Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A jungle of joy

Wow, how the time sneeks away. It's time for a new challenge at The Male Room again (and only 2 days and a few hours till my summer vacation starts).

Well... For the challenge this time we are making multiple layers projects. Mine is a card using the newest My Monthly hero kit by hero Arts and my multiple layers are of course the many, many layers of grass that the tiger can sneek up on you through.

I started this card by stamping my tiger and all my grass images and then I colored them all using the Daniel Smith water colors from the kit. I made sure the vary the green colors and blends to create depth and interest to the card. I also colored my tiger.


I then arranged and layered my images on the card panel making only the front part and the tail of the tiger show behind all the grass. I love the whipping tail that sticks out from behind the grass.

I stamped my sentiment and glued my card panel on a dark green card base. For finishing touches I glued on a couple of clear gem stones around the sentiment.


I hope you will join us in layering things the next couple of weeks.



Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thinking of you

And then we're off to a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero and for the next month we are making those sad projects that are all so important to give when someone are going through a rough time; sympathy projects.

For my DT-entry(ies) I have made two cards using the same design element, namely a tiny branch from the September 2018 My Monthly Hero kit (still in stock). I stamped this branch several times on each of the cards, to create a bush, using the clear embossing stamp pad and embossed it using copper embossing powder.


For the purple and blue card I then colored my card panel with blue and purple water paint watering it down the more away from the buh I got. I then drew white stripes across the panel and white dots inside the flowers for texture.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the "Color layering dragonfly" stamp set for both of the cards and matting them with teal cardstock for the white card and purple cardstock for the blue and purple card. For the white card I cut the sentiment strip at an angle. I glued them on the card panels using foam tape to create dimension.


I matted the blue and purple card on purple cardstock before glueing it all on a white cardbase. For the white card I glued my card panel directly on to a teal card base.

For finishing touches I scattered a few tiny, clear sequins across the cards.

I hope you will join our challenge.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Let's shell-ebrate!

Hi everyone. I am here today to show you my last inspiration card for the Celebration theme at A Blog Named Hero made using the “Pet turtle” stamp set as my inspiration jump off.

I stamped and colored the relaxed turtle using my copic markers and then I needed to create the rest of the card.

I remembered the layered sea stamps that I got in my June 2018 My Monthly hero kit and that you can also buy separately now and I thought it would be perfect as a relaxation spot for my turtle. I stamped the ocean using the Deep ocean, summer sky and soft sky ink blocks and also lightly colored the sky using the summer sky ink. I cut a slit in my sea and put the turtle in.


I stamped the sentiment “Let’s shell-ebrate” from the “Pet turtle” stamp set on the top part of my card panel. And now I needed a few more bits and pieces. I stamped and colored the clouds and flying seagull from the “Seas the day seagulls” set and glued them close to the sentiment and I also stamped an colored the bottle with the message from the “You & me by the sea” set and placed it on the sea as well.



I thought I was done at this point and glued my card panel to a white card base and then I saw a leftover light post from a previous project lying around on my desk (The light post is from the MMH October 2018 kit). The light posts bottom part looked just like the handle on a fishing rod, so… with minor surgery it became just that. I drew on the fishing line and hook and “attatched” the fishing line to to the bottle. A perfect last detail to the card.

I'm adding this card to the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - Vacation
* TGIF Challenges - #215 Color challenge
* Little red wagon - #501 Sea it
* Crafty sentiments design - Water

Jump for joy - GD Time Out Challenges

Oh, look at that cutie! I am here today to remind you to add your cards to the Time Out Challenges "Nature" themed challenge since I am lucky enough to guest design for them for this challenge.

For the reminder post I made this card using the extremely sweet deer from the "Kitsch christmas" stamp set by Avery Elle. I decided to make this card a no line coloring-card as I did with my first card for this challenge.

I stamped my deer and my birch trees ("Joy to the woods" - lawn Fawn") and my leaf mounds ("Jump for joy" - Lawn Fawn) using the "Barely beige" stamp pad by Simon Says stamp. Since the ink is so light there was no need to mask the images before I stamped them. My copic markers would cover up the double lines here and there anyway.


I think I might have used every green color I own for the leaf and grass. I colored some of the leafs in the mounds and then I drew other shaped leafs as well and I also drew lots of grass and green in between to make a grassy and leafy hill for the deer to stand on. I used warm greys for the birch trees and a few browns and reddish browns for the deer as well as pink for the ear and nose. I also used a white gel pen for highlights and for the white spots on the deer's butt.

I lightly swiped a couple of very light blues from the bottom of the images and up to suggest the blue sky.

I stamped the sentiment using black versamark ink and then embossed it using clear embossing powder by Hero Arts. The sentiments are both from the "Jump for joy" stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

To finish the card I glued my one layer card panel on a white card base.


And that's that for my appearance at Time Out Challenges as a guest designer. It was such fun and I am very happy to be asked.


As I mentioned above you still have time to join the challenge if you want to make something nature related. I hope you will as you have the chance top win a lovely prize sponsored by Uniko.


I'm joining the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Interactive cake card

We're doing some cooking and baking over at The Male Room the next two weeks and I have made the following card as my design team project. I also got to use my brand new magic picture die by Lawn Fawn for the first time. Very fun!

So I started this card bu stamping and coloring the cakes (both the before-one and the after-one). They are both from the Lawn Fawn "Birthday before 'n' afters" stamp set. I made sure to use the same colors in the same way using my copic markers.


I then cut the images using the magic picture dies and then assembled the pieces to try the mechanism. It was really easy and very quick. I used some patterned paper and craft cardstock leftovers to create my frames to make the mechanism pretty. The big frame and the "pull" tab is from the add on set to the dies.


I glued the magic picture to a craft card baseusing foam tape to create room for the pull tab to be pulled before I consentrated on more embellishments. I stamped and colored images from the "Lawn Fawn "Baked with love" (frosting bag and rolling pin) and "Sprinkled with joy" (frosting box). I also stamped the sentiment from the "Birthday before 'n' afters" set on a white paper strip and glued all of these stamped images and sentiment around the picture frame.

I finished the card by adding a few white Nuvo drops across the card.


I hope you will join us in our baking weeks. I can't wait to see what manly (or boyish) baking projects you will make.


Joining these challenges:
* Lawn fawnatics - #54 Perfect for parties
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Masculine
* Die cuttin Divas - #424 Masculine 
* Crafty Friends - #111 Men/Boys

Thursday, June 6, 2019

A bullfinch on a branch - GD Time Out Challenges

I am so happy to be guest designing for Time Out Challenges the next couple of weeks and I am sharing my first card for their new challenge today. The theme is "Nature" with an optional twist of a one layer-project. And you can also win a lovely prize from Uniko.

For my card I made my very first no line-cloring project. I started by stamping the bird and the branch from the "British garden birds" stamp set that I got in a Simply Cards and papercrafts magazine. I stamped the images using the "Barely beige" stamp pad by Simon says stamp. The bullfinch is heavily associated with christmas here in Norway (I don't know if it is in other countries as well) so I needed to make this a christmas card.

I colored my stamped images using copic markers and drew on needles on the branch to make a it christmas tree. I also stamped on three layered pine cones from the "Color layered trimmings" set by Hero Arts. I also used a white gel pen to highlight the images.

I drew on a few snowy hills behind the images and used a stamp pad from Hero Arts to brush on a light blue sky.

The sentiment is also from the "Color layered trimmings" set and is stamped in versamark black ink and then clear embossed.


I cut my scene to size using a stitched rectangle die by Lawn Fawn before I glued på one layer-panel on a red card base.

I hope you will make some nature hemed card and upload them to the Time Out Challenge blog the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to see what you make.

I will share another card made for this challenge next week.