13 November, 2018

GDT AALL & Create: Girlz With Heart

Hi!
Another fun project with AALL & Create stamps!
One month ago I spent an amazing weekend in Egersund Norway: I had the true pleasure to take several classes by Louis Nelson, who's minimalistic, powerful style has always inspired me. She's such a lovely person and a wonderful teacher, and I will remember this weekend for years to come!

Thanks to AALL & Create, I'm so happy that I and other Louis Nelson fans now have the chance to work with her designer stamps. The images are so versatile, and I'm sure I'll use them for cards, art journal pages, and scrapbooking layouts!


This time I wanted to make a monotonous card on craft card base, keeping the colour palette to minimum. This lovely stamp by Louise Nelson is simply gorgeous, and for highlighting its beauty I did not want to use too many additional elements.

I started with stamping and coloring the main image. As usual, I colored two images on the same go :)

For colouring the background I used white gesso and a brayer. Added some stencilled and stamped patterns on top, and finished the background with machine-sewn stitches.



The second angel ended up on a matching ATC:


I'm happy how the projects turned out. Hope you like them, too!


For these cards I used the following AALL & Create supplies:

Stencil #41
Stamps #117, #130, #133

Wishing you a wonderful day!
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03 November, 2018

What The Quack! ATC:s for AALL&Create


Hi!
Today I'm sharing with you an ATC trio I made using AALL & Create's lovely stamp set #135 (design by Olga Heldwein):










As usual, I started with stamping the cute main images on white paper. Then I colored them with my markers, and fuzzy cut.






For coloring the ATC backgrounds I used 'Salty Ocean' Distress ink. The lighter patterns on the cards is water that I splashed on the inked card. I let the ink react with water a few seconds and then dried the cards with a kitchen paper towel.




Once the paper was dry I stencilled some half moons on the paper. While working, I rotated the stencil a few times by 90 degrees. 



I think the half moons looked like duck feather flying in the air! (stencil #43, 'Lunar Phases')




Before gluing down the main images I stamped a strip of dots with a slightly darker blue ink, and white washed the centres of each card with a very thin layer white gesso. Whitout the white highlighted area my main images would have blended in the busy background. White gesso allowed them to pop!







So this is how the cards turned out:




 I hope my cards inspire you to create somehing fun this weekend. Thanks for stopping by in my blog :)






Hugs,




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27 October, 2018

Purrfect birthday cards!

Hi!
I'm so excited to share the great news with you: I'm a guest designer for AALL & Create!
Starting today, I will post a new project for you every Saturday; hope you join the fun with me!

My first project is a set of two birthday cards. They share the same techniques, but a different colour palettes:


These climbing cats by Olga Heldwein are ADORABLE! So fun to colour and yet easy to fuzzy cut. Just the way I like!

The backgrounds I coloured with old Distress Stains. I had not used them for a while, but they worked perfectly.
Once the ink was dry I white washed the colour a bit with white gesso. Just a thin layer here and there was enough.
For the finishing touch I used Aida's versatile circle stamp, and an ink colour matching to the background Distress Stain.



I coloured the main images with my Promarkers. My standard choise for colouring pens :)


I can't decide which one I like best. I think that both of them turned out nicely!


Below are pictures of the AALL & Create stamp sets I used. More information can be read in AALL & Create eShop *here*.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by in my blog!

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Art journal page using mirror stamping technique

Hi!
I'm happy to be on VivaLasVegaStamps! blog again, showing my latest art journal page. For this page I used fun mirror stamping technique to replicate my main 'Clown Face' image:


This page has several layers and an inked background. The mirrored image came out quite nicely, and before fuzzy cutting I just traced some of the lines with a very fine black marker.


For more information about this page and the stamps I used please read my post in VLVS! blog. Link is *here*

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
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