Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Birthday card

Today is Tuesday which means it´s my turn to blog for Pysseldags and today is a very special day. The owner of the store - the sweet Ciza - is celebrating her birthday (40) and the store turns 5 today! So what suits better than a birthday card today




The text stamp is from Pysseldags and you can find it HERE.  The patterned paper is really glittery but as usual it seems hard to catch it on camera. The quirky lady is a digital stamp from the company Octopode Factory which you can find on Etsy. I colored her with Promarkers.

Oh - and I shouldn´t forget to mention that there is a birthday SALE going on over at Pysseldags!
Read all the details about it HERE.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rainbows, dogs and road trips

I´m a bit late this time with the new releases from my designers, but later than never right?

First let me show you this AWESOME color burst of a bundle from Laitha´s Designs called Fluorescent Spirit:


OK - you can go ahead and buy them separately too, but since I made my layouts using stuff from almost every add-on and the main kit I chose to link to the bundle. I made two that are quite different with this kit:



Another one that has a new release out is Juno Design and this collection is so much FUN:


Once again you can buy all the pieces separate and if you do Pocket Scrapbooking you will just LOVE the journaling cards that comes with printable files in both A4 size and letter size. I made this layout:


Oh - and the kit/collections previews are linked to their stores.... ;D

That´s it for today! Have a lovely evening!




Friday, June 26, 2015

Starting a Junque Journal

A couple of weeks ago I decided to join Tangie Baxter´s Art Journal Emporium to improve and get more inspiration for my art journaling and I got my eyes on her course "Junque Journal" and decided to join it. I recommend you to google Junque Journal too see some inspiration!

So class just started a couple of days ago and through Tangie´s awesome video instructions I got started with mine.

It all begins with an ordinary notebook. Being in Sweden I bought one at the Swedish store Åhléns:


It´s nothing fancy about it - just ordinary lined papers inside it. But let´s start the magic! 
I began with removing the elastic band around it and tying ribbons along the spine to making it more sturdy. 

Tangie´s added tab dividers to hers and first I was gonna opt out on that but after seeing the finished result I decided to make that too. 

I needed to cut out scrapbooking papers in the same size as my journal x2 to every page with a tab on it so I really got use of all my old papers laying around here so in all I cut 58 pieces! For tabs I really thought I had some old ones that I could use but I did´t - so I decided to make them myself!
I used a punch (for little tags) and punched out a piece for every letter in the alphabet - we have 29 - from a pizza box:


I folded them in the middle and glued them together and let them dry under pressure using clips:


When they were dry I stamped letters on them using a stamp kit from Graphic 45. Then I try to spread them evenly in my journal. I forgot to take pics during this process so here´s what it looks like finished:



Each tab page is covered with scrapbooking papers on both sides and on the edge there´s some washi tape so they won´t get flaky:


I really tried to mix the papers so they did´t came in a particular order. I also put my washi tapes in a bowl and just grabbed one to not make it too matchy-matchy. I did my taping in front of the tv...


Here you can see how big and chunky it is already:




I´m so looking forward to continue working with this and getting to use it. Do you know what the best part is with all of this? I really feel I got my scrapbooking mojo back and it feels AWESOME!!!

I´ll be back posting more when I made more progress with it...







Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Amicus versus est vara avis

Hej hopp alla glada!
Idag visar jag ett nytt alster i min art journal:





Jag fick helt klart inspirationen till den här sidan då stämpeln "En sann vän är en sällsynt fågel" kom i mitt DT-paket från Ciza. Ju mer jag tänker på den desto fler idéer får jag så jag kan lova att det inte är sista gången som jag kommer att visa upp något där jag har använt. Du hittar den i gummi här och som digital här.

Min art journal kommer från Prima och innehåller bara kraft-papper. Jag vann den på ett scrapevent och jag bara älskar den! Jag skissade först upp motivet med blyerts och sedan färglade jag med vattenfärger och Distress Markers. De vita molnen är gjorda med arkylfärg. Jag har fyllt i alla detaljer med tunna markerpennor. Texten stämplade jag på ett gammalt bokpapper och rev ut för att få en lite fin kant.

Hoppas ni alla får en underbar dag!