31.03.2014

DT TTPH # 35; Steampunk with Rick St Dennis

What an amazing weekend it has been! Sun, blue sky, warm and cozy outside during daytime! My very first Crocus of the year has made its way up, a beautiful yellow flower (why do the yellow ones come first year after year?) My girls have been more on the horseback than on their own feets, and our dog has been their guardian. It has really been a wonderful weekend <3 Enough smalltalk eh?



New week and a new challenge with

and this week we are sponsored by...

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And the theme is STEAMPUNK! 

I got Victoria McSteeme to play with, and she scared the crap out of me!
Here we go:

I was surprised how easy she was to color! But the card to add it to, thats another story! Weeks after coloring her (at least it felt that way) I found a sketch that really made it easy for me (well, EASIER!). Still the steampunk part remained tee hee :) As you understand, steampunk is a genre that I'm not comfortable with yet.

The card has two tags, the big one I stapled to the cardbase using my tiny attacher from Tim Holtz before adding Victoria to it using 3D gluepads. The second tag you can take out from the pocket:


Details bottom left corner:

Details bottom right corner:


Would like entering following challenges:
Pals Paper Art : #197 Sketch (no doubt this saved my project! Thanks!)

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Supplies used:
Papers: Grey bazill, DP from 
Materials: MS punch (Gothic Arch), stapler, Dymo, Embossing powder (Gold tinsel from Ranger) for the cogs and metal corner, alcohol ink (Gold mixative) for the pearly thread, Chalkboard mist "Turqouise" from Tattered Angel (flower), eyelet setter, lots of glue, 3D gluepads
Embellies: Champagne colored lace (Hjerteboden), black lace (unknown), ribbon with trinklets (unknown) chipboard cogs, clock (unknown), pearly thread (from a flower shop), feathers, metal corner from Europris, rose from stash, brads
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Promarkers used:
Reds: Shale, Burgundy, Ruby
Greys: Cool Grey 5, 3, 1
Yellow/gold: Raw Sienna, Sunflower

That should cover the most? Any questions just shout (eh, leave a comment) and I will get back to you :) Hope to see your steampunk creation over at TTPH this week :)


26.03.2014

DT Outlawz Sketch; Horse Hauler from Anne's Digital Art

Hi :) Are you up for some rings of fire?
Maybe needless to say what song was playing in my head making this one? 


Its a new week over at The Outlawz, and a new sketch :)



Lovely ANNE is still sponsoring us, and this time I have used the image I choosed from her store in the beginning of March: Horse Hauler! I truly su*k making male cards, so when this image popped up I knew I had to choose it. I saw the flaming rings already then :D 

Flaming circles... what to use? My Silhouette! I started designing my flaming circles and after a lot of struggle I finally managed to make a design I felt happy about. I cut it out twice, in different size and "roundness". Then I colored them both using Distress Stains. One mostly with Fired Brick, the other have more Spiced Marmelade. The last circle got a layer of Glossy Accent as well :) The trucks windows also got GA, same with some metallic details (not showing very well).


After a little input from my teamie Sandra, I ended up with black background clouded with smoke! Its been a long time since I used my Prismacolors, but here I used them to do a chalkboard effect.

And just as red cars are more likely to lose the color, so with this truck... But hey; after driving through fire, no wonder? ;) Here are the colors a bit more true:


Make sure to join us this week, its a very versatile sketch! Looking foreward to see your take :) Have fun :)

I would like to join:

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Supplies:
Image: "Horse Hauler" by Anne's Digital Art
Papers: Black Bazzill, 4CC
My old Silhouette (own design: flaming ring)
Ticket dies from... Spellbinder maybe?
Distress Stains (Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick)
Glossy Accent
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Pro/Flexmarkers and Prismacolors used:
Metall: Ice Grey 3, 4, 5, Black
Red: Burnt Sienna, Rosewood, Crimson, 
Windows: Tea Green
Headlights: Amber
Prismacolors: French Grey 10% and 30%, White)

25.03.2014

JIC Monochrome: Its all about luck...


New challenge over at

And our sponsor this week is lovely

THEME: MONOCHROME

I used "Clover" from one of the releases this year, and colored her using my Promarkers. We dont celebrate St Patricks Day here, and this image do have fourleaf clovers (lucky clovers) and not shamrocks. So I made a card about luck. The text alouds this card to find its way both to a lucky person, or someone not that fortunate...


If I'm correct, I have never colored an image in monochrome colors before, and it was very challenging! But I think I made a pretty good first attempt, eh? 

The card is really simple;
Grey cardbase (Bazzill, I have forgot the color), then a layer with white bazzill and a designpaper. I cut out 3 strips, both in white bazzill and different DPs from the same collection as earlier and layered them on top. Then I added my "Clover" and used my good old Dymo to write the text on transparent Dymotape. I LOVE the transparent dymotape!

I would like to join:

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Supplies used:
Papers: Grey and white Bazzill, DP from Kaisercraft (After Five collection)
Other things: Dymo
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Promarkers used:
Cool Grey 1-5
Warm Grey 1-3 
(to add some warmth to the image matching it up to the DP)


24.03.2014

TTPH #34: Bingo (DT) with a little how to do


New week and time for a nice and easy challenge over at


This week we have a sweet little BINGO for you

And our lovely sponsor this week is:
The Stamping Chef

And my take on the Bingo is...
all rows: vertically, horizontally, diagnoally

Say hello to the beautiful "Fairy Nuff" from TSC :)

After coloring this beauty, I added Stickles to her wings, to details in her outfit and in her hair. I then layered her on top of DP.
I was able to find (strangely enough) my UTEE!! I used my embossing pad all over the image and the DP, added UTEE, and heatembossed it. Three times, so I got a thick layer of UTEE. Then I placed it in the freezer for a few minutes so it would be really cold, and the UTEE became harder. Icecold, it was time to bend it... Cracks showing up everywhere :) 


TIP:
If you dont like your cracks: use your heatgun to melt the UTEE again and repeat the little trip in the freezer. If you want more cracks- keep bending the paper :)

I started by covering my cardbase with a designpaper. I punched a border with a MS punch and diecutted a doily and the starburst. I also stamped my sentiment ("Good friends are like stars. You dont always see them, but you know they are there") and layered it on a diecutted doilycircle. 


I added stitching to the punched border and to the sentiment doily. The thred I used I had colored in using Distress Stains "Seedless Preserves". Same color used for the ribbon. The white glittery star next to the sentiment had originally a Christmas theme printed on it. I used a sandingblock to remove some of the printing, and used my embossing pad. Then heatembossed with a embossingpowder in white with silvery glitter. I finished of my card by adding flowers in different colors, sizes and shapes.


When I did this post my insides was not finished, so please check back later this week for more images.

I would like to enter:
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Supplies used:
Digi from The Stamping Chef. Sentiment from Kort & Godt
Papers: White bazzill, DP from 6x6 paperstack from Prima (Melody Collection)
Embellies: Flowers from Petaloo, WOC and some from stash. Star from...... Seambinding Ribbon
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts (Doily circle -for the sentiment), Signature Dies (Starburst), Cheery Lynn (Sophia's Heart- the large one behind image). Punches: MS Rose Leave, MS border punch 
Embossing: UTEE (Clear) and Embossing Tinsel "Snowflake" from Ranger. Stickles: Black Diamond, Diamond. 
Other supplies: Memento Espresso, Distress Stain "Seedless Preserves", Heat gun, the freezer...
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Pro/Flexmarkers used:
Skin/eyes: Light Fawn, Blush, Coral, Pastel Pink
Hair: Cool Grey 3-5, Black
Dress, wings: Maroon, Tropical Orchid, Peony

So come on, our bingo gives a lot of opportunities so please join us in the fun :)


19.03.2014

DT Outlawz Sketch: Pansies and Fuchsias with Anne's Digital Art

 I long for spring and summer more and more for each day, but I can't complain about the weather the last couple of days eighter... Almost Easter in the air :D Sunny, cozy temperatures during the day (icecold during night, down to -7 C), birds singing, the swans and Canadian geeses are back down by the river, my ponies (and my three cats... and the dog) all shaking off their wintercoating... yeah, great time of the year!! LOL (My vacuumcleaner may say "Oooh, no! Let me get some rest!") Todays weather on the other side; snow blizzard! March... 


This week we have this beautiful sketch:
And our lovely sponsor is

I used "Hanging basket" from Anne this time, and I had a lot of fun coloring it! 
On the picture above the nice purple color on the pansies shows correctly :) 

The ribbon I have used is kind of a 3 in 1;
Here you can see the embossed lines in the white cardstock as well :)

Seems like the light plays some tricks here, as the flowers to the left DO HAVE the same colors as the rest...

I would like the enter following challenges:



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Supplies: 
Image: "Hanging Basket" from Anne's Digital Art
Papers: Bazzill (white and pale purpleblue-ish)
Embellies: Pansies from Prima (they have to be VERY old!?), Selfadhesive pearls from stash,
ribbon from -Nille (lowprice shop)

Pro/Flexmarkers:
Greens: Pesto, Herb Green, Moss, Chartreuse
Pansies: Bluebell, Winterberry, Amethyst, Sugar Plum
Fuchias: Maroon, Tropical Orchid, Peony
Pot: Umber, Sandstone, Putty
Chain: Blue Grey 5

12.03.2014

DT Outlawz (Sketch): Shadowbox with Old Ladder (Anne's Digital Art)

Welcome to a new sketch over at The Outlaws! 

We had some fabolous entries last week :)
Here is this weeks sketch;
And our wonderful sponsor, Anne's Digital Art, is the artist behind the Old Ladder that I have colored this time :)


When I started this project, I had no idea what to make. I ended up making a shadowbox from the bottom, in my own way- so its not perfect at all. But sometimes the playing around and making something new is more important than perfection, right? And I stretched the sketch as far as I could, maybe to far? 

I wanted to make it look like a window out to the garden. The background is made by airbrushing the hard way; squeeze, squeeze, squeez. I used Cloud Blue (Flex), Holly and Bright Green to make it. 

The base is 6x6 inches, and inside the frame it measures 5 x 5 inches. I glued my background to the base before starting folding the frame. Then I decorated it with some flowers and some butterflies. At last I cutted paperstrips, and added them in front of the box. Some pearls was added and I was finished.


Pro/Flexmarkers used:
Wood: Umber, Cappucino, Sandstone
Leafs: Pine, Forest Green, Pear Green
Butterflies: Trick Or Treat (LE)
Background: Cloud Blue, Bright Green, Holly

Supplies:
Bazzill, flowers from stash, pearls, MS butterfly punch, glitter stickles DIamond, rolled flower die from Marianne Design, air spritzer from Joanna Sheen.

Thats it from me this time, why not jump over to The Outlawz and check out the fun? 

11.03.2014

DT JIC: Anything Goes + Bloghop! Christmas card with Encino

Good morning :)
Today we have something special for you over at
Just Inspirational Challenges
We are having a bloghop as well as the challenge! So if you not already following the bloghop, you should consider to head over to the JIC blog and start from the beginning to be in for a nice prize :) If you follow the bloghop already, you just visited Teresa. Did you remember to leave her some love?

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Here is my card for this week, using "Annie Baking" from Encino Stamps.

I think her heartshaped cookies reminded me so much about gingerbread that I started making a Christmas card :) And I always starts making cards in the wrong end: first coloring the image, then wondering what to make, then choose paper... No exception this time, but wow, I was lucky enough to have a Maja Design DP that matched my colored image beautifully! I used both sides of it, and fuzzy cut the border at the bottom to make additional "embellies". The border is popped up using 3D gluedots.

I found one of my "unknown" rubberstamps, and stamped it twice on the DP using Memento Rich Cocoa. Added "God Jul" (meaning "Merry Christmas") using Prima alpha stickers. At last I added my Annie, once again using 3D gluedots.
Pro/Flexmarkers used:
Red: Henna, Walnut, Fire Brick, Burnt Orange
Browns: Warm Grey 1-5
Greys: Ice Grey 1-5
Cookies: Cinnamon, Cocoa
Skin: Coral, Blush, Light Fawn, Pastel Pink
Eyes: Walnut, Burnt Orange
Hair: Buttercup, Cappucino, Umber

Thats it about my card :) I would love a little note from you, and if you like what I make; why not become a follower as well? I will return the gesture :)

 Next stop in the bloghop is 
Katya

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