One of the reasons for me to change my life into a more healthier one is to become who I am. I want to look the way I feel on the inside... and now, 6 months into it, I'm starting to. :)
I wasn't pleased with my body... and everywhere I was stuffed with images/commercials/magazines of skinny "perfect" (models) women. Then a video like this one can put a light on that problem. Look at how much they can change with some work on a computer!
When I was at Stockholm Scrap & Pearl last weekend I bought a lot of nice papers from a friend Malin and her store SirapiParis.
She had brought home pattern papers from the Polish web shop Sodalicious. I have been following their blog for a couple of years, and now to finally be able to create with their pattern papers - WOW! :) I'm sooo happy!
I created a layout about my niece with one of their pattern papers as a background...
I started out by making a sketchy rectangle with yellow acrylic paint, gesso and a brayer. Then I picked up hot pink thread and my needle and made some stitches to enhance the corners of the rectangle.
I used some scrap papers in a happy color combination, together with some bling and wood veneers as decorations.
I borrowed this photo from my niece, on facebook, 'cause I just love the photo.. and my niece is fabulous! :)
I think that the fact that the paper has a lot of bicycles on it and I decorated with a wood veneer in the shape of a bicycle only adds to the coolness of the photo... it doesn't have to have a purpose... Love it! :)
The sun was shining, but it was really biting cold and it had come a little bit of snow slush during the night before.
Today I was joined by a couple of close scrap friends of mine - Stella and Carina. We had so much fun laughing, creating, chatting, talking, shopping, laughing, talking about training, shopping and laughing. Big hugs to you both! :D
I kind of like this view of a scrap table... looking at creativity from above. :)
This is where I have spent my day, with the purple table cloth... when I wasn't shopping, working or running around talking to all the creative people.
I have worked in the shop for Scrap-Perra on and off during the day... helping out with different questions, hosting the sketch challenge and being on call during the workshops.
An overview picture with lots of color and happiness. :)
This has been a day filled with laughter and creative friends. :) I'm so happy to have met you in this hobby of ours. This is Meri, the girl that I took a Scrapbook for beginners workshop with in the spring of 2008 - 6 years ago (!).
Can't wait til tomorrow! Nighty night... ZZZzzzzzzz
I created the background by first misting with Funky Fushia Dylusions mist over a Prima/D.Downey mask.
Then I added Liquitex Ceramic Stuco over a TCW mask with leafs. I wanted to work with the characteristics of the Dylusions mist. Even if it is dry, it will react with the medium that I put on top of it.
... and it turned out pretty cool, right? :) The Ceramic Stuco made the mist more pink, but it is not that visible since the Ceramic Stuco dries almost clear. I like that.
Inspired by the sketch I wanted to have a frame and some flags. I cut out a frame from yellow cardstock... I think it is a little bit funny to interpret the sketch with a frame instead of with different layers of paper, that I would normally do. :)
The flags are made out of washi tape... hanging from the frame.
Since I know that my colleague love owls... I added some owls on the card. Cute! :)
... about knitting and vampires. Me being a Twilight fan, who occasionally knit - She knows me quite well. :)
This book was soo much fun to flip through... the writer must have had a big bucket of humor creating this. :)
You could for example knit "A Sweater with a bite - for him" (directly translated... maybe more correctly translated "A Sweater with a sting"... but that wouldn't be so vampiery, right? ;)
One of the things that I actually could think myself knitting is this - "A mini cape for frozen vampire hearts".
The description reads: "The modern vampire girls doesn't need to hide under long bulky cloaks. This neat cape with a hood and cute hearts fits her so much better".
Isn't it cute? :)
This is just funny - A pulse protector. "When a girl of today dates an ancient vampire it is probably for the best that she covers her arteries. These wrist- and neck warmers will serve as a good protection when she is alone with her vampire boyfriend. So he isn't tempted to take a sip of her blood.