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onsdag 3 december 2014

Monterey Bay

The December kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Monterey Bay and it's another gorgeous kit with pretty colours and fun exclusives.

I immediately fell in love with the exclusive papers that Stephanie designed, and I used both of them on this layout, made after the Dec sketch. Check out the sketch challenge on the blog!

I also love the cute acrylic houses!

 
For my next layout I used the fab Wonky circles stamp set.
 



On my third layout... with these adorable photos of Tuva and the phone... I used the yellow glitter from the Carmel add on for my background, using matte medium as my adhesive.







 
 

söndag 2 november 2014

Weathervane...

The Cocoa Daisy November kit is called Weathervane! I really loved playing with this kit. Among other things it contains these fab wood veneers that I used on my first layout, titled "spin". I used gesso and mist to colour the wood veneers and I also splattered some mist onto my background.


I coloured the Heidi Swapp letters with yellow mist.


I love the clear die cuts!


My next layout is a very simple one with a cute photo of my daughters, on our way home from school. I LOVE the dark scribble paper designed by Stephanie. I just had to use the hearts stamp from October.






I also created a layout with a messy background, using the Whipped Spackle from the Oct Project Art kit, together with stencils and lots of mist and also Glimmer Glaze.






Again, the clear die cuts are fab!


I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!








fredag 10 oktober 2014

And what about yellow, orange and red...?

I wanted to explore some colours that I rarely use. Most of the time I turn for different blues and greens and these aren't "my colours" in the same way. It was really interesting how clearly I could feel the difference while painting. I felt so much more insecure and I wasn't at all sure where I was heading.

But I am so glad that I challenged myself and I like the result. I am also happy that I came up with the idea to use the green wall in Linus' room to take photos. :)

Size: 20x30 inches (approx. 51x76 cm)

I just have to add the other two as well, against the green. :) The light wasn't perfect though, and they are a little too dark at the top compared to the bottom part in these photos...

Size: 18x24 inches (approx. 46x61 cm)

Size: 12x24 inches (approx. 30x60 cm)

Have a wonderful weekend!

onsdag 8 oktober 2014

And then I painted some more...

...exploring the same shapes, but different colours...


Size: 18x24 inches (approx. 46x61 cm).

måndag 6 oktober 2014

The painting...

It measures 30x60 cm, which is approx. 12x24 inches. I mostly used acrylic paint, but also some collage and a marker and probably something else that I have forgotten about... :) It's tricky to get a good photo of it! The edges of the canvas are painted blue but I cropped the image because of the messy background. I should find a not-so-messy spot to take photos where the whole canvas is visible. :D

 
I actually made a drawing with this kind of shape while being at the University and listening to a lecture a few weeks ago. Being a student is good for your creativity... :D
 
 

torsdag 2 oktober 2014

Art Education

Tomorrow I'm leaving for the second meeting at the University in Gävle, for my course in "Art Education". One of the first things we were told was that "it's all about the process and not about the product" and that felt soooo good!

This is something I made a few weeks ago, during that first meeting. :) After drawing/painting the same object five times with different supplies I wasn't very happy with any one of the pieces, but I really tried not to think too much about it. Process, not product... :) ...but I actually do like the final result, where pieces of four of them were combined into one.