söndag 27 april 2014


Don't you just love it? When your in your car, driving to work on a monday morning... it's a grey day, and then out of the blue - your favorite song is playing on the radio!

You just have to sing-a-long! Out loud! :)

I know I love it! :)

lördag 26 april 2014

A No Title Card

Sometimes you need a "no title card". A card that you can use for almost every occasion.  This is a card in that category. 

I used this to write a gift certificate inside, where my niece got a day with me doing our nails at a beauty parlor. She loved the idea, but she still need to use it... we need to book a date. :)

Photo borrowed from SweScrap.

I was inspired by this cute sketch made by LillBlomman for the inspirational blog SweScrap,when I made this card. I really liked the three sections in the sketch, that I interpreted with three pieces of pattern paper. I turned the sketch to the right, to make a more rectangular card.

The card is based on two pieces of cardstock, where I did drips and splashes with Dylusions ink on them.

To frame it, I chalked the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad and Mixed Media Inx in the color School House. I also did some doodling. :) It feels like I am not done with an art project before I do some doodling on it. It's kind of my feature. ;)

The stars on the sketch turned into hexagon wood veneer on my card.... and they, of course, got some doodling as well. I drew some stitches around the edge of the pattern paper blocks, and I also drew with a white pen around them to make them pop out from the page. Trying to make an optical illusion...

I used a border punch from Fiskars to create this border, that looks like a torn out page from a note book. I like it! :)

On this one I also tried to give it a feeling of standing out from the page, with the doodling, by using a black and a white pen to create shadows.

Have a great day in the sun! :)

söndag 20 april 2014

Greased Lightning

I can't get enough of people getting together and doing a dance routine. It just makes me soo happy! :)

In this video a group of Swedish military men, in Afghanistan, are doing their version of John Travolta and his Greased Lightning, from the movie Grease. 

And they are gooood! :) Enjoy!

lördag 19 april 2014

Sweet Nellie

Today I wanted to show you a scrap lift I did over on the SWEScrap blog.

It is a layout about my brothers cute dog - Nellie, who is no longer with us.

Photo borrowed from Mison.

This is the amazing layout done by Mison, that I was inspired by. I just love how she works with different mediums and getting messy. It is so inspiring. :)

I started the background by misting over a mask from the Crafter Workshop - Tile Texture, with two different mists in green and pink.

After that I added a lot of stripes of wasi tape, some stamping and mist dripping - to make it more messy. :)

With all the messiness going on, I wanted the title to stand out.. so I used white thickers for the title.

For the butterflies I used Liquitex medium - Blended Fibers over a mask. You can color that medium, but if you keep it clear it creates a cool soft effect that I really like. 

Look at all the yummy layers! Love! :)

Have a great day!

söndag 13 april 2014

First kiss

This is a movie about the first kiss between two people that has just met.

Isn't it great to see the difference of how they act around each other before and after the kiss? :)

I miss kissing someone for the first time...

lördag 12 april 2014

5 more kilos

Do you remember this Art Journal page from a couple of months ago?

Well.... I have reached another part time goal - I have lost five more kilos. Happy! :)

I like making these motivations pages.... and it is with motivation that I get through my challenges.

On the background I used a technique that Dyan Reavely shows in this video. She is soo funny and good at what she do... I would love to attend one of her classes. :)

The technique basically is about using the Dylusions inks without misting with them. You screw of the "misting lid" and draw with the riser on your page, picking up more color as you go.

She shows two versions of the technique in the video. One where she first mists water on the page, do the drawing, and then mist more water. That gives it a brighter feeling.

I used the second version, where I first mist with the White Linnen mist, then draw, and then mist with the white mist again. This gives it a more pastel look, softer. I like it! :)

I then wanted to add some white to my page, so I added some Liquitex Modleing Paste over a TCW mask. When that was dry I splattered yellow acrylic ink over the page and let it run. 

I use the same "number five" on all of these motivational pages... from my gyms own magazine,  giving it kind of a connection to all my working out time.

The name of the gym is SATS, so the title is a little play with that name... giving the Swedish word for "Go for it". 

A yummy bonus photo! :)

onsdag 9 april 2014

Beautiful captured wildness

The Art Journal challenge #48 at the Sodalicious blog is all about creating around the word: WILDNESS.

This is my contribution to that challenge. :) I used a photo of dewy spider web on a fence - Beautiful Captured Wildness.

I played with Liquitex Paint Markers in an Art Journal album from Sodalicious - it came out soo coool! :)

I have seen Donna Downey use this technique with this kind of markers. I didn't draw with them. I stomp them against the paper letting the paint out, and when there is enough paint I do a big stomp to make that happy splatter effect. :)

I do each color separately, letting them dry before I use the next color.

Isn't this soooo cooool?! Love it! :)

I have never used an actual photo on any of my Art Journals before... but for some reason I thought of this photo when I saw the theme of this challenge.

Usually I use a cut out from a magazine, or something like that, but this worked for me. Even though it kind of look like a small version of a double layout...

Dewy spider web can be so beautiful, when you can see all the little strings that the spider weaved. I took this photo an early morning going to work.

To give balance to the page I wanted to have big bold black letters, so I used mistable letters from Heidi Swapp and Dylusions mist Black marble. I hand wrote the other words in italics to give a big contrast to the bold letters.

I also added some ribbon that was laying on my scrap table, and some twine that I let run wildly across the page. 

To finish the page off, I did some doodling - three circles in clusters.

*Happy happy happy* :)

söndag 6 april 2014


Need a new hobby?

Start learning to do this... and sing brilliantly at the same time. :)

lördag 5 april 2014

The sweet life

Pyssloteket is having a challenge where you should create around the word "Spring". Spring is starting to join us outside, it's sunny and it's getting warmer - Love it! :)

I choose a photo that I took last spring when me and my niece did our nails, with an idea that she had heard about from a friend. And of course a yummy ice cream! :)

I did a lot of embroidery on my layout - like the cosy home made feeling it gives.  

Among my scrapbook stash I have a lot of stickers... that I randomly use, but it was some time ago. For this layout I picked out a lot of word stickers that represent spring for me, and sprinkled them across the layout. 

I was thinking of showing you the back of my layout as well, with all the left over thread, so here you go. Sometimes when I like both sides of a pattern paper I cut out a piece of it behind the photo - to save for my next project. :)

I also write on the back of all my layouts, when I created it and when the photo was taken and of what. Usually I don't have any journaling on my layouts, I find it hard to add it on them for some reason, but this is a way for me to keep track of that info in a different kind of way. 

Spring for me is a bright feeling, and I wanted to show that by picking a bright happy pattern paper - this one is from Sassafras Lass.

But to make it a little bit more grungy, I added teal paint through a Finnabair Prima mask and stamped with black ink and a texture stamp.