torsdag 31 maj 2012

Doilies and mist...

I had so much fun creating this layout for Tattered Angels, using Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Gimmer Mist to colour the doilies and the flowers, splattering some Glimmer Glam over the background, painting the metal number with gesso and then misting it, and colouring the butterfly with mist and Glimmer Glaze.

onsdag 30 maj 2012

Happy colours....

I love these papers from GCD Studios, available at Scrapgalen. The chipboard stars were painted with acrylic paint and then covered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.

tisdag 29 maj 2012

Birthdays, birthdays...

My sweet, funny, stubborn, strong and fabulous girl.... six years old last week...! The time is flying by. Today she is visiting her school, where she'll be starting in the middle of August. She is so excited and I think it'll be great! (But first, we'll be having a wonderful summer with lots of fun....!)

måndag 28 maj 2012

Spring Jubilee

Pink Paislees kollektion Spring Jubilee är aaaalldeles uuuuunderbar med sina glada, vårvackra färger och fina mönster och ni hittar den hos Scrapgalen!

Jag använde gesso och två olika schabloner/stencils, för att få mitt foto och den söta pippifågeln som jag klippte ut från ett av de mönstrade papprena att stå ut lite mer från bakgrunden. Jag har också sytt med vit tråd i symaskinen och jag använde 3D-kuddar för att fästa fågeln så att den skulle komma upp lite.

Jag älskar verkligen stencilen/schablonen med alfabetet, som jag använde under fågeln. Jag tror att den kommer att komma in i butiken, om den inte sålde slut under eventet.

Blommorna är starkt rosa och härligt superblingiga i mitten.

Jag hoppas att ni får en riktigt bra start på veckan...!!!

lördag 26 maj 2012

Intensiva dagar...

Jag har haft några otroligt intensiva dagar och därför har bloggen varit alldeles tyst. Maj kommer alltid vara en väldigt speciell månad. Under de senaste 9 dagarna har jag hunnit med Tuvas ettårsdag, Hugos dag, då han skulle ha blivit sju år, Alvas sexårsdag och min fina farmors begravning.

Det var förra lördagen som det var sju år sedan vi fick vår Hugo. Fick och förlorade, på en och samma gång.  Det känns overkligt och avlägset och känslorna har också hållt sig lite på avstånd, ända fram till farmors begravning igår när det blev lite mycket av allt.

Jag är så tacksam över min fina familj.

The very short English version: I've had a very busy period. May will always be a special month. During the last 9 days, I've celebrated Tuva's first birthday, experienced the day when Hugo was supposed to turn 7, celebrated Alva who turned 6 and attended my grandmother's funeral. It's been some strange days... I am so grateful to have my family.

torsdag 17 maj 2012

1 year...

She is 1 today...! It's crazy... time has gone by so fast. We love her so much!

tisdag 15 maj 2012

Pink and Yellow... a new favourite combination right now. :) I was playing some with paint this weekend...

söndag 13 maj 2012

Experiment med vax...

Jag måste visst prova allt i pyssleväg verkar det som... =) och här är en liten bild på ett vaxexperiment jag gjorde förra veckan. Det var väldigt kul och jag har planer på mer... Det behövs nog en del övning och experimenterande tror jag och jag har lite idéer som jag verkligen hoppas att jag kommer att lyckas med.


I've been playing around with some wax. I need to try every possible technique, as it seems... =) I loved this, and I have plans for more. I think it takes a bit of exerimenting and practicing, but I hope to be able to put some of my plans into action soon. :)

Jag lade i några små papperscirklar, men allt annat är vax.

lördag 12 maj 2012

From my art journal...

A couple of pages from my journal... They are not at all related, theme wise. I created the orange background while just trying out some supplies and techniques... and while I was later creating the blue page - with a very special feeling in mind, that I wanted to get down on my page - I used the stencil on the left side too, just because I had it out. I then I added the journaling about the Harry Potter birthday party to the left page several days later. Thus, the blue page was made all at once, beause I had something I wanted to say, while the orange page was made in several stages and I had no idea for the journaling when I started it.

I used one of the stamps from the Cocoa Daisy April kit on the right page - the leaves/branch to the right. I love it!

fredag 11 maj 2012

The She Art Class...

I took Christy Tomlinson's She Art class during the event last weekend. I did take the first She Art class online, but the "live workshop" was still so much fun! I loved listening to Christy telling her story and it was so inspiring working alongside her and the others in the class.

torsdag 10 maj 2012

My third Tattered Angels-project for April...

This layout was my last project for Tattered Angels in April. It's about time I'm posting it, now when we're far into May already! Where does time go? Tuva will be ONE in 7 days (that's crazy!), then we have Hugo's day on the 19th and Alva turns 6 on May 24th. May is a month full of emotions (and activities).

I used a stencil from Crafter's Workshop together with some gesso to create the pattern and then I painted my entire background with Glimmer Glam Espresso Bean. I used Glimmer Mist Olive Vine on the Doily, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Banana Pudding on the lace and Glimmer Glaze Orange Crush on the wooden bird.

onsdag 9 maj 2012

A fabulous weekend at the scrapbooking event...!

I had such a good time at the event this weekend...! I feel so inspired after meeting so many lovely people, attending workshops with the wonderful Nat and also with Christy Tomlinson. Both workshops were very inspiring, quite messy and lots of fun!

As always I wish I had taken more photos... :) But here I'm sharing a few of those that I did take.

The three teachers at the event - Ingvild, Nat and Christy.

Christy, in class...

Me and Nat... It was sooo lovely to finally meet her! Her workshop was so much fun and she is an awesome, funny, wonderful person!

Nat in action, during one of her workshops...

Ulrika, in Christy's class...

Sanna.... it was so nice to meet her IRL for the first time...!

My canvas in the middle of the She Art class...

Helene, during the She Art workshop...

Ulrika and Cilla... :)

Since coming home I've been too busy to scrap... but this evening I am really hoping to find some time to play!

fredag 4 maj 2012

Crop, crop, crop... the crop is not over yet...

Nope, not over...!!! You are still able to play along! :)

This layout was created for Alissa's Sprinklers challenge. I used some gesso and lots of Glimmer Mist...! The "flower" was made out of cheese cloth (and mist). :)

I love the Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Blazonry, designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.

And this layout was made for my own Recipe challenge...! Go check it out! :)

torsdag 3 maj 2012

Colourful tags with Tattered Angels...

I've created a couple of colourful tags, using lots of Tattered Angels goodies. I started out by collaging some old book pages to my tags. I then added gesso and created some texture, before painting with acrylic paint. I then stamped the butterflies using stamps from Purple Onion Designs and covered the tags with Glimmer Glam Organic Garden. I added more pattern on top of the dry glam, using gesso and a home made stencil. When the gesso was dry I misted the tags with Glimmer Mist Key Lime Pie and Glimmer Mist Lemon Zest.

The flowers were coloured with mist and I painted the buttons with Glimmer Glam Chandelier.

I also coloured the ribbons with mist... love how they turned out!

onsdag 2 maj 2012

More from the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop...

Here are another couple of layouts that I created for the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop, using the May kit + add ons. There is still time to play along, if you wish... Deadline is Sun May 6th, 8 pm EST.

I made this for Denise's Garden City challenge. Such an awesome and very inspiring challenge...! I mostly used the May Embellisment Pack and the Watercolor Path add on.

And I made this for Nat's Adopt an Ancestor Challenge... This was something sooo different and sooo fun! It's the first time that I've created a layout where I made the story up. This photo belonged to my Grandmother and I find it quite fascinating, but I know nothing at all about it. :)