Thursday, May 29, 2008

A perfect day (STM challenge)

Here is this weeks STM challenge. I wanted to do a layout with a wedding photo but all my wedding photos are still in Hamburg so I had to choose another photo.

Materials used: Bazzill, Scenic route, Creative imaginations rub on and transparency, Heidi Swapp ghost shape, flowers ?, I've used alcohol ink on the butterfly and stickles under it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monkey business (sketch 86)

Here is my try on this weeks pencil lines sketch.

I've chose to use two photos that I took 2006 when we were in Phnom Penh Cambodia. I've played around a little with them in photoshop to match the color of the flowers with the paper.

Materials used: Tinkering Ink Blur cake, Bazzill, American Crafts: "Eggnog" Thickers, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Sei buttons, flowers & brad ?, red acrylic paint and white water color pencil.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great day

Yesterday I received my kit for winning last weeks challenge at Scrapping the music. It is a great kit sponsored by Scraproom blueprints. Thank you to STM for having such great challenges every week and thank you Mary for the great kit!

This is what I got

Monday, May 26, 2008


I finally got a new Scrapmuse Kit! I had to take a break for a few months as we were moving back to Sweden and I sooo missed them! I've used only items from the kit and make this layout after the May sketch.

Materials used: Bazzill, Fiskars: Kimberley Poloson, Basic Grey, American Crafts: Newhouse Fleece Shapes, Fiskars: Kimberley Poloson: Old Fashioned Flowers: Chipboard shapes, I've printed the title using photoshop and an action called distressed.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sketch 85 Ostindiefararen

I used yesterdays background to make this layout. It's a ship that was docking here and we went down to take a look at it.

I've used parts of the new sketch from pencil lines on this layout.

Material used: Acrylic paints, ranger crackle paint, paper and rubons Sassa fras lass, skull sticker is from a bookstore, alpha American crafts, rubon basic grey, date rubon from creative imaginations, small paper stripe rogue de garance, button ?

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Yesterday I played around again making my own background. I used the first and second tutorial from the brayer video that Nat shows on her blog.

I have used 2 acrylic paints on the background. Turquoise and cappuccino and then I did the rubber band part with Rangers crackle paint fired brick.

Here is the result

I've already used it for a layout but you'll have to come back tomorrow to see the layout.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

There is a light in your eyes (STM challenge)

I was so happy to read that I won the gorgeous kit on the STM site. These challenges really makes me think outside the box while trying to find photos that could match something in the lyrics. I scrap photos that I maybe wouldn't scrap normally.

Here is this weeks layout.

If you take a close look you will see that my DH's eyes are shining red :) .

I covered the cut out crown with stickles and silver paint.

I put the buttons in a small plastic bag, dropped some alcohol inc inside and made a happy dance :)

Materials used: KI Memories: Pop Culture: Hangman, Taxi Yellow, Cardstock Bazzill: Scalloped, Eyelet Edge, Artesian Pool and CS, PP from Sassa fras lass, crown cut out from Rusty Pickle Lucky collection, stickles and glitter stick from Panduro Hobby, Journaling part is from rogue de garance, Alcohol incs on photo and on buttons, transparency from creative imaginations, smiley?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Work in progress

I am working on a wedding gift so I can only show some bits and pieces from it. I wanted to use some Grungeboard on it so I chose a key and a key hole and 2 hinges. I tried out different techniques on it until I found the one that I liked the most.

First I tried copper colored embossing powder but I didn't like the result at all. Firstly you can't see the lovely swirls on the grungeboard anymore and second I got ugly bubbles all the time probably because I was blowing too hot air on it.

Then I came up with something else. I used my Glimmer mist from tattered Angels (copper color) and this acrylic metallic silver tube I bought at a store in Hamburg. I sprayed the mist on the grungeboard and then used my heat gun to blow away/dry the water so that only the glimmer stuff stayed on the grungeboard. Then I just dabbed a little of the silver color here and there where I didn't have so much of the glimmer. I wanted to have an old looking effect almost like silver that has a lot of rust. I am probably not the first to do this so if you have used glimmer mist this way and feel I should link to you just let me know.

Here is a photo of the 2 hinges. The right one is the one with embossing powder. The left one with the glimmer mist. I used the back side of the grungeboard for two reasons. 1 because I had done embossing on the front side and 2. because if you would do swirls on real metal it would probably look more like the backside of the grungeboard.

Here's how the key and key hole look like.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Last summer when we went to our parents summer house we played a little badminton. I had to hold my self from laughing as my mother had such a funny style playing. It almost looked like she was dancing ballet.

Materials used: Paper from Fancy pants, Alpha from American crafts, journal tag from creative imaginations.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Something to believe in (STM challenge)

Here is my try on this weeks STM challenge. I have made this canvas for my mother. She loves angels and they have become very special to her. This weeks song was perfect for my angel stickers.

Materials used: Acrylic paint and silver metallic paint, Paper from K&C company and ?, Ranger, Grungeboard, Felt from Fancy Pants, Angel sticker from Panduro Hobby.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Received a wonderful SWAP/RAK

Today I got such a surprise in the mail!!! I did a candy swap with Silje who posted a message over at SIStv looking for Lakrisal candy. We decided to do a candy swap so I sent her a bag full of Lakrisal and other candy that you can find over here and she was supposed to send me some candy too. Well today I got this HUGE package full of candy and scrapbook stuff and a beautiful zippered pouch which she has made herself! Take a look at her Etsy shop!!

This is what I got

You are such a sweetheart!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Enjoy card

Here's a card I made for a candy swap that I sent over to Silje in USA.

Materials used: Paper: KI Memories, Ranger crackle paint, Grungegoard, Distress Ink, Brads?, Window color.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Over at Scrap Muse the current challenge is to make a spring layout so here is mine.

Materials used: Danyeela patterned paper, Bo Bunny alpha, ribbon?, chip board fancy pants?.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Scrap art zine sketch

The German scrapbook magazine Scrap art zine has a sketch challenge held by Kimmy Sonksenpencil lines team. I did this layout and got published in the magazine. I didn't win but just getting published was a great feeling.

The flower on the layout is made after a tutorial found on SisTv. You can find it in the message board under Fashionista challenges and tutorials posted by Andrea Wiebe 11th of october 2007.

Materials used: Tinkering Ink, Heidi Swapp, Déja Views: Sharon Ann Timeless: Corrugated Shapes, Tinkering Ink: Finery Style 1, Paperfills ?, American crafts stars.
who is also on the

Friday, May 09, 2008

Altered Alpha

I few months ago I altered these two alphas to celebrate me and my husbands 10 years "since our first date" anniversary. I haven't posted it on my blog because it got published in the German scrapbook magazine called Scrap art zine. It was the first time I got published and that's 2 times in one magazine. I also had a layout published which I will post another day.

Materials used: Alpha from Panduro hobby, PP and rub on from Basic Grey (I think), Déja Views: Sharon Ann Timeless: Corrugated Shapes, Heidi Grace: Everyday Grace Orange Flocked Circle Stickers, Fancy Pants: FashionSense: Harvest Felt shapes, also acrylic paint and stamp ink.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

C'mon (STM challenge)

Here is this weeks try on STM challenge. This week it's a song Called "Castle to the Crown" by Hits & Mrs. You can check them out on myspace.

Yesterday they turned off the electricity in my house for 2 hours so I used my time scrapping. All my photos are on my computer so I couldn't print anything out so this is a layout with no photo.

Materials used: Danyeela patterned paper. embossing powder chipboard.