tirsdag 16. august 2016

Anniversary interview - the journey

Hello my friends and followers.

This month I have one year anniversary as a DT member for Rubber Dance Stamps. Isn't it just fantastic, it's been a whole year!

And in connection with the Rubber Dance celebrates two year anniversary just this month there are interviews with everyone on the team. Today it's my turn.

You can read the same interviews both English and Norwegian. There is also a couple of picture of what I've done this year with Rubber Dance Stamps.

I had trouble choosing project, since there are so many, so therefore I decided to show you some of my project here as well.

So if you want to know a little bit more about me and how I've started this fantastic adventure called art please read the interview over at Rubber Dance, and hopefully you will write me a greeting:)

Thanks for visiting!

Hugs, Anita







mandag 15. august 2016

Du fargelegger min verden - En art journal side

Heisann, i dag skriver jeg på norsk igjen for i dag har jeg et lite innlegg for Hjerteboden.

Det er jo som du sikkert kjenner til en utfordring som går over juli og august på Hjerteboden bloggen - Alt er lov. Så dette er mitt bidrag for litt inspirasjon nå som vi har kommet i midten av august og det er bare ca. 2 uker igjen av denne utfordringen:


Denne siden begynte med at jeg kjøpte dette stempelet i Hjerteboden sin nettbutikk og så tenkte jeg....hmmmmmm..... color my world.... ja. Javisst color skal bli.

Whimsy Stamps - Ginger's Giant Art Project
Whimsy Stamps

Så gikk det slag i slag resultatet ble jeg veldig fornøy med.

Her er noen tett på bilder av noen detaljer:






Jeg elsker mine Art Journals. Jeg har 18 stykker (foreløpig)....


.... Noen er ferdig, noen er nesten ferdig og noen er så vidt begynt på. Jeg elsker disse bøkene. Jeg tar alltid med meg en eller to når jeg reiser på tur, for da kan jeg svipse den ut av vesken akkurat når jeg vil, ta frem noen farger, tusjer og lim og så kan jeg sitte og bare kose meg med å tegne, fargelegge og/eller klippe og lime. Det er veldig beroligende og helt i tråd med meditasjon.

Alt det som jeg lager i mine Art Journals kan "overføres" til lerret. Det har jeg faktisk gjort noen ganger. Brukt en eller flere sider i mine Art Journals til inspirasjon for å lage et lerret. Det tenkte jeg å vise deg ved en senere anledning.

Både stempelet, krittusjene, tavlekartongen, re-inkersene, og Micro Glazen som jeg har brukt i denne Art Journal siden kan du kjøpe i Hjerteboden sin nettbutikk. Det er for tiden salg der også nå, så dersom du er rask kan du faktisk gjøre noen gode kupp. Løp og kjøp! :)


Dett var dett for denne gangen. Spørsmål og/eller kommentarer, alt er hjertelig velkomment her hos meg.

Ha en strålende og kreativ dag!

Klem fra Anita


mandag 8. august 2016

Feathers appear when ANGELS are near - Watercolors and stamps

Hello and welcome!

Today I just wanted to stop by and show you this piece made of watercolorsplash and Visible Image stamps.
I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Visible Image and here is what I have made with one of the stamp set that I won.


I think this sentence is so beautiful; "Feathers appear when angels are near". This stamp could also be used on a card to a good friend.



A big thanks to Visible Image for all the beautiful stamps I recived ♥

I am joining the Challenge at:
More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Bright Colours



Thank you for visiting my blog today.


Hugs, Anita

fredag 5. august 2016

Canvas, puppets and a litle story from Spain - We are the hero of our own story of art

Hello and welcome!

This summer me and my family spent 14 days in South Spain, in a litle town called Albir. We had some excursions around in other cities, including Altea. And in the evenings around the beautiful church on the hill, there were many markets and lovely little art shops. There was an artist who sold marionette puppets. He made the puppets, while his wife sewed the clothes for them. The girl puppet just spoke to me when we - me and my husband passing by. I saw her in the wonderfully vibrant eyes and she talked to me. Can you imagine?


I just had to buy her and bring her home with me. Then I saw another puppet. He was so - should I said creepy (?), that he became beautiful. He spoke to me to. He also want to go home to Norway with us.



The artist is Begoña García og Miguel Lopez de Aguileta who has their own small business as they call Etcetera Marionetas. They have made those beautiful puppets since 1991. Each puppet is unique, hand-molded paper pulp, painted with watercolors and oil paintings and exclusive costumes for each piece. I must admit; I falled in love ♥

They were carefully wrapped both in bubble wrap and brown paper. The brown paper was a bit special, as you can see


so well at home again I wanted to create something where I could use the beautiful wrapping paper and here is the result:


What do you think?
I've used the same colors as the puppets, and when we have decided where and on what they will be resting on, the canvas will hang among them..... I think....

Here is a step by step for this peace of art:


I crumpled the paper a bit and glued it on canvas.



Took my brush and gesso wash all over the canvas and stamp some image here and there.

I've used Archival ink for stamping because this ink is waterproof when dry.

I stamped the face image on tissue paper and glue it down with Matt Gel Medium, I did the same with the butterflies and the clown. The butterflies are from different tissues as I carefully cut out and glued down with Matt Gel Medium.

The butterfly on the left hand side is one of Tim Holtz tissue paper, and the clown is a cut from a design paper.


I mixed up modeling paste with something purple sand.


and with help from a stencil I made some patterns here and there



A while ago I bought a stack of old notes from an acquaintance on facebook and I think that just this piece by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsom suits perfect for this use - "Just som jeg favned dit liv" - "Just as I embraced your life." That's exatly what this puppet artist did, he embraced my life with his unique art. Well, lets go on :)


I stamped this centence on the gesso washed notes with black Archival Ink and cut them out and used some Distress Ink Black Soot around the edges.




Then I glued down all the cut outs butterflies and some hearts from the same wrapping paper. I've used my white Posca pen and some Perfect Pearls and make some dots on the butterfly wings and body. And some black splashes with my black Posca pen.

I painted this frame with Dylusions Paint in color Pomegranate Seed.



and used some adhesive pads to attach it to the clown.

As you may see from the picture I have used Inktense pencil and water brush to create shadows and white Gelatos to make some highligths around the butterlies and the hearts.

Here's some close ups both of the puppets and the canvas:









And here is a picture of me and the puppet artist in Altea, Spain:







WE ARE THE HERO OF OUR OWN STORY OF ART



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I very much appreciate it if you leave a comment and maybe tell me what you think of the puppets and/or my canvas, inspired by the puppets and the wrapping paper.

The puppets is from Etce'tera
The frame is from Hjerteboden
The word stamp "ART"is from Rubber Dance
Letter stamp "O" and "F" is from Rubber Dance
The yellow inked background stamp is from Rubber Dance
The butterflies is from different napkins. The stencil, Tissue paper, stamp "We are the Hero...." and Face stamp is from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonomous.

Hugs, Anita






Canvas, puppetS and a litle story from Spain - We are the hero of our own story of art

Hello and welcome!

This summer me and my family spent 14 days in South Spain, in a litle town called Albir. We had some excursions around in other cities, including Altea. And in the evenings around the beautiful church on the hill, there were many markets and lovely little art shops. There was an artist who sold marionette puppets. He made the puppets, while his wife sewed the clothes for them. The girl puppet just spoke to me when we - me and my husband passing by. I saw her in the wonderfully vibrant eyes and she talked to me. Can you imagine?


I just had to buy her and bring her home with me. Then I saw another doll. He was so - should I said creepy (?), that he became beautiful. He spoke to me to. He also want to go home to Norway with us.



The artist is Begoña García og Miguel Lopez de Aguileta who has their own small businessas they call Etcetera Marionetas. They have made those beautiful puppets since 1991. Each puppet is unique, hand-molded paper pulp, painted with watercolors and oil paintings and exclusive costumes for each piece. I must admit; I falled in love ♥

They were carefully wrapped both in bubble wrap and brown paper. The brown paper was a bit special, as you can see


so well at home again I wanted to create something where I could use the beautiful wrapping paper and here is the result:


What do you think?
I've used the same colors as the puppets, and when we have decided where and on what they will be resting on, the canvas will hang among them..... I think....

Here is a step by step for this peace of art:


I crumpled the paper a bit and glued it on canvas.



Took my brush and gesso wash all over the canvas and stamp some image here and there.

I've used Archival ink for stamping because this ink is waterproof when dry.

I stamped the face image on tissue paper and glue it down with Matt Gel Medium, I did the same with the butterflies and the clown. The butterflies are from different tissues as I carefully cut out and glued down with Matt Gel Medium.

The butterfly on the left hand side is one of Tim Holtz tissue paper, and the clown is a cut from a design paper.

I mixed up modeling paste with something purple sand.


and with help from a stencil I made some patterns here and there


A while ago I bought a stack of old notes from an acquaintance on facebook and I think that just this piece by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsom suits perfect for this use - "Just som jeg favned dit liv" - "Just as I embraced your life." That's exatly what this puppet artist did, he embraced my life with his unique art. Well, lets go on :)


I stamped this centence on the gesso washed notes with black Archival Ink and cut them out and used some Distress Ink Black Soot around the edges.




Then I glued down all the cut outs butterflies and some hearts from the same wrapping paper. I've used my white Posca pen and some Perfect Pearls and make some dots on the butterfly wings and body. And some black splashes with my black Posca pen.

I painted this frame with Dylusions Paint in color Pomegranate Seed.



and used some adhesive pads to attach it to the clown.

As you may see from the picture I have used Inktense pencil and water brush to create shadows and white Gelatos to make some highligths around the butterlies and the hearts.

Here's some close ups both of the puppets and the canvas:









And here is a picture of me and the puppet artist in Altea, Spain:







WE ARE THE HERO OF OUR OWN STORY OF ART



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I very much appreciate it if you leave a comment and maybe tell me what you think of the puppets and/or my canvas, inspired by the puppets and the wrapping paper.

The puppets is from Etce'tera
The frame is from Hjerteboden
The word stamp "ART"is from Rubber Dance
Letter stamp "O" and "F" is from Rubber Dance
The yellow inked background stamp is from Rubber Dance
The butterflies is from different napkins. The stencil, Tissue paper, stamp "We are the Hero...." and Face stamp is from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonomous.

Hugs, Anita