Sunday, 31 March 2013

Birthday metal tag

A wonderful collegue of mine had her birthday yesterday, and of course I had to make her a tag!
This time I landed on metal tape and lots 'n lots of Tim Holtz stuff!

And then some detail photos..

Happy Easter to all of you!
Siv xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Crackled glass bell

I got this glass bell from Melissa Frances as a challenge from Connie at Hobbykunst. "Do what you like with it," she said.. Cool! :)
I immediately thought of a vintage bottle that Wendy Vecchi once made using crackle paint. It's on her blog somewhere.. I decided to use her technique for my glass bell.

First I primed the glass bell with multi medium matte from Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger. If you skip this step, the crackle paint will just fall off if you touch it once it's dry.. So, very important!

Once dry, I gave it a generous coat of Distress Crackle paint - Clear rock candy. Then all I had to do was wait patiently...

Crackles beginning to emerge!

Then, when the crackle paint had done its part, all I had to do was to decorate the now crackled glass bell inside and out!

I made a decoration from different Mathia flowers, which I glued to the base (that I'd painted in a light pink colour) with my glue gun. Once this was set, I fixed the bell to the base and decorated the outside with some pink string, a charm and a bird on top, and some lace on the bottom. I used a textile pearl pen to make some pearls on the lace.

Here's the finished project:

This was a fun project!
It looks quite fancy, but it was SO easy to make! Why don't you try it?

Have a great weekend!
Siv xx

Thursday, 14 March 2013

This is what happened to the pink tag..

So I made some tags earlier when I tested out my new Distress Paints. One of them, the pink one, was not finished, and I promised to get back to you when it was..
Well, I finally completed it some days ago, and here it is:

 I think TH thought of me when he made this stamp.. lol

The tag is actually part of a canvas which I made as a sample for Norway's biggest craft store, Hobbykunst, to show how you could use the Distress Paints on canvas. Check it out!

I absolutely adore the bright gorgeous colours, and I had so much fun making it!

Have you tried the Distress Paints yet? You should, they are amazing!!!
You can find them at Hobbykunst!

Siv xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

SGC Challenge 64 ~ Tag you're it; step by step instructions

Hey guys!
I loooove making tags! Therefore I am so excited to announce that in this fortnight's challenge over at the Southern Girls we would like you to show us something with tags. Yaaaay! He he..

This time I have made a tag using Dylusions and a couple of gorgeous stamps from one of our sponsors, Stampotique Originals, called Gooseneck and Bla bla bla. They have plenty of awesome images on their website - why not head on over and take a look?!

This time I've decided to make a step-by-step post on my tag. Please continue reading if you wanna take a look!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Yes, yes, YES!!!

I made the design team at Hobbykunst Megastore in Vestby! Can you believe it!?

I'm over the moon and way beyond thrilled to be in, and so so proud!

This calls for a celebration! 
I'll be back with a little candy in a few days, as soon as I have time to gather some stuff together. 
Stay tuned! :)

Whoop whoop!
Siv xx