20 augusti 2014

SODAlicous Art Journal #55 - JUMP

It has been a while since I worked on my art journal. Well, I got the mood back the other day and made these pages for the SODAlicious Art Journal Challenge no 55.

18 augusti 2014

Paper Wings Productions Guest Designer - Seaside stamps

I just love the stamp set from Paper Wings, so today I have chosen to shed the light on the Seaside Cling Stamp Set. I love how versatile it is. Use the stamps as background, as the focal point, on a card, on a layout, a canvas - the imagination is just the limit.

I have used the Lighthouse as a focal point on both the card above and the tag down below. If you look close you can see that I have used the shellfish & the fish as background stamps on the card. I have also randomly stamped with the sentence stamp on both the card and the tag. I get the random locking effect by NOT using a acrylic block. I just hold the stamp between my fingers, dab it on the stamp pad and then on the project, NOT pushing on the entire stamp.

The sentence speaks for itself so I have chose to use quite little embellishments on this tag. Just the old,old chipboard frame, a couple of mini roses, rhinestones and some tread.

13 augusti 2014

4 Week Musthaves

Do you have things that always are a ingrideint in you week? Things that are needed for a good week? I do have some - traveling to/and/or work, nice food, something nice to drink and some piece and quiet... I made this layout for Cocoa Daisy´s August Sketch Challenge using the 4 musthaves as a team.
Material used: Patterned paper; My Minds Eye "Jubilee" (Wild Berry 'Hey You' Geometric Paper). Embellishments; Jenni Bowlin black skinny alphas, Crate Paper open road thickers red/diner, My Mind's Eye Wild Berry label stickers, Evalicious exclusive journal cards (for Cocoa Daisy), Cocoa Daisy exclusive journal cards, Exclusive Evalicious die cuts (for Cocoa Daisy), Kaisercraft mini alpha stickers cherry red, Kaisercraft mini alpha stickers latte brown, My Mind's Eye Jubilee wild berry die cuts, Cocoa Daisy exclusive Pinky Promise stamp set, Cocoa Daisy Herringbone background stamp, Cocoa Daisy Coffe Ring stamp. Gesso, ink from my stash.

12 augusti 2014

Celebrate Home Canvas for Linnie Blooms

I love messing with paint and stamps. When my DT pack arrived from Linda I immediately knew what to do with the frame and canvas piece she sent me.

The canvas piece that the frame holds was covered in gesso before I applied different colors of Ayeeda mists. When the gesso and mist was dry, I added a bit of modelling paste trough a stencil. After some more driying time the stamping was added with a permanent black ink. the chipboard frame was painted with silver glitter paint and the flowers with spray ink added with a brush.



9 augusti 2014

Africa? Paper Wings Productions Guest Designer

Today I´m going to take you trough the process of building a mixed media style scrapbooking page by using pieces from the Soft Summer Nesting Components kit together with Paper Wings stamps.

I started off my project by applying thin gesso over a plain cardstock. This makes the cardstock stif and more resistant to water. I use a spatula to spread the gesso and don´t mind if it gets uneaven. Most of the time I use a heat gun to speed the drying process.

When the gesso and cardstock are completely dry it´s time for the fun part - paint, ink and stamps! First of all I spray water over the cardstock (on both sides). This keeps it from bending to much when applying ink. I ramdomly sprayed on mist in different colors, after drying I started stamping randomly with the background stamps from Paper Wings. Before the stamping ink was dry, I added more water to get a watercolor effect. You can see how wet it was before drying on the last picture above.

When I felt happy with my background I left it to dry again. When dry I started adding more stamped details as well as cut out paper details. I sort of build my pages step by step. First a bit of ink, then some stamps, a bit more ink, some paper pieces, more stamps etc. You get it. After some more drying (it takes a while to create a page like this one....) I started to add my decorations. 

I love how the wings turned out on the page!

And this is what the finished page looks like. Hope you enjoyed my step by step!