Sunday, 12 April 2015

Stay brave, stay strong

Just a quick one today..

I made this card from Dina Wakley stamps on an alcohol inked background. 
I love this lady's face, it's so powerful!

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!

Siv xx

Monday, 30 March 2015

KaiserCraft card

Hi lovelies!

This card is a DT contribution for Hobbykunst
It is made from gorgeous papers by KaiserCraft. The collection is called Betsy's Couture. 

Papers used: A-line, Gown and Mary Jane from Betsy's Couture collection. On the inside I've used Blue Bay from the Sapphire collection (also KaiserCraft).
The word Dream is a clear sticker from KaiserCraft's Delicate Words stickers.
The clock in the background is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die.


Inside (don't you just looooove the dimension in this paper):

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fantastic week!

Siv xxx

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Mixed Media Canvas ~ Dina Wakley Inspired

I made this mixed media canvas from a technique in Dina Wakley's newest book, Art Journal Courage. I loved the idea of making a stencil of someone I know (rather than myself.. hehe).

As I am a member of Hobbykunst's designteam, I thought that the fabulous Connie would be the perfect "victim".. She is the heart and soul of Hobbykunst, and is continuing the journey of Hobbykunst as an online shop as the store in Vestby unfortunately is closing.

A step by step tutorial, you asked?
By all means!

Prep canvas with gesso and let dry.
Make puddle with Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and let run. Spray Funky Fuchsia through Dina Wakley stencil and let dry.

Fill fineliner with Golden Fluid Acrylics Teal and make circles. Let dry.

Edit photo on computer and cut out stencil. 

Place stencil on canvas and cover everything you don't want black...

Spray with Liquitex Carbon Black spray paint. Should be done outside. Quickly lift stencil.


Now add a quote using different stencils and black gesso. You can also use black paint, but I quite like the matte finish the black gesso gives.

Add some texture.

...and then some writing... 

And voilá, you're done!

I wish Connie the best of luck! 
If you live in Norway, please support Hobbykunst

Siv xxx

I'm entering Mixed Media Place's Creative Gym #6 - Typography

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Baby card

I made this baby card for our friends who just had a gorgeous baby boy.
The image is a digital stamp, I can't remember who made it unfortunately.. I've coloured it with Chameleon pens, and this was my first try. I can see I need to practise using these... Great fun though!

Thanks for stopping by!
Siv x

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

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:




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

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..

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