tisdag 30 september 2014

My Blue Ridge layouts...

Here are the layout that I've made so far, using the October kit from Cocoa Daisy. I used the main kit (I LOVE this exclusive Cocoa Daisy paper designed by Stephanie!), the DITL kit and the DITL add on for this first one. Collecting the kids from school and daycare is fabulous on days like these... :)

The "hello" is a wood veneer shape from the DITL add on and I heat embossed it using Gold Glitter Zing Embossing powder. I did the same thing to the small triangles (also wood veneers from the same add on) and to the die cut triangle tag from the DITL add on.

This second layout - with this year's "first day of school photo" - was made using the main kit, the patterned paper add on (I love that floral paper from Crate!) and the DITL kit. The blue arrow, the rub on down to the right and the gold glitter circle are from the DITL kit. I love the heart stamp - it's from the stamp subscription.

My third layout was made using the main kit, the patterned paper add on and one of Martha's fab printables.

I used some gesso, mist and Glimmer Glaze on my background.

Have a great day!

måndag 29 september 2014

Blue Ridge Reveal...!

This is how Christine describes the Blue Ridge kit - the October kit from Cocoa Daisy:  "Reds and pinks, warm sunny yellows, evergreen and mint, and the many shades of blue can be found in our papers and embellishments this month. Vellum shapes, cork and wood dots, sparkly twine, soft seam binding, cheery yellow buttons and mini clothes pins, and a collection of mini cards add to the beautiful view. A rich gold chipboard alphabet mixes with a unique puffy navy alphabet, just the right size, perfect for your titles. And of course you'll get our stamp set, designed by arleigh."

Here's the main kit:

The Day In The Life kit:

Crabtree Falls (DITL add on):

Parkway add on:

Shenandoah add on:

The October Project Art kit:

The November Daisy Day Planner kit:

Gorgeous, isn't it???! I'll have the projects I made so far posted tomorrow! Welcome back! :)

söndag 28 september 2014

Blue Ridge sneaks...

The reveal of the Cocoa Daisy October kit "Blue Ridge" takes place tonight! As always I am amazed when seeing all the fabulousness created by the rest of the team. Christine has put together another wonderful kit and everyone has their own gorgeous take on it.

Here's a tiny sneak from me. I got the main kit, the Day In The Life kit, the DITL add on and the patterned paper add on. And I looove those little hearts from the stamp subscription!

fredag 26 september 2014

...more paint...

...on a canvas this time...! I can't wait to paint more and to go even bigger! :) I'll show you the whole thing when I've been able to take a decent photo. It's not huge, but about 30x60 cm (approx. 12x24 inches).

Have a fab weekend everyone!

måndag 22 september 2014

And a layout!

...a layout made using the Cocoa Daisy September kit + add ons. Tuva looked at it and said "I am sleeping" because she couldn't see that her eyes were open in the photos. :) She wasn't sleeping though, but trying to fasten her seat belt herself...

söndag 21 september 2014

Cocoa Daisy September Project Art kit

The September Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy contained Liquitex String Gel, two “fragments” designed by Ronda Palazzari to use as masks, an exclusive Cocoa Daisy stamp “little dots”, a Fude Ball pen, a tube of Dina Wakley acrylic paint “ruby”, a graph card and a piece of sewing pattern.

I really love String Gel! It's so fun and messy! :) You can use it as it is (it's white, but dries clear) or you can colour it with paint. Here I used the red Dina W paint and Liquitex Acrylic Ink in gold.

For more images, ideas and info, please visit the Cocoa Daisy blog.

I also tried making patterns with gel + black paint and then filling some of the spaces up with other colours.

I made some green grass...

I used mist and then rubbed some acrylic paint on top of the gel, to make it stand out.

I created this very simple layout with this three year old photo of baby Tuva! :)

I also created this page in my journal, practicing some writing with the gel + black paint.

fredag 19 september 2014

Art journal pages...

Hello....! I'm still here!

My studies at the University have started and it's been really busy. I will be doing most of the studying from home, but we do meet up at the University a few times during the term and I had a very intense week when it all started. I'm taking courses at two different Universities and we had our first meetings at both of them the same week. Now I've had two weeks at home and it's crazy how fast the time goes by! I admit that it's a bit difficult to find the balance between studying and "everything else", but I hope I'll do ok. :)

When I was looking at my poor neglected blog I realized that I have forgotten (again) to post my latest work with the Project Art kits from Cocoa Daisy. The kits are now available as a subscription - if you sign up you know that you'll never miss out on a kit!

The July Project Art kit contained eight Promarker pens, and two Maya Road mists and this is my favourite project made with the July kit. I've been curious about "zentangling" for quite some time, but this was the first time I really gave it a try. There are a million tutorials and instructions out there and I watched YouTube-videos to find inspiration for the patterns that I used to fill up the outlines of my hand. I then coloured the patterns with the Promarkers and used a pencil to add some shadows.

Among other things, the August Project Art kit contained a set of watersoluble crayons. This is my favourite out of my August pages. I love the little paper dots that came with the kit and I glued them down, covered them with gesso and then used the crayons to paint.

I also made a page about travelling... or about not travelling... :)

...and a really messy one, where I used a couple of the Heidi Swapp tags that also came with the Aug Project Art kit.

The September Project Art kit contained something that I really love - Liquitex String gel. The blog post is going up at the Cocoa Daisy blog today and I really hope to post my projects here soon.

Have a wonderful Friday and a lovely weekend!