Tuesday, October 21, 2014

1000 Subscribers - Giveaway

Today I am celebrating the fact that my YouTube channel just reached 1000 subscribers.
So to give something back to all of you who watch my videos I have gathered a few products that you can win.

To enter the giveaway you have to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and then comment on the giveaway video. Good luck.



You can find on my YouTube channel.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Simple Sunday #19 - Die-cuts

Today I have another Simple Sunday project for you again. For this card I used a die from Tim Holtz and some patterned paper. I also ended up making two different versions of this card. I first made this card on a kraft colored cardbase, but then I though I needed some more color and cut the cardbase and added the front on an orange cardbase instead. I think this made the card a little bit more interesting.




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

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In the video I am also talking about how I have been thinking about having a giveaway with some stuff I don't use anymore. But I am not sure if anyone is interested in getting "old" stuff? I have a lot of stamp sets, and things like embossing powders, chipboard and project life stuff that I never reach for anymore or have a lot of extra copies of. Some of it is never used and some things, like the stamp sets, are most likely used once for stamping in my inventory binder. My project life core kits are used, but there are so many cards in a kit that I won't ever use them all. Most of the things are bought many years ago though and is possibly not available anymore, but there are a few pretty new things as well. If you would like to win things like this and want me to have a giveaway please let me know by commenting on the video, this blog post, or just give the video a thumbs up and I'll get a few packages together and have a give away.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mixed Media - Magic - Art Journal Page #9

I just got my new Distress Sprays in the mail yesterday and of course I just  had to use them in my art journal today. As usual when I create in my journal things never really go as planned, but I guess that's life. I really like these new ink sprays even though they didn't really work the way I thought they would.


This time I am using my small Dylusions Journal instead of the large one. I rarely use the small one, but I am not really sure why since I actually prefer working in that one.

I added a bunch of old alphabet stickers to my spread for texture and then I painted over the whole thing with gesso. After drying the gesso I went in with my new Distress Sprays and I used very fall inspired colors for this page.

I also added some gesso on top to tone town the colors a bit and then sprayed the page with a gold color mist. I also used a stencil of a large tree which I sprayed in black as my focal point.

One downside that I found when using these spray inks were that they don't seem to dry on the gesso. It kinds of just sits on top of it as if the gesso resisted the ink. They are still really tacky and if I touch the page I get paint on my fingers, even after 9 hours of drying. I am going to leave the page out during the night and see what happens, but I seems like the ink won't dry, which is a shame. I often use spray paints and gesso together and I had really hoped I would be able to do so with these ones as well. But as I said, I still like these sprays and I can't wait to use them on future projects. And I'll keep experimenting to see what I can and cannot do with them.

For more in-depth information on my process and thoughts on this page, take a look at the tutorial I filmed. You can find it on my YouTube channel or here below.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Simple Sunday #18 - Embossing

Another Sunday and it's time for a new Simple Sunday project again. This time I did something really fast and simple with one of my favorite embossing folders from Tim Holtz. This embossing folder has a very small pattern and is perfect for cardmaking. I often find that normal embossing folders can have such a large pattern that a small card get too busy.

To hide the edge of the embossing I used a black ribbon and wrapped that around my card. I also used a flower die set to cut out some scalloped circles and added my sentiment in the middle.


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

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