Monday, 10 November 2014

Artist guardian angel

Well hello there!

It's been a while! I'm in the middle of moving houses, but I thought I'd share a project I made a while back. This is a mixed media painting on watercolour of my artist guardian angel, inspired by Tamara Laporte.


I'm finally getting my own craft room - whoop whoop! No more garage attic!! Can't wait to get organised (though that may take a while..).

Have a wonderful week lovelies!

Siv xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Noe godt til kaffen?

Maja Design har kommet med en flott serie nye, lekre, tosidige mønsterark, kalt Coffee in the Arbour. Og hva passer vel bedre enn å lage et lite album med oppskrifter til kaffegodt..?


Jeg startet med å løsne og grunne chipboard coverne til albumet.

Deretter hadde jeg på litt molding paste gjennom en stensil for å få litt struktur på framsiden.

 Da dette hadde tørket, blandet jeg hvit og rosa maling og malte med fingrene...


Mens jeg ventet på at malingen tørket, fant jeg fram alfabet klistremerker og la ut ordene jeg skulle bruke på forsiden. Disse farget jeg med Aged Mahogany (Distress Stains).

Jeg tørket av overflødig blekk med tørkerull...

Da malingen på coverne var tørr, gned jeg over med litt Vintage Photo (Distress Ink), både for å framheve strukturen, men også for å gi albumet et litt eldet utseende.

Jeg tok ut sidene i albumet og farget endene på disse, også med Vintage Photo.

Deretter var det bare å kutte mønsterpapir, sverte kantene med Vintage Photo og lime fast på disse sidene. Jeg gjorde det samme med baksidene, men da brukte jeg farget kartong som matchet neste side. Her var det viktig å planlegge, i og med at det blir doble sider i albumet.


Jeg hadde på forhånd printet ut bilder til oppskriftene. Planen var å ha disse på de ensfargede sidene, og oppskriften på mønsterarksiden. Jeg brukte stort sett baksiden av mønsterpapiret brukt på oppskriftssiden til å ha bak bildet.


Oppskriftene ble printet ut på akvarellpapir og kuttet til passende størrelser. Jeg svertet kantene og monterte på farget kartong (jeg brukte den som var brukt på den tilhørende bildesiden).

Da alt dette var klart, var det bare å kose seg med montering og pynting!
 Her har jeg brukt lekre blomster fra Petaloo.
En artig variant er å skrive deler av oppskriften på en egen liten side. Og hvorfor ikke pynte med kanelstenger på kanelbolleoppskriften..?

Her er noen av sidene i albumet:



Monday, 30 June 2014

Monsters Line Up Birthday Card

Hi!
I've just discovered a new challenge blog called the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. This being the last day of June, I just made the deadline for the current challenge, where we had to use spray inks on our projects. Me being a Dylusionist, that would be NO PROBLEMO..!

I made a birthday card for my son's friend who's turning five in July.
I've used Dylusions spray inks for the background of both the card and the letters. Both with the same technique - first making a colourful background with three different sprays, then spraying water (ghosting) and then ink through stencils.
I've coloured the monsters from Stampotique ("Monsters Line Up") with Derwent Inktense blocks. The letters are stamps from Papermania. These were stamped on a background made with Dylusions inks and stencils, then cut out and adhered with foam tape.

This was a fun challenge!
Thanks for looking.

Siv x

Friday, 13 June 2014

Nautical themed birthday card

Hello darlings!
It's been too long since I last posted, but sometimes life gets in the way.

Here's a birthday card I made for a former collegue who's son turned 30 earlier this month. He's got two big tattoos with ships, so a nautical theme was natural.. Not the easiest theme for me personally, but I do love a challenge! This is what I came up with:

 Front

 Detail

  Inside

In six days I'm putting my travelling shoes on and will be on my way to Harrogate!
I went for a weekend workshop with Dyan Reaveley at Art From the Heart last year, and this summer I'm doing it again! Not the same workshop obviously.. It will be so awesome!!

Also, another thing I'm really excited about, is that I've signed up for three workshops with Dina Wakley at Hobbykunst Megastore in October! There are still places available, why don't you join me?! :)

Wishing you lots of joy and sunshine
Siv
x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Gear(s) for hair.. Hey, I made it rhyme! Well, almost..

Here's a card that I made for Hobbykunst a while back, for their Tim Holtz wall..

I thought it would be cool to give this gorgeous classical face a contrast, and came up with using gears for hair..

Detail:
The gears are made from grungeboard, embossed with Distress Embossing powder Vintage Photo and inked with Distress Ink Rusty Hinge to give the rusty effect.

Dies used are Tim Holtz Alterations Gadget Gears (Bigz) and Gears (movers and shapers).
Stamp is from Tim's set Classics no 5.
Cardstock from Core 'dinations.

Thanks for stopping by my place!
Siv xx

Monday, 27 January 2014

Tim Holtz tags

I love making tags!
I Love (capital L..) Tim Holtz' products!
I Love Tim's techniques!
And when Connie at Hobbykunst asks for Tim tags, guess who's the happy crafter?!

Here are the ones I've made so far..
They've all incorporated techniques from Creative Chemistry 102.

 Embossing through layering stencil - rusted enamel

 Chalking technique

Mixed media technique

I never get tired of Tim's products and techniques!!
Thanks for looking :)

Siv x

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Birthday card for an 80 year old man

This card I made earlier this year when the lovely Thor turned 80.



It's been so long since I made it that I don't really remember the details.. Only that I used kraft core cardstock (Tim Holtz), lots of distressing and sewing.. The clock is a TH die.
Thanks for looking!

Wishing you all a peaceful and wonderful new year.
Siv xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Fly away ~ a mixed media canvas

Hi all!
Just a quick post to show you a canvas I made when I was in the European Scrap Challenge. I'd never made a canvas like that before, and it was great fun making it. I think this one is really "me".. 


I've painted the canvas with Distress paint Black soot and Stewart Gill MetaMica paint Moonlight and Silver. The MetaMica paints are absolutely gorgeous!!!
I've embellished with lots of different Tim Holtz idea-ology products and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, sprayed with Dylusions Black marble.
The flying steampunk man is a stamped image from Lost Coast Designs, an American company with soooo many gorgeous stamps!!

Hope you all will have a fabulous weekend, I know I will! ;)

Siv xx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Tim Holtz configuration box

This is a configuration box I made a while back. 
It's filled with papers and goodies from Tim Holtz.

I'll just pop in the pictures, don't have the energy to write the details right now. Maybe some other time.. ;)







Have a fabulous weekend!
I will "enjoy" my penicillin this weekend and hope it kills the tonsillitis..
Siv x

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Live ~ a mixed media canvas

Hi there!
I've got so much on my plate recently that I haven't had the time to make anything new, which really bugs me! Got so much left from CC102 I need to get done, but there just aren't enough hours in the day. Sounds familiar?

Anyway! :) Just wanted to post a mixed media canvas I did for Hobbykunst a while back. I was given a blank canvas and some oil pastels, and this is the result. Pictures borrowed from Hobbykunst's blog.




Thanks for looking! 
Siv x

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 4

Hello, lovelies!
Let me just start by saying; YES, I know I've skipped Day 2 and 3. I'll get back to those when I have the time.. I'm way behind, so it doesn't really matter which day I complete first.. Today I really wanted to play with alcohol inks, so there you have it - Day 4 in CC102 became my day 2..

Anywaaaaaaaaaaaay.... Here are my tags!



Close ups..
 Faux Patina Technique

 Tinted Tinsel Technique

Ombre Technique

 
  Monoprint Technique

 Faded Layers Technique

This day's lesson has reminded me that I must play with alcohol inks more often!!!
Thanks!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of Tim Holtz' newest online class, Creative Chemistry 102. 
We played with the fabulous Distress Paints and learned six different techniques.
Here are my tags for Day 1!


Let's take a closer look..
Technique 1: Marbling

 Technique 2: Coloured crackle


 Technique 3: Altered surfaces


Technique 4: Eroded metallic

Technique 5: Stamping resist

Technique 6: Industrial

Have a fabulous day!
Siv xx