Saturday, 28 June 2014

Watercolor at AOS

This month Miae is guesting us at Allt Om Scrap. She has been kind enough to make a tutorial on how she use watercolors on her backgrounds. She has done a fantastic and very inspiring film that you must see! Take a look at her tutorial and the design team’s interpretations here.

As I love watercolours so this challenge was a lot of fun to me! I have taken some photos of my background during the process to make my creative process visible. Here is the final result:

The first step was to add watercolour on my white cardstock. I used blue, green and red. I also splashed on some yellow and blue. You can see the watercolours I use on the photo. I use the brush closest to the cardstock (with a fine tip) to add color on the cardstock and the other one to create splashes.

Next step was to stamp with different stamps in different colors.

Finally I added some embellishments. Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by! It is always a pleasure to read your comments. I do however wonder if you want me to show my creative process like this or only the final result. Please let me know!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, 21 June 2014


This layout is made for a challenge at Allt Om Scrap where we were supposed to create something using coloured wire. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any in any of my favourite web shops so I was forced to be creative. What to do? I found some wire with green plastic that I use in our garden… and it worked perfectly. As you can see I used it to form the word Lego, which is the name of the toy our daughter is playing with in the photo.

This time I added gesso on my background using a template before adding water colour. That creates a pattern on the background. I had a hard time blending different water colours to achieve the exact shade for the background – the same as our daughter’s trousers on the photo. And when I finally managed I was a bit proud. But that is what I love about water colours – you don’t have to buy every shade because you can blend it yourself. :) Here is a close up:
Thanks for stopping by! Next time I will show some photos of how I created my background (I finally remembered to take some photos.) Until then… take care and enjoy Life!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Dance show

You must take a look at Punky Scraps challenge this month! This time we have a gorgeous color combination and inspiration picture and it worked perfect with this photo of our daughter in a professional dance show. :)

I used water color, splashes of mist and stamps to create the background. I also added some embellishments on the dance theme and (of course) some bling.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Baseball cap

This layout is made for Allt Om Scraps latest challenge. This time we have a photo as an inspiration. I loved the intense colors in the photo! Here is my interpretation:
And here is the inspiration photo:

And finally a close up:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Our new lamp

A new month means new challenges! This month I have made so many DT layouts I better start showing them right away. I’m starting out with ARTastic. This month we are inspired by a painting by Max Mannix and the criteria is to use distressing on your work. I used a cardstock made for sanding behind my photo. I also tried to capture the ruff feeling in the painting.

To create the background I first added pink and beige watercolour. After it dried I added black acrylic paint. I know I promised to show some tips and tricks together with my layouts but unfortunately I keep forgetting to take photos along the way. It is like I fly away to another planet when creating and when the layout is finished I land in my scrapbooking room thinking I should have taken photos… Anyway… here are some close ups on the finished layout:

The photo shows our daughter with our new lamp on her head. I LOVE that lamp!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!