :) ♥ Monica
    ~~Ha en fin dag, med mange smil ~ ♥ ~

  4. Beautiful pages, thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste this month!

  5. This really is a beautiful page, you have 'aged' it wonderfully - I am so glad you showed the close up, the inka golds do look amazing! Thanks so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  6. Magical art journal page! I love the dimension you have achieved and how you used your inka golds! Beautifully done! Thank you so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

  7. Beautiful pages you made, just love it. thanks for joining our challange at Scrappiness

  8. Love these pages, you will treasure them; there are so many lovely details! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. If I could shrink myself down and walk into your pages, I know I would enjoy the most magical walk! These journal pages are gorgeous with the aged layered papers and that beautifully colored image! I'm giggling because I remember that DCWV paper! I certainly understand about wanting to keep that one around! I used it in my first ever altered book years ago!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Anything But Cute--this fits beautifully into our "An Autumn Day" challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  10. There are so many things I love about this spread! I just want to hold it and inspect so badly. I love your beautifully colored image and the hanger you created. Love the gorgeous torn layers and metallic/glittery accents. All together this captures the sense of a fairy tale perfectly. We are so thankful that you shared with us at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Autumn


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