Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Float away

KK-vintagehaaste kutsuu jälleen mukaan. Kortista tulee löytyä "Myssy tai hattu" tai vaikka useampikin.
Näihin kortteihin pääsin käyttämään herrasmiesleimoja - ne ovat ihania mutta käyttöä en paljon keksi. Kortissa on myös kierrätetty perheenjäsenen saamaa lahjakassia, jossa oli kuumailmapallo-aiheisia kuvia. *Tietenkin* omin sen itselleni.


Simon Says challenge on Monday asks to recycle something. For this set I recycled a gift bag that a member of my household received some time ago. *Of course* I had to keep it - it had gorgeous images of vintage hot air balloons. And as a matter of course I only work on recycled cardboard, the backs are cut from a frozen pizza box. I sandpaper them, then treat with color. These were sprayed with olive mist through a geometric stencil.



As TioT challenge asks for something old and something new... well, the new thing are the 'postage' stamp stickers. They are rather glossy, but work nicely in vintage style nevertheless. I bought several sheets, I just love postage.

And finally, I'll be entering in Take-a-Word challenge which has a lovely theme of Green and Blue. My very favorite colors.

 entering in:
SimonSays Monday challenge: Recycle something
TioT: Something old, something new
Take-a-Word: Green and Blue

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

OKTK 46

OKTK-haaste on uudistunut. Sen sijaan että tehtäisiin inspiraatiokuvan perusteella onkin nyt kysymys: Oletko Koskaan Tehnyt Korttia, jossa... Tammikuun osalta lause loppuu näin: ...jossa on lunta ja/ tai jäätä.

Itse tein lumisen-jäisen taustani seuraavasti.
 Innostuin tällä kertaa kaikenlaisista mömmöistä. Niitähän on toki kaikenlaista tullut hankittua, mutta niin harvoin niitä jaksaa käyttää. Ihan ensimmäiseksi tein sapluunalla ja kohopastalla kuvioita korttipohjaan. Maalasin koko kortin, siis myös kuviot, valkoisella kalkkimaalilla. Kun se oli kuivunut, suhaisin turkoosia ja liilaa suihketta. Kun ne olivat kuivuneet, tuli päälle hopeaa suihketta. Kuvat liimasin ja sen jälkeen tein vielä Glossy accents'illa pilkkuja, jotka on olevinaan kylmiä, jäisiä lumikiteitä.
Tervetuloa osallistumaan haasteeseen. Tämä kortti lähtee haasteen vaihtoon (kenties juuri sinulle?).

I used many new things in this card: chalk paint, cracle paint and rub-on lettering.
Entering in:
Simon Says Monday: Something new
Simon says Wednesday: Use something new

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Steampunk lady

entering in:
Take a Word: Steampunk
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything goes
That's Crafty: Anything goes

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

B is for blue

Blue is my favorite color. For this background I used a wild concoction. First TH Distress inks in Broken china and Pumice stone (turq and sage).  When that was dry I slightly went over the base with sandpaper to create fine lines. Then I blended two Oxides, Tumbled Glass and Shaded lilac (turq and lavender) which created a lovely soft sky blue. I don't own all colors so I need to be creative with what I've got. I also used some glitter - there has to be glitter - and white papers for snow.

Then I felt this girl needed antlers -  but don't ask why.

Be true to who you are.

Entering in:
SimonSays Monday: B is for?
Take a Word: Blue and white
Try it on Tuesday: Winter wonderland 


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Kovaa ja pehmeää

KKvintage-haaste aukeaa tänään aiheella Kovaa ja pehmeää.

Tein korttiparin, jossa kova ovat ovien metallihelat ja pehmeä on höyhen.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

OKTK 44


OKTK:n inspiroimana syntyivät tämmöiset kortit.


Taustoiksi keräsin kaikenlaisia väreihin sopivia paereita ja niiden palasia. (Oi mitä kaikkea ihminen säästääkään!) Kortissa on pieni tasku, jossa nuottipaperia.


Naamio on leimatu valkoisella musteella silkkipaperille ja liimattu paikalleen.  Tämä kortti pääsee vaihtoon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Impressed

I love using book paper, it gives such nice character to backgrounds. Even if it is totally unrelated, like here.
I went with the book theme and selected 'short story' as my title. You can make up your own story - it is fall, she looks determined, there's a shiny bough in her arm - enough said.


The leaves are die-cut and embossed. I highlighted the veins with some Distress ink.



entering in:
Paperminutes: #562 Buchseiten / Book pages
Frilly and Funkie: Impress us!
SimonSays Wednesday: Anything goes

More games

Making my own backgrounds is something I have done since the beginning of this blog (back in 2007). The possibilities are endless and the results are never the same.


This week, prompted by a challenge that asked to use playing cards, I started by glueing playing cards onto card bases. Next I dabbed white chalk paint through a stencil. It dried matte white over a somewhat shiny yellowed base - a very nice look I thought.


I decorated along the edges with matching red and black tissue tapes, then adhered the stamped, fussy cut images.
As you can notice I chose playing cards with spades, clubs and diamonds - no hearts, because they would come to play a part in each one.


Heart is always trump - that's the message here.
Lastly there's a sprinkling of white paint.


entering in:
TJK: viikot 45-46, käytä pelikortteja.
SimonSays Monday: Make your own background.
More Mixed Media challenge: Anything goes with optional black.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Are you playing games with me?

Vihdoinkin ennätän osallistua TJK-haasteeseen! Ne on useimmiten ohi silloin kun vasta rupean inspiroitumaan aiheesta...
Nyt oli aiheena seuranpito ja harrastukset. Tällainen setti syntyi kun otin hyötykäyttöön muuan brosyyrin.

 A duo of playful girls.



TJK: viikot 39,40
Take a Word: Pair, couple, duo

Monday, September 24, 2018

Working with oxides

When it came to purchasing TH Oxides I decided to go for the reinkers. They are better value than the pads, and since Oxides are rather liquid anyway and work much like paint I felt I was going to be more versatile with the bottles.

Time to put those thoughts into action! here was a link to an inspirational video on the Paperartsy blog (here), and it looked like fun so I tried it.
It was fun! And so effective for large areas. Afterwards I still had ink left over so I flicked and spritzed with that and got rather messy.


I added some stamping on the background, stamped those flowers which I then embossed with a deep eggplant color.

Entering in:
Paperartsy: Topic 16: Reinkers.
TioT: Slap it on.
Eclectic Ellapu: September Anything goes.