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)