Friday, August 19, 2022

Don't lose Hope... 💗

Dette 'Håp' bildet var egentlig ment for et kort, men siden moren min kom inn på scrapperommet og sa 'Det der kainn du ikkje gi bort!' *hinthint*.. så ble det isteden et bilde som hun kan ha til pynt i stua 😉

DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #237. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Jeg er sponsor denne gangen og har både et digistempel og en flott 'Leafy Circle' dies som premie! Velkommen skal du være 💗


“Don't lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out.” 
– author unknown.

The Hope image inside the frame was actually meant to go on a card, but my mum came in while i was crafting and said 'You're not giving that away'... hinting she loved it so much, that I instead made it into a decoration piece for her 😉

It's my DT inspiration for Creative Fingers #237., and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations. I am sponsoring with both a digistamp AND a physical 'Leafy Circle' die as a prize this time! 💗

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Hero Arts Stay Crafty ~ August: It's Hip to be Square! [Sept.4th.]
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2233. ~ Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #557/558. ~ AG [Aug.31st.]
Moving along with the Times #145. ~ AG [Aug.30th.] jff
Creative Knockouts #466. ~
AG [Aug.24th.]
We Love 2 Create #wk.8. ~ AG Creative/Mixed Media [Aug.26th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #102. ~ AG [Aug.30th.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Sommerutfordring: Alt er lov! (bidrag#2.)[31.aug.]

back of frame detail has some
lovely uplifting quotes ♥

Stamps/Images: Hero Arts Bold prints 'Mud cloth' CG711, and MMH0617 Africa themed kit clearstampset.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Hero Arts 'pitch black' and Bazzill black cardstocks.
Embellishments: Notabene twine Ribbon. Washi from Panduro Hobby.
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.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Hero Arts 'Sunset landscape' stencil from the MMH0420 Australian themed kit.
Dies: Spellbinders™ 'Gold Corners One SP-S4-393 dies'. Hero Arts MMH1220 'Hope' die.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape.
Techniques/Mediums: For the watercolored background I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spray stains 'Spiced marmalade' & 'Walnut stain' plus water spritzed onto the paper and air dried. Distress inkpad 'Gathered twigs'.
To heat emboss I first used
Hero Arts 'intense black' inkpad on the elephant, for the pattern i just used Hero Arts embossing inkpad. Heat gun tool & Hero Arts Clear and Gold embossingpowders.
I made a sturdy frame out of a couple of A4 cardboard sheets using a T-ruler, about 18x18 cm, and dressed it in fake-leather fabric (think from Jysk). Then added the diecut corners and picture on the back of the frame.


  1. Fabulous card, thanks for playing long in our square challenge at ABNH

  2. A wonderful creation. A lovely blended background for the fabulous silhouette sentiment.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  3. Nydelig prosjekt. Takk for at du deltar hos Scrappelyst.

  4. Beautiful elephant card! Thanks for entering the Stay Crafty Challenge!

  5. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our StayCraftyChallenge with a Blog Named Hero!


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