måndag 30 januari 2012

On my desk today...

        Graphite, Prismacolor colored pencils, Inktense pencils, Tombows and acrylic paint.

söndag 29 januari 2012

What are you doing with your scraps?

I used a die from Cherry Lynn designs to create a whole bunch of tiny circles, using some leftovers from the Cocoa Daisy January kit . The first time I used the die I realized that I loved the circles just as much as the lattice frame itself. :)

I love the photo frame stamp - so simple and so useful!

fredag 27 januari 2012

My first post for Tattered Angels...

My first post is up over at the Tattered Angels blog! We're starting out with posting the projects we created for our DT submissions. :)

I made two layouts and a small canvas.

The first layout is called "bounce" and I splattered Glimmer Glam Rockin’ On Sunshine over my background. The cheese cloth was colored with Glimmer Mist Cherry Blossom and the scalloped circle was colored with Glimmer Mist Patina. On top of the mist I splattered Glimmer Glam Mermaid. The chipboard letters were coated with gesso and then painted with Glimmer Glam Organic Garden.

For the canvas I used Glimmer Glam Golden Goddess, Glimmer Glam Mermaid and Chandelier, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Chalk, Glimmer Glaze Pewter and Glimmer Glaze Orange Crush. I used modelling paste and a home made stencil to create the hand.

And finally a very yellow layout, featuring Glimmer Glam Rockin’ On Sunshine, Glimmer Glam Paprika, Glimmer Glam Pink Lipstick and Glimmer Mist Cherry Blossom. The background was made using modelling paste and acrylic paint, and then I added quite a lot of the Glam.

onsdag 25 januari 2012

Stamp Carving...

I'm having fun with the Stamp Carving class I'm taking. I'm not very good at it... =) and I like to blame the tools since I wasn't able to get the tools that Julie recommends... but it probably has some to do with practicing too. ;) But luckily I'm ok with a result that isn't 100% perfect...

I've made a couple of hearts...

And I stamped this border using two stamps that match each other. I had to get some Archival Ink Pads after watching Dina's Jumpstart... and I've been using them here - love them!

tisdag 24 januari 2012


My noses always look the same... :) I was practicing a little while watching Alva dancing this Sunday. I believe it was my first time drawing "in public" and even if I sat down so that no one could see much of what I was doing it was a bit scary.

Posting on the blog isn't at all scary in the same way, even if it means a lot more people can see... :)

Anyway, more noses will come... I am sure. =) Hopefully looking a bit different and more varied.

Aaaand, later on this week you will actually see some scrapbooking in this blog too. Surprise, surprise...! ;)

måndag 23 januari 2012

I am happy for Anna...

...because she has a new and wonderful career going with her photography business. I would be lying though, if I told you I wasn't incredibly sad that the last sketch is up over at Pencil Lines. Go check it out. I am so happy and proud that I got to be a part of the team and Pencil Lines has been such a fab inspiration for so many years. Thank you Anna!

lördag 21 januari 2012

Messy in my journal too...

Thank you so much for the comments on my canvas yesterday!

While making the canvas I was also creating a page in my journal. This page is glossy, while the canvas is more or less matte. I didn't have the "pouring medium" from the magazine article, so I experimented with gel medium instead. On the canvas I used Golden Heavy Medium Matte, mixed with a tiny amount of titanium white. On this journal page I used Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel mixed with yellow paint, and then later on with white. When adding the white I happened to use more paint than I intended and I ended up covering more of the page than I had planned to (and I then went over the white with a yellow glaze). But I guess that's all part of the experimenting and learning. :)

fredag 20 januari 2012

Painting and playing...

I've been playing with acrylic paint, image transfer, stamps, gel medium... oh so much fun! I was inspired by Jodi Ohl and her article about "faux encaustic painting" in the latest issue of Cloth paper scissors. I didn't have the same supplies, but experimented with what I had and I have to say that I love the result.

torsdag 19 januari 2012


Jag har kladdat med Studio akrylfärg och gjort en layout för Scrapgalen. Jag använde Studios "Extra Time medium" som fördröjer torktiden lite och kletade ihop en rolig bakgrund. På chipboardstjärnan och bokstäverna har jag använt akrylfärg och Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.

Jag sydde fast trådtrasslet på stjärnan med hjälp av symaskinen.

onsdag 18 januari 2012


Just playing with the inktense pencils...

Inspired by...

I really loooove the work of Mincy Lacefield and I would LOVE to win a spot in this class....!!! Check out her blog! :)

tisdag 17 januari 2012

Cocoa Daisy February kit

Doesn't this look amazing...? I'm so excited about this kit! And the stamps.... love them so much!

There will also be a change to the stamp subscription beginning in March, so that there will no longer be duplicates between the Stamp Subscription and the Main Kit.

måndag 16 januari 2012

Pencil Lines sketch 265

Here's my take on sketch 265, by Morag Cutts! Check the sketch out here, as well as what the rest of the team made.

I used acrylic paint and my sewing machine for the circle. The foam thickers are stamped and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Also the fabric was colored with Glimmer Mist.

söndag 15 januari 2012

Paint splatters and doodles...

This weekend I've been working on an article for Scrap365. This weekend I've been sneezing and having a headache. This weekend I've been kissing those soft baby cheeks more times than I can count. This weekend I've been crying. This weekend I've been laughing.

This weekend I've been dripping some paint.

This weekend I've been doing some zentangle inspired doodling.

lördag 14 januari 2012


Jag har gjort en layout för Scrapgalen, med ett foto på finaste Tuva när hon bara var 6 dagar gammal och vi fortfarande var kvar på sjukhuset. Det var matdags och just den här gången låg hon hos Johan och sov, medan vi sondmatade henne med bröstmjölk. Lilla skruttan... hon var inte så kaxig då...

fredag 13 januari 2012


Did things go the way I was hoping...? Has she been sleeping, like most babies would have done...?


I had 15 minutes this morning... and then about 10 minutes later on. *sigh*

Oh well, we've been for a walk and we managed to catch a glimpse of the sun before it started snowing... and we've been having fun practicing sitting up.=) It's so wonderful to see how happy she is when suddenly seeing the world from a whole new perspective.

Even if I didn't get to complete something today, I found some "stuff" to show you... :)

I created this a while ago and the wish at that point wasn't about babies and sleep, but about something completely different... but I guess it's still suitable today. :) Lots of very messy paint...

Lovely Derwent Inktense pencils... love them!

In progress... started this a long while ago and added some more colour today... That's how it goes... a small step forward every now and then...

torsdag 12 januari 2012

Tomorrow, I hope to scrap...

I really want to scrap! Things have been so busy... If I don't get some creative time tomorrow (cross your fingers please ;) I'm considering getting up really early on Saturday, hoping that Tuva will go on sleeping...

Sooo, in the meantime... I'll show you another photo of the adorable reason behind my lack of scrappy time. :)

tisdag 10 januari 2012

Pladder om foton och kameror som inte gör som de ska...

Jag fick en fråga från en Maria... (och jag är inte helt säker på vilken Maria? :) ) om hur många foton jag tar på ett år. Jag var förstås tvungen att kolla. Jag kan inte komma med någon alldeles säker siffra, för jag har omväxlande använt två olika kameror i år, men med vår Nikon D90 har jag tagit ca 8000 bilder under 2011. Jag skulle gissa på att jag tagit runt 1000 bilder med den andra (en D50), så ca 9000 foton under förra året då. Jag har för mig att det låg någonstans däromkring när jag kollade förra gången också, för ett par år sedan eller så.

Ganska många av alla dessa bilder är ju foton på pysslade saker så de är ju inte riktigt "riktiga"... :) Faktum är att jag känner att jag tagit alldeles för få foton ganska länge nu och det beror nog i alla fall till viss del på att jag har problem med D90:n och autofokusen (och kanske lite på att jag så ofta bär på en bebis... ;). Jag har tyvärr varit en väldigt frustrerad fotograf ganska länge nu. Jag skickade kameran på justering för ett år sedan, men det hjälpte inte ett dugg. Nu har jag ganska länge fotat allt pyssel med manuell fokus, får då får jag skärpa, medan autofokusen träffar lite fel. Det gör mig smått galen och väldigt ledsen och jag tror att jag hade tagit fler bilder och haft roligare med kameran om den hade funkat som den ska.

Jag håller på och undersöker om det kanske kan vara värt att göra ett försök till med en justering/reparation. Det skulle vara så underbart med en kamera som kan ta skarpa bilder igen... barnen går ju liksom inte så där strålande bra att ställa manuell skärpa på - så snabb är jag inte... :)


Jag har gjort den här layouten för Scrapgalen, med två mysiga systrar... :)

Jag har använt ett par olika Tattered Angels Glimmer mist och lite rosa Glimmer Glam. Cirklarna är gjorda med gesso och den svartvita tejepen kommer från YouDo.

måndag 9 januari 2012

A new curve....

Thank you again for all your lovely comments! Of course I had to create a journal page with a curve after Saturday's Jump Start... :) I used gesso, acrylic paint and some sequins.

söndag 8 januari 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I was really nervous when my Jump Start went up yesterday... It was my first video ever...  I didn't like the way my English sounded... many of the other jump starters are sooo much more experienced when it comes to teaching and sharing inspiration...

...but wow! The response made me soo happy! I want to say thank you sooo many times, to everyone who visited my blog and to everyone who left me a comment on the Jump Start page. You totally made my day!

You can still sign up if you haven't - there's sooo much fun yet to come! And you're able to go back and see the previous posts too. Check it out here, it's all FREE!

And if you do create something with inspiration from any of the Creative Jump Start posts, it would be really awesome to see your work in the Flickr group!

Here are the two layouts I made in my video.

lördag 7 januari 2012


That was me, the other day... very frustrated about lots of things... And it felt so good to create this simple page about it, in my journal. Today is a much better day! :)

fredag 6 januari 2012

Life Book

Since I love online classes so much, I certainly couldn't resist Life Book. It's a year long class held by Tamara Laporte and she has brought a whole bunch of fabulous teachers together.

I've started working on lesson one... I enjoy it sooo much! I can see I've made mistakes... I'm not sure the eyes are turning as much as the rest of the face for example... but I don't really care. I'm having fun! I've mostly used Neocolor II crayons for this + a little acrylic paint.

onsdag 4 januari 2012


Jag har kluddrat och klottrat lite.... Har påbörjat en alldeles ny och fin art journal. Planen är dock inte att först och främst göra den fin utan att faktiskt skriva, att använda den som en dagbok fast med lite extra färg och kludd. Vi får väl se hur det går... :) Det känns kul än så länge, men så är det ju bara den 4:e januari än...

Art journaling kan ju vara så himla många olika saker. Tidigare har jag mest testat nya färger och tekniker och övat på att rita och måla i de böcker jag kallar "art journals". Jag har gjort sidor då och då som haft något mer budskap eller någon speciel mening för mig men det har sällan varit det som varit huvudsyftet. Nu provar jag något nytt, men jag har ju mina andra pågående art journals kvar också. Jag vill ju göra allt. :) Helst på en gång.