Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sketches and Loose Interpretation

I love sketches, I really do. But sometimes I look at what I made using the sketch and wonder where I wandered off...... Yesterday I made my first Christmas card for this year and it did not look like the sketch from Su-per Challenges at all, not even a little.
Today I made another Chrsitmas card using a different sketch from SU-per Challenges and again: Where did I loose the sketch? Must admit, I did use the sketch, I honestly did. Maybe I got inspired by the star on the sketch, the text in the box or maybe something else. Not really sure.
Enough talking typing:

 This is the sketch they posted: 

And this is what I came up with:

Products used 

Cardstock: Bazzill
Cutting die: Stampin' Up
Rub-ons: Quickuts (now We R Memory Keepers)

I typed the word 'Christmas' on a pieceo f cardstock and used that below the diecut. I used the negative of the diecut instead of the actual diecut. 

Thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you again....

And another card

Okay, I am back. Back from spending 6 days in Budapest and back with a new card.
I made this card with a sketch from SU-per  Challenges. I actually made two with this sketch but I do not think they would have approved the first one I made......It was surely a very loose interpretation of the sketch. But I have to say this: It was my first Christmas card for this year. I got started on time this year

This is the sketch they posted: 

Products used

CS: Bazzill
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Cutting dies: Stampin' Up, Quickutz (now We R Memory Keepers)
Twine: Twinery
Misc: Doilie, homemade glimmer mist

And this is the card I made with it: 

Thanks for popping by and looking at my work! Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Simple Card Making

I was not a card maker until I started desigining the card sketches for Let's Scrap. Since then not one store bought card left my house. I love how simple and yet stunning some cards can be and how you can brighten up someone's day with a tiny gesture. As for me; digital cards will never replace the ones delivered by the mailman to your doorstep.

With the flower die I used for this card I used my Tool 'n One made by Spellbinders. Such a great and nifty tool that really saves me a lot of time every time I use it. If you need to think of a crafty Christmas gift: Perfect pick!

I made this card for the colour challenge at SU-per Challenges. The colour combo was a hard one at first but I really love the result. There's a good friend that will be very happy when it will land on the door mat. This was the colour combo given to use:

Products used:

CS: Bazzill
Die: Sizzix
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Misc: sequins

Thanks for popping by! 

Gotta love my mojo

The hardest thing about creativity for me is when I lost my mojo. There is no easy way to get it back. I used to browse online galleries to find inspiration and that worked quite well but with all the major galleries disappearing it is hard to find a good source. Always love the LO's at Studio Calico but they also make me feel like such a lousy scrapper, such talented people there. Pinterest also does the job, though I have to admit Pinterest does the job for all my problems. Crap, I hate love Pinterest.
Sketches and exampleso f the sketch seems to work pretty well for me too,

This LO is made with a sketch from Stuck! Sketches. Awesome sketch it is. Loved working with the diagonal lines and paper that has been in my stash for sooooo long! The pics are from march 2014 while visiting the oceanside and my Little Lady just kept on jumping and jumping from those dunes. Just believe me when I tell you there was sand EVERYWHERE!
This is the sketch that was given:

Products used:

CS: Bazzill
Misc: Sequins

The detailed photo's are more accurate that the full LO photo, not sure what it is with my photographing abilities the last two days......
Thanks for popping by and liking my work!

Monday, October 05, 2015

It has been a long long time..........

I have had a blogging break before but this time it was a pretty long one. Sometimes life just gets in the way and sometimes that results in pretty big changes. And when I tell you pretty big, trust me, they are pretty big.

I also had a huge mojo problem because of life and I do not really know where my mojo went to but I can assure you it left the building and was nowhere to be found.
The last few weeks I have been trying to scrap again and I am slowly getting back in business.

I have scrapped a few pages in the last week but none of them were worth blogging about. Until this one............ finally one that got approved by me (pain in the butt I am)

I made this one with this weeks Sketch-y Friday at ScrapMuch. They has a great double pager for a sketch but as usual I only used half of it. Again a one pager. Nothing new here either....

The pics were taken in Paris last year where DS and his BFF since 2yo were visiting to celebrate friendship. This is the sketch they posted:

Products used: 

CS: Bazzill
Vellum: Crate Paper
Acetate: Heidi Swapp
Stamps: Stampin'Up
Ink: Memento
Twine: Twinery
2 card: Ikea
Misc: staples, black pen, puffy sticker

Somehow I am not getting my main photo in focus.... will try again tomorrow. 

The last two detailed photo's of my LO show the fun I always have using staples. Great way to secure everything and yet still look great..... love staples.....

Thanks for popping by and I hope to be back soon......

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My first mixed media experience

I always love looking at all the mixed media canvasses here and there and am a big fan of Kelly Rae Roberts. And....I have always wanted to try some mixed media myself. I know that one thing I love about scrapping the way I do it is that I have total control of the outcome. Something you have NOT when you do mixed media. Well, maybe you do and I totally have no clue what I am doing am just a girl with no mixed media experience.
I started with speding a small fortune on supplies: Gesso, matte medium, canvasses, brushes. I decided to use my scrapbooking acrylic paints and mists, which I actually have a lot...... (shame shame)

I looked at some of the pins on my Mixed Media Board on Pinterest and decided I should not let myself get overwhelmed with all the techniques and tutorials, I was just going to start. 


Gesso: Liquitex
Matte Medium: Liquitex
Glosse: Ranger
Paint: Making Memories, Delta Ceramcoat
Stickers: Doodlebug, Tumblebeast
Glitterglue: Stickles
Chipboard: Enmarc Crafts
Acetate: Heidi Swapp
Twine: Divine Twine
Misc: Wooden stars, wooden heart, canvas

Non linked manufacturers are not longer existing...... :(

Thanks for coming over and taking the time to look at my work, it is really appreciated. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My favorite photo of all times

I have finally scrapped a photo that I wanted to scrap for such a long time. When I showed Dear Son the photo he said: Hey, that is me, but where is that? All those weird looking colours.
I started laughing while telling him the little gopher in the photo is actually his dad and it was taken on a plane flying from Toronto to Amsterdam in 1971.
Love that pic where Dear Husband is sleeping with his sailor ourfit (doesmn't that look absolutely adorable? And boy those colours on the plane, talk about retro.......

I used quite a bit of stash for this and made it look fancy with the new trend in scrapbooking land: GOLD! 
Here's what I came up with: 

CS: Bazzill
Stickers: Pink Paislee, Skippings*, Jenni Bowlin
Rub-ons: Kaisercraft, Scenic Route*, 7Gypsies*
Misc: bakers' twine, staples

* the non-linked manufacterers are no longer in business 


Thanks for popping by, make sure you do some crafty stuff this weekend and just smile..........