Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mixed Media - Live Life - Art Journal Page #5

Today I am finally dine editing the Art Journal video that I filmed a while back. It feels like it just took forever to get this video done. The whole editing did go pretty fast, but I think the hardest part for me is to actually take the time to sit down and start. Being lazy isn't really a good thing.



To make this page I used mostly acrylic paints, but I also added some Distress Stain, Spray Inks and marker to it. It is a bit different for me and I usually don't do "complicated" things like this, but I like to try new styles and experiment in my art journal. That is what the art journal is for anyway, right?

I hope you like it and if you want to see how I did this page, take a look at my YouTube video where I explain all the steps I did.

I also filmed a tutorial for this art journal page that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Doily & washi tape - Thanks

Today I made a card using a few different products from Whiff of Joy. I had this wonderful doily die that I just wanted to use and I wasn't really sure what to do with it. But I started out by cutting it out on some white cardstock and then I found a bunch of scraps on my desk from previous cards I had made and just started playing around. Finally I came up with a design that I really liked and not only did I get a whole new card done, I also managed to clean up the scrap that was laying around om my desk.




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I also added this card to the following challenges:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Simple Sunday #14 - Layering Die Cuts

I am back with a new Simple Sunday project and this time I have to say I made the most simple card so far. I do really love it though and I think this card (or should I say these cards) can be used for any occasion.
This time I did two cards using the same technique instead of just one. And the reason for this is simply that I got some heart pieces left over when I cut out the pieces I needed for the first card. So I though, why not use them?



To make the first card I started with the Nested Hearts die set from Whiff Of Joy and four pieces of white cardstock. I adhered two of the pieces together so I would get two thicker pieces of cardstock that were thin enough for the dies to cut trough. I wanted my die cuts to be more dimensional and I didn't want to use foam squares since these will be visible from the top and the sides. So instead of foam squares I layered the die cuts on top of each other to get the desired effect. This way my die cuts will look really good from the side as well.

I used three different sizes of hearts and layered them to make thin frames and then I just adhered them together using a tape runner. Then it was time to assemble the card, stamp the sentiment and finish off with some rounded corners.


For my second card I did the same thing but this time I used the left over pieces that I got when die cutting the hearts for the first card. I always try to use up any left overs and this time I though that it would be a great idea to make two similar cards using the same technique. Cutting the hearts was a bit tricky, but once they were done these cards were extremely fast and easy to make.



I also filmed a tutorial for this card that you can find on my YouTube channel or here below.


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I also added this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch