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 (list of recycled items at the bottom of this post and photos showing recycled items starting at the airplane blueprint below)

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...lol

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


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.

Watercolor paper from Panduro
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

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

Hugs, Lisa

tisdag 18 september 2018


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

- 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

tisdag 28 augusti 2018

Happy Birthday


A new challenge starts today at Ally's Angels
and the theme is HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I made this card for my mother in law

For my background I used watercolor paper, distress oxides 
and stencils and some unknown background stamps. 
All die cuts and decorations are from Tim Holtz except for 
the Prima metal corner down at the left hand side

I used one of the paper dolls from Tim Holtz and some distress oxids, distress collage medium vintage and I also sanded the edges

Products used:
- Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies: tags, numbers, pipeline and 662698 to die cut the ticket
- Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz stamp 'Happy Birthday' from the set Crazy talk CMS 236 and the tickets from Ticket Booth CMS 337
- distress oxides: wilted violet, dusty concord, ground espresso, mowed lawn, shaded lilac, spun sugar
- distress collage medium, vintage
- stencils from Stampers anonymous/Tim Holtz
- texture paste opaque matte from Ranger
- 3D embossing folder 'foundry' from Sizzix/Tim Holtz
- Prima metal decoration (the corner down at the left hand side)
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz
- watercolor paper
- corrugated paper
- purple coredination cardstock with white core (for the base) from coredination.com


måndag 27 augusti 2018

For dad


Made this card for my dad <3

The base is kraft cardstock, my first layer is black coredination cardstock with a brown core, sanded, and my second layer is corrugated paper and DecoArt acrylic paint. I then made three layers using watercolor paper and distress oxides.

The big star in the center is made with a Tim Holtz die and the star that's like a frame around it is made with a Set Apther die. I cut them out in watercolor paper and used acrylic paint from DecoArt and distress oxides to color them. Then embossed them with baked texture from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter. I used deep sea, rocky road and a touch of dirty sand.

For the star panel I used baked texture dirty sand 
and the metal decoration stars are from Tim Holtz.

I used my word play alphabet die from Sizzix/Tim Holtz to cut out 'dad' and then treated the letters the same way as the center stars. Absolutely LOVE these embossing powders from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter. I used some of it on my layers as well.

Products used:
- star die from Seth Apter
- dies from Tim Holtz: star and word play alphabet
- distress oxides from Tim Holtz: ground espresso, frayed burlap, stormy sky, faded jeans, blueprint sketch, antique linen, black soot
- baked texture embossing powder from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter: dirty sand, deep sea, rocky road
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz
- metal junk from stash
- metal wire
- distress crayons from Ranger/Tim Holtz: walnut stain, black soot, vintage photo
- acrylic paint from DecoArt Media: prussian blue hue, pains gray
- coredination cardstock black with brown core
- kraft cardstock
- corrugated paper
- watercolor paper


tisdag 26 juni 2018

Wedding card for Daniel and Jonna


We have a new challenge starting today at Ally´s Angels and the theme is anything goes. All types of projects are welcome. The challenge runs for two weeks and there is also a prize to win.

I love being asked to do cards for special occasions and when my lovely friends Merja and Krister wanted me to make a card for their son's wedding I got excited. Especially since I was allowed to make both rust- and metal effects on the card AND also use cogs....I couldn't wish for a more fun card to make. So after getting a closer description of the bride and groom this is what I came up with:

The round "frame" is made with a Seth Apter die called Shield. To create the rust effect I used grit paste, acrylic paints from DecoArt and distress crayon black sooth.

I tried the new Tim Holtz 3D embossing plate Foundry and I can say it's already a favorite. I used it to create the corner decorations and also inside the frame. To create the metallic effect I used Finnabairs metallic wax brushed iron and distress crayon black soot.

Some metal wire from stash wrapped around the heart. The metal decorations are from Tim Holtz (except the small metal heart from Finnabair). 

The corrugated cardstock are treated with acrylic paints from DecoArt and distress crayon black soot. 

Products used
- Tim Holtz dies: big tag, small tag, pipes, tap, big heart, cogs
- Seth Apter die: Shield
- Cheery Lynn die: tags with names on (the names are made with label letters from Tim Holtz)
- Technique Tuesday die: the small hearts
- 3D embossing plate Foundry from Tim Holtz
- all metal decorations from Tim Holtz (except the small heart from Finnabair)
- corrugated cardstock
- acrylic paints from DecoArt: quinacridone gold, paynes grey, raw umber
- grit paste from Tim Holtz 
- metal wire from stash
- watercolor paper
- distress inks and oxides: black soot, iced spruce, walnut stain
- distress crayon black soot
- stencil from Tim Holtz (the word LOVE)

Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely day


tisdag 15 maj 2018



This is my first project for Ally's Angels,
a challenge blog run by the lovely and talented Ally
and her wonderful design team.
I will not be a full time DT but will pop in when I have time
Thank you, Ally <3

We have a new challenge starting today 
the theme is YELLOW and our sponsor is DL.ART 

I colored this steampunk dog image from KennyK Stamps 
called ColMacallan again. This time using my Prismacolor pencils. 
Love this image.

I didn't know at first what to make with him
 but when I got the plank die set from Tim Holtz, I got this idea.

The planks are made with a die, woodgrain paper and lots of 
distress inks, oxides and crayons. All from Tim Holtz (TH).
The tickets are made with stamps and matching dies from TH 

The base is made with watercolor paper and distress oxides. The edges are sanded.
 The Happy Birthday sentiment is a TH stamp, embossed.
The film strip, the chipboard quote chips and metal decorations are all from TH

The pocket watch and cog are also made with TH dies
and distress oxides and crayons. The cog is embossed to get more texture

I'm going to give this card to my father in law on his Birthday in June

Material used:
* Image ColMacallan from KennyK Stamps colored with Prismacolor pencils
* Tim Holtz dies: 662694, 662698, 662383, plank, gadget gears, pocket watch, big tag
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy talk, ticket booth
* Tim Holtz distress ink black sooth and distress oxides black soot, hickory smoke, squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
* Tim Holtz crayons: black soot, wild honey, tea dye, aged mahogany
* Tim Holtz distress woodgrain paper
* Metal decorations from Tim Holtz
* Film strip decoration from Tim Holtz
* Watercolor paper from Canson and Panduro, and distress mixed media heavy stock from Tim Holtz
* Distress collage medium matte (on the chipboard quotes) from Tim Holtz

I will try my luck in the following challenges

A pink gem challenge, Challenge #219 It's a mans world!
Love to scrap challenge blog, #109 Anything goes
Simon says stamp blog, For the boys
Scribbles designs challenge, #65 Make it masculine

Thank you for stopping by