Tuesday, 30 October 2012


In our family we all enjoy reading books and we love going to the library. That includes DD and this picture is taken one day when she didn’t want to leave.
I messed around with gesso and different Dylusions Ink Spray on the background. I also splashed some acrylic paint and doodled a frame using a Dylusions template.
The lower photo is edited in Photoshop and looks like it’s painted. I love the effect! The flowers are partly doodled and partly cut out from a Graphic 45 paper.

I hope you enjoyed looking! Have a nice day!! :)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Bouncy castle

One evening DD sat beside me when I was doing a layout for a challenge. She suggested that I should use some particular embellishments but I told her that I was only allowed to use those colors that were set for the challenge. The day after she picked her own colors for me and told me that it was a challenge. :) So what can a mother do? It definitely was the hardest color combo I have ever used!
These pictures were taken last summer at Tivoli. I took a lot of pictures standing at exactly the same place so I was able to put two of them together to “duplicate” DD. :)
The background is made using Dylusions Ink Spray and acrylic paint. The circles are doodled.
Thanks for looking!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

The coolest swing

Allt om Scrap is posting a Sunday issue every week and I highly recommend you to go there and have a look. It’s loads of inspiration! This Sunday we had a travel theme and the DT girls have created some sunning examples! This is my contribution:
I have used Pan Pastel, Gesso, Dylusions Ink Spray, and some more gesso… The picture is taken at our favorite place – where my mother in law has a cottage and my husband used to spend his summer vacations when he was a child. Out in the woods we have found this super cool swing hidden behind some trees.
Here’s a close up:
Thanks for looking!! Have a wonderful week!

Friday, 12 October 2012

A lovely summer day

This layout is made for a challenge at SWE Scrapbook. The challenge is to scraplift a layout made of Marja Seidemo. You can have a look at it here.
It’s a wonderful messy layout full of dots and it inspired me to create this:
Now when summer is gone and we have had our first night of frost I felt like doing a really summery layout filled with sunshine! The background is colored with Pan Pastel, Glimmer Mist and Dylusions Ink Spray. I also doodled  some flowers using a template.
Here's a close up:
Thanks for looking! Wish you all a happy weekend!!! :)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Here’s my October DT layout for The Craft Garden. This month challenge is to create something using at least four of these ingredients: buttons, banner, flowers, pink, ribbon, a tag and sparkle. I have used some pictures of DD playing with her dolls. She recently got her third doll and it keeps her really busy to take care of all of them at the same time. These pictures shows when she has taken them to the “playground”.
I wanted to make a big and messy banner so I made a textured one using modeling paste, forming it by hand. I also did some doodling on the page to make it more playful. The pink on the background is made using Pan Pastel. On the arrows I wrote the names of my daughter’s dolls and an explanation to what you see in the pictures. (The plaid is a slide and the cushion is the stair.) I love to use scrapbooking to remember details in life that we would otherwise forget!
Here’s some close ups:

Thanks for pooping by! Have a nice day!!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

One of your most common expressions

There’s a new challenge up at Kraft It Up! Have you noticed I have used a lot of mist on my layouts lately? That’s thanks to the October challenge at Kraft It Up! where you are supposed to use mist on your kraft paper. I used a lot of mist earlier but I haven’t done that for almost a year. But now I was forced to! So I bought myself some Dylusions Ink as they are brighter than the one I had before… and… well, you have already guessed… it was so fun I cannot stop!

I have used three different techniques. First I sprayed ink and water to make them blend. Then I added some ink with some help of a piece of plastic, at last I sprayed on a template. I also splashed on some acrylic paint. Here’s the result:
And here are some close ups:
Don’t forget to take a look at the other DT examples. There’s loads of inspiration over at Kraft It Up!
Thanks for popping by! I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

A new friend

There’s a new challenge up at ARTastic! And as usual it’s SO inspirational!! This time the inspiration piece is made by a mixed media artist called Liza Posar and the criteria is handmade flowers. I loved this challenge! Both the inspiration piece and the criteria. Of course I went for doodled and painted flowers! :)
I used a lot of mist, Pan Pastel and acrylic paint on the background. The grass is made with acrylic paint on a template. Some of the flowers are cut out from patterned papers but the three biggest are doodled. They are colored with Neo Color II and acrylic paint. Some of the flowers that I cut out got the same treatment. The leaves are doodled and cut out. The frame around the picture is doodled, cut out and colored with Dylusions Ink.
Here are some close ups:
This was so fun to make that I really recommend you to try it out! Or to create some other kinds of handmade flowers and play along!! You will find a lot of inspiration here by looking at the other DT examples. :)
Thanks for popping by! Take care!