söndag 28 maj 2017

:: ATC for two different challenges ::

 I´m still in my love mood for ATC :) I haven´t perticipated in that many challenges lately so I thought it was about time! My three ATC is made after two different challenges. More Than Words has a mini challenge each month in their Facebook page. This month the word was SHE. I also wanted to take on the13arts Butterfly challenge

 I wanted to use the colors from the Butterfly images on my ATC. 

 I used a patterned paper from Kaisercraft for my background. To get a nice frame for my Butterflies I used both chipboards from Dusty Attic and metallic bottle caps. I painted the Chipboard frames with metallic Acrylic Paint from Daler Rowney and 13arts Ayeeda Shiny Powder Bronze.

 To get more textures I used white feathers from my Easter stash and Art Stones from Prima. The stones felt a bit too white so I added Metallique Wax Rich Copper from Prima. The Butterflies are from a Blue Fern Studios paper. To get some more bling I used loose glitter from Prima Finnabair.

 For my words I used small letter stickers from Adornit called Tiny Black. Last I added Rhinestones in the corners and some more Wax and Shiny Powder.

torsdag 25 maj 2017

:: Vintage Kittens ::

When I was at a live crop in April I bought this cute vintage images from Melissa Frances. I wanted to make some ATC´s in a cute and fair style. I used papers from Panduro. The folded circle thingie are also from Panduro. The tiny doilies are from Doodlebug and bought at Pyssloteket. I also used  Art Stones and Glitter from Prima. At the moment I use feathers at almost all of my ATC´s. It´s a bit fun when you get stuck on a particular supplie! Last I added pearls from Papirdesign.

tisdag 23 maj 2017

:: ATC - Houses and Wax ::

I made this edition of ATC for a swap with friends. The theme was houses and the technique challenge was some kind of Wax.

 I wanted to use my metallic bottle caps so I found a free picture of a old house and printed eight in a small size. I used black blottle caps and added Wax from Prima in the color Bronze Age. I also used Sisal in black, gold paper from Flying Tiger and some cool feathers. The small and cute words in wood veneer are from Kaisercraft.

lördag 20 maj 2017

:: ATC with a magic theme ::

I´m in a ATC swap with some of my team mates from Pyssloteket. I have managed to get some of the girls to love ATC :) For the May swap Hanna was responsible for the theme and she chosed Magic. First I was thinking of making cards with a wizard on but then I wanted to play with the actual word.

 For me magic is all about glitter and sparkle so I used both glassfillers and Splash Ink with glitter from 13arts. I also used Liquitex Acrylic Ink Turquoise Deep to get a really deep color. Before the Gel from Prima and the Glassfillers was dry I sprinkled Prima Finnabair dry Glitter all over it.

 My background is all about letters! First I used Tim Holtz layering mini Stencil from the package called Set 3. I used the Stencil with Gesso from Prima. When the Gesso was dry I added some stamping with a stamp from Prima. I also stamped a bit with black Archival Ink on my Chipboard letters. The large Chipboard letters are from different old packages that I found in my studio. Some from Basic Grey and some from Heidi Swapp. First I painted the letters  with one coat of Gesso and then one coat of Splash Ink Turquoise Glitter from 13arts. 

 I printed my words with the font called Impact Label.

torsdag 18 maj 2017

:: Lawn Fawn animals are easy to love ::

For my Tuesday blog post at Pyssloteket I made easy backgrounds and fun ATC´s. Here are some with way to cute animals from Lawn Fawn. To get good images I used my Misti. I also used my Copic Markers to really make the animals stand out.

 For my backgrounds I used Distress Ink mini pads in different colors. I really suck at blendning with my blending tool but here it don´t show so much after my stamping ;)

I love, love my Archival Inks when I play with mixed-media techniques. Pyssloteket have a lot of them and I think I still miss some shades. I´m sure I can squeeze in some more in my studio ;)

 They are so cute that I almost die! The Snnnake is from the Critters in the Jungle set and the Whale from Critters in the Sea. Besides my Lawn Fawn stamps I used some from Prima. The ever so cute Fox is from the Party Animal set. The letters are a really old set with magnetic stamps from Making Memories and they are so cool!

onsdag 17 maj 2017

:: More ATC with Washitape backgrounds ::

Here I embellished a little bit more than yesterdays ATC´s. I used a stencil from Tim Holtz and a Chipboard from Wycinanka. I also used Glassfillers from 13arts and loose glitter from Prima. My word stickers are from Tim Holtz.

For the ones above here I used the two in the middle and for the ATC´s below here I used the ones on the left. For the House ATC I made a white wash all over and the I stamped the houses with Staz On Jet Black. The house stamp is from Darkroom Door. I also used my Misti here so I could stamp several times. The background is abit uneaven so you need to stamp more than one time to get a nice image. The stickers are from Tim Holtz and called Metallic Stickers Quotations.

tisdag 16 maj 2017

:: Robots on ATC ::

I made a blog post over at Pyssloteket with lots of ATC. In the blog post I also have some inspiration for ATC backgrounds. Really fun and easy ones to make. 

 Last summer I made some similar ATC´s with the Robots on. I really liked them so I made some more but this time with different colors.

 I used stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous called Robot. You find them at Pyssloteket.

 I started with Washitape and the I made a white wash with Prima Gesso. Then I stamped the images with Archival Ink. I left some space for my Robots and the I used a Stencil and more Gesso. Last I added lots of sequins from 13arts and Panduro. The words stickers are from Tim Holtz and called Clippings Stickers. You can find them at Pyssloteket. 

Here you can see my Washitape backgrounds before I added all my stuff :) For todays ATC I used the three ones the right side. I will shoe you the other ones in a couple of days so stay tuned.

lördag 13 maj 2017

:: ATC - swap Hänglar & Stänglar ::

I´m in a ATC swap group with only images from Hänglar and Stänglar. This month we had a male theme. I dont have a lot of stamps with men or boys so I used my Bull stamp.

It´s a bit difficult to embellish when my stamp cover almost the whole ATC. So I came up with the nose ring idea. I think that´s kind a cute!

I used a die from Lawn Fawn to make the grass background and I also used a Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart called Classic Butterfly. I used some Distress Ink mini pad on the grass and added some Stickles on the Butterflies. Simple but cute ATC´s.

torsdag 11 maj 2017

:: ATC - Swap with Butterfly theme ::

Long time no see ;) Finally a new blog post!
i made ten ATC for a swap with friends. The theme was a Butterfly and the technique layers of paper. This is how my ATC´s turned out.

I fussy cutted some Butteflies from a Blue Fern paper. To get them more turquoise I used some Copic Markers and painted some details with them. It´s a very nice and simple tip to use Markers if you want to change colors. They often works really well on the patterned papers that are a bit shiny.

I made my background by cutting a lot of strips and then glue them diagonal on a cardstock. Then I used my sewing machine and stitched in black around the edges. I used papers from a Tilde paper pad from Panduro. 

I splattered a bit with Distress Ink paint and when the paint was dry I used a stencil from Bo Bunny. I wanted a white shadow behind my paper Butterflies.

I have a really nice long die from Bo Bunny that I used. You get a long strip with the die so I cut the strip in two pieces. I think the die-cut give me a delicate look.
Last I added my words of wisdom from Tim Holtz and some Stickles in my favotite shade Star Dust!

onsdag 3 maj 2017

:: ATC and Foil - Tutorial ::

At Pyssloteket we are having a Foil theme for two weeks. I don´t use Foil a lot but I manage to make four ATC and a tutorial :) First I used a embossing folder from WRMK called quilted. Then I used Three different Distress Ink colors.

I started off with the only technique I used before with Foil and that is Prima Rub-ons for Foil.

It worked really well even on the embossed surface.

I needed more shine so I used double-sided tape. I bought this role of double-sided tape for only 19 swedish crowns at Pyssloteket. A bargain!

I think Tim Holtz scissor works really well on double-sided tape.

I wanted to use chipboards on my ATC´s and I had no idea how to get the Foil to stick on the chipboard? Then I remembered that I had this 2 way glue. And It worked really well!

This is how the ATC´s turned out! I think I like them. I´m pleased that I managed to include three different techniques how to use Foil on just one ATC :)

Besides Foil from Prima I used chipboard from Wycinanka, flowers from Prima, Art-stones from Prima, Sisal in black, gold thread from Panduro, black caviar beads, gold glitter and Distress Paint in the same shades as the Distress Ink mini pads.

To get some more depth on the background I sprinkled Distress Paint in Black Sooth.

I used both small and large Art-stones from Prima. I really like that you can paint the stones.

To get some more gold I used a gold thread behind the flowers.

I started to sew around the edges but it was to thick and tough so I used a pen instead.