söndag 10 mars 2019

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Hello and welcome,

Here the winter is back. We had a few days earlier with warmer temperatures and snow melting and I even heard the bird singing their spring song. Hope it will come back soon.

Time for a new challenge at Ally's Angels and the theme is always anything goes. As usual there is a nice prize for a lucky winner. I've made this card using products from Tim Holtz and DecoArt.


Panels are made with watercolor paper, oxide inks or fluid acrylic paints and crackle paint/glaze. A favorite to use is corrugated paper this time used as the base and also for part of the voltage die cut.


I used distress marker pine needle and tattered rose to colour the paper doll. Metal decorations from Tim Holtz with acrylic paint and distress crayons. 

To create the yellow-green panel I first used oxide inks on watercolor paper then the 3D folder foundry from Tim Holtz and more oxides. I then used Americana weathered wood crackle medium and then crackle glaze, both from DecoArt. Finished by applying one layer of black acrylic paint and rubbed off with cloth.


I've only used this die 'voltage' from Tim Holtz once before but it's already a favorite. I used crackle paint, yellow fluid acrylic paint and distress ink black soot. For the corrugated part I first used clear gesso, distress paint weathered wood and then metallic lustre black shimmer from Deco Art. The black paper behind the stars is coredination cardstock with white core.


Metal decoration with numbers from Tim Holtz with a layer of green acrylic paint from DecoArt rubbed off with cloth then a layer of distress paint black soot and sanded.



Another close up. The key I think is from Michaels or Hobby Lobby. The '517' metal decoration is from Tim Holtz. I used acrylic paint to colour them.

Materials used:
-Distress oxides: peeled paint, black sooth
-Distress ink: black soot
-Distress crayons: black soot
-Distress marker: pine needle, tattered rose (for the paper doll)
-Distress paint: black soot, weathered wood
-3D impresslits from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: foundry
-Metal decorations from Tim Holtz except for the key from I think Michaels or Hobby Lobby
-Film strip ribbon from Tim Holtz
-Die: voltage from Tim Holtz/sizzix
-Paper doll from Tim Holtz
-From DecoArt: crackle glaze, grackle paint, americana weathered wood crackle medium and metallic lustre in black shimmer
-DecoArt fluid acrylic paints: yellow oxide, blue green light, burnt umber, paynes grey, titan buff
-Watercolor paper
-Corrugated paper
-Clear gesso
-Metal wire



Challenge



Thank you for stopping by today
Hugs
LISA

söndag 24 februari 2019

Hope is never lost

Hello!

This is a card made for a dental laboratory that we collaborate with at work (I'm a dental hygienist). We were invited to a party to celebrate their new office space and I wanted to make a card to wish them good luck. I got this crazy idea to create a 'tooth manufacturing machine' on my card....LOL



The focal point is made with an old retired impression tray from work and a recycled bulb. The pipes are made using a Tim Holtz die, chipboard and fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art.

Metal decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz except for the recycled parts from a stud tire at each corner and the small ruler at the left hand side that is from Michaels I think.

One panel is made with watercolor paper, distress oxides and crackle glaze and the other is made with watercolor paper, fluid acrylic paints, 3D embossing folder from Tim Holtz, crackle glaze and distress ink black soot and metallique wax from Finnabair/Prima. Between these panels there are one layer of corrugated paper covered with white gesso and distress paint.

This is how the machine works (LOL): you start the machine with the black on/off switch at the right hand side then you put the impression tray with alginate and the magic powder from the small glass bottle in to the machine. When the machine is working the bulb will light up...and if you wait a few days (7...8...9) and then turn on the wheel (in this case the faucet knob from Tim Holtz) the teeth will come out from the pipe on the top and rest products from the production are dripping from the lower pipe... 

I hope the ugly teeth coming out of the machine won't horrify anyone. I promise they are not real. They are made of resin and colored with fluid acrylic paint.



A close up from the inside of my card.
I have used the new Tim Holtz die 664618, crackle paste & fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art and distress crayons black soot. Also some corrugated paper, white gesso and distress paint weathered wood


Materials used:
-dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: 661812, 664168
-embossing 3D plate from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: foundry
-distress oxides: black sooth, weathered wood, walnut stain, gathered twigs, ground espresso
-fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art
-crackle glaze and grackle paint from Deco Art
-distress crayons black soot
-stencil from Tim Holtz
-black gesso
-white gesso
-distress paint weathered wood
-metal decorations from Tim Holtz, Prima, Michaels
-recycle parts from stud tire at each corner
-metal wire
-corrugated paper
-watercolor paper
-coredination cardstock in black with white core (for the base)
-resin to make the teeth (and temporary plastic crowns used as molds)
-sentiment at the top and label letters from Tim Holtz



Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
LISA








söndag 10 februari 2019

Love - A Wedding card in white and gold

Hello everyone and welcome,

I have a Wedding card to show today and it's also my DT project for Ally's Angels. The theme is anything goes. 



All panels are made with watercolor paper, distress oxides, backgrund stamps and stencils. 
The cogs and 'love' are embossed in gold



I die cut the hearts in chipboard using Tim Holtz dies and applied a layer of grit paste from Ranger. I then used art alchemy acrylic paint metallique gold rush and metallique steampunk copper from Finnabair and finished with a touch of black acrylic paint mixed with water




Metal decorations from Tim Holtz and Finnabair with a touch of gold/copper acrylic paint, the same as I used for the hearts



This is how it looks when the card opens. Everything embossed in gold. The sentiment on the left hand side is in Swedish and says "now and forever", it's from Inkido. The sentiment on the right hand side is from Magnolia. The bridal couple are from Tiddly Inks and colored by me using Prismacolor pencils



We were four families together on the wedding gift and I made separate pages for each family to congratulate the happy couple. So it's maybe more like an album than a card...



The back side of my card. 
The background stamp is from Magnolia, embossed in gold. It's part of a song written by the Swedish singer/songwriter Susanne Alfvengren. It's in Swedish and very romantic. 
The name of the song is "Ännu doftar kärlek"


Material used for this project:
- watercolor paper, chipboard
- distress oxides: vintage photo, ground espresso, frayed burlap, antique linen, walnut stain, tattered rose, black soot
background stamps from stash 
- stencil from Tim Holtz
- embossing powder in gold
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: tag, hearts, cogs, alphabet
- Other die used: 'love' (unknown)
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz and Finnabair/Prima
- art alchemy acrylic paint metallique gold rush and metallique steampunk copper from Finnabair/Prima
- grit paste from Ranger
- black acrylic paint 
- image from Tiddly Inks colored using Prismacolor pencils
- sentiment "nu och för alltid" from Inkido
- sentiment "wishing two people one wonderful life" from Magnolia
- background stamp from Magnolia
- ribbon from stash


I'm entering the following challenges

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY
Hugs
Lisa


söndag 20 januari 2019

Birthday Album to Ola

Hello everyone,

Today I'm showing an album. It's made for my love Ola and his 50th Birthday. I also want to join in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Blog The theme this week is Recycle something.

Ola has a lot of hobbies and I've tried to get them all, more or less, in this album. I've photographed old (paper)photos and newspaper clippings of Ola when he was a child and teenager and printed them out on my photo printer. Of course I've also used some newer digital photos from our life together. We've been together for almost 25 years so it was difficult to choose among all photos. Ola has agreed to let me show parts of this album on my blog and I will also show them on my instagram account @lisaanderssonart 

To create the album cover and the inside pages I've used two scoreboard XL dies from Sizzix designed by Eileen Hull: wrapped journal die and passport dieThe size of this album is approx. 13x9,5x4 cm or 5x3,5x1,5 inches and there are 16 decorated pages besides the cover. I will show some of them here.

First I made the wrap journal cover: I cut it out in chipboard and then I used a movers & shapers die from the Tim Holtz/sizzix set 'mini old glory' to cut out a star shaped hole on the front. I then used acrylic paint from DecoArt Media (prussian blue hue) to colour it. I sanded all surfaces. I mixed distress paint barn door and black soot to get the red colour that I wanted and used it with different stencils from Tim Holtz and then stamped with Archival Ink in black using mostly stamps from Tim Holtz but also some unknown background stamps from stash. I then sanded all surfaces again. I've colored some metal decorations and die cuts to use as decorations. I've also used crackel paint from DecoArt Media and distress crayons on some decorations to get an even more distressed look. To close the album I wrapped metal wire around it.




The back side




The inside pages are made using the passport die. I cut out the passport cover in chipboard and the inside pages in watercolor paper. I used the same colours as for the wrap journal, some stencils and stamps. Sanded all surfaces and then started to decorated the pages with my photos and newspapers clippings of Ola. I've used paper die cuts, metal decorations and I've also used my sewing machine which doesn't happen very often. I then put it all together and glued the passport back to the inside of the wrap journal cover. The pages are not removable.



This is how it looks when I open it



One of Olas hobbies is building radio controlled model airplanes and I found one of his blueprints and photographed it and printed it out on my photo printer and made this frame of small pieces of balsa wood found in Olas hobby room, left overs from building his airplane. I've colored it with distress oxides and then a layer of clear crackel paint. The screw, the contact and the washer at the bottom are recycled from the car garage at Olas work. The mechanics there are very kind so instead of throwing this junk away they save it for me as they know I sometimes need some for my projects



The two metal washers at the left hand side are also recycled from the same car garage. Other metal decorations from Prima except the arrow from Tim Holtz



This page show Olas other big hobby, radio controlled cars. 
The photo at the top is his car in action and I'm the photographer. 
It's from the Swedish national championship some years ago



Ola, the cat- and chocolate lover...


Ola, the fisherman...


Ola when doing his military service, 18 years young.
The name sign is from his work in the Swedish Hemvärnet, also recycled


The big heart is cut out in chipboard using a Tim Holtz/sizzix die. I covered the surface with black gesso and then used crackel paste from DecoArt Media and let dry. I then colored it with acrylic paint from DecoArt Media and used some black gesso on top. The small heart is from the same set of dies and also covered in black gesso and then stamped with a love background stamp from Magnolia using white gesso...hard to see in this photo though



Our cat Astrid. The metal washer at the bottom is recycled form the car garage too. The 'love' metal decoration at the top is from Tim Holtz....and I've used my sewing machine again



As Ola works with cars both at work and as a hobby, I made this page. The metal washer to the right at the bottom are recycled from the car garage and the gear shift stick "top" I found last summer at a parking lot. The old car in the frame are fussy cut from a Tim Holtz design paper



Ola have been a soccer fan all his life and started playing when he was 5 years young. These pages are dedicated to his soccer interest and he playing for our local soccer club when he was young. The photo at the left page are from a newspaper clipping, Ola in action. I photographed the clipping and printed it out on my printer. I did the same with all the clippings on the right page too and made a collage using distress collage medium, stamps and distress paint



I will try my luck in the following challenge

I've recycled the following things: balsa wood, screw, contact, washers, gear shift stick "top" and name sign


THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY
Hugs
Lisa





torsdag 10 januari 2019

Capture life's moments

Hello crafters!

Good to be back again after a long break. My hubby and I have traveled in the USA for four weeks and when we got back to Sweden again we celebrated my hubby's 50th birthday and shortly after that we had a wonderful Christmas with our family. So, lots of fun lately for us but not so much crafting for me. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too and I wish you all a Happy New Year 2019.

This is my DT card for Ally's Angels and our first challenge for 2019. The theme is anything goes:

I started with a white paper (watercolor paper), my distress oxides, stamps and stencils. Then added texture paste using more stencils and also acrylic paint from DecoArt Media.



I've die cut parts from Tim Holtz pipeline die and used grit paste, distress oxides and DecoArt acrylic paint. Metal decorations from Tim Holtz except for the on/off switch from Prima. The background stamp is new for me, purchased on my USA trip, and it's from Carabelle Studios



Paper doll with a light wash of pyrrole orange DecoArt acrylic paint. I made his glasses with a stamp and matching die from TH, a bit oversized for this guy maybe, LOL, but wanted to use them anyway.


For the stamped bulb I created a decoration using metal wire and acrylic paint. The ticket is made with a stamp from TH/Stampers Anonymous, stamped with Archival ink and colored with distress oxides. The bulb stamp is from the set inventor 2 also from TH/Stampers Anonymous

 For the base I've used kraft. The second layer is corrugated cardboard and the third layers is this blue coredination cardstock with sanded edges.


Material
Watercolor paper from Panduro
Kraft
Corrugated cardboard
Coredination cardstock
Die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: pipeline
Stencils from Tim Holtz/stampers anonymous 
Stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: inventor 2, going somewhere, ticket booth, correspondence
Background stamp from Carabelle studio
Metal decorations from Tim Holtz and Prima
Handmade metal decoration for the bulb made with metal wire
Acrylic paint from DecoArt Media: pyrrole orange, burnt umber, quinacridone gold
Distress oxides from Tim Holtz/Ranger: chipped sapphire, walnut stain, stormy sky, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, brushed corduroy, victorian velvet, black soot
Archival Ink from Ranger: cobalt
Texture paste opaque matte from Ranger



Challenge
Use something New (I've used my new background stamp from Carabelle Studios)



Here are some photos from our visit in California, Nevada and Florida:
 Griffith park, Los Angeles


Newport beach, south LA


 Valley of fire


 Valley of fire


Longhorn big sheep in Valley of fire. They didn't care the least about us so they are probably used to meet visitors in the park. How wonderful it is to unexpectedly meet wild animals, it made my day.


 Racetrack Playa, Death Valley


 Teakettle Junction, Death Valley


  Ubeeheebe crater, Death Valley


"Moving" stone at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley. The stones move across the dried lake bed leaving a trail behind them in the cracked mud. An amazing place to visit!


Sunset at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley


Unexpected visitor outside our hotel at Pompano beach, Florida. We don't have wild iguanas in Sweden so we were so excited to meet this guy. I think he was on his guard when we carefully approached him to take this photo so I really hope we didn't scare him too much


THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY
Hugs, Lisa








tisdag 18 september 2018

Discoveries

Hello and welcome

My project here today is inspired by the talented Seth Apter and it is also my DT project for Ally's Angels and our new challenge starting today. The theme is Anything Goes. Winners price is a 15£ voucher for the shop at Wild Orchid Crafts

I love Seth's dies and for this project I used two of them, cross bars and robo bar. I also used his embossing powder baked texture in vintage beeswax for my backgrounds and ancient amber on all the metal decorations. 


I created my backgrounds using distress oxides, background stamps, archival ink in black, stencils and baked texture embossing powder vintage beeswax from Seth Apter/Emerald Creek




I use the cross bars die from Seth Apter/Spellbinders for my focal point and I found two nails in our basement to use on top. I cut out four cross bars and glued them together and colored them using distress oxides. The nails, and all other metal decorations as well, are treated with baked texture ancient amber and distress crayons black soot



The chipboard quote chips and arrow are from Tim Holtz. 
Bulbs from stash


Products
- background stamps from Carabelle, I also used the side of a paper to create the black lines, "filed" is from a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonyomous stamp set, text stamp unknown
- archival ink in black
- stencil from AAll&create
- baked texture embossing powder vintage beeswax and ancient amber from Seth Apter/Emerald Creek
- Seth Apter/Spellbinder dies cross bars and robo bar
- distress oxides tea dye, ground espresso, black soot
- distress crayons black soot
- Tim Holtz die file tab
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz, Prima and my stash
- chipboard quote chips from Tim Holtz
- watercolor paper, corrugated paper


Thanks for stopping by
LISA