söndag 15 april 2018

Crazy Cat

Hello and welcome!

Back again after a long blog break.
Today as guest designer at Crafts Dreamy Challenge
Thank you Zowie for the invitation <3

The challenge is anything goes with a lovely mood board for inspiration,
 you can see it at the end of this post

For my project I used one of the crazy cats from Tim Holtz, 
colored with my Prismacolor pencils and added a
 layer of distress collage medium vintage

Except for the corrugated cardstock I use as a base, 
all the layers are made with watercolor paper and distress inks and oxides. 
I stamped randomly using Tim Holtz stamps.
 For the die cuts I use kraft or watercolor paper and distress inks/oxides.
A layer of distress collage medium crazing on top.
All edges are sanded



Chipboard quote chip from Tim Holtz, treated with distress inks and then sanded.
Milk bottles and fish from the crazy cat stamp set colored with
Prismacolor pencils and distress inks and cut out with matching dies



Random stamping and stenciling on the frame.
The clock is a stamp from Tim Holtz, embossed on kraft, fussy cut 
and treated with distress inks and distress collage medium crazing, then sanded. 
The small ticket at the top of the frame and the ruler (barely visible)
 on the right hand side are both made with Tim Holtz stamps



I love the distress crayons, here in walnut stain and black soot on my yellow layer. 
Rubbing it into the crackles with my fingers make my project look even more distressed.
Here you can also see the quote better.
The small ticket is made with a stamp and the mini clipboard bottom is a die cut, both from Tim Holtz


All metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz and treated with distress oxide peacock feathers



Embossing powder in valnut stain around the claw marks 
and, of course, a lot of distress inks and oxides.
Here you can also see more of the ruler on the right hand side


Here you can see all layers




The mood board for the challenge

I will try my project in the following challenge


Products used
* Watercolor paper from Canson, kraft, corrugated cardstock
* Distress inks: ground espresso, black soot, antique linen
* Distress oxides: bundled sage, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, frayed burlap, gathered twigs, black soot, fossilized amber, sqeezed lemonade
* Distress crayons: walnut stain, black soot
* Clear rock candy crackle paint (barely visible)
* Distress embossing powder: walnut stain, faded jeans
* Distress collage medium: vintage, crazing
* Tim Holtz dies: mini clock key, mini clipboard top & bottom, file tabs, claw marks, crazy cats
* Two rectangular spellbinder dies to create the frame
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy cats, going somewhere, curiosities, 
* Unknown background stamps (on the frame mostly)
* Industrial stencil from Tim Holtz
* Tim Holtz idea-ology metal embellishments and chipboard quote chip


Thanks for stopping by

Lisa





söndag 18 juni 2017

KennyK Stamps closing

Hello!

So, so sad to see KennyK Stamps closing it's doors at the end of this month. Elena and Kenny have expand their business with KennyK Illustrations and they have no time left to keep KennyK Stamps going. I'm happy for them that their business is going so well and I wish them all the best and good luck in the future, but for me personally and for all KennyK fans out there closing KennyK Stamps is incredible sad. I've loved my job as a DT for them and I will miss it so very much. I will also miss my friends in the design team, it's been the best team ever. I know I will stay in contact with many of you after this but it's sad to not be a team any more. So to Elena, Regan, Lucy and all the lovely ladies in the design team, past and present, and guest designers - Big Hugs to all of you. It's been an honor and a pleasure to work with you.



This is my goodby card to Elena and Kenny and KennyK Stamps. I have colored ElenaK and Buggin Drummer using Prismacolor pencils and went for a rocking, all American style card using a design paper with the American flag from Pebbels and lots of star dies.

Rock On Elena and Kenny!!!


KennyK Stamps are having a closeout sale and at Club KennyK Facebook we have a goodby party, please join us if you can





Thanks for stopping byHugs, Lisa

måndag 29 maj 2017

Wedding card using Wedding Dance from KennyK Stamps

Hello!
Hope you are well

Today I have a Wedding card to show you. I made it for my friend Anne-Marie to give to her daughter and future son in law on their Wedding day. Anne-Marie has chosen the image Wedding Dance from KennyK Stamps as the couple met through dancing. You can find the image HERE

Her daughter is very talented, she makes all clothes for her family, even underwear, so of course she has made her own Wedding dress.  She has also made the Wedding bouquet, all in fabric. I saw a pic of the bouquet and it's absolutely stunning. I couldn't tell it was made of fabric it look so real. Anne-Marie has promised to show me some more pics from the Wedding later and I can't wait to see them.

So the theme for the Wedding card is sewing. An unconventional theme for a Wedding card maybe, but lots of fun for me to work with.


 I used all sewing related dies and decorations I could find in my stash. The big scissor and thread rolls on the side is an edge die from Tim Holtz, the small scissors I think are from Marianne Design. The sentiment at the bottom is from Tim Holtz 


The zipper is made with a die from I think Marianne Design. The botton border is made with a Memory Box die and the small heart is made with a Marianne Design die. I used some embossing powder on both the heart and the buttons. 

I bought a set of bobbins at Hobby Lobby, USA, last year just to use as decorations for my cards and canvases as I love metal decorations 


The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and the love stamp behind the couple is from Magnolia. I have also used my sewing machine again as you can see.

The big tag at the top and all the big hearts are made with Tim Holtz dies. The small picture wheel is made with a Magnolia die. The tickets are from a sewing themed stamp set from Tim Holtz. Design paper with sewing theme from stash


The wooden thread rolls are colored with metallic acrylic paint from Finnabair

The big zipper is from a local store and the couples names are made with a Tim Holtz die, cardstock and embossing powder

The back side of the card. 
'Love' is made with a die but don't know what brand (I bought it at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels, USA) and 'forever' with a Tim Holtz die. If I remember correctly the small Wedding couple is a stamp from Kreativa Ting in Västerås, Sweden, they design their own rubber stamps



There is still a few days left to enter the May challenge over at Club KennyK Facebook and the theme is always Anything Goes

If you enter the challenge you will be eligible for this months freebie which is Danger Dad. You just have to use a KennyK stamp or digi and you can enter with just a colored image if you don't have time or don't want to create a full project. 

Prizes are KennyK digi(s) of choice and the categories are best coloring, best project and at least one random winner.

Thank you for looking and 
have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 7 maj 2017

KennyK Danger Dad

Hello!

It's already a week in to May and I just wonder where did April go. 
A bit chilly where I live though.

For todays make I've colored Danger Dad from KennyK Stamps. 
He is perfect to use for Fathers Day projects and 
Birthday cards for the men in our lives. 
He is the progressive freebie at our May challenge 
at Club KennyK Facebook 


The challenge is Anything Goes.
You can enter with just a colored image if you don't want to make a full project, you just need to use a KennyK digi or stamp. 
There are prizes to win for best coloring and best project 
and we also have at least one random prize. 
All prizes are KennyK digis of choice. 
Remember to watermark your creation across the image 
as per Terms of Use.

You can also get Danger Dad digi at the shop 
www.kennykstamps.com
Here is my card and the DT theme is masculine

He is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Lots of layers on my card, as usual. Dies used are from Cheery Lynn, Mariann Design, Spellbinder and Tim Holtz. On some details I've used texture paste and metallic wax, both from Prima/Finnabair


I made a little pocket to fit a tag 
and used a digi sentiment from KennyK Stamps.
Metal wire on the tag.
Love the new gear dies from Tim Holtz, 
you can see some of them at the foreground in this pic


All the black papers are black cardstock with black gesso on. I like the matte finish very much. As you can see I've put some chicken wire on to. For the barb wire (die from Cheery Lynn) I used aluminum tape on cardstock and black gesso. 
Orange papers are Coredination cardstock.



Have a great day!
Hugs, Lisa





lördag 29 april 2017

Stars

Hello!

Popping in with a quick post today showing a project where I've used distress inks and distress oxides for my background.

Stamps from Tim Holtz. Used a number stencil from Tim Holtz and a brick stencil of unknown brand together with grit paste and distress inks. Done some sewing around the edges.

The orange stars are made with a Spellbinder die, the black star is made with a Tim Holtz die and colored with black gesso.

Metal decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz colored with black gesso. Also used orange embossing powder and metal wire.

Thanks for looking!
Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Lisa 

måndag 24 april 2017

Merja the Fitness Queen

Hello!

A Birthday card for my lovely, sporty friend and co-worker Merja who spend lots of her free time at the gym and also loves cross country running. I think this fun image from Art Impression called Fitness Queen is just spot on for her, lol.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Merja!
Wish you a fabulous day!

She is colored with Prismacolor pencils. 
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and design papers from Panduro.

Dies used are from: Tim Holtz, Magnolia, Marianne Design, Kaiserkraft and Spellbinder

The numbers beside the image are made with a stencil and grit paste, colored with distress ink

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 16 april 2017

KennyK Dowager Countess

Hello!

Our March challenge at Club KennyK Facebook is up and running and the theme is always Anything Goes. You need to use a KennyK stamp or digi though. If you enter our challenge you will be eligible for this months freebie which is Dowager Countess.

I think KennyK had the British TV serie Downtown Abbey in mind when designing this lovely lady and there is also a Jolly Chap and a Valet digi following the same theme. 
You can find them all at www.kennykstamps.com 

 Here is my inspiration card for the challenge using Dowager Countess and the DT theme 'spring flowers'
(the theme is just for us in the DT)



In Sweden, early in the spring, we have small yellow flowers called Tussilago (real name is Hästhov, I think, but we call them Tussilago) and they are very much spring for me. 
The flowers on my card does not look at all like Tussilagos except for being small and yellow and the rest of the card has not so much spring feeling over it, but that is my take on the theme. 



The image is Dowager Countess from www.kennykstamps.com 
colored using Prismacolor pencils.

Dies used are from Spellbinder, Cheery Lynn, Tim Holtz, Magnolia and Marianne Design. I used coredination cardstock in black and two different yellow ones. The flowers are made with a Cheery Lynn die and coredination cardstock, white gesso and small pearls.





I've made a frame using coredination cardstock in black with kraft core and Spellbinder square dies. Design papers from Panduro (a Swedish craft store) but inside the frame I've colored the paper with distress oxide and stamped randomly with a background stamp from Crafters Individual and used a stencil and grit paste from Tim Holtz to get the numbers. 

The buildings are from my new set of dies from Tim Holtz, the round London ticket is a stamp but don't know what brand. I've had it for years. It's embossed and cut out. The die used at the top inside the frame is from I think Memory Box.



The London ticket is from a really nice Tim Holtz stamp set with London theme, embossed on coredination cardstock and cut out. The stars are made with a stamp from another Tim Holtz stamp set, embossed.



Thanks for looking!
Wish you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Lisa