Friday, May 29, 2020

Blowing Bubbles

House-Mouse kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #187. Vår DT Angelique er sponsor igjen med et flott stempelsett, og som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være ♥

Har hatt mye smerter i ryggen min i det siste, så jeg gjorde det enkelt for meg selv med et ferdig house-mouse motiv ~ decoupage ark er alltid kjekt å ha liggende!

Jeg har også en ny BlogCandy om du vil sjekke den ut ~ her!

My House-Mouse card is DT inspiration for this fortnights challenge #187. at Creative Fingers wich is kindly sponsored by our DT Angelique with a fab stamp set! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

I've been having much back aches lately, so I made it easier on myself using a pre-colored decoupage sheet a sweet house-mouse motif! Always good to have ready-to-go images in your stash.

Do check out my new blogcandy here ~ double the fun!

the little House-Mouse motifs are so adorable! Did you know they've been around since 1980? Ellen Jareckie is the artist who draws her pets in a whimsical and adorable way, not just mice, but rabbits, cats, dogs, birds n pigs among the creature motifs. Click here < If you want to see a youtube video about Ellen and her art!

Some of first & oldest stamps, some 20+yrs old, are of theese cute mice ♥ Oh, I really need to get out some to ink up soon... Hah! Well, I will try! If you've followed me a while, u know I constantly promise myself that I shall give my old stamps more love instead of only using the newest purchases ;)

So.... Regarding the new blogger.. the text editor looks okay I guess, but there is a major flaw! You cannot wrap text around a photo by simply dragging the photo left or right inside the text anymore.. Neither have they added an alignment tool for wrapping text around an image in the menu. I had to revert back to old blogger just to put the back photo of my card (see bottom of this post) where I wanted it. I really hope the blogger team listens! I found this thread about it here. Not too happy about the way the menu on the right looks, with the tags and publish date.. the tags display too large a font so you can only see a few while your working on your blogpost, and you have to click on the dropdown menu for the date for it to show. On the old editor you could see it all. Oh well, I'll get used to this editor after a while I guess, but that wrap around text HAS to be fixed. I've already complained to their help desk about it! ;)

Have a great summer & Stay Safe everyone!

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on] ok
House-Mouse & Friends Mond. #317. ~ AG+opt.Gingham/Plaid! [June 7th.]
Simon Says Monday ~ Going around in circles!
[May 31st.]
Path of Positivity #80. ~ Furry or feathery friends
! [May 31st.]
Use your Stuff #398. ~ Patterns [May 30th.] JFF
Dare 2B Artzy ~ May: In the Garden [June 7th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #132. ~ Always AG [June 6th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #75. ~ Always AG (3rd.entry)[May 30th.]
Papercraft Ch. #58. ~ Spring [June 14th.]
... ...
EDIT: I was a Top Pick winner at Path of Positivity! AND at House-Mouse & Friends! Thank you ♥

inside detail

Stamps/Images: House-Mouse Designs Stampabilities rubberstamp 'Mouse feet HMA1002'. Joanna Sheen House-Mouse ez-mounted rubberstamp set 'Love - Smelling the Rose JSHM027'. House-Mouse 'Blowing Bubbles' image from the Joanna Sheen 'New Designs' 8x8" cardmaking collection paper pad. Panduro Clearstamp set 'Hjärtan' hearts. Magnolia 'Crown Kit' mice rubberstamp.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. DoCrafts PaperMania Craft coll. 'Pastels' 12x12 paper pack.
Embellishments: Panduro Hobby pink pearls. Prima Marketing inc. Say it in pearls 'siip center pink'.
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® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Martha Stewart 'Vintage Doily' edge punch & corner punch. Marvy Uchida 'Corner rounder' punch.

Stencils/Embossingfolders: Crafters Companion Embossalicious 'Petite Dot' 6x6 Embossing Folder.
Dies: Nellie Snellen 'Magic Stamping Card Die Set - Heart' die & 'Straight Dotted Round MFD085'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Sakura gelly roll pen gold glitter.

Techniques/Mediums: I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Oxide pad 'Vintage photo' to distress image and papers.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Altered Candy Box ~ Frosty mixed media magic!

Har dekorert en sånn ORO lakris godteri boks som man får kjøpt på rema for å gi til moren min ♥ Ble veldig fin syns jeg! Mixed media boksen er mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #186., 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 :) Og jeg har en ny BlogCandy om du vil sjekke den ut ~ her!

For my DT project this fortnights challenge #186. at Creative Fingers, I altered a candy jar with some mixed media magic ~ it looks all frosty and wintery after some drybrushing of white gesso! It's my favourite mixed media technique right now ~ see my Stamperia Jewellery Box here! On that blogpost you will also find links to many of the wonderful artists that has youtube channels where you can watch how to do this magical mixed media technique! :)
The Creative Fingers are sponsored by our DT Angelique with a fab stampset! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

Have you seen my new Blogcandy? Check it out here or see the sidebar!

Step-by-step Mixed media box / candy jar:

First I gessoed the jar in black, and when dry, I adhered the metal ribbons. Then adding the modelling paste and artstones, using a stencil on the lid. And then covering everything in black gesso.

When the gesso was all dry I used a stippling brush and added several kinds of waxes to all the surfaces. Inside every nook and cranny, leaving only a little of the black gesso as a shadow bottom layer.

Now, I could have left it there and only highlighted a little bit, but my mum is more a light romantic style person ♥ So next I dry-brushed on white gesso (using the heat gun to keep it dry), on the raised surfaces only. 
Stippling the brush against the surface everywhere makes the gesso look like frost or snow! Leaving the waxes to peek through in the recessed areas. 

Finally I added some shine and glitter glaze/pastes. It doesn't really show well in photos, but it is very noticible sparkly when it catches the light. See the detail photo at the bottom of the blogpost!

♥ The finished frosty-looking box/jar ♥

I enter my mixed media project in theese fab Chall.
: [Ends on] ok
Get Creative #91. ~ Make it SPARKLY! (se detail photo below)[May 31st.]
Creative Artiste #60. ~ AG Mixed Media!
[May 31st.]
We Love 2 Create #5. ~ Always AG Creative/Mixed Media
! [May 25th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #131. ~ Anything goes! [May 16th.]  
More Mixed Media ~ AG Mixed media opt. Pink! [June 5th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #75. ~ May Always AG (entry#2)[May 30th.]
Crafter's Castle #29. ~ Anything Goes! [May 31st.]
Crafty Creations #409. ~ Anything Goes [June 1st.]

❤️ Stay safe & Take Care! ❤️

Stamps/Images/Papers: ...
Embellishments: Unknown Pearl & metal ribbons.
Stencils: A Colorful Life 'Delicate Doily' 6x6 stencil.
Embossingfolders/Dies: ...
Essentials/Adhesives/Tools: Heat gun from Panduro Hobby.
Prima Marketing inc. Finnabair Art Basics silicone spatula, and 'Heavy Body Gel transparent'. Liquitex matte gel medium. Stiff paint/stipple brush.

CLOSEUP: I love the dry-brushing of 
white gesso! Looks so pretty ♥

Techniques/Mediums: (see the photos above for the steps)
Empty ORO liquorice chocolate candy jar/box in plastic with screw-on lid.
Royal Talens Amsterdam Black + White Gesso. Pébéo modeling paste. Prima Finnabair Art ingredients 'Art stones' & 'Mini art stones'. Prima Art Alchemy wax 'Cire cera - Peacock'. Viva Decór Inka gold waxes 'Steel Blue', 'Silver' & 'Platinum'.

I made the flower embellishment for the lid with DAS paper modelling clay in the Nille memories 'Home - Mimosa' flower mould.
For the final touches I added some shine and glitter with Viva Decor 'Mondstein-irise 904' glitterpaste and Panduro Hobby 'Glitter glaze'.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Crafty Hugs ~ Heart Monster Tag!

Tenkte jeg kunne lage en tag for å putte oppi min neste blogcandy som kommer denne helgen! Har utsatt den lenge nå, i påvente av scrappestæsj som kommer fra USA, men har enda ikke fått pakkemelding, så det får bli til neste gang. MEn jeg har masse fint i stæsj-boksen min så kom innom og delta litt senere i helga :) EDIT: Beklager igjen! måtte dele den i to - så to vinnere! - pga portoen er så høy, kommer torsdag eller fredag ♥

Bugaboo Stamps er vår flotte sponsor denne gang hos Creative Fingers #185.
Vi har alltid et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema på vår utfordringblogg og alle er velkommen til å delta :)

I thought I'd make a tag for my DT creation this time as I'll have some blogcandy to send off in the near future ~ yes it's been a long wait for it, and because of this situation we're in, the package I'm waiting for from overseas has still not arrived in Norway... over a month now. So I will go ahead and put together a fabulous blogcandy with the stuff I have ~ and do another right after this one! How does that sound? Do check in later this weekend as it will be up soon! :) EDIT: Sorry again - had to split the candy in two as the postage got so high! So TWO blogcandies instead, yay! Coming up on thursday or friday ♥

The supercute monster is a motif from Bugaboo Stamps who is our generous sponsor for Creative Fingers #185. As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥


I enter my
❤️  Tag in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on] checked 7/7
Simon Says Stamp Monday ~ Not a card! [May 4th.]
Addicted to Stamps & More #387. ~ Make your mark! =doodles
[May 5th.]
Word Art Wednesdays #436-437. ~
Anything Goes [May 5th.]
Tuesday Throwdown #456. ~ Add a doodle! =frame++ [May 10th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #75. ~ Always AG! [May 30th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies PIP#2017. ~ Anything Goes [May 3rd.]
Creatalicious #186. ~ AG + opt. add Sparkle! =twinks! [May 14th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #130. ~ Always AG [May 2nd.]

EDIT: My card was picked for the winning prize at PIP, but scatterbrain me forgot to check so I missed out :( Much thanks though for my badge ♥

Stamps/Images: Bugaboo Stamps 'Heart Monster' digistamp. Hero Arts 'MMH May 2019 kit' text stamps.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. We R Memory Keepers 'Whiteout - Frenzy/Rapture' 12x12 paper. DCWV 'Rockstar' 12x12 paperstack.
Embellishments: Kremmerhuset Ribbon. Panduro Washi tape.
Tools: Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: ...
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz 'Framelits Tag collection dies 658784' I used the biggest tag wich is about 6x12 cm. Hero Arts 'MMH March 2018 kit' (speach bubble & Hello dies).
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Aleene's tacky glue original. Tombow mono drawing pen black 03. Artline Supreme Calligraphy pen black 3.0. Signo Uniball white pigment ink pen.

Techniques/Mediums: To watercolor the image I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors as a topcoat over the first layer of watercolor/aquarelle ink pencils from Bruynzeel, and Derwent Inktense. I splattered the tag with a pink twinks, and I doodled on the tag with black pens.