söndag 11 februari 2018

Tag with Andy Skinner products and techniques


I have attend a couple of classes with the very talented Andy Skinner over the years. I have enjoyed them very much! I Love his techniques!

Today I will show a tag I made using Andy,s stamps, stencils and Deco art media fluid acrylics.

First I made the background using  a Tando Creative greyboard tag. I started to use one of Andy,s stencils with texture paste. Then a couple of washes with Sap green, Paynes grey and Quinacridone gold. I finished it off by stamping with one of Andy,s background stamps.

I coloured the skull stamp with washes of paynes grey, then crackle glaze and after that some antiquing cream in the crackles. Nice effect!

On the bookplate I used one of Andy,s rust techniques.

Before I glued the stamp on to the tag I finished it off with some rusty wire.

Thanks for visiting, have a nice Sunday!


Valentine card for my husband


I have made a card for my Lovely husband. We met when we were 17 and 18 years old, and have been a couple since 1983 and married ten years this year.

The card is made with only Tim Holtz products.

The background is made from Distress Oxides, and then I ran it through the "riveted metal" embossing folder. After that I used some stencils and made som more layers. I used Distress crayons on the edges. I mounted the background to a diecut card from Coredinations kraft stock and used an "I love you" stamp around the edges. 

I started to build up the layers on the card with some ephemera pieces and die cuts. (I love layers ;) ).

The "countdown brads" are treated with aged mahogany Distress crayon.

I used a stencil to "create" nr 83 on the background, as it was the year me and my husband get together. 

The two hearts with our initials are diecuts from chipboard, then grit paste through the brick stencil. Coloured with age mahogany Distress crayon.

I will try this card in the following challenges;

Thanks for visiting and have a Lovely Valentine´s day!


A sudoku tag for my Father


The last update from 2017. A tag I made for my father at Fathers day in November. We celebrated him late because we was away on a mixed media happening in Coventry the actual date. 

I used one of Tim Holtz  Hipster stamps. The background is made from a page I cut out from a sudoku book. I treated it with Distress collage medium matte and crazing. Then Distress crayons. The frame and the "count" text is made from the packaging from Tim Holtz stencils. I put crackle glace on the frame.

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Golden wedding tag


Still update from 2017.

On new years eve last year my Brother,s parents in law celebrated their 50:th wedding anniversary. I made them a tag to go along the flowers we gave them.

I used a 8" tag and made the background with a Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste. Then I used Distress crayons to give it more colour. Antique linen and aged mahogany. I used some Tim dies and the paper dolls . Gave the bouquet some colour from a Distress marker. 

I wish them good luck in the future!

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Update Christmas cards - 2017, card two and three


Todays post is about two quite similar cards I made for Christmas last year. In my family we all like Disney so I thought I would make it theme for last years cards. I made one for my Brother,s family and one for my parents. The only differences are the patterned paper and the word bands. 
I have used a lot of Tim Holtz products such as dies, patterned papers, Coredination,s kraft cardstock, ideaology, grit paste, texture paste, Distress ink,s and Oxides. 

This card was sent to my Brother,s family:

Some close-ups;

The sky is made from a Distress oxide background. The stars are from a Tim stencil, using texture paste and embossingpowders in silver and gold,

This card was sent to my parents; 

I used Stickles glitter on the christmas tree as decoration,

Thank you so much for visiting, 


Update, Christmas card one - 2017


I was a while since I updated my blog. I just wan´t to share some of my Christamas cards from 2017.
First one out is a card I made with Distress oxide background, Tim Holtz dies and paperdolls.

Some close-ups

Thanks for visiting!


torsdag 9 november 2017

Guest designer over at Frilly and Funkie challenge blog

I'm so honored for being invited to be a guest designer over at Frilly and Funkie challenge blog.
The theme is "Timeworn", so I made a wall hanging with some rust, "crackled leather" and vintage look.

My wall hanging measures about 5" x 7".
I started off with a cardboard background which I painted with a wash (paint and color) of Deco art media fluid in Paynes grey and added some salt to get som interest. After that I stamped the background with a Stampendous stamp, Andy Skinner's Industrial. (Crackle pattern). Then I dry brushed the edges with Deco art media fluid in Quinacridone gold to get that rusty effect. I wanted it to look like an old rusty metal wall. I also made some holes in the background and drybrushed the edges of the holes. 
The clock is a die from Sizzix, Tim Holtz, which I treated with Deco art texture sand, and then used Andy Skinner's rust technique. (Instructions are available on Deco art's website.)

The Tim Holtz Quote chip (winter wonderland) and the Flashcard (winter) are treated with Distress collage medium vintage, than when dry, with Distress collage crazing. On top of that some Distress crayon in Vintage photo. The small words "My skates" are Tim Holtz label letters with som Distress ink in Walnut stain, for an aged look. 
The hinge is a diecut from a Sizzix Tim Holtz die, in grungeboard, also treated with Andy's rust technique, but without the texture sandpaste, and fastened with Tim Holtz mini fasteners.

The "ice" word is diecut in chipboard with a die from Sizzix, Tim Holtz "Wordplay" . Then painted with Weathered wood Distress pant, stamped over with a text stamp with Archival ink, and then used Distress crayon in Rusty hinge on the edges.

The skates are also a diecut in chipboard from Sizzix, Tim Holtz, movers and shapers skate die. Painted with white acrylic paint, after that treated with Distress collage medium "crazing", then some Distress crayon in Vintage photo. The skids are painted with Distress paint, Brushed pewter, and then Deco art Quinacridone gold. 

Thank you so much for visiting! 

Have a nice day,