mandag 4. juni 2012

two in one

Whoever thought of this - thank you! Making a card, and adding a bookmark that could be removed from the design, how genious is that?  I really should be doing more of those, here's one for starters:

The cardbase, Hero Hues Latte paper, was stamped with the background image from the Tim Holtz Papillon-set. The bookmark itself  was stamped using butterflies & moths from the same set. I used my Distress Markers (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters, and Tea Dye) to color the image, then lightly misted with water and Perfect Pearls, before stamping on watercolor paper. Love the effect that gives, so much life and interest to the image when it dries!

That's all for today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Anette :o)

søndag 3. juni 2012

Tiffany Doodles June release

How time flies! It's time for a new release at Tiffany Doodles, and here are my contributions:

Right now there's even a 10% discount on the new releases!

Happy Sunday!

Anette :o)

torsdag 3. mai 2012

May release at Tiffany Doodles

New images are available in the Tiffany Doodles store. And there's a sale too!
Here are my cards, made with some of the images:

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!

Anette :o)

onsdag 25. april 2012

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

I'm on a roll, let me tell you! This is the third challenge I'm entering this week, how 'bout that!? I was so taken with the inspiration photo on the Moxie Fab World-challenge:

And here's the result:

Another inspiration for this card is Virginia's posts about alcohol ink - made me pull out my own inks. Thanks, sweetie! I used Ranger alcohol inks Wild Plum and Watermelon, just dabbed them randomly on a piece of gloss cardstock, and made the stars with a die from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Flutter By-set.

Thanks for stopping by again, I really do love seeing you around!

Anette :o)

tirsdag 24. april 2012

CASual Fridays Challenge 49

I know many crafters find it very helpful to work with a sketch, but I often find it to be a challenge myself. That was not the case with this week's challenge at CASual Fridays, it really touched some creative nerve with me:

And boom - there was my card! Love when that happens, don't you??

I stamped one of the images from the Unititled Word Shadow-set (AC005) from Hero Arts on white cardstock, using Cup o' Joe Mid-tone shadow ink, and cut out with the matching circle die. The heart was cut from another Frame Cuts set from Hero Arts, and all hearts was covered with red Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

Anette :o)

søndag 22. april 2012

Virginia's View Challenge

Virginia is having a challenge over on the Lily Pad blog, creating a card based on inspiration from this photo:

I love poppies, and I adore this photo, but I struggled doing it justice! The only poppy-stamp I own is the poppy background from Hero Arts, but sadly we're not the best of friends... Don't get me wrong, the image is gorgeous, and I've seen som many gorgeous creations with it, but I can't seem to grab the essence of it, without doing a COPY of someone else's work - and we don't want that, right??

So, this is what I ended up with:

I keep coming back to this stamp, the Large Bold Flower (CG248), it is so versatile! And you know me by now: keep it simple! So, I colored the flower stamp using Memento markers Lady Bug and Rhubarb Stalk, misted with water+PerfectPearls, and stamped on to snow cardstock. I used my xacto knife to cut just below the flower, so that I could secure the ribbon/stem on the back of the panel. Lots of rich, red pearls and gems in the center of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Sunday!

Anette :o)

lørdag 21. april 2012

Flowers and butterflies

...are never "wrong", right??
Below are two cards that have been features on the Kreative Fornemmelser blog.

On the first card I've used the Large Flower Background (CG403), white embossed on watercolor paper. Distress inks Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed was added using a small piece of foam just in the corner of the ink blending tool (makes it possible to be more detailed). Added hughlights using Distress markers, same colors, no blending.

On the next card I stamped the butterfly from the Greetings set (CG414), and colored with Copic markers. The background was created using both stamps from the Greetings-set, pluss Old Letter Writing (S4878), using Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

Here's a detail photo of one of the butterflies:

Now onto the chores of the day, making homemade cereal, and bread. YUM!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

Anette :o)

tirsdag 3. april 2012

Here comes the sun!

We've been having the most beautiful weather around here lately, sunny, nice and warm. But, as Easter approaches, what happens?? The weather turns freezing cold! Yikes!
So, this card is cheering me up, as I look forward to some warmer weather:

The sun is the Large Solid Flower (CG248), "painted" with Memento markers Tangelo, Cantaloupe, and Dandelion. Misted with water + Perfect Pearls. The motorcycle is from the set Going (CL478).

My next card uses a small portion of the Large Flower Background (CG403),

white embossed on craft cardstock. The flowers and leaves are colored with Memento markers.

Thanks for stopping by today, I wish you all a great Easter holiday!

Anette :o)

søndag 1. april 2012

April releases at Tiffany Doodles

Today is the day for new releases at Tiffany Doodles (no April's fool!), and we are also a part of the Lily Pad 1 year birthday celebration blog hop, with lots of prizes both places, well worth checking out!

So, here are my cards for this month's release:

And that was all for today, hope your Sunday is a great one!

Anette :o)

lørdag 24. mars 2012

Creative Chemistry day 3

The next projects in Creative Chemistry class are all using alcohol inks. I bought my first bottles of alcohol ink after seeing some awesome work of art out there, so inspired, but I have to admit me and alcohol ink aren't the best of friends. I just can't seem to make magic happen.
I have to admit though, that this class gave me the boost to try once more, and I am quite happy with the result:

I am also entering the top card with the Silhouette Corner (H5011), and the bottom card with the Classic Tea Flower (H5577) into this month's Hero Arts contest.

Have a great weekend!

Anette :o)

torsdag 22. mars 2012

Creative Chemistry day 2

OK, so I'm behind on my homework! I'm loving Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry class, but as always I find myself short of time to try out everything we learn in class. Well, I'll just have to do my best!

Here's my first card, with the "blend it spritz and flick-"technique:

I applied Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, and Gathered Twigs with an ink applicator, spritzed water into my hand, and flicked onto the panel. So cool when it dries! After the background was dry I stamped the Fabulous Flourish (S5449) from Hero Arts - truly a fabulous stamp!

Next up is "brushless watercolor":

I inked up the row of butterflies and moths from the Stampers Anonymous set Papillian, using Distress Inks Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, and Wild Honey, tapping the inkpad randomly on the stamp, spritz with water, and stamp onto watercolor paper. This is actually the second generation of the print - I messed up the first one when distressing the edges... Ouch!
The orange background is a piece of watercolor paper with Ripe Persimmon appied direct to paper. I removed some of the color with a background stamp stamped with Versamark and spritzed with water, but unfortunately it doesn't show up very well in the photo..

So, that was it for day 2, I'm working on the projects for day 3, so I'll be back!

Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind comments, they do mean so much!

Anette :o)

onsdag 21. mars 2012

Just Sharing

Just popping in today to share a couple of design team projects I've done for Kreative Fornemmelser:

Color pencils on kraft is just so beautiful, and in this card I've used my very neglected stamp Butterfly Flowers (H5489) from Hero Arts.. Honestly, I don't know why I don't pull it out of my stash more often, it is so playful and gorgeous!

Next up is quite a different technique: I've embossed three of the flowers from the 4 Fun Flowers set (CG278), and colored with Cipics. The Copics don't blend on embossed areas like they do on paper, but nevertheless I thought the effect was kind of cool, and something different from the reguløar coloring. I do love it when I find new ways to use my inks and markers!

On my last card I've made a background using Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. The lightest color is applied inkpad direct to paper, and the darkest just lightly tapped with a sponge. The image is Elegant Weeds (CG185) from HA.

That was it for today, thanks for stopping by!

Anette :o)

søndag 18. mars 2012

New Tiffany Doodles releases, and more!

New images are released at Tiffany Doodles this coming week, and one of the sneak peeks on the blog is one of my cards:

Wouldn't you just love to cuddle one of these?? Looks sooo soft!
Tiffany also have a HUGE give-away this month, it's really worth checking out! You can read more about it here.

I would also like to share some design team cards I've made for Kreative Fornemmelser lately.
First is a card with the theme "spring":

On this card I've used my Memento markers to color the Newspaper Tulips (K5576) stamp (colors Lady Bug, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, and Pear Tart), spritzed with water, and stamped onto watercolored paper.

Next up, the design team was to choose their "all time favorite" stamp, and for me that has to be the Silhouette Grass (S5316), Hero Arts of course!

On this card I've clear embossed the image on watercolor paper, then added Distress Inks Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass. Spritzed quite heavily with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls. I love how the inks mix, you get a diferent look every time, totally unexpected!

On my last card I've stamped the image using Distress Ink Gathered Twig (from the fall limited edition-set). I thoght teh color was a little to light, so I added  some darker shades with adark brown marker.

The colors on the background are Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, and Gathered Twigs.

So what are you up to today? Me, I'll be biking with my family. The snow is all gone (record breaking early!), so we are all set!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Sunday!

Anette :o)

torsdag 15. mars 2012

Failed technique-attempt

I was able to squeze in another card for the first part of the Hero Arts March contest, ending tonight. I had a go at the velveteen technique, but with no luck... Maybe the Old Letter Writing stamp wasn't the right choice for the background, or maybe I did something else wrong, but the card still has flowers on it, so I'm entering it anyway!

The Large Bold Flower was stamped using Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Soft Pool, and the new mid-tone ink, Pool. The yellow flowers were inked up using Distress Ink Mustard Seed, and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist, to make the flower shine, and make the colors bleed.

Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time!

Anette :o)

mandag 12. mars 2012

Not one, but two.. for this month's Hero Arts' contest!
One of the requirements is to use flowers on our projects, not too difficult!
The first card is super simple: simple stamping with black ink onto kraft cardstock, adding some white highlights, gems, and ribbon. Voila! The stamp is the new Wild Flower Label (K5583). I couldn't find a sentiment to fit inside the label, so I decided to over the label instead:

On my next card I used the gorgeous Classic Tea Flower (H5577) as my main focal point, and an old favorite, the Heart Flourish (K5153) for the background:

The background panel is stamped using Distress Ink Wild Honey, and distressed with the same ink. On the flower I've used Distress Inks Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, and Peeled Paint. The flower is mounted with pop-dots for dimention.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Anette :o)

søndag 11. mars 2012

challenge entry!

Hey there,
I just couldn't resist this week's color challenge on the Play date Cafe blog, there's just something about YELLOW when spring is approaching!

The grey was a challenge, since I don't own any grey inks (!), but that was solved by scribbling Memento Marker London Fog onto the background stamp. A couple of spritzes of water+Perfect Pearls, then stamp onto watercolor paper. Turned out just the way I wanted - yay! The yellow paper is Daffodil from the Hero Hues-line, distressed with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful Sunday!

Anette :o)

torsdag 1. mars 2012

March release at Tiffany Doodles!

Today is March 1st, and that means new releases at Tiffany Doodles!
Check out the new images in the store, these are my cards for this release:

Have a great day!

Anette :o)

tirsdag 24. januar 2012


Finally I've managed to make a card for a challenge again, and this time it's the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The challenge this time was to use ONLY black and white! I love the clean and crisp look of black and white, but it was very hard NOT adding ANY other splash of color at all!
So, this is my entry:
I stamped the Newspaper Tulips from Hero Arts with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and covered the flowers with Glossy Accents. The butterflies is a die from Mewmory Box. The panel was pop-dotted to the card base, and finished off by adding some white pearls. I think white pearls must be my most used accent on my cards, it never seem to be "wrong" to add some pearls!


Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!
Anette :o)