Wednesday, 24 July 2013

SGC #74 - Animal Antics

This fortnight we at the Southern Girls Challenge blog want to see you use animals on your projects!

Time was short for me this time, since I just got home from holiday, so I made a CAS card. I had brought the image and my Distress reinkers with me to the cabin, but unfortunately all the inks got mixed on the way (uuups..).
So I went through the other stash I'd brought, and ended up colouring it with Gelatos and a waterbrush...

The image is from The Paper Shelter, and is called Jurassic Love.
Papers are from Abbey Road and Ladybug and Friends.
Punch from Martha Stewart (Doily Lace) and heart die from Nellie Snellen.
The text stamp is from Tim Holtz (Simple Sayings).

This is my last DT entry at the Southern Girls. I've got so much on my plate at the moment, that something unfortunately had to go.. Some of the others have done as I, but we have all been replaced by other really talented girls! 
I can't wait to see what they will come up with in future challenges! :)

Siv xx

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tim Holtz meets Dylusions - a birthday tag

Here's a tag I made the other day for my brother in law.
Let's start with the background..
I've used the Dylusions ink sprays White Linen, London Blue, Calypso Teal, After Midnight and Cut Grass. Ghosting and spraying throught stencils gave the background some layers...
The circles are made with a lid from one of the sprays and white paint.
The star stamps are from Dina Wakley, and I've outlined the bottom corner one with my white Sharpie paint pen.

 I stamped "Dream" on the tag, and outlined it with my Sharpie.
 This gorgeous stamp from Tim Holtz is coloured with Dylusions inks in waterbrushes and outlined with my Sharpie.
The back of the tag. The circles are from Tim Holtz. I've sown the bottom with my sewing machine.
The seam binding is coloured with variuos Dylusions inks and Distress Stains.

Thanks for looking!
Siv xx

Friday, 12 July 2013

A weekend with Dyan Reaveley

The last weekend this June I was fortunate enough to attend a weekend workshop with her majesty Dyan Reaveley at Art From The Heart. The workshop was called "Homemade books and journals".
Here's my little recap..

Friday I left for Manchester Airport from Oslo-Gardermoen via Sola-Stavanger.
 The flights were pleasant, but when I went to collect my luggage at Manchester, my suitcase was missing. It turned out it was still at Stavanger.. Typical, just my luck! Oh well...

From Manchester Airport I went by train to Leeds and from there to Harrogate. Finally, after ten hours of travelling, I was there!!

About 45 minutes after arriving, I got a taxi (missed the train - typical!) to Art From The Heart. I was super excited!!!!!
 Yaaaayyyy!!! I'm in the Queen's palace!!!

Here are some sneek peeks into the studio, with all the lovelies playing along with Dyan.

And the Queen herself in action!
 Make big puddles!!
 Put another paper on top...

Here's a couple of the pages for my sown book.

 Inky fingers!

On Saturday, my luggage had arrived the hotel, and I finally had my journaling stuff at hand. So after having dinner with a couple of really lovely ladies, I went to my very own studio - lol!
 There was of course a desk in my bedroom, but the lighting there was rubbish. So the bathroom was the next best thing! If there's a will, there's a way... lol

 There's nothing like journaling in your PJs!!

 And here's as far as I got with the page. Love the colours!!!

Now let me present the three journals I made during the weekend:

And here are all the lovelies who attended the workshop
 A great group of girls!!! I hope I can meet them again!

Of course, when you're at AFTH, some shopping is manditory... lol! Here's what I got:

I also had time for about 15 minutes of shopping in town as well.. Love the bracelets I got for myself!

While waiting for various trains and planes on my way home to Norway, I had time to finish two pages in my smallest journal. I absolutely love the stamps from Stampotique! They're really hard to get in Norway, so I stamped away as much as I could when I borrowed Dyan's.. hehe...

So that was my weekend at Art From The Heart. I must say, Dyan really impresses me. She is a wonderful artist, a loving mother and such a wonderful person! I loved being at her studio - the atmosphere was so relaxed and natural - not "stiff" like it sometimes tends to be at workshops back home.
I sure hope Dyan will arrange another weekend workshop, or workshops in two-three days in a row next summer as well! If so, I will be there!!!!! :)

Thanks to all the wonderful ladies who were at AFTH, to Ali who made delicious food for us, and a huge hug and MWAH to her colourful majesty, Queen Dyan!

Siv xx