søndag 15. april 2018

Altered Accordion book

Hi and welcome

This month there is a wonderful Challenge over at Rubber Dance.
I made a accordion book using both the month colour and theme out of an old Children Club folder from our vacation last summer.

The back 

The inside

The front

The outside


Please hop over to Rubber Dance and join the challenge.



I have made a video of how I made this book, but something went wrong so you may have to wait a few days before you can see it on YouTube. Sorry about that!

Materials:
- Stamps from Rubber Dance;

Carved Whimsy Wood, A little Birdie, Artist Plate,
Celestial Dancer #2, B for Bird
- Acryl Paint from Dina Wakley Media
- Gesso
- Distress Crayons from Tim Holtz
- Stencils
- Tissue paper from Tim Holtz

I will soon come back with the video tutorial.

Hugs, Anita

fredag 9. mars 2018

CASual Friday - Clean and simple spring card

Hello and welcome

Today there is CASual Friday over at Rubber Dance Blog, and I was so lucky to been asked to give you some inspiration.

Hop over and take a look at my blog post.

Here`s a sneak peak:


Thank you for visiting. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Anita

torsdag 1. mars 2018

Looking all around for you - An art journal page for the Rubber Dance Challenge

Hello, and welcome

These days it is freezzzzzzing cold in Norway!
Here in Bergen where I live it is around 12 minus degrees celsius, but I heard it on the radio this morning that there were ceveral places in Norway where it was all the way down to minus 41,8 degrees... (!) That is cold!!
So I am very happy that I have a house, a woodstove and a lot of wood, and that I have my little nest where I can sit comfortably and enjoy myself crafting while the "murder" snails is freezing to death (I hope..) Do you have murder snails where you live? (These nasty brown big snails who eat all of the flowers and salad in the garden)

This month there is a new Challenge over at Rubber Dance, And this month the theme/color is circles, stamps, buttons diecuts/lavendel, black, light grey.

Here is my make for your inspiration. 




I hope you will join the Challenge, it is fun and you can win prizes 😊

This is a art journal page in my Dina Wakley journal.
Supplies used:
- Stamps from Rubber Dance - Butterfly Trio
- Stamps from Rubber Dance - Solid Butterflies

- White gesso
- Acrylic Paint
- DWM marking tools
- Archival ink, in black, grey, and lavendel
- Black pen
- Round gelli plate

Some close ups for details: 






Thank you so much for visting. Good Luck in the Challenge!

Hugs, Anita

torsdag 15. februar 2018

I give you my heart - in an art journal - Reminder of the February Challenge

Hello and welcome,
today is the day, my youngest is 5 years today and we will celebrate her with pizza, cake and balloons when she returns home from the kindergarden.

But first, I will show you my art journal page I made for the February Challenge over at Rubber Dance. This month Colour/Theme is orange, turquise and lime green and/or hearts. 


Here are some details:




On this art journal page I have used stamps from Rubber Dance; Entangled heart, Textured Spring and Watercolour Christmas. I have worked in my Dina Wakley journal (which I love), pencil, black pen, Dina Wakleys Paint and some scrap paper (In fact, it's old exam answers from the business School).

I hope you will join this month Challenge over at Rubber Dance. You still have a few days left.

http://rubberdance.blogspot.no/


Thank you for visiting. 

Hugs, Anita

torsdag 1. februar 2018

How to alter a boring wood Clipboard - video tutorial - New Challenge at Rubber Dance

Hello and welcome.

Today, there is a New Challenge over at Rubber Dance blog. This mounth theme and/or color is Orange, Turquise and Lime Green, and/or use Hearts.

For this mouth inspiration I have alter a very boring Wood Clip Board.


You can watch me alter it here:












The stamps I have used on this Project is of course from Rubber Dance. You can find them here.
Please remember to use the code AS-Freeship to get free shipping! 

Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Anita

fredag 26. januar 2018

Making an Comedy Art Journal - video tutorial - step four

Hello and welcome.

Today I will show you part four of my mini series of Mini File Folder Art Journal from the beginning to the end. You can find the previous videos by clicking here and here

Today I will decorate a page inside my art journal using a very funny focal point. I hope you like it.




The pictures with the funny text I've used in this journal are from Mixed Up Magazine Merchandise on Etsy, designed by Betsy Skagen, called Snarky Ancestors.
I will soon come back and show you more Art Journal pages with some other fun techniques and ideas and last but not least more Snarky Ancestors.

Please subsribe on my YouTube Channel for more videos to come,
and remember you can also follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nitien/

Hugs, Anita

torsdag 25. januar 2018

Decorating the front cover of Mini File Folder Art Journal - video tutorial - Step three

Hello and welcome!
I have made a series on how to make a Mini File Folder Art Journal from the start to finish. This is a tutorial on how I decorated the front cover of the Mini File Folder Art Journal. There will also be videos of how to decorate the pages inside the book. I will show you a lot of fun techniques and a lot of very funny pictures with hilarious texts designed by Betsy Skagen. 
My idea is to make a book filled with humor. It's so small that it can be with me in my purse and I can draw and doodle whenever I want to. And I can just take a look at the pages/pictures the book when I feel a bit down.
My thought is that it will be a never ending book. I can add more pages with ex. washi tape, I can stamp, I can draw and doodle and make marks. I can add bits and pieces, you know - everything is allow in mixed media.


I hope you will enjoy the video.

Tomorrow I come back with a new video on how to decorate a page inside the Mini Art Journal with a image/focal point designed by Betsy Skagen as mentioned above. Here is a sneak peak:

The printables I've used on the front of my Mini File Folder Art Journal is from Mixed Up Magazine Merhandise.

Please subsribe on my YouYube Channel for more videos to come,
and remember you can also follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nitien/

Thank you for visiting! 

Hugs, Anita


onsdag 24. januar 2018

Pouring Art on canvas

Hello and welcome!

Yesterday I participated in something called Pouring course. It was a course that was held by a local art store here in the city where I live. I had a great time doing this. Pouring is also called Floritol Art, and probably other things as well. I think this is my thing. I love this technique, it is so unpredictable.

Here are some pictures from the course, and some of my canvas where I've used this Pouring technique:
This is my make on the course. The Paint is still very wet. It has to dry for a couple of days.

This is the teacher and the owner of the Art Store, Malepaletten, showing this fun technique for us.

These two are canvases I made before the course with the Pouring technique

I will show you the finish result of my canvas I made on the course when it's dry. 

You will definitely see more of this in the future 😊 

Thank you for visiting! I will soon come back with a video tutorial on how to decorate my Mini File Folder Art Journal. You who follow me know what I am talking about. If not click here to find out. 

Hugs, Anita❤ 

mandag 22. januar 2018

Making a Mini File Folder Art Journal - tutorial

Hello and welcome.

I have made a series on how to make a Mini File Folder Art Journal and how to decorate it.

My idea is to make a book filled with humor. It's so small that it can be with me in my purse and I can draw and doodle whenever I want to. My thought is that it will be a never ending book. I can add more pages with ex. washi tape, I can draw and doodle and make marks. I can add bits and pieces, you know - everything is allow in mixed media.

I hope you will enjoy my tutorials. I plan to come back with more videos where I decorate the pages.

This is how I make the Mini File Folder Art Journal:



This is how I sew it togheter:



Thank you for visiting!

Hugs, Anita

mandag 15. januar 2018

Go vintage with Rubber Dance....

Hello and welcome.

As you know by now there is every month new Challenge over at Rubber Dance, and this month is no exception. This time the theme is purple, blue and olive green and/or Vintage. This is my contribution to kick start you:




Here are some details of my tag:



All the stamps is from Rubber Dance's Online Store


I hope you take the challenge. See more on Rubber Dance's blog here


Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

Hugs, Anita



onsdag 3. januar 2018

Art Journal page with a lots of printables and scribbles

Hello and Happy New Year!

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and that the year 2018 will be completely awesome

Today I just stoping by to remind you to have fun, and to visit Mixed Up Magazine Blog. Because, on the blog today I have a post regarding art journaling with printables and scribbles. Hop over and take a look by clicking here.

Here's a litle sneak peak for you:


Au revoir!


Hugs, Anita