Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Driving home for christmas

Hi everyome. I am so happy to be guest designing for Copicmarker Norge today and made this cute christmas card for them. I love how it turned out.



I started the journey by stamping the image by Stamping Bella. The image is called "Christmas bug". I colored the image using my copic markers in the following colors:


  • Car and the middle of the wheels: E29, E37, E35, E31 and YR27. I used the YR27 as a top coat to make the perfect rusty brown color for the beetle.
  • Wheels: C9, C7, C5, C3
  • Tree: G28, YG17, G24, RV69, R27 and R24
  • Lights: YG17, YG13, B04, B02, Y15, Y13, R27 and R24
  • Shadows in the snow: C1, B000 and B0000
  • Sky: B41, B60, B32, B00 and B000
All my highlights are made using a white gel pen and the lights got covered in glittery Wink of Stella.



When all my coloring was done I dotted snow over all of the sky and image, making some of the dots bigger dor depth. Love the result. Looks like such a snowy, lovely christmas weather. Probably horrible to drive in (and especially when you have a huge tree filling the whole car).

Befor glueing the panel to a white card base I stamped my sentiment from the October My Monthly Hero kit.

Make yourself a lovely day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Friday, November 15, 2019

A merry little christmas

Happy friday, everyone! Today we have new challenge starting at A Blog Named Hero and this time we are going for muted tones.

I don't really have any muted tones in my body, all bright and crazy bones, so this was a bit of a challenge, but I know so many of you is rocking the muted tones.

But after lots of ponderings I came up with this card where I have used the cool christmas trees from the October My Monthly Hero kit.



I started by masking off where I wanted the snow to go before I started blending the sky using a few purple and grey inks. I then found a star stencil by Skull and Cross Buns and wiped off the ink through it and created this muted starry sky.

I then used my mask and the leftover ink om my brush to create a few snowy hills for dimension.

I stamped my trees using black ink and the sentiment from the stamp set in the kit and colored the baubles on the trees using copic markers in muted purples, pinks and greys.


I then attatched my card panel to a white card base.

For the finishing touches and some extra shine I used a silver sakura gel pen on the snowy hills and the "hanger bits" on the baubles and also a few extra stars on the sky.

I can't wait to see your muted tones creations. Ready, set, create!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* Try it on tuesday - Cold, cold, cold  
* The holly and ivy christmas challenge - #60 Anything christmas goes
* Cardz4Galz - #109 Let it snow
* The paper shelter - #406 Christmas spirit 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lovebug wishes

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing my last card for the month of nature for A Blog Named Hero. I went all huge making a mountain and ocean-card for the last card I shared, so I am going all tiny for my last one.

For this card I used the cute mushroom and ladybug stamps from the December 2018 My Monthly Hero kit to create my scene.



I started by inking my sky using a light blue color. I then inked my grass using a couple of green shades. I splattered some water drops on the grass to make it react and cut it a bit wavy to make it come to life. I glued the sky and grass together and cut them to a long narrow strip. I also cut a thin strip of black cardstock to ground the scene a bit.

I stamped my images and colored them using copic markers and created some highlights using a white gel pen. I then glued my images on to my scene.



I glued the whole thing to a white panel cut to size using a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as the images.

Finally I glued my card panel to a green card base and finished the card by making a few droplets with glitter glue.

Be on the lookout for our new challenge at A Blog Named Hero the 15th. It is a lovely one.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
*  Make my monday - #109 Red, Green and white
* Crafty Creations challenges - #402 Anything goes
* The sisterhood of crafters - Forest animals 

Hobbies

The Male Room is back with a new challenge today and this time we are focusing on hobbies. The ultimate hobby for many guys are cars, so for my DT-project I have colored three classic cars to create a birthday card for a car loving guy.

I used a stamp from the October My Monthly Hero kit and colored them using teal, blue and orange copic markers. I die cut them and glued them to a panel cut to size using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.



Fo extra interest I colored light beams from the headlights and covered them with my Wink of Stella glimmer brush. I also covered the windows on the cars.

The sentiment is from a Hero arts birthday sentiments set.


I hope you will showcase lots of different hobbies the next weeks. 


I am also joining the following challenges:
* Papercraft challenge - #50 Birthday
* Addicted to CAS - #172 Birthday
* Color my heart - #367 Love of color 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You're good as gold

Hello matey! Put on your captain's hat, go get some rum and hoist the sails because the next two weeks we are doing pirate crafting at The Male Room Challenge.

I didn't really have any pirate themed stamps or such so I decided to make a scene card using stamps that I already had and altering them as needed. I also needed to freehand draw a few images.

I started by stamping the boat and cat from the "Fishin hole" stamp set by Hello Bluebird. I drew on a mast and a pirate flag on the boat. I also drew a captain's hat on the cat as well as a sword and a patch over his eye. I needed a treasure for the cat to protect and I drew a chest and stamped a few of the fish also from the "Fishin Hole" stamp set inside the chest.


Captain Meow needed someone to fight against too so I found the mouse and vase from the "On the shelf" stamp set by Gerda Steiner designs and made a boat for the mouse from the vase. I also gave the mouse a tiny sword.

I colored all the images using my copic markers and highlighted them using a white gel pen.

To make the background I used several blue and purple oxide inks to blend a sky and couple of darker blue colors to create the water. I masked of the water and sky to create a strict line for the horizon line. I also stamped three birds from the July My Monthly Hero stamp set by Hero Arts.

I used a couple of wave dies by Lawn Fawn to put the boats in and cut the background to size using a stitched rectangle die also by Lawn Fawn.



I stamped the sentiments on a white sentiment strip using a stamp set by Norsk Stempelblad. They read "For a good friend" and "You are as good as gold".

Finally I glued the images and sentiments to the background and glued the whole thing to a white card base.

I hope you will go all ahoy with us the next couple of weeks.
...and really bad eggs...
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Owls and bats and halloween flavour

Hi everyone

The Male Room is kind of spooky and fun the next couple of weeks because our new challenge is all about Halloween.

I'm not really making lots of halloween cards. It's not really common to give cards to each other at halloween in Norway, but I can do birthday cards or congrats cards that match the season. That is always fun to give and receive.

So today I am sharing a birthday card in the flavour of Halloween as my DT- project. Already given away to a guy that loved it. All of my stamps for this card is by Gerda Steiner designs.




I started the process of making this one layer card by creating my background using copic markers.  When the background had dried I stamped and clear embossed the tree and cute owls from the "Fall in love" stamp set. I also stamped and clear embossed a bat from the "Bats" stamp set.

I colored the tree and owl as well and this created such lovely warm tones in the images as the colors of the background is shining through. Icreated some highlights and stars using a white gel pen.



To finish the card I stamped and white embossed the sentiments that come from the "Bats" and the "Frogs" stamp sets.

I hope you will be joining us in making spooky or not so spooky halloween flavoured projects the next weeks.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

My happy place

We are opening a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero today and the theme this time is nature.

The most wonderful place on earth for me is my childhood paradise where I lived until I had to move away to get my education. The name of this lovely place is Hestmannøy and I for this card I drew the island with it's two majestic mountains and colored them using copic markers and a white gel pen.



I used several blue and light pink ink pads to create my ocean and sky before I started stamping using the July My Monthly Hero kit. I stamped the man in the boat and the fish and birds using black ink and the waves in the ocean using dark blue ink.

For the sentiment I white embossed it to make it stand out against the scene.



I cut the panel to size using a stitched rectangle die before glueing it to a white card base and that completed my first design team project for this theme.

I hope you will join us in creating nature themed projects the next month.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Swinging by to say hello

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the talented Nancy otherwise known as Nananas in her blog and on her Instagram. The past month we have been inspired by other crafters on A Blog Named Hero and this is my second post for the theme.

I have noticed that Nancy often uses windows on her card to put her images in. She also uses background stamps and stencils to ground her design on and I have also noticed that she stamps her background stamps or stencils on the top half of her cards. My interpretation of these elements resulted in the card below.



To create this card I stamped the cute hanging kitty from the “Knitting” stamp set. I colored the cat using copic markers and highlighted it using a white gel pen.

I stamped the “Knitting pattern bold prints” background stamp using several yellow, orange and red ink colors to create a gradient pattern. I cut the panel to size and cut a round hole in the panel using a stitched circle die. I backed the whole using acetate to create a “real window” and attatched the kitty using red string from the top part of the inside of the window. I popped the panel up on foam to create wiggle space for the cat and backed the panel using a left over piece of of patterned paper that matched the string.



I stamped the sentiment from the May 2018 MMH kit using black ink and cut it to size and glued it on to the panel. I also made a red bow using the same string as the cat hangs by and attatched it to the sentiment strip.



To finish the card I glued the panel to a white card base.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

I treasure our friendship

It's time for a new challenge at The Male Room today and we are staying cas (clean and simple) this time.

I had to try three times before I went all CAS, just wasn't in a CAS kind of place and kept adding too much stuff all the time. lol Good cards, only not very CAS. But in the end I managed to create my design team project for the challenge using the september My Monthly Hero kit.



I started by stamping the ink bottle. Originally it was a leaf in the bottle, but I wanted it to be an ink bottle, so I wiped away the ink on the leaf part of the stamp before stamping it and then I stamped the a feather from the same kit in the bottle instead. I colored the stamped image using my copic markers and highlighted it using a white gel pen and also a silver glitter pen.


On my card panel I stamped ink blots using a stamp by North Star Stamps and a sentiment from the MMH kit. I clear embossed both the sentiment and the ink blots.
 
Finally I popped the image up on foam squares and glued it to the panel. I then placed my card panel on a white card base and the card was then good to go.

I hope you will join us in our challenge the next couple of weeks.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

You are loved

How much do you love it when you find an embellishment that you made a year ago that go perfect with the patterned paper that accidentally lies just in front of you! It's like christmas and birthday at the same time. lol Perfect for our new challenge at The Male Room.

I made this little scene of the fox and mountain out of some leftovers from a hip kit club scrapbooking kit a couple of years ago and it never got used, so the fox have been running in a small box for ages until I suddenly found it rummaging my stuff for cute embellishments. I cut the scene to size using a stitched circle die and glued it to the patterned paper I found on my desk (by Pink and Main). 


My sentiment is an ancient Tim Holtz metal embellishment that also was just hanging out in a box. I attatched the sentiment to a piece of jute string and glued it to the panel.

I then glued on a few wooden stars to the scene and a couple more on the rest of the card. For the finishing touch I covered the snow and the stars in glitter brush pen to add some extra shine.

To finish the card I popped the panel up on foam tape and glued it to a white card base.


I hope to see your embellished cards in our challenge.



Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dandelion wishes - Inspired by Cindy

We are sharing inspired by-projects today for the new challenge at A Blog Named Hero. For my first entry this month I am inspired by the lovely Cindy aka Crncards at Instagram.

Cindy's flower cards are so pretty and when I decided to channel my inner Cindy I noticed that many of her flower cards features flowers entering the card panel from the top and especially the top corners. She often uses water colors and paint drops and I have also noticed that she sometimes places her card panel down in a corner. My result is this Cindyesque flower card.




I started by stamping my flowers from the December 2018 My Monthly Hero kit and the plate from the September 2018 MMH kit. I stamped all the images using a very pale ink to be able to do some no line coloring using my water color Zig Clean color real brush markers.

I retraced the seeds using a brown pen to make them stand out a bit. I also stamped my sentiment (also from the December 2018 MMH kit) using black ink. I also used the same colors from the coloring to create paint drops across my panel.



I cut the panel to size before I glued it on to a frame that I had cut using the Wood frame infinity dies on craft cardstock.

To finish the card I glued the whole thing on a white card base.

I hope you will join us in getting inspired by all the lovely crafters out there.

Friday, September 13, 2019

A garbage can raccoon on a beach trip

Hello everyone. I am sharing a last stretch your stamps-project with you before we start a new theme at A Blog Named Hero. I love using stamps and dies for different themes than they are supposed to be used.

For this card I have used the cute racoon from the "Love bandit" stamp set. He is in his original form sitting in a garbage can, but I wanted to give him a beach trip. I colored him and also the sand castle, bucket and spade from the "You & me by the sea" set using copic markers. I also stamped an cut the sail boat from the My Monthly hero June 2018 kit.



For my sand dunes I used the mountain dies from the My Monthly hero July 2019 kit. I cut them in craft cardstock and colored them lightly using copic markers and a white gel pen to create the illusion of sand in shadows.

I needed to create a warm and sunny background for my raccoon so I cut a circle shape to mask my sun and colored the sky using the ink colors fiesta yellow, just rust, ultra pink and raspberry jam.



I cut a piece of leftover patterned paper to create my waves, stamped a couple of birds and the sentiment also from the July 2019 MMH kit before I attatched the images and sand dunes and glued my card panel to a white card base.


I hope your day is as lovely as the raccoon's beach day.