måndag 10 juni 2019

Butterfly card

Hello and welcome,
This is my design team project for this month challenge at Ally's Angels with the theme anything goes. It's a birthday card with lots of Tim Holtz (TH) products.



I started by covering a baseboard frame from TH completely in black gesso and then sanded it. I made a background for the frame using watercolor paper and distress oxides. I then run it through my cuttlebug using Tim Holtz 3D impresslits foundry (a favorite) and then finished it by using distress crayons in rusty hinge, iced spruced and black sooth.


I then die cut the big pocket watch frame in chipboard and covered it completely in black gesso and sanded the edges. I die cut steampunk parts also in chipboard and covered the smaller parts in black gesso and the big frame in distress paint tarnished brass and sanded all the edges. To take away a bit of the bright gold of the tarnished brass I used distress ink and crayons in black sooth. The clock is made with a stamp from the TH set curiosities (CMS104), watercolor paper and distress oxides and crayons. I used a game spinner and one of the hardware heads from TH for the center of the clock. I used 3d tape and glue to mount the frame, oxide background and the die cuts together.



The butterflies are made with the TH die and matching embossing folder butterfly duo then colored using oxides in vintage photo, cracked pistachio and fired brick. I then used distress paint tarnished brass, distress ink/crayons in black sooth and put a story stick on top. 

All metal decorations used are from TH and either colored with distress paint tarnished brass and crayons black sooth or with just black gesso (the stars and the game spinner). The happy birthday sentiment is from the TH set crazy talk (CMS236) embossed in frayed burlap on watercolor paper covered in black gesso. I so like the matte surface that I get using black gesso. I also like sanding it to get a more distressed look. 



I die cut the mini clock key in chipboard and covered it in distress paint tarnished brass and then sanded the edges and used some distress ink and crayons in black soot on top. The text stamp on the side is from the TH stamp set correspondence (CMS225) and embossed in black. Stars covered with black gesso. Adornments foundry and hardware heads on the bottom of the frame.



I've used black cardstock for the base and the brown background paper is from TH paper stash collage and the text stamps 'it's a party' and 'it's your birthday' are both from the TH set crazy talk (CMS236) embossed in black. Ball chain and typed token on the top of the right hand side colored with distress paint tarnished brass and distress crayon black soot.

My next layer is corrugated cardboard with distress paint tarnished brass and when completely dry I used quite a lot of distress ink/crayons in black soot on top. I then glued the baseboard frame included the oxide background on top of the corrugated cardboard and finished by adding die cuts and decorations.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by
Hugs, Lisa


List of products used
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: mini clock key, butterfly duo, pocket watch frame
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3d impresslits: foundry
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder: the matching folder to the butterfly duo die
- distress paint tarnished brass
- distress oxides vintage photo, cracked pistachio, pumice stone, iced spruce, fired brick
- distress ink black soot
- distress crayon black soot, iced spruce, rusty hinge
- Tim Holtz/Ranger: embossing powder frayed burlap
- Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamp set: correspondence (CMS225) crazy talk (CMS236) curiosities (CMS104)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology: baseboard frame, adornments stars, hardware heads, ball chain, typed token, adornments foundry, story stick, game spinner
- brown background paper from Tim Holtz idea-ology paper pad collage
- watercolor paper
- corrugated cardboard
- chipboard
- black cardstock


Challenge




fredag 10 maj 2019

Birthday card for Gunnar

Hello and welcome,

Time again for a new challenge at Ally's Angels and the theme anything goes. My DT work is this Birthday card made for our friend Gunnar using a lot of Tim Holtz goodies and one of my favorite Seth Apter die. The card is quite large, approx 15x20 cm/6x8 inches.

My card consists of 5 layers and the base. Two made of corrugated paper and three made of watercolor paper with distress oxides and/or fluid acrylic paints and crackle glaze or crackle paint. The base is made of watercolor paper and colored with distress oxides both inside and out.



I've used my sewing machine.
Text stamps and star stamp from Tim Holtz




I used the pocket watch frame die, distress oxides and then weathered wood crackle medium and crackle glaze. The decoration you can see at the corner on the right hand side of the dark brown panel is recycled from a studded tire from a car. The chipboard piece at the top I made matte black using black gesso then sanded the edges and I've used label letters to write Gunnar inside.



I die cut the middle part of my Seth Apter die Spokes five times and glued them together, applied a layer of gesso and then texture paste from Ranger and fluid acrylic paints using my fingers at first and then a small brush for details.


To create the dark brown panel I started with watercolor paper and distress oxides. I then used the TH embossing folder mechanics more oxides and then weathered wood crackle medium and crackle glaze from DecoArt. I finished by applying one layer of black acrylic paint then rubbed off with cloth and stamped the larger version of the stamp I used for the tag but in yellow.




Paper doll and metall decorations from Tim Holtz. I applied fluid acrylic paint on the stars and let dry completely and then finished with a touch of distress crayon black sooth. The paper doll got some colour with distress marker antique linen and scattered straw.



The light yellow panel is made with watercolor paper, gesso, white crackle paint and fluid acrylic paints and then distress crayons. The numbers at the bottom are made with one of TH mixed media die sets and texture paste from Ranger mixed with fluid acrylic paints in raw umber and black. 

The wooden letterpress numbers I used for 50 are from TH and a favorite of mine. They are part of a complete alphabet and number set. I've had them for a long time but never used any of them because I like them so much and don't want to separate from them, lol. I think Gunnar doesn't know how lucky he is getting these on his card, lol.





This is the inside of my card. I started with watercolor paper and used my distress oxides to create the background. I then added stamps and used the mixed media die 6 set, texture paste and acrylic paints to create the hand on the left hand side. 

On the other page I started with and unknown stencil from stash and then stamped with TH stamps to create like a frame around my corrugated paper. I die cut the rectangle (TH die 662694) in watercolor paper and used my distress oxides. I then decorated with film strip ribbon, stamps, tickets (CMS337 and ticket booth die) and metal decorations. Finished with the chip quote enjoy the journey





A close up of the inside. I used the TH alphabet die word play to cut out 50 and treated them the same way as the Seth Apter spokes die cut above using texture paste and fluid acrylic paints. On the empty space beneath #happybirthday we wrote our Birthday greetings to Gunnar.


Materials used:
-Seth Apter/Spellbinder die: Spokes
-Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: tags, pocket watch frame and key, mixed media 6, word play alphabet, ticket booth
-Distress crayons: black sooth
-Distress oxides: antique linen, scattered straw, ground espresso, frayed burlap, walnut stain, black sooth
-Texture paste from Ranger
-3D impresslits mechanics from Tim Holtz/Sizzix
-Distress paint: black sooth
-Distress marker: antique linen, scattered straw
-Stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers anonymous: CMS038, CMS183, CMS090, CMS089, CMS225 CMS236, CMS238, CMS293, CMS337, CMS339
-Paper doll, quote chip, label letters from Tim Holtz
-Idea-ology: arrow, stars, letterpress, measurement, quote tokens, story sticks, typed token, filmstrip ribbon, swivel clasp
-Acrylic fluid paints from DecoArt: titan buff, yellow oxide, raw umber
-Crackle glaze, crackle paint and Americana Weathered Wood crackle medium from DecoArt
-Watercolor paper: 180gsm and 300gsm
-Corrugated paper from stash



I will try my luck in the following challenge


Thank you for stopping by
Hugs 
Lisa



fredag 19 april 2019

Etcetera tag with Tim Holtz goodies

Hello and welcome, hope you are well.

Spring has finally arrived and it feels good. I had some time to create so decided to use the etcetera tag and some other goodies from Tim Holtz.


I started by applying a layer of gesso and when dried I applied crackle paint and used my distress stain in walnut stain and some oxides followed by a layer of antiquing cream from DecoArt. I then used distress crayons in black sooth and some distress ink walnut stain.


Here a close up of the crackles. Stencil used here is 'THS051 industrial' and idea-ology metal decorations from Tim Holtz. 


The tag is made with watercolor paper and distress inks and oxides, I then stamped randomly using background stamps and then used 3D impresslits foundry and some more distress oxides. Then embossed the numbers using WOW embossing powder. Behind the tag I put some corrugated paper.

Tickets made with stamps and matching die 'ticket booth' and also the mini clipboard top is die cut in watercolor paper colored using distress inks and oxides. The stamp 'handle with care' is from the set correspondence.


Paper doll from Tim Holtz and behind him I have used a stamp from the new set 'the professor' stamped in black colored using distress oxide peacock feathers and walnut stain then fussy cut.

Materials used:
- etcetera thickboard tag small, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- gesso, Finnabair/Prima
- watercolor paper
- corrugated paper 
- distress oxides walnut stain, antique linen, ground espresso, antique linen, fossilized amber, Rangers/Tim Holtz
- distress ink walnut stain, Ranger/Tim Holtz
- distress stain walnut stain, Ranger/Tim Holtz
- antiquing cream raw umber, DecoArt
- crackle paint, DecoArt
- distress crayons black sooth, Ranger/Tim Holtz
- fluid acrylic paint cobalt teal hue, DecoArt
- stencils THS011 schoolhouse, THS051 industrial, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- dies mini clipboard top, tag, ticket booth, steampunk parts, Sizzix/Tim Holtz
- 3D impresslits foundry, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- stamp set CMS089 bitty grunge, CMS225 correspondence, CMS337 ticket booth, CMS339 mailer, CMS373 the professor, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
- Tim Holtz idea-ology arrows, foundry, typed token, buckle, measurement, paper doll
- embossing powder cobalt teal hue, WOW

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
LISA


onsdag 10 april 2019

A canvas made for a dental practice

Hello and welcome,

I'm back with a canvas as my DT work for this month challenge at Ally's Angels. The theme is anything goes.

I had a lot of fun creating this piece which again is dental related, the same as a card I posted earlier. As I work at a dental practice and my colleagues at another dental practice we collaborate with are celebrating 15 years in the business I wanted to make them a canvas to honor this occasion.

I asked my boss if I could use some retired dental instruments from work. I also wanted a tooth on my canvas so my hubby made one out of balsa wood (just the crown) and we found a big screw in our basement which we used to make this look like a dental implant with a dental crown on top. Hope this doesn't scare you too much....

I've tried to make all those scary instruments look less scary by adding lots of flowers, butterflies and other decorations, so I hope you like it despite all the scary stuff. 



I used one of my number stencils in the center of my canvas with Rangers opaque texture paste and then corrugated cardboard to make two panels, one on each side. I then applied some Finnabair graphite texture paste randomly on top. Metal decorations from Finnabair, retired dental instruments from work, an old tooth brush and some scrap metal and other decorations from stash. Cotton lace on the edges. Then covered everything with black gesso and then some metallic acrylic paint in gold to highlight details.


A close up of the "tooth" 


 This toothbrush really has seen its best days, lol. My hubby has used it to clean his radio controlled cars from mudd and oil...



Flowers, leaves and butterflies from Finnabair/Prima


Products used:
- canvas 15x20cm
- gesso: clear, black
- corrugated cardboard
- number stencil from stash
- opaque texture paste from Ranger
- texture paste, graphite from Finnabair/Prima
- heavy body gel from Finnabair/Prima
- metal decorations from Finnabair/Prima
- retired dental instruments from work
- old toothbrush
- dental drills
- metal decorations and scrap metal from stash
- cotton lace from stash
- metallic acrylic paint in gold from Finnabair/Prima
- numbers (15) die cut from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix die word play




THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
Hugs, Lisa





 




söndag 10 mars 2019

1378

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