Friday, April 17, 2020

The Moth Girl

Har jo lovet en bloggcandy her på bloggen, men det blir enda noen dager til.. Venter på en par pakker som det er noe oppi som skal i bloggcandyen, men ting tar jo ekstra lang tid nå i disse coronatider... Og når ting endelig kommer (alt etter om det er på døra eller på posten) så kan det ta lengre tid, siden jeg sjøl-isolerer og ikke har vært utafor huset på mange uker. Tar ingen sjangser her, siden både jeg og min mor som bor i etasjen over, er i høyrisiko gruppene. Heldigvis har jeg en bror som shopper, henter og bringer og setter fra seg ting på trappa til meg ♥ ♥ ♥

Dette 🦋 kortet er mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #184., med motiv fra vår flotte sponsor Ching-Chou Kuik
Motivet heter 'the Moth' og er fra CCK & Sweet Pea Stamps. Digi versjonen kan du nå finne her i etsy butikken hennes. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

~ Irish blessing ~ 
❤️ 🦋 ❤️

If you're on the lookout for my promised blogcandy, it's still a while to wait! Days, a week, I don't know. I'm self isolating so I haven't gone anywhere for many weeks now, during theese corona-times.. so unless it is a drop off door delivery, my brother does the shopping for me and fetching/sending post at the postoffice & stuff, leaving everything by the doo. Not taking any chances here, both me and my mum who lives upstairs, both are in high risk groups ♥ ♥ ♥

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #184. at Creative Fingers wich is sponsored by the wonderful Ching-Chou Kuik
This rubberstamp motif is called 'the Moth' but is also now available now in her digistore on etsy as part of a collection of four images, wich you can find here! As always Creative Fingers has 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]
Ellibelle's Crafty Wed. ~ April: Bugs, Blooms, Butterflies! [April 30th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #74. ~ Always AG
(entry#2)[April 29th.]
Artsystamper Ch. #13. ~
Things With Wings [April 19th.]
Through The Craft Room Door ~ April 14th. AG! [April 21st.] 
As You Like It ~ Favourite: Animal or People? [April 22nd.]
It's kind of equal for me, no favourite, all depends on what mood I'm in to color, either an animal or a human.. But I definitely love coloring pretty girls, especially fantasy creature girls! And those are people right? So that's my favourite! :)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #PIP2015. ~ Anything goes! [April 19th.]
Word Art Wed. #434-435. ~ Anything Goes [April 21st.]
🦋 Scandinavian Challenges: [innen] 
Scrappelyst ~ April: Lag på lag! [30. April.]...

inside detail

Stamps/Images: Sweet Pea Stamps ~ Ching Chou Kuik 'The Moth' rubberstamp w. text (image can be found here as part of a digital stampset).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. DCWV 'the Mariposa' 12x12 paper stack. Unknown stationary paper from a swap. Prima marketing inc. 6x6 'Optimist' paper pad, and 'Songbird collection' A4 paperstack.
Embellishments: RibbonGirls black lace. MT Washi twilight butterfly. Galeria orange rhinestones. Basic Grey orange rhinestones. MME Bohemian 'barefoot' gold gems.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. 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 & Fiskars decorative corner punches.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Memory Box 'Tessatina' stencil. 13@rts mixed media stencil 'Round w. butterfly'. Stampers Anonymous stencil - Tim Holtz 'Wildflower THS035'.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Royal Circle'. Nellie Snellen Dies 'Straight Dotted Round MFD085'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Industrial Chic Collection 'Frame & Tag CED25006'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Scor-pal Sookwang 5" tape. Aleene's tacky glue original. Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Stamperia Jewellery Box

Har laget dette smykkeskrinet til min 8 år gamle niese Amalia ♥ som nettopp hadde bursdag. OG om noen dager har jeg bursdag, så det blir nok en blogcandy her snart! Kan være kjekt med en liten oppmuntring nå i disse utrygge tider.. Håper dere er friske og ved godt mot ~ hold dere hjemme såfremt dere kan ♥ ♥ ♥

Skrinet er mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #183., som Angelique er sponsor for denne gang med et flott stempelsett! Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

My DT project for this fortnights challenge #183. at Creative Fingers, wich is sponsored by our Angelique with a fab stampset! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

During theese scary pandemic times, I hope you all stay safe & healthy everyone ♥ xoxo ♥ Me and mum are self isolating beeing in high risk groups, but my brother takes care of groceries and stuff, and have everything we need, so we're all set to ride this out... My birthday is coming up soon, so there will be a blogcandy! So be on the lookout for that. Hopefully it will cheer someone up :)

Step-by-step Mixed media Jewellery box for my niece Amalia ♥

I got four stamperia thin moulds as well as a few shapes from other deeper moulds out of one of stamperia's cream paste jars. So it is a bit expensive, but well worth it ♥ SO flexible, you can easily tear the sheet into smaller bits & bend around a bottle shape! Finnabairs icing pastes can also be used in theese thin moulds (and in embossing folders too!). I plan to try out hardware stores silicone culking plaster fillings thingies? Don't recall what they are named, and I am a bit scared to try ~ some of those may actually adhere to and run your moulds, so be careful if u try the same!

This is the box in the beginning stages ~ gluing on the moulds,
artstones, stencilling with modelling paste, and covering up
everything with white gesso.

Now comes the 'ugly stage'... The spray inks and the paints goes on ~ and for a while u think this looks no good! It is ruined... But wait for it! 
Finnabair Anna Dabrowska / Finnabair Art Files, Keren Tamir, Tiffany Solorio, Gabrielle Polacco and Maremi SmallArts, are just some of the wonderful mixed media artists (click on their names to be taken to their youtube channels), they have taught me that u should power through that ugly stage and keep going to reach the pretty!!! ♥

The 'pretty stage' is revealed when dry-brushing on white gesso and using a heat tool AT THE SAME TIME to speed thing up & to NOT activate the underneath inks and color the white gesso. My photos isn't showing this very well (I get this yellow hue sometimes) but at the detail photo at the bottom of the blogpost, it shows well ~ white highlights with a touch of platinum wax.

Remember to use an old worn stipple brush as this process will ruin the neat brushes u have ~ this is my designated brush for this use. As long as the gesso goes on dry, the white highligts will come, and I am in LOVE with the box now :)

Here is the finished box & the inside with a blingy mirror and a velvet cushion ~  for all the pretty jewellery and secrets my niece will put there! She just turned 8 years old! Happy birthday sweetie ♥

I enter my mixed media box in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Creative Artiste #59. ~ AG Mixed Media! [April 26th.]
Through The Craft Room Door ~ March 31st.: Always AG
[April 7th.]
Word Art Wednesdays #432-433. ~
Anything Goes [April 7th.] 
Crafty Creations #408. ~ Always AG [May 4th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #74. ~ Always Anything Goes [April 29th.]
Crafter's Cafe #239. ~ Anything Goes [April 14th.]

EDIT: Got top 3 picked at the Crafter's Cafe
And also at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb! Thank you :)
Scandinavian Challenges: [innen] 
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #182. ~ Pastell [30.april.]
Hobbygarasjen ~ April:. Alt er lov! [26.april.]...

it's all in the details..

Stamps/Images/Papers: ...
Fabric: Pink/Lilac velvet fabric wrapped around a foam square fitted inside the bottom of the box.
Embellishments: Unknown Pearl & metal ribbons. Misc bling & droplets.
Tools: Heat gun, scalpel and self healing mat from Panduro Hobby.
Stencils: 13@rts mixed media stencil 'Aqua Roses'. Stamperia 'round w. butterfly'. Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stencil 'THMS016' (harlequin diamonds).
Moulds: Stamperia Soft Mould A5 'Butterfly & Manuscripts 1'. Prima ReDesign 5 x 8 Silicone Mould 'Tillden Flourish'.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Marianne Design Craftables 'stencil punch die fairy 1455'.
Essentials/Adhesives: 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents. Prima Marketing inc. Finnabair Art Basics silicone spatula. Stiff paint / stipple brush.
Techniques: see the mini tutorial up above!
Mediums: Tattered Angels Glimmermist sprays 'Pink bubblegum' & 'Amethyst'. Prima ColorBloom sprays 'Deep teal', 'Soft teal' & 'Cotton candy'. Prima Finnabair Art ingredients 'Art stones' & 'Mini art stones'. Liquitex matte gel. White gesso. Viva Decór Inka gold waxes 'Violet' & 'Platinum'. Stamperia mix media art Cream paste.