mandag 25. september 2017

Art journal page with hand carved stamps

Hello and welcome,

I've taken up a fun hobby, stamp carving. It is both fun and relaxing. If you have not tried it before, you have to do it!

I've made a art journal spread using my own carved stamps. What do you think?

The sentence is Rubber Dance stamp

Thank you for visiting. Take care!

Hugs, Anita

lørdag 23. september 2017

Reminder of a fun challenge at Rubber Dance Blog

Hello and welcome.

I just came by to remind you of the fun Challenge over at Rubber Dance blog.

I made this art journal page with some of my favourite stamp set; Textured Houses, for your inspiration:

This is how I did this art journal page:
I started with Dylusions Paint in the colour Funky Fuchsia, Squeezed Orange and Pomegranate Seed and a blending tool on the page. I used some stencils with the same colours over the page to achieve some pattern. Then I used my palette knife and scratched some white paint here and there over the page. I took all those tiny background stamps from the set and stamped (still with the same colours that I've used all the time) over the page. I stamped the houses on a paper called Newsprint and cut them out and glued them down on my page. I took Dylusions ink (as I have filled in water pens) and coloured in some of the houses. I wrote my thoughts with black Stabilo pen all over the page, made some white circles with my fingers and white paint. The heart is stamped in the centre of each circle with Plum Archival Ink. And for the final touch I used Posca pens in different colours and made some splatters on the page. I also scribbled around the white circles and around on the page with grey and black pencil.

Come on and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Anita

lørdag 16. september 2017

Sombody down there likes me - a creepy art journal page

Hello and welcome

As I have announced earlier am I one of the lucky MixedUp Magazine Merchandise teamies, and today I want to show you an art journal page I did with the Merchandise Printables.

There are very many cool and fun and beautiful printables in the Etsy store. If you have not visited it yet, you need to do it now by clicking here.

On this project i've used Registrar's Document for the girls dress, I've used Scary Words for the Centiment, and the litle creepy lady is Cabinet Maggie

The face of the girl is cut out from a fashion magazine, and I made some loops of embroidery thread and glued them on to her hair.

My debut on the MixedUp Magazine blog will be at October 5th. I hope you will visit and see what I've made out of these wonderful printables. Here is a sneak peak:

There will also be a step by step on how I did the project. Hint hint 😉

Thank you for visiting. And do remember; somebody down there likes you bwaaaahahahahoohoho....

Hugs, Anita 

fredag 15. september 2017

New challenge at Rubber Dance

Hello and welcome

Today there is a new Challenge over at Rubber Dance. Here is my inspiration for this Challenge:

The Challenge from today and until the 30th is -  and it IS a Challenge, to choose your favourite stamp..... Yeh right! How can we choose just one of all these beautiful Rubber Dance stamps?

One of my favourite stamps is these butterflies from the Antique Botanicals set which I used on this card. The sentence is from Beautiful Words.

Take a look over at Rubber Dance blog and join the Challenge.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

Hugs, Anita

mandag 11. september 2017

Collage art in a tiny junk journal - step by step

Hello and welcome

Today I want to show you a collage I made in my tiny home made junk journal.

This is how I made this:

I found a ugly page in my junk journal

I am a big collector of washitape, and now I finally got an opportunity to use some of my Collection :-)

I used my art knife and white paint and scraped a bit on here and there.

Then I used my fingers and even more white paint and made some circles.

I used some Art Crayons and Stabilo All pencil around the circles

On some of the white circles I glued down some old book paper

White and black splatters

I also used my regular pencil and scribble around the circles 

Then I fuzzy cut and glued down the butterflies, those two girls and the phrases. I also glued down some black sewing thread behind the elements.

Thank you so much for visiting. I will soon be back, stay tuned!

Hugs, Anita

tirsdag 5. september 2017

Mixed Up Merchandise DT

Hello and welcome,

I have exiting news today: I have been chosen for the MixedUP Merchandise Printables DT 😎

Catch the blog post at Mixed Up Magazine!     

I'm so eager to get started. This I think will be very fun. There are so many great printables to choose from so I almost do not know where to start.

My first blogpost for the Mixed Up Merchandise will be at October 5th., but please take a look before that time because there will be posts from the others DT's before that. Stay tuned!

Thank you for visiting. I will soon be back.

Hugs, Anita

mandag 4. september 2017

Aall and create challenge - trip to Asia on a tag

Hello and welcome.

We have been without the internet for a while and finally today we got it back. Amazing how dependent we are on the small cable  😄 So now I have a lot to catch up with.

I will start with Aall and Create ITAC 2017 - Challenge 2, which is Asia, and this is my interpretation of  the Asia challenge:

Motifs inspired by mandalas
· Geometric shapes
· Tiles - ceramic, pantiles, glazed tiles, or their designs...
· Asiatic flowers, such as cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, orchids, lotus, Frangipani, lilies, hibiscus etc..
· Calligraphy or handwriting
· Fabric, faded or dyed
· Powdered pigments

Thank you for visiting. I will soon come back with more fun and some very good news - especially for me 😉

Hugs, Anita 

tirsdag 29. august 2017

Digi Junk Journal sneak peak and some collage art journal spread

Hello and welcome.

What's more fun and relaxing than sitting down in the room or by the kitchen table and just painting, cutting, gluing, spraying etc? 

Answer: Nothing 😊 
This is something everyone should have done. At least once in a while. It's not hard either, it's just to go with the flow. 

I have spent a lot of time in my room lately and have very many big and small projects on the go. Today I will show you one of them. You can call it a sneak peak. I will come back and show the finished result, with a flip thru when the book is all done. I hope you will come back then also.

And here is another project. Not so big, but fun. It is in my small Dylusions art journal. Painted and stenciled background and collage/printables on the top.
Very fun, and I am very satisfied with the result.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful and creative day!

Hugs, Anita

mandag 28. august 2017

A tiny tag inside a tiny junk journal

Hello and welcome,

today I want to show you my interpretation of the August Challenge at Dina Wakleys Media Tribe on facebook.

It's the top of a tiny tag, inside my tiny junk journal. I've used Dina Wakley's Paint in colors Magenta, Lime and Turquoise. The rose is a cut out from a Magazine and the sentence is cut out from a old book ("The sea is never completely black", in Norwegian).

I will soon come back and show you more inside my tiny junk journal. Stay tuned! 

I wish you a wonderful and creative day.

Hugs, Anita

#showusyourMEdia #rangerink

mandag 21. august 2017

A art journal spread for the Mixed Media Art Book Group

Hello and welcome,
today I like to show you an art journal page I did for the Mixed Media Art Book Group as the wonderful Marjie Kemper started the first of August.

The August theme/Book is Dina Wakley's Art Journal Freedom. And that, my friends, is a awesome book! So much to learn and so much teqniques-tips. I'm very glad I bought it even though I had to order it from Amazon and the postage cost more than the book :-) Nowhere in Norway you get such books. It's a lot of pity. Well, okey...

Here is my interpretation of the book page 40 - Combining and page 109 - black and white. 

I hope you like it, and that I gave you some inspiration.

Thank you for popping by. See you soon.

Hugs, Anita

søndag 20. august 2017

The Madonna from Norway - a different art journal spread

Hello and welcome

Today I want to show you a art journal page I did for the Challenge at Aall and Create.
The 1. Challenge is Europe and this is my interpretation of this Challenge:

The base is the Norwegian very well-known artist, Edvard Munch. I have some texture in the background with white texture paste and a stencil, then I draw the Madonna of Edvard Munch on a pre painted paper, and glued her down on my art journal page. For this I use a pencil and the Stabilo all pencil.

I tore some pages out of my French-Norwegian dictionary and glued them down. Some mark making with pencil. Stamped the numbers 1894 and 1895 as are the years Munch used to paint Madonna. And therefore the blue thread that goes through the different elements. My hole pages elements is connected to each others.

AALL and Create: ITAC'17 - Challenge 1 Europe

A face - Madonna
Papers - The drawing and book page
Letters, numbers - Number Stamp (the year of the original painting)
Blue for the colour of the European Union, Union Jack - Blues & Greens
Ribbon, twine, string or lace - Blue Embroidery thread
Textures – take inspiration from history from ancient civilisations to the fall of the Berlin Wall - Texture with Modelig paste and stencil
Something both vintage and modern - Vintage Madonna with Modern drawing

#itac17 #itac17challenge1 #aallandcreate

Thank you for visiting. 

Hugs, Anita 💗

tirsdag 15. august 2017

Rubber Dance August theme challenge

Hello and welcome, today there is a new Challenge over at Rubber Dance blog. The theme from today until the 31. of August is Embossing. This means you can enter projects with all kind of embossing on it. This can be heat or dry embossing or embossing paste.

Here is my inspiration for you:

I created a tag using the beautiful Vintage Script, Buzzy Bee and Antique Botanicals.
The background I have embossed with Brown Distress ink and blank embossing powder. 

Then I had Distress paint down on my desk and led the tag through this. 

I stamped and embosset the flowers with blue and purrple  Distress ink and blank embossing powder, and the Buzzy Bee with black sparkle embossing powder, then fuzzy cut them. I glued them down with 3D glue pad. 

I hope to see you in the Challenge. Take a look at the inspiration from my teamies and then join in.

When you order stamps from Rubber Dance shop please use the code ASFreeShip  on all orders over 15 Euros, and you will get free shipping on your entire purchase.

See you soon. 

Hugs, Anita