Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sweet as sugar

This layout is made for the February Challenge at Kraft it up!. The challenge is to create a layout about love, using some pink (on kraft paper). In Sweden a lot of parents order Christmas Cards from different online shops using pictures of their children. As I scrapped my Christmas Cards myself I choose to add this picture of DD on the back of the cards. What a success! Everyone loved this picture, telling us how cute she is. So I thought it would be fun to scrap a layout about this, putting it in DD’s album.
I used the “February Kit” that I got from Zima in our monthly switch. It was a little bit pink and was on the “cake theme”. So it was perfect for this idea about her being “sweet as sugar”. To be honest I think it even created this idea in my head… This time I added some stuff that I had at home. I colored the white flowers in the kit.

Here’s some close ups:

Thanks for the Honorable Mention last month!!! And thanks to all of you that are popping by and leaving comments!!!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


This layout is made for a picture challenge at Punky Scraps. I loved this picture! It really made me creative! Here’s my take on the challenge:

When I saw the challenge picture I immediately thought of drawing this kind of colorful leaves behind the picture. I used some Pro Markers and a pen and draw them by hand. I also decorated the background with modeling paste, a lot of acrylic paint and some black gesso. I wrote my journaling on some homemade tags.
If you look closely there’re also some clouds in the sky. I made them with white gesso and a template.
This was SO fun! Thanks for popping by! And thank you SO much for all your lovely comments!!!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

I love the traces of your games

This layout is made for a challenge at Scrap Perra (a Swedish webshop). The challenge is to make a layout about love, but not about a person or a pet. I made a layout with the title “I love the traces of your games”. Sometimes it just looks as a mess when DD is spreading her toys all over the place but sometimes its touches my heart…
I used a new paper from My Mind’s Eye as a background. I decorated it with mist, gesso and acrylic paint. I used some stickers from Basic Grey and some tape. I also did some doodling around the pictures.

These letters are made with a template from Crafters workshop and a pen.
Thanks for looking!!! And thanks for leaving comments!!!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Mad about tractors

This layout is made for February’s sketch challenge at Svensk Scrapbooking. The picture is taken last summer. DD is mad about tractors and she really loved trying both the big and the small one.
I’ve turned the “banner” into flowers and rotated the lower one so that the flowers grow upwards. I also choose to use a “landscape picture” instead of a “portrait picture” like the one in the sketch.
Here’s some close ups:

The background is decorated with Glimmer mist, gesso and acrylic paint. The tracks are made with ink and one of DD’s toy tractors.
If you like the layout you’re welcome to visit Svensk Scrapbooking and vote for it ;) (It’s an open vote, but you have to be a member).
Thanks for looking! Take care!!!

Friday, 17 February 2012


This layout is about DD tasting red wine – and loving it! She wanted to taste it and I thought that it was okay as I was sure that she wouldn’t like it. Ooops! (I took it away – but I had to take a picture first…).
The layout is made for this month’s sketch challenge at Punky Scraps.

I think I followed the sketch quite closely (I hope you think that too). I used one picture instead of two and I turned the mustache into a flower…!
Here’s the journaling (for my Swedish readers). And for the rest of you the picture shows part of the background decorated with mists, gesso and loads of acrylic paint.
And here’s some more close ups:

I recommend you to go and have a look at the DT-layouts at Punky Scraps! There’s a lot of fun layouts on the mustache theme!!!
Thank you so much Natalie Jane for picking my layout as your favorite for the Punky Scraps January challenges! It really made my day! And thank you all DT-girls for all your lovely comments!
Thanks for popping by! I love to “meet” you here!!! Have a really nice weekend!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Card

Unfortunately I’m on a business travel spending Valentine’s Day far away from DD and DH. This is what I left at home along with some presents. (It’s a Valentines card with a picture on, and it’s a little bit inspired by art journaling… That is, the white that is visible behind the card is NOT part of what I have created and this is NOT a layout with a white background. Got it? ;)).
The background is made with Distress Ink, gesso, Glimmer mist and acrylic paint. (I counted to seven different layers… which means a lot of fun ;)) I also did some fuzzy cutting, handmade flowers, painted some flowers, and added some stickers. The metal brick is from Tim Holtz and it says LOVE. So the text in the bottom right says “Love you forever”… The heart that is hanging in a twine is a chipboard that I decorated with ink in bronze and some stamps.
I realize now that you can’t see how it all shimmers in the picture, but both the background and the flowers shimmer (Glimmer mist and Distress Stickles…
Thanks for looking! I hope you all have / had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Love the two of you

This layout is made for a challenge at True XoXo! The challenge is to “get messy” (Of course I couldn’t resist that ;)). You should also get inspired by or scrap lift one of the DT’s layouts. I found the challenge site through MiaE and I also chose to get inspired by her fab, funky layout!
The picture shows my daughter and her father and the metal embellishment says “How beautiful life is when you are in the world”.
I got really messy on the background. I played with modeling paste, gesso, glimmer mists, different kind of inks and acrylic paint. I also embossed some butterflies that resists (most of) the paint – inspired by MiaE. To put the picture to the left on the layout and to make dots on the background is also inspired by MiaE’s layout.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, 4 February 2012


There’s a new challenge up at ARTastic’s! This one is really a great one – both the painting to be inspired by and the criteria!!! You just have to check it out!

Here’s my DT layout:

And here’s the inspirational painting – Heart and Soul by Brenda York. The challenge is to be inspired by the painting and to include red hearts and a black and white picture on your layout. The layout should be monochromatic red with a touch of green.

I chose not to do a Valentine layout and instead I did a layout about DD loving to play with her dolls. The red in the painting is almost orange I think, but as the layout should be red I did it in a traditional red tone.

My red hearts are chipboards covered with modeling paste, gesso, glimmer mists and Distress Inks.

The “flowers/wheels” are handmade and inspired by the eye on the painting.

Hope you like this! I would love to see you entering the challenge over at ARTastic!!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments! Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A couple of layouts

I have a couple of layouts to share with you that I made during my Christmas vacation, but haven’t had the time to publish. They were made before I started to experiment a little bit more with mixed media products so the backgrounds are a little bit cleaner than the last one I have made. At the moment I find them a little bit boring because of that, but I kind of like them anyway. Hope you enjoy looking. I promise there will be more mixed media fun on this blog further on!
Here’s a layout about DD’s birthday party back in October:
And some close ups:

Here’s a layout about DD playing with her dolls:

And some close ups:

Here’s a layout about DD playing with her daddy (he does whatever she tells him to do…):

And some close ups:

 And finally a layout about some words that DD still haven’t learnt in the right way (they are hanging in the twine). You know, all children have some “funny words” at that age…:

And some close ups:

Thanks for looking!!! And thanks for leaving comments (I hope you do even though I write that I find them a little boring…! ;))