mandag 23. november 2015

November Round Robin at Swirlydoos

It was my turn on team 2 to make my layout this week, following two ladies who had made two awesome layouts on this months Round Robin challenge at Swirlydoos.

I picked two photos of my niece, taken outside the castle in Oslo.

I have been digging deep in my old stuff for this page and had a lot of fun making it. For the background I used a stencil and mixed Stucco and Velvet dimensional paint from Art Anthology. Since it was a bit two pink I sprayed some white colorshine mist from Heidi Swapp on top of it. I used some gesso to make the drips around.

The butterfly from BoBunny are colored with some watered gesso.

I found a piece of burlap that I used together with cheesecloth.

I used some old stickers for journaling.

Here you can seemore of the background and as you see better on the photo under here I've used some micro beads and some half pearls around the page.

Most of the stuff used on this page have I got in kits from Swirlydoos.

søndag 22. november 2015

A Moment in Time

Have made a layout with some pics of my husband taken in Funchal, Madeira. We where out walking and here he is drinking some water.

I have used sketch #172 from Sketches in Thyme and participate in their November challenge.

I also participate in the challenge Prosjekt 52 #43 at Scrappeland - make a man project and use some metal.

I have used papers and embellishments mostly from the September kit, "Moment in time" from Swirlydoos for this page. Since I've used a layover it's hard to take a good photo of the page.

Here are some closeups. First of the title, which I let be just the chipboard without doing anything with it.

Instead of the tags on the sketch I used som metal embellishments from Prima.

For some extra jounaling I used word-stickers from the same collection as the papers.

fredag 20. november 2015

Blog hop at Stick it Down.

Welcome to Stick It Down's November blog hop! Several of our design team members have created projects to share with you using any of our past SID sketches. If you've never participated in a blog hop before, you'll "hop" from blog to blog to visit each designer's page and project. You'll leave a comment at each stop along the hop. The hop will end right back here where you started, where you can comment to let us know you've completed the hop and you're entered to win the grand prize. You have until Monday November 23 at 11:59pm to complete the hop. The winner will be announced on or before November 25.

We have several prize packages and one grand prize lined up! Paper Wings Productions is generously sponsoring our blog hop and is offering a $25 gift certificate to the online store!

Paper Wings Productions is owned by Carrie Edelmann Avery. All of the PWP stamps are produced in the USA and are made using the highest quality of materials. You can check out the PWP online store to see the red rubber cling stamps and the clear photopolymer stamps!

Are you ready to get started? Here is the order of the hop, in case you get lost:

Hope you enjoy our blog hop, and are getting some inspiration to make cards and layouts for the Holidays.

Usually I make double page layouts for Stick it Down, but today I have had the pleasure to make a card, a Christmas card.

I have used this old sketch from Stick it Down.

And here is my card:

I have used old papers from Kaiser craft, mostly scraps, a ribbon, some poinsettas, a die and stamps from three different norwegian companies.
On the background (cardbase) have I stamped the Christmas story (from North Star Design). The motive is part of a tag stamp (from Kort og Godt) and the text says Christmas greatings in norwegian (from Snuppeline design). The poinsettas are from Storyteller and I had some stickles on them.

Have a great time hopping. The blog hop goes on to Amanda

torsdag 19. november 2015

November double page sketch at Stick it Down

It's time for more inspiration from the double sketch team at Stick it Down for the November sketch.

Here is my layout:

And the sketch:

I must say that when I first saw this sketch I wondered how I would be able to make a layout. If I hadn't been on the team, I would probably just have looked at it and desided not to use it. Now that wasn't an option and I must say I'm thankful for that.
I used long time to fine photos, and I do have a lot of them - way too many, but most of them are horisontal not vertical, so that was my first struggle. At last I found these photos which we took in Durham, England, last year, and decided to let the two small photo be horisontal.
Then it was the HUGE title - I decided to use that space for a large title, some journaling and som embellishments.
When I had come so far in the process I was pretty satisfied, and now when I'm finnished, I even think I like this sketch.

So, if you think this sketch (or any other for that reason) is impossible for your photos or style, just give it a go and try, don't give up at first sight. You might even find out it's fun, inspiring and stimulating for your scrapping.

Here are some closeups.
First the embellishments on the left page. I colored the chipboard (from Blue Fern Studio) with gesso and spray's from Lindys Stamp Gang.

The large letters are colored with gesso and Inklingz in three different colores.
The journaling says that we stopped in Durham on our way from Lindisfarne to York to see the cathedral and a bit about the cathedral.

I used alpha-dies for the word "Cathedral".

I used two metal embellishments.
The butterflies are punched out in cardstock and colored with one of the spray's that I used on the chipboard.

I put on some half-pearls randomly.

Why don't you give this sketch a try and join us at Stick it Down for November.

søndag 15. november 2015

Sketch #133 at Feeling Sketchy

It's time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy Challenge blog today.

I have made a Christmas card and used new stamp I bought just some weeks ago. The sentiment is an old stamp, and it says "In those days ..." and is the beginning of the Christmas Gospel in Luke 2.

As you can see I have turned the sketch so it could fit my stamps.

I have used some old Christmas papers from Kaiser craft.
Both the motive and the sentence are stamped on white paper which I have distressed with distress ink (Vintage photo) to match the papers.

lørdag 14. november 2015

A double layout about myself

It's not often that I make layouts about my self, and even more rare that I make a double page all about me.
But today that's what I have done.
It started with a challenge at Scrappeland - make a layout about yourself. Then I wanted to use the sketch 11-1-15 at Let's Scrap. So I decided to combine those.

The result is this layout:

The title says "Filled with joy" and is a quote from a norwegian hymn. 

I have used papers from Blue Fern Studio and have made the flowers from cardstock.

I got to use some eyelets, which I have had for years.

My journaling is about some of my thoughts regarding my work as a minister in the Church of Norway, and ends with a Bible quote.

So with this layout I participate in
Challenge 11-1-15 at Let's Scrap
Prosjekt 52 challenge 42 at Scrappeland

søndag 1. november 2015

Sketch #132 at Feeling Sketchy

It's already November 1. and here in Norway the wonderful colors of the autumn is slowly dissapering whilst the leaves fall of the trees.
I've made my card for the sketch #132, at Feeling Sketchy blog, in autumn colors and I think it really chears up on a grey day.

For this card I found one tag that I had prepared the background on a long time ago. I think it was great for this sketch and I liked the colors.
Then I grabed some left over papers and used an edge punch and I also found some lace which I colored in with som distress ink to fit the colors on the card.

The poem on the tag is a poem by Kjell Bålerud called Vi bøyer vårt hode i sorg (We bow our head in sorrow) and tells about how it is to miss someone you have dearly loved, a family member or a dear friend.
The last verse starts "We lift our head in happiness, by the memories about you and your time".
I have stamped the poem with a stamp from KaBoks.

The butterflies is for hope, hope for a new life in heaven and a hope for a new meeting there in the future.

Here is the sketch, and you have until November 14. to join us with your use of this sketch at Feeling Sketchy blog.
With this card I participate in the challenges:
Craft your Passion Challenge #285 Anything goes
Hobbygarasjen utfordring 31 Retro
Everybody Art Challenge 342 Gestempelt/stamped
Crafty Catz Challenge #299 Let's tag it
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog Challenge #64 Anything Goes