3 december 2016

Winter Wonderland - Canvas Corp Brands December Challenge

I´m here today with my project for the brand new challenge at the Canvas Corp Brands Blog. The Challenge is called "Christmas where you are" and is all about the differences in how we celebrate Christmas around the globe. I made this layout inspiered by my memory of my childhoods Christmas.

I remember my childhoods winters like cold with a lot of snow but to be frank – the global warming has done something to the weather here as well. It most likely will rain during the whole December and the dream of snow will have to wait til January, or even next year. But sometimes magic happens. Sometime we have a white Christmas, like on the photo in this layout. It was taking on Christmas Eve with -23 Celcius on the scale, sun going down & the red houses – well that is a postcard for sure…

I have used a mix of products from the Canvas Corp Brands. I love the papers from the Canvas Corp Collection "Farmhouse Christmas" and have used both the kraft and white patterned papers. The collection works well with the pen I cut out from the Pen & Ink paper.

Natural cord rope and burlap cut into leaves crate dimension and interest. 

And who can live without Tattered Angels Mist splatters? I have used both Glimmer Mists, Baseboard Mist, Chalkboard Mist and Simply Sheer Mist. 

Please visit the Canvas Corp Brands Blog for more inspiration and details on how you submit to the Challenge! A click on the picture below will take you directly there. And as you know - I looooove comments from you readers!!

{I have used products from Tattered Angels, 7gypsies, Canvas Corp Brands & Petaloo.}

20 november 2016

Moments in Time - 7 Dots Studio Design Team

It´s time for a new fantastic challenge with 7 Dots Studio today! The challenge is called "Moments in time" and this is what it is all about:

There are so many in our lives that we would love to remember. Every one of them gives us a something. Little ones, big ones, happy or sad, whatever they may be We encourage you to capture them in art. That’s what this month’s challenge is all about. Share with us your projects containing moments You want to save.

The challenge title “Moments in Time” inspired me to make a mini book using the Cotton Candy Dreams Collection in combination with element pictures from the Cold Country Collection. The small size makes it perfect for writing small notes in – maybe a memories of your grandparents or something similar. The video below take you trough the pages of the album.

The inspirational circle looks like this - and please visit the 7 Dots Studio blog for additional inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Thank you for your visit today - and I LOVE comments so please leave one if you step by!

{I have used products from 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp & 7 Gypsies}

19 november 2016

Read between the lines {"Protection Against the Dark Arts lesson"}

Welcome Saturday! I celebrate with sharing this card I made inspiered by Marina Syskovas "Magic School" "Protection Against the Dark Arts lesson". The challenge was to use a dark background combined with a focal point that had to be some sort of view, and this is what I came up with.

I decided to use the new 7 Dots Studio Collection "Writers Block" combined with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Prima Flowers. 

The combination of the dark papers and the splatters of Glimmer Mists in "Nougat", "Graphite" & "Sterling" give the card a interesting spakle. Two shades of yellow take up on the color in the center of the flowers - I used "Marigold" & "Wheat".

Word stickers from 7 Dots Studio is a must have on my cards - and there is a great selection in the 7 Dots Studio online store

I hope you enjoyed my little blackish card! I do.... Please leave me a comment - that makes me really happy!

{I have used products from 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing}

15 november 2016

November Rain - Words & Paintery Crative Team

Today I´m sharing these ATC cards made for the November Challenge at Words & Paintery. The words this month came from Guns ´n Roses. 

I love that song and used the feeling in the video when I crated the cards. The song is really beautiful, romantic and yet so very tragic. The stamped background & embossed background is supposed to symbolize the rain (and of course it´s black - it´s heavy metal). Then I added flowers for a bit of romance. 


Now please visit the Words & Paintery blog to view the rest of the teams projects - YOU will LOVE them!!

{I have used products from Tattered Angels, Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Heidi Swapp.}

13 november 2016

Love frame & card - Scrap FX Design Team

As my post for Scrap FX today I waned to celebrate love. One of my Best Friends got married this summer and I was invited to be the photographer. Unexpectedly I must say - in many ways - the wedding was a surprise wedding...

Well - we did not have a gift for the newly wed at the time, so I wanted to create something with one of the pictures I took. The Cheers to Love, Heart Flourish & The Love Banner are just perfect for this kind of project! My main project - with the photo - is an altered canvas with the picture inside.

Instead of using the front of the canvas I used the back - the picture fits perfect in the square "hole" in on the backside of the canvas frame. I painted the canvas matte black with gesso, added texture with a stencil and modelling paste and lilac tones with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Fully Purple/Dried Lavender).

I embossed the Scrap FX chipboards (Heart Flourish/Love Banner) before I painted them with Glimmer Glam (Pitch Black) to give them a metal look. I also added a bit of the Purple mists before applying the chipboards to the frame. To really highlight them I dry brushed with metallic acrylics. Love the effect! And surprise, surprise - paint splatters finish off the frame.

Some details: 

Off course the perfect gift comes with a coordinating card or tag. This time I made a card by using scraps of 7gypsies paper, Glimmer Mists (It´s Black/Sterling/Dazzling Diamonds) and a flower. The perfect companion for a wedding gift must be the Cheers to Love Chipboard!





Happy Crafting ♥ Marie

I have used products from Scrap FX, Tattered Angels, 7gypsies, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing.