Sunday, 27 April 2014

Burlap and a tutorial on Pan Pastel and acrylic paint

Today Allt Om Scrap shows some inspiration on how to use burlap on your layouts. I chose to use one of those gorgeous burlap embellishments that you can find on the market at the moment. To make it fit better with the theme of the layout I added some black ink at its edges to make it look Dirty.

Here is a close up:

I also did a tutorial on my background:

I first added modelling paste on a template using an old putty knife. After it dried I added Pan Pastel  in yellow and red using a sponge. You can see how the Pan Pastel makes the dots more visible at the photo. Finally I added black acrylic paint. I added the paint…

…And spread it where I wanted it using the same putty knife as before. After the paint has dried you can stamp, add embellishments or whatever you want.
I hope you enjoyed this! :)

Take care, everyone!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Fantasy lego cars

Here is my DT layout for Punky Scraps this month. Punky Scraps is celebrating spring with a spring inspired moodboard. I was inspired by the colors and the playfulness in the picture. To get as intense colors as in the picture I used acrylic paint.

I first added grey watercolour, then acrylic paint, and finally splashed on some black mist.


I thought tis tape from Glitz was perfect in its colors but I wanted some texture to the page. To achieve that I taped it on cardstock, cut it out and fastened it on the layout using 3D-dots.

Thanks for looking! Take care!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

On her way to a party

This layout is a DT layout for Allt Om Scrap. The challenge is to use chalkboard on your layout. I used a chalkboard patterned paper behind the photo and a chalkboard stickers.

The photo shows DD on her way to her first party. Looking tuff, isn’t she?

I used watercolours on the background. I also splashed some acrylic paint and added three hearts to accentuate the splashes.

Thanks for looking! Take care!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Loving YooHoos

I just noticed that I forgot to show you my DT layout for Kraft It Up! this month. It’s a fun (and easy challenge). This month you are asked to create a layout using Kraft and at least 5 of the following six items...Layers, Sequins, Mists/Paints/Gelato's, Tearing or Disressing, Stamping, Arrows or Triangles. I have layers, sequins, watercolours/mist/paint, stamping and triangles on my layout:

Here’s a close up:

Thanks for looking! I have some more layouts that I have forgotten to show so I will be back soon. Until then, have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Silliness at ARTastic

April starts with April Fool’s Day and “in honour of pranksters and joke loving people, the inspiration piece at ARTastic comes from the Alice in Wonderland series of painting by Charles Blackman". Criteria is anything goes but your photo must depict crazy antics, silliness or just having loads of fun.

I chose a photo of DD and her grandfather posing in a silly way. When he does something silly (happens very often) she is immediately copying him. :)

I used yellow watercolour, purple acrylic paint and green ink on a template (to match the pattern from the chess board) to create the background.
I thought I should start to show you some small tips and tricks/ideas when I have some. On this page I show a way to create embellishments that you can use in the same way as flair buttons. I have used two different stamps, cut them out and fastened them with 3D Foam. In this way you add texture to your page and get an embellishment in exactly the shade you want! If you use a lot of wet media to create your background this might also be the only way to add it as the layout is wrinkled…

I hope you enjoyed this!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Happy birthday!

For once I found some time to join in on a challenge between the DT assignments. I really should try to do that more often! I choose That’s just so cute who are wishing for stars on your project. Here is my take:

I used watercolours and splashes of mist on my background. And of course I added a lot of stars! :)

I also used some olive green ink and did a lot of stamping. The picture is taken at our daughters birthday.

Thanks for looking! Take care!