Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A little gift box

Good morning (at least it is morning for me). Today I am back sharing a box for the new "box or bag-challenge" at The Male Room Challenge.

I have sort of a block against altered stuff. I like it best when I am creating on flat stuff, so this challenge was a bit of a challenge, but challenges are the way we grow as creative people, I think, so I was just going to town and hoping for the best.



My box was originally a box that a cherry cheese came in and it had such a lovely lime green color and that was what inspired me to go with this color scheme. So when I glued patterned paper on the box I left a thin line at the bottom of the box uncovered to show of that lovely color.

I have almost entirely used the july Crafty Courtyard kit by Pink and Main to create this box and I started by stamping the sail boat in the bottle (wich I loooove) and colored it using copic markers in the following colors:

Waves: G28, G24, YG03, BG13 and BG11
Ship: E29, E27, E35 and C9
Sails: R46, R27, R24, W3, W1, 0
Cork:E29, E27, E25
Sky: B00, B000, B0000

I also gave the colored image a fw highlights using a white gel pen.



I covered the box in papers from the Pink and Main kit and glued a piece of brown bakers twine around the top of the lid.

I then fussy cut the stamped image and popped it up on foam tape and glued it to the lid. I used three wood embellishments also from the kit and scattered a few sequins around the image.

To finish the box I dug out a sentiment from a book of Tim Holtz idea-ology stickers and placed it below the image.

And well. I like the result even though I had to think hard. And I love the before and after:




I hope you will join us in making bags and boxes the next couple of weeks. And we also have a DT-call so maybe you will play with us in the team as well.?



I am adding this box to the following challenges:
 * Crafty sentiments designs - Anything goes
* Through the craft room door - Anything goes
* International art and soul - #73 Anything but a card 
* Colour crazy challenge - #48 Anything goes colouring challenge

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

"A Santa on the roof...

...is better than 2 in the North Pole" - Old North Pole saying.

I hope you are all having a fantastic advent so far. Today I am guest designing for Copic Norge in their Advent calendar again with this Santa on the roof.

In my house we are all waiting desperately for christmas and are currently baking gingerbread house and traditional christmas cookies every night, but we are waiting for the 23rd of December to decorate our house as tradition is for us. But while we are waiting I am creating christmas cards and I love this santa stamp by Scrapping for less.


I started by stamping the image and drawing a horizontal line to create the roof top and then I was off to coloring:
  • Santa's face: E35, E31, E00 and RV11. White dots in cheek just to make him cute.
  • Beard, mustasche and hair: C5, C3 and C1. White gel pen to make the hair streaky and hairy and tangly. My santa's are not the glossy kinds.
  • Fur on the clothes: C3 and C1 in dots here and there. Blended with 0 to make it look a little more fluffy and white gel pen to create wven more structure.
  • Mittens: C5, C3, C1. I drew in a few v-shapes to create the illusion of knitted mittens.
  • Jacket and hat: RV69, R46, R27 and R24
  • Chimney: C9, C7, C5 and C3
  • Snow: I created shadows and foot prints in the snow by using C1 and B0000 and also 0 to blend.
Before I went on with the rest of the card I gave all my images a few white lines for highlights.


I fussy cut the image and used foam tape to attach it to the patterned paper that created a lovely base as a snowy background. I then cut my panel to size using a stitched rectangle die by lawn Fawn.

I stamped my sentiment (fromn the same stamp set as the Santa) and the stars (from the October My Monthly Hero set) and white embossed these. That created the loveliest shine to the card.

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

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Traditional christmas
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - Stars
* Time out challenges - #150 Merry and Cheerful
* Use your stuff challenge blog - #387 Mint Challenge (sky)
* Crafty cardmakers - #247 Christmas

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: