Friday, December 7, 2018

Blue Christmas

Kortet mitt idag er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #155., og det nydelige hovedmotivet er fra vår sponsor LeAnn's World 101. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

This is the first time I tried the USA version of an A2 card, how weird is that! An A2 is actually HUGE here, bigger than both an A4 and the A3. I think the most similar to their A2 is our A6. So I had to find all the measurements and voila! A lot of the dies I got from American brands have been made specially for their A2's, so I might start making more of them :)
This is the best source I found to explain card sizes at Card-Making-Magic.

My DT card for challenge #155. at Creative Fingers has a beautiful motif from our generous sponsor LeAnn's World 101.
As always Creative Fingers is having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
LeAnn's World 101. #9. ~ Anything goes [Jan.1st.]
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #95. ~ Always AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday ~ B is for (BLUE
!) [Dec.9th.]
Winter Wonderland ~ Anything Christmas goes [Jan.3rd.]  
Card Mania #111. ~ Christmas [Dec.30th.]
Crafty Calendar ch. ~ Dec.: it's Christmas time! [Dec.28th.]
EDIT: I got Top Pick at LeAnn's World 101. Thank you ♥

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #166. ~ Rett og slett Jul! [31.desember]
Scrap from your heart #28. ~ Fargelegging! [28.desember]
inside detail
norwegian text reads: Shooting stars and/or Sparklers fireworks,
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Magic of Christmas, Wishes.

Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101. 'Raina' digistamp. North Star Stamps 'Hjørnetekster JUL a6' clearstamps.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Papirgleder white cardstock. Hobby & Crafting fun Classic/Silky A4 4601 Silver cardstock. Ranger ink - Tim Holtz 'Alcohol Ink Yupo paper'.
Embellishments: none.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection - 6x6 'Christmas Winter Snow' & 'Candy Canes & Bows'. Crafters Companion 6x6 'Vintage Deco'.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 18'. Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Festive Coll. 'Christmas Scene Mini Background dies' & 'Snow Fall Background CED3136.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape), and Scor-Pal Sookwang tape. Rangers Glossy accents, stickles.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor the main image. Wink of Stella brush pen clear silver glitter. Hero Arts inkpad 'Passion flower'.

I used a heatgun tool and blew some Ranger Ink Alcohol solution &  Alcohol Inks onto Yupo paper: Sail boat blue, Flamingo, Patina, Amethyst. Purple foil added to 'sticky bits' of the alcohol ink background, not showing up so well in the photos though.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Vornii the dragon Bookmark

Har lagd en tag / bokmerke i Alice i Eventyrland tema ~ en av mine absolutt favoritt bøker, tydeligvis er det dragen Vornii sin også! ♥ Det var egentlig en Tolkien bok, Hobbiten, men jeg maskerte teksten og skrev inn Alice isteden :)  Prøvde ta bilder for å vise hvor skinnende gull detaljene er, men det må bare forestilles!

I've made a bookmark / tag with a Alice in Wonderland theme, one of my favourite stories, and apparently Vornii the dragon is also a fan! ♥ It was actually the Hobbit by Tolkien he was reading, but I masked the text when stamping, and wrote in Alice instead :) Tried to take photos to show how shiny the gold & yellow details are, but it just have to be imagined!

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
VLVS Blog ~ November; Splash of Color + inspiration photo! [Nov.30th.]
a Vintage Journey ~ Tag Friday!
as You Like it ~ Rubber or Digi? Rubber
! [Dec.5th.]
Even though digistamps has an advantage of beeing able to print any size you like, nothing beats the crisp images when stamping with rubber,  and the feel of it actually fysically there in you hand ~ oh and the smell of new rubber! You can also use rubbers for a whole bunch of techniques ~ like stamping onto mixe media and into hot embossing powders etc. So, Rubber is absolutely my favourite.. but I do own a gazillion of both kinds! ♥
Crafting from the heart #230. ~ Anything goes  [Dec.1st.]  
QKR Stampede #324. ~ Always Anything Goes [Dec.6th.]
The Corrosive Ch. #11. ~ Anything goes [Dec.2nd.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes [Dec.4th.]
Pile it on #148. ~ Pets &/or Fav. Way to Color: Watercolor! [Dec.1st.]

EDIT: I was one of the November winners at VLVS! Thank you ♥


and here is the back of the tag,
with the white rabbit ~ always late! 

Stamps/Images: Viva Las Vegas Stamps 'Vornii The Bookish' by Brian Kesinger. Also from VLVS rubberstamps 'Writing Circles Background', 'Bubble Wrap Texture' and 'Dictionary Page'. Stempelglede 'Grunge collection' rubberstamp set. Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz 'Bitty Grunge' rubberstamp set.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs - so my tag base is Canson. Graphic 45 designerpapers - Halloween in Wonderland collection 'tags' & 'borders'.
Embellishments: Panduro Hobby round gold/brown sequins.
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Retro Flower Large' & Paper Shapers punches 'Retro Flower' in Medium & Small.
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigs 'Tags And Bookplates'.
Essentials/Adhesives: High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Hero Arts clear lacquer glue.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Oxides & Distress Ink pads 'Vintage Photo', 'Walnut Stain' & 'Fozzilized Amber' to watercolor and distress image and papers. Hero Arts inkpad 'Fiesta Yellow'. Viva Decor 'Inka Gold' paste medium. Using versamark onyx black, I stamped the dragon on my tag and masked him off - then added layers of more stamping and ink splatters on top. Distress ink sprays 'Vintage photo', and Dyan Reaveley Dylusions ink spray in 'White linen' also from Ranger Ink.