tisdag 20 februari 2018

Card with sewing theme


When I was younger and after graduated school I took a one year class in sewing and weaving. A thing that,s given me much happiness in both my private and professional life.
Therefore I felt it suitable to make a card with that theme. 

A while ago I ordered the newest colours of Distress Oxide,s, so when they arrived I wanted to play with them directly.

I started to make the background using DOX in Blueprint sketch, and an old but for me new, Tim Holtz stamp. Vouge.
I also used my sewing machine to make a couple of seams.

I stamped some sewing themed stamps (CMS 123) on some patterned Tim Holtz papers, cut them out and used as details on my card. I also found a small piece of Eclectic elements fabric in my stash and folded it and used as a decor as well. 

The diecut with the scissors are a Tim Holtz edgedie. I painted it with brushed pewter Distress paint and treated it with Walnut stain Distress crayons to "grunge it up" a bit.

I finished my card off by using some ideaology pieces and some small talk stickers.

Behind the word "create" I used a Distress stain to "smoosh" to get the cool "mark".

For my manequin I used a piece of an old pair of jeans denim fabric. 

All the edges are distressed with Walnut stain Distress ink.

I will share this card over at Simon says stamp blog - Monday challenge - Grunge it up.

Thanks for visiting, 


söndag 11 februari 2018

Tag with Andy Skinner products and techniques


I have attend a couple of classes with the very talented Andy Skinner over the years. I have enjoyed them very much! I Love his techniques!

Today I will show a tag I made using Andy,s stamps, stencils and Deco art media fluid acrylics.

First I made the background using  a Tando Creative greyboard tag. I started to use one of Andy,s stencils with texture paste. Then a couple of washes with Sap green, Paynes grey and Quinacridone gold. I finished it off by stamping with one of Andy,s background stamps.

I coloured the skull stamp with washes of paynes grey, then crackle glaze and after that some antiquing cream in the crackles. Nice effect!

On the bookplate I used one of Andy,s rust techniques.

Before I glued the stamp on to the tag I finished it off with some rusty wire.

Thanks for visiting, have a nice Sunday!


Valentine card for my husband


I have made a card for my Lovely husband. We met when we were 17 and 18 years old, and have been a couple since 1983 and married ten years this year.

The card is made with only Tim Holtz products.

The background is made from Distress Oxides, and then I ran it through the "riveted metal" embossing folder. After that I used some stencils and made som more layers. I used Distress crayons on the edges. I mounted the background to a diecut card from Coredinations kraft stock and used an "I love you" stamp around the edges. 

I started to build up the layers on the card with some ephemera pieces and die cuts. (I love layers ;) ).

The "countdown brads" are treated with aged mahogany Distress crayon.

I used a stencil to "create" nr 83 on the background, as it was the year me and my husband got together. 

The two hearts with our initials are diecuts from chipboard, then grit paste through the brick stencil. Coloured with age mahogany Distress crayon.

I will try this card in the following challenges;

Thanks for visiting and have a Lovely Valentine´s day!


A sudoku tag for my Father


The last update from 2017. A tag I made for my father at Fathers day in November. We celebrated him late because we was away on a mixed media happening in Coventry the actual date. 

I used one of Tim Holtz  Hipster stamps. The background is made from a page I cut out from a sudoku book. I treated it with Distress collage medium matte and crazing. Then Distress crayons. The frame and the "count" text is made from the packaging from Tim Holtz stencils. I put crackle glace on the frame.

Thanks for visiting, 


Golden wedding tag


Still update from 2017.

On new years eve last year my Brother,s parents in law celebrated their 50:th wedding anniversary. I made them a tag to go along the flowers we gave them.

I used a 8" tag and made the background with a Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste. Then I used Distress crayons to give it more colour. Antique linen and aged mahogany. I used some Tim dies and the paper dolls . Gave the bouquet some colour from a Distress marker. 

I wish them good luck in the future!

Thanks for visiting, 


Update Christmas cards - 2017, card two and three


Todays post is about two quite similar cards I made for Christmas last year. In my family we all like Disney so I thought I would make it theme for last years cards. I made one for my Brother,s family and one for my parents. The only differences are the patterned paper and the word bands. 
I have used a lot of Tim Holtz products such as dies, patterned papers, Coredination,s kraft cardstock, ideaology, grit paste, texture paste, Distress ink,s and Oxides. 

This card was sent to my Brother,s family:

Some close-ups;

The sky is made from a Distress oxide background. The stars are from a Tim stencil, using texture paste and embossingpowders in silver and gold,

This card was sent to my parents; 

I used Stickles glitter on the christmas tree as decoration,

Thank you so much for visiting, 


Update, Christmas card one - 2017


I was a while since I updated my blog. I just wan´t to share some of my Christamas cards from 2017.
First one out is a card I made with Distress oxide background, Tim Holtz dies and paperdolls.

Some close-ups

Thanks for visiting!