Thursday, 25 February 2016

I would like to paint the way a bird sings - Magicals on Canvas Board

Hello to all my creative friends and followers!

Today is the day I will show you my Studio (as I promised you at my resent blogpost) AND the piece of awesome art made of Magicals, Stencils, Pencils, Liquied Pearls, Watercolours and Modeling Paste on Canvas Board.

Here it is - my latest artwork created in my studio today:

I've used these three Magical from Lindy's Stamp Gang on my canvas Board. I looooove those Magical! They are just that!

I've used Modeling paste true a stencil to get this pattern

This bird I drew on my watercolor painted paper, and cut it out

My watercolour painted paper

Here I've used a round cling stamp with black ink, paintet with gesso inside the rings, then used gold and pink modeling paste true a stencil.

What do you think?
I was inspired by the very sweet and talented artist Marta Lapkowska. If you have'nt seen anything of her please visit her blog. Her art is absolutly stunning, and she is a great motivator and inspiration.

I also promised you to show my studio and here it is:
Now I remember that I forgot to clean my Studio before Picture taking......
I just love this room! It starts to get a bit small, so the dream is to have a separate small house in the garden where I can pursue other things as well, such as flowers and plants, clay, renovation of small furniture etc., and perhaps a small Cafe where I can serve coffee, tea and homemade buns and my guests can see and buy my art at the same time. That's my dream ☺
Do you have any dreams?

If you want better pictures or a close up of something, just let me know and your wish will come true ☺And if you have any question don't hesitate to ask, oki?

I join this with the challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang with this month's colors:

02-February 2016

Thanks for visiting! See you soon ☺

Hugs, Anita

Friday, 19 February 2016

Mixed Media fun with elephants

Hello and welcome!

I have to tell you I am WAY behind my "do some wonderful art time-Schedule" because the weekend to weeks ago we were away at the mountain skiing, And then monday my litle sweetie get sick (this stumic thing we Norwegians called omgangssyke) and then me and my husband get sick.... you know - the hole week in bed or sofa doing nothing. So last weekend my brother and my father and stepmother came visiting to celebrate litle Amalie three-years day. And  now, this days we renovated kitchen and living room.... ☺and Saturday (tomorrow) we get visitors again...

But today I had to have some quality time in my studio! And I want to show you something I've never done before. I was inspired my the loveley and talented Marta Lapkowska and do some Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, yeh!

I find some Scrappaper laying around in my studio. I think this sheet was very sweet with elephants and the fine sugar color. I started with some white gesso, then some Modeling paste trought a stencil just to get some texture.

I've used my heat tool to to get it all dry and then I took Dylusions Ink sprays in colour Bublegum pink and yellow and spritz ligtly over the modeling paste.

as you can see I've also used Vibrant Turquise Dylusions Ink spray to the piece

I  tore apart some other Design Paper, punching holes, hearts, flowers and stars using my punshers and my husband's hole punch.

I've used a stapler to gather all and then use my glue gun to glue it down.

Then I find my stash such as flowers beads, ribbons, cloth, etc.

I also had some lace curtain fabric lying around which I cut up and colored with light green fabric color

Then I stamped the elephant on a white cardstock and the thread stamp around the edges. I used another stamp to get stitches above the thread.

I stamped the phrase "An elephant never forget" on a napkin I've been decorated earlier then glue it on a white cardstock.

The rest of the phrases I just stamped on white cardstock with pink and silver ink, and cut it out with my scissors

Then I glue it all down on my scrappaper with my heat glue tool and glue pads.

Here is some close ups for details

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I really had a good time making this. Not only it was very cozy to make, I even got to use a little of everything of my stash that has been laying around, and some recycling.

All the stamps I've used comes from the online store Rubber Dance Stamps, except the stitch stamp and the sentence "Thank you".

I want to thank Marta Lapkowska for giving me so much inspiration
Next time I will show you my studio/Craft room and a wonderful piece of art using Magicals among other  - also inspired by Marta ☺

I joining the fun over at Creative Carte Blanche which has a challenge this month called "Try Something Artistic You've Never Done Before!" (after a tip from lovely Marjie Kemper ☺Thank you Marjie! ♥)

Hope to see you again! Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Anita

Friday, 12 February 2016

Join our Combined Blog Hop!

Hello Crafters!

We're excited to welcome you to the very first joint blog hop with EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps!

Erin Sparler of EyeConnect Crafts (USA) and Bibi Lindahl of Rubber Dance Stamps (Norway) met online in the fall of 2015. They quickly hit it off and discovered that they had a LOT in common, or as Erin so eloquently put it: There is no word for old friends who have just met!

The Design Teams have been generously supplied with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and rubber stamps from Rubber Dance Stamps and we are all thrilled to show you the results with this joint Blog Hop.

 What's in it for you?
Glad you asked! One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate worth $25 from BOTH EyeConnect Crafts AND Rubber Dance to spend on their websites! Another lucky winner will receive a surprise gift from BOTH Erin and Bibi, with $25 worth of products from their two companies!
 What do you have to do?
Not much! 1) Visit all the blog posts in the hop and leave a comment. 2) Become a follower of the EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps blogs. That's it! And who knows... maybe YOU will tie new bonds of friendships across the globe, too! :-)
You have until Valentine's Day, Sunday the 14th at midnight EST (New York time), which is 6 am Monday 15th for those of you on Central European Time (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oslo), and 5 am if you live in the UK. You can find a time converter here. Winners will be announced 18th February.

Enjoy the hop and good luck!
Here is what I made with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and stamps from Rubber Dance:

I had so much fun making this canvas. I hope you will try some EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance stamps as well. It is both fun and soothing.

1. Erin, owner of EyeConnect Crafts
2. Susan
3. Lilian
4. Anita - (you are here)
5. Irit
5. Steph
6. Majo
7. Kim
9. Gail
10. Susanne
11. Bibi, owner of Rubber Dance Stamps

You may have noticed that the blog hop projects all use the colors from this month’s Rubber Dance Challenge, Kraft, White and Red. Play along for another chance to win Rubber Dance Stamps, this is the post you need to read (link opens in a new tab).
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will leave a comment and follow me!

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

A Sneek peak

Hello is it me you looking for? ūüėÉ
I just stopping by to give you a sneek peak on what I'm working on right now. 

 I can tell you so much that it is about elephants and lots of colours and layers.

Hope to see you soon again. 

Hugs, Anita

Monday, 1 February 2016

Fun with Dragonflies and Alcohol ......... Inks ☺

Hello and welcome.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are SO ready to do some art. I want to show you some fun I did with Alcohol Ink and stamps. Simpe, but elegant.

And this is how I did it:

I've used vellum and dripped a few drops of Adirondack Alcohol Inks here and there. I've used the color; Mountain Rose, Purple Twilight, Denim, Stream,Pink Sherbel, Pool, Rasberry and Sunshine yellow. Then I dripped here and there, with a pipette, drops of Antibac. Thats how you've get the lighter dots.

 If you dont have Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, just use Antibac as I did. That works just fine :-)

Then I took those adorable Dragonfly stamps from Rubber Dance and stamped it on top of the Alcohol inked vellum. I've used the Arcival Ink Jet Black ink.

Finaly I took my black pen and drawed around the lines so that the subject came up better.

What do you think?

Don't forget to use your 15% coupon with code Anita2016 when Shopping at Rubber Dance Stamps :)

Thank you for visisting. Hope to see you soon again.

Hugs, Anita